Posts Tagged ‘Free Library of Philadelphia’
Blackwater Founder to meet protests at Friday Free Library event

Blackwater Founder to meet protests at Friday Free Library event

Blackwater has largely become synonymous with everything wrong with U.S. foreign policy. They’re a private army who’ve won over $1 billion in no-bid contracts from the United States; they’ve been linked to the alleged killing of unarmed civilians in the War on Terror; and the group’s founder, Erik Prince, openly stated the Geneva Conventions did not...

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Nutter Makes Pitch To Become “Literacy Mayor”

Nutter Makes Pitch To Become “Literacy Mayor”

Mayor Nutter signed an executive order today reestablishing the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy (MCOL) and introducing a new set of commissioners with a fresh mission to combat dismal literacy rates in Philadelphia. A signing ceremony held this morning at the Central Library Branch on the Ben Franklin Parkway kicks off a fresh push to improve literacy in...

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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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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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