Articles by Tom Waring

DA candidate raises more than $200K for campaign

“The outpouring of support for my campaign demonstrates a desire for change, and assures that I will have the resources required to take on an incumbent district attorney who has embarrassed the city with blatant ethics violations and has failed to address the scourge of gun violence in our neighborhoods.” — Joe Khan, a Democratic candidate for district attorney

Toomey backs holding money from sanctuary cities

President Trump’s executive order would impact Philadelphia, which Mayor Jim Kenney has deemed a sanctuary city.

Talk of the town

Whether you love him or hate him, everyone has something to say about President Trump. And he’ll be in Philadelphia on Thursday. 

In his blood

Brendan Sullivan talks about the success of his first novel, ‘Irish Blood,’ as he prepares to publish his second book. 

Hair salon zoning variance approved at Lawncrest meeting

The Lawncrest Community Association last week voted unanimously to not oppose a zoning variance for the owner of a hair salon at 537 Sanger St. (at Colgate Street). Expediter Tom Citro explained that the LCA did not oppose the owner when she came in front of the group in 2007.

DA candidate will not accept money from defense lawyers

Rich Negrin, a Democratic candidate for district attorney, announced that his campaign has not and will not accept contributions from lawyers whose primary area of practice requires them to appear regularly as legal representatives for the defense in cases prosecuted by the district attorney’s office.

Taubenberger is busy tending to Council matters

Al Taubenberger has been the one and only permanent president of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association for more than 20 years, but his time has been at a premium since he joined City Council a year ago.

SMT pastor leaving, to be replaced by St. Tim’s Olivere

The Rev. John F. Meyers, the pastor at St. Martin of Tours who recently announced he would close the convent, has been reassigned to serve as a parochial vicar at St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Ambler, Montgomery County. The move is effective Jan. 30.

Possible merger for Our Lady of Ransom, Resurrection

On Sunday, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that Our Lady of Ransom and Resurrection of Our Lord would be taking part in the Parish Area Pastoral Planning Initiative.

Details on soda tax explained at Chamber meeting

A city Department of Revenue official last week tried to fill in some of the blanks on the beverage tax for members of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.