Jim Kenney

76ers Dunk Squad entertains students at ceremonies at Robert Morris Elementary
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Mike DeNardo
September 03, 2019 - 10:31 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Summer vacation has ended, and it’s back to the books. Tuesday is the first day of classes for 124,000 students in the School District of Philadelphia. The year started with the traditional bell-ringing ceremony, wide-eyed, nervous students joined the mayor,...
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From left: Managing Director Brian Abernathy, Mayor Jim Kenney, Acting Commissioner Christine Coulter
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KYW Staff
August 21, 2019 - 1:03 pm
UPDATED: 2:45 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney stated emphatically at a City Hall press conference Wednesday that he did not fire or force former Police Commissioner Richard Ross to resign. Kenney said he was sad to accept Ross' resignation but agreed that it was the best...
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KYW Staff
August 20, 2019 - 5:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has accepted the resignation of Police Commissioner Richard Ross Tuesday evening, who has been forced out of his position. The statement from the mayor says Ross has been "a terrific asset to the police department and the city as a whole...
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Mayor Jim Kenney
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Hadas Kuznits
August 07, 2019 - 12:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The city's free pre-school program is open for enrollment for the upcoming school year, and Mayor Jim Kenney is reminding parents to sign up. All children who will be 3 or 4 by Sept. 1 are eligible for the PHLpreK program , which is available across more than 140...
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Police officers, firefighters and EMTs all around the country joined forces Tuesday night for an anti-crime initiative, including in the Delaware Valley.
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Justin Udo
August 06, 2019 - 9:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police officers, firefighters and EMTs all around the country joined forces Tuesday night for an anti-crime initiative, including in the Delaware Valley. The goal of National Night Out is to better relationships between and law enforcement and their communities. While...
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Mayor Jim Kenney and President Donald Trump
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Pat Loeb
August 05, 2019 - 4:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — President Donald Trump's response to the mass shootings over the weekend did not go over well with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. Kenney's dislike for the president and his policies are well-known, but he took it perhaps a step further this time. He directly blames...
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A fentanyl user holds a needle near Kensington and Cambria in Philadelphia. Suicides and drug overdoses helped lead a surge in U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live.
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Pat Loeb
August 02, 2019 - 5:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Police Commissioner Richard Ross and other city officials return Friday night from a fact-finding trip to Canada, where they examined the country's safe injection sites. The consensus: The group agreed that safe injection sites save...
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Hahnemann University Hospital
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July 29, 2019 - 2:08 pm
By Lydia DePillis, CNN Business (CNN) — For decades, Hahnemann University Hospital served as the main safety-net hospital for downtown Philadelphia's neediest residents. But last week, it released its last patient. Within a month, the hospital's 2,572 staff will all have been laid off, and the...
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Philadelphia's free summer sleep-away camp for kids gets funding from John Dougherty.
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Pat Loeb
July 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the third year, Philadelphia will send 200 kids to sleep-away camp in the Poconos free of charge. Camp Philly, as it's called, is a Philadelphia Parks and Recreation program, but it's funded with private donations from local businesses and unions. The announcement...
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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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