Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Somerton man celebrates cancer survival

Several dozen friends and family members of Somerton’s Nick Forgione gathered recently at the Boulevard Diner to celebrate his 30-year cancer survival.


Lawmakers want Holocaust taught in Pa. schools

State Sen. Anthony Williams and state Rep. Brendan Boyle are both hopeful that their legislation requiring the teaching of the Holocaust, genocide and human rights violations will become law.


Head of the class

Three elementary schools and a high school in Northeast Philadelphia are revelling in the news that a citywide survey has given them perfect scores of 10.


Rep. Kevin Boyle meets future Burholme constituents

The timing was perfect for state Rep. Kevin Boyle.


Boyle hosts fundraiser, gains support in NE

State Rep. Brendan Boyle last week held his first major fundraiser in his campaign for the 13th Congressional District seat.


Blue Mass honors fallen heroes

Holy Family University hosted its seventh annual Blue Mass to honor fallen police and firefighters and those who have supported them.


Small Business Weekend aims to keep it local

Michael Blichasz wants people to think before spending their money shopping this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


It’s a blowout for Butkovitz in primary

City Controller Alan Butkovitz was confident heading into the May 21 Democratic primary, but did not expect a blowout victory.


Parents face charges in second death

A Rhawnhurst couple, who prosecutors said prayed over their sick 7-month-old son instead of seeking medical attention for him, remain in jail on charges of third-degree murder, with a preliminary hearing scheduled for June 12.


Bridesburg churches merge, others await fate

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced a parish merger in Bridesburg on Sunday, and more closings and mergers are expected to come this weekend.