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
The investigation and clean-up continues in Camden, where the second major fire in a week took place on Saturday.
Officials are moving to take over hundreds of abandoned properties across the city, hoping to turn them into occupied and taxable homes. The effort started in the city’s Cramer Hill section.
Camden Mayor Dana Redd said Thursday that she’ll rehire 50 of the police officers and 15 firefighters laid off earlier this year amid a budget crisis in the city, which has seen a spike in crime.
A meeting held in Camden Tuesday evening provided a forum for residents who opposed a proposed tax increase that, if approved, could bring back some laid off public employees.
Camden City Council opted last night not to act on a budget proposal from Mayor Dana Redd that would immediately increase real estate taxes by 23 percent.
The state’s Local Finance Board agreed Friday to lift the city’s cap on property-tax increases. That means the hike, which could raise $4.2 million, would take effect once the City Council approves the municipal budget.