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2019 Mayoral Debate Takeaways: The Primary Finally Gets Interesting

We’ve got one week until the municipal primary, Philly, and the election’s biggest race is just heating up. The city’s three Democratic mayoral candidates — […]

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What to Expect at the 2019 Mayoral Primary’s Only Televised Debate

Your sole chance to watch Philadelphia’s three Democratic mayoral candidates face off on the small screen is almost here. Mayor Jim Kenney and his challengers, […]

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The Moral Case for Why We Must Repeal Philadelphia’s Soda Tax

“The Philadelphia beverage tax — I know it has people angry about it, but it’s like Obamacare,” Mayor Jim Kenney told a crowd of Black […]

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Kenney’s Deleted Messages: Not a Conspiracy, but the Law Losing to Tech

It’s amazing the things you’ll learn about government when you submit a public records request and the creaky wheels of bureaucracy are compelled by law […]

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Jim Kenney Is the Most Ambitious Mayor Philly Has Ever Had. Why Doesn’t Anyone Know That?

A few hours into a day with Jim Kenney this fall, feeling a little desperate, I go to Lou Mfum-Mensah, an assistant who guides the […]

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Kenney and Krasner: Philly Retailers Should Stop Selling Toy Guns

Mayor Jim Kenney and District Attorney Larry Krasner are calling on Philly retailers to stop selling toy guns. At a press conference on Thursday, Kenney […]

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City Council Passes “Fair Workweek,” $15-an-Hour Minimum Wage Bills

City Council passed two significant bills for workers in Philadelphia on Thursday. The first, the so-called “Fair Workweek” bill, will help create more predictable schedules for employees […]

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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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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 […]