Monday, August 31, 2015

Get home by dark! Curfew to remain in effect

The 9 p.m. weekend curfew for minors that Mayor Nutter slapped on Center City and University City this summer will remain in effect. The mayor lowered the curfew after a series of random attacks in Center City in July that were blamed on "flash mob" violence.

Get home by dark! Curfew to remain in effect

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The 9 p.m. weekend curfew for minors that Mayor Nutter slapped on Center City and University City this summer will remain in effect. The mayor lowered the curfew after a series of random attacks in Center City in July that were blamed on "flash mob" violence.

In early August, the mayor said he would revisist the curfew in the fall once school started (students returned this week). His office said today the curfew would remain in effect, in part because there have been no more flash mob attacks.

In conjunction with the earlier curfew, Nutter also ordered 20 of the city's largest recreation centers to remain open until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Today he said that, based on usage in August, eight of those recreation centers would maintain those later hours.

The weekday curfew for minors remains the same -- 10:30 p.m. for 13 to 17 year olds, and 9 p.m. for younger than 13.

Nutter also has pledged to work with Council to devise an updated curfew law. No proposals have been presented yet.

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