Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Congregants in Frankford plead to keep church open

St. Joachim parishoners — as well as those at St. Leo — are trying everything to keep their churches open.


Rush hopes budget cuts don’t kill exchange program

Students recently returned from a trip to Poland organized by an assistant principal. 




Critical Mass

Three Northeast churches reel from the news that they must close. Two have decided to fight.


The Archdiocese of Philadelphia plans to close three NE Philly churches

Mater Dolorosa and St. Joachim, in Frankford, and St. Leo, in Tacony are slated for closure. Parish leaders at St. Leo are planning to fight the decision.


Rep. Kevin Boyle meets future Burholme constituents

The timing was perfect for state Rep. Kevin Boyle.


Somerton man celebrates cancer survival

Several dozen friends and family members of Somerton’s Nick Forgione gathered recently at the Boulevard Diner to celebrate his 30-year cancer survival.


Blue Mass honors fallen heroes

Holy Family University hosted its seventh annual Blue Mass to honor fallen police and firefighters and those who have supported them.


Lawmakers want Holocaust taught in Pa. schools

State Sen. Anthony Williams and state Rep. Brendan Boyle are both hopeful that their legislation requiring the teaching of the Holocaust, genocide and human rights violations will become law.