Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

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.


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.


The show must go on

The Chalfont Musical Players theater group was shut down in the spring, but the curtain wasn’t closed for long. Many former members are now back onstage with the Ghostlight Players.


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.


Celebrate 20 years of Tacony history this Saturday

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


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.


Drug-clinic plan blasted at zoning hearing

A combative attorney and about 130 concerned neighbors made for a raucous Zoning Board of Adjustment hearing last week about a proposed methadone clinic at 7900 Frankford Ave.


Perzel faces prison after guilty plea

The former political powerhouse from the Northeast could get 18 months to 24 years in prison for corruption. “I let you down,” he said in a statement to voters.