Philly Mayor Jim Kenney faces calls for resignation over shooting comments
A lawmaker called Kenney's comments "beyond tone deaf and a slap in the face to the families and communities that have been impacted by gun violence."
Philly Mayor Kenney opens up about his proudest moments in office – and his biggest mistakes
Philly’s chief executive talks soda tax, gun violence, COVID-19 and his plans for the future.
Brother of 2 MOVE bombing victims calls for Philly to release their remains
“They are my sisters. They are my immediate family,” Lionell Dotson Sr., said at a news conference outside City Hall last week. “They took them from me. They are holding them like they are trophies."
Philly Sen. Haywood, Mayor Kenney to discuss gun violence solutions after sit-in
By Brian Saunders PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania Sen. Art Haywood, who has been holding a sit-in at City Hall, has reached one of his objectives: a meeting with Mayor Jim Kenney for later this week. The meeting is in response to a sit-in Haywood started last week in front of Kenney’s office.The Philadelphia Tribune reported that […]
Philly Mayor Kenney, City Council announce violence prevention hotline
By Brian Saunders PHILADELPHIA — In conjunction with Philadelphia City Council, Mayor Jim Kenney partnered with the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and 211 Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) to announce a new 24-hour violence prevention hotline. By dialing 2-1-1, callers can access services related to gun-violence prevention in their neighborhoods. The hotline […]
Philly’s Black clergy gives Kenney an ‘F’ for gun violence response
By Brian Saunders PHILADELPHIA — One year after the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity introduced a Gun Violence Elimination Plan, it’s giving Mayor Jim Kenney a failing grade in addressing that epidemic. After a city record of 562 homicides in 2021, there have already been 106 homicides this year. According to the Rev. Gregory […]
Activists welcome law to increase say on Philadelphia zoning
Mayor Jim Kenny opposes the legislation. Advocates acknowledge the devil is in the details.
Intervention teams offer unique way to fight Philly’s gun violence
City officials highlighted the community-based approach during a weekly briefing.
Philly controller says executive-level city employees lack diversity
'After three years of reviewing exempt employee diversity data, my office has found only a slight improvement for departments under the mayor’s control,' City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart said.
‘I’m heartbroken and outraged’: Philly Mayor Kenney, cops talk gun violence in Pa.’s biggest city
The city has logged 20 homicides and 71 criminal shootings this week, according to Philly P.D. data.
Once part of the problem, this Philly man is looking for solutions to city’s gun violence plague
With no end in sight, these self-styled 'interrupters' are looking to stop violence before it happens
Philly won’t roll out new programs to protect students as violence stays on the rise
The homicide rate was 339 as of Wednesday, up 22% compared to the same time last year,