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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.
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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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.
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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.
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.
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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February 19, 2015 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Camden officials on Tuesday announced a new job-training program they said would connect local companies with city residents and prepare workers for jobs in construction, building trades, and other fields. The program, which is funded by a $500,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, is also aimed at preparing residents for job opportunities that may arise as companies start relocating to Camden in the years to come. The money will go to establishing apprenticeships and training through Camden County College, labor unions, and the business community, said U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross, one of the officials who spoke Tuesday afternoon at a news conference at Camden's Malandra Hall community center.
SPORTS
February 17, 2015 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Before the game, there was talk from Camden Catholic about the desire to beat Gloucester Catholic. And it wasn't just the typical "one game at a time," "every game is important" rhetoric. "We were coming for revenge," junior guard Taiah Thornton said. "I don't know if they expected how much energy we had, but we knew we were coming out strong. " On Sunday afternoon, the Irish backed up their words in a 41-37 win over Gloucester Catholic in the South Jersey Invitational Basketball Tournament championship in front of a packed house at Eastern High School.
NEWS
February 17, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gwendolyn Faison is used to marking milestones. Camden's first female mayor marked another one over the weekend: Her 90th birthday was Saturday. On Sunday, she celebrated at Camden's Tenth Street Baptist Church, where she has been a member for more than 60 years. Church members, family, and local politicians honored her. But she told the roughly 80 people assembled Sunday she did not need speeches or honors for her birthday. "All you have to do is serve," she said. Those who know her say Faison is a good example of what it means to serve her community.
SPORTS
February 16, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Camden's history in basketball is so rich that both coaches were tapping that vein on Saturday. Camden coach John Valore called on his team to play with "Camden pride" after a sluggish first half. Paulsboro coach Sean Collins reminded his players that other South Jersey basketball teams tended to be measured by their performances against the purple and gold. But Paulsboro players were acutely aware of another tradition, too - their own. "We've been in a lot of these games and we've won a lot of these games," Paulsboro senior Saleem Little said after his team emerged with a 68-65 overtime victory over Camden in a clash of top-four squads in the Cherry Hill East Invitational.
NEWS
February 15, 2015 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Camden County Freeholder Ian K. Leonard will not seek a third term this year, he said Friday, citing his growing responsibilities as political director for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Leonard, 37, has been on the board since 2009, when he became the state's youngest elected freeholder. "Serving as a Camden County freeholder has been one of my greatest achievements, and I'm enormously appreciative of the support I've received from the people of Camden County in my two prior runs," Leonard said in a statement.
NEWS
February 15, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rob Rodolico waited the whole match for his big moment. Kenny Long waited a lot longer than that. "Ever since I was little, I dreamed about coming to Holy Cross and beating Camden Catholic in a match like this," Long said. "The only thing better would have been if it had been in their gym. But they still wore their [warm-up] robes. " Long registered one of four pins and Rodolico clinched the match with a major decision in the final bout as Holy Cross won the Non-Public South B title with a 34-27 victory over Camden Catholic on Friday night.
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February 14, 2015 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
It's such an obvious comparison - and a bit cheesy - but it's one that is hard to resist. "People are always telling me, 'You know, you actually remind me of her,' " said Brittany Garner, the 6-foot-3 freshman sensation for the Camden Catholic girls' basketball team. Garner's name happens to be just two letters off from that of 6-8 basketball star Brittany Griner, the best women's post player in the world, known for her two-handed slam dunks. Last year, Garner visited New York to watch Griner's Phoenix Mercury take on the New York Liberty.
SPORTS
February 14, 2015 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
Julia Braungart ignited Camden Catholic's offense Thursday night. The junior netted 11 of her 17 points in the first quarter of a 69-50 win over visiting Bishop Eustace in an Olympic National basketball game. Taiah Thorton led the Irish with 19 points. Brittany Garner contributed 12 points. Elsewhere in the Olympic National, Ciarah Bennett, Tamara Sellers, and Ly'ayshia Stevens each scored 13 points to carry Woodrow Wilson over Camden, 64-19, at home. Olympic Patriot. Amaiya Melvins scored 12 points as Winslow Township rolled over visiting Cherry Hill West, 46-10.
NEWS
February 13, 2015 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
A group of Camden dispatchers who handle emergency calls to county police fear an evaluation of the unit could put them out of work. City Council this week authorized a request for proposals to determine whether if Camden could provide better service for less money using a contractor. City spokesman Vincent Basara said that the city is simply seeking to review the cost efficiency of the unit, and that any future action would go before Council for discussion. But the president of Communications Workers of America Local 1014, representing the dispatchers, said members worry that the city is looking to phase them out. "They need experienced, professional dispatchers, and that is who our members are," Karl Walko said Wednesday.
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