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County Officials Remind Residents February SNAP Benefits Will Be Issued Today

January 17, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ—Camden County officials are reminding residents that the SNAP benefits issued today are to be used for the month of February.

The SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] benefits have been issued early due to the ongoing federal government shutdown, and Camden County SNAP recipients’ EBT cards should have been all reloaded today for the month of February, ...

New Report Credits Camden's Progress to Public and Private Investment

CAMDEN., NJ— Camden residents now have access to more jobs, higher paying wages, safer neighborhoods and better schools thanks to investments made in both the private and public sectors since 2011, according to a new report.

The report was submitted yesterday to the Rowan University Rutgers—Camden Board of Governors by Philadelphia-based economic consulting firm Econsult Solutions, ...

Camden Firefighter Sues City After Fire Hose Mishap

CAMDEN, NJ — A captain in the Camden Fire Department is suing the city after he was injured on the job.

Robert Eckert claims that the injuries he suffered when he was struck in the head by a fire hose coupling were the fault of Camden Fire Chief Michael Harper's mismanagement of the department’s probationary firefighters.

According to the complaint, filed on Jan. 8 in Camden ...

Camden Mayor OK With Idea of Legal Pot — Just Don't Sell it in Camden

CAMDEN, NJ—The recreational use of marijuana in New Jersey could soon be legalized, and while Camden Mayor Frank Moran doesn’t care if residents decide to toke up or not, he does care if its sold in his city.

In an interview with TAPinto Camden on Tuesday, Moran said that he is not in favor of the sale of the drug for recreational use in a city where the illegal drug trade has, as ...

Camden City Council Vice President Resigns

CAMDEN, NJ—Camden City Council’s vice president resigned on Monday after nearly 10 years in office to spend more time with his family.

Luis A. Lopez, who has served as councilman for Camden’s 4th ward since 2009 and was appointed as council vice president last year, submitted a letter of resignation to the Camden City Council on Monday, and at Tuesday's city council ...

Camden City Highlighted at County's 175th Reorganizational Meeting

CAMDEN, NJ— The City of Camden was center stage at Camden County’s 175th reorganizational meeting on Monday afternoon.

Inside of Camden City Hall, Camden County officials highlighted progress made in Camden — and in the communities across the county— as its members reflected on 2018 and looked forward to the new year.

In addition, the meeting saw the swearing in of ...

Camden County to Offer Free Legal Workshops for Seniors, Disabled Residents

VOORHEES TOWNSHIP, NJ— Camden County will hold free legal workshops for senior citizens and disabled residents of the county.

The workshop will offer, at no cost, a last will and testament, an advance directive for health care (living will) and power of attorney.

Participants are required to be Camden County residents aged 60 and over. Disabled citizens must be aged 18 and over and ...

3 Issues in Camden to Watch in 2019

CAMDEN, NJ—In 2018, the City of Camden rallied together after a CEO was quoted as calling its workforce lazy and difficult to hire, voted to return its school board to one that is publicly elected and saw the continued development of the city's waterfront.

In 2019, city residents will see how those events — just a few among many that happened in 2018 — will now play out ...

County Receives $10M from NJDOT for Federal, Market Street Improvements

CAMDEN, NJ — Camden County has received funding from the state to put together and carry out a plan to improve the traffic flow and upgrade the infrastructure along Federal and Market streets in downtown Camden.

The Camden County Board of Freeholders approved Thursday night $10 million from the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Transportation Trust Fund to be inserted into ...

Camden Sues Victor Building Developer; Developer Calls Suit 'Vindictive'

CAMDEN, NJ— On Monday, the City of Camden sued the developer Carl Dranoff for over $9 million the city believes it is owed for excess profits from Dranoff’s Victor Building development.

On Thursday, the developer filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, calling it a “vindictive and malicious attack” on Dranoff’s reputation, and calling the accusations made against ...

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