Jim Kenney

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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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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