Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Testing their limits

Ian Wanjek is a high school junior who is looking forward to an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy.


They’re building on hope

Cancer Treatment Centers of America highlighted construction of an addition with a steel beam carrying meaningful messages.


‘It doesn’t conform with the neighborhood’

As residents continue to resist proposed plans for a methadone clinic in Holmesburg, two local politicians are attempting to give the community a stronger voice.


A political day in the neighborhood

Bill Rubin, the Democratic candidate in the 10th Councilmanic District, enjoys campaigning door-to-door in the various neighborhoods of the district.


Schmidt: If elected commissioner, I’ll take a pay cut

Al Schmidt, a Republican candidate for city elections commissioner, has pledged to take a pay cut and refuse a taxpayer-funded vehicle and gasoline.


Politicians to dog doo, Burholme has busy meeting

The Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association last week welcomed a 2nd Police District official and the two candidates vying in the 10th Councilmanic District.


Tacony CDC is ready to revitalize Torresdale Ave.

Neighborhood residents, merchants and property owners are invited to attend an upcoming meeting of the Tacony Community Development Corporation, which is planning a long-term revitalization of the Torresdale Avenue commercial corridor.


Rotary Club of NE Sunrisers seeks computer donations

The Rotary Club of Northeast Sunrisers is inviting the public to donate used desktop computers and other electronics this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Roosevelt Mall.


Mayfair playground will reopen

The Mayfair Business Association recently gathered at the Grey Lodge Pub to discuss several upcoming neighborhood happenings.


Power of Prayer

The people at St. Luke’s Memorial Church believe they have plenty to celebrate as the church marks 150 years of existence.