Large vacant commercial and industrial properties are fire traps, according to City Councilman Dennis O’Brien.
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.
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.
The owners of a proposed methadone clinic on State Road in Holmesburg last week won a big court ruling.
The Mayfair Civic Association last week voted not to fight a proposed child daycare center on Holme Avenue.
In the end, all parties got something out of Hamlet Garcia’s guilty plea in a Norristown courtroom on Jan. 28.
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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.
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!
Nobody can accuse Jimmy Binns of failing to answer the bell.