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Penn Maid plant responsible for Byberry Creek spill

State environmental officials have named HP Hood LLC, which operates the Penn Maid plant on Dutton Road, as the party responsible for an ammonia spill in Byberry Creek which killed fish and other wildlife...

ShopRite of Morrell Plaza celebrates fundraising success

The ShopRite of Morrell Plaza last week celebrated its efforts during National Hunger Action Month. Last September, ShopRite employees in six states participated in a friendly competition to support the company’s Partners in Caring hunger-fighting...

Planned Millbrook hotel on hold for now

A controversial project to build a four-story, 138-room extended-stay hotel on Woodhaven Road near Knights Road has been put on hold, for now. On Friday, the city Department of Licenses and Inspections decided the developer...

Calendar of Events: April 11-18

Thursday, April 11 EVENTS Afternoon Artists at the Tacony LAB Community Arts Center 2 to 4:30 p.m. Free. 6918 Torresdale Ave. Art history theme. Homeschooling families are welcome with children 6 and up. Students not being...

Roosevelt Boulevard, pedestrian safety discussed at state hearing

Latanya Byrd has become an advocate for road safety in the nearly six years since her niece, Samara Banks, and Banks’ three young boys were killed in a crash on Roosevelt Boulevard near 2nd...

Tons of trash removed during Philadelphia Mills-area cleanup

Pride of the neighborhood: More than 200 volunteers participated in a cleanup on Saturday near Philadelphia Mills mall. The trash removed weighed an estimated 27,000 pounds, including about 150 shopping carts dumped into the...

Sports editor, reporters win press awards

The Northeast Times won three Keystone Press Awards in a contest conducted by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association. Sports editor Joe Mason won a first-place award in the Sports Event Coverage category for a story on...

Hookah bar gets thumbs down from Rhawnhurst Civic

A larger-than-normal crowd of residents showed up Thursday to the Rhawnhurst Civic Association meeting to vote against an application to reopen a hookah bar on Castor Avenue. The opposition was so overwhelming that the civic...

Around Town

Easter egg hunt in Wissinoming Wissinoming Park is hosting an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 13, at 10:30 a.m. Children ages 3-10 years are invited to participate. To register or for information, visit the community...

Fox Chase triplets dedicated to service

Triplets Jim, Bobby and Charles Crossfield were just babies when their dad, Bob, received a notification on his pager about the attacks at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Bob Crossfield, a firefighter...
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