NEast Links: Police communication failure, priest accused of abuse and more

By Shannon McDonald

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

Eight of the Philadelphia Police Department’s 10 transmitters shut down Wednesday, leaving parts of the Northeast without police communications. A faulty Verizon component was to blame, forcing officers to rely on cell phones for two hours.

Resurrection of Our Lord Parish in Rhawnhurst is dealing with abuse allegations against one of its priests. Father Gerald Dunne has denied accusations of sexually abusing a student while he worked at Salesianum High School in Delaware 30 years ago. This is the second case reported this week of sexual abuse charges connecting the Northeast, Delaware and the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales.

Alfie’s Bar will host Friday Night Salsa Parties beginning next month. The bar, at Grant Avenue and Academy Road, will being the weekly event July 3.

A 17-year-old girl and two 18-year-old men were found having sex in an ambulance in an apartment complex parking lot in Upper Moreland Wednesday. The ambulance belongs to Medcross Ambulance Inc., which is based in the Northeast.

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