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August 22, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
LAWYERS FOR the two men awaiting trial for allegedly causing last year's Market Street building collapse that killed six and injured 13 gave notice yesterday that they will seek to sever the case so their clients can be tried separately. If Griffin Campbell and Sean Benschop were tried together, statements Benschop made after the collapse incriminating Campbell could not be properly challenged, Campbell's attorney, William Hobson, said after a brief court hearing. Attorney Daine Grey, who represents Benschop, said he supported the call for separate trials.
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August 6, 2014 | By Chris Hepp and Jason Grant, Inquirer Staff Writers
Mayor Nutter on Monday dismissed Philadelphia City Council's effort to soften penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana as "simplistic," saying the drug's use remains a serious public health concern and deserves a harder look. "We are dealing with a tremendously complicated societal issue and challenge," he said. "I think we owe the citizens of Philadelphia a much more comprehensive and holistic approach. " Nutter was responding to criticism of his delay in signing a bill Council passed in June that would reduce the penalty for the possession of less than an ounce of pot to a $25 fine, with no arrest.
NEWS
August 1, 2014 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Just as Mayor Nutter quietly left for Paris, he has quietly returned. With no fanfare or official debriefing about his six-day trip to France, Nutter went back to his mayoral routine Wednesday, taking part in a groundbreaking ceremony. The mayor, who returned Tuesday evening from his voyage to the City of Light, looked refreshed and not the least bit jet-lagged as he helped break ground for the Blackhawks Athletic Club's field at 11th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue in North Philadelphia.
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August 1, 2014 | BY SEAN COLLINS WALSH, Daily News Staff Writer walshSE@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
MAYOR NUTTER and the city's police union announced yesterday that they are accepting a three-year contract arbitration award that includes a series of raises totaling 9.5 percent and has no cuts in pension or health-care benefits for the city's roughly 6,000 police officers. The award will cost the city $218 million in its five-year financial plan - about $97 million more than was anticipated. Nutter said the city has realized $29 million in savings from previous changes to police health-care benefits and so views the cost of the award to be less than $70 million over budget.
NEWS
July 27, 2014 | By Jason Grant, Inquirer Staff Writer
PhillyNORML says it has started an e-mail campaign that is flooding Mayor Nutter's inbox with messages supporting a City Council-passed marijuana bill. The campaign aims to ratchet up the pressure on Nutter to sign into law a measure that would make possessing a small amount of pot punishable by only a $25 fine, with no arrest. And it's happening as increasing rhetoric over the bill flies at the mayor: Earlier this week, City Councilman James F. Kenney sent a letter to Nutter saying 264 citizens had reportedly been arrested since Council approved the bill on June 19, and arguing that "every day Mayor Nutter fails to act, more young people will be ... jailed for a minimal offense.
NEWS
July 26, 2014 | By Chris Hepp and Troy Graham, Inquirer Staff Writers
Well, at least he wrote. With no public notice, Mayor Nutter flew to Paris on Wednesday on another global trade mission, this time a six-day excursion to woo French commerce and promote Philadelphia as a cycling mecca and tourist destination. Nutter and his wife, Lisa, will also attend the Tour de France, which ends Sunday in Paris. While Nutter and his delegation left unannounced, his arrival in the City of Light was noted Thursday by a staff news release that outlined his itinerary and stated goals for the trip.
NEWS
July 25, 2014 | BY SEAN COLLINS WALSH, Daily News Staff Writer walshSE@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
BON VOYAGE, Monsieur Nutter! The mayor and his wife, Lisa Nutter, yesterday arrived in France for an official six-day trip to promote international business interests in Philadelphia. In his second term, Nutter has traveled extensively in his official capacity, making previous trips to Beijing and Tianjin, China; Florence, Italy; the United Kingdom and Israel; Panama and Rome. Nutter's travel expenses will be paid for by the city, while his wife's, including their hotel room, will be covered by Advanced Sports International.
NEWS
July 24, 2014 | By Jason Grant, Inquirer Staff Writer
  City Councilman James F. Kenney delivered another harsh letter to Mayor Nutter on Tuesday, flogging him for not yet signing into law a measure that would make possessing a small amount of marijuana punishable by only a $25 fine. "Just this week, it was reported that another 264 [Philadelphia] citizens have been arrested since this Bill was overwhelmingly passed by City Council on June 19," Kenney wrote, referring to a Philadelphia Magazine online report. "Every day Mayor Nutter fails to act, more young people will be handcuffed and jailed for a minimal offense.
NEWS
July 22, 2014 | BY SEAN COLLINS WALSH, Daily News Staff Writer walshSE@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
THE CITY'S financial-oversight board yesterday approved Mayor Nutter's five-year plan in a 5-0 vote. The Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, which is made up of four appointees from the state General Assembly and one from the governor, voted unanimously to approve the plan, which it must pass for the city to continue receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in state aid. The board last year expressed concern about dangerously low...
NEWS
July 16, 2014 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Fourth of July concert broadcast from the Parkway might have made performers sound more profane than they actually were, an apologetic Mayor Nutter said Monday, 10 days after the show. "I'm very sorry for anyone who could've been offended," Nutter said during an impromptu news conference. After receiving complaints about high use of curse words by performers during the live show, the mayor reviewed tapes of all the performances. He said three artists - the comedian and host Marlon Wayans, the rapper Nikki Minaj, and Vicci Martinez, a pop newcomer - were the only ones to curse on stage.
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