NEast Links: Priest struck by drunk driver, drownings in North Wildwood and more

By Shannon McDonald

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

A Mayfair priest was struck by a drunk driver outside his parish. Pastor Joseph Accardi was struck outside St. Bernard’s Parish at Cottage Street and Bleigh Avenue Tuesday night. He was taken to Aria’s Torresdale campus, where he remains in stable condition with broken ribs.

Two people have died, and one person has sustained injuries following drownings off North Wildwood’s beach. A 15-year-old Connecticut girl was rescued near Hereford Inlet and taken to the hospital earlier this week. Two other swimmers, a young child and a 27-year-old woman, were later found dead by boat and helicopter search crews. It is unclear how the three swimmers were related, but they were reportedly swimming while the lifeguards were off duty.

Want to learn all about Frankford’s rich history and how its residents are working to preserve it? PlanPhilly talks all about the neighborhood‘s royal beginnings, and the members of the Historical Society of Frankford who are trying to promote the community’s history and make it a better place to live.

The annual Lawncrest Fourth of July parade and fireworks show have been cancelled for this year, but if you still want some holidy fun, check out this list of firework displays happening around the region this weekend.

Our best-read story this weekFox Chase Native and Frankford resident behind ezLandlord forms

Our most-commented story this weekRight NEast/Wrong NEast: Northeast car accident happened in four different spots

What was your favorite story of the week? What do you think about these other stories? Do you know Father Accardi? Have you ever experience rough waters off the Jersey Shore? What do you think of the Historical Society of Frankford’s efforts to preserve the neighborhood?

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