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Investigation Into Double Shootings in Camden City Continues

Camden City NJ - Detectives are investigating two separate fatal shootings that killed two men in Camden City last Friday, reported Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. On May 17, 2024, at approximately 12:34 p.m., officers from the Camden County Police Department responded to a ShotSpotter activation for gunfire in the area of the 800 block of Princeton Avenue in Camden. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim, identified as 24-year-old Marcus Corbitt of Camden, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported by a patrol vehicle to Cooper University Hospital, where... Read more →


More of Your Money for Camden City

NEW YORK (May 20, 2024) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced grant awards from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to expedite the assessment and cleanup of brownfield sites in New Jersey while advancing environmental justice. These investments through EPA’s Brownfields Multipurpose, Assessment, and Cleanup (MAC) Grant Programs and Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grant Programs will help transform once-polluted, vacant, and abandoned properties into community assets, while helping to create good jobs and spur economic revitalization in overburdened communities. EPA selected four communities in New Jersey to receive grants totaling $3 million in competitive EPA Brownfields funding... Read more →


The Cooper Foundation Announces Inaugural Recipients of Linda Brand Scholarship

Scholarship program in memory of Cooper’s Linda Brand (1948-2023) (CAMDEN, NJ) - The Cooper Foundation recently announced the recipients of the inaugural Linda Brand Scholarship, a testament to the enduring legacy of a beloved leader and colleague. The scholarship was established by Linda Brand, assistant vice president for patient access and financial navigation at Cooper University Health Care, who sadly passed away from pancreatic cancer in October 2023. "Linda was not only a talented leader but a cherished friend to many at Cooper. Her dedication to nurturing talent and empowering others was unparalleled," said Philip A. Norcross, Esq., chairman of... Read more →


Is The Latest Development Plan for Gloucester City's Waterfront Just DEJAVU ?

Dorothy Philbin and William E. Cleary Sr. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 18, 2024)(CNBNews)-In the August 24, 2023 edition of the Courier Post, there was a large article about upscale apartments to be built at Freedom Pier. However, nine months later, little activity was observed. I wondered if this is another of the many construction projects planned for the waterfront that have fallen through over nearly 40 years. Many of them were announced right before an election. Once the election was over, the plans were put on the shelf to gather dust. Not too long ago, ClearysNoteBook listed the many failed... Read more →


Frank A. DiGiacomo,age 84, GCHS Alumnus

Frank A. DiGiacomo, on May 9, 2024, age 84 of Cherry Hill, NJ. Beloved father of Frank A. (Kelly) DiGiacomo, Jr. and the late Vincent M. DiGiacomo. Loving grandfather of Emily DiGiacomo and Michael DiGiacomo. Born and raised in Camden, NJ and attended Gloucester Catholic High School and St. Joseph's University. A long time Advertising/Publishing Executive who spent much of his career Bobit Business Media. Frank was an avid and well-travelled golfer who will be missed and remembered by many family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to the visitation and funeral on Wednesday morning, May 15 from 10:00AM... Read more →


Van Drew Relaunches the Bureau of Prisons Reform Caucus

Washington, DC - Today, Representative Van Drew (R-NJ) along with Representative Cartwright (D-PA) announced the relaunch of the bipartisan Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Reform Caucus. Joined by 12 other members of Congress, this caucus is committed to addressing the issues plaguing our federal prison system, such as understaffing, poor working conditions, and staff retention. The BOP Reform Caucus will address these issues head-on to advocate for policies that aim to improve the overall effectiveness of the BOP workforce. "I am pleased to announce the launch of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Reform Caucus," said Rep. Van Drew. "With Federal Corrective... Read more →


Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Camden County will host six hazardous waste collections this year. During these collections, county residents can bring hazardous materials not suited to be thrown out into the regular garbage such as antifreeze, oil-based paints, weed killer, household cleansers and more. At each collection, all residents must show proof of residency and remain in their vehicles throughout the event. All materials to be dropped off should be placed in the rear cargo area of the vehicle, not in the passenger seating area. Read more →


