Articles by Tom Waring

Tomlinson announces he’s running for city controller

The former CPA wrote on Facebook that the city over-taxes people and has too much waste, fraud and corruption.

Heart of the home

Syrianna, 9 months, has an ocular tumor. Her family received a home makeover to help lessen the financial strain of the diagnosis.

At your service

NORC expands its services to seniors in need throughout the Northeast. 

Melodies of love

Bustleton’s John Primerano has been in the entertainment business for more than a half-century, though some caregiving duties in recent years cut back on his appearances.

Drug epidemic knows no boundaries; can be overcome

Mary Doherty, community services manager at CORA and a 42-year veteran of the agency, believes there is a false perception about drug use in the Northeast.

DA candidate raises more than $200K for campaign

“The outpouring of support for my campaign demonstrates a desire for change, and assures that I will have the resources required to take on an incumbent district attorney who has embarrassed the city with blatant ethics violations and has failed to address the scourge of gun violence in our neighborhoods.” — Joe Khan, a Democratic candidate for district attorney

Toomey backs holding money from sanctuary cities

President Trump’s executive order would impact Philadelphia, which Mayor Jim Kenney has deemed a sanctuary city.

Talk of the town

Whether you love him or hate him, everyone has something to say about President Trump. And he’ll be in Philadelphia on Thursday. 

In his blood

Brendan Sullivan talks about the success of his first novel, ‘Irish Blood,’ as he prepares to publish his second book. 

Hair salon zoning variance approved at Lawncrest meeting

The Lawncrest Community Association last week voted unanimously to not oppose a zoning variance for the owner of a hair salon at 537 Sanger St. (at Colgate Street). Expediter Tom Citro explained that the LCA did not oppose the owner when she came in front of the group in 2007.