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  • Deported from Camden, a stranger in Jamaica

    10/25/2015 5:58:09 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 10/25/2015 | Allison Steele
    --SNIP-- Napier came to Camden at age 5 but never became a U.S. citizen. He was deported July 30 because of a 1998 drug conviction that labeled him a high-priority candidate. Napier, who once spent his time coaching youth basketball and going out to dinner with his wife, now lives with a distant cousin in St. Thomas, a rural community outside of Kingston that this year was ranked the Jamaica's most impoverished parish. It is a foreign place to Napier
  • America's Most Dangerous Cities (Still) Run By Democrats

    In 2012 the Daily Caller Ran this article which showed that 8 out of 10 of the most dangerous cities in America were run by democrats. (other 2 independents) So I looked into and found the current ten cities with the highest murder rates. And found the results are quite similar with at least 8 out of 10 of the most dangerous cities (ones with highest murder rates) still being run by democrats. 1 East St. Louis, IL (Emeka-Jackson Hicks,Democrat) 2 Camden, NJ (Donna Red, Democrat) 3 Gary, IN (Karen Freeman Wilson, Democrat) 4 Chester, PA (John A...
  • Obama Just Called This "Rotting, Decaying Hellhole" A Symbol Of "Promise For The Nation"

    05/18/2015 3:24:46 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 30 replies ^ | 18 May 2015 | Tyler Durden
    Speaking in Camden, New Jersey, President Obama just uttered the following Detroit-esque words of doom: *OBAMA SAYS CAMDEN IS SYMBOL OF PROMISE FOR NATION We discussed Camden in 2012, 2013, and 2014... and had a different opinion. And this... All over America, formerly prosperous communities are being transformed into crime-infested wastelands of poverty and despair. At one time, Detroit was the greatest manufacturing city that the world had ever seen and it had the highest per capita income in the entire country. But now it has become a rotting, decaying hellhole that the rest of the planet laughs at. And...
  • Camden man and family languish in immigration limbo

    08/28/2014 4:49:21 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 08/28/2014 | Julia Terruso
    --snip-- Despite President Obama's call to end deportations of nonviolent undocumented people, repeat border offenders remain on ICE's priority list. A minor legal infraction also has complicated Benito's case. He arrived illegally in the United States in 2000, left in 2004 to visit his widowed father in Puebla, Mexico, and was caught coming back through Arizona and deported. He sneaked back in that year to rejoin Bautista and the daughter who was then their only child.
  • City of Ruins: Camden, New Jersey, stands as a warning....

    07/10/2014 1:12:33 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 69 replies
    Camden, New Jersey, with a population of 70,390, is per capita the poorest city in the nation. It is also the most dangerous. The city's real unemployment—hard to estimate, since many residents have been severed from the formal economy for generations—is probably 30–40 percent. The median household income is $24,600. There is a 70 percent high school dropout rate, with only 13 percent of students managing to pass the state's proficiency exams in math. The city is planning $28 million in draconian budget cuts, with officials talking about cutting 25 percent from every department, including layoffs of nearly half the...
  • Camden shuts down its tent cities

    05/22/2014 8:52:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    CNN Money ^ | May 14, 2014: 1:18 PM ET | Blake Ellis
    For Michael Powell, a 53-year-old ex-convict, his tent off the highway in Camden, N.J., is what he has called home for nearly a decade. But on Tuesday, he and dozens of others living in homeless encampments known as “tent cities” throughout Camden were forced out—leaving many of them homeless all over again. The eviction was conducted by the state of New Jersey, as well as Camden county and city, for health and safety reasons. […] Amid the commotion on Tuesday, Gino Lewis, director of housing at the Camden County Improvement Authority, assured people that the county would work to find...
  • Crime drops with new police force in gritty Camden (NJ)

    04/29/2014 11:54:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 28, 2014 6:11 AM EDT
    A year after Camden disbanded its police department and brought in a new one with more officers on the street, reported crime has dropped significantly in a city that still ranks as dangerous by any measure. After years of doing little more than responding to emergency calls, police are on intensive neighborhood patrols, a move that has sent drug dealers scattering. But residents, advocates and officials agree that law enforcement alone can go only so far to heal a city that is also among the nation’s most impoverished. […] Camden, a city of 77,000 across the Delaware River from Philadelphia,...
  • Crime rate plunges after city dumps unionized police (Camden,NJ)

