City will consider permanent curfew changes

    Following what’s being called a successful first weekend of curfew enforcement, Philadelphia will consider making its tighter curfew guidelines permanent.

    The curfew was moved up in some parts of the city following violent attacks by teenagers, meaning people 18 and under had to be home by 9 p.m. on weekends.

    As Lizz Fiedler reports for NewsWorks/WHYY, the city is calling this weekend’s curfew enforcement a success, prompting city officials to look at permanently changing the curfew, as KYW reports.

    Seventy-two teens were taken into custody over the weekend, and the only blemish marking the weekend is a stabbing incident in Juniata following Mayor Michael Nutter’s teen bowling night at Erie Lanes.

    The city will work with City Council to evaluate the curfew system and take the next steps.

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