Philadelphia police are investigating the discovery of a body in the Schuylkill River early Monday morning.
Environmentalists and activists gathered today at Boathouse Row to tout the importance of new rules clarifying the reach and control of the Environmental Protection Agency and the US Army Corps of Engineers over major waterways and the streams and creeks that flow into them.
Pennsylvania has the nation’s seventh-highest volume of toxic chemicals being released into its waterways, according to a new report. New Jersey ranks 14th. Now, a coalition of environmental groups is urging greater protection for local waterways.
On this day, technician Karl Solmssen was cleaning Einar Jonsson’s statue of Viking explorer Thorfinn Karlsefni, along Boathouse Row.
Thousands of the rowers are in town this weekend for the annual “Head of the Schuylkill Regatta.” On Saturday, colleges from across the country competed.
Boathouse Row is the place to be this weekend. The annual “Head of the Schuylkill” regatta gets underway Saturday morning.
Police: Driver Killed After Swerving To Avoid Oncoming Vehicle On Kelly Drive, Plunging Into Schuylkill
The crash happened just before 11 p.m. Police say the passenger was able to free himself from the vehicle, swim to shore and call for help.
“Individuals or non-profit organizations or corporations have to get in touch with us and then what we are able to do is change the color of the lights for them,” Barry Bessler said.
The decision is a victory for open-land advocates, who saw the project as the first test of the city’s two-year-old “Open Lands Protection Ordinance.”
Police say the victim, a 73-year-old man, was pronounced dead at 1:19 p.m. at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
After nearly five years of operating out of tents, Temple University’s rowing team is hoping to get a new boathouse along the Schuylkill River.
The body was discovered near the Water Works and Boathouse Row around 4:45 p.m.
The accident happened at Kelly Drive and Boathouse Row around 3:30 p.m.
It’s the fifth year the Irish Memorial 5K is being held.
Philadelphia’s Boathouse Row has its first restaurant. City officials cut the ribbon on the “Cosmic Cafe” in Lloyd Hall.