April 11, 2014 |
Picture new grasses poking through soil, the first wildflowers sending out buds as thin as crepe paper. Then picture a barn animal let loose on the first spring pasture. Picture its eyes widening at the sight and smell of so many jewel-colored edibles - after four or five months of hay. The flavors of spring flora are tender and herbaceous - which is why cheese made from spring milk lives in a rarefied realm. Over the next few weeks, local cheese counters will set out an array of the supplest cheeses imaginable.
March 5, 2014 |
THE CHEESE may stand alone, but the Swiss Cheese Pervert's alleged victims are standing together. After Christopher Pagano, 41, made headlines in January for allegedly driving around Mayfair and exposing himself to three women while he asked them to pleasure him with Swiss cheese, a fourth alleged victim came forward to police on her own accord, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office said. Already charged with three counts each of stalking, indecent exposure, harassment and open lewdness for his previous three alleged victims, Pagano yesterday was hit with all those charges again for the fourth victim, according to the D.A.'s office.
January 31, 2014 |
THE so-called Swiss Cheese Pervert is receiving "inpatient treatment," a judge was told yesterday. Just what type of treatment Christopher Pagano is undergoing was not revealed in court by his lawyer, Richard Quinton Hark, who also declined to specify it during an interview. Pagano, the Norristown man arrested in January for flashing his cheese-accessorized penis, was not in court to hear that his preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 10. The District Attorney's Office also informed Municipal Judge Wendy L. Pew that it will try Pagano by a jury rather than by judge, which it has a legal right to do despite the charges being misdemeanors.
January 23, 2014 |
CHRIS PAGANO, the accused "Swiss Cheese Pervert" who allegedly terrorized Mayfair earlier this month, is back on the streets after posting bail, according to court records. Pagano, who was arrested late last week, was being held at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Faciltiy in Holmesburg over the weekend, with his bail set at $30,000. He's now out, however, after posting 10 percent of that amount on Sunday, court records show. Pagano is due back in court Feb. 18 for a preliminary hearing.
January 20, 2014 |
THE ALLEGED "Swiss Cheese Pervert" remained in police custody last night, according to court records, after being arraigned early yesterday. Chris Pagano, 41, was holed up at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Holmesburg, the records show. His bail was set at $30,000. Pagano is charged with stalking, indecent exposure and related offenses, according to police. The charges stem from three incidents - one in January 2013 on Frankford Avenue near Bleigh; one Jan. 5 on Frankford Avenue near Princeton; and another Jan. 5 on Chippendale Street near Erdrick - in which he allegedly approached women with his genitals exposed and asked them to perform sexual acts on him with a piece of Swiss cheese.
January 17, 2014 |
ANY WAY YOU slice it, Mayfair's "Swiss Cheese Pervert" is closer to getting caught. Lt. Anthony McFadden, of the Police Department's Special Victims Unit, confirmed yesterday that detectives are investigating a man in the case. McFadden declined to identify the man, saying it's "too early in the investigation" to do so. The potential suspect was identified after detectives from the SVU reached out to women from the Mayfair area who had previously told police they were approached by the "Swiss Cheese Pervert," McFadden said.
January 14, 2014 |
SWISS CHEESE, STINKY feet, chocolate pudding: There's no telling what gets someone's blood pumping below the belt. But one expert says that when a sexual fetish becomes an obsession - when it literally gets exposed to the public as it has for Philadelphia's "Swiss Cheese Pervert" - the combo of fromage and adrenaline can be an unsavory mix. "Yeah, it's pretty weird, but with food, who knows. It's surprising, but it isn't shocking," said Gloria Brame, a certified clinical sexologist from Georgia who wrote her dissertation on "kink and fetishes.
December 24, 2013 |
In this place known as the "Blueberry Capital of the World," which has also been called the most Italian place in New Jersey, they really like their provolone, especially around Christmastime. Between early December and Super Bowl Sunday, 2,800 pounds of the piquant cheese, in the shape of 10-foot-long torpedoes, will be completely sold out at Bagliani's Market, an Italian American grocery store that has elevated cheese-cutting to a celebrated annual holiday tradition. Census figures show nearly 45 percent of Hammonton's 14,700 residents are of Italian descent - only Toms River has more Italian Americans, about 30,000, but in a lesser concentration: 33 percent of the population of 89,000 people in that Ocean County township.