Jim Kenney

The CEO of the chain that owns several area supermarkets is closing the ShopRite store in West Philadelphia, several blocks from the suburbs, blaming Philadelphia's soda tax. The city and supporters of the beverage tax question his motives.
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Mike Dougherty
January 03, 2019 - 1:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Shop Rite in West Philadelphia is closing, and supermarket owner Jeff Brown blames the soda tax for a drop in sales. Mayor Jim Kenney isn't buying that excuse. "Jeff Brown is a crybaby, basically," Kenney said. "He lives in a double-wide mansion on Rittenhouse...
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2019 Mummers Parade
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Cherri Gregg
January 02, 2019 - 4:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Outrage over a Mummers Parade skit featuring a caricature of Jay-Z walking a mummer dressed as Mayor Jim Kenney on all fours continues, even though the mummers got approval from the city. The skit featured a dark-skinned, gold-chained wearing mummer with the word "Jay...
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Philadelphia Health Commissioner Tom Farley announces city guidelines for post-op prescription of opioids.
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Pat Loeb
December 19, 2018 - 12:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Health Department has taken the unusual step of developing opioid prescription guidelines for surgeons in the city, in another effort to reign in the addiction epidemic. The guidelines are based on research showing opioids may be completely...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
December 08, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week, a City Council committee advanced a bill selling off the old Provident Insurance building at 46th and Market streets — but that doesn't mean they were happy about it. The building was supposed to become the new Philadelphia Police headquarters until the...
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Jul 25, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney speaks during the 2016 Democratic National Convention at Wells Fargo Arena.
Pat Loeb
December 04, 2018 - 6:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney's father has died. He was 83 and had been in failing health recently, though the mayor's office says his death was sudden. James Kenney was a firefighter in the Philadelphia Fire Department for 20 years. He often took on additional jobs...
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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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Philly selects diverse team of LGBT residents to change face of local boards, commissions
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Pat Loeb
November 28, 2018 - 2:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Office of LGBT Affairs has selected the first group of 20 people to go through its Community Leadership Pipeline. The six-month program seeks to get younger, more diverse people actively engaged in the community. Congrats to those selected to...
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Alan Butkovitz
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Pat Loeb
November 15, 2018 - 4:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has his first primary opponent in his bid for re-election in 2019. It's former City Controller Alan Butkovitz. Butkovitz has been signalling his interest in the mayor's race just about since he lost his bid for a third term as controller...
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Taylor Leonardo/Saxbys
Rachel Kurland
November 07, 2018 - 12:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you've ever walked around Philly and needed a coffee fix, chances are you've stopped in a Saxbys. And the numbers substantiate the Philadelphia-based coffee chain's success. Saxbys has been listed on the Inc. 5000's list of the fastest-growing private companies ...
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Gov. Tom Wolf (second from right) greets voters at Relish restaurant along Ogontz Avenue before he and other top Democratic politicians voted in York County.
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Kristen Johanson
November 06, 2018 - 3:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In the middle of the election chaos, some of the top Democratic leaders in the city and state rallied together for lunch in Northwest Philadelphia Tuesday. Dozens of politicians lined up for lunch at Relish restaurant along Ogontz Avenue before they went off to vote...
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