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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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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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.
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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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June 24, 2015 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials stood in front of a verdant baseball diamond Monday morning in Camden. The field used to be a landfill where folks from across the city dumped their trash, including chemicals and medical waste. "As I look out behind me, I remember what it once was," U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D., N.J) said. But Norcross joined EPA officials not to tout a mission accomplished, but instead to focus on an area behind the ball field and playground, a part of the former landfill site that is not yet ready for development.
NEWS
June 20, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - Amid a power struggle between two of South Jersey's biggest hospital systems, state lawmakers are crafting a budget that could include $2.5 million for Cooper University Hospital to provide emergency medical services in Camden, people familiar with the matter said Thursday. The City of Newark also would receive $2.5 million to provide EMS services there as part of the resolution. The Assembly and Senate would have to vote to include the funding in the next fiscal year's budget, which lawmakers must pass by June 30. Separate legislation is advancing in both houses of the Democratic-controlled Legislature that would enable Cooper to take over paramedic services in Camden, now provided by Marlton-based Virtua Health System at no cost to taxpayers.
NEWS
May 20, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
George E. Norcross III wanted me to know that President Obama would be personally checking out Camden's approach to community policing. "Obama visiting Camden on Monday," proclaimed the subject line of Norcross' Thursday e-mail blast, which was terse - but spoke volumes about his role in remaking the city that made him. If the emerging Camden of new cops, new schools, new corporate headquarters, new manufacturing jobs, and a new master story line...
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February 19, 2015 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Camden officials on Tuesday announced a new job-training program they said would connect local companies with city residents and prepare workers for jobs in construction, building trades, and other fields. The program, which is funded by a $500,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, is also aimed at preparing residents for job opportunities that may arise as companies start relocating to Camden in the years to come. The money will go to establishing apprenticeships and training through Camden County College, labor unions, and the business community, said U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross, one of the officials who spoke Tuesday afternoon at a news conference at Camden's Malandra Hall community center.
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December 8, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
In the 35 years I've been writing about Camden, the city has often appeared to be on the verge of a comeback. But while a bit of skepticism is advisable - even amid the latest flurry of economic development announcements - I do get a sense of actual optimism in the air. Because the latest proposals look stronger, smarter, more realistic, and less grandiose than many of their predecessors. "I remember those grand announcements," says Cooper Health System Chairman George E. Norcross 3d. "Sadly, most of [them]
NEWS
November 27, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Inquirer's parent company on Monday sued the Center City law firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius L.L.P., seeking to recover more than $880,000 in legal expenses paid during the bitter ownership dispute that led to the media company's sale in May. Lawyers for Interstate General Media contend that Morgan Lewis - retained to represent its interests in the ownership fight between former co-owners Lewis Katz and George E. Norcross III - engaged in fraud,...
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November 13, 2014 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Newly elected U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross plans to make jobs and the economy his priority, he said Wednesday, including working to extend long-term unemployment benefits. House Republicans did not vote on an extension of benefits this year, but in a call with reporters, Norcross said the measure was essential for residents of New Jersey and other states. "There are many, many people who need that lifeline," he said. Norcross, a Camden County Democrat, last week defeated Republican former Eagles player Garry Cobb for the First Congressional District seat with 57 percent of the vote.
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