Articles by Tom Waring

Concern in the community

— Opinions differed about the hot-button issue of methadone clinics during a recent hearing of the House Democratic Policy Committee.


Zoning hearing begins for methadone clinic

Back in February 2009, some 1,500 people turned out at Anne Frank Elementary School in Bustleton to oppose a planned methadone clinic at Grant Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard.


A living legend

Former La Salle player and coach Tom Gola has been named to the inaugural class of the Atlantic 10 Conference’s Men’s Basketball Legends. 


Guns a hot topic at ‘Take Back Your Neighborhood’

Mark Gilson, chief of the district attorney’s Northeast bureau, recalls a time when a person convicted of carrying an unlicensed gun received a sentence of probation.


Benefit to combat cystic fibrosis is scheduled for Feb. 9

The Harvey/DeLange family’s 23rd annual benefit to combat cystic fibrosis is approaching, and planners are hoping for another big night. 


End of an era

— After 33 years, Dave Greenman has retired from the iconic Greenman’s Deli in Mayfair.


Lawmaker wants the Holocaust to be taught in public schools

— State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams is pushing a bill that requires the teaching of the Holocaust and genocide in public school classrooms.


Finding a place to call home

— Four years after its opening, Tacony Academy Charter School has found a permanent building.


Postcards from the Past

— A local history group is recapturing priceless images from yesteryear, with help from the public.


Corbett shows support for struggling Catholic schools

Gov. Tom Corbett was at St. Martin of Tours Elementary School last week to proclaim the value of a Catholic education.