New curfew for teens proposes to eliminate 'reckless' behavior

Teens on South Street past curfew will be issued citations

Kimberly Adams
June 10, 2018 - 3:15 pm
Police are enforcing a new summer curfew for teens on South Street.

Kim Adams | KYW Newsradio

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police are enforcing a new curfew for teens on South Street.

Reaction to the schedule, however, is mixed.

"I see them doing reckless stuff all the time," noted a Sip-N-Glo Juicery store clerk at Ninth and South streets. 

She hopes a new curfew will eliminate this behavior — and she's not alone.

South Street Market salesclerk Leo Casino agrees: "You need a curfew. There are so many people from every single residence that come to South Street, and they need to know when it's time to leave." 

Teens 13 and older will be issued citations if they're on the South Street after 10:30 p.m. on weekdays and after midnight on weekends. 

Some residents have mixed feelings about the plan. 

"I don't go through life thinking about what a couple 13-year-old or 14-year-old kids could possibly do to me," said one resident.

"The way things are today, that's probably a good idea," countered another.

Minors under 13 also have a curfew: 9:30 p.m. on weekdays and 10 p.m. on weekends.