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.


Generosity is in season for Northeast businesses

Several Mayfair businesses are involved in charitable activities this holiday season.


Frankford Ave. methadone clinic awaits ruling

Both sides of the controversial methadone clinic planned for Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street now await a ruling from Common Pleas Court Judge Idee C. Fox.


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.


Investigation leads to firings in cop killing case

State Rep. Brendan Boyle is happy that the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole last Friday terminated three employees who were in charge of supervising the killer of Police Officer Moses Walker Jr.


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.


Plenty of civic action

A number of local community groups are setting agendas for meetings this month.


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.


Law and order top agenda at Northwood

A pair of top prosecutors talked law and order at the November meeting of the Northwood Civic Association.