Northeast Times

 Articles by Tom Waring

Let’s play!

At long last, Mayfair has a sparkling new playground, courtesy of lots of people with Giant hearts.


Will DROP hurt Donatucci?

Democrat Ron Donatucci, the city’s register of wills, is enrolled in the Deferred Retirement Option Plan and originally planned to step down after completing his eighth four-year term in 2011.


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.


O’Neill goes door to door

City Councilman Brian O’Neill has easily won re-election every four years since narrowly unseating Democrat Melvin Greenberg in 1979, but he faces an aggressive opponent in a district that is just one-third Republican.


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.


It was a grand finish for winners of big run

Steve Connolly, 41, won the eighth annual Northeast Philly 5-Mile Run and 2-Mile Walk, which took place Oct. 16 at Northeast Philadelphia Airport.


6th district Council candidates hash it out

Sandra Stewart, the Republican candidate in the 6th Councilmanic District, is a neighborhood volunteer from Tacony who describes herself as an “independent community-based leader.”


A message of hope

Judi Blue is a breast cancer survivor who proudly agreed to participate in a traveling photo exhibit titled 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania.


O’Neill, Rubin clash at debate

The controversial DROP tops a spirited discussion involving the hopefuls in the 10th Councilmanic District. Also on the agenda: Ethics, pensions and perks.


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.