A June 16 ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court dealt a likely fatal blow to a Northeast family’s 24-year quest for justice. The high court affirmed a lower court ruling that overturned a death sentence for the man who murdered Police Officer Daniel Boyle in 1991.
Democratic mayoral candidates Nelson Diaz and Lynne Abraham last Friday morning addressed members of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce during a breakfast meeting at Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park.
State Sen. Anthony Williams, a Democratic candidate for mayor, last week held a news conference at his campaign headquarters, 1528 Walnut St., to offer recommendations to close the School District of Philadelphia’s gap.
Former Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Michael Lowry has never been convicted of fixing traffic tickets. Yet, he will have to spend the next 20 months in federal prison for telling a grand jury that he granted no special favors to anyone in his own courtroom.
Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham, a Democratic candidate for mayor, last week delivered a letter to City Council President Darrell Clarke, calling for a public hearing on a possible sale of Philadelphia Gas Works.
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.
Lawyers for Monsignor William Lynn and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office on Tuesday argued their cases for and against reinstatement of the cleric’s historic 2012 child endangerment conviction before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Harrisburg.