Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Tacony CDC is ready to revitalize Torresdale Ave.

Neighborhood residents, merchants and property owners are invited to attend an upcoming meeting of the Tacony Community Development Corporation, which is planning a long-term revitalization of the Torresdale Avenue commercial corridor.


Mayfair playground will reopen

The Mayfair Business Association recently gathered at the Grey Lodge Pub to discuss several upcoming neighborhood happenings.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Dear landlord: Don’t rent your property to a methadone clinic.

That’s the message foes of a planned drug center on Frankford Avenue have for the owner of the property.


Library goes book to the future

Staffers at the MaST Charter School have good reason to be wowed by their new library and media center. Its technology is a wonder to behold.