Jim Kenney

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You’ll Never Guess What Philadelphians Worry About the Most

Either the public schools have gotten better in a hurry, or people around here are starting to pay more attention to stories like this and this […]

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Two School Reform Commission Members Resign

Two members of Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission, the appointed body that serves in place of an elected school board, have announced that they will resign. […]

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Mayor Kenney to Power-Walk Philly Free Streets on Saturday

Ten miles of the city’s typically traffic-ridden streets will go carless for five hours on Saturday for Philly Free Streets, a “people-powered,” health-inspired initiative. And here […]

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Second Phase of LOVE Park’s Facelift Kicks Off

LOVE Park entered the second phase of renovation in its $16.5 million facelift yesterday, and Mayor Jim Kenney as well as officials from the project’s […]

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What the Unity Cup Says About Philly Is Pretty Great

At its most basic, soccer doesn’t require much: A ball, something to mark the goal area, people to play with. I’ve seen rags artfully wound […]

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Report: Feds Seek Kenney’s Campaign PAC Records

This afternoon, Philadelphia magazine’s Jared Brey wrote that Mayor Jim Kenney’s alliance with electricians union leader John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty is looking worse and worse in light of […]

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Kenney’s Alliance With Johnny Doc Looks Worse By the Day

I had a nice little chuckle the other day when I was reading the latest installment in a growing series of Inquirer stories about FBI investigations involving local […]

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Here’s What Kenney’s Ethics Team Thinks About the Johnny Doc Raids

It was a week ago today — do you remember where you were? — when federal authorities made quite a show out of raiding numerous […]

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Will Threat to Jewelers Row Finally Unite Preservationists?

On one hand, it looks like a losing battle for preservationists. The five buildings on Jewelers Row that a developer wants to tear down and […]

Mayor Jim Kenney reads mean tweets.
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WATCH: Kenney Reads Mean Tweets Philadelphians Sent Him

In case you missed it (and you probably did), Mayor Jim Kenney turned 58 this past Sunday. To celebrate his birthday, he sat in front […]

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Why the Johnny Doc Investigation Could Slow Kenney’s Momentum

It’s just one short line credited to an anonymous source, but it’s got to be a nightmare for Mayor Jim Kenney. In a story last […]

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We Want Answers: Jane Slusser

Right out of college, you worked as an editor at Oxford University Press. How’d you go from publishing to politics? I did publishing for four […]

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Here Are the Latest Details About Philly’s First Open Streets Event

On September 24th, the city’s inaugural Open Streets event, known as “Philly Free Streets,” will cover a seven-mile course from the corner of Front and South streets […]

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This App Fights Hunger in Philly in a Surprisingly Simple Way

Mayor Jim Kenney and other city officials announced today a new app that makes it easier for restaurants and caterers to donate leftover food to local […]

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The Beverage Lobby Spent $10.6 Million to Kill the Soda Tax — and Failed

When Philadelphia City Council debated Mayor Jim Kenney’s proposed soda tax earlier this year, the beverage industry outspent supporters of the tax 5-to-1 on lobbying. The American Beverage Association shelled out […]