Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Laughter is the best medicine

Holmesburg resident Tim Grill has no problem joking about his battle with spina bifida. In fact, that’s just the beginning of his comedy routine.


A day of remembrance

Lt. Francis “Buddy” Werner was among 19 members of the Philadelphia Fire Department’s Rescue 1 who dispatched to New York on the morning of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.


Mater Dolorosa: A century of history

“That’s special, to keep it going a hundred years.” — Rev. John J. Large


Plenty of political flavor at Republican clambake

Texas Gov. Rick Perry might be leading the national polls for the Republican presidential nomination, but former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appears to have pretty good support in Philadelphia.


Legal Maneuvers

Northeast native Sam Pond developed his work ethic in a variety of jobs. But he settled into law and, these days, likes to bang heads with insurance companies that turn balky when it comes time to satisfy claims.


Philadelphia Catholic school teachers strike

Archdiocese of Philadelphia high schools opened last week with lay teachers walking a picket line, and both sides were continuing negotiations as the Times went to press on Tuesday.


Remembering the locals

Two Northeast victims of the World Trade Center attacks are gone but will never be forgotten.


Working to keep Peter Ortale’s memory alive forever

When Northwood native Peter Ortale was killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, his family was not alone.


Ax the School Reform Commission, lawmakers say

The School Reform Commission has no accountability, says state Sen. Mike Stack, and he wants to abolish the five-member panel.


Celebrate 20 years of Tacony history this Saturday

Organizers believe the annual Tacony History Day festivities are special every year, but especially this year.