Articles by Tom Waring

Santa is coming to Holmesburg

Santa Claus will celebrate the grand reopening of the Holmesburg branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Local 22 firefighters spread the love at luncheon

International Association of Firefighters Local 22 last week welcomed dozens of widows for a pre-Thanksgiving lunch and a lot more.

A special delivery from the police

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 president John McNesby and attorney James J. Binns last week led a caravan of police vehicles and motorcycles that delivered full-course Thanksgiving dinners to more than a dozen families of officers killed or seriously injured in the line of duty.

Judge concludes whirlwind season with win

The Father Judge Crusaders started the football season by flying to Ireland for a Labor Day weekend game and ended it by walking back to school along Rowland Avenue after an overwhelming victory over Abraham Lincoln on Thanksgiving.

Big Fix

— At Traffic Court, it’s business as usual.

Methadone clinic opposed

Members of the Holmesburg Civic Association last week overwhelmingly voted to oppose a proposed methadone clinic at 7520 State 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.

Judge looks to keep Lincoln rivalry one-sided

The Abraham Lincoln Railsplitters and Father Judge Crusaders both have losing records, but one of them will have a happy Thanksgiving.

Dominant Dems

— The Republicans were not much of a Grand Old Party in Northeast Philly last week. Democrats won throughout the area.

Historical group marks anniversary of arboretum

The Historical Society of Tacony on Saturday afternoon celebrated the 15th anniversary of the Christa Lewis Memorial Arboretum by adding three stones. The stones memorialized four former Tacony residents: Rita (Mace) D’Andrea, Tony Rocco, John “Brat” Kroger and Peggie Hibner.