Tuesday, May 7, 2013
A candlelight vigil will be held on May 12 to mourn the loss of 19-year-old Kareem Ali Borowy, who was killed on Sunday after gunmen abducted him from his home on Manatawny Street.
Friends and family of Kareem Ali Borowy will host a candlelight vigil in front of his home—1255 Manatawny Street—on Sunday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. Borowy, a 2012 graduate of Pottsgrove High School, was found dead on Sunday afternoon less than 30 minutes after he was adbucted from his home by multiple gunmen. Organizers are urging residents to attend, so they can share their memories of the teen commonly referred to as "Reem." Guests are also encouraged to bring posters and picture collages. For those who have questions, or would like to participate, information is readily available on the event's Facebook page, which can be found by clicking here. In the mean time, if you have something you'd like to say about Kareem, feel free to do so in …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Superintendent Shellie Feola announces that crisis counselors will be available to students, staff and faculty following the abduction and killing of Kareem Borowy, who graduated in 2012.
Pottsgrove School District Superintendent Shellie Feola has announced that crisis counselors will be available to students, staff and faculty following the death of Kareem Borowy, who graduated from Pottsgrove High School in 2012. Taken from the school district's website, the message reads: Important Message to the Community from Superintendent Feola: The Pottsgrove School District community mourns the loss of 2012 graduate Kareem Ali Borowy. We are deeply saddened by the violence that took his life and want to extend condolences to family and friends. Crisis counselors will be on hand at Pottsgrove High School for any students or staff who would like to speak with someone. We actively work to promote non-violence in our schools and hope …
According to court records, 19-year-old Kareem Ali Borowy was facing felony drug charges in connection with a March arrest at the King of Prussia Mall.
The West Pottsgrove teen who was found dead on Sunday was scheduled to appear in court this week on felony drug charges, stemming from a March arrest at the King of Prussia Mall. Kareem Ali Borowy, 19, was charged on March 9 with felony possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, and related charges after police said they saw him involved in a drug deal in the mall's parking garge. Court records indicate that Borowy, along with his friend, Robert Bickel, and another man, Thien Nguyen, 25, were arrested and charged during the incident. Borowy, who was using his mother's BMW, was found to be in possession of over one…
Friday, March 22, 2013
A 27-year-old man was shot and killed outside of Brian's Cafe on Jefferson Avenue early Friday morning.
An early-morning shooting outside of Brian's Cafe on Jefferson Avenue has claimed the life of an unidentified 27-year-old man. According to a release from the Montgomery County District Attorney's office, the shooting occurred at 2:17 a.m. along the 300 block of Jefferson Avenue. Upon arrival, police discovered a 27-year-old male victim with gunshot wounds. The victim was transported by Goodwill Ambulance to Pottstown Memorial Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The victim's name is being withheld pending family notification. According to a source in the law enforcement community, a second shooting victim was later discovered in Lesher Alley shortly before 8 a.m. Friday morning. That report remains unconfirmed at this time, …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan will hold a press conference on Wednesday morning to announce an arrest made in connection with the Feb. killing of 17-year-old Kevin Allen.
Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan will hold a press conference on Wednesday morning to announce that an arrest has been made in connection with the February killing of 17-year-old Kevin Allen, of Norristown. Allen's body was found on Feb. 12 inside Unit 127 of the Hanover Garden Apartments in North Coventry, after someone called 9-1-1 to report a fire. Emergency responders discovered Allen's body and "quickly extinguished" a fire at the scene, Hogan said in a previous statement sent to the media. The press conference will be held at 10:30 a.m., and Patch Editor James Myers will be in attendance. We will provide an update on this story as soon as the conference has concluded. Subscribe to our free daily newsletter | Follow us on …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The memorial service will begin in the school's auditorium at 4:30 p.m., and will be followed by a candlelight vigil near the band's entrance to the building,
In the wake of the tragic death of Tim Paciello, who was struck and killed by a car on Monday night, Pottsgrove High School will host a memorial service, followed by a candle light vigil, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the school has encouraged guests to wear purple - Tim's favorite color - and bring candles for the vigil. The service will begin with an assembly in the auditorium, and will be followed by the vigil in the parking lot near the band entrance to the building.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Reports identify the student as 16-year-old Tim Paciello.
A Pottsgrove student was killed on Monday night, after being struck by a vehicle at the intersection of East High Street and Sunnyside Avenue in Lower Pottsgrove Township. According to a report by Brandie Kessler at the Pottstown Mercury, the victim has been identified as 16-year-old Tim Paciello. A press release from the Montgomery County District Attorney's office states that shortly before 9 p.m. on Monday night, Paciello was walking across High Street when he was struck by a vehicle while standing in the center left-turn-only lane. He was flown by medevac to Hahnemann Hospital, where he would later succumb to his injuries. The release describes the driver of the striking vehicle as a 43-year-old woman from Collegeville, and states that…