Articles by Tom Waring

Riverfront projects discussed at meeting

Tom Branigan, executive director of the Delaware River City Corporation, gave an update on his group activities at last week’s Holmesburg Civic Association meeting. 


Nelms announces candidacy in 170th Legislative District

Fran Nelms officially announced that he will be running in the Democratic primary in the 170th Legislative District.


Lawndale site considered for housing illegal immigrant minors

Is the Obama administration about to place illegal immigrant children at the Naval Support Activity complex at 700 Robbins Ave. in Lawndale?


Solomon receives more than $75K in campaign contributions

Jared Solomon, who is seeking a rematch with state Rep. Mark Cohen (D-202nd dist.) in the April 26 primary, received more than $75,000 in contributions during 2015.


Scholarship fund receives $10,000 donation

Verizon presented a check for $10,000 to the Officer Daniel Boyle Scholarship Fund on Friday afternoon at Archbishop Ryan High School.


Sestak highlights constituent cases he handled in House of Representatives

Former congressman Joe Sestak, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, released a series of videos highlighting the 18,000 constituent cases he handled in the House of Representatives.


The new faces of Philadelphia

City Councilman Al Taubenberger, of Fox Chase, and elections commissioner Lisa Deeley, of Rhawnhurst, were the local stars at Monday’s inauguration at the Academy of Music.


Nelms hits campaign trail for 170th Legislative District seat

The campaign in the 170th Legislative District is starting to take shape.


A look back: 2015

It’s not every year that a pope comes to visit the Northeast.


Literacy commission seeks volunteers for agency

Haniyyah Sharpe-Brown, assistant director of communications for the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy, encouraged members of the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association to volunteer for the agency. Sharpe-Brown spoke at the Dec. 21 meeting. The commission’s motto is “Because Adult Learning Works.”