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Joey Allen Portrait 1936
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Angelo Anthony Leveccia (aka Joey Allen)

JOEY ALLEN was the name that Angelo Anthony Levecchia boxed under from 1928 through 1943. He was born in Camden, New Jersey on November 12, 1912 to Anthony Levecchia and his wife, the former Anna Maria Onorati. His father worked for as a laborer for many years at Camden Forge. Angelo Levecchia was one of at least six children, coming after Henry and Nicholas and before Lillian, Mary, and Joseph. Under the ring name of Joey Allen, he became one of the many fine boxers that emerged from South Camden in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Joseph Abarno

Joseph Abarno was a laborer at the Joseph Campbell Company, later known as the Campbell Soup Company in Camden, NJ.

A neighbor who ran several blocks Friday night when she saw smoke and flames brought firemen to rescue Samuel Liberetti, 88, of 606 Avon st., near West and Beckett sts, Liberetti was trapped in the cellar by the flames on the stairway and was found by firemen lying semi-conscious on the floor. August Johnson and Orville Goldsboro, of Engine Co. 1, donned oxygen masks and went into the home as Capt. Raymond Amos, of Engine Co. 1, wet them down and extinguished the flames on the stairs so the firemen could effect the rescue. Liberetti was treated at Cooper Hospital for smoke inhalation. District Chief Edward McDowell said the flooring of the first floor, the cellar stairway and a large pile of lumber in the cellar were burned. Mrs, Bertha Alemi, of 602 Avon, st, Was returning from shopping when she saw smoke and flames and heard shouts of help coming from the Liberetti home. She ran to the 4th and Pine sts. firehouse, to sound the alarm, Liberetti's daughter, Theresa, with whom he lives, was at work at the time of the blaze. Engine Co, 2 and Truck Co, 1 came from headquarters with McDowell.
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Save Man, 88, In S. Camden Home Blaze

A neighbor who ran several blocks Friday night when she saw smoke and flames brought firemen to rescue Samuel Liberetti, 88, of 606 Avon st., near West and Beckett sts.

Attacked at Third and Mickle streets, Camden, late Monday night by a man, Mrs. Bessie O. Day, of Seventh and Clinton streets, had her clothing cutt in strips. The man, said to be a male acquaintance, followed Mrs. Day off a ferryboat and attacked her near the P. R. R. Y. M. C. A. A. Building into which the frightened woman ran for protection. He wielded a razor and came within an inch of slashing the woman's throat. The police were notified and are looking for the man, whose name is known.
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News and Incidents of a Day in Camden

Attacked at Third and Mickle streets, Camden, late Monday night by a man, Mrs. Bessie O. Day, of Seventh and Clinton streets, had her clothing cutt in strips. The man, said to be a male acquaintance, followed Mrs. Day off a ferryboat and attacked her near the P. R. R. Y. M. C. A. A. Building into which the frightened woman ran for protection. He wielded a razor and came within an inch of slashing the woman’s throat. The police were notified and are looking for the man, whose name is known.