Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus


Judge denies house arrest for Monsignor Lynn

While waiting for sentencing, to be held July 24, Monsignor William Lynn will cool his heels in a jail cell.


Hybrid captured with dog-gone good bait

A hybrid animal, part dog and part wolf, that had eluded game officials in Pennypack Park for weeks was finally captured on July 2.



Breaking news: Convicted priest must stay in jail; sentencing moved up

The first highly placed Catholic official convicted in a sex-abuse case will stay in jail while he awaits sentencing, which was moved up to July 24. Common Pleas Court Judge M. Teresa Sarmina on Thursday rejected a request to allow Monsignor William Lynn to live under house arrest in the Lower Northeast home of Rita DeCarolis, an elderly in-law’s in-law. The judge also moved up Lynn’s sentencing date, which was originally set for Aug. 13. On June 22, a jury found the 61- year-old monsignor guilty of one count of endangering children. He immediately was taken into custody and has been held in the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on State Road. Prosecutors have said they will ask for the maximum sentence of seven years and added they viewed Lynn as a flight risk. Lynn faces from three and a half years to seven years imprisonment. Lynn’s attorneys said they planned to appeal the conviction once Sarmina sentences their client.


It's a 'half-block party' for Orthodox Street

— Shots fired after a June 23 block party on a nearby street put the July 4th party on Orthodox Street in peril. But a compromise was reached.



Mad about meters

— PECO says the new electric 'smart meters' are safe, but some residents are not convinced.



House arrest for Lynn?

— Convicted felon Monsignor William Lynn hopes for a taste of freedom before he is sentenced.