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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.
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.
NEWS
July 20, 2012
A 44-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly exposed himself in public and masturbated in front of a woman and her 15-year-old daughter Thursday afternoon in Camden County, police said. Gloucester Township police responded at 2:18 p.m. to a report of a man taking his clothes off on Oak Avenue. The officers arrested John Boyle Jr., who police said masturbated in front of the mother and daughter as they were getting into a car. A young boy also saw the incident, police said. Boyle, of Black Horse Pike in the township's Hilltop section, was charged with fourth-degree lewdness and was being held in the Camden County Correctional Facility with bail set at $2,500.
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NEWS
April 24, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
A woman was in custody after a fire, believed to have been set, drove more than two dozen people from their rowhouse apartments in Camden's Gateway neighborhood early Friday. Officials still were investigating the cause of the Haddon Avenue blaze and the woman had not been charged as of Friday evening. In a statement, Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson said only that the "fire has been deemed suspicious," and that a "person of interest" was in custody. Owners of the unit where the fire began said they evicted a woman Thursday night after going to court over failed rental payments.
NEWS
April 21, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
Joseph M. Barr, 31, of Gloucester Township, a former emergency medical technician there and in other South Jersey towns, died of colon cancer Saturday, April 16, at home. Born in Camden, Mr. Barr graduated from Gloucester City High School in 2002 and from the Camden County training school for emergency medical technicians in 2003. Over the years, wife Jacqueline said, he was on the staff of emergency medical service units in Bellmawr, Gloucester Township, and Pennsauken, the Mount Ephraim Police Reserves, and the former University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Camden.
NEWS
April 17, 2016 | By Jan Hefler, Staff Writer
Camden County Clerk Joseph Ripa dipped his hand into a worn wooden box and slowly pulled out the names of five campaign slogans associated with the presidential, congressional, and county government candidates who will run together on slates in New Jersey's June 7 primary. The random drawing, conducted with both drama and a touch of humor in front of a dozen spectators Friday afternoon, settled the testy jockeying for ballot positions. It also ended the potential of a second court challenge by newcomer Alex Law, who is vying to unseat Donald Norcross, in a heated Democratic primary battle for a seat in the First Congressional District.
NEWS
April 17, 2016 | By Don Sapatkin, Staff Writer
A Camden County woman has tested positive for the Zika virus, the county health department said Friday. The woman had recently returned from an area where the virus is transmitted by mosquitoes, the county said. She is not pregnant. The woman visited her health-care provider with symptoms of fever, rash, fatigue, and joint pain on April 2, the county said in a news release. A blood sample was sent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, whose laboratory confirmed the infection.
BUSINESS
April 16, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Business conditions in South Jersey improved in the first quarter, and future expectations were more positive than in the fourth quarter, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's latest South Jersey Business Survey. The report, released Thursday, said half the 180 firms that responded to a survey of Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey members expected their own businesses to pick up in the next six months, but fewer than a third expected to add jobs. Jobs have been slow to rebound in South Jersey.
NEWS
April 15, 2016 | By Jan Hefler, Staff Writer
New Jersey's primary election is nearly two months away, but the skirmishes over which names should appear on the ballot, and who should be first, and who should be aligned with whom, are in full swing. Lawsuits have been filed, and new challenges are expected to be heard before Friday, when county clerks across the state will draw candidates' names and decide how to balance fairness with symmetry to create the ballots THAT voters will see on June 7. This week, a New Jersey judge decided that Ted Cruz is entitled to a spot on the ballot, rejecting arguments that the Republican senator is not a citizen because of his Canadian birthplace.
NEWS
April 13, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
Collingswood Mayor Jim Maley pulls up to a Victorian house on Woodlawn Avenue in the heart of the borough. With its wraparound porch and gingerbread curlicues, the corner property might seem right at home on a street in Cape May. Except that the porch ceiling sags, the railings are broken or missing, and the bold fuchsia-and-gold paint is flaking away. Folks say the place has been empty for ages. "This house is a hangover from the recession," says Maley, whose town - along with three other Camden County suburbs - is getting aggressive about abandoned houses.
NEWS
April 11, 2016 | By Allison Steele and Michael Boren, STAFF WRITERS
Last Sunday was girls' night for Aleshia Schmincke Hill, who spent the evening with her mother, grandmother, and sister in her mom's South Jersey home. A waitress who worked six days a week, Hill, 25, was looking forward to her Monday off, and around 7 p.m. Dawn Schmincke drove her daughter back to the East Camden home Hill shared with her fiance. Sometime over the next 18 hours, someone shot Hill and John Valerio, 23, at close range in their home, then disappeared before the bodies were found the next afternoon.
NEWS
April 9, 2016 | By Rita Giordano, Staff Writer
A soon-to-be released report commissioned by Camden County is expected to bring greater potency to residents' and county officials' demands for the dredging of Kirkwood Lake. The report by Sadat Associates will claim that contamination from the upstream Superfund site is entering the lake and passing downstream to the Cooper River, according to Emery Coppola Jr. of Sadat. It will also say the lake is threatened without dredging. Preliminary findings of the report were discussed at a public meeting Thursday night at Voorhees Town Center.
NEWS
April 9, 2016 | By Rita Giordano, Staff Writer
Officers with the Camden County Police Department on Thursday became the first to take part in a yearlong effort to train law enforcers how to deal effectively and safely with situations involving people on the autism spectrum. The training is being offered by Bancroft, a nonprofit based in South Jersey that provides specialized services for individuals with brain injuries, autism, and intellectual disabilities. While officers with the county force were the initial trainees, Bancroft officials say they have invited departments from the 15 communities the organization serves to learn how to de-escalate budding problems and foster better understanding.
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