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June 20, 2017 by Hugh Vogues (Register to contact)

I was the first out my siblings to March as a panther down these isles to a sea of purple and gold presented to the real world and my granddaughter which I hold in the picture is the first of a third generation to be the last of a sea of purple and gold that was presented to the world on 6/20/17. No matter what they put on that corner of Baird and park Blvd it will never be another castle on the hill to give a lost soul in Camden directions to there destination, ha rah for the purple and the gold, forever remember class of '78, THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL, God bless the panther party.

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  1. Camden High School freshman shot and killed walking home  WPVI-TV
  2. Teen shot and killed blocks from Camden high school  FOX 29 News Philadelphia
  3. Camden teen fatally shot blocks from high school  Cherry Hill Courier Post
  4. 15-year-old shot and killed walking home from school
  5. Teen Boy Killed After Being Shot Multiple Times In Camden  CBS Philly
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15-Year-Old Arrested, Charged In Murder Of Camden High School Student  CBS Philly

Camden County authorities say the Camden High School student was shot multiple times on the 1500 block of Princess Avenue around 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 16.

U.S. Marshals nab suspect in fatal shooting of teen outside Camden High School

A 15-year-old Camden boy has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of another teenager outside of Camden High School last week, authorities said.

Community Says Goodbye To 15-Year-Old Camden High School Student Killed In Shooting  CBS Philly

He was a promising football player, who was chosen for the Rutgers future scholars program, which mentors high-achieving, low-income students.

Teenager killed while walking home from Camden High School ‘dreamed of playing for the Eagles’

A Camden High student was gunned down on the street while walking home from school.

Camden ninth-grade football player fatally shot blocks from high school  USA TODAY High School Sports

Fifteen-year-old Javonne Davis, a Camden High School football player and Rutgers Future Scholar, was shot and killed near his high school.

South Jersey Football: Camden wakes up, keeps city bragging rights  Cherry Hill Courier Post

Panthers were out of it early Thursday morning and celebrating by mid-afternoon.

Camden Schools Present State BOE Update on Business Office Improvements

TRENTON, NJ— The Camden City School District appeared before the New Jersey Board of Education Wednesday to update the board on the progress its ...

Camden football trying to break 42-year title drought against Haddonfield (WITH VIDEO PREVIEW)

The Camden High School football program has won just one title in its long and often successful history. The championship came in 1976 and the coach of the ...

Camden, Woodrow Wilson football teams share bonds, seek sectional titles

For the first time, Camden and Woodrow Wilson both will play in South Jersey championship games in the same season.

Historic Camden High is reduced to rubble to make way for a new school

Alumni fought hard to save Camden High School, but the building is now gone after months of demolition.

After an arrest, a young man will be in a hospital bed forever. A jury will decide if cops are to blame.

Xavier Ingram will spend the rest of his life in a hospital bed after a run-in with police. They say he injured himself.

A moment in time captured by buried capsule at Camden High  Cherry Hill Courier Post

As demolition continues at the Castle on the Hill, crews discovered a secret in the historic school's 1916 cornerstone.

New Scoreboard Unveiled At Camden High School  CBS Philly

The Camden High School athletics field has a new look just in time for their football home opener on Friday.

Katrina McCombs, city native, to lead Camden schools for now  Cherry Hill Courier Post

CAMDEN - Katrina McCombs, a Camden native and Camden High School graduate, will be the interim leader for the city's school district. New Jersey's ...

Here's how much the state will pay to build a new Camden High  Cherry Hill Courier Post

Design work to begin next month, with classes to open by September 2021, state says. Ernest Bock and Sons Inc. of Philadelphia gets contract.

Design proposed for new Camden High School  Cherry Hill Courier Post

CAMDEN - Camden School District officials are recommending a design for the new Camden High School that's reminiscent of the historic Castle on the Hill.

Camden High School Class of 2018 is first class to graduate from inside Hatch Middle School

CAMDEN, NJ—The Camden High School Class of 2018 made some history on Monday afternoon.

