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October 30, 2008 | By Lauren Bornfriend and Alexander "Pete" Hoskins
Next week, the voters of Philadelphia will have an opportunity to fundamentally reform the city's parks and merge Fairmount Park and the Department of Recreation. The proposed charter change on the ballot Tuesday is about increased accountability and transparency, more public input, better management and, ultimately, cleaner, greener, safer parks and recreation. It's about the revitalization of our neighborhoods, the economic development of our city and the health of our citizens.
NEWS
May 6, 2012 | Inquirer Editorial
With Philadelphia recently singled out for national praise for its park system, this should be a good time to put out the call for top-notch individuals to volunteer for the panel that provides oversight for Fairmount Park and recreation policymaking. That's certainly the hope of both Mayor Nutter and City Council President Darrell L. Clarke, who made personal appeals several weeks ago for applicants for nine slots on the Commission on Parks and Recreation. Six city officials round out the 15-member commission.
NEWS
August 17, 2012 | BY JAN RANSOM, Daily News Staff Writer
CITY COUNCIL took a rare break Thursday from its summer recess to address violent crime in the city's parks and recreation centers after several recent shootings and the rape of a 12-year-old girl occurred in public spaces. "Parks have become abandoned by people who are afraid to use them," said Councilwoman Cindy Bass, who is chairwoman of the Committee on Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and who called for the committee hearing. Michael Resnick, the city's public-safety director, said the city is battling an uptick in overall violence and a 4 percent increase in violent crime in and around parks and rec centers compared with the first eight months of last year.
NEWS
June 14, 2012 | By Miriam Hill and INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
At Christy Recreation Center in West Philadelphia, the air-conditioning doesn't work, turning the gym into an unusable sauna in hot weather. Broken gym doors leave only one working exit, a potential fire hazard. Rain regularly floods the arts-and-crafts room, drips into light fixtures and swells ceiling panels until they're puffed and brown, like roasted marshmallows. "This place is a wreck," said Thelma Jones-Benbow, president of Christy's advisory council. Even as Philadelphia has developed showcase outdoor parks, winning Mayor Nutter national acclaim for his efforts to increase green space and create an environmentally friendly city, Parks and Recreation facilities in many areas remain neglected.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2012 | Ellen Gray
30 ROCK. 8:30 p.m. Thursday, NBC10. PARKS AND RECREATION. 9:30 p.m., NBC10. IT PROBABLY says a little too much about what TV's done to my brain that my first thought when I heard NBC's "30 Rock" would be live this week was that I should remember to record it. But if the Nielsens are any indication, recording now and playing back later is how more of us are watching TV, assuming we're watching at all. Special live episodes, once...
NEWS
October 16, 2008 | By Stephan Salisbury INQUIRER CULTURE WRITER
Yesterday afternoon, during a low-key public show at spiffy, well-groomed Mander Playground, Mayor Nutter ceremoniously signed legislation proposing to change the way Philadelphia parks have been governed since the end of the Civil War. The legislation, passed in June by City Council, calls for voters to approve abolishing the Fairmount Park Commission and combining management of the city's parks and recreation facilities into a Department of...
NEWS
November 3, 2008
FOR PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, our endorsement for president, has made this election about the biggest thing of all: America's future. STATE HOUSE RACES In the 140th District: The Northeast seat being vacated by George Kenney. Vote: BRENDAN BOYLE In the 172nd District: For the seat long held by John Perzel. Vote: RICH COSTELLO BALLOT QUESTIONS On whether to establish a city Department of Parks and Recreation. Vote: YES On whether city residents whose civil-service test scores are identical to those of out-of-town test-takers should get priority for jobs.
NEWS
June 17, 1990 | By Nancy Reuter, Special to The Inquirer
Parents faced with the daily prospect of keeping their offspring entertained during the vacation months will be able to take advantage of a number of children's programs offered throughout Camden County by the Department of Parks and Recreation. "We have children's theater shows," as well as toddler paint-ins, a dog show, visits from the Philadelphia Zoo on Wheels, and active programs such as a kid's triathlon (a swimming, running and biking event on Aug. 19), said John McNally, recreation supervisor for the Camden County Department of Parks and Recreation.
NEWS
December 6, 2012
The phone number for Eatalia, a Fishtown restaurant, is incorrect in today's "Table Talk" column. It's 215-423-6911. An item in Tuesday's "SideShow" misstated the dates of some politicians' appearances on NBC's Parks and Recreation . Sens. John McCain, Barbara Boxer, and Olympia Snowe appeared on the Sept. 27 season opener. Vice President Biden is scheduled for a future episode. A story Tuesday incorrectly reported the age of Keith Anderson, 25, who was fatally shot early Sunday in Philadelphia.
NEWS
April 18, 2012 | BY MIRIAM HILL, Inquirer Staff Writer
ADVOCATES FOR Philadelphia parks told City Council Tuesday that they are tired of waiting for an additional $8 million a year they say Mayor Nutter promised when he took office. Chanting "Restore $8 million!" about 200 people protested in Council chambers as Parks and Recreation Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis testified about his department's budget. In an interview after the Council hearing, Lauren Bornfriend, executive director of the Philadelphia Parks Alliance, said that in 2008, parks advocates had supported a parking tax backed by Nutter that was supposed to be dedicated to funding parks and recreation centers.
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