Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Oktoberfest celebration is Saturday in Mayfair

The Mayfair Business Association is promoting a number of initiatives this fall.


Exploring the race for mayor

The mayoral race is taking shape, and candidates are already starting to make moves.  


Driscoll endorsed by Pennsylvania Association of Realtors

The Pennsylvania Association of Realtors has endorsed Democrat Mike Driscoll in the 173rd Legislative District. Driscoll faces Republican Mike Tomlinson in the Nov. 4 election.


Burholme Town Watch discusses future of Gibbons PAL

The Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association met on Sept. 11, and members gave a standing ovation to 2nd Police District community relations officer Dianne Murphy in observance of the 13th anniversary of the terrorist bombings that killed hundreds of first responders.


Tickets available for Northeast Hall of Fame

Tickets are available for the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame induction ceremony, to be held on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. at Holy Family University’s Education & Technology Center Building, Frankford and Grant avenues.


Statewide ambitions

Mike Stack is looking to trade his Senate seat for the job of lieutenant governor.

As he campaigned for lieutenant governor in the Democratic primary, state Sen. Mike Stack was hoping to avoid what he called the “Philadelphia jinx.”


Rath endorsed by Republican Majority for Choice

Republican Majority for Choice endorsed Megan Rath in the 1st Congressional District. 


Holmesburg civic pays tribute to local activist

Holmesburg Civic Association president Rich Frizell last week paid tribute to Jim Ryan, a neighborhood activist who died late last month. 


Recent robberies a hot topic at Lawncrest Civic meeting

Members of the Lawncrest Community Association recently heard from 2nd Police District officials and a representative of Experience Corps, an affiliate of AARP. The meeting took place on Aug. 19 at the Philadelphia Protestant Home.


A magical experience

After 12 years of touring the world under the blue and yellow “Big Top,” Cirque du Soleil is bringing Varekai to arenas.