October 26, 1996 |
All night long and into the next afternoon, the pair was locked together in the same room, unwilling participants in a drama that had already claimed one life. One of them, a woman, was wincing in pain, her arm fractured by a gunshot wound. The other, a man who had witnessed the shooting, was uninjured but was being held against his will. They were trapped inside the single-room, beer store in Brewerytown by the operator, who had locked himself and the others inside after the shooting early yesterday, police said.
February 15, 1992 |
A group of state legislators, responding to persistent complaints from community groups about nuisance bars, yesterday announced the creation of a task force that will rewrite the state's liquor code. The rewrite could challenge the existence of some places that sell liquor around the city, and fuel efforts of community groups struggling to protect their neighborhoods. "It became clear to me that the present liquor code is archaic and does not address many of the circumstances that our communities face today," said state Rep. Andrew Carn, D-Phila.
August 22, 1993 |
As Steve Pennington sees it, there's no need to worry about the new neighbor. "We won't be a problem," said Pennington, president of Jumpers Teen Club, which is scheduled to open in the township next month. The club owner spoke at a township supervisors' meeting Wednesday, hoping to calm residents' concerns that rowdy teenage patrons would filter into their neighborhood. The club will be in the Lansdale Village Shoppes at Oak Park Boulevard and Main Street and will cater to those ages 15 through 20. Like most clubs for teenagers, it will have music, a sports entertainment center and a snack area, Pennington said.
November 4, 1992 |
A LONG DRY SPELL IS ENDING FOR NORTH ATLANTIC ISLANDS Imagine the end of 85 years of Prohibition. Well, that's pretty much what it must be like for inhabitants of the rugged Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic. They're just now getting their first taste of unrationed, over-the-counter alcohol after the lifting of a Draconian 85-year-old law. Until this week, each Faroese had to order liquor and wine from Denmark, subject to individual rationing. Delivery would take place eight to 10 days later.
October 26, 1996 |
A bizarre tale of death and imprisonment emerged yesterday after police forced their way into a snack and beer store in Brewerytown and found a dead man, a wounded woman, and two uninjured men. All apparently had been sealed inside the unnamed store, on the southeast corner of 29th and Jefferson Streets, since sometime after 1 a.m. yesterday, when the owner, Man Say Voong, pressed a button that electronically lowered the store's metal barriers, police...
January 29, 1999 |
Incongruously nestled amid the strip malls and outlet stores that in the last 30 years have come to characterize the Route 309 corridor stands a small plantation home - a shuttered, peeling monument to this sprawling area's pastoral past. And neighbors and local history buffs worry that its days are numbered. Bergey's Inc., which owns the property at Route 309 and Trewigtown Road where the 280-year-old home sits, applied to the township Tuesday for a permit to raze the building and replace it with a Chevrolet dealership.
October 6, 1991 |
With 1,300 steelworkers on strike at Lukens Steel Co., local businesses last week were feeling the financial effect of the first walkout at the Coatesville plant in 23 years. At the same time, some food stores were donating coffee and soda to the United Steelworkers of America Local 1165's union hall on Charles Street. And some business owners said they would make arrangements to defer or reduce payments for the duration of the strike, which began in the early morning hours Tuesday.
January 10, 2013
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat of Tuesday, Jan. 8: Craig LaBan: It's been a few weeks since we last spoke and I hope you all had great family celebrations and wonderful meals. I'd love to hear some of your highlight experiences. One of mine was a visit to the Italian Market, where I feasted on fresh tortillas from the Tortilleria San Roman (my vote for best addition to the Market), and also learned of a potential end of a sausage era, as Sonny D'Angelo announced that his family was considering selling the century-old butcher shop.
April 13, 2006 |
Imagine that when it came to wine most Americans drank only lambrusco, the sweet, soda-pop red made famous by Riunite. You'd go into a wine store and it would be stacked with aisle after aisle of lambruscos - with maybe a few burgundies and chardonnays in a corner. You'd go out to eat and the wine list would have 20 different lambruscos - and only one or two cabernet sauvignons or pinot grigios. What a sad place this nation would be. Nothing but lambrusco, lambrusco and more lambrusco.
May 7, 1999 |
Steven Addeo knew the attackers of a beloved South Philadelphia businesswoman had stolen her money, but thought they might have left some behind. So Addeo, 28, a construction worker, went into 75-year-old Lucy Palladinetti's Passyunk Avenue home to steal the rest on Dec. 16, 1997, said Assistant District Attorney Arlene Fisk. When Addeo, of Ritner Street near 5th, saw the severely beaten woman bound and gagged, he tried to help her breathe by pulling a piece of tape away from her mouth, he told a judge yesterday.