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Dick Vermeil Goes Long To Save ‘America’s Ship’

BY RORY McGLASSON/ Legendary NFL coach Dick Vermeil is helping to call the plays in a bid to to save the SS United States. The Former Philadelphia Eagles was applauded for his volunteer work to save the historic ocean liner that sits rotting away in South Philadelphia, at a reception held at Independence Seaport Museum. Vermeil, […]

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PORT: Bipartisan Efforts Land Federal Funds To Deepen Channel

Gov. Tom Corbett and key leaders this week praised Pennsylvania’s US congressional delegation for their hard work in securing additional federal funding for the dredging of the Delaware River and joining the state’s efforts in continuing this critical project for Southeastern Pennsylvania. “By investing in the future of the Port of Philadelphia, we are saving […]

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PORT: Piloting A Course Toward The Future

BY TONY WEST/ If dredging gets past the halfway mark in the year to come, Capt. Jim Roche will be relieved. “I’ve spent a lot of time this year talking with elected representatives. We’re not quite over the hump yet,” reports Capt. Roche, who is president of the Pilots Association for the Bay & River Delaware. […]

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PORT: Solar Project Highlights Busy Year For Holt

Completing the largest rooftop solar installation in North America highlighted a busy year for Holt Logistics Corp. — a year that saw continued growth and steps taken to ensure a productive future. Consider the following positive news: ●The Delaware River federal navigation channel deepening project is funded and moving forward thanks to the maritime community […]

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PORT: S. Jersey Port Growing With Demand

BY TONY WEST/ Even if the Delaware River channel were never to reach 45 feet – some of our ports have been placing big, independent bets on a brighter future. Take a look at the Jersey side of the river. There, in the Borough of Paulsboro, just below the airport in Gloucester Co., a 200-acre, […]

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SugarHouse Onto A Winner With Dan Stevenson

BY MARIA MERLINO/ Big changes are happening at SugarHouse Casino. A new position, Regional Sales Executive, was filled by Daniel Stevenson, a Pennsport native, who has great relationships with city movers and shakers. The hire was just made prior to the casino’s expansion. As soon as they get the go-ahead, construction will begin on expanding […]

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Korman, long active in Philadelphia as a builder of apartment and home developments, has run into a group of Eastwick citizens who say no to their newest effort to develop an apartment tract around 84th Street bordering the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge. This group includes the Friends of The Bird Refuge, who are truly troubled because the federal wildlife preserve,  […]

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BY LEE STABERT/ Sometimes it starts with a bar. In 2002, John Longacre bought the South Philadelphia Taproom at the corner of 15th & Hicks Streets, envisioning it as a touchstone for an area (East Point Breeze) that had fallen on tough times.  Longacre, whose company LPMG bills its philosophy as “morality-based capitalism,” saw a tremendous amount […]

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Will NYC Make A Grab For SS United States?

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Will NYC Make A Grab For SS United States?

BY RORY McGLASSON The more than 75,000 daily commuters who pass through Manhattan’s Staten Island Ferry terminal are seeing a new and important message about an endangered national icon, the SS United States. The recent installation of a 70-foot-long banner in the main waiting room of the famous Whitehall Terminal is part of the SS […]

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New Walmart Store Creates 300 Jobs In Port Richmond

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A polish string band greeted hundreds of customers as they entered Philadelphia’s newest supermarket in Port Richmond. The newest Walmart store, now one of five stores in Philadelphia, located at Aramingo Crossings Shopping Center, 2200 Wheatsheaf Lane is a boon to an area hit hard from the recession. The store employs 300 workers from the […]

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