October 15, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA Amid a crowd of face-painted children and noshing parents, a small knot of old-timers gathered Sunday to gossip and reminisce at the 40th birthday party of the Weavers Way co-op. They had seen the cooperative Mount Airy grocery store go from new age to middle age, from a small buying group in a church basement to a 5,000-member cooperative with two thriving stores and a farm. And now a couple of hundred stalwarts held a picnic at Cliveden, a historic mansion in Germantown, followed by - what else?
November 7, 1992 |
The lifelong criminal career of 40-year-old Charles Campbell appears to be over. Common Pleas Judge John W. Herron has seen to that. The judge sentenced Campbell, of Bouvier Street near Westmoreland, to 50 to 100 years in prison for trying to murder a Korean family inside their grocery store in 1990 and for two robberies of a Germantown Avenue bar in 1991. Assistant District Attorney Cynthia Martelli said Campbell shot and wounded the grocery store owner and his wife, pistol-whipped their son, and shot at their daughter, but missed.
May 9, 2011
A 27-year-old man was shot in the head in front of a grocery store near the intersection of Fifth and Rockland Streets in the city's Olney section late Saturday. He was listed in critical condition Sunday at Albert Einstein Medical Center, police said. A woman told police she heard four gunshots before spotting the victim lying on the ground, according to police. She said she did not see the shooter and did not know the nature of the dispute. Police are still searching for a suspect.
January 7, 1996 |
When Carol Silvestri and her husband, Michael, moved to a $119,000 townhouse here more than two years ago, they thought they had also bought themselves the peace and quiet of life in a largely rural township. Now that a builder has announced plans to build a supermarket and a drugstore a few hundred yards from their Carriage Lane home, however, the Silvestris envision a future full of truck traffic and rats. "Nobody would have paid what we paid for our homes. Most of us wouldn't be here . . . knowing that [a grocery store]
February 25, 2013
DEAR ABBY: My two adult granddaughters have rejected me. Their father gave me this explanation: "They are uncomfortable with the way you rub their shoulders and necks. " These girls and both parents have misinterpreted my innocent expressions of affection, which haven't changed since the girls were little. The only change is in their perception of my actions. I asked twice to meet with these family members to discuss their concerns. It has been three months; no meeting time has been offered.
June 27, 2012 |
Question: I am guilty of occasionally resenting my boyfriend because he doesn't take it well when I say no. He pouts when I tell him I want to do something other than what he wants — like going to the grocery store instead of out to dinner. Generally I give in, but if I insist that groceries must be bought, he stops speaking to me and leaves abruptly. Over the years I have tried to ignore the pouting, but I am basically a peacekeeper, and want to know if there is a more amiable way to defuse the tension.
October 1, 2011
Four men were wounded - one critically - in a shooting Friday evening in North Philadelphia, police said. The shooting occurred shortly after 7 in the 1700 block of Dauphin Street, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. All the victims were taken to Temple University Hospital. A 30-year-old man was shot in the chest and was listed in critical condition, Small said. A 21-year-old man was struck in the lower right leg, a 27-year-old was hit in the right thigh, and a 22-year-old man was hit in the right buttock.
September 7, 2011 |
Updated at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday THE TWO THUGS stormed into the Lorena's Grocery store, in the Mill Creek section of West Philly, last night seeking money. They stormed out cold-blooded killers. Police last night were hunting down two men who executed three workers at the grocery store on 50th Street near Parrish, including the store's owner, his wife and his sister. "Right now it is believed that they did not resist at all," said Homicide Capt. James Clark. "This was an out-and-out assassination.
August 24, 2010 |
Samuel Plasky, 95, of Maple Shade, a retired businessman who worked as a local basketball referee and is a member of the South Jersey Basketball Hall of Fame, died of an infection Saturday, Aug. 21, at Virtua Marlton. After being recognized as a basketball all-star while in high school, Mr. Plasky continued to play in various adult leagues in the Philadelphia and South Jersey areas. He won many games and tournaments and in 1940 was named most valuable player in the Jewish League.
February 13, 2014 |
AN ARGUMENT outside a West Philadelphia corner store turned violent yesterday, escalating into a shooting that left one man dead and another critically injured, police said. About 3:50 p.m., officers responded to reports of gunshots outside La Super Big Manny Grocery at 40th and Poplar streets, Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives said. He gave this account: Four or five males were arguing when one pulled out a gun and began firing. Two men were hit - a 27-year-old was struck once in the right leg and a 23-year-old was struck once in the head and twice in the left arm. The 23-year-old stumbled across Poplar and collapsed in front of H&H Day Care Learning Center, which was locked down for about 20 minutes after the shooting.