    11/30/2013 10:55:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/30/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    Camden, New Jersey dumped its unionized police force last spring, unable to afford the lucrative union contract the city was stuck with, and instead contracted for police services with the nonunion county force. Crime promptly dropped. Ed Krayewski reports for Reason: The city has been run exclusively by Democrats for several generations, and some local leaders openly worried that Camden, which already had the highest crime rate per capita last year, would get worse. But it hasn't. In fact, crime's gone down, as Fox News Latino reports: The reorganization increased the amount of police on the streets and incorporated cutting...
  • Crime Rate in Camden, NJ Going Down After Unionized Police Force Sacked

    11/30/2013 3:56:30 AM PST · by cutty · 16 replies
    Reason 24/7. ^ | Nov. 27, 2013 | Ed Krayewski
    Last year, the city of Camden decided to can its unionized police force in favor of ununionized county cops who hit the streets this April. ... The city has been run exclusively by Democrats for several generations, and some local leaders openly worried that Camden, which already had the highest crime rate per capita last year, would get worse. But it hasn’t. In fact, crime’s gone down
  • Detroit Tops 2013 List Of America’s Most Miserable Cities

    02/22/2013 11:26:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/21/2013 @ 2:20PM | Kurt Badenhausen
    Forbes put Detroit Mayor Dave Bing on its cover in 2011 for a story with the optimistic headline: “City of Hope.” The premise was that the city had hit rock bottom and was poised for a turnaround. “Right now, it’s all about survival,” Bing told Forbes. Two years later, Detroit’s problems continue to multiply, sadly. It is still dealing with high levels of violent crime and unemployment. Home prices, already at historic lows, plummeted a further 35% during the past three years to a median of $40,000 as net migration out of the city continued. The latest blow was Tuesday’s...
  • Why I Became a Gun Rights Advocate

    02/18/2013 7:24:01 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 6 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 18, 2013 | AmmoLand Staff
    “Think of the children.” I’ve heard that a lot lately, or variations thereof. One woman recently chided me on Twitter with the following: “Imagine if you had kids! Think about others instead of your pocketbook suffering. I don’t have to imagine having kids. I actually have five of them, from a 26-year old daughter to 7-year old twins. Just like every gun-owning parent I know, I love them more than I love my firearms. And I know first hand that gun control laws like a ban on commonly owned firearms, tough restrictions for legal gun purchases, and even mandatory background...
  • Astonishing arsenal of guns collected by cops in buyback program in America's deadliest city

    12/19/2012 8:57:44 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 39 replies
    Mail Online ^ | December 18, 2012 | Associated Press, Daily Mail Reporter and James Nye
    Massive response attributed to Friday's killings in Newtown, ConnecticutThose who showed up at Camden, New Jersey program were given up to $250 per weapon soldCamden is known as one of the most violent American city, with a staggering murder and violent crime rate Deeply affected by the massacre at Sandy Hook, gun owners in Camden, New Jersey, America's deadliest town, turned in a record number of weapons in a buy back scheme over the weekend. 1,137 firearms including an elephant-gun were handed in on Friday and Saturday at two churches in the crime-plagued town as the ramifications of the...
  • Dystopia U.S.A. - Camden, New Jersey is ready for a Robocop police force

    10/01/2012 7:07:34 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    IO9 ^ | October 1, 2012 | Annalee Newitz
    Looks like Camden, New Jersey is ready for a Robocop police force I have seen the future of law enforcement, and recent news suggests that it could be coming to New Jersey. First of all, we are closer to having Robocops than ever. Over at C|Net, Tim Hornyak reports on a new project to deploy remote-controlled robotic police: Researchers at Florida International University's Discovery Lab are working with a member of the U.S. Navy Reserves to build telepresence robots that could patrol while being controlled by disabled police officers and military vets. In a sense, they would be hybrid man-machine...
  • America's Deadliest And Poorest City Set To Disband Its Entire Police Force Over Budget Crisis

    09/24/2012 9:37:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/24/2012 | Tyler Durden
    While the stock market in the US continues to surge (if not so much in China where the composite is back to 2009 lows) as the relentless liquidity tsunami makes its way into stocks, and other Fed frontrunning instruments, and only there, reality for everyone else refuses to wait. Last week we saw reality striking in Greece, where a section of Athens literally shut down after it ran out of all cash. Today, reality comes to the US, and specifically its poorest city, Camden, which is a twofer, doubling down also as America's deadliest city. It turns out Camden...
  • The last patrol: America's deadliest city disbands police force

