Articles by Tom Waring


Jon Runyan adds spice to clambake

U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan, a former Eagles offensive tackle, was the star attraction at Sunday’s 28th annual Republican City Committee Billy Meehan Clambake at Cannstatter’s. Runyan, a freshman who represents a South Jersey district, told the crowd that nobody 55 or older would be affected by the Medicare reform plan proposed by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, the vice presidential running mate for Mitt Romney.


Foundation to manage 17 Catholic schools

The presidents of local Catholic high schools were reacting favorably to Tuesday’s announcement that an independent entity will take over management of the archdiocesan system.


Funeral services set for legendary Ed Kelly

Funeral services are planned for Friday for Rhawnhurst’s Ed Kelly, founder of the wildly popular Pennypack Park Music Festival and former executive director of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.


Methadone clinic battle continues in Holmesburg

A methadone clinic is not a permitted use of a property that is zoned C-2, the Zoning Board of Adjustment wrote in its findings of fact and conclusions of law, which was prepared as it nears a court challenge in connection with the proposed facility at 7900-04 Frankford Ave. 




Schwartz rips Romney's pick for veep

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-13th dist.) is panning the selection Saturday of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, a fellow member of the House Budget Committee, as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate.



Sandwich shop on Mayfair's menu

Mayfair Civic Association last week rejected one zoning proposal and gave preliminary approval to two others.