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Family Sues Over Drowning Death of Son at West Phila. Rec Center

Seven-year-old Jabriel O’Connor died last summer after he was found at the bottom of a city pool in the Cobbs Creek section of the city.

12/12/2013

(Philadelphia recreation commissioner Sue Slawson, left, and deputy mayor Michael DiBerardinis testify at a city council hearing on violence in parks and recreation centers.  Photo from City of Phila. TV)

Council Addresses Recreation Center Violence At Only Hearing Of Summer

More surveillance cameras may be part of the answer as city officials briefed City Council on what they admit is an ‘uptick’ in violence at recreation centers and in the parks.

08/16/2012

(Mayor Nutter, far left, seems to be enjoying a quick swim alongside neighborhood kids.  Photo by Karin Phillips)

Mayor Nutter Helps Inaugurate New Season For Philadelphia’s Public Pools

The swimming pool at the Mander Recreation Center, at 33rd and Diamond Streets, was the first of the city pools to open this week.

06/22/2011