Officials in Camden, NJ have shared their plan to transition the Camden Police Department from a city-run to a county-run organization.
The move toward the formation of a Camden County police department, with the City of Camden its sole participant, continues with word that the city’s mayor is working on a plan to lay off the city’s entire police force as soon as the end of the year.
The “show cause” hearing before Judge Daustino Fernandez-Vina pitted opponents of the regionalized police force against those in favor of it, including Camden mayor Dana Redd.
The Camden City School District’s Superintendent Bessie LeFra Young makes more than $240,000 a year. But lately, she hasn’t been showing up for work.
The city of Camden wants to be the first participant in a Camden County police department.
Authorities in Camden have a warning for illegal dumpers: you are being watched.
Phil Rowan, president of the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial, says a North Jersey group has engaged in a letter-writing and publicity campaign, trying to get the historic ship relocated to New York Harbor.
It’s barely six months from yesterday’s groundbreaking to the expected September opening of a transitional facility for homeless veterans in Camden.
Camden County will take control of the Camden city police department by early spring if everything plays out as planned, and other communities could join in later.
Camden Mayor Dana Redd says she requested the closed-door meeting with attorney general Paula Dow to address the city’s issues with violence.
Four blocks of State Street in North Camden and several blocks along Park Boulevard in the Parkside neighborhood are getting about 50 new streetlamps, to replace those vandalized in recent years.
It’s meant to serve not just the college crowd, officials say, but neighbors as well.
She says there are also three local banks willing to provide attractive loan terms to people willing to commit to properties in Camden.
Camden’s mayor is expressing relief over a reversal by Gov. Chris Christie after he initially canceled the state’s transitional aid program to distressed communities.
Camden Mayor Dana Redd has pledged housing assistance for those without a home right now