Philly City Council revisits teen curfews

After imposing earlier curfews by executive order this summer, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is asking City Council to change the curfew law.

Nutter said he wants to build on the success of the targeted teen curfew that has been in place for several months.

“We realized that we really should take a more comprehensive look at the whole curfew, the different ages, the different times,” said Nutter. “What happens during the summer, kids are out of school, what happens during school time as well.”

Nutter is already thinking of how to spread the word about new curfews.

“We’ll be communicating through social media, which we know a lot of young people spend a lot of time communicating that way, whether it be Twitter, Facebook or other ways of communicating,” he said.

According to the changes, curfews would range from 8 p.m. to midnight depending on the day of the week and time of year.

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