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Sue Slawson

(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

(A George Clinton concert at the Robin Hood Dell East, in Fairmount Park.  File photo)

Philadelphia Lawmakers Move Toward Dell East Naming Honor for Georgie Woods

A city council committee proposes calling the open-air concert stage “The Georgie Woods Entertainment Center at the Robin Hood Dell.”

03/05/2012

(Mayor Michael Nutter visited the Kingsessing Rec Center with police officials as the city offered a $20,000 reward in the shooting of six people there. Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Boosting Police Presence At Recreation Centers After Shootings

The Nutter administration is beefing up the police presence at certain city recreation centers in the wake of recent violence there.

08/26/2011

Plenty of kids were on hand for the announcement that all Philadelphia public pools will open this summer (by KYW's Mike Dunn)

Officials Say All Philadelphia Public Pools Will Open For Summer

City officials say all 70 city pools will be open this summer.

03/02/2011