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State OK’s Big Property Tax Hike In Camden

New Jersey’s Local Finance Board agreed Friday to lift the cap on Camden’s property-tax increases. That means the hike, which could raise $4.2 million, would take effect once the City Council approves the municipal budget.

01/29/2011

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Camden Considering Big Property Tax Hike

The tax increase plan comes just after the city government slashed it work force, laying off 400 employees including nearly half the police officers.

01/28/2011

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Jersey City Police Approve Deal To Avert Layoffs

Jersey City’s police union has approved an agreement that will avert the layoffs of 82 officers. Mayor Healy announced that the Police Officers Benevolent Association approved the agreement Wednesday night.

01/27/2011

Jahmell Crockam, center, who is accused in the murder of Lakewood Police Officer Christopher Matlosz, stands next to Deputy Public Defender Frank Gonzalez, left, during an appearance before Superior Court Judge Wendel Daniels.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Man Accused In Lakewood Cop Shooting Faces Judge

Jahmell Crockam, the man accused of killing a policeman Christopher Matlosz turned away from the judge three times Tuesday and mouthed “I love you” to his relatives.

01/18/2011

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Deep Layoffs Take Effect In Struggling N.J. City

Deep layoffs began in Camden Tuesday. Up to one-fourth of the city government’s workforce is expected to lose their jobs.

01/18/2011

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Camden Braces For Deep Police, Fire Cuts

Exactly how many jobs are eliminated depends partly on whether public workers’ unions make last-minute concessions.

01/16/2011

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Camden Library Workers Get Layoff Notices

Camden County plans to take over the Ferry Avenue Branch. The main branch downtown could be closed and replaced with a space carved out of Rutgers University’s Robeson Library.

12/30/2010

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Camden Approves Laying Off One In 4 City Workers

Camden’s City Council approved the plan unanimously on Thursday despite pleas from workers and residents to find a way to save the jobs.

12/03/2010

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Camden No Longer Most Dangerous City In U.S.

St. Louis overtook Camden, N.J. as the nation’s most dangerous city in 2009, according to a national study released Sunday.

11/22/2010

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2 Sentenced In Camden Double Slaying

Two Camden men have received state prison terms for their roles in a 2007 double slaying in the southern New Jersey city.

11/14/2010

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Gang Member Gets 12-Year Term In Murder Plot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Camden man who admitted his role in a conspiracy to kill another member of a New Jersey street gang has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Twenty-nine-year-old Dionicio Adams […]

10/15/2010

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Blind N.J. Man Dies After Being Hit By Car

A blind man who was hit by a car while he was crossing a busy street blocks away from a crosswalk has died.

10/08/2010

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Police Kill N.J. Man Who Shoots 3 Sons, 2 Fatally

A man shot his three teenage sons, fatally wounding two and critically injuring the third, and set their southern New Jersey home on fire before police killed him.

10/01/2010

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Cops Don’t Suspect Foul Play In Woman’s Death

The medical examiner said Jenna Lord’s body sustained significant decay while exposed to the elements.

09/14/2010

Fans of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights support their team. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Rutgers Enrolls Record Number Of Freshmen

Rutgers University is teeming with a record number of freshmen, up 3 percent from last year.

08/31/2010

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