March 4, 2014
blalz:

Camden smells like dem0lition today. #cmd #wreckingcrew #ripoldhotel

That poor, old hotel.

blalz:

Camden smells like dem0lition today. #cmd #wreckingcrew #ripoldhotel

That poor, old hotel.

January 22, 2014
Christie to visit Camden after-school dinner program tomorrow

Gov. Christie is scheduled to stop in Camden Thursday afternoon to meet with students at Dudley Elementary who are benefitting from an afterschool dinner pilot program launched earlier this month.
The governor, who put the Camden School District under state control last year, touted the work of state-appointed Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard in his state of the state speech last week. Rouhanifard was one of several Camden leaders Christie tipped his hat to in the address.
More.

Via the Camden Flow blog in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Christie to visit Camden after-school dinner program tomorrow

Gov. Christie is scheduled to stop in Camden Thursday afternoon to meet with students at Dudley Elementary who are benefitting from an afterschool dinner pilot program launched earlier this month.

The governor, who put the Camden School District under state control last year, touted the work of state-appointed Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard in his state of the state speech last week. Rouhanifard was one of several Camden leaders Christie tipped his hat to in the address.

More.

Via the Camden Flow blog in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

January 10, 2014
"Frankly, Camden’s recent past has had two narratives.In the narrative of the political influence peddlers, people who benefit financially through their association with the city, Camden is a city of hope and potential. Alternatively, the narrative of residents can be described in one word: despair.”Theo Spencer (former Camden school board member and Redd’s opponent in the 2013 Democratic primary) has some harsh words for Redd’s term as mayor in Camden in the Courier-Post.

"Frankly, Camden’s recent past has had two narratives.

In the narrative of the political influence peddlers, people who benefit financially through their association with the city, Camden is a city of hope and potential. Alternatively, the narrative of residents can be described in one word: despair.”

Theo Spencer (former Camden school board member and Redd’s opponent in the 2013 Democratic primary) has some harsh words for Redd’s term as mayor in Camden in the Courier-Post.

January 10, 2014
From the I am Camden Facebook page:

You probably didn’t know:Max AlexanderMAX ALEXANDER is another in the long tradition of fine boxers to come out of Camden. He was born on May 11, 1981 in Camden. He went undefeated in his first 15 fights. He was however, a first-round knockout victim of Marty Lindquist. This decision was overturned and the fight declared a no-contest when Lindquist failed a drug test. In their next meeting, Alexander scored a unanimous decision in an eight round fight.In September of 2007 Max Alexander was featured on the television show The Contender. Fighting below his regular weight, he was defeated by veteran fighter Sam Soliman.


From the I am Camden Facebook page:

You probably didn’t know:

Max Alexander

MAX ALEXANDER is another in the long tradition of fine boxers to come out of Camden. He was born on May 11, 1981 in Camden. He went undefeated in his first 15 fights. He was however, a first-round knockout victim of Marty Lindquist. This decision was overturned and the fight declared a no-contest when Lindquist failed a drug test. In their next meeting, Alexander scored a unanimous decision in an eight round fight.

In September of 2007 Max Alexander was featured on the television show The Contender. Fighting below his regular weight, he was defeated by veteran fighter Sam Soliman.

(Source: mikesridingbikes)

January 6, 2014
Joseph Paprzycki wrote a play about commuters getting stuck on the RiverLINE between Trenton and Camden, and NJ Transit took exception.
-Courier Post

Joseph Paprzycki wrote a play about commuters getting stuck on the RiverLINE between Trenton and Camden, and NJ Transit took exception.

-Courier Post

December 31, 2013
Happy New Years Eve, everyone!

Who else is going to catch the fireworks on the waterfront tonight? Dress warmly!

December 24, 2013
Free Meter Parking For Holidays

December 20, 2013
Study shows the benefits of affordable housing: Opinion
Forcing cities in N.J. to share affordable housing does not hurt communities, Howard Gillette Jr., professor emeritus of history at Rutgers University-Camden, argues.

Study shows the benefits of affordable housing: Opinion

Forcing cities in N.J. to share affordable housing does not hurt communities, Howard Gillette Jr., professor emeritus of history at Rutgers University-Camden, argues.

December 14, 2013


PATCO is bringing its fleet into the future with redesigned train cars on the 44 year old commuter line – Courier Post

PATCO is bringing its fleet into the future with redesigned train cars on the 44 year old commuter line – Courier Post

December 13, 2013
Rutgers Prof Calls Rolling Stone Camden Article Poverty Porn | News | Philadelphia Magazine

Rutgers-Camden urban policy professor Stephen Danley responds to Rolling Stone’s “poverty porn” article about Camden. I couldn’t agree with the professor more.