Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

A Marvel-ous Experience

When Doug Schaer started working on producing a live entertainment experience, he wanted to find something that could appeal to his 5-year-old son, his 71-year-old dad and a 17-year-old who plays video games all day.


Kenney, Sestak react to same-sex marriage ruling

Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney and Democratic Senate candidate Joe Sestak supported last Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.


Firefighters volunteer to help fallen colleague’s family

A generous businessman and a bunch of off-duty firefighters last week teamed up to help the family of fallen Fire Battalion Chief Michael Goodwin.


‘We like to take care of our own’

The 13th annual Gregory Hennigar Memorial Football Tournament took place last weekend. Over the years, the fund has donated to local youth groups, schools and nonprofits. 


Candidates set for special election in 174th District

The candidates are set for the Aug. 11 special election in the 174th Legislative District.


Special election planned for August in 174th district

Campaign Chatter for the week of June 17. 


Prison construction a hot topic at Holmesburg Civic

Holmesburg Civic Association members and activists from neighboring Mayfair and Tacony last week criticized a plan by the city to purchase land at 7777-R State Road for the possible construction of a prison.


Burholme honors Quaker Diner owner

The Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association last week honored Quaker Diner owner Semo Kastinos for his years of providing food at the group’s monthly meetings.


Possible prison construction draws heat from neighborhood activists

Holmesburg Civic Association members and activists from neighboring Mayfair and Tacony on Tuesday night criticized a plan by the city to purchase land at 7777-R State Road for the possible construction of a prison.


NE Celebration is Aug. 22

The Castor Gardens-based Take Back Your Neighborhood has announced that its annual Northeast Celebration will take place on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Max Myers Playground, 1601 Hellerman St.