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Philadelphia moves to dismantle Christopher Columbus statue

Philadelphia moves to dismantle Christopher Columbus statue

Mayor Jim Kenney announced in a Twitter post that Philadelphia is moving to dismantle the Christopher Columbus statue in Marconi Plaza on South Broad Street.

Read full article: Philadelphia moves to dismantle Christop...→

Hall of Fame Jockey ‘Big Money Mike' Previews the Belmont Stakes

The one-hour debate on NBC10 was the last, best chance for two Democratic challengers to incumbent Mayor Jim Kenney to make a splash in the up-to-now low-watta [...]

Read full article: Hall of Fame Jockey ‘Big Money Mike' Pre...→
Juneteenth Now an Official Holiday for Philadelphia

Juneteenth Now an Official Holiday for Philadelphia

Juneteenth has been designated an official holiday for the city of Philadelphia, Mayor Jim Kenney announced Tuesday.

Read full article: Juneteenth Now an Official Holiday for P...→
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City Plans To Board Up Christopher Columbus Statue In South Philadelphia

City Plans To Board Up Christopher Columbus Statue In South Philadelphia

Meanwhile, Mayor Jim Kenney has asked the Philadelphia Art Commission to initiate a public process to consider the statue's future.

Read full article: City Plans To Board Up Christopher Colum...→
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Kenney, Outlaw Signed Off on Use of Tear Gas During Protests, City Official Says

Kenney, Outlaw Signed Off on Use of Tear Gas During Protests, City Official Says

The revelation that Mayor Jim Kenney, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw and a small number of Philadelphia’s top-ranking officials signed off on the use of t [...]

Read full article: Kenney, Outlaw Signed Off on Use of Tear...→

The counting from Pennsylvania’s first foray into mass voting by mail is wrappin [...]

The counting from Pennsylvania’s first foray into mass voting by mail is wrapping up a week after the primary, with results of some of races still up in the ai [...]

Read full article: The counting from Pennsylvania’s first f...→
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14 Philadelphia Council Members Say No to Mayor's Police Budget Increase

14 Philadelphia Council Members Say No to Mayor's Police Budget Increase

Fourteen of the 17 members of Philadelphia City Council wrote a letter Monday to Mayor Jim Kenney that said they “cannot accept the proposed $14 million increa [...]

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SEPTA to Again Require Face Coverings as Pa. Reopens

SEPTA to Again Require Face Coverings as Pa. Reopens

SEPTA will require riders to wear masks starting Monday, as the southeastern portion of the state moves into the “yellow” phase of coronavirus lockdowns. Both [...]

Read full article: SEPTA to Again Require Face Coverings as...→
Epidemic Of Wipes And Masks Plague Sewers, Storm Drains Across US Cities, Including Philadelphia

Epidemic Of Wipes And Masks Plague Sewers, Storm Drains Across US Cities, Including Philadelphia

Mayor Jim Kenney kicked off a recent briefing on Philadelphia's coronavirus response with an unusual request for residents: Be careful what you flush.

Read full article: Epidemic Of Wipes And Masks Plague Sewer...→
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Statue Of Former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo To Be Moved In 'Another Month Or So,' Mayor Kenney Says

After protestors attempted to tear down and burn a statue of former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo on Saturday, Mayor Jim Kenney says the statue is coming down [...]

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Frank Rizzo Statue Should Be Gone in a Month or So, Kenney Says

Frank Rizzo Statue Should Be Gone in a Month or So, Kenney Says

Mayor Jim Kenney said Sunday that the city is accelerating efforts to remove the effigy from the steps of the Municipal Services Building across from City Hall [...]

Read full article: Frank Rizzo Statue Should Be Gone in a M...→
Massive fire burns in Center City as Philadelphia remains under mandatory curfew following violent protests

Massive fire burns in Center City as Philadelphia remains under mandatory curfew following violent protests

Mayor Jim Kenney implemented a city-wide curfew effective 8 p.m. Saturday through 6 a.m. Sunday. Only persons with essential duties are allowed outdoors.

Read full article: Massive fire burns in Center City as Phi...→
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Justice For George Floyd Protest Set For Satuday At Philadelphia City Hall

Justice For George Floyd Protest Set For Satuday At Philadelphia City Hall

Mayor Jim Kenney has said the people have a right to gather and police will allow the protest as long as social distancing guidelines are followed.

Read full article: Justice For George Floyd Protest Set For...→

Kenney Scraps Philly Property Tax Increase, Citing State Help

From West Chester in the Philly burbs to Oakland and Minneapolis, municipalities are using the coronavirus shutdown to experiment with turning streets into gia [...]

Read full article: Kenney Scraps Philly Property Tax Increa...→
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Philly Survey: 75% of Residents Say Everyone Should Wear a Mask

Philly Survey: 75% of Residents Say Everyone Should Wear a Mask

“If you’re the 1 out of 4 who doesn’t get it…we need you to get with the program,” Mayor Jim Kenney said.

