Articles by Tom Waring

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.


Spreading the love of music

Abraham Lincoln High School music teacher Tom Force wanted to increase the number of instruments in his department, so he wrote a proposal on the DonorsChoose.org website.



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.


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. 


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.


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.


‘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.


‘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.