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Jim Kenney

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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

Here Are All of the Big Philadelphia Events Canceled Due to the New Coronavirus Moratorium

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. City Cancels All Big Philadelphia Events Through […]

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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

National Coin Crisis Comes to Your Neighborhood Wawa

A roundup of Philly news. National Coin Shortage Hits Wawa Of all of the consequences of COVID-19, I have to say that one I didn’t […]

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City Life

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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City Life

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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City Life

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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City Life

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, […]

An overflowing trash can in FDR Park during the Philadelphia coronavirus crisis.
City Life

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. […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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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City Life

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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City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]