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January 6, 1990 | By Ron Avery and Mark McDonald, Daily News Staff Writers Staff writer Gabriel Escobar contributed to this report
In the end, Camden County Prosecutor Samuel Asbell built an air-tight case - against himself. When he was read his constitutional rights and questioned by state investigators into the wee hours yesterday at the Bellmawr state police barracks, Asbell's story of a high-speed chase and shootout on the streets of Camden on New Year's Day fell apart. Asbell, 46, resigned his office at the conclusion of the interrogation and voluntarily entered the Carrier Clinic, a pyschiatric facility in Somerset County.
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November 20, 2009 | By George Anastasia INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two-Face was stoned-faced yesterday as a federal jury in Camden delivered a verdict that could send him to prison for the rest of his life. Juan "Two-Face" Rivera-Velez, 35, showed no reaction as the jury foreman announced four consecutive guilty verdicts, capping nearly eight days of deliberations in a high-profile narcotics trial in U.S. District Court in Camden. Rivera-Velez, nicknamed after his face was disfigured in an auto accident several years ago, was charged with carrying out one murder and attempting a second for convicted Camden drug kingpin Raymond Morales.
BUSINESS
September 8, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, STAFF WRITER
The management books all preach it - one toxic worker can spoil an entire barrel of apples, to mangle a metaphor. But does that proverb need to be taken on faith? Not at M&S Centerless Grinding Inc., a precision metal working shop in Hatboro. "Most of the time you can't measure this," said company owner John Shegda. "But this was at a great time for us, to be able to put some numbers on it. " Getting rid of one bad apple, plus two of his crew, increased productivity by more than a third at M&S Centerless Grinding, even though the one bad apple was the most productive worker/supervisor in the whole factory and led three highly-productive workers.
NEWS
May 23, 2001
For quite some time, there have been legislative negotiations concerning a bill that would impose an enhanced degree of state control over the governmental affairs of the city of Camden. A number of the key points of this legislation have received public discussion. However, as one of the bill's principal architects is fond of pointing out, "the devil is in the details. " These details have not been shared with the city's elected representatives. Perhaps this is attributable to a paternalistic assumption that Camden's elected officials cannot know what is good for them and the city.
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October 26, 2015 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Fidel Napier made it out of Camden, often called America's poorest and most dangerous city, only to end up in a country where the water sometimes cuts out and he fears for his safety when he leaves the house. Almost six months have passed since federal authorities took Napier out of the Pennsauken home he shared with his wife and three kids, then left him in Jamaica, the country where he was born. Napier came to Camden at age 5 but never became a U.S. citizen. He was deported July 30 because of a 1998 drug conviction that labeled him a high-priority candidate.
NEWS
February 5, 1986
It might be going just a bit too far to say "Mmmm, mmmm, good!" but the Campbell Soup Co.'s decision to modernize operations in Camden is an encouraging long-range commitment. Campbell Soup was founded in Camden in 1869 and has been a significant part of the city's economy for more than a century. While there was never any doubt about company headquarters staying in Camden, speculation has been rampant for years about a possible closing of production lines. Campbell's main plant in Camden was built in 1907.
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June 3, 1995 | BOB LARAMIE/ DAILY NEWS
Hank Williams Jr. performs last night at the opening of the Waterfront Entertainment Centre in Camden. Williams was the first performer ever to appear at the $56 million, 25,000-capacity center, which can be opened up for lawn viewing during the warmer months and closed for indoor seating in winter.
NEWS
June 25, 1997 | DON MURRAY/FOR THE DAILY NEWS
Fire engulfs a Camden church yesterday as firefighters work to keep it from spreading to nearby homes. The fire at Holy Temple Church of Christ, 34th Street and Mickle Boulevard, started about 4:15 p.m. It was under control two hours later. No injuries were reported. The cause was unknown, but the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms was notified of the fire, police said. The ATF is investigating the nationwide arsons of black churches. In May in Glassboro, two churches were allegedly burned by arsonists.
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February 20, 2004 | By Sheila Dyan FOR THE INQUIRER
Some will tell you that the Victor is a metaphor for Camden's renaissance - specifically, some residents of this industrial-to-residential conversion, as well as the historic building's developer, Carl Dranoff. "And, with its conversion, I believe the Camden area is being decisively and forever turned around, and will be the next great neighborhood in the region," Dranoff said. Dick Hailey, 68, an officer of the New Jersey Superior Court and retired Camden police sergeant who was born and raised in Camden, moved to the complex from Cherry Hill in September.
NEWS
January 31, 2013 | By Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press
A state court ruled Tuesday that an arbitrator cannot force New Jersey taxpayers to pay for raises he awarded to firefighters in Camden. A three-judge appellate panel threw out a 2011 arbitrator's award giving the firefighters raises totaling more than $1 million from 2009 through last year. The decision shows just how complicated it is to pay for services in Camden, a city that ranks among the nation's most impoverished and that has a tiny tax base. About 70 percent of the city's $150 million budget is funded by state aid. When contract talks between the city's firefighters and government could not be settled, the case was sent to an arbitrator.
