August 31, 2016 |
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.
August 27, 2016 |
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 20, 2016 |
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)
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.
August 17, 2016 |
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.
August 14, 2016 |
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.
August 8, 2016 |
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.