What’s Next for the Camden Methadone Clinic? By Jared Hunter

I’m sure by now everyone knows about the methadone clinic approval in Bergen Square.  I unfortunately didn’t get a chance to stay the entire time (I left a little over an hour into the meeting) but did have the opportunity to see some of the meeting play out.  Needless to say, there was a lot … Read more of What’s Next for the Camden Methadone Clinic? By Jared Hunter

What #HQ2 could really mean for New Jersey by Jared Hunter

Everyone has been writing about the possibility of a new Amazon headquarters here in New Jersey, so I’ll throw my two cents in as well for what it’s worth.  There have been quite a few major proposals submitted throughout the continental United States and the last day to submit those proposals was on Thursday if … Read more of What #HQ2 could really mean for New Jersey by Jared Hunter

Looking to Newark for Neighborhood Revitalization by Chad Socha

I’ve been super impressed by the level of discourse in our comments recently. I wanted to make sure to highlight this comment from Chad Socha, who responds to concerns that Camden’s development is focused downtown and suggests looking to Newark for best practices: The article you connected in terms of “politically-connected businesses” states the issue … Read more of Looking to Newark for Neighborhood Revitalization by Chad Socha

Small Business Grants in Camden: isn’t that good news?

In early September, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority announced a grant program for Camden small business. For those of us who have been actively pointing out the ways the 2013 Economic Opportunity Act — which opened the door for so many businesses to come to the city — actively ignored small businesses, we took … Read more of Small Business Grants in Camden: isn’t that good news?

Design, Exclusion and Progress in Camden City

When I first came to Camden, I was skeptical of this particular rumor: that after downtown concerts or the 4th of July, police officers block suburbanites from side roads to keep them from driving through rougher neighborhoods in Camden. But I’ve witnessed it. To a resident, it’s a funny thing — Cooper Street backs up … Read more of Design, Exclusion and Progress in Camden City

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