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

Pre-Sale for My Book: A Neighborhood Politics of Last Resort

My book is available for presale!  No, not the Camden one that makes me feel like George R.R. Martin writing The Winds of Winter. The New Orleans one based on years of field work before I moved to Camden:  My book, A Neighborhood Politics of Last Resort: Post Katrina New Orleans and the Right to … Read more of Pre-Sale for My Book: A Neighborhood Politics of Last Resort

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