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August 30, 2013 | By Troy Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Nutter administration on Wednesday announced a detailed, multifaceted plan to sell or find new uses for 31 of the School District of Philadelphia's closed school buildings. The mayor promised a "more streamlined, flexible, and predictable" process that includes a comprehensive assessment of each site. The city and the district also said they would create a website and host public meetings on the overall plan and the fate of specific locations. But the announcement, in the form of a news release, neglected to mention one thing: that Nutter and City Council remain locked in an epic face-off over how to handle the mothballed schools.
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May 22, 1991 | By Fredric N. Tulsky, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ann J. Land, 58, was locked in a close race early today with investment broker Michael A. Nutter, 33, in her effort to retain the Fourth District Council seat she has held since 1981. The results in the race were straggling in, and showed the race neck-and- neck early this morning with about 40 percent of the votes counted. But Nutter said shortly after 1:30 a.m. today that Land's campaign manager had called him and conceded the outcome. Four years ago, Land had retained her seat by holding off a challenge by Nutter.
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April 17, 2007 | By Patrick Kerkstra INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If Michael Nutter's mayoral campaign doesn't work out, maybe he has a future in retail. Buried in the former councilman's detailed budget policy paper - which will be formally released today - is an interesting notion: a "Philly Gear" apparel line, to be sold online and at city-operated gift stores. Modeled on Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's ambitious New York City Store, Nutter's plan predicts that Philly-branded products could earn the cash-strapped city up to $1 million in annual revenue.
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November 9, 2008 | By Patrick Kerkstra and Marcia Gelbart, Inquirer Staff Writers
When Mayor Nutter took office in January, the expectations for his administration could not have been higher. Ten months and a $1 billion budget crisis later, should Philadelphians temper their hopes? Yes and no, Nutter said in a Friday interview. "I think yesterday was part of the expectation-adjustment process," Nutter said, referring to his Thursday announcement of painful spending cuts and a freeze on planned tax reductions. But Nutter did not back off his most ambitious goals, such as halving the high school dropout rate within seven years, and doubling the city's four-year college-degree attainment rate within 10 years.
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March 24, 2004 | By Angela Couloumbis INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Though he's still working on last-minute Council business and has yet to pack his bags, City Councilman Michael A. Nutter is leaving for Cape Town in South Africa tomorrow for a fellowship program on leadership and public-service values. Called the Emerging Leaders Program, the fellowship is administered by the United States/Southern Africa Center for Leadership and Public Values, a partnership between Duke University and the University of Cape Town. Nutter said yesterday he was nominated as a fellow in the fall by a friend who had completed the program.
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April 17, 2006 | By Thomas Fitzgerald INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Union leader John J. Dougherty has an ultimatum for City Councilman Michael A. Nutter, a potential rival in the race for mayor of Philadelphia: Resign, or take yourself out of next year's Democratic primary. According to Dougherty, Nutter effectively declared himself a mayoral candidate last week by filing a lawsuit demanding that four other potential candidates return money raised in violation of the city's new campaign-contribution limits. Under the City Charter, officeholders explicitly running for a job other than the one they have must resign their current post.
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September 6, 2012 | BY CATHERINE LUCEY, Daily News Staff Writer
WOULD Mayor Nutter like to trade in his office at City Hall for one at the White House? Political circles have been buzzing for months with speculation that Nutter might cut short his second term for a job in Washington if President Obama is re-elected. And Nutter's speaking appearance at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night will only fan those flames. Just how seriously should this chatter be taken? Insiders say that if Nutter wants a job, he would likely be a strong contender.
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April 17, 2011 | By Marcia Gelbart, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Mayor Nutter, opponent T. Milton Street Sr. may be an itch that won't go away - but he is still by any measure the very distant second in next month's Democratic primary for mayor. That has freed Nutter to concentrate on how to make the most of a second term, and at the moment that means getting some allies elected to City Council, where for three-plus years he has lacked a reliable majority of votes. An official "Nutter slate" of candidates may not coalesce, but the mayor does intend to actively back Council aspirants in some competitive races for open seats.
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June 8, 2005 | By Angela Couloumbis INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The city's on-again, off-again romance with banning smoking in all workplaces is, for the moment, showing signs of working out. Though time is running out for City Council to vote on the measure before it breaks for the summer, one roadblock has been cleared: Mayor Street is at least on speaking terms with Councilman Michael A. Nutter, the sponsor of the bill. Last Thursday, the mayor had complained that Nutter, who appeared one vote shy of getting the bill passed, was trying to ram the legislation through Council no matter what the cost.
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January 27, 2011
With Mayor Nutter about to face city voters again, he's making a smart political move - as well as one that's in the interests of good government - by expanding the rules for most city workers on accepting gifts, safeguards on sexual harassment limits on outside employment, and by imposing a needed ban on nepotism. Nutter's 2007 election campaign on a reform platform included a memorable "throw out the bums" TV ad showing the top of City Hall being ripped off. So the ethics rules the mayor issued as executive orders Tuesday were a welcome reminder of why Philadelphians rallied behind him. The mayor, of course, would argue that he's kept his reform fervor well-stoked all along.
