Mayor Jim Kenney

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The Looming DROP Apocalypse

He was the only son of the Big Bambino, but even that couldn’t save him from the political firestorm over DROP. Seven years ago, Frank […]

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The Mayor, the Rapist, and the Fear of the Sanctuary City

Last week, Mayor Jim Kenney became Public Enemy Number One of the anti-sanctuary city alt-right, Fox News, columnists like Stu Bykofsky, and even some generally […]

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Kenney Must Be Dizzy From All the 180-Degree Turns He’s Pulling

“What the hell is going on in City Hall?” I yelled at my laptop last week. Like many socially conscious residents of the city, I […]

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Police: 2 Boys Placed Black Doll Hanging From Noose in Park as Prank

The black doll found hanging from a noose in a Queen Village playground on Thursday was placed there as a prank by two preteen boys […]

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Soda Tax Haters: You Still Have One Fighting Chance

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld the legality of Philadelphia’s controversial “soda tax” on Wednesday, leaving legislation as the only remaining option for opponents to strike […]

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The New Philadelphia Board of Education Holds First Public Meeting

The Philadelphia Board of Education is officially in business. The board held its first public meeting on Monday evening, roughly three months after its nine […]

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Kenney, Clarke Denounce Proposal to Replace Philly’s Soda Tax

With lawmakers in Harrisburg busy discussing options to eliminate Philadelphia’s tax on soda and other sugary beverages, Mayor Kenney and City Council President Darrell Clarke […]

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Philly and Feds Vow No Compromise in Sanctuary City Case

A federal judge’s attempt at striking what he saw as a fair compromise in Philadelphia’s sanctuary city lawsuit has been rebuffed by both city officials […]

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Federal Judge Proposes Compromise in Philly’s Sanctuary City Lawsuit

The Trump and Kenney administrations remain at an impasse in their heated legal debate over Philadelphia’s designation as a sanctuary city and what that means […]

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Fired Philly CIO Says He Was Told City IT Department Was “Too White”

This story has been updated with a statement from the Mayor’s Office. Less than three months after he was ousted from his position as chief […]

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Philly’s Soda Tax: When Will Kenney — or Council — Fix This Hot Mess?

It’s hard to shake the feeling sometimes that Philadelphia’s beverage tax is the slowest governmental bait-and-switch in history. Back in 2016, as the possible spoils […]

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JFK and Market Street Are Getting Protected Bike Lanes

Two of the busiest roads in Philadelphia are getting protected bike lanes. Over the weekend, officials announced nine-month pilot project to increase street safety on John […]

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Kenney Wants a More Diverse School Board Nominee List

Last month, the city’s school board nominating panel presented Mayor Jim Kenney with 27 nominees for Philly’s brand-new Board of Education. But Kenney, who will choose the board’s nine […]

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City Council on Kenney’s Budget Proposal: We’ll Get Back to You

Mayor Jim Kenney presented his annual budget proposal on Thursday. The main sticking point will likely be a tax package to help fund the School District […]

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To Pay for Schools, Kenney Proposes Property, Real Estate Tax Hikes

When Mayor Jim Kenney promised in November to cover the nearly $1 billion deficit that the School District of Philadelphia is expected to accrue over […]