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  1. Schools chief: Calling cops on kids not our idea16 minutes agoRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Philly.com

    Collingswood Superintendent Scott Oswald said Thursday that Camden County prosecutors demanded in a May meeting that the district report nearly every incident of student misbehavior to the police. "During that meeting, it was made abundantly clear by an assistant prosecutor that if we did not follow the directive, they would come after us with criminal charges, they'd come after our [educational certifications]," Oswald said.

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  2. Maybe Collingswood schools shouldn't always rush to call 911?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Philly.com

    The uproar over whether the Camden County prosecutor's draconian "Always call 911" mandate should apply even in cases that teachers, principals, or parents once had the power to resolve has become quite an educational experience for Collingswood. Among the lessons so far: Straightforward, unambiguous and unequivocal face-to-face and written communication - particularly among borough, school, and law enforcement officials - is essential.

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  3. Collingswood mayor says schools' Call 911 policy dropped: It's 'fixed, finished, done.'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Philly.com

    A controversial policy that required Collingswood public schools to call police for nearly every incident of student misbehavior has been "reversed," Mayor James Maley said. The change comes after parents complained that their children, some as young as 7, were questioned by law enforcement for incidents such as roughhousing on the way to the cafeteria, allegedly making a racist comment at a third-grade class party, and a playground fight between two middle school boys.

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  4. A late May altercation triggered a visit to Collingswood Middle School by the police.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Philly.com

    The uproar over whether the Camden County Prosecutor's draconian "Always call 911" mandate should apply even in cases that teachers, principals, or parents once had the power to resolve has become quite an educational experience for Collingswood. Among the lessons so far: Straightforward, unambiguous and unequivocal face-to-face and written communications - particularly among borough, school, and law enforcement officials - are essential.

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  5. Why police were called to a South Jersey third-grade class party28 minutes agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Philly.com

    On June 16, police were called to an unlikely scene: an end of the year class party at the William P. Tatem Elementary School in Collingswood. A third-grader had made a comment about the brownies being served to the class.

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  6. Old tech still holds appeal for South Jersey ham radio loyalistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 11 | Philly.com

    The South Jersey Radio Club, a ham radio organization, is marking its centenary this month. Don Beaulieu and Ken Botterbrodt pose in Beaulieu's shack, in upstairs room of his Cherry Hill home June 7, 2016.

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  7. Law vs. Norcross: 'David and Goliath,' except David lostRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 8 | Philly.com

    Alex Law was still too young to serve in Congress when he started running for it in 2014 - a year and a half before he turned 25 in March. And then he got clobbered in Tuesday's Democratic primary.

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  8. Alex Law was still too young to serve in Congress when he started...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 8 | Philly.com

    Alex Law was still too young to serve in Congress when he started running for it in 2014, a year and a half before he turned 25, and then got clobbered in Tuesday's Democratic primary. Unlike his First Congressional District opponent, incumbent U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross, the brash NYU grad from Voorhees possessed neither a political resume nor a political machine.

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  9. All-girl drum corps reunites for one more marchRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2016 | Philly.com

    But she'll lead the formation once again Monday as former members of Haddonfield's pioneering all-girl drum and bugle corps, many of them grandmothers now, reassemble for the borough's Memorial Day parade. From 1954 until 1977, the Royaleers - originally called the Christ the King Cadets, later the Royaleer Mounties - were a parade fixture in the borough and beyond.

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  10. $4.4M project to revamp Haddon Avenue in CamdenRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | Philly.com

    A stretch of Haddon Avenue leading into Camden west from Collingswood is set to be revamped as part of a $4.4 million road-improvement project, Camden County and city officials said Thursday. Financed by the county and with $1.1 million in federal highway funding, the project involves reconstructing the road between Vesper Boulevard and the White Horse Pike, building a drainage and storm water management system, and installing new traffic signals, lighting, bike lanes, and disabled-accessible curbs.

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  11. $4.4M project to revamp Haddon AvenueRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2016 | Philly.com

    A stretch of Haddon Avenue leading into Camden west from Collingswood is set to be revamped as part of a $4.4 million road improvement project, Camden County and city officials said Thursday. Financed by the county and with $1.1 million in federal highway funding, the project involves reconstructing the road between Vesper Boulevard and the White Horse Pike, building a drainage and storm water management system, and installing new traffic signals, lighting, bike lanes, and ADA accessible curbs.

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  12. Can NJ town turn these parking lots into a thriving downtown?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2016 | Philly.com

    The downtown plan up for a vote this month is more modest than previous ones. It calls for retail, residential, and public spaces, plus surface parking.

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  13. Ginger Coyle is on the bill at Appel Farm.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | Philly.com

    With the warm weather here to stay, it's time to head outside and not go back in until fall. Luckily the festival season is underway, giving us an excuse to spend weekends eating, shopping, listening to live music and maybe sipping a craft beer or two.

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  14. Kids can't ride bikes to school in this SJ townRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2016 | Philly.com

    Willa Bonaparte and her father, Joe, in their Collingswood neighborhood. Collingswood is not the only local town to limit cycling to elementary school.

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  15. New state regs let craft breweries tap into dry N.J. towns like PitmanRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2016 | Philly.com

    THERE ARE NO saloons in Pitman, N.J. No bottle shops or restaurants with liquor licenses, either. This is a dry town, a vestige of its founding as a Methodist retreat.

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  16. Making abandoned, neglected houses into homes againRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2016 | Philly.com

    Harvard Avenue resident Ric Schoeffling, left, talks with Collingswood, N.J. Mayor Jim Maley as he walks his dog Belle in front of one of the long-vacant houses in town. With its wraparound porch and gingerbread curlicues, the corner property might seem right at home on a street in Cape May. Except that the porch ceiling sags, the railings are broken or missing, and the bold fuchsia-and-gold paint is flaking away.

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  17. Gloucester Twp. mayor David Mayer at the Gloucester Premium Outlets in the township.Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2016 | Philly.com

    As David Mayer sees it, a mayor's office is a great place to catch a glimpse of the future. "Mayors can see things before others do, because of the developers who come in and express interest," says Mayer, 49, a Democrat and former New Jersey assemblyman who since 2010 has served as mayor of Gloucester Township.

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  18. In Gloucester Twp., present intrudes on futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2016 | Philly.com

    As David Mayer sees it, a mayor's office is a great place to catch a glimpse of the future. "Mayors can see things before others do, because of the developers who come in and express interest," says Mayer, 49, a Democrat and former New Jersey assemblyman who since 2010 has served as mayor of Gloucester Township.

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  19. Photographers document artists for new exhibitRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2016 | Philly.com

    A one-of-a-kind exhibit, "Clique: South Jersey Artists by South Jersey Photographers," will be on display at the Perkins Center for the Arts in Collingswood through May 5. A free reception open to the public will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. A second exhibit of "Clique" will be held from Sept.

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  20. Pitching in to rescue a 'slice of heaven'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2016 | Philly.com

    "We can just come down to the dock, look at the lake, and forget our troubles," the Oaklyn resident adds. Soon, however, the shimmering waters of spring will give way to a warm-weather bumper crop of aquatic plants and "filamentous" algae, lending the neighborhood's beloved lake a pea soup hue.

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