Posts Tagged ‘Mayor Michael Nutter’

Nutter Participates in Fiscal Cliff Call with Other PA Mayors

Picking up where he left off on the Obama campaign trail, Mayor Michael Nutter joined Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, York Mayor Kim Bracey and Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer to show Keystone state solidarity on the so-called fiscal cliff, urging a bipartisan plan that eases cuts before the Budget Control Act of 2011 goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2013. The act would...

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DAILY GRINDER: Philly Represented at DNC Convention

The Republican presidential ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan really, really want you to ask yourself: Are you better off now than you were four years ago? But the problem is—or might soon be—that the ship has sailed on the literal answer to that question. September 2008 is when the stock market melted down which led to headlines like, “Is It Really the...

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Mayor Nutter Calls For Strengthened Gun Laws in Wake of Colorado Movie Theater Shooting

Mayor Nutter Calls For Strengthened Gun Laws in Wake of Colorado Movie Theater Shooting

After a shooting that took place early this morning in Aurora, Colo., in which a gunman killed 12 people in a movie theater, Mayor Nutter has released a statement calling for stronger gun laws. “My most heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends of the victims of this terrible act of violence,” begins the statement, which was sent out to media...

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Nutter Calls Romney ‘A Joke’

Nutter Calls Romney ‘A Joke’

Lots of pixilated ink has been spilled over Mitt Romney’s speech to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People yesterday, in which he was maybe cheered, maybe booed, maybe both—but definitely not neither. Almost immediately after the speech, in which the presidential candidate told the mostly-black audience, “If you knew my heart, I...

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DAILY GRINDER: Nutter Says Homeless Food Ban Part of Broader Strategy

DAILY GRINDER: Nutter Says Homeless Food Ban Part of Broader Strategy

Mayor Nutter took the stand yesterday for a reported 90 minutes in the homeless feeding ban hearings, defending the city’s stance to deny feedings except in some areas of the city, and with a permit. During that time, he defended not just the ban’s prior purpose (fighting potentially tainted food) but said it’s part of a broader strategy to end homelessness...

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DAILY GRINDER: Homeless Feeding Ban Hearings Today

DAILY GRINDER: Homeless Feeding Ban Hearings Today

Federal court hearings begin today over the homeless feeding ban in Philadelphia. The ACLU and the law offices of Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing & Feinberg LLP are representing several religious groups who say feeding the poor is their religious right. The law technically went into effect on June 1st though the city hadn’t yet fulfilled its obligation to...

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DAILY GRINDER: Nutter Calls Shooter ‘Asshole’—Again

DAILY GRINDER: Nutter Calls Shooter ‘Asshole’—Again

Mayor Nutter is again calling a shooter—specifically, the 16-year-old kid who opened fire during the July 4th festivities in Center City—an “asshole” and is once again correct. As it was put by the mayor: “I’m not going to let a 16-year old asshole who’s got a beef with somebody from a month ago in Germantown, to negatively impact the image...

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Nutter, Other PA Mayors Send Open Letter to Mitt Romney

Nutter, Other PA Mayors Send Open Letter to Mitt Romney

In light of a Washington Post report published on Friday detailing Mitt Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital — specifically, its role in outsourcing American jobs overseas — five Pennsylvania mayors are lashing out. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawloski, Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Erie Mayor Joe Sinnott and Reading Mayor...

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DAILY GRINDER: House Leadership In National News for Voter ID Truth Blunder

Congrats, House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, you made the big time. Salon.com has a quick profile up about the Pennsylvania legislator, who has become the center of lots of conversation over the past few years with his, like, leadership skills and stuff. Nah, just kidding. The article is about how he openly admitted that Pennsylvania’s voter ID law isn’t...

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Nutter, AG Holder To Announce $3.1 Million for Philadelphia Police

In what was seemingly an under-the-radar announcement, we’ve just been made aware of the reason behind Attorney General Eric Holder’s press conference in Philadelphia today, where he’ll be alongside Mayor Michael Nutter, Rep. Chaka Fattah and others: new security funding for the city. The announcement, set to come at 2:30 p.m. as the mayor’s...

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