Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Change of heart

City Controller Alan Butkovitz is a no-go in the 2015 mayoral race. 


NORC celebrates 10-year anniversary

The Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community celebrated its 10th anniversary with a recent luncheon at Congregations of Ner Zedek.


Mayfair Business discusses final plans for Thanksgiving Day parade

The Mayfair Business Association continues to plan for the 38th annual Mayfair Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade, scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 23, at noon.


Book designed to help students applying to college

The nonprofit Philadelphia Futures held a recent pep rally at Northeast High School to officially release its 25th anniversary edition of Step Up to College, a 66-page resource book designed to lead high school students through the college admissions and financial aid processes.


Wolf, Stack prevail in Pa.

Democrats Brendan Boyle and Mike Driscoll win open seats for the U.S. and Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 


Swenson flashes forward

Creativity is going digital at Swenson Arts and Technology High School, thanks to its new WHYY Flash Media Lab. 


Legislation would aid those with intellectual disabilities

Representatives lobby for support for legislation that would require the state to match federal funding to prepare those with intellectual disabilities for employment.  


Meet the candidates

Pennsylvania voters will go to the polls next Tuesday, and a change in the governor’s mansion is looking likely.


McCaffery resigns from Supreme Court amidst scandal

Seamus McCaffery, of Bustleton, resigned on Monday from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court after being suspended for forwarding sexually explicit emails from a personal account to others, including employees of the state attorney general’s office.


Former Mayfair Civic leader dies at 53

Scott Cummings, former president of the Mayfair Civic Association and the 15th Police District Advisory Council, died on Monday in Florida. He was 53.