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October 6, 2022

CAMDEN, NJ – Iyonna Flowers, 28, of Camden, has been arrested and charged with felony murder in the death of a Pennsauken woman, the Camden County prosecutor's office reported Thursday. Pennsauken police on Jan. 9, 2022, responded to the 3700 block of Herbert Avenue at 1:52 a.m. for a report of ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Be prepared for a visit from the police if you are making a massive amount of noise in parks in the city City Council last month amended the city's public health nuisance law to specifically cover excessive noise at any time in any public park. Captain Vivian Coley, community ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – An exhibit featuring stories and documents relating to 17 people who were held in bondage at Pomona Hall in the 18th century opens on Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Camden County Historical Society. The exhibit – "'Say My Name': Enslaved Africans of Pomona Hall" – "traces the stories of ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Ten years from now, every new bus purchased by NJ Transit must be a zero-emission vehicle, according to state law. A big step toward that green goal was unveiled Tuesday at the Newton Avenue Bus Garage when the first battery electric bus was put into service. The bus will be used ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A 21-year-old man was shot and killed late Sunday night and two other gunshot victims were being treated at Cooper University Hospital, according to authorities. Liaquia L. Moore and a woman were "walk-in gunshot victims" at the hospital and Moore was pronounced dead at 12:35 a.m.

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CAMDEN, NJ — The Camden High Panthers notched their fourth victory in a row Saturday against Haddon Heights, 29-8. The win snapped the Heights' Garnets winning streak at three games, leaving them 3-2. The first meeting between the two schools in 89 years was rife with penalties and closer than ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden Eastside rallied to defeat Willingboro and claim their first victory of the season on Friday night, 14-12. With several key players out due to injuries, Eastside's Julius Dominguez scored on a 7-yard run in the third quarter. Later, in the fourth quarter, Dominguez made a key ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – The world of New Jersey government, past and present, is expected to attend a memorial service on Monday for former Gov. Jim Florio, who was 85 when he died on September 25. Besides his family, those attending the service at Camden County College's Blackwood Campus are expected to ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – The Cooper Foundation raised $3.5 million at its sold-out 12th Annual Red Hot Gala held on Friday night at the waterfront and attended by more than 900 guests, according to Cooper. “After a two-year hiatus, we are delighted to be gathering together in person once again to support ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – To Cynthia Primas, the Second Annual Johnson Park Music & Arts Festival next Saturday, October 8, is a way for the community to come together and explore the history of Black, Latino and Native American people in the region through art and music. Primas is the founder, president ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – The city is about to get a deeper clean from a new program with 60 temporary employees who will scrub city parks and business corridors that are beyond the boundaries of the Camden Business Improvement District. And those who work temporarily for the new Clean Corridors and Safe ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Benjamin Ovadia stepped to the tee, wound up and sliced his first shot on Tuesday afternoon. Slowly, the bright-yellow whirling disc dropped, falling to the ground several feet to the right of the "hole" – a basket, with chains, about 52 inches high. Disc golf has arrived in ...

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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 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – In a move that seems to signal that remote learning is here to stay even as Rutgers moves beyond pandemic-posed challenges and changes, university president Jonathan Holloway has unveiled plans to form a council to oversee student online experiences. He said the council will ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.  

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – The city's two-month-old food truck program, dishing out everything from healthy smoothies to seafood cheesesteaks, will soon be expanding in a number of ways. The number of food-truck licenses will go from seven to 12, according to discussions at a City Council meeting on Tuesday ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The new Whitman Park Athletic Complex is ready. The park, off Sayrs Avenue and Davis Street, is now a bigger, cleaner and safer place for families, sports leagues, or anyone looking for a pickup basketball game. The multi-million dollar overhaul at this neighborhood park is also ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A 30-year tax exemption for the developer that will rehabilitate the troubled Northgate One Apartments near the entrance to the Ben Franklin Bridge got a unanimous final approval Tuesday evening from City Council. Northgate Preservation Urban Renewal LLC, a subsidiary of Hudson ...

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