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Dollar General Approved for Ferry Avenue in Whitman Park

September 20, 2018

CAMDEN, NJ— The Camden City Zoning Board awarded preliminary and final site plan approval last Thursday for a new Dollar General to be built in the city’s Whitman Park neighborhood.

The 7,512-square-foot retail store will be constructed on the vacant lot at the corner of Ferry Avenue and E. Davis Street, adjacent to the PATCO Ferry Avenue station and the Ferry Manor Senior ...

Protests and Press Conferences Held Over Holtec CEO's Remarks

CAMDEN, NJ— A group of about 50 people stood on the corner of Broadway and Morgan Boulevard chanting, “People! Power!” Signs that read:  “I am a product of working parents” and “The war on the poor is immoral” were held high by students from Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy, and Pan African flags blew in the wind.

Behind them was the ...

Mayor Moran Demands Apology from Holtec CEO

CAMDEN, NJ— Camden City Mayor Frank Moran expressed his outrage on Thursday and has demanded an apology from Holtec President and CEO Krishna P. Singh for recent comments Singh made about Camden's workforce.

“I don’t condone Dr. Singh’s statement and we demand an apology,” said Mayor Frank Moran in a statement. “I will hold all companies in Camden ...

Rutgers-Camden to Hold Free Workshop for Small Businesses

CAMDEN, NJ— A free event designed to help New Jersey small businesses explore opportunities to secure funding will be offered by the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers University–Camden in Cherry Hill on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

“Meet the Lenders” will connect entrepreneurs with representatives from the U.S Small Business Administration [SBA] and other ...

Used Vehicle Recycling Facility to Bring Over 200 Jobs to Camden

CAMDEN, NJ— A new business in Camden that buys used cars and recycles their parts is bringing over 200 new jobs to the city.

On Monday, officials announced that metal recycling company EMR Eastern LLC is investing $250 million to call Camden home for its new My Auto Store business, along other recycling operations.

EMR Eastern CEO Joe Balzano, Jr. said that the company is looking to ...

Wells Fargo Grant to Help Teach Camden Residents About Home Ownership

CAMDEN, NJ— A program that offers homeownership counseling classes to Camden residents has received a boost in the form of a grant.

Wells Fargo recently announced it has awarded a $4,000 housing counseling grant to the nonprofit Parkside Business and Communities in Partnership to help its Hope Institute homebuyer education program.

The six-week PBCIP program provides participants ...

Campbell Soup to Sell Its International, Fresh Food Businesses

CAMDEN, NJ— Campbell Soup announced today that it will be selling its Campbell International and Campbell Fresh businesses to focus solely on its North American operations, Campbell Snacks and Campbell Meals and Beverages.

The decision is part of the company's board-led strategy and portfolio review to improve performance and drive shareholder value.

“Our plan will build ...

New Amazon Fulfillment Center to Bring 2,000 Jobs to Camden Area this Fall

WEST DEPTFORD, NJ—A new Amazon Robotics fulfillment center in Gloucester County could mean hundreds of full-time jobs for Camden residents.

The 650,000-square-facility for the online retail giant is located just 15 miles away from the City of Camden in West Deptford. It is expected to open this fall and bring more than 2,000 new, full-time jobs to South Jersey.

On Friday, Amazon ...

Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Get Free Mediation Counseling Against Lenders

NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process.

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the program to help up to 2,000 homeowners facing foreclosure. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver announced the new ...

Conditional Approval Awarded for New Family Dollar Store on Broadway

CAMDEN, NJ—The city planning board voted Thursday night for the conditional, preliminary approval of a fifth Family Dollar store to be built in Camden.

It was the fourth time the applicant, 617 Broadway LLC, a subsidiary of Paramount Assets, LLC, appeared before the planning board since January of this year for preliminary approval of the project.

It is proposing to build an ...

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