Jim Kenney

Mayor Jim Kenney at Olney Rec Center
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Pat Loeb
May 23, 2018 - 9:07 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced Tuesday that Olney Rec Center will be the second facility the city will tackle in the half-billion-dollar Rebuild project. "The purpose of this whole program, this project, is equity," Kenney said. "We want to make sure that we...
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Superintendent William Hite and Mayor Jim Kenney
Mike DeNardo-KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
May 22, 2018 - 11:54 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney says the Philadelphia School District would be able to repair more of its aging school buildings under his tax increase proposal. Kenney pushed his school funding proposal during a visit to Logan Elementary, one of the district's schools most in need...
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Pat Loeb
May 16, 2018 - 5:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The long-awaited Rebuild program of city parks, rec centers and libraries is about to get underway. City officials announced that the first project will be the heavily-used yet dilapidated Vare recreation center in South Philadelphia — the first step in what is...
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Pat Loeb
May 15, 2018 - 7:33 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's two incumbent congressmen are feeling confident going into the Tuesday primary. Both Democrats face low-profile challengers. Republicans seeking the seats are running unopposed. A small number of Philadelphians, voting with Delaware County in the fifth...
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People protested Israel's U.S. Embassy move during a City Hall ceremony celebrating the state's birthday.
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Justin Udo
May 14, 2018 - 3:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Local officials were met in the middle of crossfire as they celebrated another major milestone for the state of Israel. The City of Philadelphia celebrated Israel's 70th birthday Monday by raising the Israeli flag over City Hall — a first for the city. The flag will...
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The Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services offered details about its services at the School District of Philadelphia building.
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Mike Dougherty
May 09, 2018 - 2:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Students suffering from depression, anxiety, and other problems struggle in school, and Mayor Jim Kenney spoke Wednesday about the importance of giving parents and educators the resources to help kids thrive. Problems at home lead to problems in the classroom. Kenney...
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William Hite and the School District of Philadelphia make their funding case to City Council.
Pat Loeb-KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
May 09, 2018 - 1:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia, set to return to local control, backed Mayor Jim Kenney's funding plan during budget hearings Wednesday before City Council. Council is weighing how much of Kenney's tax package to approve, to help the school district fill a...
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Elementary school students are shown at City Hall for a mock trial.
Mike Dougherty-KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
May 04, 2018 - 11:47 am
Elementary school students were the guests of honor at City Hall on Friday morning. They were there to learn about our judicial system by acting as jurors in a fairytale mock trial. Goldilocks and the Big Bad Wolf were both on trial, and their fates were in the hands of a few dozen second- and...
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The on-site dispatch hall inside one of Britain's largest Amazon warehouses.
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Ian Bush
May 03, 2018 - 7:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney has a message for local critics of Philadelphia's bid for Amazon's second headquarters. He said "nothing" concerns him about what would be involved with Amazon's HQ2, which he talked about during a wide-ranging discussion on the city's innovation...
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Pat Loeb
May 03, 2018 - 6:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council continued to postpone a vote on a $500 million plan to rebuild parks, rec centers and libraries. They were expected to vote Thursday but members were dissatisfied with the hiring plan for the project. While Mayor Jim Kenney presented his Rebuild program...
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