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Jane Fonda Visits Newark, Calls for $15 Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers

November 15, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Jane Fonda got higher wages for women through unscrupulous means in the 1980's comedy "9 to 5," but now she's advocating for a $15 minimum wage for tipped workers in more traditional ways.

The Academy Award-winning actor and activist  spoke at Rutgers University-Newark today with advocacy groups and a state lawmaker to support a $15 minimum wage, ...

County Freeholders Hold Resource Fair to Help The Homeless

CAMDEN, NJ— Sean McCann’s path to homelessness began with a car accident when he was 23. Then a laborer in the Local 172 Heavy and Highway Union, McCann began to take painkillers for a hurt back as a result of the accident. The use of painkillers then turned into heroin use, and after using heroin for two months, McCann was on the streets.

On Wednesday, McCann, 31, was at Cathedral ...

Camden Mayor Explains Veto of Billboard in Letter to Zoning Board

CAMDEN, NJ— Camden Mayor Frank Moran vetoed a controversial digital billboard set to be built along the Ben Franklin Bridge in North Camden because it was a “substantial detriment to the public good," according to his veto letter to the city zoning board.

Moran wrote in the letter to Camden City Zoning Board Chairman Robert Hamilton, and obtained by TAPinto, ...

NJDOT Upholds Permit Issued for Controversial Billboard Project

CAMDEN, NJ— After a review, the New Jersey Department of Transportation [NJDOT] has upheld a state permit issued six years ago to Interstate Outdoor Advertising to build a controversial billboard alongside the Ben Franklin Bridge in the North Camden neighborhood, NJDOT Public Information Officer Dan Triana confirmed Wednesday.

The permit, issued in 2012, will be used by the Cherry ...

Settlement Means New Rates for New Jersey American Water Customers

CAMDEN, NJ—A settlement between New Jersey American Water and the N.J. Division of Rate Counsel will result in new water and wastewater rates for New Jersey American Water customers.

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved the settlement Monday, and the new rates represent a $40 million annual increase in water and wastewater revenues for New Jersey American ...

FBI Intercepts Suspicous Package Addressed to Sen. Cory Booker's Camden Office, Reports Say

CAMDEN, NJ— The FBI has intercepted a suspicious package addressed to U.S. Sen. Corey Booker's Camden office, according to a number of reports.

The FBI confirmed Friday morning that a suspicious package — similar to the other packages found in New York and Washington D.C. this week that contained potentially explosive devices — addressed to Booker was intercepted at a ...

Camden County Looks Reduce Jail Population With Help of National Grant

CAMDEN, NJ— Camden County will look to reduce the recidivism rates of its current jail population thanks to the help of a national grant.

County officials announced Wednesday that it was one 12 jurisdictions across the nation selected to join the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge, a national $148 million initiative to reduce ...

Network Launched to Make Higher Education a Reality for More Camden Residents

CAMDEN,  NJ— A new network led by the City of Camden’s educational institutions hopes to increase the number Camden residents who have earned post-secondary education credentials by 50 percent by 2023.

On Saturday, Rowan University, Rutgers University—Camden, Camden County College, the Camden City School District (CCSD) and over 15 community programs came together at the ...

Camden County to Hold Hazardous Waste Collection Saturday

LINDENWOLD, NJ— Camden residents looking to get rid of hazardous waste items can dispose of them on Sunday at the Camden County Public Works Complex in Lindenwold.

To help Camden County residents protect the environment, the Freeholder Board is hosting a household hazardous waste collection from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Residents can bring items to the convenient ...

Camden County Launches Pilot to Fight Opioid Addiction

AUDUBON, NJ— When Angel Nelke first tried to get clean, it was 2015 and she had just spent one month in jail. She was able to get into an outpatient program thanks to the help of a Gloucester Township court program , but ended up relapsing.

After violating her probation in 2017, Nelke went to jail again — this time for four months.

At the end of her time in jail, Nelke again ...

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