Mayor Jim Kenney

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Citywide Survey Says We Love the Fire Department, Agree to Disagree on the Water

When Mayor Jim Kenney first took office in 2016, it had been a decade since anyone in the Mayor’s Office performed a systematic survey asking […]

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Rhynhart vs. Kenney: Inside the Most Contentious Relationship in City Hall

Let’s start at the top: If age generally moves politicians to the right, Mayor Jim Kenney seems utterly determined to stand that notion on its […]

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NextUp: The Local Company Discovering Targeted Therapies for Disease

“NextUp” is a weekly NextHealth PHL feature that highlights the local leaders, organizations and research shaping the Greater Philadelphia region’s life sciences ecosystem. Email qmuse@phillymag.com […]

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What’s Worse Than Jim Kenney Trying to Squelch Press Freedom? Having His Team Lie About It

Update, 9/17: In a conversation with Philadelphia magazine’s attorney this morning, city solicitor Marcel Pratt confirmed that information requests from the magazine no longer have […]

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Why Philly Mag Is Fighting the Kenney Administration’s Attempt to Undermine a Free Press

These aren’t the easiest of days for the news media in the United States. Not only has the business model that’s supported journalism been disrupted […]

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The Kenney Administration’s Trumpian Response to Our Latest DROP Exposé

Mayor Jim Kenney has made his hatred for Donald Trump quite clear. He’s called him a “tyrant” who is trying to turn “the country into […]

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140 of Philly’s Hundred-Year-Old Citizens Partied With the Mayor at SugarHouse

In 1919, the average life expectancy at birth in the United States was just 55 years. But statistics are no match for good genes and […]

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Shake-Ups and Sure Bets: Four Major Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primary

On Tuesday, empires fell, diversity flourished, and a new sheriff came to town. While some outcomes of the 2019 Democratic primary in Philadelphia were all […]

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What I Learned at the Mayoral Debate From Philly’s “Super Voters”: Older Black Women

If you ask any political strategist to identify the most sought-after voting bloc within Democratic party at large right now, they will tell you older Black women […]

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Kenney on Controller’s Voting Machine Objections: “I Don’t Know What Her Problem Is”

Mayor Jim Kenney has come out swinging in defense of the city’s looming purchase of more than $50 million worth of new voting machines that […]

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Anthony Williams for Mayor

As political figures go, it’s hard not to like — or at least be bemused by — Jim Kenney. In contrast to so many politicians, […]

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No Joke: Kenney Thinks “Overqualified” Black People Are Cause of City’s Diversity Woes

At a meeting of the African American Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Jim Kenney had his “I can see Russia from my house” […]

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Let’s Hope Kenney’s Renewed Focus on Black Issues Isn’t Just Pandering (Again)

Diversity is the new Black. Over the weekend, Mayor Jim Kenney officially announced he was running for reelection in a two-minute video posted on social […]

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Mayor Kenney, Where Is the Call for Bobby Henon to Step Down?

As an experienced politician, Mayor Jim Kenney should know by now that when it comes to holding political figures accountable, consistency is the key to […]

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Scenes From the Campaign Trail: That Time Jewell Williams Held a Ladies Night

“Jewell’s been having a bad day.” I had just arrived at Champagne Cafe, a lounge on East Chelten Avenue in North Philly, around 7:40 on […]