Articles by Tom Waring

Taubenberger is busy tending to Council matters

Al Taubenberger has been the one and only permanent president of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association for more than 20 years, but his time has been at a premium since he joined City Council a year ago.


SMT pastor leaving, to be replaced by St. Tim’s Olivere

The Rev. John F. Meyers, the pastor at St. Martin of Tours who recently announced he would close the convent, has been reassigned to serve as a parochial vicar at St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Ambler, Montgomery County. The move is effective Jan. 30.


Possible merger for Our Lady of Ransom, Resurrection

On Sunday, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that Our Lady of Ransom and Resurrection of Our Lord would be taking part in the Parish Area Pastoral Planning Initiative.


Details on soda tax explained at Chamber meeting

A city Department of Revenue official last week tried to fill in some of the blanks on the beverage tax for members of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.


Civic group approves plan for housing at Solly Avenue site

Holmesburg Civic Association last week voted to not oppose a building use variance for the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity.


Boyle announces plans to skip Trump inauguration

U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle wrote on his Facebook page that he will skip the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.


Former prosecutor seeking Republican nod for D.A.

Republican Beth Grossman announced her candidacy last week for district attorney, standing outside a pawnshop that was once her parents’ candy store.


Decision to close St. Martin of Tours convent sparks outrage

Hundreds of St. Martin of Tours alumni and current and former parishioners have taken to Facebook, expressing sadness and condemning a decision to close the convent.


Congressman Boyle outlines second-term plans

Democratic U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle released the following statement after being sworn in to a second term representing the 13th Congressional District:


All shook up

Philadelphia’s new sugary drink tax is costing consumers money.