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Nutter: No Let-Up In Effort To Nab Tax Deadbeats Despite Changes

The man hired by Mayor Nutter to ramp up the battle against tax deadbeats has now departed City Hall, but the mayor says his resolve to nab those who don’t pay will not ease up in the new year.

12/22/2013

(Inquirer Editor Bill Marimow. Credit: Steve Tawa.)

Back To Court For The Inquirer

Lawyers and rival owner factions at the Philadelphia Inquirer return to a City Hall courtroom this morning for more arguments, as a Common Pleas Judge tries to decide who is in charge.

11/14/2013

Debt Collection Industry On Notice About Hounding Consumers

Consumer complaints about abusive tactics are prompting the government watchdog to look into new rules and regulations.

11/07/2013

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Philadelphia Will Crack Down On A Different Type Of ‘Slumlord’ In 2014

Philadelphia officials say 2014 will bring a crackdown on a very specific type of slumlord: those who own retail properties that have vacant, boarded up apartments above the store.

11/06/2013

(Sign warning drivers of  red-light camera at Broad and Vine in center city Philadelphia.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Report: Intersections Around Philadelphia’s City Hall Are Busiest For Red Light Cameras

The top-ticketed location is South Broad Street and Penn Square on the south side of City Hall, according to the PPA, with 22,611 violations in 2012.

10/28/2013

(Citizens Bank CEO Dan FitzPatrick, in file photo.)

Philadelphia Business Leaders Join Fight For School Funding

Citizens Bank CEO Dan FitzPatrick acknowledged that business leaders may not commonly be seen as public school advocates, but he says they should be.

10/10/2013

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Segways Safe On Philadelphia Sidewalks, City Official Says

“We have no data that shows us there have been any accidents with them,” deputy mayor Rina Cutler said.

08/21/2013

(Philadelphia City Hall.  File photo by Tony Hanson)

City Council President Sounds Warning Cry About Philadelphia’s Worker Pension Fund

The 2009 one-percent hike in the Philadelphia sales tax was supposed to be temporary, but it’s now permanent as part of the state’s solution to the school district cash crisis.

07/21/2013

(June 14, 2013 in Washington, DC Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Anti-Surveillance Protesters March In Philadelphia

More than 100 people gathered in downtown Philadelphia on the Fourth of July to protest NSA surveillance, saying the recently-publicized PRISM program violates their Fourth Amendment rights.

07/04/2013

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High School Graduates Honored At City Hall

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter celebrated high school academic achievers at the Top of the Class graduation celebration.

06/06/2013

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Philadelphia Councilman Introduces Bill To Withdraw City’s Deposits From Major Bank

A city councilman thinks the city should yank hundreds of millions of dollars in deposits from Well Fargo, unless bank officials come in and explain their role in deals that cost the city and school district millions.

05/12/2013

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Top Upcoming Themed Pub Crawls In Philadelphia

Themed pub crawls in Philadelphia have become a popular way to enjoy drinks, food, companionship and explore a favorite interest.

04/25/2013

(Mayor Michael Nutter.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Expected To Veto Paid Sick Leave Bill

The prime sponsor of mandatory sick leave, Councilman Bill Greenlee, is one vote short of the twelve votes he would need to override the expected veto from Mayor Nutter: “I’m still working on making sure we have the twelve votes.”

04/04/2013

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Tasco Grills Nutter’s Chief Of Staff Over Rec Center Renovation Delay

A city councilwoman’s anger over delays in renovations to a rec center in her district boiled over Tuesday at a budget hearing.

04/03/2013

(Demonstrators chant and whistle as Mayor Nutter leaves City Council chambers, unable to complete his budget address.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Slight Cool Down Between Nutter, Unions Day After Scuttled Budget Address

For Mayor Nutter and the two non-uniformed city worker unions, the day after Nutter’s scuttled budget address saw only a slight cooling-down of the rhetoric.

03/15/2013

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