August 14, 2014 |
With four nominations for just two open seats, Camden City Council appointed two relative newcomers to the city's parking authority on Tuesday and passed on both the board's vice chair, who was seeking reappointment, and a candidate highly favored by Mayor Dana Redd. Jose Martinez Jr., a former commissioner for the housing authority, and Shaneka Boucher, a Camden Community Charter School administrator, were appointed to serve five-year terms on the parking authority board. The two, who were both recommended by Councilman Arthur Barclay, will join the unpaid board at the Aug. 26 meeting.
April 11, 1990 |
Burlington City officials are scouring the town for a building that could serve, at least temporarily, as a new city hall. At a closed meeting Thursday, the City Council authorized the city clerk to look for new quarters for municipal offices, Council President William Tillinghast said in an interview this week. The current city hall, built in 1842, would require nearly $1 million in repairs to remain the seat of local government, Tillinghast said. The council must decide whether to move city offices to another building, build a city hall or relocate temporarily while the hall is repaired.
August 6, 1992 |
The Burlington City administration and police force are moving for the second time in as many years because the owner of their offices at 437 High St. is raising their rent. After a wrenching budget process that ended with a 113-percent increase in local purpose taxes just to make ends meet, the city doesn't have a cent to spare. The first phase of the move begins tomorrow, when the police department relocates from its first-floor offices on High Street to two buildings next to Commerce Square, a city-owned industrial park alongside the Burlington- Bristol Bridge.
July 12, 1993 |
Camden Republican mayoral candidate Keith A. Walker does not own property or pay taxes in the city he wants to run. Walker, a Camden native, returned to the city on March 1, when he moved in with his brother on South 12th Street. His wife and children still live in Delaware. Nevertheless, Walker says he is committed to Camden and would move his family into the city if he wins the November election. His current living arrangement does not violate Camden's municipal-election rules.
June 14, 1990 |
It would seem to be a dubious prize - running a city that is $25 million in the red, a city where 40 desk cops had to be put on the street to fight crime, a city whose civic center burned down 15 years ago, a city where blacks and whites inhabit separate enclaves and cast ballots on the basis of race. But Trenton is the prize that Douglas H. Palmer had wanted all his life. On Tuesday he achieved that goal, in a runoff election, becoming the city's first black mayor by a margin that gives the lie to the argument that an individual vote counts for nothing in American politics.
November 23, 1988 |
City Clerk of Quarter Sessions Peter D. Truman, who controls millions of dollars in bail bonds, deposited $41,000 earned from investments made with bail money and used it as an office petty-cash fund. City officials said Truman had no authority to spend the money. The money, interest that was earned from four bank certificates of deposit totaling $1.25 million, should have been deposited into the city's general fund, city officials said. Truman instead opened an interest-bearing checking account, which he controlled, in the Glendale Bank of Pennsylvania on March 1. He used $2,197.
September 2, 1996 |
Milton Milan relaxed behind a desk in a fellow Camden councilman's empty office as he described what motivates him. "I feel like I'm being sucked into a vacuum of need," said the burly former Marine with a controversial past, who took his seat in City Council seven months ago at age 33. "When I'm ready to go to sleep, my pager goes off. . . . When I'm getting ready to eat, it goes off. " Camden City Council President Milan - who in...
October 30, 1988 |
In Beverly City, as in many Burlington County municipalities, the workload has become so heavy during the last 20 years that the city clerk can no longer keep up with the mounds of paper work required for daily operation of the city. In fact, officials in Beverly City have said that they are beginning to think a part-time clerk is not enough. The City Council is considering creating a new post of full-time clerk/administrator, said Councilman Dominick Gioffre. Gioffre said an experienced administrator is needed "to mind the store," while the city's nine council members and mayor are busy at their full-time jobs.
August 4, 2011 |
OCEAN CITY - Proponents of allowing customers to bring their own bottle of wine or beer to restaurants in this historically alcohol-free Jersey Shore resort delivered a petition containing 583 signatures to the city clerk on Thursday afternoon that, if certified, would mean a question would be placed on the November ballot about whether to allow such imbibing in public. BYOB, and the sale of alcohol of any kind, has never been allowed in this Cape May County town, founded in 1879 as a Methodist camp meeting resort by the Lake brothers.
October 3, 1996 |
Francis "Frank" J. Quigley Jr., 87, who served as Ventnor city clerk in the 1960s and '70s and was active in many area civic endeavors, died Monday in Greenbriar East Nursing Home in Deptford. A Deptford resident the last six years, he previously lived in Ventnor for 50 years. Mr. Quigley was elected to the Ventnor City Council in 1951, then ran for the city clerk's office in 1956. He won and served in that position for 16 years, retiring as a tenured clerk in 1973. Mr. Quigley helped found the Atlantic County Municipal Clerks Association and was a past president of the New Jersey State Municipal Clerks Association.