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Warming hearts

John Quirk V has a lot more in common with his grandfather, John Quirk III, than the name they share.


Collecting history

Things don’t get much more American than baseball, the Boy Scouts, coin collecting and contests. That’s why Mayfair’s Walter Waholek may be the most patriotic teenager in all of Northeast Philadelphia.


Shopping wars

Two developers want to have ShopRite supermarkets in retail centers they’re developing in the Lower Northeast, and one of the two wants a ShopRite so badly he’s suing.


Closing time?

An in-house announcement last week that the company that owns the old Kraft plant at Byberry and the Boulevard was considering closing it sent city and state officials scrambling to find out what they could do to save the large bakery’s almost 300 union jobs and keep Oreos baking in the Northeast.


Pets of the Week: November 13, 2013

Long-term shelter resident Honey needs a home


Making music

Virtually everyone who plays guitar or has been involved in the music industry is familiar with Ibanez guitars.


Preserving history in Holme Circle

In the beginning, all that Elsie Stevens wanted to do was to clean things up a bit.


Aging matters

Families that want their aging, and sometimes ailing, relatives cared for during the day have a new option to consider in the Northeast.


Around town: November 13, 2013

Soccer players sought


Bean Soup & Corn Bread

For many years, Nov. 11 was a holiday for me. It meant no reveille that morning. It meant a day without fighting my way through traffic formations. It meant no maneuvering to try to find a seat on the express train to town. It was a day to desist from the duties of the day’s regimented drills. Clearly, I wasn’t AWOL. I was just on a day’s leave, thanks to the veterans. I always appreciated that day.