Thursday, April 18, 2013
Closed since September, the Haddon Township roadway's reopening was delayed by faulty concrete. Warmer weather means construction will begin again.
Motorists itching to use West Park Boulevard again have to wait longer—but it’s not clear exactly how long. The Haddon Township road has been cut off since September to non-local traffic between Cuthbert Boulevard and Chestnut Avenue to repair the bridge at West Walnut Avenue. The road was slated to remain closed until December, but faulty concrete halted progress, and put the project on hold until the spring. Work is scheduled to resume in early May, said Ron Tomasello, a Camden County spokesman. “Construction was delayed while the contractor presented a number of bridge reinforcement options to the design engineer,” he said. “This week, it was determined that the safest and most practical method to reinforce the structure will be to …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Lewis failed to show for a court hearing last month, authorities say.
A Barrington woman who authorities said skipped out on a probation violation hearing in Superior Court last month is wanted by the Camden County Sheriff’s Department. Tiffany Lewis, 26, who has addresses in Barrington and Wildwood, was supposed to appear March 15 in Camden, authorities said. Lewis, who authorities said also goes by Tiffany Conover, is 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 125 pounds. She has blue eyes and blond hair. Anyone who knows Lewis’ whereabouts should not attempt to apprehend her. Instead, contact the Camden County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Bureau at 856-225-5283 or the Camden County Sheriff’s TIP line at 856-225-5555. Callers can remain anonymous and a reward is offered for information leading to Lewis’ arrest…
Friday, April 5, 2013
Commissioner Ed Borden said he opposes a merger, but encourages cost savings with other shared services.
A debate about whether the borough wants to merge its police force with a countywide department is heating up. Borough officials have repeatedly reasoned that a merger with a newly formed Camden County police force is not a good idea. They said it would likely lead to a decrease of service and autonomy. But the issue surfaced again Thursday in a comment stream on a Haddon Patch Haddonfield police story. A user posted a comment claiming the borough had circulated a request for proposal, RFP, for a shared police service with seven surrounding towns, not including Camden. The comment also insinuated commissioners Ed Borden and Jeff Kasko backed the plan. That comment generated a response from Borden who said: "Not sure where the rumor of this…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The technical schools will offer students the chance to get on the path to careers in police, fire and emergency services.
Students in Camden County will have the chance to prepare for careers in law enforcement and emergency services, and the newly formed countywide police department will get a pipeline for future recruits under a plan announced by county officials Tuesday. Camden County Technical Schools will offer a 4-year Law and Public Safety Academy at both the Pennsauken and Gloucester Township campuses starting in September, an opportunity county officials called “unprecedented.” “This will be a historic initiative that will allow students to follow career paths in public safety when they enter high schools,” Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. said in a statement. “No one ever tells students in high school, and for that matter, college, what the …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Patch/NJ Aid for Animals Adopt-a-Pet of the week.
New Jersey Aid for Animals board member Kelly Matthews submitted the following to Patch regarding a dog in need of a home: Boscoe is a sweet little chocolate and tan dog. He's housebroken, gets along with other small dogs and is good with cats. He originally was adopted from a rescue, and after eight years his owner could no longer keep him because they were working long hours. Boscoe is about 9 years old but has a lot of love to give still. As with most small dogs, he's probably not the best with small children, but teens he'd be fine with. If you're looking for a little companion for yourself or your small dogs Boscoe may just be the perfect dog for you. Tipping the scales at about 12 pounds he's not tiny but he's also not too big. If …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The Runnemede resident failed to appear in state Superior Court in Camden, authorities said.
Russell Lloyd, 23, of Runnemede and Franklinville, is wanted by the Camden County Sheriff's Office on a warrant. Lloyd failed to appear in in state Superior Court in Camden on March 1, 2013, on a charge of theft by unlawful taking, authorities said. He is 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighs 170 pounds and has brown eyes and brown hair. He has piercings in both ears, and under his lower lip. Anyone who knows Lloyd's whereabouts should not attempt to apprehend him. Instead, contact the Camden County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Bureau at 856-225-5283 or the Camden County Sheriff’s TIP line at 856-225-5555. Callers can remain anonymous and rewards are offered for information leading to Lloyd's arrest.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Camden County's Department of Public Works has a 24-hour hotline for reporting potholes on its network of roads, as well as non-county roads.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A system approaching Camden County as rain could bring 1 to 3 inches of snow Wednesday night.
Camden County issued the following press release regarding an approaching winter storm: As a storm with the potential to drop up to three inches of snow overnight approaches, the Camden County Department of Public Works (DPW) is readying more than 60 pieces of equipment to keep county roadways passable and motorists moving on 400 miles of county roadways. “We are urging anyone that needs to be on the road overnight to use extra caution and allow themselves extra time to reach their destinations,” said Freeholder Ian K. Leonard, liaison to the Camden County DPW. “Even though DPW employees will be dispatched to 12 winter maintenance districts as needed, as a precaution motorists should be prepared to encounter icy or slick road conditions.” …
Friday, February 8, 2013
County crews are set in place to tackle the snow when it arrives, officials say.
In the calm before the snow, Camden County officials warned residents to use caution and keep the roads clear when plows roll out to combat what’s predicted to be 2 to 5 inches of snow from Friday’s nor’easter. More than 60 pieces of equipment are on standby to meet the storm head-on during the changeover to snow Friday night, county officials said, and steps are being taken to lessen the storms’ effects. Still, residents should put off driving Friday night, if at all possible, county officials said. “Even though county crews are brining roads in advance of the storm, we still remind motorists to remain cautious and give themselves extra time to reach their destinations tonight,” freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to Public Works, said in a …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Rain during the day Friday will change to snow around the evening commute, making travel treacherous, the National Weather Service forecasts.
With the National Weather Service (NWS) calling for a nor'easter to bring a mix of rain and snow and hazardous conditions through the Friday evening commute, Camden County officials said they’re prepared to tackle the coming nor’easter head-on as soon as it slams into the area. The NWS Mount Holly office issued a winter weather advisory Thursday afternoon, in effect from 5 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Saturday, calling for as much as 5 inches of snow in a storm the weather service warned could be intense Friday night. The worst of the storm should hit right around rush hour, the NWS warning said, with rain changing over to wet snow late in the day Friday. The snow could intensify into Friday night, the NWS warned, with accumulations of 1 to …