    09/24/2012 8:40:54 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 34 replies
    This city, long among the nation's poorest and most crime-ridden, is on the verge of dismantling its police department and starting anew with a force run by the county government. City officials are making the move to increase the number of officers while keeping the cost the same by averting rules negotiated with a union that city officials have seen as unwilling to compromise. Unless the union - which is skeptical of the stated motivations for the change - reaches a deal with the county, no more than 49 per cent of the city's current officers could join the new...
  • Gritty N.J. city of Camden to scrap police department amid budget woes

    08/26/2012 5:12:44 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/26/2012 | By Perry Chiaramonte
    Crime-ridden Camden, New Jersey - often referred to as the most dangerous city in the United States—is getting rid of its police department. In the latest example of a cash-strapped municipality taking drastic measures to deal with swollen public sector liabilities and shrinking budgets, the city plans to disband its 460-member police department and replace it with a non-union “Metro Division” of the Camden County Police. Backers of the plan say it will save millions of dollars for taxpayers while ensuring public safety, but police unions say it is simply a way to get out of collective bargaining with the...
  • Two-Year-Old Bible Study for Homeless at McDonald's No Longer Welcomed

    07/16/2012 10:42:04 AM PDT · by Houmatt · 111 replies ^ | 7-15-12 | Alex Murashko
    Christian ministry leader Dawn Martinez was told she could no longer hold the twice-a-week Bible studies she has taught for homeless people for the last two years inside a McDonald's in Camden, N.J. A night manager at the fast food restaurant told her last week that a customer had filed a complaint. Martinez wonders if it could have been because of the topic briefly discussed at one point last Monday – the Muslim faith. The 33-year-old, who began the ministry to transients and drug addicts two years ago, describes the Bible study group's last meeting on Monday. "It was a...
  • Texas Mother Charged With Murder In Death Of Son In NH

    05/19/2011 11:28:42 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 13 replies
    WBZ-TV Boston ^ | 5/19/11 | CBS Boston
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (CBS) – A mother from Texas was formally charged with two counts of second-degree murder Thursday in the death of her 6-year-old son. Prosecutors say Julianne McCrery “knowingly and recklessly” caused the death of her son Camden Pierce Hughes by asphyxiation. No other details were revealed at her arraignment in Portsmouth District Court. She did not enter a plea and responded “yes, ma’am” when asked if she wanted a court-appointed attorney. It was the second time in a day McCrery appeared before a judge. She was arraigned in Concord, Mass. District Court on a fugitive of justice charge...
  • Clerk kills would-be robber(PA)

    05/02/2011 6:42:50 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies · 1+ views ^ | 30 April, 2011 | AP
    CAMDEN, N.J. - April 30, 2011 (WPVI) -- Police in Camden say a gas station clerk killed a man who tried to rob him.
  • N.J. approves Camden plan to lay off 180 cops

    11/30/2010 5:10:53 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 40 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 11/30/2010 | Matt Katz
    Camden will lay off nearly half of its police officers and a third of its firefighters while eliminating positions in every city office, according to a layoff plan approved Tuesday by the state. The 383 total layoffs represent about a quarter of the city's work force, and touch all corners of city government, from 15 positions in the municipal court to 20 police dispatchers.
  • Camden, NJ braces for deep police, fire cuts

    01/16/2011 5:41:19 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    ap ^ | Jan 16, 2011 | GEOFF MULVIHILL
    Deep layoffs of city workers go into effect on Tuesday - cutting up to 383 jobs, or one-fourth of the city's employees. The exact number depends on whether public workers' unions make last-minute concessions... Three of Camden's past seven mayors have been sent to prison for corruption, including one who was convicted while he was still running the city.
  • Violent crime spikes after Camden halves police force

    03/08/2011 2:27:50 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 03/07/2011 | By Liz Goodwin
    Two months after Camden, NJ, laid off 160 police officers, city prosecutors have released a sobering report showing a dramatic rise in violent crime in the drug-and-crime-ridden city of 80,000 residents. Aggravated assaults with firearms jumped 259 percent in January and February compared to last year, and violent crime over all is up 19 percent, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office told the Philadelphia Inquirer. Murders and robberies, however, were down for the period.
  • America's Second Most Violent City Is Firing Half Its Police Department (Stay out of Camden,NJ)

