Posts Tagged ‘Mayor Nutter’
Ride The Ducks-1,000

Ride The Ducks-1,000

Are you one of those people who love quietly laying on the grass behind the Art Museum on a sunny day? Tossing a Frisbee? Taking walks around the Water Works, along the Kelly Drive bike path? Or maybe hanging with your “lovey” on one of the many area gazebos? Nice, right? Too bad! The ducks are still alive! They’re coming! Screaming children! Quacking whistles!...

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Just In Case You Need Another Dose Of PHA Grief…

Just In Case You Need Another Dose Of PHA Grief…

According to an expose in the Inky yesterday (and as found by the mayor’s staff), this is how normal(er) cities’ Housing Authorities work: In New York, the mayor appoints all three housing commissioners, and the chairman of the housing agency reports directly to the mayor. In Boston, the administrator of the housing authority reports directly to the mayor....

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It Begins: Street Did Some Weird Stuff At PHA, Too

It Begins: Street Did Some Weird Stuff At PHA, Too

All you need to know is that the Inky is writing about former Mayor John Street the same way they began writing about Philadelphia Housing Authority head Carl Greene. Calm, but icy. They’re just saying – for now – that the former mayor, as chairman of the PHA board, “insisted that the agency hire [a female] aide who reported directly to him instead of...

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Heating Up: Sam Katz Meetups; Bulletin Revisited

Heating Up: Sam Katz Meetups; Bulletin Revisited

Mayoral flirt Sam Katz has been meeting up with influential African American leaders in recent weeks “he would need to win over if he is going to exploit Mayor Michael Nutter’s apparent weakness with black voters,” the Inky reported yesterday. And apparently, they’re either not saying what they’re telling him or telling him to run for the hills: “I...

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Nutter vs. The World (w/Report)

Nutter vs. The World (w/Report)

What do Sam Katz and John Street have in common? They’re both being weighed by local media as opponents of the one and only Mayor Michael Nutter. They also both ran for mayor of Philadelphia in 1999 and 2003. Against each other. And, “sources close to the men” have revealed that it’s Street who’s courting Katz to run for mayor – as a Democrat. The...

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Oh No: Now PHA Head Greene Accused of ‘Serial Predatory Sexual Misconduct’

Oh No: Now PHA Head Greene Accused of ‘Serial Predatory Sexual Misconduct’

“I know you don’t want to kiss me,” Philadelphia Housing Director Carl Greene allegedly told Elizabeth Helm, a PHA architect, on April 12 at the bar of the Prime Rib restaurant. And though Greene allegedly understood Helm’s lack of mutual attraction, he “grabbed her and forcibly did so,” according to a letter from Helm’s attorney, John M. Elliot. You...

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U.S. Conference of Mayors 2nd Vice President M. Nutt To Host ‘Digital City’ In October

U.S. Conference of Mayors 2nd Vice President M. Nutt To Host ‘Digital City’ In October

It’s been announced that on October 4-5, Mayor Michael Nutter, joined by the Fox School of Business, will host the Mayors’ Technology Summit here in Philly. The mayor’s site promises local, regional and national “policy makers” to share in the excitement and joy – 30-40 mayors and CIOs of “major American cities,” 10-15 technology company executives...

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Mayor Nutter’s Spokesman Douglas Oliver Says ‘Buh Bye’ to City Hall Position

Mayor Nutter’s Spokesman Douglas Oliver Says ‘Buh Bye’ to City Hall Position

Here’s to a job…done. Mayor Michael Nutter’s spokesman Doug Oliver is quitting and moving on, or, rather, moving back to his old job at Philadelphia Gas Works. Heard in the Hall reports Oliver will take the new job in October and that the senior vice president of marketing position at PGW comes with “a big pay increase, from $114,000 to $160,000.” Oliver...

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Too Early To Talk About The Mayoral Race? Not According To Us And An Unknown Guy With A Phone

Too Early To Talk About The Mayoral Race? Not According To Us And An Unknown Guy With A Phone

Some of you were a little peeved when we released our list mentioning the Top 5 most intriguing mayoral candidates. We listed Alan Butkovitz, Amy Kurland, Bill Green, Maria Quinones-Sanchez and Clay Armbrister. We’re sorry we didn’t mention the Tea party wingnut candidate (whoever he or she is). It just wasn’t in the cards at the time. The Inky reported...

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Fire Department ‘Rolling Brownouts’: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Fire Department ‘Rolling Brownouts’: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

The rolling firehouse brownouts are happening. Last night Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison and Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers gave a press conference explaining that next Monday (August 2), in the interest of reducing overtime costs (and cutting $3.8 million), certain companies would close every so often, its members peppered to other companies throughout the city....

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