Camden’s Tilted Ballot

I’ve written this before, but New Jersey had a chance to be the election that the national party was talking about. But it’s archaic ballot rules got in the way. This article on the governor race sums it up:  The lack of enthusiasm among voters, even though New Jersey is only one of two states … Read more Camden’s Tilted Ballot

Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Johnson Comes to Camden: Saturday, 5/6/17

There’s been plenty to talk about locally, but there’s a governor’s race throughout the state that’s picking up steam in advance of the June 6th primary. This Saturday, he’s speaking at the Camden Conference Center at 6pm (flyer below):  I’m sad I’ll be missing this one – but hope to have a guest post. There’s … Read more Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Johnson Comes to Camden: Saturday, 5/6/17

Good News on Jobs in Camden Metro Region, and Putting that News in Context

We got some good news about Camden County in late April — the county was the leading metropolitan region in the country for rate of job growth at 3.7%. I had a chance to talk to WHYY about that news. Hopefully you’ll enjoy the piece. But I also did some wider prep to put these … Read more Good News on Jobs in Camden Metro Region, and Putting that News in Context

The One About Camden City Council President Frank Moran

I have been showing up to more establishment spaces lately — part of a wider effort not to cede these spaces to those using progressive energy as cover for compromise rather than impetus for change — and from those covering Camden, I’m getting this question more and more: when are you going to cover Frank Moran?  My … Read more The One About Camden City Council President Frank Moran

No One Wants to Own the Methadone Clinic Decision

Last night, the Camden Zoning Board refused to show up and own their decision to approve a rule interpretation to allow a methadone clinic to move from downtown to Bergen Square. As a result, the adoption of the resolution was delayed until next month’s meeting. This post is about a board that was willing to approve … Read more No One Wants to Own the Methadone Clinic Decision

The True Meaning of “Camden Rising” by Jared Hunter

There has been a strong bump up in political conversations throughout the city lately.  The Village of Camden just recently hosted two public forums for the mayoral candidates hoping to succeed Dana Redd and the council candidates hoping to unseat some of the incumbent Democrats in city hall.  There are few pieces that Steven and … Read more The True Meaning of “Camden Rising” by Jared Hunter