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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” […]

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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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


Q&A: Darrell Clarke Talks About His Decision to Not Run for Mayor

Council President Darrell Clarke finally made official today what many political insiders have predicted all along: He will not be running for mayor. Instead, he’ll seek reelection in City Council. […]

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Kenney Wants Council to Consider Approving Uber-Style Ride Sharing

Councilman Jim Kenney, reportedly thinking about a run for mayor, may be positioning himself as the city’s libertarian superhero. Just weeks after his bill decriminalizing […]