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September 28, 1986 | By Marybeth Farrell, Special to The Inquirer
Supporters of a proposed change in Audubon's form of government say the Camden County clerk engaged in political interference by refusing to place the question on the November ballot until being ordered to do so by the courts. Stephen P. Bellis, an originator of the petition drive to change the borough's 70-year-old form of government, said that County Clerk Michael S. Keating, a Democrat, "got involved in local politics and shouldn't have" when he rejected a resolution passed by borough officials on Sept.
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December 23, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
EASTAMPTON "Do you have the vows?" Burlington County Clerk Timothy Tyler asked his assistant Thursday afternoon as they stood in a narrow corridor of Smithville Mansion. Heather Cheeseman could have given her boss a look that said, "You'd think you know this by now. " Instead, she rummaged through her briefcase and handed Tyler a stack of white papers. Each bore 300 words and began: "We are gathered here today to share in the joy . . .. " Tyler has recited wedding vows about 1,050 times since he became county clerk five years ago, putting him on track to be the marryingest county clerk in New Jersey.
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November 10, 1992 | By Thomas Turcol, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Camden County Clerk Michael S. Keating returned to work yesterday, ending a self-imposed exile that Republicans condemned as an election-year ploy. The Republican freeholders added that the return of Keating, the subject of a state grand jury investigation, casts a cloud over the operation of the clerk's office. "They don't care about impropriety unless it affects them in the elections," said Robert E. Kennedy, one of the three GOP freeholders. "He and the party are thumbing their noses at the electorate.
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March 6, 1987 | By S.A. Paolantonio, Inquirer Staff Writer
Camden County Clerk Micheal Keating, a Democrat, said yesterday that he was taking "a serious look" at running against Sen. Lee B. Laskin, the Sixth District Republican from Cherry Hill who so far appears to have scared away any potential opponents. Keating said he would make his decision after getting "certain financial commitments" and after county Democrats take a poll to find out where Laskin might be vulnerable. The poll, according to party officials who asked not to be named, would look at a broad range of "quality of life issues" such as traffic congestion, but also try to measure the name recognition of Keating and several other possible candidates, including Cherry Hill Mayor Maria Barnaby Greenwald.
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April 8, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
BRIDGETON When it comes to county clerk elections, Cumberland County's race this year could be one for the record books. Assemblywoman Celeste Riley (D., Cumberland) seeks to unseat a local mainstay, Republican Gloria Noto, who has been county clerk for two decades. If elected to the full-time post, Riley, 54, of Bridgeton, would have to give up her Assembly seat and teaching job at the Morris Goodwin School in Greenwich. But, she laughs, she would be able walk to work at the clerk's office on Broad Street.
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March 18, 2004 | By Joel Bewley INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A restaurant owner, a retired general, and a university fund-raiser will try this fall to give the Democratic Party an elected presence in Burlington County government, where it has not held office for nearly two decades. Up for grabs in the general election is a spot on the five-seat freeholder board, along with the offices of sheriff and county clerk. "We are very impressed with the quality of the candidates we have recruited this year," Gary Karr, head of the county's Democrats, said yesterday when announcing the slate.
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December 30, 1993 | By Laurent Sacharoff, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Michigan couple needed to get married in a hurry, but the odds were against them. The law said they had to wait 72 hours. They didn't have a blood test. They didn't have a local doctor. They didn't know a soul in town. When they showed up at the Burlington County building Tuesday, the holiday season meant there was no judge available to marry them. "The one person who would probably be in," Lisa Robinson said she was told, "was the county clerk. " So Robinson, 27, and her fiance, Larry Lewis, 28, both from Ypsilanti, dropped in at the office of County Clerk Edward A. Kelly Jr. with their problem.
NEWS
July 13, 1992 | By Nancy Phillips, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Between 1985 and 1990, Camden County Clerk Michael S. Keating authorized $717,752 in payments to a Pennsauken printing company for ballots and other election materials, according to county records. Officials of the company, Commercial Composition, say they never did business with the county clerk's office and never received any money. Seven checks issued by the county and made out to the company totaling $498,099 were cashed by someone who endorsed the checks using the name George Nicholas.
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January 19, 1997 | By Mary Beth Warner, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
As two longtime county fixtures - county clerk Joseph Hoffman and surrogate Donald Wagner - prepare to retire at the end of this year, both can't help but wonder what would have happened if unexpected events hadn't intervened in their lives. For Hoffman, it was a shotgun blast that left him unable to farm. For Wagner, it was World War II, which took precedence over a baseball career. Having run his family's produce farm in Franklinville since he was 13, Hoffman had no intentions of doing anything else until one day, at age 29, when he was hunting in the woods in Franklin.
