Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Senators discuss tipped minimum wage

State Sen. Mike Stack last week described the money earned by some restaurant servers and others in Pennsylvania as “practically slave wages.”


Parishioners of closed Frankford church plan rally

Former parishioners of the shuttered St. Joachim Catholic Church in Frankford are organizing a rally on Thursday outside the Archdiocese of Philadelphia offices, at 222 N. 17th St.


Clinton to appear at Margolies fundraiser

Former President Bill Clinton will appear at an upcoming fundraiser for Marjorie Margolies, a Democratic candidate in the 13th Congressional District.


Mayfair, Holmesburg civics raise funds to appeal methadone clinic

Opponents of a planned methadone clinic at Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street are planning a last-ditch effort to prevent the business from opening.


Margolies gains endorsement in congressional race

Josh Shapiro, chairman of the Montgomery County commissioners, has endorsed Democrat Marjorie Margolies in the 13th Congressional District race.


Montgomery County Dems seek open primary

The Montgomery County Democratic Committee last week voted for an open primary in the 13th Congressional District, which includes most of the Northeast.


Driscoll announces candidacy, gains support

Democratic ward leaders in the 173rd Legislative District are unanimously behind Mike Driscoll in the May 20 primary.


Agreement reached in methadone clinic clash

The Holmesburg Civic Association and some State Road businesses have entered into an agreement with NorthEast Treatment Centers that will allow for a methadone clinic to open in the neighborhood. The agreement follows a recent court victory by NET, which plans to open a clinic at 7520 and 7550 State Road.


State senator holds Northeast fundraiser

State Sen. Anthony Williams last week held a fundraiser at Tio Pepe restaurant, at 6618 Castor Ave.


State rep kicks off re-election campaign

State Rep. Mark Cohen kicked off his re-election campaign on Saturday at Daly’s Irish Pub in Wissinoming.