Some Urban Thoughts on Rural Progressivism

One of the lessons of living, working and studying in Camden, NJ is how interrelated urban and regional issues are. There’s simply no way to understand issues in Camden — such as the racial and environmental justice issues surrounding the methadone clinic, or affordable housing, or the ways concentrated poverty affects school funding — without … Read more of Some Urban Thoughts on Rural Progressivism

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

Marathon Methadone Meeting Ends with Approval

I didn’t have a chance to make it to the Planning Board Meeting last night — which lasted hours and featured a final vote approving variance changes for the methadone clinic. The variances were approved on the condition of the creation of a community advisory board (along with minor changes to security and the bus … Read more of Marathon Methadone Meeting Ends with Approval

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