Articles by Tom Waring

Somerton philanthropist, bicyclist dies at age 92

Services were held last week for Nick Forgione, a Somerton resident who raised tens of thousands of dollars for cancer charities through a series of bicycle rides. He was 92.


Philly’s finest

Fox Chase native Rich Gannon is among 15 people who will be part of the 12th class of the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.


Candidate plans vast changes for Register of Wills office

Ross Feinberg, a Rhawnhurst resident and the Republican candidate for Register of Wills, said it is “appalling” that the office makes dozens of patronage hires.


Broadway Sings to headline concert

Congregations of Ner Zedek will be holding its 19th annual Labor Day concert. The date this year is Monday, Sept. 7.


Somerton philanthropist, bicyclist dies at age 92

Nick Forgione raised tens of thousands of dollars for cancer charities through a series of bicycle rides. He also won multiple gold medals at the International Police Olympics.


Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association founder dies

A viewing was held last week at Burns Funeral Home in Torresdale for Chuck Newns, who organized the popular quarterly Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association meetings at Randi’s Restaurant & Bar.


NE man pleads guilty in animal cruelty case

Jeffrey Collins, of Bustleton, pleaded guilty last Friday to first-degree misdemeanor animal cruelty for leaving a young dog locked in a basement without sufficient access to food and water.


Mayoral candidate discusses illegal immigrant issues

Melissa Murray Bailey said she is outraged by the shooting death of a California woman by an illegal immigrant.  


Cats rescued from Castor Gardens home

The Pennsylvania SPCA last week announced it rescued 13 cats from a home in Castor Gardens for numerous alleged violations, including unsanitary confinement.


Conklin slated to headline Candidates Comedy Night fundraiser

Comedian Joe Conklin, known as “The man of 1,000 voices,” is returning as the comic headliner of the final Stu Bykofsky Candidates’ Comedy Night.