Monsignor William Lynn, the former Philadelphia Archdiocese official convicted of child endangerment for failing to prevent other priests from sexually abusing children, will remain in jail for the foreseeable future.
Lynn’s attorneys tried and failed to get their client out on bail pending his appeal in the case. Attorney Jeff Lindy says Judge Teresa Sarmina really wasn’t inclined to give his client any degree of freedom during the appeal process. continue reading »
Father Graham, Pastor of St. Jerome’s Parish, passed away just a few days after Christmas. His parishioners set up a Facebook page in his memory, and the Inquirer yesterday featured a full obituary detailing his accomplishments. continue reading »
Members of the 8th PDAC sponsored an Arbor Day event on Friday at the district. The ceremony featured a tree dedication to remember and honor all deceased police officers who either lived or worked in the 8th Police District.
Remarks were made by our guest speakers: State Reps. Dennis O’Brien and Brendan Boyle, Fraternal Order of Police President John J. McNesby, 8th District Capt. Deborah Kelly PDAC Vice Chairman Harry Sonntag, Rev. Carl Graczyk of St Jerome parish and Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz. The Honor Guard was comprised of the Patriot Guard Riders (U.S. military veterans), a Philadelphia Police Honor Guard and a bugler, Cpl. John Halligan.
Elsie Stevens lives in Holme Circle and is a member of the 8th PDAC. You can read all her contributions to NEast Philly here.
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By Shannon McDonald
There will be a Holme Circle Civic Association meeting tomorrow night at 7 p.m. in St. Jerome’s School hall at Stamford and Colfax streets.
The board is seeking new members, but will also discuss the Roosevelt Boulevard Safety Project and plans to replace Pennypack Circle, as well as the proposed Methadone Clinic and other neighborhood concerns.
The next Holme Circle Civic Association meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at St. Jerome’s on Stamford and Colfax.
Topics of discussion will include the Roosevelt Boulevard Safety Project and ongoing neighborhood issues.