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Posted on Aug 11, 2017
By Phaedra Trethan/Courier-Post/August-10-2017 CAMDEN — Like Camden? Why not bike Camden? Starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, cyclists of all ages and abilities can ride through the city's trails for I Bike Camden, a free community event with a 10-mile ride and family-friendly activities. Connect the...
Posted on Aug 01, 2017
By Carol Comegno/Courier-Post/July-31-2017 CAMDEN — The Delaware River Port Authority will consider action Tuesday on construction bids for a long-awaited bike and handicap ramp onto the Ben Franklin Bridge from the Camden side. On Tuesday's agenda of the authority operations and maintenance...
Posted on Jul 31, 2017
By Bill Duhart/NJ-Advance-Media/July-28-2017 CAMDEN -  People stood 12-deep in a line outside an annex of Antioch Baptist Church here Friday afternoon, all of them clutching guns. There were rifles, handguns and shotguns, all cloaked in either form-fitting leather carrying cases, makeshift...
Posted on Jul 28, 2017
By Kevin Shea/NJ-Advance-Media/July-26-2017 The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office is holding three gun buybacks at churches in Newark, Trenton and Camden this Friday and Saturday. The buybacks, also referred as gun amnesty, offers on-the-spot cash payments with no questions asked for people...
Posted on Jul 28, 2017
By Phaedra Trethan/Courier-Post/July-27-2017 CAMDEN — Rashaan Hornsby spends a great deal of time immersed in sports as president of the Centerville Simbas youth football program. He's also a music promoter, managing the career of his son, the Camden-based rapper Yung Poppa.  But music and sports...
Posted on Jul 25, 2017
By SNJ Today Staff/SNJ-Today/July-19-2017 Camden, NJ - A new program in Camden is working to help students get on the path to success. On Wednesday, July 19th, the Camden Corps Plus program, based out of Rutgers University's Camden campus, celebrated the graduation of its first 10 students, as...
Posted on Jul 19, 2017
By David Madden/CBS-Philly/July-13-2017 BLACKWOOD, NJ (CBS) — More than 200 police officers from as far away as Canada took part in day long exercises at Camden County College that sought to bring home a message spreading through departments nationwide. A new way to approach potentially deadly...
Posted on Jul 19, 2017
By Jim Walsh/Courier-Post/July-19-2017 CAMDEN - Crime continued to decline in Camden over the first half of 2017, led by a sharp drop in homicides, according to the New Jersey State Police. In contrast, Burlington and Cumberland counties saw large percentage increases for murders, although each...
Posted on Jun 27, 2017
By Phaedra Trethan/Courier-Post/June-26-2017 CAMDEN — Several blocks in downtown Camden will soon get new, "smart" parking meters as part of a pilot program, city officials said Monday. Beginning in early July, new meters will be installed along the 400, 500 and 600 blocks of Cooper Street, the...
Posted on Jun 26, 2017
By Tom MacDonald/Newsworks.org/June-26-2017 A Camden neighborhood has a new way to cool off this summer. A just-opened "sprayground" — the result of a public-private partnership — in the Cramer Hill neighborhood is meant to give neighborhood kids an oasis from the heat, said Camden County...
Posted on Jun 23, 2017
By Michael Burke/Philly.com/June-22-2017 Children, shouting with delight, ran through spray jets and showers at a newly unveiled “sprayground” in Camden’s Cramer Hill neighborhood as the temperature hovered around 90 degrees on Thursday. While a river runs past Camden and another through it,...
Posted on Jun 22, 2017
By Rebecca Everett/NJ.com/June-21-2017 CAMDEN -- The largest city in South Jersey is known for a lot of things. It's a healthcare hub and is seeing some new development, but also has the highest poverty rate in New Jersey and last year was the most dangerous city in the state in terms of violent...
Posted on Jun 22, 2017
By Community Bulletin/NJ.com/June-21-2017 CAMDEN -- On June 14, the Camden Collaborative Initiative (CCI) hosted the 2017 Camden Environmental Summit at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. Presented by New Jersey American Water, the fifth annual Summit, formerly known as the Camden SMART...
Posted on Jun 22, 2017
Camden Schools Foundation, Center for Family Services, Habitat for Humanity, Hopeworks 'N Camden, and Respond Inc. Named as Program Beneficiaries CHERRY HILL, N.J., June 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. is proud to announce a major new support initiative to help Camden, NJ ...
Posted on Jun 15, 2017
By SNJ-Today-Staff/SNJ-Today/June-14-2017 CAMDEN, N.J. - It was all about going green in Camden as the city held its annual environmental summit. On Wednesday, June 14th, the Camden Collaborative Initiative (CCI) hosted the 5th annual Camden Environmental Summit at the Cooper Medical School of...
Posted on Jun 14, 2017
By Louis Bolling/Huffington-Post/June 6 2017 The 2017 Connect the Lots campaign is in full swing. An initiative of the City of Camden, New Jersey and Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, a non-profit corporation dedicated to planning and implementing high-quality urban redevelopment projects, Connect the...
Posted on Jun 07, 2017
By Phaedra Trethan/Courier-Post/June 5 2017 CAMDEN - Bryan Morton will soon be 46, old enough to remember picking blackberries as a child along the Delaware River in North Camden.  "But then we were disconnected from the river," when Riverfront State Prison was constructed in 1985, he recalled...
Posted on Jun 06, 2017
By Jim Walsh/Courier-Post/June 2 2017 CAMDEN -  Pastor Willie Anderson saw a prayer answered Friday. A demolition crew began tearing down a longtime eyesore near the pastor’s Sword of the Spirit Christian Center, clearing the way for a potential redevelopment project in the Gateway neighborhood...
Posted on Jun 01, 2017
By SNJ Today Staff/SNJ Today/May 31 2017 CAMDEN, N.J. - The City of Camden has received funding to clean up contaminated properties within its borders. New Jersey State Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, Congressman Donald Norcross, and Camden Mayor Dana Redd announced on Wednesday, May 31st...
Posted on May 23, 2017
By Bill Duhart/NJ.com/May 22 2017 CAMDEN -- Students at a charter school in Camden received a firsthand lesson Monday on how a green thumb can lead to a greener city. The LEAP Academy University Charter School received a $50,000 check from State Farm Insurance to expand an urban farming...

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