Articles by Tom Waring

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.


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.


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.


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.


Soaring Eagles