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Elected officials aim to keep Kraft plant open

State Sen. Mike Stack, state Reps. Kevin and Brendan Boyle and bakers’ union leaders today promised to do everything they can to make sure the half-century-old former Kraft plant at Byberry and the Boulevard doesn’t close, taking away the smell of baking Oreos and about 300 union jobs.

Campaign trail: Corbett to visit Fox Chase

Gov. Tom Corbett will kick off his re-election campaign this week with a series of events that include a stop in Fox Chase.

Frankford Y is free of debt and free to be used again

The Frankford Y at Leiper and Arrott went from community asset to community eyesore in the four-plus years since it closed in mid-2009.

Pets of the Week: November 6, 2013

Koosh is a loving fella

Day of the Dead

A celebration: Swenson High School hosted a Day of the Dead celebration on Nov. 1. On this day, people go to the cemeteries where their family members are buried, sing songs, decorate graves and tell stories. At Swenson, students used face paint to make skulls on their faces.

Demoted firefighters testify before City Council

Before joining the Philadelphia Fire Department, Joseph Pospiech served in combat with the U.S. military during the Vietnam War.

Shots of history

A collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs are on display at the National Constitution Center until Dec. 31.

Around town: November 6, 2013

Indoor play day at Tacony PAL

Mayor visits NE Chamber of Commerce

Being the business community’s biggest cheerleader is part of the gig for Philadelphia’s top elected official, and Mayor Michael Nutter fully lived up to the role last week as he paid a visit to the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.

Opera series launched throughout Philadelphia

Opera Philadelphia is launching an annual series that will offer fully staged operas in unexpected venues around the city.