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Past articles by Mike:

Hackers Expose Email Addresses Of City Employees On Website For Cheaters

Hackers have released the email addresses of thousands of registered users at a website that promotes extramarital affairs. Nine of those addresses are for City of Philadelphia employees, and now city officials are investigating. → Read More

Nutter: Relationship With Secret Service Fine Despite “Pushing And Shoving” Over Papal Security

Mayor Michael Nutter says his Administration and the Secret Service have a great working relationship, despite what he admits has been – quote – "pushing and shoving" between them over security plans for the visit of Pope Francis. → Read More

Historic President’s House Site Soon To Be Transferred From City To National Park Service

Five years after the opening of the historic President's House near the Liberty Bell, the Nutter Administration is moving ahead with plans to turn over control of the problem-plagued site to the National Park Service. → Read More

City Opens Help Center Guiding Businesses On Pope’s Visit

The Nutter Administration has opened up its call-in center for business operators who are perplexed about the Papal visit. → Read More

40th Anniv. Of Deadly Gulf Refinery Fire Brings Painful Recollections

Today marks the 40th anniversary of one of the largest, longest and most tragic fires in Philadelphia history. → Read More

The Historical Commission Approves Plans To Revive The Divine Lorraine Hotel

The project will cost an estimated $28 million dollars, and Blumenfeld is relying in part on federal tax credits that are contingent on the preservation of historic aspects of the building. → Read More

Councilwoman Remains Mum On Theft Of Her City-Issued Car

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown is refusing to answer questions about the theft over the weekend of her city-issued vehicle. → Read More

Despite Kane’s Refusal To Resign, Abraham And Others Are Floated As Possible Successors

Indicted Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is expected to repeat her refusal to resign tomorrow. But that hasn't stopped others from indicating their desire to be appointed to succeed Kane, including former Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham. → Read More

Nutter Admin. Wants Local Businesses To Stay Open During Papal Visit

The Nutter Administration plans a press briefing this week, as well as a sit-down with business leaders to provide some guidance. → Read More

Officials: Voting Rights Act Anniversary Wake Up Call To Boost Phila. Voter Turnout

Mayor Nutter said his career in public service is due entirely to the progress that began with the 1965 passage of the Voting Rights Act. → Read More

Famed Reading Terminal Market Still Unsure Whether To Remain Open During Pope’s Visit

For Anuj Gupta, General Manager of the Reading Terminal Market, the Pope's visit is a chance to market vendors to the world. → Read More

Police Say City’s New Pot Decriminalization Law Partly Responsible For Decline In Arrests

Police Department spokesman Lt. John Stanford says arrests fell 16-percent in the first half of 2015 compared to the same period last year. → Read More

Phila. Public Schools Expected To Take Extra Day Off Due To Papal Visit

School Superintendent William Hite will ask the School Reform Commission to approve closing schools the on Thursday, September 24th, two days before the Pope's arrival. → Read More

City Hall Courtyard Mural, Worn By Years Of Foot Traffic And Rock Salt, Is Restored

Artist Nathaniel Lee with the Mural Arts program is leading a team of volunteers in restoring the mural. → Read More

SEPTA’s Second Stab At Papal Ticket Sales Is A Lottery Run By Local Firm

After their first try at Pope train ticket sales crashed the website, SEPTA reached out to TicketLeap, a Center City company that helps event organizers sell tickets on line. → Read More

‘Dark Money’ Disclosure Rules Now The Law In Philadelphia

The effect "dark money," in Philadelphia elections may now be muted after a measure signed this past week by Mayor Nutter. → Read More

Mayor Nutter On Fattah Indictment: ‘A Very, Very Sad Moment’

Nutter lives in Fattah's district. He will not say if he believes Fattah should resign, nor will the mayor say whether he would ever run for the congressional seat that Fattah now holds. → Read More

Mayor Nutter Asserts Papal Visit Security Maps Online Are False

Mayor Michael Nutter is assuring people that Papal Visit maps circulating online are false. → Read More

Newspaper Publisher Fosters An Independent Run For Phila. Mayor

Jim Foster, publisher and editor of the "Independent Voice" neighborhood newspaper in the northwest, says he plans to get his name on the November mayoral ballot as an Independent. → Read More

Nutter Perplexed Over Continued Questions On Papal Fence

Mayor Nutter is voicing frustration over facing repeated questions about fences that will be put up in Center City for the Pope's visit. → Read More