Articles by Tom Waring

Dominant Dems

— The Republicans were not much of a Grand Old Party in Northeast Philly last week. Democrats won throughout the area.


Mayfair Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade this Sunday

The Mayfair Business Association will present the 36th annual Mayfair Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade, which will kick off at noon this Sunday at Frankford Avenue and Rhawn Street.


Historical group marks anniversary of arboretum

The Historical Society of Tacony on Saturday afternoon celebrated the 15th anniversary of the Christa Lewis Memorial Arboretum by adding three stones. The stones memorialized four former Tacony residents: Rita (Mace) D’Andrea, Tony Rocco, John “Brat” Kroger and Peggie Hibner.


A day to remember

The Lawncrest Community Association celebrated Veterans Day on Sunday morning with a ceremony in the grove at Lawncrest Recreation Center.


Rotary Club hears hope from Whosoever Gospel Mission

The folks at the Whosoever Gospel Mission like to say they’ve been giving hope and changing lives since 1892.


Standing up in the fight against cancer

— Pam Cromwell has become a leading voice in the fight against cancer. She took part in a star-studded telethon in Los Angeles.


Homestead exemption deadline is next week

Next week is the deadline for Philadelphians to apply for a homestead exemption, which was created to lessen the impact of potential increases in property taxes.


More than a half century later, an officer is honored

Back in March 1946, there was a strike at the massive General Electric facility, which stretched from 67th to 70th streets and Elmwood to almost Paschall avenues in Southwest Philadelphia’s Eastwick neighborhood.


Residents can take out trash earlier

The 10th Councilmanic District has been added to a pilot program that permits residents and small businesses to place their trash out for collection two hours earlier for the next five months.


Sign of remembrance

Michelle Liczbinski recently unveiled two street signs that honor her husband, a Philadelphia Police Department sergeant shot to death in 2008.