Household hazardous waste collection to be held Saturday

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – On Saturday, May 18, the Board of Commissioners will be holding a household hazardous waste collection in Waterford Township. During these collections, county residents can bring hazardous materials not suited to be thrown out into the regular garbage such as antifreeze, oil-based paints, weed killer, household cleansers and more. Saturday’s collection will be held at the Atco Parking Area, at the corner of Atco and Raritan avenues, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. “This is a great opportunity to clear out your home of items that can’t just be tossed into the garbage,” said Commissioner Jeffrey... Read more →


Winslow Township Memorial Day Event, Monday, May 27 at 10AM

Winslow Township Memorial Day Event Monday, May 27, 2024 at 10am War Memorial Site 125 S. Route 73 (by Municipal Complex) Braddock, NJ 08037 Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend. Read more →


From May 9 to May 14:

Philadelphia Crime Report: Several Police Officers Attacked, Two Murders, Shooting, and Stabbing

photos provided PHILADELPHIA, PA (MAY 14, 2024)--The Philadelphia Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in identifying the female depicted in the attached photos. She is wanted for questioning in regards to the aggravated assault and robbery of an off-duty Philadelphia Police Officer that occurred on Sunday, 05/12/24 at approximately 7:12 am at 2100 West Oxford Street. During the assault, the officer was able to disarm his attacker and discharge the offender's firearm. Anyone with information should call 215 686-TIPS (8477) ========= RETAIL THEFT AT LULULEMON STORE MAY 9, 2024 PHILADELPHIA – On Thursday, May 9, 2024, at approximately 5:06... Read more →


Jerman Suarez, 68, of Gloucester City

On May 9, 2024, Age 68. Of Gloucester City. Formerly of Camden. Loving and devoted husband of 49 years to Nydia M. Suarez. Loving father of Josue Suarez (Kara), Karen Suarez Rivera (Moises Jr.) and Ivelisse Vega (Joey). Cherished grandfather of Katherine Suarez, Daniel Suarez, the late Ramon Santiago III, Moises D. Rivera, Miguel E. Hernandez and Jaydon Hernandez. Beloved son of the late Otilia Ruiz and the late Hector Negron. Loving brother of the late Francisco Suarez, Edwin Suarez, Nellie Vardijian and David Suarez. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Jerman was born in the Bronx, NY... Read more →


Artwork by Students with Special Needs Displayed at Regional Art Show

Students and Families Support Art Accessibility for All with Donation to Perkins Center for the Arts Cherry Hill, N.J. – Young people with disabilities let their talents shine at the Fourth Annual Tri-State DisAbility Art Show, hosted by Y.A.L.E. School at its Performing Arts Center in Cherry Hill. Students with disabilities ages 3-21 with an IEP or 504 Plan from the greater Philadelphia region showcased their original artwork including paintings, sculptures, mixed media displays and more. The Art Show featured 330 works of art created by more than 300 students from 28 public and private schools across New Jersey, Pennsylvania... Read more →


CCPD Ratify Contract, Pay Scale Ranges from $50,000 to $115,500

May 08, 2024 UPDATED/CORRECTED (Camden CITY, NJ) – The Camden County Board of Commissioners, Camden County Police Department and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 218 have agreed on a contract for the department through the end of 2026. The three-year document will change the pay scales for the rank and file of the department and make the CCPD more competitive with other agencies throughout the county. Camden County Police Chief, Gabriel Rodriguez, praised the new labor agreement that was made effective this week. “I believe this contract will go a long way to assist us in retaining and attracting... Read more →


Gloucester City Property Taxes Rose by 6.8 Percent in 2023; 2nd Highest Increase in Camden County

CNBNews graphic files GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 9, 2024)(CNBNews)--New Jersey's radio station (NJ1015.com) released an article today on the high cost of health insurance in the State. The headline, "Insane co-pay that forced one New Jersey patient to skip the *procedure." The same article includes the 2023 property tax for every community in the state. The list below is for Camden County. As you read the property taxes for each of the 37 communities, you'll find that residents in Tavistock saw a 27.4 percent increase in their tax bills. Coming in second with the highest property tax increase was the... Read more →


