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Camden School District Holds Far-Reaching Vaccination Drive

July 30, 2021

CAMDEN, NJ – The Dudley Family School in East Camden was bustling on Thursday with healthcare professionals and city residents looking to get vaccinated.

“We’re coming together with community partners… to provide our families with free, safe vaccinations so they’re able to be prepared for the upcoming school year,” said Superintendent Katrina McCombs of the ...

School District Aims to Raise Vaccination Rate Before Fall

CAMDEN, NJ -- The Camden City School District is holding a vaccination drive at the Dudley Family School on Thursday. Free doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be available for anyone 12 or older.

The event -- which is in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Health, Camden County Department of Health, Camden Coalition and Camcare -- will run from noon to 4 p.m.

“We ...

Mastery High School Celebrates Midway Point in Summer Programming

CAMDEN, NJ – This summer the Mastery High School of Camden offered six weeks of summer retreat programming, and on Wednesday campers celebrated the midway point of the program with a barbecue featuring attractions like kayaking, a video game truck and a DJ.

Carmen Ubarry, the school’s family and community engagement director who’s in charge of the camp, said the free ...

U.S. Secretary of Education Comes to North Camden

CAMDEN, NJ – A Biden administration cabinet member with the power to shape schooling on a national scale conferenced with students, educators and local politicians in the city on Friday.

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona visited the North Camden Community Center and participated in a round table hosted by Rep. Donald Norcross (D-Camden) after a morning of touring educational ...

Non-Profit Focused on Parents in Camden Holds Launch Party

CAMDEN, NJ – Although the organization has officially been at work since June 1, Parents Invincible – an organization dedicated to advocating for parents in students in Camden’s education system – finally celebrated its founding on Wednesday night.

The launch party – which was an emotional affair for Executive Director Shirley Irizarry, the rest of her six-person ...

Camden Students Begin Summer Internships Through District Program

CAMDEN, NJ – High schoolers in the Camden City School District may be young, but many are already thinking about employment after graduation.

The SWAG program, which stands for students working to access greatness, is meant to set them up for a successful career through summer internships.

On Wednesday, the students participating met at the Dudley School for their orientation into the ...

Penn Study Finds Camden Schools Narrowing Proficiency Gap with State 

Camden public schools have narrowed the gap between city and state proficiency in both math and reading since 2014, according to a study released today by ImpactED, a research and evaluation center based at the University of Pennsylvania.

The report, Narrowing the Gap: A Longitudinal Analysis of Enrollment and Student Performance in Grades 3-8, used publicly available data accessible through ...

Class of Skilled Cooks Graduates from Cathedral Kitchen Training Program

CAMDEN, NJ – After 17 weeks of training, nine cooks graduated from the Cathedral Kitchen’s culinary and baking arts training course on Thursday.

“I feel great about graduating,” said Jamilynn Morris, the recipient of the outstanding and hard-working student award, which she was presented at the ceremony. “It was a wonderful thing, and I feel happy that I ...

School District Prioritizing Nutrition, Exercise and Literacy This Summer

CAMDEN, NJ – The school district is promoting good nutrition, outdoor physical activity and reading this summer, and they’ve enlisted Philadelphia Eagles’ Avonte Maddox to help.

The cornerback was at Woodrow Wilson High School on Monday afternoon to celebrate the NJ Free Meals program, which will provide free nutritious breakfast and lunch to any of the district’s ...

Camden Public Schools Reach a New Contract

CAMDEN, NJ – The city’s public school district has finally reached a new contract with its teachers’ union, ending three years of negotiations.

The new five-year contract, announced Thursday, is retroactive to July 2018 and extends until June 2023. It gives members of the Camden Education Association (CEA) salary increases totaling 15.2% with no changes in health ...

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Are you preparing to return to work? NJ TRANSIT is ready for you.

NEW JERSEY — The pandemic resulted in a unique work-from-home model for many New Jersey residents, with a “new normal” evolving as infection rates decline.

While some employers may intend to keep remote work options in place, a growing trend reveals many companies transitioning back to in-person workplaces.

Roadways already show evidence of rush-hour congestion as workers ...

In Season: The Best Ways to Cook NJ Sweet Corn

July 28, 2021

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey sweet corn is in season until the beginning of September. Take advantage of this local summer veggie by eating it as soon as possible after it’s picked — the sugar turns to starch as it ages.

For storage, keep fresh corn on the cob in the husk in the fridge. Once you’re ready to enjoy your corn, remove the husk and silk, wash it and try one of ...

Harambe Social Services Inc. Statement on Yasemin Uyar

July 19, 2021

NEW JERSEY – Harambe Social Services, Inc. is heartbroken by the death of Union County resident, 24 year-old Yasemin Uyar. Although there is much that we do not know about this case, what is clear is that Yasemin was a victim of domestic violence. Our thoughts are with her family and her young son, Sebastian.
 
Yasemin’s mother’s impactful statements on social media ...

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The Jaffe Briefing - July 29, 2021

TRENTON – So, yeah, masks are now “strongly recommended” indoors where there are crowds, says Gov. Phil Murphy, following the latest federal guidance. While this is a sensible request, as the COVID numbers rise in the state, not everyone is on board. Just ask super-conservative Sen. Michael Doherty, who dashed off a press release saying: “The Murphy administration ...