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Camden Celebrates Its 'Remarkable Grads'

June 23, 2022

CAMDEN, NJ — The “Remarkable Grads” of 2022 more than lived up to the name.

In the ninth year of a program sponsored by the Camden School District and funded by Subaru of America, Inc., 25 high school students from eight public schools were given that title and awarded laptops and $1,500 scholarships on Tuesday night at Camden High.

The group was diverse — but shared ...

Camden Dems Choose Runnemede Ex-Mayor

June 29, 2022

CAMDEN, NJ — The county Democratic organization’s screening committee is expected to recommend Virginia “Ginny” Betteridge to fill a Board of Commissioner’s vacancy left when Carmen Rodriguez resigned June 3 to become the county’s new Executive Superintendent of Schools.

Betteridge was the mayor of Runnemede from 2005-2010. She was previously on its ...

Camden Dems to Name New County Commissioner

CAMDEN, NJ — County Democrats will hold a special convention on Wednesday to choose an interim successor for Commissioner Carmen G. Rodriguez, who quietly resigned on June 3 to become the new county Executive Superintendent of Schools.

Rodriguez’s resignation raised eyebrows, coming four days before her name appeared on the June 7 primary ballot seeking a seventh term on the Board ...

Got Work? Camden Job Fair Can Help

June 23, 2022

CAMDEN, NJ – City Hall is hosting a festive outdoor job fair this afternoon to match local job-seekers with eager employers.

Mayor Victor Carstarphen teamed up with the Camden County agencies and other community partners to assemble today’s job fair from 3 to 6 p.m. at Roosevelt Plaza Park, off 5th and Market streets near City Hall.

Lined up for the event, with information and ...

New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Considering 16 Nominees for 2022 ‘Valor Award’

June 24, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Police chiefs from eight communities have nominated 14 sworn officers and two civilians as potential recipients for this year’s prestigious Valor Award from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.

“Each of this year’s nominees demonstrated exceptional service to their communities,” said NJSACOP President John Zebrowski. “Some ...

Camden Man, 37, Killed by Gunfire

CAMDEN, NJ — A 37-year-old man died hours after he was shot in his Whitman Park neighborhood, county Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Police Chief Gabe Rodriguez said in a prepared statement.

Police officers, responding to an alert from the city’s gunfire-detection system, found Charles T. Copling III badly wounded on the ground along Decauter Street at noon Friday, a block ...

Camden Schools Foundation Award Scholarships to 30 Grads

June 24, 2022

CAMDEN, NJ — The Camden Schools Foundation has awarded $2,500 scholarships to 30 promising city high school scholars to help them pay for their college expenses.

“These students are our heroes. They represent all five public high schools,” said Jack Tarditi, the foundation’s board president. “We could not prouder of all that they have accomplished. We wish them ...

Circus Opens Today at Camden Waterfront Park

June 30, 2022

CAMDEN, NJ — The Trenton Circus Squad returns today to Cooper’s Poynt Waterfront Park for a fifth year with 11 public performances, including eight that are free, including today’s and more over Fourth of July weekend.

The Trenton Circus Squad’s 90-minute shows – under a big top tent that seats up to 350 – features dazzling acrobatics, high-wire walks, ...

NJ Department Of Health Announces First Case Of Monkeypox in Jersey City Resident

June 21, 2022

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced on Monday the first possible case of monkeypox in the state. A PCR test conducted by the Department’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories confirmed the presence of orthopoxvirus in a Jersey City individual on June 18. A confirmatory test for the monkeypox virus, one of the viruses associated with the ...

World Cup 2026 Coming to New Jersey

June 21, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The biggest tournament in the world’s most popular sport is coming to New Jersey in a big way.

On Thursday officials from FIFA, soccer’s governing body, announced that MetLife Stadium will be one of just 15 locations across North America and 11 in the U.S. to play host to the 2026 World Cup tournament.

While the number of matches and in what rounds of the ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Signs Record $50+ Billion State Budget, Republicans Concerned About Increasing State Spending

June 30, 2022

CRANFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed the $50.6 billion fiscal year 2023 budget on Thursday at Cranford High School.

"The priorities of this budget are the priorities of our families," Murphy said. "At the top that list is affordability."

Among the provisions in the budget:

$2 billion ANCHOR property tax credit for homeowners and a rebate for ...

New Jersey Business & Industry Association President Optimistic About the Future, Says Current Business Climate 'Frustrating'

TRENTON, NJ — When thinking of the future for businesses in New Jersey, Michele Siekerka is confident and hopeful.

"I’m always a glass half full person and very optimistic," Siekerka, the President and CEO of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) said. "I believe for every challenge there’s an opportunity.  It depends on how we ...

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Says This Is 'As Big a Week as We've Had in a Long Time'

TRENTON, NJ — It's a big week for Tom Bracken and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

"This is a week that's been building since the beginning of COVID," Bracken, the organization's President and CEO said. "This is the week where we'll know what kind of resources will be allocated to really helping what's broken."

New Jersey's state budget ...

VIDEO: Patriotic Group Hangs Flags on Parkway, Baseball Field Ribbon Cutting, Residents Awarded for Art and Police Academy Graduation

July 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY - A group of patriotic residents hang flags on a Garden State Parkway overpass ahead of July 4th. Plus, a new baseball field ribbon cutting. Also, two residents are awarded for their art contributions. And, a police academy graduation.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank and Bag Up ...

VIDEO: Cornhole Champions, Firefighters Save Ducklings, Teachers Honored for Fellowship Graduation and Gearing Up for July 4th

NEW JERSEY - A town crowns cornhole champions. Plus, firefighters rescue stranded ducklings and reunite them with their mother. And, several teachers honored for their fellowship graduation. Also, one town gears up for a massive July 4th celebration. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

VIDEO: Stevens Student Recognized by NASA, Police Department Celebrates 138 Years, Union County College Renamed and 6th Graders L.E.A.D.

NEW JERSEY - A Stevens Institute of Technology student is recognized by NASA. Plus, a police department celebrates 138 years. And, Union County College gets a new name. Also, 6th graders graduate from the L.E.A.D. program. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank and Bag Up ...

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Parents Inc.’s Family Helpline Provides Families with FREE 24-Hour Help, Hope and Support

June 23, 2022

No one ever said being a parent or teen was easy.
 

Whether you’re a parent dealing with the “terrible twos” or a teenager feeling lost and confused, help and support is just a phone call away.
 

Parents Inc. offers the Family Helpline (1-800-THE-KIDS) - a free and confidential statewide service that offers 24/7 live support for parents, teens, children and ...

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The Jaffe Briefing - June 29, 2022

**The Jaffe Briefing will be on break, returning Tuesday, July 5**

TRENTON – As media tries to chip away at the new $50.6 billion state budget in the final hours before lawmakers adopt the plan and flee Trenton for the holiday, Politico is focusing on line items related to public schools. Despite the overflowing coffers, the state’s public schools will remain underfunded by $600 ...