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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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October 22, 2010 | By Matt Katz, Inquirer Staff Writer
The "muscle" for a violent and powerful drug gang that plagued Camden for more than two decades was sentenced Thursday to two life prison terms plus 25 years for murder, attempting to kill a witness, and drug conspiracy. Juan Rivera-Velez - known as "Two-Face" because of severe scarring to his face and head from burns suffered in a car accident - did not apologize to the family members of one of the victims, Miguel Batista, who attended the sentencing hearing in federal court in Camden.
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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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July 16, 2016 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
American Water is moving to the Camden waterfront, the company announced Thursday, becoming the latest New Jersey corporation lured to the city by generous state tax subsidies. Aided by the promise of $164 million in incentives, the Voorhees-based American Water Works Co. will build a new corporate headquarters between the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and the Adventure Aquarium, becoming the first piece of a massive complex planned by Liberty Property Trust, the Philadelphia-based developer that intends to build offices, shops, and homes there.
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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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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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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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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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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.
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July 21, 2016 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
Six years ago, Camden County, city, and state officials announced $23 million in upgrades to the roads and sewers around the Campbell Soup Co. headquarters off the Admiral Wilson Boulevard - improvements meant to improve drainage and make the area more attractive for future business development. In late 2014, Subaru of America announced that the company would build a 250,000-square-foot headquarters and separate training facility on the site of the former Sears store. The company broke ground in December.
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July 18, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
It took them 13 years, but an eclectic crew of volunteers and visionaries has transformed a vacant 19th-century church into the Camden Shipyard & Maritime Museum. Opening Sept. 11 in the resilient rowhouse neighborhood/emerging arts district known as Waterfront South, the architecturally impressive and thematically ambitious museum will showcase the history of the city's shipbuilding and related industries, where tens of thousands of people once worked. Camden's maritime might spurred development of entire city neighborhoods such as Fairview, as well as nearby suburban communities such as Audubon Park and Brooklawn.
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July 17, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
A Camden County man has become the first confirmed case of West Nile virus in New Jersey this year. The state Department of Health said the 48-year-old man began showing symptoms July 8 and is now hospitalized. Pennsylvania has also reported one case of the mosquito-borne virus so far, in a woman from Indiana County. Last year, there were 26 West Nile cases in New Jersey, including three deaths. Until the Camden County case, the disease had only been detected in mosquitos in Atlantic and Monmouth Counties, according to the department.
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July 16, 2016 | By Erin Serpico, Staff Writer
Have an emergency, but cannot call 911? In Camden County, help can still be summoned - with a text message to 911. Camden County officials demonstrated the system - the first of its kind statewide to go live - Thursday afternoon at the county police communications center in Lindenwold. In the radio room, dispatchers seated before monitors can communicate via texts to learn details of the emergency and send help, Freeholder Jonathan Young said. Rob Blaker, the county's public safety director, said the capability to text 911 went live March 13, but was not publicized pending statewide implementation.
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July 16, 2016 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
American Water is moving to the Camden waterfront, the company announced Thursday, becoming the latest New Jersey corporation lured to the city by generous state tax subsidies. Aided by the promise of $164 million in incentives, the Voorhees-based American Water Works Co. will build a new corporate headquarters between the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and the Adventure Aquarium, becoming the first piece of a massive complex planned by Liberty Property Trust, the Philadelphia-based developer that intends to build offices, shops, and homes there.
NEWS
July 13, 2016
A grand jury has indicted a Pennsauken man on murder and weapons charges in the shooting of a Camden man in November, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said Monday. Bronk Miller, 25, opened fire on Andre Matthews, 44, just after 3:10 a.m. Nov. 8 in the 1400 block of Pershing Street, authorities said. Bail of $1.5 million was set for Miller, who already was being held in New Jersey State Prison on unrelated drug charges. Police found Matthews on the sidewalk. He was taken to Cooper University Hospital, where he died, authorities said.
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July 13, 2016 | By Bill Chenevert, FOR THE INQUIRER
Preparing to review a Hall & Oates show is like studying for a final exam that you've been neglecting all semester. Their catalog is mammoth: 18 studio albums - one per year from 1972 to 1982 - and six No. 1 hits spread among them. But there was no anticipating the force of nature that hometown heros Daryl Hall and John Oates became at the BB&T Pavilion Sunday night. The venue was packed to the top of its grassy hillside, perhaps because of a LiveNation class-action suit that unleashed ticket vouchers for the show.
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July 12, 2016 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
In the 41/2 years since Camden's Willie Hunter took over as director of the city's Parking Authority, his salary has practically doubled. Last week, a raise of about $18,000 brought his annual pay to $115,000, officials said. Hunter, a politically connected former member of the authority's board, started in January 2012 with a salary of $62,500. He now makes more than Mayor Dana Redd, who earns $102,000. Hunter last week referred questions to Brett Wiltsey, a Cherry Hill-based lawyer who is special counsel to the authority.
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July 12, 2016 | By Sam Adams, For The Inquirer
Listen to enough country radio and it can feel as if you're playing Mad Libs, and no one's Mad Libbier than Florida Georgia Line. At their show at the BB&T Center on Friday night, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard - who, sure enough, respectively hail from Florida and Georgia - hit pause on their party anthems long enough to convene an impromptu hootenanny with openers Cole Swindell and Jaren Johnston, underlining their origins in Nashville's teeming community...
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