Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

‘We like to take care of our own’

The 13th annual Gregory Hennigar Memorial Football Tournament took place last weekend. Over the years, the fund has donated to local youth groups, schools and nonprofits. 


Candidates set for special election in 174th District

The candidates are set for the Aug. 11 special election in the 174th Legislative District.


Special election planned for August in 174th district

Campaign Chatter for the week of June 17. 


Prison construction a hot topic at Holmesburg Civic

Holmesburg Civic Association members and activists from neighboring Mayfair and Tacony last week criticized a plan by the city to purchase land at 7777-R State Road for the possible construction of a prison.


Burholme honors Quaker Diner owner

The Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association last week honored Quaker Diner owner Semo Kastinos for his years of providing food at the group’s monthly meetings.


Possible prison construction draws heat from neighborhood activists

Holmesburg Civic Association members and activists from neighboring Mayfair and Tacony on Tuesday night criticized a plan by the city to purchase land at 7777-R State Road for the possible construction of a prison.


NE Celebration is Aug. 22

The Castor Gardens-based Take Back Your Neighborhood has announced that its annual Northeast Celebration will take place on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Max Myers Playground, 1601 Hellerman St.


Mayfair Business Association opposes church’s use of Devon

The Mayfair Business Association has voted to oppose a bid by Kingdom Life Christian Center to seek a special exemption to operate a church, day care and food bank at 6325 Frankford Ave., in the former Devon Theater.


Candidate urges City Council to fund school district

Helen Gym, a Democratic candidate for an at-large City Council seat, is urging Council to meet the School District of Philadelphia’s full $105 million request by providing sustainable, recurring sources of revenue.


Thomas concedes nomination in Democratic primary for City Council

Isaiah Thomas last week called Helen Gym to concede the fifth and final nomination in the Democratic primary for City Council at-large.