Devolution Revolution by Jared Hunter

I recently read an article written by a friend of mine from Williamstown – my hometown – in Gloucester County.  The article was well-written, thoughtful, and direct and I appreciated Councilman Miller’s words focused on rejuvenating the ranks of local government with Millennial representation; it’s something of a mission I see myself taking on as … Read more of Devolution Revolution by Jared Hunter

What small ‘d’ democracy in Camden County looks like and why it matters

This was cross-posted from Blue Jersey. I had a conversation with an activist this week who told me that she was conflicted. She’d been doing local and issue-based activism for a decade. Now, she told me, it feels small. There are so many other, bigger things. I thanked her for her activism — because I … Read more of What small ‘d’ democracy in Camden County looks like and why it matters

Arthur Barclay’s Resignation Shows Need for a More Transparent Appointment Process in Camden County

This is cross-posted from Blue Jersey. What’s been whispered in Camden for some time is finally out in the open. Arthur Barclay, the fast-rising Camden politician who used support from the Camden County Democratic Committee to secure the line initially for a city council seat, then later for the LD5 Assembly seat, has resigned after … Read more of Arthur Barclay’s Resignation Shows Need for a More Transparent Appointment Process in Camden County

Key Vote in Trenton on Expansion of Renaissance Schools in Camden

The following is cross-posted from my Blue Jersey post on the same topic. Here’s how toxic Betsy DeVos-style “school choice” has become: even DeVos herself is softening her language (if not her policies). There’s reasons for that: 1) the idea that school choice alone can improve student outcomes is increasingly being combatted by evidence that … Read more of Key Vote in Trenton on Expansion of Renaissance Schools in Camden

The Muse Collaborative, Donkey’s Cheesesteaks and Camden Supper Club

Put it on your calendar: June 21st, 5:30pm. Donkey’s.  That’s the next Camden Supper Club, and it’s one I’m particularly proud of. When Joseph Russell and I started Camden Supper Club it was as a spinoff of LAEDA’s Camden Dine Around program. We wanted to build community by eating at Camden’s wonderful restaurant scene, living … Read more of The Muse Collaborative, Donkey’s Cheesesteaks and Camden Supper Club

Bubbles and Rifts: NJ Primaries 2018 by Jared Hunter

Tuesday is Primary Election Day in New Jersey! Polls close at 8:00 pm I’ve been doing my best to follow all of the intriguing races going on around the state – a lot of heated congressional races between Democrats – given the increased number of resignations or retirements from Republican congressman within the last year … Read more of Bubbles and Rifts: NJ Primaries 2018 by Jared Hunter