New Scoreboard Unveiled at Camden High Athletic Fields

CAMDEN, NJ—Backed by Camden High School football players and cheerleaders, Drew Katz spoke about the legacy of the man whose name crowned the ...

Camden High School students celebrate their 2018 prom (PHOTOS)

Camden High School students celebrated their prom on Thursday night at the Crowne Plaza, dancing the night away.

Fran Brown to interview for Temple job on Monday  247Sports

Former Temple assistant Fran Brown will formally interview for the head coaching job on North Broad Street on Monday, two sources informed OwlsDaily. Brown ...

Camden High School's Class of 2018 graduates (PHOTOS)

Check out our photos of this year's commencement.

YOUR TURN: Gov. Phil Murphy should keep NJ’s promise to Camden kids  Cherry Hill Courier Post

Today's Camden students deserve better. They deserve the chance to build the same great memories at The High that we did when we were students.

Demolition's underway, but loyal grads push to save Camden High's

Opponents see the demolition of Camden High School as a symptom of the privatization of public education. But supporters say a century old building will be ...

As fight to preserve Camden High fades, images of new school emerge  Cherry Hill Courier Post

The demolition of Camden High can go on, a judge ruled. Meanwhile, the district seeks public input on three exterior options.

Fundraiser launched for Camden High football field improvements

Camden, NJ—The Camden City School District [CCSD], along with the Camden Schools Foundation and the “We Can Do This [with a little help from our friends] ...

The 10,000 NJ Teachers Who Make $98K Or More In 2018  Point Pleasant, NJ Patch

Top 10000 NJ Teachers Salaries - Point Pleasant, NJ - Here are the 10000 top-paid N.J. public school teachers, a growing club earning $100K-plus a year.

Vic Carstarphen hired as Camden basketball coach

The former star point guard takes charge of South Jersey's most fabled boys' basketball program.

Rodney P. Boynton Jr. - Rockland - Camden - Knox - Courier-Gazette - Camden Herald  Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald

Rodney Phillip Boynton Jr., 75, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at his home in Camden. Born in Gardiner on April 12, 1943, he was the son of Rodney P. and Merna ...

Camden Superintendent Who Led Turnaround Is Stepping Down  The New York Times

CAMDEN, N.J. — The state takeover of this troubled city's school district gambled on a big question: After years of experiments with more money and charter ...

Superintendent who led school takeover was 'just what Camden needed.' Now he's gone.

Schools were failing by just about every measure when Paymon Rouhanifard came to Camden.

East Camden school gets $3.8 million upgrade  Cherry Hill Courier Post

Alfred Cramer Elementary School's oldest sections date to 1914 and now serves 550 pre-K to 8th grade students. About 360 windows were replaced.

Basketball star TaQuan Woodley transfers from Neumann-Goretti to Camden

TaQuan Woodley, a 6-foot-6 forward who as a freshman last season helped Neumann-Goretti win the PIAA Class 3A state championship, has transferred to ...

Why being historic probably won't save Camden High from the wrecking ball

CAMDEN -- A group of residents and Camden High School alumni have pledged to fight to the end to save the building nicknamed "The Castle on the Hill" from ...

Hudson does it all for Camden football in shutout win over Pennsauken

On a Camden High School football team with no shortage of standouts like Tidiane Bamba, Tirek Austin-Cave and Donald Williams, Jajuan Hudson could easily ...

N.J. state trooper and part-time Camden High coach charged with pulling over women to get their phone numbers

A New Jersey state trooper is accused of using his position to stop women and pressure them for their phone numbers.

Camden judge dismisses assault charge against ex-assemblyman Arthur Barclay  Cherry Hill Courier Post

Arthur Barclay was charged with simple assault after an incident at his Fairview home in June.

Activists taking Camden High preservation effort to Murphy  Cherry Hill Courier Post

The fight to save the Castle on the Hill has failed in the courts. Preservationists hope the new governor will step in to stop demolition.

