Camden homicides hit 30-year low

By Jim-Walsh/Courier-Post/January-2-2018

CAMDEN - Homicides fell to a 30-year low in the city last year, even as the number of shooting incidents edged up, Camden County police said.
Year-end tallies show an overall drop of 7 percent for violent crime, which had climbed by 3.6 percent in 2016.

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In the shadow of a Camden waste treatment plant, a park opens

By Phaedra-Trethan/Courier-Post/December-12-2017

CAMDEN - Jeff Nash, a Camden County freeholder since 1991, has seen his share of ribbon-cuttings along the Camden Waterfront. 

He ticked off some of them Tuesday in South Camden: A trash-to-steam plant. A wastewater treatment facility. A prison. All of which faced fierce opposition from Camden residents. All of which were controversial and unwelcome additions to the city.

"Those were the ribbon-cuttings we were used to," Nash said. 


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