July 8, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I have an 8-year-old stepson, "Kaden," whom I love dearly. Kaden spends the bulk of his time with his mother on the other side of the country. When he comes to visit us in the summer, his clothing and shoes are always ragged and a few sizes too small. My husband pays child support and buys Kaden a new wardrobe every six months. Yet every time he comes to us, he's never wearing anything his dad and I bought him, but what appear to be hand-me-down rags. We have spoken to the mother many times about it, but nothing changes.
February 10, 2016
DEAR ABBY: My stepson just turned 7. My husband was granted custody because the mother was declared unfit due to her drug abuse. She was granted supervised visits until she can pass two consecutive drug tests. Over the last year and a half, her visits have become few and far between. My husband and I think it would be a good idea for "Tony" to start seeing a therapist again. He doesn't talk about his mother often, and I'm worried he may be bottling up a lot of his feelings. Tony is starting to ask more questions about his mom - like why he can't stay the night with her, why he can't live with her, and why he hasn't seen her much lately.
November 13, 2015 |
A life celebration is to be Friday, Nov. 13, for Harry Edward Lauderdale Jr., 77, the former chief plant engineer for the Philadelphia School District. A Philadelphia resident, he died Wednesday, Oct. 28, of complications from diabetes at Lankenau Hospital. Mr. Lauderdale joined the city's school system in 1959 as an assistant district engineer. In 1967, he was promoted to district engineer, and by 1972 was named chief of plant engineering and training. He also served as chairman of the district engineers' group, and of the energy committee for the maintenance department.
September 20, 2015 |
A man and his 19-year-old stepson have been charged in a string of armed robberies in Lindenwold this month, authorities said. Antwan Bethune, 35, and his stepson Dimear Caraballo, both of Lindenwold, were arrested Thursday on charges of attempted murder, robbery, aggravated assault, and weapons offenses. The two are accused of holding up a 34-year-old Lindenwold man at gunpoint at the Woodland Village apartment complex shortly after 1 a.m. Sept. 5. Caraballo shot the man when he refused to cooperate, according to the Camden County prosecutor's office.
September 3, 2015 |
The stepson of Claire Risoldi, the politically connected Bucks County woman charged with collecting $20 million through insurance fraud, has claimed in a court filing that Risoldi submitted a forged copy of his late father's will. Thomas French Jr., whose father, Thomas Sr., committed suicide in February after being criminally charged alongside Risoldi, does not explicitly state why he believes Risoldi would have manufactured the document. But in the 13-page filing, written by his lawyer, Karl Prior, French Jr. accuses Risoldi of doctoring two signatures on a purported copy of the will, saying they appear "identical.
July 3, 2015 |
Q: My girlfriend is bisexual and occasionally sleeps with other women, and I'm cool with that. But she just asked me if it's OK if she sleeps with another man. I'm not sleeping with anyone else. I just haven't felt the need. I'm not OK with her sleeping with a man. I'm thinking about telling her, but I don't want her to feel like I'm taking her freedom. Mia: Dude, if you don't want her to sleep with another guy, you're going to have to walk. It's not your place to try to be her prison warden.
February 8, 2014 |
HUNTINGDON VALLEY H. Lawrence Reinhard III is hardly the first parent to clash with a stepchild. But it was the lengths to which that animosity drove the 69-year-old Huntingdon Valley man that set off an international manhunt, squandered law enforcement resources, and spread unwarranted fears in the run-up to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, federal authorities said Thursday. FBI agents allege that Reinhard fabricated an elaborate tale implicating his stepson in a plot to bomb the Winter Games, and sent investigators from Philadelphia to Moscow scrambling.
December 13, 2013 |
A CERTAIN sense of peace can be found in a small hardware store, even among the razor knives and sledgehammers, when the mysteries of caulking and angle cuts are revealed and customers light up with joy, extending spackle-covered hands in gratitude. At Rittenhouse Hardware, at 20th and Pine streets, Joe Snyder is one of those guys who can transform your day with the right part, or at the very least rig something up to make your day a little better. Snyder's one part of a small crew at Rittenhouse, about a half-dozen men and one French bulldog named Louie in a corduroy vest, whose bonds are tighter than liquid cement, forged by cracking jokes and coffee runs.
November 9, 2013 |
A Common Pleas Court finished a second day of deliberations Thursday without a verdict in the trial of Axel Barreto, the Juniata Park man charged with killing three teenage gang members who wanted to fight his stepson. The jury of seven men and five women began reviewing evidence late Tuesday after seven days of testimony; it worked almost six hours Thursday. Unlike Wednesday, when jurors asked to see several pieces of evidence, the panel had no questions or requests Thursday. The jury returns Friday morning.
October 25, 2013 |
THE PROSECUTOR called the three slain youngsters "teenage boys" looking for a fistfight with a rival. The defense attorney called them what they called themselves - "Kick Ass Boys" - and said they went looking to create havoc but got more than they bargained for. On trial was Axel Barreto, 32, who shot and killed the three teens on Jan. 10, 2012. The prosecutor, Jude Conroy, said Barreto did so in cold blood as the teens' Toyota Corolla drove away from him. His defense attorney, Jack McMahon, said Barreto shot them in self-defense as the car - packed with seven KAB gang members who had come to fight his stepson - drove toward him in the alley behind his Juniata Park home.