Articles by Tom Waring

‘Every Philadelphia wrestler should want to be Joe Galasso’

Pennsylvania breeds high school wrestling champions in places like Easton, Clearfield and Canonsburg.


Life after the NanoKnife

Back in August 2011, Peggy Reeder saw a doctor for a persistent cough.


Dougherty grad organizes seminar to aid Sandy victims

When Superstorm Sandy landed in late October and greatly damaged the New Jersey coastline, Katie Hopkins wanted to do something to help.


Two Frankford churches face possible closures

In this season of Lent, the fates of St. Joachim, the oldest Catholic church in Northeast Philadelphia, and the strikingly beautiful Mater Dolorosa, home to an Italian parish, are hanging in the balance.


Galasso pins a title win

Pennsylvania breeds high school wrestling champions in places like Easton, Clearfield and Canonsburg. 


Schwartz sends another signal about run

There have been strong signs over the last few months that U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz was inching toward a run for governor next year.



Charter school wants to demolish pool hall and rebuild

Wissinoming Civic Association members spent about two hours last week listening to a proposal by Tacony Academy Charter School officials to demolish a billiards hall and storage units and build a high school on the site.


Tales of a Cold War Serviceman

When Maurice “Frank” Mercure sat down to write his memoirs, recalling stories from more than two decades of U.S. military service, he decided to largely steer away from gunfights and bombings.


Execution warrant signed for cop killer

Gov. Tom Corbett last week signed an execution warrant for Borgela Philistin, who was convicted in the 1993 murder of Philadelphia police officer Robert Hayes of  Rhawnhurst.