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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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July 11, 2016
A Gloucester City man had more than 20,000 images of child pornography on his computer, authorities said. Camden County prosecutors said 48-year-old Christopher Campi was arrested this week after law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at his residence. The investigation began after authorities received information that someone living at the home was in possession of known child porn. Campi is charged with distribution and possession of child pornography. His bail was set at $100,000 cash.
BUSINESS
July 11, 2016 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer
M ark Stettler 's Camden roots go deep. As a kid he lived in Cramer Hill, playing at the fire-prone Harrison Avenue Landfill, near the ex-boatyard where his great-grandfather Rickenbach built tugs, barges, and yachts. Now, he works rebuilding Camden: Stettler is vice president at T&M Associates , consulting engineers to the sprawling, taxpayer-backed Holtec International , Subaru , Camden County , and South Jersey Port Corp. projects transforming the waterfront and downtown of the Philadelphia region's long-depressed second city.
NEWS
July 6, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A 21-year-old South Jersey man who was riding a motorcycle late Sunday afternoon in Camden County died after crashing into another vehicle, police said Monday. Joshua Brown, of Williamstown, Gloucester County, was riding a 2007 Suzuki motorcycle north on State Highway 73 when he collided with a 2001 Acura TL, in Berlin, the Winslow Township Police Department said in a news release. The Acura, operated by Rafael Vazquez, 43, of the Wissinoming section of Philadelphia, was traveling south on the highway and making a left turn onto Westbury Drive when the crash occurred.
NEWS
July 2, 2016 | By Erin Serpico, Staff Writer
Less than a week before Camden County College's newly appointed president officially assumes his role, the county Board of Freeholders and the college board of trustees introduced Donald A. Borden to the community. Borden addressed county officials and faculty, staff, and students Thursday morning in Taft Hall at the college's Blackwood campus. The college appointed Borden as its fifth president April 5 and he will start Wednesday. "As long as I'm in this position, we will be student-centered.
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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
June 29, 2016
A headline in some editions Sunday wrongly placed the location of fumes coming from an asphalt plant. It is in Gloucester City, Camden County.
NEWS
June 26, 2016
A transformer fire Thursday caused a power outage in Superior Court in Camden, forcing the courthouse to close, officials said. The fire started about 7:30 a.m. Thursday. PSE&G crews repaired the damage around 1 p.m. Friday, when the building was closed again, a Camden County spokesman said. No other buildings were affected. The courthouse will reopen 8:30 a.m. Monday on its regular schedule. Court officials said some cancelled hearings will be rescheduled during the next two weeks.
NEWS
June 25, 2016 | By Emma Platoff, Staff Writer
Two officials in the tiny borough of Audubon Park announced Thursday that they had switched their party affiliation from Democratic to Republican, putting a small crack in the Democratic stronghold that is Camden County. The shift by Mayor Larry Pennock increases from two to three the number of GOP mayors in county municipalities with partisan elections. He was joined by Councilman John Carpinelli. Pennock said he registered as a Republican more than two months ago in advance of New Jersey's June 7 primary.
NEWS
June 21, 2016
A man who allegedly shot and killed his mother at her South Jersey home earlier this year has been indicted on murder charges. Camden County prosecutors say 22-year-old Pedro Mercado also faces two weapons counts and an aggravated assault charge in the indictment handed up Friday by a county grand jury. Authorities say Mercado shot 38-year-old Camden resident Iris Sanchez once in the chest at her North 18th Street home on April 1. Transported by paramedics, she was pronounced dead a short time later.
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June 20, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
Eleanore Weinstein Polsky Leavenworth, 92, of Maple Shade, a former group leader with a grief counseling group in Moorestown, died Saturday, June 11, at the Medford Care Center. In retirement from her career as a bookkeeper, Mrs. Leavenworth worked with H.O.P.E., which assists recently widowed people of all ages. After the death of her first husband, Ben Polsky, in the late 1980s, she worked from then into the 1990s for the organization, Helping Other People Evolve Inc., said a son, David Polsky.
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