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Around town: December 31, 2014

Nazareth Hospital holds weight-loss sessions

2014 Year in review

The Northeast Times takes a look back at events that affected our neighborhoods in 2014.    

The Holiday Quiz: Holiday Songs

Here are 10 questions to test your holiday music acumen. Five should be as easy as whistling Jingle Bells, but five others should be a little tougher. The answers and scoring guide are listed below. Happy holidays!

A wealth of creation

Agnes B. Wajdyk decided early on that she needed to add another dimension to her life.

Sports Hall of Fame now accepting nominations

The deadline is Jan. 9 to nominate someone for the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.

Officials cut ribbon on new trail

The new 1.5-mile Poquessing Creek Trail got its official opening Dec. 10 as the mayor and other honorables cut a blue ribbon at the trail’s entrance behind Junod Playground in Parkwood.

O’Brien’s immigration bill passes

Crooks who prey on immigrants better watch their steps in Philly.

New bill will prohibit large accessory structures

A City Council bill passed Dec. 11 will prohibit superlarge sheds and other “accessory structures,” Councilman Brian O’Neill told Greater Bustleton Civic League members last week.

Neighbors complain about fumes; company continues operating

Complaining of chronic dirt clouds and fumes outside their homes, neighbors asked the operators of a Torresdale Avenue landscaping materials yard for some relief last Thursday during the monthly meeting of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association. But on Friday, it appeared to be business as usual at Britton Industries Inc., as a backhoe and trucks of all shapes and sizes continued to kick up dusty debris.