Jim Kenney

(Photo by Mike Teiper)

Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Chime In on Philadelphia School District Problems

The six candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Philadelphia mayor took part in a forum hosted by the Business Association of West Parkside.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(Former Philadelphia city councilman Jim Kenney, at lectern, announces his candidacy for mayor.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Jim Kenney Makes It Official: He’s Running For Mayor of Philadelphia

The “Kenney for Mayor” campaign kicked off by renting the mayor’s reception room and then packing it with supporters.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/04/2015

File photo: Pennsylvania state senator Anthony Williams.  (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Sen. Anthony Williams Leading The Pack In Phila. Mayor’s Race Fundraising Totals

Senator Anthony Williams had $426,000 still on hand at the end of 2014, the largest cash-on-hand total of all the announced and presumptive candidates.

02/03/2015

(Councilman Jim Kenney had to be coaxed to speak from the Council president's platform as he announced his resignation from City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Jim Kenney Ends 23-Year Career as Councilman, Ahead of Mayoral Run

Kenney –- first elected in 1991 — choked up at times as he bid his fellow councilmembers farewell.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

(File photo provided)

Jonathan Saidel Decides Against 2015 Run for Philadelphia Mayor

“There are enough people running that people can make a wise choice,” he said.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/26/2015

(Councilman Jim Kenney.  File image from City of Phila. TV)

Councilman Jim Kenney Nearing Decision on Philadelphia Mayoral Run

Kenney spent much of today holed up in his City Council office, making what an aide described as “personal calls.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/23/2015

(City Council president Darrell Clarke, far right, faces the news media in City Council chambers.  Photo by KYW's Steve Tawa)

Councilman Kenney Still Weighing Mayoral Run as Council President Reaffirms He’s Out

“Bunch of e-mails, bunch of phone calls, wanting to know if I was announcing that I was getting back in the race,” he began.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

(Chris Christie chats with Jerry Jones in 2013 file photo.  Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Councilman Standing Firm For Calling Christie A ‘Fat [Expletive]’ On Twitter

Councilman Jim Kenney was fuming that Gov. Christie sat with the owner of the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field during Sunday night’s Eagles game.

12/15/2014

(credit: Mike Dunn)

City Councilman Aims To Ban Parking On Apron Of City Hall

Councilman Kenney is fed up with public officials being allowed to park their personal cars all day on the apron of City Hall.

12/13/2014

(Members of Philadelphia City Council pose with students from the Neshaminy High School newspaper holding a City Council resolution in their honor.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. City Council Honors Neshaminy Students For Controversial Stand on Racial Epithet

The Neshaminy students at the center of the national controversy were front and center in City Council chambers, honored for their decision to ban the word “Redskin” in their school paper.

12/04/2014

File photo of City Hall. (Credit: Paul Gluck)

In Philadelphia, Focus Turns To Next Year’s Race For Mayor

Between now and May 19th you can expect to hear a lot about the mayor’s race, particularly who’s in and who’s out.

11/05/2014

(Philadelphia city councilman James Kenney, in file photo.)

City Council Proposing Penalties On Drone Misuse

A Philadelphia lawmaker now wants penalties on the books in case drones are used for mischief… or worse.

10/30/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter signs a bill decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana in Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Signs Pot Decriminalization Bill Into Law

At the bill-signing today, Nutter repeatedly stressed that the change does NOT make marijuana legal.

10/01/2014

(A frame from surveillance video released by Philadelphia police, believed to show people involved in the beating of two men.  Credit: CBS3)

City Council Will Look To Add Hate Crimes To Philadelphia Code

City council members are introducing a bill that adds hate crimes to the individual conduct portion of the city code.

09/25/2014

(credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Dom Giordano’s Take On City’s Decriminalization Of Pot

On Thursday, Philadelphia City Council continued a great Philadelphia tradition.

09/19/2014

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