On May 1, a landmark that long has dominated the Northeast Philadelphia skyline will go dark, and when the lights fade away at what once had been the Nabisco bakery at Roosevelt Boulevard and Byberry Road, almost 300 jobs will disappear.
Noel Coward’s timeless comedy Private Lives is the next offering by the Walnut Street Theatre, beginning with previews on Jan. 13 and running through March 1.
Complaining of chronic dirt clouds and fumes outside their homes, neighbors asked the operators of a Torresdale Avenue landscaping materials yard for some relief last Thursday during the monthly meeting of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association. But on Friday, it appeared to be business as usual at Britton Industries Inc., as a backhoe and trucks of all shapes and sizes continued to kick up dusty debris.
Comcast recently opened its second regional Xfinity store, and this one is located in the Roosevelt Mall.
Bob Nines, who spent many years working as a printer for the Philadelphia Bulletin and Northeast Times, died last week. He was 69.
A reward is being offered for the return of Shelly, a dog who has been away from her family since Nov. 29.
Donald “Guy” Generals has come to appreciate Community College of Philadelphia’s three regional centers during his four-plus months as CCP’s president.
By all accounts, Father Judge was hanging in there with one of the state’s best teams.
William J. Myers had to pay for the helmet he wore as a Marine during World War II. The 89-year-old South Philly man still recalls the price with a smile. He was charged $2.87.