September 9, 1986 |
The Market at NewMarket, which opened last year as the keystone of a turnaround strategy for the Society Hill shopping complex, is nearly empty. Most of its vendors, who once peddled produce, fish, meat, bread and specialty items, have cleared their displays and quietly closed. "No business. Just not enough business, no customers," said Casey Ro of the produce firm Ro and Sons. Wayne Martin, spokesman for Fidelity Mutual Insurance, which owns the complex at 2nd and Lombard streets, said Fidelity hopes to decide within two months what to do at NewMarket.
June 22, 2012 |
THE BUDGET SCUFFLE between Mayor Nutter and City Council has moved to Harrisburg, where sources say the two sides are pushing for different legislative relief measures. The city's elected officials have been dueling for weeks over Nutter's proposal to move the city to a property-tax system based on market values, known as the Actual Value Initiative (AVI). Last week, Council overlooked Nutter's objections and gave preliminary approval to a plan delaying AVI for another year. Since then, sources say, Nutter and Council seem on different tracks in Harrisburg.
April 19, 2012 |
Last month, a frenzy broke out when Mayor Nutter said he wanted to prohibit outdoor feeding of the homeless, especially on city parkland, including the Ben Franklin Parkway. Critics, mainly those who provide food for the hungry and homeless, claimed the city just wanted to get the homeless away from the Parkway, especially once the Barnes Museum opens. The city said that it's a health issue, that there should be safety measures in place for food and its handling — including running water — which can be better addressed indoors.
May 5, 1988 |
Police in Radnor arrested 10 members of a Villanova University fraternity after a "food fight" on the front lawn of the Wayne Post Office about 3:30 a.m. last Thursday. Radnor police Sgt. John Rutty labeled the incident "a friendly war that got a little rough. " "It looked like they were actually in a physical fight," said Rutty, although no one was treated for injuries. According to Gary Bonas, Villanova University assistant director of student activities, the incident was a "purely internal" one involving Tau Kappa Omega, a fraternity whose house is in the 100 block of West Wayne Avenue, about 50 yards down the street.
October 6, 1999 |
"Frankenstein foods. " That's what many Europeans call the genetically modified crops that America produces and exports across the Atlantic. Few Americans realize that since the early 1990s the Food and Drug Administration has been ruling that foods with GM (genetically modified) ingredients are safe and can be marketed without labels. But that good old American faith in science and progress would probably keep most U.S. consumers from worrying. Not so other parts of the world.
June 28, 2005 |
American Idol never-was Corey Clark, who earned his 15 minutes by claiming he had an affair with Idol judge Paula Abdul, has proven what a dangerous man he is. Clark was cited and released Saturday on a misdemeanor battery charge for his part in a . . . food fight. Police said Corey and his record company manager, Laura Kathleen Troy, were having breakfast in one of two hotel rooms they had rented in Sacramento, Calif., when an argument broke out about Clark's concert the night before in West Sacramento.
March 27, 1990 |
You need a split screen to watch the Bush White House careen between the Trivial and the Ominous. One minute these guys are mimicking "Saturday Night Live," the next minute they're replaying "Seven Days in May. " The trivial - which has done wonders for late-night comics and the broccoli industry - was George Bush's "No-I-Will-Not-Eat-My-Broccoli" ultimatum. The ominous is a tough question: What does Bush do if Soviet troops start killing people in the streets of Lithuania?
February 16, 1988 |
Salad bars, photo processing centers, takeout hot food, cosmeticians and larger stores that offer more non-food items have given a new look to the neighborhood supermarket. Hoping to build market share, ward off competitors and appeal to the needs of on-the-go shoppers, Philadelphia's major supermarket chains are sprucing up, restocking and expanding existing stores and building "super-size" stores. "Food retailers have tried to get into one-stop shopping since the early 1950s.
October 11, 2012 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: My husband and I fight about food, constantly. I grew up with fresh food. He grew up with chips and a candy bar as an integral part of every meal. It wasn't a big deal when we first got together, but I've since changed a lot (vegetarian, but I'll cook meat for him), and he believes he's the one making all of the compromises. That's true, but since they're for health reasons, I think he should do it and stick around another 50 to 70 years.
June 20, 2011
DEAR ABBY: Because my 90-year-old mother is homebound, she qualifies for a meal program through a senior charity service. The program is free of charge for those in need. She didn't like some of the meals, so she asked me to give them to my father-in-law, "Louis. " Louis is 88. He still drives and is well-off, so he doesn't qualify for the program, but he accepted the meals that were offered. My mother has now decided she can no longer eat any of these meals, so I told her we should discontinue the program.