Two wheels, 10 miles through Camden

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 Lots, Get Healthy Camden and Cooper's Ferry Partnership are sponsoring the inaugural event, starting and ending (at 1 p.m.) at Cooper's Poynt Waterfront Park. The park is at Delaware and Elm streets in North Camden. 

Plan to build bridge bike ramp advances

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 committee are two proposed contracts, one for construction and the other for a project manager to oversee the work.

People trade guns for cash, peace of mind

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 backpacks and, in one case, a fleece blanket.

It was the first of two days of a state-sponsored gun buyback event held in Camden, Trenton and Newark. Officials paid $100 for rifles and shotguns, $120 for a handgun or revolver and $200 for an assault weapon.

New Jersey's 3 gun buybacks: What you need to know

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 who turn over firearms. The overall aim is to reduce gun violence.

Here's what you need to know if you’d like to hand over a gun at one of the events. The locations and times are listed at the bottom of this story.  

Creating entrepreneurs in Camden

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 — two of the biggest stars in the teenage constellation of cool — are the last things on Hornsby's mind as he takes two hours each week to lead a Youth Entrepreneurship Program. 

Camden Corps Plus Program Honors First Graduates

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 well as students who successfully completed occupational training and earned "industry-recognized" credentials.

Police Attend De-escalation Conference In Camden

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 encounters with people on the street, in which the aim is to have everyone survive the encounter, if possible.

Camden crime numbers keep falling

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 county had fewer slayings than Camden City.

And while homicides edged down in Gloucester County, that area saw increases in four of eight categories measured by the State Police.

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