Articles by Tom Waring

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. 


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.


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.


Northwood Civic rejects bid for new hair salon

The Northwood Civic Association last week unanimously rejected a woman’s bid to open a hair salon at 5260 Castor Ave.


Finding a place to call home

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


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.


Postcards from the Past

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


Rhawnhurst NORC shows appreciation for caregivers

Virginia Harr presented three vignettes to guests at the December meeting of the Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community.


Bicycle shop expansion wins support at Holmesburg Civic meeting

The Holmesburg Civic Association last spring overwhelmingly approved a bid by Liberty Bell Bicycles for an addition to be used for repairs, rentals or more showroom space.