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U.S. Secretary of Education Checks In On Camden High School

September 16, 2022

CAMDEN, NJ – Listening intently to seniors talk about post-graduation planning, U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross suddenly broke into a smile that seemed to cover most of his face.

Norcross had just heard a Camden High School student telling the class that neither college nor the military were for him. He wanted to be an electrician.

The congressman, a union electrician who worked ...

Years of Living With Illegal Dump Nearing an End

September 26, 2022

CAMDEN, NJ – Isa Martinez stood on her Chestnut Street front porch on Monday and watched the commotion across the street as Mayor Victor Carstarphen squeezed a bolt cutter to break the lock on a gate leading to one of the city's worst illegal dump sites.

A large gate opened and a stream of local, state and federal government officials, with media in tow, flowed onto the private ...

Cleanup to Start at Giant, Illegal Camden Dump

CAMDEN, NJ – Local, county, state and federal officials on Sept. 26 are scheduled to walk up to a private property on Chestnut Street in the Bergen Square neighborhood and cut the locks on a gate to gain entry.

The property is privately owned by Weyhill Realty Holdings LLC. It is polluted with toxic materials mixed in an estimated 70,000 tons of dirt that have been illegally ...

Camden’s Hispanic Heritage Celebrations Start Tonight

CAMDEN, NJ — There will be outdoor dancing to some lively Latin beats in downtown this evening, and a midday Hispanic heritage festival tomorrow at Cooper's Poynt Waterfront Park.

These free events are part of a national Hispanic Heritage Month tribute that City Hall organized with many of its community partners, says Mayor Victor G. Carstarphen.

From 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, ...

Coriell Institute Plans New Walnut Street Building near Campbell Soup

September 25, 2022

CAMDEN, NJ – The nonprofit Coriell Institute for Medical Research plans to build a new headquarters in two phases totaling more than 120,000 square feet on  Walnut street behind Campbell Soup, according to Camden Redevelopment Agency documents.

Coriell stated in its application that it needs to expand because it will launch the Coriell Cancer Research Center.

The expansion ...

Camden Man Gets 11 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking

September 24, 2022

CAMDEN, NJ — A 30-year-old city man will spend nearly 11 years in a federal prison after pleading guilty to illegal possession of a handgun and intent to sell a large amount of fentanyl.

U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler sentenced Tyquan M. Burrell to 130 months in prison on Thursday, tacking on five years of supervised release once Burell is free, according to a prepared statement ...

Victor Carstarphen Sr. Legends Hall of Fame Exhibit Opens Saturday

September 23, 2022

CAMDEN, NJ – A new exhibit, the Victor Carstarphen Sr. Legends Hall of Fame, opens this Saturday, September 24, at the Camden County Historical Society. Admission is free for the 3 p.m. opening.

Carla Benson, the Camden singer who sang background for Patti LaBelle and hundreds of other artists, will have her gold and platinum records on display.

The exhibit, curated by Yocontalie ...

Parkside Festival on Sept. 24 Promotes Entrepreneurs of Color

CAMDEN, NJ – Shop small and shop local this Saturday, September 24, at the Parkside Business & Community In Partnership's 2022 Street Festival. Admission is free.

Shopping, entertainment, health screenings and presentations will be offered from noon to 5:30 p.m. on Haddon Avenue's commercial corridor between Kaighns Avenue and Mechanic Street.

A marketplace environment by ...

Camden Artist Captures Thousands of Faces With Pencil and Paper

CAMDEN, NJ – More than a thousand faces reside in the living room of Donald T. William's home on Magnolia Avenue in the Parkside neighborhood.

If William's vision goes as planned, thousands more – as many as 10,000 – someday will join him in his townhouse.

He has no concerns about it getting too crowded. The faces fill sketchbooks featuring Camden residents ...

The Doctor Is In: Dog, Cat Patients Get Shots in Cramer Hill

September 22, 2022

CAMDEN, NJ – Lawn chairs come out at least an hour before the long-standing, third-Wednesday event begins at Von Nieda Park in Cramer Hill.

People sit patiently, a dog or cat on their laps, or a pet crate at their feet.

After the Animal Welfare Association's mobile veterinary van rolls in, forms are distributed, queue numbers are handed out and, over the course of the ...

