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    Mayoral candidates talk education, wage tax

    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.

    White receives wealth of endorsements

    Thirteen unions last week endorsed Republican Martina White in the special election in the 170th Legislative District.

    Sabatina earns nomination in the 5th Senatorial District election

    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.

    All lives matter

    Amid nationwide tension, the Northeast rallies behind men and women in blue.   

    Wolf, Stack prevail in Pa.

    Democrats Brendan Boyle and Mike Driscoll win open seats for the U.S. and Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 

    Discussing politics with the FOP

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series about the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5. Part 2 examines the labor union’s fundraising, its escalating political program and its development of a multimillion-dollar headquarters in the Northeast.

    A behind the scenes look at the FOP

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series discussing some of the key roles served by the Northeast Philadelphia-based Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5. Part One examines the local union’s leadership, along with recent contract negotiation and arbitration outcomes.

    Boyle captures primary victory

    In other election news, state Sen. Mike Stack wins the lieutenant governor primary and Jason Dawkins pulls ahead in the 179th Legislative District.

    State Rep. Brendan Boyle on Tuesday won a surprisingly easy victory in the 13th Congressional District Democratic primary, declaring victory at about 10 p.m. at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 headquarters in the Far Northeast.

    The golden years

    The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 last week honored those who were celebrating their golden anniversaries of union membership with a special luncheon at the FOP’s new facility on Caroline Road in the Northeast. Eighty members with 50 years membership were honored. Among those marking the special anniversary was George McNesby (left), his wife, Judy, and their son, John McNesby, Lodge 5’s president.