Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Controversial methadone clinic set to open in Holmesburg

The controversial Healing Way methadone clinic at Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street seems ready to open, following last week’s issuance of a state health department license to operate.

Adcock promises to donate salary to charity

Dee Adcock, the Republican candidate in the 13th Congressional District, has promised to donate his salary to charity, if elected.

Department of Labor secretary visits Finishing Trades Institute

Thomas E. Perez, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, paid a recent visit to the Finishing Trades Institute training facility, at 2190 Hornig Road in the Far Northeast.

Adcock vs. Boyle for congressional seat

The 13th Congressional District race is down to swimming pool company owner Dee Adcock, a Republican, and Democratic state Rep. Brendan Boyle.

Oldtimers Association honors three former athletes

The Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association last week honored former athletes John Press, Bill Siegle and the late Tom Short with the William “Pickles” Kennedy Award.

Boyle captures primary victory

In other election news, state Sen. Mike Stack wins the lieutenant governor primary and Jason Dawkins pulls ahead in the 179th Legislative District.

State Rep. Brendan Boyle on Tuesday won a surprisingly easy victory in the 13th Congressional District Democratic primary, declaring victory at about 10 p.m. at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 headquarters in the Far Northeast.

Voting about to begin in key races across the Northeast

Northeast voters will be going to the polls on Tuesday to nominate candidates for state representative, state senator, governor, lieutenant governor and the U.S. House of Representatives.

Hillary going to bat for Margolies

Marjorie Margolies, a Democratic candidate in the 13th Congressional District, will be the beneficiary of a Thursday night fundraiser with Hillary Clinton.

Candidates discuss the issues at Burholme Civic meeting

Candidates in Tuesday’s election made late pitches to voters at last week’s Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association meeting, held at the Wesley Enhanced Living site at 7040 Oxford Ave.

Home Run Derby will benefit CHOP and scholarship fund

The 10th annual Andrew Farrell Spirit of Courage Fund Home Run Derby will take place on Saturday, May 17, at George Washington High School. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m., and the contest begins at 10. The cost is $25.