Michael Nutter

(Mummers' music and sprays of fireworks accompanied the announcement of details for New Year's Eve fireworks on the Delaware River.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Details of New Year’s Eve Fireworks on Delaware Riverfront Announced

As in past years, the soundtrack to those pyrotechnics will be carried on KYW Newsradio 1060.

12/19/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter Urges Mindfulness Amid Racial Flareups

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter says the Brown and Garner deaths, each at the hands of white police officers, have created a volatile situation in our nation.

12/19/2014

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

Issues Emerge In 2015 Race For Philadelphia Mayor

A big question in the race — will the collapse of the deal to sell PGW to a private company turn out to be a big issue? Mayoral candidate Lynn Abraham thinks so.

12/13/2014

(Councilman Bill Greenlee.  File image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. City Council Getting New, Compromise Paid Sick Leave Bill

After two mayoral vetoes, councilman-at-large Bill Greenlee will try, try again to make mandatory sick leave the law of the land in Philadelphia.

12/11/2014

Photo Credit: fairmountpark.org

Philadelphia Official Acknowledges Huge Backlog in Care For City’s Trees

City officials seem stumped, so to speak, over how to keep up with the growing number of city-owned trees that need to be pruned or removed.

12/08/2014

(At 48th Street Grille, Mayor Nutter greets chef-owner Carl Lewis as Sylvie Gallier-Howard of the city's Commerce Department looks on.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Crowdfunding Microloan Web Site Spotlights Philadelphia’s Small Businesses

The partnership between web site Kiva.org and the city’s Department of Commerce brings “crowdfunded microloans,” most of which are about $5,000 and are offered at zero-percent interest.

12/02/2014

(Task force co-chairs Dan Calista and Natalie Levkovich, at left, isten as Mayor Nutter talks about their report.  Councilman Bill Greenlee is at right.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Mayor’s Task Force Proposes Compromise Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Legislation

Mayor Nutter says paid sick leave is a “complicated policy question that profoundly affects employees and employers.” He previously vetoed two bills passed by City Council.

12/01/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter Fumes Over Handling of Ferguson, Mo. Police Shooting Probe

He says the prosecutor’s explanation of the findings left a lot of unanswered questions. And he called the decision to announce the grand jury results in the evening “one of the dumbest official decisions that’s been made in recent times.”

11/25/2014

(File photo.  Credit: CBS)

Second Casino License For Philadelphia Awarded to Stadium Complex Project

LIVE! Hotel & Casino received the second casino license in Philadelphia.

11/18/2014

(Doug Oliver announces the formation of an committee exploring his possible run for mayor in 2015.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Doug Oliver Says If He Runs For Phila. Mayor, It’ll Be as a Democrat

Doug Oliver was spokesman for Mayor Nutter during Nutter’s first term and is now a marketing vice president at PGW.

11/18/2014

(Robert Ciaruffoli and Donna Farrell, president and executive director of the World Meeting of Families, respectively, listen as Mayor Nutter speaks at the Philadelphia Museum of Art about the pope's upcoming visit to Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Officials Delighted With Vatican Announcement, Say They’ll Be Ready

It is expected that Pope Francis will take part in events on the Ben Franklin Parkway both Saturday, Sept. 26th, and Sunday, Sept. 27th.

11/17/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter, back to camera, testifies before the Pennsylvania PUC about the proposed sale of PGW to a private company.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Pa. PUC Builds Its Own Road Map For Future of Philadelphia Gas Works

Mayor Nutter testified that the sale of PGW is a “once-in-a-generation opportunity, with no comparable alternatives.”

11/14/2014

(Councilwoman Marian Tasco, at City Council's hearing on the future of PGW.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Sale Sidelined, Phila. City Council Opens Wider Hearing on Future of PGW

Councilwoman Marian Tasco, who also chairs the city’s Gas Commission, scolded the mayor for, in her view, excluding City Council from the bidding process.

11/13/2014

(Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Ceremony Marks Day When Phila. Memorial To Black American Vets was Relocated from ‘Back of the Bus’

For 60 years, the memorial sat in an obscure location in Fairmount Park. Twenty years ago, it was relocated to Logan Square, near the Franklin Institute.

11/11/2014

(Image from City of Phila. TV)

Pennsylvania Towns Sue Over State Legislation on Gun Control Measures

Mayor Nutter and a host of other Democrats from across Pennsylvania are going to court, trying to overturn a bill signed into law by Gov. Corbett last month.

11/10/2014

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