One on One with Paymon Rouhanifard, Camden's Departing Superintendent  NJ Spotlight

Rouhanifard fields questions about progress in Camden, rise of charters, carrying his work forward, statewide exams, and coaching b-ball at Camden High.

Ten-year prison term for Lamarr Maye, gunman in Camden drive-by slaying  Cherry Hill Courier Post

May 2017 attack took the life of Camden High School student Shapaul "S.P." Johnson.

Assemblyman Arthur Barclay resigns after arrest for simple assault  Cherry Hill Courier Post

CAMDEN - Arthur Barclay, a state assemblyman and former Camden High School basketball standout, has resigned his legislator position days after he was ...

South Jersey high school football scores for Week 7  Vineland Daily Journal

Here's how your favorite South Jersey high school football teams fared in Week 7: Bishop Eustace 20, Pemberton 6. The Crusaders found the win column for the ...

Lawsuit seeks to save Camden, N.J., high school from demolition  American School & University

Alumni and others seeking to save Camden High School in Camden, N.J., from demolition have filed a federal lawsuit to preserve the landmark. The Cherry Hill ...

John Valore steps down as Camden High School boys basketball coach  Cherry Hill Courier Post

John Valore led Camden to 118 wins and four sectional championships in five years with the program.

Camden High alumni in last-ditch effort to save it from demolition

Thousands joined the Facebook group Save Camden High School, and there have been online petitions and bracelet sales to build a public campaign.

Readers share their memories of Camden High  Cherry Hill Courier Post

We asked Courier-Post readers and Camden High alumni to share their memories of the Castle on the Hill, which is slated for demolition and, school district ...

Castle closes: The final days at Camden High  Cherry Hill Courier Post

Camden High closes for good on the last day of school. What do students, staff say about the move and inevitable demolition of the iconic Castle?

NJ Approves Demolition Of Camden High School Even As Opponents Fight It In Court  CBS Philly

CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey officials have issued the order to tear down Camden High School, even as alumni and neighbors of the century old building ...

How an Unknown Reformer Rescued One of America’s Most Troubled School Districts  POLITICO Magazine

CAMDEN, N.J.—Five years ago, a stranger arrived in one of America's most benighted cities and made a humble promise that sounded radical. Paymon ...

Camden High: When home isn't the Castle  Cherry Hill Courier Post

Camden High - the Castle on the Hill - is out, not just for the summer, but forever. The iconic high school will be demolished with a new one to go up in its place.

Parts of Camden High to survive demolition  Cherry Hill Courier Post

Officials seek funds for planned sculpture garden that will feature elements of school's famed tower.

'Castle on the Hill' to be torn down, new Camden school coming in 2021

Camden High School, the "Castle on the Hill" that has overlooked the city's Parkside neighborhood for a century, will be demolished after the end of this school ...

Share your memories of 'The High'  Cherry Hill Courier Post

Camden High School will soon be demolished to make room for a new, larger school, we take a look back at the Castle on the Hill.

Rouhanifard took on critics, instituted change in Camden schools  Cherry Hill Courier Post

CAMDEN - From the moment he arrived in Camden, Paymon Rouhanifard has faced criticism. Many said he was too young, at just 32 when he was appointed, ...

Appraisal: How Paymon Rouhanifard Rallied Camden Around Its Schools — and Why His Impressive Turnaround Will Endure  The 74

C amden Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard informed New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy last week that he would be stepping down from his post at the end of ...

While new Camden High is built, where will the kids go?

Officials are in the final stages of deciding where Camden High School students and teachers will move after the century-old building is demolished at the end of ...

Anguish, anger over condition of Camden cemetery  Cherry Hill Courier Post

Evergreen Cemetery, one of the oldest in the city, is overgrown and filled with trash. No one seems to be in charge of its upkeep.

South Jersey high school football scores for Week 6  Cherry Hill Courier Post

Here's how your favorite South Jersey high school football teams fared in Week 6: Delsea 58, Woodrow Wilson 14: The Crusaders rumbled out to a 32-point lead ...

