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These 18 Pennsylvania Counties Just Went Green, Reopening Bars, Dining Rooms, Gyms, and More

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. Governor Wolf Shifts 18 Counties to Least Restrictive Green Phase If you really need to sit at a bar […]

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Dear Philly: Mayor Kenney Hates How Trashy You’re Being During the Pandemic

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. Mayor Kenney Hates How Trashy You’re Being During the Coronavirus Pandemic Philadelphia has always had a major trash problem. […]

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“Because We Are Philadelphia”: Read Mayor Kenney’s Inspiring Message to the City

Fellow Philadelphians: Every year since 2016 I’ve been thrilled to take part in Philly Free Streets as thousands of residents from every neighborhood came out […]

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The Kenney Administration’s Trumpian Response to Our Latest DROP Exposé

Mayor Jim Kenney has made his hatred for Donald Trump quite clear. He’s called him a “tyrant” who is trying to turn “the country into […]

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And They’re Off: Mayor Kenney Launches Reelection Bid

In what was a mere formality, Mayor Jim Kenney officially announced his campaign for reelection on Sunday morning. The announcement, as is common practice these […]

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After Latest Mummers Controversy, Kenney Has to Pick a Side on Racism

New Year’s Day was confirmation that Philadelphia is still a racist city that revels in its polarization. The Mummers Parade, the predominantly white cultural phenomenon […]

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The Mayor, the Rapist, and the Fear of the Sanctuary City

Last week, Mayor Jim Kenney became Public Enemy Number One of the anti-sanctuary city alt-right, Fox News, columnists like Stu Bykofsky, and even some generally […]

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Philly Unions Rally Against Trump’s Immigration Policies

Around 2,000 union workers gathered on Penn’s Landing on Wednesday to protest President Trump’s immigration policies, including the separation of asylum-seeking families and the denial […]

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City Council Passes Budget, Construction Tax Ahead of Summer Break

Just like school kids pushing to finish their final projects before summer vacation, Philadelphia City Council on Thursday approved a flurry of measures both big […]

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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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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 […]