Mayor Kenney


In 2016, Jim Kenney Reminded Us How Effective a Seasoned Politician Can Be

Jim Kenney doesn’t want to be here. It’s mid-October, and we’re meeting in his sprawling office in City Hall to talk about something that should […]


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. […]


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 […]


Was Mayor Kenney a Catalyst for Vanguard’s Philly Innovation Center?

The line of institutions developing innovation hubs in Philadelphia just got longer: Mutual-fund giant Vanguard Group recently announced plans to open an innovation center in […]


Kenney Announces New Commission on LGBT Affairs

A week after Mayor Jim Kenney made his first-ever public statement addressing incidents of racism in the city’s LGBTQ community, his office has now officially […]

Mayor Jim Kenney reads mean tweets.

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 […]

Kelly Lee, Jerry Pinkney, and Sheila Hess pose with the award that was presented to Pinkney this afternoon.

City Honors Legendary Children’s Book Illustrator Jerry Pinkney

In Philadelphia, Tuesday was Jerry Pinkney day. The City officially honored the acclaimed illustrator and Philadelphia native at a ceremony in City Hall yesterday afternoon. Joined by […]


Kenney on Potential Airport Strike: Workers Deserve a Living Wage

Tuesday night, airport workers voted to strike during the Democratic National Convention at the end of July, and Mayor Kenney released a statement Wednesday afternoon completely in favor […]


After Dallas, Kenney Asks Philadelphians to “Be Willing to Hear One Another”

Mayor Jim Kenney released a statement Friday asking the citizens of Philadelphia to “listen and be willing to hear one another” after a violent and tense week in which […]


PHOTOS: It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’s Market Street Shoot

Yesterday and Wednesday we told you about the cast of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia shooting in Center City Philadelphia. The Gang was on Market Street […]


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. […]


Bloomberg May Give Even More to Support Philly Soda Tax

The Inquirer is reporting this morning that Michael Bloomberg, the super-wealthy media mogul and three-term mayor of New York City, has thrown an undisclosed amount […]


City To Get $30 Million in New Real Estate Tax Revenue

The City of Philadelphia is coming into some cash next year. City Controller Alan Butkovitz released his monthly economic report today, in which he reveals […]


Kenney Calls on Businesses to Give Ex-Cons a Second Chance

Today, Mayor Jim Kenney issued a call to Philadelphia-based businesses to take the “Fair Chance Business Pledge,” a White House initiative to “eliminate unnecessary hiring barriers for […]