Articles by Tom Waring

Council of Prison Locals gives support to Toomey

The Council of Prison Locals recently endorsed U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey for re-election during an event in Williamsport.


Solomon swept 202nd district wards in win

In 2014, there was low turnout and a nailbiter in the 202nd Legislative District Democratic primary, with Rep. Mark Cohen beating Jared Solomon by 158 votes in a race that attracted just 4,406 voters.


Getting technical

The WHYY Media Labs have been a hit this year at Austin Meehan Middle School.


Schools receive $210,000 donation

The Bridge Educational Foundation last week presented more than $210,000 in scholarship money to Philadelphia schools at a ceremony at St. Cecilia.


Sabatina finishes strong

Sen. John Sabatina Jr. seems to have edged past Rep. Kevin Boyle and Jared Solomon ousts longtime Rep. Mark Cohen in local election races.


Protestant Home’s bid for three-story addition is approved

The Lawncrest Community Association last week unanimously approved a bid by the Philadelphia Protestant Home for a three-story addition to its courtyard.


May Fair includes race, car show

The Mayfair Business Association is planning the annual Mayfair May Fair, set for Saturday, May 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.


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.