Kenney doubles down, refuses to declare state of emergency over gun violence
There have been 1,263 shooting victims as of Sunday, up 26 percent compared to the same time last year, while shooting victims were down 10 percent in the police department’s Pinpoint areas, according to police.
Philly Navy Yard redevelopment: Black-owned firm, partner pledge $1B toward diversity, equity, inclusion
The developers expect to break ground on the project’s first building in the fourth quarter of this year. Mayor Jim Kenney said the project will help spur equitable growth in the city.
ACT UP Philadelphia calls for revamp of city’s housing services
To mark the end of Pride month and the ongoing fight for adequate housing, members of the Philadelphia chapter of the HIV/AIDS activism organization ACT UP held a protest outside of Mayor Jim Kenney’s condo in Old City.
‘We need more help’: Philly city, state leaders press Biden for further aid to reduce violence
While city’s homicide rate is reaching historic highs, a state law prevents Philadelphia from putting its own firearm regulations in place.
Black Clergy, Krasner call on Philly’s largest companies, nonprofits to fund violence prevention efforts
Days after Philadelphia boosted funding for violence prevention initiatives, the fight for how to spend it and who should pay more has begun.
With thousands eligible, Philly Mayor Kenney, schools chief Hite urge city parents to claim child tax credit
Starting next month, more than 90 percent of Philadelphia families with children will be eligible for new monthly payments from the federal government of $250 or $300 per child from the Child Tax Credit.
Philly Mayor Kenney stands by his violence prevention plan as homicides show no sign of ebbing
The mayor defended his approach to reducing gun violence in Philadelphia on Wednesday at a time when the homicide rate was up 38 percent.
A year after George Floyd protests, Philly Mayor Kenney details progress on racial, police reforms
By Michael D’Onofrio PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Jim Kenney says his administration is making progress at rooting out systemic racial inequities, and enacting police reforms a year after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked nationwide protests. Yet while acknowledging more progress was needed, Kenney stressed that surging gun violence in the city was […]
Philly launches COVID vaccine lottery with a chance to win $50K
The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium will be promoting the sweepstakes in the 20 targeted ZIP codes.
Philly Free Library supporters demand $15M budget boost
Advocates want spending that was slashed during the pandemic to be restored to the library system's budget.
Philly City Council demands more transparency on errors in city payroll system
“I don’t think we should keep pouring money into something that we know has the kinks that it has without a plan,” Councilmember Isiah Thomas said.
New project aims to identify, document, and preserve the history of Philly’s underrepresented communities
In a statement, Mayor Jim Kenney said the “history of Philadelphia is about more than the buildings we’ve built.”