Heard in the Hall Archive: November, 2009

Aggrieved BRT considers ceding some powers to Nutter

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The six members of the beleaguered Board of Revision of Taxes defended their management of the agency, the role of patronage in its operations... Read more

Mayor Nutter's statement on his father's passing

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STATEMENT FROM MAYOR NUTTER ON THE PASSING OF HIS FATHER Philadelphia, November 27 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter has issued the following... Read more

Rizzo Bill: No variances for deadbeats

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Delinquent city taxpayers would be disqualified from seeking zoning variances under a bill slated for introduction in City Council this morning... Read more

City gets stimulus grant for "creative sector"

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A half-million dollars in stimulus money will go toward creating jobs in Philadelphia's creative economy, the city announced Tuesday. Chief... Read more

Senior Nutter aide resigns

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Julia Chapman, Mayor Nutter's director of legislative affairs, resigned today effective immediately. Chapman was among Nutter's longest serving... Read more

City: We can save $6 million on healthcare

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City officials said they will save more than $6 million next year on health-care costs for less than a quarter of its employees, without increasing... Read more

Controller: Private tow companies are bilking drivers

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City Controller Alan Butkovitz today accused private tow truck operators in Philadelphia of exceeding legal limits on tow fees and running... Read more

Budget blues again

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One year after Mayor Nutter announced the closure of fire companies, pools and libraries to combat a financial crisis of "incredible proportions... Read more