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Judge tells Hostess it can proceed with closing

The reprieve for 300 workers at a Northeast Philly bakery lasted one day. The company announced plans to close on Monday, and then accepted a judge's request to seek a last-ditch effort to resolve a union dispute. The effort failed.

Crime log (November 21, 2012)

Oct. 22 through Nov. 4

City zoning code tops Fox Chase meeting

Members of the Fox Chase Homeowners Association expected to hear about a relatively minor zoning case in the neighborhood, but instead got a lesson on a major flaw in the city’s new zoning code.

Burholme Town Watch offers tips to avoid car theft

Police Lt. Frank Schneider offered members of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association a few tips on how they could avoid having items stolen from their cars.

TD Bank buys NE Community Center

The Northeast Community Center on Holme Avenue was auctioned at sheriff’s sale on Nov. 13 to TD Bank, which held the center’s $1.1 million mortgage.

Holme Circle to review senior apartments

Election of officers and discussion of a planned 44-unit senior apartment complex will highlight the agenda of the next Holme Circle Civic Association meeting on Nov. 28.

Bustleton mulls dental lab

Despite the opposition of members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League last to a proposal to house a dental laboratory in a Haldeman Avenue residence, the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment gave a temporary OK to the plan.

Methadone clinic opposed

Members of the Holmesburg Civic Association last week overwhelmingly voted to oppose a proposed methadone clinic at 7520 State Road.

Police had robbery suspect in custody months ago

— A suspect in a major pharmacy robbery spree was arrested in September after he attempted to purchase a handgun illegally at a gun shop in the city. A judge unwittingly set him free.