Michael Nutter

(Malcolm Lazin, executive director of Equality Forum, at the LGBT rights 50th annivsary announcement.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Plans for Huge LGBT Rights 50th Anniversary Celebration Next Year

Malcolm Lazin, chair of the 50th anniversary celebration, notes that the 1965 demostrations on behalf of gay rights were an act of tremendous courage at the time.

11/06/2014

(As members of the new Philadelphia Bicycle Advocacy Board look on, Mayor Nutter signs the order giving the group official status.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Mayor Nutter Creates Bicycle Advocacy Board To Promote Cycling Here

One of its first tasks will be to increase the profile of women in the cycling race held here in early June of each year.

11/05/2014

(Mayor Nutter, in his City Hall reception room, joins a group watching a Dick Allen highlight reel.  Photo by KYW's Mike Dunn)

Nutter Joins Campaign To Get Phillies’ Dick Allen Into Baseball Hall of Fame

The mayor says Allen was an idol to kids growing up in West Philly.

10/29/2014

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

Mayor Nutter Hopes Public Outcry Will Resurrect PGW Sale Proposal

Nutter, still fuming over City Council president Darrell Clarke’s decision to scuttle the PGW sale without a public hearing, is hoping that public pressure will force City Council to reverse course.

10/28/2014

(Council president Darrell Clarke announces City Council's decision to reject the sale of the Philadelphia Gas Works to a Connecticut energy company.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia City Council Pulls Plug on PGW Privatization Deal

The deal, worth nearly $2 billion, needed City Council approval but the legislation was never introduced, nor hearings scheduled.

10/27/2014

(credit: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/ Getty Images)

Nutter Urges End To Standoff Between Parking Authority and ‘Uber’ Service

The Philadelphia Parking Authority cracked down over the weekend, impouding six vehicles and fining the drivers $1,000 each.

10/27/2014

(Councilman Darrell Clarke, chairing the City Council meeting on October 23rd.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Nutter Says ‘Time Has Come’ For Phila. City Council Action on Proposed Sale of PGW

City Council president Darrell Clarke says his staff’s internal review should be concluded by next week.

10/23/2014

(Gloria Casarez stands in front of the Rainbow Flag outside Philadelphia City Hall in October 2010.  Photo by Mitchell Leff, provided by City of Phila.)

Gloria Casarez, Philadelphia’s Head of LGBT Affairs, Dead at 42

“We’re going to miss her,” said Mayor Nutter, who created the Office of LGBT Affairs in 2008 and appointed Casarez to head up the office.

10/20/2014

Stigall Show Log 10.20.14

Chris discussed President Obama appointing an Ebola Czar, next month’s mid-term elections and the World Series, which is set to begin tomorrow. He talked to Michael Bronstein and Colin Hanna on the Monday Morning Matchup at 7:00, CBS 3’s Beasley Reece at 8:00 and whiskey sommelier Heather Greene at 8:20.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–10/20/2014

File photo of Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. (Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Says Philadelphia Is ‘Geared Up’ For Any Ebola Occurrence Here

But at the same time, Nutter cautioned residents about becoming alarmed.

10/17/2014

(The PICA board meets.  Chairman Lawrence Tabas is at far left, back to camera.  City finance director Rob Dubow is at far end of table, center.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia’s Revised 5-Year Budget Gets OK Despite Wage Tax Dustup

The controversy came as the mayor backed off slightly on plans to cut the city wage tax.

10/14/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

City Council Moves Ahead With Plans To Question Whether School District Should Return To Local Control

If at first you don’t succeed…City Council is trying again for a ballot referendum that would ask city voters whether to the school district should be under local control.

10/12/2014

Mayor Michael Nutter. (File photo by Tony Romeo)

Nutter Says Teachers’ Contract Was Voided Because SRC Was ‘Out of Options’

“This is not the preferred route, but it is where we are,” Nutter said today.

10/07/2014

(Amy Kurland, Wilson Goode, and Ed Rendell watch as Mayor Nutter signs the executive order.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter’s Executive Order Bolsters City’s Anti-Corruption Office

“It enhances protections for whisteblowers by strengthening confidentiality provisions, to prevent retaliation, and to ensure that employees feel comfortable reporting misconduct,” Nutter said.

10/07/2014

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