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.

Camden Area Tops U.S. Employment Gains List

By SNJ Today Staff/SNJ/April 21 2017

CAMDEN, N.J. - Camden is having a resurgence and has the numbers to back it up. The city is currently topping the nation in new employment numbers.

According to numbers released Friday, April 21st, by the United States Department of Labor, the Camden "metro area" leads the nation in employment gains over the past year.

Building better parks for Camden's kids

By Allison Steele/ 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.

Camden youth look at career paths

By Phaedra Trethan/Courier-Post/April 20 2017

CAMDEN - Anthony Tyson is no stranger to hard work.

"I always have two or three jobs going at once," the North Camden resident said. But those jobs – mostly in retail and fast food – weren't enough for the father of three children under the age of 7.

Nearly 50 New Camden Police Officers Sworn In

By SNJ Today Staff/SNJ Today/April 20 2017


Dozens of new police officers will be hitting the streets of Camden as part of their Neighborhood Response Team.

March Against Gun Violence Through City of Camden

By Nina Baratti/SNJ Today/April 18 2017

Local lawmakers, government officials, and area residents came together to march through the city streets to express their stance against what has been a growing threat in neighborhoods across the nation — gun violence.


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