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Judge Dismisses Anti-Soda Tax Lawsuit

A Common Pleas Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the American Beverage Association in September as a last-ditch effort to halt the soda […]

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Report: Kenney Staff Told Activists to “Corner” Anti–Soda Tax Councilwoman

Some of Mayor Jim Kenney‘s top staffers suggested that a group of activists “corner” Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez at a public event earlier this year to get her […]

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Mayor Kenney, Don’t Shut Out the Press

Last week, Mayor Jim Kenney put up a blockade between his office and the press regarding what has turned out to be one of his […]

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LGBTQ&A: Abdul-Aliy Muhammad

Abdul-Aliy Muhammad is a black queer social-justice activist and member of the Black and Brown Workers Collective, a coalition of LGBTQ protestors of color who […]

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Toomey Calls on Trump to Punish Philly, Other Sanctuary Cities

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey has called on president-elect Donald Trump to punish Philadelphia and other “sanctuary cities” that do not fully comply with federal immigration […]

City Life Petition Asks Kenney to Replace LGBT Affairs Liaison

A petition calling on Mayor Jim Kenney to replace Nellie Fitzpatrick, the head of the Office of LGBT Affairs, with Louie A. Ortiz-Fonseca, a […]


Mayor Kenney Op-Ed: Tech Is Key to Philadelphia’s Growth

When I think about where Philadelphia has the greatest potential for growth, I am instantly drawn to the tech industry, and I am not alone. […]

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Mayor Kenney: “I Will Stand Up Against Hate Crimes”

During a speech last night, Mayor Jim Kenney denounced a string of apparently hate-spurred incidents in Philadelphia – and across the nation – since the election […]

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Protesters Criticize Kenney, Fitzpatrick at OutFest Kickoff

Minutes after Jim Kenney made his first public statement about Gayborhood racism during the seventh-annual LBGT pride flag-raising at City Hall on Sunday, protesters from […]

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Mayor Kenney to Power-Walk Philly Free Streets on Saturday

Ten miles of the city’s typically traffic-ridden streets will go carless for five hours on Saturday for Philly Free Streets, a “people-powered,” health-inspired initiative. And here […]

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WATCH: Kenney Reads Mean Tweets Philadelphians Sent Him

In case you missed it (and you probably did), Mayor Jim Kenney turned 58 this past Sunday. To celebrate his birthday, he sat in front […]


Police: Actually, No One Has Been Arrested at the DNC Yet

Some media outlets have reported that protesters were arrested outside the National Democratic Convention in Philadelphia tonight. But according to the Philadelphia Police Department, no activists have been […]

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City to Host Immigration Forum During the Democratic National Convention

The Mayor’s office will host a discussion on immigration during the Democratic National Convention this month. Mayor Jim Kenney will join Bill de Blasio, the […]


Kenney: Philly Will Not Buy an Armored Vehicle for the DNC

Philly will not buy an armored vehicle for the Democratic National Convention this July, Mayor Jim Kenney said yesterday at a press conference in D.C. […]


Ground Broken for K&T Trail Along the Delaware River

Marking another passage from abandoned railway to new community pathway, city and state officials broke ground on the first phase of the K&T Trail this afternoon at […]