Cherelle Parker elected Philadelphia’s 100th mayor
Democrat Cherelle Parkerwas elected Philadelphia's 100th mayor, and the first woman to serve in the role, unofficial results showed Tuesday.
Parker and Oh talk gun violence, opioid crisis, and housing in mayoral forum
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
Cherelle Parker and David Oh are vying to become Philadelphia's 100th mayor in next month's election.
Philly Mayor Kenney rebuffs growing demands to do more to reduce gun violence
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.
Kenney punts on providing update on his anti-violence plan as homicides surge
The mayor said he punted on providing an anticipated update for his anti-violence plan, Roadmap for Safer Communities, due to the influx of funding the city is expected to receive from the recently passed federal coronavirus stimulus package. The city is on track to receive $1.4 billion toward its operating budget.
Philly Mayor Jim Kenney endorses Pittsburgh’s Michael Lamb as Auditor General race heats up
The race for Pennsylvania’s Auditor General seat ramped up Wednesday with two-term Philadelphia’s two-term Democratic mayor, Jim Kenney, endorsing western Pennsylvania’s Michael Lamb for the row office position.