Jim Kenney

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.
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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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House of Correction in Philadelphia
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Cherri Gregg
June 07, 2018 - 7:43 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The City of Philadelphia has made some progress with its efforts to reduce its prison population. One major milestone is depopulating one of the city's oldest prison — but that's just one of two major goals reached in record time. Nearly a century old, the House of...
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Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
June 06, 2018 - 2:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney seems skeptical that the budget City Council passed on Tuesday will provide enough funds for the School District of Philadelphia, now just weeks away from returning to local control. Council rejected the mayor's request for a tax increase for schools...
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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney
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Mike Dougherty
June 06, 2018 - 8:10 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney hasn't had many nice things to say about Donald Trump over the years. He ramped it up this week after the Eagles were disinvited from the White House, prompting Kenney to call Trump a tyrant. RELATED: Fans, Kenney, players react to...
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Philadelphia City Council
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Pat Loeb
June 05, 2018 - 8:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council has given preliminary approval to a budget that funds public schools without raising real estate taxes. Mayor Jim Kenney asked for a 4 percent increase in the real estate tax rate to fund schools, but City Council President Darrell Clarke said coming on...
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 Mayor Kenney is continuing to push his budget proposal, which he says would allow the school district to repair its aging buildings.
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Mike DeNardo
June 04, 2018 - 8:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney is continuing to push his budget proposal, which he said would allow the school district to repair its aging buildings. Wilson Middle School in Northeast Philadelphia opened in 1927. Principal Stephanie Ressler said it's a challenge to teach 21st-...
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