Cooper Celebrates $2 Billion Planned Expansion Over the Next 10 Years

CAMDEN, NJ – The celebration under the packed tent on Haddon Avenue in front of Cooper Hospital on Sept. 19 was as much for the rebirth of the city as the $2 billion in construction that Cooper announced it would undertake in the next 10 years.

Cooper's expansion will include three new clinical towers with 100 new, private rooms added to the existing health system, which has 663 ...

Camden Health Officials Target COVID Omicron Strain

CAMDEN, NJ — Camden County is now offering booster shots that target COVID-19’s latest Omicron strains, reportedly the source of most new cases of this virulent virus.

Officials also announce new hours that vaccines are available at the Camden County Health Hub on the county college’s Blackwood campus. Facilities will be open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.

PBCIP Program: Dressing Up the Neighborhood One Home At a Time

September 19, 2022

CAMDEN, NJ – Feeding her newborn, Aileen Aquino lay in her hospital bed as she answered a frantic call from her husband, who said a man was at the front door of their Princess Avenue home with what appeared to be an eviction notice.

Her rent payments were on time, so Aquino did not understand the issue until more questioning disclosed it was her landlord's problem: A ...

The Game in Photos: Camden Eastside Falls to Cedar Creek, 7-6

September 20, 2022

On Saturday, September 18, in a rematch of last year's South/Central Group 3 championship, Cedar Creek defeated Camden Eastside by 7-6.  It was a frustrating loss for the Tigers, especially with several of their best players injured, but they expect to have a full squad for their next game against Willingboro in two weeks.

The Game In Photos: Camden High Defeats West Deptford, 33-10

Camden High's quarterback Deante Ruffin threw five touchdown passes, three of them to Terron Davis, as he led the Panthers to a 33-10 victory over West Deptford High, on Friday, September 16.
 

Help from New Jersey Headed to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Fiona

September 22, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey is sending aid to Puerto Rico to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall on Sunday, September 18. The storm brought more than 20 inches of rain and heavy wind, causing major infrastructure damage and power outages to the island.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico during this devastating time," Gov. Phil ...

Chipotle to Pay New Jersey $7.75 Million to Settle Child Labor Law Violations

TRENTON, NJ — Chipotle Mexican Grill will pay the State of New Jersey a record $7.75 million to settle child labor law violations.

A 2020 New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) audit identified more than 30,000 violations that impacted minors at Chipotle locations in New Jersey. Those violations included Chipotle not abiding by limits on the number of hours ...

John Donnadio Advocates for County Government as Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of Counties

TRENTON, NJ — Sometimes, John Donnadio finds himself in 21 places at once.

As executive director of the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC), he’s an advocate for county government in Trenton and works with legislators and the governor’s office. At the local level, the NJAC is a nonpartisan and bipartisan resource for leaders and administrators in all 21 counties in New ...

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NJEDA To Open Food Security Planning Grant Program Application September 27

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that it will open applications for its $1.5 million Food Security Planning Grant Program on Tuesday, September 27. This competitive program offers grants ranging from $75,000 to $125,000 to municipal governments, county governments, and redevelopment agencies to develop plans to improve food ...

NJEDA to Host Main Street Micro Business Loan Program Virtual Information Session

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is hosting a webinar for one of its new programs -- the Main Street Micro Business Loan -- to provide low-cost financing to New Jersey micro businesses in need of working capital to support future business operating expenses.

The Main Street Micro Business Loan will offer financing of up to $50,000 to eligible micro businesses in New ...

Family Success Institute Awarded Robust Grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

September 22, 2022

The Family Success Institute (FSI), a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to building up families and the communities that surround them, was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to support family success.

Budgeted over the course of two years, the grant supports FSI’s general operations including programming and promoting the social determinants of ...

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The Jaffe Briefing - September 23, 2022

OCEANPORT – “No2Netflix” simply won’t chill. The local resident group, who refuses to be individually identified, is throwing darts at a plan to redevelop 300 or so acres of land in the former Fort Monmouth into a film studio for Netflix. The group claims that Netflix, as well as others in the entertainment industry, have “used falsehoods, dubious claims, and ...