Articles by Tom Waring

‘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.


Spaceman helps dedicate St. Martha’s science lab

Astronaut Chris Ferguson spent a recent Sunday at St. Martha, attending the noon Mass and the dedication of a science laboratory in his name before heading to a testimonial dinner in his honor at the Philadelphia Ballroom on Hornig Road.


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.


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.


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.


Lighting up the holidays

— A Christmas craft show and tree lighting help spread cheer in Mayfair.


And the race for governor is on, a year early

John Hanger, former secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection, last week announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor.


Landlords under fire

— Fed up with rotten tenants and their landlords? So is City Council, which is tackling the issue.


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.