Camden small businesses to receive grants from EDA

By Vincent-Calio/NJBiz/September-6-2017

CAMDEN - Camden is getting another economic development boost, this time from the state’s Economic Development Authority. The EDA has announced that it will give grants to small businesses to expand in or locate to selected areas of the city.

The expansion zone is on Market Street, Cooper Street and Fifth Street in Cooper Grant, roughly 12 blocks of Federal Street and downtown neighborhoods, according to an announcement by the EDA and the office of Camden Mayor Dana Redd.

Calming classroom shows kids empathy, coping skills

By Carly-Q-Romalino/Courier-Post/8-31-2017

CAMDEN - A thin blue film covers each fluorescent light fixture in Linda Brown-Bartlett's unconventional first-floor classroom. 

The blues and greens in her room — striping a hanging hammock in the corner, and papering the bulletin boards — have an instant calming effect, the Yorkship Family School teacher explained. 

New Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts exhibition

By Rebecca Carlbon/Burlington-County-Times/August-25-2017

Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts’ new exhibit, “Picturing Camden,” will run from Sept. 11 to Dec. 8. The exhibit captures Camden's past and future with works by six contemporary artists, who were invited to share their work.

New Mastery school opens in Camden

By Katherine-Scott/6ABC/August-23-2017


Two wheels, 10 miles through Camden

By Phaedra Trethan/Courier-Post/August-10-2017

CAMDEN — Like Camden? Why not bike Camden?

Starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, cyclists of all ages and abilities can ride through the city's trails for I Bike Camden, a free community event with a 10-mile ride and family-friendly activities.

Connect the Lots, Get Healthy Camden and Cooper's Ferry Partnership are sponsoring the inaugural event, starting and ending (at 1 p.m.) at Cooper's Poynt Waterfront Park. The park is at Delaware and Elm streets in North Camden. 

Plan to build bridge bike ramp advances

By Carol Comegno/Courier-Post/July-31-2017

CAMDEN — The Delaware River Port Authority will consider action Tuesday on construction bids for a long-awaited bike and handicap ramp onto the Ben Franklin Bridge from the Camden side.

On Tuesday's agenda of the authority operations and maintenance committee are two proposed contracts, one for construction and the other for a project manager to oversee the work.

People trade guns for cash, peace of mind

By Bill Duhart/NJ-Advance-Media/July-28-2017


People stood 12-deep in a line outside an annex of Antioch Baptist Church here Friday afternoon, all of them clutching guns.

There were rifles, handguns and shotguns, all cloaked in either form-fitting leather carrying cases, makeshift backpacks and, in one case, a fleece blanket.

It was the first of two days of a state-sponsored gun buyback event held in Camden, Trenton and Newark. Officials paid $100 for rifles and shotguns, $120 for a handgun or revolver and $200 for an assault weapon.

New Jersey's 3 gun buybacks: What you need to know

By Kevin Shea/NJ-Advance-Media/July-26-2017

The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office is holding three gun buybacks at churches in Newark, Trenton and Camden this Friday and Saturday.

The buybacks, also referred as gun amnesty, offers on-the-spot cash payments with no questions asked for people who turn over firearms. The overall aim is to reduce gun violence.

Here's what you need to know if you’d like to hand over a gun at one of the events. The locations and times are listed at the bottom of this story.  

Creating entrepreneurs in Camden

By Phaedra Trethan/Courier-Post/July-27-2017

CAMDEN — Rashaan Hornsby spends a great deal of time immersed in sports as president of the Centerville Simbas youth football program. He's also a music promoter, managing the career of his son, the Camden-based rapper Yung Poppa. 

But music and sports — two of the biggest stars in the teenage constellation of cool — are the last things on Hornsby's mind as he takes two hours each week to lead a Youth Entrepreneurship Program. 


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