October 28, 2015 |
In lieu of flowers, the bridesmaids bore rocks. Each woman carried a nugget of Block Island, then they walked to an open field and set the rocks down in a circle. It was June 2013, and the longest day of the year. Jenny and Burton stepped into the center of the ring, where they spoke vows extemporaneously - whatever brimmed in their hearts at that moment. This wedding, in a place Burton had visited as a child and where he'd nearly proposed to Jenny after seven months of courtship, was a chance to let family and friends see who they were as a couple - not only during the ceremony, but at brunch the next day, at the beach, and at a bonfire where a friend strummed guitar.
October 27, 2015 |
The thousands of people who walked through the Gallery each day, hurrying to catch a train or get to a meeting, likely never noticed Carlos Morales sitting outside McDonald's and nursing a cup of coffee. He noticed them, though. For 11 years the 75-year-old retired musician would rise at 6:30 a.m., make coffee and eggs, and dress to kill - "always showered, clean-shaven, and perfumed," he said. He would catch the 64 bus outside his apartment in Belmont, then transfer to the Market-Frankford Line, heading underground to the Gallery with an ETA of 8:30.
October 8, 2012 |
A 10-YEAR-OLD BOY who admitted last month that he helped rob and beat a Vietnamese immigrant in her Juniata Park home on Aug. 6 was deemed on Friday to be delinquent by Family Court Administrative Judge Kevin Dougherty. Dougherty ordered the boy to remain in custody. The judge told the child and his family that he planned to send him to a "residential-treatment facility where he can receive the mental health, education and behavioral reformation he needs," said Frank Keel, a spokesman for the First Judicial District.
September 6, 2012 |
A Family Court judge ruled Wednesday that a 10-year-old boy accused of viciously beating a Vietnamese immigrant in her Juniata Park apartment last month should be kept in custody "in abundant caution" to the community before his trial. This was the second time in the past couple of weeks that Family Court Administrative Judge Kevin Dougherty decided as such, despite efforts by the boy's mother and his public defender, Dan Bartoli. In court Wednesday, the 10-year-old's godfather told the judge that the boy could stay with him, his wife and 15-year-old daughter in their Holmesburg home, about eight miles from the victim's residence.
August 24, 2012 |
A TRIAL for a 10-year-old boy accused of viciously beating a Vietnamese immigrant in her Juniata Park home earlier this month was postponed Wednesday as attorneys said they needed more time to investigate whether an adult assailant may have been in the victim's home at the time. There was an "allegation of an adult present," Assistant District Attorney Andrew Carobus told Family Court Administrative Judge Kevin Dougherty. The Aug. 6 beating of Minh Tran, 51, in her studio apartment on Luzerne Street near L, made headlines because of the alleged ages of three no-gooders who were said to have barged into her apartment and hit her with sticks, a rope, a plunger and a plant before stealing $20. The 10-year-old, who lives around the corner, was arrested that night after his mother told police he was involved.
August 9, 2012 |
TWO BOYS — one just 7 years old and the other believed to be only 9 — are the remaining suspects in the brutal beating of a 51-year-old Vietnamese woman in her Juniata Park apartment, the police detective on the case said Wednesday. But because both are under 10 and this is not a murder case, they cannot be criminally prosecuted under Pennsylvania law. A 10-year-old boy, whom police called the "ringleader," was arrested Monday in the beating of Minh Tran after being turned in by his mother.
August 19, 2011
DEAR ABBY: My fiancée and I are living in a studio apartment owned by her mother. We're looking for another place to live, and can't decide whether to get a two-bedroom and a roommate. We both know the pros and cons of living with other people, and I have a potential roommate I trust completely. But I'm apprehensive because I had a roommate once before and it wasn't a great experience. We're still friends, but I would never live with him again. We're trying to get out soon.