Danny Alvarez, the Republican candidate for district attorney, is challenging incumbent Democratic D.A. Seth Williams to a series of debates.
Terry Tracy, the Republican candidate for city controller, plans to focus on public schools, municipal pensions, economic growth and government accountability if he is elected on Nov. 5.
Gov. Tom Corbett was in the Far Northeast last week to rally supporters in anticipation of his re-election bid.
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The Lawncrest Community Association recently welcomed the three candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for city controller in the May 21 primary.
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey last week told Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce members about three looming showdowns on Capitol Hill that he hopes will change the way Congress looks at spending.
The Philadelphia Bar Association, a state Supreme Court justice and the majority leader of the Pennsylvania Senate are all calling for continued reforms at Philadelphia Traffic Court after a dozen people associated with the troubled court were criminally charged last week.
John Hanger, former secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection, last week announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor.
— The Republicans were not much of a Grand Old Party in Northeast Philly last week. Democrats won throughout the area.