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Mayor Jim Kenney

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Philly Today: Larry Krasner Bombs Fox 29 Interview

Check phillymag.com each morning for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking reporters, please send it […]

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The Worst of Philly 2022: From Jawn Morgan to Pete Rose to Wawa Soft Pretzels

Now that we’ve given you enough time to properly digest the utterly extensive and unimpeachably awesome Best of Philly 2022, it’s time for a trip […]

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It’s Official: We’re Giving Mayor Kenney a Worst of Philly Award

Our Best of Philly issue comes out in August, as it has every year since 1974. In a handful of those years, we’ve included a […]

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Philadelphia Has a Real Chance to Improve Gun Control. Our Leaders Must Fight for It Like They Fought for the Soda Tax

A typical weekend in Philadelphia has now become one that, sadly, ends with a recap of fatal shootings. This past weekend was no exception, as […]

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Inside Jim Kenney’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year

“There is a finite period of time for each of us to make a positive impact on our city as elected officials,” Mayor Jim Kenney […]

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ICYMI, Philly Police Made Sure to Defend the Free Speech of White Supremacists

On the night before your July 4th cookout, nearly 200 masked white supremacists armed with shields, flags and banners flocked to Center City to throw […]

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Philadelphia Owes the MOVE Survivors Reparations, Not Just An Apology

On the 36th anniversary of the tragic MOVE bombing — a city-authorized bombing and burning of a Black neighborhood in West Philadelphia that killed 11 people, […]

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Kenney Must Do More Than “Acknowledge” Philly’s Gun-Violence Emergency

A lot was made of Mayor Jim Kenney’s meeting with anti-gun-violence hunger striker Jamal Johnson this past Friday, and I’m still wondering why. The scene […]

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Why Is Philly In Such a Mess Right Now? Because Our Politicians Have Lost Their Souls

“We need leaders with the courage to risk the thing that matters most to them: their own jobs,” former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell wrote in […]

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New Report Makes It Crystal Clear: Kenney and Outlaw Both Need to Resign for Violating Human Rights

When I first called for Mayor Jim Kenney to resign last summer following initial revelations that the city mishandled Black Lives Matter protests, I was […]

philadelphia police using tear gas on protesters, who are filing a lawsuit over the use of tear gas
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Here’s the Scathing Investigative Report on the City’s Response to Civil Unrest in 2020

Nearly eight months after police tear gassed protesters on I-676 and in West Philadelphia, City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart has released a positively blistering investigative report […]

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I Fear the Parkway Encampment Crisis Could End Up Like the MOVE Bombing

In some ways, 2020 is starting to feel like 1985. Right now, a group of vulnerable and displaced people is actively defying the city’s demand […]

sea isle city mayor leo Desiderio and a scene from his jersey shore bar, where COVID guidelines were not being followed
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Think Jim Kenney Is a COVID Hypocrite? You’ve Gotta Check Out This Bar-Owning Sea Isle Mayor

A roundup of Philly-area news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Sea Isle Mayor in Hot Water Over […]

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With Indoor Dining Faux Pas, It’s Official: Jim Kenney Can’t Read the Room

After a summer of strict (and necessary) COVID-19 regulations surrounding our city’s restaurant scene, Mayor Jim Kenney had to go screw it all up. When […]

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Marc Vetri Goes Off On Mayor Kenney After the Mayor Dines Indoors

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Marc Vetri Not a Big Fan of […]