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The Senior Strut along Boathouse Row. (Credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

Scenic Strut Along Boathouse Row Draws 500 Seniors

PCA hopes the Senior Strut might spur older adults to join or form walking groups, because walking increases blood flow to the heart, lungs and brain that can put you in a good mood and lower stress.

10/08/2014

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Body Found Floating In Schuylkill River Near Boathouse Row

Philadelphia police are investigating the discovery of a body in the Schuylkill River early Monday morning.

09/08/2014

(John Pomponio of the EPA, left, and Michael Roles of Clean Water Action, right, listen as Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown presents a resolution from City Council.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia Groups Back Effort To Clarify EPA’s Role For Clean Water

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.

08/06/2014

Delaware River. (credit: Chelsea Karnash)

PA Cracks The Top Ten List Of Toxic Chemicals In Waterways

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.

06/22/2014

(Karl Solmssen cleans the statue of Viking explorer Thorfinn Karlsefni.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia’s Bronze Statuary Getting Its Spring Cleaning

On this day, technician Karl Solmssen was cleaning Einar Jonsson’s statue of Viking explorer Thorfinn Karlsefni, along Boathouse Row.

05/27/2014

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43rd Annual ‘Head Of The Schuylkill Regatta’ Kicks Off At 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.

10/26/2013

(Boathouse Row.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Thousands of Rowers Converge on Philadelphia For Annual Regatta

Boathouse Row is the place to be this weekend. The annual “Head of the Schuylkill” regatta gets underway Saturday morning.

10/25/2013

The Schuylkill River, near Boathouse Row, where a car crashed into the water. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

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.

07/29/2013

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Light Colors On Boathouse Row Can Be Changed, For A Fee

“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.

07/10/2013

(Temple University's crew teams currently operate out of temporary structures.  File photo by Abi Reimold, The Temple News; used with permission)

Temple Cancels Plan For Its Own Boathouse Along Schuylkill River

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.”

05/01/2013

(Police and firefighters respond to the scene of an automobile that went into the Schuylkill River from Kelly Drive.   Credit: KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Elderly Driver Dies After Car Plunges Into Schuylkill River

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.

03/19/2013

(Temple University's crew teams currently operate out of temporary structures.  File photo by Abi Reimold, The Temple News; used with permission)

Temple U. Hoping For New Boathouse; Public Hearing Set For Next Month

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.

12/23/2012

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Body Found In The Schuylkill River

The body was discovered near the Water Works and Boathouse Row around 4:45 p.m.

06/18/2012

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At Least 2 People Injured In Accident On Kelly Drive

The accident happened at Kelly Drive and Boathouse Row around 3:30 p.m.

06/12/2012

(A private landscaping company begins refurbishing the grounds around the Philadelphia Irish Memorial for the upcoming season.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Irish Memorial Fundraiser Run Is Saturday In Fairmount Park

It’s the fifth year the Irish Memorial 5K is being held.

04/12/2012

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