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No final decision made about Mondelez closing

State and city officials met with Mondelez International executives last week to discuss the possible closing of the company’s landmark Boulevard bakery, but the only news out of the session held Nov. 21 at the Bellevue in Center City is that there probably will be more meetings.


New Northeast medical practices must now seek zoning variances

City Council last week made it more difficult to open up a methadone clinic in the Northeast.


Look out for Santa on SEPTA

Every year, Santa rides SEPTA on the day after Thanksgiving, and, so he will again this year, for the 23rd time.


Local business feeds hundreds of needy families this Thanksgiving

Feeding the hungry: Academy Injury and Health Center, at 2808 Southampton Road, organized an effort that provided Thanksgiving meals to about 275 local needy families. The drive concluded on Monday, when Academy Injury and Health Center employees, patients and volunteers joined high school students in boxing and delivering the meals. The company has been coordinating the drive for four years. PHOTOS COURTESY OF DENEEN MCCAFFERY


A lesson in discontent

Irony wasn’t lost on more than a dozen Philadelphia public school teachers who demonstrated alongside dozens of students, parents and public education advocates outside the Watson T. Comly School last Wednesday afternoon, seeking more school funding.


A holiday tradition

About 100 police cruisers with lights flashing and horns honking pulled off of Roosevelt Boulevard, onto Southampton Road and then onto Carter Road in Somerton on Tuesday morning. But it wasn’t the world’s biggest car chase.


Hall of Fame dinner is Nov. 30

Members of the Calvary Athletic Association will be honoring their Hall of Fame athletes and coaches during a special dinner at Cannstatter Volksfest Verein, 9130 Academy Road, from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30. Tickets are $35. For tickets, call Mike Bremser at 215-840-2282. No tickets will be available at the door. ••


Gobblin’ Good Turkey Gravy

Dear Foodies and Cooks, it’s almost Thanksgiving, so let’s talk turkey. “Gobble, gobble,” loosely translated means “Get out your roasting pans and let the cooking begin.”


The gift of giving

International Association of Firefighters Local 22 last week welcomed dozens of widows for a pre-Thanksgiving lunch that also included dessert, a take-home dinner, a Visa gift card, music and dancing.


Free Obamacare help is available

There are people out there who will help you find health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and given that the law is so complex, you might need a little assistance figuring out if you’re eligible.