    12/03/2010 8:01:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/03/2010 | Gus Lubin
    The second most violent city in America just approved plans to layoff half its police force, according to NBC New York. Camden, N.J. will fire one in four city workers on Jan. 18, including half of police. This comes just days after Newark, N.J. fired 167 police officers, which marked the biggest force reduction in 32 years. Camden was named the second most violent city based FBI crime data that came out last week. Newark was named the 23 most violent city in America.
  • Philadelphia, Camden rake in stimulus funds

    01/14/2010 5:32:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 351+ views ^ | 1/14/10 | Jeff Shields and Chelsea Conaboy
    The City of Philadelphia will receive nearly $44 million in stimulus funds, with the city of Camden raking in another $26 million for job creation and housing programs, the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Thursday. The grants were part of the $2 billion in Recovery Act funding detailed by HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan that went directly to cities, states and non-profit housing development organizations. "Philadelphia is famous as a city of neighborhoods and today’s announcement is a huge boost for communities across this city,” Mayor Nutter said in a press release. “We have fought for every dollar...
  • Oakland is the 3rd highest crime City in the US, according to new ranking (Camden, St. Louis. 1&2)

    11/23/2009 9:18:03 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 870+ views ^ | 11/23/09 | SFGate
    Bad news for Oakland today. CQ Press has released their annual City crime rankings, and Oakland is even closer to the top of the list than usual. The rankings are based on the incidence of murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and vehicle theft in all US cities with more than 75,000 residents. Out of 393 cities considered, Oakland clocked in as the 3rd most crime ridden, topped only by Camden, NJ and St. Louis, MO. Other cities joining Oakland in the top 10 include Detroit, MI, Flint, MI, New Orleans, LA, Birmingham, AL, Cleveland, OH, Jackson, MS and Memphis,...
  • Venezuela to give island to New Jersey

    04/24/2009 6:51:24 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies · 961+ views
    CNN ^ | April 23, 2009
    (CNN) -- Venezuela will give a 300-acre island in the Delaware River to the state of New Jersey, the governor's office announced. The Venezuelan-owned Citgo Petroleum Corp. had bought Petty's Island -- between Camden, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- to use as a fuel storage facility. The island is home to a pair of American bald eagles as well as several great blue herons and state-endangered black-crowned night herons, New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine said in a news release Wednesday. Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez announced the island's transfer as part of Wednesday's Earth Day celebrations. Plans are being...
  • Converts' search brings them to Catholicism (as exemplified by their own bishop)

    04/12/2009 2:21:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies · 748+ views
    Canton Rep ^ | April 11, 2009 | By Charita Goshay
    As a little boy, Bishop George V. Murry was raised as an African Methodist Episcopal, but was so impressed by his experience at his Catholic school that he convinced his parents to allow him to convert. Eventually, they too, became Catholic. In the Diocese of Youngstown, 406 converts have joined the Church just in time for Easter. On Saturday, 169 people received the Sacrament of Baptism, and 237 who were baptized in another denomination received the sacraments of confirmation and the Holy Eucharist. Adults who want to become Catholic must enter a months-long education process known as RCIA, the Rite...
  • Campbell Soup sees boon in tight budgets

    12/06/2008 8:17:23 PM PST · by Coleus · 66 replies · 2,034+ views ^ | 11.23.08 | CHRIS BURRITT
    Judging by Dayna Neumann's pantry, the latest U.S. recession may become a boon for the Campbell Soup Co., just as the last two economic contractions did. Neumann's family, in Louisville, Ky., is bracing "for a rough road ahead," says the 32-year-old working mother. After her 30-year-old husband, Nick, substituted $1.75 Campbell Chunky soup for restaurant lunches in September, she started buying as many as 15 cans at a time. The appeal of a cheap meal may be good news for sales at the world's largest soup maker, which says it sells to 85 percent of U.S. households. Its shares have...
  • Rocket motor at Ark. defense plant catches fire

    09/17/2008 8:07:27 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 161+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | September 17, 2008
    Excerpt - EAST CAMDEN, Ark. (AP) - A rocket motor at the Aerojet plant in south Arkansas exploded and caught fire today, and one worker was missing. Company spokesman Glenn Mahone says workers were involved in routine work at the 1,200-acre company compound when a large motor caught fire. He said the company was investigating, but did not know what caused the explosion. ~ snip ~
  • Health program's new aim: Insure 1.3M poor Jerseyans