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September 17, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
A Camden man has been sentenced to life without parole for fatally shooting a woman during a robbery in 2011 and then breaking into a nearby home and sexually assaulting a woman there, authorities said Thursday. Steven Alicea, 23, was convicted in June of murder, aggravated sexual assault, and armed robbery. John Gonzalez, 20, who was sentenced in April to 41 years in prison, acted with Alicea, authorities said. Alicea and Gonzalez were carrying .22-caliber revolvers when they fatally shot Lori Breiding, 38, and took her purse in the 2600 block of Cramer Street on Sept.
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September 16, 2016 | By Michaela Winberg, Staff Writer
With six of her classmates from an after-school program in Camden, A'nkya Thomas, 16, rowed across the Delaware River in a whaleboat Wednesday morning. It was her first time paddling across the river. The Center for Aquatic Sciences program, she said, had helped her experience several other firsts as well: canoeing, kayaking, and holding a horseshoe crab with her bare hands. "We mess with these a lot," said Thomas, a student at Camden Charter High School, gesturing toward the crab in her hands.
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September 15, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
Construction on a proposed "health sciences" campus in downtown Camden is still nine months away, but an expansion already is being planned. The joint "Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden Board of Governors" has torn down the block diagonally across from the Walter Rand Transportation Center — from South Fifth Street to Broadway and Martin Luther King Boulevard to Stevens Street — to put up a main health sciences building . Now it's begun...
NEWS
September 14, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
An online petition to support a 14-year-old who was initially accepted to Camden Catholic High School - and then rejected once officials there learned he is transgender - has collected more than 800 signatures. "Madelyn Catrambone was accepted to Camden Catholic High School last February, but when Camden Catholic learned that since then Catrambone goes by Mason and identifies as male, the school refused to accept him for who he is," the petition on change.org says. "I ask that students, faculty, alumni, and anyone else who doesn't support Camden Catholic's decision, sign this and show that you stand with Mason.
NEWS
September 13, 2016
The thick black smoke seen billowing above the Camden waterfront on Sunday seemed especially concerning on the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Buffeted by the wind, the plumes were even visible from Lincoln Financial Field during the Eagles' season opener against the Cleveland Browns. @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/CbQNQBQJ9c — Josss (@Jozieee_H) September 11, 2016 But as it turned out, the source of the smoke was an industrial trash fire at Camden Iron & Metal, 1400 S. Front St., city fire officials said.
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September 13, 2016 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
A mobile needle-exchange program in South Camden that has served addicts and provided HIV screening for eight years has been forced to temporarily shut down after being uprooted from its longtime location, which is on the land where the Holtec International energy company is building a $260 million waterfront complex. Martha Chavis, executive director of the Camden Area Health Education Center (AHEC), the community organization that runs the Life Works exchange out of a van and an RV, said city officials have refused to authorize a new location, telling her there are no streets in Camden that can host the program.
NEWS
September 9, 2016
A 27-year-old Camden man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the murder of a woman in 2013, prosecutors said Wednesday. Charles Sheppard pleaded guilty to repeatedly stabbing Rhonda Scott, 38, and then setting her on fire at a residence in the 1700 block of Tioga Street in Camden on Feb. 8, 2013. Sheppard agreed to a plea agreement with the Camden County Prosecutor's Office before his scheduled trial in April. He later filed a motion to get out of the deal, but it was denied.
NEWS
September 9, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
Camden's fire department has received a $5.2 million grant to hire 27 more firefighters, officials said Wednesday. The money, which comes after years of layoffs that hampered response times in the city, is from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It will boost the number of firefighters to 196. Fire Chief Michael Harper, in a brief statement Wednesday, called the hires "a breath of fresh air. " "These new firefighters will be a wonderful addition to our department," Harper said.
BUSINESS
September 8, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, STAFF WRITER
The management books all preach it - one toxic worker can spoil an entire barrel of apples, to mangle a metaphor. But does that proverb need to be taken on faith? Not at M&S Centerless Grinding Inc., a precision metal working shop in Hatboro. "Most of the time you can't measure this," said company owner John Shegda. "But this was at a great time for us, to be able to put some numbers on it. " Getting rid of one bad apple, plus two of his crew, increased productivity by more than a third at M&S Centerless Grinding, even though the one bad apple was the most productive worker/supervisor in the whole factory and led three highly-productive workers.
NEWS
September 8, 2016 | By Barbara Boyer, Staff Writer
A $16.2 million federal grant to improve roads and infrastructure in Camden neighborhoods near the Ben Franklin Bridge is critical for the city, local and state officials said at a news conference Tuesday. "Camden is rising," said U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D., N.J.), who joined Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd, City Council President Frank Moran, and New Jersey's U.S. senators, Bob Menendez and Cory Booker. The politicians stood at Third and Elm Streets, where the bridge could be seen in the background.
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