Mayor Jim Kenney

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Pat Loeb
April 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Democratic Mayoral Primary is less than a month away but the race has generated very little news, so far, in part because the incumbent, Mayor Jim Kenney, is running what political strategists call a "rose garden campaign," in which being in office is...
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April 21, 2019 - 7:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - It wouldn't be Easter in Philadelphia without the annual Easter Promenade hopping along South Street. On Sunday the event returned for its 88th year. It wouldn’t be #Easter in Philadelphia without the #EasterPromenade hopping along South Street! @officialsouthst @...
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Pat Loeb
April 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Alain Locke School fifth-grader Armani was excited last week to learn her after-school program would be getting some high profile visitors. Mayor Jim Kenney and schools Superintendent William Hite had chosen the West Philadelphia school for an announcement about...
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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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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney
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January 21, 2019 - 2:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- On Monday, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced that City departments and agencies will be offering flexibility in bill payments to federal employees impacted by the partial government shutdown. In a statement, Kenney says tens of thousands of federal employees...
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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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Justin Udo
December 18, 2018 - 9:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia officials give a report, and get some reviews, on Mayor Jim Kenney's opioid emergency response executive order. The Philadelphia Resilience Project is aimed at cleaning up Kensington and surrounding neighborhoods hit hard by the opioid epidemic. Justin...
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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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