Philadelphia Family Court
Four years and $200 million later, Philadelphia has a new family court building at 15th and Arch Streets.
Philadelphia Family Court statistics show the backlog in child custody cases has been growing for the last three years.
Developer Don Peebles said he will purchase the building from the city for $4.5 million and will spend another $85 million renovating it.
The mother of straight-A student Darrin Manning says her son was roughed up by police during a streetcorner patdown.
The DA’s office says two students in the high school across the street saw Fergueson’s behavior through his office window and the police were called.
Eighteen families got official approval of their adoptions at Philadelphia Family Court, which also organized a party for the kids.
“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.