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Seeing Red

— With penalties about to hit the newest red-light runners where it really hurts, revenue and safety at busy intersections are in the limelight.


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.


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.


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.


Pets of the Week (November 14, 2012)

Wowee, it’s silly Zowee!


Defense wins championships … just ask Frankford

— Wanting to erase painful memories of last year’s title game, Frankford’s defense made a statement.


Suspect sought in 7-11 robbery

Philadelphia police are trying to identify a robber who stole $280 cash from a Far Northeast 7-Eleven at gunpoint on Nov. 1.


Historical group marks anniversary of arboretum

The Historical Society of Tacony on Saturday afternoon celebrated the 15th anniversary of the Christa Lewis Memorial Arboretum by adding three stones. The stones memorialized four former Tacony residents: Rita (Mace) D’Andrea, Tony Rocco, John “Brat” Kroger and Peggie Hibner.


Rotary Club hears hope from Whosoever Gospel Mission

The folks at the Whosoever Gospel Mission like to say they’ve been giving hope and changing lives since 1892.