Back to School Clean Up at Camden Pride Academy

CAMDEN, NJ—Local officials, American Water volunteers and community members were at the new Camden Pride Academy Wednesday morning to pull ...

With excavators ready, state board won't consider historic-site status for Camden High School

The clock is ticking for Camden High School alumni who hope to save their alma mater from the state's demolition plans. And in recent days, their chances have ...

Farewell to Camden's 'Castle on the Hill'?  Cherry Hill Courier Post

CAMDEN - A state authority will vote Wednesday on plans to demolish and replace Camden High School, the city's flagship school known as "The Castle on the ...

Camden High School celebrates prom 2017 (PHOTOS)

Find all of the South Jersey prom coverage, including last year's photos, on

Camden High School Hosts Final Graduation  CBS Philly

The last graduates to complete their schooling at “Castle on the Hill” received their diplomas on Tuesday.

Camden Schools Foundation Hall of Fame will induct 5 South Jersey leaders  Cherry Hill Courier Post

The inductees have backgrounds in education, business and sports.

School district honors educators of the year

Camden, NJ—Four educators from the City of Camden School District [CCSD] received more than a special recognition at the district's April advisory board ...

Camden High School Closes Doors After 126 Years - South Jersey, News, Weather, Sports, Entertainment, NJ  SNJ Today

Camden High School handed out its final diplomas to the last graduating class of its old building. Students received their diplomas on Tuesday, June 20th, ...

One of N.J.'s troubled school districts won't have a leader come June. What's next?

The unexpected announcement this week that Camden school district Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard was stepping down has sparked an active debate ...

Judge denies request to stop demolition of Camden High School

A dozen Camden High School alumni and city residents filed out of federal court in disappointment after a judge on Thursday denied their request for an ...

No playoff disappointment this time as Camden rocks Collingswood in G2 football opener

The No. 19 Camden High School football team exorcized a few recent demons on Saturday in a 48-0 South Jersey Group 2 quarterfinal victory over neighboring ...

South Jersey icon: Riletta Cream's heart never left Camden

Perhaps best known as the principal who transformed a troubled Camden High School, Riletta Cream also served as a Camden County freeholder - and as a ...

Old Camden High School Set for Demolition, New Facility Slated for 2021  SNJ Today

Camden residents will be saying their final goodbyes to the old high school building as its demolition has been approved to begin.

Yet another new lawmaker takes office in N.J.

Lost in all the drama this past weekend surrounding the state budget: New Jersey has yet another new lawmaker. Former Camden councilman William ...

Camden schools reinstate Gifted and Talented program  Cherry Hill Courier Post

This fall, 130 students at two elementary schools will benefit from an advanced curriculum as part of a pilot program the district hopes to extend.

Lawsuit seeks to save Camden High  Cherry Hill Courier Post

Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified one plaintiff as Keith Benson, a teacher at Camden High. The plaintiff is the teacher's father, Keith Errol ...

State: Demolition of Camden High can proceed  Cherry Hill Courier Post

The state agency on Tuesday issued a Notice to Proceed, allowing a contractor to begin to prep the site in Parkside.

Exit Interview: Camden's Paymon Rouhanifard Reflects on 5 Years of Surging Student Achievement, Expanding Parental Choice in One of NJ's Poorest Districts  The 74

See previous 74 interviews, including former U.S. Department of Education secretary Arne Duncan, Teacher of the Year finalist Nate Bowling, and two Texas ...

Camden's 2017 murder rate was the lowest in decades. Will the trend continue?

In a city that regularly has the highest violent crime rate in the state, any decline in homicides is good news. But local police say that the murder rate for 2017 has ...

COMMENTARY: They don’t build schools like Camden High  Cherry Hill Courier Post

I graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1957. In 1965, I returned as an art teacher in Camden. First, I taught at four or five different middle schools, with ...

Katrina McCombs Named Interim Camden School Superintendent

CAMDEN, NJ—Camden City School District's Deputy Superintendent and city native Katrina McCombs was named the district's acting superintendent Thursday ...

