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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 […]

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After Backlash From City, Temple Pauses Meal-Plan Increase

Officials at Temple University have walked back plans for a steep hike on meal-plan rates, which they claimed was a direct effect of the city’s […]

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Temple University Blames Steep Meal Plan Hike on Soda Tax

Temple University officials plan to raise board rates by 4.8 percent for 2017-18 – and they say the soda tax is to blame. The Inquirer reports […]

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Kenney Calls for Modest Spending Boost in Budget Address

Mayor Jim Kenney unveiled his budget today in an address to City Council, calling on more funding to fight poverty in the nation’s poorest big […]

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WATCH: This Is the Happiest Mayor Kenney Has Ever Looked

Mayor Jim Kenney usually looks sad. Ed Rendell told him he needed to smile more, possibly appending “sweetie” onto the end of his advice. Philadelphia […]

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Mayor Kenney to Propose $90M for Park Over I-95

Mayor Kenney will propose the city budget $90 million toward a program to completely cap I-95 in Center City between Walnut and Chestnut streets and […]

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Kenney Calls Pa. Senator’s “Inner City” Comment “Racism”

Last week, Pennsylvania senator and Education Committee chair John Eichelberger reportedly claimed that students in some “inner city” neighborhoods need “less intensive” programs. This week, Mayor Jim […]

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This Lego Model of Liberty Place Has More Than 17,000 Bricks

Growing up outside Princeton, Mike Nieves was a Lego enthusiast by the time he was two years old. Now he’s turned that passion into a […]