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March 19, 1987 | By Marilou Regan, Special to The Inquirer
A businessman who wants to open a pizzeria at 1506 Chester Pike has asked the Folcroft Zoning Hearing Board for a special exception. Although the area is zoned for commercial use, Gus Kontis of Wilmington needs a special exception to operate an eat-in/take-out restaurant because the site is not zoned for sit-down dining. He and his partner, Jerry Fokas, plan to open a pizza shop in the 1,100- square-foot building, and to provide seating for 32. Kontis testified at Monday night's hearing that he would sign a lease on the property if the special exception was granted.
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October 4, 1990 | By Glenn Berkey, Special to The Inquirer
To get the world to beat a path to your door, you need not build a better mousetrap. Just sell everything on your menu at half price. That's what New Village Pizza in Bensalem did all day Monday. About 2,100 people - an estimated five times more than on a normal day - showed up to claim their share of the discount. The sale, which was only advertised through fliers that were not widely distributed, marked the reopening of New Village after a 10-day shutdown as new owners took over.
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September 8, 1991 | By James Cordrey, Special to The Inquirer
The Central Morton Civic Association (CMCA) is leading a boycott against a Morton pizzeria whose owner allegedly kissed a 17-year-old girl against her will. The boycott has been in effect four weeks, since the alleged incident, said CMCA president Eleanor Saunders. "We are showing community disapproval for the events at the pizza place," she said. "We are a close-knit town; when something happens to one of us, we all feel it. " The mother of the girl gave this account of the incident: The girl, who patronized Santino's Pizza Rama about once a week, went in Aug. 10 to buy some french fries.
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June 28, 2012 | By Sam Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A firefighter was injured Wednesday morning as he battled a blaze at a landmark South Street pizzeria. The fire at Lorenzo and Son's Pizza, at 3rd and South Street, was first reported at 10:26 a.m. Firefighters placed it under control shortly before noon. The three-story building at 305 South St. houses the pizzeria on the ground floor and several apartments above, said Executive Fire Chief Richard Davison. A hole in the wall that does brisk business after last call, Lorenzo's is known for brusque counter workers and New York-style pizza slices the size of your head.
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August 7, 1994 | By Christine Bahls, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Four employees of a Little Caesar's pizzeria were charged with theft and receiving stolen property, police said, after they stole $363 in cash from the pizzeria and tried covering up the crime by reporting that they had been robbed. Three of those charged were brothers who live in Penns Grove, N.J.: Jose Andujar, 18; Daniel, 21; and their 17-year-old brother, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile. The fourth person charged was Angie Robayo, 18, of the 6300 block of Elmhurst Street, Philadelphia.
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September 15, 1994 | By Tom Avril, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
If you order a pie at Joe's Pizza in Medford, you can get it with black olives, pepperoni, anchovies or green peppers, among other toppings. Until recently, according to Newark FBI agents, you could also pick up cocaine and handguns. To go. Pizza parlor owner Giuseppe Mannino, 33, of Somerdale, is scheduled for a bail hearing tomorrow before a U.S. magistrate in Trenton. He was arrested Monday afternoon by FBI agents at the pizzeria, which is on Tomlinson Mill Road, in front of five startled customers and three employees.
NEWS
December 16, 2000 | by Kitty Caparella, Daily News Staff Writer
A 13-year-old boy using a cell phone foiled a holdup at a Mount Airy pizza shop that led to a wild shoot-out last night between cops and a robbery suspect. When the smoke cleared, the suspect and an employee of the pizzeria, on Stenton Avenue near Barringer Street, each suffered three gunshot wounds, police said. Both were taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where the suspect was listed in critical condition and the pizzeria employee in guarded condition, police said.
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September 6, 1989 | By Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
Francesco "Cheech" Gambino, a reputed boss of the Sicilian Mafia, was convicted yesterday by a federal jury of trafficking in millions of dollars worth of heroin and cocaine, using pizzerias as fronts. The jury also convicted four other reputed Sicilian Mafia members or associates, but acquitted another defendant, Carlo Fodera, owner of an auto body shop in Brooklyn, N.Y. "It's an important victory in the war against drugs, given the international aspects of the organization," said Michael Seigel, a prosecutor with the U.S. Organized Crime Strike Force in Philadelphia.
FOOD
July 5, 2000 | by Kent Steinriede, For the Daily News
Nabil Jomli has had a varied professional life. He trained as an engineer in his native Tunisia, yet became a physical education teacher there. Then, after two years as a front desk clerk in a London hotel, he came to Philadelphia in 1997. The next year he opened a halal butcher shop in the Italian Market. The butcher shop evolved into a Mediterranean take-out restaurant and, most recently, into a pizzeria with a sprinkling of Mediterranean dishes on the menu. However, one thing has been constant since Jomli, 33, opened his first business on 9th Street: savory, slightly spicy merguez sausage.
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March 14, 2014 | BY MISTER MANN FRISBY, For the Daily News
    THANKS to the comedic duo of Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey, one Upper Darby family is cheesing from ear to ear. During the March 3 broadcast of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," Fallon surprised Fey - his former "Saturday Night Live" castmate and a guest that evening - on air with a large pizza from her favorite hometown spot, Pica's Restaurant in Upper Darby. The plain, rectangular pie with cheese on the dough and sauce on top has been a staple at the family-owned business since 1941, when its late founder, Frank Pica Sr., opened the original location at 62nd and Race streets, in West Philadelphia.
