Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Book designed to help students applying to college

The nonprofit Philadelphia Futures held a recent pep rally at Northeast High School to officially release its 25th anniversary edition of Step Up to College, a 66-page resource book designed to lead high school students through the college admissions and financial aid processes.

Wolf, Stack prevail in Pa.

Democrats Brendan Boyle and Mike Driscoll win open seats for the U.S. and Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 

Swenson flashes forward

Creativity is going digital at Swenson Arts and Technology High School, thanks to its new WHYY Flash Media Lab. 

Legislation would aid those with intellectual disabilities

Representatives lobby for support for legislation that would require the state to match federal funding to prepare those with intellectual disabilities for employment.  

Meet the candidates

Pennsylvania voters will go to the polls next Tuesday, and a change in the governor’s mansion is looking likely.

McCaffery resigns from Supreme Court amidst scandal

Seamus McCaffery, of Bustleton, resigned on Monday from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court after being suspended for forwarding sexually explicit emails from a personal account to others, including employees of the state attorney general’s office.

Former Mayfair Civic leader dies at 53

Scott Cummings, former president of the Mayfair Civic Association and the 15th Police District Advisory Council, died on Monday in Florida. He was 53.

As Election Day nears, Boyle and Adcock pick up more endorsements

State Rep. Brendan Boyle, the Democratic candidate in the 13th Congressional District, has the backing of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, Everytown for Gun Safety and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Pride of the Northeast

The Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame on Sunday afternoon inducted five individuals and one nonprofit agency during a ceremony at Holy Family University.

Letter about campaign sign appears to be phony

In a letter to the editor in last week’s Times, a woman named “Jenn Michaelson” claimed that a campaign sign for Dee Adcock, the Republican candidate in the 13th Congressional District, fell onto Woodhaven Road and caused a four-inch-long scratch on her car.