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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


‘I’m here to help peple’

After 26 years, congressional aide Annamarie Feeney is still going strong.


Donations for scholarship organizations sought at Mayfair Business meeting

Officials from St. Hubert High School and St. Matthew and Blessed Trinity elementary schools attended a meeting of the Mayfair Business Association to ask merchants to consider making donations to scholarship organizations.


All in the family

Nancy Pokorny recalls her mom lobbying her on a career choice.