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For 40 Years, Philly Mayors Have Promised to End Poverty. For 40 Years, I’ve Watched Them Fail.

There are so many poor folk in Philadelphia that in March, City Council President Darrell L. Clarke announced a plan that would lift 100,000 of […]

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Philly Controller: Nutter, Others Owe Fund $240K

Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz announced the result of his audit of the city-established, nonprofit Mayor’s Fund on Wednesday – and if he’s right, it doesn’t […]


The Best Zingers From Former City Rep.’s Lawsuit Against Controller Alan Butkovitz

Former City Representative Desiree Peterkin Bell sued City Controller Alan Butkovitz yesterday, claiming he defamed her earlier this month by saying she used a city-established nonprofit “as […]


Hate Trump? These Are the Shirts for You

Donald Trump has lots of fans. Mayor Michael Nutter is not one of them. In fact, Nutter wishes he could ban the GOP candidate from Philly. […]


2 Years After Philadelphia’s Big Anti-Poverty Push Began, Little Has Changed

In 2013, Mayor Nutter launched “Shared Prosperity Philadelphia.” It was his administration’s first comprehensive anti-poverty initiative, and though it was arriving later than many advocates hoped […]

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SEPTA, City Unveil Fancy New Bus Shelter Design

Mayor Michael Nutter, City Council President Darrell Clarke, SEPTA general manager Jeff Knueppel and Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities director Denise Goren all gathered […]

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Mayor Nutter and Philadelphia Police Welcome New LGBT Law Enforcement Organization

A new LGBT policing organization is shaping up in Philadelphia that will provide out officers the opportunity to create change within the force. The Greater […]

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Nutter on My Brother’s Keeper: Progress, but More Work to Do

Philadelphia is standing up for young men and boys of color. Statistics have long identified the plight of black men across the country — on […]


Mayor Nutter Says It’s Time to Disband the School Reform Commission

(Editor’s note: This is a developing story that will be updated.) In a major education policy address, Mayor Nutter called today for the dissolution of the […]


Poll: Pennsylvania Public Split on Mayor Nutter’s Handling of Papal Visit

A plurality of Pennsylvanians approved Mayor Nutter’s handling of Pope Francis’ September visit to Philly, a new poll from Public Policy Polling reveals. Forty-six percent of those […]

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Nutter: DNC Attendees Will Eat Out

Good morning, Philadelphia. Here’s what you need to know this morning: Preparations for the Democratic National Convention in 2016 begin now. And officials say attendees […]


Nutter: If You Want to Be Loved, Don’t Be Mayor

These are Mayor Michael Nutter’s final few months in office, but he’s not the only long-serving big city boss who’s stepping down. The mayors of […]

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PHOTOS: Mayor Nutter Helps Raise New Philadelphia LGBT Rainbow Flag This Morning

There were a variety of emotions this morning as members from Philadelphia government and the LGBT community met outside of City Hall to raise the City’s […]

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Did Mayor Nutter Win the War on Soda?

Good morning, Philadelphia. Here’s what you need to know today. The FBI has warned Philly-area colleges about a threat of violence today. Philly Mag’s Victor […]


Post-Pope, Frustrated Nutter Asks Philly: What Kind of City Do You Want to Be?

Mayor Michael Nutter has heard the critiques of last weekend’s Papal visit to Philadelphia — and he thinks they lay bare some disturbing qualities about the city he […]