July 8, 1993 |
An Atlantic City man was indicted yesterday for the April slayings of a co- worker, her boyfriend and the couple's two-year-old daughter at a printing shop. Atlantic County Prosecutor Jeffrey Blitz said he will seek the death penalty against Clarence Reaves, 32, of Brigantine Boulevard. Reaves, a part-time printer at the shop, was charged with the April 23 murders of Julie Ann Storkson, 24, Ronald Massey, 33, and Gloria Massey, 2, of Atlantic City. He was also charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault against Alexis Storkson, 5, the daughter of Julie Ann Storkson.
October 16, 2015 |
RESTAURANT owners, apple lovers and selfie-stick users can rest easy: The 2016 Democratic National Convention won't have any of the negative restrictions that were associated with the recent papal visit. That was one of the core messages that Mayor Nutter emphasized at a news conference with DNC officials inside a South Philadelphia printing shop yesterday afternoon. The other: Local businesses stand to make a lot of money off the convention next July. As many as 50,000 people are expected to attend the DNC - being held in Philly for the first time since 1948 - bringing an estimated $350 million economic impact to the city, said the Rev. Leah Daughtry, the convention's CEO. Daughtry said DNC officials would spend up to $50 million on convention-related necessities, including lighting and staging equipment.
November 3, 1995 |
Philadelphia has been a hub for at least two gangs of audio tape pirates whose sales of counterfeit cassettes, featuring top recording artists, may have caused $96 million in losses to the recording industry in the past seven years. Federal authorities announced that 17 people, including two local businessmen, have been charged with crimes ranging from conspiracy, trafficking in counterfeit labels and copyright infringement, to money laundering. One local businessman, Thomas McGovern, 35, owns a printing shop in Clifton Heights, Delaware County, where counterfeit labels were made for the cassettes.
June 2, 1993 |
Chris Perry came to Atlantic City yesterday on a long shot. He's hoping his role as the biological father will win him custody of 5- year-old Alexis Storkson, the daughter who until yesterday he hadn't seen for almost four years. The question of custody for Alexis Storkson arose after her mother, sister and mother's boyfriend were killed in the office of an Atlantic City printing shop in late April. Julie Ann Storkson, 24, and her boyfriend, Ronald Massey, 33, were beaten with a claw hammer.
April 5, 2012 |
IMAGINE IF the Philadelphia Eagles had rehired Buddy Ryan, their famously hard-nosed head coach, twice . That might give you a sense of the reaction inside Philadelphia Media Network's headquarters Wednesday when the company announced that two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Bill Marimow will become editor of the Inquirer May 1. It's a bit of deja vu for Marimow, who was the paper's editor from 2006 until the fall of 2010, when...
October 17, 2015 |
The Democratic National Convention Committee has settled in Philadelphia and is open for business. Jude Arijaje, owner of Minuteman Press on South Broad Street, stood next to Mayor Nutter and the Democratic National Convention Committee CEO on Thursday in his printing shop as proof that the DNC wants to partner with local businesses in advance of the party's national convention here next year. "Small businesses, large business, we want everyone to have a shot at the pie," the Rev. Leah Daughtry, the convention's CEO, said.
May 24, 1989 |
If you didn't know better, Trento Brizi and Aldo Brunacci might look like a couple of retired paisanos sitting on a park bench waiting for hungry pigeons to totter by for a handout. They're not. Brizi goes to work every day in his small, one-man printing shop that's been in the family for more than 60 years. Brunacci's still working, too. In fact, his job's good for a lifetime. He's a priest. No, Trento Brizi, 74, and Father Aldo Brunacci, 75, are not ready to feed the pigeons.
June 19, 2012 |
Raymond the Amish Comic said to look for him outside the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville. A mop of shaggy hair. A long, graying beard that began at the jaw. And a Saab 900. "You weren't expecting a horse and buggy were you?" he asked. Raymond is 54, and in recovery after growing up Amish on a farm in Blue Ball, Lancaster County. His parents died when he was a boy. He was never baptized, "so I never signed the deal," he says. "I never took the oath. So I'm really not shunned.
September 12, 1999 |
Some folks tie a ribbon around a finger to remind themselves to do something; others jot down a note or two. But what if you have to remind a whole town that you exist? Business owners on a slowly revitalizing Merchant Street have a strategy: They're holding a block party on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. "It's kind of a forgotten area," said Charlotte Skeggs, who, with her husband, Joe, has owned a printing shop on Merchant Street for 12 years. "We just want people to come to the street and see that we're still here.
July 20, 2006 |
In a year of cascading events marking the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth, let's take note of a less-renowned Franklin: Ben's half-brother James. If James Franklin has become a footnote to the life of his illustrious sibling, it is not without some fault on James' part. When Ben at age 12 became an indentured apprentice in James' printing shop, the terms of the indenture were not exactly brotherly. Most indentures ran for seven years. Ben's was for nine, with journeyman's pay only in the final year.