Mayor Jim Kenney

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No Property Tax Hike in City Council’s Alternate Budget Proposal

It didn’t take long for City Council members to become inundated with calls from concerned constituents after Mayor Jim Kenney introduced his $4.7 billion budget […]

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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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The Next Philly Free Streets Destination: North Broad

The third installment of the city’s popular Philly Free Streets initiative will be held on North Broad Street from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on […]

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Philly Doesn’t Deserve the Mercy of the Black Men Arrested at Starbucks

Growing up in a southern Pentecostal church, I was constantly reminded of the divine act of showing grace. “Always forgive your enemies,” my grandmother would […]

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Mayor Kenney: Philly’s Oldest Prison to Close by 2020

With Philadelphia zeroing in on its goal to reduce the city’s overall prison population by 34 percent, Mayor Jim Kenney and Prisons Commissioner Blanche Carney […]

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PCHR to Investigate More Allegations of Racial Bias at Rittenhouse Starbucks

As part of an official update on its response to an incident last week that resulted in the arrest of two black men at the […]

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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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Five Ways Mayor Kenney Can Shore Up the Budget Without Tax Hikes

Read my lips: More new taxes.  That’s basically what Mayor Jim Kenney said on Thursday during his annual budget proposal. As with most of his […]

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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 […]

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New England Town Drapes Giant Eagles Flag Over Its Rocky Statue

Remember when Mayor Jim Kenney refused to make a bet with the mayor of Minneapolis before the NFC championship game? And when he said there […]