Heard in the Hall Archive: May, 2011

Fire study gets green light

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In a piece of non-election news that is still relevant to Tuesday's primary, the state authority that oversees Philadelphia's finances approved... Read more

Voters speak on Council votes

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Staff writer Miriam Hill reports from the Second and Sixth Council Districts. David Snelbaker, a 44-year-old metal worker, liked both State... Read more

Low turnout, few complaints

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The Committee of Seventy is reporting a notably quiet election Tuesday, short on complaints and voters. Here's a missive from Ellen Kaplan... Read more

7th Council Race: Invasion of the anonymous flier!

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It took a while, but the first entrant in the nasty anonymous flier contest is in, and it's classic Philly election day shenanigans. Someone... Read more

Contribution limits raised in the Eighth

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Thanks to Howard Treatman's deep pockets, the campaign contribution limits for all candidates seeking to replace Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller... Read more

GOP luncheon pique

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Vito Canuso, the embattled former chairman of the city’s enfeebled Republican Party, is apparently particular about his luncheon companions... Read more

Ethics investigators search Donna Reed-Miller's office

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Investigators from the city Board of Ethics visited Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller's office this afternoon and examined computer hard drives... Read more

Convention Center chairman steps down

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Thomas A. "Buck" Riley Jr., chairman of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority board since May 2007, is resigning as of May 15. Riley... Read more