Mayor Kenney

Starbucks Protest
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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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Calming Room
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Justin Udo
April 05, 2018 - 3:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A local school is a taking a new approach to its students mental health to help them inside and outside of the classroom. Yoga, meditation, relaxing books, soothing music and a corner to color and draw are a few of the amenities available to students in the new...
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Mayor Kenney / Dwight Evans
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Pat Loeb
March 26, 2018 - 4:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW NEWSRADIO) -- Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has endorsed Congressman Dwight Evans for re-election. Congressman Evans is in a new district, one that now envelops part of what used to be the First District, where half a dozen candidates had planned to run for the seat being vacated...
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City Hall
Pat Loeb
March 26, 2018 - 11:32 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW NEWSRADIO) — Eight weeks of hearings on the Philadelphia city budget will begin Monday. The focus will be on the need for a property tax increase to fund schools. Mayor Jim Kenney has already revised downward his requested property tax increase and it’s likely council will want to...
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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
March 24, 2018 - 4:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW NEWSRADIO) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney says he doesn’t need a six percent property tax increase after all, but he’s still asking for a four percent increase to fund schools. The mayor revised his request when new property assessment figures came in. The Office of Property...
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