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Posted on Mar 15, 2017
By Ashleigh M. Albert/Philly.com/March 13 2017 Chris Smith’s route to becoming a doctor was unusual:  beer delivery driver, line cook, press room helper, data analyst, Ikea worker, and office administrator. He collected unemployment for a while. Then he arrived where he is today: about to graduate...
Posted on Mar 13, 2017
By Phaedra Trethan/Courier-Post/March 10 2017 CAMDEN - As big developers like Brandywine Realty Trust and Liberty Property Trust join industries like Holtec International and Subaru of America by investing millions in Camden, one of the biggest questions posed by critics is whether the money will...
Posted on Mar 03, 2017
By Phaedra Trethan/Courier-Post/March 1 2017 PHILADELPHIA - John Gattuso sat in a conference room at his office on John F. Kennedy Boulevard, a wall of windows offering a view of one of Liberty Property Trust's biggest projects, the mammoth Comcast Tower in Center City Philadelphia. But it was...
Posted on Mar 01, 2017
Rutgers-Camden News Now For those whose every day is a financial struggle, Tax Day can be especially daunting. Affording accounting services may not be feasible at all and some commercial preparers prey on filers with low-to-moderate incomes. Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)...
Posted on Mar 01, 2017
By Carol Comegno/Courier-Post/February 2017 CAMDEN - Construction equipment rumbled Monday at the future site of American Water Co. headquarters along the Delaware River. Nearly 700 employees will call the five-story, 220,000-square-foot building home when it opens late next year. Although...
Posted on Nov 14, 2016
Newsworks.org/November 13 2016 You might call Camden County Freeholders pedal-pushers.  They are working to expand a bike share program to get people up and riding. Freeholder Jonathan Young said 20 reconditioned bicycles are part of the sustainable Camden County program. "Instead of throwing them...
Posted on Nov 14, 2016
By Greg Adomaitis/NJ.com/November 10 2016 CAMDEN – The Camden County Police Department (CCPD) welcomed 58 new police officers on Thursday morning, bringing the total number of sworn members up to 410 — the highest number the department has seen since it formed in 2013. According to county officials...
Posted on Oct 31, 2016
By Phaedra Trethan/Courier-Post/October 31 2016 CAMDEN - The Camden City Historical Commission helped local activists move one step closer to preserving a home where Martin Luther King Jr. once stayed. At its meeting Thursday night, the group officially designated the house at 753 Walnut St. a...
Posted on Oct 24, 2016
By Mike Dougherty/CBS Philly/October 21 2016 Students from Camden Academy Charter High School visited the Campbell’s Headquarters to learn about how science makes for better food. It’s all part of a national initiative to show kids careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Tasty food is...
Posted on Oct 20, 2016
By Tom McLaughlin/Rutgers-Camden News Now/October 20 2016 Across the nation, school nurses are critical to health of their students and their communities. Thanks to a $200,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden will bolster its mission of educating...
Posted on Oct 14, 2016
By Phaedra Trethan/Courier-Post/October 14 2016 CAMDEN — Dana Redd pronounced herself “in awe.” The Camden mayor joined U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross, Rutgers-Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon and others Thursday morning on a hard hat tour of the university’s new Nursing and Science Building, a striking...
Posted on Oct 14, 2016
By Phaedra Trethan/Courier-Post/October 14 2016 CAMDEN - Jeanette Lilly Hunt, the owner of a long-vacant home in a blighted Camden neighborhood where Martin Luther King Jr. once stayed, has reached an agreement in principle with a city nonprofit to take custody and preserve the home. Cooper's Ferry...
Posted on Oct 14, 2016
By Allison Steele/Philly.com/October 12 2016 CAMDEN – The new Mastery school under construction in Camden's Cramer Hill section will be complete by the start of the next school year, Mastery officials said Tuesday, marking the progress with a beam-raising ceremony on the site.   When completed, the...
Posted on Oct 12, 2016
Community Bulletin/NJ.com/October 10 2016 CAMDEN -- South Jersey Federal Credit Union (SJFCU) is excited to announce the re-location and re-grand opening of their Camden branch, located at 227-229 Market St. in Camden. A ribbon cutting and reception was held on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Camden Mayor...
Posted on Oct 12, 2016
By Greg Adomaitis/NJ.com/October 5 2016 CAMDEN -- The ranks of the Camden County Police Department (CCPD) are growing, thanks to $1.8 million in federal grant monies that will allow it to add 15 new officers to the force. The award, announced Tuesday by Rep. Donald Norcross, comes via a hiring...
Posted on Oct 12, 2016
Implemented in the City of Camden last Fall, ConnectHome is a public-private collaboration that was created to narrow the digital divide in low-income communities. Through this federal initiative, affordable broadband access, technical training, digital literacy programs, and electronic devices...
Posted on Sep 23, 2016
By Rebecca Everett/NJ.com/September 2016 CAMDEN -- City leaders told a packed room at the Waterfront Technology Center Thursday that a new initiative will finally do what residents have been asking for: give Camdenites the opportunity to benefit from the new development in the city. The Camden...
Posted on Sep 07, 2016
By Barbara Boyer/Philly.com/September 6 2016 CAMDEN – A $16.2 million federal grant to improve roads and infrastructure in Camden neighborhoods near the Ben Franklin Bridge is critical for the city, local and state officials said at a news conference Tuesday. "Camden is rising," said U.S. Rep....
Posted on Sep 07, 2016
By Allison Steele/Philly.com/September 6 2016 CAMDEN – For 13 Camden kids, help with school and family life arrived in an unexpected place last fall: at home, during visits with district administrators and even the superintendent. The visits were part of a pilot program aimed at treating the root...
Posted on Sep 07, 2016
By Rebecca Everett/NJ.com/September 4 2016 CAMDEN – Deyonna Jackson, 17, said that her biggest fear when she has to walk home from Camden High School — or the 20 minutes to where the marching band practices after school — is the unwelcome attention she might get from men. "Being a teenager, some...

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