Mayor Jim Kenney


Meet Mayor Kenney’s Secret Girlfriend

Mayor Jim Kenney is doing all right for himself. Not only did he get to take a free trip to Iceland last week as part […]


OPINION: Mayor’s Commissions Are an Exploitation of Diverse Community Labor

There’s no way to put this nicely — the racial diversity of Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration sucks. For a majority-minority city, somehow the bulk of […]


First Nonstop Flight to Iceland From PHL … Stops in Boston

It was supposed to be a blissfully uninterrupted five-and-a-half hour trip to jagged peaks, blue lagoons, cascading waterfalls and the Northern Lights. But Icelandair’s inaugural flight from […]


Reykjavik’s Ridiculously Good-Looking Mayor Kicks Off Icelandair’s Flights From PHL

Today is the first day you can fly nonstop between Philly and Iceland via Icelandair. And just in case you need any other reason to […]


Watch: Mayor Jim Kenney Talks Sanctuary Cities on “60 Minutes”

Philadelphia's mayor opposes Pres. Trump's sanctuary crackdown: — 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) May 22, 2017 A 60 Minutes segment this past Sunday night delved […]


William Penn Is Getting a Facelift

It’s been 125 years since Alexander Milne Calder’s 37-foot-tall sculpture of our city’s dear founder was placed high on its perch above Broad Street. (He’s […]


New City Initiative Seeks to Clear Home Repair Assistance Backlog

This afternoon, in front of a modest rowhome in Olney, Mayor Jim Kenney, City Council President Darrell Clarke, City Council member Cherelle Parker (D-9th District) […]


Q&A: Takeaways From Philadelphia’s First Immigrant Business Week

This week Philadelphia hosted its inaugural Immigrant Business Week, to celebrate the vast contributions of the city’s immigrant businesspeople. The joint effort on the part […]

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OPINION: Black Politicians Are Going to Have to Earn My Vote From Now On

The most open forum in which to hear the unfiltered thoughts of black men in Philly is arguably the barbershop. No matter what our wealth, […]


SXSW Day 1: Philly Can Become a Smart City

Philly has officially settled in at SXSW, and we can’t say we miss the northeast weather. On Friday, March 10th, our first full day of […]


Look, Philly Is In Austin for SXSW 2017

Since 4 a.m. on Thursday morning, Philadelphians have been boarding planes to make their way down to Austin, Texas. The “215 is officially in the […]


Mayor’s Office Announces Appointments to the Commission on LGBT Affairs

A day after announcing Amber Hikes as the new director of the Office of LGBT Affairs, the Mayor’s Office has released its long-awaited list of […]


Kenney Signs Bill to Crack Down on Illegal Towing in Philly

Mayor Jim Kenney signed a bill yesterday that will help the city crack down on illegal towing in Philadelphia.


Mayor Kenney “Deeply Disappointed” In Donald Trump Abortion Decision

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is speaking out against a controversial anti-abortion measure that President Donald Trump enacted today.


Here’s How the Wage Equity Law Kenney Just Signed Could Hurt Women

In a firm nod to equity, Mayor Kenney signed the wage equity bill on Monday, making Philadelphia the first city to ban employers from asking job […]