Heard in the Hall Archive: June, 2010

Soda tax passes - in Baltimore

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The so-called soda tax, which died a quick death in Philadelphia, is alive and well in Baltimore, where that city's Councilmembers on Friday... Read more

Williams in the Times

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Philadelphia's District Attorney Seth Williams makes a splash in the New York Times today, with an article about his crime-fighting tactics... Read more

Nutter in Louisiana

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Oil is creeping toward the Louisiana town of Lafitte, but Mayor Nutter, in a visit there Monday, said he noticed more hope and cooperation... Read more

Nutter to dedicate $200,000 for witness protection

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Mayor Nutter will dedicate $200,000 for witness protection programs, City Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. reported this morning. At Nutter's request... Read more

Way cleared for party bikes on city streets

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Is it bike or metal octopus? A road hazard, must-try tourist attraction or a moving party? Looks like the Conference Bike is on its way back... Read more

Former federal prosecutor to leave Ethics Board

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Attorney Kenya Mann Faulkner, the former assistant U.S. Attorney who helped send City Councilman Rick Mariano to federal prison, will step... Read more

House-theft legislation

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It’s too easy to steal a house in Philadelphia, so two city council members will introduce legislation Thursday requiring the city to... Read more

Carol Campbell's growing legacy

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She died two years ago, but the tributes to Carol Campbell - ward leader, city councilwoman, Democratic power broker, and self-declared friend... Read more