    07/13/2008 6:57:16 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies · 181+ views
    star ledger ^ | 07.09.08 | SUSAN K. LIVIO
    Gov. Jon Corzine enacted the first phase of New Jersey's universal health care plan yesterday by mandating coverage for all children within three years and offering affordable, subsidized policies to needy parents. The goal is to cover 1.3 million uninsured state residents by 2011 through a state program administered by private insurers at a lower cost. "For those who are cynical about government and say we don't move and we don't change, I assure you when you look back 10 years from today, you will say we made a great stride forward," Cor zine said before signing the legislation at...
  • Town moves against Islamic school

    05/25/2008 6:58:38 PM PDT · by Flavius · 15 replies · 225+ views
    bbc ^ | 26 May 2008 | By Nick Bryant
    ith its lace curtain bungalows and steepled Anglican church, the once tranquil town of Camden in New South Wales seems the most improbable of settings for a row that combines race and religion. Proud of its rich history, the town promotes itself as "the birthplace of the nation's wealth", for it was here, in the early 19th Century, that the sheep and dairy industries first began to flourish. Now the town, which lies on south-west fringes of Sydney, is confronting a very 21st Century issue: the proposal to construct an Islamic school for some 1,200 Muslim pupils. Behind the proposal...
  • Dozens of South Jersey Catholic Churches Expected to Close

    04/04/2008 8:07:32 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 377+ views
    KYW ^ | April 3, 2008 | David Madden
    Sweeping changes are afoot for Roman Catholics in South Jersey, as the bishop of the Diocese of Camden announces a plan to consolidate parishes and probably close dozens of churches.Half a million Catholics from Camden, NJ to Cape May, NJ were hoping to discern the fate of their individual houses of worship as Bishop Joseph Galante announced his plans for parish consolidations.But the plan was being presented as a "work in progress" for change within the Catholic Church in South Jersey.Bishop Joseph Galante (above) made the announcement on Thursday afternoon that the 124 parishes across the southern part of New Jersey were being consolidated into 66,...
  • New Jersey City Pays Dead Man $130,000 a Year

    02/02/2007 6:38:58 PM PST · by devane617 · 83 replies · 2,042+ views ^ | 02/02/2007
    CAMDEN, N.J. — Talk about lying down on the job! A recent audit of cash-strapped Camden, N.J. school district's finances found it was paying an employee $130,000 annually — and he's been dead for more than three decades. City officials were shocked by the discovery. The independent audit of Camden schools found fiscal mismanagement and lax controls for payroll, purchasing, and accounts payable, reported WPVI-TV in Philadelphia. Camden has been plagued with scandal and is known as the nation's poorest city.
  • So Many Crimes, and Reasons to Not Cooperate

    12/30/2007 7:24:30 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 42 replies · 339+ views
    NY Times ^ | 30 December 2007 | DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI
    “Snitching, telling on people, isn’t something that I personally would involve myself with,” she said in an interview last week. “People don’t want to talk to you if they think you’re a snitch. If they were your friends, they’re not your friends anymore. You’re left totally all alone.” As the most violent neighborhood in one of the nation’s most dangerous cities, the Whitman Park section of Camden is on the front lines of the struggle with witness intimidation. An array of powerful forces converge here to discourage people from cooperating with the investigation of crimes — crimes committed against their...
  • 2 men arrested on false identification charges (released)

    09/30/2007 7:02:15 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 11 replies · 146+ views
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  • Vietnam War protest drama all but forgotten (Film shines new light on 'Camden 28')

    09/10/2007 9:57:05 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies · 354+ views ^ | September 10, 2007 | GEOFF MULVIHILL
    Anthony Giacchino had just started as a producer at The History Channel in 1996 and was looking for a topic for his first documentary film. During a chance meeting at a church service, his former high school history teacher told him about a group of anti-war activists who, 25 years earlier, were caught red-handed breaking into a draft board office in Camden. Remarkably, they won a rare and momentous legal victory for the anti-war movement. The teacher brought up the story because the pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Camden, where Giacchino's parents worshiped, was the Rev. Michael Doyle,...
  • (12 Year Old) Camden boy living on his own is killed

