Jim Kenney

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross
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Mark Abrams
July 18, 2019 - 1:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Police Department on Thursday announced disciplinary actions against 72 officers who posted inappropriate content on Facebook which included hate speech toward certain minority groups. Police Commissioner Richard Ross described some of the posts as...
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Philadelphia is joining an effort to provide lawyers for immigrants facing deportation. Mayor Jim Kenney Tuesday announced the city will give $100,000 to the Vera Institute to defend detainees in York, Pennsylvania.
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Pat Loeb
July 16, 2019 - 6:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia is joining an effort to provide lawyers for immigrants facing deportation. Mayor Jim Kenney Tuesday announced the city will give $100,000 to the Vera Institute to defend detainees in York, Pennsylvania. The Vera Institute has formed what it calls a SAFE (...
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Nicole Westerman
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Pat Loeb
July 14, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A key piece of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney's vision for renovating city parks, recreation centers and libraries will fall into place this week when city officials unveil apprenticeship programs aimed at providing union jobs for people who have, historically, had a...
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Amber Hikes
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Cherri Gregg
July 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Earlier this week, the Kenney administration announced that the executive director of Philadelphia's Office of LGBT Affairs has resigned. When Amber Hikes stepped into the role it was March of 2017 and the been reeling from the aftermath of protests and complaints...
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Amber Hikes
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Rachel Kurland
July 09, 2019 - 2:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Amber Hikes, executive director of the city's Office of LGBT Affairs, has announced she will resign after more than two years in the position. Hikes shared the news on social media Tuesday, noting she will leave at the end of the month. "When I stepped into this role...
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Census 2020
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Pat Loeb
July 03, 2019 - 11:13 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney praised the U.S. Census Bureau's decision to print its 2020 questionnaire without a question about citizenship status. However, he said there's still a lot of work to do to get a full representation of the city. "It's certainly, hopefully, light at...
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Hahnemann University Hospital
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June 28, 2019 - 9:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It’s been a winding road, and now the Pennsylvania Department of Health says they’ve had their first meeting with Hahnemann Hospital officials since ordering them to cease their closure plans. According to the DOH , Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine met with both...
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Hahnemann University Hospital
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Pat Loeb
June 28, 2019 - 4:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The city of Philadelphia is seeking an injunction to prevent Hahnemann University Hospital from closing without notice. The city filed a motion to join Drexel University's lawsuit against Hahnemann's owners — American Academic Health Systems and its CEO, Joel Freedman...
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Refinery fire
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Pat Loeb
June 27, 2019 - 5:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A vapor leak at Philadelphia Energy Solutions started a chain of events that sparked a fire and several explosions last week, according to preliminary findings by the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB). Dr. Kristen Kulinowski, CSB interim...
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Hahnemann University Hospital
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Steve Tawa
June 27, 2019 - 2:55 pm
For the latest, read " Hahnemann University Hospital employees march to CEO's home in protest ." ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel Levine has ordered Hahnemann University Hospital and its owners to cease and desist plans to close the hospital, as of Thursday...
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