Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

As special election nears, candidates remain optimistic

Both candidates are cautiously optimistic looking ahead to next Tuesday’s special election in the 170th Legislative District.


Phil’s Shoes closes after 65 years

Phil’s Shoe’s, 7332 Elgin Ave. in Rhawnhurst, recently closed after more than 60 years in business.


Having the time of their lives

Actor Doug Carpenter just turned 30, but he is very familiar with the 1987 film Dirty Dancing.


Diaz, Abraham to appear at GNPCC event

Democratic mayoral candidates Nelson Diaz and Lynne Abraham will appear on Friday, March 20, at Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park, 8401 Roosevelt Blvd.


Deconstructing abandoned properties topic of Holmesburg Civic meeting

Two representatives of the Philadelphia Community Corps visited the Holmesburg Civic Association last week, promoting their idea of deconstructing, not demolishing, the estimated 40,000 to 60,000 abandoned, vacant or blighted structures in the city.


Mayoral candidates talk money and education

State Sen. Anthony Williams, a Democratic candidate for mayor, last week held a news conference at his campaign headquarters, 1528 Walnut St., to offer recommendations to close the School District of Philadelphia’s gap.


Local boxer knocks out opponent

Tacony heavyweight Joey Dawejko needed just 27 seconds last Friday to knock out Enobong Umohette in a boxing match at 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.


Bustleton musician releases album to honor his late father

Matt Roach looked ahead to March 12, 2015, the 30th anniversary of the passing of his father.


Building hope

Sandy Casanova sure is grateful for Michael’s Way.


White receives wealth of endorsements

Thirteen unions last week endorsed Republican Martina White in the special election in the 170th Legislative District.