What’s in a Name? The Push to Change Street Named After Priest Named in Report


LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Residents of a Luzerne County neighborhood are debating the renaming of a street because it honors a Priest cited in a Grand Jury report for alleged child sex abuse.

Father Angelo Drive is named after the late Father Gerard Angelo.  The Street is located in Ridgewood Development in Hazle Township.

Father Angelo was named in the recent Grand Jury Report for allegedly abusing a teenage boy when he was assigned in Williamsport.in the 1960’s.  He was assigned to Sacred Heart Church for decades.

Now some people want the name changed.  The Hazle Township Supervisors will hold a public meeting on the matter on August 27.

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