Read full article: Philly Survey: 75% of Residents Say Ever...→
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City Will Ask Art Commission to Remove South Philly Columbus Statue

City Will Ask Art Commission to Remove South Philly Columbus Statue

Following weeks of protests, physical confrontations and allegations of police bias, Mayor Jim Kenney announced the city intends to “seek the removal” of the C [...]

Read full article: City Will Ask Art Commission to Remove S...→
Philadelphia City Council Preliminarily Approves Budget That Includes $33 Million In Cuts To Police Department

Philadelphia City Council Preliminarily Approves Budget That Includes $33 Million In Cuts To Police Department

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — City Council has preliminarily approved a budget for fiscal year 2021 that among other changes, would reduce the Philadelphia Police Depar [...]

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Philadelphia Mayor Kenney Declares Juneteenth An Official City Holiday

Philadelphia Mayor Kenney Declares Juneteenth An Official City Holiday

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has declared Juneteenth an official city holiday. The holiday commemorates the ending of slavery in America. [...]

Read full article: Philadelphia Mayor Kenney Declares Junet...→
Philadelphia Police Conduct, Use of Tear During Protests to Face Independent Scrutiny

Philadelphia Police Conduct, Use of Tear During Protests to Face Independent Scrutiny

The use of tear gas against protesters during the height of demonstrations in Philadelphia following George Floyd’s murder will face scrutiny from an independe [...]

Read full article: Philadelphia Police Conduct, Use of Tear...→
Philadelphia mayor to eliminate proposed $19M budget increase for police department

Philadelphia mayor to eliminate proposed $19M budget increase for police department

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said Tuesday that he will eliminate a proposed $19 million budget increase for the city’s police department, making him the lates [...]

Read full article: Philadelphia mayor to eliminate proposed...→
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Philadelphia Mayor Vows to Expand Police Oversight, Outlines Reforms

Philadelphia Mayor Vows to Expand Police Oversight, Outlines Reforms

As Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration feels increased pressure to strengthen police oversight following weeklong protests and a letter from City Council...

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Epidemic of wipes and masks plague sewers, storm drains | WTOP

Epidemic of wipes and masks plague sewers, storm drains | WTOP

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mayor Jim Kenney kicked off a recent briefing on Philadelphia’s coronavirus response with an unusual request for residents: Be careful what [...]

Read full article: Epidemic of wipes and masks plague sewer...→
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Statue of divisive ex-Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo targeted in protests is taken down

Statue of divisive ex-Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo targeted in protests is taken down

"The statue represented bigotry, hatred, and oppression for too many people, for too long," Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney tweeted. "It is finally gone."

Read full article: Statue of divisive ex-Philadelphia Mayor...→
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Implements Mandatory Curfew As George Floyd Protests Turn Violent

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Implements Mandatory Curfew As George Floyd Protests Turn Violent

PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Mayor Jim Kenney has implemented a mandatory citywide curfew as protests have turned violent in Philadelphia. The curfew is effective t [...]

Read full article: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Implements...→
Philadelphia to Unveil Guidance on ‘Yellow’ Phase of COVID-19 Reopening Plan

Philadelphia to Unveil Guidance on ‘Yellow’ Phase of COVID-19 Reopening Plan

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney on Friday was expected to release guidance about the city’s efforts to move into the “yellow” phase of the state coronavirus reop [...]

Read full article: Philadelphia to Unveil Guidance on ‘Yell...→
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Philly Mayor Kenney's Administration Under Fire For How City Spending Part Of Federal Grant Meant For Coronavirus Testing, Contact Tracing

Philly Mayor Kenney's Administration Under Fire For How City Spending Part Of Federal Grant Meant For Coronavirus Testing, Contact Tracing

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney's administration is under fire for how the city is spending a small part of a big federal grant meant for COVID-19 testing and co [...]

Read full article: Philly Mayor Kenney's Administration Und...→
Philadelphia Officials To Seek Removal Of Christopher Columbus Statue At Marconi Plaza

Philadelphia Officials To Seek Removal Of Christopher Columbus Statue At Marconi Plaza

Mayor Jim Kenney announced Wednesday the city will ask the Philadelphia Art Commission to approve the removal of the statue on July 22.

Read full article: Philadelphia Officials To Seek Removal O...→
Philadelphia recognizes Juneteenth as official city holiday

Philadelphia recognizes Juneteenth as official city holiday

Juneteenth will be recognized as an official city holiday in Philadelphia, Mayor Jim Kenney announced Tuesday. All city offices and facilities will be closed o [...]

Read full article: Philadelphia recognizes Juneteenth as of...→
Coalition Of Groups Protest At Philadelphia City Hall Over Proposed Budget Cuts

Coalition Of Groups Protest At Philadelphia City Hall Over Proposed Budget Cuts

The organization faulted Mayor Jim Kenney for increasing the police department's budget during his tenure.

