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The National Guard Arrives in Philadelphia Amid the Riots, Fires and Looting

A roundup of Philadelphia news. This post may be updated as more information becomes available. National Guard Arrives in Philadelphia They call what’s been happening […]

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Mayor Kenney, Tear Down the Rizzo Statue Right Now

As a black woman living in America, I know what it feels like to be gaslit. I felt the twinge of psychological manipulation when Amy […]

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OPINION: Philadelphia’s Anti-Racism Riot Was a Cry From a City That’s Had Enough

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a riot as “a tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons assembled together and acting with a […]

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Rebecca Rhynhart Won’t Say She’s Running for Mayor, But She Sure Sounds Mayoral

So far this year, Mayor Jim Kenney has released not one, but two budget proposals for fiscal year 2021 — the first in early March, […]

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Dear Philly: Mayor Kenney Hates How Trashy You’re Being During the Pandemic

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. Mayor Kenney Hates How Trashy You’re Being During the Coronavirus Pandemic Philadelphia has always had a major trash problem. […]

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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 […]