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Mayor Nutter's 2013 vacation mystery solved?

Mayor Nutter skipped town mid-July for a more than two week family vacation and when asked where to earlier this week he was mum on details.

Mayor Nutter's 2013 vacation mystery solved?

DN: Mayor Nutter´s open-door policy has shutters. (Daily News illustration)
DN: Mayor Nutter's open-door policy has shutters. (Daily News illustration)

Mayor Nutter skipped town mid-July for a more than two week family vacation and when asked where to earlier this week he was mum on details.

It appears though, the mayor and his family were walking the sandy beaches below the "majestic Piton mountains" in St. Lucia, a gorgeous Caribbean island. A reader said his daughter was on the same flight as Nutter from St. Lucia to Miami on July 27. Subsequently, they all boarded a flight from Miami and arrived in Philadelphia later that evening. The reader's daughter snapped a picture of the Mayor waiting to retrieve his luggage in the baggage claim area, sporting a University of Pennsylvania cap, white collared shirt and shorts. 

The Nutter administration declined to comment.

Nutter refused to elaborate about his vacation at a news conference Tuesday where he answered questions about the South Philadelphia explosion that destroyed three houses and injured eight people Monday, the same day the Daily News highlighted Nutter's failed promises of government transparency

We certainly don't knock the mayor for taking a vacation, but if President Obama can provide details pertaining to his out-of-town travels, then certainly the mayor could too. 

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Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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