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(Philadelphia City Hall.  File photo by Jenn Bernstein)

Philadelphia’s Empowerment Centers Offer Residents Free Advice On Financial Matters

It’s an even dozen for Philadelphia’s “Empowerment Centers” which offer free guidance to city residents on balancing budgets and making ends meet.

08/16/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter speaks with reporters outside his City Hall office.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Happy To See Schools Opening But Presses Pa. Legislature For Action

The mayor says the interim cuts imposed now to allow schools to open on time will, in his view, affect learning.

08/15/2014

(Surrounded by family members and a few fellow councilmen, Ed Neilson, at left in dark suit, takes the oath of office of City Council.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Ed Neilson Sworn In, Quietly, As Philadelphia City Councilman

Neilson said he waited three months to be sworn in, in order to remain in the state House should his vote be needed on school funding.

08/14/2014

(A bus carrying DNC site selection officials is welcomed as it pulls up to the Radisson Hotel, at 17th and Locust Streets, in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Democratic Convention Site Selection Team Arrives To Wild Welcome in Philadelphia

Mummers, the Philly Phanatic, and several hundred city boosters gathered outside the hotel to cheer as a bus carrying members of the DNC site selection committee pulled up.

08/13/2014

Mayor Michael Nutter. (File photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Says Philadelphia Will Shine When Democratic National Committee Visits

About twenty members of the DNC site selection committee are in town today and tomorrow.

08/13/2014

Top Philadelphia Democrats will be pulling out the stops as they try to convince national party officials to hold the 2016 Democratic National Convention right here. (credit: Mike Dunn/KYW)

Philadelphia To Show Some ‘Brotherly Love’ To DNC Committee

Philadelphia is one of five cities vying to host the 2016 DNC, and nearly 20 members of the site committee will be here next Wednesday and Thursday.

08/07/2014

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett announces the early release of funds for Philadelphia schools.  Credit: Andy Zaramba)

Corbett Releases Funds Early For Phila. Schools; Hite, Nutter Say More Must Be Done

Schools superintendent William Hite, standing next to the governor for the announcement, stressed that this early disbursement does not resolve the $81-million funding gap the school district needs to close to avoid layoffs and other serious cuts.

08/06/2014

Mayor Nutter speaks with reporters outside his office at Philadelphia City Hall.  (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Nutter Furious Over Lack Of School Funding

Governor Corbett on Monday failed to convince leaders in the House to meet this month and to vote on a two-dollar-a-pack tax on cigarettes.

08/06/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter speaks with reporters outside his City Hall office.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Lashes Out at City Council Plan to Decriminalize Marijuana

The measure passed by City Council makes possession of about an ounce of pot punishable by only a $25 fine.

08/05/2014

(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)

Phila. Police Union, Commissioner Say They Can Live With New Contract Rules

The new FOP contract award gives Commissioner Ramsey what he and past Commissioners had long sought: the right to promote some of his commanders based solely on merit, regardless of how they score on exams.

08/04/2014

(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)

Nutter Has New $70M Budget Problem Thanks To New Police Contract

Mayor Nutter says he’ll do his best to avoid cuts to city services, as he attempts to close a new $70 million dollar deficit caused by a new contract award for police officers.

08/03/2014

(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

(Mayor Nutter, announcing his intention to sell PGW.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Back From France, Nutter Says He Never Lost Touch With Philadelphia

Mayor Nutter says his just-completed, six-day trip to France did not take him away from running the city.

07/31/2014

file photo (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Phila. Parking Authority Admits Confusion About Motorcycle Parking Rules

The Philadelphia Parking Authority says some of its officers apparently didn’t get the word about its new pilot program that lets motorcycle and scooter riders park for free in specially designated spaces.

07/30/2014

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