Articles by Tom Waring

Burholme honors Quaker Diner owner

The Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association last week honored Quaker Diner owner Semo Kastinos for his years of providing food at the group’s monthly meetings.

Possible prison construction draws heat from neighborhood activists

Holmesburg Civic Association members and activists from neighboring Mayfair and Tacony on Tuesday night criticized a plan by the city to purchase land at 7777-R State Road for the possible construction of a prison.

NE Celebration is Aug. 22

The Castor Gardens-based Take Back Your Neighborhood has announced that its annual Northeast Celebration will take place on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Max Myers Playground, 1601 Hellerman St.

Mayfair Business Association opposes church’s use of Devon

The Mayfair Business Association has voted to oppose a bid by Kingdom Life Christian Center to seek a special exemption to operate a church, day care and food bank at 6325 Frankford Ave., in the former Devon Theater.

Candidate urges City Council to fund school district

Helen Gym, a Democratic candidate for an at-large City Council seat, is urging Council to meet the School District of Philadelphia’s full $105 million request by providing sustainable, recurring sources of revenue.

Thomas concedes nomination in Democratic primary for City Council

Isaiah Thomas last week called Helen Gym to concede the fifth and final nomination in the Democratic primary for City Council at-large. 

Oldtimers Association honor pair at luncheon

The Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association last month honored two people with the William “Pickles” Kennedy Award.

In memory of Danny

The Danny Craige Foundation provided the funding for a new scoreboard at the St. Martin of Tours gymnasium.

Election roundup: A look at the final numbers

While Jim Kenney easily won last week’s Democratic mayoral primary with 56 percent of the vote, his numbers were even better in the 14 Northeast wards.

Sestak pushes for more investment in infrastructure

Joe Sestak, a former congressman who is seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, is calling for more investment in infrastructure.