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Oldest 100 News Articles

A collection of the 100 oldest news articles about Camden, NJ on the site!

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Man, Youth Charged in Hydrant Incident

CAMDEN – A 25-year-old Mount Ephraim man and a Somerdale juvenile were arrested by Camden police yesterday and charged with illegally diverting water from a fire hydrant into a truck used for commercial steam cleaning.

In the group are, sitting, left to right, Curtis “Hatchman” Sheppard, one of Walcott’s sparm , Walcott, and Billy Norris, another sparmate. Standing, left to right are: Dan Florio, 1 trainer; Paddy Cream, Walcott’s brother, Joe Holmes, Walcott’s chauffeur, Cliff Dyes, another Walcott sparmate; Felix Bocchicchio, Walcott’s financial adviser; Joey Allen, assistant trainer; Nick Bocchicchio, camp secretary; Dave Schockley, camp cook, and Bob Cream, another of Walcott’s brothers. Austin Johnson, another of Walcott’s sparmates, was visiting his home in Atlantic City when the picture was taken.


On the days Jersey Joe Walcott doesn’t box for his forthcoming return bout with heavyweight champion Joe Louis there’s little activity at his Grenloch Park training camp. Yesterday was one of Walcott’s off days and the camp personnel took it easy.

Aaron A. Thompson, 88, former Mayor of Camden, passed on March 17, 2019.

Aaron A. Thompson Obituary

Aaron A. Thompson, 88, former Mayor of Camden, passed on March 17, 2019.

Robert R. Allen Obituary

U.S. Veteran Robert passed away on August 9, 2016 at Kennedy Memorial Hospital, Stratford, NJ; of Oaklyn, NJ, age 72 years. 

Phil Cohen, 52, of Pennsauken has created a Web site to honor Camden County veterans who died while serving their country. He wants to keep their memory alive.

Site Honors Camco War Dead

Second Lieutenant Warren Stafford Jr., of Haddon Heights, was in the Army Air Force when his entire B-17 Flying Fortress crew of 10 men was reported missing on Feb. 3, 1944 during World War II.During World War I, Merchant Marine Charles Daniels, 23, of Camden drowned when he and his brother, George Daniels, were in a lifeboat that capsized after their ship, the SS Atlantic Sun, was sunk by a German submarine. Army Specialist Joseph Tiefenthaler, 21, of Brooklawn, was killed in action during his tour of duty in Vietnam on May 13, 1967.

These veterans, along with more than 1,200 war veterans who died while serving their country, can be found on a virtual memorial complete with names, descriptions, photos and scanned copies of newspaper articles thanks to the dedicated work of a Pennsauken man.

A rendering of a Hilton hotel that is being planned for Camden

In a Faded City, Plans to Build a Hotel Build Hope

The old Plaza Hotel downtown is a tomb, sealed shut for more than 20 years now, it’s windows shattered and its green marquee worn and stripped of letters.

Max Alexander, October 11, 2007

Alexander Finds Positives After Loss

Max Alexander admits he made an earlier than expected departure from the ESPN show “The Contender.”

Max Alexander, October 11, 2007

Camden Boxer Turns to High-tech Training

The first thing a boxer has to learn to do well is box.

Robert V. Aceto Obituary

On May 2, 2007 of Pilesgrove. Age 61. Beloved husband of AnnaMarie (nee Scerrato) Aceto. Devoted father of Gina Marie Skourtis (Ralph), Lisa Marie Lee (William) and Robert V. Aceto, III. Loving grandfather of Ashley, Briana, Giana, Nicholas, Ryan and Rachel. Dear brother of Anthony Aceto and Natalie Lowe.

Salem County resident dies when car overturns

A 61-year-old Salem County man died after the Jaguar he was driving ran off the road and overturned on Interstate 295 Wednesday morning.


Of Sicklerville, NJ on November 28, 2006. Aged 63 years.