Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Ward leaders back Morales over Sanchez

Democratic ward leaders in the 7th Councilmanic District last week endorsed challenger Manny Morales over Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez.

Benefit show to be held March 6

Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones will perform on Saturday, March 6, from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Michael Crescenz VFW Post 2819, 6850 Martins Mill Road (at Longshore Avenue) in Lawndale.

Philadelphia basks in 2016 DNC selection

State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams and former City Councilman Jim Kenney, who are seeking the Democratic mayoral nomination, are both excited that Philadelphia will host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Oldtimers trio honored with “Pickles” Kennedy Award

The Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association last week honored three people with the William “Pickles” Kennedy Award.

Holmesburg Civic Association gets I-95 update

Holmesburg Civic Association members last week listened to an update on I-95 construction from PennDOT officials Elaine Elbich and Harold Windisch.

SPIN opens new Pre-K Counts classroom

Special People In Northeast Inc. recently opened a new Pre-K Counts classroom at its Early Childhood Learning Center, 10521 Drummond Road.

Making a real impact

Mike Driscoll, a new state representative and board chairman for Impact Services Corporation, describes the agency as an under-the-radar force for good in Philadelphia.

Kenney announces candidacy for mayor

Former City Councilman Jim Kenney last week entered the Democratic primary for mayor, announcing his candidacy in front of 200 supporters at City Hall.

‘Wild Bill’ fundraiser is Feb. 6

City Councilman David Oh visited the recent meeting of the Lawncrest Community Association, promoting a beef-and-beer fundraiser for the “Wild Bill” Guarnere Memorial Statue. The fundraiser will take place on Friday, Feb. 6, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road.

St. Martha Church pastor receives commendation

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Office of Catholic Education recently presented a commendation to the Rev. Al Masluk, longtime pastor at St. Martha Catholic Church.