Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Northeast radio host dies at 71

Marvin Barrish, who hosted a political show on various radio shows since 2007, died last week. He was 71.


Judge sends Shaffer to jail in deadly road rage attack

The family and friends of Mark Wallace were glad last week that a judge did not allow Gerry Shaffer Jr. to walk out of the Criminal Justice Center a free man. 


Gov. Corbett attends fundraiser, pushes for sale of state liquor stores

Gov. Tom Corbett was in the Northeast for a campaign fundraiser last week, and he told supporters that he’ll continue to push for the sale of state liquor stores.


City halts trash program

The pilot program that allowed some city residents to place their trash outside at 5 p.m., the night before collection, has ended. Now, the earliest trash can be placed outside for pickup is back to the normal 7 p.m.


Former Chink’s Steaks is now Joe’s

Joe Groh has sold a gazillion beefy, cheesy, doughy, steamy sandwiches since buying Chink’s Steaks 14 years ago.


Burholme deli obtains liquor license

Some Burholme residents are not pleased that a deli with a liquor license will soon open, but they will work with the owner to develop what his lawyer calls “a conditional licensing agreement.”


House panel hears testimony on cutting court

Judge Gary S. Glazer, who was appointed to Traffic Court to enact reforms, said a court employee recently gave him a candid yet cold-eyed view of how long it would take for ticket fixing to resume if judicial oversight were removed.


Northwood pool runs dry

Don’t rush out to buy a new bathing suit for the grand reopening of the Northwood Frankford Community Y swimming pool.


Archbishop Ryan, Holy Family create partnership

In late January, Archbishop Ryan Assistant Principal Jim Meredith e-mailed Holy Family University with a proposal. 


Tartaglione could face a primary opponent next year

State Sen. Tina Tartaglione hasn’t had a tough campaign since her first victory in 1994, but she is gearing up for a possible challenge in 2014.