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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.


7th PDAC names Officer of the Month

Officer Terrence Black has been named Officer of the Month for October in the 7th Police District.


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.


PGW ordered to pay $500,000 in explosion settlement

The Philadelphia Gas Works will pay a $500,000 penalty to settle a 334-count state complaint stemming from a 2011 fatal explosion in Tacony.


At last, a new start for Ben Rush Park

For 35 years, there’s been plenty of talk about developing Benjamin Rush State Park at the Boulevard and Southampton Road, but not a lot of action.


Hostess, workers go to mediation

At the urging of a federal bankruptcy judge, Hostess Brands and its striking workers agreed Monday to enter private mediation in a last-ditch effort to prevent the company’s liquidation and save thousands of jobs, including about 300 at the company’s Northeast Philadelphia plant.


300 Hostess workers in Northeast Philly affected by bakery's closing

Hostess Brands asked a federal bankruptcy court for permission to close all its businesses nationwide, a move that would affect 18,500 employees. The company cited an ongoing labor dispute as the reason for its action.


Heroin bust in Burholme

Philadelphia narcotics officers arrested five people and allegedly seized more than $175,000 worth of heroin in a raid on a Burholme house on Nov. 6.