Heard in the Hall Archive: November, 2012

Pew Report on Property Tax Reform

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The Philadelphia Research Initiative - part of The Pew Charitable Trusts - released a report this morning assessing the city's efforts to reform... Read more

Rotation Policy Under Fire

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Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers spent the better part of two hours this morning defending a plan to rotate nearly 300 senior firefighters from... Read more

City controller announces election audit

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City Controller Alan Butkovitz is joining the fracas over the city’s Election Day problems, announcing Tuesday he will audit the city’s... Read more

Firefighters' award upheld

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A Common Pleas Court Judge ruled Monday that Philadelphia's firefighters can keep the pay raises awarded to them in a recent arbitration. Judge... Read more

At long last, Philly parks likely to get more money

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The city's parks department has operated with the same amount of money for upkeep and maintenance for decades. The result: Deteriorating and... Read more

FIre Unions Protest Transfer Policy

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Members of Local 22 of the firefighters' union packed City Council this morning to denounce Mayor Nutter's plan to rotate as many as 300 senior... Read more

One voting division posts impossible results

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Wait ‘til Rush Limbaugh hears about this! Preliminary vote counts drawn from Philadelphia voting machines show one division in the southwest... Read more

Nutter Communications Director Returns From Obama Camp

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Desiree Peterkin-Bell, who served as Mayor Nutter's director of communications before leaving this summer for a post with the Obama campaign... Read more