Nutter to get some R&R

Mayor Nutter, who has taken no significant time off since his January inauguration, is about to do just that. Word has it he is about to take a two-week vacation.

Doug Oliver has yet to divulge his boss's destination of choice.

But the great significance of Nutter's Great Escape is this: Looks like labor negotiations with District Council 33 and District Council 47 won't be getting resolved in the immediate weeks ahead.

District Council 47, which represents white-collar city workers, issued a press release this afternoon saying its members would continue working under current contract terms in spite of yesterday's expiration of a two-week negotiating extension.

The union said it would not be seeking another formal extension.