Articles by Tom Waring

Group appeals decision for rehab center

The Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association will appeal a Zoning Board of Adjustment decision on the property at 6600 Bustleton Ave. (at Magee Avenue).


‘Young candidates’ battle for 170th district seat

Democrats Fran Nelms and Matt Darragh will battle next Tuesday for the right to challenge state Rep. Martina White (R-170th dist.) in the November general election.


Wolf officially makes medical marijuana legal in Pa.

State Rep. Mark Co­hen (D-202nd dist.) is happy that Pennsylvania on Sunday became the 24th state to leg­al­ize med­ic­al marijuana.


National, local races to be decided on Election Day

Pennsylvanians will go to the polls next Tuesday to nominate candidates for state and federal offices.


Nelms greets supporters as primary election nears

Fran Nelms, a Democratic candidate in the 170th Legislative District, held a fundraiser last week at O’Mare’s Irish Pub, 10253 Bustleton Ave.


For Mayfair men, it’s always high steaks

Brothers Brian and Jim McCafferty, for 20 years, drove to South Philadelphia for sandwiches at Tony Luke’s.


Jury continues deliberations in retrial of murder case

Daniel Dougherty is charged with arson and murder in the  1985 deaths of his two young sons in Oxford Circle. His 2000  conviction was overturned due to ineffective legal representation. 


The heart of CORA

CORA helps children and families in need with preschool courses, therapy and career development, among other programs.


GOP candidate supports school district 5-year plan

Jim Pio, Republican candidate in the 172nd Legislative District, is applauding the five-year plan that the School District of Philadelphia recently adopted.


International Union of Police Associations endorses Toomey

The International Union of Police Associations has endorsed Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey for re-election.