December 1, 2015 |
BOBBY'S GROCERY in Point Breeze was a neighborhood fixture for 30 years. Bobby - Robert Lee Toomer - was one of the most popular figures in the South Philadelphia neighborhood. Customers loved him. He usually had a big hug for men, women and children, and a kiss for the kids and the ladies. The store at 20th and Federal streets featured hand-dipped ice-cream and if you had been a customer for any length of time, Bobby knew what you wanted before you could open your mouth. OK, one butter almond, one coffee, one rum raisin and two vanilla fudge swirls.
June 15, 1997 |
It wasn't the three gunshots that brought neighbors running outside early yesterday - the sound of gunfire is common around Second Street and Indiana Avenue. It was the piercing screams that followed. Francisco Peralta had been shot three times inside the corner grocery store he had managed since arriving from the Dominican Republic just a year ago. His wife was crying out for help. "I heard the shots I guess right after 7 this morning, but I didn't really pay any attention," said Lillian Rivera, who lives across the street from the store - Luis Argenis Grocery - at 220 W. Indiana Ave. "But then I heard someone screaming real loud: 'Help me!
March 22, 2013 |
Location, location, location - it's important in the grocery business, too, with colorful produce drawing customers in and dairy items pulling them to the back of the store. But the trip through the supermarket can be long and winding, and customers skip aisles because they think they don't need toothpaste or cereal. New research, using the latest technology, finds that the proper use of mobile coupons could significantly pump up unplanned grocery spending, getting shoppers to buy beyond their lists.
September 9, 1990 |
Solebury Township's Planning Commission on Thursday night approved almost all of a plan that it says would allow the township to retain its rural character. But it rejected a portion of the plan that would have allowed the development of new villages around gas stations and grocery stores. "Most villages have developed because (they have) a gas station or a grocery store. I think for a developer to force this to happen would be disastrous," said planning board member Michael P. Murphy.
November 21, 1986 |
A 14-year-old youth was wounded yesterday in an exchange of gunfire with an alleged robber who had just shot the youth's mother in their family-owned grocery store in Camden, police say. However, the boy, who never had handled a gun before, managed to shoot the suspect and wound him critically. The suspect, Rolando Ruiz, 18, of Camden, is in West Jersey Hospital, Camden, with a chest wound. The storekeeper, Blanca Peralta, 42, and her son, Ignacio, are both in satisfactory condition, the mother in Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center and the son in West Jersey.
June 11, 2006 |
The son of an employee of the Camden County Office of Hispanic Affairs was gunned down Friday night outside a corner grocery store in East Camden, authorities said yesterday. Andres Camacho 3d, 26, of East Camden, was slain about 9:50 p.m. Friday by a lone shooter who approached him on foot and shot him once in the head after Camacho left a Hispanic grocery store at Berwick Street and Marlton Pike, said Bill Shralow, Camden County Prosecutor's Office spokesman. He died at the scene shortly after.
December 30, 1996 |
Nora Navarrete wasn't supposed to work Saturday night in her husband's North Camden grocery store. She just went to help clean. Her decision proved fatal. Navarrete became a victim in the second shooting within 24 hours at a Camden grocery store. Around 10 p.m., an hour before Father and Son grocery at 901 N. Eighth St. was scheduled to close, Navarrete was standing at the cash register. Another worker was in the back storeroom. According to police sources, a man wielding a handgun and wearing a black ski mask entered the store and demanded money from Navarrete.
September 3, 2012
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Smarck Michel, 75, a businessman who served for almost a year as Haiti's prime minister after the United States restored President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power in the mid-1990s, died Saturday, his son said. Kenneth Michel said his father had a brain tumor and died in the family home near Port-au-Prince. Mr. Michel was born March 29, 1937, in St. Marc, a port city north of the capital, and moved around the country during his childhood because his father was in the Haitian armed forces.
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.
March 10, 2015 |
Residents of West Chester say they want to buy local groceries - and they want to buy them locally. That is the conclusion of a study released last week by the West Chester Food Cooperative. It's been years since the borough had a full-service grocery store - the nearest one is outside the borough border - and people have long talked about bringing one into town. "There's a need for a grocery store and a desire for people to support fresh local produce and products," said West Chester Mayor Carolyn Comitta.