October 2, 1991
It was with a world-weary feeling that we read Joanne Davidow's lead letter on today's page proposing a curfew for Rittenhouse Square to keep street people from camping there. The city actually has such a law on its books, imposing a 1 a.m. curfew in all city parks. Indeed, two years ago the Goode administration promised City Council that it would enforce the curfew in downtown parks and squares, but there has been no consistent follow-through. Such passivity shouldn't be confused with compassion.
October 25, 1989 |
In most Burlington County communities, police expect an onslaught of merry pranksters on both Mischief Night and Halloween night, Monday and Tuesday. On those nights, at least 10 of the county's 35 towns will enforce existing curfews or impose temporary ones. Though not imposing a curfew, Mount Laurel has an extensive plan for stemming trouble, said crime prevention officer Ference Schubert. "We're making several recommendations: that parents screen what candy children bring home, that kids only eat candy that is commercially wrapped, and that trick-or-treaters aren't out beyond a responsible hour," said Schubert.
October 13, 2011 |
CHANGES WERE made to the latest city curfew bill yesterday, following concerns about steeper fines, tougher enforcement and children's civil rights. City Council gave committee-level approval to the bill, introduced by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown on behalf of the Nutter administration. The proposal would impose a $75 fine for a violation, up from $25. The maximum penalty would be $500. The changes would give parents 30 days instead of 10 to pay the $75 fine after receiving a notice that their child violated curfew.
January 17, 1992 |
Jim Lynam doesn't believe in curfews. "I'm not a curfew guy," the 76ers' coach said yesterday. "I never had curfews with my kids. "But as I say that, I had one as a kid, because that was the way my father saw fit to do it. It worked for him. " The premise of a curfew has come up because Sixers captain Charles Barkley was involved in an incident at 2:30 a.m. Dec. 22 in Milwaukee in which he has been charged with a count of misdemeanor battery...
November 20, 1988 |
A rise in vandalism and other petty juvenile crimes is prompting Upper Uwchlan officials to consider adopting a series of tough new laws that, among other things, sets a curfew for teenagers and limits the operation of mini- bikes. The ordinances, which are to be voted on at a Board of Supervisors meeting Dec. 5, were proposed first by John DeMarco, the township's highest ranking policeman. Although the proposed laws have been written and are ready for debate and possible enactment by the supervisors, John Roughan, Upper Uwchlan's new township manager, said last week that he would discuss neither the measures themselves nor the rationale for them.
October 5, 2006
RE RONNIE Polaneczky's column on the Dixon House curfew center: Whenever I've felt compelled to write in response to an article or a rant, I haven't done so because my reaction was not positive - and we have enough of that in today's society. But this is different. I was very impressed and inspired by this article. It sounds like it is working wonders, and I can't believe that Temple criminal-justice professor Ralph Taylor would hesitate on touting the success of the program without "hard numbers.
June 7, 1993 |
Call it the domino effect. Three months ago, Palmyra Borough Council, alarmed at late night rowdiness by teenagers hanging out in the downtown business district, authorized a curfew to quiet things down. The Riverton Borough Council is expected to adopt an identical ordinance at its meeting Thursday night, chiefly to prevent the youths from taking their rowdy outings to its own neighborhoods. Shortly after Palmyra enacted its curfew in March, Riverton Police Chief Thomas Gilbert warned council that Riverton might become a hangout for youths if it did not pass its own legislation.
August 20, 2011
THE CORNER of Broad and South streets has long been a popular spot for Philadelphia's teen mobs, whose activity has led to a 9 p.m. weekend curfew for those under 18. But members of several community groups hope to turn the tables tonight at 8:30 in a demonstration against the curfew. Diop Olugbala, an independent mayoral candidate, says the curfew infringes on the rights of youth to assemble freely. It also fails to get to what he describes as the heart of the problem: economic conditions.
April 16, 1995 |
Beginning sometime this week, borough police will enforce a curfew for those 17 and under after 10:30 on weeknights and midnight on Friday and Saturday. The curfew is longstanding and long-ignored, but Mayor Jack Salamone vows this move is serious. "We're actually going to do a roundup," Salamone said. "We will have extra patrols to make sure the kids know we are not playing. " Those on the streets after the deadlines will be arrested. Detective Leonard "Libby" Liberatoscioli, Norristown's juvenile officer, will be visiting schools next week to explain the policy to students.