Jim Kenney

Supporters of electing Dick Allen to the Baseball Hall of Fame
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Paul Kurtz
May 19, 2019 - 12:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After coming up one vote shy of the Hall of Fame in 2015, Dick Allen's supporters are determined to get him over the hump when his name comes up again next year. They believe politics have kept him out. At a City Hall gathering on Friday, Gov. Tom Wolf and Mayor Jim...
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Dan Wing
May 18, 2019 - 2:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dozens of volunteers and people from the neighborhood spent a good chunk of their Saturday helping clean and fix up homes on a pair of streets in Overbrook. The volunteers were focused on one block on two different streets, North 56th and Hunter Streets, in the...
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A sweetened beverage tax sign.
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Pat Loeb
May 14, 2019 - 11:56 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP/KYW Newsradio) — A new study bolsters evidence that soda taxes can reduce sales, but whether they influence health remains unclear. The research found that Philadelphia's 2017 tax led to a 38 percent decline in sugary soda and diet drink sales that year, even when taking into...
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Democratic mayoral candidates Alan Butkovitz, Jim Kenney and Anthony Williams.
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Pat Loeb
May 14, 2019 - 7:25 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The only televised debate before next Tuesday's Democratic primary election for Philadelphia mayor featured a few new revelations on the three candidates' positions but turned decidedly hostile toward the end when issues gave way to personal attacks. Challengers Alan...
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Fran Dunphy
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Justin Udo
May 13, 2019 - 4:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Eight Big 5 titles, 14 conference championships and 17 NCAA tournament appearances are just a few of the accomplishments Fran Dunphy achieved as head coach of men's basketball at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney...
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Dad Vail Regatta
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Dan Wing
May 10, 2019 - 12:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The 81st annual Dad Vail Regatta kicked off Friday morning. Rowing teams from more than 100 colleges across America and Canada are taking part in this year's regatta, a tradition on the Schuylkill River. Mayor Jim Kenney said he's proud the city can lay claim to the...
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KYW Newsradio Democratic mayoral debate
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Flashpoint
May 10, 2019 - 9:31 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — KYW Newsradio hosted a live debate Thursday night featuring the two Democratic challengers to Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney in this month's primary election. Former Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz squared off with state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams...
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Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
May 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney says his new plan for economic growth includes strategies to make sure everyone in the city benefits, even those who have traditionally been left behind. There's an old saying that the best social program is a job and that is pretty much...
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Schuylkill River
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Pat Loeb
May 01, 2019 - 3:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After years of warnings that the Schuylkill River was in danger of becoming impassable, city and local university officials announced Wednesday that together they have raised $4.5 million for a dredging project. The Schuylkill Navy, which oversees Boathouse Row,...
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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Pat Loeb
April 22, 2019 - 1:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Philadelphia is within its right to require contractors — including Catholic Social Services, or CSS, an arm of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia — to abide by its non-discrimination policies. The ruling upholds the city...
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