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New Legislation to Provide Emergency Mental Health Care for Veterans

(Camden, NJ) Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced urgent new legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that will provide emergency mental health care for veterans seeking assistance. “So many of our veterans suffer in silence. Tragically, some see no way out other than to take their own lives. In fact, 22 U.S. military veterans commit […]

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CamCo Prosecutor Issues Alert Amid Phone Scam Reports

  The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office is urging residents to be alert following reports of a telephone phishing scams. Telephone phishing scams are attempts by “scammers” to trick you into giving them your personal information such as date of birth, social security number, bank account number and credit card numbers. In this latest incident, a […]

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Save Hugg-Harrison House Presentation Oct. 6

The Save the Hugg Harrison House Committee invites the public to attend a special program about Bellmawr’s Revolutionary War house on Thursday, October 6 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Anthony P. Infanti Bellmawr Branch Library Community Room, 35 E Browning Rd, Bellmawr, N.J. Special Presentation from the Camden County Historical Society Camden County Historical Society […]

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Bellmawr BOE Approves Administrators’ Contract; Details Unknown

Following an Executive Session at its September 28 meeting, the Bellmawr Board of Education (BOE) approved a three year contract with the Bellmawr Administrators’ Association (BAA), Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Amy Capriotti confirmed. Aside from the 2016-2019 time frame that the contract will be in effect, additional details are unknown. When SJO contacted Capriotti on September […]

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Rabid Raccoon Confirmed in Clementon

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Health Department has been notified by the state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that a raccoon removed from a yard in Clementon has tested positive for rabies. On September 19, a Clementon homeowner was attacked by a raccoon in his yard. The animal was killed by […]

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Camden County Library Starts Serving Up Books and Cooks Classes

(Voorhees, N.J.) The Camden County Library System began rolling out its innovative Books and Cooks initiative this month. The initiative is designed to promote food literacy, particularly in communities such as Camden, that are considered ‘food deserts’ by the US Department of Agriculture. The library won a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce […]

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West Nile Virus Case Confirmed in Camden County

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – A 65-year-old man has been confirmed as Camden County’s second case of West Nile Virus this year. On Sept. 12, he was admitted to a Camden County hospital with typical symptoms and was transferred to a Pennsylvania hospital on September 20. The Camden County Mosquito Commission regularly checks several thousand suspected […]

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Bellmawr Baseball Champs Honored; Anthony Abbate Joins Bellmawr PD

Bellmawr Mayor Frank Filipek and Council honored Bellmawr Baseball’s Babe Ruth team for clinching their 13-15 age division. The team received their jackets at last week’s council meeting. Bellmawr Baseball President, Rick Dougherty, said that the team went undefeated in their regular season and that it was “pretty amazing that they won every game.” Anthony […]

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Bellmawr PD’s Sgt. Chris Cummings Awarded Valor Medal

Sgt. Chris Cummings of the Bellmawr Police Department was awarded a Medal of Valor, along with a Proclamation, in recognition of his heroic actions stemming from an incident that took place at the Tanger Outlets (The Walk) in Atlantic City on September 1. That day, a suspect shot and killed another person and then proceeded […]

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Sheriff’s Officers Arrest 124 for Domestic Relations Warrants

(Camden, NJ) – Members of Camden County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of police officers from Pennsauken, Haddon Township, Winslow Township, Lindenwold, and Gloucester City conducted a three-day raid for subjects wanted on Domestic Relations (Child Support) warrants. As a result of the operation, 124 subjects were arrested and 205 Superior Court warrants were executed. […]