June 15, 2016 |
The young woman became a U.S. citizen 15 years ago. But her husband, the father of her two children, is undocumented. During a visit to the Mexican consulate in Philadelphia, the Delaware couple share their story with Jeffrey S. DeCristofaro and Evelyn Sabando, who are making a presentation about the services of the Camden Center for Law and Social Justice. At the center's downtown Camden office, meanwhile, Lisa M. Incollingo handles cases like those of a Gloucester Township senior citizen and a Camden mother of five, both of whom recently got protection from an abusive family member.
June 12, 2016 |
A Camden County police officer has been charged with filing false police reports and simple assault in two incidents in Camden over the last year, leading prosecutors to dismiss 18 cases in which he was involved. County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo said her office had tossed cases in which Officer Douglas Dickinson would have been the only witness called to testify. She said in a statement that her office was still reviewing the officer's work and expected more dismissals. "Our office has a legal obligation to dismiss cases tainted by the possibility of police misconduct," Colalillo said.
June 3, 2016 |
Camden officials, residents, and business leaders Wednesday applauded political power broker George E. Norcross III's launch of a citywide youth athletics organization, a group Norcross said would help children in Camden enjoy the same opportunities for team sports as those who live in the suburbs. The Camden Health and Athletic Association, which also will function as a health-care organization for families, will be funded initially by $1 million from the Cooper Foundation, the charitable arm of Cooper University Health Care, and the Norcross Foundation and AmeriHealth New Jersey.
May 30, 2016
Two people were taken to a hospital after the vehicle they were in overturned early Saturday on the Atlantic City Expressway in Camden County, authorities said. The accident happened about 3:15 a.m. in a westbound lane near Exit 38 in Winslow Township. One vehicle overturned into the woods, a county dispatcher said. The New Jersey State Police, which is investigating, said two people were taken to a local hospital. No information was immediately available on the extent of their injuries.
May 28, 2016 |
A stretch of Haddon Avenue leading into Camden west from Collingswood is set to be revamped as part of a $4.4 million road-improvement project, Camden County and city officials said Thursday. Financed by the county and with $1.1 million in federal highway funding, the project involves reconstructing the road between Vesper Boulevard and the White Horse Pike, building a drainage and storm water management system, and installing new traffic signals, lighting, bike lanes, and disabled-accessible curbs.
May 28, 2016 |
One year ago, Shakira Dancy was competing for New Manchester High School in the Douglas County, Ga., track and field championships. Three months ago, Dancy was competing for Eastern High School at the New Jersey indoor track and field championships. On Friday, Dancy will lead Winslow Township High School into the South Jersey Group 3 championships at Central Regional High School. "I adapt quickly," Dancy said of her nomadic lifestyle over the last 12 months. Dancy also runs quickly.
May 28, 2016 |
The First Congressional District Democratic primary in New Jersey easily could have been a sleeper: an incumbent with big name recognition facing a challenge from an upstart newcomer. But that has not been the case. The June 7 race pits long shot Alex Law, 25, of Voorhees, hoping to score a political upset over Rep. Donald Norcross in his first reelection bid. The winner will face Republican Bob Patterson in the November election. Patterson, of Haddonfield, is unchallenged in the GOP primary.
May 26, 2016 |
Camden's Night Gardens will take over the plaza in front of City Hall on Friday with an "Intergalactic Block Party" that includes colorful light projections, art installations, live music, and more. The free outdoor event, from 7 to 10 p.m., is the third annual Night Gardens festival, but the first time it will be at Roosevelt Plaza. It's also the start of a series of summer events, including outdoor movies, concerts, and Tuesday evening yoga on the waterfront, that are part of the city's "Connect the Lots" program.
May 22, 2016 |
For most women, bringing work home with them involves a laptop or pile of papers - not a high-energy, tail-wagging bundle of fur. But for Officer Gabrielle Camacho, work during off-duty hours now means caring for her new partner, Peyton, a 11/2-year-old Labrador retriever. Camacho is training to become the Camden County Police Department's first female K-9 officer. "It's a huge adjustment," said the 23-year-old officer, who has been with the department for two years. "It's kind of like having my own kid now. " Camacho and Peyton, who are midway through a 10-week training program, will work in narcotics and community relations.
May 21, 2016 |
The number of U.S. houses left vacant because of foreclosure was down at the start of the second quarter compared with the same period last year. But New Jersey's share of these "zombies" continues to be tops in the nation, real estate information provider RealtyTrac said Thursday. Zombie homes are defined as houses that mortgage borrowers vacated for which the foreclosure process was never completed. In the United States overall, just 19,187, or 4.7 percent, of residential properties in the foreclosure process were zombies as of May, according to the Irvine, Calif., company, which monitors foreclosures nationwide.