December 13, 1997 |
Arson investigators were delving into an explosion and fire that heavily damaged a North Camden grocery store and a vacant upstairs apartment early yesterday. Camden County Prosecutor Lee A. Solomon confirmed that investigators were probing the cause of the one-alarm fire at the Fernandez Grocery, at 442 N. Ninth St., which officials said started at 12:02 a.m. Witnesses told police that they saw a man light a bottle and throw it into the grocery store just before the explosion.
June 8, 1993 |
WINDSOR, N.C. 3 KILLED IN STACK-SLAYINGS A man who said he was a former cop with nothing to lose herded six people to the back of a grocery store, stacked them by twos and began shooting and stabbing. Three people were killed and two badly hurt. The one person who wasn't hurt in Sunday's attack at the Be-Lo grocery store was on the bottom of a stack, said Bertie County Sheriff Wallace Perry. "He was lucky," Perry said yesterday. "He felt the trauma when the man on top of him was shot.
September 30, 2013 |
Minutes after the Fare & Square supermarket opened in Chester on Saturday, so many customers crowded the aisles that every shopping cart was taken, and newcomers had to wait their turn. Otherwise, people didn't stop coming through the doors all day. For hours, in the parking lot and in the vegetable aisle, on the sidewalk and by the fruit displays, shoppers and workers shared hugs, handshakes, and kind words. More than a few shed tears. This grandest of grand openings returned to the beleaguered city an institution that seemed forever vanished: a grocery store.
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]
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.
August 12, 2011
Drew Singer, a native of the Philadelphia area, is finishing an internship on The Inquirer's city desk. Headlines about flash-mob violence have made Center City sound like Gotham City. On Sunday, Mayor Nutter railed against the youths responsible. "They're lawless," he said. "They act with ignorance. They don't care about anybody else, and their behavior is outrageous. Well, we're not going to tolerate that. " The mayor then took defensive measures, extending rec-center hours and setting a new weekend curfew - 9 p.m. instead of midnight.