Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Redistricting carves up O’Brien’s territory

State Sen. Tina Tartaglione looks like one of the winners in legislative redistricting, while most local House members believe the final plan is an improvement on the preliminary one.


Redistricting costs NE a pair of congressmen

What do people in Swarthmore have in common with folks from East Torresdale?


With arrival of 2012, they resolve to … .

The year 2011 has just a few days remaining, and some local figures are looking forward to a successful 2012.


Holmesburg Civic gives update on Ramp Playground

Leo Dignam, a deputy commissioner for the city Department of Parks and Recreation, last week told members of the Holmesburg Civic Association that work is progressing well at Ramp Playground, which is getting a new artificial turf surface.


Miles of Smiles

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


Welcome to Wawa

The northeast corner of Tyson Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard has been barren since December 2008, when the Northeast Lincoln Mercury car dealership abruptly closed.


Students can vie for Rotary scholarships

The Rotary Club of Northeast Sunrisers and the Gundaker Foundation of Rotary District 7450 are offering scholarships to selected students who will be college juniors and seniors during the 2012-13 academic year.


It’s a medical miracle

Thwarted in its efforts to expand into Burholme Park, the Fox Chase Cancer Center enters a partnership with Temple’s health system. Both sides love the deal.


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.


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.