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News articles about Camden, NJ
Taking the Battle to the Enemy
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 Fallujah. Officers bark orders, directing grunts into their vehicles. Tank drivers climb into turrets and crank up heavy-metal tunes. Infantrymen who moments earlier had been asking about baseball scores exhort one another to move forward. “This is what you trained for, Marine!” “You’re the hunter! You’re the predator!”
Donkey’s Place is a Stubborn Survivor, and so is its Cheesesteak
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 original tobacco-colored mural, a sweep of Sahara, its palms chipped and faded from 60 years of wear.
Repairman Found Time For a Second Career
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 whether they’ll be on time.
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 temporary roof for the once-stately structure, which is considered one of New Jersey’s most endangered historic buildings. Officials then will seek $4 million in restoration funds from the state and other sources, De said.
Milan to Appear Over Firing Lawsuit
CAMDEN – Jailed ex-Mayor Milton Milan is scheduled to answer accusations in U.S. District Court today that he wrongfully fired an assistant business administrator who spoke out against his policies.
3 Kings bring glee to children
The Three Kings Day celebration at the McGuire Gardens public housing complex in East Camden was put on by the Asociacion De Puertorriquenos En Marcha, a Hispanic social services agency in Camden. The group purchased toys and candy for 300 to 350 children, said John Fuentes, the group’s executive director. More than 80 youngsters had stopped by in the first hour alone.
Binding Their Ties to a Now-defunct Company
It was Christmas Eve 1976, and it was a sad day for Ralph Cirillo and his 124 colleagues at the Haddon Bindery, as the employees had just received layoff notices.
Robert E. Allenbach ’95, Camden’s chief of police, is laying down the law in one of the country’s most crime-ridden cities. Since Allenbach took command in 1998, Camden’s homicide rate has dropped from a high of 64 in one year to seven for the first six months of this year. In addition, the average police response time has dropped from 33 minutes to eight. Allenbach has also increased police presence on the streets and reinstated many crime prevention programs like the Multi-Agency Life Line project which identifies and helps troubled youths before they become career criminals.
Camden files for bankruptcy
Saying the city would run out of money in two weeks, Camden officials filed for bankruptcy protection Monday in a showdown with the state over financial aid. Gov. Christie Whitman called the action “reckless.”
Gertrude M. Torgun
On March 11, 1999, Gertrude M. (nee Gallagher) of Gloucester City, NJ. Age 74 yrs. Beloved wife of George Torgun. Loving mother of Richard and George Torgun, Gertrude Cassel and Glenn Torgun. Dear sister of Christopher and John Gallagher and Dorothy Jacob. Also survived by 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family. The funeral is under the direction of ETHERINGTON FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City, NJ.
Residents Letter from Milton Milan
September, 1998 OFFICE OF THE MAYORCITY OF CAMDEN MILTON MILAN CITY HALL, FOURTH FLOORCAMDEN, NEW JERSEY 08101-5120609…