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Dollar General Approved for Ferry Avenue in Whitman Park

September 20, 2018

CAMDEN, NJ— The Camden City Zoning Board awarded preliminary and final site plan approval last Thursday for a new Dollar General to be built in the city’s Whitman Park neighborhood.

The 7,512-square-foot retail store will be constructed on the vacant lot at the corner of Ferry Avenue and E. Davis Street, adjacent to the PATCO Ferry Avenue station and the Ferry Manor Senior ...

Protests and Press Conferences Held Over Holtec CEO's Remarks

CAMDEN, NJ— A group of about 50 people stood on the corner of Broadway and Morgan Boulevard chanting, “People! Power!” Signs that read:  “I am a product of working parents” and “The war on the poor is immoral” were held high by students from Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy, and Pan African flags blew in the wind.

Behind them was the ...

Mayor Moran Demands Apology from Holtec CEO

CAMDEN, NJ— Camden City Mayor Frank Moran expressed his outrage on Thursday and has demanded an apology from Holtec President and CEO Krishna P. Singh for recent comments Singh made about Camden's workforce.

“I don’t condone Dr. Singh’s statement and we demand an apology,” said Mayor Frank Moran in a statement. “I will hold all companies in Camden ...

Longtime CCSD Security Officer Honored for 38 Years of Service

September 21, 2018

CAMDEN, NJ— When Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy senior Asia Rabb-Peace gets to school in the morning, security officer Felix Bowman acts like he can’t see her. He’ll only acknowledge her after she calls his name, which he’ll then follow-up with picking up her dropped smile off of the floor and handing it back to her. It’s a game they’ve played every day ...

Dads Take Their Kids to School Day Draws Large Turnout at Cooper's Poynt

CAMDEN, NJ—It was standing room only inside the cafeteria at Cooper’s Poynt Family School on Tuesday morning, as dozens of fathers and their children filled the seats at every table.

It was the Camden City School District’s [CCSD] Dads Take Your Child to School Day, and the turnout at Cooper’s Poynt overwhelmed Acting Superintendent Katrina McCombs.

“I am so ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint legislative panel expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify and answer ...

Officials Announce $350K for East Camden Revitalization

September 18, 2018

CAMDEN, NJ— A federal grant will continue the revitalization of East Camden.

On Friday, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker and U.S.Rep. Donald Norcross (D-Camden) announced the City of Camden and its Housing Authority have been awarded a $350,000 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to advance the city’s efforts ...

Camden receives $6M in Federal Funds to Reduce Sewer Overflows

CAMDEN, NJ—The Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority has received over $6 million in federal funding to reduce sewer overflows in the City of Camden.

The funding, which comes in the form of a $6.6 million low-interest loan from the New Jersey Clean Water State Revolving Fund [CWSRF] program, will provide for the installation of 10 new rain gardens and the replacement of ...

Highland Regional High School Honored Among 2018 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools

September 20, 2018

BLACKWOOD, NJ— National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Education Director Louisa Koch, Director of the Campaign for Environmental Literacy James L. Elder, and Director of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council Anisa Heming joined Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Frank Brogan yesterday to congratulate Highland Regional High School in ...

Camden receives $6M in Federal Funds to Reduce Sewer Overflows

CAMDEN, NJ—The Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority has received over $6 million in federal funding to reduce sewer overflows in the City of Camden.

The funding, which comes in the form of a $6.6 million low-interest loan from the New Jersey Clean Water State Revolving Fund [CWSRF] program, will provide for the installation of 10 new rain gardens and the replacement of ...

Fall Sports Season Heightens Risk of Head Trauma

September 18, 2018

TRENTON – The return to school also means a return to highly-competitive sports, prompting the need for student-athletes across New Jersey to heed caution, especially in contact sports such as football and soccer.

The New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA) believes that caution begins with the youth sports coach and parents, who must be aware of all risks and develop a ...

Cooper Research Team Conducted Clinical Trials for Groundbreaking Drug

CAMDEN, NJ— A Cooper University Health Care research team has been instrumental in conducting clinical trials for a new drug that treats a rare genetic disorder.

Caroline Eggerding, Division Head, Pediatric Neurology and Development led the research team that conducted the clinical trials for Palynziq [pegvaliase-pqpz], a novel enzyme therapy for adult Phenylketonuria [PKU] ...

Teenager Charged With Murder of 46-Year-Old Woman

September 20, 2018

CAMDEN, NJ— A 17-year-old male from Camden was charged in connection with the fatal shooting that killed a 46-year-old woman in August, authorities said Thursday.

Just before 4 p.m. on Aug. 11, Camden County police found Michelle Huelas, of Buena Vista Township, suffering from a gunshot wound in her car parked in the middle of Broadway near Kaighns Avenue. Huelas was taken to Cooper ...

Camden Man Shot Dead Tuesday Morning

CAMDEN, NJ— A Camden man was shot and killed Tuesday morning near the intersection of Ferry Avenue and Kossuth Street in the city’s Centerville neighborhood, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office announced Wednesday.

At about 10 a.m. on Sept. 17, Donte Brown, 31, of Camden, was found laying on the ground suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, the prosecutor’s office ...

Camden Man Sentenced to 65 Years in NJ Prison for Murder

CAMDEN, NJ— A Camden man was sentenced to 65 years in prison for the 2016 fatal shooting of a man on the city streets, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.

Jerry Reyes, 31, of Camden, was sentenced  to 65 years in prison on Friday, Sept. 7 by Judge John T. Kelley in connection with murder of Luis Feliu. Reyes is required to serve 56 years before he is eligible for ...

Teenager Charged With Murder of 46-Year-Old Woman

September 20, 2018

CAMDEN, NJ— A 17-year-old male from Camden was charged in connection with the fatal shooting that killed a 46-year-old woman in August, authorities said Thursday.

Just before 4 p.m. on Aug. 11, Camden County police found Michelle Huelas, of Buena Vista Township, suffering from a gunshot wound in her car parked in the middle of Broadway near Kaighns Avenue. Huelas was taken to Cooper ...

Camden Man Shot Dead Tuesday Morning

CAMDEN, NJ— A Camden man was shot and killed Tuesday morning near the intersection of Ferry Avenue and Kossuth Street in the city’s Centerville neighborhood, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office announced Wednesday.

At about 10 a.m. on Sept. 17, Donte Brown, 31, of Camden, was found laying on the ground suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, the prosecutor’s office ...

122-room Hotel Approved for North Camden

September 11, 2018

CAMDEN, NJ—A 122-room, four-story Comfort Inn, a Choice Hotel brand, will soon be coming to Linden Street in North Camden.

The Camden City Zoning Board awarded variance requests and preliminary and final site plan approval for the project at its meeting on Monday night with a vote of 5-2.

The applicant, Spectrum Capital Camden, LLC, said the project is expected to cost $20 million and ...

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New Jersey Audubon Celebrates Board of Public Utilities’ 1100 MW Solicitation of Offshore Wind

September 18, 2018

TRENTON – Today, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) officially announced that it is inviting bids for 1,100 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind power development – enough to power more than 350,000 homes. This first solicitation positions New Jersey to be a leader in responsibly developed offshore wind in the United States. The BPU announcement comes just four days after Gov.