Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

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.


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.


Duda and Schmidt battle for third commissioner slot

The three-member city elections commissioners’ panel will have at least one new face because nine-term incumbent Democratic chairwoman Marge Tartaglione was defeated in the primary.


Rubin takes aim at O’Neill

Four years ago, Republican City Councilman Brian O’Neill faced a fairly stiff challenge from Democrat Sean McAleer, but the incumbent rolled to re-election with 58 percent of the vote despite Michael Nutter’s strength at the top of the ticket.


Two vie to fill Krajewski seat

There will be at least six new members of City Council, and one of those newcomers will represent the 6th Councilmanic District beginning in January.


Big drama in at-large race

On Tuesday, 11 candidates will be vying for seven City Council at-large seats.


Taking an inside look at the judicial candidates

Besides races for mayor and City Council, voters on Tuesday will see a crowded ballot filled with the names of judicial candidates.


An out of this world experience

NASA astronaut Chris Ferguson visited his alma mater, Archbishop Ryan High School, last week to discuss space travel with students.


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.”


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.