City Government

PAL Day participants take the oath of office
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Pat Loeb
February 13, 2019 - 3:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia has a new mayor — just for the day. City Hall was taken over by teenagers participating in the Police Athletic League , or PAL, in which public officials mentor about 40 high school students. PAL students were "adopted" by an assigned senior-level...
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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
December 04, 2018 - 3:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney wants the Office of Immigrant Affairs to outlast him, so he's seeking a charter change to make the office a permanent part of city government. The mayor's office said a bill to put the charter change on the May 2019 primary ballot will be introduced...
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Mike DiBerardinis (left) and Brian Abernathy (right)
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Pat Loeb
September 24, 2018 - 5:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The city government's managing director is stepping down after less than three years in the job. In January, Mike DiBerardinis' deputy will take over running the day-to-day work of the Kenney administration. Today, @PhillyMayor announced that Managing Director Michael...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
September 09, 2018 - 11:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has avoided taking action on a construction impact tax, all summer, but his time is up. Kenney must decide, by Thursday, whether to veto the bill or let it become law. Mayor Kenney opposes the one percent tax on new construction and...
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Chief Administrative Officer Christine Derenick-Lopez explains the City of Philadelphia government website redesign.
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Pat Loeb
August 14, 2018 - 3:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some 35,000 people a day use the Philadelphia city government website, and beginning Tuesday, they'll see a new homepage that officials promise will be easier to navigate and offer more information. The redesign, according to Chief Administrative Officer Christine...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
August 05, 2018 - 12:41 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania awarded the remainder of its permits to grow medical marijuana last week, and Philadelphia, once again, was not on the list. Councilman Derek Green, along with state Rep. Jordan Harris, had urged the Pennsylvania Department of Health to put a grow...
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Pat Loeb
July 20, 2018 - 9:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio ) -- Rebecca Rhynhart promised a fresh start as a candidate for city controller. "The way the incumbent does his job is very much focused on these ‘gotcha’ moments, these headlines and there’s a way to do the job in a much more collaborative manner that will actually...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
June 26, 2018 - 5:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia will need to replace thousands of city employees in the next 10 years as the current workforce retires. But a new report by the Pew Trusts said that to get the best workers, officials might want to take a look at some problem areas in the civil service...
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Hip hop recording artist Meek Mill performs at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J., on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015.
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Justin Udo
April 11, 2018 - 7:47 pm
PHIADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- On Wedneday morning Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney paid rapper Meek Mill a visit in jail and talked about the gravity of his case. Kenney's visit to see Mill comes just a day after New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin...
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