Jim Kenney

Jennifer Bennetch, one of the organizers of the Parkway encampment, speaking to reporters.
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Pat Loeb
July 29, 2020 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia officials are scheduled to meet Thursday with organizers of two protest encampments — on the Ben Franklin Parkway and in the Sharswood section of North Philadelphia — in hopes of closing the camps voluntarily. Read more here.
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Pat Loeb
July 28, 2020 - 2:08 pm
Philadelphia has extended its ban on indoor dining to Sept. 1, citing an increase in COVID-19 cases in the region. Read more here.
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Black and Jewish leaders condemn anti-Semitic post local NAACP President Rodney Muhammad
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Cherri Gregg
July 28, 2020 - 12:34 pm
Members of the Philadelphia NAACP have voiced frustration over their president, Rodney Muhammad, after he shared an anti-Semitic meme on Facebook. No one within the organization has called for his resignation, but leaders outside of it are. Read more here.
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Free Library of Philadelphia
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Pat Loeb
July 23, 2020 - 5:44 pm
The head of the Philadelphia Free Library is resigning after months of complaints by Black workers about racism and a lack of diversity on the staff. Read more here.
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Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge
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Tim Jimenez
July 23, 2020 - 8:17 am
Republican Tom Ridge, formerly the governor of Pennsylvania, and the first secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, continues to criticize the Trump administration’s planned deployment of federal agents in cities. Read more here.
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President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, April 27, 2020, in Washington.
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Tim Jimenez
July 22, 2020 - 7:45 am
Mayor Jim Kenney and 14 other Democratic mayors sent a letter to Trump administration officials expressing their opposition to the use of federal forces in their cities.
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Jennifer Bennetch, one of the organizers of the Parkway encampment, speaking to reporters.
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Pat Loeb
July 21, 2020 - 5:58 pm
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said he met with organizers of a protest encampment on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Monday, and he’s hopeful it will be gone soon. Read more here.
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event about regulatory reform on the South Lawn of the White House on July 16, 2020
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Pat Loeb
July 20, 2020 - 3:54 pm
President Donald Trump said he will take action against protesters in Philadelphia and half a dozen other U.S. cities, suggesting that it might be to send in federal law enforcement as he did in Portland, Oregon. Mayor Jim Kenney called the suggestion “offensive.” Read more here.
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Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney stands atop the Museum of Art staircase as a Super Bowl parade is held for the Eagles.
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Dave Uram
July 16, 2020 - 1:29 pm
Since Philadelphia announced a stop to all large-scale events through February 2021 because of COVID-19 risk, there has been some confusion about whether fans are allowed to attend professional sporting events. Mayor Jim Kenney attempted to clear things up Thursday morning on the WIP Morning Show...
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Jennifer Bennetch, one of the organizers of the Parkway encampment, speaking to reporters.
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Pat Loeb
July 16, 2020 - 12:27 pm
The City of Philadelphia has decided not to remove the homeless encampment on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, after all. They were supposed to dismantle and remove it on Friday. Read more here.
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