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.
May 16, 2014 |
CAMDEN - A PriceRite is coming to Camden, making it the second chain supermarket slated for the city since the last one closed in July 2013, officials announced Wednesday. The PriceRite is slated to open in November in the building formerly occupied by the last supermarket, a Pathmark on Mount Ephraim Avenue. Mayor Redd made the announcement along with State Sen. Donald Norcross and Jason Ravitz, of Ravitz Family Market, at City Hall. The PriceRite is expected to create 80 to 100 jobs, a city spokesman said.
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.
July 19, 2013 |
Jerry Quinn loves talking baseball with Amber Badeau, a full-time registered dietitian at the ShopRite in Olney, where he has bought groceries for years. Badeau, 26, is a Phillies fan, all right. She also sees opportunity in these encounters, a chance to chat with Quinn, 78, who still works at Citizens Bank Park, about making smart choices in the supermarket aisles. This may take a while, as evidenced by Quinn's shopping cart this day. It's loaded with ingredients for a special dinner he saw on a cooking show: a layer of ground beef topped with cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, Tater Tots, and shredded cheese.
February 20, 2014 |
Joseph G. Harm Jr., 77, of Cherry Hill, former operator of supermarkets in Brigantine and Ventnor, N.J., died Saturday, Feb. 15, at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden of a heart attack. "Joe was one of those people, if you go into a supermarket, he would say, 'This should be here and that should be there,' " his wife, Loretta, said. Mr. Harm would "walk in the store and say, 'I could make more business for the owners' " by making things more attractive, his wife said. "And that was Joe. " Born in Kensington, Mr. Harm graduated from North Catholic High School in 1954 and earned a bachelor's degree in food marketing at what is now St. Joseph's University in 1958.
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.
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.