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Councilman O’Brien proposes Vacant Property Task Force

Large vacant commercial and industrial properties are fire traps, according to City Councilman Dennis O’Brien.


Mondelez closes old Nabisco plant

The iconic old Nabisco bakery will be closed by early next year, the facility’s current owner, Mondelez International, announced today. Mondelez spokes­wo­man Laurie Guzzinati this afternoon said Mondelez was consolidating its East Coast operations and will invest heavily in facilities in Fair Lawn, N.J., and Richmond, Va. The company said 350 employees will lose their jobs.


Cancer Center van to visit Rep. Sabatina’s office next month

The Fox Chase Cancer Center Mobile Mammography Van will visit the district office of state Rep. John Sabatina Jr. (D-174th dist.) on Friday, March 21, at 10 a.m.


Owners of proposed methadone clinic win court decision

The owners of a proposed methadone clinic on State Road in Holmesburg last week won a big court ruling.


Mayfair Civic does not oppose proposed child daycare center

The Mayfair Civic Association last week voted not to fight a proposed child daycare center on Holme Avenue.


Plea deal reached in illegal school enrollment trial

In the end, all parties got something out of Hamlet Garcia’s guilty plea in a Norristown courtroom on Jan. 28.



No criminal charges filed in blaze that killed firefighters

An investigating grand jury convened by Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has chosen not to recommend criminal charges in connection with a 2012 arson that destroyed a vacant Kensington warehouse and claimed the lives of two city firefighters.


Let chili chase the chilly

North America shivers in an Arctic freeze….biting, bitterly cold breezes….brutal, potential, record-breaking low temperatures….Polar Vortex - that arctic cyclone that’s swept down from the North Pole ….what’s next? It’s been so cold in Pennsylvania this winter that I’m surprised that Phil even ventured out to check his shadow this week. Olympic Alert: It’s warmer in Sochi!


Yo Jimmy!

Northeast native Jimmy Binns is a veteran litigator, former state boxing commissioner, recent suburban police academy graduate and an actor who has appeared in two ‘Rocky’ films.

Nobody can accuse Jimmy Binns of failing to answer the bell.