Articles by Tom Waring

The learning curve

“If you gave up, come back. There’s a new test in town. It’s a great opportunity. We’re really excited. It’s such a wonderful thing. It’s very much like the old GED test. It’s a doable test. People feel encouraged now.” — Bonnie Kaye, Northeast Learning Center director. 


Christie is special guest at annual clambake

The annual Billy Meehan Clambake will take place on Sunday, Aug. 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road.


Block Gives Back puts it up for a good cause

The Block Gives Back has done some good deeds since forming last December.


Toomey pushes end to sanctuary city policy

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey held a conference call with reporters last week to again call on Philadelphia to end its sanctuary city policy, now that an illegal immigrant named Ramon Aguirre-Ochoa has been charged with raping a child.


Take Back Your Neighborhood to host NE Celebration

The Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association is planning its annual Northeast Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Oldtimers Association honors athletes during meeting

Rich Kohler and Donald Williford were given the William “Pickles” Kennedy Award. The group also welcomed family members of Frank Russo, a former Man of the Year.


A novel approach

Mayfair native Cory Clement penned his first novel, Farewell Keystone, a paperback about a Philadelphia man who seeks inner peace, sobriety, a relationship, a steady job and a place to live.


Lackman Playground looking good after extensive renovations

A few years back, longtime Morefield Road resident Jerry Boardman noticed that Lackman Playground was starting to deteriorate.


The Trump effect

Northeast Republicans discuss how their party’s presidential candidate will influence local politics. 


Senatorial candidate holds fundraiser at McKenna’s

Ross Feinberg, Republican candidate in the 5th Senatorial District, is running on a platform to “Make the Great Northeast Great Again.”