Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

A night at the opera

Amici Opera Company has had numerous homes since forming in 1998, but founder and impresario Raffaele Tudisco hopes he’s come across a more permanent spot.


Chickie’s & Pete’s is No. 1

The multi-neighborhood hot spot is basking in the glory of being named best sports bar in North America.


Crusaders gobble up another Turkey Day win

The game plan for Father Judge High School was to run the ball against Abraham Lincoln in last week’s Thanksgiving Day football matchup.


Fields of dreams to come true

Father Judge High School will have home turf when the nearby Ramp Playground is upgraded.


Get the bulldozers ready!

Work is about to begin on construction of a 4.5-acre park near the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge.


For firefighter widows, a gift from the heart

Kathy Perpetua, the Holme Circle woman who sells handmade rosary beads, last week donated $2,235 to the widows’ fund of International Association of Fire Fighters Local 22.


Ninety reasons to cheer Loesche volunteer

Gajendra Vyas was a bicycle salesman in his native India before moving to the United States in 1989.


Lawncrest has a lot on its plate

Members of the Lawncrest Community Association last week welcomed officials from the 2nd Police District and the city managing director’s office.


Serious crime tops agenda at Summerdale Civic

Mark Mroz, the community relations officer in the 2nd Police District, discussed serious crimes and some upcoming holiday outreach events at last week’s Friends of Summerdale Civic Association meeting.


Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association honors elite

The Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association honored a boxing-ring announcer and a former basketball player during a recent luncheon at Randi’s Restaurant & Bar at 1619 Grant Ave. in Bustleton.