Court Rules with Parents and NAACP that Camden Deserves a Vote on School Board

Camden residents just won a huge victory in the ongoing efforts to get a vote on whether their school board should be elected. Here’s some of the details from my piece at Blue Jersey.  The nitty gritty is this: in 2010 the MRERA (the legislation that created a municipal take over of Camden, but also … Read more of Court Rules with Parents and NAACP that Camden Deserves a Vote on School Board

State of the Union, Budget Address and Camden by Jared Hunter

Last Tuesday was President Trump’s first State of the Union address and there was a lot to analyze.  I’ll do my best to tie together a few streams around the SOTU, Governor Murphy’s upcoming budget address, and how all of this affects Camden. Trump’s address had interesting and dichotomous tones.  Some CNN correspondence directly after … Read more of State of the Union, Budget Address and Camden by Jared Hunter

Reflections on the MLK Day of Service (and “acknowledging the land”)

I went to a theater show about six months ago. Just before the show started, the director came out and did a “land acknowledgement” — talking about how the part in which the free show was being performed had once been the land of a local Native American tribe. It was the first time I … Read more of Reflections on the MLK Day of Service (and “acknowledging the land”)

The Latest Round of Musical Chairs in Camden

There’s been quite a bit of activity in the Camden game of musical chairs — where public and private positions with deep political connections shuffle around to reinforce both the power of that political structure and reward those who are loyal to it. Anthony Perno is out at Cooper’s Ferry, replaced by Kris Kolluri who … Read more of The Latest Round of Musical Chairs in Camden

Transitions by Jared Hunter

Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving! Apologies for the slight hiatus – this Fall has not been so forgiving. I just wanted to throw some thoughts out given the “cool down” of election season and the transitions taking place in Trenton (and the craziness taking place in Washington). Governor-Elect Murphy has rapidly begun to fill out … Read more of Transitions by Jared Hunter