In the question of Appels and Oranges, Tom MacArthur is no John Anderson

As Kevin Riordan’s column in this morning’s Inquirer reports, the passing of Sam Appel  drew an appreciative crowd of mostly older colleagues to a memorial service in Camden’s Sacred Heart Church Saturday.  Struck by the crude inequities built into the GOP tax bill that had just cleared the Senate,  those attending could find some solace … Read more of In the question of Appels and Oranges, Tom MacArthur is no John Anderson

With Submissions to Amazon now in, What Have We learned about Our Region?

In a scramble not seen since the 1940s, when cities and towns across the country competed for the right to host the United Nations, hundreds of hopeful jurisdictions have put in their bids to host Amazon’s second headquarters.  While oddsmakers are already projecting the favorites, it’s hard to predict what Amazon will do. It’s not … Read more of With Submissions to Amazon now in, What Have We learned about Our Region?

Matt Katz on “American Governor” in Camden

WNYC reporter and author Matt Katz reflected on Chris Christie’s relationship to Camden Tuesday. Drawing on years of coverage both of the city and of the governor, Katz conveyed a number of insights from his recently published American Governor: Chris Christie’s Bridge to Redemption in a talk on the Rutgers-Camden campus.For those in the audience … Read more of Matt Katz on “American Governor” in Camden

In Rebuilding Camden’s Industry, Don’t Bury the Past

Clearly one of the most exciting aspects of the hugely generous tax credits that have been used to induce businesses to locate in Camden is the prospect of returning the city to its roots in manufacturing. Citing the 5000 new jobs he expects to generate,  Holtec CEO Kris Singh made the connection himself this week … Read more of In Rebuilding Camden’s Industry, Don’t Bury the Past

In Camden, Additional Searches for Solutions

A panel discussion hosted by the Rutgers Center for Urban Research and Education today sparked a lively debate about best path to reversing Camden’s long-term decline.Like so many meetings before it, this one, which included a mix of community residents, students, and a scattering of professionals, provided a mix of pride in work underway at … Read more of In Camden, Additional Searches for Solutions