Jim Kenney

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Here’s What Kenney’s Opioid Disaster Declaration Means for Kensington

Mayor Jim Kenney is getting serious about Philadelphia’s overdose epidemic — particularly in Kensington, where the crisis is most prevalent. On Wednesday, the mayor signed […]

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Kenney Wants $15 Minimum Wage for City Employees, Contractors

Mayor Jim Kenney is pushing to raise the minimum wage to $15 for city employees contractors. Kenney is scheduled to announce on Wednesday proposed City Council […]

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Philly Managing Director Michael DiBerardinis Leaving for Gig at Penn

Philadelphia managing director Michael DiBerardinis will say goodbye to City Hall in January. DiBerardinis will leave his city oversight position to join the University of Pennsylvania […]

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Hall of Shame: Philly’s Greatest Social Media Fails

We’ve seen nothing more bizarre than the Twitter scandal that felled Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo this spring. (Short version: His wife used burner accounts to […]

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The Mayor, the Rapist, and the Fear of the Sanctuary City

Last week, Mayor Jim Kenney became Public Enemy Number One of the anti-sanctuary city alt-right, Fox News, columnists like Stu Bykofsky, and even some generally […]

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Kenney: Nick Foles Should Start, Not Carson Wentz

Eagles coach Doug Pederson isn’t sure whether Carson Wentz or Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles should start as quarterback for the first game of the season next […]

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WATCH: Kenney Reads “Mean Tweets” for His 60th Birthday

Mayor Jim Kenney turned the big 6-0 on Tuesday, and to celebrate, he read some of what Philadelphians have to say about him on Twitter […]

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Kenney Hires Jim Engler to Replace Jane Slusser as Chief of Staff

Mayor Jim Kenney announced on Wednesday that he will hire a new chief of staff, Jim Engler, to replace Jane Slusser, a key progressive voice in the […]

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Mayor Kenney and Jay-Z: The Official Made (Up) in America Photo

It’s proof of a happy ending. Mayor Jim Kenney and Jay-Z have officially made up after their awkward Made in America mixup — and on […]

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Kenney Says City Will End ICE Data-Sharing Agreement

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced on Friday that the city will not renew a contentious agreement that allows Immigration and Customs Enforcement to access a […]

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Made in America Isn’t Going Anywhere

It looks like Mayor Jim Kenney’s adamant love for Jay-Z will keep Made in America on the Parkway for years to come. On Monday, Kenney and […]

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Rhynhart Blasts City Over Lax Sexual Harassment Policies

Philadelphia City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart released a nearly 50-page audit scrutinizing the city’s already-contentious sexual harassment reporting policy and procedures on Thursday — and in […]

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Mayor Kenney: “First of All, I Love Jay-Z”

After Billy Penn first reported on Tuesday that Jay-Z’s annual Made in America festival would no longer set up shop on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway […]

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What You Can Expect at Philly’s First-Ever “Millennial Forum”

The millennial generation’s influence in Philadelphia is strong and growing, and not just because new data shows that millennials were the only age group in Philly […]

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Rebecca Rhynhart Explains How Philly Managed to Misplace $33 Million

Philadelphia has the worst accounting methods of the nation’s 10 largest cities, according to an audit released on Tuesday by Philadelphia city controller Rebecca Rhynhart. The […]