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 10-YEAR-OLD BOY accused of 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, a judge ruled Wednesday. This was the second time in the past couple of weeks that Family Court Administrative Judge Kevin Dougherty decided in this manner. In court Wednesday, the 10-year-old's godfather told the judge that the boy could stay with him and his family in their Holmesburg home. The judge declined and set a trial date of Sept.
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.
August 12, 2009 |
A few plaster and porcelain sculptures still line the shelves of Jerry Klein's South Street studio apartment - an owl, a goat, a naked woman or six. But Klein's volumes of art-history books are stacked in paper bags near the kitchen. His drawings and supplies are similarly exiled to a back room. It's for the best, though. He needed space for all the high-heeled shoes. "I moved in here to make it a sculpting studio," Klein says, slicing watermelon chunks for the guests gallivanting on his expansive hardwood floor.
July 6, 2007 |
There's been a steady stream of design books about small spaces lately, but The Apartment Book: Smart Decorating for Spaces Large and Small, by Carol Spier (Hearst Books/Sterling, $19.95), is a standout. Filled with photos of apartments that appeared recently in House Beautiful magazine, the book relies on captions and quick-to-the-point text, with design tips such as swapping a square table for a round one in a small dining room and putting a daybed in a studio apartment. The photos cover a wide sweep of styles, so mid-century-modern enthusiasts will find as many ideas as fans of the cottage look.