Articles by Tom Waring

Diaz, Abraham to appear at GNPCC event

Democratic mayoral candidates Nelson Diaz and Lynne Abraham will appear on Friday, March 20, at Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park, 8401 Roosevelt Blvd.


As special election nears, candidates remain optimistic

Both candidates are cautiously optimistic looking ahead to next Tuesday’s special election in the 170th Legislative District.


Phil’s Shoes closes after 65 years

Phil’s Shoe’s, 7332 Elgin Ave. in Rhawnhurst, recently closed after more than 60 years in business.


Mayoral candidates talk money and education

State Sen. Anthony Williams, a Democratic candidate for mayor, last week held a news conference at his campaign headquarters, 1528 Walnut St., to offer recommendations to close the School District of Philadelphia’s gap.


Building hope

Sandy Casanova sure is grateful for Michael’s Way.


Bustleton musician releases album to honor his late father

Matt Roach looked ahead to March 12, 2015, the 30th anniversary of the passing of his father.


Local boxer knocks out opponent

Tacony heavyweight Joey Dawejko needed just 27 seconds last Friday to knock out Enobong Umohette in a boxing match at 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.


Northeast chef competes on Hell’s Kitchen

Torresdale’s Christine Hazel, a chef adviser at Chickie’s & Pete’s, is a contestant on the current season of Hell’s Kitchen.


Benefit will help fund statue honoring local veteran

Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones will perform on Friday, March 6, from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Michael Crescenz VFW Post 2819, 6850 Martins Mill Road (at Longshore Avenue) in Lawndale.


White receives wealth of endorsements

Thirteen unions last week endorsed Republican Martina White in the special election in the 170th Legislative District.