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Camden loses again in George Norcross and Sue Altman power battle | Kevin Riordan

The hearing in Trenton Monday was supposed to be about Camden. But the city was just a backdrop for a battle between George Norcross and his adversaries, including Gov. Phil Murphy and Sue Altman, a city resident and Working Families Alliance official police forcibly removed from the room.

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This boomer is OK with ‘OK boomer’ | Kevin Riordan

A boomer and writer who initially garbled the phrase 'OK boomer' actually comes to understand it.

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Farewell, South Jersey — but not goodbye

A South Jersey columnist who began his newspaper career in 1976 — when cut-and-paste really meant something — reflects and looks ahead.

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With dozens of empty storefronts, will this South Jersey town’s main street be saved by the arts?

A small group of Runnemede, NJ residents hopes to spark revitalization of the Black Horse Pike with an arts-related campaign called Reimagine Runnemede.

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The Woodbury Relays founder went the distance

Howie Staeger wanted the Woodbury Relays to be a first-class event that would raise the profile of track and field as a high school sport in South Jersey. He succeeded.

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At 125, N.J. women’s club celebrates — and recalibrates | Kevin Riordan

The Haddon Fortnightly is celebrating its 125th birthday, and members of this women's club hope the occasion will attract new members.

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In South Jersey, movie fans welcome a sequel | Kevin Riordan

Good news for film buffs: Carol and Ralph Secinaro are reopening their beloved Barrington Movie Posters & Book Shop in Barrington, NJ.

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City they died for will remember two firefighters

The Camden Fire Department raised money for dignified markers on what had been the unmarked graves of two of their fallen brethren.

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Kicked out of N.J., right-leaning event on ‘ending racism’ is headed to Philly | Kevin Riordan

Progressives wanted to silence a right-leaning event planned for Pitman, N.J. on August 31. So it's moving to Philadelphia.

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A war of words over a city’s public library

Since early 2018, there have been raucous public meetings, impassioned social media comments, fiery op-eds and letters in the local newspaper, an aborted privatization proposal, a narrowly defeated library tax increase referendum, layoffs of the library director and four other staffers, and cutbacks