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Jim Kenney

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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 […]

Business

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, […]

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Kenney Calls Out Philly Police Union Head Over “Divisive Words”

This weekend, the nation learned that Philadelphia police union chief John McNesby had referred to Black Lives Matter protesters demonstrating outside the home of a cop who fatally shot […]

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Philly to Trump’s Big New State Dept. Hire: Your Company Owes Us $100K

Michael Karloutsos, a political heavy-hitter who owned Philadelphia’s upscale Water Works Restaurant and Lounge for nearly a decade, landed a high-level job at the U.S. […]

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One of Us: Jim Kenney

My name is … James Francis Kenney. I grew up in … South Philly, at 3rd and Snyder. Mummerland. I wanted to grow up to […]

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Stop Using the Poor to Justify Your Hatred of the Soda Tax

For reasons that I’ll get into later in this column, I don’t eat a lot of pie. But over the Fourth of July weekend, I […]

Property

Historic Preservation Gets A Big Helping Hand From the National Trust

The designation of Philadelphia as the first and so far only World Heritage City in the United Statea two years ago brought with it bragging rights […]

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Meet Mayor Kenney’s Secret Girlfriend

Mayor Jim Kenney is doing all right for himself. Not only did he get to take a free trip to Iceland last week as part […]

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First Nonstop Flight to Iceland From PHL … Stops in Boston

It was supposed to be a blissfully uninterrupted five-and-a-half hour trip to jagged peaks, blue lagoons, cascading waterfalls and the Northern Lights. But Icelandair’s inaugural flight from […]