Heard in the Hall Archive: July, 2009

Cash for cameras: city gets $4 million for surveillance videos

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Rep. Chaka Fattah has just sent over a press release announcing $4 million in new Department of Homeland Security funding for street surveillance... Read more

Mayor, state lawmakers present united front

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This morning's closed-door budget meeting between Mayor Nutter, council leadership and Philadelphia's Harrisburg delegation ended with a public... Read more

High stakes budget meeting underway at Bellevue

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Since about 9:30 a.m., Mayor Nutter, City Council leadership and about 15 members of Philadelphia's Harrisburg delegation have been meeting... Read more

"Hold on. I'll Transfer You."

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With the city's 311 call center now six months in operation, city officials this week acknowledged there are a number of kinks to be worked... Read more

Free parking for pols!

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When it comes to keeping the patronage-driven Philadelphia Parking Authority off your back, what's better than FOP plates or a press parking... Read more

Restrictions eased on Parks and Rec board members

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It hasn’t been easy street for Mayor Nutter when it comes to making appointments to various city boards and commissions. That’s... Read more

Controller keeps after city workers who owe

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City Controller Alan Butkovitz, who has been going after city employees who owe back taxes and utility payments with gusto, is now calling... Read more

Honk honk honk honk honk: taxi drivers protesting in loud, vehicular circle around City Hall

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Dozens of taxi drivers are circling City Hall in their cabs right now, leaning on their horns in protest of the Philadelphia Parking Authority... Read more