Camden County NJ
“Where some of our towns were paying $72 a ton to empty their trash, Camden County’s communities will now be paying $59 a ton,” says county freeholder Jeffrey Nash.
The move toward the formation of a Camden County police department, with the City of Camden its sole participant, continues with word that the city’s mayor is working on a plan to lay off the city’s entire police force as soon as the end of the year.
Officials in Camden County, NJ say they are getting serious about a three-year-old ordinance banning smoking in public parks.
Giovanni Arena, 56, of Laurel Springs, is facing a 35-count federal indictment charging him with defrauding a would-be investor.
“The smoke was so dense that you couldn’t see your hand in front of your face,” says Mark Simonetti of the county’s Office of Emergency Management. “We blew out this 12,000-square-foot building in roughly two and a half minutes.”
The “show cause” hearing before Judge Daustino Fernandez-Vina pitted opponents of the regionalized police force against those in favor of it, including Camden mayor Dana Redd.
Officials in Camden County, New Jersey say a 3-year-old girl drowned in an in-ground swimming pool on Saturday night.
Camden County, NJ was marking Crime Victims’ Rights Week with a conference in Blackwood that was attended by more than 100 people.
But right now, no one knows whose remains they are.
Dozens of residents were displaced by a blaze at an apartment complex in Camden County early Friday morning.
Lou Cappelli, leader of the county freeholders, questions the credibility and motive of those who distributed the petitions.
John Williamson, who heads up the Camden FOP, insists there’s lots of blame to go around but points a specific finger at the State of New Jersey for Camden’s current status as one of America’s “most dangerous” cities.
Camden County will take control of the Camden city police department by early spring if everything plays out as planned, and other communities could join in later.
John Timoney, now a Miami-based public safety consultant, has laid out a plan that increases on-street staffing within the City of Camden — the only community to sign up for the proposed force so far — by over 80 percent.
Former Philadelphia police commissioner John Timoney is lending his expertise in Camden County, NJ, as the county moves to create a regional police force.