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(Kids attending summer programs at Gesu School, 1700 West Thompson Street, receive free box lunches through the Summer Food Service Program.  Photo by Kim Glovas)

Officials Promote Philadelphia’s Summer Meals Program For School-Age Kids

The city has about 900 sites open throughout the summer to give kids under the age of 18 a free lunch at noon, and snacks at 3pm.

07/07/2014

Kids at Vogt Recreation Center enjoy splashing. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Philadelphia Opens First Pool With A Splash

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation opened its first pool Thursday – just in time for the first day of summer and the last day of school.

06/21/2013

(Phila. PD Cmdr. Verdell Johnson, recreation commissioner Susan Slawson, and public safety director Mike Resnick testify before City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Lawmakers Press For Gun Ban In City Parks, Rec Centers

Mike Resnick, the city’s public safety director (far right in top photo), says that with 54 shootings at recreation centers since 2010, the Nutter administration supports the ban.

03/11/2013

(Philadelphia parks and recreation deputy commissioner Susan Slawson speaks with reporters at the Francis Myers Rec Center.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

City Officials Express Shock, Dismay at Reported Rape of Preteen in Rec Center

“We are outraged,” said Philadelphia Parks and Recreation deputy commissioner Susan Slawson.

07/17/2012

(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

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City of Philadelphia Opening Dozens Of Free Neighborhood Computing Centers

A new computer center is now open to the public in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, and city officials are hoping it will promote more computer awareness, especially in lower income neighborhoods.

06/10/2011

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