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Students Facing Learning Challenges Returning to School After the Pandemic

September 15, 2021

 September means back to school.  The fall of 2021 will be an exciting time for parents, teachers and students, many of whom have not attended school in person for a year or more. 

In certain cases, children have experienced learning challenges during the pandemic. Has your child been having trouble with reading and writing (literacy) since or before the emergency ...

LEAP Academy ESL Teacher Named Camden County's Teacher of the Year.

CAMDEN, NJ – As an English second language teacher (ESL) at LEAP Academy, Sonia Chugh said she has found her life's purpose shepherding young immigrants through their high school years.

Her hard work is appreciated in the LEAP community and beyond, so much so that this year she became the first ever charter school employee to be named Camden County's Teacher of the ...

Rutgers-Camden Partners with Mastery High School on Performing Arts Program

CAMDEN, NJ – A few dozen actors and artists at Mastery High School will have the opportunity to hone their skills through an intensive two-year performing arts program.

Mastery is partnering with the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts (RCCA) to bring the two-year Mastering the Performing Arts/Theater Arts program to between 20 and 40 students, 20 parents and about 8 teachers.

Over the ...

Kaighn Avenue to Close in Camden on Thursday

September 15, 2021

CAMDEN, NJ — Kaighn Avenue will be closed from Kenwood Avenue to Park Boulevard on Thursday for the replacement of water service. The road will be completely closed in both directions from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Please plan another route if your drive includes this part of Kaighn Avenue in Camden tomorrow,” said County Commissioner Al Dyer, who was notified of the work by ...

Lane Closures Coming to Corner of Haddon and Cooper

CAMDEN, NJ -- Concrete repair and paving around the intersection of Haddon Avenue and Cooper Street will necessitate the closure of some lanes during work hours, which are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting Friday.

The work will continue for three to four days, a Facebook post from the city states. No complete road closures are expected.

Camden Council to Vote on $1.4M Shooting Settlement

CAMDEN NJ – The City Council is poised to approve a $1.4 million settlement with a man who got shot in the stomach in 2012 by a then-city police detective.

The tentative agreement, on the council’s Tuesday agenda, would end costly litigation in a high-profile case that’s been winding its way through the state court system since 2013.

Under the proposed settlement, the city ...

Medical Marijuana: Old-Time Remedy May Boost Camden Pharmacy’s Business

September 14, 2021

CAMDEN, NJ – Owners of a landmark Parkside drugstore hope to make marijuana – an old-time remedy – new again, with a medical cannabis dispensary at their historic Bell Rexall Pharmacy.

If pharmacist Anthony Minniti gets a state license to sell medicinal cannabis, Bell Rexall would open its doors to a whole new customer-base and attract more attention to other nearby ...

County Provides $10M in Small Business COVID Relief Grants

CAMDEN, NJ — The county hopes to award $10 million in grants to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The money comes from the federal government's American Rescue Plan.

Applications for the Camden County Recovers Small Business Grant Program are now live and can be accessed at www.camdencountyrecovers.com, where there's also more information about the program.

Camden Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Trafficking Crack, Heroin, Fentanyl

September 12, 2021

CAMDEN, NJ -- A local man was sentenced to 30 years in prison and 10 years of supervised release for intent to sell crack cocaine, heroin and fentanyl.

John "Critty" Gunther was convicted in 2019, but wasn't sentenced until Friday, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig.

Gunther and his brother Taleaf Gunther led a prolific drug trafficking ring ...

Police Respond to Bomb Threat at Camden High

CAMDEN, NJ – A Friday morning bomb threat lead to a brief evacuation of students at Camden High School.

It was described as a “low level threat” which came in at 8 a.m. by Dan Keashen, a spokesperson for Camden County.

The sweep lasted from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., he said, and students were back in class by 11 a.m.

“Due to an abundance of caution, we did an external ...

Street Fair to Pop Up on Haddon Ave. This Saturday

September 15, 2021

CAMDEN, NJ – Haddon Avenue will be closed between Kaighns Avenue and Mechanic Street on Saturday, but not for roadwork. Parkside Business and Community in Partnership (PBCIP), a community group, will be holding its annual Pop-Up on the Ave street fair.

The 12th annual free event will run from noon to 5 p.m. and will have art and food vendors as well as live ...

South Camden Theater Re-Opens Today with New Production

CAMDEN, NJ -- The Waterfront South Theater is reopening for in-person performances tonight.

At 8 p.m., the South Camden Theater Company will debut their interpretation of "Daphne's Dive," a 2017 work of writer Quiara Alegrîa Hudes centered on the regulars at a bar in North Philadelphia.

Director Joel Guerrero was excited to tell a story centered on Latinos in ...

Camden County Historical Society to Reopen This Weekend

CAMDEN, NJ — After over a year-and-a-half the Camden County Historical Society will finally fully reopen to the public, and it will have lots of new historical artifacts for people to experience.

The museum will debut its Castle on the Hill Rain Garden, which features pieces salvaged from the old Camden High, built in 1916. Work on the new Camden High was completed ...

EPA Holding Virtual Meeting on Waterfront South Groundwater Contimanation

September 5, 2021

CAMDEN, NJ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a virtual meeting about its interim plan to address groundwater contamination tied to the Welsbach Company/General Gas Mantle Superfund site in Waterfront South and Gloucester City.

The meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8. The EPA is looking to solicit feedback from the ...

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It’s Apple Picking Season in NJ! How to Pick the Best Apples

September 11, 2021

NEW JERSEY — September is here, which means it’s apple picking season in the Garden State.

If you’re visiting one of New Jersey’s many pick-your-own farms for apples this season, use these tips to come home with the very best fruit:

First, get to know the varieties you’re picking. The color of a ripe apple will depend on that variety, so find out from the farm ...

The Jaffe Briefing - September 17, 2021

STATEWIDE – It’s never too young to learn about greed in sports, as the potential for financial windfall has gotten a bit more important than how fast a kid can throw a slider. So, now, after college students are permitted to profit off their name, image and likeness, the same deal may be offered to high schoolers. NJ.com reports on a questionable proposal before the New Jersey ...