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Milton Milan

Milton Milan is an american Democratic politician. He was the first Latino mayor of Camden, New Jersey, elected in 1997, before being convicted of corruption and subsequently removed from office, becoming the third Camden mayor in 20 years to be found guilty of corruption.

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Camden’s Mayors

List of Camden Mayors from 1928-2021

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Milan to Appear Over Firing Lawsuit

CAMDEN – Jailed ex-Mayor Milton Milan is scheduled to answer accusations in U.S. District Court today that he wrongfully fired an assistant business administrator who spoke out against his policies.

Iyeesha Smith, 8, poses Thursday with the kings on Three Kings Day. Portraying the kings are (from left) Mayor Milton Milan, Luis Lopez of the Camden County Office of Hispanic Affairs and Miguel Martinez, vice president of Asociacion De Puertorriquenos En Marcha, which sponsored the traditional Hispanic Christmas Celebration
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3 Kings bring glee to children

The Three Kings Day celebration at the McGuire Gardens public housing complex in East Camden was put on by the Asociacion De Puertorriquenos En Marcha, a Hispanic social services agency in Camden. The group purchased toys and candy for 300 to 350 children, said John Fuentes, the group’s executive director. More than 80 youngsters had stopped by in the first hour alone.

Camden Mayor Milton Milan holds a news conference Monday after city officials filed a bankruptcy petition with the United States Bankruptcy Court in Camden. Later in the day, Gov. Christie Whitman called the action 'reckless.'
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Camden files for bankruptcy

Saying the city would run out of money in two weeks, Camden officials filed for bankruptcy protection Monday in a showdown with the state over financial aid. Gov. Christie Whitman called the action “reckless.”

I take this opportunity to write to you and share my excitement about the progress that the City of Camden has seen over the past year. Increasing the quality of life here in the City is the cornerstone of my adniinistration. Please take a moment and let me tell you about some of the things that we have done. This year saw a significant decline in the crime rate, Community policing is a resounding success, The police are directly involved with the neighborhoods that they serve and protect, and are building solid, long term relationships with the residents. Consequently, they're more responsive to your needs. I believe that the great number of law abiding residents of this City do not deserve to be held hostage by those who refuse to follow the law. Therefore, I've established a Code Enforcement Task Force, which I often accompany to your neighborhoods. I've charged this task force with enforcing our laws concerning excessive noise, property maintenance, graffiti, fire prevention, and other nuisance behavior that negatively impacts our lives. Our parks and streets are cleaner. Recently, along with CCOP, we celebrated the board up of the last vacant home in the City of Camden. However, vacant houses are sometimes broken into after we seal them. That's where we need your help, If you know of a house that needs to be sealed, call our Board Up Hotline at 757-7188. This year we eagerly demolished many vacant houses. Look for more to fall in the coming year to make way for new homes. Planned commercial development is at the highest rate in decades, as companies throughout the region either relocate or plan to relocate to the City of Camden in the near future. I'm committed to providing recreation and entertainment opportunities for every resident-from toddlers to senior citizens. Our community centers are open to serve you, and the summer recreation program in full swing. The Annual Summer Celebration was a resounding success. On Sunday, August 9, 1998, thousands of our residents came to our waterfront for a day of family fun and entertainment. Plan to be there next year as we do it again, only bigger and better. Every Wednesday, I host a resident day here in my office. If you want to meet with me, just call my office at 757-7200 and schedule an appointment. As residents of the City of Camden, we face many issues and everyone may not always agree with how they're addressed. However, I know we all agree that the City of Camden is coming back. Therefore, I've adopted Experience the Rebirth-I Believe" as our 1998 slogan. Remember, my administration and I stand ready to serve you. May God Bless you and all that you hold dear. I remain,
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Residents Letter from Milton Milan