Camden Poverty Rate Drops As Some Cash-In On Construction Boom

By Cleve-Bryan/CBS-Local/September-26-2017

CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS)– When Micah Cook walks with his wife April along the Camden Waterfront, he can point to the railings and up at the big “62” on the Battleship New Jersey and say he painted that.

“My father told me the city of Camden was hiring for the trades. So I went and put in an application,” says Cook.

The Camden father of two says becoming an apprentice in the Local 277 Painters Union helped him go from “scraping by” to comfortably providing for his family.

American Water Employees Pack Meals in Camden

By Kimberly-Kerr/SNJ-Today/September-25-2017

Two hundred American Water employees left their desk behind and rolled up their sleeves to get to work at the Salvation Army KROC Center in Camden, all to help those who need it the most in Camden County.

“It is unconscionable that we would have people go hungry, and especially children in this great community," said Susan Story, CEO of American Water. "So, what we want to do at American Water is do any part we can to make sure that doesn’t happen.”

Virtua Camden Community Day Helps Residents Be Well & Have Fun

By Anne-Forline/South-Jersey-Observer/September-23-2017

CAMDEN - About 600 local residents recently joined the Virtua Camden team for a day of fun and wellness at Virtua Camden Community Day. The event featured free health screenings, health information, and community resources – plus family-friendly entertainment, refreshments, crafts and prizes. Kids enjoyed free pony rides, a teddy bear clinic, a moon bounce and face-painting. And families played life-size Jenga, the block-balancing game.

Sneak peek: New, $62.5-million Nursing and Science building on Camden's 'eds and meds' corridor

By Kevin-C.-Shelly/Philly-Voice/September-21-2017

CAMDEN - The growing education and medical corridor in downtown will formally add a 107,000 square-foot building on Monday with a dedication of a $62.5 million Nursing and Science Building for Rutgers University-Camden.

The high-tech building sits across the street from Camden City Hall.

Within walking distance from the building, which opened in mid-August, are:

• Main campus of Rutgers University – Camden

• Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

• Cooper University Health Care

PowerCorps Camden Program Gets $10,000 Grant

By SNJ-Today-Staff/SNJ-Today/September-19-2017

CAMDEN, N.J. - One local organization working to better the future of teens in the area has received some much-needed funding to continue its mission.

Camden County Freeholder Jonathan Young and representatives with PSE&G met in Camden's Waterfront South neighborhood on Monday, September 18th, to award the PowerCorps Camden Program with $10,000 in new funding.

Camden Jam is ready to roll

By: Tammy-Paolini/Courier-Post/September-7-2017

CAMDEN - Ain't no jam like a Camden jam.

And it's third time's a charm as Camden Jam Arts & Music Festival kicks off at noon Saturday in Roosevelt Plaza Park.

The event, which runs til 8 p.m., features live music, cultural arts performances including six-time Grammy- nominated American R&B singer and songwriter Kelly Price, as well as singer-songwriter Bilal.

Camden small businesses to receive grants from EDA

By Vincent-Calio/NJBiz/September-6-2017

CAMDEN - Camden is getting another economic development boost, this time from the state’s Economic Development Authority. The EDA has announced that it will give grants to small businesses to expand in or locate to selected areas of the city.

The expansion zone is on Market Street, Cooper Street and Fifth Street in Cooper Grant, roughly 12 blocks of Federal Street and downtown neighborhoods, according to an announcement by the EDA and the office of Camden Mayor Dana Redd.

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