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Governor Murphy Visits Hackensack, Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program at HFD

May 17, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted by new ...

Camden County's Budget Shrinks to $418M

CAMDEN, NJ – The county Board of Commissioners have adopted a $418 million budget for 2022 – dramatically lower than last year’s – to pay county employees and provide a host of services to people and businesses in 37 communities.

The amount to be raised by taxes has decreased by $5 million from last year’s tax levy of $315.6 million.

As a result, property ...

Want Summer Jobs? Camden Can Help

CAMDEN, NJ – The county Workforce Development Board is hosting an eight-week summer youth employment program from June 27 to Aug. 19.

This innovative program is designed to provide teenagers and young adults – ages 16 to 24 – with hands-on work experience with employers that can show them real-world uses for the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics that they ...

Officials Take ‘Victory Lap’ at Athletic Fields

CAMDEN, NJ – The new Camden Athletic Complex officially open today on an 8-acre waterfront site where a Campbell Soup canning plant once stood and where the Camden Riversharks played minor-league baseball for over a decade until 2015.

This morning, county and city officials will join representatives from Rowan and Rutgers universities and Rep. Congressman Donald Norcross to inaugurate ...

Camden Drivers: Expect Delays

CAMDEN – Expect travel delays this week if you routinely drive along Haddon Avenue, East State Street and Marlton Pike, Camden County cautions.

Starting Tuesday, May 3 contractors from NJ American Water will be resurfacing portions of East State Street and Marlton Pike. Work will continue through Thursday, May 5th. Work hours are from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The company’s ...

Dominican Republic Diplomat Visits Camden

CAMDEN, NJ — City officials are touting this Tuesday’s visit from the Dominican Republic’s top US diplomat as a “historic event” for Camden, and they plan a series of events and tours to highlight the occasion.

Visiting the city is Eligio Jáquez, General Consulate of the Dominican Republic, and Vice Cónsul Clarelina Sosa Brito, head of the Consular ...

Norcross Proposes 60-Cent Gasoline Price Cut

CAMDEN, NJ — Rep. Donald W. Norcross is proposing a new federal law that he believes could cut up to 60-cents per gallon off the price of gasoline and impose stiffer penalties for price-gouging at the pumps.

The congressman’s three-pronged approach would temporarily suspend the 18-cent federal gas tax; impose a penalty tax on “excessive” oil company profits, and allow ...

Repaving to Close Part of Haddon Avenue

CAMDEN, NJ – A busy one-block stretch of Haddon Avenue will be closed to traffic starting tomorrow, April 20, and remain closed through May 4 as PSE&G continues a street restoration project.

The affected part of Haddon Avenue – between Walnut Street and Park Boulevard – is mostly residential, It is also well-traveled thoroughfare during daytime hours. PSE&G crews ...

Camden Streets Slated for Road Work

CAMDEN, NJ — A few of the city’s busiest streets will be partially closed or closed to traffic starting Wednesday, April 13, county officials said.

The shoulders of Haddon Avenue, from Walnut Street to Whitman Avenue, will be closed from Wednesday until Friday between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The work is part of Camden County’s ongoing street improvement program in the city’s ...

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Obituaries

Mar 6, 1934 - Jan 8, 2022
Mary Jane (Curry) Bunge of Aberdeen, NJ passed away on January 8, 2022, at the age of 87.  ...
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The Jaffe Briefing - May 20, 2022

TRENTON – It makes no sense that the state has stockpiled billions, yet still wants small business owners to replenish the state’s unemployment fund, which took a huge hit during the pandemic. This mandate has business groups howling, as these higher taxes are unnecessary and could easily be funded elsewhere. Thankfully, there’s now a bill filtering through the Assembly that ...