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Brimm Medical Arts Earns Prestigious Certification for Going Green

November 15, 2018

CAMDEN, NJ— A Camden high school is on a path to become nationally recognized for its efforts in achieving sustainability.

On Thursday, Jill Buck, founder of the international Go Green Initiative, visited Brimm Medical High School to congratulate Brimm students and staff for earning Sustainable Jersey for Schools [SJS] Bronze Certification.

It’s the first urban New Jersey school ...

Rutgers-Newark Professors Protest Pay Differences Across All 3 Campuses

NEWARK, NJ - It’s a tale of three cities in the eyes of a labor union at Rutgers University.

The Rutgers AAUP-AFT says certain full-time tenure-track faculty who teach at the Camden and Newark campuses are paid less than their counterparts in New Brunswick. The union held a rally today on the Newark campus to protest the differences in pay and called for wage increases across at all ...

Rutgers-Camden Celebrates New Building for Childhood Studies Program

CAMDEN, NJ— The Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University—Camden now has a new home.

The department that offered the first Ph.D. childhood studies program in the county will now reside in the historic Artis Building, located at 329 Cooper St.

The 13,000-square-foot building underwent $3.5 million in renovations of the last several years and now features new ...

Election Round-Up: Ballot Questions, Candidates, Polling Places and Hours

November 5, 2018

CAMDEN, NJ—  On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Camden residents will head to the polls to vote for not only federal, state, county and local officials, but they will also vote to determine whether or not Camden’s school board remains appointed by the mayor or returns to being a publicly elected board.

It’s the first time since the state take over in 2013 that voters will get to make a ...

Jane Fonda Visits Newark, Calls for $15 Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers

November 15, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Jane Fonda got higher wages for women through unscrupulous means in the 1980's comedy "9 to 5," but now she's advocating for a $15 minimum wage for tipped workers in more traditional ways.

The Academy Award-winning actor and activist  spoke at Rutgers University-Newark today with advocacy groups and a state lawmaker to support a $15 minimum wage, ...

County Freeholders Hold Resource Fair to Help The Homeless

CAMDEN, NJ— Sean McCann’s path to homelessness began with a car accident when he was 23. Then a laborer in the Local 172 Heavy and Highway Union, McCann began to take painkillers for a hurt back as a result of the accident. The use of painkillers then turned into heroin use, and after using heroin for two months, McCann was on the streets.

On Wednesday, McCann, 31, was at Cathedral ...

Camden Mayor Explains Veto of Billboard in Letter to Zoning Board

CAMDEN, NJ— Camden Mayor Frank Moran vetoed a controversial digital billboard set to be built along the Ben Franklin Bridge in North Camden because it was a “substantial detriment to the public good," according to his veto letter to the city zoning board.

Moran wrote in the letter to Camden City Zoning Board Chairman Robert Hamilton, and obtained by TAPinto, ...

Brimm Medical Arts Earns Prestigious Certification for Going Green

November 15, 2018

CAMDEN, NJ— A Camden high school is on a path to become nationally recognized for its efforts in achieving sustainability.

On Thursday, Jill Buck, founder of the international Go Green Initiative, visited Brimm Medical High School to congratulate Brimm students and staff for earning Sustainable Jersey for Schools [SJS] Bronze Certification.

It’s the first urban New Jersey school ...

Cooper University Health Care to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

November 13, 2018

CAMDEN, NJ— Cooper University Health Care announced today that it will become the first health system in New Jersey to raise its minimum wage to $15.

The new minimum wage policy will begin on Jan. 1, 2019, and will benefit its full-time, part-time, and per-diem employees — approximately 10 percent of Cooper’s 7,500 employees, and one third of whom are Camden city residents ...

Lady of Lourdes Medical Center Gets Top Rating From National Ratings Group

CAMDEN, NJ— Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center has received a top rating from a national nonprofit healthcare ratings organization.

The Leapfrog Group recently awarded Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center an ‘A’ from its Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Lourdes’ efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in ...

Two Charged in Connection to October Homicide

November 6, 2018

CAMDEN, NJ— Two men are now in custody in connection to the Oct. 6 shooting that killed Jovany Torres.

Cahlil Felix, 23, of Pennsauken and Kelly Joyner-Stewart, 23, of Philadelphia, have been charged with first degree murder, the Camden County Prosecutor announced Sunday. Felix and Joyner-Stewart were also charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

On Oct. 6, Camden County Police ...

Camden County Corrections Officer Charged with Drug Distribution

CAMDEN, NJ— A Camden County correctional officer is facing charges after he was found in possession of illegal drugs when reporting for his shift.

A search of Officer Christopher Bowie, 47, of Sicklerville in Winslow Township, revealed suspected Oxycodone pills, Suboxone strips and Xanax on his person, as well as inside of his vehicle, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office announced ...

Ex-Rutgers Football Player Charged in Attempted Murder Plot is Hard Working 'Role Model,' Pastor says

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The pastor of a former Rutgers football player charged with threatening to kill two people described the young athlete as a hard worker and a leader in the church community.

"He is respectful and a role model," Dr. Derrick Dumas said of Izaia Bullock, the former university football player accused of plotting to kill two relatives of an ...

Missing Mountain Lakes Teen Has Been Found

November 14, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Law enforcement officials have stated that Thomas Kolding, the missing 15-year-old teenager from Mountain Lakes, has been found and is safe.

Kolding had been missing since Oct. 30.

Law enforcement confirmed he traveled by train from Denville to Newark – Broad Street Station. From there, he traveled by train from Broad Street Station to New ...

Camden County Police to Hold Public Meeting as Part of Accreditation Assessment

CAMDEN, NJ— Members of the public will have the opportunity to comment on the Camden County Police Department's goal of accreditation tomorrow.

The police department will host a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. [CALEA] tomorrow, Nov.14 to examine all aspects of the Camden County Police Department’s [CCPD] policy and ...

Missing 15 Year Old From Mountain Lakes Last Seen In Camden; Police Ask For Help Locating Him

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Thomas Kolding, who lives with his parents in Mountain Lakes is still missing, said Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp. In a press release, the Prosecutor's Office as well as Mountain Lakes Police Department continue to ask for the public's help locating him.

According to authorities, Kolding has been missing since Oct. 30, 2018. It ...

Officials Break Ground on 72 New Affordable Housing Units in Camden's Centerville Neighborhood

November 2, 2018

CAMDEN, NJ— Federal, state and local officials celebrated the groundbreaking of 72 affordable rental apartments in Camden’s Centerville neighborhood Friday afternoon.

The groundbreaking was the start of the second phase of the redevelopment of the Clement T. Branch Village public housing complex. The project’s first phase — a $16 million 50-unit, three-story building ...

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Ray Negron to Appear at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment

November 14, 2018

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Ray Negron, NY Times best-selling author and New York Yankees executive, will be making an appearance at the Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment on Saturday, Nov. 17.

Negron will be the “In The Sulky” guest on the pre-game show with Bob “Hollywood” Heyden.  They will discuss Negron’s relationship with George Steinbrenner, his ...