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.

Calming classroom shows kids empathy, coping skills

By Carly-Q-Romalino/Courier-Post/8-31-2017

CAMDEN - A thin blue film covers each fluorescent light fixture in Linda Brown-Bartlett's unconventional first-floor classroom. 

The blues and greens in her room — striping a hanging hammock in the corner, and papering the bulletin boards — have an instant calming effect, the Yorkship Family School teacher explained. 

New Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts exhibition

By Rebecca Carlbon/Burlington-County-Times/August-25-2017

Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts’ new exhibit, “Picturing Camden,” will run from Sept. 11 to Dec. 8. The exhibit captures Camden's past and future with works by six contemporary artists, who were invited to share their work.

New Mastery school opens in Camden

By Katherine-Scott/6ABC/August-23-2017


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. 


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