The Camden County Library System is beginning to reopen to the public, starting with limited services and hours at their larger branches. This week marked the first time indoor, in-person services have been available to library patrons since our facilities were ordered to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March.
With COVID-19 infections on the rise among teenagers and young adults, the Camden County Freeholder Board has unveiled a new public health campaign today urging younger residents to “protect your circle.”
Camden County residents who are seeking quality information on available employment and training programs, as well as how to access those opportunities and services can find what they are looking for virtually at the Camden County One-Stop.
The Camden County Youth Services Commission (CCYSC) and the Department of Corrections are asking for submissions of mural designs for the outside perimeter wall of the Camden County Correctional Facility that will reflect themes such as hope, support, peace, and community, among others, and their intersection with both the juvenile and adult criminal justice system.
The Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force, in partnership with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services will host Naloxone training sessions held virtually via Webex on the last Tuesday of each month. The next session will take place on Tuesday, July 28, from 12:30 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.
The Camden County Freeholder Board has received and is allocating federal funding for towns which will be used to supplement unforeseen costs from COVID-19 related purchases such as personal protective equipment (PPE), hand sanitizer, and a variety of other tools for essential employees since the start of this public health crisis.
As more people are staying in place at home, many are looking for ways to occupy their time more productively. As the weather turns nice, some homeowners are finding projects right in their own backyards.
The Camden County Board of Freeholders will begin a COVID-19 Educational Series, a first-of-its-kind effort to bring information about testing, risk of exposure, and other critical public health information related to the novel coronavirus directly into the community.
The New Jersey State Library has awarded the Camden County Library System the 2020 Best Practices in Early Childhood Literacy Award that recognizes excellence in early childhood programming in New Jersey libraries.
As part of efforts to help first responders decontaminate vehicles and equipment to protect themselves and those they serve, officials distributed ultraviolet light systems to the Camden County Police Department and Cooper University Health Care along with a host of other public safety agencies.
To help the county’s youth stay connected to critical services during this stressful time, the Camden County Youth Services Commission has collected information for more than 20 service providers in one convenient location.
The Camden County Health Department has begun randomly inspecting county long-term care facilities in place of the state of New Jersey in order to audit and inspect operations that have at least two confirmed cases of COVID-19, county officials said recently.
The Camden County Sheriff’s Office has begun assisting Camden County Metro Officers on patrol in Camden City in an effort to provide additional resources and personnel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Camden County Department of Health and Human Services launched a new online volunteering portal to connect residents who want to know how they can support their friends and neighbors during this time of need with opportunities to support others in the coming weeks.
The Camden County Division of Weights and Measures is currently conducting additional inspections for price gouging on items such as hand sanitizer, disinfectants, toiletries, bottled water, and more throughout Camden County, according to a press release.
A new memorial to honor victims of overdose and addiction will be built in Timber Creek Park in Gloucester Township. The Camden County Freeholder Board passed a resolution this month approving the plan.
The Camden County Freeholder Board has approved a potentially life-saving pilot program designed to implement and study the use of Fentanyl testing strips (FTS) by individuals suffering from substance use disorder.
While Coronavirus (COVID-19) is in the headlines and a major topic of discussion on social media and with medical professionals alike, the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services says it currently poses little risk to residents in the United States.
As part of the Give-Kids-a-Smile Day, a national event that has been held on the first Friday in February for more than 15 years, Camden County College’s dental hygiene and dental assisting students and staff – joined by area dentists – provided free cleanings, other preventive care and oral health education to area children aged 12 and younger recently.
The Camden County Municipal Utility Authority (CCMUA) has appointed Scott Schreiber as their new executive director effective February 1, 2020, replacing outgoing executive director Andy Kricun, who retired Saturday after more than 30 years of service at CCMUA.
Local, county, and state officials have recently called on the public to support recovery efforts to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. For weeks, the island has been hit by earthquakes and aftershocks which have damaged and destroyed homes and other critical infrastructure.
