In hindsight, 2014 a good year for Philly, Nutter says

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As the first full week of 2015 commenced, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter spent a little time looking back at last year.  All in all, the mayor assessed 2014 as a good year.

With crime down and the city’s bond rating up, Nutter said good things are going on in the city

“The city’s population grew for the seventh consecutive year in 2013, the the city’s wage tax rates for residents and non-residents are at 30-year lows right now,” he said Monday.

Education remains a major issue in Philadelphia.

“It is certainly my hope in working with Gov.-elect Tom Wolf that we will be able to turn this situation around,” Nutter said.

The mayor also cited a more than  30 percent drop in the homicide rate since he took office, referring to data released last week showing 248 people were killed in 2014.

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