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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | Phaedra Threthan/Courier Post
CAMDEN — While New Jersey residents are unlikely to see Gov. Chris Christie ride into Margate with a mop, U.S. Senator Cory Booker appeared in Camden Tuesday morning, two snow shovels slung over his shoulders. The Democrat and former Newark mayor joined Camden Mayor Dana Redd, Camden County...
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 | Darnell Moore/ Mic.com
A 13-year-old boy from Camden, New Jersey, was buried on Monday. Nathaniel Plummer Jr., described by family members in a local newspaper as a "phenomenal writer" and "good boy," was fatally shot a short distance from his grandmother's house on the evening of Jan. 7. Plummer was the oldest of three...
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 | NJ.com/Greg Adomaitis
CAMDEN-What can state Senate President Stephen Sweeney — and the rest of the New Jersey, for that matter — learn from Camden? That comprehensive community care to those of all ages, such as what's offered within the Cooper Lanning "Promise Neighborhood" Sweeney visited Monday morning, creates...
Saturday, October 31, 2015 | Jenny Wagner - Burlington County Times
NORTH BRUNSWICK - As a first-year medical school student at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Hay Darji worries a lot about his family's health. Until last month, the 25-year-old Lumberton resident was uninsured for about a year and a half, and his parents still don't have coverage...
Thursday, October 29, 2015 | Kevin Riordan - Philadelphia Inquirer
Crystal Allen was 6 when a Glassboro shelter for domestic violence survivors became her home. Her mother, Laura, a drug addict married to a drug addict, needed a safe place to live with her three young daughters. Crystal Allen doesn't remember much about those dark times in 1989, but she...
Friday, September 25, 2015 | South Jersey Times - Kelly Roncace
There were death spirals, risky lifts, and special guests at this year's Dancing with the Gloucester County Stars finale Thursday night at Auletto's Catering in Deptford. This was the 10th season for the Greater Woodbury Chamber of Commerce fundraising event, and the stars shined both on the dance...
Monday, July 27, 2015
The teen volunteers of Center For Family Services - Quixote Quest program, are focused on an ongoing effort to address hunger issues that affect children in Camden. This is specifically in response to the concern that school nurses and key teachers have expressed about certain children not getting...
Thursday, July 23, 2015
CAMDEN, NJ— The Mayor’s Office, the Philadelphia 76ers, officers from Camden County Police Department, and community leaders joined today in the city’s sixth annual Camden Clean Campaign. Today served as the tenth event out of eleven that are taking place throughout the summer in a citywide venture...
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | Courier Post-Celeste Whittaker
CAMDEN-A Center for Family Services building was abuzz with activity Tuesday as workers put together furniture, hung paintings and brightened a place up that eight young men call home.   The center was one of 42 charities across the country to receive an IKEA makeover and product donations for...
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | Featuring Richard Stagliano
For Richard Stagliano, making a difference and giving back are the cornerstones of his approach to creating Impact. "It means a tremendous amount to me to work toward improving lives in our community," he shares. "It's a commitment in my professional and personal life." This commitment is clear in...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | Three-year investment of $1.6 million will fund 180 new Americorps positions
WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 19, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced a new AmeriCorps program designed to prepare economically disadvantaged youth for 21st-century green jobs and enhance youth violence prevention strategies, while addressing...
Friday, March 20, 2015 | Kristie Rearick/South Jersey Times
It's the 10th year for the Greater Woodbury Chamber of Commerce's Gloucester County Dancing with the Stars fundraiser and the six "local celebrities" ready to put on their dancing shoes, have been annouced. According to Shirley Bierbrunner, event chair, these six dancers all offer something special...
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer/Kevin Riordan
The Hummer got Da'Quan Johnson's attention. So did the good job, nice home, and loving family of his mentor, Tyrone Baker Jr. "I never really had anybody to guide me," says Johnson, who was a troubled East Camden middle school student when Baker took him under his wing in 2008. Seven years later...
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 | Courier Post/Kim Mulford
With less than 2 weeks remaining during the Affordable Care Act's open enrollment period, non profit groups are ramping up efforts to help uninsured South Jersey residents learn more about their coverage options. People are twice as likely to enroll if they receive free, in-person assistance,...
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 | South Jersey Times | Greg Adomaitis
As the Affordable Care Act enrollment deadline inches closer, the Center for Family Services (CFS) and Rutgers University will host an enrollment event at Rutgers University's Camden campus on Friday. The Feb. 6 event will be held nine days before the enrollment deadline and, in light of the fact...
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | Shawnette Wilson-Fox 29 News
HADDON HEIGHTS, N.J. -'Tis the giving season and families in need are receiving a helping hand from a youngster with a giving heart. He had an idea and acted on it with the help of his friend.  In the end, numerous families in New Jersey are benefiting from his generosity. 13-year-old William...
Sunday, November 16, 2014 | Ann Sanner/Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The pitch for health care coverage is being made at nail salons, pizzerias, mosques and even bars. As the second enrollment period under President Barack Obama's health care law begins, advocates are employing new tactics and expanding old ones to reach people who need...
Monday, October 6, 2014 | Jonathan Lai/Philadelphia Inquirer
CAMDEN-When the doctors-to-be from Camden wore their white coats outside this month for the first time, a young man pulled his car over and shouted a question: Why are you guys wearing those doctors' costumes? Samantha and Susana Collazo recognized a former classmate from Brimm Medical Arts...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | Rebecca Forand /South Jersey Times
More than six months after Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice was seen carrying his unconscious then-fiance, now wife, out of a hotel elevator in Atlantic City a new video emerged Thursday showing the blow to the face administered by Rice that knocked her out. While Rice's contract has been...
Monday, September 8, 2014
CAMDEN –  A Camden-based nonprofit has won nearly $765,000 in federal grant money to continue providing federal health insurance enrollment assistance in South Jersey through next summer. The Center For Family Services is among four grant winners in New Jersey to receive up to $1.9 million from...

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