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April 24, 2013 | BY SEAN COLLINS WALSH, Daily News Staff Writer walshSE@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
WHILE MAYOR Nutter was at Yale University on Monday talking about gun violence, his anticrime efforts back in Philly took a beating from the city's top prosecutor. At a City Council hearing, District Attorney Seth Williams lambasted Nutter's proposed budget for the D.A.'s office of about $32 million, similar to the current year's funding. Williams said a flatlined budget would, in effect, be a cut for him because he's taken on new responsibilities and costs in recent years. "What we do is simply not valued by the mayor," said Williams, who is asking for $2.8 million more.
NEWS
April 11, 2013
SO, PHILLY loses another firefighter, after which Mayor Nutter states, "We must never forget the grave risks that these heroic public servants take every day at a moment's notice on behalf of us all. " Now living in Nashville, I read the Daily News every day on my Kindle and I find Mayor Nutter's statement somewhat ironic. As someone who used to live one block from where Capt. Michael Goodwin died protecting my old neighborhood, I urge Michael Nutter to never forget the words of his statement above when he tries to fight the salary arbitration case against the firefighters, or refers to the noble police force of my hometown.
NEWS
April 10, 2013 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
Tom Knox is bored. How else to explain the millionaire businessman's statement last week that he would not run for governor in 2014 after all and was aiming instead to inject himself into the 2015 race for mayor of Philadelphia? Back in 2007, Knox gained some credibility the way a tornado does - with brute power. He spent nearly $11 million of his own money to build an instant media brand and finish second in the five-candidate Democratic primary for mayor. The neophyte pol was leading in the polls until his opponents ganged up on him to suggest his lack of governing experience was a liability instead of an asset, and to attack some of his past business practices, notably offering high-interest payday loans when he owned a bank.
NEWS
April 5, 2013 | By Bob Warner, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Tom Knox, the wealthy businessman who put more than $10 million into a nearly-successful Democratic candidacy for mayor in 2007, indicated Thursday that he may run again in 2015, when the city elects someone to replace Michael Nutter. "After careful consideration and many discussions with people whom I deeply respect, I am seriously considering a run for mayor of Philadelphia in 2015," he said in a statement emailed to media, ostensibly to announce he is not interested in joining the crowded race for governor next year.
NEWS
April 5, 2013 | By Bob Warner, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tom Knox, the wealthy businessman who put more than $10 million into a nearly successful Democratic candidacy for mayor in 2007, indicated Thursday that he may run again in 2015, when the city elects someone to replace Michael Nutter. "After careful consideration and many discussions with people whom I deeply respect, I am seriously considering a run for mayor of Philadelphia in 2015," he said in a statement emailed to media, ostensibly to announce he is not interested in joining the crowded race for governor next year.
NEWS
January 24, 2013
A chance at greatness If President Obama wants a chance at greatness, he must not use the dysfunction of Congress or the unwillingness of the American public to accept the consequences of action on our debt and deficit as excuses for inaction ("A call to 'act in our time,'" Tuesday). Greatness will require leadership, not excuses, assessment of blame, or deflection. I know he has it in him to lead. The question is, will he choose to lead rather than blame? Dennis Powell, Plymouth Meeting Ticketing MLK Day volunteers Our family participated in the 18th annual Martin Luther King Day of Service ("Volunteerism en masse," Tuesday)
NEWS
December 3, 2012
When Councilman Wilson Goode Jr. halted the public-comment period of Thursday's Council meeting to ask the previous speaker to return to the lectern, there was that feeling in the chamber of two combatants about to square off. The previous speaker was Ori Feibush, the feisty Point Breeze developer, and he had just spent three minutes blasting a bill to create affordable housing as a bad plan and a waste of money. Goode, who can be downright prosecutorial with witnesses, asked Feibush if he thought the 10-year tax abatement on new construction was a waste of money as well.
NEWS
November 5, 2012 | By Kathy Boccella, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With the New York City Marathon canceled less than 24 hours before its scheduled start Sunday, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter reportedly had stepped in with an offer: all 40,000-plus runners could come to Philadelphia instead. George Hirsch, head of the New York Road Runners, which sponsors the run, said Nutter told him Philadelphia was ready to host the marathon Sunday if race participants could make it to the city, Runner's World reported Saturday. Hirsch replied that there wasn't enough time to do that.
NEWS
November 4, 2012 | By Alfred Lubrano and Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writers
Up in New York, the billionaire mayor struts with a Master of the Universe swagger. Over in Chicago, the city chief leads with profane, aggressive bluster. The mayor of Philadelphia, however, has long been famous for high-SAT intellect and technocratic cool. Until Friday. That's when Michael Nutter elevated his macho quotient and one-upped Michael Bloomberg, Rahm Emanuel, and lots of other U.S. mayors by rappelling 280 feet from the top of Penn Center Plaza Tower 3 in Center City.
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