Amy Roe http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Newark Swears In New Mayor http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/newark-swears-new-mayor <p>BALTIMORE (AP) - A new mayor has taken office in Newark.</p><p>Polly Sierer was sworn in Tuesday following a contested election. She replaces Vance A. Funk III, who was elected in 2004.</p><p>The <a href="http://delonline.us/18lGyQ7">News Journal of Wilmington</a> reports that the 55-year-old Sierer said her election represents an opportunity to "begin some progress and some healing."</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:24:59 +0000 Don Rush 45715 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Newark Swears In New Mayor Polly Sierer Wins Newark Mayoral Race http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/polly-sierer-wins-newark-mayoral-race <p>NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Polly Sierer has won a special mayoral election in Newark with 41 percent of the vote.</p><p>Sierer beat six other candidates Tuesday in the city's first contested mayoral race since 2007.</p><p>According to unofficial returns, the bulk of the votes went to Sierer with 1,506 votes and Amy Roe with 1,391 votes, or 38 percent. About 24 percent of registered voters cast ballots.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:11:33 +0000 Don Rush 45369 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Polly Sierer Wins Newark Mayoral Race Newark Mayoral Candidate Forum http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/newark-mayoral-candidate-forum <p>Around 350 to 400 residents of Newark got a chance to see the seven candidates who are vying to succeed outgoing Mayor Vance Funk in a special election on November 26<sup>th</sup>.</p><p>During the forum held by the New Castle County League of Women Voters at the Newark Senior Center last night the plan by Data Centers LLC to build a $1 billion facility with a natural gas power plant took center stage.</p><p>It’s to be constructed on the University of Delaware’s Science Technology &amp; Advanced Research campus.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:38:03 +0000 Don Rush 44754 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Newark Mayoral Candidate Forum