N.J. High School Football Coach: I Was Fired For Having Too Many Black Players  CBS New York

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New Jersey high school football coach says he's being forced out because he has too many black athletes on his ...

M. Allan Vogelson, 79, retired Camden County presiding judge

He also served as a Camden County freeholder and collected antique cars.

Men beat murder charges in two Camden cases  Cherry Hill Courier Post

Laquan Shaw, Bronk Miller faced possible life terms after separate city slayings.

VIDEO: Camden (N.J.) closes its gym in grand fashion - with a buzzer beater  USA TODAY High School Sports

For a gym's closing act, you couldn't get a much better moment than what Camden (N.J.) senior John Evans provided Tuesday night. With a new school and new ...

‘Within this city … there is this beautiful river.’ South Jersey canoe program aims to expand horizons and cha

Destiny Wilson spent the other day drifting down the languid Cooper River away from Camden, toward the Delaware, in a canoe that she built with her own ...

Camden high school jazz band seeks community's help to travel to international competition

The Camden Creative Arts High School jazz band has been selected as a finalist in the International Big Band Competition.

Camden, New Jersey  Sherri Darden

Camden High School football Panthers and the Woodrow Wilson High School football Tigers both advance the NJSIAA state finals to be held the weekend of ...

'Self-made' Sean Chandler at home with Giants after growing up homeless in Camden | 'Toughest kid I ever coached'

Undrafted safety Sean Chandler already impressed Giants head coach Pat Shurmur. After persevering through 6 homeless shelters, what can't the Temple ...

2 out of 5 Camden high school seniors didn't graduate last year, officials say

The bad news is that two out of every five high school seniors in Camden still failed to graduate last year. The good news is that's actually a 6 percent increase ...

Add another to the N.J. Hall of Disgraced Lawmakers | Editorial

Welcome to the hall Arthur Barclay, who just quit the Assembly under a cloud of domestic violence charges.

Robert 'Cody' Hall named new football coach at Camden Catholic - Philly

Camden Catholic reached outside South Jersey to find its new football coach. Robert “Cody” Hall, who has spent the last 10 years as a teacher and coach at ...

Food Network Star Chef Aaron McCargo Jr. is making the menu for Camden’s first beer garden

McCargo, who grew up six blocks away from Campbell's Soup headquarters, was inspired by some of the flavorful, diverse food found across Camden County.

Temple's Sean Chandler looking to prove himself to NFL teams

Sean Chandler, like most potential picks, can't wait until the NFL draft, which will take place Thursday through Saturday. After a stellar career in which he was a ...

Camden High School prom 2016 (PHOTOS)

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David B. Wharton, 75, retired educator and basketball coach  The Philadelphia Tribune

David B. Wharton, a retired educator and basketball coach, died on Saturday, April 21, 2018. He was 75.

Op-ed: In Camden, the fix is in for a beloved Castle : Community  WHYY

Doris Carpenter has done everything she could to protect her alma mater, Camden High—or at least its regal, hundred-year main building known as the Castle ...

Brawl mars Thanksgiving football game between rival Camden high schools

Two Camden city football teams – Camden and Woodrow Wilson High schools – got into a brawl after Wilson won the Thanksgiving Day game, 14-8.

Officials mourn death of Riletta Cream, former principal and freeholder  Cherry Hill Courier Post

CAMDEN - Local officials are mourning the death of Riletta Cream, a former principal of Camden High School who became an institution in her own right.

N.J. school agency deserves to live on | Feedback

Concerning the South Jersey Times' Oct. 18 editorial, "With Murphy staffer scandal, abolish school agency," which called for the elimination of the Schools ...

Camden woman admits bilking FEMA of $50,000  Cherry Hill Courier Post

CAMDEN – As the federal government scrambled to assist New Jerseyans after Superstorm Sandy obliterated homes and roads, Shanyra Bennett was quick to ...

Camden drug clinic clears another hurdle  Cherry Hill Courier Post

CAMDEN - Opponents of a planned drug-treatment clinic in a city neighborhood have agreed to settle a lawsuit that sought to block the controversial project.

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