Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

It’s official: ‘Lacey’s Law’ is approved and signed

The family of Lacey Gallagher traveled to Harrisburg last week to attend the signing of a bill inspired by the teenager’s death in 2007.


Will House support Senate’s OK of school vouchers?

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives does not appear eager to consider a bill that passed the Senate last week that would create a school voucher program in the state.


JEVS hands out Human Services Strictly Business Awards

Oxford Circle’s Danny Guzman graduated from the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf with the highest grade-point average in the class of 2009.


New Police Athletic League center opens in Oxford Circle

The Oxford Circle Police Athletic League is accepting membership applications from youths ages 6 to 18.


Let’s play!

At long last, Mayfair has a sparkling new playground, courtesy of lots of people with Giant hearts.


Appetizing debates at Meet the Candidates brunch

The Congregations of Shaare Shamayim men’s club held its annual “Meet the Candidates Brunch” on Sunday morning at the synagogue, 9768 Verree Road.


Happy 70th birthday, St. Hubert!

St. Hubert High School, at Torresdale and Cottman avenues, will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a couple of events next week.


Mayfair Business Association plans for Thanksgiving parade

The Mayfair Business Association continues to plan for the 35th annual Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade, scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 20, from noon to 3 p.m. The rain date is Dec. 4.


It was a grand finish for winners of big run

Steve Connolly, 41, won the eighth annual Northeast Philly 5-Mile Run and 2-Mile Walk, which took place Oct. 16 at Northeast Philadelphia Airport.


6th district Council candidates hash it out

Sandra Stewart, the Republican candidate in the 6th Councilmanic District, is a neighborhood volunteer from Tacony who describes herself as an “independent community-based leader.”