Jim Kenney

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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Philadelphia is joining an effort to provide lawyers for immigrants facing deportation. Mayor Jim Kenney Tuesday announced the city will give $100,000 to the Vera Institute to defend detainees in York, Pennsylvania.
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Pat Loeb
July 16, 2019 - 6:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia is joining an effort to provide lawyers for immigrants facing deportation. Mayor Jim Kenney Tuesday announced the city will give $100,000 to the Vera Institute to defend detainees in York, Pennsylvania. The Vera Institute has formed what it calls a SAFE (...
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Nicole Westerman
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Pat Loeb
July 14, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A key piece of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney's vision for renovating city parks, recreation centers and libraries will fall into place this week when city officials unveil apprenticeship programs aimed at providing union jobs for people who have, historically, had a...
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Amber Hikes
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Rachel Kurland
July 09, 2019 - 2:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Amber Hikes, executive director of the city's Office of LGBT Affairs, has announced she will resign after more than two years in the position. Hikes shared the news on social media Tuesday, noting she will leave at the end of the month. "When I stepped into this role...
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Census 2020
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Pat Loeb
July 03, 2019 - 11:13 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney praised the U.S. Census Bureau's decision to print its 2020 questionnaire without a question about citizenship status. However, he said there's still a lot of work to do to get a full representation of the city. "It's certainly, hopefully, light at...
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Hahnemann University Hospital
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Pat Loeb
June 28, 2019 - 4:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The city of Philadelphia is seeking an injunction to prevent Hahnemann University Hospital from closing without notice. The city filed a motion to join Drexel University's lawsuit against Hahnemann's owners — American Academic Health Systems and its CEO, Joel Freedman...
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Refinery fire
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Pat Loeb
June 27, 2019 - 5:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A vapor leak at Philadelphia Energy Solutions started a chain of events that sparked a fire and several explosions last week, according to preliminary findings by the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB). Dr. Kristen Kulinowski, CSB interim...
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