Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

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.


Making days better

OfficeMax recently presented $1,000 worth of classroom supplies to Mrs. Lisa Foley, a science teacher at Kennedy Crossan Elementary School, 7350 Bingham St. in Burholme.


Solomon vows to tackle violent crime

Jared Solomon, who is challenging state Rep. Mark Cohen in the May 20 Democratic primary, offered some short- and long-term fixes to reduce violent crime and blight following the triple murder in Lawndale last week.


A plan for Penn State

Gavin Keirans is hoping to return to Happy Valley on the university’s Board of Trustees.

Gavin Keirans, a Somerton native and 2010 Penn State graduate, is gearing up for a run for a seat on the university’s Board of Trustees.


Oldtimers club gives two awards

The Old-timers Bats and Balls As-so-ci-ation last week honored Tom McGuckin and the Russo family with the Wil-li-am “Pickles” Kennedy Award. The group con-sists of former ath-letes and of-fi-cials. Mem-bers meet four times a year at Randi’s Res-taur-ant & Bar, at 1619 Grant Ave. in Grant Plaza II in Bustleton.