Camden Top Stories

June 14, 2021

CAMDEN, NJ – Organic produce may not be the first thing that comes to mind when people think of Camden, but a community gardener in North Camden is hoping to change that. Jackie Santiago runs two community gardens in the neighborhood, one on the 300 block of Byron Street and another on the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ -- Cooper University Healthcare is seeking the public's health in identifying a patient. On Monday, the hospital sent out two pictures of a man who is 5-feet 10-inches and weighs 102 pounds in the hopes of identifying him. Anyone who knows the man should ...

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CAMDEN, NJ -- In-person graduations for the Camden City School District's seniors are back this week for the first time since 2019. The district's six high schools will celebrate at separate events on Friday and the following Monday. Here are the specifics: Creative Arts at Morgan Village ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Just two days after winning the Democratic primary in the Camden mayoral race, Mayor Vic Carstarphen released an extensive 100-day plan. Although the plan, which is split into 17 points over three full pages, is not meant to be exhaustive, it covers a wide range of issues from low ...

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CAMDEN, NJ -- The Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center, a shelter in Blackwood, will provide free feline spay and neuter services, rabies vaccines, flea and tick medication and cat food to pet owners from Camden and Gloucester Cities this Saturday. The services will be available from 8 a.m. to 2 ...

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CAMDEN, NJ -- The Camden County Police Department is looking for Destinee Liggins, a missing 17-year-old from Centerville. She was reported missing from her home on the 2100 block of South 7th Street and is described as a Black female, 5’7”, 109 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. She was ...

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CAMDEN, NJ -- Author Louis Bezich will be at the Kroc Center on Tuesday to lead a conversation about men's health as part of Cooper University Healthcare's vaccine education initiative. Bezich will also be giving out free signed copies of his most recent book, Crack the Code: 10 Proven Secrets ...

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EWING, NJ — Several World War II aircraft will be flying into Trenton-Mercer Airport this week for tourists to view. The CAF AirPower History Tour featuring historic World War II aircraft will provide cockpit tours, flight demonstrations, and rides.   The event features the B-29 Superfortress ...

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Camden, NJ - A study released this week by the Annenberg Institute at Brown University found positive effects in both math and reading in Camden schools following the state takeover of the district in 2013. The study, authored by Beth E. Schueler of the University of Virginia and Joshua F.

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CAMDEN, NJ – A local non-profit focused on the arts hopes to raise awareness around environmental racism in the city through a community-oriented project with the help of the Trust for Public Land. On Friday at 6 p.m. the Superior Arts Institute will hold an interactive exhibit and open mic at ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – The school district’s class of 2021 may not have been physically in school this year, but that doesn’t mean their educators haven’t noticed their accomplishments. The district and Subaru held a Zoom-based award ceremony on Wednesday night where 25 grads from eight high schools were ...

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Longtime Camden activist Shirley Irizarry is heading a newly created parent organization aimed at helping families access resources and services and navigate the city's educational system. Irizaary will serve as executive director of Parents Invincible, a nonprofit organization that will hire a ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Sharon Davis has been working with special education students in the Camden school district as a paraprofessional since the late 1980s. The 60-year-old school district employee would love to continue her work, but due to the district misplacing certification records stating she is ...

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CAMDEN, NJ -- A local man was sentenced to a decade in prison and five years of supervised release for conspiring to sell more than a kilogram of heroin on Wednesday. Ramon Velez, 44, had previously pled guilty to planning to sell the drugs between June and November 2018 according to U.S.

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CAMDEN, NJ – Jude Misko isn’t Thor, but the graduate student in the criminal justice program at Rutgers University – Camden is very good with a different kind of hammer. He won the national NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship’s hammer throwing competition last month after ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Voters didn't see Theo Spencer’s name on Tuesday's Democratic primary ballot. That’s Spencer’s strategy to foil “machine politics,” which he says has long-controlled local elections and mismanaged City Hall. So, Spencer has decided to run in the Nov. 9 general election as an ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Interim Mayor Vic Carstarphen won the Democratic nomination to seek a four-year mayoral term in November, after unofficial results show he outstripped three challengers at the polls on Tuesday. Speaking last night to friends, family and fellow Democrats at The Victor Pub on Market ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Interim Mayor Vic Carstarphen was up bright and early for today’s Democratic mayoral primary. Around 6:45 a.m. Carstarphen went to the polls at Hatch Junior High School in the Parkside neighborhood, near the two-family house he owns Kaighn Avenue. “I’m hoping the residents of our ...

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CAMDEN, NJ– Tuesday’s primary election has arrived. Tomorrow the city’s registered Democrats will decide the outcome of a contested four-way race for Mayor and three City Council seats. They will weigh in on races for three seats on the Camden County Board of Commissioner (formerly ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A local TV news personality will help health professionals in the city educate residents about the COVID-19 vaccine at an event that will also feature free ice cream. At 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, NBC 10’s Cydney Long will moderate a free town hall meeting at the Salvation Army’s Kroc ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A local man was sentenced to nearly a decade in prison last week over his plan to distribute approximately 900 grams of heroin in Camden. Acting U.S. Attorney General Rachel Honig announced the 110-month sentence for Camden’s Kaliel Johnson, 28, on Thursday. That’s in addition to ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Rev. Chris Collins, a Camden native who was appointed to replace Mayor Vic Carstarphen’s vacated Second Ward city council seat is more accustomed to conducting interviews than answering questions. For 27 years, he’s been the CEO and editor-in-chief of Anointed News Journal, a weekly ...

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CAMDEN NJ – Tuesday’s four-way Democratic primary for mayor is “the” election to watch in South Jersey. Interim Mayor Vic Carstarphen faces ballot challenges from three progressive Democrats: Elton Custis, Luis Quinones and Councilwoman Felisha Reyes-Morton. The real “David-and-Goliath” ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Local officials are hoping that live music will be a good incentive to get people in the city vaccinated. All the county’s Summer Park Concert Series events during June will have vaccines available, including the two events in Camden’s Wiggins Park. On June 8, Jazzmeia Horn, an ...

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  About this profile: TAPInto Camden publishes an ongoing series about companies that are giving back to Camden through philanthropy, job training and other community supports. CAMDEN - TD Bank has a well-defined description of its community support in Camden, known as “TD Ready ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — City council has voted to appoint Rev. Christopher Collins as the new councilperson for the Second Ward at a special council meeting on Monday at noon. He is replacing current Mayor Vic Carstarphen, who held the seat until last month when he was picked to replace former Mayor Frank ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — While 73% of New Jerseyans say they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and another 10% say they will likely get a shot, there are still 16% who remain unwilling to take the vaccine, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. The large number of Garden ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The federal government will help the Housing Authority of the City of Camden revitalize an aging public housing complex in Cramer Hill with a $35 million grant. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Secretary Marcia Fudge was at Ablett Village on Wednesday to ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy swept into Camden yesterday, a week before Democratic voters will decide the outcome of this city’s four-way contest for mayor. Murphy and other state officials came to promote the first day of new laws that require all New Jersey police departments to equip their ...

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CAMDEN, NJ -- This year Senior Prom is back for some high schoolers in the Camden City School District. “Senior prom is an event that our students look forward to every year. After such a challenging year, it will be exciting for our students to take part in this great tradition,” ...

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