Articles by Tom Waring

Bridge Educational Foundation distributes scholarship money

During this season of giving, the Bridge Educational Foundation last week donated more than $118,000 in scholarship money to a bunch of local private schools during a breakfast ceremony at Father Judge High School.


Neighbors gather for Mayfair Christmas Village

More than 1,000 people attended Sunday afternoon’s Mayfair Christmas Village and Tree Lighting at Frankford and Ryan avenues.


Crusaders make it 25 in a row against Railsplitters

It’s been a quarter-century since Abraham Lincoln beat Father Judge in their Thanksgiving Day football rivalry, and it’s hard to see the Railsplitters ending that skid any time soon.


Lanni announces candidacy for City Council

Center City businessman Lou Lanni last Friday entered the race for an at-large City Council seat, declaring his intentions at Tailhook Tavern, at 3522 Cottman Ave. in Mayfair.


Abraham, Williams announce candidacies

Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham is seeking a return to public office, while state Sen. Anthony Williams is looking to move from state to city government.


Eleventh class inducted into Sports Hall of Fame

Sixteen individuals, one team and one venue on Nov. 13 were inducted into the 11th class of the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Sheraton Society Hill.


Disston principal visits Tacony Civic, discusses overcrowding in school

Hamilton Disston Elementary School principal Kari Hill spoke at last week’s Tacony Civic Association meeting, mentioning that there are 881 students in the school, which educates kids in kindergarten through eighth grade. The 93-year-old building, at 6801 Cottage St., was designed for 650 kids.


Oldtimers award four honorees

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


Stack looks ahead to new role

State Sen. Mike Stack discusses his plans as lieutenant governor.   


Change of heart

City Controller Alan Butkovitz is a no-go in the 2015 mayoral race.