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July 17, 1987 | By Walter F. Naedele, Mark Bowden and Julia Cass, Inquirer Staff Writers (Also contributing to this article were Inquirer staff writers Jerry Byrd, Michael B. Coakley, Edward Colimore, John Corr, Murray Dubin, David Iams, Gerald B. Jordan, Linda Loyd, Dick Pothier and Mark Wagenveld.)
The 200th anniversary of the Great Compromise allowing framers of the Constitution to agree on a bicameral legislature was marked here yesterday by songs, speeches, pageantry, scattered protests and a thunderous salute by jet fighters in formation over an assembly of 200 members of Congress. The compromise, celebrated in a brisk, dignified ceremony, enabled the Constitutional Convention to get on with the business of writing the document that defines the American government. A crowd of about 8,000 filled rows of yellow plastic chairs on the lawn across Chestnut Street from Independence Hall and clustered around a tightly patrolled police perimeter to hear preliminary speeches and musical performances, and then watched on a large television screen as the representatives moved inside the Hall to enact a ceremonial resolution honoring the Constitution.
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November 4, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
New Jersey is holding elections Tuesday for all 80 seats in the Assembly and local offices across the state. Democrats control the lower chamber in the Statehouse by 47-32, with one vacancy. They are expected to retain their majority, though Republicans are competing to pick up seats in South Jersey's First and Second Districts at the Shore. The two districts are each represented by one Democrat and one Republican. Tuesday marks the first time since 1999 that Assembly elections will top the ballot.
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October 12, 1988 | By Jim Corbett, Special to The Inquirer
Honored at an assembly of more than 500 students, teachers and others, the first New Jersey teacher of the year from Burlington County said Friday that he had "never felt more proud. " "It's an absolutely wonderful award," Fred Gower told the audience, who had come to honor him at the Northern Burlington County Regional High School in Columbus, where Gower has taught for 19 years. "But I see it as more than just a personal tribute. I see it as also being a symbolic tribute to the thousands and thousands of other dedicated teachers everywhere.
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May 24, 2000 | By Nicole Barnes and Kelly Wolfe, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
An assembly at which four students were to acknowledge their part in the sexual assault of a girl at a party has been canceled because school officials say the district should not be involved in the court-ordered punishment. The school district solicitor told Coatesville High School principal Richard Como yesterday to cancel the assembly, set for 10 a.m. tomorrow. It would have involved 150 students from five varsity athletic teams, including the volleyball team the victim played on. "The school board decided that the school district has been a stranger to this litigation," William S. Huganir said.
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December 5, 1993 | By Galina Espinoza, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
When George Williams was just 10 years old, he learned about knocking on doors. As the fifth oldest in a family of 16 children, Williams went from house to house in his Maple Shade neighborhood, selling the aprons his mother had hand-sewn to help bring in some extra money. Williams was supposed to sell the aprons for 75 cents each. But he quickly figured out he could get a dollar for them and make a small profit for himself. The experience would come in handy when, at age 49, Williams once again found himself knocking on doors in the old neighborhood this year, hearing the familiar cries of "Hi, Georgie" from the same women who used to buy his mother's aprons.
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December 8, 2000 | By Kate Herman, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
"Be proud to be you. " Danielle Lopez, an eighth grader at Peirce Middle School, looked proud herself as she addressed her classmates at yesterday's human rights assembly. "Self-Esteem: The Right of Every Child" was the central theme as students recited poems and paid tribute to well-known figures who overcame their self-image problems and learning disabilities to reach success. Eighth graders David Mumford and Lindsay Southard were masters of ceremonies for the assembly, which featured speakers - including Chester County Court Judge Juan Sanchez, Kennett High School assistant principal Ray Fernandez, and keynote speaker Irene Shur - sharing their own stories about building self-respect.
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October 26, 1993 | By Laurent Sacharoff, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
In the Fourth Legislative District, three Democratic political newcomers face three Republicans who went to Trenton only two years ago. The incumbents - State Sen. John J. Matheussen, 40, and Assembly members Mary Virginia Weber, 66, and George Geist, 38 - have pointed to 22 town meetings they have held jointly over two years as an example of the job they can do. "No one in New Jersey legislative history has conducted this many town meetings,"...
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December 13, 2011 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Workers at a South Philadelphia railcar assembly plant ratified their first union contract with the South Korean manufacturer Saturday. The three-year contract between Hyundai Rotem Co. and Transport Workers Union Local 234 calls for wage increases of 13 to 16 percent, a signing bonus of 3 percent, reduced worker costs for health insurance, creation of a 401(k) retirement account with an employer contribution, increases in paid sick and personal days, and changes in work rules.
