Articles by Tom Waring

Local schools get scholarship money, thanks to tax credit

Bill Goetz, a CSX Corp. vice president, recalled a time not too long ago when Catholic and private schools were seen as institutions that would be open forever.


Man who killed sons faces appeal deadline

Attorneys for Daniel Dougherty, convicted of starting a fire that killed his two young sons in their Oxford Circle home in 1985, have until Friday to file their written briefs in an appeal to Superior Court.


Warminster mom fights for methadone legislation

Marti Hottenstein was naturally despondent back on Oct. 22, 2006, when she found her 24-year-old son Karl’s lifeless body on the floor of his apartment.


‘Secret Santa’ lives on as family carries on tradition

Harry Bodkin spent a decade playing a “Secret Santa” while he lived at Evangelical Manor, now Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack.


Bootleggers and booze

David Eisner recently stepped down as president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, but he believes the center has a bright future with exhibitions such as American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.


Holme Ave. housing plan stirring opposition

Opposition seems to be mounting against a proposal to convert a six-story Holme Avenue convent into 44 apartments for veterans and other low-income individuals.


Local educators honored by Alpha Delta Kappa

The local chapter of the Alpha Delta Kappa sorority honored retired longtime Philadelphia school district educators Marianne (Casey) Nolan and Joseph Levin during a recent luncheon at Toscana 52 restaurant in Feasterville.


And the race for governor is on, a year early

John Hanger, former secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection, last week announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor.


Landlords under fire

— Fed up with rotten tenants and their landlords? So is City Council, which is tackling the issue.


Burholme Town Watch offers tips to avoid car theft

Police Lt. Frank Schneider offered members of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association a few tips on how they could avoid having items stolen from their cars.