Dennis Kilderry announced his candidacy in the 173rd Legislative District during a Saturday morning news conference at Tacony’s Roosevelt Playground, where he serves as president of the advisory committee.
Echoing elected officials’ call for a boycott of Oreos and other snack foods made by Mondelez International, the union whose members will lose their jobs when the company closes its Northeast Philadelphia plant next year also is asking the public not to buy the company’s products.
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.
Until recently, Cheltenham-based Gospel of Grace Ministries garnered perhaps its greatest notoriety on the basketball court when a team of teenagers from the tiny Christian congregation’s high school qualified for the state playoffs last March.