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November 6, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
State Sen. Donald Norcross decisively defeated Republican challenger and former Eagles linebacker Garry Cobb in New Jersey's heavily Democratic First Congressional District race, according to unofficial election results. South Jersey Democrats raised $1.8 million for the race - more than 10 times Cobb's camp - to ensure the win. A Republican has not held the seat since 1965. Five independent challengers defeated were Mike Berman, Margaret Chapman, Donald Letton, Robert Shapiro and Scot Tomaszewski.
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August 6, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
About 150 protesters gathered during a muggy three hours Monday outside a Cherry Hill restaurant where U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was attending a fund-raiser for State Sen. Donald Norcross' congressional campaign. Inside Caffe Aldo Lamberti, Norcross, Reid, and a swath of supporters from South Jersey and beyond dined on $2,600 per-plate meals at the private event. Norcross is the Democratic nominee for the First District seat vacated in February by Robert E. Andrews. He will face Republican Garry Cobb, a former Philadelphia Eagle, on Nov. 4. The district contains most of Camden County and part of Gloucester County.
BUSINESS
December 11, 2013 | By David Sell and Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Staff Writers
George E. Norcross III said Monday that he had bought out one of his partners in the company that owns The Inquirer, becoming the majority owner of the newspaper as he and other partners battle in court over control of the company. In a statement from his spokesman, Norcross said his General American Holdings firm had bought the shares of Krishna P. Singh, one of his allies in the ongoing ownership feud. Norcross now owns about 52 percent of Interstate General Media, which operates The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com.
NEWS
April 17, 2014 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - State Sen. Donald Norcross raised $379,000 in the first quarter of 2014 for his First District congressional bid, which led campaign-finance filings disclosed Tuesday for South Jersey candidates for Congress. Fund-raising reports by the five other candidates for the First District seat were not available on the Federal Election Commission's website by Tuesday evening. The seat was vacated in February when U.S. Rep. Robert E. Andrews resigned to take a job with a Philadelphia law firm.
BUSINESS
February 23, 2014 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz says his rival business partner George E. Norcross III is mounting a public-relations campaign of "innuendos and lies" to help wrest control of the newspaper and its parent company. In his first extensive interview since the owners launched separate legal battles to end their partnership and sell off the company, Katz renewed his contention that Norcross was determined to reshape the Inquirer newsroom and influence its coverage. "It's very plain what he's doing and what he wants to do with the newspaper," Katz said Thursday.
NEWS
June 5, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
State Sen. Donald Norcross (D., Camden) will face former Philadelphia Eagle, radio personality and Republican Garry Cobb in New Jersey's First Congressional District race this fall. Both candidates were backed by their parties and expected to win their respective primaries, which drew the interest of five other candidates but very few voters to the polls. Norcross, brother of South Jersey Democratic power broker and businessman George E. Norcross III, defeated three-term Logan Township Mayor Frank Minor, 59, and Frank C. Broomell Jr., 27, a graduate student and Marine Corps veteran from Sicklerville.
BUSINESS
April 16, 2014 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
WILMINGTON - Inquirer co-owner George E. Norcross III testified Monday that the newspaper's parent company was in a "tenuous" position after losing money the last two years and needed to quickly settle its ownership dispute through a private auction. To maintain what stability it has, Norcross also said, the company's editorial focus needs to shift to a "hyper-local" strategy of covering news. The March 2012 partnership agreement between Norcross and co-owner Lewis Katz gave each veto power over key decisions.
NEWS
November 11, 2014 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
State Sen. Donald Norcross will be sworn in as the First District's congressman Wednesday, and his replacement in Trenton is expected to be named shortly. Norcross, a Camden County Democrat who defeated Republican Garry Cobb in Tuesday's election with 57 percent of the vote, will be sworn in at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill, his campaign said. Norcross, 55, replaces former U.S. Rep. Robert E. Andrews (D., N.J.), who resigned in February to take a job with the Philadelphia law firm Dilworth Paxson L.L.P.
NEWS
June 11, 2013 | By Matt Katz, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
Newark Mayor Cory Booker scored a major endorsement Sunday night in his bid to become the next U.S. senator from New Jersey. George E. Norcross III, the insurance executive and hospital chairman who is seen as the most powerful figure in New Jersey Democratic politics, told The Inquirer he was endorsing Booker over two congressmen and a top state legislator expected to run in the August primary. Norcross is a managing partner of the company that owns The Inquirer. His connections to trade labor unions and business leaders mean he can quickly raise money in the unusual, shortened primary campaign and mobilize get-out-the-vote efforts on and before Election Day. His endorsement also suggests Democrats across South Jersey, and perhaps the state, will fall in line and support Booker's candidacy.
BUSINESS
February 21, 2014 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Inquirer co-owner George E. Norcross III urged his rival fellow owner Lewis Katz in late January to end their dispute by agreeing to sell the newspaper and its parent company in a private auction limited to the current owners. "It is indisputable that an auction among current owners is the quickest path forward," Norcross wrote in a Jan. 29 e-mail to Katz included in a court filing in Delaware on Wednesday. "A sale among the current owners is also the least costly way to solve our differences.
