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    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.


    Mayor Nutter declares a state of emergency in Philadelphia

    The declaration will take effect at 4 p.m. Sunday. Three emergency shelters will open at that time, including one at Fels High School, 5500 Langdon St., in Northeast Philadelphia. The mayor encouraged residents who live in flood-prone areas, including areas around Pennypack Creek, to move in with family and friends or go to a shelter.


    Philadelphia prepares for Hurricane Sandy

    Mayor Nutter held a news conference outside City Hall on Friday to warn people who live in flood-prone areas to move by 2 p.m. Sunday, in advance of Hurricane Sandy. He also talked about the city's preparations for what is expected to be a major storm. Cancellations because of the storm warnings have already begun.