Police In Camden Get Their Due

By David Madden/CBS Philly/March 30 2017

Camden County took time out to honor more than 100 police officers and civilians for work above and beyond as part of the county’s police department Metro Division.

46 specific commendations were handed out. One went to Detective Keith James, a 27 year police veteran, who along with a half dozen other officers tracked down a suspect wanted in more than a dozen arson fires in Camden over the 4th of July weekend last year.

Camden trainees making transition to jobs

CAMDEN - It is not, Bob Schiavinato said, a social welfare program.

"It's a social justice program," he said, sitting in a construction trailer outside what will soon become Camden Prep, a Renaissance school rising on Haddon Avenue in the city's Parkside neighborhood. "It's getting everyone to the same starting line."

Schiavinato was talking about the Camden Construction Careers Initiative, and about the Union Organization for Social Service (UOSS), and efforts to make sure city residents benefit from the many construction jobs at projects all over the city.

Big day for Cooper med school grads is especially big for one

By Ashleigh M. Albert/Philly.com/March 13 2017

Chris Smith’s route to becoming a doctor was unusual:  beer delivery driver, line cook, press room helper, data analyst, Ikea worker, and office administrator. He collected unemployment for a while. Then he arrived where he is today: about to graduate from Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden, the first in his family to even be a college graduate.

Camden, chamber announce plan to help small businesses

By Phaedra Trethan/Courier-Post/March 10 2017

CAMDEN - As big developers like Brandywine Realty Trust and Liberty Property Trust join industries like Holtec International and Subaru of America by investing millions in Camden, one of the biggest questions posed by critics is whether the money will make its way into the pockets of local residents and small businesses.

A new initiative announced Friday at the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey's meeting aims to address those concerns.

Developer: Bringing Camden back will happen 'brick by brick'

By Phaedra Trethan/Courier-Post/March 1 2017

PHILADELPHIA - John Gattuso sat in a conference room at his office on John F. Kennedy Boulevard, a wall of windows offering a view of one of Liberty Property Trust's biggest projects, the mammoth Comcast Tower in Center City Philadelphia.

But it was Camden, not Philadelphia, that was on his mind, and had been since his father and grandfather worked at the RCA factory as cabinetmakers.

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