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Owners of proposed methadone clinic win court decision

The owners of a proposed methadone clinic on State Road in Holmesburg last week won a big court ruling.


No criminal charges filed in blaze that killed firefighters

An investigating grand jury convened by Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has chosen not to recommend criminal charges in connection with a 2012 arson that destroyed a vacant Kensington warehouse and claimed the lives of two city firefighters.


Mondelez closes old Nabisco plant

The iconic old Nabisco bakery will be closed by early next year, the facility’s current owner, Mondelez International, announced today. Mondelez spokes­wo­man Laurie Guzzinati this afternoon said Mondelez was consolidating its East Coast operations and will invest heavily in facilities in Fair Lawn, N.J., and Richmond, Va. The company said 350 employees will lose their jobs.


Mayfair Civic does not oppose proposed child daycare center

The Mayfair Civic Association last week voted not to fight a proposed child daycare center on Holme Avenue.


A lifelong love of music

When Alan Taylor first retired after 42 years working for Conrail, he looked forward to leisure time, but wasn’t sure how he’d use it.


Let chili chase the chilly

North America shivers in an Arctic freeze….biting, bitterly cold breezes….brutal, potential, record-breaking low temperatures….Polar Vortex - that arctic cyclone that’s swept down from the North Pole ….what’s next? It’s been so cold in Pennsylvania this winter that I’m surprised that Phil even ventured out to check his shadow this week. Olympic Alert: It’s warmer in Sochi!


Fox Chase fire displaces 50 families

Fifty families were displaced in a Fox Chase apartment building fire on Thursday, but no injuries were reported to residents or firefighters.


Farm bill will help healthy initiatives

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed a $956.4 billion farm bill that includes money that Rep. Allyson Schwartz secured for a national Healthy Food Financing Initiative to bring jobs and affordable food retail options to urban and rural communities.


Community groups face new city registration requirement

Volunteer community groups throughout the city each received the same alarming notice from the City Planning Commission last month. They were told that the city would no longer recognize them as of March 1.


Cancer Center van to visit Rep. Sabatina’s office next month

The Fox Chase Cancer Center Mobile Mammography Van will visit the district office of state Rep. John Sabatina Jr. (D-174th dist.) on Friday, March 21, at 10 a.m.