Posts Tagged ‘Mayor Michael Nutter’

DAILY GRINDER: Lawyers Want Judge Removed for saying Church has Sex Abuse Problem

Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge M. Teresa Sarmina said on January 31, “Anybody that doesn’t think there is widespread sexual abuse within the Catholic Church is living on another planet.” Which is true. The Catholic Church has been harboring pedophiles with a disgusting knack for torture for decades, and doing their damndest to keep them out of...

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DAILY GRINDER: GOP Cries Foul After their Gerrymandered Map Gets Thrown Out

See what happens when you act like children? The Pennsylvania Supreme Court threw out the GOP’s legislative redistricted map because it was redrawn in pretty outrageous ways to favor a reddened Pennsylvania in U.S. Congress. Even more than it already was. Now, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Max Baer says it’s possible the 2012 elections will be voted...

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DAILY GRINDER: State Welfare Adviser who Hates Welfare Still on Payroll

That state welfare adviser, Robert W. Patterson, who put in his resignation for working as the editor of a religious magazine that says welfare is the devil and sperm lunches can be good for you…the guy the Corbett Administration has been distancing themselves from? He’s still on state payroll and takes in almost $105,000 per year. And there’s no end date...

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DAILY GRINDER: Nutter ‘Absolutely’ Stands Behind ‘Idiots and Assholes’ Remark

DAILY GRINDER: Nutter ‘Absolutely’ Stands Behind ‘Idiots and Assholes’ Remark

Conservative website The Daily Caller caught up with Mayor Michael Nutter at the U.S. Conference of Mayors fantasy camp in Washington, D.C. on Friday. Daily Caller journalist Nicholas Ballasy had a few questions for Nutter—including what the federal government has/hasn’t done for U.S. cities to fight crime and what he had to say to ‘critics’ who say the...

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DAILY GRINDER: City Getting Some DROP Money Back

Philadelphia Register of Wills Ron Donatucci recently accepted a $370,000 DROP payment, then “retired,” then went back to work, because that is what this city’s political system allows politicians to do, and if you were in city government, you’d do it, too. After being written about, he says he’s currently working on giving some of that money back...

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Mayor Nutter Addresses Alleged Rape, Deteriorating Conditions at Occupy Philly

Mayor Nutter Addresses Alleged Rape, Deteriorating Conditions at Occupy Philly

At an emergency press conference held in room 202 of City Hall early this afternoon, Mayor Nutter confirmed reports that police arrested a man suspected of raping a woman at Occupy Philly’s Dilworth Plaza encampment last night. 6ABC reported early this morning that “Police say the victim is a 23-year-old woman from Atlantic City, and the alleged rapist is...

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Nutter’s PhillyStat Starts Going Green

Nutter’s PhillyStat Starts Going Green

Mayor Nutter wants to make Philly mad green, yo. Last July, Mayor Nutter laid out five goals for his five-year plan, and bestowed upon his finest band of merry men and women in the city government the task of attaining those goals and keeping them on track. Yesterday in the city’s municipal building on JFK Blvd. he met with PhillyStat, his contingent of...

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Interfaith Coalition to Seek Answers To Philly’s Poverty Woes

Interfaith Coalition to Seek Answers To Philly’s Poverty Woes

Pastor Zack Ritvalsky is a faith leader and member of POWER. They may not look like much by themselves, but what could happen if all the people from each of those storefront Baptist or Evangelist churches in Philadelphia got together to start a movement? The answer to that question is POWER, or Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower and Rebuild, an interfaith...

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Nutter’s Soda Tax: Redux!

Nutter’s Soda Tax: Redux!

There’s just no end to this new tax stuff, and it sort of makes us want to Tea Party (which we’ll do as long as we don’t have to read Atlas Shrugged). Mayor Michael Nutter has once again raised the prospect of a sugary drink tax, which failed miserably last year. This time, though, it’s for the children in more way than one: he’s not just looking...

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New DROP Amendment Presented to City Council, Mayor Nutter Still Lacks Support

New DROP Amendment Presented to City Council, Mayor Nutter Still Lacks Support

Mayor Michael Nutter Since Mayor Michael Nutter has called to “drop DROP” almost ten months ago, City Council is finally doing something about it. Councilwoman Marian Tasco introduced legislation today to City Council that prolongs the waiting period an additional two years before city workers are eligible to join the program. The bill also fixes...

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