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Lawncrest Civic member honored

The recent Lawncrest Community Association meeting attracted a bunch of local elected officials and high-ranking police officials.


Stack and Cohen show support for National Small Business Weekend

State Sen. Mike Stack and state Rep. Mark Cohen are introducing resolutions in support of National Small Business Weekend, which encourages consumers to shop locally and purchase American-made products.


Lynn lawyer requests denial of DA’s appeal

The lawyer for a Catholic cleric whose historic 2012 child-endangerment conviction was reversed late last year asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to deny the District Attorney’s appeal of that reversal.


School partnership will prepare for job market

Peirce College and the University of the Arts have developed an educational partnership intended to better prepare students for the current job market.


Councilman O’Brien proposes Vacant Property Task Force

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


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.


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.



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.


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.