Title

"City" piece reporting that at the urging of Old Port merchants who are fed up w

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

10-17-2002

Pages

6-7

Abstract

"City" piece reporting that at the urging of Old Port merchants who are fed up with kids loitering in their doorways, Portland police are using trespass notices to prevent kids from loitering near those businesses where their presence is not appreciated. With comments on the crackdown by Marcus, 23, who was arrested at 9 Exchange Street for loitering outside of Betsy's; by Al Swan, the owner of the Paper Patch at 17 Exchange Street, who speaks of the on-going battle between the kids and those trying to do business; and by Crystal Collins, 20, who was told to move on while she and some friends were on the steps of 11 Exchange Street having coffee. Collins wants to petition to get benches installed on the street so young people would have a place to hang out.

Subjects

Old Port Exchange -- Portland, Police -- Portland

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