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August 13, 2010 | By STEPHANIE FARR, farrs@phillynews.com 215-854-4225
Bernard King didn't smell a rat when he went into the Dollar Tree store at the Penrose Plaza, in Southwest Philadelphia, in March - but he sure felt one. King was shopping there for ribbon to wrap his granddaughter's birthday present when he put his hand in an open ribbon box on a shelf and a rat latched onto his right index finger, according to a lawsuit filed this week in federal court. "Not only did he sustain a nasty bite, but the rat didn't disengage right away. He had to shake it off," said King's attorney, Christian C. Thompson.
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August 12, 2010 | By Sam Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A trip to a variety store resulted in post traumatic stress disorder for a Delaware County man who says he was shopping for a ribbon when he was attacked by a rat. In a suit filed this week in Philadelphia, Bernard King, of Sharon Hill, said he suffered "mental anxiety and anguish and severe shock to his entire nervous system" following a Mar. 23 visit to the Dollar Tree at the Penrose Plaza in Southwest Philadelphia. King, a 50-year-old roofer, needed a ribbon to wrap a birthday present for his daughter, his attorney said.
NEWS
September 23, 2011 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
A long-running community struggle over a shopping center being built at the site of a former Fresh Grocer supermarket in Germantown is set to come to a head at a zoning hearing next week. Community activists oppose a plan to build a Dollar Tree store and a Save-A-Lot discount grocery at Pulaski and Chelten Avenues, saying their neighborhood deserves a higher-quality project. The appeal hearing before the Zoning Board of Adjustment on Wednesday is to determine whether Dollar Tree is a "variety store," a prohibited use under current zoning law for the Chelten Avenue and Germantown Avenue business corridors.
NEWS
November 16, 2011 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
A group of Germantown residents and others voiced their opposition Tuesday to legislation in City Council that would allow a Dollar Tree store and a Save-A-Lot discount grocery to operate at a complex at Chelten and Pulaski Avenues. Yvonne Haskins, a lawyer representing several Germantown community groups, testified before the Council's Rules Committee about legislation by Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller that would amend a zoning overlay, or district, to allow the discount stores to open at the site.
NEWS
August 13, 2010 | By Sam Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
A trip to a variety store is said to have resulted in post-traumatic stress disorder for a Delaware County man who said he was shopping for a ribbon when he was attacked by a rat. In a suit filed this week in Common Pleas Court, Bernard King of Sharon Hill said he suffered "mental anxiety and anguish and severe shock to his entire nervous system" following a March 23 visit to the Dollar Tree store at Penrose Plaza in Southwest Philadelphia. King, a 50-year-old roofer, needed a ribbon to wrap a birthday present for his daughter, his attorney said.
NEWS
January 23, 2012
PHILADELPHIA Sisters killed in crash Two sisters, just a year apart in age, were killed in a car crash early Saturday in Feltonville, police said. About 2:15 a.m., the women, ages 21 and 22, were in a green Chevy Impala on Hunting Park Avenue near Front Street when their vehicle was broadsided by a green Chrysler with two men inside. The men were taken to Temple University Hospital in stable condition; the women died at the scene. Their identities were being withheld pending family notification, police said.
NEWS
November 15, 2011 | By Vernon Clark, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A group of Germantown residents and others voiced their opposition Tuesday to legislation in City Council that would allow a Dollar Tree store and a Save-A-Lot discount grocery to operate at a complex at Chelten and Pulaski Avenues. Yvonne Haskins, a lawyer representing several Germantown community groups, testified before the Council's Rules Committee about legislation by Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller that would amend a zoning overlay, or district, to allow the discount stores to open at the site.
BUSINESS
July 23, 2008 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Desperate times call for discount measures. It's the new rule of retail, and cash-squeezed consumers are laying down the law. An astounding number of penny-pinched shoppers are handing the industry some wake-up news this back-to-school season: Because of expensive gas and overall economic woes, consumers plan to scavenge for bargains like hustlers in a cash-flow crunch, according to two surveys out this week. In vogue: Dollar stores, off-price discounters like Marshall's and T.J. Maxx, and comparison-shopping on the Internet.
NEWS
February 24, 2003 | By Joel Bewley INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When the police broke down the door to Holly Wnorowski's Edgewater Park apartment, all that was left of her nightgown was the smoldering tag. It was her first night in the apartment, and Wnorowski, 31, had planned a quiet celebration amid the unpacked boxes. She had taken out a candle in a glass jar as she relaxed watching television. The first couple of clicks of the long-stemmed butane lighter produced nothing, she told police. The next click on the triggerlike switch created an explosion that set her nightgown ablaze, according to police reports of the February 2001 fire in Burlington County.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2009 | By BETH D'ADDONO, For the Daily News
WHEN IT comes to what's for dinner, the buck stops here. As most families tighten their food-budget belts, help is available from a not-so-obvious source. The next time you head toward the supermarket, where the cost of everything from snack foods to dry goods continues to skyrocket, maybe it's time for a detour - to your local dollar store. According to the market research firm Retail Forward, nearly three-quarters of Americans make regular trips to dollar discount stores.
