Mayor Dana Redd
Camden’s controversial business curfew law — on the books for more than a year — will start being enforced in mid-September.
With a little help from police throughout the state, cops in Camden are fighting to keep their jobs while city and county officials work toward implementing a county-wide department that would force more than half of Camden’s police out of a job.
Camden is known as one of the most dangerous cities in America. This year is on track to be one of the worst with the city recording 39 homicides so far, which surpasses the statistic from this time last year.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has announced plans to send state troopers into Camden to help suppress a growing murder rate.
Mayor Dana L. Redd of Camden announced on Friday a host of wonderful family-oriented activities that will take place on Halloween. The events are meant to make sure children in Camden are able to enjoy a fun and safe Halloween this year.
In preparation of Hurricane Irene, Mayor Dana Redd and emergency management crews on Thursday urged residents to stay home this weekend and refrain from making any unnecessary traveling arrangements in preparation of Hurricane Irene.
It’s called ICE-T, which stands for “I Can End Truancy,” and it’s being funded by a state grant. If students attend most of the classes, they will receive $100 on September 30th.
Camden police chief J. Scott Thomson has been doing double-duty for the past year, handling the police operations and making decisions on personnel and finance matters. Now, retired state police major Lanuel Ferguson will be the civilian director of police.
Last week’s budget cuts from Trenton could leave financially distressed urban areas like Camden in serious trouble.
The city of Camden is experiencing what officials are calling a “severe water shortage” caused, in large part, by people illegally opening fire hydrants to keep cool.
Construction is already underway at Fourth and Cooper in downtown Camden for the new, 12-story dorm building, the first university building south of Cooper.
Dozens of police and firefighters are back on the streets of Camden, NJ, two and a half months after they — and many more of their colleagues — were laid off. But how long they’ll remain is an open question.
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.
Property taxes in Camden could go up by 23 percent if the state government approves a rate hike.
Volunteers will be rotated daily from as far away as York, Poughkeepsie and Atlantic City to walk four sectors of Camden in 10 four-member patrols.