August 1, 2011 |
Police are searching for the gunman in a violent gun point robbery last week at a North Philadelphia supermarket. Employees of the My City supermarket at 1900 Susquehanna Ave. were opening the store at 7 a.m. July 27 when two men entered. One pulled a gun and pistol-whipped two male workers. The pair of bandits took $300 and grabbed a 12-gauge Mossberg pump action shotgun before running away, police said. The hurt employees, ages 36 and 62, were treated at Temple University Hospital for head injuries.
October 16, 2007
CHRISTINE Flowers (op-ed, "Milking the System," Oct. 12) has a legitimate argument that a nursing mother was awarded an overly generous accommodation on a medical licensing exam. But her comment should have been limited to just "some practitioners" when she said that the decision regarding breast-feeding gives "us an idea of the fanaticism of its practitioners. " I have no doubt that her comment reflects disapproval of breast-feeding in public. She is obviously offended by the exposed breasts, but a trip to the supermarket reveals an awful lot of cleavage on display - often, a lot more flesh is exposed there than by a nursing mother.
June 21, 1992 |
Despite a last-minute effort by a developer to arouse public opinion in favor of a supermarket shopping area on Stokes Road in Medford, the Township Planning Board probably will have the final say on the project tomorrow night. Jackson East Associates, which wants to build the center on a 32-acre parcel near Jackson Road, circulated fliers to residents, hoping to avoid zoning restrictions. When the Township Council made recommendations to the Planning Board in April on the proposed Master Plan Zoning Ordinance, included in the lengthy list was a clause limiting the size of any construction on the site to 20,000 square feet, thereby restricting the amount of traffic the development would generate.
May 5, 2004
Having a supermarket just around the corner is something many folks take for granted. But for residents in low-income neighborhoods, whether urban or rural, a nearby supermarket can be as rare as a backyard tennis court. That's a problem on many levels. Not having access to a supermarket with a large variety of foods and lower prices hurts residents' health and economic welfare, not to mention a neighborhood's economic vitality and housing prices. Shopping in small, high-priced food markets is a proven health hazard.
August 21, 1988 |
Mayor Evelyn A. Hess of Clifton Heights was the first to admit it. She didn't need a Bloody Mary so bad that it would involve a near concussion, five stiches in her head and an ambulance trip to the hospital. Yet that's what occurred on July 23 when the 74-year-old woman visited a local supermarket to buy the mixing ingredients for what she calls her favorite cocktail. She recounted the rest of the story Monday night after a Borough Council meeting: "I was scheduled to fly to Pittsburgh the next day to attend the annual convention of the Pennsylvania Boroughs Association, and I planned to make some Bloody Marys when Marie Melbourne (the borough secretary)
June 21, 1999 |
Anita Hart marveled at the bargains she had loaded into her car at the new Pathmark supermarket at the North Philadelphia train station. "A case of soda for $3.99," she said, pointing at the cartons of Coca-Cola and Sprite in the bottom of her cart. "Potato chips, 99 cents. That's good too. " Hart, who lives in North Philadelphia, has switched her shopping loyalty from the Thriftway near her house and a ShopRite in Germantown to the Pathmark, which opened in May. "It's pretty decent," she said, praising the renovated North Philadelphia train station shopping plaza.
June 10, 2008
New Jersey lawmakers yesterday advanced long-debated plans to allow beer and wine sales at grocery stores, but the bill's future is uncertain. While 45 states allow such sales, New Jersey limits supermarket chains to two total liquor licenses. It also mandates the liquor be sold separately from groceries, usually in an adjoining store. With support from major supermarket chains, the Senate Economic Growth Committee released legislation that would allow supermarkets to own more than two licenses and sell beer and wine.
March 21, 2013
Camden announced plans Tuesday for its first new full-service supermarket in 30 years: a 75,000-square-foot ShopRite. The supermarket, which Mayor Dana L. Redd described as an oasis, will anchor a planned 150,000-square-foot retail shopping center at the Admiral Wilson Boulevard and 17th Street in East Camden, city officials and developers said. The ShopRite would be only the second such store in the city of 77,000 people. The developer, Goldenberg Group of Blue Bell, is just starting the permitting and land-acquisition process with the city and the Delaware River Port Authority, which owns a portion of the 20 acres the project needs.
October 3, 2012
A 47-year-old man was beaten and robbed in the frozen-food aisle of a Northeast Philadelphia supermarket, police said Tuesday. The attack occurred at 9:55 p.m. Monday at the Pathmark on Franklin Mills Boulevard, police said. Three men and a woman surrounded the shopper, assaulted him, and took $100 from a money clip. Surveillance video showed the suspects arrived at the Pathmark in a small hatchback car, possibly a Chevrolet Aveo. Anyone with information on the suspects can call 911, or 215-686-TIPS (8477)
March 24, 1988 |
The O&O supermarket in Darby, a 17-month-old experiment in employee ownership, has closed its doors and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The Darby store is the second in the O&O chain, so named because the employees owned and operated it, to fail in the last year. Four O&Os remain open. "They made a really strong effort to try to make a go of it there (in Darby). . . . They just weren't making enough money to stay in business," said Andrew Lamas, managing director of the nonprofit Philadelphia Association for Cooperative Enterprise (PACE)