THREE SHOOTINGS IN PHILLY; TWO-YEAR-OLD, STRUCK BY CAR, DIES

PHILADELPHIA, PA, CRIME BLOTTER MAY 6, 2024-- 12th District – Barricade Situation Location: 21xx S. Alden St. A Black male armed with a gun shot at a female complainant, who escaped through the back door. The male then locked himself inside, refusing to come out. It is unknown if anyone else is inside with him. A barricade was declared at 5:10 PM, with the staging area at Alden and Greenway Ave. SHOOTING-3RD DISTRICT, 600 unit block EMILY STREET 3rd District, 6xx Emily Street. The incident occurred at 7:32 PM on the highway. A 45-year-old male was shot once in the... Read more →


The 2024 Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta COOPER RIVER - PENNSAUKEN

85th Anniversary of the Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta at Cooper River this Weekend The 2024 Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta will be staged on the Cooper River, in Pennsauken, New Jersey on Friday, May 10th and Saturday, May 11th, 2024. The race will bring thousands of athletes and fans to the Camden County area, and will further generate income for our local businesses. 2024 Official Race Course The 2024 Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta COOPER RIVER - PENNSAUKEN, NJ The 2024 Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta will be staged on the Cooper River, in Pennsauken, New Jersey on Friday, May 10 and Saturday... Read more →


Pennsauken PD ALERT: Skimming Device Found in Food Market Credit Card Machine

PENNSAUKEN, NJ (MAY 9, 2024)--On Wednesday, May 8, a skimming device was found on a credit card machine at the Supremo Food Market (7500 S. Rt. 130 Pennsauken, NJ). It is unknown at this time how long the device was on the machine. If you utilized a credit card machine at this location, it is highly recommended that you contact your credit card company and advise them of this finding. This incident is currently under investigation. Source Pennsauken Police Department press release Read more →


COOPER Launches Direct Primary Care Practice in Haddonfield

and Welcomes Two Experienced Primary Care Providers Haddonfield, NJ – Cooper University Health Care, the region's leading academic health system, is proud to announce that experienced family practitioners James J. Runfola, MD, and Leonard V. Ridilla, MD, have joined the health system and launched a primary care practice that redefines patient-provider relationships. Beginning April 1, 2024, Cooper will offer Direct Primary Care (DPC), a membership-based model designed to provide unparalleled access and personalized care. DPC emphasizes one-on-one time and enhances accessibility to providers, setting it apart from traditional concierge services. At Cooper Direct Primary Care (DPC), patients pay a monthly... Read more →


State of the Air Report: Camden County Continues to Receive Subpar Grades

Camden County reacts to State of the Air Report with New Air Quality Team (Camden, NJ) – Last week, the American Lung Association released their 2024 State of the Air report measuring air quality and the impact that air pollution has on public health. Although there have been improvements, Camden County continues to receive subpar grades for our high number of days above the national standard for ground-level ozone, a pollutant that can cause respiratory problems and other ailments for young children, the elderly, and those with asthma. To help address the issue, the Board of Commissioners is pleased to... Read more →


Cooper University Health Care Announces Nursing Excellence Award Winners

Trauma Step Down Unit Nurse Named “Nurse of the Year” (CAMDEN, NJ) — Cooper University Health Care has named Genalyn Vargas, MSN, RN-BC, of Somerdale, New Jersey, as the recipient of the William A. Schwartz, Jr. Nurse of the Year Award. Vargas, who works in Cooper’s Trauma Step Down Unit, also received The Ruth Parry/Moorestown Auxiliary Award for Excellence in Geriatric Nursing as part of Cooper’s Annual Nursing Excellence Awards presented in conjunction with National Nurses Week (May 6 to 12). The Nursing Excellence Awards recognize exceptional professional nurses and advanced practice nurses throughout the health system, as well as... Read more →


