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June 30, 2016 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
Next month, when thousands of delegates and politicians descend on Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention, they'll be invited to cross the river. Lady Gaga, Lenny Kravitz, and DJ Jazzy Jeff will perform at a free concert for DNC attendees at the BB&T Pavilion on the Camden waterfront July 28, the last day of the convention. The invitation-only event will be held in the afternoon, hours before Hillary Clinton is expected to accept the party's nomination for president.
NEWS
January 31, 2012 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
For years Camden City, under a state law, has provided sample ballots in Spanish because of its high concentration of residents who list Spanish as their primary language - more than 10 percent of its registered voters. But now the U.S. Department of Justice is mandating that every municipality in Camden County provide actual ballots, not just samples, and all election material in both English and Spanish. Under the federal Voting Rights Act, a mandate for bilingual ballots in a county is triggered when: At least 10,000, or 5 percent of the voting-age citizens of the county speak a language other than English at home and speak English less than "very well.
NEWS
May 24, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
Of the eight counties in the Philadelphia region, only Camden County lost population between April 2010 and July 2013, Census Bureau population estimates released Thursday show. Much of the county's 0.2 percent population loss represented residential fall-offs in the city of Camden (0.6 percent), Gloucester Township (0.5 percent), and Winslow (0.8 percent), census numbers showed. But there were notable exceptions on the New Jersey side of the Delaware, based on the Census Bureau's 2013 population estimates for the region's 340 municipalities.
NEWS
March 20, 2000 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The state tournament was a showcase for Camden County schools, which won three of the six South Jersey boys' basketball crowns. The titlists were Highland in Group 4, Camden (Group 3), and Haddonfield (Group 2). The other South Jersey champions were Parochial A's Christian Brothers Academy of Monmouth County, Parochial B St. Augustine (Atlantic County), and Group 1 Florence (Burlington County). Thanks to Florence, Burlington County has the longest current streak of sectional champions.
NEWS
May 10, 1995 | By Herbert Lowe, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Robert D. Melson has resigned as Camden County's public safety director after three months on the job, Freeholder Annette Castiglione-Degan announced yesterday. In his resignation letter, dated May 5, Melson said that he plans to return to his rank as captain in the Cherry Hill Police Department. Melson had spent 26 years in the Cherry Hill department before accepting the $65,000-a-year position as county public safety director on Feb. 23. Melson, whose last day as director will be May 19, could not be reached for comment.
NEWS
July 2, 2015 | By Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sidney R. Weiss, 94, of Voorhees, a family doctor who made house calls and took care of his patients from birth to old age, died Monday, June 29, at home of complications from kidney failure. He began his practice in Camden in the 1950s and later worked at practices in Pennsauken and Voorhees, specializing in family medicine and geriatrics. He retired in 2001. "He never said no to his patients. He was always accessible," said son Richard, also a physician. Richard Weiss, who followed his father's footsteps in family medicine, joined his father's Pennsauken practice in 1983.
NEWS
November 25, 2011 | Associated Press
Camden County officials are outraged over a court program that rewards juvenile offenders with gifts such as computers and iPods for completing their probation, according to the Courier-Post of Cherry Hill. Freeholders issued a news release this week demanding the state courts end the program, which is offered only in Camden County. The statement described the program as a "disgraceful expenditure of taxpayers' funds" that sends the wrong message. The freeholders said many other children are working hard in school to get good grades or to find jobs to help their families and cannot afford iPods, notebook computers, and similar items.
NEWS
July 22, 2011 | By James Osborne, Darran Simon, and Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writers
Efforts to create a Camden County regionalized police force will, for now, focus on specialized services such as a central detective bureau and SWAT team, officials said Thursday. A countywide force remains the goal, said Board of Freeholders spokeswoman Joyce Gabriel, but a combined detectives and K-9 unit may happen "before anything else. " The move, discussed at a closed-door meeting of county, municipal, and law enforcement officials Tuesday, was read by some as stepping back from plans to disband municipal police forces.
NEWS
May 27, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
As Camden County seeks to expand its police force beyond the city of Camden, the only place it patrols now, a hurdle has emerged: Most of the county's 36 other municipalities want no part of it. Officials in those towns say replacing their police departments with one run by the county would erase their identity and the relationships between officers and residents. They also fear the county would send more officers into Camden, one of the nation's most dangerous cities, than into their towns.
NEWS
September 18, 1986 | Special to The Inquirer / ELIZABETH VORHAUER
A three-alarm fire yesterday adamaged the Oaklyn Garden Apartments in Oaklyn, Camden County. No injuries were reported as a result of the blaze in the two-story, two-building, 20-unit complex at Newton and Oakland Avenues. The cause of the fire was under investigation.
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August 31, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
Billions of microorganisms are creating a bright green sheen - and a potential hazard - at Hopkins Pond in Haddonfield. "Cyanobacteria are in the water," explains Mike Haberland, environmental and resource management agent with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension in Camden County. His dramatic photographs of the bacteria in full bloom, taken Thursday, led the county parks department to install warning signs about the "potentially harmful" organism. The bacteria release a toxin into the water when dying or damaged.
