Philadelphia Police Renaming Valor Medal For Slain OfficerThe Philadelphia Police Department is renaming its valor medal for an officer who took on two armed robbers and continued firing until he was mortally wounded, the police commissioner said Saturday at the slain officer's funeral.
Mayor Nutter Apologizes Again For Trying To Close LibrariesIt was on March 6, 2014 that Mayor Nutter, delivering his budget to City Council, ad libbed a surprising apology for trying to close 11 library branches.
Mayor Nutter Plans To Expand Summer Jobs ProgramMayor Nutter's new budget calls for 3.9 million dollars for the Summer Jobs program, which is an increase of about 1.5 million over the current year.
Mayor Nutter's New Budget Boosts Spending On Repaving Philly StreetsMayor Michael Nutter plans to boost by about one-quarter the number of miles of Philadelphia streets that will be repaved in the coming year. And the focus will be on smaller streets in the neighborhoods.
Nutter Not Yet Saying If New Budget Will Answer Latest District RequestMayor Nutter presents his eighth and final budget one week from Thursday -- and the key questions are whether and how he will respond to the latest hat-in-hand request from the School District.
Philadelphia Teens Become Honorary City Officials For The DayEighteen Philadelphia students are spending the day getting an insider's view of City Hall, as part of the annual PAL DAY activities.
Council Committee Will Debate Sick Leave Again, And This Time The Mayor Seems To Be On BoardBefore Council's Public Health Committee is a measure that would require local businesses offer one hour of sick leave for every forty hours an employee works.
Board That Will Rule On Philly Water Rates About To Become RealityA long-planned overhaul of how water rates are set in Philadelphia is about to finally become reality.
Mayor Nutter Joins Organizers As Philadelphia Auto Show Drives Into TownOne of Philadelphia's longest running events returns this weekend, and Mayor Nutter joined organizers for a preview.
What's Comes After Politics For Nutter? It Won't Be MeteorologyMayor Nutter knows being a meteorologist is a tough job -- particularly when mayors and school administrators are relying on your forecast to make crucial decisions.
Snow Not Panning Out As Planned Could End Up Hurting The Bottom Line Of SomeA bust in this "no-storm" isn't just disappointing for snow lovers. Many businesses have been affected by this forecast "faux pas."
Clarke Says Council Will Continue To Cooperate With Mayor NutterCity Council President Darrell Clarke says council has every intention of working with Mayor Nutter this year.
State Pressures PGW To Speed Up Replacement Of Gas MainsState officials are now taking a hard look at whether the city-owned utility should speed up the replacement of aging gas mains.
Nutter's Data Dump May Be Aimed At CandidatesIt was a policy wonk's delight this past week, as Mayor Nutter released a 24-page presentation comparing his tenure as mayor to the three previous mayors.
Local Business Leaders Covering Cost Of Tickets For Thousands Of School Kids To See “Selma”Local business leaders are busy asking for private donations so they can send students to see the movie “Selma” for free.