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Mayor Michael Nutter

The Movement to Transform Data Into Action in US Cities

Michele Jolin | Posted 04.19.2016 | Impact
Michele Jolin

From crime reduction to eliminating blighted properties, cities across the country are using data to improve services, meaningfully engage residents, and make better decisions.

The Political Bullet Trump Won't Dodge

Andy Ostroy | Posted 12.09.2016 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

This latest Trump controversy appears to be the tipping point in his unprecedented presidential campaign, finally bringing both Republicans and Democrats together in soundly denouncing his outlandish, bigoted rhetoric.

Jonathan Cohn

Pennsylvania's Fight Over Paid Sick Days Could Be The Presidential Campaign's Next Issue | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

You’ve got a nasty head cold, or maybe your kid is home with the flu. If you’re a waitress and you call in sick, should the law forbid your employ...

Three Myths Hurting Young Black Men and Boys

Michael Nutter | Posted 08.26.2014 | Black Voices
Michael Nutter

As a result of these myths, we're putting an entire generation at a severe disadvantage and wasting the lives of millions of people who, with reasonable investment, could become vital contributors to our economy and society.

Why the Pope Should Come to Philly and Ignore Its Hierarchy

Christopher Norris | Posted 05.26.2014 | Religion
Christopher Norris

Pope Francis should certainly come to Philadelphia, but his visit should not be herald as a moneymaker for the city; instead it should be orated as a potential sacred moment for a city so deeply divided to heal.

Riley Cooper Provides Us With an Almost Teachable Moment

Jeffrey E. Schwarz | Posted 10.06.2013 | Sports
Jeffrey E. Schwarz

"The Riley Cooper affair" provides a pivotal opportunity for the National Football League to take the lead on this issue by getting its own house in order.

Why Philly's Anti-Poverty Plan Won't Work

Gene Marks | Posted 09.18.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Sounds great. Reads well. Plays terrific to the media. But can we look in the mirror and have an honest discussion? This won't work. These plans never work. Yes I'm being negative. But I'm also being practical.

Philadelphia Teacher Who Ridiculed Student For Wearing Mitt Romney T-Shirt Receives Death Threats

Posted 10.08.2012 | Education

Lynette Gaymon, the Pennsylvania teacher accused of ridiculing one of her sophomore geometry students for wearing a pink Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan T-shirt...

Mayor Fights Tiny Raise For Firefighters

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.01.2012 | Business

You'd think that firefighters, of all people, would be able to get a pay raise if they wanted one. But Michael Nutter doesn't seem to agree. Nutter...

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Wall Street Monitored By U.S. Conference Of Mayors, Emails Show | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- After denying that they are coordinating responses to Occupy Wall Street, the U.S. Conference of Mayors recently surveyed city administr...

Philly Mayor Imposes Curfew To Stop Violent Youth Flash Mobs

Reuters | Dave Warner | Posted 10.08.2011 | Crime

By Dave Warner PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Mayor Michael Nutter announced a youth curfew in Philadelphia on Monday in response to flash mo...

World Series Mayor Wager: If Yankees Lose, Bloomberg Will Wear Phillies Jersey To Paint Mural | Melissa Dribben | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

When, (did we say when? yes we did) the Phillies win this World Series, the city will receive a bonus gift from New York....

Villaraigosa, Nutter Bet On Baseball; The Winner Gets To Volunteer

Huffington Post | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As the National League Championship Series heats up, friendly rivalries between cities are inevitable. The latest wager comes, however, not between ri...

Stopping the 13 Second Clock: ACORN and Leading Mayors Join Together in Fighting Foreclosures

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

With millions more foreclosures staring us in the face, we have to act now to create sensible local solutions that will improve our communities, safeguard families, stabilize tax bases, and revive the economy.

Obama Shores Up Pennsylvania by Rallying Voters in Philly

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Denise Dennis

PHILADELPHIA, 11 October -- The community organizer came to the community. Obama barnstormed this city, taking his message directly to the people, sp...