January 27, 2003 |
Already battle-scarred from the July 4 fire that killed six, this close-knit community was hit by two more blazes during the weekend. One person died yesterday in a quickly controlled two-alarm blaze at a Gloucester City hotel. And on Saturday, a fire at a three-story house injured three firefighters, a city official and his wife, and left the couple and their six children homeless. Another South Jersey town, Maple Shade, was hit by fire Saturday when a five-alarm blaze destroyed 33 units at the Village of Stoney Run, leaving more than 50 people homeless.
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.
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.
October 28, 1999 |
A notice of an intention to recall Camden Mayor Milton Milan was certified yesterday by the city clerk. Organizers of the drive said they expected to have petitioners on the street by the weekend. The organizers will receive formal notice of the certification by mail within three working days, and the mayor will be notified within five working days. "We're off and running," said Councilman Ali Sloan El, one of the leaders of the drive. "We'll be stopping people at the groceries.
October 27, 1999 |
With a competitive mayor's race at the top of the ticket, the contests for city commissioner, sheriff, register of wills and clerk of quarter sessions have attracted little attention and are unlikely to do so. With one exception, each of these low-visibility "row offices" is held by a longtime Democratic incumbent. One of them, Alexander Z. Talmadge Jr., a Democratic city commissioner, said in a recent interview that the only way he could see the Democratic incumbents losing was if the Sam Katz-John Street mayoral contest generated enough straight-ticket GOP voting to damage the bottom of the Democratic ticket.
August 15, 1999 |
Think of it as a little bit of Paris in downtown Woodbury. Restaurateurs and other food and beverage merchants along Broad Street will soon be able to open sidewalk cafes in front of their stores. City Council introduced an ordinance at its meeting Tuesday night that would permit outdoor seating and provide licenses for merchants. City officials said they hoped the sidewalk cafes would stimulate the downtown economy and add an aesthetically pleasing touch to the city's downtown business district.
March 3, 1999 |
A showdown between a grassroots organization and the City of Camden over the $215 million contract to privatize the city's water and sewer services has been scheduled for May 22 in Superior Court, attorneys said yesterday. The hearing on two opposing motions for summary judgment will be held before Judge Francis J. Orlando, the attorneys said. Meanwhile, a Camden councilman said he plans a showdown of a different sort over the deal next week, when he intends to introduce an ordinance to rescind the 20-year contract.
August 5, 1998 |
Three top Milan administration officials have resigned recently, creating key vacancies in the city's legal department and at the helm of the city's Department of Utilities as the city tries to privatize its water service. Senior assistant city attorney Dennis Kille, a fixture in city government for nearly two decades, submitted his resignation Monday, becoming the second lawyer to announce that he was leaving that office in the last week. Assistant city attorney Calvin Fisher abruptly resigned on Friday without explanation.
May 27, 1998 |
Mayor Milton Milan has named a new acting director to head the city's troubled Department of Utilities - the second person to be named in the last two weeks. James Reynolds, the former assistant business administrator for the city, will oversee the Utilities Department's transition toward partial privatization, city officials said yesterday. William Heller, a retired engineer with the city, was named two weeks ago to head the 110-employee agency, which operates the city's water and sewer systems and street lights, but withdrew his acceptance early last week, citing personal reasons.
April 30, 1998 |
One month after his comments about homosexuality sparked a national controversy, Green Bay Packers star Reggie White is scheduled to speak tonight at a rally in Michigan against a city ordinance that bans discrimination against gays and lesbians, a rally organizer told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel yesterday. The Rev. Levon Yuille, pastor of the Bible Church in Ypsilanti, Mich., said White was invited to speak after organizers heard about his speech in March to Wisconsin state legislators.