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Boyfriend Arrested in Camden Woman’s Murder

May 13, 2021

CAMDEN, N.J. – Police have arrested the boyfriend of a 25-year-old city woman who was found fatally stabbed inside a Camden home that she shared with him. 

Edwin Zavaleta, 28, is charged with first-degree murder and one count of fourth-degree tampering with evidence after he allegedly staged it to appear Tonia Yamileth Zavaleta had killed herself, according to acting county ...

Camden Prosecutor to Host ‘Use-of-Force’ Town Hall

CAMDEN NJ – Acting County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer will host a virtual town hall on Wednesday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss changes the state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal has made to the "use-of-force" policy for law enforcement officers.

The state’s new use-of-force policy essentially mandates de-escalation training for all of New Jersey’s 38,000 law ...

Camden Man, 30, Charged With Murder

CAMDEN, NJ – A 30-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in Atlantic City in connection with an April 6 murder in the city’s Morgan Village section.

Kyree Johnson, of Camden, is charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of violating the terms of his parole, according to acting county Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and county Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez.

Authorities ...

Feds Arrest Camden Man for Bilking $156K from State Program

CAMDEN, NJ – Federal authorities have charged a city man for allegedly swindling $156,000 from a government program that safeguards abandoned funds owed to people or entities in the Garden State.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for New Jersey alleges that Alfred Powner II, 39, defrauded the state's Unclaimed Property Administration from September 2019 until March 2020.

As part of ...

Camden Man, 28, Killed in Street Shooting

CAMDEN, NJ – A 28-year-old city man died early today after police found him shot several times on a South Camden street, according to acting county Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer.

Officers found Mahlon Kellum badly wounded, but alive near Viola and South 6th streets around 2:30 a.m. after police got reports of a shooting.

Kellum was rushed to a nearby hospital where he later died from ...

Camden Man Gets Federal Prison for Barbershop Holdup

CAMDEN NJ – A city man will be spending nearly 12 years in federal prison for a 2019 barbershop armed robbery during which he put a child in a headlock and put a gun to the boy’s head, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today.

U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler sentenced Benjamin Daye, 34, to 141 months in federal prison for the Nov. 23, 2019, armed robbery at a ...

Camden County’s Acting Prosecutor Works Overtime to Connect With People

CAMDEN, NJ – Conducting investigations, getting indictments and winning convictions is only part of the job for the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office.

Acting County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer believes it’s crucial for her office to make personal connections with as many people as possible in the 37 municipalities that she and her staff serves.

“Prosecuting cases is ...

Police Investigate Fatal Shooting in Camden

CAMDEN NJ – Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a 46-year-old man found Tuesday afternoon in the city’s Morgan Village section.

Police officers found Lamar D. Maye of Camden suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in his car when they responded to an emergency call on the 1200 block of Lakeshore Drive, according to acting county Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and county ...

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New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

May 13, 2021

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

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...

New Marijuana, Alcohol Laws Handcuff Police Officers

April 22, 2021

By John Zebrowski, First Vice President, New Jersey State Association of Chief of Police

Now that state lawmakers have passed measures to create a marketplace for recreational marijuana in New Jersey – as well as basically eliminated sanctions for underage possession and use of marijuana and alcohol – the big challenge for local police departments is how to enforce these new ...

Camden Teachers’ Union Endorses Elton Custis for Mayor

May 13, 2021

CAMDEN, NJ – The Camden Education Association today announced it is backing progressive Democrat Elton Custis for Mayor of Camden.

The Camden Education Association (CEA) has more than one thousand members who work in the Camden  School District with a large majority who reside and vote in the city. CEA has more members than any other labor organization in this city.

“Elton ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 14, 2021

STATEWIDE – Modified mask mandate? Yes! The feds are lifting the requirement that fully vaccinated people wear masks in most outdoor and indoor places. Of course, mass transit is not one of those places, as it seems people will – and should – be wearing masks on jammed NJ Transit trains until, let’s say, 2100.  A great quote from the CDC: “If you are fully ...