Posts Tagged ‘Mayor Nutter’

DAILY GRINDER: Occupy Philly Told to Leave; Will they ‘Self-Evict?’

Occupy Philly received an eviction notice last night that may be more vague than it’s letting on. It reads: “Notice of start of Dilworth Plaza construction. Be advised that the permit for demonstration on city property issued by the City of Philadelphia effective 10/6/11 expires at the start of Dilworth Plaza construction project. The project’s commencement...

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Occupy Philly, Night 41: ‘This Place Stinks’

Occupy Philly, Night 41: ‘This Place Stinks’

Tensions ran high at Occupy Philly last night. Protests the country over have been broken up by police and Mayor Nutter chose the weekend after his re-election to talk tough with the protesters. There was an alleged rape last weekend, sanitation has become a growing concern (especially with recent media reports of shit smeared on lower Dilworth Plaza walls)...

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Occupy Philly Suggests Nutter, City Are Exploiting Negative Issues

Occupy Philly Suggests Nutter, City Are Exploiting Negative Issues

Occupy Philly working groups held a press conference today at 1 p.m. in response to Mayor Michael Nutter’s weekend comments, in which he came out with a new, harsh tone toward the movement, saying they had changed and become radicalized. He also expressed worry about an alleged rape which occurred Saturday night. Today’s press conference, it was said by Occupy...

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DAILY GRINDER: Gov. Corbett Correctly Defends Paterno Firing

Tom Corbett went on Fox News Sunday, Meet the Press and This Week yesterday to discuss the “Penn State University coddling a child rapist and those who are aware of them scandal.,” or whatever they’re calling it now. Corbett correctly defended the university for firing Child Rapist Protector Joe Paterno this week. The governor also said he wants to strengthen...

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DAILY GRINDER: Allegations of Child Sex Abuse in Penn State Football Program

Former longtime Penn State defense coordinator Jerry Sandusky faces 40 counts of charges related to the sexual abuse of children and could spend the rest of his life in jail if convicted. Coach Joe Paterno, who’s said to have passed on information related to Sandusky when he heard about it, released a statement this weekend. “The fact that someone...

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DAILY GRINDER: Rizzo Going Out of Way to Sabotage Republican O’Neill in Council Race

Who says local politics can’t be fun? Now-Independent Councilman Frank Rizzo (kicked out of Republican leadership by Brian O’Neill and Jack Kelly after a vote in favor of making the 10th District less Republican) is conducting robocalls on behalf of Democrat Bill Rubin, who’s up against O’Neill on Tuesday. O’Neill is City Council’s only district Republican. Bank...

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Bill Clinton Cancels Nutter Campaign Appearance, Leaves Occupy Philly Out in the Cold

Bill Clinton Cancels Nutter Campaign Appearance, Leaves Occupy Philly Out in the Cold

Occupy Philly marches up Broad Street to Temple. An hour before President Clinton’s scheduled appearance at Temple University on Saturday, a line had already formed outside Mitten Hall, in the slushy, frigid snow. By 2 p.m., when doors were supposed to open, more than 200 people waited before getting word that Clinton’s event—for Mayor Nutter’s re-election...

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Mayor Nutter Announces Crackdown on Owners of Vacant Property

Mayor Nutter Announces Crackdown on Owners of Vacant Property

Mayor Nutter, in front of a blighted liquor store, talks to Port Richmonders after a press conference across the street. Mayor Nutter minced no words during a press conference in Port Richmond yesterday warning owners of vacant and blighted property that they better watch out: “We are coming for you today.” On the corner of Indiana Avenue and Richmond Street,...

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Occupy Philly Takes City Council on Curfew Vote

Occupy Philly Takes City Council on Curfew Vote

Occupy Philly at City Council. The spectator section beyond City Council floor was filled today with people from Occupy Philly and others who spoke out against extending Mayor Nutter’s flash-mob curfew. Sitting quietly through the stultifying dullness (unless you’re a civics freak) of the day-to-day business of Council–street lamps, signposts, permits—the...

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Mayor Nutter Meets With Vice President Biden to Push Obama’s Jobs Act

Mayor Nutter Meets With Vice President Biden to Push Obama’s Jobs Act

The Vice-President at Penn. Vice President (of America) Joe Biden rubbed elbows with Mayor Nutter, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, the director of National Drug Control Policy and chiefs of fire and police from the tri-state area yesterday. Biden and his band of advisers, staff and Secret Service are touring the country to drum up support for Obama’s Job...

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