Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Philly stadium area in 'state of emergency'
Philadelphia Inquirer, June 22nd, 2010 11:42PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls, philadelphia union

MOST COMMENTED

Mayor Wendell N. Butler Jr., the mayor of Chester, Pa., has declared a state of emergency after four shooting deaths in an eight-day period. The Philadelphia Union will play its first game at its new stadium in Chester on Sunday. The stadium in the city's West End is the centerpiece of a hoped-for $500 million riverfront revival.

The mayor's action includes increased police patrols and 9 p.m. curfews in high-crime areas. Some have questioned why it took a soccer game to spur the city's response to what they viewed as a long-standing crime crisis.

"We've been in a state of emergency for the past four, five years," said Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland, who lives three blocks from where a 2-year-old boy was shot and killed on June 13. "There is a state of emergency now because there is a soccer stadium opening up on Sunday, and we want to make sure the people coming in here feel safe. And I understand that. But we've been trying to feel safe around here for a long time."

"I think it's a real good thing," said Manny Gonzalez, who works at his brother's hot dog stand, John's Doggie Shop. "It should have been done a long time ago."

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Spurs Signs Vorm, Davies; Swans Sign Sigurdsson    
Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday signed Dutch international goalkeeper Michel Vorm and Wales defender Ben Davies from ...
Stoke Signs Krkic From Barcelona    
Stoke City on Tuesday completed the signing of Bojan Krkic from Barcelona. Krkic, 23, became the ...
Report: Lampard Completes NYCFC Move     
Former Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has completed a move to new MLS franchise New York City ...
Barca Signs Mathieu from Valencia     
Barcelona on Wednesday signed central defender Jeremy Mathieu on a four-year contract from Valencia for 20 ...
Johnson Ready for 'Gladbach Challenge     
During his press unveiling on Wednesday, USA defender Fabian Johnson, who moved to Borussia Monchengladbach from ...
Van Gaal Bemoans Man United's Preseason USA Tour    
Louis van Gaal thinks Manchester United's preseason tour in the U.S. could jeopardize the club's success ...
German Politicians Question 2018 Russia World Cup     
Several senior politicians in Germany on Wednesday raised the possibility of stripping Russia of its right ...
Atleti Re-signs Tiago     
Atletico Madrid on Tuesday re-signed Tiago Mendes on a two-year deal, despite interest from Premier League ...
Koeman: Dani Osvaldo for Sale    
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed that Daniel Osvaldo is for sale, but reports in Italy ...
BVB: Hummels, Reus Not for Sale    
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp on Tuesday poured cold water over the transfer speculation swirling around ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives