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Mayor Michael Nutter

Mayor Michael Nutter names Diane Schweizer the first female Fire Deputy Commissioner. She is Chief of EMS Operations. (credit: Syma Chowdhry/CBS3)

Diane Schweizer To Become Philadelphia’s First Female Deputy Fire Commissioner

A trailblazer makes her way up the Fire Department chain.

06/04/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter delivers his 2014-2015 budget address to City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Mayor Nutter ‘Shocked’ And ‘Saddened’ To Learn Of Passing Of Lewis Katz In Atlantic City Bound Plane Crash

Mayor Nutter says he is shocked and deeply saddened to hear this terrible news.

06/01/2014

(Philadelphia city councilman David Oh.  File photo credit: Mike Dunn)

City Councilman Claims Mayor Nutter’s Proposed Budget Is Far From Lean

Councilman-at-large David Oh says there are plenty of dimes and nickels tucked away in corners of Mayor Michael Nutter’s budget proposal.

05/27/2014

A wreath laying at the Korean War Memorial in Old City during a Memorial Day remembrance ceremony. (credit: John Ostapkovich)

Somber Strains Herald Remembrance At Korean War Memorial In Old City

Among Philadelphia’s Memorial Day observances was one at the Korean War Memorial in Old City.

05/26/2014

(City Council president Darrell Clarke, during hearings on the school district's next budget.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Council President Optimistic State Lawmakers Will Sign On To Schools Plan

It may be a tough sell in Harrisburg, but City Council is hoping to convince state lawmakers to sign on to their revised school bailout plan.

05/16/2014

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Parents React To Philadelphia School Cheating Scandal

One parent can’t believe the cheating allegations against the principal and four other teachers, one of whom was a teacher here when she was a student.

05/08/2014

(File photo: Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke speaks to reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

City Council Wants Financial Oversight Before Helping Cash-Strapped School District

City Council President Darrell Clarke says before City Council steps up to help, local lawmakers want more oversight of the school district’s budget.

04/26/2014

(credit: John McDevitt)

Broad Street Run Kick Off Event Held At Love Park

Philadelphia’s 35th annual Broad Street Run is taking place on May 4th and Mayor Michael Nutter was among those getting the word out in Love Park Tuesday afternoon.

04/22/2014

The Reunion Band performs on stage at the 3rd annual Center City Jazz Festival. (credit: Justin Udo)

3rd Annual Jazz Festival Takes Over Center City

The 3rd annual Center City Jazz Festival rocked the town and gave folks a chance to boogy down on Saturday with some local, national and even international acts.

04/19/2014

Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite hands out Free Library cards to students at Blaine Elementary. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Children In Philadelphia School District Get Their Very Own Free Library Cards

Thousands of Philadelphia school kids will begin getting city library cards, starting Wednesday.

04/15/2014

Gov. Tom Corbett, Archbishop Charles Chaput and Mayor Michael Nutter make a pitch for money and volunteers from business and community leaders during an event at Union League. (credit: Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia’s Papal Pitch Team Makes Plea To Business And Civic Leaders

Some 150 business and community leaders were invited to breakfast Tuesday at the Union League by Philadelphia’s papal pitch team — and they were asked to step up and do their part for a possible September 2015 visit by Pope Francis to the city.

04/15/2014

(Mayor Nutter meets with Pope Francis during a March 2014 trip to Rome with Gov. Corbett and Archbishop Chaput. Credit: CBS3)

Nutter, Corbett, Chaput To Meet With Business Leaders About World Meeting Of Families

Today’s session, Mayor Nutter says, is in part to jumpstart fundraising for next year’s World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.

04/15/2014

(File photo: Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke speaks to reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

More Wrangling Between Mayor Nutter, City Council Over PGW Sale

City Council President Darrell Clarke is signaling to colleagues that he doesn’t want the mayor’s plan to sell PGW to be formally introduced in council until consultants study the deal further.

04/11/2014

(A PGW payment office in center city Philadelphia.  File photo by Andre Bennett)

City Council Hires Consultant To Analyze Proposed Sale Of PGW

City Council has hired a Massachusetts firm called Concentric Energy Advisors to analyze the winning PGW bid, as well as the losing bids and the entire concept of the sale.

04/01/2014

Mayor Nutter gives Archbishop Paglia a Liberty Bell and calls Philadelphia City of Hope built on families. (photo by Pat Ciarrocchi)

Visit To The Vatican: Planning for 2015 World Meeting of Families Continues at the Vatican

The planning for next year’s World Meeting of Families continues at the Vatican.

03/25/2014

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