Government

September 6, 2019

TRENTON, NJ — Working families and those in need across New Jersey will see increases to support in paying for child care and cash assistance. The Murphy administration announced Thursday boosts to two key areas to assist families and individuals: a 20 percent rise in WorkFirst NJ cash ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Two South Jersey universities with ties to Camden will receive a combined $2,626,453 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Science Foundation for STEM research. The funding to Rowan University and Rutgers University–Camden, announced ...

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CAMDEN, NJ - A resolution before the Camden City Council that would have named a former state legislator, who was previously linked to an assault accusation, to a city agency post was pulled Tuesday night prior to the meeting. Arthur Barclay, currently a Camden County employee, would have been ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — An effort of Rutgers University–Camden to launch a Higher Education Center for Ethics, Equity, and Transparency (HECEET) in Paraguay has received a significant boost. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a $3 million grant to the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Standing in front of a vacant site on US Route 30 that once was slated for a supermarket, a group of Camden residents and activists urged Gov. Phil Murphy to veto an extension to the state tax incentive programs, which expired at the end of June. The group on Thursday also called on ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — During a lively public-comment portion at a recent city council meeting centered on a discussion of the opportunities available to residents, Council President Curtis Jenkins doubled down on his issue with the lack of job-training resources as part of the state tax incentive ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — New Jersey American Water has announced a commitment of nearly $1 million in grant funding for improvements in the Cramer Hill neighborhood. The Camden-based corporation, a subsidiary of American Water, revealed Monday that it will provide a $981,464 grant through the Neighborhood ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Amid the excitement of National Health Centers Week, two community care organizations based in Camden received another reason to celebrate. Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ 1) announced Friday that CAMcare Health Corporation and Project H.O.P.E., two federally qualified health centers ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — In response to the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, last weekend, the Camden City Hall building and the James J. Florio Center for Public Service will glow orange beginning tonight to promote gun violence awareness. The lights facing the buildings will remain the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Children sat side by side on a stripe-painted short wall along S 4th Street and Clinton and Berkley streets, waiting patiently for the ceremonial ribbon to be cut. The day was about them, Camden officials said, and the smiles that would soon be brought to their faces from the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The group of outspoken locals gathered in the sweltering summer heat to address a crowd of reporters. Rev. Levi Combs III said that was by design. “Just like we are out here in this hot sun and this humidity, these are the conditions that our children live in, that our children go ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Local officials this week criticized Gov. Phil Murphy for putting a freeze on millions of dollars in budgetary items that impact South Jersey, including $27.4 million dedicated to Cooper University Health cancer prevention and medical education. The funds, many of which link to ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ - Protesters outside of a Belleville restaurant today weren’t feeling the love that U.S. Sen. Cory Booker so often speaks of on his presidential campaign trail.  “Booker’s a hypocrite! Booker’s a hypocrite!” about 40 protesters aligned with progressive groups chanted outside of ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Progressive advocacy groups plan to protest tomorrow outside of a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Cory Booker's presidential bid that was organized by two state powerbrokers.  Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and George Norcross III plan to host a $2,800-per-person ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — In an effort to restore access to libraries, Camden County officials are doing away with certain lateness penalties that have turned away many users unable to pay up. Beginning July 1, the county will forgive all outstanding fines owed on materials that have already been returned, ...

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Just in time for Newark's Portugal Day Parade in the Ironbound, Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a resolution designating June 10 as Portugal Day in New Jersey. “New Jersey has one of the largest concentrations of Portuguese-Americans in the nation, and I am honored to sign this resolution to ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A moderator’s marker scratched across a large white notepad as ideas about protecting Newark’s art spaces were quickly scrawled down. “It's not just about providing the space, but also providing the tools so that you're sustainable,” said Cheryl Mack, who runs the Bridge Art Gallery ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — South Jersey officials with ties to Camden are aiming for steeper penalties in stifling a widespread issue of illegal off-road vehicle use. Representatives from the 5th Legislative District announced plans Friday to back long-stalled bill updates to state law that will increase ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The turning of the calendar to June also signals the primary election season in New Jersey. Voters in Camden on Tuesday, June 4 will have the opportunity to select party candidates for local, county, and state positions to run in the general election in November. Polls are open from ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Residents are fighting back for what they say has long been stolen in decisions affecting the community: their voice. Union leaders representing thousands from Camden came together Monday against city-affiliated officials and South Jersey powerbroker George E. Norcross III, who have ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Mayor Frank Moran said he saw a void between residents and City Hall in how services were ultimately delivered. Community issues would be called, emailed, or brought to the various departments and officials scattered throughout Camden. Walk-in requests thrown into that mix led to ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Add another chapter to the oft one-sided feud between Camden officials and Gov. Phil Murphy. The city-affiliated leaders have issued a statement that Murphy "is not welcome in Camden until he stops attacking the city and the progress it's making." This comes in reference to an ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Two former governors sparked the "Camden Rising" effort Thursday, arriving in strong support of a city centered in an intra-party tug of war over controversial state tax-incentive programs. Govs. James J. Florio and Jon Corzine headlined more than 20 city and county officials, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK –  It was scheduled to last an hour and a half. It lasted just over 20 minutes. Senate President Steve Sweeney rushed off stage Thursday night in the middle of a raucous town hall meeting, unwilling to sit and be shouted down when he tried to hype his "Path to Progress" legislation ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A reappointment for one of the city parking authority’s top officials did not move forward Tuesday night over concerns stemming from a lawsuit filed against the agency early this month. The Camden City Council tabled a resolution that would have extended the term of Angel L. Alamo, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — In a continued pushback against Gov. Phil Murphy, Camden County officials on Monday are calling for the resignation of Ronald K. Chen, the head of a task force examining the state's tax incentive program. The officials in a statement Monday said that conflicts exist due to Chen's ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Local officials in Camden went on the offensive Thursday against Gov. Phil Murphy, claiming the governor is playing politics by attacking businesses that tapped a state tax incentive program to move into the city. In a joint statement, Mayor Frank Moran, Camden County Freeholder ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy today signed a package of bills aimed at reducing the state's highest-in-the-nation foreclosure crisis, including one to help eliminate “zombie” properties. MORE: Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Get Free Mediation Counseling Against Lenders The bill (A4999) would ...

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CAMDEN, NJ - With a look of disgust on his face, U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D-1) was not reserved in his take on a domestic "gag rule" that will impact Title X health services funding for low-income communities. “This is about holding back information,” Norcross said. “This is like shutting down ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— Community members looking to get involved in the 2020 census process have a couple of upcoming opportunities for visibility this week and next. The United States Census Bureau conducts a national census, a count of the population, every 10 years to help determine each state’s seat ...

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