Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

City controller releases jobs plan for the city

City Controller Alan Butkovitz last week released a plan for the city to create 4,400 jobs by partnering with its education and medical anchor institutions to spend more of their money in Philadelphia rather than outside the city.


City controller, district attorney sworn in to four-year terms

City Controller Alan Butkovitz and District Attorney Seth Williams last week took the oath of office for new four-year terms during a ceremony at the Academy of Music.


Schwartz campaign chest swells to $6.5 million

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz’s gubernatorial campaign last week announced that it raised $6.5 million in 2013. 


Hearing about methadone clinic is Jan. 15

The Holmesburg Civic Association is inviting the community to attend an upcoming court hearing related to a proposed methadone clinic at 7520 State Road.


Erica Peck will rock you, Philly

Erica Peck remembers one of the first times she heard Bohemian Rhapsody.


Burholme talks child welfare

Guests at December’s meeting of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association listened to Christmas carols performed by the Redeemer Church Praise Band and a presentation by Catholic Social Services about a new initiative.


McGeehan will not seek another term in ’14

State Rep. Mike McGeehan announced on Friday that he will not seek another term in 2014.


Former city controller endorses Margolies

Former City Controller Jonathan Saidel last week endorsed Marjorie Margolies in the Democratic primary in the 13th Congressional District.


Solomon makes House candidacy official

Jared Solomon said he is running for the state legislature, in part, to improve the look of the Castor, Bustleton and Rising Sun avenue commercial corridors.


Burholme residents learn hands-on CPR

Tim Hinchcliff, managing director at Burholme Emergency Medical Services, recently explained the importance of knowing hands-on cardiopulmonary resuscitation when an individual has collapsed suddenly.