The Daily Numbers - June 28

The Daily Numbers: 7 potential uses for the Sunoco refinery site ID’d yesterday in study paid for by the county.

100,000 dollar price tag for the study done by HIS Global.

300 million to $6 billion in improvements likely needed at the site.

50 to 400 jobs that would be created at the site by the 7 options.

175,000 barrels of oil a day that was refined at the Sunoco refinery in the Hook.

46, age of Darby woman indicted by the feds for using kids’ IDs in a tax swindle.

50 feet, how far away you will have to stay from any parks in Chester if you want to light up. The parks are going smoke-free.

1.9 percent tax hike to be voted on tonight by school board members in William Penn.

58 dollars more a year, what it will cost the average homeowner.

9.7 million dollars in additional funding from the state coming for Chester Upland.

2 million dollars more for Upper Darby.

0 dollars more more for struggling William Penn.

100 protesters who gathered yesterday outside the offices of Sen. Dominic Pileggi in Chester to protest cuts in the General Assistance cash benefit program.

251 new daily high temperature records set across the nation on Tuesday.

2 Philadelphia prison guard stabbed in an altercation with an inmate.

29 pounds, how much a 6-year-old boy who was found in a Montgomery County home weighed. His parents now face charges.

1 person killed in an accident involving an ATV in Chester County.

3 hits, including a home run, for Chase Utley in his season debut last night.

76 games missed by the second baseman because of ailing knees.

11-7 loss for the Phils at the hands of the Pirates as a series of bullpen pitchers got knocked around.

6 Phillies pitchers who gave up 14 hits.

20 days of rehab for Ryan Howard, starting tonight in Lakewood.

15, where the Sixers pick in tonight’s NBA Draft.

.364 batting average for Carlos Ruiz, best in the majors.


Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.You couldn’t script what Chase Utley did last night. Unfortunately, almost every Phillies fan could script what their bullpen did.



I Don’t Get It: Republican Mike Turzai basically admitted what a lot of Democrats had been hinting. The state’s new Voter ID Law was put in place to help Mitt Romney and the Republicans win Pennsylvania, a key swing state.


Today’s Upper: Kudos to the efforts to find a new life for the shuttered and once-proud Sunoco refinery in Marcus Hook.


Quote Box: “This is the modern-day equivalent of driving the golden spike at Promontory Point, which linked East to West economically and in infrastructure and in every other way.”

- Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Michael Krancer at press conference to release study for uses for Sunoco refinery in Marcus Hook.



Unknown said…
The change in Voter ID law in PA certainly will make it difficult for the elderly, poor, students, and anyone without a PROPER ID- like a Gun Permit. Weird timing for this new law. Suspicious and actually fairly obvious.