Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Solomon vows to tackle violent crime

Jared Solomon, who is challenging state Rep. Mark Cohen in the May 20 Democratic primary, offered some short- and long-term fixes to reduce violent crime and blight following the triple murder in Lawndale last week.

In loving memory

Archbishop Ryan High School recently dedicated a stained glass window in its chapel to the memory of Timothy Connors, a 15-year-old freshman who was hit by a car and died on the afternoon of May 17, 2011.

Lawncrest Civic member honored

The recent Lawncrest Community Association meeting attracted a bunch of local elected officials and high-ranking police officials.

Father Judge High School opens new STEM center

Father Judge High School welcomes eighth-grade boys and their parents to visit its new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics center.

State rep. kicks off re-election campaign

State Rep. John Sabatina Jr. last week officially kicked off a re-election campaign that could see him face a fellow lawmaker in the May 20 primary.

‘Porgy and Bess’ comes to the Academy of Music

Danielle Lee Greaves relishes her role as Mariah in The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, which comes to the Academy of Music next week.

State rep. attends Burholme Civic meeting

State Rep. Mark Cohen addressed last month’s meeting of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association, endorsing National Small Business Weekend, which encourages consumers to shop locally and buy American-made products.

Owners of proposed methadone clinic win court decision

The owners of a proposed methadone clinic on State Road in Holmesburg last week won a big court ruling.

Republican candidate enters 13th Congressional race

Beverly Plosa-Bowser, a retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force, last week entered the Republican primary in the 13th Congressional District.

Arkoosh raises $203K, has more than $643,000 cash on hand

Dr. Val Arkoosh raised more than $935,000 in 2013 for her congressional campaign.