January 10, 1997 |
City Clerk James M. Reynolds must appear in Municipal Court on Feb. 21 to face a charge of simple assault filed by a political adversary, Deborah Polk, an assistant city business administrator. In a complaint filed on Wednesday, Polk alleged that Reynolds attempted to cause bodily injury to her by using both of his hands to push her right shoulder during the City Council's caucus on Tuesday. "I had heels on and fell back," and Reynolds "also did use profanity towards me," Polk said in the complaint.
January 27, 2011 |
A former city clerk was sentenced Wednesday to two years in federal prison for a record-keeping scam that netted her nearly $186,000 and cost Philadelphia more than $600,000 in fees. Kelly Kaufmann Layre, 39, pleaded guilty in September to selling police, accident, and fire reports to three people at a discount in exchange for cash bribes. The coconspirators also have pleaded guilty. The scam lasted from 2006 to 2010, while Layre was working in the police reports unit of the Records Department, authorities said.
October 9, 1991 |
The records room clerk at the city Detention Center was hooked on a $500-a- day drug habit when an accused killer offered her $7,000 to help him escape, the clerk's lawyer said. Sherrilyn "Tracey" Morton, stepdaughter of Phillip Dukes, deputy superintendent of prisons, accepted the offer in March 1990, then used a prison computer to reduce Jimmy Ruiz's bail from $350,000 to $10,000. Ruiz was released, but showed up in court for his trial. Because he was on bail, he was allowed to come and go as the case proceeded in November.
January 6, 1993 |
Dorothy "Dot" Burley, a longtime soldier in the Camden city Democratic Party, was sworn in yesterday as the new city clerk. Burley, 50, a Camden resident, was sworn in to the $45,847-a-year job in an hour-long ceremony in the Council chambers packed with close to 100 well- wishers. She replaces John Odorisio, who retired Dec. 31 after serving 38 years as the city clerk. Camden Municipal Court Judge James Faison administered the oath, which was followed by a number of testimonials from friends, politicians and family, including Burley's mother, Lucille Boyd.
March 17, 2001 |
Keith Aaron Walker said yesterday that he is still in the race to become Camden's next mayor and will go to court Monday to fight to get his name on the ballot. "I am not out of this race," Walker said, leaning back in his chair and puffing on a cigar in his campaign office. "I intend to be mayor of Camden . . .. " Walker, 43, a major in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, missed the filing deadline for a place on the ballot by three minutes on Thursday. Walker arrived at the City Clerk's office with his two councilmanic running mates, businessman Dave Garrison and the Rev. Chris Collins, and his petitions and related documents at 4:03 p.m., according to the city clerk.
March 27, 2001 |
Mayoral candidate Keith Aaron Walker and his two City Council running mates have won their legal battle to get on the May 8 ballot. The only hurdle left is for Municipal Clerk Luis Pastoriza to certify their petitions, which he refused to do March 15. Pastoriza rejected the petitions because he said that the three candidates arrived three minutes past the 4 p.m. deadline. Yesterday, Superior Court Judge M. Alan Vogelson ruled that the city clerk must accept Walker's petitions, as well as those of his running mates, businessman David Garrison and the Rev. Christopher Collins.
December 29, 1995 |
The new, reform-minded City Council must decide on Monday the fate of City Clerk Dorothy "Dot" Burley, who had not met state-mandated certification requirements when her three-year appointment ended last week. Two members of Council - the two who are not part of the faction that now holds a majority - said yesterday they believed that the five who will now control Council were inclined to replace Burley. Burley, 53, a longtime worker in the Camden Democratic Party, cannot be immediately reappointed to another three-year term Monday when the new council is sworn in because she failed to obtain a certificate required by the state to act as a registered municipal clerk.
March 13, 1988 |
Mayor Mary Sheridan ran this hamlet on the Delaware River single-handedly for 50 years without a word of complaint from anybody, thank you. Then, a couple of young fellows from the state came snooping around, sticking their noses into the shoeboxes stuffed with receipts, asking a lot of prying questions about missing pension funds, unauthorized bank accounts and the like, and, next thing you know, everyone on the City Council wants to have his...
May 9, 2012 |
A Superior Court judge Monday temporarily blocked a planned Camden City Council vote that ultimately could put in the hands of voters a decision on whether to dismantle the city's police department in favor of a county force. Judge Faustino J. Fernandez-Vina decided to hear arguments June 11 on a complaint filed by Mayor Dana L. Redd and President Frank Moran that maintaining the department could cause the city "irreparable harm. " He issued an order preventing the city clerk from certifying before the Council a petition with more than 2,000 signatures requesting that Council vote on a proposed ordinance to maintain the department and, if the ordinance is rejected, the voters would get to decide what to do. A vote had been scheduled for Tuesday.
September 24, 1986 |
Public smoking is now prohibited in the municipal buildings in Burlington City after the passage of a resolution by city council last week to comply with state law. "Employees are permitted to smoke in two lounges, both on the second floor of city hall," said city clerk David Vechesky, "and one lounge at the (former) Stacy School," which houses additional city departments. "There is no smoking at all for the general public" in the two buildings, Vechesky said. He said city employees were furnished copies of the resolution and there were no complaints.