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District, Aramark Volunteers Brighten Up East Camden After-School Space

September 19, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ — Carmen Stokes swirled a few brush strokes to put the final touches on her window painting: a large, animated avocado.

Next to it on neighboring panes, an apple, a globe, a carrot, and other designs accompanied by motivational sayings, all in the theme of “healthy living,” faced out to the parking lot from the second-floor room of the Boys and Girls Club ...

Photos: First Day for the Camden City School District

CAMDEN, NJ — Students in the Camden City School District arrived Thursday for the first day of the new year, and a handful of the schools received a visit from Superintendent Katrina McCombs.

McCombs led a tour that included district personnel, Mayor Frank Moran, and Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki to pop-ins across the city. It began with a morning greeting at ...

Welcome Back BBQ at Veterans Memorial School Takes on New Meaning

CAMDEN, NJ — Months ago, Wanda Tooentino could be seen among scores of classmates staging a spring afternoon protest, signs in hand, from the front lawn of Veterans Memorial Family School.

It was one of numerous actions in April — the president of a Camden school union trekked 40 miles over three days to the state capital to demand education ...

Rick Brunson Named Camden High Boys' Basketball Coach

CAMDEN, NJ — Former NBA player and coach Rick Brunson has officially been named the new head coach for the Camden High School boys’ basketball team.

Brunson, 47, brings with him nearly two decades of experience in professional basketball, as well as the mentoring background demanded of a coach of young athletes.

He takes over for Victor Carstarphen, a former college teammate at ...

Dean at Mastery Charter School Picked for Camden Advisory Board

CAMDEN, NJ — Troy Still, a lifelong Camden resident, wanted to help make a difference for city students.

So when the Camden City School District sought applications earlier this year for two vacancies on the advisory board, he saw that chance.

Still was sworn in earlier this week as a board member, appointed to a seat that has been vacant since last fall due to ...

Mastery High School of Camden Welcomes First Senior Class

CAMDEN, NJ — Among those returning to school Tuesday were approximately 100 students who have the distinction of being the first senior class at Mastery High School of Camden.

A banner congratulating the school’s founding class welcomed students as they kicked off the new school year. Principal William Hayes, teachers, and other staff greeted students with ...

Camden School Officials Set New Narrative for Public Education

CAMDEN, NJ — On the gymnasium wall of Thomas H. Dudley Family School, banners hang that read “Change the Narrative“ and “Shift the Culture."

City school officials are embracing these themes for the 2019-20 academic year. The campaign to reach more positive outcomes came to the forefront when administrators took part in professional ...

Educators From Across Camden Schools Unite at 'Mix and Mingle' Event

CAMDEN, NJ — In between quick bites to eat and sips of refreshments under the midday sun, educators from across the Camden schools landscape shared strategies, heard different perspectives, and even reconnected with former colleagues.

There wasn’t a feeling of competition between school sectors that have sometimes been pitted against one another. There was a desire to do ...

Camden District School Leaders Take Part in Student Nutrition Summit

CAMDEN, NJ — Camden City School District education leaders headed back to the classroom this week with an important subject on the board: student nutrition.

As part of a “Bridging the Gaps Between Education, Wellness, and School Nutrition” summit on Tuesday, the city school operations managers and family operations coordinators were audience members for a speaking series ...


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70 Years Ago, Camden Man Became Nation's First Mass Murderer

His name, like the names of his victims, is nearly forgotten. 

But what Howard Unruh did 70 years ago today in Camden, N.J. foreshadowed the insanity of mass shootings we live with today.

Insanity is the operative word here. From lockdown drills in nursery schools to bullet resistant backpacks, random mass shootings have become part of the “uniquely American” cultural ...

Vegan Shawarma’s Plant-Based Foods Recreate Tastes of an Israeli Childhood

September 19, 2019

Consumers identifying themselves as vegan has increased from just 1% to 6% between 2014 and 2017, a 600% increase, according to a report in Forbes. Growth of plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy products is on the rise. Vegan (no animal products, including dairy) products are growing in popularity even among those who don't consider themselves vegetarian ...

TAPinto Launches Milestones: Wedding Announcements, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Graduations, Reunions and More

September 12, 2019 has launched Milestones, a new section dedicated to publishing reader wedding announcements, bar/bat mitzvah announcements, graduations, reunions and more. 

Free for a limited time, readers can submit important milestones in their lives and those of their family, and have them published on TAPinto, enabling the community to hear about the happy news and join in the ...

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The Jaffe Briefing - September 19, 2019

SHORT HILLS – Residents of this expensive enclave threw out everything they could, but it looks like a housing complex – with 12 affordable housing units – is coming to town. The Millburn council voted to squeeze a 62-unit complex, and medical offices, on the site of an abandoned gas station, over howls of protest. Hundreds of residents pulled out all the ammo they could, ...