Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Battle against methadone clinic continues in Holmesburg

The Holmesburg Civic Association plans to continue to fight the proposed opening of a methadone clinic at Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street.


Stack supports speed cameras on Boulevard

The state Senate Transportation Committee last week held a hearing at the Pennsylvania Convention Center to consider legislation sponsored by Sen. Mike Stack that would allow Philadelphia to use automated cameras to enforce speed limits along Roosevelt Boulevard.


The race is on

With Election Day a few weeks away, the Northeast Times takes a look at several hotly contested races.

Pennsylvania voters will be going to the polls in less than three weeks, and some local races are hotly contested.


Schwartz brings campaign to Northeast

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, a Democratic candidate for governor, last week made a campaign swing through the Northeast.


Lincoln senior organizes assembly to encourage voting

Abraham Lincoln High School senior Brandon McKenna last week organized an assembly for juniors and seniors to encourage them to register to vote.


Clinton headlines Margolies fundraiser

Former President Bill Clinton last week headlined a fundraiser for 13th Congressional District candidate Marjorie Margolies, and he urged the crowd to send her back to Washington after a 20-year absence.


Sabatina Jr. backs Margolies in 13th District

State Rep. John Sabatina Jr. last week endorsed former congresswoman Marjorie Margolies in the Democratic primary in the 13th Congressional District.


Plenty to do in Mayfair

The Mayfair Business Association, Mayfair Civic Association and Mayfair Community Development Corporation are promoting a number of upcoming events.


Burholme community group sponsors children’s contest

The Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association is sponsoring a writing and drawing contest for children in kindergarten through eighth grades.


Benefit to be held April 26

A benefit is being planned for Jim Straub, a Mayfair native and Father Judge High School graduate who died of a brain tumor in January. The benefit will take place on Saturday, April 26, from 7 to 11 p.m. at St. Ephrem Parish Hall, at 5340 Hulmeville Road in Bensalem.