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Officials Announce $350K for East Camden Revitalization

September 18, 2018

CAMDEN, NJ— A federal grant will continue the revitalization of East Camden.

On Friday, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker and U.S.Rep. Donald Norcross (D-Camden) announced the City of Camden and its Housing Authority have been awarded a $350,000 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to advance the city’s efforts ...

Camden receives $6M in Federal Funds to Reduce Sewer Overflows

CAMDEN, NJ—The Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority has received over $6 million in federal funding to reduce sewer overflows in the City of Camden.

The funding, which comes in the form of a $6.6 million low-interest loan from the New Jersey Clean Water State Revolving Fund [CWSRF] program, will provide for the installation of 10 new rain gardens and the replacement of ...

Alberta Woods Park Re-Opens for East Camden Families

CAMDEN, NJ—East Camden resident Maritza Camacho said that her and her family would travel to Cooper River Park in Pennsauken to enjoy the outdoors together rather than crossing the street to Alberta Woods Park because she felt it was unsafe.

Now, after a $775,000 renovation from Camden County, Alberta Woods Park is once again a “neighborhood park to enjoy together as a ...

South Jersey Young Dems Launches Black Caucus

CAMDEN, NJ— While many people in the South Jersey area were on their way down to the Jersey Shore for the start of Labor Day weekend, a group of politically-minded millennials were celebrating the start  of an organization that will give a voice to young minorities not just in Camden, but across South Jersey.

The South Jersey Young Democrats Black Caucus was officially launched ...

Federal Grant Means Jobs for Ablett Village Residents

CAMDEN, NJ—The Housing Authority of the City of Camden is one of seven public housing authorities across the nation to receive a federal grant that will help residents of the city’s Ablett Village neighborhood find better jobs.

On Tuesday Mayor Frank Moran, U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross along with other federal, state and local officials announced that the city was awarded $1.7 ...

Parking Removal Along Cooper Street Rubs City Residents Wrong Way

CAMDEN, NJ— Camden residents called for the Camden City Council to stand up for the public’s rights following the approval of two measures to remove parking along Cooper Street at a special meeting of the city council Monday night. 

The meeting and approvals came after parking meters had already been removed entirely due to what was described by the city’s Business ...

Simple Assault Charge Dismissed Against Former Assemblyman Barclay

CAMDEN, NJ—The charge stemming from a June domestic violence incident has been dismissed against former state assemblyman Arthur Barclay.

Barclay, dressed in black suit and white shirt with no tie, appeared before Judge Krisden McCrink in Camden City Municipal Court on Friday morning. Barclay was represented by attorney Christopher St. John of Malamut and Associates.

On June 7, ...

Once Known for Illegal Dumping, Camden Labs Site to Become a Park

CAMDEN, NJ—On the corner of Copewood and Davis streets, hidden behind overgrown bushes and weeds, lies the abandoned Camden Laboratories site. It sits caddy-corner to one of the city’s high schools, Brimm Medical Arts Academy, and is near the baseball fields, football fields and playgrounds of Whitman Park.

Abandoned since 2008, the former medical bio-tech facility has also been ...

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 ...

Despite Newark's Sanctuary City Status, Undocumented City Resident Turned Over to ICE

NEWARK, NJ - Daniel Castro put his head on the water bottle he clutched between his shackled hands as he sat on an airplane bound for detention centers, first in Nebraska then Louisiana. He resigned himself to the sobering fact he was being deported back to Nicaragua.

What worried him more than his return to the place he fled as a young teenager to escape poverty and political fighting, was ...

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