C.A.N.D.O.’s 5th season of community basketball all came down to last night. It was the championship game, ending off a season that bought out friends, family, and local supporters to cheer for their team or favorite player. The two teams, Team DJ and 6 ‘N Ferry, competed strongly for the title of Champion. The competitiveness could be seen throughout every play; looks of emotion, passion, and adrenaline, from the jump of the ball, until the final whistle.
Two former governors of the state of New Jersey joined Camden’s elected officials at the James J. Florio Center for Public Service in Camden to address the progress that’s been made in the City.
In 2011, the municipality was the state’s and the nation’s most dangerous and poorest city. Since that time, Camden has risen from the ashes and benefitted from unprecedented changes in law enforcement, education and historic economic development. Today, the city has its lowest crime rate in 50 years, the high school dropout rate has been cut in half and the city has experienced more than $2.5 billion in public-private investment.
Camden County’s Early Voting Center in Gloucester Township is open for residents to cast their votes early in the 2019 primary elections. The Camden County Early Voting Center is a joint effort of the Freeholder Board, County Clerk, Board of Elections and Superintendent of Elections.
In recognition of Camden County’s dedicated mission to fight the opioid crisis, the Camden County Jail has been selected to participate in a national initiative to expand opioid treatment in jails.
Camden County was selected to be one of just 15 jurisdictions across the country to participate in the Planning Initiative to Build Bridges Between Jail and Community-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder, administered by the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), and Arnold Ventures, a national philanthropy.
On May 7th, Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez and Camden Mayor Frank Moran joined Cooper’s Ferry Partnership and themed acrobats to celebrate the kick-off of the exciting 2019 Connect the Lots season.
There they revealed the details of the initiative’s landmark event, Camden Night Gardens, as well as the full line-up of programming and special events, including new additions since last year, like First Friday dance parties on the plaza and Third Thursday concerts at the new RCA Pier.
This morning, two decades after the site was originally cleared of shuttered and seedy businesses, the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority (CCMUA) will open the 25-acre, half-mile Gateway Park to the public. The park is situated between Cooper River and Admiral Wilson Boulevard, and runs from The Pub in Pennsauken to approximately where the Boulevard meets 19th Street.
The statement below is by Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. in regard to issues occurring at Crestbury Apartments.
“The owners and managers of Crestbury apartments failed their residents, the city and the county in making basic necessities available for elementary living conditions in their 392-unit complex. Having seen the disgraceful state of the complex yesterday, it is clear that no one should have to live in these unacceptable conditions. Throughout this sprawling 18-acre area, a subsidiary of Lincoln Capital Investment LLC, the Camden County Health Department already has seven active court cases that are based on complaints from residents. Today, inspectors went through apartments, spoke with residents and issued seven more summons for substandard conditions.
Saturday, September 8th, come out and witness live, the talent-packed "RUN YOUR MOUTH" Show.
Featuring some of the best #poets and #comedians showcasing their home-grown #Camden talent!
Headlined by poetess @spice_universalstar and female comedian Natalie Nat. Also featuring @iii_raikage @tanishamariemusic @whootie_standupguy and Alonzo. Hosted by IMD
Urban Grown is a community-based organization whose goal is to eradicate hunger in urban communities locally, regionally, and nationally by providing residents with healthy affordable food as well as educating residents on self-sustainability. The organization is comprised of Camden, NJ natives Charles Curtis, III (President) , Quinzelle Bethea (Vice President) and Ebony Sellers (Treasurer).