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Contact: Zari Tarazona 

Kensington Voice would like to sincerely apologize for an employee who broke our own event rules during our election forum on May 8 at McPherson Square Library. 

Unfortunately, a Kensington Voice staff member interrupted the event halfway through to publicly address Mr. Jeff Brown without our knowledge or permission. Despite stepping in to de-escalate the situation, we regret not intervening sooner.  

We terminated the employee who violated our organization’s professional and ethical standards. We also contacted the candidates with an apology. Additionally, we are reviewing our policies to prevent incidents like this from happening in the future. 

We thank everyone who attended, and we hope the Kensington community and other stakeholders will continue engaging with us in conversations like this moving forward.  


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Kensington Voice is a community hub and newsroom serving the heart of Kensington in North Philadelphia. The stories we cover and events we attend generally take place between Cecil B. Moore Avenue and Tioga Street and between 6th Street and Aramingo Avenue. This includes the neighborhoods Fairhill, Harrowgate, Norris Square, and part of Port Richmond. For more information about Kensington Voice, please visit