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June 23, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
With nearly 90 days until Pope Francis visits Philadelphia, a delegation led by Mayor Nutter and Archbishop Charles J. Chaput is returning to Rome for final preparations. The delegation, which left early Sunday evening and is to arrive in Rome on Monday morning, last traveled to the Vatican in March 2014 to meet Pope Francis and invite him to Philadelphia. This time around it's all about logistics - and promotions for the international World Meeting of Families convention and the papal visit.
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June 19, 2015 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
ONLY ABOUT an hour after City Council approved a package of bills to kickstart a $325 million revamping of the Gallery at Market East shopping mall, Mayor Nutter held a special signing ceremony to sign the legislation into law. "The overhaul of the Gallery at Market East will transform this property into a destination that will benefit Philadelphians who have known and loved the Gallery for many years, as well as attracting many new residents and...
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June 12, 2015 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN & JENNIFER WRIGHT, Daily News Staff Writers deanm@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
A NEWS conference at which African-American leaders had planned to release a report alleging racial discrimination by a company that won state approval to open a casino in South Philadelphia went bust yesterday after the mayor pulled the plug on it, sources told the Daily News . The news conference had been called by Philadelphia NAACP president Rodney Muhammad to slam Baltimore-based Cordish Companies, but it didn't materialize on City Hall's...
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June 4, 2015 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Nutter administration on Tuesday laid out an ambitious vision for assuring that all children in Philadelphia benefit from high-quality early learning experiences. Labeled "A Running Start Philadelphia: For Every Child, Birth to Five," the outline offers guidance on how the city can guarantee the best learning opportunities for its youngest citizens as a way to offset the long-term, systemic poverty in some neighborhoods. "With this plan, Philadelphia has developed a strategy to support its children and families by building stronger schools to create a more competitive workforce," Nutter said.
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May 23, 2015 | Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
One of Mayor Nutter's sharpest former critics on City Council met privately Thursday with the lame-duck mayor he'd once trashed and bashed, and both men came out smiling. The erstwhile Nutter critic - who not so long ago was tweeting about "Mayor Nutty!" - was the man most likely to succeed him, James F. Kenney. Fresh off his landslide victory in Tuesday's Democratic mayoral primary, Kenney stood with Nutter outside the mayor's second-floor City Hall office and praised his tenure.
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May 23, 2015 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
A top Nutter administration official Thursday made his best pitch to City Council: The mayor's proposed property-tax increase is the clearest way to get city schools the $105 million they desperately need. "Without additional funding, the schools will have another bleak year," Finance Director Rob Dubow said at a Council hearing. Mayor Nutter wants a 9.3 percent jump in the city's property-tax rate to generate $105 million for the beleaguered Philadelphia School District, but skeptical Council members have said that's going to be a tough sell.
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May 22, 2015 | Jennifer Wright, Daily News Staff Writer
FORMER schoolmates Mayor Nutter and Democratic mayoral primary winner Jim Kenney have at least one more thing in common, they agreed: Each was a "pain in the ass" while on City Council. Things were chummy all around yesterday as the two St. Joseph's Prep School alums complimented one another, at times bashfully, during a news conference at City Hall. Nutter answered with a resolute "no" to whether he's bothered by Kenney as the Democratic nominee, despite some of the former councilman's disagreements with his policies.
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May 9, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
  If you haven't decided how you're getting to the polls Nov. 3 - and chances are you haven't - consider this option: a ride from Mayor Nutter. That's one prize up for grabs in a video contest and voter-turnout campaign launching Friday. The others aren't too bad, either, including a cooking class with Jose Garces and a gym workout alongside former Gov. Ed Rendell. To enter, voters can create a video 15 seconds or shorter describing why they vote, and share it on social media using the hashtag #ivotephilly.
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May 8, 2015 | William Bender and Stephanie Far, Daily News Staff Writers
MAYOR NUTTER hasn't publicly endorsed anyone to succeed him in the six-way Democratic primary. But he made it abundantly clear yesterday who he's not endorsing. Speaking at the Living Flame Memorial Service to honor deceased firefighters and police officers, Nutter said state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams essentially lacks the mental acuity to serve as mayor. Nutter, who is wrapping up his second term, defended police Commissioner Charles Ramsey after Williams said, at Tuesdays' 6ABC debate, that he would fire Ramsey if elected mayor.
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May 8, 2015 | Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mayor Nutter on Wednesday waded deep into the Democratic primary for mayor, suggesting that State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams was "probably not smart enough" for the city's top elected job if he wants to fire Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey. Nutter dropped that political bomb after Williams, during Tuesday's final televised debate before the May 19 primary, said Ramsey should be out of a job for overseeing his department's stop-and-frisk policy. "Anyone who is not smart enough to ask him to stay is probably not smart enough to lead the city," Nutter said at a memorial for fallen police officers and firefighters.
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