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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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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September 26, 2014 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
MAYOR NUTTER yesterday shifted oversight for the Department of Licenses and Inspections to the deputy mayor for public safety on the recommendation of a task force created to examine L&I in the aftermath of last year's Market Street building collapse. Nutter also created a new position of chief safety officer who will report to Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Everett Gillison, and enforce L&I's safety standards and regulations for construction and demolition of city buildings. However, he did not act on a task-force recommendation that L&I be split, saying that he needed more time to consider the implications of the proposal.
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August 18, 2016 | By Claudia Vargas, Staff Writer
Former Mayor Michael Nutter called City Controller Alan Butkovitz "a liar, a snake, and a hypocrite" Tuesday in response to a controller's report that more than $380,000 in Philadelphia Marathon proceeds were used as a "slush fund" under Nutter's watch. The report, released Tuesday, said the money was used in part for unapproved grants, a trip to Rome by Nutter and his staff, and an open-bar reception last year. The spending was approved solely by the chairwoman of the fund at the time, former City Representative Desiree Peterkin Bell, according to Butkovitz, with no oversight by the fund's board of directors, effectively circumventing the board's policies and control checks.
NEWS
June 9, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
A federal judge this week dismissed a defamation lawsuit against former Mayor Michael Nutter and two top city law enforcement officials filed by narcotics officers who were acquitted in a high-profile corruption case. U.S. District Judge Paul S. Diamond on Monday ruled in favor of Nutter, District Attorney Seth Williams, and former Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, writing in a 16-page memorandum that the officers' complaint "reads more like a news release than a pleading. " Six of the plaintiffs - Thomas Liciardello, Brian Reynolds, Michael Spicer, Perry Betts, John Speiser, and Linwood Norman - were accused of a conspiracy to rob and extort money from drug dealers.
BUSINESS
May 28, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Staff Writer
Michael Nutter is "looking forward to seeing some films, maybe taking in a lecture or comedian" at a new Arch Street venue that bears his name. What used to be a pleasant but fairly mundane meeting room at the Pennsylvania Convention Center has now been teched-up with fancy projection and sound rigs and recommissioned as the Michael A. Nutter Theatre. Besides better serving the needs of conventioneers, the 600-seat (plus 40-ADA-handicapped-location) venue is open for rental and can "help fill a void in this neighborhood for a medium-sized theater for film festivals, movie premieres and screenings, comedy shows, spoken word performances, musical acts, and auditions," John J. McNichol, Convention Center Authority CEO, said at a dedication ceremony Wednesday night.
NEWS
March 16, 2016
Former Mayor Michael Nutter is having no trouble filling his time since leaving office. His plate got fuller Monday, when the University of Chicago announced his appointment as a visiting fellow at the Institute of Politics. Nutter will be on campus this spring for a weeklong series focusing on governing in urban America. His perspective from inside City Hall will touch on topics such as how "crisis management can upend a mayoralty, the challenges of institutionalizing change after an election, and what the outcome of the 2016 presidential election will mean for America's big cities," according to a news release.
NEWS
March 8, 2016 | By Karen Stokes
We are three months into Mayor Kenney's term. In the wake of his first budget address, I am reminded of the small role I played in easing his transition into office, and of the more than 25,000 dedicated city employees who often don't get the credit they deserve. Together, we provided the mayor with important "tools" that allow him to advance his agenda and ensure a seamless flow of services to Philadelphia's residents. A year before his term in office ended, Mayor Michael Nutter hired me to design and manage a transition plan.
NEWS
February 12, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, Staff Writer
Mayor Kenney will announce on Thursday the end of two Fire Department policies he vowed to get rid of as mayor - rotating firefighters through stations and the temporary closure of firehouses. Both practices were implemented by then-Mayor Nutter as cost saving measures. In 2010, Nutter instituted rolling "brownouts" to temporarily close firehouses and reassign their firefighters elsewhere. On Dec. 31, five days before he left office, the Fire Department halted the brownouts. In 2013, Nutter's administration announced a highly controversial plan to rotate senior firefighters to stations throughout the city to broaden their experiences.
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February 10, 2016 | By Dana DiFilippo, Staff Writer
Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has another job - as a senior fellow for What Works Cities, a Michael Bloomberg-funded, data-driven philanthropic program aimed at making government more effective and increasing community engagement. Nutter will advise mayors around the country and be the program's national spokesman. What Works Cities did not disclose Nutter's salary. It's the latest in a string of jobs Nutter has taken in the month since he's left City Hall. He also will work as a CNN commentator, an urban policy professor at Columbia University, and an adviser at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
NEWS
February 3, 2016 | BY TRICIA L. NADOLNY, Staff Writer
FORMER MAYOR Michael Nutter is no stranger to cable news networks, but typically he was the focus of the headlines. Now, he's ready to try his hand at weighing in on the day's news - as a commentator for CNN. "It came together pretty quickly," Nutter said Monday afternoon from CNN's Washington offices, where he was preparing to go live to discuss the Iowa caucuses. "And it's definitely an honor. My goal is to try to communicate a message that is direct, authentic, and represents a reality of 20-plus years of elected office.
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