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Michael Nutter

(Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Pa. Municipal Officials, Visiting Philadelphia, Lend a Neighborly Hand

Grassroots politicians from all across Pennsylvania are in Philadelphia for the annual Pennsylvania Municipal League convention. While here, they helped

06/17/2014

(File photo: Mayor Nutter speaks with reporters outside his office at Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Watching Septa Rail Strike Situation Hopefully

The mayor has no direct role in the labor dispute, but he says his people are monitoring developments.

06/13/2014

(PHL airport workers protest outside the City Hall office of Mayor Michael Nutter.   Photo by Mike Dunn)

PHL Airport Contract Workers Demand Prompt ‘Living Wage’ Adjustment

The airport workers were unhappy because the mayor’s executive order raising their wages does not apply to contracts currently in force, and that means the raises won’t come until the contracts are amended or renewed.

06/10/2014

(Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke confers with school advocates outside City Council chambers.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Council President Faults Phila. School District For Current Budget Gap

City Council president Darrell Clarke says the school district’s immediate need for $35 million by month’s end is a “self-inflicted wound” because the district, in his view, dragged its feet on selling old, shuttered buildings.

06/05/2014

(Ceremonies were held in a vacant lot at 22nd Street where the Salvation Army Thrift Store once stood, which will contain a memorial park.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Ceremonies Mark One-Year Anniversary Of Fatal Center City Collapse

It was one year ago today that a building under demolition collapsed on the Salvation Army thrift shop at 22nd and Market Streets, killing six and injuring 14.

06/05/2014

(Philadelphia school district CFO Matthew Stanski, left,  and superintendent William Hite, testifying before Philadelphia City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

$120M Relief For Philadelphia’s Schools Moves Forward in City Council

Even so, the proposed legislation does not fully meet the district’s needs for the coming year.

06/04/2014

(File photo: Mayor Nutter speaks with reporters outside his office at Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Area Remembers Impact of Maya Angelou, Dead at 86

Mayor Michael Nutter called Dr. Maya Angelou “America’s poet — a woman whose light will be missed.”

05/28/2014

(File photo: Mayor Nutter speaks with reporters outside his office at Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Opts Out of Hosting 2024 Summer Olympics

The primary reason for the decision, the mayor said, is cost.

05/28/2014

(Activists gather outside City Council offices in Philadelphia City Hall to present petitions objecting to the sale of PGW.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Group Says 1,000+ Signed Petition Against Privatization of PGW

Mayor Nutter wants to sell the city-owned utility to a Connecticut firm called UIL for $1.86 billion.

05/27/2014

(Mayor Nutter announces a new configuration for Philadelphia Traffic Court.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

DA’s Office Put In Charge of Prosecutions at Philadelphia Traffic Court

Philadelphia officials today unveiled details on the long-planned overhaul of the city’s corruption-tainted Traffic Court.

05/19/2014

(Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter speaks with reporters outside the Gideon School in Strawberry Mansion.  City of Phila. photo)

Philly Schools Funding Proposal Causing Widespread Consternation

Mayor Nutter says he’s concerned that the proposed graduated split in sales tax proceeds would need approval from the state General Assembly.

05/15/2014

(City Council president Darrell Clarke, shortly after his school funding plan was introduced.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

‘Compromise’ School Funding Bill Aired in Phila. City Council

The Philadelphia school funding crisis was coming to a head in City Council as the Council president introduced a bailout plan that neither the mayor, state lawmakers, nor school advocates are likely to embrace.

05/15/2014

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

Debate Continues At City Hall Over How to Bring The School District $120M

Mayor Michael Nutter and City Council President Darrell Clarke continue wrangling over a plan that would bring the School District an extra $120-million for the coming year.

05/15/2014

(Rendering of the new FMC Tower, left, along with other current and future construction along the western bank of the Schuylkill River.  Image provided)

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held For ‘Cira South’ Skyscraper in West Phila.

To be called FMC Tower at Cira Centre South, it will be the global headquarters for the diversified chemical company FMC Corporation.

05/14/2014

(On the rooftop terrace of the Independence Visitors Center, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, at lectern, takes part in announcement of the theme of the 2015 World Families conference. Standing with him, L-R, are Pa. Gov.  Tom Corbett; Rev. William Donovan, archdiocese Vatican rep; Mayor Michael Nutter; and Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

With Philadelphia Announcement of 2015 Event, Hint of a Papal Visit

Archbishop Vincente Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, is on a factfinding mission to identify sites for the events, including possible venues that could handle a papal visit.

05/13/2014

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