David Madden

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NJ Officials Consider Change That Would Give Voters Power To Select Attorney General

The question would have to go to the voters in a referendum.


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22nd Annual Earth Fair To Be Held In Burlington County

County spokesman Eric Arpert says of the 22nd annual Earth Fair, “This is an opportunity where there are green vendors, environmental displays, eco-friendly entertainment and activities for kids and adults of all ages.”


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Three Year Prison Term For N.J. Man in Zurbrugg Hospital Asbestos Removal Case

“They got this contract and, in order to make more money off of it, they took dangerous shortcuts,” says Elie Honig, director of the state’s Division of Criminal Justice.


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Virtua Squawks As NJ Lawmakers Consider EMS Exclusivity for Cooper Hosp. in Camden

A pair of bills to be debated next week in the New Jersey Senate and Assembly would grant hospitals designated “level one trauma centers” exclusivity in providing EMS services in the towns in which they are located.


The Atlantic City boardwalk. (Credit: Ashley Wolf)

Legislative Assistance Package For Atlantic City Clears Assembly

The New Jersey Assembly Thursday passed a series of bills aimed at helping Atlantic City through its ongoing financial crisis.


(Andres Comacho, center, is the father of a young man who was killed in a street-corner shooting in Camden in 2006.  Photo by David Madden)

Camden Officials, Victim’s Father Plead For Help Solving 2006 Cold Case Murder

“You know, it’s not easy when you stand out here,” said Andres Camacho, remembering the June 9, 2006 murder of his son, Andres III, outside a grocery store at Berwick Street and Marlton Pike in Camden.


(Sections of this mural, on a South Philadelphia building, are missing because the underlying stucco was crumbled away.  Photo by Kristen Johanson)

Some South Philly Music Legends Contribute To New Mural Project

Frankie Avalon has kicked in $5,000 for a replacement for a decaying mural honoring South Philadelphia entertainers.


The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City. (Credit: Ashley Wolf)

Billionaire Ichan Gets Approval To Take Over Trump Taj Mahal Casino

Casino regulators in New Jersey have given the green light to billionaire Carl Ichan to take control of the Trump Taj Mahal.


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Local Political Expert Weighs In On New Jersey’s Pension Funding Crisis

New Jersey’s highest court handed the state’s growing pension funding problem to politicians to solve. The question now is…how quickly will they take on the issue?


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N.J. Supreme Court Lets Christie Off Hook For $1.5B Pension Funding Bill Coming Due

New Jersey’s highest court today gave the Christie administration plenty of breathing room in the battle over full funding of the state’s pension system.


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Economist Lends His Expertise To NJBIA In Helping Shape The Group’s Public Policy Agenda

New Jersey’s top business lobbying organization has hired a new chief economic advisor to help them independently assess the business climate in the Garden State.


(Atlantic City mayor Don Guardian speaks with reporters.  File photo by David Madden)

Atlantic City Says Hoped-For Federal Grant Should Avert Fire Department Layoffs

The city’s mayor says he plans to seek a federal grants to cover the cost of keeping the fire department fully staffed.


(Our Lady Star of the Sea will remain as part of St. Monica parish after the consolidation.  Photo by David Madden)

4 Atlantic City Catholic Churches Being Consolidated Into One

Our Lady Star of the Sea and St. Nicholas of Tolentine will operate under the name of St. Monica Parish, with Our Lady Star of the Sea serving as the main worship site.


PATCO Freedom Card marchine.  File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

New SEPTA Technology Should Make Things Easier, But More Expensive For PATCO Riders

The DRPA board is to vote later this month on a plan to integrate PATCO’s electronic Freedom Fare card with a similar system soon to go into effect on SEPTA.


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Thorough Probe Promised In Death Of Chester Man Run Over By Police Car

Officials promise a complete investigation of Wednesday night’s death of a Chester man, run over by police as he fled from them on a bike.