Jim Kenney

Mayor Jim Kenney has confirmed that, despite appearances to the contrary, he really does like his job. It was one of the lighter moments during his Thursday address to City Council in which he laid out what might be called an "election year" budget.
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Pat Loeb
March 07, 2019 - 6:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has confirmed that, despite appearances to the contrary, he really does like his job. It was one of the lighter moments during his Thursday address to City Council in which he laid out what might be called an "election year" budget. The $...
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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
March 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is expected to propose a $5 billion budget to City Council Thursday morning with no new taxes and relatively modest spending increases, avoiding controversy in a year when he and all of City Council are up for re-election. The biggest...
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PAL Day participants take the oath of office
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Pat Loeb
February 13, 2019 - 3:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia has a new mayor — just for the day. City Hall was taken over by teenagers participating in the Police Athletic League , or PAL, in which public officials mentor about 40 high school students. PAL students were "adopted" by an assigned senior-level...
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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney
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Kimberly Adams
February 10, 2019 - 3:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has officially announced he'll run for reelection, saying there's more work to do. "We haven't completed our projects, completed our goal and we need another four years to do it," Kenney said. The 99th mayor of Philadelphia, Kenney says...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
February 06, 2019 - 3:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Plans for a safe injection site in Philadelphia will continue to move forward while U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain's civil suit is in the courts. Both the city and the nonprofit Safehouse, which will operate it, remain committed to opening the site. READ: US attorney sues...
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U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain is going after Philadelphia’s first planned "safe injection site."
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Steve Tawa
February 06, 2019 - 12:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Bound by his personal duty to enforce "the rule of law," U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain is going after the nation's first planned, supervised drug injection site in Philadelphia's Kensington section by filing a civil lawsuit backed by the U.S. Department of Justice. While...
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Children dress up at the "America To Zanzibar" exhibit at the Please Touch Museum.
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Hadas Kuznits
February 01, 2019 - 2:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new exhibit about Muslim culture opens at the Please Touch Museum on Saturday. The traveling exhibit, two years in the making, is called "America To Zanzibar." It was customized for Philadelphia after curators first caught a glimpse of it at the Childrens Museum of...
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John Dougherty (center) leaves his first court appearance.
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Steve Tawa
February 01, 2019 - 1:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two days after the sweeping 116-count public corruption indictment was unsealed against Local 98 union leader John Dougherty and seven others, he made his first court appearance. As participants settled in the courtroom, with the prosecution team on one side and...
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Philadelphia Auto Show
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Mike DeNardo
January 31, 2019 - 1:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's officially move-in day for the Philadelphia Auto Show, as cars, trucks and SUVs find their parking places on the floor of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. A worker slowly pulled a shiny red Lexus into the just the right spot at the Convention Center, where it...
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Jennifer Arbittier Williams, first assistant U.S. Attorney, discusses the federal indictment at a press conference involving John Dougherty and Bobby Henon.
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Steve Tawa
January 31, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While the eight people named in Wednesday's 116-count public corruption indictment are due to appear in court Friday before a magistrate, the feds say the investigation is ongoing. Union leader John Dougherty and Councilman Bobby Henon have repeatedly denied the...
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