November 7, 2013 |
Mayor Dana L. Redd claimed victory Tuesday in her bid for a second term, easily overcoming four underfunded and lesser-known challengers. "Tomorrow I look forward to going back to work for Camden," Redd told an exuberant rally at the Victor Pub on the waterfront, thanking voters for giving her "four more years to finish what we started. " Huddled on the small stage with her were fellow Democrats State Sen. Donald Norcross; Assemblymen Gilbert "Whip" Wilson and Angel Fuentes; and Council members Marilyn Torres, Curtis Jenkins, and newcomer Arthur Barclay, all celebrating unofficial results showing them far ahead of their challengers.
November 3, 2013 |
Four challengers took aim Friday at Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd in a debate that at times took on the appearance of a sporting event in front of a partisan and raucous audience. Redd, seeking a second four-year term, stoutly defended herself from accusations of being an insider who has bent to political pressures and taken power away from residents. Jobs, public safety, and leadership style were among the issues raised by the audience, which submitted questions for Redd and her challengers, Republican Arnold Davis and independents Amir Khan, Clyde Cook, and City Councilman Brian Coleman.
October 19, 2013 |
CAMDEN More than 600 people who preregistered for a combined job fair and political rally hosted by Camden mayoral candidate Amir Khan received e-mails telling them they would get priority hiring if they volunteered for his campaign. The e-mail, provided to The Inquirer, told job applicants who filled out a preapplication form online that they would be "first in line for receiving a position" based on agreement to volunteer for the event Monday, and "for election work" on Wednesday and Nov. 5. The event was a ribbon-cutting for Acts Industries L.L.C., a maker of modular housing units, which says it will employ as many as 1,000 people in assembly-line work at $15 an hour, with the first 300 to 400 hired in the next three to four months, owners say. Khan, who knows Acts owner Irv Richter and helped arrange bringing the business to Camden, hosted the event, which drew thousands.
October 16, 2013 |
The news that a company coming to Camden would be accepting applications for as many as 1,000 positions brought double that number of people to a job fair whose organizers combined it with a political rally Monday afternoon. Amir Khan, a Camden mayoral candidate, hosted the ribbon-cutting for Acts Industries L.L.C., a maker of modular temporary housing units that is leasing a former factory building at East State Street and River Avenue. Khan, who said he has no financial stake in the company, said he was a friend of Acts owner Irv Richter, who is also chairman and chief executive of the Evesham-based construction management company Hill International.
September 14, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - Juniata Park's Danny Garcia, wearing his designer sunglasses indoors, chewed on a stick of gum and stared into the crowd at the MGM Grand auditorium. His opponent, Argentina's Lucas Matthysse, kept his eyes on the ceiling. Garcia's father and trainer, Angel Garcia, was in the midst of a nearly nine-minute rant that has become his routine at events like Thursday's news conference. And the fighters, who meet Saturday for Garcia's unified light-welterweight titles, were not surprised.
June 6, 2013 |
Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd will run again in November under her "Moving Camden Forward" slogan. The first-term mayor beat her Democratic opponent, Theo Spencer, 37, in Tuesday's primary, which drew only about 2,300 voters. Redd will face Republican challenger Arnold Davis, a tax adviser and Burlington County College public-safety union grievance officer, and a couple of recognizable names running as independents in the general election. City Councilman Brian Coleman, who won his seat in 2011 as the party-backed candidate, has decided to run against Redd, his former Camden County Democratic Committee running mate.
April 29, 2013 |
NEW YORK - His legs were fine, Danny Garcia said, but his arms were tight. The unified light-welterweight world champion was burned out in the later rounds of his bout Saturday night. But he had to go on. And he did. The 25-year-old from Juniata Park turned in an inspiring performance en route to a unanimous 12-round decision over Zab Judah at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Garcia (26-0, 16 knockouts) scored a crucial eighth-round knockdown and held on as the 35-year-old Judah desperately sought a knockout.
April 27, 2013 |
Danny Garcia, Juniata Park's unified super lightweight world champion, said he wanted to look into Zab Judah's eyes and snatch his soul from his body. But any soul snatching will have to wait until Saturday. Judah, Garcia's opponent, was barred from the final news conference and weigh-in as Golden Boy Promotions feared a similar incident to January's news conference brawl. Garcia (25-0, 16 KOs) will defend his titles in a 12-round fight against Judah (42-7, 3 KOs) at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
April 16, 2013
SECONDS ARE TICKING away, and Micah Khan is edging closer to a South Jersey soccer field as his daughter makes a run toward the goalie with the score tied at 1-1. Mayah Khan crashes into a pile of pigtails and cleats in front of the net, and the ball narrowly misses the corner before heading out of bounds. "Aww . . . good try, baby," he yells as Mayah dusts herself off. Sundays, Khan says, are usually for church, with Saturdays set for soccer, but this makeup game in Medford, Burlington County, will have to suffice for the anti-violence activist.
April 2, 2013 |
Danny Garcia, Juniata Park's lightweight world champion, was unable to raise his hands above his head. It was just a cramp, Garcia thought after a January afternoon sparring session. But the red welt on his left rib worsened, and a hospital trip revealed that Garcia had bruised his ribs just two weeks before a scheduled title defense. Unable to train, Garcia postponed his fight and, after a six-week layoff, the 25-year-old will defend his unified lightweight titles in a 12-round bout against Brooklyn's Zab Judah on April 27 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.