Will Smith Named A Visionary Leader of the East Chapter of NAACP

The Camden County East Chapter of the NAACP Names SJI’s Will Smith a Visionary Leader for 2024 FOLSOM, NJ, April 29, 2024 – SJI is pleased to announce that the Camden County East Chapter of the NAACP has named Will Smith, vice president of enterprise project management, a recipient of its 2024 Visionary Leader award. The chapter honored Smith and other award recipients at its 2024 Visionary Awards gala on April 27. The Camden County East NAACP Visionary Leader award is presented annually to a person who acts on their vision to help others reach their highest potential and demonstrates... Read more →


Philadelphia Zoo Summer Ale Festival July 20

FOR A ROARING GOOD TIME WITH SEASONAL BEERS, CIDERS, TEAS, SELTZERS, MUSIC, FOOD AND ANIMALS Philadelphia, PA– Philadelphia Zoo is bringing more than 100 award-winning craft beers, ciders, hard iced teas, hard seltzers, local food trucks and live music to its 42-acre campus for the wildest festival of the season. Summer Ale Festival is the only beer celebration in the region where guests can visit animals like big cats, great apes and more. Summer Ale Festival is happening Saturday, July 20, 2024 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm with taps closing at 9:30pm. This year’s brewery lineup includes local favorites like Tired... Read more →


SIGNUP TODAY: Gloucester County Special Needs Registry and Blue Envelope Program

Woodbury, New Jersey– The Gloucester County Chiefs Association in partnership with the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, Gloucester County Emergency Response Department and Gloucester County Adminstration and Commissioners, are launching the first Gloucester County Special Needs Registry and Blue Envelope Program in Gloucester County. The Special Needs Registry will provide residents of Gloucester County the ability to register family members with special needs, both adults and children. Registration is voluntary and done by family members. The information will be accessible to first responders only and will provide them with information that can assist in developing and improving their interaction with at-risk... Read more →


Last chance to enter the 2024 Congressional Art Competition!

SOUTH JERSEY--The Congressional Art Competition is an annual contest sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives to highlight local talent in South Jersey and across the country. The competition is open to all 9-12th graders in NJ-01, and the winner will have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol. This year’s deadline to submit your artwork is Wednesday, May 1st. For more information on rules and requirements, please visit norcross.house.gov/art-competition. Read more →


Camden County Commissioners to host annual plant sale

(Blackwood, NJ) – On Saturday, April 27, the Board of Commissioners and the Camden County Certified Gardeners will be hosting their annual plant sale with thousands of perennials, herbs, vegetables, and more available for great prices. The sale is being held at the Sustainability Campus at 508 Lakeland Road in Blackwood from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. The event will also feature a plant clinic, several short interactive workshops, as well as children’s activities. “We look forward to this event each year because it is a wonderful opportunity for our residents to get their hands on a... Read more →


BROOKLAWN'S WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK

BROOKLAWN, NJ (APRIL 25, 2024)--The Brooklawn Water Department circulated a letter today about the Borough's drinking water quality. An excerpt from that letter states, "On April 13, 2024m, we received notice that the sample collected on April 1, 2024, showed that our system DOES NOT EXCEED the PFNA MCL at TPOO2). The RAA for PFNA based on samples collected over the last four quarters is 11.65 ppb." Read more →


MISSING PERSON: Brooklyn Richardson, 15, of Camden City

(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is looking for a missing 15-year-old from Lanning Square. Brooklyn Richardson has been reported missing from his home on the 500 block of South 6th Street. He is described as a black male, 5’10”, 150 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing a black North Face jacket, black shirt and black sweatpants and carrying a black bookbag. He is known to frequent Centerville and East Camden. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the CCPD tip line at (856) 757-7042. Read more →


CC Commissioners Lambaste

Eastern Regional School Supt. for Allowing Pro Palestinian Walkout During School Hours

Robert S. Cloutier Superintendent Eastern Camden County Regional School District 1401 Laurel Oak Road Voorhees, NJ 08043-4304 Dear Superintendent Cloutier, We are outraged by the decision of Eastern High School to permit a “Pro-Palestinian” walkout during school hours and call upon you to cancel this event. The student walkout is an intentional effort to create a hostile and isolating environment for Jewish students, the majority of whom support Israel as an integral part of their identity. Your administration’s failure to recognize—and, instead, to actively promote—this hostility ignores the consequent danger it poses to all its students. We note that the... Read more →


