Camden Breaks Ground on $72M Joint Health Science Building

By Matt-Skoufalos/NJ-Pen/October-19-2017

With elected officials calling it a catalyst for economic and educational development, shovels hit the ground Thursday in Camden City, as the Rowan University Rutgers-Camden Board of Governors (RURCBOG) broke ground on its $72-million Joint Health Sciences Center.

Camden County Health Department Receives National Recognition

By Anthony-Bellano/The-Patch/October-4-2017

The Camden County Department of Health and Human Services (CCDHHS) has been nationally accredited through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), county officials announced on Wednesday. It is one of fewer than 200 health departments that has been accredited through PHAB.

Grants to establish more trails along rivers in Camden

By Rebecca-Everett/

CAMDEN -- Efforts to give city residents better access to the waterfront were boosted this month thanks to millions in grant funding from the William Penn Foundation.

The foundation awarded a total of $2.7 million in grants to Cooper's Ferry Partnership, NJ Conservation Foundation, NJ Tree Foundation and the nonprofit that runs the Camden Children's Garden for projects on or about the city's two rivers.

Innovative Startup to Bring Nutrition, Jobs to South Jersey Food Desert

By Christina-Carrell/Jersey-Bites/September-26-2017

He earned a culinary degree, trained in France, owned four restaurants, and has appeared on the Food Network 10 times, but Fredric Byarm has never forgotten his roots. A Camden, New Jersey, native, Byarm plans to open a farm and marketplace to bring nutrition, jobs, and career training to his hometown. Invincible City Farms (ICF), part farm and part retail market, is slated to open in Camden sometime in 2019.

Growth for Camden

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.

NJ Test Scores Show Big Improvement In Camden Schools, But Still Far Below State Averages

By David-Madden/CBS-Local/September-26-2017

CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — Camden officials took time out to pat themselves on the back after the latest state test scores showed marked improvements in public and renaissance schools across the city.

But there’s still a lot of work to do.

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.”


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