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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


    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.


    Making music

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