Busy regatta season in full swing on the Cooper River

(Pennsauken, NJ) – The Cooper River has a packed regatta season ahead of the year’s main event; the 85th annual Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta, which is being held in Camden County in May for the second time. “The regatta season has been in full swing since the end of March and will stay busy before and after the highly anticipated return of the Dad Vail Regatta,” said Commissioner Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Parks Department. “Last year was such a success and we cannot wait to welcome thousands of world class athletes and more than 30,000 fans back... Read more →


Annual High School Golf Commissioners Cup

BLACKWOOD, NJ --On Monday, the Board of Commissioners will host its 25th annual High School Golf Commissioners Cup, in which 17 co-ed and five girls teams will compete. Each year, the Board of Commissioners invites schools throughout the county to send up to four players to represent their alma mater in the county-wide event. “This is a highly anticipated event each year because it honors high school athletes from Camden County who represent excellence both on the field and in the classroom,” said Commissioner Ed McDonnell, liaison to the Camden County Department of Events and Community Outreach. “It is always... Read more →


Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Pennsauken

Pennsauken, N.J.- Detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash in Pennsauken that killed a man on Tuesday afternoon, announced Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Pennsauken Police Chief Phil Olivo. On April 16, 2024, at approximately 3:22 p.m., the Pennsauken Police Department was dispatched to the area of the 9000 block of Crescent Boulevard southbound for a two-car motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, Pennsauken Police officers located a Chrysler motor vehicle that crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer. A passenger, identified as a 20-year- male from Pennsauken, was entrapped in the Chrysler and later pronounced deceased on scene.... Read more →


2 Shot in Camden City, 56-Year-Old Man Dies

Camden City, N.J.- Detectives are investigating a shooting that killed one man and injured another man on Monday evening in Camden City, reported Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. On Monday, April 15, 2024, at approximately 7:03 p.m., Camden County Police officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Carl Miller Boulevard in Camden City, for a report of a person shot. Upon arrival, officers located two males suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. One male victim, Desmond Mark Williams, 56, of Camden City was transported to Cooper University Hospital by a Camden County... Read more →


16,000 Kids Without Health Insurance in Camden County

In response to 16,000 children in South Jersey losing health insurance coverage last year, the Board of Commissioners, the Camden Coalition and Mayor Victor Carstarphen have partnered with several local organizations to launch the Cover All Kids initiative. This campaign aims to raise awareness and enroll as many children as possible who are eligible for free or affordable government health insurance. Last year, as pandemic-related programs wound down, people on NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid were required to re-enroll and have their eligibility redetermined. The Camden Coalition’s redetermination data shows that a total of 16,000 children were terminated in the three-month period between... Read more →


MISSING PERSON: Dimaryen Williams, of Camden City

(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is looking for a missing 14-year-old from Whitman Park. Dimaryen Williams has been reported missing from his home on the 2000 block of Ferry Avenue. He is described as a black male, 5’7”, 135 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black Looney Tunes sweater, black pants and black sneakers. He is known to frequent Whitman Park, Lanning Square and Bergen Square. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the CCPD tip line at (856) 757-7042. Read more →


The CC Board of Commissioners Presents the 2024 Collingswood String Band Parade this Saturday

Last year's parade photos courtesy of Camden County COLLINGSWOOD, NJ (April 16, 2024)(CNBNews)--The Camden County Board of Commissioners will present the second annual String Band Parade on Saturday, a daylong event to highlight the county as a destination and deliver a boost to the local economy. This year, former Philadelphia Eagle player Jon Runyan will lead the parade as Grand Marshall. The event will feature food, games and music from 15 participating string bands that will perform in a parade down Haddon Avenue. After the parade ends string bands will continue to play outside sponsored establishments throughout Haddon Township. Last... Read more →


