Heard in the Hall Archive: March, 2010

Nutter says city planning a flash mob strategy

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Mayor Nutter urged parents and guardians to help the city as it works to control a recent series of “flash mobs," the sudden gathering... Read more

High stakes test for BRT patronage workers

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Friday was a big day for the 54 patronage employees of the Board of Revision of Taxes who are trying to hang on to their jobs as the Nutter... Read more

City overhauls ex-offender program

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See the press release below: Philadelphia, March 22, 2010 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter today announced changes to the City’s re-entry... Read more

Mr. Nutter, meet Mr. Wynn

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Las Vegas gaming chief Steve Wynn will get a special tutorial on Philadelphia's civic vision for the central Delaware River waterfront from... Read more

Clarke: Unsightly satellites must go

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City Councilman Darrell Clarke on Monday floated a proposal to cut back the proliferation of unsightly satellite antennas on building facades... Read more

Two key city unions line up in favor of tax hikes

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Two city unions have endorsed increased taxes as a way to fill the city’s $150 million budget deficit. Fraternal Order of Police President... Read more

Sweet drink tax gets Schwarz his booing baptism

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Dr. Donald F. Schwarz, a respected pediatrician, left a lucrative, high-ranking position at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 2008 to... Read more

Pittsburgh's Mayor catching soda-tax fever

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The sweet-drinks tax being debated in City Council Wednesday morning has caught the attention of Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, who is now... Read more