Heard in the Hall Archive: August, 2011

Kaput for four independent candidates

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Three people trying to run for City Council as independent candidates were ruled ineligible today by a Common Pleas Court judge. Judge Allan... Read more

City pension board creates 'strategic' fund

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The city pension board voted today to sell $40 million in domestic stocks and use the money for “strategic” and “tactical”... Read more

Tardy candidates face fines

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City election officials are getting tougher with candidates about reporting last-minute donations to their political campaigns. In the last... Read more

Council to hold more hearings on redistricting

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After underwhelming civic groups with last week's announcement that it would hold a single public hearing on redistricting, City Council announced... Read more

Rec Centers with Expanded Hours

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Along with Mayor Nutter's expanded curfew, which cuts off the heart of the city for anyone under the age of 18, the city plans to keep 20 of... Read more

Tax collection down in July

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The Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority reported today that the city's general fund tax collections were down 5.9 percent... Read more

More cops; strict curfew

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Mayor Nutter said Friday that he would put more police on street patrol and make sure they enforce curfews for young people in an effort to... Read more

Nutter to form plan for flash mobs

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Mayor Nutter said today that the police and a variety of city agencies would partner with businesses and community groups to "create an integrated... Read more