Camden City Detectives Investigating Murder

Camden City, N.J.- Detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a man on Saturday in Camden City, reported Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. On April 13, 2024, at 10:19 p.m., the Camden County Police Department received a ShotSpotter activation for gunfire in the area of the 1600 block of Mt. Ephraim Avenue in Camden City. Upon arrival at the scene, Camden County Police Officers located two male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to Cooper University Hospital by a Camden County Police patrol vehicle. Algie Harmon, 32, of Camden... Read more →


New Jersey Small Business Manual Available 

TRENTON, N.J., April 11, 2024 - The New Jersey Business Action Center (NJBAC) today announced the availability of the New Jersey Small Business Manual, a publication that provides information and guidance on establishing, maintaining, and expanding a small business. NJBAC, a division of the Department of State, worked in collaboration with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), the Office of Innovation, and other community-based partners to create a resource to help small businesses grow and thrive in New Jersey. The manual includes information about state and local permits and inspections, financial assistance programs, lease contracts, commercial real estate transactions, and a variety of... Read more →


Summer Concerts at Cooper River Park

In 2024 the Commissioners will be presenting eight additional shows (Cherry Hill, NJ) – The Camden County Board of Commissioners is excited to announce the return of the Summer Parks Concert Series for 2024. This year, the series has expanded with more acts scheduled than years prior and with the expansion, the county is collaborating with local groups to host public awareness and heritage nights like Italian Heritage Night, Juneteenth, and a salute to veterans. Additionally, to complement the diverse lineup of entertainment, Double Nickel Brewing has again collaborated with the Camden County Commissioners to create the Camden County Rocks... Read more →


THE AUTO STORE LLC IN CAMDEN FINED MORE THAN $800,000 FOR OSA VIOLATIONS

CAMDEN CITY, NJ – The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement agreement with one of the East Coast’s largest auto recyclers and used parts suppliers affirming 35 citations issued for workplace safety violations at its Camden facility and assessing related penalties. The agreement with The Auto Store LLC, operating as My Auto Store, follows litigation prompted by an investigation by the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the nationwide parts supplier. OSHA inspectors found dozens of infractions, leading to affirmance of two willful violations for failing to ensure employees could exit the workplace safely and four repeat... Read more →


Who is Right? WH Praises Camden Jail; Inmates Say Conditions Inhumane

source courtesy of Youtube by Hope Perry, New Jersey Monitor April 8, 2024 For two days, Morgan Neilio, incarcerated at the Camden County Correctional Facility, did not have toilet paper. Neilio said she had to find other items to use in replacement, like pads or ripped-up shirts. Jail policy says officials should have responded to her official complaint about the lack of toilet paper within 10 days — by Feb. 28, 2022. Instead, it took them five months. “It was extremely upsetting and degrading,” she said. As recently as January 2024, White House officials praised the jail and its then-warden,... Read more →


Officials Celebrate $10M Completion of 27th Street

The street was dedicated to 27th Street native Heisman trophy winner Mike Rozier (Camden City, NJ) – On, Tuesday, April 9, 2024, the Board of Commissioners joined Camden City Mayor Victor Carstarphen, elected officials and the Camden community to celebrate the completion of the $10 million reconstruction project on 27th Street. “This was a huge undertaking but a necessary one,” said Commissioner Al Dyer, who also serves as the liaison to the Department of Public Works. “Through this project, we have been able to completely transform this roadway into a strong piece of county infrastructure that is set to last... Read more →


Color Your Way to Conservation:

New Jersey American Water Launches ‘Protect Our Watershed’ Art Contest Contest aims to inspire the next generation of environmental leaders. CAMDEN, N.J. – MARCH 2024 – New Jersey American Water is now accepting entries for its annualProtect Our Watersheds art contest. All sixth-grade students in schools served by New Jersey American Water are eligible, as well as individual students who live in the company’s service areas. Art has the power to convey the beauty of New Jersey’s water resources and highlight the threats they face. This contest encourages students to tap into their creativity to express the importance of protecting... Read more →


