August 22, 2015 |
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.
August 20, 2015 |
Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno dropped by the Adventure Aquarium in Camden on Tuesday, observing African penguins, sand tiger sharks, and a swarm of jellyfish as she promoted the waterfront attraction during her weekly state tourism tour. Such appearances are part of the workday for Guadagno, who has maintained a steady schedule of speaking engagements, ribbon-cuttings, and tourism promotion while Gov. Christie is on the presidential campaign trail. "People need you to show up at parades.
August 19, 2015 |
Joseph M. Lentz, 81, of Carolina Shores, N.C., who retired in 1994 as owner of Dugout Sporting Goods in Lindenwold, died on Friday, July 24, at the Hospice House of Brunswick in Bolivia, N.C., following a stroke. He had lived in North Carolina since 2006, the year he moved from Marlton. Born in Camden, Mr. Lentz graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School there in 1952, and studied accounting and bookkeeping in night school, a son-in-law, Carlo DeProphetis, said. Mr. Lentz began as a teller at Camden Trust Co., became a loan officer there, and left to buy a luncheonette on 27th Street in the Cramer Hill neighborhood in the mid-1960s, he said.
August 13, 2015 |
A decision from New Jersey's highest court on Tuesday could reignite the battle between Camden activists and elected officials over whether the police force patrolling the city should be run by Camden County. The local chapter of the NAACP and two city activists said they are considering a petition that would call on voters to bring back a city police department, disbanded more than two years ago in favor of the current force. "We're going to take our police department back," said Eulisis Delgado, 62, a Camden resident who is one of five petitioners listed in the case.
August 2, 2015 |
Two South Jersey men have been sentenced to state prison for their roles in an international drug ring that shipped cocaine from California to New Jersey, acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced Friday in Camden. The two were charged in January 2014 in connection with "Operation Next Day Air," which investigated the ring allegedly led by a Jamaican recording star, Andrew K. Davis, formerly of Swedesboro. More than $1.4 million in drugs, cash, and weapons were confiscated. Authorities alleged that the ring, which extended to Jamaica, used the U.S. mail and other parcel delivery services to send shipments of cocaine.
July 31, 2015 |
The late July heat is blooming inside the Camden County Community Greenhouse, but the volunteers seem unfazed. Tina McHugh and Christine Pike fill wheelbarrows with ungainly petunias destined for the nearby compost pile. Steve Politowski arrives with tools so he can help finish the roof on the new potting shed. And Jane Elkis Berkowitz is ready for a plant propagation class. "The power of the flower," Freeholder Michelle Gentek-Mayer says. "It goes very far. " The once-abandoned greenhouse at the Lakeland complex in Gloucester Township will yield 15,000 flowering plants this year to beautify the county's park system and public buildings.
July 24, 2015 |
One thousand tour buses parked along the Camden waterfront. Huge crowds at PATCO stations. A mass of pedestrians making the 1.7-mile trek across the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. That is a potential glimpse of South Jersey during Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia in September. And transportation and law enforcement officials in Camden County, who provided initial details Wednesday, had a message: Don't think South Jersey won't be affected just because it's across the river from the papal festivities.
July 19, 2015 |
Camden County Police officers have been required to work on their days off in recent weeks, stirring concern among the rank and file about burnout in a department already coping with high turnover. Chief Scott Thomson said the directive was issued after an officer was shot at and hit by a bullet fragment July 1, an incident that prompted an intense manhunt. Off-duty officers now must call their sergeants to see if they are needed to come in on overtime. The officers call in on a rotating schedule.
July 12, 2015 |
Oscar Camacho Sr. points to the bullet holes in the tan siding of an East Camden home. He is standing a few feet from a collection of empty Corona bottles, a blue T-shirt that reads "Super Dad," and a picture of his son - who was the father of three young boys - on the sidewalk corner. "Bang," Camacho says, motioning toward one hole. He points toward at least four others, repeating it. "Bang, bang, bang. " This is where his 33-year-old son, Oscar Jr., was fatally shot by two Camden County police officers July 3. Authorities said Camacho Jr. aimed a weapon at them and was suicidal.
July 11, 2015 |
Plans for a developer to build a large commercial and residential development on the Camden waterfront, including a hotel, are in the works. The mixed-use project, being considered for an area north of the Adventure Aquarium, would involve about 400,000 square feet of retail, office, and commercial space, as well as residential buildings and the hotel, according to individuals familiar with the plans. The state Economic Development Authority on Thursday approved a four-month extension of a financing deadline on a development agreement with Camden Town Center L.L.C., a realty company with links to Steiner & Associates.