Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade is Nov. 24

The Mayfair Business Association will present the 37th annual Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade on Sunday, Nov. 24, along Frankford Avenue. The parade will start at noon at Rhawn Street. It will proceed south to Knorr Street. The performing area will be at Tudor Street.


Crime a hot topic in Burholme

At last month’s gathering of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association, members heard updates on the local crime situation from officials of the 2nd Police District.


Butkovitz soars to re-election victory

City Controller Alan Butkovitz, fresh off a resounding re-election win, now has about a year to ponder a big question.


Campaign trail: Corbett to visit Fox Chase

Gov. Tom Corbett will kick off his re-election campaign this week with a series of events that include a stop in Fox Chase.


Movie screening to benefit local parishes

Archbishop Ryan High School will host a Nov. 7 screening of the movie A Rose on Ninth Street, with proceeds benefiting the school and five local parishes.


Haunted house fundraiser

Veronica Zgura and Trevor Wuest, both freshmen at Penn State-Abington, invite the community to visit their haunted house in Parkwood for a Halloween charity fundraiser.


Candidates continue to court voters

Election Day is Tuesday, and candidates are making last-minute campaign appearances.


Benefit will promote lung cancer research and awareness

As a thoracic nurse navigator at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Caryn Vadseth is an advocate for people with lung cancer.


Preparing for the future

The folks from Philadelphia Futures were at Northeast High School recently, distributing copies of the 24th edition of Step Up to College Guide, a free 43-page resource book to help high school students and their families during the college admissions and financial aid processes.


Obamacare discussed at NORC gathering

Sonia DeVan, of Gateway Helps, recently had the challenging task of explaining the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, to members of the Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community.