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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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May 14, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
TWINS Taleon and Keyontyli Goffney had their first run-in with police at 13, when the brothers from Camden saw a horse, mounted it - bareback - and took it for a joyride together. "We were from Camden, we'd never seen a horse before," Taleon said. "It was like a unicorn to us. " The twins' last contact with police came in 2008, when they were arrested by a tristate Rooftop Burglary Task Force that was formed just to catch them breaking into businesses by cutting holes in the roofs.
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September 27, 2014 | By Franziska Holzschuh, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was quiet in the dining room. More than 20 homeless men and women stood in line for breakfast, weary after another night on the streets of Camden. Christopher Utsch, a young volunteer from a small town in Germany, worked his way down the white-plastic banquet tables, taking names, making notes, through a program that seeks to right a wrong that goes back to the Second World War. He has spent the last year volunteering at New Visions Homeless Day Shelter, which provides breakfast and lunch, showers, laundry, and other services to those who have no other place to live.
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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.
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September 20, 2014 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
After 83 years repairing shoes, since he was recruited off a Camden sidewalk at age 11, James Spinelli, 94, is retiring this month and closing Quaker Shoe Repair in Haddonfield. Only he's not sure he can stay retired. He believed all these decades that he was living a useful life, saving soles, but little noticed by the world. He is a shoe man who kept to his shop, literally living upstairs. But the outpouring of love from customers since he announced his retirement has been so surprising to him, so gratifying, that he's not certain he can walk away.
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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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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May 19, 2013 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
Angelo J. Errichetti, 84, a former Camden mayor and state senator who was South Jersey's premier Democratic power broker in the decade before his 1981 bribery conviction in the Abscam scandal, has died after a long illness. He had been living in Ventnor, N.J. During two mayoral terms, starting in 1973, he built a reputation as an unflagging booster for his hometown, where his father, a Neapolitan immigrant, stoked coal at the shipyard to feed seven children. Mr. Errichetti's efforts to revive Camden's moribund economy were said to occupy 12 hours on a typical day, yet he took on a second office simultaneously.
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.
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September 29, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
As the regulars funnel into the pizza parlor, Rocky Wilson greets them with a high-pitched voice and a monkey sock puppet. "Helloooo!" he says, exchanging hugs and pleasantries (switching back and forth between his normal and puppet voice). It's Wednesday night in downtown Camden, and Wilson has turned off the TVs in the pizzeria's small dining room, draped a leopard-print cloth over a bright light fixture to cast a warmer glow over the room, and placed a stack of poetry books on a center table.
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September 29, 2014 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
A proposal for Camden County to acquire most of the Bancroft campus in Haddonfield and preserve it as open space appears to be losing ground. The county committee that advises the freeholders on what open-space projects to pursue voted last week to make a 425-acre tract of the Winslow Farms Conservancy its top priority out of three sites proposed for acquisition, according to committee interim chairman Jack Sworaski. An actual recommendation to the freeholders, if made, would come later.
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September 28, 2014 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
The city of Camden career touchdown-passing record took a trip across the Cooper River on Friday night. With 11 minutes, 50 seconds remaining in Camden's 49-7, West Jersey Royal victory over visiting Cumberland, Khalil Williams connected with Brad Hawkins for a 50-yard touchdown pass. The score was the 64th of Williams' career, breaking former Woodrow Wilson star David Goree's record. Williams added two more before the night was over, giving him 66, two more than Holy Cross' Tom Reilly for third most in South Jersey history.
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September 27, 2014 | By Franziska Holzschuh, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was quiet in the dining room. More than 20 homeless men and women stood in line for breakfast, weary after another night on the streets of Camden. Christopher Utsch, a young volunteer from a small town in Germany, worked his way down the white-plastic banquet tables, taking names, making notes, through a program that seeks to right a wrong that goes back to the Second World War. He has spent the last year volunteering at New Visions Homeless Day Shelter, which provides breakfast and lunch, showers, laundry, and other services to those who have no other place to live.
NEWS
September 26, 2014 | By Maddie Hanna and Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writers
Gov. Christie struck an optimistic note Wednesday in Camden, returning for the second time in two weeks to claim progress in reducing crime while professing a commitment to the city. Standing beside Democratic Mayor Dana L. Redd and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson at a news conference, the Republican governor praised the willingness of local leaders to work together, including on public safety. Later, he visited kindergartners at a new school backed by South Jersey Democratic leader George E. Norcross III before dropping by a Camden High School football practice.
NEWS
September 24, 2014 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
At his East Camden home, Phil Cohen was tearing up a floor as part of a kitchen renovation in 1982 when he discovered the old newspapers under the linoleum. Their stories and ads from February 1942 painted a fascinating picture of a Camden that no longer existed - with movie theaters, new-car dealerships, and major grocery stores. Cohen was enthralled. He held on to the papers - copies of the Camden Courier-Post and a weekly shopper - and decided to "do something with them someday.
SPORTS
September 22, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jamal Parker took a handoff on a jet sweep, raced around right end, cut back, and ran 68 yards for a touchdown. That was his shortest scoring play of the game. Parker, an all-purpose junior, also scored on a 70-yard punt return and a 76-yard interception return in Camden Catholic's 60-6 victory at Gloucester Catholic in a West Jersey Football League game Saturday. The 5-foot-9, 160-pound Parker made big plays on offense, defense, and special teams as the Irish improved to 2-0 in their first season under coach Nick Strom.
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September 20, 2014 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
After 83 years repairing shoes, since he was recruited off a Camden sidewalk at age 11, James Spinelli, 94, is retiring this month and closing Quaker Shoe Repair in Haddonfield. Only he's not sure he can stay retired. He believed all these decades that he was living a useful life, saving soles, but little noticed by the world. He is a shoe man who kept to his shop, literally living upstairs. But the outpouring of love from customers since he announced his retirement has been so surprising to him, so gratifying, that he's not certain he can walk away.
NEWS
September 20, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
Camden County Police, with an assist from the community, arrested two men in the rape and beating of a 54-year-old homeless Camden woman. Miguel Nunez, 36, and Quameer Hence, 23, were arrested and charged Thursday with aggravated sexual assault, aggravated assault, and robbery. Nunez was additionally charged with unlawful possession of a weapon for using a brick against the woman. The victim, identified in some news media reports but not named by authorities, is recovering at Cooper University Hospital, but was able to talk to investigators, police Capt.
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September 20, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Claiming that the company managing Camden County College's facilities maintenance and custodial care has failed to do its job, representatives from the faculty and staff union asked the county freeholders Thursday to rehire employees who were laid off. "The place is filthy, there are so many bad things that are going to happen," said Dawn Gaff Merlino, who was laid off from her custodial job. The first speaker during the public-comment session of...
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