New Jersey close to accepting island park

    New Jersey officials are on the verge of accepting an offer to take over an island in the Delaware River and turn it into a park. The fate of Petty’s Island, which lies near the Betsy Ross Bridge between Port Richmond and Camden, once pitted South Jersey Democrats against environmentalists and an oil company. WHYY’s Susan Phillips reports.

    New Jersey officials are on the verge of accepting an offer to take over an island in the Delaware River and turn it into a park. The fate of Petty’s Island, which lies near the Betsy Ross Bridge between Port Richmond and Camden, once pitted South Jersey Democrats against environmentalists and an oil company. WHYY’s Susan Phillips reports. [audio: reports20090115njislandpark.mp3]

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