June 21, 2012
One Baltimore politician has declared war on dirty grocery stores, dirty restaurants, dirty hotels -- all dirt, really. Call it a one-woman (for now) crusade for cleanliness. Del. Jill P. Carter is calling it her consumer revolt. "How is it that a 'fresh market' has a filthy floor? Or 'whole foods' has an unkempt buffet? Or those rarely washed credit card machines?" Carter said on Twitter Wednesday. "The general public, paying consumers, must demand higher standards of cleanliness & quality..stop spending Ritz-C $ on Motel6 accommodations.
March 17, 2013
Susan Heisler, a retired grocery store merchandiser and recreational pool player, died of lung cancer March 3 at the Chesapeake Hospice's Mandrin Center in Harwood. The Glen Burnie resident was 55. Born in Baltimore and raised on Bush Street, she was the daughter of Roger Heisler, who served in the Navy, and Nira Blank, a Koppers Co. and Maryland Glass employee. The family moved to Anne Arundel County and she was a 1965 graduate of Northeast High School, where she ran track. She was a bartender at Dino's in Glen Burnie on Ritchie Highway.
March 19, 2012
Contract negotiations between management and the union representing workers at Giant Food and Safeway are expected to continue Tuesday, said a union spokeswoman, who added that no progress had been reported so far. The contract between the grocery chains and the union, which represents 23,000 employees in the Baltimore-Washington region, expires March 31. On Monday, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 400 in Landover said five...
April 17, 2013
The developer of a vacant lot in Charles Village owned by the Johns Hopkins University has decided not to build a grocery store there. The university supports the decision about the site, at the corner of St. Paul and E. 33rd streets, said a statement released Wednesday by Armada Hoffler, the lead developer of the 1.1-acre site. The other firms involved are Beatty Development Group LLC and Skye Hospitality LLC. The development group, 3200StPaul, has met with residents of Charles Village and the surrounding communities in recent weeks to solicit their thoughts on how the land should be used.
September 11, 2011
I read with interest and amazement the article on children nagging their parents for junk food in the supermarket ("Combating the 'nag factor,' Sept. 8). The entire situation is a foreign concept to me. Professor Dina Borzekowski observed that "every mom has a story about the tantrum in the cereal aisle. " I don't, and I certainly don't have children who are overly angelic. Far from it. I have a 3-year-old and 6-year-old who are pretty typical kids with the exception of one thing - they watch very little TV. Maybe one hour a week, sometimes less.
March 3, 1991
Services for Benjamin Gumnit, who operated a grocery store in East Baltimore for 35 years, will be held at noon today at Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral home, 6010 Reisterstown Road.Mr. Gumnit, 85, died Friday at Baltimore County General Hospital.He had Alzheimer's disease and had lived for the past 1 1/2 years at the Milford Manor Nursing Home.Born in eastern Europe near the border of Russia and Poland, Mr. Gumnit was 5 years old when he came to the United States with his mother and four sisters.