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Kenney: Christie Is the Biggest Loser in the Country

In case you haven’t heard, yesterday on SportsRadio 94.1 WIP, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called Phillies fans “awful, angry people” and said that Citizens Bank Park […]

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Pew Report: Philly Is Home to 50,000 Undocumented Immigrants

A new study from the Pew Research Center claims that Philadelphia is home to about 50,000 undocumented immigrants. 


Mayor Kenney Went to a Miami Hooters to Watch the Eagles

Jim Kenney needed to watch the Eagles game, and there was only once place he could do it. That place turned out to be Hooters. […]


Mayor Kenney: Trump Insulted Philadelphia Police Today

Jim Kenney has responded to Donald Trump’s comment about Philadelphia in the president’s speech in the city today. In a statement posted on the city […]


Trump: I’ll Strip Federal Funding From Philadelphia

At a news conference on Wednesday afternoon, Donald Trump’s press secretary told reporters that the president has signed an executive order to strip federal grant […]

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Mayor Kenney “Deeply Disappointed” In Donald Trump Abortion Decision

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is speaking out against a controversial anti-abortion measure that President Donald Trump enacted today.

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Philly’s Public Defender: George Soros’s Associates Wanted Me to Run for D.A.

Why would an up-and-coming progressive turn down billionaire George Soros? That’s the question some Philadelphia Democrats are now asking, after chief public defender Keir Bradford-Grey told her employees last […]

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Philly’s Biggest Winners of 2016

Believe it or not, a few people actually succeeded in the otherwise godforsaken 2016. Here’s to all the do-gooders, overachievers, strivers, thrivers, and folks who won so […]

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City Will Lease Mayor’s Box at Wells Fargo Center to Help Fund Schools

The city will lease the so-called “Mayor’s Suite” at the Wells Fargo Center for $100k annually – and the revenue, which will likely exceed that, will go toward […]

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The Quiet Commissioner: Inside Richard Ross’s First Year as Top Cop

Richard Ross waited a decade for the chance to get into this chair. It’s a smooth, ergonomic number with a high back — a captain’s […]

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Report: Kenney Staff Told Activists to “Corner” Anti–Soda Tax Councilwoman

Some of Mayor Jim Kenney‘s top staffers suggested that a group of activists “corner” Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez at a public event earlier this year to get her […]


In 2016, Jim Kenney Reminded Us How Effective a Seasoned Politician Can Be

Jim Kenney doesn’t want to be here. It’s mid-October, and we’re meeting in his sprawling office in City Hall to talk about something that should […]

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Kenney: No Punishment Yet for City Attorney ID’d in Anti-Trump Vandalism

Mayor Jim Kenney said he will wait to determine a course of action regarding the city attorney who was allegedly caught photographing an accomplice’s anti-Donald Trump […]

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Council Members Push to Protect More of Philly’s Historic Architecture

A bill introduced in City Council on Thursday morning could end up nearly doubling the budget of the Philadelphia Historical Commission, a small department charged […]

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Enough With the Free Turkeys, Politicians — Get Serious About Reducing Poverty

The older I get, the more I realize that for all of the progress Philadelphia prides itself on, there is still so much that needs […]