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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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NEWS
June 27, 2016
Scott P. Charles is the trauma outreach coordinator at Temple University Hospital She should have been safe. When I first heard that Akyra Murray, a recent graduate of West Catholic Prep High School in Philadelphia, had become the youngest victim of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, my immediate thought was, "My God, she should have been safe. " Honor student. Basketball superstar. Odds beater. A rising college freshman from a city that had 280 homicides last year, visiting Orlando, a city that had 37. In fact, the victims who lost their lives at Pulse nightclub that night equaled the total number of homicide victims Orlando lost in 2014 and 2015 combined.
NEWS
June 15, 2016
THE FOLLOWING is a list from the City of Orlando of the names of those killed in the attack on the Pulse nightclub and whose families have been notified. No hometowns have been provided. 1. Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34 2. Stanley Almodovar III, 23 3. Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20 4. Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22 5. Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36 6. Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22 7. Luis S. Vielma, 22 8. Kimberly Morris, 37 9. Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30 10. Darryl Roman Burt II, 29 11. Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32 12. Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21 13. Anthony Laureanodisla, 25 14. Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35 15. Franky J. Dejesus Velazquez, 50 16. Amanda Alvear, 25 17. Martin Benitez Torres, 33 18. Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37 19. Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26 20. Xavier E. Serrano Rosado, 35 21. Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25 22. Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31 23. Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26 24. Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25 25. Miguel Angel Honorato, 30 26. Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40 27. Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32 28. Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19 29. Cory James Connell, 21 30. Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37 31. Luis Daniel Conde, 39 32. Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33 33. Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25 34. Jerald Arthur Wright, 31 35. Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25 36. Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25 37. Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24 38. Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27 ...
NEWS
June 14, 2016
By Jonathan Capehart One year after celebrating the most joyous pride month in U.S. history with the Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in this country, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and the nation as a whole are now in mourning. As of this writing, at least 50 people are dead and 53 were injured when a madman unleashed hell inside a gay nightclub in the wee hours of Sunday. This is by far the worst mass shooting in American history.
NEWS
March 4, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
A Kingsessing man was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for shooting and killing a man two years ago outside a University City nightspot. The Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury deliberated 21/2 days before finding Corey Gaynor guilty in the April 2014 killing of Timothy Cary outside the Copabanana at 40th and Spruce Streets. Judge Lillian Ransom immediately sentenced Gaynor, 28, to the mandatory life in prison without parole. Gaynor did not testify in his defense, and did not speak before he was sentenced.
NEWS
February 11, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
Philadelphia police sent investigative files Tuesday to prosecutors probing a weekend bar brawl in which former Eagles star LeSean McCoy allegedly beat up three off-duty officers - setting the stage for his potential arrest. Also on Tuesday, TMZ Sports published a video purporting to show McCoy throwing a punch during Sunday's fracas at Recess Lounge in Old City, and McCoy hired high-powered Philadelphia defense attorney Jack McMahon to represent him. ‚Äč In an interview, McMahon said he had spoken with McCoy about what happened about 2:45 a.m. at the private club at 125 S. Second St., but did not offer details about the conversation.
SPORTS
November 29, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
HOUSTON - Already at age 19 the face of the 76ers, Jahlil Okafor said that being heckled or approached disrespectfully in public doesn't happen often - but we are finding out it does happen. At 6-foot-11 and 265 pounds, he's usually not hard to spot. And that can lead to some uncomfortable situations for the rookie center, especially one playing on a team that hasn't won a game this season. According to five sources who spoke to The Inquirer independently on condition of anonymity, Thursday morning's incident in Boston was not the first time Okafor has been in an altercation with a heckler while out and about.
NEWS
September 6, 2015 | By Dan McQuade, For The Inquirer
Mark Tully spent the winter of 1969 trying to concoct a new drink. It didn't go perfectly. "Now, I'm not a drinker, even though I have this bar," says Tully, owner of #1 Tavern in North Wildwood. "I do drink, but I'm not a heavy drinker. So what I would do is, I would be testing and testing all day. And my wife would call me up from downstairs and say we were ready for dinner. And sometimes I would come up and I would be a little plastered. " It all worked out. The Super Tully Nut, a five-liquor blend with a recipe known only to the inventor himself, has become a Jersey Shore tradition in the 47 years since its introduction.
SPORTS
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.
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