Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Senate leader wants to divide Pa.’s presidential vote

A couple of local Democratic state lawmakers are blasting a Senate Republican proposal that could harm the re-election campaign of President Barack Obama.


Laughter is the best medicine

Holmesburg resident Tim Grill has no problem joking about his battle with spina bifida. In fact, that’s just the beginning of his comedy routine.


Honoring a hero

In the mid-1960s, Mike Lutz and David Sampson were partners in the 3rd Police District.


Strike over, Catholic schools back in action

Students at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 17 high schools were back in classrooms on Tuesday, one day after teachers voted overwhelmingly to accept terms of a new three-year contract.


Working to keep Peter Ortale’s memory alive forever

When Northwood native Peter Ortale was killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, his family was not alone.


Philadelphia Catholic school teachers strike

Archdiocese of Philadelphia high schools opened last week with lay teachers walking a picket line, and both sides were continuing negotiations as the Times went to press on Tuesday.


Ax the School Reform Commission, lawmakers say

The School Reform Commission has no accountability, says state Sen. Mike Stack, and he wants to abolish the five-member panel.


A day of remembrance

Lt. Francis “Buddy” Werner was among 19 members of the Philadelphia Fire Department’s Rescue 1 who dispatched to New York on the morning of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.


Mater Dolorosa: A century of history

“That’s special, to keep it going a hundred years.” — Rev. John J. Large


Celebrate 20 years of Tacony history this Saturday

Organizers believe the annual Tacony History Day festivities are special every year, but especially this year.