Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

‘Book of Mormon’ comes to Forrest Theatre

Reviews for The Book of Mormon have been overwhelmingly positive, not surprising for a show that in 2011 won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.


Remembering state Sen. Hank Salvatore

Former state Sen. Frank A. “Hank” Salvatore is being remembered as a family man, a tireless fighter for his constituents and a powerful force as the only Philadelphian in the Republican caucus.


PA unemployment rate lowest since ‘08

Gov. Tom Corbett is pleased with the latest jobs report for Pennsylvania.


New Corbett ad spotlights low unemployment rate

Gov. Tom Corbett debuted a campaign commercial last week that touts the 178,000 private sector jobs created in the last three years and an unemployment rate of 5.6 percent that is the lowest since September 2008.


Mayfair run is a success

Joe DeFelice told members at last week’s Mayfair Business Association meeting that the annual Mayfair Fallen Heroes Run was a “huge success.”


Elvis tribute concert benefits CHOP

The nonprofit Digi Foundation will hold its third annual Elvis Presley tribute artist concert on Saturday, July 19, at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road. Seventeen Elvis Presley impersonators will be performing as part of a benefit for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


Local students awarded memorial scholarships

The Joseph C. McCloskey Charitable Fund recently awarded two scholarships during a ceremony at Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 39, 7229 Tulip St. in Tacony.


Kiwanis Club presents scholarships

The Kiwanis Club of Phil-Mont recently presented scholarship awards to four local college students and a recently graduated high school senior.


Holmesburg Civic approves motorcycle club clubhouse bid

The Holmesburg Civic Association unanimously approved a bid by the Philadelphia Centurions Motorcycle Club, which is seeking a zoning variance for its clubhouse at 7347 Melrose St.


Essay contest winners announced

Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association recently honored five winners of an essay contest.