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(City officials gather in front of the iconic Robert Indiana "Love" sculpture to announce an agreement on funding for the proposed renovation of JFK Plaza, commonly known as Love Park.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter, Clarke Compromise on Funding For Love Park Renovation

The mayor had proposed selling the garage beneath Love Park and then using city money to renovate the park itself. Council president Clarke proposed turning much of the park over to new restaurants, with money from those leases paying for the renovation.

02/10/2014

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Group Opposes City Council President’s Plan To Put Restaurants In Love Park

A group of Fairmount Park advocates says that Council president Darrell Clarke’s plan to put restaurants in Love Park would turn that famed site into “a food court.”

02/10/2014

(Credit: Mike Dunn)

City Council President Presses To Make Leadership Position Permanent

City Council President Darrell Clarke wants to make permanent a leadership position on council that was created, informally, two years ago.

02/02/2014

(City Council president Darrell Clarke, in Council chambers.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

City Council Wants To Take Over Setting City Worker Gift Limits

City Council members want higher limits on the value of gifts city workers can accept.

01/31/2014

(City Council president Darrell Clarke, in Council chambers.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

5th District Councilman Presents Legislation Backing Comcast’s New Skyscraper

Council president Darrell Clarke, who also represents the district where the tower will be located, says there will be meetings for residents to voice concerns.

01/23/2014

(US Rep. Bob Brady, in file photo.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia’s Democratic Party Boss Sees Vigorous Fight For Green’s Council Seat

Congressman Bob Brady, who heads Philadelphia’s Democratic party, says a line has already formed of people vying for Bill Green’s at-large seat.

01/17/2014

(The former Germantown High School.  File photo by Carrie Hodousek)

Phila. School District Says Buyers Are Interested in Its Vacant Buildings

Now, for the first time, the district is disclosing how many offers came in.

01/08/2014

(Philadelphia School District headquarters, at 440 North Broad Street.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

2013 IN REVIEW: Phila. School Funding at a Crossroads

City Council president Darrell Clarke got fellow lawmakers to agree to a plan that would recover money sent to the school district by selling some unused school buildings to developers.

12/27/2013

(Philadelphia City Hall.  File photo by Timothy McLaughlin)

Philadelphia Lawmakers Compromise on City ‘Land Bank’ Plan

City Council members have reached what officials are calling an “historic” agreement to rein in a longstanding Philadelphia problem: how to dispose of tens of thousands of vacant properties and lots.

12/05/2013

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Clarke’s Proposal For Love Park Renovation Includes Indoor And Outdoor Restaurants

City Council President Darrell Clarke today is unveiling his plan to remake the famed Love Park in Center City.

12/05/2013

(City officials including Mayor Nutter announce the city's new tax relief program for gentrified properties.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Launches Property Tax Gentrification Relief Program

It is the second major relief program to result from the new property assessments that were mailed out earlier this year, for tax bills that are due early next year.

12/04/2013

(Mayor Nutter, center, leads the ribbon cutting for the new Paseo Verde apartments in North Philadelphia.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

New North Philly Apartment Complex Is Model In Many Ways

The new affordable housing development is the nation’s first LEED-ND “plantinum” development, representing $48 million in federal tax credits and private investment.

12/03/2013

(Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke, left, and developer Bart Blatstein.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Construction Underway On North Philly Shopping Center

Developer Bart Blatstein described the 9th Street Marketplace, saying, “This is a 40,000 square foot, $20 million shopping center at 9th and Girard.”

11/14/2013

(Bart Blatstein speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony for a new shopping center at 9th Street and Girard Avenue in Philadelphia.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Rival Casino Developer Not Surprised By Steve Wynn’s Bow-Out

Developer Bart Blatstein, one of the remaining applicants for Philadelphia’s second casino license, says this week’s withdrawal of Wynn’s application removes what Blatstein calls a “distraction.”

11/13/2013

(File photos:  Darrell Clarke, left, by Steve Tawa.  Michael Nutter by Mike Dunn.)

Nutter Still In The Dark Over Clarke’s Plan To Sell Vacant School Buildings

Mayor Michael Nutter says he’s still somewhat in the dark over Council President Darrell Clarke’s plan to send $50-million to the school district in exchange for the right to sell some vacant district buildings. Nutter wants to know who’s interested in buying them.

10/23/2013

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