The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to look at two legal issues key to the case of Monsignor William Lynn, the former archdiocesan administrator whose child endangerment conviction was reversed on appeal last year.
Walking for a cause: Students at Henry W. Lawton School in Wissinoming make supportive posters for a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk around their school on Friday, May 9. Proceeds benefitted the Linda Creed Foundation. The walk was organized by first-grade teacher Linda Pratts Lopez, a breast cancer survivor. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA
The reasons for the enduring popularity of the Dad Vail Regatta should be self-evident to anyone who has ever ventured to the banks of the Schuylkill River on the second weekend of May. With sleek shells slicing through the current on the strength of synchronized oarsmen in their colorful singlets, it’s a spectacular sight to behold.
Northeast High’s space program, whose wings seemed permanently clipped just a few months ago, will be flying again next week.
Coco needs a new playmate
The Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame last week announced its 2014 inductees. The newest inductees will be Stephen Decatur, Virginia Knauer, Pat Worthington Stopper, Chris Matthews and the Jewish Community Center Klein Branch. The announcement was made during a May 8 news conference at Holy Family University by Sister Francesca Onley, president of Holy Family, and City Councilman Dennis O’Brien.
The 10th annual Andrew Farrell Spirit of Courage Fund Home Run Derby will take place on Saturday, May 17, at George Washington High School. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m., and the contest begins at 10. The cost is $25.
Marjorie Margolies, a Democratic candidate in the 13th Congressional District, will be the beneficiary of a Thursday night fundraiser with Hillary Clinton.
Philadelphia’s police and fire departments did not have to suffer through the tragedy of a new line-of-duty death during the 12-month period between May 2013 and April of this year.
The primary election is set for Tuesday, May 20, and there are some hot races on the ballot.