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Nutter Announces New $100,000 City Welfare Director

Nutter Announces New $100,000 City Welfare Director

Dr. Cindy Christian (center) will make $100,000 in her new part-time job. Mayor Nutter announced today, along with the Department of Human Services, that Dr. Cindy Christian will work as the city’s very first Welfare Director. She’s recently been named pediatrician of the year, and works as both an attending physician at C.H.O.P. as well as an adjunct...

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City Hall Denies ACT UP Protesters Access Inside [With Video]

City Hall Denies ACT UP Protesters Access Inside [With Video]

ACT UP Philly protesters demand access inside the "people's building" to confront Mayor Nutter. (Photo: Matt Petrillo) Dozens of rightly vehement ACT UP Philly protesters rallied at City Hall yesterday and demanded Mayor Nutter to address the city’s housing crisis for people living with AIDS. While other cites’ budgets across the country...

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Money: Your SEPTA Rate Hike, Your PA Budget

Keep in mind your SEPTA rate hike, which started today, has nothing to do with proposed (and promised) new SEPTA technology that’s supposed to immediately bring us to the year 4000. And your PA state budget has nothing to do with fully funding much of any social programs to help the poor. Nor is it a legitimate budget. Nevertheless. SEPTA: • Tokens: Going...

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Nutter Says Paying For Recent New Orleans Trip A Mistake

Nutter Says Paying For Recent New Orleans Trip A Mistake

When Mayor Nutter traveled to New Orleans a little more than a week ago, we didn’t quite understand what authority a Philadelphia mayor might hold over an international catastrophe, or if Nutter could fully commit to another position, or why the city should fork over the cash to pay for his $2,700 trip, which lasted only six-and-a-half hours according to...

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Nutter Begs Congress To Extend Medicaid Funding

Nutter Begs Congress To Extend Medicaid Funding

"Don't take anything away," Nutter said today, referring to Congress stalling a bill that, if not passed, would deliver hard blow to the city's economy. (Photo: Matt Petrillo) The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is among 29 other states that have built its respective budgets around $850 million of funds provided by Federal Medicaid Assistance Percentage...

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Pigs Beginning to Hover: Sheriff’s Office Cutting (Some) Spending

Could the pressure be getting to them, finally? The Sheriff’s Office announced it’s going to cut its overtime spending, a plan that’ll apparently save $150,000 immediately. According to a news release: The Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office is committed to assisting the city in this time of financial crisis…We need ongoing communications with this office...

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Philly Allocates $200,000 to Help Protect Witnesses

Philly Allocates $200,000 to Help Protect Witnesses

Photo by Matt Petrillo PhillyNow made it to the city’s witness protection presser, in which we were told “Mayor Michael A. Nutter, State Senator Anthony Hardy Williams, State Senator Shirley Kitchen, District Attorney Seth Williams, State Representative Brendan Boyle and Councilman Curtis Jones [would announce] an enhanced response to prevent witness intimidation.” The...

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In Case You Missed It: Big(ger) Budget Cuts Coming

The Inky had a big story this weekend all about how $1.4 billion in combined federal aid that was supposed to come to Pennsylvania and New Jersey to help balance the budgets…wait for it…isn’t. We know you’ve heard this one before. But it looks like in between denying a cozy relationship with his administration’s hottest hottie, guv Rendell had a word...

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PSPCA Shelter Overrun With Thousands of Cats and Kittens

By Tara Murtha It’s not as cute as it sounds. Though there’s some (relatively) good news in animal control—the lights won’t go out in the city’s main shelter June 30 since, according to Health Commissioner Don Schwarz, PSPCA will fulfill animal-control services into 2011—the bad news is there’s yet another crisis. Last time it was dogs, this time...

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AT&T Station, Officially

AT&T Station, Officially

It’s official. Soon, when you go to a Phillies game, you’ll get off at AT&T Station. I know. Not offensive, but weird. We just got this press release: The new name is scheduled to debut later this summer as part of a five-year contract valued at over $5 million. AT&T Station also builds on SEPTA’s relationship with AT&T, which is currently...

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