Articles by Tom Waring

Planning for Burholme Pride Day is underway

There were no guest speakers at last week’s Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association meeting, but members enjoyed a nice meal and a mini-concert that featured Christmas music.


Concert will feature local talent

Local rock musicians John Faye and Brittany Rotondo will headline a record release show on Wednesday, Dec. 26 at World Café Live, at 3025 Walnut St.


Not your average walk in the park

— Russo Park has undergone more than $576,000 in renovations and is now once again open to the public.


Smedley School wants a new playground

Mastery Charter Smedley Elementary School, 1790 Bridge St. in Frankford, is competing to win up to $50,000 for a new playground in an online contest sponsored by Clorox.


Bootleggers and booze

David Eisner recently stepped down as president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, but he believes the center has a bright future with exhibitions such as American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.


‘Secret Santa’ lives on as family carries on tradition

Harry Bodkin spent a decade playing a “Secret Santa” while he lived at Evangelical Manor, now Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack.


Warminster mom fights for methadone legislation

Marti Hottenstein was naturally despondent back on Oct. 22, 2006, when she found her 24-year-old son Karl’s lifeless body on the floor of his apartment.


Frankford Ave. methadone clinic awaits ruling

Both sides of the controversial methadone clinic planned for Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street now await a ruling from Common Pleas Court Judge Idee C. Fox.


Generosity is in season for Northeast businesses

Several Mayfair businesses are involved in charitable activities this holiday season.


Local schools get scholarship money, thanks to tax credit

Bill Goetz, a CSX Corp. vice president, recalled a time not too long ago when Catholic and private schools were seen as institutions that would be open forever.