Read full article: Coalition Of Groups Protest At Philadelp...→
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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Criticizes Group 'Protecting' Christopher Columbus Statue

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Criticizes Group 'Protecting' Christopher Columbus Statue

On Sunday, Mayor Jim Kenney said in a Twitter post that officials were aware of “groups of armed individuals ‘protecting'" the statue.

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Changes to Police Oversight in Philadelphia Expected Soon

Changes to Police Oversight in Philadelphia Expected Soon

As Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration feels increased pressure to strengthen police oversight following weeklong protests and a letter from City Council members [...]

Read full article: Changes to Police Oversight in Philadelp...→
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SEPTA will require riders to wear masks starting Monday, as the southeastern por [...]

SEPTA will require riders to wear masks starting Monday, as the southeastern portion of the state moves into the “yellow” phase of coronavirus lockdowns. Both [...]

Read full article: SEPTA will require riders to wear masks ...→
Will Philly Move to COVID-19 ‘Yellow’ Phase By Friday? Reopening Plan Still Unclear

Will Philly Move to COVID-19 ‘Yellow’ Phase By Friday? Reopening Plan Still Unclear

With the clock ticking, plans for Philadelphia to enter the second phase of the state coronavirus reopening plan by Friday remain in the air. Mayor Jim Kenney [...]

Read full article: Will Philly Move to COVID-19 ‘Yellow’ Ph...→

The bronze statue of controversial Philadelphia mayor and former police commissi [...]

The bronze statue of controversial Philadelphia mayor and former police commissioner Frank Rizzo was removed overnight from its prominent location in the city’ [...]

Read full article: The bronze statue of controversial Phila...→
Looting, destruction continues as Philadelphia goes on lockdown

Looting, destruction continues as Philadelphia goes on lockdown

Managing Director Brian Abernathy said multiple officers were injured and multiple people were arrests as a second day of violence and looting erupted in Phila [...]

Read full article: Looting, destruction continues as Philad...→
Philadelphia prepares to lock down Center City

Philadelphia prepares to lock down Center City

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney plans to extend the city's curfew and impose a lockdown on the City Center area of downtown in an effort to prevent further looti [...]

Read full article: Philadelphia prepares to lock down Cente...→
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After Violent Protests, Philadelphia Wakes Up a City in Tatters

After Violent Protests, Philadelphia Wakes Up a City in Tatters

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney on Sunday was expected to announce the closure of much of the Center City sector to prevent more damage, following a night of vio [...]

Read full article: After Violent Protests, Philadelphia Wak...→
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Gets Engaged, No Wedding Date Set

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Gets Engaged, No Wedding Date Set

Wedding bells are in the future for Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and his now fiancee Letitia Santarelli.

Read full article: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Gets Engag...→
Reopening Philadelphia: Mayor Kenney Says 'No Restaurant Should Be Announcing Plans To Launch Outdoor Dining On June 5'

Reopening Philadelphia: Mayor Kenney Says 'No Restaurant Should Be Announcing Plans To Launch Outdoor Dining On June 5'

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has pumped the breaks on restaurants resuming outdoor dining when the city moves into the yellow phase of Pennsylvania's reopenin [...]

Read full article: Reopening Philadelphia: Mayor Kenney Say...→
Coronavirus Philadelphia: Pandemic Forces Wawa Welcome America Festival To Be Held Virtually This Summer

Coronavirus Philadelphia: Pandemic Forces Wawa Welcome America Festival To Be Held Virtually This Summer

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced Tuesday the festival will be held virtually this year due to the pandemic.

Read full article: Coronavirus Philadelphia: Pandemic Force...→
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Philadelphia moves to dismantle Christopher Columbus statue

Philadelphia moves to dismantle Christopher Columbus statue

Mayor Jim Kenney announced in a Twitter post that Philadelphia is moving to dismantle the Christopher Columbus statue in Marconi Plaza on South Broad Street.

Read full article: Philadelphia moves to dismantle Christop...→
Philadelphia Officials To Seek Removal Of Christopher Columbus Statue At Marconi Plaza

Philadelphia Officials To Seek Removal Of Christopher Columbus Statue At Marconi Plaza

Mayor Jim Kenney announced Wednesday the city will ask the Philadelphia Art Commission to approve the removal of the statue on July 22.

Read full article: Philadelphia Officials To Seek Removal O...→
Philadelphia City Council Preliminarily Approves Budget That Includes $33 Million In Cuts To Police Department

Philadelphia City Council Preliminarily Approves Budget That Includes $33 Million In Cuts To Police Department

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — City Council has preliminarily approved a budget for fiscal year 2021 that among other changes, would reduce the Philadelphia Police Depar [...]

Read full article: Philadelphia City Council Preliminarily ...→
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Juneteenth Now an Official Holiday for Philadelphia

Juneteenth Now an Official Holiday for Philadelphia

Juneteenth has been designated an official holiday for the city of Philadelphia, Mayor Jim Kenney announced Tuesday.

