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July 12, 2014 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Camden County Prosecutor's Office issued a memo to local municipalities in June that they are required by law to notify vehicle owners within three days after their cars are towed and placed in impound. The memo was sent days after The Inquirer published stories about a Camden woman who repeatedly asked Camden County Metro Division Police to investigate the theft of her 1991 Chrysler LeBaron. Instead, Michelle Perez, 32, said she was told by a detective that she was too busy to investigate.
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July 12, 2014 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
New Jersey officials on Thursday approved $260 million in tax credits for an Evesham-based power-plant supplier to build a manufacturing plant on the Camden waterfront. The deal for Holtec International, said to be one of the largest tax-credit awards ever granted by the state, is expected to create 235 jobs and retain 160, said the state Economic Development Authority. Erin Gold, an authority spokeswoman, said it was the state's understanding that the 160 jobs would be relocated from Evesham, where the company has its headquarters.
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July 11, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
Among the favorite tokens that the Rev. William "Jud" Weiksnar will take with him from his time in Camden is a collage of a small girl standing atop a mound of grass, created with shattered glass and litter cleared from Von Nieda Park. The "trash art" was one of the few remaining items in Weiksnar's parish office Tuesday as he packed up to move after nine years as pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Church. The image, created seven years ago by then-third grade student Soledad Velazquez, shows the girl and a godlike figure holding hands beneath an apple tree.
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July 11, 2014 | By Julia Terruso and Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Staff Writers
A proposal to award a manufacturing company $260 million in tax breaks - one of the largest such subsidies in recent years - could produce more than 400 jobs in Camden, individuals familiar with the deal said Wednesday. Holtec International Inc., with corporate headquarters in Evesham and another base in Jupiter, Fla., is said to be looking to locate some operations at the city's port if the deal goes through. The company, which supplies power-plant equipment, has set its sights on growing from 750 employees to thousands through product expansion in coming years.
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July 11, 2014 | BY JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer takiffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5960
WHAT KEEPS bands craving and competing to be part of the Vans Warped Tour - the caravan of contemporary music celebrating its 20th annual tour-stop today at the Susquehanna Bank Center, in Camden? Nearly 100 bands (!) will be playing on 10 different stages, for a crowd of "somewhere between 10- and 15,000," guesstimated Jess Bowen, drummer for the Summer Set, a Warped third timer. With ticket prices kept low ($45 at the gate), "nobody's getting rich on this tour," she added, with a laugh.
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July 11, 2014 | By Clark Mindock, Inquirer Staff Writer
The New Jersey Department of Education approved applications Wednesday for two new "Renaissance" schools in Camden, a move expected to lead to new school buildings in the Cramer Hill and Whitman Park neighborhoods. Mastery Charter Schools and Uncommon Schools will join the already approved KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy project. "We appreciate the opportunity to work with the Camden School District to offer a high-quality education to Camden students," Barbara Martinez, a spokeswoman for Uncommon Schools, said in an e-mail.
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July 10, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority on Tuesday disclosed a proposal to award Holtec International Inc. a 10-year, $26 million tax credit to locate some of its operations in Camden. News of the potential project, listed online as part of a meeting agenda, comes a month after an $86 million tax credit was awarded to the 76ers to build a practice facility on the city's waterfront, moving there from Philadelphia. Holtec, based in Marlton and Jupiter, Fla., is a multinational power-plant supplier founded by Krishna P. Singh, who has an engineering doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.
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July 10, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ryan Brady was volunteering at Cooper's Poynt School in Camden, helping 5- and 6-year-old kindergartners with early reading and math skills, when he noticed something super about their wardrobe and backpack choices. "The kids there, they all have Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, all these superheroes from faraway cities," Brady said. "I thought, maybe if they had a superhero who was from their city, they'd have something to be excited about. " Thus, the Bolt was born. Brady, 25, a self-described geek who has loved comic books since before he could read, created Sean, a college student at Ruttledge-Camden (a stand-in for Rutgers-Camden)
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July 5, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
Five years from now, the majority of Camden's 14,000 students could be attending "Renaissance" schools - a hybrid of district and charter schools - though district officials dismiss that prospect as theoretical. Two applications - from Mastery and Uncommon Schools - are awaiting approval from the state. They would join the already approved KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy in opening networks of Renaissance schools in the struggling district. If the enrollment numbers proposed are hit - which administrators say is highly unlikely - the three schools could be serving 60 percent of the students in Camden.
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