Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Obama signs bill to rename hospital in memory of vet

President Barack Obama signed a bill that would rename the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, at 3900 Woodland Ave. in West Philadelphia, in memory of Army Cpl. Michael J. Crescenz, a Cardinal Dougherty High School graduate who earned the Medal of Honor for bravery in the Vietnam War.


‘I won’t disappear’

Allyson Schwartz’s era in political office is now over, but the ex-congresswoman plans to stay active in public policy.   


Gillen drops out of race for mayor

Terry Gillen, a former city Redevelopment Authority executive, last week dropped out of the race for mayor.


Volunteer honored for work in Lawncrest

Steve Cartledge received a proclamation from state Sen. Tina Tartaglione and a citation from City Councilwoman Marian Tasco for his volunteer work heading the annual Lawncrest July 4th Celebration.


2014 Year in review

The Northeast Times takes a look back at events that affected our neighborhoods in 2014.    


GOP condemns Democratic corruption

The Republican City Committee believes that the indictments last week of two Democratic state representatives on corruption charges shows “the continued arrogance of incumbency in the Cradle of Liberty.”


A tragic farewell

The Philadelphia Fire Department and International Association of Fire Fighters and Paramedics Local 22 have promised to always be there for the family of Joyce Craig.


NE Community Giveback festival set for Saturday

State Rep. Mark Cohen will hold his first Northeast Community Giveback Festival on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lawncrest Recreation Center, 6000 Rising Sun Ave.


Abraham pushes for hearing on PGW sale

Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham, a Democratic candidate for mayor, last week delivered a letter to City Council President Darrell Clarke, calling for a public hearing on a possible sale of Philadelphia Gas Works.


Tree Northeast visits Take Back Your Neighborhood meeting

Members of the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association heard from representatives of Tree Northeast, TD Bank and Philadelphia Gas Works at their most recent meeting.