Mayor Jim Kenney

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What Do Mayor Kenney’s Past Supporters Think of Him Now?

One of the immediate consequences of the recent Black Lives Matter protests has been the mainstreaming of a once-obscure idea to defund the police. The […]

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Mayor Jim Kenney Should Resign After the City’s Gross Violation of Civil Rights

On a sunny Monday afternoon, a group of diverse, peaceful protesters is marching together, demanding justice for Black lives. They engage in collective chants, hold […]

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Now That Frank Rizzo Is Gone, Maybe It’s Time to Talk About Those Christopher Columbus Statues

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. First Frank Rizzo. Are Those Christopher Columbus […]

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Dear Philly: Mayor Kenney Hates How Trashy You’re Being During the Pandemic

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. Mayor Kenney Hates How Trashy You’re Being During the Coronavirus Pandemic Philadelphia has always had a major trash problem. […]

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Now Is the Time for Penn and Philly’s Other Big-Money Nonprofits to Pay PILOTs

When enjoying the classic card game of spades, most players wait until the very end of a round to play their most competitive hand. Those […]

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No More Mr. Nice Mayor: Jim Kenney, Shut This City Down

Philadelphia, we are now in the four-digit club. As of Monday, Philadelphia had officially surpassed 1,000 cases of COVID-19, with positive tests in every zip […]

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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 […]