MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The mayor of Philadelphia expressed shock and sorrow over the killing of a Filipino lawyer who was shot in the city over the weekend and is offering a $20,000 reward for information that will lead to the arrest of the shooter, a senior Philippine diplomat said Wednesday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mayor ordered police Wednesday to stop pulling over drivers for low-level offenses that critics say lead to disproportionate stops of minority drivers, making Philadelphia the largest city government in the U.S.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The outdoor portion of Philadelphia's famous and sometimes inflammatory New Year's Day parade featuring the Mummers has been pushed to Sunday because of rain in the forecast.
The indoor portion of the events, including performances at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, will still continue as planned on Saturday, officials said.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia tourism official and LGBTQ advocate Jeff Guaracino, whose creative ad campaigns helped draw diverse groups of visitors to the city, has died at 48.
Guaracino, the chief executive officer of Visit Philadelphia, helped launch a series of catchy, bold tourism slogans such as “Philly’s more fun when you sleep over."
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to dine indoors at bars, restaurants, indoor sporting events and other food-related establishments starting Jan. 3, city and public health officials announced Monday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Health officials reported the first confirmed case of the omicron variant in Pennsylvania on Friday, a man in his 30s from Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The country's oldest Thanksgiving Day parade is returning to the streets of Philadelphia after taking a year off for COVID-19 restrictions.
City officials announced this week that Philadelphians who mask and socially distance will be welcomed along the city's parade route to watch balloons, performers and floats — many celebrating groups that had to forego their parades during the height of the pandemic as well.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge has ruled that Philadelphia must remove a plywood box covering a statue of Christopher Columbus that the city has been trying to remove from a park since the explorer became a focus amid nationwide demonstrations against racial injustice.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police announced a new three-year contract with the city Tuesday that offers raises, along with a $1,500 bonus, but lets the city make some of the disciplinary reforms it sought.
Philadelphia and its suburbs continued to attract new residents, and south-central Pennsylvania also grew at a healthy clip, but most of the rest of the state’s 67 counties lost people over the past decade, according to new population data released by the U.S.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A day after Philadelphia's health commissioner was forced to resign over the cremation of partial remains belonging to victims of a 1985 bombing of the headquarters of a Black organization, the city now says those remains were never actually destroyed.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's top health official was compelled to resign Thursday after the city's mayor learned partial human remains from the 1985 bombing of the headquarters of a Black organization had been cremated and disposed of without notifying family members.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scores of costumed performers took to the streets of their south Philadelphia stomping grounds for a New Year’s celebration of Mummers tradition, far from the customary parade route and despite official cancellation of the annual event and a ban on large gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An independent review of Philadelphia's police response to days of widespread protests after the May killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police found failures in planning that led to short staffing, emotional responses from officers and sometimes excessive uses of force...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A group of people gathered around a statue of Christopher Columbus in south Philadelphia over the weekend, saying they intended to protect it from vandals amid the recent protests — despite criticism from the mayor...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's mayor on Tuesday backed off a proposed $14 million increase to the police department's revised budget and pledged to review use-of-force polices as protesters across the country demand deep changes to policing in the wake of George Floyd's death...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An Associated Press photographer on assignment was attacked Thursday afternoon by a passerby while the journalist crossed the street with Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw and Mayor Jim Kenney...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mayor Jim Kenney kicked off a recent briefing on Philadelphia's coronavirus response with an unusual request for residents: Be careful what you flush...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A crane lifted a long-polarizing statue of former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo from its home outside a public building in the wee hours of Wednesday, whisking it away after recent protests against police brutality hastened its removal.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of people gathered in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh on Saturday to protest the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, but the peaceful demonstrations later turned violent with police cars set ablaze and protesters smashing store windows and journalists attacked...
The first black woman named to lead Philadelphia’s troubled police department pledged to be a “conduit” between the community and police and to address the racist and sexist tensions dividing the force...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that supervised injection sites designed to prevent overdoses do not violate federal drug laws, giving advocates in Philadelphia and perhaps elsewhere a boost in their efforts to open them...
Philadelphia's police commissioner resigned Tuesday amid allegations that members of his department engaged in sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against two women serving in the ranks...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Democrat Jim Kenney is poised to keep his job as mayor of the nation's sixth largest city after fending off two challengers in Tuesday's primary who criticized his signature achievement: a soda tax to help provide free preschool classes...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mayor of Philadelphia has signed off on legislation that would force city stores to take cash, banning so-called cashless stores.
The ordinance signed into law by Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney Thursday will prohibit most retail locations from refusing to take cash or charging cash-paying customers a higher price...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia has seen more homicides this year than in any other in over a decade, as a particularly violent summer morphed into a deadly fall...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia will stop giving U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement access to a real-time arrest database, saying the agency is misusing the information to conduct sweeps in which otherwise law-abiding immigrants are also being caught up...
