Mayor Jim Kenney

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OPINION: Philly Isn’t Charlottesville. It’s Worse.

“Who is more racist: The North or the South?” That is the age-old question I’m often asked when I tell people I moved to Philly […]

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Kenney: Rizzo Statue is Art Commission’s Choice

One day after protesters demanded that the city bring bronze Frank Rizzo down from the perch where he’s stood since 1998, Mayor Kenney said he’ll let […]

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Philly Fireman Taking Heat for Charlottesville Post

The Philadelphia Fire Department and Mayor Jim Kenney have spoken out against what they called a “reprehensible” photo posted by a Philly fireman after the Charlottesville rally. […]

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Mayor Kenney’s Waste Reduction Goals Are … Interesting

This week, under the executive order of Mayor Kenney, the city’s Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet unveiled its plan to help reach the mayor’s extremely […]

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Mayor Kenney Endorses Larry Krasner in DA’s Race

In an unsurprising move, although telling nonetheless, Mayor Jim Kenney officially endorsed Larry Krasner in Philadelphia’s upcoming district attorney’s race on Thursday. The mayor described […]

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City Announces Two New Community Schools

Samuel Gompers Elementary in Overbrook and the Northeast’s George Washington High School are the latest additions to Mayor Kenney’s ongoing community school initiative, city officials […]

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City Council Approves Major Reinvestment in Philly Neighborhoods

Philadelphia City Council has approved Mayor Jim Kenney’s ambitious plan to reinvest in Philly’s public spaces. Rebuild, also known as Rebuilding Community Infrastructure, would allocate […]

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Kenney Will Sign Bill Prompted by Gayborhood Racism Complaints Into Law

After unanimously passing out of City Council in May, today Mayor Jim Kenney will sign into law an anti-discrimination bill introduced by Councilman Derek Green […]

Business

Kenney, Comcast Champion IoT Tech at Philadelphia Smart Cities Summit

This week Mayor Jim Kenney welcomed representatives from tech and other industries across the globe to Philadelphia at the Smart City Summit, the culmination of a packed week […]

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OPINION: Philly’s Soda Tax Is Shaping Up to Be an Epic Flop

It’s been six months since the city’s soda tax (or, more accurately, the sugary beverage tax) was implemented — and it’s off to a rocky […]

Property

Funding Secured for Penn’s Landing Makeover

At a noontime news conference at Penn’s Landing, Gov. Tom Wolf, Mayor Jim Kenney, and Janet Haas of the William Penn Foundation announced that together […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]