Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Montgomery County Dems seek open primary

The Montgomery County Democratic Committee last week voted for an open primary in the 13th Congressional District, which includes most of the Northeast.

Making days better

OfficeMax recently presented $1,000 worth of classroom supplies to Mrs. Lisa Foley, a science teacher at Kennedy Crossan Elementary School, 7350 Bingham St. in Burholme.

State rep kicks off re-election campaign

State Rep. Mark Cohen kicked off his re-election campaign on Saturday at Daly’s Irish Pub in Wissinoming.

State senator holds Northeast fundraiser

State Sen. Anthony Williams last week held a fundraiser at Tio Pepe restaurant, at 6618 Castor Ave.

Solomon vows to tackle violent crime

Jared Solomon, who is challenging state Rep. Mark Cohen in the May 20 Democratic primary, offered some short- and long-term fixes to reduce violent crime and blight following the triple murder in Lawndale last week.

In loving memory

Archbishop Ryan High School recently dedicated a stained glass window in its chapel to the memory of Timothy Connors, a 15-year-old freshman who was hit by a car and died on the afternoon of May 17, 2011.

A plan for Penn State

Gavin Keirans is hoping to return to Happy Valley on the university’s Board of Trustees.

Gavin Keirans, a Somerton native and 2010 Penn State graduate, is gearing up for a run for a seat on the university’s Board of Trustees.

Oldtimers club gives two awards

The Old-timers Bats and Balls As-so-ci-ation last week honored Tom McGuckin and the Russo family with the Wil-li-am “Pickles” Kennedy Award. The group con-sists of former ath-letes and of-fi-cials. Mem-bers meet four times a year at Randi’s Res-taur-ant & Bar, at 1619 Grant Ave. in Grant Plaza II in Bustleton.

State rep. attends Burholme Civic meeting

State Rep. Mark Cohen addressed last month’s meeting of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association, endorsing National Small Business Weekend, which encourages consumers to shop locally and buy American-made products.

Father Judge High School opens new STEM center

Father Judge High School welcomes eighth-grade boys and their parents to visit its new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics center.