Mayor Jim Kenney is aiming to kick-start the city’s $500 million plan to invest in public spaces at a time when the main funding source — and City Council approval — remains in doubt.
Vare Recreation Center in South Philadelphia is expected be the first project to receive funding through the city’s Rebuilding Community Infrastructure initiative, or Rebuild.
Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the city for a symbolic $1 each Wednesday and a promise from officials to set up a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs.
The School Reform Commission approved a nearly $3.2 billion preliminary budget that would increase investment in the district and modernize classrooms while contending with growing pension and charter school costs in years to come.
Mayor Jim Kenney gave his annual budget speech in council chambers Thursday.
Kenney cited his beverage tax legislation, which he said in its first full-year brought in “nearly $79 million,” was his avenue to funding better education and schools throughout Philadelphia.
In an uplifting ceremony at City Hall, the National Marian Anderson Museum and the Office of Councilman-At-Large Derek Green recently honored opera legend and pioneer Marian Anderson with “Meet Marian: The 121st Anniversary of the Great Marian Anderson’s Birth and Legacy.”
The expected finalists are in for Philadelphia’s first Board of Education in more than a dozen years.
Mayor Jim Kenney’s nominating panel revealed the 27 people it recommends should be considered for the new unpaid, nine-member Board of Education, which will assume control of the school district from the School Reform Commission in the coming months.
Philadelphia first knew Lauren Hitt as the woman who banned Jim Kenney from Twitter.
Kenney was about to launch a last-minute mayoral bid. His tendency to let loose on social media — where he had called New Jersey Gov.
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Mayor Jim Kenney held a press conference Monday announcing a new way to support Philadelphia’s homeless population via text messaging.
Rather than giving homeless individuals cash on the street, Kenney advised residents to text the word “Share” to 80077 to make a $5 donation to the Mayor’s Fund to End Homelessness.
Council President Darrell Clarke expressed uncertainty concerning whether a memorandum of understanding will be the type of formal agreement used to secure diversity and inclusion commitments from the Building Trades for work on the city’s upcoming Rebuild initiative.
Mayor Jim Kenney took to song on Tuesday as he announced the 50 free events during the 2017 Wawa Welcome America, a six-day festival that will conclude on Independence Day.
If you tune in to listen to Howard Eskin on Saturdays on 94.1 WIP these days, chances are you’ll hear more about Philadelphia’s controversial sweetened-beverage tax than you will about sports.
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A federal judge in San Francisco issued an injunction Tuesday that temporarily blocks President Donald Trump’s plan to withhold federal funding from so-called sanctuary cities.
It’s going to be a major sports week in Philadelphia, with the city hosting the NFL Draft and the 123rd running of the Penn Relays. Mayor Jim Kenney believes the city will handle both events just fine.
As an optimistic example of the potential impact of Philadelphia’s own soda tax, Mayor Jim Kenney’s Office this week touted a study of the Berkeley, Calif., sugar-sweetened beverage tax one year after it was enacted.
In a firm display of unity, four City Council members pledged to push for diversity and inclusion in the city’s $500 million Rebuild initiative.
In a meeting with the Tribune last week, the Democrats — Cindy Bass, Maria Quiñones-Sanchez, Derek Green and Curtis Jones Jr.
At 8:45 a.m. on Monday, Black Lives Matter and other social justice groups including the Black is Back Coalition and Walter Hudson, Sr. of the National Awareness Alliance held a rally outside of the District Attorney’s Office near City Hall to call for the resignation of embattled D.A.
Temple University rethinks soda tax meal plan increase
Temple University is rethinking a meal plan fee hike that it had blamed largely on Philadelphia’s new sweetened-beverage tax.
The school had announced a 6 percent hike for its meal plan for the 2017-18 school year, and said the tax was responsible for 4.8 percent of the increase.
Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu and Bhai clergy and believers were among those who showed support for their Jewish peers during a rally last week at Independence Mall after acts of anti-Semitic vandalism in Philadelphia.
A Philadelphia school teacher behind the billboard that reads, “Welcome to Philadelphia, where we don’t value our public school children,” was very vocal during the School Reform Commission’s January meeting.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney says the city's sweetened-beverage tax raised $5...
In a letter this week, City Councilman David Oh, R-at Large, has called on Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney "to halt the enforecement" of what merchants call the 11 o'clock ordinance -- Section 9-627 -- "until a proper mechanism is in place" to enforce the law in a "fair and accurate" way.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Despite a threat from cable giant Comcast to take legal action, Philadelphia has banned employers from asking potential hires to provide their salary history, a move supporters say is a step toward closing the wage gap between men and women...