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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.

ACT UP Philadelphia calls for revamp of city’s housing services

BY: - July 7, 2021

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

BY: - July 3, 2021

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

BY: - June 29, 2021

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

BY: - June 28, 2021

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.

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Philly Mayor Kenney stands by his violence prevention plan as homicides show no sign of ebbing

BY: - June 23, 2021

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: - June 16, 2021

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

BY: - June 8, 2021

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

BY: - June 3, 2021

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

BY: - May 26, 2021

“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

BY: - May 17, 2021

In a statement, Mayor Jim Kenney said the “history of Philadelphia is about more than the buildings we’ve built.”