Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Coalition Against Hunger visits Rhawnhurst NORC

Three representatives from the Coalition Against Hunger on July 25 told members of the Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community about ways needy people can obtain food assistance.


City controller candidate speaks at Holmesburg Rec

Terry Tracy, the Republican candidate for city controller, plans to focus on public schools, municipal pensions, economic growth and government accountability if he is elected on Nov. 5.


Upholstery biz expands into Somerton

J&J Seat Cover Co. Inc. specializes in upholstery, and company president Ed Sacco said there’s great potential in the industry.


Popular Broadway Sings concert returns

The folks at the Congregations of Ner Zedek are preparing to again welcome the Broadway Sings concert production.


Local educator retires after 43 years

Jeffrey Garber began his career in education some 40 years ago as a student teacher at Morrell Park’s John Hancock Elementary School, which was newly opened at the time.


Schwartz talks federal, hears local at Take Back Your Neighborhood meeting

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz spoke about a dysfunctional Congress in a recent visit to the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association meeting.


Corbett campaigns in the Far Northeast

Gov. Tom Corbett was in the Far Northeast last week to rally supporters in anticipation of his re-election bid.


Court reporting — the verdict is in

The 2013 court reporting graduating class at Orleans Technical Institute is the biggest class in the program’s history. 


Stem cell transplant center opens at CTCA

Cancer Treatment Center of America offers a new wing designed with state-of-the-art technology to make patients feel at ease. 


A touch of the shore in Philadelphia

 Eakins Oval has a surface area painted into a beach, blanket and boardwalk theme. There are two large sandboxes, four spray-misters and live music, chess, checkers, ping-pong, volleyball, bocce and miniature golf. And it's free.