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Nutter unveils anti-poverty plan

Mayor Nutter's administration today released a long-awaited plan to combat poverty in Philadelphia, which has suffered the highest poverty rate of any of the nation's 10 biggest cities for at least 20 years.

Nutter unveils anti-poverty plan

Eva Gladstein will lead the Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity. (Ron Tarver / Staff Photographer)
Eva Gladstein will lead the Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity. (Ron Tarver / Staff Photographer)

Mayor Nutter's administration today released a long-awaited plan to combat poverty in Philadelphia, which has suffered the highest poverty rate of any of the nation's 10 biggest cities for at least 20 years.

The plan, "Shared Prosperity Philadelphia," comes from the Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity, which Nutter created in January.

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