Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Charter school wants to demolish pool hall and rebuild

Wissinoming Civic Association members spent about two hours last week listening to a proposal by Tacony Academy Charter School officials to demolish a billiards hall and storage units and build a high school on the site.


Tales of a Cold War Serviceman

When Maurice “Frank” Mercure sat down to write his memoirs, recalling stories from more than two decades of U.S. military service, he decided to largely steer away from gunfights and bombings.


Execution warrant signed for cop killer

Gov. Tom Corbett last week signed an execution warrant for Borgela Philistin, who was convicted in the 1993 murder of Philadelphia police officer Robert Hayes of  Rhawnhurst. 


Schwartz sends another signal about run

There have been strong signs over the last few months that U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz was inching toward a run for governor next year.


College 101 — Step by step

— At Northeast High School, 31 seniors are getting extra help with college applications, thanks to a new program that is being offered in collaboration with Philadelphia Futures.


Local elementary schools topic of Burholme Civic meeting

Leaders of Kennedy C. Crossan Elementary School and Immanuel Lutheran School both consider their schools among Burholme’s best-kept secrets.


‘Oldtimers’ honor three athletes

Two former NFL players and a veteran athlete, coach and umpire were honored two weeks ago at the Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association meeting at Randi’s Restaurant & Bar in Bustleton.


Holmesburg Civic has big plans to clean up the neighborhood

The Holmesburg Civic Association is pushing ahead on several ways to beautify the neighborhood.


Toomey: Sequester could be good first step

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey last week told Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce members about three looming showdowns on Capitol Hill that he hopes will change the way Congress looks at spending.


‘Oldtimers’ honor three athletes

Two former NFL players and a veteran athlete, coach and umpire were honored two weeks ago at the Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association meeting at Randi’s Restaurant & Bar in Bustleton.