Mayor Jim Kenney Announces Oldest Operating Jail In Philly ClosingMayor Jim Kenney has announced plans to close the oldest operating jail in Philadelphia, as part of his plan to reform the justice system.
'He Would Be Doing More Good On The Outside': Mayor Kenney Visits Meek Mill Behind BarsThe mayor met with the incarcerated rapper at the medium-security prison in Chester for about an hour.
School Reform Commission Shakeup Ahead Of School Board TransitionA shakeup at the School Reform Commission, as the city prepares for the transition to a new local school board.
Philadelphia Funds Record Number Of Arts OrganizationsMayor Kenney says city funding helps make arts more accessible to more people and he'd like to do more.
Mayor Kenney Revises Property Tax Plan The mayor revised his request when new property assessment figures came in.
City Leaders Spar Over Location Of Beverage Tax RevenuePhiladelphia’s city controller is raising concerns about the location of $62.9 million in tax revenue collected from a city beverage tax.
Mayor Kenney Announces Date Of Annual Spring CleanupAfter the recent storm, some folks are dreaming of Spring. So is the mayor, who on Thursday announced the date of the city's biggest annual Spring Cleanup event.
Mayor Kenney Asks For More Names For School BoardPhiladelphia Mayor Jim Kenney wants more choices as he picks a new school board.
Kenney Proposes 6 Percent Property Tax Increase To Fund City SchoolsPhiladelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has asked City Council to raise property taxes by 6 percent, in order to fund public schools.
Universal Pre-K Takes Hit In Mayor's Five Year PlanPhiladelphia Mayor Jim Kenney made a heartfelt plea for raising real estate taxes to pay for schools on Thursday, but his budget proposal also scaled back another major educational initiative.
City Council Members React To Kenney's Property Tax PlanCity Council members say they support the Mayor's intention to fill the school district's deficit, but there are the inevitable differences over how.
Mayor Kenney Receives More Than 2 Dozen Names For School BoardKenney says he'll probably make those selections sooner rather than later.