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Michael Nutter

(Mayor Nutter poses with invited schoolkids at ceremonies marking the opening of the city's "Innovation Lab."  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter Marks Opening of Philadelphia’s Governmental ‘Innovation Lab’

Flanking him on the 16th floor of the Municipal Services Building were local schoolkids who will be participants in the lab.

08/01/2014

(The new FOP labor contract with the City of Philadelphia is announced by, from left, police commissioner Charles Ramsey, mayor Michael Nutter, deputy mayor for public safety Everett Gillison, and FOP Lodge 5 president John McNesby.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

New Union Contract Gives Police Commissioner Right To Reassign Narco Cops

Commissioner Ramsey has long wanted the ability to rotate officers out of the department’s narcotics and Internal Affairs units, but such moves had been prohibited by the city’s contract with the police union.

07/31/2014

(Blackhawks coaches inspect the plans for their new football field in North Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

North Philadelphia Team Gets a New Community Football Field

After the Blackhawks won the National “Pop Warner” Pee Wee championship in 2010, Mayor Nutter promised them a new place to play.

07/30/2014

Mayor Michael Nutter. (File photo by Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter Jets to France For Economic Development Talks

Mayor Nutter is in France for the next six days for a trip that officials say is aimed at promoting French investment in Philadelphia.

07/25/2014

(Mayor Nutter holds a photograph of Jon Bon Jovi, the 2014 recipient of the Marian Anderson Award for humanitarianism.   Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Jon Bon Jovi to Receive Philadelphia’s Marian Anderson Award in November

He’ll join a prestigious list that includes Oprah Winfrey and Sidney Poitier.

07/23/2014

(The July 21, 2014 meeting of the PICA board.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

With Misgivings, State Overseers OK Philadelphia’s Five-Year Budget

The head of the PICA board told the mayor’s finance director that he’d like to see the city do more belt-tightening in order to start a rainy day fund.

07/21/2014

(City councilman James Kenney, left, in file image from City of Phila. TV.  Mayor Michael Nutter, right, in file photo. (credit: Mike Dunn)

Tussle Over Credit For New Regulations After Center City Building Collapse

Tragedy can lead to legislative change. And that, in turn, can lead to politicians tripping over one another in the rush to claim credit.

07/20/2014

(Philadelphia L&I commissioner Carlton Williams and Mayor Nutter unveil an example of the new signage that will be required at construction sites in the city.   Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Unveils New Required Construction Site Signage

The new rule comes in the wake of last year’s building collapse on Market Street that killed six people.

07/17/2014

(The interior of Philadelphia club Delilah's, without the dancers.  Photo provided)

Judge Nixes Nutter Administration Attempt To Tax Lap Dances at Strip Clubs

The Nutter administration has lost in its legal battle to tax lap dances performed in the back rooms of strip clubs.

07/16/2014

Mayor Michael Nutter. (File photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Thinks TV Viewer Perception of July 4th Concert Profanity Was Overblown

The mayor says both The Roots and Ed Sheeran cleaned up their lyrics and never needed to be bleeped, although they repeatedly were by WPVI-TV.

07/14/2014

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

US Education Secretary Pleads For Pa. Lawmakers To ‘Do the Right Thing’ For Philly Schools

“The children of Philly deserve better,” said secretary of education Arne Duncan (center) at a Community College of Philadelphia roundtable on how young men of color can achieve.

07/11/2014

(Nigerian ambassador Jeremiah Sulunteh, with orange necktie, meets with members of Philadelphia City Council and community members affected by the Gesner Street tragedy.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Liberian Ambassador to US Meets With Philadelphia City Council Over Fatal Fire

Ambassador Sulunteh was critical of Mayor Nutter, specifically the mayor’s claim that the some in the Liberian community have spread misinformation about the fire department’s response time.

07/09/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter speaks with reporters outside his office in Philadelphia City Hall about last Saturday's fatal fire in Southwest Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Officials Promise Transparency In Fatal Fire Follow-Up

And Mayor Nutter stressed that the focus should be not on the fire department’s response but on what caused the blaze.

07/08/2014

Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church. (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Greek Orthodox Congress Opens In Philadelphia

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is holding its Congress in Philadelphia, during which high-ranking clergy and lay people are discussing the Orthodox-Christian family.

07/08/2014

(Pa. state senator Anthony Williams, left, listens as Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter speaks with reporters regarding school funding issues.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Politicians Hopeful As Pa. Senate Prepares to Vote on Cigarette Tax

“While there has been a lot of backslapping and clapping and ‘We finally got it done,’ we have not gotten it done,” warns state senator Anthony Williams (at left in photo).

07/07/2014

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