Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Civic group leader announces candidacy

A civic association leader plans a primary challenge to state Rep. Mark Cohen, who was first elected in 1974.


Arkoosh highlights importance of a woman’s voice

Dr. Val Arkoosh, a Democratic candidate in the 13th Congressional District, unveiled an online video highlighting what she sees as the importance of maintaining a woman’s voice in the Pennsylvania congressional delegation.


Talking with Toomey

When U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey visited the Times’ offices last Friday, he identified Iran’s nuclear weapons program as the top international issue facing America.


Oldtimers honor four at luncheon

The Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association earlier this month honored four people with the William “Pickles” Kennedy Award.


The gift of giving

International Association of Firefighters Local 22 last week welcomed dozens of widows for a pre-Thanksgiving lunch that also included dessert, a take-home dinner, a Visa gift card, music and dancing.


Candidate for governor releases education plan

Katie McGinity, a Democratic candidate for governor, last week released a kindergarten to 12th-grade education plan titled “Strong Schools. Bright Futures.”


Importance of voting discussed at Rhawnhurst NORC meeting

Stephanie Singer got an early start in politics, campaigning as a 12-year-old in 1976 for Democratic presidential candidate Sargent Shriver.


Protesters confront Corbett in Fox Chase

Passions were high last week as Gov. Tom Corbett arrived at Corp. John Loudenslager American Legion Post 366 in Fox Chase to kick off his re-election bid.


New members inducted into Sports Hall of Fame

Sixteen individuals last week were inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame during a reception and ceremony at the Sheraton Society Hill.


Butkovitz soars to re-election victory

City Controller Alan Butkovitz, fresh off a resounding re-election win, now has about a year to ponder a big question.