    07/06/2007 5:13:08 PM PDT · by grjr21 · 24 replies · 1,414+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | July 6, 2007 | Dwight Ott and Sam Wood
    A 12-year-old Camden boy, shot dead in a fusillade of gunfire on the Fourth of July, was described by police yesterday as "a temporarily lost soul," left to find his own way on the streets. James "Pee Wee" Coleman, whose birthday was three weeks ago, was hit in the head and left leg. Police arrived shortly after 11 p.m. to find the boy slumped in the back seat of a beat-up Oldsmobile, which was riddled with bullet holes and parked at the Branch Village housing project. More than 20 shell casings, most likely fired from an AK-47 assault rifle, were...
  • South Jersey Drug Dealers May Be Taking a Hit

    06/01/2007 5:30:38 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 7 replies · 973+ views
    Millennium Radio New Jersey ^ | Friday, June 01, 2007 | By: Hank Weisbecker
    Federal officials say they've taken a large bite out of Camden's illegal cocaine trade. Authorities say tackling crime in the city will have an impact on most of south Jersey. Prosecutors were able to arrest a total of 58 people thanks to information obtained from Raymond Morales, a man who ran a large cocaine ring and ordered the murders of six people. Officials compare the 35 year old to a "capo" in a typical crime family, who was feared and respected by other criminals in the city. U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Chris Christie says tackling the city's drug trade...
  • Diocese, lacking priests, plans fewer parishes

    01/19/2007 10:56:26 AM PST · by NYer · 23 replies · 484+ views ^ | January 19, 2007 | Matthew Ralph
    CAMDEN Citing a declining number of priests available for ministry, Bishop Joseph A. Galante said a reduction in the number of parishes that serve more than 500,000 people in the six-county Camden Diocese is inevitable. In 10 years, half of the 172 priests in the area could be retired, Galante said. This coupled with population shifts has created a financial burden and "compromised" the ability of certain perishes to meet the demands of the future, Galante said. "We, like most Northeast dioceses, have churches and facilities that were established decades ago in areas where the Catholic population is substantially diminished,"...
  • N.J. legalizes needle exchanges, Corzine hails 'an historic day for public health'

    01/03/2007 2:18:34 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies · 515+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 12.20.06 | SUSAN K. LIVIO
    New Jersey has the fifth highest number of AIDS cases in America, and yesterday became the last state to allow intravenous drug users to get clean needles, hoping it will slow the spread of the deadly virus. Gov. Jon Corzine ended a 13-year stalemate by signing a law to permit six communities to host needle exchange sites, where clean syringes and referrals to drug treatment will be available. The bill includes $10 million for drug treatment and counseling programs. "This is an historic day for public health," Corzine said, calling the law "a potential bridge to hope for addicts." After...
  • COLUMBIA SC Freep Wed. Dec. 6 5-6

    12/02/2006 7:53:44 PM PST · by flib · 6 replies · 1,153+ views
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  • The end of the 2nd Amendment?

    08/18/2006 12:24:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 170 replies · 3,717+ views ^ | August 17, 2006 | Cam Edwards
    Ngoc Le heard his wife’s screams and ran from the back of the wireless store he owns in Camden, New Jersey. His wife was behind the counter, as was a masked man wielding a knife. The man brandished the blade, herding the couple into a back room. Once there, he tied the 28-year old businessman to a chair, then proceeded to rape 22-year old Kelly Le. Once the brutal rape had finished, he slit the couple’s throats, then ran away. There was no 2nd Amendment, no right to own a gun, and Antonio Diaz Reyes got away with murder. That...
  • Mater Ecclesiae's Sixth Annual Solemn Mass of the Assumption (TLM)

    08/02/2006 1:24:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 261+ views
    Mater Ecclesiae ^ | August 2, 2006
    On the Feast of the Assumption, Tuesday, August 15, 2006, we will celebrate our sixth annual Mass of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Broadway and Market Streets in Camden, NJ. The Solemn High Tridentine Mass will begin at 7:pm and will once again feature the Ars Laudis Festival Chorus & Orchestra. The Mass setting chosen for this wonderful day will be the Missa Dolorosa, by Antonio Caldara (c. 1670-1736), a composer of the Baroque era. Our Cantor, Mr. Nicholas Beck, a graduate of Westminster Choir College will direct the singing of the Gregorian Propers and Dr....

