Heard in the Hall Archive: July, 2013

The mayor's vacation

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One of the best-kept secrets in City Hall these days, even after the fact, is where Mayor Nutter took his summer vacation ­– a two-week... Read more

City Controller to probe demolition practices

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City Controller Alan Butkovitz is planning an audit of city demolition practices, on top of at least three other investigations already in... Read more

Unions to Seek Charter Change, Blast Nutter

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A coalition of labor leaders and politicians said Monday that they plan to collect enough signatures to put an initiative on the ballot requiring... Read more

Butkovitz Calls Financial Plan Reasonable, With Caveats

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In an opinion released Friday, Controller Alan Butkovitz called the city’s five-year financial plan “reasonable,” but cautioned... Read more

Mayor Pens Essay for Time

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Time magazine has published a cover essay from Mayor Nutter as part of a package addressing the aftershocks of the Trayvon Martin case. In... Read more

Oh May Seek to End Resign-to-Run Rule

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Councilman David Oh told the Philadelphia Ethics Board Wednesday that he may introduce a bill this fall to end the rule barring city politicians... Read more

Microsoft Corp. names Philadelphia a 'Showcase City'

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Philadelphia is one of 13 “Showcase Cities” picked by Microsoft Corp. for special corporate attention to help the city adopt innovative... Read more

Union Hecklers Target Nutter Again

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Hecklers saying they belonged to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union called Mayor Nutter “bozo”... Read more