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'Crime Of All Kinds Has Increased': Austerity Stories From New Jersey

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

Amid all the job losses that have taken place in recent years, the public sector has been one of the hardest hit areas. Between 2009 and 2012, state a...

John Rudolf

Chris Christie Pushes Union-Busting Police Plan For Country's Poorest City

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 11.19.2012 | Crime

CAMDEN, N.J. -- On a cold autumn night, Darran Johnson, 22, stands by the police tape strung between two trees in the housing complex where he lives w...

Gay Marriage Gets A Boost In New England From...Joan Crawford?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

UPDATE: Due to Hurricane Sandy, the Camden Opera House performance of "Mommie Queerest" has been moved to Nov. 16. In addition, the venue will also ho...

Trauma: The Silenced Poverty of Camden, NJ

Jeff Putthoff, S.J. | Posted 12.23.2012 | Crime
Jeff Putthoff, S.J.

Camden has seen an unprecedented murder rate in 2012. In a city with only 77,000 residents, there have been 54 murders. That's the highest murder rate in the country. If New York City had the same murder rate, there would be 5,654 people dead.

John Rudolf

Police Hunt Masked Killer In Violence-Plagued City

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 10.08.2012 | Crime

CAMDEN, N.J. -- Police continued their hunt on Monday for a masked man armed with a gun and machete who shot five young people in a parked car late Sa...

John Rudolf

Chris Christie Pushes Controversial Crime-Fighting Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 08.31.2012 | Crime

CAMDEN, N.J. -- A few weeks ago, a young man was shot to death in broad daylight just down the street from Miguel Amador's small music shop on one of ...

City With Crime Problem Disbands Police Force

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.26.2012 | Crime

A New Jersey city with a persistently high crime rate and a yawning budget deficit plans to eliminate its police department. The city of Camden, o...

Mayor Fights Tiny Raise For Firefighters

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.01.2012 | Business

You'd think that firefighters, of all people, would be able to get a pay raise if they wanted one. But Michael Nutter doesn't seem to agree. Nutter...

No Child Left Behind: Not Too Late to Fix

Gloria Bonilla Santiago | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education
Gloria Bonilla Santiago

For those of us who work around students each day, NCLB's shortcomings are no laughing matter. Especially for educators like me who work in inner-cities where dropout rates are high and the challenges to reach individual students are greater.

New Jersey State Senate Candidate Defends, Apologizes For Tweeting Out Sex Advice

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

A New Jersey Republican state Senate candidate apologized for a tweet offering a sex tip to women Thursday, after defending it to the Philadelphia Inq...

Recession-Hit NJ Cities May Face Credit Downgrade

Posted 09.12.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Edith Honan) - Six struggling New Jersey cities were warned on Tuesday their credit ratings might be downgraded by Moody's Investors Service...

Star Science Students Aren't too Cool for School

Gloria Bonilla Santiago | Posted 06.14.2011 | Education
Gloria Bonilla Santiago

In a world where education is the key to success in an ever more competitive global economy, STEM programs make it possible for students to see themselves as innovators and inventors.

WATCH: Jon Stewart Rips Ridiculous State Budget Cutting Ideas

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Taking a break from the national budget crisis, Jon Stewart used a segment of "The Daily Show" this week to discuss some local budget woes. In the s...

William Alden

One Of America's Most Dangerous Cities Fires Half Its Police Force

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Budget pain hit home in Camden, N.J., on Tuesday, as nearly a sixth of city employees lost their jobs in one of America's most dangerous cities, AP re...

America's Second Most Violent City Lays Off Half Of Police Department

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New Jersey's most violent city approved layoffs for half its police force on Thursday. The Camden City Council unanimously voted to layoff a quarter ...

Rutgers program to aid re-entry of federal inmates into society

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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CAMDEN -- Every year, hundreds of federal inmates released from prison face significant hurdles before successfully reintegrating into society.The Rut...

New York Times Bestselling Author, Tess Gerritsen, Chats About Camden, Maine, Ice Cold & TNT Series

Susan Fogwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Susan Fogwell

Best bowl of chowder in Camden, Maine? This is a matter of debate! But New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen's personal favorite is the seafood chowder at the Camden Deli.

Assemblyman-elect Norcross is in line to fill Dana Redd's N.J. senate seat

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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file photoAssemblyman-elect Donald NorcrossTRENTON -- Assemblyman-elect Donald Norcross could become a state senator four days after being sworn in as...

Father kills toddler in Camden murder-suicide

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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CAMDEN -- Authorities said a local man killed his 2-year-old daughter before setting fire to their apartment and killing himself. Authorities said Eri...

Camden man is shot to death after release from prison

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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CAMDEN -- a city man was shot to death on Monday, one week after his release from state prison, a report in the Courier-Post said. Elisha Shedrick was...

Camden Mayor Dana Redd takes oath of office, says goal is to return local authority

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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CAMDEN -- Dana Redd took the oath of office as mayor today with pledges to restore pride and take back local control of the troubled city. Redd, a 41-...

Howard Unruh, Camden's Cramer Hill mass-murderer of '49, dies at 88

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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CAMDEN -- Howard Unruh, the man who opened fire on acquaintances and strangers in Sept. of 1949 and killed 13 people, died in the custody of the state...

Battleship New Jersey will reduce staff, cut hours

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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CAMDEN -- The Battleship New Jersey said Thursday it is reducing staffing, slashing the budget, and cutting hours of the city destination, a report on...

Camden County woman admits killing ex-boyfriend's infant son

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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CAMDEN -- A South Jersey woman has admitted she killed her ex-boyfriend's infant son three years ago. Gloria Carter, 37, of Brooklawn, pleaded guilty ...

Camden will borrow $1.2 million to cover settlement of racial discrimination lawsuit

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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CAMDEN -- Camden will borrow nearly $1.2 million to pay a settlement that covers racial discrimination claims brought by two deputy fire chiefs. The C...