Monday, May 20, 2013
Get your first look at the trail network 6 p.m. on May 29 at the Camden County Boathouse.
The following was submitted by the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The Freeholder Board invites residents to review the final draft of the Camden County Bicycle and Multi-Use Trail Master Plan. The latest plans for the multi-phase project will be presented to the public on May 29 at the Camden County Boathouse at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken at 6:00 p.m. “The trail network will provide County residents with new recreational opportunities, while creating an alternative means of transportation between destinations such as schools, shopping centers, parks and recreation facilities, and historic sites, both within each municipality and throughout the county,” said Freeholder Jeffrey L. Nash, liaison to the Department of Parks. …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Less than a mile of Jarvis Road is set to be rapaved beginning Wednesday.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The paving work will start May 15 and continue for 45 days.
Camden County submitted the following news release: Jarvis Road (County Route 687) will be repaved from Sicklerville Road (County Route 705) to mile marker .75 in the vicinity of Maynard Drive in Gloucester Township. The work is scheduled to begin May 15, and it is anticipated to last for 45 calendar days. The exact timing of the project is dependent upon the weather and other factors. “The maintenance of county roadways is one of the most important functions for the Freeholder Board and an important investment for the residents and businesses of Camden County,” said Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works. “Jarvis Road is one of the better traveled roadways through the southern portion of Camden …
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 31, 2013
Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. called the move a failure of leadership that 'defies logic,' and promised new officer trainees will hit the streets in March.
Rank-and-file members of the Camden City Fraternal Order of Police voted down a proposal from the Camden County Freeholders to join the Camden County Metro Police Division or forfeit their years of service on the job. The offer failed to pass by a measure of 142-62 on Thursday, with 204 of 234 members voting. That final tally means that the police union in the most dangerous city in America will try its luck challenging the labor reorganization in the court system, as an April 30 deadline to dissolve the city force in favor of a countywide Metro Division looms. The deal on the table Thursday would have created a special exception allowing for as much as 100 percent of the current department to be hired by the Metro Division while …
Will the deal have a big impact on crime for Camden County residents? According to two veteran officers, the outcome is uncertain.
After 27 years with the Camden City Police Department, Richard Desmond has been through layoffs, labor negotiations, and general unpleasantness on the job. As a retired sergeant, he heads up the Emerald Society drum and bagpipe band, a ceremonial outfit he says has played at funeral services for more than 400 police officers and firefighters up and down the east coast. But burying the Camden City P.D. to make way for the countywide Metro Division is a deal he thinks will ultimately create a force that, even if larger, is no cheaper and far less experienced than the current corps of men and women policing the city. Far from the fight-'em-there mentality of the Camden County Freeholders—which has promised that a larger force will contain the…
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 …