PAL centers extend summer hours

In an effort to provide Philadelphia youths with safe alternatives to the streets this summer, the Philadelphia Police Department and Police Athletic League of Philadelphia are extending Friday hours at 15 PAL centers and will open the centers on Saturdays throughout the summer.

There are 18 PAL centers in all serving more than 17,000 youths annually. Fifteen of those centers will stay open from 5 to 9 p.m. on Fridays and open from 1 to 9 p.m. on Saturdays through Aug. 29.

Affected PAL centers in the Northeast include Gibbons at 6901 Rising Sun Ave., Oxford Circle at 1267 E. Cheltenham Ave., Tacony at 4401 Aldine St. and Wissinoming at 4419 Comly St. ••