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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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Cafe Opens On Boathouse Row

Philadelphia’s Boathouse Row has its first restaurant. City officials cut the ribbon on the “Cosmic Cafe” in Lloyd Hall.

05/27/2011

(Helen Diemer, president of The Lighting Practice, is among those welcoming her industry's convention to Philadelphia for the first time.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Lighting Design Industry Tries A Philadelphia Convention

More than 20,000 of the people who light up your life — literally — are in Philadelphia this week for a huge convention.

05/14/2011

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Top Spots In Philadelphia For A Picnic

Pack a basket, grab a blanket and some friends, and head outside for a picnic at one of Philadelphia’s many green spaces.

04/29/2011

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