Posts Tagged ‘Mayor Nutter’

DAILY GRINDER: MLK Day, Tastykake will Bake Again, PA GOP Straw Poll, Bob Casey Supports Empty Grandstanding

Today’s the 16th Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service in the city. There are several places volunteers can work and thousands are expected to participate. There will also be several presentations on King’s legacy and message, which will take place at Girard College and South Philadelphia High School. Projects are being conducted by Habitat for Humanity,...

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DAILY GRINDER: Watch Rendell Go From Weird To Really Weird (and other stories)

CBS’ 60 Minutes paid attention to gambling addiction this weekend. As you may have already heard, Your Governor Ed Rendell flipped out at Leslie Stahl. At the end of this blurb you’ll find a link to the entire episode. Check out 10:30 for the good governor. The freakout comes around 13:40. It’s awkward. [CBS] And here are Pennsylvania residents who’ve...

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DAILY GRINDER: All Things Nutter

DAILY GRINDER: All Things Nutter

With all the craziness going on – the sheriff’s office, Rendell’s gaping mouth, and calls for the quarterback of our football team to be murdered – we’ve almost forgot about Nutter. And that just can’t be. We’ve therefore dedicated this morning’s Daily Grinder to the big man upstairs (in City Hall.) People are still talking about former Mayor...

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Looking To 2011, Reports of Stimulus Cash Drying Up…Nutter Responds

Looking To 2011, Reports of Stimulus Cash Drying Up…Nutter Responds

The Daily News and WHYY’s “It’s Our Money” combined project have a semi-scathing piece this morning about losing our stimulus cash in the new year. The federal reporting rules make an exact stimulus-created jobs figure for city residents very difficult to calculate, but a conservative estimate would be in the thousands. A recent report from the Keystone...

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Are “75,000 Jobs” The “Death Panels” Of Business Tax Reform?

Are “75,000 Jobs” The “Death Panels” Of Business Tax Reform?

Today, the business privilege tax reform proposed by Council members Bill Green and Maria Quiñones-Sánchez won’t be voted on in committee as expected. Instead, it’s being held, perhaps to negotiate a compromise with the Nutter administration, which has opposed the bill. We’ll know more after a press conference this afternoon with Nutter, Council...

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DAILY GRINDER: Nutter’s Heart Grew Three Sizes That Day

DAILY GRINDER: Nutter’s Heart Grew Three Sizes That Day

Nutter’s putting the “Christmas” back in Christmas Village (next to the Holiday tree, haha – no, seriously.) He claims he did so after “personal reflection” and realized – Hey! Christmas Village isn’t about religion! And neither is Christmas! It’s about consumerism! M. Nutt’s feelin’ reckless! Bring on the ACLU! [Philly Clout] The appropriate...

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DAILY GRINDER: Here’s What You Missed

DAILY GRINDER: Here’s What You Missed

Anonymous sources: Ackerman did some bad stuff, i.e., steered 19 school camera installation projects – worth $7.5 million – to a Mount Airy contractor called IBS Communications. And they weren’t on a state-approved list of emergency work contractors. This is the second time Ackerman gave the company work. The first time, the Philly school district paid...

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Nutter Announces EnergyWorks Initiative

Nutter Announces EnergyWorks Initiative

Standing in the lobby of the tallest “green” building in the country, Mayor Nutter spoke glowingly of an initiative that he hopes will lead Philadelphia to becoming a mecca of greenness. EnergyWorks, which will help homeowners and business owners to save energy and money through energy efficiency improvements, was announced with great aplomb by M....

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South Street Bridge Open For Business

South Street Bridge Open For Business

The South Street Bridge was packed today. Haven’t heard that in a while, have you? Crowds, which conservative estimates place at a “shitload,” turned out on foot and on bicycle this afternoon to check out the newly reopened bridge. Everything you heard is all true! Bike lanes! Wide sidewalks! Spectacular views of Center City! Truely an urban...

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Mounted Policemen On The Comeback Trail

Mounted Policemen On The Comeback Trail

Looking for a great way to spend $2 million of the Police Department’s money? Well, Mayor Nutter and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey put their heads together and came up with…bringing back the Mounted Police Unit. The announcement was made yesterday at a press conference at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, with many...

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