Mayor Kenney

A lot of Eagles love at the 2019 Mummers Parade.
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Cherri Gregg
January 03, 2019 - 6:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Mummers brigade falsely accused of using blackface during a satirical skit that poked fun at Mayor Jim Kenney, which was based on a cartoon that received little backlash, is speaking out and they want a public apology. The cartoon featured an image of Jay-Z...
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2019 Mummers Parade
Dan Wing / KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
January 02, 2019 - 4:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Outrage over a Mummers Parade skit featuring a caricature of Jay-Z walking a mummer dressed as Mayor Jim Kenney on all fours continues, even though the mummers got approval from the city. The skit featured a dark-skinned, gold-chained wearing mummer with the word "Jay...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
October 12, 2018 - 4:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A federal judge handed Philadelphia a victory in June, upholding its "sanctuary city" immigration policy, but that was not the last word on the issue. The Justice Department appealed the ruling in July. The city filed its response last week and, on Friday, received...
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More than 50 chefs went pot-for-pot trying to impress the crowd and the judges in a culinary competition at The Fillmore.
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Antionette Lee
July 29, 2018 - 2:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphians got the chance to help decide which food trucks and vendors will be serving up some grub along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway during Labor Day weekend — and this time, neither Jay-Z nor Mayor Jim Kenney had the last say. More than 50 chefs went pot-for-...
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John McDevitt
June 15, 2018 - 2:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia's "Sister Cities" program links Philadelphia to the world by forming special relationships with 10 cities. One of those cities is Frankfurt, Germany. And a friendly soccer match between Philadelphia and the German city has been set up for next month. The...
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Philadelphia police officers are front and center at this Mastery Parent and  School Action Assembly
Andrew Kramer-KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
April 30, 2018 - 9:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - Members of the Mastery Charter School Parent Action Team were joined by staff and students Monday night at the first ever Action Assembly at the Shoemaker Campus in West Philadelphia. Mastery CEO Scott Gordon says this event has two goals. "Parents are here today to...
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Schuylkill River Trail
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Steve Tawa
April 20, 2018 - 2:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - The latest segment to open along the Schuylkill River Trail has some dynamic views in every direction, not to mention it's a terrific place to walk, run, ride or just hang out. The South Street to Christian Street segment is 1,400 feet, at the end of the Schuylkill...
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Starbucks Protest
Photo credit: Tim Jimenez
Pat Loeb
April 17, 2018 - 11:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The CEO of Starbucks has met with the two black men at the center of a racially charged incident inside a Center City store that sparked protests in the city and across the country. A company spokesperson said Tuesday that CEO Kevin Johnson apologized to the two men...
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City Hall
Pat Loeb
April 08, 2018 - 5:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A lawsuit filed against Philadelphia officials, last week, alleges the city engages in illegal reverse discrimination in hiring. The suit also questions a $12 million no-bid contract for police body cameras. The city denies the charges, brought by the fired chief of...
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Kenyatta Johnson
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Pat Loeb
April 05, 2018 - 3:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia City Council on Thursday passed two bills over the objections of the Kenney administration. One bill will require the Parking Authority to reimburse the $200 cost of appealing a parking ticket to Common Pleas Court, if the driver wins. The other expands...
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