Articles by Tom Waring

Toomey: Sequester could be good first step

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey last week told Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce members about three looming showdowns on Capitol Hill that he hopes will change the way Congress looks at spending.


‘Oldtimers’ honor three athletes

Two former NFL players and a veteran athlete, coach and umpire were honored two weeks ago at the Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association meeting at Randi’s Restaurant & Bar in Bustleton.


College 101 — Step by step

— At Northeast High School, 31 seniors are getting extra help with college applications, thanks to a new program that is being offered in collaboration with Philadelphia Futures.


Henon has key vote on paid sick days bill

Holmesburg’s Carmen Wallace works at a health-care center and needed some time off in December because she was battling an illness.


He lives in what?

Terry Visconto resides in a former convent in Rhawnhurst that was converted into his family’s funeral home. The home will be featured on the television show ‘You Live in What?’


Chasing the dream

Carolina was 10 years old when she left her native Brazil and came to the United States with her aunt and sister.


Senate votes to abolish Traffic Court

Less than one month after 12 people were indicted in an alleged ticket-fixing scheme, the Pa. Senate has voted to eliminate Philadelphia’s Traffic Court.


Stack and Schwartz contemplate bids for governor

Why has state Sen. Mike Stack made recent trips to western Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley and even held baby pigs at the Farm Show in Harrisburg?


Long journey home

Northwood Academy Charter School opened in 2005, but a space crunch sent some students and staff looking for temporary digs.


Learning by going

— The students are raising money to pay for their trip to Poland. They’ve sold calendars, flowers and cookie dough. A pizza party is next.