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Camden Man, 41, Charged in Fatal Shooting Near Hemlock Walk

June 2, 2020

CAMDEN, NJ — A Camden man has been charged in the May 14 fatal shooting of Andre Reevey, 34, of Camden, authorities announced Tuesday. 

Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joe Wysocki said Dwayne Hightower, 41, of Camden, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder.

"When police arrived [near Hemlock ...

'Justice for George Floyd,' Police March Alongside Hundreds in Camden

CAMDEN, NJ — A police lieutenant shouted, “No justice!”

And hundreds responded, "No peace!"

Protests against police brutality have unfolded across the nation over the weekend following the death of George Floyd.

Perhaps nowhere as uniquely as in Camden, where officers and the police chief on Saturday stood hand in hand ...

‘We Watched a Murder Unfold on Video,’ Camden Chief Addresses George Floyd’s Death

CAMDEN, NJ — Protests over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police have been taking place across the nation.

Camden County Police Chief Joe Wysocki and other local leaders on Thursday joined others across South Jersey in condemning how Floyd was treated. A video of the arrest shows an officer restraining Floyd by handcuffing him, digging his knee into ...

Camden PD Uniform Now Allows for Nail Polish, Earrings, and Here’s What Else

CAMDEN, NJ — Prompted by ongoing conversations with its officers, the Camden County Police Department (CCPD) updated its grooming and appearance standards Thursday — expanding what could be worn on the job.

The new standards replace rules that haven’t been touched since prior to the county taking over the department in 2013 and aim to improve recruiting efforts.

Police ...

Camden Police: Whitman Park Teen Last Seen Thursday Morning

Editor's Note: The CCPD announced this evening that Sharp has been located.

CAMDEN, NJ — A 15-year-old from Whitman Park in Camden is currently missing, the Camden County Police Department (CCPD) announced this afternoon.

Tahjanay Sharp was reported missing from her home on the 1200 block of Everette Street.

"She is described as a black female, 5-foot 5-inches, ...

Crackdown on Off-Road Vehicles Yields 70 Impounds in Camden

CAMDEN, NJ — A concerted effort to minimize the number of illegal ATVs, dirt bikes and other off-road vehicles in Camden has translated into 70 impounds and 148 traffic summonses so far.

“I want to thank our residents whose help has been invaluable in this campaign,” said Camden County Police Chief Joe Wysocki on Tuesday. “Ensuring a safer city is a team effort where we ...

Camden Police Search for Missing 17-Year-Old from Liberty Park 

Editor's Note: The CCPD has announced that Otero was found.

CAMDEN, NJ — Lizbeth Otero, 17, was reported missing from her Camden home Tuesday morning, the Camden County Police Department announced. 

Otero resides on the 900 block of Morton Street in the city's Liberty Park neighborhood. 

"She is described as a Hispanic female, 5’8”, 200 ...

Family Displaced After 2-Alarm Fire on Pine Street in Camden

CAMDEN, NJ — One family was displaced following a two-alarm fire Tuesday evening at a vacant home on the 400 block of Pine Street in Camden. 

"The building was outfitted with multiple Single Room Occupancies (SROs) so extensive search operations had to be undertaken but all were negative. One family was displaced from an adjacent home," Local 2578 said in a statement ...

Lanning Square Teen Reported Missing in Camden, Say Police

CAMDEN, NJ — Jayonnah Jones, 16, was reported missing from her Lanning Square home Wednesday morning, said the Camden County Police Department (CCPD).

Jones, who lives on the 800 block of South 6th Street, "is described as a black female, 5’2”, 230 pounds, with black hair in braids and brown eyes."

The CCPD said she was last seen wearing a blue ...

21-Year-Old Camden Man Arrested After Shooting That Left 1 Dead

CAMDEN, NJ — Over a month after the fatal shooting of Quinton Norman, 30, on April 9, authorities arrested and charged a man suspected of the murder Monday.

Marquese Holmes, 21, of Camden is facing one count of first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder.

"Investigators say Holmes killed Norman and injured a woman...during a shooting on the 700 ...


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Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

Southern New Jersey Needs Infrastructure Upgrades to Support Post-COVID Economy

May 21, 2020

Before the coronavirus pandemic struck our nation, South Jersey was getting back on its feet economically. Unfortunately, not all parts of New Jersey bounced back so quickly from the recession of years past and the closing of several casinos in Atlantic City made the road back that much longer. Now, in our post-COVID-19 future, South Jersey is going to have to work twice as hard to become the ...

NJ Human Services Announces $37 Million in Additional Food Assistance

May 28, 2020

Many NJ SNAP Recipients Will Receive Enhanced Benefits;

June Payments Will Bring Supplemental Food Assistance Payments to $143M Since March

(TRENTON) – Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in June to help address critical food needs related to the COVID-19 ...

The Jaffe Briefing - June 5, 2020

BEDMINSTER – There’s a collective sigh of relief in the hills of Somerset County today with word that President Trump is spending his weekend elsewhere. Let’s make the gigantic assumption that Trump had somebody read The Jaffe Briefing to him earlier this week, ...