Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

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.


Ninety reasons to cheer Loesche volunteer

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


Here comes the judge, challenging Brady

Former Municipal Court Judge Jimmie Moore has announced that he will challenge U.S. Rep. Bob Brady in the 1st Congressional District primary.


Veterans preference

The federal government is making it worth employers’ while to hire military veterans.


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.


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.


Thanksgiving Preview: Crusaders vs Railsplitters

The Abraham Lincoln Railsplitters and Father Judge Crusaders both had quick postseason exits and are looking for a bit of redemption on Thanksgiving.


In at-large race, the Oh factor prevails

Lawyer David Oh came oh so close to victory in his previous bids for City Council. This time around, he captures the prize.


For O’Neill, it wasn’t even close

Democrats hold a 25-percentage-point advantage in the 10th Councilmanic District, and Bill Rubin spent the campaign season knocking on doors and knocking Republican City Councilman Brian O’Neill on the Deferred Retirement Option Plan.


Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade is Sunday

The 35th Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade will take place Sunday afternoon along Frankford Avenue. The rain date is Dec. 4.