Articles by Northeast Times Staff

NE synagogues announce merger

Joining forces: Congregations of Ner Zedek, located at 7520 Bustleton Ave. in Rhawnhurst, has closed and merged with Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road in Bustleton. Ner Zedek, which closed at the end of December, had been in operation for 67 years. The former synagogue’s building is being sold to an Indian church.

Friends in faith

A special visit: Mayor Jim Kenney visited St. Matthew Elementary School as part of Catholic School Week. The children greeted him with poems and songs. While he walked around the different classrooms, students asked him to participate in some of the activities. Also during Catholic School Week, St. Christopher Elementary School held an appreciation reception for police and firefighters. Kids sang, recited poems, and thanked officers and firefighters. 

Calendar of Events: Feb. 8, 2017

Thursday, Feb. 9

Around Town: Feb. 8, 2016

Musical show at Shaare Shamayim

Website on savings accounts for the disabled

A new website administered by the Pennsylvania Treasury will provide access to information about savings accounts designed to aid individuals with disabilities and their families.

ShopRite announces launch of new line of organic products

ShopRite has announced the launch of Wholesome Pantry, a new private label line of free-from and organic products available exclusively at all of its more than 270 stores located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, New York and Connecticut.

Scholars: Feb. 1, 2017

The Northeast Times would like to congratulate the following college graduates, students who were named to their school’s dean’s list, and area residents who recently received special honors. 

Pets of the Week: Feb. 1, 2017

Fetty has eye on adoption

Local schools in hog heaven after earning grants

Pucker up for a cause: TruMark Financial Credit Union’s Kiss-A-Pig Financial Literacy Fundraiser raises money for local schools in need of personal finance resources. In 2016, TruMark Financial raised $78,000 through Building Financial Futures. The following local schools participated in the Kiss-A-Pig Financial Literacy Fundraiser: Baldi Middle School, Forrest Elementary School, George Washington High School, Maritime Academy Charter School, Northeast High School, Our Lady of Calvary, Philadelphia Academy Charter School and St. Jerome. 

Crime Log: Feb. 1, 2017

The Northeast Times provides an overview of crimes reported to the four police districts in the Northeast. The details are based on reports compiled by the Northeast Detectives division of the Philadelphia Police Department.