Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

A tragic farewell

The Philadelphia Fire Department and International Association of Fire Fighters and Paramedics Local 22 have promised to always be there for the family of Joyce Craig.


NE Community Giveback festival set for Saturday

State Rep. Mark Cohen will hold his first Northeast Community Giveback Festival on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lawncrest Recreation Center, 6000 Rising Sun Ave.


Abraham pushes for hearing on PGW sale

Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham, a Democratic candidate for mayor, last week delivered a letter to City Council President Darrell Clarke, calling for a public hearing on a possible sale of Philadelphia Gas Works.


Tree Northeast visits Take Back Your Neighborhood meeting

Members of the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association heard from representatives of Tree Northeast, TD Bank and Philadelphia Gas Works at their most recent meeting.


Regional Xfinity store opens in Roosevelt Mall

Comcast recently opened its second regional Xfinity store, and this one is located in the Roosevelt Mall.


NORC members receive flu shots, pressure screenings

Members of the Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community received flu shots from Rite Aid, energy-saving light bulbs from PECO Energy and blood pressure screenings from an Immaculate Mary Home nurse at their most recent meeting.


Neighbors gather for Mayfair Christmas Village

More than 1,000 people attended Sunday afternoon’s Mayfair Christmas Village and Tree Lighting at Frankford and Ryan avenues.


In loving memory

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives within the last week have approved 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.


Local Eagle Scouts soar

Boy Scouts of America Troop 290 on Sunday afternoon hosted an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Sean P. Bowers, Matthew J. Keeley Jr. and John Paul Kuhar.


Bridge Educational Foundation distributes scholarship money

During this season of giving, the Bridge Educational Foundation last week donated more than $118,000 in scholarship money to a bunch of local private schools during a breakfast ceremony at Father Judge High School.