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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...
Posted on May 18, 2017
By SNJ Today Staff/SNJ Today/ May 18 2017 On Wednesday, May 17th, the Campbell's Soup Company announced plans to make its world headquarters in Camden green. The company partnered with BNB Renewable Energy, Sun Power Corporation, and PSE&G to install a new 4.4-megawatt solar array project at...
Posted on May 17, 2017
By Community Bulletin/NJ.com/May 10 2017 CAMDEN --  Mayor Dana L. Redd and Cooper's Ferry Partnership Vice President Meishka L. Mitchell unveiled the 2017 Connect the Lots line-up, featuring a variety of fun outdoor events and programming for the spring and summer months designed to engage...
Posted on May 14, 2017
By Paul Kurtz/CBS Philly/May 10 2017 CAMDEN, NJ (CBS) — In Camden, high school students are lining up for summer jobs under the city’s Summer Youth Employment Program. Dozens of teens jammed into a community center to snap up applications for jobs that will pay between $8.50 and $15 an hour. For...
Posted on May 14, 2017
By SNJ Today Staff/SNJ Today/May 9 2017 Camden officials kicked off this year's Connect the Lots program by announcing the dates of the city's biggest events of the season and unveiling some new fun features. Mayor Dana Redd and the Cooper's Ferry Partnership announced that this year's event will...
Posted on Apr 26, 2017
By Kimberly Kerr/SNJ Today/April 24 2017 CAMDEN, N.J. - As job numbers continue to grow in Camden, small business owners are recognizing what the city has to offer. Just last week, the U.S. Department of Labor ranked the Camden Metro area as No. 1 when it comes to leading the nation in employment...
Posted on Apr 26, 2017
By SNJ Today Staff/SNJ/April 21 2017 CAMDEN, N.J. - Camden is having a resurgence and has the numbers to back it up. The city is currently topping the nation in new employment numbers. According to numbers released Friday, April 21st, by the United States Department of Labor, the Camden "metro...
Posted on Apr 24, 2017
By Allison Steele/Philly.com/April 21 2017 Camden County plans to spend up to $5 million on improving four Camden city parks, with the money going for new playing fields and more for the city’s growing numbers of young athletes. The money will go toward refurbishing Whitman Park, Reverend Evers...
Posted on Apr 21, 2017
By Phaedra Trethan/Courier-Post/April 20 2017 CAMDEN - Anthony Tyson is no stranger to hard work. "I always have two or three jobs going at once," the North Camden resident said. But those jobs – mostly in retail and fast food – weren't enough for the father of three children under the age of 7....

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