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Even potential allies on Nutter’s homeless food policies are wary, and say support is conditional on progress.

The 45 minutes the Nutter administration gave reporters to hurry to a City Hall press conference yesterday, in which the mayor announced a proposed citywide regulation banning the outdoor distribution of … Continue readingEven potential allies on Nutter’s homeless food policies are wary, and say support is conditional on progress.

Man in the Middle: Amid the feud over the city’s hungry homeless, radical pastor Bill Golderer sees a moment of opportunity.

Last week — more than two months after Mayor Michael Nutter called a hasty press conference to announce a ban on giving away free meals in city parks — a … Continue readingMan in the Middle: Amid the feud over the city’s hungry homeless, radical pastor Bill Golderer sees a moment of opportunity.

Yes, Councilman Bobby Henon introduced a resolution honoring Johnny Doc, the guy who funded his election

In Council today, 6th District Councilman Boby Henon introduced a resolution honoring union boss John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty for his upcoming role as Grand Marshall of the 2012 Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day parade. Hall Monitor, in … Continue readingYes, Councilman Bobby Henon introduced a resolution honoring Johnny Doc, the guy who funded his election

The Land Grab: Cowboy developers are running roughshod over Temple’s neighbors. Is there a sheriff in town?

In a city that’s seen development slow down in the recession, the rush to build around Temple is so frenetic that new structures pop up almost overnight. Whole blocks have … Continue readingThe Land Grab: Cowboy developers are running roughshod over Temple’s neighbors. Is there a sheriff in town?

Hall Monitor: Land Plan (part one) — The city’s close to unveiling its long-awaited plan for disposing of vacant land

The city is apparently within days or weeks of releasing a comprehensive plan for vacant land use. For anyone as obsessed with vacant land politics and policy as we’ve been over the … Continue readingHall Monitor: Land Plan (part one) — The city’s close to unveiling its long-awaited plan for disposing of vacant land