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May 30, 1995 | By Herbert Lowe, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two Camden County elected officials, Republican Susan R. Rose and Democrat James Beach, are to square off against each other in the featured race in this fall's countywide elections. Beach, a first-term freeholder, and Rose, the register of deeds and mortgages, each want a five-year stint as the next county clerk - a post that will have more responsibilities starting in January. Former Oaklyn Mayor Bart R. Mueller, a Democrat, is to compete against Republican Thomas J. Shusted Jr. for a five-year term as county surrogate.
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November 6, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
In an extremely tight race, Assemblywoman Celeste Riley (D., Cumberland) on Tuesday eked out a victory for the position of clerk in Cumberland County, according to unofficial results. Riley, in her third elected term in the Legislature, had gained a small lead over incumbent Gloria Noto, a Republican. Noto, of Vineland, has been clerk since 1995 and had never lost an election for the position. She was previously a legal secretary and a one-term freeholder. Riley joined the Assembly in 2009 to fill an unexpired term left open by Douglas Fisher, who became state agriculture secretary.
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April 8, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
BRIDGETON When it comes to county clerk elections, Cumberland County's race this year could be one for the record books. Assemblywoman Celeste Riley (D., Cumberland) seeks to unseat a local mainstay, Republican Gloria Noto, who has been county clerk for two decades. If elected to the full-time post, Riley, 54, of Bridgeton, would have to give up her Assembly seat and teaching job at the Morris Goodwin School in Greenwich. But, she laughs, she would be able walk to work at the clerk's office on Broad Street.
NEWS
December 23, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
EASTAMPTON "Do you have the vows?" Burlington County Clerk Timothy Tyler asked his assistant Thursday afternoon as they stood in a narrow corridor of Smithville Mansion. Heather Cheeseman could have given her boss a look that said, "You'd think you know this by now. " Instead, she rummaged through her briefcase and handed Tyler a stack of white papers. Each bore 300 words and began: "We are gathered here today to share in the joy . . .. " Tyler has recited wedding vows about 1,050 times since he became county clerk five years ago, putting him on track to be the marryingest county clerk in New Jersey.
NEWS
November 21, 2012 | By Andrew Seidmanand David O’Reilly, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Fourteen New Jersey counties, swamped with provisional and mail-in ballots in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, on Tuesday were granted more time to count them. Those counties, including Burlington, Camden and Gloucester, have until next week to certify the results of the Nov. 6 election. That means a few close local races in towns such as Stratford, Laurel Springs, Delanco, Bordentown and Moorestown will remain up in the air awhile longer. "Election offices are bombed here" because of overseas and provisional ballots, Camden County Election Commissioner Robert Venuti said Tuesday.
NEWS
May 10, 2011
Legislation to allow New Jersey voters to request mail-in ballots for all future general elections is headed to the governor's desk. The bill was approved Monday by the General Assembly. Voters would continue to receive a mail-in ballot unless they failed to vote in four consecutive general elections. The county clerk then would be required to send a notice to ascertain whether the voter continued to reside at the address. If the voter did not respond, future mail-in ballots would be suspended until a new application was submitted.
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November 19, 2010 | By Matt Katz, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a reversal, the Camden County freeholders voted Thursday night to create a homelessness trust fund, supported by a $3 filing fee on county documents, in an effort to provide permanent housing for the homeless. In May, the freeholders had rejected calls to implement the fee, calling it an inappropriate "tax" and saying they provided "more than enough" money and services for the homeless. But with the economy showing signs of improvement, the board was more amenable to the surcharge, according to Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, who sponsored the resolution.
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May 16, 2010 | By Claudia Vargas INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Joseph J. Hoffman Sr., 87, of Franklinville, a former farmer and South Jersey politician who served 35 years as Gloucester County clerk, died of pancreatic cancer Thursday, May 13, at home. Mr. Hoffman was the type of politician who knew everyone by name and remembered details about everyone's lives, said those who knew him. A career Republican, he was admired by members of both parties. While county clerk, he computerized the office and made it citizen-friendly. "He demanded customer service before it was in vogue," former Gloucester County politician Harry J. Kennedy said.
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May 6, 2010 | By Jan Hefler INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Gloucester County Clerk Jim Hogan got $21,600 last summer in workers' compensation for a slip and fall in his office building in Woodbury. He blamed "water on the marble floor" of the lobby for hip and knee injuries. But until last week, few people knew about it. Hogan, who was first elected clerk 12 years ago, said he missed only "a day or two of work" after surgery and did not need crutches or a cane when he returned. On Friday, state Superior Court Judge Francis J. Orlando Jr. voided the award because county freeholders had improperly authorized a settlement of up to $25,000 for medical expenses and lost wages.
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December 2, 2008 | By Cynthia Burton INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Camden County Democrats plan to select County Clerk James Beach, one of their most popular elected officials, to replace State Sen. John Adler (D., Camden), who was elected to Congress last month. Beach, 62, of Voorhees, has won races for freeholder and county clerk. He came to politics after answering a recruitment ad seeking Democratic candidates in 1990. At the time, Democrats had lost their grip on the freeholder board and were looking for candidates to change the party's image.
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