iradiophilly Philadelphia's Internet Radio Community

Streaming Radio for Philadelphia
More Music. Fewer Interruptions. Just what you want to hear.

 
FOLLOW: FREE MOBILE APPS:
facebooktwitter Apple AppStore Google Play Store
   
News
Talk about what's in the news
  Listen LiveListen Live - New FREE Internet Radio Stations - We Are Philadelphia!  
 
Help Support. Donate.
 
Listen Live Listen Live - New FREE Internet Radio Stations - We Are Philadelphia!
 
 
Advertise With Us
 
 
     

THE POST | News | Sports | Culture | Business | Free Forum

 
The Post  
 
Teacher Suspended for Sending Mumia Cards; Olney Mob Attack Video; DA Won't Retry Priest, Hung Jury
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 04/10/15 7:18 pm | updated: 04/10/15 7:18 pm
 
A teacher in Orange, New Jersey has been suspended after she had her third-grade class write "get-well" cards to an inmate convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer. Orange School Superintendent Ronald Lee said in a statement on Friday that teacher, Marilyn Zuniga, had been suspended with pay pending an investigation. He also "vehemently denied" that the school had prior knowledge of Zuniga's assignment. A preliminary investigation has determined that she did not seek the administration's approval or notify the parents before giving the students the assignment. Zuniga had the students in her class write cards wishing convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal well after a recent trip to the hospital for complications with diabetes. Those letters were hand delivered to Abu-Jamal by college professor Johanna Fernandez of Baruch College. Abu-Jamal was convicted of the 1981 murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner and is serving life behind bars.

“Just dropped off these letters to comrade Johanna Fernandez. My 3rd graders wrote to Mumia to lift up his spirits as he is ill. #freemumia,” -- Tweet from Zuniga before she disabled her account.

Philadelphia Police have released surveillance video of a mob attack on a 51-year-old man at a gas station in the Olney section of the city earlier this week. It happened at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday in the 5500 block of North 5th Street. The video shows a group of men and women exit a grey minivan armed with various weapons such as a hammer, mace, and a piece of wood. They attack the man and flee the scene. The victim was taken to Einstein Medical Center in critical condition. Police found the silver Honda Odyssey in the hospital parking lot and arrested 24-year-old Shareena Joachim and 34-year-old Aleathea Gillard. They have been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and related offenses. Police are still searching for other suspects. If you have any information contact Philadelphia Police at 215-686-TIPS.



The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office announced on Friday that it will not retry Rev. Andrew McCormick. McCormick was accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old altar boy at St. John Cantius parish in Bridesburg in 1997. Two previous trials have resulted in hung juries. It is unlikely that the 58-year-old McCormick will return to a parish anytime soon. He was suspended by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 2011 while at Sacred Heart Parish near Bridgeport. He was first charged in July 2012 and tried last year. The second trial ended this past March. Specifically he was charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, child endangerment, corruption of a minor, and indecent assault of a minor under 13. The victim, now 27, claimed that McCormick took him to his private bedroom in the rectory and tried to force him to commit a sex act. McCormick now lives near Pottstown.

Tonight,
Mostly Cloudy, temperatures in the mid 50's this evening in Center City

Pictured: Marilyn Zuniga

 
Listen Live! Everything from Bach to Rock, Philadelphia's Internet Radio Community
Choose from 20+ Internet Radio Stations today.
 
TOP STORIES
Tree Falls on Tent, 9 Injured; Plane Crash in Delaware, 2 Dead; Heat Wave Continues - 08/19 1:00 am

Tioga/Nicetown Shooter Charged Attempted Murder; Wildwood Dog Man Surrenders; Death in Van at PATCO - 08/17 2:48 pm

Listen to 58th Philadelphia Folk Festival Live Stream Broadcast this Weekend on iradiophilly. - 08/16 12:41 pm

PHL Live Center Stage is Back! Submissions for 2019 Music Competition/Showcase are Open - 08/15 9:28 pm

Five Shot in North Philadelphia; Roofer Dies After Electrical Accident; 3 Arrested After Chase - 08/15 8:55 pm

 
(0) responses
 

THE POST | News | Sports | Culture | Business | Free Forum

 
 

Welcome to iradiophilly! Philadelphia's Internet Radio Community

Welcome! Start listening now for FREE!  The music is always on, so choose a radio station and click to listen. You can find fun Events around Philly and you can list yours on our Events page FREE.  We will also promote cool Philly shows, events and fundraisers on the air FREE. There are also great opportunities to become a sponsor or advertise. iRadioPhilly supports the Philadelphia music and arts scene. If you are a local musician or performer, send us your stuff.  We will play it on our BYO radio station, Philadelphia's Local Stage. We're designing the radio stations and iradiophilly to reflect Philadelphia's music tastes, so we'll want your input. We're glad you're here. Invite your friends.

 
   
   
    FOLLOW: facebook twitter instagram gplus rss rss youtube
HOME | ABOUT | ADVERTISE | CONTACT | EVENTS | PHOTOS | PODCASTS | STATIONS | CONTESTS | SPONSORS | BUSINESSES/ORGs | SCHEDULE | SITEMAP | THE POST   © 2010-19 iradiophilly 501(c)(3)
    Site Design by Bananaland | Built by quadpain media