Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Burholme girl makes her own impact on Race for the Cure

Amelia Figueroa has participated in the Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure since becoming a patient care technician at Cancer Treatment Centers of America three years ago.


Judge Ken Powell faces challenges to keep his seat

Common Pleas Court Judge Ken Powell is the only incumbent in the 20-candidate field, but faces a challenge to keep his seat in this year’s elections.


Zecca urges voters to unseat Butkovitz in city controller race

Mark Zecca said Philadelphia needs an independent, reform-minded city controller and is urging voters to discard two-term incumbent Alan Butkovitz.      Zecca also believes he, not Brett Mandel, has the independence and reform ideas to best run the office.


Local churches to learn their fate on May 31

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is expected to announce on May 31 which churches, if any, will merge or close, and parishioners at two Frankford churches are nervously awaiting the verdict.


Anti-bullying efforts are strong at Warren G. Harding School

The staff and students at Warren G. Harding Middle School have been trained to identify and react to bullying, and offenders face disciplinary action before they can even seek to return to the classroom.


Rotary Club helps fund Frankford’s newly painted gym

City Year Greater Philadelphia recently painted a Frankford High School gym, and the volunteers received a big boost from the Rotary Club of Frankford-Northeast.


Bengals one step closer to gym

The Bustleton Bengals youth sports organization has long dreamed of having a gymnasium of its own.


Police seek tips in nun’s 2006 death

As the St. Martin of Tours community gathered last week for the Sister Paul Mercedes IHM Scholarship basketball fundraising tournament, police officials said they have good tips that could lead them to the individual responsible for the nun’s January 2006 hit-and-run death.


A free tee at the Quartett Club

The Philadelphia Quartett Club golf course in Somerton is open for business, and general manager Mike O’Brien is offering a special treat on Saturday.


Methadone clinic approved

The Zoning Board of Adjustment last week voted 4-1 to grant a use variance for NorthEast Treatment Centers to open a methadone clinic at 7520 State Road.