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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 […]

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Will the Soda Tax Be Jim Kenney’s Waterloo?

Two years ago, when Philadelphia passed its sweetened beverage tax, it was hailed as a game-changing triumph that sent shock waves across the country and […]

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Kenney Keeps Pushing for Legal Weed at Your Friendly Neighborhood State Store

Mayor Jim Kenney made a familiar pitch on Wednesday: Recreational marijuana should be legalized in Pennsylvania, then sold in state stores. It’s an idea he […]

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Mayor Kenney Might Be Philly’s Most Superstitious Eagles Fan

Eagles fans are superstitious. We refuse to take off lucky underwear for weeks. We cover weird scarecrows in Eagles garb and leave them outside our houses. And […]

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Kenney: Philly Sheriff Should Resign After Sexual Harassment Allegations

The mayor of Philadelphia says Sheriff Jewell Williams should resign after three current and former employees have accused him of sexual harassment. “I think he should step down,” […]

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Kenney: Pennsylvania Needs to Consider Legalizing Marijuana

Mayor Jim Kenney and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro discussed Philly and America in the age of Trump – among other things – at Philly Mag’s […]


Dear Amazon: Here Are 25+ Really Good Reasons for You to Come to Philly

Amazon has outgrown Seattle, and the behemoth is on a newfound quest to find a home for its second North American headquarters. The new HQ, […]