Articles by Tom Waring

Photo finish

After 68 years, Ott’s camera shop will shutter its doors forever. 

Nominations now being accepted for Hall of Fame

Readers can nominate living people, historical figures and institutions for the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame. The deadline is April 8. 

Feinberg criticizes mayor’s proposed soda tax

Ross Feinberg, the Republican candidate in the 5th Senatorial District, opposes Mayor Jim Kenney’s plan to tax soda to pay for universal pre-kindergarten and other initiatives.

Leaving a legacy

City Councilman Bobby Henon (D-6th dist.) last week presented retiring Tony’s Place owner Joe Mallamaci with a City of Philadelphia citation.

Cohen challenges Solomon’s nominating petitions

State Rep. Mark Cohen (D-202nd dist.) has challenged the nominating petitions of primary opponent Jared Solomon.

Group seeks business-minded leader

Mike “Scoats” Scotese, owner of the Grey Lodge Pub, has spent eight years as president of the Mayfair Business Association.

Election lineup

The nominating petitions have been submitted. Here’s a look at the local races. 

City residents urged to apply for tax credit

Marisa Waxman, of the city Department of Revenue, last week urged members of the Lawncrest Community Association to apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit, which is a refundable tax credit implemented by the IRS that is available to low- to moderate-income individuals and families.

Trump criticizes local companies for layoffs

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump condemns Northeast Philadelphia’s Cardone Industries and Mondelez on the campaign trail. 

Robotics program showcased at Holmesburg Civic meeting

Students from New Foundations Charter High School showcased their robotics program at last week’s Holmesburg Civic Association meeting.