Articles by Tom Waring

Revenue department pays a visit to Burholme

Graham O’Neill, administrator of taxpayer assistance programs for the revenue department, discussed a program that cuts the accessed value of a property by $30,000, meaning lower taxes.

House approves bill that protects IDs of police involved in shootings

The state House of Representatives passed, 157-39, legislation sponsored by Rep. Martina White (R-170th dist.) that would prohibit the release of the name of a police officer involved in a firearm discharge or use of force for 30 days or until the end of an investigation, whichever is shorter.

District attorney candidates to debate Thursday

The Chestnut Hill Local and WHYY are co-sponsoring a two-hour debate among the candidates for Philadelphia district attorney, to be held Thursday, March 23, in the auditorium of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 8000 Cherokee St.

DA candidate Untermeyer outlines his plans if elected

“The criminal justice system is dysfunctional. We need big change. There is an opportunity to make a great change in the priorities of the office.” — Michael Untermeyer

City officials speak at Fox Chase meeting

Members of the Fox Chase Homeowners Association and Town Watch last week listened to presentations by City Councilman Derek Green (D-at large) and Doug Respass, of the city Department of Revenue.

Battle for the ballot

The candidates are set for city and state races. The Times takes a look at the candidates. 

A world of wonder

Elizabeth Brown Gagnon is a Texas native who began gymnastic and dance at age 7, performed in local theater through childhood, then became a college cheerleader.

Group protests outside of Martina White’s Somerton office

A half-dozen members of the Pennsylvania Student Power Network last week protested outside state Rep. Martina White’s district office at 10752 Bustleton Ave.

DA candidate outlines criminal justice reform plan

Michael Untermeyer, a Democratic candidate for district attorney, presented his criminal justice reform plan in front of the Criminal Justice Center.

Conviction overturned in 1997 murder case

Almost 19 years after Paul McKernan was sentenced to life in prison for killing a former roommate with a baseball bat, the United States Court of Appeals tossed out the conviction.