    06/28/2006 5:38:20 PM PDT · by flib · 24 replies · 1,264+ views
    June 29 | flib
    Every Wednesday evening in Columbia, SC a group of "peace activists" (traiterous cowards) protest US involvement in Iraq. They hold up signs that denegrate the efforts of our troops. Calling it a "war for oil" and demanding that we "end the occupation" ( They obviously never looked up the definition of that word.) They do this near the foot of the capital steps 5-6 pm. Columbia is home of Fort Jackson which is one of the largest initial entry training posts in the army. It is also located near Sumter -home of Shaw Air Force Base. As a military wife,...
  • Terror Charges for Boys Accused in Plot

    CAMDEN, N.J. - Four teenagers accused of plotting to kill about 25 people in a lunch-period massacre at a high school were charged Thursday under a terrorism law created after the Sept. 11 attacks. The boys, ages 14 to 16, were arrested Wednesday after police heard about the alleged plot from administrators at the school, where three of the teens are students. Their names were not released because of their ages. Authorities said the teens planned to attack students, teachers and others at Winslow Township High. The four boys appeared in family court, and a judge ordered them held for...
  • Stem Cell Bill Takes Center Stage Today

    03/06/2006 6:06:46 AM PST · by Calpernia · 25 replies · 531+ views
    NJ101.5 ^ | Monday, March 6, 2006
    Former Governor and current State Senate President Dick Codey sponsors the legislation. He says, "We would be the first in the country to build a building dedicated solely to stem cell research." He adds, "We would be using existing tobacco bond monies so, we're not spending new money." $150 million dollars would be needed leading many critics to ask, "What else could that money be used for?" Codey says, "This is about saving lives in the future." He asks, "If the cure for diabetes or something else came out of this New Jersey facility, wouldn't that be a great legacy…it...
  • 2 Camden officers charged in beating

    01/28/2006 7:18:35 AM PST · by ncountylee · 2 replies · 255+ views
    Gloucester County Times ^ | January 28, 2006
    CAMDEN -- Two city police officers were charged with official misconduct on Friday, accused of beating and prodding a 15-year-old male with blunt objects after the juvenile was arrested and handcuffed here in October 2005. George Ingram, 34, a patrolman, and Lawrence Norman, age unavailable, a detective, were suspended Friday from the Camden Police Department without pay. They had been on desk duty since shortly after the alleged offenses occurred on Oct. 19. In addition to official misconduct, a second-degree charge carrying a maximum 10 years in prison upon conviction, Ingram is charged with fourth-degree aggravated assault, accused of placing...
  • Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times by H. W. Brands

    01/05/2006 8:00:31 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 10 replies · 474+ views ^ | January 5, 2006 | LCDR Youssef Aboul-Enein, MSC, USN
    Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times by H. W. Brands. Published by Doubleday, a division of Random House, New York. 2005, 560 pages. Part of gaining a deeper understanding of American history is reading presidential biographies. Each biography is not only a look at the person who occupied America's highest office but is a window on the events, individuals and decisions that shaped America's destiny and character. H. W. Brands is a history professor at the University of Texas at Austin and is best known for his biography of Benjamin Franklin "The First American," that was a finalist for the...
  • Camden, N.J., priest named rector of U.S. seminary in Rome

    12/13/2005 11:52:55 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies · 462+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | December 12, 2005 | Cindy Wooden
    ROME (CNS) -- Msgr. James F. Checchio, a priest of the Diocese of Camden, N.J., has been named rector of the North American College, the U.S. seminary in Rome. Msgr. Checchio, 39, has been vice rector for administration at the seminary since 2003. He will succeed Msgr. Kevin C. McCoy, who will move to Washington to direct the college's $25 million capital campaign after more than four years as rector. The appointments, announced Dec. 12, were made by the college's board of governors, and Msgr. Checchio's nomination as rector was approved by the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education. The rector...
  • Most dangerous city?

    12/07/2005 10:53:13 PM PST · by texasguitarslim · 61 replies · 1,420+ views Most dangerous city? Ranking says Camden N.J. city's mayor blasts report; "We're doing so many nice things now" The Associated Press Updated: 9:24 a.m. ET Nov. 21, 2005 CAMDEN, N.J. - For the second year in a row, this destitute city has been named the nation's most dangerous, according to a company's annual ranking based on crime statistics. Last year, the distinction seemed to hurt city boosters' feelings more than it harmed revitalization efforts. This time, city leaders are offended by the ranking, calling it unfair. "We're doing so many nice things now. It's unfortunate that somebody always wants...