Wednesday, April 3, 2013
From forklift drivers to home care workers, preview the list of employers and available positions here.
Brush up those resumes and press that suit, job-seekers: the Scottish Rite Theater in Collingswood will play host to a countywide job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. With more than 100 companies hiring, “This is a great opportunity for employers to gain access to a local ready and willing workforce,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. in a statement. The Spring Job Fair is sponsored by the Camden County Freeholders as well as the Camden County One-Stop Resource Center, which provides job-seeking strategies and assistance with resume writing and training. A full list of participating employers includes:
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 …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The freeholders will travel to 12 of the county's municipalities for regular monthly meetings.
Camden County's freeholder board has put out its schedule of meetings for 2013, and will travel to all ends of the county for its roving general meetings. The freeholders will hold caucus meetings, which start at 6 p.m. in the freeholder conference room, on the 16th floor of Camden city hall, on the following dates: The freeholder board's regular meetings, which begin at 7 p.m., will be held on the following dates:
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Camden County's freeholder director outlines what's in store for the year ahead.
From road improvements to plans for the county's parkland to the controversial county police force, Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. offered his take on 2012 and what's to come in 2013 in the annual State of the County speech, which is included in its entirety here, at the freeholders' reorganization meeting in Camden Friday evening.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Three recently elected freeholders will be sworn in at the annual reorganization meeting, which will be held on the second floor of Camden City Hall Friday afternoon.
For those with an interest in county politics, Freeholder Director (and Collingswood resident) Louis Cappelli Jr. will deliver the annual State of the County address today at 4 p.m. in Camden City Hall. Newly elected Freeholder Michelle Gentek (Gloucester Township) will take her oath of office alongside returning Freeholders Ian Leonard (Camden City) and Jeffrey L. Nash (Cherry Hill). The Democratic slate swept the field in the November 2012 elections, earning nearly twice as many votes as Republican challengers Jim Pearce, Ian Gill and Eugene Lawrence. Cappelli's address will likely touch on several concerns, none larger in the eyes of many residents than the push for the countywide police force that is slated to take over policing of …
Friday, December 28, 2012
National Weather Service meteorologists are tracking a snow storm this weekend.
Camden County could be blanketed in a few inches of snow starting tomorrow morning as a weather system is making its way here over the weekend. Meteorologist Mitchell Gaines, with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, said the county should get at least 2 inches of the white stuff and potentially more, as the storm pushes north and spreads over the county by mid-to-late morning. It should end in the early evening, with Sunday expected to be sunny and breezy. Crews are already preparing for the winter blast, county officials said, pre-treating roads with brine, and have 60 pieces of equipment ready in 12 districts across the county to handle salting and plowing for 400 miles of county roads. “Even though county crews are brining …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The storm is expected to clear by Thursday afternoon, but could bring 20 mph winds by tonight.
The following press release was issued by the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders. A severe storm warning has been put into effect for Camden County as we prepare for a powerful Nor’easter to pass through the area in the next 24 hours. While the Department of Public Works (DPW) monitors the forecast for any changes in the current weather system we have all hands on deck today checking and clearing inlets and culverts, ensuring that water can easily flow off of our more than 400 miles of roadway throughout the county. “In case of a significant change in the weather, trucks are outfitted for treating the highway for freezing conditions and any snow that may accumulate,” said Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to the Camden County DPE. “…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The session will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Camden County Store on the second floor of the Voorhees Town Center.
The following announcement was provided by the Camden County Board of Freeholders. The Camden County Board of Freeholders, through its Division of Senior & Disabled Services, presents an open enrollment options clinic for Medicare beneficiaries seeking information on health and prescription drug coverage choices. The session will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Camden County Store on the second floor of the Voorhees Town Center. State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) counselors will be available to help seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries with the enrollment process and to answer any questions. “It’s time to compare plans and select the right one for you,” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
A "full-scale emergency response [training] exercise" will close parts of Cuthbert Boulevard and North and South Atlantic avenues.
The following announcement was released by Camden County Freeholders. The Camden County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will partner with the Collingswood OEM, Haddon Township OEM and PATCO to conduct a full-scale emergency response exercise along the PATCO rail lines in Haddon Township. The drill will take place from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 and will result in several road closures. “Our first responder community regularly participates in exercises, both internally and with other agencies, to ensure they are prepared for any emergency,” said Freeholder Ian Leonard. “The preparation and training they conduct throughout the year enable them to competently assist the residents of Camden County in any emergency situation…