January 19, 2012 |
OLD-SCHOOL is always in session at G&M Market in Glendora, a South Jersey town not far from the Deptford Mall. Master butcher and raconteur Hank Mariotti just celebrated 55 years at the family-run business, an old-fashioned butcher shop and deli that still makes homemade sausage and grinds and cuts meat to order. For customers with no time to cook, beef and pork are roasted fresh daily for sandwiches, and the hoagies and sandwiches are some of the best around. As he approaches his 80th birthday, Mariotti, who co-owns the business with his son Gary, still works seven days a week.
October 11, 2011 |
MILWAUKEE - A woman who faked a pregnancy and panicked as her supposed due-date grew near attacked a pregnant mother with a baseball bat and cut her full-term fetus from her womb with an X-Acto knife, killing the mother and baby, according to court documents filed yesterday. Annette Morales-Rodriguez, 33, faces two counts of first-degree homicide in the deaths of Maritza Ramirez-Cruz and the boy she was set to deliver next week. Morales-Rodriguez made a brief court appearance yesterday, standing silent as her bail was set at $1 million.
July 25, 2011 |
SLO, Norway - Anders Behring Breivik said he was a boy when his life's path began to turn. It was during the first Gulf War, when a Muslim friend cheered at reports of missile attacks against American forces. "I was completely ignorant at the time and apolitical but his total lack of respect for my culture (and Western culture in general) actually sparked my interest and passion for it," Breivik, 32, the suspect in Norway's bombing and mass shooting wrote in his 1,500-page manifesto.
July 11, 2011 |
Kayli, the white cow that fled an Upper Darby slaughter market late last month and led police on a merry chase before being corralled to face an uncertain future has landed at her new home. Kayli was off-loaded from an animal carrier this morning and got her first look at the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary in upstate New York where she will graze and chew her cud for the rest of her life. She met her new handler, Jenny Brown, and bumped noses with two enormous steers, one of whom seemed to be smitten.
June 24, 2011 |
THE STANDOFF took place outside a slaughterhouse, and the air hung heavy and hot with the stench of livestock. On one end was a vegan, a woman who believes that the worldwide slaughter of animals for human consumption is akin to a "holocaust. " Across from her was a young man dressed in black, an employee of the Madina Live Poultry Co., in Upper Darby, who said that "animals were put on earth for us. " The vegan, and other animal activists, had come for a cow, the one that momentarily escaped the slaughterhouse Saturday night only to be captured after ramming a police cruiser.
May 22, 2011 |
CAIRO - An Egyptian judge on Saturday postponed the trial of the country's former interior minister and four of his top aides in the deadly shootings of protesters, after chaos broke out in the courtroom with families of the victims shouting, "Butcher! Butcher!" at the defendants. Habib el-Adly is the highest-ranking former regime official to be brought to trial so far in the killings of 846 protesters and the wounding of thousands of others during the uprising that forced President Hosni Mubarak to step down on Feb. 11. If convicted, Adly could face the death penalty.
May 16, 2011 |
GUATEMALA CITY - Assailants killed at least 29 people - decapitating most of the victims - on a ranch in a part of northern Guatemala plagued by drug cartels, national police said yesterday. The massacre took place early yesterday in the town of Caserio La Bomba in Peten province near the Mexico border, according to National Civil Police spokesman Donald Gonzalez. Among the 29 dead were two children and two women. It is one of the worst massacres since the end of Guatemala's 36-year civil war in 1996.
May 4, 2011 |
Facing eviction, the century-old Harry G. Ochs & Sons butcher shop has vacated its stand at Reading Terminal Market. The denouement of a Philadelphia retail landmark came quietly, after closing time Monday, when owner Nicholas Ochs removed signs, his butcher's block, and personal effects from the stand. A few hours later, his wife posted news of Ochs' relocation on Reading Terminal's Facebook page. Ochs is now an employee of Main Street Market in Manayunk, managing the butcher operation there at Main and Grape Streets, effective Tuesday morning.
March 16, 2011 |
A Philadelphia man who tried to butcher his ex-girlfriend with a knife, fork and scissors in February 2010, was sentenced to prison for 16 1/2 to 33 years Wednesday. Nicolas P. Jones, 33, attacked the 25-year-old woman, the mother of his infant son, in front of the child, according to Assistant District Attorney Joe McGlynn. After being stabbed multiple times the woman played dead and was able to get help after Jones had left her and the baby. He was arrested a week later.
February 11, 2011 |
Harry G. Ochs & Sons' butcher stand, which has endured the Great Depression and two world wars, now faces eviction from Reading Terminal Market, its home since 1906. Court papers filed Wednesday claim that current owner Nicholas Ochs owes nearly $21,000 in rent and utilities plus attorney's costs. Ochs, who said market management had not applied all his rent checks, said he had no plans to close or give up the business founded when Teddy Roosevelt was in the White House and locomotives thundered in the train shed overhead.