Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Redistricting carves up O’Brien’s territory

State Sen. Tina Tartaglione looks like one of the winners in legislative redistricting, while most local House members believe the final plan is an improvement on the preliminary one.


Redistricting costs NE a pair of congressmen

What do people in Swarthmore have in common with folks from East Torresdale?


With arrival of 2012, they resolve to … .

The year 2011 has just a few days remaining, and some local figures are looking forward to a successful 2012.


Students can vie for Rotary scholarships

The Rotary Club of Northeast Sunrisers and the Gundaker Foundation of Rotary District 7450 are offering scholarships to selected students who will be college juniors and seniors during the 2012-13 academic year.


Miles of Smiles

It’s always a ho-ho-ho happy time when the 7th Police District treats young people to a party.


Holmesburg Civic gives update on Ramp Playground

Leo Dignam, a deputy commissioner for the city Department of Parks and Recreation, last week told members of the Holmesburg Civic Association that work is progressing well at Ramp Playground, which is getting a new artificial turf surface.


It’s a medical miracle

Thwarted in its efforts to expand into Burholme Park, the Fox Chase Cancer Center enters a partnership with Temple’s health system. Both sides love the deal.


Welcome to Wawa

The northeast corner of Tyson Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard has been barren since December 2008, when the Northeast Lincoln Mercury car dealership abruptly closed.


It’s music to their ears

A generous donation from a financial giant strikes the right chords at a charter school.


Ex-firefighter dies; faced trial in road-rage slaying

Gerard M. Shaffer Sr., the former Philadelphia firefighter facing murder charges in connection with an April 2010 road-rage incident in the Far Northeast, died suddenly last week.