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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.
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August 5, 2015 | BY LAUREN McCUTCHEON, Daily News Staff Writer mccutch@phillynews.com, 215-854-5991
ARE THEY? Aren't they? When Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill hit the Camden stage on Thursday night (he as an opener, she as headliner), thousands of fans will be looking for clues about the couple's relationship status. Hip-hop's current queen and her Philly-son suitor have been the subject of breakup rumors following Mill's ill-advised Tweet-diss and ensuing failed diss track about Drake, who belongs to Minaj's label. A week ago, blogs reported that they'd split. But Friday in Detroit, Mill showed love onstage for his Nicki.
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 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.
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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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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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.
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August 26, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Catherine Collins Wynne, 102, of Haddonfield, who, as a volunteer in her 60s, helped develop two charitable organizations in Camden, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, at home. In the early 1970s, son Michael said, Mrs. Wynne; her husband, Bernard; "and six to 12 others" organized the Rev. Martin Luther King Day Care Center in Camden. Over the years, he said, it has transformed itself into what is now the Martin Luther King Child Development Center. In 1976, according to its website, four young people opened the Cathedral Kitchen "to the poor and hungry of Camden.
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August 26, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
A man was shot fatally in Camden on Sunday, authorities said Monday, and a suspect has been arrested in connection with a slaying in July. Kashif Carmickel, 25, of Camden, was found on the ground around 12:30 a.m. near Sycamore and Orchard Streets in the Gateway neighborhood. He was taken to Cooper University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His slaying was the fifth in August in the city, and the 21st this year. Last year at this time, Camden had 22 homicides, ultimately finishing the year with 33. As detectives tried to solve Carmickel's slaying Monday, they announced that Tyron "Pooh" Williams, the suspect in a July 12 killing, had been captured.
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August 23, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
The parked Jeep Grand Cherokee was running, its red brake lights glowing and exhaust pipe humming, as Kenneth Bagby walked past its rolled-up windows on his way to work around 6 a.m. Friday. Bagby, like others who saw the silver SUV along South Constitution Road in Camden, assumed the two men inside were waiting for someone or hanging out. He glanced only briefly at the car, distracted by the sound of the front windshield wipers. They were moving even though the overnight rain had stopped.
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August 22, 2015 | By Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Diocese of Camden announced Thursday that it had reached a $40 million agreement to sell its four nursing and elder-care facilities. The sale to the Catholic Health Group division of Center Management Group has been authorized by the Vatican and is pending regulatory approval. It would end more than six decades of hands-on care by the diocese. The deal includes three nursing homes - St. Mary's Catholic Home in Cherry Hill, Our Lady's MultiCare Center in Pleasantville, and Bishop McCarthy Residence in Vineland - and a residential health-care facility, the Manor at St. Mary's in Cherry Hill.
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August 22, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
They met at Dirty Frank's, the storied taproom at 13th and Pine Streets in Center City, on June 7, 1997. Terry Lytle was a lawyer in the Office of the Public Defender in Camden. Teresa Gimenez was an accounts coordinator for an advertising agency in Narberth. "His father had passed away a week before, and his colleagues had taken him out for drinks," Gimenez said. "I was with a girlfriend, and we made a point of not talking to any guys," she said. "At the end of the night, there was a Guinness promotion, and they gave out shirts and I put one on. "And he patted me on the back and said, 'That's a nice shirt.' " They were married on Jan. 5, 2001, at a Cistercian monastery in her hometown of Barcelona, Spain.
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August 19, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Camden County Police Department has eliminated a mandate that patrol officers call in on their days off to see if they are needed at work. The edict, which Chief Scott Thomson said was implemented in early July after an officer was shot at, caused some officers to complain of burnout and little rest time between shifts, which they said left them less alert in dealing with the public and responding to calls. The requirement was ended on July 22, though "if an urgent operational need exists, it could be reinstated," Dan Keashen, a Camden County spokesman, said Monday.
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August 19, 2015 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
Taking its lead from Pope Francis and the World Meeting of Families that will convene next month in Philadelphia, the Catholic Diocese of Camden on Monday announced a 40-day campaign to raise awareness of the profound poverty that pervades its six counties. Francis' arrival in Philadelphia on Sept. 26 "gives us the opportunity to focus on the poor . . . and to take action," Bishop Dennis Sullivan told a news conference. He noted that the diocese includes not only the state's poorest city, Camden, but its poorest county, Cumberland.
NEWS
August 19, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
In the side yard between two houses on a broiling block of South Broadway, tall trees create a canopy of shade over four rows of tables covered in white. Volunteers fire up a massive, custom-made barbecue grill. Hungry people form a line as more volunteers arrive with side dishes, salads, jugs of iced tea, and a tub of mango water ice. Another "Dinner on Broadway" is getting underway in Camden's Waterfront South neighborhood. And everyone's welcome. "It started with one monthly meal 20 years ago," says Ted Fox, 78, of Cherry Hill, a retired Realtor who schedules the volunteers.
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August 18, 2015 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
One in an occasional series. From the sidelines of the baseball game, 19-year-old coach Argenis Calderon yelled until his voice was hoarse. The North Camden Little League Yankees had awakened from a late-season slump, and now, in a battle for third place in the league playoffs, they finally looked like the team Calderon had been leading all summer. "That's it!" Calderon shouted to 13-year-old Jimmy Gonzalez as he made it to third base. "That's it! Stay there!" Gonzalez stayed, and his teammates' cheers echoed from the dugout.
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August 18, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
As Indonesia N. Young of Camden packs up to go to Temple University next week, one of the treasures she'll take along is a photo album made by her mother. "This album is dedicated to all the ppl who didn't believe Our Dream," Ericka R. Young wrote to her daughter. "We was just trying to leave the Hood! You made it!" Like the classic Biggie Smalls song, "Juicy," which Ericka referenced, the photo album tells the story of a kid in poverty rising to success. Seeing her single mother struggle, Indonesia knew what she had to do: "I needed to go to college and graduate and get out of the ghetto in order to live the way I really wanted to live.
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