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September 16, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
For months, the peculiar saga of a downtown Swedesboro liquor shop owner scaring away customers - many of them shouted down with racial epithets in a manner reminiscent of a bygone era - has been the talk of the borough. Some were shooed from the store without the booze (or, in one case, the Coke) they had come to buy. Others were locked out. A handwritten note on the door warned patrons: "The clerk does not want to talk. " Complaints about store owner Mario "Mike" Falciani's outbursts led the mayor to call him a "known racist.
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September 13, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police are investigating an incident of anti-Semitic vandalism in which swastikas were painted on the outside of a butcher store in Northeast Philadelphia. The owner of Simon's Kosher, on the 6900 block of Bustleton Avenue, discovered several swastikas painted on the outside of the store around 8:22 a.m. Thursday, police said. The symbols were painted in red on the storefront and on the rear of the building, police said. Detectives are investigating. Police said no similar incidents had been reported in the area recently.
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September 7, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
The once-thriving but long-vacant shopping plaza in Delran that once housed a Sam's Club wholesale discount store has been sold and expects to sign tenants soon, its new owner said. Sun Equity Partners, based in Lakewood, Ocean County, acquired the Route 130 property from Vornado Realty Trust last week, Sun's acquisitions director, Abe Tress, said Friday. "We're in talks with large retailers," said Tress, who declined to name them "because we haven't signed them. " His four-year-old firm specializes in distressed properties like the Delran site, he said, which has been largely unused for a decade.
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September 3, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
As a small public college that targets top high school students, the College of New Jersey prides itself on high retention and graduation rates and regular recognition as a top economic value for families. What the suburban campus outside Trenton hasn't been able to brag about: A particular sense of place. "One of the things that we've often heard from our students and graduates is there's no real here here," said Curt Heuring, vice president of administration. "There's nothing to do, so people have a tendency to go home on weekends, or go to Route 1, or go to the malls in Pennsylvania, that kind of thing.
NEWS
September 3, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer| narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
ATLANTIC CITY - A certain circle of life keeps One Stop Bait & Tackle here open, from tiny worms and minnows to striped bass and bluefish to eager anglers. It's common sense, owner Noel Feliciano said, as he plopped bags of bloodworms onto the counter yesterday. And that's why the nearby Revel Casino Hotel, rising up like a shark fin along the Boardwalk, was a failure, he said - a gleaming, $2.4 billion lure thrown out haphazardly to attract gamblers to a city already full of baited hooks.
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July 31, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
A funky soda fountain and restaurant in Collingswood known as the Pop Shop is planning to open a second location in downtown Medford in late fall. The new Pop Shop, which will be decorated with painted aqua, hot pink, and peach-colored "soda bubbles" against a yellow background, will be in the former Farmers & Mechanics Bank at 1 S. Main Street, said Bill "Stink" Fisher, a co-owner who will run the restaurant. Fisher, an actor who appeared in Invincible and The Lovely Bones , said the 100-year-old building will be renovated and reopen as a 150-seat restaurant with a mezzanine and later may provide outdoor seating.
SPORTS
June 3, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Since the inception of the women's world golf rankings in early 2006, only two Americans had made it to No. 1. Cristie Kerr, for a total of 5 weeks in 2010, and Stacy Lewis, for a month last year. Now, Lewis will get to experience what it feels like once again. This time, the 29-year-old Texan has her sights set on making it last at least a little bit longer. "I definitely want to stay there," she said yesterday at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club after winning the ShopRite LPGA Classic by six shots to move past Inbee Park, who'd held the top spot for the last 59 weeks.
NEWS
June 3, 2014 | BY DYLAN SEGELBAUM, Daily News Staff Writer segelbd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5917
WHEN KYLE MINK heard that Rosa's Fresh Pizza in Center City was giving away pizza to the homeless, he went there, walked up to the counter and got two plain slices - no questions asked. Then, he ate them in the shop in disbelief. "It's amazing," said Mink, 30, who sleeps in an alley on a piece of cardboard at night. "They're the only people doing something like this, you know? And I'm very grateful for it. " Mink is one of up to 30 men and women who regularly stop by Rosa's to take advantage of a program that lets the homeless have slices of pizza paid for in advance by generous customers.
SPORTS
June 1, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - In her first 10 starts on the LPGA Tour this season, Jennifer Johnson's best finish was a tie for 12th. Yesterday, the 22-year-old Californian opened her 11th with a 9-under-par 62 at Stockton Seaview's Bay Course, which gave her a one-stroke lead over Japan's Haru Nomura after one round of the 54-hole ShopRite Classic. Surprised? Well, maybe we shouldn't be. Two years ago, Johnson carded a second-round 63 here. After starting with a 77. She tied for 18th.
NEWS
May 23, 2014
J EANNE CHANG, 37, of West Philadelphia, is chef and co-owner of Lil' Pop Shop, which makes and sells gourmet Popsicles on 44th Street above Spruce in West Philly. A California native and pastry chef who trained at the Culinary Institute of America, she opened the shop in 2012, and soon Food & Wine magazine listed it in "Best Popsicles in the U.S. " Q: How'd you come up with the idea for Lil' Pop Shop? A: I was living in Durham, N.C., and we went to a place called Locopops and it was healthy.
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