Philadelphia’s police union leader vowed to invest “six figures” to support mayoral candidate Jim Kenney while directing some biting words at Kenney’s primary election opponents during the April 14 meeting of the Somerton Civic Association.
Council candidate withdraws
Democratic mayoral candidates Nelson Diaz and Lynne Abraham last Friday morning addressed members of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce during a breakfast meeting at Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park.
There are more than 100 vacant homes in Philadelphia that are in such bad shape that they should be torn down immediately, City Controller Alan Butkovitz said last week. They’re just too unsafe to leave standing, he said.
Holmesburg Civic Association members last week listened to an update on I-95 construction from PennDOT officials Elaine Elbich and Harold Windisch.
State Rep. John Sabatina Jr. edged Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 president John McNesby to earn the Democratic nomination in the 5th Senatorial District special election.
Rhawnhurst’s Lisa Deeley is seeking a nomination for city elections commissioner. She hopes to earn the endorsement of the Democratic City Committee.
The future is bright for Northeast Philly’s political scene. Local politicians are thriving in various new roles.
Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham is seeking a return to public office, while state Sen. Anthony Williams is looking to move from state to city government.