Articles by Tom Waring

And the race for governor is on, a year early

John Hanger, former secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection, last week announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor.


Local educators honored by Alpha Delta Kappa

The local chapter of the Alpha Delta Kappa sorority honored retired longtime Philadelphia school district educators Marianne (Casey) Nolan and Joseph Levin during a recent luncheon at Toscana 52 restaurant in Feasterville.


Law and order top agenda at Northwood

A pair of top prosecutors talked law and order at the November meeting of the Northwood Civic Association.


Landlords under fire

— Fed up with rotten tenants and their landlords? So is City Council, which is tackling the issue.


Santa is coming to Holmesburg

Santa Claus will celebrate the grand reopening of the Holmesburg branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia.


Local 22 firefighters spread the love at luncheon

International Association of Firefighters Local 22 last week welcomed dozens of widows for a pre-Thanksgiving lunch and a lot more.


Mayfair Civic bids farewell to Capt. Bachmayer

The Mayfair Civic Association last week bid a fond farewell to Capt. Frank Bachmayer, former commander of the 15th Police District.


Big Fix

— At Traffic Court, it’s business as usual.


Judge concludes whirlwind season with win

The Father Judge Crusaders started the football season by flying to Ireland for a Labor Day weekend game and ended it by walking back to school along Rowland Avenue after an overwhelming victory over Abraham Lincoln on Thanksgiving.


A special delivery from the police

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 president John McNesby and attorney James J. Binns last week led a caravan of police vehicles and motorcycles that delivered full-course Thanksgiving dinners to more than a dozen families of officers killed or seriously injured in the line of duty.