Heard in the Hall Archive: July, 2010

Butkovitz: Former head of Free Library improperly accepted $230,000 in bonus payments

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Last week, it was BigBelly trash containers that City Controller Alan Butkovitz went after. This week, it's Elliot Shelkrot, former head of... Read more

Unknown pollster stirs Philly's mayoral-election pot

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Someone's stirring the election pot 10 months before the mayoral primary. A reliable Democratic voter - the type who votes in each and every... Read more

Latrice for City Council?

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Look out City Council contenders, here comes Latrice! With talk beginning to simmer about who's in and who's out for City Council in 2011... Read more

Nutter announces no library cuts

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Good news for the Free Library of Philadelphia: Branch schedules will not be reduced from five days to four, and more than 50 jobs will not... Read more

New ticket boss appointed following scandal

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Philly has a new parking-ticket czar following the hasty retirement of the former head of the Bureau of Administrative Adjudication in a ticket-fixing... Read more

Vacant lots program facing budget ax?

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Funding for a popular program to “clean-and-green” vacant lots could be severely reduced or eliminated under budget cuts expected... Read more

Phila. tax amnesty nets $60 million

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Philadelphia's tax amnesty program brought in $40 million for the city and $20 million for the school district, Mayor Nutter said Tuesday,... Read more

Regattas unite to boost rowing

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The Schuylkill Navy, the umbrella organization for rowing in Philadelphia, will announce a new effort on Wednesday to unify and attract sponsors... Read more