Posts Tagged ‘Nutter’

Nutter Feeds Us a Load of Crap With New Homeless Rule

By Daniel Rackley One of the great things about starting the second term of a period in office is that you can afford to enact ridiculous regulations—all the while sparing yourself the burden of worrying about losing your job. Mayor Nutter now has that luxury, and appears to be putting it to use rather quickly. Nutter has launched what is essentially an attack...

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Pew Releases New Research Polling on Crime, Nutter

As Philadelphia garners its Number 1 spot on the list of most violent cities in the United States, the Pew Charitable Trusts Philadelphia Research Center went out to figure the public’s opinion about said violence and the mayor (among other things). The big news: We generally like the way Mayor Michael Nutter is dealing. His approval rating in the city is at...

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DAILY GRINDER: SEPTA Police May Strike

SEPTA Police are threatening to strike if they can’t reach a deal with the Authority. The union representing the workers’ president Richard Neal Jr. said if they can’t reach a deal, “we might have no choice but to go out.” SEPTA police have been working under the terms of a contract that ended April 1, 2011. The union wants 24 percent in wage hikes,...

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WATCH: Mayor Nutter on ‘Meet The Press’

Check out Mayor Michael Nutter tell Meet The Press (on the web) that no one in Congress knows what it’s like to be him, or to run a “real enterprise.” Nice. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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‘Ban the Box’ Officially a Thing

Congratulations, career criminals. Your potential future employers will no longer ask you if you’ve ever been convicted of a crime before your first interview in Philadelphia. After that, you’re on your own. Because a law called ‘Ban the box’ — which essentially bans companies in the city from requiring applicants to check the box in...

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DAILY GRINDER: Nutter Asks, ‘Can We be Nonviolent for Just One Day in this City?’

Mayor Michael Nutter held a Martin Luther King, Jr. event yesterday at Enon Tabernacle Church and offered this money quote: “Can we be nonviolent for just one day in this city?” He continued: “We need to be champions of non-violence ourselves. We are one city, one community. There is only one Philadelphia,” he said. “When someone gets shot,...

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Will 2012 Be the Year of ‘No Smoking’ in Philly?

As we’ve detailed before, there is a quiet war on cigarette smoking in both this city and this state. An indoor smoking ban has been effect in all bars and restaurants at which food makes up less than 20 percent of their establishment’s total annual sales. In May 2011, Mayor Michael Nutter signed an executive order at the Kingsessing Recreation Center that...

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Report: Mayor Nutter, Council, Other City Officials Inaugurated

Report: Mayor Nutter, Council, Other City Officials Inaugurated

Today’s inauguration, which cemented the Nov. 8th elections was anything but city-like. For one, the Academy of Music event started on time – 10 a.m. For another thing, it was all smiles. I live-tweeted the thing earlier, but here’s another rundown in another spot on the Internet with full sentences, for those who missed it. (OK, mostly full sentences.) Toward...

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DAILY GRINDER: Mayor, Councilmembers Sworn in Later Today

DAILY GRINDER: Mayor, Councilmembers Sworn in Later Today

This is a guy with a keg backpack at 2 Street Mayor Michael Nutter will be inaugurated for his second mayoral term today. As will all newly-elected and re-elected Council members. The ceremony will take place at the Academy of Music at 10 a.m. “Following the inaugural address,” writes a mayoral email, “the Mayor will visit communities across the city to...

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DAILY GRINDER: No Elephant Suit Protests At Wells Fargo Center

A federal judge ruled that the operator of the Wells Fargo Center can prevent protesters from demonstrating in a parking lot on the premises in South Philly. This ruling apparently dashed the “dreams of an activist who wanted to protest the circus by donning an elephant suit.” Damn! We wanted to see that! Marianne Bessey and Edward Coffin had planned on objecting...

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