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Jim Kenney Reads Mean Tweets: The Last-Term Edition

Philadelphia might be a slightly less celebrity-starved town lately on account of Jason Segel and the return of Kendall Jenner, but let’s face facts: We’re […]

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The Candidates Philly-Area Officials Are Endorsing in the 2020 Presidential Race

We’re still a month away from the first 2020 presidential caucus (in Iowa), two months from Super Tuesday, more than three months from the Pennsylvania […]

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New Term, Same Mayor: Kenney Outlines His Top Priorities

As last year wound to a close, we spent time looking back at the first-term accomplishments of Mayor Jim Kenney. Now it’s a new year, […]

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10 Bold Predictions for Philly Politics in 2020

It’s a nod to fair representation enshrined in Philadelphia’s Home Rule Charter: While there are seven at-large seats on City Council, parties can nominate only […]

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Looking Back: Reflecting on Jim Kenney’s First Term as Mayor

After beating Republican challenger Billy Ciancaglini in the general election last month, Mayor Jim Kenney is set to begin his second term in January. But before […]

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Philly Just Took a Big Step Toward Making Big Buildings More Energy Efficient

As part of our in-depth look at climate change in Philadelphia this November, we included a section on the city’s single largest contributor of greenhouse […]

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All the Drama Over the 10-Year Tax Abatement Bill, Explained

Ah, the holidays: that ever-so-busy time when we’re tasked with reflecting on the end of the year while rushing through our gift shopping, party planning […]

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Rhynhart vs. Kenney: Inside the Most Contentious Relationship in City Hall

Let’s start at the top: If age generally moves politicians to the right, Mayor Jim Kenney seems utterly determined to stand that notion on its […]

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Your No-B.S. Guide to Philly’s 2019 General Election

At the polls on Tuesday, you’ll have the opportunity to vote for mayor, City Council seats, city commissioner and more. Mayor Jim Kenney is up for reelection, facing […]

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Mayor Kenney Endorses Elizabeth Warren for President

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has officially weighed in on the 2020 presidential race — and he’s throwing his support behind Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Kenney announced his endorsement on […]

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The Kenney Administration’s Trumpian Response to Our Latest DROP Exposé

Mayor Jim Kenney has made his hatred for Donald Trump quite clear. He’s called him a “tyrant” who is trying to turn “the country into […]

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City, State Politicians Call for Stricter Gun Laws After North Philly Shooting

Democrats in Philly and Pennsylvania just showed up big time for stricter gun control measures. More than two dozen local politicians gathered at City Hall […]

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Kenney: PES Refinery “Intends to Shut Down” as Blast Investigation Begins

This is a developing story and may be updated. The South Philadelphia oil refinery complex that shook the city with a series of explosions last week […]

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Kenney Easily Wins Democratic Nomination for Second Term

Get ready for four more years of Mayor Jim Kenney, Philly. Unofficial primary election results are in — and Kenney won the Democratic nomination for mayor in […]

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The No-B.S. Guide to the 2019 Primary Election

The 2019 municipal primary is nearly here, Philly. If you’re registered to vote, you should absolutely get to the polls on Tuesday. There’s a lot at stake when […]