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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]


Mayor Kenney to Sign Pay Equity Bill

Mayor Kenney’s support for the pay equity bill hasn’t wavered over the last week. He’s expected to sign the bill into law on Monday, the […]


Report: Kenney Among Top Five Highest-Paid Mayors

Mayor Jim Kenney collects one of the nation’s top five mayoral salaries, according to a new report from American City Business Journal, an affiliate of the Philadelphia […]


Comcast Threatens to Sue If City Enacts Wage Discrimination Bill

Comcast has threatened to sue Philadelphia if Mayor Jim Kenney signs a bill passed unanimously by City Council last month that would forbid employers from asking job […]

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Want to Solve the Mummers’ Diversity Problem? Just Call It “The White Heritage Parade”

It’s a new year, and the older I get, the more I have begun to realize that some stuff won’t change because it really doesn’t […]

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Kenney Creates Trash Cabinet to Make Philly Cleaner … by 2035

Mayor Jim Kenney has signed an executive order that aims to make the city a little less dirty. The order will allow for the creation of a 16-member Zero […]