Articles by Tom Waring

Conventional wisdom

Steve Scully, C-SPAN senior executive producer and political editor, is in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention, leading what he calls his network’s “raw, unedited, commercial-free” coverage.

DNC Preview: Philly prepares for celebration of politics

The Northeast Times takes a look at what you can expect as Democrats descend on Philadelphia next week. 

Brady campaign leads supporters to the shore

In summertime, the political scene often shifts to the Jersey shore, with various lawmakers and influential unions holding fundraisers.

Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame seeking sponsors

The Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame is looking for individuals and groups to support its next induction ceremony, which will take place on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 1 p.m. at Holy Family University.

Feinberg focused on showdown with Sabatina

Ross Feinberg held a fundraiser on Saturday, attracting City Councilman Al Taubenberger, Republican state treasurer candidate Otto Voit and others in support of his campaign in the 5th Senatorial District.

Water Department plans construction work in Holmesburg

Hailey Stern, of the public affairs division of the Philadelphia Water Department, told members of the Holmesburg Civic Association that the utility is planning a construction project in the street and on the sidewalk.

Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame names 13th class

The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame on June 23 announced its 13th class during a news conference at the Hilton on City Line Avenue. Phillies public address announcer Dan Baker was emcee for the announcement. The Hall of Fame is based at Spike’s, a trophy and awards shop at 2701 Grant Ave.

Local GOP glad to see Fattah resign his seat

Joe DeFelice, chairman of the Philadelphia Republican Party, is pleased that Chaka Fattah resigned his congressional seat after being convicted of corruption charges.

The heart of the Northeast

Mayfair is a vibrant community, thanks to local groups. 

Burholme Civic Association votes against duplex, nail salon proposals

Members of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association voted against two zoning proposals at their June 9 meeting.