PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The city’s efforts to crack down on mob violence in Center City appears to be working.
In all, police took 72 teens into custody this weekend. 50 on Friday night and 22 Saturday evening.
Mayor Michael Nutter attended a bowling tournament for teens last night in Juniata. The event was organized by city leaders who plan to host more events for teens looking for something to do.
“There are a ton of positive things they can do,” said Mayor Nutter. “We have to step up, we the city government and the entire city need to step up do more. They’re (referring to teens) are trying to tell us something and we need to listen.”
“Those who want to do good things; we’re going to provide a lot of opportunities, a lot of options, a lot of places for that. Those who don’t either need to get the message real quick or there is an alternative and it’s a negative one for them,” said the mayor.
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Sites with Extended Hours:
Northern Liberties Recreation Center – 321 Fairmount Avenue
Murphy Recreation Center – 300 Shunk Street
Vare Recreation Center – 2600 Morris Street
Myers Recreation Center – 5800 Kingsessing Avenue
Christy Recreation Center – 728 S. 55th Street
Kingsessing Recreation Center – 5000 Chester Avenue
Shepard Recreation Center – 5700 Haverford Avenue
Gustine Recreation Center – 4863 Ridge Avenue
Gathers Recreation Center – 2501-19 W. Diamond Street
Athletic Recreation Center – 1401-27 North 27th Street
Vogt Recreation Center – 4131 Unruh Street
Samuel Recreation Center – 3539 Gaul Street
McVeigh Recreation Center – 400-64 D Street
Feltonville Recreation Center – 231-37 East Wyoming Avenue
Lonnie Young Recreation Center – 1100 E. Chelten Avenue
Happy Hollow Playground – 4740 Wayne Avenue
Olney Recreation Center – 100 E. Godfrey Avenue
Lawncrest Recreation Center – 6000 Rising Sun Avenue
Simons Recreation Center – 7200 Woolston Avenue
Fox Chase Recreation Center – 7901 Ridgeway Avenue
Reported By Jericka Duncan, CBS 3; Dan Wing and Suzanne Monaghan, KYW Newsradio