Articles by Tom Waring

Postcards from the Past

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


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.


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.


Controller visits Burholme Community Town Watch

City Controller Alan Butkovitz is pleased that the fire department is planning reforms designed to increase response time by medical units.


Lawncrest Civic meets new community relations officer

Mark Mroz, the outgoing 2nd Police District community relations officer, introduced his replacement at last week’s meeting of the Lawncrest Community Association.


Soaring Eagles


Man convicted in Millbrook road-rage death

Gerry Shaffer Jr., a 23-year-old Far Northeast man convicted on Monday of involuntary manslaughter in the road-rage death of another man, will find out on March 8 whether he must serve jail time.


Holme Circle to meet

The Holme Circle Civic Association will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m., at St. Jerome school hall, at Stamford and Colfax streets.


Man convicted in Millbrook road-rage death

A jury on Monday convicted a 23-year-old Far Northeast man of involuntary manslaughter in the road-rage death of another man.


Jury deliberations begin in road-rage death in Far Northeast

Gerry Shaffer Jr., 23, is on trial on third-degree murder charges in connection with the death of pedestrian Mark Wallace, 54, after an altercation in the Far Northeast.