Panic buying of Necco Wafers has been reported on the heels of an announcement that the New England Confectioner’s Company, the Necco Wafer maker, may go out of business unless someone takes it over. If you are a Necco Wafer lover, you might want to stop by Galco’s Soda Pop Stop at 5702 York Blvd in Highland Park; they have some of the coveted rolls in stock.
Art created in 1976 and 1977 at the Mechicano Art Center in Highland Park by (from left) Carlos Almaraz, Guillermo Bejarano and Judithe Hernandez | Photos from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, image courtesy of Highland Park Heritage Trust
Jimmy Gomez, NELA’s Congressmember, is partially visible behind Rep. Jason Crow (center) and Rep. Susan Wild (foreground). Lawmakers who were in the House gallery when the mob reached the chamber had to take cover and await evacuation. | @andyharnik for AP Photo