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City Life

Think Jim Kenney Is a COVID Hypocrite? You’ve Gotta Check Out This Bar-Owning Sea Isle Mayor

A roundup of Philly-area news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Sea Isle Mayor in Hot Water Over […]

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City Life

Marc Vetri Goes Off On Mayor Kenney After the Mayor Dines Indoors

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Marc Vetri Not a Big Fan of […]

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City Life

Philly to Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg With 2020 Liberty Medal

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Receive Philadelphia’s 2020 […]

mayor kenney grew increasingly frustrated as reporters asked him about philly trash pickup, gun violence and other issues
City Life

Mayor Kenney’s Thursday Zoom Press Conference Didn’t Go So Well

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Mayor Kenney Really Didn’t Want to Talk […]

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City Life

Wawa’s Newest Concept? A Store You’re Not Allowed to Enter

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. The World’s First Wawa Drive-Thru Is Scheduled […]

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City Life

Dozens of Philly Protesters Just Sued the City Over the Use of Tear Gas on I-676

The City of Philadelphia and scores of Philly police officers are defendants in two simultaneously filed federal lawsuits over the use of tear gas and […]

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City Life

Mayor Kenney on His Father: He Was My Hero

Mayor Jim Kenney on Thursday released a statement on his father’s sudden death this week. Kenney praised his father, James F. Kenney Sr., as his “hero” […]

City Life

Kenney Calls Pa. Senator’s “Inner City” Comment “Racism”

Last week, Pennsylvania senator and Education Committee chair John Eichelberger reportedly claimed that students in some “inner city” neighborhoods need “less intensive” programs. This week, Mayor Jim […]

City Life

Philly Pools Are Open, Even if Mayor Kenney Won’t Swim

Philly's 70 pools located across the city ensure equitable access to citizens in every neighborhood. pic.twitter.com/ur3GlDXGSV — Jim Kenney (@PhillyMayor) June 22, 2016 Philly’s swimming […]

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Petition: Declare David Bowie Week in Philadelphia

The death of David Bowie has hit people hard all over the world, but Philadelphia has a special connection to the legendary performer. Philadelphians seem […]

Citified

PHOTOS: Jim Kenney on Philadelphia’s Inauguration Day

Jim Kenney was sworn in as Philadelphia’s new mayor this morning. Holly Otterbein has analysis of Kenney’s first speech as mayor, and Joel Mathis has […]

Citified

The Brief: Why the “Philly Is Baltimore” Protest Was Mostly Peaceful

1. The “Philly Is Baltimore” Protest Was “Tensely Peaceful,” and That’s a Good Thing The Gist: After riots and looting broke out this week in Baltimore in the wake of […]

Citified

Half of City Council Just Got Cybersquatted

Go to MarkSquilla.com, and you won’t find a word about the South Philadelphia Councilman bearing its name. JannieBlackwell.com, too, has nary a sentence about the longtime Councilwoman representing parts of West Philadelphia. […]

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Trujillo’s Exit: What it Means and Who It Helps

Ken Trujillo shocked the city’s political class Wednesday when he announced that he was withdrawing from the mayoral race. You may be wondering: Why does it matter that a […]

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Jonathan Saidel Is Thinking About Running for Mayor

Since City Council President Darrell Clarke announced this week that he won’t be running for mayor, Jonathan Saidel says he’s been fielding a lot of calls from people asking him […]