Kenney administration

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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bike lane
Dreamstime
Tim Jimenez
February 07, 2019 - 7:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia said there was a big jump in the number of tickets issued to drivers who parked in bike lanes last year. About 5,500 tickets were given out last year, according to the Philadelphia Parking Authority, representing a 17...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
February 05, 2019 - 4:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A City Council committee has advanced a bill that would require all businesses in Philadelphia to accept cash. The bill was introduced as an anti-discrimination measure after a couple of chain restaurants announced a credit card-only policy. Kenney administration...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
January 24, 2019 - 4:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's tax break on new construction has been controversial since it started 20 years ago. Now, a City Council member is calling for it to be phased out. Councilwoman Helen Gym conceded the 10-year tax abatement has been a powerful tool for spurring...
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Mike DiBerardinis (left) and Brian Abernathy (right)
City of Philadelphia
Pat Loeb
September 24, 2018 - 5:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The city government's managing director is stepping down after less than three years in the job. In January, Mike DiBerardinis' deputy will take over running the day-to-day work of the Kenney administration. Today, @PhillyMayor announced that Managing Director Michael...
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Developers completed four of the 36 homes slated for rehab in the Osage Pine community — and two homes have already been sold.
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
August 15, 2018 - 6:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Three decades after the MOVE tragedy resulted in the loss of 11 lives and 61 homes, the neighborhood is finally getting a fresh start. Developers completed four of the 36 homes slated for rehab in the Osage Pine community — and two homes have already been sold...
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Philadelphia City Hall
Eric Walter
June 18, 2018 - 1:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Millennials from across Philadelphia will converge on June 23 at Temple University to discuss policy recommendations for the Kenney administration in the first-ever Philadelphia Millennial Forum . The city's Millennial Advisory Committee will host discussions and...
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City Council President Darrell Clarke and other council members announce an audit of the city's tax assessment agency.
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
June 07, 2018 - 2:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Kenney administration is giving mixed reviews to Philadelphia City Council's version of the city budget. Council gave preliminary approval this week to a spending plan the includes some of the mayor's proposals — but not the real estate tax increase he requested...
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It's been 33 years since the MOVE tragedy resulted in the loss of 11 lives and more than 60 homes in West Philadelphia.
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
May 22, 2018 - 10:25 pm
WEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's been 33 years since the MOVE bombing resulted in the loss of 11 lives and more than 60 homes in West Philadelphia. Last year, the city hired developers to rehab 30 of the homes that were boarded up for years, but residents want the work done the right way. "...
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