The annual Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta is underway on the Schuylkill River. Organizers say this is the biggest Dad Vail in history, with more than 3,800 competitors.
A rowing regatta that has been held in Philadelphia for 59 consecutive years takes place once again this weekend, along the Schuylkill River.
It’s the fifth year the Irish Memorial 5K is being held.
The northern snakehead, a predatory fish from China, has been caught at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Tinicum Township.
City, state, and community officials took part in ceremonies marking the rededication of the Manayunk Canal towpath, along the Schuylkill River.
Today, the first phase will have the north sidewalk and the right lane of the one-way street closed. And drivers who use the bridge might as well get used to three lanes.
The Knight Arts Foundation has picked 55 projects as finalists for its Challenge Philadelphia grants. The winners will share some $3-million in funding.
Secretary Ray LaHood, accompanied by officials from SEPTA, stood near the Bridgeport Viaduct in Montgomery County — which carries the Norristown High Speed Line over the Schuylkill River — and urged lawmakers to put aside politics.
City officials have broken ground in Manayunk on a $46-million project designed to capture storm water runoff.
The “Head of the Schuylkill” regatta is scheduled to go on as planned this weekend, but director of vending Lynn Zeitlin says they are concerned about safety.
Authorities have arrested six people in the fatal kidnapping of a young woman from a house in Atlantic City in March.
Philadelphia police have confirmed that the body of a woman pulled out of the Schuylkill River Monday afternoon is the woman who went missing last Thursday after her car drove into the river.
Philadelphia police and rescue crews are trying to locate a vehicle in the Schuylkill River after witnesses reported seeing the car go under water.
Some communities in the region are still under water after yesterday’s massive rain storm caused widespread flooding.
Main Street is open now, along with most businesses in Manayunk. But along the low-lying stretch near Shurs Lane, there was the sound of workers shoveling mud and generators powering pumps draining flooded basements.