Jim Kenney

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Pat Loeb
April 22, 2019 - 1:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Philadelphia is within its right to require contractors — including Catholic Social Services, or CSS, an arm of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia — to abide by its non-discrimination policies. The ruling upholds the city...
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Mayor Jim Kenney announces the fourth annual Free Streets, set for Aug. 3, On N. Broad Street, from Arch to Butler streets.
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Pat Loeb
April 17, 2019 - 1:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you're the kind of person who likes to amble around on major streets usually clogged with cars, Philly Free Streets is returning Aug. 3. This will be the fourth annual celebration of pedestrian power, inspired by the almost magical feeling of car-free streets when...
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April 16, 2019 - 7:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Street sweepers rolled through a Philadelphia residential neighborhood on Tuesday for the first time in more than 10 years. The pilot program restores a practice that was cut from the city budget during the 2008 recession. By popular demand, street sweeping is back in...
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City Hall, Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
April 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The first round of campaign finance reports for Philadelphia's May primary were due last week and they showed a wide gap between candidates for city offices. Some candidates expect to benefit from PAC money, even if it's not contributed directly to them. Incumbent...
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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney
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Steve Tawa
April 12, 2019 - 2:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When Mayor Kenney heard that the Trump administration had reportedly considered releasing detainees to "Sanctuary Cities," to retaliate against political critics, he would have taken any and all sent this way. While the Washington Post reports the plan never...
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Teal Day
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Hadas Kuznits
April 11, 2019 - 4:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney has proclaimed April 11 as Teal Day, a day to bring awareness against sexual misconduct and sexual violence. Representatives from Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR) emphasized at City Hall Thursday that there is help available for survivors, like...
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Annual Philly Spring Cleanup
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Dan Wing
April 06, 2019 - 12:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The annual Philly Spring Cleanup got started Saturday morning with a kickoff event in Kensington. The cleanup is a city-wide event where volunteers and city leaders make their way out to neighborhood parks for a few hours of cleaning with a touch of love. Mayor Jim...
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Cardi B and Travis Scott
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Rachel Kurland
April 02, 2019 - 11:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Made in America festival is making moves past last year's blunder that nearly ended the concert in Philly altogether. On Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, Travis Scott and Cardi B will headline MIA along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The eighth annual event will also feature...
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Various bottles of soda are displayed in a cooler.
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Pat Loeb
March 14, 2019 - 3:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council received a bill Thursday that would change the sweetened beverage tax. The bill's sponsors are soda tax opponents, so it's assumed the bill would reduce or phase out the tax — but the bill doesn't specify how the tax would change. The prime sponsor of the...
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Finance director Rob Dubow testified at a City Council committee hearing.
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Pat Loeb
March 13, 2019 - 3:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has denounced the behavior of a City Councilman who called the city's finance director a "criminal" during a committee hearing Tuesday. The mayor fired off a letter to Councilman David Oh, calling his conduct "irresponsible" and "...
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