Archive: May, 2010
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Check out the details in the press release:
MAYOR NUTTER, MAYOR DALEY BET ON STANLEY CUP
Philadelphia, May 27, 2009 – Today, Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Mayor Richard M. Daley announced that they would bet on the outcome of the Stanley Cup between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Chicago Blackhawks.
Opponents of a bill that would restrict event promoters’ rights protested outside City Hall today.
Approximately 20 people held signs, played on guitars, sang and chanted to show their outrage over the proposal, sponsored by Councilman Bill Greenlee, which would require promoters to get every entertainment event approved 30 days ahead of time.
Earlier this week, Greenlee told the Daily News he was willing to make changes to the proposal after speaking with entertainers and promoters. But one protester said he had serious concerns about the bill in any format.
A city official in charge of parking ticket appeals resigned this week amidst a probe by the city Inspector General.
Police Chief Inspector Anthony DiLacqua is leaving the department to head security for the SugarHouse Casino.
The High School of the Future in West Philly is struggling with low graduation rates.
Catherine Lucey and Josh Fernandez
Mayor Nutter just announced the acts set to play at the Robin Hood Dell concert venue this summer. The performers include Heads of State, the Whisperers and Brian McKnight. Nutter didn't announce the headlining act for the first show.
The Fairmount Park Concert venue will open on July 12 for an eight show season in July, after being closed for two years due to repairs.
For more information on the Dell, click here.
The DN investigates how you get a nuisance bar shut down.
Concert promoters and venues are concerned about proposed legislation that would require stricter permitting.
City Council gives preliminary approval to the city's plan to buy up the Wireless Philadelphia network for government use.
The Pew Charitable Trusts this morning released a report which details how 13 different cities have been dealing with the impact of the recession. According to the press release, Philadelphia was the only city implementing broad-based tax increases for the second year in a row, but most cities are making cuts and looking for new revenue. From the release:
As of late May, Philadelphia was alone among the 13 cities in increasing broad-based tax increases for a second year in a row, adding a two-year property tax hike beginning in fiscal year 2011 on top of a five-year sales tax increase that began in fiscal 2010. But all of the cities are scrambling to find new or additional revenue streams. Most of the cities intend to boost a variety of fees and targeted taxes. Several are looking at selling or leasing assets such as parking garages. For four cities, new or expanded casino gambling is being discussed for fiscal 2011 or beyond.
To read the report click here.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele swung through Montgomery County this morning to lay out a blueprint for the November elections, but also to tighten the screws on Democratic Congressman Joe Sestak and the White House for refusing to come clean about whether the administration offered him a government job to stay out of the U.S. Senate race.
"Yes or no? You can dance around that pinhead all day long, the fact of the matter is you’re going to get stuck by it," Steele said after the rally in Blue Bell. "Is the congressman lying about what he’s saying?" Steele asked. "Well, he’s been repeating it all over the networks, so clearly there’s a discrepancy between his events and what he’s seen and what the White House saw or heard in those meetings."
Steele, who was joined by state GOP Chairman Robert Gleason, U.S. Senate candidate Pat Toomey and other Republican officials, also launched a launched an #AskGibbs Twitter campaign, urging voters to direct their questions to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs’ Twitter handle, @PressSec.