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Archive: November, 2009

POSTED: Thursday, November 5, 2009, 8:22 AM

And that's it for the Phillies. Until next year...

Gov. Rendell is expected to meet with striking SEPTA workers today.

How Philadelphians got to work and school yesterday.

POSTED: Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 12:51 PM

City Council is again pushing back against one of Mayor Nutter’s budget cuts that they say impacts quality of life.

Councilman Frank Rizzo tomorrow plans to introduce a resolution asking Nutter to restore mechanical leaf collection throughout the city. That service was halted last year as part of the administration’s initial round of budget cuts in November.

“There are certain things you can’t put a price tag on,” said Rizzo, who said piles of uncollected leaves are both messy and dangerous.

POSTED: Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 11:25 AM

NJ. Governor Jon Corzine loses his bid for re-election.

Local races: Seth Williams wins bid for DA and Alan Butkovitz is re-elected as Controller.

A PhillyClout election column looks at Republican Controller candidate Al Schmidt's tough day at the polls.

POSTED: Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 11:20 AM

Mayor Nutter today said the city has told the Phillies that if the team manages to win the World Series, the city will not help pay for a parade.

"We have communicated that should there be an event of that type, money will have to be raised or costs paid external to the city," Nutter said.

Previously, Nutter had hedged on the parade issue. Last year, the city paid just over $1 million in police overtime, street cleaning and medical service for the victory romp down Broad Street, according to the mayor's press office. The cost was lessened by $300,000 contributed by about 22 organizations.

POSTED: Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 9:31 PM

It's official.

At 9:30 p.m. PhillyClout is calling the District Attorney and Controller Races for Democrats Seth Williams and Alan Butkovitz.

With 63 percent of precincts reporting, Williams had 72 percent of the vote, compared with 28 percent for his Republican opponent Michael Untermeyer. Williams, a former city inspector general, will replace longtime DA Lynne Abraham, who steps down at the end of this year.

POSTED: Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 9:12 PM

Election Category: DISTRICT ATTORNEY
41.21 % 694/1684 Precincts Completed.
WILLIAMS, R SETH DEMOCRATIC 38986 70.41 %
UNTERMEYER, MICHAEL W REPUBLICAN 16371 29.57 %
Write In 13 0.02 %

Election Category: CONTROLLER
41.21 % 694/1684 Precincts Completed.
BUTKOVITZ, ALAN L DEMOCRATIC 36321 68.33 %
SCHMIDT, AL REPUBLICAN 16821 31.64 %
 

POSTED: Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 8:54 PM

Ok, here it is so far for District Attorney and Controller. We've bolded the leaders:

Election Category: DISTRICT ATTORNEY
21.73 % 366/1684 Precincts Completed.
WILLIAMS, R SETH DEMOCRATIC 19173 70.44 %
UNTERMEYER, MICHAEL W REPUBLICAN 8039 29.54 %

Election Category: CONTROLLER
21.73 % 366/1684 Precincts Completed.
BUTKOVITZ, ALAN L DEMOCRATIC 18137 69.41 %
SCHMIDT, AL REPUBLICAN 7986 30.56 %


 

POSTED: Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 8:40 PM

Ok, here it is so far for District Attorney and Controller. We've bolded the leaders:

Election Category: DISTRICT ATTORNEY
6.24 % 105/1684 Precincts Completed.
WILLIAMS, R SETH DEMOCRATIC 5295 73.73 %
UNTERMEYER, MICHAEL W REPUBLICAN 1885 26.25 %

Election Category: CONTROLLER
6.24 % 105/1684 Precincts Completed.
BUTKOVITZ, ALAN L DEMOCRATIC 4941 72.23 %
SCHMIDT, AL REPUBLICAN 1897 27.73 %
 

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