Grants to establish more trails along rivers in Camden

By Rebecca-Everett/NJ.com/September-29-2017

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.”

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.

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