Fifth District Legislators Act to Spur Development of Former Riverfront Prison Site

Legislation by Senator Donald Norcross and Assemblymen Angel Fuentes and Gilbert “Whip” Wilson (D-Camden/Gloucester) making possible the sale of the Riverfront State Prison site in Camden was signed into law today.

“This was the last hurdle to beginning development at the former site of Riverfront State Prison,” said Senator Norcross. “The land is in a premium location for a variety of potential uses, each of which would bring jobs and economic opportunity to the city. This couldn’t come at a better time for our residents, or the State.”

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Save post-Hurricane-Sandy jobs for N.J. workers

Letter to the Editor in the South Jersey Times

There is a bill making its way through state government that would make sure that jobs created from the post-Hurricane-Sandy recovery are given to people from New Jersey.

The bill is sponsored by two local legislators, Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-3, and Sen. Donald Norcross, D-5.


This is something that the people of this state sorely need. With our unemployment as high as it is and every single state around us doing better, we need something that will help us first. And what a more fitting way to rebuild our state than by having people from our state do the job.

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Norcross Continues to Crack Down on Crime

(TRENTON) – The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee today approved legislation by Senator Donald Norcross (D-Camden/Gloucester) giving police authority to remove the instruments that make it easier for people to carry out certain crimes.

“This is a common sense deterrent to help our police more effectively curtail crime,” said Senator Norcross. “Let perpetrators be on notice – this sort of activity will not be tolerated in our cities.”

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Tax break proposed for seniors' caregivers

From the Courier Post...

Two South Jersey legislators want to provide a tax break for people who support a senior family member in their home.The measure, recently advanced by an Assembly panel, is intended to help baby boomers who now face the need to care for aging parents, said Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt, D-Camden.


Another sponsor, Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera, D-Camden, called that group “unsung heroes who go unnoticed and unthanked.”

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