Articles by Tom Waring

Voters will choose Boyle successor in special election

Voters in the 170th Legislative District will choose their new representative in a special election on Tuesday, March 24.


Boyle sworn into Congress

When Brendan Boyle won the Democratic primary in the 13th Congressional District last May, he was pretty much headed to Washington, given his party’s voter-registration advantage.


Time to expand

Gerhard’s Appliances expanded its Northeast location to include a scratch and dent section. A grand opening will be held on Friday.   


‘I won’t disappear’

Allyson Schwartz’s era in political office is now over, but the ex-congresswoman plans to stay active in public policy.   


Obama signs bill to rename hospital in memory of vet

President Barack Obama signed 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.


Gillen drops out of race for mayor

Terry Gillen, a former city Redevelopment Authority executive, last week dropped out of the race for mayor.


2014 Year in review

The Northeast Times takes a look back at events that affected our neighborhoods in 2014.    


Volunteer honored for work in Lawncrest

Steve Cartledge received a proclamation from state Sen. Tina Tartaglione and a citation from City Councilwoman Marian Tasco for his volunteer work heading the annual Lawncrest July 4th Celebration.


GOP condemns Democratic corruption

The Republican City Committee believes that the indictments last week of two Democratic state representatives on corruption charges shows “the continued arrogance of incumbency in the Cradle of Liberty.”


NE Community Giveback festival set for Saturday

State Rep. Mark Cohen will hold his first Northeast Community Giveback Festival on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lawncrest Recreation Center, 6000 Rising Sun Ave.