Category: News Articles

  • Fundraiser Set for Slain Clerk’s Family

    Fundraiser Set for Slain Clerk’s Family

    Camden Courier-Post – November 24, 2006 The Second District Community Collaborative Board, a group of neighborhood and government organizations in Camden, will host a beef-and-beer fundraiser Tuesday for the family of Ambioris Antonio Pena-Duran, the grocery store clerk killed during a robbery in Camden. The fundraiser is scheduled for 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St.…

  • George Torgun Obituary

    George Torgun Obituary

    Camden Courier-Post – Februrary 28, 2006 On February 24, 2006; Of Gloucester City, NJ; Age 82. Beloved husband of the late Gertrude Mary (nee Kane). Brother of the late Nicholas. Loving father of Richard ( Darlene ) Gloucester City, Gertrude ( Walter ) Cassel, Pennsauken, NJ, Glenn of Las Vegas, NV. and the late George…

  • Wilson Adams Obituary

    Camden Courier-Post – October 26, 2005 Age 69, of Camden. Died Friday, October 21, 2005, in Cooper Medical Center, Camden. ADAMS, WILSON EPHRAIM – Born in Camden, NJ, he has been a life long area resident. He was the son of the late Everett and Emma Carter Adams. He was the husband of Elizabeth E.…

  • Alfred R. Pierce, Obituary

    Alfred R. Pierce, Obituary

    Camden Courier-Post – September 16, 2005 Former Mayor of the City of Camden from 1959 through 1969, died on September 14, 2005 at the Masonic Home of New Jersey in Burlington. Mr. Pierce was born in Camden on October 21, 1920, the son of the late Russell and Viola Pierce, and brother of the late…

  • Alfano Remembered as an Outstanding Coach

    Camden Courier-Post – January 9, 2005 By Lavinia DeCastro Anthony Alfano, a legendary boys’ basketball coach who taught at Camden High School from 1942 to 1976, died Thursday. “He was a very personable gentleman,” said Camden school board member Elmer Winston, who taught at Camden High School during Alfano‘s last years there.” He seemed to…

  • Camden landmark does one thing – and does it right

    Camden landmark does one thing – and does it right

    Camden Courier-Post – December 3, 2004 Owned by one family for 61 years, Donkey’s Place sticks to cheesesteak by Eileen Stillwell, Courier-Post Staff Donkey’s Place, a bar and cheesesteak landmark on Haddon Avenue, is alive and well after 61 years of operation by the Lucas family. Located on the corner of Haddon Avenue and Liberty…

  • Gloucester City Man Killed in Iraq

    Camden Courier-post – November 17, 2004 Chris and Marc Ryan sat in the back porch of their parents’ Chestnut Street home sipping beer and trading stories. It was September and Marc – a corporal with the Second Battalion, Fourth Marine Regiment, Second Division – had just returned from Iraq. “You could see he was really…

  • Marine from Gloucester City Killed in Iraq

    Marine from Gloucester City Killed in Iraq

    New York Newsday – November 16, 2004 GLOUCESTER CITY, N.J. (AP) – A Marine corporal who volunteered to go to Iraq after two combat tours in Afghanistan was killed Monday in fighting in Ramadi, family members said Tuesday. Cpl. Marc Ryan, 25, was a 1998 graduate of Gloucester City High School, where he was a…

  • Taking the Battle to the Enemy

    TIME Magazine – October 25, 2004 U.S. and Iraqi forces launch high-risk probes of the insurgency in Fallujah and Ramadi. A TIME exclusive. By PHIL ZABRISKIE/FALLUJAH As lightening flashes intermittently in an otherwise clear sky, a group of more than 200 Marines begins to gear up on a dusty plain outside the Iraqi city of…

  • Donkey’s Place is a Stubborn Survivor, and so is its Cheesesteak

    Donkey’s Place is a Stubborn Survivor, and so is its Cheesesteak

    Philadelphia Inquirer – July 11, 2004 By Rick Nichols, Inquirer Columnist It is a bit of Camden in amber now, Donkey’s Place is, or maybe a shrine – the dingy bar hung with photos of the founder, his dukes perpetually up; the grill steaming with steaks and onions; the back room still swathed in the…

  • Repairman Found Time For a Second Career

    Repairman Found Time For a Second Career

    Camden Courier-Post – May 28, 2004 Former accountant is responsible for clocks atop Camden City Hall By Luis Puga If you are looking up at the skyline of the city, it’s hard to miss one of the four clocks that grace the top of City Hall. They’re a good indicator for 1-676 commuters as to…

  • City Plans to Restore Carnegie Library

    The Carnegie Library, a long-vacant landmark so neglected that trees are growing inside it, could be restored as part of the city’s turnaround effort. The city is preparing to spend $250,000 to stabilize the century-old building at Broadway and Line Street, said Arijit De, executive director of the Camden Redevelopment Agency. Improvements would include a…

  • First Things First: Riders Get Up Early for Initial Trip

    First Things First: Riders Get Up Early for Initial Trip

    Camden Courier-Post – March 15, 2004 By RICHARD PEARSALL They didn’t step on board the train at 5:45 a.m Sunday because the price of gasoline is soaring or because the roads between here and Trenton were congested. The first people to ride the River Line, South Jersey’s long-awaited 34-mile light rail line, were there for…

  • River Line to Debut Amid Hopes, Criticism

    River Line to Debut Amid Hopes, Criticism

    Camden Courier-Post – March 12, 2003 Sunday start is historic, but not everyone is on board By Richard Pearsall Shortly before 6 a.m. Sunday, a diesel-powered train that can carry 180 passengers will pull away from the Entertainment Center station here, marking the start of service on the South Jersey light rail line. Just how…

  • Riders Will Face a Learning Curve

    Riders Will Face a Learning Curve

    Camden Courier-Post – March 12, 2004 By MICHAEL T. BURKHART It took time, but riders on the light rail trains in Dallas mastered the art of the newspaper “commuter fold.” They also figured out how to read train schedules and learned when to leave home in case they hit a traffic jam on the way…