Mayor Jim Kenney

Tuesday was the deadline for candidates in Philadelphia's May primary to file their nominating petitions.
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Pat Loeb
March 12, 2019 - 5:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nearly 100 people filed petitions to run for public office in Philadelphia by the time the deadline for nominating petitions passed at 5 p.m. Tuesday. State Sen. Anthony Williams filed to run for mayor, giving incumbent Jim Kenney a second challenger for the...
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​Alice Wells, second from left, paints a dire picture of neighborhood libraries, hobbled since the city cut budgets during the Great Recession.
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Pat Loeb
March 08, 2019 - 3:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The first real battle over Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney's budget proposal is already underway, and it's over funding for libraries. City Council members and library advocates are demanding more than Mayor Kenney budgeted. "The Free Library has been in an ongoing...
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City Hall, Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
February 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia is getting a grant from the Knight Foundation to develop technology that will provide instant translation services for non-English speakers. It's the newest project in the "Smart City" initiative. Ellen Hwang grew up speaking English, but she watched her...
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Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown
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Pat Loeb
January 18, 2019 - 4:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown announced Friday she will not run for re-election, creating a slot for one of the dozens of candidates running for an at-large seat on City Council. The councilwoman gathered family, friends and colleagues for what...
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kensington drug encampments
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Pat Loeb
November 16, 2018 - 10:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Kenney administration officials said they are chipping away at the opioid encampments in Kensington, in a Friday update on what the city calls the Resilience Project , designed to address the problem. But City Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez questioned some of...
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Alan Butkovitz
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Pat Loeb
November 15, 2018 - 4:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has his first primary opponent in his bid for re-election in 2019. It's former City Controller Alan Butkovitz. Butkovitz has been signalling his interest in the mayor's race just about since he lost his bid for a third term as controller...
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Kristen Johanson
November 13, 2018 - 6:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's police union is suing the city's district attorney, mayor, and police commissioner over the so-called 'Do Not Call' list, claiming it violates officer's privacy and due process rights. Mayor Jim Kenney, District Attorney Larry Krasner and Police...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
November 13, 2018 - 3:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Amazon has chosen Queens, New York, and northern Virginia to split its new corporate headquarters, bypassing Philadelphia, despite the city's offer of more than $1 billion in tax incentives. While city officials say they are disappointed, they have no regrets. Harold...
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foster grandparents
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Hadas Kuznits
November 08, 2018 - 4:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Volunteers of Philadelphia's public school foster grandparent program were recognized Thursday afternoon. Over 100 seniors were celebrated with lunch on the Moshulu for the volunteer work they do in Philadelphia's public schools. "It's a program where we match low-...
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Wilson Goode Way
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Cherri Gregg
September 21, 2018 - 2:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Former Philadelphia Mayor W. Wilson Goode was celebrated in Overbrook Friday with a ceremony naming a portion of N. 59th Street "Wilson Goode Way." But protesters rallied during the event, blaming the Baptist minister for the 1985 MOVE tragedy. A few dozen protesters...
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