Articles by Tom Waring

Police offer safety tips in Lawncrest

The Lawncrest Community Association recently held its annual Christmas party, welcoming neighbors and police officials for a night of live music and a feast of sandwiches from Fanshawe Deli.


Kiwanis raises $500 for Protestant Home

Twenty-two young people recently helped the Kiwanis Club of Phil-Mont raise $500 for the Philadelphia Protestant Home.


Controller pushes for lower millage

The Take Back Your Neighborhood Civic Association observed a moment of silence for the shooting victims in Newtown, Conn., before welcoming comments from a police official, the city controller, a state representative and a two-time City Council candidate who specializes in economic development.


Safe and secure

Go to any local community association meeting, and you’re likely to hear police officials tell folks that one of the  top crimes plaguing the Northeast is home break-ins.


Knowledge is power

State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams is looking forward to reintroducing a bill requiring the teaching of the Holocaust and genocide in public school classrooms.


A year of heroism and heartbreak

As 2012 comes to a close, a look back shows that the Northeast had a lot to celebrate and just as much to mourn.


A ‘Golden Ticket’

— Teen tweets 800 times to win a chance to see One Direction in concert in NYC.


Congresswoman’s office moves to Rhawnhurst

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz last week moved her Northeast office from Mayfair to Rhawnhurst.


Holmesburg Civic hears about foster parenting

Laura Wagner came to Holmesburg Civic Association’s December meeting to try to recruit foster parents.


Rhawnhurst NORC offers ways to skip the holiday stress

Anthony Mele, director of Catholic Clinical Consultants, was happy to see a big turnout at a recent meeting of the Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community.