Articles by Tom Waring

Take Back Your Neighborhood discusses school reform

Members of the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association last week heard from a local attorney and the head of Pennsylvania Working Families.


Burholme Town Watch discusses future of Gibbons PAL

The Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association met on Sept. 11, and members gave a standing ovation to 2nd Police District community relations officer Dianne Murphy in observance of the 13th anniversary of the terrorist bombings that killed hundreds of first responders.


Driscoll endorsed by Pennsylvania Association of Realtors

The Pennsylvania Association of Realtors has endorsed Democrat Mike Driscoll in the 173rd Legislative District. Driscoll faces Republican Mike Tomlinson in the Nov. 4 election.


Oktoberfest celebration is Saturday in Mayfair

The Mayfair Business Association is promoting a number of initiatives this fall.


Exploring the race for mayor

The mayoral race is taking shape, and candidates are already starting to make moves.  


Statewide ambitions

Mike Stack is looking to trade his Senate seat for the job of lieutenant governor.

As he campaigned for lieutenant governor in the Democratic primary, state Sen. Mike Stack was hoping to avoid what he called the “Philadelphia jinx.”


Tickets available for Northeast Hall of Fame

Tickets are available for the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame induction ceremony, to be held on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. at Holy Family University’s Education & Technology Center Building, Frankford and Grant avenues.


Holmesburg civic pays tribute to local activist

Holmesburg Civic Association president Rich Frizell last week paid tribute to Jim Ryan, a neighborhood activist who died late last month. 


Rath endorsed by Republican Majority for Choice

Republican Majority for Choice endorsed Megan Rath in the 1st Congressional District. 


Lieutenant governor discusses race with the Times

Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley believes it is still too early to pay close attention to polls, most of which show Gov. Tom Corbett losing big to Democrat Tom Wolf.