Camden Receives Funding to Redevelop Brownfields

By SNJ Today Staff/SNJ Today/May 31 2017

CAMDEN, N.J. - The City of Camden has received funding to clean up contaminated properties within its borders.

New Jersey State Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, Congressman Donald Norcross, and Camden Mayor Dana Redd announced on Wednesday, May 31st, that the Environmental Protection Agency is awarding Camden with $750,000 to assess, clean, and redevelop Brownfields.

Officials say the investment is just another positive step in helping communities in Camden continue to thrive.

Cream of the crop: Camden students get 50K to expand urban farming

By Bill Duhart/NJ.com/May 22 2017

CAMDEN -- Students at a charter school in Camden received a firsthand lesson Monday on how a green thumb can lead to a greener city.

The LEAP Academy University Charter School received a $50,000 check from State Farm Insurance to expand an urban farming initiative designed to grow crops in planters on street corners near the school in downtown Camden.

Campbell's to Bring Largest Solar Project in Camden

By SNJ Today Staff/SNJ Today/ May 18 2017

On Wednesday, May 17th, the Campbell's Soup Company announced plans to make its world headquarters in Camden green.

The company partnered with BNB Renewable Energy, Sun Power Corporation, and PSE&G to install a new 4.4-megawatt solar array project at its Camden location.

The plan calls to install rooftop and carport solar systems to existing structures, add new parking-lot solar canopies, and create a solar-panel farm in the adjacent empty field.

Camden High Students Line Up For Summer Job Applications

By Paul Kurtz/CBS Philly/May 10 2017

CAMDEN, NJ (CBS) — In Camden, high school students are lining up for summer jobs under the city’s Summer Youth Employment Program.

Dozens of teens jammed into a community center to snap up applications for jobs that will pay between $8.50 and $15 an hour.

For many of these kids, though, it’s not just about the money.

“I mainly just want something to do cause I’m a football player, so I’m have practice in the afternoon so I want something to take up the time during the day,” said 17-year-old Dayvohn Washington.

Camden Officials Announce 'Connect the Lots' Summer Events

By SNJ Today Staff/SNJ Today/May 9 2017

Camden officials kicked off this year's Connect the Lots program by announcing the dates of the city's biggest events of the season and unveiling some new fun features.

Mayor Dana Redd and the Cooper's Ferry Partnership announced that this year's event will start with Camden Night Gardens on May 20th at 7 p.m. and will feature local artists, performers, food trucks, and more. Connect the Lots will end with the annual music festival, Camden Jam, in early September.

Small Businesses Key to Camden Rising

By Kimberly Kerr/SNJ Today/April 24 2017

CAMDEN, N.J. - As job numbers continue to grow in Camden, small business owners are recognizing what the city has to offer. Just last week, the U.S. Department of Labor ranked the Camden Metro area as No. 1 when it comes to leading the nation in employment gains over the past year.

This comes as big-name companies and organization such as American Water, the 76ers, and Subaru of America have decided to call Camden home.

Building better parks for Camden's kids

By Allison Steele/Philly.com/April 21 2017

Camden County plans to spend up to $5 million on improving four Camden city parks, with the money going for new playing fields and more for the city’s growing numbers of young athletes.

The money will go toward refurbishing Whitman Park, Reverend Evers Park in South Camden, Alberta Woods in East Camden, and a park planned for Fourth and Berkley Streets in Lanning Square.

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