NYC Mayor Eric Adams Inducted as ‘Master Mason’ During City Mansion Ceremony – Matt Lamb 9/27/23


New York City is now officially led by a Freemason.

While Mayor Eric Adams left the ceremony off his official schedule, he and New York Police Commissioner Edward Caban and New York Police Department Chief of the Department Jeffrey Maddrey were all inducted as “Master Masons” over the weekend at Gracie Mansion, which serves as the official residence for the city’s mayors.

“Today we held an occasional Grand Lodge with the Grand Line officers and Brothers for the first time in history at Gracie Mansion,” the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge posted on Facebook on September 23. “The result of this special occasion resulted in New York City’s Mayor, The Honorable Eric Adams, Police Commissioner Edward Caban, and Chief of the Department Jeffrey Maddrey being raised as Master Masons.”

“Tony Herbert, citywide liaison to the mayor’s office, confirmed that the event took place and that he was there, but did not comment on the mayor’s attendance,” Gothamist reported.

Other city officials, including Herbert, also were honored.

Gothamist reported:

Several other officials joined the ceremony on Saturday, including Herbert, NYPD Deputy Chief of Manhattan Borough North Ruel Stephenson, Assemblymember J. Gary Pretlow and State Sen. Kevin Parker, according to the Facebook post. Stephenson, Pretlow, Parker and Herbert received their 32nd Degree Freemasonry, making them “Sublime Princes of the Royal Secret of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Masonry Northern Jurisdiction PHA,” according to the post.

Prince Hall Masonic Temple is part of “Prince Hall Freemasonry,” an African-American version of freemasonry….

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