Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Schwartz, Brady ask feds to nix drug-treatment facility

U.S. Reps. Allyson Schwartz and Bob Brady have written a letter to a Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration official, urging her agency to halt development of a proposed methadone clinic at 7900-04 Frankford Ave.


School funding is top priority for city controller candidate

Terry Tracy, the Republican candidate for city controller, wants to be held accountable for the state of the School District of Philadelphia if he is elected on Nov. 5.


NE Racquet Club to expand youth sports programs

The Northeast Racquet Club and Fitness Center offers young people opportunities through its Kids Club, summer camp and children’s parties. Now, athletic director Charlie Sgrillo wants to expand the sports program for boys and girls. 


Loss of a legend

Councilwoman Joan Krajewski was known as a “big sister from Port Richmond.” She made great strides in Council, and is sorely missed by many.


Krajewski remembered fondly at funeral

“She had a sense of who she was and what she was all about that was very special.” — Rev. Joseph Campellone  


Schwartz proposes natural gas severance tax

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, a Democratic candidate for governor, last week proposed a 5-percent natural gas severance tax to make record investments in education and transportation.


Horse Play

 Eight world-renowned Budweiser Clydesdales took a stroll down Frankford Avenue last week.   


Loss of a legend

Brian O’Neill and Joan Krajewski were both elected to City Council in 1979 and represented most of the Northeast for more than 30 years.


Senator will continue to focus on economic issues

State Sen. Daylin Leach is known for pushing progressive ideas, and he plans to do the same if elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.


Popular Broadway Sings concert returns Labor Day

Congregations of Ner Zedek is just days away from again welcoming the Broadway Sings concert production.