Jim Kenney

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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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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