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Northgate One Rehab Firm to Appear Before Zoning Board

January 30, 2023

Article updated on Tuesday afternoon to reflect new purchase price and renovation cost, both provided by the developer.

CAMDEN, NJ – The developer that plans to renovate the run-down Northgate One Apartments is scheduled to appear before the city's zoning board next Monday for preliminary and final site plan approval.

Northgate One, near the entrance of the Ben Franklin Bridge on ...

NJ Transit Wants Your Thoughts on New Rand Center

CAMDEN, NJ – Want a say on using public transit in the city?

Two public information sessions will be held on January 30 by New Jersey Transit on the planned Walter Rand Transportation Center, which will undergo a $250-million modernization.

The transit agency calls its project "customer focused" and invites public input.

The first session of the day will be ...

After 100 Years Near Waterfront, PSE&G Will Move Electric Equipment

CAMDEN, NJ – For nearly 100 years, the building and its yard full of electrical equipment powered Camden homes and businesses.

Sitting near the Delaware River waterfront, it has seen massive change in the city since 1927, including the rise – and fall – of the Riverfront State Prison, which was built next door in 1985 and torn down in 2010. Cooper's Poynt Waterfront Park ...

Going Green for the Home Team at Cooper's Poynt School

February 2, 2023

CAMDEN, NJ – Cooper's Poynt Family School went Eagles green on Thursday to make it clear the city school backs its hometown team in the Super Bowl on February 12.

Students, faculty, staff and parents of the school held a pep rally for the NFC Champions, celebrating the football team's accomplishments.

The school’s traditional colors of blue and yellow were ...

Most Employers Fail to Meet City Deadline to Disclose Workforce Detail

February 2, 2023

Update: The city on January 31, with just a handful of disclosure forms submitted, issued a one-month "grace period," allowing employers to file by March 3. The city's webpage for employers has yet to be updated with the extension information.

CAMDEN, NJ – Just a half-dozen employers filed their reports by Wednesday's deadline under a new city law requiring businesses, ...

CCPD Misses Mark in Recruiting All-Camden Class of Recruits

January 26, 2023

CAMDEN, NJ – Last fall, Chief Gabriel Rodriguez's goal was to have a Camden County Police Department academy class this month composed of only Camden residents.

That goal was set at a time when fewer than one out of 10 of the department's officers who work in the city also lived in the city.

But that mark was missed – by far – for a variety of reasons.

The ...

Camden Man Arrested for Monday Morning Shooting Death

CAMDEN, NJ – A 26-year-old Camden man was arrested on Tuesday and charged with Monday morning's shooting death of Mustapha Gbassa, who was found near the 1100 block of Lansdowne Avenue.

Dimear Caraballo was charged with first-degree murder, second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, according to a statement from the ...

Camden Man, 35, Fatally Shot near Lansdowne Avenue

CAMDEN, NJ – A 35-year-old Camden man was fatally shot near the 1100 block of Lansdowne Avenue on Monday morning, according to the Camden County Police Department and the county Prosecutor's Office.

Mustapha Gbassa was found by police, who received a ShotSpotter report for gunfire about 8:21 a.m. He was taken to Virtua Hospital and pronounced dead at 8:31 a.m.

Anyone with ...

Warming Centers for Shelter During Friday's Temperature Plunge

February 3, 2023

CAMDEN, NJ  – Temperatures have been cold, but Friday night, Feb. 3, they plunge to severe.

The National Weather Service forecasts a low of around 10 degrees, with the wind chill driving that to negative 2.

A Code Blue has been issued by the Camden County Health Department through Monday morning.

Where do you go for warm shelter in Camden? Visit one of these warming ...

New Jersey Grants $38 Million to Target Lead Paint

MARLTON – A total of $5.5 million will be used to remediate homes in Camden and Burlington counties built before 1978 that may have lead-based paint, a severe danger to the health and development of children, Gov. Phil Murphy announced here on Wednesday.

Murphy said that more than $38 million will go to 20 organizations across the state to identify and remediate paint in some of the ...

Cyberbullying: Know What Your Child Is Doing on the Internet

CAMDEN, NJ – Face after face flashed on the screen. Bright, smiling "kid next door" photos. Youth from elementary school, middle school, high school.

And each one committed suicide after being bullied.

The meeting room at Freedom Prep Charter School, with an audience that included students, community members, educators and government officials, stood profoundly ...

Camden High bests Paul VI, 76-61

February 1, 2023

CAMDEN - In one of their closer games against a South Jersey team, the Camden High Panthers defeated Paul VI, 76-61 on January 31 in Haddonfield.

Next up for Camden High, now 18-2 on the season, is an out-of-state matchup against North Carolina's Combine Academy followed by a February 9 game against Bishop Eustace Prep at home at 7 PM.

Camden Eastside Defeats Bishop Eustace, 54-48

CAMDEN - Bishop Eustace Prep fell to Camden Eastside, 54-48, on January 31 in Pennsauken.

Jahaan Green was the top scorer for the Tigers with 14 points, and Jalen Long contributed 11 points. Eastside's record is now an impressive 11-3, and they will have an away game against Egg Harbor Township on February 4.

DJ Wagner, Camden Panthers Defeat Imhotep Charter

Don’t get DJ Wagner mad.

Someone should have warned Philadelphia’s Imhotep Charter team about that.

It became clear in the third period of the sold-out Jan. 28 matchup between Camden High, ranked 11th in the country, and sixth-ranked Imhotep Charter at St. Joseph’s University. It was the moment Wagner, having just been hit by an Imhotep player without a foul ...

Bill That Would Force Telemarketers to Explain Why They're Calling in 30 Seconds Advances in Trenton

January 27, 2023

TRENTON, NJ — A bill that would require telemarketers to identify themselves and what they're trying to sell in the first 30 seconds of the call has advanced in Trenton.

“New Jerseyans should know who they’re talking to on the phone and what’s being sold to them by telemarketers,” Sen. Jon Bramnick (R - District 21), one of the primary sponsors of the ...

Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs in New Jersey Receive $10 Million Federal Grant

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs (NJHVIPs) received a big boost on Friday, in the form of $10 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds.

The programs launched three years ago using federal money with the mission of ending cycles of violence across the state by helping victims and their families.

“These innovative violence ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Delivers 2023 State of the State, Says New Jersey is Moving in the Right Direction

TRENTON, NJ — During Tuesday's State of the State Address at the Assembly Chambers in Trenton, Gov. Phil Murphy said he's confident with the direction in which the state is going.

"We are stronger and we are fairer," Murphy said. "We are moving confidently in the right direction — forward."

Republicans aren't so sure.

"Despite the ...

Deborah Heart and Lung Center Appoints Charles M. Geller, MD, Chair, Cardiothoracic Surgery

February 1, 2023

Joseph Chirichella, President and CEO of Deborah Heart and Lung Center, announces that Charles M. Geller, MD, has joined the hospital’s medical staff and will serve as Chair, Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Dr. Geller previously worked at Crozer Health in Delaware County, Pennsylvania where he served as Associate Chairman of Surgery and system Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery since 2014. Dr.

The Jaffe Briefing - February 3, 2023

TRENTON – For business owners desperate for cheap manual labor, there’s been nothing better in New Jersey than the temp worker. Just imagine: You pay less, you ship workers wherever you darn please, you don’t pay insurance and you hire/fire at whim. Yeah, that outrageous, outdated practice seems to be vanishing, as Gov. Phil Murphy is poised to sign the “Temp Worker ...