Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Power of Prayer

The people at St. Luke’s Memorial Church believe they have plenty to celebrate as the church marks 150 years of existence.


Brown: Mayor, c’mon to the meeting!

A mayoral town-hall meeting will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Ironworkers Local 401’s Bridgemen’s Hall, 11600 Norcom Road.


Helpers needed for weatherization day

New project director Shirley Reses has presided over her first meeting of the Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community and put out a call for volunteers for the agency’s upcoming sixth annual winterization day.


Northeast Hall of Famer George Ballard dies at 92

George Edward “Butch” Ballard, a legendary jazz drummer from Frankford and 2010 inductee into the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame, died Saturday.


His words are pouring out

Tacony’s Glenn Segal wrote some poetry and musical lyrics as a youth and a short story as a teenager, but he has spent his adult years in real estate and as an optician.


One big anniversary, two big nights

For two decades, the radio show ‘World Cafe’ has maintained the beat for music lovers. Later this month, an impressive lineup of artists will perform during a big anniversary bash.


‘I always knew Lacey would make a difference in this world’

It has been more than four years since Lacey Gallagher died in an automobile accident. “Lacey’s Law” was recently passed to promote teenage driving safety.


Two sides hope to work out truck-traffic tiff

Attorneys representing residents of the Fountain Pointe condominium complex and the owner/developer of a site that houses a new business took part in a sometimes-heated court hearing last week, but they began working on a possible compromise in a City Hall corridor.


If O’Brien leaves House, his seat could leave Philly

State Rep. Dennis O’Brien is favored to be elected to City Council on Nov. 8, which would leave his 169th Legislative District seat vacant.


Honoring a fallen friend

Johnny Kihm’s buddies from Presentation BVM Elementary School were devastated when he died in Afghanistan and wanted to honor him in some way.