Articles by Tom Waring

Change of heart

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


New CCP president hopes to boost enrollment, funding

Donald “Guy” Generals has come to appreciate Community College of Philadelphia’s three regional centers during his four-plus months as CCP’s president.


Oldtimers award four honorees

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


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.


Mayfair Business discusses final plans for Thanksgiving Day parade

The Mayfair Business Association continues to plan for the 38th annual Mayfair Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade, scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 23, at noon.


NORC celebrates 10-year anniversary

The Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community celebrated its 10th anniversary with a recent luncheon at Congregations of Ner Zedek.


Book designed to help students applying to college

The nonprofit Philadelphia Futures held a recent pep rally at Northeast High School to officially release its 25th anniversary edition of Step Up to College, a 66-page resource book designed to lead high school students through the college admissions and financial aid processes.


Swenson flashes forward

Creativity is going digital at Swenson Arts and Technology High School, thanks to its new WHYY Flash Media Lab. 


Wolf, Stack prevail in Pa.

Democrats Brendan Boyle and Mike Driscoll win open seats for the U.S. and Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 


Legislation would aid those with intellectual disabilities

Representatives lobby for support for legislation that would require the state to match federal funding to prepare those with intellectual disabilities for employment.