Articles by Tom Waring

White, Darragh to debate Thursday in Somerton

State Rep. Martina White (R-170th dist.) and Democrat Matt Darragh will square off in a debate on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. at Somerton Youth Organization, 1400 Southampton Road.

Toomey discusses tight race for Senate at Cannstatter’s

Republican senators cited Pat Toomey’s opposition to Obamacare, the Iran nuclear deal, job-killing regulations and sanctuary cities during the event. 

Still playing Hardball

Chris Matthews lived near 15th Street and Hunting Park Avenue in Nicetown back when it was a largely Irish and Polish neighborhood. Then, when he was 5, his family moved to the Far Northeast.

With no opponent, Solomon still stays active

Jared Solomon has been busy since winning the 202nd Legislative District Democratic primary in April, but he’s not been asking for votes in the upcoming general election.

Local tricks and treats

Northeast residents embrace the boo-tiful season. 

Lawncrest civic group votes on three proposed zoning changes

Neighbors opposed two proposals for separate day cares and approved a garage on a property on E. Godfrey Avenue. 

Law firm opens office on Frankford Avenue

The Green, Schafle & Gibbs law firm has offices in Center City and South Philadelphia, but the attorneys have a wide client base.

Holiday seasons mean events in Northeast neighborhoods

The Mayfair Business Association and other neighborhood groups are getting ready for the upcoming holidays.

Candidate releases tax returns, calls on D.A. to do the same

Former federal prosecutor Joe Khan, a Democratic candidate for district attorney, released his 2014 and 2015 federal tax returns to members of the media last week at a news conference.

Rafferty gains endorsements as election nears

The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, National Federation of Independent Business and Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association have endorsed state Sen. John Rafferty for Pennsylvania attorney general.