Read full article: Juneteenth Now an Official Holiday for P...→
  • #Jim Kenney
Coalition Of Groups Protest At Philadelphia City Hall Over Proposed Budget Cuts

Coalition Of Groups Protest At Philadelphia City Hall Over Proposed Budget Cuts

The organization faulted Mayor Jim Kenney for increasing the police department's budget during his tenure.

Read full article: Coalition Of Groups Protest At Philadelp...→
  • #Jim Kenney
Philadelphia Police Conduct, Use of Tear During Protests to Face Independent Scrutiny

Philadelphia Police Conduct, Use of Tear During Protests to Face Independent Scrutiny

The use of tear gas against protesters during the height of demonstrations in Philadelphia following George Floyd’s murder will face scrutiny from an independe [...]

Read full article: Philadelphia Police Conduct, Use of Tear...→
Kenney, Outlaw Signed Off on Use of Tear Gas During Protests, City Official Says

Kenney, Outlaw Signed Off on Use of Tear Gas During Protests, City Official Says

The revelation that Mayor Jim Kenney, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw and a small number of Philadelphia’s top-ranking officials signed off on the use of t [...]

Read full article: Kenney, Outlaw Signed Off on Use of Tear...→
Philadelphia Mayor Vows to Expand Police Oversight, Outlines Reforms

Philadelphia Mayor Vows to Expand Police Oversight, Outlines Reforms

As Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration feels increased pressure to strengthen police oversight following weeklong protests and a letter from City Council...

Read full article: Philadelphia Mayor Vows to Expand Police...→
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14 Philadelphia Council Members Say No to Mayor's Police Budget Increase

14 Philadelphia Council Members Say No to Mayor's Police Budget Increase

Fourteen of the 17 members of Philadelphia City Council wrote a letter Monday to Mayor Jim Kenney that said they “cannot accept the proposed $14 million increa [...]

Read full article: 14 Philadelphia Council Members Say No t...→
  • #Jim Kenney

SEPTA will require riders to wear masks starting Monday, as the southeastern por [...]

SEPTA will require riders to wear masks starting Monday, as the southeastern portion of the state moves into the “yellow” phase of coronavirus lockdowns. Both [...]

Read full article: SEPTA will require riders to wear masks ...→
Epidemic of wipes and masks plague sewers, storm drains | WTOP

Epidemic of wipes and masks plague sewers, storm drains | WTOP

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mayor Jim Kenney kicked off a recent briefing on Philadelphia’s coronavirus response with an unusual request for residents: Be careful what [...]

Read full article: Epidemic of wipes and masks plague sewer...→
  • #Jim Kenney
Epidemic Of Wipes And Masks Plague Sewers, Storm Drains Across US Cities, Including Philadelphia

Epidemic Of Wipes And Masks Plague Sewers, Storm Drains Across US Cities, Including Philadelphia

Mayor Jim Kenney kicked off a recent briefing on Philadelphia's coronavirus response with an unusual request for residents: Be careful what you flush.

Read full article: Epidemic Of Wipes And Masks Plague Sewer...→
  • #Jim Kenney

The bronze statue of controversial Philadelphia mayor and former police commissi [...]

The bronze statue of controversial Philadelphia mayor and former police commissioner Frank Rizzo was removed overnight from its prominent location in the city’ [...]

Read full article: The bronze statue of controversial Phila...→

Statue Of Former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo To Be Moved In 'Another Month Or So,' Mayor Kenney Says

After protestors attempted to tear down and burn a statue of former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo on Saturday, Mayor Jim Kenney says the statue is coming down [...]

Read full article: Statue Of Former Philadelphia Mayor Fran...→
Philadelphia prepares to lock down Center City

Philadelphia prepares to lock down Center City

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney plans to extend the city's curfew and impose a lockdown on the City Center area of downtown in an effort to prevent further looti [...]

Read full article: Philadelphia prepares to lock down Cente...→
  • #Jim Kenney
Massive fire burns in Center City as Philadelphia remains under mandatory curfew following violent protests

Massive fire burns in Center City as Philadelphia remains under mandatory curfew following violent protests

Mayor Jim Kenney implemented a city-wide curfew effective 8 p.m. Saturday through 6 a.m. Sunday. Only persons with essential duties are allowed outdoors.

Read full article: Massive fire burns in Center City as Phi...→
  • #Jim Kenney
Philadelphia to Unveil Guidance on ‘Yellow’ Phase of COVID-19 Reopening Plan

Philadelphia to Unveil Guidance on ‘Yellow’ Phase of COVID-19 Reopening Plan

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney on Friday was expected to release guidance about the city’s efforts to move into the “yellow” phase of the state coronavirus reop [...]

Read full article: Philadelphia to Unveil Guidance on ‘Yell...→
  • #Jim Kenney

Kenney Scraps Philly Property Tax Increase, Citing State Help

From West Chester in the Philly burbs to Oakland and Minneapolis, municipalities are using the coronavirus shutdown to experiment with turning streets into gia [...]

