March 23, 2016 |
Brickstone Cos. plans a restaurant, shopping and four floors of offices in a pair of buildings it's redeveloping on the 1100 block of Chestnut Street beside its big mixed-use project where a Target Corp. store is to open. The 20,080-square-foot Swartz Building development will incorporate a former furniture business at 1108 Chestnut St. that was most recently home to Armand's Record's. It will accommodate offices with ground-floor retail, Brickstone managing partner John Connors said.
October 23, 2015 |
The national conversation on gun violence in and around schools took another detour to Philadelphia yesterday as more than 50 clergymen, students and parents marched from Masterman High School to a North Philadelphia pistol range. "We could be a world where we don't need guns for self-protection," said the Rev. Charles Howard, the University of Pennsylvania's chaplain, as protesters congregated outside the Gun Range, on Percy Street near Spring Garden. Howard spoke alongside other religious leaders from Heeding God's Call, a group supporting greater regulation of guns.
June 17, 2015 |
Target Corp. will open in miniature at the Boyd Theater development site, tapping Center City's growing base of workers and residents amid the retailer's nationwide introduction of smaller shops tailored to urban storefronts. The Minneapolis-based company will open a TargetExpress store at 19th and Chestnut Streets in July 2016, offering fresh groceries, cellphone supplies, beauty items, and other goods in a retail building near the 1920s-era movie palace's facade, company spokeswoman Erika Winkels said Monday.
July 19, 2014 |
The prosecutor called David Gentile a "serial shoplifter," an unrepentant thief who over nine months last year struck Target stores in four counties, pilfering only high-end Texas Instrument graphing calculators. Gentile's lawyer laughed at that, calling her 35-year-old client a "completely unsuccessful criminal," a drug addict who couldn't help but get arrested. Both descriptions may be apt, but Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Frank Palumbo's sentence - three to 23 months in prison followed by three years' reporting probation - satisfied neither side.
June 25, 2014 |
A KNIFE-WIELDING robber tried to bilk Sharon Doyle out of a hard day's pay at Stan's Health Food, her store on Frankford Avenue near Wellington Street in Mayfair, police said. But he didn't realize that Doyle, 46, spent more than a decade working in law enforcement, including stints in the Philadelphia Police Department and the Secret Service. He also didn't know that he had brought a knife to a gunfight. And he ended up in the morgue with a bullet in his chest from Doyle's .38-caliber revolver, according to police.
January 7, 2014 |
GLOUCESTER COUNTY A team of Gloucester County students is learning how to tackle what President Obama has called "one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation": the cyberthreat. The 30 students, ages 12 to 18, are members of the Gloucester County Composite Squadron of the U.S. Civil Air Patrol, the auxiliary of the Air Force. The squadron is similar to ROTC. It helped distribute food to people in a Shore town in the aftermath of Sandy, led a toy drive for children with autism, and participated in other community activities.
January 10, 2013
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January 24, 2012 |
Police are looking for the masked gunman who walked up to the clerk in a North Philadelphia bodega Monday night and shot her four times, killing her. The victim was identified this morning as Rosemary Fernandez-Rivera, 33, who lived above the Caribe Mini Market on the corner of Westmoreland and Mutter Streets. Investigators, who suspect the woman was targeted for the shooting, are studying video from surveillance cameras in the area in the hopes it will give them clues to the gunman's identity.
November 4, 2011 |
Law enforcement officials in Montgomery and Lehigh Counties on Thursday reported busting up a retail-fraud scheme in which thieves resold online merchandise they had bought at knockdown prices from Target. The knockdown, officials said Thursday, was done by the thieves themselves. In 46 cases from February to July, they affixed fake UPC labels they had created to pricey items on Target's shelves. The UPC stickers allowed the thieves to buy items at steeply discounted prices.
December 3, 2009
Tim Tam sandwich cookies, top-selling treats Down Under, are available now through March on these shores. Two flavors, chocolate creme and caramel, will be at all major supermarkets, but Classic Darks can be found only at Target stores. All three chocolate-covered cookies are addicting. Pick your favorite. The newest in Oxo's line of Good Grip measuring cups is this 1/4 cup mini, perfect for smaller measurements and calibrated in tablespoons, ounces, and milliliters. Like its larger siblings, this Oxo provides angled measurement marks inside the cup. Dishwasher safe; no-handle stability.