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.
September 23, 2011 |
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.
July 6, 2014 |
Donna Payne stopped at Bottom Dollar Food for the first time Thursday morning. By the time she reached the checkout line, the 44-year-old Chester resident had a cart brimming with chicken wings, bread, eggs, soda, and popsicles. "This cut down half the price from the other stores," she said. Most of the other stores she visits are not in her own city. Bottom Dollar opened its Chester store last month on Edgmont Avenue, becoming the city's second full-size supermarket. The other one - a nonprofit market called Fare & Square, operated by Philabundance - opened in the fall.
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.
December 18, 1987 |
Funeral services were to be held this morning for Anna Miller Quinlan, who spent most of her life operating a small grocery store that she and her husband started back in the days when the door didn't have to be locked. Quinlan was 87 and lived in Gloria Dei Plaza, Newtown, Bucks County. She ran her grocery store in Olney for 57 years, well after her husband, Michael John, died in 1969. She operated the store until she was 81, and then moved to the country. "It was the quintessential mom and pop grocery store; they poured themselves into it," said her grandson, Edward Dougherty.
December 18, 2012 |
TOPEKA, Kan. - A man with a history of theft and weapons convictions gunned down two police officers investigating possible drug activity in a grocery parking lot, and was later killed after an armed standoff, authorities said Monday. Killed Sunday night were Topeka Police Cpl. David Gogian, 50, and Officer Jeff Atherly, 29. Kansas Bureau of Investigation official Kyle Smith identified the man who opened fire as David Tiscareno, 22, of Topeka. Shawnee County Sheriff Herman Jones said Tiscareno was seated behind the driver's seat of a car stopped in the parking lot of a grocery store when police ordered the occupants to get out. After shooting two of the three responding officers, Tiscareno got back into the car and drove from the scene.