Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Corbett criticizes Obama’s plan to combat global warming

Gov. Tom Corbett last week released a statement criticizing President Barack Obama’s proposed plan to combat global warming, contending it will lead to a massive tax hike on the Pennsylvania coal industry.


Department of Labor secretary visits Finishing Trades Institute

Thomas E. Perez, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, paid a recent visit to the Finishing Trades Institute training facility, at 2190 Hornig Road in the Far Northeast.


Controversial methadone clinic set to open in Holmesburg

The controversial Healing Way methadone clinic at Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street seems ready to open, following last week’s issuance of a state health department license to operate.


Adcock promises to donate salary to charity

Dee Adcock, the Republican candidate in the 13th Congressional District, has promised to donate his salary to charity, if elected.


Adcock vs. Boyle for congressional seat

The 13th Congressional District race is down to swimming pool company owner Dee Adcock, a Republican, and Democratic state Rep. Brendan Boyle.


Oldtimers Association honors three former athletes

The Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association last week honored former athletes John Press, Bill Siegle and the late Tom Short with the William “Pickles” Kennedy Award.


Boyle captures primary victory

In other election news, state Sen. Mike Stack wins the lieutenant governor primary and Jason Dawkins pulls ahead in the 179th Legislative District.

State Rep. Brendan Boyle on Tuesday won a surprisingly easy victory in the 13th Congressional District Democratic primary, declaring victory at about 10 p.m. at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 headquarters in the Far Northeast.


Voting about to begin in key races across the Northeast

Northeast voters will be going to the polls on Tuesday to nominate candidates for state representative, state senator, governor, lieutenant governor and the U.S. House of Representatives.


Two events in Mayfair this Saturday

The Mayfair Business Association, the Mayfair Civic Association and the Mayfair Community Development Corporation will be organizing two big events on Saturday, May 17.


NE Hall of Fame announces new inductees

The Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame last week announced its 2014 inductees. The newest inductees will be Stephen Decatur, Virginia Knauer, Pat Worthington Stopper, Chris Matthews and the Jewish Community Center Klein Branch. The announcement was made during a May 8 news conference at Holy Family University by Sister Francesca Onley, president of Holy Family, and City Councilman Dennis O’Brien.