June 28, 2011 |
He had been playing basketball in East Camden and was walking home Monday afternoon when the bullets started flying. Jorge Cartagena, a fourth grader, was struck in the eye, collapsed to the ground, and immediately called out for his mother. "Where is my son? Where is my son?" screamed his mother, Isabel, after learning from a neighbor of the 9-year-old's shooting. She rushed from her home on Marlton Avenue toward the shooting scene. She cradled him in her lap and told him "to be strong.
June 30, 2011 |
Greg Rawls was asleep on the floor of a friend's home early Wednesday when a loud banging broke the silence. His girlfriend, who had been lying next to him, opened the door, and members of the U.S. Marshals New York/New Jersey Fugitive Task Force poured in. Roughly 36 hours after authorities say Rawls opened fire on an East Camden corner, missing his target but sending a bullet into 9-year-old Jorge Cartagena's temple - a wound doctors say...
April 7, 2013 |
Jeremy Lopez is a little guy with big dreams: He can imagine himself playing shortstop for the New York Mets or pitching for the Boston Red Sox. Lopez also is a young man with an older man's wisdom: He knows that he'll never play in the major leagues and that education is his path to a better future. The Pennsauken Tech senior might not be a great baseball player, but he's a great example to his schoolmates, his teammates, and everybody else in South Jersey sports. He's a 5-foot-1, 110-pounder who breaks up fights.
March 1, 2013 |
One person was killed in Camden today in the city's ninth homicide of the year. Shortly after midday, the Breaking News Network reported a shooting on the 1200 block of Chase Street in the Whitman Park section. Jason Laughlin, a spokesman for the Camden Count Prosecutor's Office, confirmed the slaying, but he didn't immediately have additional information. The killing is the third this week. On Tuesday, two men were slain in unrelated incidents in the Fairview section and in East Camden.
August 14, 2012
A 52-year-old man was shot and killed while walking from an East Camden 7-Eleven with his wife around 10:15 p.m. Sunday. James Glover, who lived near the Federal Street store, was struck by a bullet that went through his arm and into his chest. He was pronounced dead at Cooper University Hospital. It was the second homicide of the day in the neighborhood. Garland Banks, 25, also of East Camden, was shot multiple times Sunday morning while in the entrance to the Wash Clean Laundromat on 27th Street.
July 2, 2011
Teenagers from Camden and Pennsauken hit the rails and ramps with their skateboards following the opening Friday of the Stockton Station Park and greenway project, a $10 million recreation area at the Catto Demonstration Project in East Camden. In addition to a fenced-in skateboarding area, the park - on north end of Rosedale Avenue, off Westfield Avenue - got a synthetic-turf multipurpose field, basketball courts, a baseball field, and chess tables. The park was funded through grants from the state Schools Development Authority and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Green Acres program.
March 9, 2013 |
Authorities today released surveillance video showing two "persons of interest" in the fatal shooting of a Camden man last month in the city. Anibal Perez, 23, was shot several times on Feb. 26 as he sat in the driver's seat of his Honda Accord at the corner of 27th Street and Arthur Avenue in East Camden. He died at Cooper University Hospital. His family has said Perez was returning home from a nearby liquor store after purchasing a bottle of Remy Martin VSOP, his favorite. The video, recorded moments before his death, shows Perez walking into Vizcaya Liquor Store at 25th and Sherman Streets, about three blocks from where he was shot, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and city police said.
September 5, 2012 |
High noon, downtown Camden. The young blond woman staggering along Broadway in ultrashort shorts makes it clear she doesn't want any help. But a block away, Maxine Bennett eagerly waves to the Covenant House van I'm riding in. The privately funded nonprofit agency "really got me what I needed," says Bennett, 22, who on this occasion needs a ride to her Fairview home with daughter, Paris, 1. "Things are getting better," Maxine says as...
July 28, 2012 |
On the drive into East Camden after work, Sean Mancini says, he is a popular mark for the neighborhood's drug dealers. But the 20-year-old from Cinnaminson waves them off, instead heading for Stockton Station Park, where crowds of fellow skateboarders gather on summer afternoons to launch themselves off ramps and execute exotically named spins and grabs. Adjacent to what only a decade ago was one of Camden's most violence-plagued housing projects are scenes familiar to skate spots the world over - the hollow rattle of polyurethane on metal and a shirtless skateboarder picking himself up off the concrete.
August 14, 2012 |
A 52-year-old man was shot and killed late Sunday while walking home from a convenience store with his wife in East Camden, police said today. James Glover's wife told investigators she heard gunfire and saw a muzzle flash before her husband fell to the ground on Federal Street at 34th Street. Glover was hit in the right arm and chest and died at the scene, officials said. Glover and his wife were walking from a 7-Eleven on the 3600 block of Federal Street to their home on 32nd Street when the gunfire rang out about 10:15 p.m., police said.