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Demise of PAL

The end of the Baltimore Police Athletic Leagues I wrote about on Sunday may have been a forgone conclusion based on the level of funding recently -- $161,000 -- compared to $1.6 million back when the program was run as a nonprofit, but judging from comments I received this weekend, residents still think it is one of the few things that works in Baltimore. Fourteen PAL Centers are to be handed over to the Department of Recreation and Parks on July 1; two are closing and two others are being given to the city school system. Here are some responses:

And another form Leticia Fitts, a nonprofit that is partnering with a the William C. Marshal PAL on Pennsylvania Avenue:

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And a third:

For more information on the NECY program, please visit www.necy.org or contact Ms. Leticia Fitts, program coordinator and director of academic affairs at necy_inc@yahoo.com.

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