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    Boyle calls for Nabisco boycott

    On Thursday, July 9, U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle, speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives, called for a boycott of Oreo cookies and other Nabisco/Mondelez products as a result of the parent company’s recent closing of its 60-year-old bakery in Northeast Philadelphia, a result of which about 350 employees were laid off.


    The cookie crumbles

    The old Nabisco plant closes its doors for good. 


    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.


    Meeting will discuss future of Kraft factory

    Representatives of government and industry will meet downtown Thursday, Nov. 21, to discuss the future of a Northeast landmark.


    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.


    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.


    Mayfair's Gibson reinvents herself at St. Basil

    — An injury ended Samantha Gibson's pitching career; now she's at first base, and she also helps in her community.


    A different war story

    For Cody Nickell, a stage play focusing on two slaves, a wounded Confederate soldier and a life-changing Passover seder required some out-of-the-norm research.