Tag: City Hall
George Genge School
George Genge School was the first school of Camden City. It was razed for construction of the current City Hall.
The Clocks Atop City Hall
The first clocks appeared above City Hall in 1876. Camden’s new City Hall opened early that year, although the clock was not yet in place. The first town clock in the tower of the City Hall was placed in position in May of 1876. It cost $3,575, and rang out the hours for the first time on May 26, 1876.
Biagio ‘Benny’ Acquaro
BIAGIO ‘BENNY’ ACQUARO was born in Philadelphia PA on March 22, 1906. His mother Nunziata passed away at the age 45 when Benny was only two years old, on August 22, 1908. His father Giuseppe took him and his two sisters, Mary and Catherine, to Italy. All three worked the fields in the valley of Accettura.
Charles A. Aceto
CHARLES ANGELO ACETO was born in Italy on April 16, 1891 and came to America with his father in 1900. He threw himself into his education and into becoming proficient in the English language. He went into the bus and taxi business for himself with one station wagon, and by 1924 was operating a fleet of eight buses, providing regular service between the Market Street ferry and Parkside.
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.
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.
E. George Aaron, Ex-Camden Aide, Attorney, Is Dead
Camden Courier-Post – May 13, 1960 Public Safety Director for Nine Years E. George Aaron, former public…
Nine Safety Aides Sworn by Aaron
Camden Courier-Post – August 12, 1950 Five recently-appointed policemen and four firemen were sworn in today by…
Old Stockton’s Three Parks Kept Police Force on Jump
East Camden used to have three parks “in the old days” — and to hear a veteran like Police Sergeant William C. Horner tell it — they certainly kept the police force “on its toes.”
Boy’s Brutal Murderer Collapses At Hearing
Two men were charged with killing an 18-year-old. The victim volunteered to escort two young ladies home and was shot by the two men when he was returning. The murder was brutal and, initially, the police had no clue where to start the investigation.
Camden, Now Eighty Years Old, Is Proud of Its Wonderful Growth
Eighty years will have passed on Friday, February 14, since Camden became an incorporated city, and just now the citizens are looking back over those years and recalling with a pardonable pride the epochs that have made it a community of homes, of splendid industries and of clean, progressive government.
Doings in Camden
** City Hall. Cooper. Pyne Point and Forest Kill parks were thronged yesterday.