Read full article: Kenney Scraps Philly Property Tax Increa...→
  • #Jim Kenney
Reopening Philadelphia: Mayor Kenney Says 'No Restaurant Should Be Announcing Plans To Launch Outdoor Dining On June 5'

Reopening Philadelphia: Mayor Kenney Says 'No Restaurant Should Be Announcing Plans To Launch Outdoor Dining On June 5'

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has pumped the breaks on restaurants resuming outdoor dining when the city moves into the yellow phase of Pennsylvania's reopenin [...]

Read full article: Reopening Philadelphia: Mayor Kenney Say...→
City Will Ask Art Commission to Remove South Philly Columbus Statue

City Will Ask Art Commission to Remove South Philly Columbus Statue

Following weeks of protests, physical confrontations and allegations of police bias, Mayor Jim Kenney announced the city intends to “seek the removal” of the C [...]

Read full article: City Will Ask Art Commission to Remove S...→

Hall of Fame Jockey ‘Big Money Mike' Previews the Belmont Stakes

The one-hour debate on NBC10 was the last, best chance for two Democratic challengers to incumbent Mayor Jim Kenney to make a splash in the up-to-now low-watta [...]

Read full article: Hall of Fame Jockey ‘Big Money Mike' Pre...→
Philadelphia recognizes Juneteenth as official city holiday

Philadelphia recognizes Juneteenth as official city holiday

Juneteenth will be recognized as an official city holiday in Philadelphia, Mayor Jim Kenney announced Tuesday. All city offices and facilities will be closed o [...]

Read full article: Philadelphia recognizes Juneteenth as of...→
Philadelphia Mayor Kenney Declares Juneteenth An Official City Holiday

Philadelphia Mayor Kenney Declares Juneteenth An Official City Holiday

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has declared Juneteenth an official city holiday. The holiday commemorates the ending of slavery in America. [...]

Read full article: Philadelphia Mayor Kenney Declares Junet...→
City Plans To Board Up Christopher Columbus Statue In South Philadelphia

City Plans To Board Up Christopher Columbus Statue In South Philadelphia

Meanwhile, Mayor Jim Kenney has asked the Philadelphia Art Commission to initiate a public process to consider the statue's future.

Read full article: City Plans To Board Up Christopher Colum...→
  • #Jim Kenney
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Criticizes Group 'Protecting' Christopher Columbus Statue

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Criticizes Group 'Protecting' Christopher Columbus Statue

On Sunday, Mayor Jim Kenney said in a Twitter post that officials were aware of “groups of armed individuals ‘protecting'" the statue.

Read full article: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Criticizes...→
Philadelphia mayor to eliminate proposed $19M budget increase for police department

Philadelphia mayor to eliminate proposed $19M budget increase for police department

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said Tuesday that he will eliminate a proposed $19 million budget increase for the city’s police department, making him the lates [...]

Read full article: Philadelphia mayor to eliminate proposed...→
  • #Jim Kenney

The counting from Pennsylvania’s first foray into mass voting by mail is wrappin [...]

The counting from Pennsylvania’s first foray into mass voting by mail is wrapping up a week after the primary, with results of some of races still up in the ai [...]

Read full article: The counting from Pennsylvania’s first f...→
  • #Jim Kenney
Changes to Police Oversight in Philadelphia Expected Soon

Changes to Police Oversight in Philadelphia Expected Soon

As Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration feels increased pressure to strengthen police oversight following weeklong protests and a letter from City Council members [...]

Read full article: Changes to Police Oversight in Philadelp...→
  • #Jim Kenney
SEPTA to Again Require Face Coverings as Pa. Reopens

SEPTA to Again Require Face Coverings as Pa. Reopens

SEPTA will require riders to wear masks starting Monday, as the southeastern portion of the state moves into the “yellow” phase of coronavirus lockdowns. Both [...]

Read full article: SEPTA to Again Require Face Coverings as...→
Will Philly Move to COVID-19 ‘Yellow’ Phase By Friday? Reopening Plan Still Unclear

Will Philly Move to COVID-19 ‘Yellow’ Phase By Friday? Reopening Plan Still Unclear

With the clock ticking, plans for Philadelphia to enter the second phase of the state coronavirus reopening plan by Friday remain in the air. Mayor Jim Kenney [...]

Read full article: Will Philly Move to COVID-19 ‘Yellow’ Ph...→
Statue of divisive ex-Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo targeted in protests is taken down

Statue of divisive ex-Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo targeted in protests is taken down

"The statue represented bigotry, hatred, and oppression for too many people, for too long," Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney tweeted. "It is finally gone."

Read full article: Statue of divisive ex-Philadelphia Mayor...→
Looting, destruction continues as Philadelphia goes on lockdown

Looting, destruction continues as Philadelphia goes on lockdown

Managing Director Brian Abernathy said multiple officers were injured and multiple people were arrests as a second day of violence and looting erupted in Phila [...]

