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  • Camden, N.J., Fire Chief Mike Harper celebrates with police officers and firefighters outside the Camden Police Administration building Thursday after Mayor Dana Redd announced the city will rehire 50 of the police officers and 15 firefighters laid off earlier this year amid a budget crisis in the city. (Associated Press)

    Camden to re-hire 50 police

    Two months after layoffs decimated the ranks of Camden's police and fire departments in a city that ranks as one of the nation's poorest and most crime-ridden, the departments are getting a boost amid worsening crime.

  • Firefighters applaud Andy Delgado (back to camera), a five-year-veteran of the Camden Fire Department, as he tells them to keep their hopes up Tuesday in Camden, N.J. (Associated Press)

    Deep layoffs hit struggling N.J. city

    Some firefighters turned in their helmets and police officers their badges Tuesday as part of deep municipal layoffs destined to further erode the quality of life in Camden, already one of the nation's most impoverished and crime-ridden cities.

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