Northeast Times

 Articles by Mikala Jamison

Fourth of July events

Dear readers: Star will not be delivered next week, on Wednesday, July 3, due to the 4th of July holiday. Here, we’ve collected all the events you need to know about for Independence Day and the celebrations before and after. Happy 4th!


River Wards events for the week of June 26

Stay up to date on what's going on in your neighborhood with our guide.


StarGazing for the week of June 26

Greetings, well wishes and memorial notices from River Wards neighbors. Submit yours to star@bsmphilly.com.


A caring crusade

Fishtown’s liberti chuch east raised enough money to dig three water wells in South Sudan, where the water crisis is extreme. Liberti’s lead pastor, Northern Liberties’ Steve Huber, reflects on his recent visit to the developing country in Africa.


A Letter to the Editor

A grieving father’s plea: give employees longer bereavement leave


River Wards events for the week of June 19

Keep up on all the happenings in your neighborhood with our events guide.


News in brief for the week of June 19

Local ShopRite recalls meat, new 'sprayground' fountain opens at the Shissler Rec Center in Fishtown, a fire in Kensington and more news in brief.


Public school staffs are slashed

Thousands of school employees, including many in the River Wards, will be laid off in July unless the district gets needed funds. 


A flea for all

Last weekend was the second week of the now Philadelphia-based Brooklyn Flea Market. Here are a few colorful snapshots from the popular event. 


River Wards events for the week of June 12

Stay up to date on all that's going on in your neighborhood with our guide.