Read full article: Looting, destruction continues as Philad...→
Frank Rizzo Statue Should Be Gone in a Month or So, Kenney Says

Frank Rizzo Statue Should Be Gone in a Month or So, Kenney Says

Mayor Jim Kenney said Sunday that the city is accelerating efforts to remove the effigy from the steps of the Municipal Services Building across from City Hall [...]

Read full article: Frank Rizzo Statue Should Be Gone in a M...→
After Violent Protests, Philadelphia Wakes Up a City in Tatters

After Violent Protests, Philadelphia Wakes Up a City in Tatters

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney on Sunday was expected to announce the closure of much of the Center City sector to prevent more damage, following a night of vio [...]

Read full article: After Violent Protests, Philadelphia Wak...→
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Implements Mandatory Curfew As George Floyd Protests Turn Violent

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Implements Mandatory Curfew As George Floyd Protests Turn Violent

PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Mayor Jim Kenney has implemented a mandatory citywide curfew as protests have turned violent in Philadelphia. The curfew is effective t [...]

Read full article: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Implements...→
Justice For George Floyd Protest Set For Satuday At Philadelphia City Hall

Justice For George Floyd Protest Set For Satuday At Philadelphia City Hall

Mayor Jim Kenney has said the people have a right to gather and police will allow the protest as long as social distancing guidelines are followed.

Read full article: Justice For George Floyd Protest Set For...→
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Gets Engaged, No Wedding Date Set

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Gets Engaged, No Wedding Date Set

Wedding bells are in the future for Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and his now fiancee Letitia Santarelli.

Read full article: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Gets Engag...→
Philly Mayor Kenney's Administration Under Fire For How City Spending Part Of Federal Grant Meant For Coronavirus Testing, Contact Tracing

Philly Mayor Kenney's Administration Under Fire For How City Spending Part Of Federal Grant Meant For Coronavirus Testing, Contact Tracing

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney's administration is under fire for how the city is spending a small part of a big federal grant meant for COVID-19 testing and co [...]

Read full article: Philly Mayor Kenney's Administration Und...→
Philly Survey: 75% of Residents Say Everyone Should Wear a Mask

Philly Survey: 75% of Residents Say Everyone Should Wear a Mask

“If you’re the 1 out of 4 who doesn’t get it…we need you to get with the program,” Mayor Jim Kenney said.

Read full article: Philly Survey: 75% of Residents Say Ever...→
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Coronavirus Philadelphia: Pandemic Forces Wawa Welcome America Festival To Be Held Virtually This Summer

Coronavirus Philadelphia: Pandemic Forces Wawa Welcome America Festival To Be Held Virtually This Summer

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced Tuesday the festival will be held virtually this year due to the pandemic.

Read full article: Coronavirus Philadelphia: Pandemic Force...→
  • #Jim Kenney
Philadelphia moves to dismantle Christopher Columbus statue

Philadelphia moves to dismantle Christopher Columbus statue

Mayor Jim Kenney announced in a Twitter post that Philadelphia is moving to dismantle the Christopher Columbus statue in Marconi Plaza on South Broad Street.

Read full article: Philadelphia moves to dismantle Christop...→
City Will Ask Art Commission to Remove South Philly Columbus Statue

City Will Ask Art Commission to Remove South Philly Columbus Statue

Following weeks of protests, physical confrontations and allegations of police bias, Mayor Jim Kenney announced the city intends to “seek the removal” of the C [...]

Read full article: City Will Ask Art Commission to Remove S...→
Philadelphia Officials To Seek Removal Of Christopher Columbus Statue At Marconi Plaza

Philadelphia Officials To Seek Removal Of Christopher Columbus Statue At Marconi Plaza

Mayor Jim Kenney announced Wednesday the city will ask the Philadelphia Art Commission to approve the removal of the statue on July 22.

Read full article: Philadelphia Officials To Seek Removal O...→

Hall of Fame Jockey ‘Big Money Mike' Previews the Belmont Stakes

The one-hour debate on NBC10 was the last, best chance for two Democratic challengers to incumbent Mayor Jim Kenney to make a splash in the up-to-now low-watta [...]

Read full article: Hall of Fame Jockey ‘Big Money Mike' Pre...→
Philadelphia City Council Preliminarily Approves Budget That Includes $33 Million In Cuts To Police Department

Philadelphia City Council Preliminarily Approves Budget That Includes $33 Million In Cuts To Police Department

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — City Council has preliminarily approved a budget for fiscal year 2021 that among other changes, would reduce the Philadelphia Police Depar [...]

Read full article: Philadelphia City Council Preliminarily ...→
  • #Jim Kenney
Philadelphia recognizes Juneteenth as official city holiday

Philadelphia recognizes Juneteenth as official city holiday

Juneteenth will be recognized as an official city holiday in Philadelphia, Mayor Jim Kenney announced Tuesday. All city offices and facilities will be closed o [...]

