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August 23, 2014 | By Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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March 5, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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April 27, 2015 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Camden High School football star and Division I prospect known as a team leader, intensely driven on the field, and immensely likable in the locker room, was shot and killed in the street early Saturday morning, authorities said. Jameer Bullard, 18, was pronounced dead around 1 a.m., minutes after police found him with a gunshot wound lying on the sidewalk on the 1200 block of Mechanic Street. He was just one block from the new, larger home that he, his siblings, and his parents had left their old neighborhood for about a month ago. Authorities were searching for a motive, had made no immediate arrests in his death, and were releasing no other information Saturday evening, said Andy McNeil, a spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.
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October 7, 2013 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Facebook message from the stranger was cryptic: I've been searching for you. I'll understand if you don't want to talk to me. Perhaps it was an old friend, Rhonda Gibson figured as she read and reread it. She messaged back. Gibson was startled to read Latonya McGorder's reply. McGorder said she was the mother of one of 10 people involved in a savage gang beating that left Gibson's surrogate son, Michael Hawkins, bloodied and dead in Camden. McGorder said she was grieving not just for her only son, Lance Fulton, 23, sentenced to a 25-year prison term in the attack, but for the victim as well.
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February 20, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Louis F. Cappelli Sr. was the football team center at Camden High School in the 1950s, he learned more than how to hike. "His football coach at Camden High inspired him to be an educator," his son, Louis Jr., said. So besides beginning his career as a physical education teacher at Moorestown High School in the late 1960s, he eventually became the head track coach and an assistant football coach there too, his son said. On Thursday, Feb. 12, Mr. Cappelli, 80, of Collingswood, principal for 24 years at Triton Regional High School in Runnemede, died at his home of a heart attack.
NEWS
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.
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December 22, 2013 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
CAMDEN A statistic released by the Camden School District - that three out of about 882 high school seniors scored "college ready" on the SAT in 2012 - sparked criticism and questions from education advocates last week. The number, based on state performance reports from the 2011-12 school year, uses the College Board's college-readiness parameter score of 1550 out of 2400 on math, reading and writing. The reports have been accessible since May, but the statistic about the three students was largely brought to public attention by superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard at Tuesday's school board advisory meeting.
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March 28, 2013 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Principals, teachers, parents, and community members came out by the dozens Tuesday to meet the three current candidates for Camden school superintendent, a post whose next occupant is now to be appointed by Gov. Christie after a state takeover of the district. While it is not known if Christie will choose one of the three, the Camden Board of Education moved forward with its superintendent-selection process by hosting a meet-and-greet and question-and-answer session. All three candidates - Willingboro Superintendent Ronald Taylor; Denise Saddler of the Oakland, Calif., school system; and Heidi Ramirez, a former Philadelphia School Reform Commission member - pointed to their experience in dealing with state takeovers and charter schools.
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October 29, 1988 | By Edith L. Dixon, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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October 9, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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April 28, 2015 | By Sofiya Ballin and Sarai Flores, Inquirer Staff Writers
Loud talking. Gunfire. "Oh, s-! Get out of the way!" Then a faint voice calling, "Help. " Liz, a 44-year-old resident of the Gateway neighborhood in Camden, heard the confrontation on Mechanic Street as midnight Friday gave way to Saturday morning. She looked outside and saw someone helping a person on the ground struggling to get up. Immediately, she called 911. By the time she ran outside, police and paramedics were already there. That's when she saw a young man, shaking and struggling to hold himself up, lock eyes with her. To her horror, it was her 18-year-old cousin Ja'Meer Bullard.
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April 27, 2015 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Camden High School football star and Division I prospect known as a team leader, intensely driven on the field, and immensely likable in the locker room, was shot and killed in the street early Saturday morning, authorities said. Jameer Bullard, 18, was pronounced dead around 1 a.m., minutes after police found him with a gunshot wound lying on the sidewalk on the 1200 block of Mechanic Street. He was just one block from the new, larger home that he, his siblings, and his parents had left their old neighborhood for about a month ago. Authorities were searching for a motive, had made no immediate arrests in his death, and were releasing no other information Saturday evening, said Andy McNeil, a spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.
NEWS
March 27, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Dr. Alexander A. Colalillo Sr. was 14, in the depths of the Depression, his father, Adam, was laid off as an elevator operator at RCA in Camden. Adam then hoped to open a shoe repair shop, because he had been a shoemaker in the Italian province of Abruzzo. But his son "convinced him to open a candy store in South Camden," said Dr. Alexander A. Colalillo Jr., speaking of his father. "My father and my grandmother Marie sold frozen chocolate-covered bananas," among other sweets, over the counter at Alex's Candy Store.
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March 20, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robert L. Tatum Sr., 79, of Camden, who retired in 1992 as a detective lieutenant in the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, died of heart problems Saturday, March 14, at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. Born in Camden, Mr. Tatum graduated from Camden High School in 1954 and earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice at Glassboro State College in 1981, daughter Donna Drummonds said. He was a Camden City police officer from 1960 to 1977, serving for a time as a detective sergeant, she said.
SPORTS
March 17, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
They had the lead in the fourth quarter of the state championship game. Again. They missed some key free throws and rushed a couple of shots from the floor. Again. They lost to Newark Tech in the Group 2 final. Again. "Last year it was there and they stole it," Camden coach John Valore said. "This year it was there and they stole it. " History repeated itself in frustrating fashion Sunday for the Camden High School boys' basketball team in a 57-51 loss to Newark Tech in the Group 2 title game at the Rutgers Athletic Center.
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March 16, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
Vic Carstarphen says sometimes John Valore will call him on his cellphone and ask, "Victor, where am I?" It's a fascinating question. In a narrow sense, Valore is just asking his assistant coach for directions. He's driven another player home after a practice or a game at Camden High School and he's trying to find his way around an unfamiliar section of the city. But Valore could ask the same thing about his coaching career in his 38th season and his life in his 70th year. As he paces the sideline during games in his black sweat suit with Camden insignia, the tall, thin Valore doesn't look out of place.
NEWS
March 15, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
History always hangs heavy in the air when Camden High School boys' basketball strikes deep in the state tournament. But this season, it's not only the rich tradition of the fabled program that has provided some extra motivation for the players and coaching staff. It's also the recent past - the result of last season's state championship game. "It stayed with me all summer, all through the offseason," Camden junior forward Jamal Holloway said of the team's 48-44 loss to Newark Tech in the Group 2 state finals in 2014.
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March 15, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Edmund E. Anyzek Sr., 80, of Gloucester City, owner of Anyzek Fuel there since 1957, died of cardiac arrest Tuesday, March 10, at Virtua Marlton Hospital. Born in Camden, Mr. Anyzek graduated from Camden High School and worked for a time at the former GAF paper mill in Gloucester City. In 1957, he became owner of the firm founded by his father, Edward S., in 1932. "We specialize in residential and commercial heating oil and diesel fuel deliveries," Mr. Anyzek's son, Edmund E. Jr., said.
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March 13, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
PERTH AMBOY, N.J. - His first coaching victory was in December 1976: Cherry Hill East over Eastern. "A long time ago," John Valore said. Valore still is going strong, and so is his Camden High School basketball team. With junior Brad Hawkins leading the way with 25 points, Camden beat Manasquan, 64-49, on Wednesday in the Group 2 state semifinals at Perth Amboy High School. The victory was the 600th of Valore's career, which has encompassed 35 seasons at Cherry Hill East, one season at Cumberland, and two seasons at Camden.
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March 5, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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