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July 22, 1993 | By Claire Furia, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The parking problems that plagued the residential neighborhood around Boomerang's nightclub on the Delaware River have almost vanished, Commissioner Thomas J. Giancristoforo reported. But the noise level outside the 2-month-old club is still too high despite the club's addition of sound barriers and the rearrangement of stereo speakers, he said at Monday night's board meeting. Since portions of five roads near the club were restricted to residential- permit parking at the end of last month, Giancristoforo said he had received few complaints of neighbors unable to park.
NEWS
November 29, 1991 | By Louis R. Carlozo, Special to The Inquirer
The bar crowd presses up tightly as Miles Cruz, dressed in a baggy blue jump suit with thick black stripes, prepares to make his jump. Egged on by the club emcee, they count: "One . . . two . . . Three!" Cruz, 24, is on his way to becoming a new breed of barfly. He sprints across the dance floor toward a tiny trampoline. He bounces, somersaults and slams spread-eagle against a padded black wall. Is he hurt? No, just stuck. For those who have wondered what it's like to be Spiderman, Velcro jumping, which bowed Wednesday night at a Cherry Hill nightclub, has landed in the Philadelphia area.
NEWS
December 2, 1994 | by Marc Meltzer, Daily News Staff Writer
Again, a new waterfront restaurant, bar and nightclub is facing a challenge from the civic organization in its neighborhood. This time, it's Gothum battling the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association. At issue in their rematch before the city's zoning board is the club's zoning variance. Gothum - which attracts a thirtysomething crowd and about 100 cars a night - has been open for about a month on Brown Street near Delaware Avenue, according to its lawyer, Joseph Beller.
NEWS
June 25, 1991 | Los Angeles Daily News
A trendy Los Angeles nightclub must stop refusing admission to people who are not dressed "cool" or lack the proper club image and admit the general public, a state judge has ruled. Administrative Law Judge Milford A. Maron ruled that the Vertigo nightclub must post a sign stating its open admission policy. Joshua Kaplan, the attorney representing the nightclub, said yesterday that the club will continue to operate as usual while he appeals the decision. He said that the ruling violates free enterprise rights.
NEWS
December 18, 1986 | By George Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Reputed mob figure Giuseppe Gambino has purchased a shuttered Atlantic City nightclub that was the focus of a state investigation into organized-crime activity shortly after casino gambling was approved there 10 years ago. Gambino, identified by Pennsylvania and New Jersey law enforcement officials as a member of a Brooklyn-based crime family whose major activity is dealing in illegal drugs, purchased Casanova's, a one-time popular Pacific Avenue...
NEWS
August 18, 1995 | By Lillian Weis, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The patio umbrellas remained folded at the Montego Bay nightclub on Route 73 yesterday in response to a court injunction shutting down the outdoor operation. Cinnaminson Township had obtained the injunction because of noise pollution. But Nick Kouvatas, co-owner of the New Woodbine Inn, said he expects to reopen tonight, music and all. "The judge said he will probably let us open the club immediately," Kouvatas said in an interview yesterday. That is, he said, once Superior Court Judge John A. Sweeney receives the noise measurement, taken by a private sound consultant, showing compliance with the state noise limit of 50 decibels.
NEWS
May 21, 1988 | By Christopher Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than 100 West Poplar residents, brandishing picket signs, blocked eastbound traffic on Spring Garden Street for almost an hour last night to protest an after-hours roller-skating rink and nightclub in their neighborhood. The demostrators, a racially mixed group that included couples and their children, were seeking to close After Midnight, a club in the 1000 block of Spring Garden Street. Neighborhood residents have complained that the club's opening last weekend was marred by roaming bands of youth, underage drinking, fights, drug usage, litter and blaring radios.
NEWS
March 4, 1995 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Joseph N. Bisciotti, 65, longtime owner of the Springfield Inn, a popular Sea Isle City nightspot, died Wednesday at his Sea Isle City home. Mr. Bisciotti was born in Philadelphia and was a former resident of Upper Darby. He graduated in 1948 from Upper Darby High School, where he played football in his junior and senior years. Afterward, he served for a year in the Army, then entered the Army Reserve. He moved to Sea Isle City 30 years ago. He bought the restaurant and bar that he renamed the Springfield Inn in 1972.
NEWS
August 20, 2010 | By JOHN F. MORRISON, morrisj@phillynews.com 215-854-5573
THE OASIS in Wildwood might have been the only nightclub in the history of that august institution to use grandmothers as bouncers. OK, they weren't exactly bouncers, but they could defuse a tense situation by being - well, grandmothers. The Oasis was owned by John Rizio, a South Philly transplant who refined the nightclub scene in Wildwood, during the years when it was the place to go for fun and entertainment, by creating a family-friendly atmosphere. John's wife, the former Ida Cusella, was largely responsible for establishing that kind of ambience.
NEWS
September 24, 2012
A fight at a Northeast Philadelphia nightclub early Sunday morning led to a shooting outside the club that injured a 33-year-old man. Just before 2 a.m., a group of about 20 people began fighting inside Club Extreme on Adams Avenue, according to Philadelphia police. The fight spilled outside and the shooting victim, who was part of the fight inside, was hit multiple times right in front of the club, police spokeswoman Officer Tanya Little said. The man was transported to Einstein Medical Center to be treated for gunshot wounds to the neck, left arm, and left leg. He was listed in stable condition Sunday, according to police.