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BUSINESS
February 22, 2012 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Maybe what the stock market lacks is a motivated seller. Will President Obama fill that role this election year? "Obama's doing what he can to save his job, and that means his people are hard at work" trying to make things look better by November, which could be good for stocks, cracked Adam Sherman , head of FirstTrust Financial Resources , a bank-owned Center City firm that invests $700 million in client funds. We talked as the Dow Jones industrial average traded around 13,000 points Tuesday, its highest since 2008.
NEWS
January 23, 2012
PHILADELPHIA Sisters killed in crash Two sisters, just a year apart in age, were killed in a car crash early Saturday in Feltonville, police said. About 2:15 a.m., the women, ages 21 and 22, were in a green Chevy Impala on Hunting Park Avenue near Front Street when their vehicle was broadsided by a green Chrysler with two men inside. The men were taken to Temple University Hospital in stable condition; the women died at the scene. Their identities were being withheld pending family notification, police said.
NEWS
December 2, 2011 | By Bob Warner, Inquirer Staff Writer
Over opposition from neighborhood groups in two sections of Philadelphia, City Council agreed Thursday to change city zoning for two controversial projects backed by soon-to-depart Council members. Despite vociferous protests from a dozen Germantown residents and their state House representative, Rosita Youngblood, Council voted unanimously to permit discount stores in the new Chelten Plaza complex, at Chelten and Pulaski Avenues. The decision paves the way for developer Pat Burns to rent space to a Dollar Tree store and a Save-a-Lot discount grocery, dashing community hopes for a more upscale supermarket.
NEWS
November 16, 2011 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
A group of Germantown residents and others voiced their opposition Tuesday to legislation in City Council that would allow a Dollar Tree store and a Save-A-Lot discount grocery to operate at a complex at Chelten and Pulaski Avenues. Yvonne Haskins, a lawyer representing several Germantown community groups, testified before the Council's Rules Committee about legislation by Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller that would amend a zoning overlay, or district, to allow the discount stores to open at the site.
NEWS
November 15, 2011 | By Vernon Clark, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A group of Germantown residents and others voiced their opposition Tuesday to legislation in City Council that would allow a Dollar Tree store and a Save-A-Lot discount grocery to operate at a complex at Chelten and Pulaski Avenues. Yvonne Haskins, a lawyer representing several Germantown community groups, testified before the Council's Rules Committee about legislation by Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller that would amend a zoning overlay, or district, to allow the discount stores to open at the site.
NEWS
September 23, 2011 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
A long-running community struggle over a shopping center being built at the site of a former Fresh Grocer supermarket in Germantown is set to come to a head at a zoning hearing next week. Community activists oppose a plan to build a Dollar Tree store and a Save-A-Lot discount grocery at Pulaski and Chelten Avenues, saying their neighborhood deserves a higher-quality project. The appeal hearing before the Zoning Board of Adjustment on Wednesday is to determine whether Dollar Tree is a "variety store," a prohibited use under current zoning law for the Chelten Avenue and Germantown Avenue business corridors.
NEWS
August 17, 2011
Cops: Dollar Tree clerk assaulted * 23rd Street near Oregon Avenue A 62-year-old store clerk was assaulted yesterday morning in South Philadelphia after she questioned two customers she suspected were stealing from the store, police said. Officer Christine O'Brien, a police spokeswoman, gave this account: At 10:35 a.m., police responded to the report of a robbery at the Dollar Tree on 23rd Street near Oregon Avenue. The victim told police that two women carrying large bags entered the store with small children and that she believed that she saw one of the women put an item in her bag. When the women tried to leave the store, the clerk stopped them at the door, and one of the women grabbed her by the arm and pushed her out of the way. The clerk then stopped the second woman and asked to look through her bag, when that woman allegedly grabbed the clerk by the neck, choked her and then pushed her through the door and to the ground before both women fled.
NEWS
December 21, 2010 | By Annette John-Hall, Inquirer Columnist
I made a quick run to the dollar store to pick up some last-minute Christmas decorations the other day. Or so I thought. Discount shopping? For sure. Quick run? Not so much. The place was full of the usual shoppers buying traditional dollar-store items - you know, stuff like greeting cards, cleaning supplies and toiletries. But what surprised me was that instead of going to conventional toy stores, some folks were doing their Christmas shopping right there, at the dollar store.
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