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    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.


    State rep. kicks off re-election campaign

    State Rep. John Sabatina Jr. last week officially kicked off a re-election campaign that could see him face a fellow lawmaker in the May 20 primary.


    Spreading the warmth this winter

    Warming hearts: Firefighters Union President Joe Schulle and state Rep. Ed Neilson posed with kids from Thomas Holme Elementary School, who received 100 new coats as part of “Operation Warm.” MARIA POUCHNIKOVA / TIMES PHOTOS


    ‘Legacy Project’ seeks Holocaust survivors

    The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center, located at 10100 Jamison Ave. in the Klein JCC, is inviting the public to support its so-called “Legacy Project.”


    McGeehan will not seek another term in ’14

    State Rep. Mike McGeehan announced on Friday that he will not seek another term in 2014.


    8th District names officers of the year

    State Rep. Ed Neilson joined members of the 8th Police District Advisory Council recently to recognize five members of the district as Officers of the Year. The honorees were (front, from left) Rosario Capaccio of 3-Squad, James Boccalupo of 1-Squad, Richard Greger of 2-Squad, Mark Mazzoni of 5-Squad and Dan Richardson of 5-Squad. Also pictured are (back, from left) Police Chaplain Nancy Waidel, Police Chaplain Bill Parks, Neilson, Capt. Len Ditchkofsky and 8th PDAC Chairman Harry Sonntag. According to Ditchkofsky, the district commander, the officers were selected for their “consistent service” to the district, their excellent attendance record and teamwork. 


    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.


    Letters to the Editor: November 13, 2013

    A symbol of remembrance in Holme Circle


    More than quarter-million donated for scholarships

    Almost $269,000 in scholarship money was donated last week by eight businesses that participated in the state Educational Improvement Tax Credit program.