As many Americans have become increasingly interested in disaster preparedness and response skills in the wake of extreme weather and other natural events in the US and around the world, the Camden County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will once again offer a free, 20-hour training curriculum to prepare interested Camden County residents to help protect themselves, their family, and their community during a disaster.
Camden County College and Rutgers University–Camden have formed a new Premier Partnership aligning the two schools to provide residents of Camden County and South Jersey an opportunity to earn both a Camden County College associate degree and Rutgers baccalaureate degree on the Blackwood and Rutgers–Camden campuses.
Camden County adult residents who are interested in career training and apprenticeship opportunities can take advantage of an open house hosted by the Career and Technical Institute of Camden County College and Camden County Technical Schools on Thursday, January 16, from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. at Camden County Technical Schools.
Rutgers University--Camden students in the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing program are among a team of health care workers and social workers who are providing in-home consultations to solve complex care issues for elderly residents in Camden.
Camden City is making positive growth according to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The positive trend can be seen in key areas including poverty, educational attainment, employment and unemployment. The findings come as part of a new five-year population estimate produced by the Census Bureau using data derived from the American Community Survey (ACS).
The Camden County Police Department swore in 52 new police officers on the afternoon of December 19 and, after the swearing-in ceremony, officers were assigned to the police administration building for additional agency training according to a press release from the county.
Auditions were held for an upcoming play that will focus on the concept of "nescience," which is defined as a lack of knowledge or awareness. The show has been written by Beatrice Alonna of South Jersey, who is trying to show through the medium of theater that nescience is something that affects us all no matter what race, creed, or age we are.
While the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, with the pressure to get a lot done in a little time, may be the cause of stress for many, some teens the holiday brings about another source of stress according to a Rutgers University--Camden researcher.
The Camden County Freeholder Board has launched a new initiative called Hearts and Hands for the Homeless which is aimed at addressing persistent homelessness according to a press release from the county.
The New Jersey Department of Human Services has awarded the Camden County Correctional Facility nearly $700,000 for individuals to receive Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder, according to a press release from the county.
The Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center, formerly the Camden County Animal Shelter, is hosting its inaugural Tinsel Tails “Yappy Hour” benefiting shelter pets on December 18 at Wedgwood Country Club from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
As the demand for workers in “hard-to-count” communities increases, the United States Census Bureau has announced an increase to the minimum hourly rate for census positions for the 2020 Census in Camden County, from $16.50 to $17.50, and is paying over $20 an hour for certain positions, according to a press release from the county.
At a ceremony on December 5, Camden’s Charter School Network dedicated its swim program as the Jazier M. Tuten-Sewell Swim Program as it introduced the Camden Academy Charter High School’s new swim team.
Go4theGoal, non-profit charitable organization who provides funds and supportive services to children with cancer, is currently working with social workers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Nemours duPont Pediatrics as well as hospitals throughout New Jersey to provide gift baskets to families with hospitalized children.
In order to expose more middle and high school students to the benefits of the military as a possible post secondary plan, Camden Academy Charter High School sponsored its inaugural Military Night program on November 12.
KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy (KCNA) — a collective of three KIPP schools in Camden — partnered with the Camden Promise Neighborhood, the Cooper Foundation, and other local entities, including local dentists, foodbanks, and nonprofits to create Cooper Health Center at KIPP, a school-based health center with a full-time nurse practitioner and medical assistant.
Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez joined Camden City Councilwoman Felecia Reyes-Morton today to present a brand-new soccer “mini-pitch” — small, customized, hard-court surface recreation areas built in underused urban spots — at Von Nieda Park in the Cramer Hill section of the city.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Pennsauken School District with a $1.6 million grant to address the issue of mental health. The district was one of only 27 schools nationwide to receive the grant.
The Campbell Soup Company recently announced more than $1.5 million in grants to 11 organizations with operations in Camden along with 11 others as part of the Campbell Soup Foundation’s annual grant-making cycle and Campbell’s Healthy Communities, the company’s signature philanthropic program.
