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July 6, 2022

CAMDEN, NJ — Starting today, driving around in the city’s Woodlynne-Centerville neighborhoods may be more of a challenge due to ongoing utility repairs. Crews from PSE&G are making repairs to underground natural gas mains in the vicinity of Mt. Ephraim and Ferry Avenues from today through ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch of the county’s public library system and its book drop are closed until at least July 31 for building cleanup and repairs, county officials announced. A fire suppression sprinkler pipe broke recently at the downtown library branch, at 301 ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The county Democratic organization’s screening committee is expected to recommend Virginia “Ginny” Betteridge to fill a Board of Commissioner’s vacancy left when Carmen Rodriguez resigned June 3 to become the county’s new Executive Superintendent of Schools. Betteridge was the mayor ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — County Democrats will hold a special convention on Wednesday to choose an interim successor for Commissioner Carmen G. Rodriguez, who quietly resigned on June 3 to become the new county Executive Superintendent of Schools. Rodriguez’s resignation raised eyebrows, coming four days ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the Camden Housing Authority a $3.5 million grant to improve and preserve its various public housing projects throughout the city. Melody Johnson Williams, the city housing authority’s acting executive ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — There’s help for city residents who struggle to pay their electric, gas and other utility bills each month. To show them how Mayor Victor Carstarphen will host a two-hour information fair from 1 to 3 p.m. today at Roosevelt Plaza Park off Market Street. He will be joined by NJ Board ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – It can be tough to drive around this city. Too many cars and trucks cause delays at certain times of the day. Plus, pockmarked streets can make even short trips more challenging. It’s a complaint Mayor Vic Carstarphen says he hears all too often from residents. But, Camden County ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — County police officers show up all over this city. They are often not on-duty, in uniform, or even being paid. Yet, there they are: Playing bingo with senior citizens or bringing food trays to neighborhood gatherings. They pitch in at city clean-ups and shoot hoops, play dodgeball ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Homeowners sometimes need a helping hand. Senior citizens, people with disabilities and struggling families can have trouble keeping their properties shipshape. Mayor Vic Carstarphen gets it. As a result, their lawns and shrubs grow wild. Broken windows and doors get patched with ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The city will use $1.5 million from its federal COVID-19 bailout fund to dole out “premium pay” to unionized city workers from Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 1014, Mayor Vic Carstarphen has announced. Carstarphen, in a prepared statement, said striking this “early and ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The Camden Redevelopment Agency is New Jersey's big winner, receiving over half of $6.5 million that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded this state for “brownfield” restoration projects. The city is going to sink most of its $3.5 million federal grant into Elijah ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – For the first time in a decade, this city’s freshman mayor delivered an early proposed fiscal year budget of $227 million to the City Council, sent by email Tuesday to its members.  Mayor Vic Carstarphen also took a victory lap, sending out a prepared media statement touting his ...

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CAMDEN NJ –  Mayor Vic Carstarphen, determined to make his city’s streets safer, just declared “open season” on potholes. “I am committed to improving our roadways, to making emergency repairs, and making major investments in our city’s infrastructure,” Carstarphen said on Wednesday. The ...

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CAMDEN NJ – County Metro Police officers picked up trash and debris with city public works crews and volunteers at Von Nieda Park and on nearby Cramer Hill streets with ‘90s rhythm-and-blues tunes blasted from their police cars. “With our residents and police working together to clean up our ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners just awarded $12 million in grants – small and large – to over 60 nonprofit organizations across Camden County, including some in the city, that will now benefit from the COVID-19 Community Recovery Grant program. These new grants were awarded to ...

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BLACKWOOD, NJ — Organized labor leaders, along with local and state politicians – including Gov. Phil Murphy – rallied around Rep. Donald W. Norcross (D-1st Dist.) as he launched his Congressional re-election campaign.  Norcross, who is seeking a fifth term in the House of Representatives, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — U.S. Rep. Donald W. Norcross is to announce his 2022 re-election campaign Monday — flanked at a news conference by Gov. Phil Murphy and phalanx of South Jersey union and political leaders — at Camden County College in Blackwood. Norcross, 63, has served in House of Representatives ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – New Jersey’s colleges and universities have taken a larger role in feeding students, a mantle they assumed even before the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated food insecurity on their campuses.  The state, through measures such as the grants issued as part of the Hunger-Free Campus ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Miss the scent of gracefully aging books? Longing to thumb through a card catalog? Well, book lovers only need to wait until Valentine’s Day. On Monday, Camden County plans to reopen its popular system of public libraries branches, including the busy Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — City activist Elton Custis is throwing his support behind three councilwomen – known as the #IMWITHHER coalition – who are challenging city policies they say do nothing to help struggling families or improve depressed neighborhoods. Custis, an elected School Advisory Board member, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ - Because of  the ongoing effects of the pandemic, the Excluded New Jerseyans Fund (ENJF) has extended its deadline to apply through Feb. 28. Those excluded from federal pandemic stimulus payments and pandemic unemployment assistance can now apply without providing documentation of ...

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