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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 […]


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 […]

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Watch: Mayor Jim Kenney Talks Sanctuary Cities on “60 Minutes”

Philadelphia's mayor opposes Pres. Trump's sanctuary crackdown: https://t.co/Yn2EHXIdqY pic.twitter.com/wuSoFCHpNB — 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) May 22, 2017 A 60 Minutes segment this past Sunday night delved […]

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Poll: More Than Half of Pa. Voters Want to Legalize Weed

More than half of Pennsylvania voters – 56 percent – want to legalize marijuana, according to a new survey from Franklin & Marshall College. According to […]

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Kenney: Pennsylvania Should Just Legalize Weed Already

On Saturday, Philadelphia police arrested 22 people at a pot party held by marijuana activist NA Poe – proving that the war on drugs is […]

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Kenney Hiring State, Federal Lobbyists to Appeal to Republican Legislators

Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration is in the process of hiring lobbying firms to appeal to Republican legislators in both Harrisburg and Washington, D.C., according to […]

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Philly to Remain “Sanctuary City” Despite Threats From Sessions

The Mayor’s Office has responded to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘s threat to cut federal funding from so-called sanctuary cities. 

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Jim Kenney Owes Seth Williams an Apology

Back in 2015, Alex Capasso — then the chef and a partner at The Crow and Pitcher, a little restaurant off Rittenhouse Square — was […]

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OPINION: Michael Weiss Must Step Down From His Public Roles in the Gayborhood

Michael Weiss is arguably one of the most powerful and politically connected men in the Gayborhood. He’s the co-owner of several popular bars (Woody’s, Rosewood […]

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The New York Times Called Our Mayor “David Kenney”

It’s just a small error. But, geeze, what an error! The New York Times today wrote about the indictment of Seth Williams, and the article […]