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.


‘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.


Local elementary schools topic of Burholme Civic meeting

Leaders of Kennedy C. Crossan Elementary School and Immanuel Lutheran School both consider their schools among Burholme’s best-kept secrets.


Holmesburg Civic has big plans to clean up the neighborhood

The Holmesburg Civic Association is pushing ahead on several ways to beautify the neighborhood.


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.


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.


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.


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?’