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March 5, 2016
ISSUE | S. JERSEY WOMEN Norcross listens New Jersey, especially South Jersey, has some of the most capable, educated, qualified, and committed women in the region. It is our job and responsibility to ensure that they, especially young women who are entering the workforce, are provided with equal access, equal pay, and a seat at the table. U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D., N.J.) has asked for the involvement of women, young and not so young, making sure that our points of view are expressed.
NEWS
December 31, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
A New Jersey appellate court ruled Tuesday that a law intended to give Cooper University Hospital control of emergency medical services in Camden may go forward pending further litigation. A two-judge panel granted the state a stay of a lower court's decision last week that blocked implementation of the law, finding it to be unconstitutional "special legislation. " Virtua Health Inc. sued the state and Gov. Christie after he signed the legislation in July that gave Cooper the exclusive authority to provide paramedic services in Camden.
NEWS
December 24, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
A New Jersey judge ruled Tuesday that a law that allowed Cooper University Hospital to take over emergency medical services in Camden from rival Virtua Health was unconstitutional. Superior Court Judge Douglas H. Hurd, ruling orally from the bench in Trenton, ordered the Christie administration not to implement the law. Hurd did not issue a written decision. Richard P. Miller, chief executive of Virtua, praised the ruling and said the hospital looked "forward to continuing our focus on what is most critical to South Jersey residents, which is our ongoing provision of experienced, award-winning, and high quality EMS services for the people in the city of Camden, and the 76 other municipalities we serve in Camden and Burlington Counties.
NEWS
September 25, 2015 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Liberty Property Trust, the powerhouse developer behind Philadelphia's Comcast Center, the Navy Yard rehabilitation, and other major projects, will on Thursday announce a deal to build a complex of offices, apartments, retail stores, and a hotel on a stretch of Camden's waterfront, according to sources with knowledge of the plans. Gov. Christie will join Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd, Liberty CEO William Hankowsky, and others in making the announcement at Camden's Adventure Aquarium, city officials confirmed.
NEWS
August 28, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
"Hey - my name's Alex. I'm running for Congress," the affable young fellow says, deftly deploying a handshake that's as earnest as his eye contact. "I'm running in next year's primary against the Norcross group. " That's how Alex Law, 24, introduces himself to voters he hopes will support his upstart, long-shot, minimally funded but impressively focused freshman run for public office. The proudly progressive Democrat (raise the minimum wage, reform marijuana laws, secure LGBT rights)
NEWS
August 4, 2015
A story Sunday wrongly said Philadelphia Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney would speak at a Sept. 15 campaign fund-raiser for U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D., N.J), and that Norcross is unopposed for election. Kenney spokeswoman Lauren Hitt said Kenney was a "featured guest" but had not been asked to speak. Alex Law is running against Norcross in next spring's Democratic primary. A headline Friday on a story about the singer Amy Black incorrectly gave her first name.
NEWS
August 3, 2015 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney's political connections stretch farther than the 215 area code. Kenney will be crossing the Delaware River this September to attend a fund-raiser for Rep. Donald Norcross (D., N.J.) as a special guest. Norcross represents New Jersey's First Congressional District and is running for reelection next year. He is also the brother of George E. Norcross III, a South Jersey Democratic power broker, and Philip Norcross, CEO of the Parker McCay law firm.
NEWS
July 27, 2015 | By Tom Avril and Dylan Purcell, Inquirer Staff Writers
On a Thursday afternoon in early May, AlDora Sample was gasping for breath. She called 911 a few minutes past 5 p.m. from her home in Camden. But the paramedic squad stationed in the city was tending to a drug overdose, so the dispatcher summoned a team from three miles away, in Pennsauken. At rush hour, it took the medics more than 12 minutes to get to Sample's tan-sided house on Ware Street. Was that fast enough? Emergency medicine experts say evaluating a paramedic service based on its response times is a tricky proposition at best, depending on the type of emergency, geography, and other factors.
NEWS
June 26, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - The dispute over whether Cooper University Hospital should take over emergency medical services in Camden intensified Wednesday, as the CEO of one of the current providers suggested that the legislative process was resembling "communist China. " Cooper quickly shot back, pointing to data released by Camden County claiming that Virtua frequently does not meet industry standards for response times. At issue is a bill, introduced this month and expected to reach the Legislature for a vote Thursday, that would let Cooper take over paramedic and basic life services in the city.
NEWS
June 25, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - The budget introduced and advanced by New Jersey Democrats on Tuesday includes $2.5 million for Cooper University Hospital to take over emergency medical services in Camden. As reported last week, it also includes $2.5 million for Newark to help that city establish its own EMS operations. The Democrats' spending plan totals $35.3 billion and is expected to head to the floor of each house for a full vote Thursday. Paramedic services in Camden are currently provided by Virtua Health, which operates in every town in Camden and Burlington Counties.
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