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June 7, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple football players Haason Reddick and Dion Dawkins will face trial on felony aggravated assault and conspiracy charges and related misdemeanor charges in connection with an off-campus fight at a North Philadelphia nightclub. Common Pleas Judge Michael Erdos reversed an earlier ruling by Judge Joyce Eubanks in April that had dismissed all charges against Reddick and dismissed most of the charges against Dawkins, holding him for trial only on a misdemeanor simple-assault charge.
NEWS
October 30, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
PATRONS WILDLY dancing on a stripper pole at a Philly nightclub and hookah lounge knocked hot hookah coals down a patron's breasts, the woman claims in a lawsuit, but the club's manager said she's making a mountain out of a molehill and the suit is a booby trap. In a civil suit filed this week in Common Pleas Court, Katelyn Sobon said she was a patron of the Trilogy Nightclub & Hookah Lounge on Spring Garden Street near 6th in Northern Liberties on May 25. She and a friend were seated near the dance floor with a hookah placed on a "feeble" table between them.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
LAST NIGHT was the MTV Video Music Awards. Which means that the night before, the odds were 5-to-1 that Suge Knight was going to get shot. At a 2005 pre-VMA party hosted by Kanye West , in Miami, Suge was shot in the leg. He was shot again early yesterday morning - twice - at a Sunset Strip nightclub in Los Angeles. At a party for Chris Brown 's new album. According to London's Daily Mail , a witness said that Brown was the target of the shots. Others at the party at various times throughout the night included the two ubiquitous Jenner girls, Justin Bieber , the Game , Tyson Beckford and Apple de Ap of the Black Eyed Peas . The Los Angeles Times reported that West Hollywood Mayor John D'Amico went out on a limb and called the nightclub shooting of Suge and two others "unacceptable.
NEWS
August 22, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
THE BIG GUY with the imposing dreads and the fierce demeanor at the door of the nightclub could be intimidating - if you didn't know him. But as those regulars who got to know Oronde Gibson could tell you, he was a "lovable bear. " Oronde was the manager and guardian of the door at the former Club Fluid on South 4th Street, a nightclub popular with fans of hip-hop, soul and rap, delivered by exuberant DJs, who made the records shriek like bouncing banshees. The crowd loved it. By midnight, the small dance floor was jammed, you had to wait in line to get a drink and the noise level was just this side of unbearable.
NEWS
April 17, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
This story was updated at 10 a.m. Wednesday A West Philadelphia man was killed outside a nightclub near the University of Pennsylvania campus early Tuesday, police said. Patrol officers from the 18th District and Penn police responded to a report of a person with a gun inside Copabanana at 40th and Spruce Streets around 1:30 a.m., police said. Outside, they found Timothy Cary, 31, lying on the sidewalk. He had been shot in the head, chest, a leg, and both hands. He was pronounced dead shortly afterward at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
NEWS
December 24, 2013 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
WHEN THE MOOD strikes and the music's just right, patrons of Club Aura in Northern Liberties can get up out of their seats . . . and stand there. Owner Marc Stein said no customer, not even comedian Dave Chappelle, who stopped in over the weekend, is allowed to dance there, because the club doesn't have a special-assembly occupancy license required by the city. And he now realizes that he'll probably never get one. "I actually have to tell the bouncers to intervene if they see someone dancing in here.
NEWS
November 20, 2013 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
DEMETRY PRESLEY hadn't even been 21 for half a year when a hail of bullets cut his young life short outside a nightclub on South Street this weekend. "Blessed to see another year. 21 now. Feeling good," the young man, of Sicklerville, N.J., posted on his Facebook page in June. Police say Presley died after he was shot several times in the head and chest on South Street near 2nd in the wee hours of the morning Sunday, after a brawl that started inside a club spilled onto the street.
NEWS
April 2, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three patrons and a security guard were stabbed during a brawl at a Cherry Hill nightclub early Sunday, police said. Daniel Skillings, 32, of Sicklerville, was charged with aggravated assault with injury, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose. The fight broke out at 2:09 a.m. at Top Dog America's Bar & Grill, 2310 West Marlton Pike, between two patrons on the second-floor dance floor. The three patrons were treated for undisclosed injuries at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County and were released, police said.
NEWS
January 29, 2013 | By Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press
SANTA MARIA, Brazil - There was no fire alarm. There were no sprinklers or fire escapes. And when a band member tried to put out a fire that had been started by pyrotechnics, the extinguisher didn't work. All the elements were in place for the tragedy at the Kiss nightclub early Sunday. The result was the world's worst fire of its kind in more than a decade, with 231 people dead and this southern Brazilian college town in shock and mourning. Funerals began on Monday, as reports continued to emerge about the accumulation of neglect and errors at the packed night spot.
NEWS
January 28, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - Flames raced through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing more than 230 people as panicked partygoers gasped for breath in the smoke-filled air, stampeding toward a single exit partially blocked by those already dead. It appeared to be the world's deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade. Witnesses said that a flare or firework lit by band members started the blaze in Santa Maria, a university city of about 225,000 people, though officials said that the cause was still under investigation.
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