Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Crusaders make it 25 in a row against Railsplitters

It’s been a quarter-century since Abraham Lincoln beat Father Judge in their Thanksgiving Day football rivalry, and it’s hard to see the Railsplitters ending that skid any time soon.

Eleventh class inducted into Sports Hall of Fame

Sixteen individuals, one team and one venue on Nov. 13 were inducted into the 11th class of the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Sheraton Society Hill.

Abraham, Williams announce candidacies

Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham is seeking a return to public office, while state Sen. Anthony Williams is looking to move from state to city government.

Stack looks ahead to new role

State Sen. Mike Stack discusses his plans as lieutenant governor.   

Oldtimers award four honorees

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

New CCP president hopes to boost enrollment, funding

Donald “Guy” Generals has come to appreciate Community College of Philadelphia’s three regional centers during his four-plus months as CCP’s president.

Disston principal visits Tacony Civic, discusses overcrowding in school

Hamilton Disston Elementary School principal Kari Hill spoke at last week’s Tacony Civic Association meeting, mentioning that there are 881 students in the school, which educates kids in kindergarten through eighth grade. The 93-year-old building, at 6801 Cottage St., was designed for 650 kids.

Change of heart

City Controller Alan Butkovitz is a no-go in the 2015 mayoral race. 

NORC celebrates 10-year anniversary

The Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community celebrated its 10th anniversary with a recent luncheon at Congregations of Ner Zedek.

Mayfair Business discusses final plans for Thanksgiving Day parade

The Mayfair Business Association continues to plan for the 38th annual Mayfair Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade, scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 23, at noon.