Heard in the Hall Archive: May, 2009

Council wants a seat on criminal justice board

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A simple request this week from City Council President Anna C. Verna threatens to upset the delicate balance of a city panel that is just getting... Read more

Council panel approves new 911 radio system

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Philadelphia is on its way to getting an improved radio emergency system. A City Council committee this afternoon voted in favor of extending... Read more

Nutter speaks about his McElhatton endorsement

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Mayor Nutter wasn't available for comment after he endorsed Dan McElhatton for DA last Friday, which happened via a recorded phone call to... Read more

Verna: Sales tax hike will help surrounding counties

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City Council President Anna C. Verna this morning said the city's five-year sales tax hike approved today as part of the city budget, would... Read more

The Other Election

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A powerful, long-time incumbent will be replaced today. And we're not talking about Lynne Abraham. John Dougherty is stepping down from his... Read more

New Pew study asseses how Philadelphia fares with other cities in budget crisis

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Philadelphia isn't alone in seeking to raise taxes. Three of 12 other large U.S. cities studied in a new report issued today by the Pew Charitable... Read more

Nutter's sustainability director to exit

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Has another shoe dropped? Mark Alan Hughes, hired nearly a year ago to the day, announced today he is stepping down as Mayor Nutter’s... Read more

Nutter endorses McElhatton for DA

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It's official. Mayor Nutter has waded into the five-way Democratic primary for District Attorney - and endorsed Dan McElhatton, who in one... Read more