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NJ Transit eyes rapid-bus system

To reduce traffic congestion and ease commutes from South Jersey to Philadelphia, transit planners want a $46 million "bus rapid transit" system on the heavily traveled corridor that includes Routes 55 and 42, and I-676. The proposed NJ Transit system would allow
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Consolidation meetings stalled

The self-appointed Consolidation Commission opened and closed their meeting in short order on Tuesday, March 6th when vice-chairman, Rich James, announced that the pending RFP seeking a consultant to study a possible municipal merger of Merchantville and Cherry Hill had run into a roadblock. Cherry Hill Township wants several legal…
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Little League program in need of support

The Camden County Parks Freeholder Board is proud to support the North Camden Little League and our Parks Department has been hard at work refurbishing the baseball field at Pyne Poynt Park. You can join this effort by sponsoring a child’s registration fee of $20. Checks can be made payable…
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Hazardous waste collection event

Mark your calendar for the next Camden County Household Hazardous Waste Collection scheduled for March 17th, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Cherry Hill Public Works Complex, 1 Perina Boulevard, Cherry Hill. List of what to bring. If you have any questions about what or what not to…
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New emergency notification system

The Camden County Office of Emergency Management is implementing a new emergency notification system, or reverse 911 system, that will keep Camden County residents informed in the event of an emergency. Residents and businesses may add or delete phone numbers by visiting www.camdencounty.com and clicking on the icon for Global…
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A Police Retirement Brings Tears and Smiles

"I'm going to be the one with my arms around his ankles as he is dragging me down the hall when he leaves," said Fitzgerald, an administrative assistant and 38-year department veteran. "He's beloved and widely respected. He was the best lieutenant I've ever had." Today is Pearce's last day…
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Cell tower hearing postponed

Pegasus Tower Company has requested a postponement of the zoning hearing originally scheduled for March 1st in Cherry Hill. The meeting is now scheduled for Thursday, April 19th. More information and an online petition is available at the website.
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Winners and losers under Christie's school budget

The first details are out about Gov. Christie's trumpeted increase in state aid for public schools next year, showing a much more complicated picture that means big increases for some schools and sharp cuts for others. In all, 95 districts would get less, from a cut of 13 percent down…
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Student's painted cow a potential winner

Gustavo Ramirez has aspirations of someday opening his own tattoo parlor. The soft-spoken sophomore at Overbrook High School never expected his first client to be a life-size fiberglass cow. Ramirez is one of nine finalists - and the only one from New Jersey - selected by a panel of judges…
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Freeholders Eliminate Park Fees for County Residents

The Camden County Parks Department will no longer collect fees from county residents for the use of athletic fields or picnic areas. Camden County residents will continue to be asked to apply for park use permits to ensure the facilities they are requesting are available, but the fees will no…
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Red knot shorebird designated endangered species in N.J.

Wildlife officials said that the new status, a change from threatened, did not add protections. However, it is formal recognition that despite years of efforts to help the bird, its numbers continue to decline. The red knot population on the bay is about 15,000, down from nearly 100,000 two decades…
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