Jim Kenney

Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
January 30, 2019 - 5:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney says he's sad about the federal indictment of his childhood neighbor and political ally John Dougherty, and that neither he nor his administration is in any way involved in the charges. Kenney says he'll continue to take campaign...
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Mayor Jim Kenney has created an office to help the city get the most complete count possible on the 2020 census.
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Pat Loeb
January 29, 2019 - 2:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney has created an office to help the city get the most complete count possible on the 2020 census. The census determines congressional representation and the distribution of an estimated $675 billion in federal funds. After a big push for the 2010 census...
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Pat Loeb
January 28, 2019 - 1:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Kenney administration has been trying to sell a large property in West Philadelphia for more than a year, but legislation approving the sale is stuck in City Council. The buyer had high hopes the bill would move when council got back into session last week, but he...
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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Pa. Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler stand with students from, Taggart elementary School in South Philly.
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Steve Tawa
January 22, 2019 - 2:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A South Philadelphia elementary school with a growing enrollment of refugee students has a new "Family Welcome Center" to help them and their families get settled. As Mayor Kenney walked into Taggart Elementary School at 4th and Porter streets, student musicians sawed...
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Philadelphia managing director Mike DiBerardinis ends long career in government with his activist spirit intact.
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Pat Loeb
January 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Managing Director Mike DiBerardinis cut his teeth on rabble-rousing. In the 1980s, when St. Christopher's Hospital voted to leave North Philadelphia, he organized a children's march patterned on Mother Jones' crusade against child labor. When Kensington...
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The CEO of the chain that owns several area supermarkets is closing the ShopRite store in West Philadelphia, several blocks from the suburbs, blaming Philadelphia's soda tax. The city and supporters of the beverage tax question his motives.
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Flashpoint
January 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Brown's Superstores recently announced it would be closing its Overbrook ShopRite, blaming the city's soda tax. In response, Mayor Jim Kenney had strong words for the company's CEO. Jeff Brown fires back on this weekend's Flashpoint. When Brown's Superstores CEO Jeff...
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Mayor Jim Kenney toured Inside Your Child's World, a preschool in Elmwood.
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Mike Dougherty
January 04, 2019 - 1:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney and city officials are celebrating the second birthday of free pre-K in the city. He's taken a lot of heat over the soda tax, which funds the program, and says it's all worth it because of the progress he's seeing. On Friday, Kenney toured Inside Your...
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A lot of Eagles love at the 2019 Mummers Parade.
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Cherri Gregg
January 03, 2019 - 6:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Mummers brigade falsely accused of using blackface during a satirical skit that poked fun at Mayor Jim Kenney, which was based on a cartoon that received little backlash, is speaking out and they want a public apology. The cartoon featured an image of Jay-Z...
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Mike DeNardo
January 03, 2019 - 3:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The city says it has finally reconciled nearly all of a $40 million discrepancy on its books . What was a $40 million difference between the city's records and its bank accounts has now been whittled down to $900,000. But Mayor Jim Kenney was quick to point out it the...
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The CEO of the chain that owns several area supermarkets is closing the ShopRite store in West Philadelphia, several blocks from the suburbs, blaming Philadelphia's soda tax. The city and supporters of the beverage tax question his motives.
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Mike Dougherty
January 03, 2019 - 1:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Shop Rite in West Philadelphia is closing, and supermarket owner Jeff Brown blames the soda tax for a drop in sales. Mayor Jim Kenney isn't buying that excuse. "Jeff Brown is a crybaby, basically," Kenney said. "He lives in a double-wide mansion on Rittenhouse...
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