Philly controller says executive-level city employees lack diversity

BY: - October 25, 2021

'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

BY: - September 30, 2021

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

BY: - August 23, 2021

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

BY: - August 19, 2021

The homicide rate was 339 as of Wednesday, up 22% compared to the same time last year,

Arbitrator’s ruling expected soon on Philly police contract

BY: - August 9, 2021

The FOP struck a deal with the Kenney administration over a one-year contract soon after the coronavirus pandemic arrived in the city in 2020. The contract expired Aug. 1.

Philly to open 3 youth resource centers in effort to stem gun violence

BY: - August 9, 2021

At-large Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson, the main sponsor of the legislation to change the city’s curfew laws, said Philadelphia youth were “desperate for investment.”

In Philly, violent crimes are down, but Mayor Kenney warns of a ‘long process’ to reduce it

BY: - August 5, 2021

“This is not mission accomplished,” the mayor said during Wednesday’s virtual update on the city’s gun violence update.

Philly Mayor Kenney rebuffs growing demands to do more to reduce gun violence

BY: - July 31, 2021

In his six-page letter, Kenney said his administration was taking a “whole of government response” to gun violence, which he added was fueled in part by the coronavirus pandemic.

Philly Mayor Kenney won’t mandate COVID vaccine for city workers – but won’t rule it out

BY: - July 28, 2021

“We will continue to assess the need to implement a vaccination mandate for our city workers and may make this a requirement at a future date," a spokesperson said

Philly police retirements tick up in 2020 amid pandemic and protests

BY: - July 26, 2021

Police retirements were up 25 percent last year compared to 2019.

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Kenney doubles down, refuses to declare state of emergency over gun violence

BY: - July 21, 2021

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

BY: - July 13, 2021

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.