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Philly students to walk out, protest at noon today

Philly students to walk out, protest at noon today

Philadelphia students, organized by the Philadelphia Student Union, Youth United for Change and other youth and adult-led groups, are walking out of their schools at noon today to protest budget cuts to the school district. “Schools are going to be operating on a bare bones budget that would call for, basically, the removal of all programs other than police...

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City Council Targets Vajayjays, Neutering, Gun Control, Cops & More

PhillyNow column in our Sept. 15 print edition: September in Philadelphia means the return of the stinkbug, invading dwellings to share its unique pungency with residents across the region. Likewise, the City Council members come back from their summer recess to take up session again and draw up new laws for the city—no comment about any particular smells...

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Nutter’s Budget Cuts $47 Million, Preserves Library Services

Yesterday Mayor Nutter announced $47 million in cuts to the budget passed by City Council earlier this spring, taking big chunks out of police and firefighter money but backing off on his threat of mass layoffs and major library cutbacks. The cuts do include eliminating two classes of police recruits, and reducing police overtime to the tune of $6.3 million....

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Bill Green Drops Triple Threat, Council Leaves on Vacation

Just before City Council started their summer recess last week, Councilman-At-Large Bill Green went for a late hat trick, introducing or signing onto three separate efforts bring reform to various areas of city government. It’s positive movement, so we’ll try to keep the sarcasm to a minimum. First, Green and Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez released...

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Philadelphia’s Libraries Face More Cuts – Here Comes the Cavalry

Philadelphia’s Libraries Face More Cuts – Here Comes the Cavalry

Here’s something fun. In his latest “Give me the damned soda tax, or else” stunt, M. Nutt is again threatening to kill the city’s libraries and, again, rallies are being planned to stop him. This cut is smaller than the last one – but it’s still there and it still burns. The baits and switches began in 2008. When the city faced newspaper editorials,...

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