Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

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.


Fitting memorial

For nine decades, the grave of a World War I soldier from Tacony lacked an important finishing touch. Pfc. Oxley has been properly saluted.


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.


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.


Perzel gets the boot from Holy Family’s education center

In the wake of former Pennsylvania House Speaker John Perzel’s guilty plea, Holy Family University has removed his name from one of its prominent buildings.


Strike over, Catholic schools back in action

Students at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 17 high schools were back in classrooms on Tuesday, one day after teachers voted overwhelmingly to accept terms of a new three-year contract.


Senate leader wants to divide Pa.’s presidential vote

A couple of local Democratic state lawmakers are blasting a Senate Republican proposal that could harm the re-election campaign of President Barack Obama.


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.


Honoring a hero

In the mid-1960s, Mike Lutz and David Sampson were partners in the 3rd Police District.


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.