The state Supreme Court denied Wednesday a petition asking the court to order the head of the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court to replace the City Commissioners for the upcoming May 16 primary election.
After a six-month hiatus of not having a lobbyist representing the city in Harrisburg, Mayor Kenney selected Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney to do the job. The contract, which became effective Wednesday and goes through June 30, is worth $41,667. Buchanan and its subcontractor, Commonwealth Strategies, gets three one-year renewal options.
A few hours after President Trump falsely told a gathering of Congressional Republicans that Philadelphia's murder rate has been "terribly increasing," Mayor Kenney called the president a purveyer of "fake facts."
Mayor Kenney sat for a Q&A with longtime news anchor and journalist Larry Kane at an event for the Center City Residents Association Wednesday night. About 300 people packed the Plays and Players theater to hear Kenney discuss his first year. Here are some highlights.