Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Miles of Smiles

It’s always a ho-ho-ho happy time when the 7th Police District treats young people to a party.


After the election, it’s all in the numbers

City Councilman Brian O’Neill enjoyed a comfortable re-election victory last month, but an examination of the numbers indicates that it’ll be a little bit of a tougher fight in four years.


It’s music to their ears

A generous donation from a financial giant strikes the right chords at a charter school.


High hopes

Northeast native Jessica Barth has been hard at work building a film career. She’s hopeful that a movie by the creator of TV’s ‘Family Guy’ will be her big break.


The Monster Mash

Eric Hunn watched a friend and former business partner open an indoor miniature golf course in North Jersey and decided to look into the venture.


Bally Total Fitness is now LA Fitness

The recent LA Fitness purchase of 171 Bally Total Fitness clubs took effect last week, with the closing of one local club and a name change for another.


More Catholic schools could be closed for good

On Jan. 5, Catholics will celebrate the feast day of St. John Neumann, who served as bishop of Philadelphia from 1852-60 and founded the first Catholic diocesan school system in the United States.


Ex-firefighter dies; faced trial in road-rage slaying

Gerard M. Shaffer Sr., the former Philadelphia firefighter facing murder charges in connection with an April 2010 road-rage incident in the Far Northeast, died suddenly last week.


Everybody’s a winner at basketball fund-raiser

State Reps. Brendan Boyle and Kevin Boyle raised $2,560 for the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 Survivors Fund last weekend during a youth basketball tournament at Abraham Lincoln High School.


Charlie Chuckle

A cancer survivor from Hawaii brings his joy to the world of cancer patients.