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John Anderson
Future uncertain for Govans rec center
Future uncertain for Govans rec center

Teenage boys dart around a basketball court at North Baltimore's DeWees Recreation Center, calling to each other in the chilly fall air. Inside, younger kids in mud-stained football jerseys hover around a pool table and play video games. The floors are scuffed and the blinds hang askew, but for Govans residents, the small brick building is the center of community life. That's why neighborhood leaders, with the aid of nearby Loyola University, drafted a plan to run DeWees after the city announced it wanted to hand over two dozen rec centers to third parties. But after months of discussion, the plan appears to have fallen apart. Recreation and Parks officials say the community...