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Philadelphia Gentlemen’s Clubs Set To Challenge Nutter’s Decision To Tax Lap Dances

The Nutter Administration’s controversial decision to start taxing lap dances at gentleman’s clubs will be challenged this week by the club at the start of what could be a lengthy legal battle.


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

Were Anti-Nutter Hecklers Paid With Sick Days?

Hundreds of city workers whistled, jeered and shouted at the mayor as he tried to deliver his speech in City Council on Thursday.


(A free food distribution on city land in May 2012.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia, Homeless Advocates Working On Compromise To Public Area Feeding Ban

Now, both sides indicate they are willing to sit down and negotiate a way to help those in need.


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Attorney Says Philly Cops Forced South Phila. Men To Watch Citizenship Video

Attorney Brian Francis Humble says his clients decided to sue after, according to them, they were picked up by police and brought to the district headquarters without cause.


(Mayor Michael Nutter speaks on the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.  Credit: Stan Honda/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Local GOPer Files Ethics Complaint Over Nutter’s Use of Staffers at Dem Convention

Mayor Nutter went to the convention in Charlotte, NC with three police officers for security and two aides in tow. The administration puts the cost to taxpayers at just under $7,400.


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City Of Philadelphia Eyes Sale Of Parking Garage Under Love Park

The Nutter administration has taken the first step toward selling the parking garage under JFK Plaza, a block from City Hall.


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Boy Scouts of America Sticks By Its No-Gays Policy

That national policy trickled down to a lengthy controversy here in Philadelphia.


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Nutter Apologizes To Newspaper Writer For Staffer’s Unsubstantiated Tweet

“I want to apologize to her directly, on behalf of the city government and our administration,” Mayor Nutter said of a “tweet” by press secretary Mark McDonald about a Daily News columnist.


Stigall Show Log 5.1.12

Chris has a big show on such a rainy day as he talks with Stripper Melissa BangBang Forgione, CBS3’s Ben Simmoneau on his peice about Twitter is where the Strippers are hiding, John Stossel’s visit to Philadelphia tomorrow, and Philadelphia’s Inquirer’s Business Editor Andy Maykuth.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–05/01/2012

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District Council 33 Airs Nutter Attack ADs To Highlight Failed Negotiations

The largest of Philadelphia’s four city worker unions is turning up the heat on Mayor in long-stalled contract negotiations. They’re running anti-Nutter ads, including one to air during Saturday’s TV broadcast of the Phillies spring training game.


(Mayor Nutter, in file photo.  Credit: Bobby Bank/ Getty Images)

Nutter’s Next City Budget To Have No Tax Increases

No new taxes: that’s the pledge — for now — from the Nutter administration.


A plow clears a Philadelphia street. (Credit: Ed Fischer)

No Snow: Bad News For Kids, Good News For City Budget Crunchers

Kids hoping for sledding instead of school may be disappointed by the lack of snow so far this winter. But city of Philadelphia budget crunchers are ecstatic.


Mayor Nutter Sends Curfew Plan To City Council

On Thursday, the Nutter Administration unveiled its plan to permanently tighten the city’s curfew law with earlier hours. Several changes are in store, including different curfew hours for different ages.


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Mark McDonald, Nutter Speechwriter and Former Reporter, Named Mayor’s Spokesman

McDonald succeeds Nutter’s original spokesman, Doug Oliver, who has left for a position with PGW.