Articles by Northeast Times Staff


Height of the season

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim assembled for the ceremonial lighting of the “World’s Largest Balloon Menorah” as part of their Hanukkah celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 17. The menorah’s height exceeded the current record of 20 feet by more than two feet.  


Community Fund puts hope in the holidays

Hanukkah is wrapping up, and Christmas Eve is upon us.


Sports Hall of Fame now accepting nominations

The deadline is Jan. 9 to nominate someone for the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.


Lawncrest Action Center now open

Lawncrest residents who have questions about the law and city services don’t have to go far to get some answers.


Calendar of Events: December 24, 2014

Thursday, December 25


Festival of lights

Klein JCC held a ceremony in honor of the first day of Hanukkah on Wednesday, Dec. 17. 


2nd PDAC spreads holiday cheer

A jolly good time: The 2nd Police District hosted a Christmas party on Tuesday, Dec. 16.


Kevin Boyle wants hate crime law strengthened

State Rep. Kevin Boyle on Dec. 5 reintroduced legislation to strengthen the state’s hate crimes law. Boyle’s bill would expand the offense of ethnic intimidation to include malicious intention against the actual or perceived ancestry, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity of an individual or group of individuals.


More Ironworkers plead guilty

Two more mem­bers of the North­east-based Iron­work­ers Loc­al 401 on Tuesday pleaded guilty to their roles in in­cid­ents that caused de­struc­tion at con­struc­tion sites.