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Archive: November, 2009

POSTED: Monday, November 30, 2009, 4:49 PM

Here's the release:


New manufacturing facility will create 400 new jobs at Navy Yard

POSTED: Monday, November 30, 2009, 1:14 PM

The embattled Board of Revision of Taxes today held a public hearing on an agreement with the administration to temporarily hand assessment authority to the city finance department – after the city solicitor deemed that the original closed-door deal violated the state Sunshine Act.

No vote was taken at today’s hearing, which included a presentation from Finance Director Rob Dubow in favor of the agreement and comments from the public.

The original arrangement – known as a Memorandum of Understanding -- was approved by all six BRT members at an Oct. 7 meeting. But the deal came under fire for lack of transparency.

POSTED: Monday, November 30, 2009, 7:34 AM

Could Gov. Rendell pass a lie detector test? Here's what John Baer would ask.

How will health care reform affect the average Philadelphian?

A blind woman is beaten and raped in Mayfair.

POSTED: Friday, November 27, 2009, 3:13 PM

Philadelphia, November 27 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter has issued the following statement on the passing of his father, Mr. Basil D. Nutter, Jr.

“On behalf of my family I would like to convey our deepest gratitude for the many expressions of condolence and concern that we have received from members of the public. To know that the thoughts and prayers of so many Philadelphians are with us is of great comfort at this difficult time. My father was a great inspiration to us and we will miss him dearly. We are taking this time to remember and give thanks for the countless good times that we spent with him.”

A memorial mass will be held for Mr. Nutter at 11 a.m., Saturday December 5, 2009, at St. Teresa of Avila Church, 46 Central Avenue, Bridgeton, NJ 08302.

POSTED: Friday, November 27, 2009, 9:17 AM

Joe Watkins, a Republican political analyst on MSNBC, wants to team up with Attorney General Tom Corbett's campaign for governor.  City Councilman Frank Rizzo says not so fast.

Throngs pack the Parkway for the 90th annual Thanksgiving Day parade.

Here comes Black Friday, with packs of shoppers searching for deals.

POSTED: Thursday, November 26, 2009, 9:00 AM

PhillyClout will be down today for the holiday. Enjoy your turkey and we'll resume posting tomorrow.

Happy Thanksgiving!

POSTED: Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 8:22 AM

Cop killer John "Jordan" Lewis is sentenced to death.  We take a look at his transformation from from "bumbling fool" to violent menace.

A Philadelphia police officer being investigated for fatally shooting a young man during a Port Richmond brawl has been involved in seven citizen complaints.

A boxer who died after a bout at the Blue Horizon has his organs donated to save others.

POSTED: Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 5:24 PM

In case you missed it, Mayor Nutter was featured in a Q&A session in the Wall Street Journal website on Sunday, talking about the city's tough financial times. Check it out here.

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William Bender, a Drexel graduate who landed at the Daily News in 2007, has covered everything from South Philly mobsters to doomsday hucksters. He occasionally writes about local food trucks and always eats everything on his plate, whether it be a bloody rib eye or a corrupt politician. E-mail tips to
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