Category: News Articles

  • 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…

  • Clarence Adkins Obituary

    Clarence Adkins, 66, of Willingboro departed this life on January 31, 2004. Clarence was a law enforcement officer for the Camden City Schools, where he retired after 25 years of service. He was an active member of 1st Baptist Church of Willingboro. He is survived by his wife Rosemary, five sons Clifford, Carl, Chris, Corey…

  • Milan to Appear Over Firing Lawsuit

    Philadelphia Inquirer – September 30, 2003 A former aide accuses the former mayor of acting vindictively after criticism of his policies. By Dwight Ott, Inquirer Staff Writer 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…

  • Bruce Weiner – Obituary

    Bruce Weiner – Obituary

    Camden Courier-Post – August 5, 2003 WEINER, BRUCE August 4, 2003, husband of Donna (nee Solovay) of Cherry Hill, father of Jodi Graham of SC and Steven Weiner, son of Rose and the late Bernard Weiner, brother of the late Steven Weiner, grandfather of Lindsey Ilexis. Relatives and friends are invited to Services Wednesday 2:30…

  • Camden Man Charged With Pair of Murders

    Camden Man Charged With Pair of Murders

    Camden Courier-post – March 12, 2003 By Tom Lounsberry, Courier-Post Staff A 40-year-old city man surrendered to police and was charged Tuesday in an East Camden shooting that left two men dead and a woman critically injured. A running dispute between Binh Thach, 40, of the 2600 block of Cramer Street, and other residents of…

  • Two Men Killed, Woman Wounded in Camden

    Two Men Killed, Woman Wounded in Camden

    Camden Courier-Post – March 11, 2003 By Jason Nark, Courier-Post Staff Someone fatally shot two men and critically wounded a woman, then set a fire before fleeing from a home in the Cramer Hill section Monday morning, authorities said. Police discovered the victims about 8 a.m. after responding to a report of gunfire inside the…

  • 3 Kings bring glee to children

    3 Kings bring glee to children

    Camden Courier Post – January 7, 2000 By ANGELA RUCKER, Courier-Post Staff CAMDEN — Six-year-old Danny Dombkowski paused briefly — very briefly — after scooting out of the McGuire Gardens Community Center with his arms wrapped around a box filled with toy cars and other contraptions. It was a little like Christmas all over again…

  • Binding Their Ties to a Now-defunct Company

    Binding Their Ties to a Now-defunct Company

    Camden Courier-Post – August 9, 1999 By Bill Hopkins, Courier-Post Staff It was Christmas Eve 1976, and it was a sad day for Ralph Cirillo and his 124 colleagues at the Haddon Bindery. The 125 workers at the bindery on 11th and Linden Streets in Camden had just been given layoff notices. The firm, which…

  • Top Cop

    Rowan Magazine – Summer 1999 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.…

  • Camden files for bankruptcy

    Camden files for bankruptcy

    Camden Courier Post – July 20, 1999 Action brings showdown with state over aid By HAROLD T. NEDO, Courier Post Staff Camden 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…

  • Hurley’s Store Brought Luxury to Camden

    Hurley’s Store Brought Luxury to Camden

    Camden Courier-Post – April 6, 1999 By Harold T. Nedd The retail stores that gave Broadway in downtown Camden City its luster five decades ago can be found in the pages of the biography of Chuck Doyle’s grandfather. The book on the life of retail magnate William Leonard Hurley depicts a bustling shopping strip near…

  • Gertrude M. Torgun

    Camden Courier-Post – March 12, 1999 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…

  • Residents Letter from Milton Milan

    Residents Letter from Milton Milan

    September, 1998 OFFICE OF THE MAYOR, CITY OF CAMDEN MILTON MILAN CITY HALL, FOURTH FLOOR CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY 08101-5120 609 757-7200 FAX 609 963-1841 Dear Fellow Residents: I take this opportunity to write to you and share my excitement about the progress that the City of Camden has seen over the past year. Increasing the…

  • Kathryn H. Trado, Singer in Vaudeville

    Kathryn H. Trado, Singer in Vaudeville

    Philadelphia Inquirer – March 24, 1998 By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, Inquirer Correspondent. Kathryn Hamilton Trado, 88, a 1930s and 1940s vaudeville singer heralded as "Camden's own," died Wednesday at West Jersey Hospital-Camden. An Oaklyn resident since 1954, she was born and raised in Camden. Mrs. Trado used the stage name "Kay Hamilton" as a singer…

  • In Camden, A Neighborhood Bar with The Works

    In Camden, A Neighborhood Bar with The Works

    Philadelphia Inquirer – June 16, 1993 Cheers to Donkey’s Place, Still Kicking After 50 Years By Gwen Florio, Inquirer Staff Writer CAMDEN — It’s the classic neighborhood bar: all soothing dark wood and low, easy talk and the murmur of a ballgame from a discreet corner television. So it gives you a jolt to walk…