August 23, 2014 |
Perched atop a hill, Camden High School resembles a castle, with more than 80 entrances for a student to quietly slip out of or an intruder to sneak in. From an irate parent to a passerby seeking to use the restroom, "anybody could walk in," even through the main entrance, principal James Thompson said. "It became a problem of getting them out. " In the latest move to make students and staff at Camden High and Woodrow Wilson High, the district's flagship high schools, feel safer, School Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard unveiled a new, high-tech, $1.4 million security program.
August 13, 2016 |
A snow-white egret stood silently in the shallows off a bank of the Cooper River as a blue heron dipped below the tree line and flew west. Nearby, a bald eagle took flight and crossed the water, gliding on arched wings before landing somewhere in a cluster of treetops. Just beyond the forest was Camden High School, and the constant traffic on the Admiral Wilson Boulevard. But all was quiet as a phalanx of canoes paddled down the river early one morning this week, manned by five teenagers from Camden and others who came to explore the hidden world that flows through the heart of the city.
February 25, 2016 |
The century-old building that housed Camden's J.G. Whittier Family School, which was closed last year after falling into a dangerous state of disrepair, will reopen this year as a new KIPP school, Camden City School District officials said Tuesday. KIPP, the nonprofit that operates the KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy in nearby Lanning Square, where Tuesday night's school board meeting was held, will invest in major renovations and open it as a charter-public hybrid "Renaissance" school, said Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard.
June 8, 2016 |
Camden High School junior Janayzia Morris' typical commute to school is just under 2.5 miles on foot through some of the city's dangerous neighborhoods. Camden students who make a similar trek say they have witnessed shootings, stabbings, drug sales, and gang fights. Often, people are just yelling in the streets, no matter the time of day. Prostitutes are part of the neighborhood landscape. Morris, 18, fears for the safety of younger students she sees walking alone. "It's stuff that we shouldn't be seeing," Morris, who lives in the Fairview section, said, shaking her head.
February 10, 2015
A photograph, above, published Monday with an obituary for lawyer Walter M. Phillips Jr. was actually of his father, Walter M. Sr. A story Monday about the Camden Youth Soccer Club misstated the current location of the spring and fall practices, and the number of age groups in the league. Players are divided into four age groups and practice is held at the Camden High School athletic fields.
March 5, 2015 |
At first, the T-shirts were big and baggy, and Rasool Hinson and his younger twin brothers would wear them as nightgowns. But now, Hinson is 6-foot-2 and a senior basketball standout for Camden High School, and the T-shirt with his mother's picture silk-screened on the front is short and snug for the strapping 17-year-old. He still wears it sometimes, "just to remember her," he says. It's not easy for Hinson to recall the day he and his brothers, Nasim and Nasir, lost their mother in one of the most heartbreaking and horrific cases of random violence to strike the streets of Camden.
October 22, 2013 |
Milt Wagner said Clarence Turner's reputation spread across the country in the same way the old coach's teams covered the basketball court with pressure defense. Wagner said people on the West Coast, down South, and in big cities such as New York and Chicago knew of Mr. Turner and his fabled program at Camden High School. "All over the country, people still ask me about Coach Turner," said Wagner, a former star basketball player at Camden who is now an assistant coach at Auburn University.
June 26, 2016 |
George D. "Bob" Pugh, 74, a former Camden police chief and director of public safety in Atlantic City, died at Fox Chase Cancer Center on Tuesday, June 21, of a heart attack following surgery. Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd said in a statement that the city and its residents "deeply mourn the loss of one of its own. " "Bobby Pugh was born in Camden, lived in the Parkside community, and led a long, distinguished policing career," she said. He became a Camden police officer in 1965, was named chief in 1988, and retired in 1996, Redd said.
October 9, 2014 |
Dajuan Wagner says he never frets over the misfortune that followed him once he left Camden High School as perhaps the best basketball player in New Jersey history. From the stomach aches during his one year at the University of Memphis - omens of a life-threatening condition that would require radical surgery - to the bladder infection to the twice-torn knee cartilage to the inflamed liver and pancreas to the ankle ailments to the hip injury, Wagner sometimes seemed as cursed in his post-scholastic career as he was blessed during his prime time with the Panthers.
October 29, 1988 |
Dr. Henry F. Wisniewski, 80, a dentist and former star athlete at Camden High School and Fordham University, died yesterday at the Manahawkin Convalescent Center in Ocean County. He lived in Beach Haven Park. Dr. Wisniewski lettered in football, basketball, baseball and track while attending Camden High School before graduating in 1927. He played football and basketball at Fordham University for four years and graduated in 1931. He was chosen by Time magazine, United Press International, the New York Post and others as a member of their college all-America football teams.