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Time to expand

Gerhard’s Appliances expanded its Northeast location to include a scratch and dent section. A grand opening will be held on Friday.   

Taylor sworn in for 16th term

State Rep. John Taylor (R-177th dist.) was sworn in for his 16th term in Harrisburg last week.

SPIN transparency recognized

Special People In Northeast recently got high praise for the transparency of its operations from the GuideStar Exchange, which helps the public monitor nonprofits.

Philadelphia Fire Department releases year-end statistics

Fire deaths increased by one-third while fire-related injuries rose by 4 percent in Philadelphia last year, although both tallies remained well below recent historical peaks, according to year-end statistics released by the Philadelphia Fire Department this month.

Pets of the Week: January 14, 2015

Leo needs a new playmate

Living a fantasy

Somerton author Susan Love recently wrote ‘Ms. Love’s Mystical Island Adventure,’ an animated ebook inspired by her experiences in the classroom.  

Holme Circle celebrates annual holiday social

Members of the Holme Circle Civic Association joined the neighborhood’s elected officials in a holiday social at the local Dunkin’ Donuts on Dec. 17. The event has become an annual celebration for the civic association, replacing its regular monthly business meeting each December. Attendees enjoyed complimentary coffee and seasonal sweets.

Frankford NAC approves variances for lab and duplex

Residents OK’d a request for a special zoning exception by a lab company to operate on Oxford Avenue and a zoning variance for a Ruan Street duplex during the Jan. 8 meeting of the Frankford Neighborhood Advisory Committee.

Firefighters, paramedics receive new contract

The last time an arbitration panel awarded a new contract to Philadelphia’s firefighters and paramedics, Mayor Michael Nutter’s administration spent about four years fighting it in court.

Final day for old Nabisco plant will be May 1

On May 1, a landmark that long has dominated the Northeast Philadelphia skyline will go dark, and when the lights fade away at what once had been the Nabisco bakery at Roosevelt Boulevard and Byberry Road, almost 300 jobs will disappear.