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Rutgers science building takes shape in Camden

By Phaedra Trethan/Courier-Post/October 14 2016

CAMDEN — Dana Redd pronounced herself “in awe.”

The Camden mayor joined U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross, Rutgers-Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon and others Thursday morning on a hard hat tour of the university’s new Nursing and Science Building, a striking 100,000-square-foot structure under construction at Fifth and Federal streets, the site of a former Camden Parking Authority lot.

Deal reached to preserve Camden home linked to MLK

By Phaedra Trethan/Courier-Post/October 14 2016

CAMDEN - Jeanette Lilly Hunt, the owner of a long-vacant home in a blighted Camden neighborhood where Martin Luther King Jr. once stayed, has reached an agreement in principle with a city nonprofit to take custody and preserve the home.

Cooper's Ferry Partnership will take over as custodian of the home at 753 Walnut St., where the civil rights icon stayed as a guest of Hunt's father-in-law, the late Benjamin Hunt, while he was a student at Crozer Theological Seminary in Upland, Pennsylvania.

Mastery building new school for Camden students

By Allison Steele/Philly.com/October 12 2016

CAMDEN – The new Mastery school under construction in Camden's Cramer Hill section will be complete by the start of the next school year, Mastery officials said Tuesday, marking the progress with a beam-raising ceremony on the site.

 

When completed, the school at East State Street and River Avenue will have the capacity for 750 students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The facility will include 43 classrooms, gymnasium, library, cafeteria and more, said Mastery spokesman Jeff Jubelirer.

 

SJ Federal Credit Union relocates Camden branch

Community Bulletin/NJ.com/October 10 2016

CAMDEN -- South Jersey Federal Credit Union (SJFCU) is excited to announce the re-location and re-grand opening of their Camden branch, located at 227-229 Market St. in Camden.

A ribbon cutting and reception was held on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Camden Mayor Dana Redd had the honor of cutting the ribbon. State Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez and guests in local business, community and government were in attendance, as well as members of the SJFCU Board of Directors, CEO Rahul Kachru and CFO Ernie Huggard. 

Here's how Camden County police plans to add 15 new officers

By Greg Adomaitis/NJ.com/October 5 2016

CAMDEN -- The ranks of the Camden County Police Department (CCPD) are growing, thanks to $1.8 million in federal grant monies that will allow it to add 15 new officers to the force.

The award, announced Tuesday by Rep. Donald Norcross, comes via a hiring program from the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

Connect Home Updates

Implemented in the City of Camden last Fall, ConnectHome is a public-private collaboration that was created to narrow the digital divide in low-income communities. Through this federal initiative, affordable broadband access, technical training, digital literacy programs, and electronic devices will be expanded to more families throughout the country. Check out the Housing Authority's monthly newsletter detailing recent ConnectHome efforts.

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