Read full article: Philadelphia recognizes Juneteenth as of...→
Juneteenth Now an Official Holiday for Philadelphia

Juneteenth Now an Official Holiday for Philadelphia

Juneteenth has been designated an official holiday for the city of Philadelphia, Mayor Jim Kenney announced Tuesday.

Read full article: Juneteenth Now an Official Holiday for P...→
  • #Jim Kenney
Philadelphia Mayor Kenney Declares Juneteenth An Official City Holiday

Philadelphia Mayor Kenney Declares Juneteenth An Official City Holiday

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has declared Juneteenth an official city holiday. The holiday commemorates the ending of slavery in America. [...]

Read full article: Philadelphia Mayor Kenney Declares Junet...→
Coalition Of Groups Protest At Philadelphia City Hall Over Proposed Budget Cuts

Coalition Of Groups Protest At Philadelphia City Hall Over Proposed Budget Cuts

The organization faulted Mayor Jim Kenney for increasing the police department's budget during his tenure.

Read full article: Coalition Of Groups Protest At Philadelp...→
  • #Jim Kenney
City Plans To Board Up Christopher Columbus Statue In South Philadelphia

City Plans To Board Up Christopher Columbus Statue In South Philadelphia

Meanwhile, Mayor Jim Kenney has asked the Philadelphia Art Commission to initiate a public process to consider the statue's future.

Read full article: City Plans To Board Up Christopher Colum...→
  • #Jim Kenney
Philadelphia Police Conduct, Use of Tear During Protests to Face Independent Scrutiny

Philadelphia Police Conduct, Use of Tear During Protests to Face Independent Scrutiny

The use of tear gas against protesters during the height of demonstrations in Philadelphia following George Floyd’s murder will face scrutiny from an independe [...]

Read full article: Philadelphia Police Conduct, Use of Tear...→
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Criticizes Group 'Protecting' Christopher Columbus Statue

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Criticizes Group 'Protecting' Christopher Columbus Statue

On Sunday, Mayor Jim Kenney said in a Twitter post that officials were aware of “groups of armed individuals ‘protecting'" the statue.

Read full article: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Criticizes...→
Kenney, Outlaw Signed Off on Use of Tear Gas During Protests, City Official Says

Kenney, Outlaw Signed Off on Use of Tear Gas During Protests, City Official Says

The revelation that Mayor Jim Kenney, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw and a small number of Philadelphia’s top-ranking officials signed off on the use of t [...]

Read full article: Kenney, Outlaw Signed Off on Use of Tear...→
Philadelphia mayor to eliminate proposed $19M budget increase for police department

Philadelphia mayor to eliminate proposed $19M budget increase for police department

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said Tuesday that he will eliminate a proposed $19 million budget increase for the city’s police department, making him the lates [...]

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The counting from Pennsylvania’s first foray into mass voting by mail is wrappin [...]

The counting from Pennsylvania’s first foray into mass voting by mail is wrapping up a week after the primary, with results of some of races still up in the ai [...]

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Philadelphia Mayor Vows to Expand Police Oversight, Outlines Reforms

Philadelphia Mayor Vows to Expand Police Oversight, Outlines Reforms

As Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration feels increased pressure to strengthen police oversight following weeklong protests and a letter from City Council...

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Changes to Police Oversight in Philadelphia Expected Soon

Changes to Police Oversight in Philadelphia Expected Soon

As Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration feels increased pressure to strengthen police oversight following weeklong protests and a letter from City Council members [...]

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14 Philadelphia Council Members Say No to Mayor's Police Budget Increase

14 Philadelphia Council Members Say No to Mayor's Police Budget Increase

Fourteen of the 17 members of Philadelphia City Council wrote a letter Monday to Mayor Jim Kenney that said they “cannot accept the proposed $14 million increa [...]

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SEPTA will require riders to wear masks starting Monday, as the southeastern por [...]

SEPTA will require riders to wear masks starting Monday, as the southeastern portion of the state moves into the “yellow” phase of coronavirus lockdowns. Both [...]

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SEPTA to Again Require Face Coverings as Pa. Reopens

SEPTA to Again Require Face Coverings as Pa. Reopens

SEPTA will require riders to wear masks starting Monday, as the southeastern portion of the state moves into the “yellow” phase of coronavirus lockdowns. Both [...]

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Epidemic of wipes and masks plague sewers, storm drains | WTOP

Epidemic of wipes and masks plague sewers, storm drains | WTOP

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mayor Jim Kenney kicked off a recent briefing on Philadelphia’s coronavirus response with an unusual request for residents: Be careful what [...]

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Will Philly Move to COVID-19 ‘Yellow’ Phase By Friday? Reopening Plan Still Unclear

Will Philly Move to COVID-19 ‘Yellow’ Phase By Friday? Reopening Plan Still Unclear

With the clock ticking, plans for Philadelphia to enter the second phase of the state coronavirus reopening plan by Friday remain in the air. Mayor Jim Kenney [...]