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January 13, 2016
Assembly, Senate approve pension mandate. B1. Sweeney eyes a state takeover of Atlantic City. B4.
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May 18, 1991 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / MICHAEL MALLY
GETTING A GOODBYE KISS from civil-rights leader Shirley Chisholm is Corey Coleman, an honor student at Prince Hall Elementary. Chisholm appeared at the Fern Rock school yesterday for a special assembly and reception.
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July 1, 2016 | By Maddie Hanna and Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - Gov. Christie on Wednesday pressed the Senate to approve a deal to raise the state's gas tax in exchange for a sales-tax cut, ahead of a voting session Thursday. "They complained for months that I wasn't saying or doing anything. Now I have," the governor said at a Statehouse news conference as he promoted the Assembly version of a plan to replenish the state's depleted fund for road and bridge projects as helping "average New Jerseyans. " The Senate has been working on a different plan.
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June 24, 2016
Local artist Hawk Krall is obviously working his you know what off, putting the finishing touches on these fiberglass donkeys designed for New Jersey (front) and New Hampshire (the one right behind his a ... er, butt). Krall joined a bunch of other donkey artists at the Tioga Marine Terminal Thursday as the host committee for the Democratic National Convention unveiled the 57 fiberglass "Donkeys Around Town. " All are being painted by local artists, and each donkey represents a Democratic delegation that will be in town for the convention.
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April 20, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - New Jersey's legislative leaders may be a step closer to resolving a dispute over how to rescue Atlantic City from financial disaster. Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D., Hudson) said Monday that he had spoken with Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester) over the weekend about the matter and planned to meet with him this week to try to reach an agreement. "I had a good conversation with the Senate president and I look forward to a dialogue with him," Prieto said.
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April 9, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - The momentum building in the Statehouse to take over Atlantic City's government slowed Thursday, as Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto proposed his own plan to rescue the financially struggling resort town and defied calls from Gov. Christie and South Jersey Democrats to adopt a more aggressive approach. Prieto's plan, which advanced Thursday on a 7-0 vote of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, would forestall key elements of Christie's proposed state intervention from taking effect unless the city fails to meet annual fiscal benchmarks.
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February 6, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - New Jersey Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto is proposing to raise the state minimum wage to $15 an hour, following cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles that have made similar increases. The move in New Jersey comes after voters in 2013 approved a ballot initiative that raised the minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.25 an hour, tied to increases in the cost of living. The current minimum wage is $8.38 an hour. "We set a floor, not a ceiling," Prieto (D., Hudson) said at a Statehouse news conference Thursday, joined by lawmakers and advocates such as New Jersey Working Families.
NEWS
January 13, 2016
Assembly, Senate approve pension mandate. B1. Sweeney eyes a state takeover of Atlantic City. B4.
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January 13, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - New Jersey Democrats inched closer Monday to constitutionally requiring the state to make its contributions to the underfunded pension system for public employees, despite warnings from business groups and Republicans that the move could have dangerous financial consequences. In party-line votes, the Senate passed the measure by 23-16, and the Assembly by 43-27. To get the proposed amendment on November's ballot, the Legislature would again have to pass it with a simple majority during the new legislative session that begins Tuesday.
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November 5, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
New Jersey Democrats appeared poised Tuesday to expand their majority in the state Assembly, though election results were still unclear in a few districts. Democrats seemed likely to pick up three seats from Republicans, which would give them their biggest elected majority since 1977, according to a Democratic campaign spokesman. "Working families of our state needed - and now they have - more voices in the people's house to fight to expand opportunities for the middle class," state Democratic Party Chairman John Currie said in a statement Tuesday night.
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November 4, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
New Jersey is holding elections Tuesday for all 80 seats in the Assembly and local offices across the state. Democrats control the lower chamber in the Statehouse by 47-32, with one vacancy. They are expected to retain their majority, though Republicans are competing to pick up seats in South Jersey's First and Second Districts at the Shore. The two districts are each represented by one Democrat and one Republican. Tuesday marks the first time since 1999 that Assembly elections will top the ballot.
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October 16, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
Candidates running in next month's election to represent parts of South Jersey in the state Assembly made their case to the Gloucester County business community Wednesday, with members of both parties pledging to make the state more affordable. Democrats control the Assembly, 47-32, with one vacancy, and are expected to keep their majority. Analysts are predicting low turnout for the Nov. 3 election, which will mark the first time Assembly races have topped the ballot since 1999. Assemblyman John Burzichelli, a Democrat from Paulsboro who has served in the lower house since 2002, and other Democratic incumbents emphasized their support for the Economic Opportunity Act of 2013, which streamlined the state's incentives programs and has rewarded companies with hundreds of millions of dollars in tax credits for moving to Camden.
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