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.
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and Congressman Brendan Boyle met at Northeast Philadelphia’s state-of-the-art helicopter factory last week, but it wasn’t so they could test fly the new AgustaWestland 609 TiltRotor, which could start rolling off the assembly line later this summer.
The Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association last week honored Quaker Diner owner Semo Kastinos for his years of providing food at the group’s monthly meetings.
The Greater Bustleton Civic League awarded special recognition to five local grade school students last week for their achievements in academics and community service.
Here are some statements from local public officials following last week’s deadly Amtrak train derailment in Port Richmond:
As voters prepare to head to the polls for the primary election on Tuesday, candidates are unveiling some late endorsements.
Democratic mayoral candidates Anthony Williams and Doug Oliver attended the recent Take Back Your Neighborhood meeting.
Mayor Michael Nutter chose the new Poquessing Creek Trail in Parkwood to kick off the city’s fourth annual Love Your Park Week.
Republican Martina White was sworn in on Monday afternoon to serve the people of the 170th Legislative District.