Parker and Oh talk gun violence, opioid crisis, and housing in mayoral forum

BY: - October 27, 2023

Less than 12 hours after the candidates faced off in the first and only scheduled debate before the Philadelphia mayoral election, Democrat Cherelle Parker and Republican David Oh participated in a candidate forum hosted by The Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) at Temple University on Thursday evening. 

Philadelphia mayoral candidates talk public safety, schooling, and Sixers arena in lone debate

BY: - October 26, 2023

Cherelle Parker and David Oh are vying to become Philadelphia's 100th mayor in next month's election.

Philly officials share results of report on anti-violence initiative

BY: - July 9, 2023

'I am proud of what this pilot program achieved right out of the gate as a first of its-kind program,' Mayor Jim Kenney said.

A section of I-95 in Philadelphia collapses. The state’s response. What local lawmakers said

BY: - June 12, 2023

Gov. Josh Shapiro is expected to issue a disaster declaration on Monday, multiple news outlets reported.

Ogbonna Hagins walks along Ninth and Ontario streets in North Philadelphia. He’s been pressing city officials to do something about illegal dumping.

Philly City Council: Want to fight crime? Address quality of life issues

BY: - June 6, 2023

'If we address issues of quality of life, it is one step towards reducing violent crime,' Councilmember Anthony Phillips said.

Philly Mayor Kenney’s final city budget dedicates around $1.6B to public safety

BY: - March 3, 2023

"We have work to do and we are going to spend a lot of time making that budget a living document,' City Council Majority Leader Curtis Jones said.

Philly announces plan to invest $200M in opioid settlement funds

BY: - January 7, 2023

The initial investments will go to 'an array of crisis response strategies' both citywide and in targeted neighborhoods, officials said.

In Philadelphia, MLK Day of Service activities focusing on gun violence prevention

BY: - January 5, 2023

'We must embrace Dr. King’s legacy of racial and social justice and citizen action, not just on King Day but every day,' Mayor Jim Kenney said.

Philly LGBTQ activists reflect on Kenney administration, look ahead to the future

BY: - January 3, 2023

'Each mayor has built upon the work of their predecessor and I think Mayor Kenney has done that,' an advocate said.

Hispanic immigrants bused to Philadelphia won’t stay, even when the state needs them

BY: - December 29, 2022

Since Nov. 16, just under 300 immigrants have arrived at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station, said Amy Eusebio, director of the City’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. They were bused from Texas, adding Philly to the list of so-called “sanctuary cities” to which the Lone Star State’s Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has sent thousands of immigrants in […]

How Philly’s gun violence crisis has jumpstarted the 2023 mayoral race | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 10, 2022

The gun violence crisis wracking Pa.'s largest city is a 'catalyzing' issue for the people looking to succeed outgoing Mayor Jim Kenney.

An aerial view of Holmesburg Prison in northeast Philadelphia in 1970 (Photo via the Philadelphia Tribune).

Philadelphia apologizes for heinous experiments on Black inmates

BY: - October 8, 2022

Mayor Jim Kenney acknowledged the history of medical racism in the United States, and the trauma it has created in communities of color.