Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

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.


Dollars and sense

Pennsylvania governors have 10 days to review bills that pass the legislature before deciding whether to sign or veto them, and Gov. Tom Corbett is taking his time with the budget.


Sports Hall of Fame announces inductees

Sixteen individuals and one team will be inducted into the 11th class of the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.


Ryan students win calculus competition

Four Archbishop Ryan students created “The Eggcellent Carton,” which was the grand prize winner of this year’s Calculus/Statistics Container Design Project competition.


Northeast extension

Dietz & Watson plans to build and expand its location in Tacony.

Dietz & Watson, 10 months after a fire destroyed its national distribution center in New Jersey, has decided to build and expand at its location at 5701 Tacony St.


Corbett nominates Northeast man to Court of Common Pleas

Far Northeast resident Mike Fanning is on track to becoming a judge on the Court of Common Pleas, having been nominated by Gov. Tom Corbett and approved by the state Senate Judiciary Committee.