NEWS
August 27, 2016 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
Camden City and Camden County leaders announced Thursday that a project to demolish almost 600 of the most blighted properties in the city is more than 85 percent complete, meaning it will be done within months of the timeline set two years ago. A year ago, officials had just started from scratch on the ambitious plan. First launched in October 2014, the project had been delayed for months because city officials struggled with drafting the contracts needed for companies to take on the work, and eventually the county stepped in to oversee the job. As Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd, flanked by representatives of the county, the city, law enforcement, and the business community, announced the update Thursday at a news conference in the city's Gateway section, a handful of people clapped hesitantly.
NEWS
August 25, 2016
A 36-year-old Camden County woman was stabbed to death by her estranged husband, who then tried to kill himself, authorities said Tuesday. Police responding to a report of a domestic incident at the Heights of Collingswood Apartments, 700 W. Browning Rd., and were directed by family members to a bedroom where Joseline Perez was found suffering from multiple stab wounds shortly before 8 p.m. Monday. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Timothy Moorman, 41, of Camden, was transported from the scene to Cooper University Hospital and was listed in critical condition from self-inflicted wounds.
NEWS
August 24, 2016
Authorities on Monday captured a man they say fatally shot another man last weekend. Samuel James, 26, of Burlington Township, was arrested in Barrington, Camden County, around 4:15 p.m. Monday, authorities said. He faces murder and weapons charges in the death of Byron Turner, 24. Turner was shot once in the head on the 100 block of East Federal Street around 7 p.m. Saturday in Burlington City, police said. He was pronounced dead at 10 p.m. at Cooper University Hospital in Camden.
NEWS
August 24, 2016
A neighbor wanted in the fatal shooting of a man in Burlington County was arrested Monday afternoon in Camden County. Samuel James, 26, of Burlington Township, is charged with murder and related charges in the death of Byron Turner, 24, who was shot once in the head on the 100 block of East Federal Street around 7 p.m. Saturday, police said. Turner was pronounced dead at 10 p.m. at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. The search for James ended about 4:15 p.m. Monday when local and federal authorities found him at the home of an acquaintance in Barrington.
NEWS
August 20, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
A couple of lottery players in the region racked up big wins Wednesday, with a ticket sold in Camden County now worth $164,237 and a Lehigh County ticket winning $1.3 million. The Camden County winner matched all five numbers in Wednesday's Jersey Cash 5 game: 8, 12, 23, 29 and 32. The ticket was sold at Kresson News, located at 47 S. Lakeview Drive in Gibbsboro, New Jersey Lottery officials said. The retailer gets a $2,000 bonus. And in the Pennsylvania Lottery's Cash 5 drawing on Wednesday, the Lehigh winner matched all five numbers (2, 10, 11, 28 and 34)
NEWS
August 20, 2016
Two people were in serious condition Thursday afternoon after a train struck their vehicle at a crossing in Haddon Heights, officials said. The crash occurred around 1:15 p.m. near Clements Bridge Road and East Atlantic Avenue. The car was significantly damaged, and the two individuals inside were taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, Camden County spokesman Dan Keashen said. They were in serious condition. The train that struck the vehicle is operated by Conrail. Jocelyn Hill, a company spokeswoman, said the crossing signals were functioning properly at the time of the crash.
NEWS
August 17, 2016 | Staff Report, $util.encode.html($!item.bycredit)
Two boys riding on an all terrain vehicle were seriously injured Sunday when they were hit by a pickup truck in Winslow Township, Camden County, police said. The boys, ages 9 and 11 and residents of Magnolia, were airlifted to Cooper University Hospital in Camden for treatment of multiple injuries, police said. There is no additional information on their conditions. Police said a pickup driven by Paul Pascu, 57, of Sicklerville, was westbound on North Grove Street in a wooded section of the township about 3:20 p.m. when it hit the ATV with boys on it as they crossed the roadway.
NEWS
August 14, 2016 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
Camden city officials have temporarily closed the North Camden Community Center after an employee developed symptoms similar to those of Legionnaires' disease, but a spokesman for the city said that the case was unconfirmed and that no other possible cases had been reported. All events scheduled to take place at the center are being held elsewhere until testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is complete, city spokesman Vincent Basara said. "This is a proactive measure," city business administrator Robert Corrales said.
REAL_ESTATE
August 8, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, Staff Writer
I periodically revisit communities and neighborhoods in the Town by Town series, especially the ones that have impressed me as up and coming. For example, I went back to Hatboro last December - nine months after my Town by Town visit - to spend some more time walking around its ever-evolving downtown. When I visited Silverdale for July 24's entry, I stopped by Sellersville and Souderton - the latter to see how the train station project was faring. I don't usually write about these visits, because my motto is "one Town by Town to a customer and no refunds allowed.
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