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March 3, 2016 | By Mike Newall, Columnist
The pizzeria was quiet. Hoang was talking about loneliness. John had heard enough. "Internet," he barked from his stool behind the counter. "I know," said Hoang, sounding as if he had heard his boss suggest he try Vietnamese dating sites a thousand times before, because, well, he had. "I tell him like a million times: Internet, Internet, you know what I mean?" said John, who, like Hoang, is from Vietnam. "You look for somebody on there. Then you go out, you don't like it, then, nothing to lose, right?"
NEWS
December 8, 2015 | By John F. Morrison, Daily News Staff Writer
The doctors would look at Vince Iannelli's medical report and then up at him and wonder if they had the right guy. The man in the medical report was riddled with cancers that had invaded his prostate, lungs, liver, and bones. The smiling, happy-go-lucky man before the doctors didn't look as if he'd been sick a day in his life. "He had an inner spirit," his sister Donna Iannelli said. "I would say to the oncologist: 'Look at my brother. I see you don't believe the report.' " Vincent T. Iannelli, 68, who operated a pizzeria and bakery at Ninth and McKean Streets in South Philadelphia called Captain Pepperoni and the High Rollers, died Saturday, Nov. 28. At its height in the late '70s and early '80s, Captain Pepperoni's was possibly the liveliest eatery in South Philly.
FOOD
October 9, 2015 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
Brian Sirhal and Tim Spinner - the duo behind the Mexican trio of Cantina Feliz, La Calaca Feliz, and Taqueria Feliz - are spinning pizzas with their new suburban project, Pizzeria Felici . Pizzeria Felici (see what they did with the name?) is in the Elements Horsham at 303 Horsham Rd. (215-323-4530). Specialty is Neopolitan-style pizza cooked in a double-hearthed, wood-fired oven. Menu, designed by chef Jim Burke (ex-James), includes starters/antipasti, pastas, and entrees. Michael Brenfleck, last at La Calaca Feliz in Fairmount, is chef.
FOOD
April 24, 2015 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
The Franzone family of Bridgeport and Conshohocken has made it to the third generation in the pizza business, as Charles Franzone III opened a branch of Franzone's Pizzeria at 114 Levering St. in Manayunk (215-508-1050). It's the same deal - thin-crust pies, sweet sauce applied in a spiral - as the original founded by his grandfather in 1955. Unlike most other quickie spots in Manayunk, Franzone's closes at midnight - the building's historical certification does not allow later hours.
NEWS
December 22, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
A SAUCY PIZZA shop employee with pie-in-the-sky hopes bribed an undercover worker from the Inspector General's Office to pass health inspections at two of the pizzeria's locations earlier this year, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. Adolfo Delacruz, 35, an employee of Stacy's Pizzeria, which has locations on Market Street near 42nd in West Philadelphia and on Drexel Road near Haverford Avenue in Overbrook Park, has been charged with two counts of bribery. An employee with the Inspector General's Office who was wired as part of the investigation posed as a health inspector and visited the Stacy's Pizzeria location in Overbrook Park on Sept.
FOOD
September 12, 2014 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
While building Capogiro into a nationally touted gelato brand, Stephanie Reitano baked pizzas at home. Just as she was emboldened by her desserts, she and her husband, John, decided to go pro and open a pizzeria. Within a week, the public can taste the wares of Capofitto , a gelateria, cafe, and bar in the front, with a pizzeria and dining room in the back, at 233 Chestnut St. in Old City. The former paper company has been decorated with 19th-century features found in the building.
NEWS
April 16, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
The husband-and-wife owners of Ocean City's popular Manco & Manco pizzerias pleaded not guilty in a tax evasion case Monday. Charles Bangle, 54, and his wife, Mary, 53, are accused of concealing $981,000 in income from the IRS and using the proceeds for personal expenses. They were arrested the morning of April 3 by IRS investigators and released that day after appearing in federal court in Camden. During that hearing, a judge ordered the two to give up their passports, and Charles Bangle to hand over weapons that included 12 handguns, two shotguns, and two rifles.
NEWS
April 10, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
HAD IT NOT BEEN for the security cameras at the 60th Street Pizza restaurant in Southwest Philadelphia, Shaquir Johnson and his cousin Nasire Davis may have gotten away with the brutal beating they gave a man in front of the victim's family two years ago. But the cameras were rolling inside and outside the Chester Avenue eatery, capturing Johnson, then 19, and Davis, then 16, beating Charles Distin, 53, and dragging him outside to the sidewalk....
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March 14, 2014 | BY MISTER MANN FRISBY, For the Daily News
    THANKS to the comedic duo of Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey, one Upper Darby family is cheesing from ear to ear. During the March 3 broadcast of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," Fallon surprised Fey - his former "Saturday Night Live" castmate and a guest that evening - on air with a large pizza from her favorite hometown spot, Pica's Restaurant in Upper Darby. The plain, rectangular pie with cheese on the dough and sauce on top has been a staple at the family-owned business since 1941, when its late founder, Frank Pica Sr., opened the original location at 62nd and Race streets, in West Philadelphia.
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