$400,000 to Enhance W.H.P Traffic Safety

(Camden City, NJ) – On Monday, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety stood at the intersection of Pinehurst and the White Horse Pike in Waterford Township to announce a new traffic safety initiative aimed at cutting down on motor vehicle accidents and enhancing pedestrian safety along the state highway. The project is price tagged at $400,000 and is being funded by the Division of Highway Traffic Safety. Over the last four years, the White Horse Pike has had an increase in car accidents and pedestrian fatalities. In 2023 alone, there were seven fatal crashes... Read more →


MISSING PERSON: Luis Garcia, of CAMDEN CITY NJ

(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is looking for a missing 13-year-old from Lanning Square. has been reported missing from his home on the 700 block of South 8th Street. He is described as a Hispanic male, 5’2”, 90 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing a black sweater, gray sweatpants, black socks and slides and a black face mask. He is known to frequent Lanning Square, Bergen Square and Liberty Park. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the CCPD tip line at (856) 757-7042. Read more →


CNB CONSUMER ALERT: Skimming Device Discovered at 7-11 in Pennsauken (VIDEO)

Skimming Device at 7-11 (6001 Westfield Avenue) A skimming device was located on a credit card machine at the 7-11 located at 6001 Westfield Avenue. It is unknown at this time how long the device was on the machine. If you utilized the credit card machine at this location, it is highly recommended that you contact your credit card company and advise them of this finding. This incident is under investigation. Respectfully, Pennsauken Police Chief Philip P. Olivo Alert sent on 04/04/2024 at 8:33 PM EDT 400 Bethel Ave, Pennsauken, NJ 08109 | 856-488-0080 ext. 2015 Read more →


MISSING PERSON: Ismael Fuentes, age 46, of Philadelphia; Last seen March 30

RELATED: MISSING PERSON PHILADELPHIA, PA (April 1, 2024)(CNBNews)--The Philadelphia Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the missing endangered person Ismael Fuentes Ismael Fuentes's mother reported him missing. She last saw him leaving their residence at 54xx N. 3rd St. on March 30, 2024. The reason for his absence is currently unknown. Ismael Fuentes is a 46-year-old Hispanic male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 220 pounds, and with a stocky build. He was last seen wearing black sweatpants, a grey sweatshirt, and black FILA sneakers. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ismael Fuentes is asked to please... Read more →


MISSING PERSON: Latisa Williams, 40, of Mechanic St., and Haddon Ave.

RELATED: MISSING PERSON (Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is looking for a missing adult from Bergen Square. Latisa Williams, 40, has been reported missing from the 400 block of Mechanic Street. She is described as a black female, 5’9”, 220 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She is known to frequent the 400 block of Mechanic Street and the 800 block of Haddon Avenue. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the CCPD tip line at (856) 757-7042. Read more →


Missing Person, Makaila Rodriguez, North Camden

RELATED: MISSING PERSON Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is looking for a missing 14-year-old from North Camden. Makaila Rodriguez has been reported missing from her home on the 500 block of Pearl Street. She is described as a Hispanic female, 5’1”, 110 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and black pants. is known to frequent North Camden and Parkside. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the CCPD tip line at (856) 757-7042. Read more →


Dr. Ernest J. Gentchos, Surgeon, Vietnam War Army Veteran, Camden High Alum

Ernest J. Gentchos, M.D. died peacefully on March 27, 2024. He was 87. A graduate of Camden High School, he attended Illinois Benedictine University in Lisle, IL. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He interned at Albert Einstein Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He served in the U.S. Army with the First Air Calvary Division on active duty in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Upon his return, he completed a general surgery and an orthopedic residency at The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Gentchos began his private practice... Read more →


MISSING PERSON: HASEEM HOLDIDAY OF CAMDEN

(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is looking for a missing 19-year-old from Whitman Park. Haseem Holiday has been reported missing from the Capital Academy on the 1700 block of Mount Ephraim Avenue. He is described as a black male, 5’9”, 170 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing black sweatpants and a black hoodie. He is known to frequent Newark. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the CCPD tip line at (856) 757-7042. Read more →