Jim Kenney

Mayor Jim Kenney signed two bills Wednesday removing gender language from two key city tax laws.
Mark Abrams | KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
June 20, 2018 - 6:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney signed two bills Wednesday removing gender language from two key city tax laws. The mayor's signature on the two bills eliminates the designation of "husband" and "wife" or "widow" or "widower" and replaces them with the gender-neutral term, "spouse...
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Mayor Jim Kenney and Councilman Curtis Jones
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Mike DeNardo
June 20, 2018 - 2:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The city is moving ahead with plans to upgrade its recreation centers and playgrounds, while the beverage tax that would fund them remains in legal limbo. Mayor Jim Kenney and Councilman Curtis Jones announced that the fourth so-called "Rebuild" project will be a two-...
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Neighborhood youngsters swim and play in the Lawncrest Pool.
Mark Abrams | KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
June 19, 2018 - 7:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The city officially began opening its pools Tuesday, and Philadelphia's chief executive dropped by the Lawncrest Pool to signal the start of the summer swim season. Mayor Jim Kenney gave neighborhood youngsters the all-clear to jump in. "No speeches — happy summer!"...
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Former City Controller Jonathan Saidel will co-chair mayor's Reconciliation Task Force.
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Mark Abrams
June 19, 2018 - 1:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney has formed a task force to oversee the city's efforts to account for tens of millions of dollars identified by a controller's audit as missing from its largest cash account. City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart identified the $33 million deficit in the...
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Philadelphia City Hall
Eric Walter
June 18, 2018 - 1:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Millennials from across Philadelphia will converge on June 23 at Temple University to discuss policy recommendations for the Kenney administration in the first-ever Philadelphia Millennial Forum . The city's Millennial Advisory Committee will host discussions and...
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Mayor Jim Kenney addresses the Take Charge Philly convening.
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Cherri Gregg
June 14, 2018 - 6:54 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The City of Philadelphia was the first to challene a proposed federal rule change that would bar immigrant families from accessing basic health care and nutrition assistance. Lawyers are gearing up for the next phase of battle. The "public charge" test is a federal...
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 A general view of Luschniki Stadium one day prior to the start of the FIFA World Cup 2018.
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Greg Orlandini
June 13, 2018 - 9:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The United States may not be playing in this year's World Cup, but the tournament will return to America in 2026 — and Philadelphia could play a role. The U.S., along with Canada and Mexico, will host the 2026 tournament, and Philadelphia is among the cities where...
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Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
June 12, 2018 - 9:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The People's Emergency Center is planning to expand its services to families in homeless shelters thanks to a three-year grant. The Vanguard Strong Start for Kids Program is contributing nearly $1.5 million over three years to the PEC in West Philadelphia for its...
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Mayor Jim Kenney drew teams for the third season of the Philadelphia Unity Cup
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Cherri Gregg
June 07, 2018 - 5:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney drew the names of the teams who will take part in the opening rounds of the third annual Philadelphia International Unity Cup . This year is expected to be the biggest yet. The Unity Cup is a "World Cup Style" soccer tournament where "teams" represent...
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City Council President Darrell Clarke and other council members announce an audit of the city's tax assessment agency.
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
June 07, 2018 - 2:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Kenney administration is giving mixed reviews to Philadelphia City Council's version of the city budget. Council gave preliminary approval this week to a spending plan the includes some of the mayor's proposals — but not the real estate tax increase he requested...
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