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Lardner’s Point Opening

Lardner’s Point Park- the newest segment of the East Coast Greenway- opened May 14, 2012 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by many organizations, local residents,  Mayor Michael Nutter, and the press. The DRCC managed the transformation of Lardner’s Point from a forgotten parcel covered with invasive plants into a publicly accessible stretch of restored shoreline. The [...]

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A waterfront splash

By Tom Waring Times Staff Writer Northeast Times Cover Story - May 11, 2011 Tom Branigan promises that progress is being made in the planning of a North Delaware Riverfront Greenway. Branigan has been executive director of the non-profit Delaware River City Corporation since January. He explained that trails are in various stages of design [...]

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New park coming to Bridesburg-Tacony riverfront will add green space and wetland, keep fishing pier.

New park coming to Tacony riverfront will add green space and wetland, keep fishing pier. February 23, 2011 By Kellie Patrick Gates s For PlanPhilly Picnickers and hikers may soon join the fisherfolk at Lardner’s Point in Tacony. Sometime this summer or early fall, construction will begin on a new, 4.5-acre park that will replace the [...]

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A note to you from Bob Borski, Board Chair and CEO, Delaware River City Corp. (DRCC)

I am very pleased to announce that Thomas J. Branigan, P.E., P.L.S. is DRCC’s new Executive Director and in this role will be managing our organization as we move into the construction phase on the North Delaware Greenway. Tom has provided leadership in all walks of his life and recently completed an accomplished tenure in the Philadelphia Streets Department [...]

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‘Comcast Cares’ to Plant a Garden in Tacony

‘Comcast Cares’ Enough to Plant a Garden in Tacony Northeast Times  By Diane Prokop The sky was as blue as the hundreds of Comcast Cares T-shirts that dotted Disston Park on April 24. Since 2001, Comcast employees have donated close to 1.7 million hours of service to communities across the country as part of the [...]

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DRCC Summer Newsletter

DRCC Summer Newsletter It is a pleasure for us to be able to post a copy of our first ever edition of the DRCC Newsletter. Please click on the link below to read the articles. Click here - 2009 DRCC Summer Newsletter

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Trails on the expanded Pennypack

Northeast Times By Tom Waring Former congressman Bob Borski, now chairman of the Delaware River City Corp., is eager to see the trail extended at Pennypack on the Delaware park. On an otherwise miserable Sunday weather-wise, Borski, Fairmount Park Commission executive director Mark Focht and others took part in a fence-cutting ceremony to mark the [...]

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Plans for River Revitalization are Flowing

Northeast Times By Jon Campisi For some time now, the Delaware River City Corporation has been working on a plan to revitalize the waterfront along the Delaware River from the Far Northeast south to Port Richmond. The 2-year-old non-profit organization’s work thus far has mainly consisted of vision planning and fund-seeking, all the while hopping [...]

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Northeast as a template: South American reps look to Pennypack on the Delaware

BY John Loftus; Assistant Editor NewsGleaner Publications Argentine public officials and investors who want to develop land around the Rio de la Plata in Buenos Aires for recreation and other uses came to Northeast Philadelphia last week to look over the Pennypack on the Delaware Park. Their stop in the Northeast was one of several [...]

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Bridesburg Waterfront: Ready for Change

Star Staff Writer By Brian Rademaekers Right now, it is a little hard to imagine the Bridesburg waterfront at the end of Orthodox Street as a lush oasis for weary migratory birds and frazzled city dwellers seeking respite. Driving east from Richmond Street, Bridesburg’s tight-knit, row home fabric quickly fades into a “no-mans land” that [...]

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