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 old Nabisco plant closes its doors for good.
Senior Vlad Basarab spent three months painting the mural of Ron Cohen on a wall inside Washington High.
Neshaminy reenactment recalls 150th anniversary of the end of Civil War.
The Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association last week honored three people with the William “Pickles” Kennedy Award.
In an athletics-crazed town like Philadelphia, the natural assumption is that a commemorative sports Hall of Fame would have been in existence for at least a handful of decades.
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.
When Brendan Boyle won the Democratic primary in the 13th Congressional District last May, he was pretty much headed to Washington, given his party’s voter-registration advantage.
Holy Ghost Prep’s annual Jack Schott Memorial Holiday Tournament is named for one of its own, in a way.