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The new penthouse on the 16th floor of the Municipal Services Building is like no other room in Philadelphia city government.
Another day, another road map. The day after a City Council contingent presented plans for an ambitious data-driven program to guide city spending, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce announced its own ambitious data-driven program to guide economic growth to pay for that spending.
After the House of Representatives cancelled a scheduled vote to approve a $2-per-pack cigarette tax to fund Philly schools, a fired up Mayor Nutter...
"Ride-share" car services such as UberX and Lyft are transforming the taxi business in Philadelphia, and they don't even operate here. Yet.
HARRISBURG - The proposed new cigarette tax for Philadelphia may be hitting another legislative roadblock. The House, on paper at least, is scheduled to return Monday and vote on a bill that would authorize the city to impose a $2-per-pack tax to raise money for its cash-strapped public schools.
Just as Mayor Nutter quietly left for Paris, he has quietly returned. With no fanfare or official debriefing about his six-day trip to France, Nutter went back to his mayoral routine Wednesday, taking part in a groundbreaking ceremony.
Why is there a bulletproof room with grand jury files in essentially the attic of City Hall?
It's not Gospel yet, but Archbishop Charles Chaput says the pope has said he'll come next year.
PhillyNORML says it has started an e-mail campaign that is flooding Mayor Nutter's inbox with messages supporting a City Council-passed marijuana bill.
Call it a sign of change: From now on, all Philadelphia construction and demolition sites must have large signs alerting the public to the work in progress and listing numbers to call to report a dangerous site.
Another day, another road map. The day after a City Council contingent presented plans for an ambitious data-driven program to guide city spending, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce announced its own ambitious data-driven program to guide economic growth to pay for that spending.
The new penthouse on the 16th floor of the Municipal Services Building is like no other room in Philadelphia city government.
After the House of Representatives cancelled a scheduled vote to approve a $2-per-pack cigarette tax to fund Philly schools, a fired up Mayor Nutter...
Philadelphia City Council announced Wednesday the launch of an ambitious data-driven program meant to identify neighborhoods most in need of support.
HARRISBURG - The proposed new cigarette tax for Philadelphia may be hitting another legislative roadblock. The House, on paper at least, is scheduled to return Monday and vote on a bill that would authorize the city to impose a $2-per-pack tax to raise money for its cash-strapped public schools.
The mayor and his wife are spending the week in France; one of many trips Nutter has taken in his second term.
Pick up that cellphone and make a call. Tell how being arrested for a small bit of marijuana in Philadelphia has changed your life.
Well, at least he wrote. With no public notice, Mayor Nutter flew to Paris on Wednesday on another global trade mission, this time a six-day excursion to woo French commerce and promote Philadelphia as a cycling mecca and tourist destination. Nutter and his wife, Lisa, will also attend the Tour de France, which ends Sunday in Paris.
Mayor Nutter said the musician would be honored for his efforts on homelessness and poverty.
"Ride-share" car services such as UberX and Lyft are transforming the taxi business in Philadelphia, and they don't even operate here. Yet.