In preparation for the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau is planning to hire as many as 3,000 part-time workers in Camden County to follow up with households that do not complete the census form voluntarily.
Single-use plastics will be banned in all Camden County facilities, and at all County-sponsored events beginning January 1, 2020. The Freeholder Board approved the ban by resolution during its October meeting and will begin rolling out alternatives over the next year.
Camden Academy Charter High School sponsored its Fifteenth Annual College Fair that brought together colleges from as far away as St. Mary’s College of Maryland to next door neighbor Rutgers University--Camden.
The new Joint Health Sciences Center (JHSC) at the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Broadway officially opened its doors today which completes Phase I of the Board’s two-phase campus construction in the City.
Populations living in poverty, the homeless, children, and racial and ethnic minorities have historically been more difficult to count than others for census data. To reinforce the importance of public participation in the 2020 Census, local, county, state, along with federal officials are stressing the impact of an accurate count on our community, and jobs to be available for county residents.
"Unity" an abstract corten steel sculpture by acclaimed Palestinian Arab Israeli sculptor Hanna Jubran, is one of five pieces gifted to the Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust by Rowan College at Burlington County.
Bubba’s Beds for Shelter Friends, a nonprofit that provides orthopedic, chew-proof, and easy-to-clean beds for shelter pets, donated 100 Kuranda beds, a special type of rugged, easy-to-sanitize kennel bed that is chew-proof and comfortable to Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center.
The City of Camden, district and renaissance schools, have improved their results on the New Jersey Standardized Learning Assessment for the fourth year in a row. Camden students continue to improve each year, with the 2018-2019 school year’s results showing improvements in both English Language Arts (ELA) and math.
Millennials and younger residents in southern New Jersey suffer from higher rates of social isolation than citizens aged 65 or older which can lead to chronic health conditions such as obesity, heart disease, and asthma, according to new research produced by the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers University–Camden.
The New Jersey Department of Education has announced that Kimberly Dickstein, a high school English teacher from Haddonfield Memorial High School, has been named the 2019-2020 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year.
Jersey Water Works members Andy Kricun, Meishka Mitchell, Chris Obropta, and the rest of the Camden SMART (Stormwater Management and Resource Training) team have been awarded the US Water Alliance’s US Water Prize for their work tackling the city’s extreme water challenges.
The Rutgers Law School Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) has received a $50,000 grant from the Rowan University/Rutgers–Camden Board of Governors recently to help expand their program according to a press release.
Boxing superstars including Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight Champion Michael Spinks, Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes, and two-time World Heavyweight Champion Timmy Witherspoon, among others, will join guests for a fundraiser aboard the Battleship New Jersey to support the recently commissioned statue of Camden City boxing legend “Jersey Joe” Walcott.
Thirty historic sites and history organizations throughout Camden County will have special exhibits, reenactments, and guided tours for adults and children throughout the month of October as part of Camden County History Month.
The Non Profit Development Center of Southern New Jersey is offering a number of workshops aimed at assisting local nonprofit organizations or those individuals who wish to start a nonprofit with their endeavors.
The Barclay Farmstead Museum, located in the Barclay Farms Housing Development along the North Branch of the Cooper River in Cherry Hill, is a living history museum where visitors can observe and even participate in the agrarian lifestyle of the early 19th century.
The Rutgers–Camden Board of Directors formally appointed two new members on Friday, September 13, to serve on the Rowan University/Rutgers–Camden Board of Governors: Dr. James Dougherty and Frank Hundley.
A Rutgers-Camden writing program has received a $9,100 action grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) for veterans to participate in the writing workshops that will offer a supportive environment that encourages them to reflect upon issues and experiences common among veterans and service members.
Twenty volunteers from TD Bank met with 30 students at Camden Academy Charter High School on Wednesday, September 11, to teach soft skills including workplace communication, resume writing, and job interview skills.