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    Ready to rumble

    Isaiah McAliley may only be 11 years old, but the young boxer from Frankford is no stranger to the ring.

    Put the gloves on Isaiah McAliley and you know you’re looking at a boxer. You might not see it in the 11-year-old’s slender 65-pound frame, but you can see it in his eyes. He looks back at you with a ferocious determination that has no mercy behind it.

    Returning to his roots

    Northeast native Steve Pacek is back to his old stomping grounds, appearing at the Theatre Horizon.

    His parents lived only three blocks from each other on Shelmire Street in the Northeast. They met, married, and ultimately produced a son, Steve Pacek, who has gone on to accomplish much in the world of the theater.

    Solomon vows to tackle violent crime

    Jared Solomon, who is challenging state Rep. Mark Cohen in the May 20 Democratic primary, offered some short- and long-term fixes to reduce violent crime and blight following the triple murder in Lawndale last week.

    The cookie crumbles

    What had been a Nabisco plant for decades will turn off its ovens next year.

    More than 350 jobs will be lost when the old Nabisco bakery at the Boulevard and Byberry closes early next year, lawmakers are saying.

    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.

    “Business boot camp” survivor

    Port Richmond business owner takes part in a free small business program that will help grow his construction business

    Letters to the Editor: December 18, 2013

    Military medicine is key to healthcare

    Making music

    Virtually everyone who plays guitar or has been involved in the music industry is familiar with Ibanez guitars.

    Closing time?

    An in-house announcement last week that the company that owns the old Kraft plant at Byberry and the Boulevard was considering closing it sent city and state officials scrambling to find out what they could do to save the large bakery’s almost 300 union jobs and keep Oreos baking in the Northeast.

    Wynn Resorts withdraws River Wards casino application

    With SugarHouse's expansion plans poised to take off, Fishtown will see more casino space, but it won't be from casino magnate Steve Wynn. Now, the Gaming Board has to chose from five remaining applicants in granting the city's second casino license. 

    Elected officials aim to keep Kraft plant open

    State Sen. Mike Stack, state Reps. Kevin and Brendan Boyle and bakers’ union leaders today promised to do everything they can to make sure the half-century-old former Kraft plant at Byberry and the Boulevard doesn’t close, taking away the smell of baking Oreos and about 300 union jobs.

    Happy trails

    The city has laid out plans for the trail along Frankford Creek. The paved path will take hikers and bikers to the Delaware River.

    Picture the Frankford Creek. Go ahead.

    Baked figs and fig preserves

    They’re as old as the hills. That’s as long as figs have been around. They are the antique trees of the garden - the old souls. Figuratively speaking, fig leaves played a strategic role in the cover-up that went down in the Garden of Eden. Their gorgeous, big, showy leaves provided the first fashion statement – au naturel. Figs are, themselves, delicious eaten au naturel, that is, picked right off the tree. Whoever says he “doesn’t give a fig” apparently has never tasted one.

    A year of heroism and heartbreak

    As 2012 comes to a close, a look back shows that the Northeast had a lot to celebrate and just as much to mourn.

    Sandy has arrived

    Northeast residents squeezed in last minute shopping on Monday morning in preparation for Hurricane Sandy.

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