Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Nutter and Brown face off for the top spot

Karen Brown knows she won’t beat Mayor Michael Nutter on Tuesday with a barrage of television commercials.


Big drama in at-large race

On Tuesday, 11 candidates will be vying for seven City Council at-large seats.


Rubin takes aim at O’Neill

Four years ago, Republican City Councilman Brian O’Neill faced a fairly stiff challenge from Democrat Sean McAleer, but the incumbent rolled to re-election with 58 percent of the vote despite Michael Nutter’s strength at the top of the ticket.


Duda and Schmidt battle for third commissioner slot

The three-member city elections commissioners’ panel will have at least one new face because nine-term incumbent Democratic chairwoman Marge Tartaglione was defeated in the primary.


It’s official: ‘Lacey’s Law’ is approved and signed

The family of Lacey Gallagher traveled to Harrisburg last week to attend the signing of a bill inspired by the teenager’s death in 2007.


Will House support Senate’s OK of school vouchers?

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives does not appear eager to consider a bill that passed the Senate last week that would create a school voucher program in the state.


JEVS hands out Human Services Strictly Business Awards

Oxford Circle’s Danny Guzman graduated from the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf with the highest grade-point average in the class of 2009.


Appetizing debates at Meet the Candidates brunch

The Congregations of Shaare Shamayim men’s club held its annual “Meet the Candidates Brunch” on Sunday morning at the synagogue, 9768 Verree Road.


Happy 70th birthday, St. Hubert!

St. Hubert High School, at Torresdale and Cottman avenues, will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a couple of events next week.


Mayfair Business Association plans for Thanksgiving parade

The Mayfair Business Association continues to plan for the 35th annual Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade, scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 20, from noon to 3 p.m. The rain date is Dec. 4.