July 14, 2009 |
IF A supermarket worker doesn't have health insurance, how likely is it he'll see a doctor when he might be sick? The answer should concern consumers. Study after study shows that workers without insurance are less likely to see a doctor when they aren't feeling well than those who have it. And when it comes to supermarket workers, those without insurance may be placing customers at risk of food poisoning. Food poisoning has become a significant problem. President Obama, in his recent address on food safety, said cases of the disease have risen 250 percent since the early '90s.
March 6, 1987 |
It was the kind of neighborhood decision city officials have nightmares about. Opposing organizations, each with valid arguments on their side, squared off against each other yesterday to demand a decision in their favor on the future of an empty lot. The subject was a proposed Super Fresh market at 19th and Hamilton streets in the Franklintown section. Passions ran high as 150 supporters and opponents crowded into the city Planning Commission's bimonthly meeting seeking a final vote.
July 23, 1997 |
In a move that effectively blocks a controversial proposal to build a supermarket on Maple Avenue, the Planning Board last night voted unanimously to change the property's zoning to a mixture of residential and light commercial. The zoning change, which planning officials said would be reviewed tonight by the Township Committee, would leave open the possibility of building strip stores along Maple Avenue but would prohibit the large-scale supermarket the Pennsylvania-based Goldenberg Group had proposed.
August 11, 1995 |
To outsiders, it might seem like just another grocery store. But to the residents of Pemberton, who say they must travel out of town to find a decent salad bar or fish section, today's groundbreaking of an Acme at the corner of Broadway and Trenton Road is a big deal. Banners are flying. Hot dog and ice cream wagons are stocking up. And the high school band plans on stopping by, as does U.S. Rep. Jim Saxton (R., Mount Holly). Township officials are expecting hundreds of residents to attend the 11 a.m. event, which they hope will signal the beginning of an economic revival for the Browns Mills business district, not to mention good produce.
December 30, 1986 |
When it comes to stocking the family larder, Barbara Gorenstein, substitute teacher, does not so much shop as forage. "I keep my money and my coupons and my shopping list in my purse at all times, and I shop whenever I see a market near the school I happen to be teaching at," said Gorenstein, who lives in Franklintown. "I have no real loyalty. All I need is a market and a parking spot. " Such shopping strategies are not uncommon in a city that, before October, hadn't witnessed the grand opening of a supermarket in its core for 20 years.
August 22, 1990 |
The Cinnaminson Planning Board last week put to rest the development proposal of CenterPoint Properties Inc. of Atlanta, which would have brought a 24-hour supermarket to town and wholly renovated the near-bankrupt Square 130 Mall. CenterPoint's five-month, 30-hour presentation testimonial attracted up to 90 people at times, spurring strong feelings among Rolling Hills residents who said the supermarket would generate too much traffic, noise and crime. The proposal included renovating a portion of the existing mall, which is enclosed, and constructing a 55,184-square-foot Pathmark supermarket and 22,806 square feet of additional retail space.
February 19, 1998 |
A 33-year-old Croydon man has been charged with robbery and attempted kidnapping after a bizarre incident yesterday outside the Giant Food Market on West Trenton Avenue. Police said Vincent Joseph Marino forced his way into the car of a woman, identified only as in her 30s and from Morrisville, as she left the market at 9:30 a.m. Demanding money, police said, Marino told the woman, "Cooperate and you won't get hurt. " The woman tried to satisfy Marino's demands, said Cpl. Gene Ross, by giving him her last $20. But Marino balked, Ross said, and ordered her to drive him to a nearby bank to withdraw money from an automated teller.
June 28, 1999 |
U.S. Rep. Joe M. Hoeffel (D., Pa.) stood in the foyer of the Plymouth Township Super Fresh supermarket Saturday morning, greeting constituents with a handshake and an opportunity to give their man in Washington an earful. "Hi, I'm Joe Hoeffel," the freshman legislator, dressed in shirtsleeves and khakis, said to early-morning shoppers as they pushed their carts through the store's automatic doors. "I'm your congressman. If I can help you with anything in Washington, let me know.
June 2, 1994 |
A new, bigger Genuardi's supermarket is coming to the neighborhood. And some residents aren't about to jump on the Welcome Wagon. The Abington Township Commissioners' Code Enforcement Committee Tuesday unanimously endorsed the 50,000-square-foot Genuardi's store proposed for the southernmost end of the Huntingdon Valley Shopping Center, at Huntingdon Pike and Shady Lane. The plans - which, Abington officials say, conform to the township code - are scheduled for consideration next Thursday by the full Board of Commissioners.
June 21, 1988 |
Members of the Monroe Township Council said last night they wanted to resolve citizen complaints of excessive noise, lack of landscaping and improperly functioning retention basins at the Shop Rite supermarket on the Black Horse Pike near Sicklerville Road. Michele Leonetti, a resident of Ireland Terrace, who lives near the supermarket, presented a petition to the council that contains about 30 names and demands a solution to the problem. Leonetti took the supermarket to Municipal Court on June 8 and asked that Shop Rite take action to reduce noise coming from trucks that load and unload between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. She also said that rooftop air-conditioning units were excessively loud.