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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.
NEWS
October 3, 2011
THE FORMER BOXING champ is still standing, still sober, tears trickling down his face for the man who mentored him in his prime. The last time the world saw Rocky Lockridge, the two-time world super-featherweight champion was crying with his estranged sons on television, grieving over the decade he'd lost to drugs on Camden streets. He's been clean now, thanks in part to the A&E program "Intervention," for nearly two years. He came back to the Philly area for the funeral of his beloved trainer, Philadelphia legend Georgie Benton, who died Sept.
NEWS
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.
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.
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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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.
NEWS
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 24, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Summer is Wiz Khalifa time. His tune "Shell Shocked" is on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sound track. His new album, Blacc Hollywood , drops in August. And the rapper will take his third Under the Influence of Music summer tour through Scranton on Thursday and to Camden on Friday. "I always wanted to make Under the Influence something to talk about," says Khalifa, "not just the day after the show, but the rest of your life. " He's a Pittsburgh native. His 2010 hit "Black and Yellow" was a pledge of allegiance to the Steelers.
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July 24, 2014 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jason Allen would like to spend the summer reaching out to the community, organizing exhibits, tours, and special programs that tell the history of Camden County. But lately, the executive director of the Camden County Historical Society has been dealing more pressing needs: rehabbing the organization's deteriorating building complex in Camden. A new roof is desperately needed for Pomona Hall, an 18th-century plantation house, and that site, along with the adjacent Camden County Museum, is awaiting about $150,000 in repairs to fix water damage caused by leaking pipes.
NEWS
July 24, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Camden man died at Cooper University Hospital on Tuesday, three days after he was struck by a van in East Camden, authorities announced Wednesday. Alfredo Siguenza-Trejo, 39, had been in critical condition since the accident on Saturday, around 9:20 p.m. on 27th Street near High Street. Police said Siguenza-Trejo was entering his parked car when a vehicle hit him. The vehicle - thought to be a white van - then fled down 27th toward River Avenue. On Wednesday, a 54-second video, uploaded to YouTube by the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, revealed some details from the incident.
NEWS
July 20, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
The now-former chairman of Camden's parking authority is suing the city following his removal last week after it came to light that he was also a city employee, which is forbidden under state statute. Angel Alamo, who has been a commissioner since 2005, was an employee in the city's finance department as of July 8, according to a resolution to remove him that passed at that night's City Council meeting. State law does not permit authority commissioners, who are not paid, to also work as an officer or employee of the municipality.
NEWS
July 20, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 38-year-old man was shot and killed early Friday in Camden, the first homicide in the city in more than a month. Sergio Rivera was shot multiple times just after 2:30 a.m. outside his home on the 1100 block of North 21st Street in the Cramer Hill neighborhood. Rivera arrived at Cooper University Hospital - how he traveled there was unclear, a Camden County Prosecutor's Office spokesman said - and hospital staff notified police. Rivera had been pronounced dead, at 2:53 a.m., by the time officers arrived.
NEWS
July 17, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
A huge black truck with government plates blocked one side of the alley in Camden. A towering red tarpaulin covered the other. In the middle, the FBI and Camden County investigators were at work. Using gloves, helmets, and an excavator, they scoured the alley and searched a basement near North Third and Erie Streets in the city's Cooper's Poynt neighborhood. What, if anything, authorities found remained unknown Tuesday. But a law enforcement source said the operation, led by Camden County authorities, was tied to a decade-old cold case.
NEWS
July 16, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera and Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writers
The $260 million tax incentive that lured a power-plant supplier to Camden's waterfront is sending a ripple effect down the Delaware River. Officials on Monday confirmed that Holtec International, now based in Evesham, will build its manufacturing plant at the Port of Camden's Broadway Terminal - sparking another company now working there to partner with a long-anticipated port in Paulsboro. Holt Logistics has struck an agreement with the South Jersey Port Corp. (SJPC) to become the operator of the Port of Paulsboro, also called the Paulsboro Marine Terminal.
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July 12, 2014 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Camden County Prosecutor's Office issued a memo to local municipalities in June that they are required by law to notify vehicle owners within three days after their cars are towed and placed in impound. The memo was sent days after The Inquirer published stories about a Camden woman who repeatedly asked Camden County Metro Division Police to investigate the theft of her 1991 Chrysler LeBaron. Instead, Michelle Perez, 32, said she was told by a detective that she was too busy to investigate.
NEWS
July 12, 2014 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
New Jersey officials on Thursday approved $260 million in tax credits for an Evesham-based power-plant supplier to build a manufacturing plant on the Camden waterfront. The deal for Holtec International, said to be one of the largest tax-credit awards ever granted by the state, is expected to create 235 jobs and retain 160, said the state Economic Development Authority. Erin Gold, an authority spokeswoman, said it was the state's understanding that the 160 jobs would be relocated from Evesham, where the company has its headquarters.
NEWS
July 11, 2014 | By Julia Terruso and Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Staff Writers
A proposal to award a manufacturing company $260 million in tax breaks - one of the largest such subsidies in recent years - could produce more than 400 jobs in Camden, individuals familiar with the deal said Wednesday. Holtec International Inc., with corporate headquarters in Evesham and another base in Jupiter, Fla., is said to be looking to locate some operations at the city's port if the deal goes through. The company, which supplies power-plant equipment, has set its sights on growing from 750 employees to thousands through product expansion in coming years.
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