Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Taylor backs young candidate to replace Boyle

State Rep. John Taylor, chairman of the Republican City Committee, will actively support Martina White in the upcoming special election for the 170th Legislative District seat.


Holmesburg project nears completion

Now that the Conrail train trestle has been painted at Frankford and Solly avenues, members of the Holmesburg Civic Association are looking forward to welcoming messages being printed on both sides.


Voters will choose Boyle successor in special election

Voters in the 170th Legislative District will choose their new representative in a special election on Tuesday, March 24.


Time to expand

Gerhard’s Appliances expanded its Northeast location to include a scratch and dent section. A grand opening will be held on Friday.   


Burholme honors Battle of the Bulge vet

The Burholme Community Civic Association last week honored member Romeo Battilana on the 70th anniversary of his participation in the Battle of the Bulge.


Boyle sworn into Congress

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.


Obama signs bill to rename hospital in memory of vet

President Barack Obama signed a bill that would rename the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, at 3900 Woodland Ave. in West Philadelphia, in memory of Army Cpl. Michael J. Crescenz, a Cardinal Dougherty High School graduate who earned the Medal of Honor for bravery in the Vietnam War.


‘I won’t disappear’

Allyson Schwartz’s era in political office is now over, but the ex-congresswoman plans to stay active in public policy.   


Gillen drops out of race for mayor

Terry Gillen, a former city Redevelopment Authority executive, last week dropped out of the race for mayor.


Volunteer honored for work in Lawncrest

Steve Cartledge received a proclamation from state Sen. Tina Tartaglione and a citation from City Councilwoman Marian Tasco for his volunteer work heading the annual Lawncrest July 4th Celebration.