NEast Links: Frankford shooting update, charter school charges, Shore news and more

By Shannon McDonald

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here.

The 25-year-old man who died in a Frankford shooting last month is believed to be the agressor. Police initially thought Dallas Custalow was an innocent bystander when he was shot in the stomach inside the Irish Kitchen bar at Pratt and Oakland streets. But it is now believed Custalow, of the 1300-block of Anchor Street, pulled his gun first during an argument at the bar, hitting a 29-year-old man in the leg.

The former CEO and Board Chairwoman of Philadelphia Academy Charter School have been charged with fraud. Kevin O’Shea, 50, reportedly gave $34,000 to Rosemary DiLacqua, 51, who was approving salary increases for employees in the meantime. Among the charges, O’Shea is also charged with stealing half a million dollars from the school, and filing false tax returns.

A Frankford businessman has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide following a deadly Schuylkill Expressway car accident in January. Joseph Jadczak, 61, owns Pratt Auto Repair on Granite Street, where he provided Victor Kalinitchii – also from the Northeast –  with inspection stickers for his truck, which had never been properly inspected. The truck’s breaks failed, causing it to hit 9-year-old David Schreffler’s car, killing the father of three.

A 15-year-old girl landed a plane at Northeast Philadelphia Airport Tuesday night, ending a 10-day mission. Kimberly Anyadike, of California, made the trip as a tribute to the Tuskeegee Airmen. She is the first female her age to fly ocean to ocean.

Guests at the Sea Shell Motel on Rio Grande Avenue in Wildwood were robbed Sunday night when six people came into their room through a door they had propped open. The eight victims were forced by handgun to give over all their money and jewelry, and were then bound by their hands and feet in the bathroom. The suspects have not yet been found.

Ocean City officials have approved a beach curfew. The Jersey Shore town will reinstate a 10 p.m. curfew, requiring people of all ages to stay off the beach after that. The curfew’s purpose is to keep people safe, and keep shore-goers out of the ocean after hours. By the end of the month, the curfew will go into effect.

Shane Victorino has been selected for the MLB All-Star team!

Our best-read story (and also most-commented) this weekRight NEast/Wrong NEast: Holier-than-thou Philebrity can’t find our borders

What was your favorite story of the week? What do you think about these other stories? Do you think Philebrity’s comments were right? Is Ocean City’s potential beach curfew a good idea?

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