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Epidemic Of Wipes And Masks Plague Sewers, Storm Drains Across US Cities, Including Philadelphia

Epidemic Of Wipes And Masks Plague Sewers, Storm Drains Across US Cities, Including Philadelphia

Mayor Jim Kenney kicked off a recent briefing on Philadelphia's coronavirus response with an unusual request for residents: Be careful what you flush.

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Statue of divisive ex-Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo targeted in protests is taken down

Statue of divisive ex-Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo targeted in protests is taken down

"The statue represented bigotry, hatred, and oppression for too many people, for too long," Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney tweeted. "It is finally gone."

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The bronze statue of controversial Philadelphia mayor and former police commissi [...]

The bronze statue of controversial Philadelphia mayor and former police commissioner Frank Rizzo was removed overnight from its prominent location in the city’ [...]

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Looting, destruction continues as Philadelphia goes on lockdown

Looting, destruction continues as Philadelphia goes on lockdown

Managing Director Brian Abernathy said multiple officers were injured and multiple people were arrests as a second day of violence and looting erupted in Phila [...]

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Statue Of Former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo To Be Moved In 'Another Month Or So,' Mayor Kenney Says

After protestors attempted to tear down and burn a statue of former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo on Saturday, Mayor Jim Kenney says the statue is coming down [...]

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Philadelphia prepares to lock down Center City

Philadelphia prepares to lock down Center City

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney plans to extend the city's curfew and impose a lockdown on the City Center area of downtown in an effort to prevent further looti [...]

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Frank Rizzo Statue Should Be Gone in a Month or So, Kenney Says

Frank Rizzo Statue Should Be Gone in a Month or So, Kenney Says

Mayor Jim Kenney said Sunday that the city is accelerating efforts to remove the effigy from the steps of the Municipal Services Building across from City Hall [...]

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After Violent Protests, Philadelphia Wakes Up a City in Tatters

After Violent Protests, Philadelphia Wakes Up a City in Tatters

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney on Sunday was expected to announce the closure of much of the Center City sector to prevent more damage, following a night of vio [...]

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Massive fire burns in Center City as Philadelphia remains under mandatory curfew following violent protests

Massive fire burns in Center City as Philadelphia remains under mandatory curfew following violent protests

Mayor Jim Kenney implemented a city-wide curfew effective 8 p.m. Saturday through 6 a.m. Sunday. Only persons with essential duties are allowed outdoors.

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Implements Mandatory Curfew As George Floyd Protests Turn Violent

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Implements Mandatory Curfew As George Floyd Protests Turn Violent

PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Mayor Jim Kenney has implemented a mandatory citywide curfew as protests have turned violent in Philadelphia. The curfew is effective t [...]

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Justice For George Floyd Protest Set For Satuday At Philadelphia City Hall

Justice For George Floyd Protest Set For Satuday At Philadelphia City Hall

Mayor Jim Kenney has said the people have a right to gather and police will allow the protest as long as social distancing guidelines are followed.

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Philadelphia to Unveil Guidance on ‘Yellow’ Phase of COVID-19 Reopening Plan

Philadelphia to Unveil Guidance on ‘Yellow’ Phase of COVID-19 Reopening Plan

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney on Friday was expected to release guidance about the city’s efforts to move into the “yellow” phase of the state coronavirus reop [...]

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Gets Engaged, No Wedding Date Set

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Gets Engaged, No Wedding Date Set

Wedding bells are in the future for Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and his now fiancee Letitia Santarelli.

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Kenney Scraps Philly Property Tax Increase, Citing State Help

From West Chester in the Philly burbs to Oakland and Minneapolis, municipalities are using the coronavirus shutdown to experiment with turning streets into gia [...]

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Philly Mayor Kenney's Administration Under Fire For How City Spending Part Of Federal Grant Meant For Coronavirus Testing, Contact Tracing

Philly Mayor Kenney's Administration Under Fire For How City Spending Part Of Federal Grant Meant For Coronavirus Testing, Contact Tracing

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney's administration is under fire for how the city is spending a small part of a big federal grant meant for COVID-19 testing and co [...]

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Reopening Philadelphia: Mayor Kenney Says 'No Restaurant Should Be Announcing Plans To Launch Outdoor Dining On June 5'

Reopening Philadelphia: Mayor Kenney Says 'No Restaurant Should Be Announcing Plans To Launch Outdoor Dining On June 5'

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has pumped the breaks on restaurants resuming outdoor dining when the city moves into the yellow phase of Pennsylvania's reopenin [...]

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Philly Survey: 75% of Residents Say Everyone Should Wear a Mask

Philly Survey: 75% of Residents Say Everyone Should Wear a Mask

“If you’re the 1 out of 4 who doesn’t get it…we need you to get with the program,” Mayor Jim Kenney said.

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Coronavirus Philadelphia: Pandemic Forces Wawa Welcome America Festival To Be Held Virtually This Summer

Coronavirus Philadelphia: Pandemic Forces Wawa Welcome America Festival To Be Held Virtually This Summer

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced Tuesday the festival will be held virtually this year due to the pandemic.

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