Tag: Phil Cohen

  • Pyne Point Park – Tracking History

    Pyne Point Park – Tracking History

    By Thomas A. Bergbauer, Retired Courier-Post Editor If you grew up in North Camden then you had to remember Pyne Point Park. They were synonymous. For many living in that part of the city it was a great escape, especially during the warm summer months. Many spent hours there swimming or playing baseball. This piece…

  • Radio Station WCAM

    Radio Station WCAM

    Camden’s First Radio Station Camden’s oldest radio station dates back to September 1925 when it signed on as WFBI at 1270 AM under the ownership of Robert Galvin. The city government became involved soon afterward. The official dedication of the now municipally-owned radio station, rechristened WCAM, occurred in Convention Hall, occurred on March 29, 1926.…

  • Krystal Lounge

    Krystal Lounge

    789 Chestnut Street 789 Chestnut Street apparently was a bar before Prohibition. In 1887 and 1888 Philip Barr is listed in the Camden City Directory as operating a saloon at this address. The 1908 directory shows a John A. Gorman, and the 1918-1919 city directory reveals that Walter D. Leonard was the proprietor at that…

  • A Postcard’s Story

    A Postcard’s Story

    By Phil Cohen One Postcard, Two Destinations, Three Continents, Six People, and One Hundred and Two Years The Mystery The postcard above was mailed on October 5, 1910 from Camden, New Jersey to Miss Ella Kremo at the Tivoli Theater in Sydney, Australia. When the postcard arrived in Sydney, Miss Kremo and her family, a…

  • Site Honors Camco War Dead

    Site Honors Camco War Dead

    Camden Courier Post – May 26, 2008 By KRISTY DAVIES, Courier-Post Staff Second Lieutenant Warren Stafford Jr., of Haddon Heights, was in the Army Air Force when his entire B-17 Flying Fortress crew of 10 men was reported missing on Feb. 3, 1944 during World War II. During World War I, Merchant Marine Charles Daniels,…

  • The Year 1828 – Camden, NJ

    On February 13, 1828 the Council and General Assembly passed “An act to incorporate a part of the Township of Newton in the County of Gloucester.” This was the first charter of the City of Camden. The first section reads as follows: Be it enacted by the Council and General Assembly of this State, and…