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December 30, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
He was "playing on one leg," according to his coach. He also was undersized for the center spot, and largely unfamiliar with that role as well. Brendan Gilmartin still set the tone for Haddonfield's 59-53 victory over Camden Catholic on Monday night in one of the showcase games of the Butch McLean Invitational at Haddon Heights. "He's a warrior," Haddonfield coach Paul Wiedeman said of Gilmartin. "He brings that football mentality. " The burly 6-foot-2 Gilmartin scored 10 points, grabbed seven rebounds and played his best in the fourth quarter before a near-capacity crowd in the fourth of five games in the showcase event.
NEWS
December 29, 2015 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
A new study of Camden's food landscape identifies plenty of ways in which city leaders, local politicians, and large corporations can use access to food as a way to grow the city's economy. As several large corporations plan to move into Camden, the study recommends that the city find ways to tap into the growing daytime workforce, which could mean opening new restaurants as well as supporting and promoting existing ones. Anchor institutions, such as the city's universities and hospitals, could consider developing nutrition and voucher programs for residents and partnerships with local nonprofits.
NEWS
December 26, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Staff Writer
The next time you drag a grocery item over the bar code scanner, remember Francis Xavier Beck Jr. Mr. Beck, 89, of West Chester, who helped develop the checkout method that made shopping much faster, died Sunday, Dec. 20, from complications of a stroke. Born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Mr. Beck was attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1944 when he volunteered to serve in the Navy. He was assigned to the Huntington, a Fargo-class light cruiser, and he received the American Theater Medal and the Victory Medal.
NEWS
December 24, 2015
CAMDEN - Residents of Branch and Ablett Villages, two Camden housing communities, got a firsthand view of the meaning - and value - of Jersey Fresh. From July 6 through Thanksgiving, the residents were treated to thousands of pounds of New Jersey-grown vegetables and fruit through a joint effort by nurse-practitioner Kathy Jackson, Farmers Against Hunger, and the Housing Authority of the City of Camden. Jackson, an assistant professor at the Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden, has a continuing community health project aimed at helping Camden families live healthier lifestyles.
NEWS
December 24, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
A New Jersey judge ruled Tuesday that a law that allowed Cooper University Hospital to take over emergency medical services in Camden from rival Virtua Health was unconstitutional. Superior Court Judge Douglas H. Hurd, ruling orally from the bench in Trenton, ordered the Christie administration not to implement the law. Hurd did not issue a written decision. Richard P. Miller, chief executive of Virtua, praised the ruling and said the hospital looked "forward to continuing our focus on what is most critical to South Jersey residents, which is our ongoing provision of experienced, award-winning, and high quality EMS services for the people in the city of Camden, and the 76 other municipalities we serve in Camden and Burlington Counties.
NEWS
December 23, 2015 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
Camden City Council members voted Monday to hand over operation of the water and sewer system serving most of the city to American Water, the state's largest private water utility. American Water is expected to take over from the current operator, United Water, in February. Before the unanimous vote, Council President Frank Moran said he believed American would remedy problems that have plagued the city for years, such as brown tap water in some parts of Camden. "We live in this great country.
NEWS
December 23, 2015
Two members of the Sex Money Murder Bloods street gang were arrested last week in Camden when authorities raided a home and found cocaine, heroin and six stolen handguns, the U.S. Marshals Service said Monday. Eric Pratt, 26, and Kyle Bogans, 33, both of Camden, have been charged with receiving stolen property and weapons-related charges. Investigators had tracked them to a home in the 900 block of Beideman Avenue, where the U.S. Marshals and the SWAT team at the Camden County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant Thursday, authorities said.
NEWS
December 22, 2015 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
Camden students who took the state PARCC test for the first time this year scored far below other cities in New Jersey, according to results released by the district last week. Camden students in grades three through 11 took the test for the first time in the spring. About 6 percent of district students in grades three through eight are proficient in language arts, with about 4 percent testing proficient in math. Just 5 to 8 percent of high school students tested at close to the statewide proficiency rate in language arts.
SPORTS
December 20, 2015 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
The number on the banner was impressive. But it wasn't the number Chris Palladino talked about most after the win. "I didn't even realize this during the game," Palladino said, "but I can't believe how many former players were here tonight. " "That's what's really special," she added. "That's what it's all about. " Palladino won the 600th game of her legendary coaching career Friday night when her Camden Catholic girls' basketball team topped Shawnee, 58-37, in front of a packed home crowd in the season opener.
NEWS
December 20, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
New Jersey lawmakers gave final approval Friday to $50 million in bonds to help fund a "health sciences" center in downtown Camden. The building is being developed by a joint Rowan University and Rutgers-Camden board of governors, formed in 2013 and tasked with creating health sciences partnerships between the schools. The center is to go up in the block diagonally across from the Walter Rand Transportation Center. The block stretches from Martin Luther King Boulevard to Stevens Street and from Broadway to Fifth Street.
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