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Mayor Michael Nutter

DC 33 President Pete Matthews. (credit: Mike Dunn/KYW)

Nutter Resumes Talks With DC 33, 3 Days After Reaching Deal With DC 47

Both District Councils 33, the blue collar union, and DC 47, the white collar union, had been without contracts since 2009. But now 47 has a deal, pending ratification, and that may give some impetus to speeding up a settlement between the city and 33.

02/28/2014

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Mayor Nutter, DC 47 Reach Contract Agreement

Mayor Michael Nutter and District Council Union 47 Chief Fred Wright signed an eight-year-contract for the city’s white collar union workers, who have been working without a deal since 2009.

02/25/2014

DC 33 President Pete Matthews. (credit: Mike Dunn/KYW)

City Workers’ Union Reports Some Signs Of Progress In Long-Stalled Contract Talks With Mayor

These were the first face-to-face negotiations between the Nutter Administration and District Council 33, the 10,000 member blue collar city workers union, in about a year.

02/21/2014

DC 33 President Pete Matthews at the mic. (Credit: Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio)

Long-Stalled Contract Talks To Resume Between Mayor, City Workers’ Union

DC 33 chief Pete Matthews called for face-to-face negotiations — the first since January 2013 — and vowed to work around the clock to get a deal done. For his part, Mayor Nutter said he welcomes the resumption of talks.

02/21/2014

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Philadelphia Still Under Snow Emergency

The snow emergency is not over yet in Philadelphia.

02/13/2014

(City councilman James Kenney.  File photo from City of Phila. TV)

Little-Known City Tax May Become Latest Battleground Between City Council And Nutter Administration.

City councilman jim Kenney says Mayor Nutter’s efforts to crack down on residents who’ve been ignoring the so-called “School Tax” tax have gone too far.

02/01/2014

Philadelphia's newest Poet Laureate Frank Sherlock. (credit: Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter Appoints City’s New Poet Laureate

There once was a mayor named Nutter, and today, rather than rely on bad limericks, he named a new Poet Laureate of Philadelphia.

01/31/2014

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Mayor Nutter Declares Snow Emergency For City of Philadelphia

As a result of the intense snow storm, all Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Philadelphia School District schools will be closed Wednesday.

01/21/2014

Mayor Nutter with business owners as they graduate Goldman Sachs 10k small businesses program. (Credit: Justin Udo)

Area Businesses Get Helping Hand From Major Corporation

More than two dozen local businesses are graduating from a Goldman Sachs program designed to help them raise their profit and make more local hires.

01/11/2014

(Flanked by other city officials, Mayor Nutter speaks to reporters about the Actual Value Initiative, AVI.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

2013 IN REVIEW: AVI Becomes Reality For Philadelphia Homeowners

The Actual Value Initiative, or “AVI” became the most battled-over program in City Hall during 2013.

12/29/2013

(Credit: Mike Dunn)

Nutter Noncommittal On City Council Plan To Change Way Water Rates Are Set

Mayor Michael Nutter says he’s not yet sure whether he’ll sign off on a City Council plan to change the way water rates are set in Philadelphia.

12/23/2013

Mayor Michael Nutter receives task force report at AgustaWestland in Northeast Philadelphia. (Photo by Paul Kurtz/KYW)

Task Force Issues Recommendations To Expand Philadelphia’s Manufacturing Base

The report recommends the city develop talent by tapping into community colleges and high schools that focus on science, technology, engineering and math.

12/19/2013

(Credit: Mike Dunn)

Nutter Vows To Sign Bill Aimed At Getting Vacant Properties Into Hands Of New Owners

After months of contentious negotiations, City Council approved — and Mayor Nutter plans to sign — a bill that creates what’s called a Land Bank.

12/16/2013

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Mayor’s Commission On Literacy Launches New Effort To Improve Adult Skill Levels

Recent data from the US Department of Education shows that roughly 36 million Americans between age 16 and 65 lack basic literacy, math and problem solving skills, putting American adult skill levels far below the international average.

12/14/2013

Mayor Nutter spoke at the annual Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau luncheon Wednesday. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Nutter: City Funding Must Be Increased To Promote Philadelphia

Mayor Nutter says city funding must be increased to promote and market the city across America and around the world.

11/27/2013

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