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Boyle calls for Nabisco boycott

On Thursday, July 9, U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle, speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives, called for a boycott of Oreo cookies and other Nabisco/Mondelez products as a result of the parent company’s recent closing of its 60-year-old bakery in Northeast Philadelphia, a result of which about 350 employees were laid off.


Around town: July 15, 2015

John Birch Society meeting in Holmesburg


Archbishop Ryan announces new principal

The Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Faith in the Future have appointed Joseph McFadden as principal of Archbishop Ryan High School.


All that jazz

Travel back to the ’20s with Glen Foerd’s elaborate and lavish period party called Jazz Age on the Delaware.  


Pope to meet with inmates at Curran-Fromhold

Philadelphia’s political and administrative leaders may have difficulty finding the Northeast from time to time, but the head of one of the world’s largest and oldest religious institutions is planning to visit here in September.



PAL centers extend summer hours

In an effort to provide Philadelphia youths with safe alternatives to the streets this summer, the Philadelphia Police Department and Police Athletic League of Philadelphia are extending Friday hours at 15 PAL centers and will open the centers on Saturdays throughout the summer.


Oldtimers organizer Check Newns dies at 82

A viewing will be held later this week for Chuck Newns, who organized the popular quarterly Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association meetings at Randi’s Restaurant & Bar.


A new voice

Andy Thomas is the newly elected president of the Local 22 firefighter’s union. 


Lawncrest the beautiful

Lawncrest celebrated the Fourth of July on Saturday.