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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...→
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 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...→
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...→
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 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...→
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...→
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 On Track To Enter Green Phase Of Pennsylvania's Reopening Plan By Early July

Philadelphia On Track To Enter Green Phase Of Pennsylvania's Reopening Plan By Early July

Kenney said Thursday it's contingent on the city continuing to comply with social distancing guidelines among other preventative measures.

Read full article: Philadelphia On Track To Enter Green Pha...→
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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...→
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...→
Mayor Kenney walks back police budget boost and vows reforms -- but not enough, critics say

Mayor Kenney walks back police budget boost and vows reforms -- but not enough, critics say

Some proposals raise questions about Philadelphia’s familiarity with its own past promises on transforming the PPD.

Read full article: Mayor Kenney walks back police budget bo...→
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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 [...]

Read full article: The counting from Pennsylvania’s first f...→
Philadelphia City Councilmembers Pen Letter To Mayor Kenney Demanding Police Reform, No Increase To Police Department Budget

Philadelphia City Councilmembers Pen Letter To Mayor Kenney Demanding Police Reform, No Increase To Police Department Budget

The push is not to defund the police force or even take money away that has already been allocated but the plan is to not increase the budget by $14 million as [...]

Read full article: Philadelphia City Councilmembers Pen Let...→
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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...→
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...→

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...→
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...→
Father inspires with viral ‘Dadvice’ on YouTube

Father inspires with viral ‘Dadvice’ on YouTube

Rob Kenney is using YouTube to share lessons he wished he had learned as a child growing up without a father. On his page, “Dad, How Do I?” Kenney shares usefu [...]

Read full article: Father inspires with viral ‘Dadvice’ on ...→
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 ...→
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...→
Philadelphia Arts, Culture Organizations 'At A Loss' As Mayor Kenney's Latest Budget Proposes $4.4 Million Cut

Philadelphia Arts, Culture Organizations 'At A Loss' As Mayor Kenney's Latest Budget Proposes $4.4 Million Cut

The $4.4 million cut essentially eliminates the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy and the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, which many nonprofits depe [...]

Read full article: Philadelphia Arts, Culture Organizations...→
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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...→
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...→
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...→

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 ...→
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...→
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...→
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...→

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 ...→
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...→
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...→
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...→
Philadelphia Arts, Culture Organizations 'At A Loss' As Mayor Kenney's Latest Budget Proposes $4.4 Million Cut

Philadelphia Arts, Culture Organizations 'At A Loss' As Mayor Kenney's Latest Budget Proposes $4.4 Million Cut

The $4.4 million cut essentially eliminates the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy and the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, which many nonprofits depe [...]

Read full article: Philadelphia Arts, Culture Organizations...→
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Mayor Kenney walks back police budget boost and vows reforms -- but not enough, critics say

Mayor Kenney walks back police budget boost and vows reforms -- but not enough, critics say

Some proposals raise questions about Philadelphia’s familiarity with its own past promises on transforming the PPD.

Read full article: Mayor Kenney walks back police budget bo...→
  • #Kenney
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...→
Philadelphia City Councilmembers Pen Letter To Mayor Kenney Demanding Police Reform, No Increase To Police Department Budget

Philadelphia City Councilmembers Pen Letter To Mayor Kenney Demanding Police Reform, No Increase To Police Department Budget

The push is not to defund the police force or even take money away that has already been allocated but the plan is to not increase the budget by $14 million as [...]

Read full article: Philadelphia City Councilmembers Pen Let...→
  • #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...→
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...→

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...→
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...→
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...→
Father inspires with viral ‘Dadvice’ on YouTube

Father inspires with viral ‘Dadvice’ on YouTube

Rob Kenney is using YouTube to share lessons he wished he had learned as a child growing up without a father. On his page, “Dad, How Do I?” Kenney shares usefu [...]

Read full article: Father inspires with viral ‘Dadvice’ on ...→
Philadelphia On Track To Enter Green Phase Of Pennsylvania's Reopening Plan By Early July

Philadelphia On Track To Enter Green Phase Of Pennsylvania's Reopening Plan By Early July

Kenney said Thursday it's contingent on the city continuing to comply with social distancing guidelines among other preventative measures.

Read full article: Philadelphia On Track To Enter Green Pha...→
  • #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...→
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...→
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 [...]

Read full article: Philadelphia mayor to eliminate proposed...→

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...→
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...→
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...→
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...→

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...→
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...→
Father inspires with viral ‘Dadvice’ on YouTube

Father inspires with viral ‘Dadvice’ on YouTube

Rob Kenney is using YouTube to share lessons he wished he had learned as a child growing up without a father. On his page, “Dad, How Do I?” Kenney shares usefu [...]

Read full article: Father inspires with viral ‘Dadvice’ on ...→

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 On Track To Enter Green Phase Of Pennsylvania's Reopening Plan By Early July

Philadelphia On Track To Enter Green Phase Of Pennsylvania's Reopening Plan By Early July

Kenney said Thursday it's contingent on the city continuing to comply with social distancing guidelines among other preventative measures.

Read full article: Philadelphia On Track To Enter Green Pha...→
  • #Kenney
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 ...→
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...→
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...→
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...→
Philadelphia Arts, Culture Organizations 'At A Loss' As Mayor Kenney's Latest Budget Proposes $4.4 Million Cut

Philadelphia Arts, Culture Organizations 'At A Loss' As Mayor Kenney's Latest Budget Proposes $4.4 Million Cut

The $4.4 million cut essentially eliminates the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy and the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, which many nonprofits depe [...]

Read full article: Philadelphia Arts, Culture Organizations...→
  • #Kenney
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...→
Mayor Kenney walks back police budget boost and vows reforms -- but not enough, critics say

Mayor Kenney walks back police budget boost and vows reforms -- but not enough, critics say

Some proposals raise questions about Philadelphia’s familiarity with its own past promises on transforming the PPD.

Read full article: Mayor Kenney walks back police budget bo...→
  • #Kenney
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...→

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...→
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...→
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...→
Philadelphia City Councilmembers Pen Letter To Mayor Kenney Demanding Police Reform, No Increase To Police Department Budget

Philadelphia City Councilmembers Pen Letter To Mayor Kenney Demanding Police Reform, No Increase To Police Department Budget

The push is not to defund the police force or even take money away that has already been allocated but the plan is to not increase the budget by $14 million as [...]

Read full article: Philadelphia City Councilmembers Pen Let...→
  • #Kenney
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...→

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 ...→
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 | 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...→
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...→
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...→
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...→

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 [...]

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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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