Articles by Tom Waring

Abraham pushes for hearing on PGW sale

Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham, a Democratic candidate for mayor, last week delivered a letter to City Council President Darrell Clarke, calling for a public hearing on a possible sale of Philadelphia Gas Works.


A tragic farewell

The Philadelphia Fire Department and International Association of Fire Fighters and Paramedics Local 22 have promised to always be there for the family of Joyce Craig.


Bengals continue fundraising for new gymnasium

The Bustleton Bengals youth sports organization is slowly but surely raising the funds needed for construction of a new gymnasium.


NORC members receive flu shots, pressure screenings

Members of the Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community received flu shots from Rite Aid, energy-saving light bulbs from PECO Energy and blood pressure screenings from an Immaculate Mary Home nurse at their most recent meeting.


Abraham criticizes decision to drop PGW bid

Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham, who is running in the Democratic primary for mayor, last week issued a statement sharply criticizing Mayor Michael Nutter and City Council President Darrell Clarke for the decision by UIL Holdings to drop its bid to buy Philadelphia Gas Works.


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.


Regional Xfinity store opens in Roosevelt Mall

Comcast recently opened its second regional Xfinity store, and this one is located in the Roosevelt Mall.


In loving memory

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives within the last week have approved a bill that would rename the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, at 3900 Woodland Ave. in West Philadelphia, in memory of Army Cpl. Michael J. Crescenz, a Cardinal Dougherty High School graduate who earned the Medal of Honor for bravery in the Vietnam War.


Local Eagle Scouts soar

Boy Scouts of America Troop 290 on Sunday afternoon hosted an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Sean P. Bowers, Matthew J. Keeley Jr. and John Paul Kuhar.