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June 7, 2022

CAMDEN, NJ — The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the Camden Housing Authority a $3.5 million grant to improve and preserve its various public housing projects throughout the city. Melody Johnson Williams, the city housing authority’s acting executive ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — There’s help for city residents who struggle to pay their electric, gas and other utility bills each month. To show them how Mayor Victor Carstarphen will host a two-hour information fair from 1 to 3 p.m. today at Roosevelt Plaza Park off Market Street. He will be joined by NJ Board ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – It can be tough to drive around this city. Too many cars and trucks cause delays at certain times of the day. Plus, pockmarked streets can make even short trips more challenging. It’s a complaint Mayor Vic Carstarphen says he hears all too often from residents. But, Camden County ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — County police officers show up all over this city. They are often not on-duty, in uniform, or even being paid. Yet, there they are: Playing bingo with senior citizens or bringing food trays to neighborhood gatherings. They pitch in at city clean-ups and shoot hoops, play dodgeball ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Homeowners sometimes need a helping hand. Senior citizens, people with disabilities and struggling families can have trouble keeping their properties shipshape. Mayor Vic Carstarphen gets it. As a result, their lawns and shrubs grow wild. Broken windows and doors get patched with ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The city will use $1.5 million from its federal COVID-19 bailout fund to dole out “premium pay” to unionized city workers from Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 1014, Mayor Vic Carstarphen has announced. Carstarphen, in a prepared statement, said striking this “early and ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The Camden Redevelopment Agency is New Jersey's big winner, receiving over half of $6.5 million that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded this state for “brownfield” restoration projects. The city is going to sink most of its $3.5 million federal grant into Elijah ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – The county Board of Commissioners have adopted a $418 million budget for 2022 – dramatically lower than last year’s – to pay county employees and provide a host of services to people and businesses in 37 communities. The amount to be raised by taxes has decreased by $5 million from ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – The county Workforce Development Board is hosting an eight-week summer youth employment program from June 27 to Aug. 19. This innovative program is designed to provide teenagers and young adults – ages 16 to 24 – with hands-on work experience with employers that can show them ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – The new Camden Athletic Complex officially open today on an 8-acre waterfront site where a Campbell Soup canning plant once stood and where the Camden Riversharks played minor-league baseball for over a decade until 2015. This morning, county and city officials will join ...

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CAMDEN – Expect travel delays this week if you routinely drive along Haddon Avenue, East State Street and Marlton Pike, Camden County cautions. Starting Tuesday, May 3 contractors from NJ American Water will be resurfacing portions of East State Street and Marlton Pike. Work will continue ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — City officials are touting this Tuesday’s visit from the Dominican Republic’s top US diplomat as a “historic event” for Camden, and they plan a series of events and tours to highlight the occasion. Visiting the city is Eligio Jáquez, General Consulate of the Dominican Republic, and ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Rep. Donald W. Norcross is proposing a new federal law that he believes could cut up to 60-cents per gallon off the price of gasoline and impose stiffer penalties for price-gouging at the pumps. The congressman’s three-pronged approach would temporarily suspend the 18-cent federal ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A busy one-block stretch of Haddon Avenue will be closed to traffic starting tomorrow, April 20, and remain closed through May 4 as PSE&G continues a street restoration project. The affected part of Haddon Avenue – between Walnut Street and Park Boulevard – is mostly ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A few of the city’s busiest streets will be partially closed or closed to traffic starting Wednesday, April 13, county officials said. The shoulders of Haddon Avenue, from Walnut Street to Whitman Avenue, will be closed from Wednesday until Friday between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The work ...

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