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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Hundreds of union city workers rallied outside of city hall during the Mayor's budget address. (credit: Jenn Bernstein)

Protesters Take To The Streets During Mayor Nutter’s Budget Address

Hundreds of union city workers rallied outside of city hall as Mayor Nutter finished his budget address.

03/14/2013

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Nutter Prepared for Union Jeers When He Delivers New Budget

The city’s two non-uniformed unions, District Councils 33 and 47, will be there in full force at the budget speech Thursday to voice their displeasure with the long-stalled contract talks.

03/13/2013

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Plans For 243rd St. Patrick’s Day Parade Announced At City Hall

Nearly everyone gathered for the announcement was wearing green, including the dancers who regaled the attendees.

03/07/2013

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Nutter Wants To Hear About Election Day Voting Troubles

Philadelphia residents who had problems voting in last November’s presidential election are being asked to come to City Hall this evening and tell their tale.

02/06/2013

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Katz Thinks AVI Could Send Young Families Packing For The Burbs

Katz voiced concern that sticker shock could be in store for young families who bought in to gentrifying neighborhoods. “And if en masse large numbers of them put ‘For Sale’ signs out, it’s going to drive the value of housing down,” Katz said.

01/23/2013

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Controversial City Agency Gets Name Change

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, said Shakespeare, and that may be true at Philadelphia City Hall, where an old acronym for a city agency is getting replaced with a new one.

01/20/2013

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