Articles by Tom Waring

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?’


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.


Learning by going

— The students are raising money to pay for their trip to Poland. They’ve sold calendars, flowers and cookie dough. A pizza party is next.


Shamrock Shuttle, Easter egg hunt in Mayfair

As the date of the Shamrock Shuttle approaches, bar owners have reached an agreement with community leaders, the 15th Police District and elected officials to help ensure a peaceful celebration.


Stack and Schwartz contemplate bids for governor

Why has state Sen. Mike Stack made recent trips to western Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley and even held baby pigs at the Farm Show in Harrisburg?


Long journey home

Northwood Academy Charter School opened in 2005, but a space crunch sent some students and staff looking for temporary digs.


Somerton resident honored as Volunteer of the Year

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Philadelphia affiliate credits volunteer Sally Rotenberg with changing the face of breast cancer with the love of a sister, the dedication of a fighter and the soul of a survivor. 


Words of wisdom

Eduardo Soares came to Philadelphia from Brazil in 1999 and managed to pick up a little English.


When Momma comes calling

As the chairwoman and public face of Dietz & Watson Inc., Ruth “Momma Dietz” Eni pitches her product from Torresdale Avenue to Texas and places in between.