Philadelphia Family Court
“The old family court building on Logan Circle would make an ideal small hotel,” says the mayor’s commerce director, Alan Greenberger.
As the final steel beam was hoisted into place atop the 15-story, environmentally friendly building (complete with underground garage), officials were pleased to report that construction is proceeding on time.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court chief justice Ronald Castille says he plans to seek “retention” by voters this fall for another ten years on the state Supreme Court — even though, under current rules, he faces mandatory retirement just two years from now.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s chief justice says he has settled a lawsuit against a law firm that he claimed was double-dipping in the development of a new Family Court building in center city Philadelphia.
A Philadelphia woman is asking Family Court to award her custody of her nieces in a case that her advocates say shows the city is biased against poor women.
The 10-year-old Philadelphia boy is accused in an alleged home invasion attack last month on a 51-year-old woman.
Family Court administrative judge Kevin Dougherty said the “protection of the community trumps his freedom,” at least for now.
An attorney says the children of two defendants in the so-called “basement of horrors” case have now been formally adjudicated dependent and they have been placed outside the city by the Department of Human Services.
Three of the four defendants in Philadelphia’s basement captivity case are now facing additional charges, including aggravated assault, kidnapping and false imprisonment.
Judge Benjamin Lerner has sentenced 19-year-old Rasheed Caesar to at least 3-6 years behind bars.
The last major obstacle to construction of a new Family Court building in center city Philadelphia has been cleared, and groundbreaking on the project is expected later this month.
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