Tag: Electrical Bureau

  • William Van Pfefferle

    William Van Pfefferle

    William Van Pfefferle was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 17, 1891. William Van Pfefferle married Elsie Maxwell. Her father, Joseph Maxwell, was a career Camden Fire Department fire fighter. The couple lived with Maxwell’s at 620 North 3rd Street. By June of 1917 there were two children in the family. William Van Pfefferle then…

  • Electrical Bureau, Camden NJ

    Electrical Bureau, Camden NJ

    My father worked for the Electrical Bureau in Camden for 30 years, from approximately 1973 (I think) to when he retired in 2004. He has since passed and I have been maintaining his website on his behalf, until which time it makes sense not to. Here are a gallery of his photos which he has…

  • Two City Employees Help Catch Robbery Suspect

    Two City Employees Help Catch Robbery Suspect

    Camden Courier-Post – December 9, 1992 By Louis T. Lounsberry and Irv Randolph, Courier-Post Staff CAMDEN—Two city employees helped police catch a robbery suspect Tuesday after a restaurant holdup that was witnessed by two state Superior Court judges. Police said the incident occurred at Shirley’s Brass Rail at 425 Market St. shortly after 8:30 a.m.…

  • False Alarms Cut, 8 Suspects Seized

    False Alarms Cut, 8 Suspects Seized

    Camden Courier-Post – July 12, 1972 By Joseph R. McCarthy, Courier-Post Staff In an effort to reduce false alarms in Camden, the city fire and police departments are embarked on a program which resulted in the arrest of eight juveniles since July 1. An iridescent cream, invisible to the naked eye, is spread on the…

  • Link Schools to Fire Board

    Link Schools to Fire Board

    Camden Courier-Post – February 3, 1967 Direct Tie Could Be Life-Death Difference If firemen get to a school fire even one minute sooner, it could mean the difference between life and death. So say Michael Spina, chief of the city’s Electrical Bureau and Anthony Gonski, Camden Board of Education business manager. This week direct fire…

  • Mayor to Study Pay Hikes

    Mayor to Study Pay Hikes

    Camden Courier-Post – January 10, 1966 Mayor Alfred R. Pierce indicated today he would take no action on a request for $600,000 in salary increases from non-uniformed city employes until he receives and studies budget figures. He said he expected to have the budget figures in his hands later today. Representatives of Council 10, a…

  • City Asked to Provide Increment

    City Asked to Provide Increment

    Camden Courier-Post – January 8, 1966 A $1,000 increment for all non-uniformed employes over a three-year period is part of a package proposal to be presented to Mayor Alfred R. Pierce Monday. Joseph Yacovelli, president of Council 10, the employes’ civil service organization [including the City’s Electrical Bureau—ed.]; and Charles DiBartolomeo, chairman of the negotiating…

  • 79% of Box Fire Alarms False

    79% of Box Fire Alarms False

    Camden Courier-Post – December 19, 1964 Worst Time Is When School’s Out, Taverns Close By Joseph R. McCarthy, Courier-Post Staff More than 79 per cent of fire alarms reported in Camden through boxes since Jan. 1 were false, according to a statement today by Acting Fire Chief Edward Michalak. Until noon Dec. 14, 3,040 alarms…

  • House of Hazards by Fairview Girl Scouts

    House of Hazards by Fairview Girl Scouts

    Camden Courier-Post – October 12, 1964 On Thursday evening, October 15th, Fairview Girl Scouts, their parents, friends and neighbors, will be treated to a unique production in the interests of fire prevention. Chief Fire Marshal George Baxter, will personally present “The Camden House of Hazards”; an unusual demonstration designed and executed by the City of…

  • Broadway to Glitter with Yuletide Lights

    Broadway to Glitter with Yuletide Lights

    Camden Courier-Post – November 27, 1963 Camden’s Broadway will burst into a red, green and yellow explosion of lights at 5 p.m. Friday as it prepares to welcome Santa Claus. The Chritmas [sic] lighting display, stretching over two miles and burning 61,000 watts of electricity, has been heralded by the Camden Business Improvement Association as…

  • City Bureau in 2 Groups

    City Bureau in 2 Groups

    Camden Courier-Post – June 20, 1962 The 24 civilian employes who make up the city’s communications bureau have been divided into two groups, both responsible to Col. Edwin A. Bedell, acting director of public safety. The 18 civilians whose duties are connected with police and fire communications will come under immediate jurisdiction of Bedell, according…

  • New Schedule Set for Tests of Air Raid Sirens

    New Schedule Set for Tests of Air Raid Sirens

    Camden Courier-Post – June 18, 1962 When the air raid sirens sound at noon June 26 in Camden, don’t panic. It’s not an atomic attack. It’s just the start of a new schedule for testing the city’s air raid sirens, Rev. J. Allen Nimmo, Camden Civil Defense coordinator, said today. Starting June 26 the sirens…

  • City Alerted on Electric Inspectors

    City Alerted on Electric Inspectors

    Camden Courier-Post – December 12, 1961 Phonies Afoot Camden residents were cautioned today by Patrick J. Sullivan, chief of the City Electrical Bureau, to be wary of persons who represent themselves as electrical inspectors. Sullivan said he had been receiving complaints from local residents who have been approached by representatives of a Philadelphia concern, which…

  • Courier-Post – November 25, 1955

    Courier-Post – November 25, 1955

    Sage Russell, a native of Camden and former employee of the city’s electrical bureau, generously provided this nearly complete edition of the Courier-Post. The paper is intact, with the exception of four missing pages: 7, 8, 9, and 10.

  • Camden Police to Get 13th Radio Patrol Car

    Camden Police to Get 13th Radio Patrol Car

    Camden Courier-Post – February 24, 1938 Camden policemen who operate the police-radio squad cars may have grounds for superstition. The 13th police car to be equipped with two-way radio communication apparatus will be placed in service next Saturday, it was revealed yesterday by James A. Howell, chief of the city electrical Bureau. “Camden will be…