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Two Men Indicted in Camden Kidnapping, Murder of Council President's Grandson

September 17, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ — A Camden County grand jury indicted two men on charges of kidnapping and murder of Curtis Jenkins III, the grandson of the Camden City council president.

Brandon Beverly, 32, of Westville, and Jalen Carr, 22, of Sicklerville, were indicted on charges of felony murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery, as ...

Camden Woman Pleads Guilty to Killing Twin Sister

CAMDEN, NJ — A Camden woman accused of stabbing her identical twin sister to death during a drunk altercation on an East Camden street has pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge.

Amanda Ramirez, 27, entered a guilty plea to second-degree manslaughter Thursday in the killing of Anna Ramirez. She could face up to 10 years in state prison at her sentencing hearing on Nov.

Camden Mother Charged with Murder of Toddler Son, Assault Against Other Children

CAMDEN, NJ — A Camden woman has been charged with the murder of her toddler son, whose decomposing body was found in an alleyway nearly a year ago.

A Camden County Grand Jury indicted Tynaizha Brown, 24, on three charges in connection to the death of 20-month-old Jah'vi Brown, authorities said Wednesday.

Brown faces additional charges of second-degree aggravated assault and ...

Camden County Man Charged in Plainsboro Woman's Murder

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 30-year-old Camden County man has been arrested and charged with murdering a Plainsboro woman who was found dead in her apartment in June, police say.

Kenneth C. Saal, 30, of Lindenwold, was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in the third degree, according to a press release ...

Poor Physical or Mental Health Increases Chances of Recidivism, Rutgers Study Finds

CAMDEN, NJ — Poor physical or mental health increases the likelihood that formerly-incarcerated individuals will return to crime and end up back in prison, according to a new Rutgers University–Camden study.

The study is the first one known to identify the indirect links between health limitations and recidivism and reincarceration, researchers ...


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70 Years Ago, Camden Man Became Nation's First Mass Murderer

His name, like the names of his victims, is nearly forgotten. 

But what Howard Unruh did 70 years ago today in Camden, N.J. foreshadowed the insanity of mass shootings we live with today.

Insanity is the operative word here. From lockdown drills in nursery schools to bullet resistant backpacks, random mass shootings have become part of the “uniquely American” cultural ...

A Day When the Sea Was More Hostile Than the Wind or Sun

The boy struggled with a cart filled with beach stuff as he dragged it down the boardwalk. It was fish-tailing behind him and I almost told him to push rather than pull, but decided to mind my own business. I was pushing a small load myself, my sleeping grandson in a stroller.

He was with a girl a few years younger, a woman who looked to be a grandmother, and several small children. His role ...

New Jersey Date Night: Autumn Apple Picking

September 14, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

When you date someone not from New Jersey they might ask why we’re known as the Garden State. Typically the answer can be found with one visit to a local farmer’s market, but if doubt persists all you have to do is take them to a New Jersey orchard. 

A beautiful fall afternoon becomes ...

TAPinto Launches Milestones: Wedding Announcements, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Graduations, Reunions and More

September 12, 2019 has launched Milestones, a new section dedicated to publishing reader wedding announcements, bar/bat mitzvah announcements, graduations, reunions and more. 

Free for a limited time, readers can submit important milestones in their lives and those of their family, and have them published on TAPinto, enabling the community to hear about the happy news and join in the ...

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The Jaffe Briefing - September 17, 2019

AT THE POLLS – Last-minute changes to the election laws in 2018 created mass confusion about who could vote and how: voting machine, paper ballot, traditional mail, messages telepathically beamed through the ether, whatever. And now in 2019? The same problem. NJSpotlight reports tens of thousands of registered voters are mystified by the new regulations, and county ...