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From NJ State Assemblyman Joe Roberts: NJ needs a new plan for affordable housing

Sunday, August 26, 2007 By JOE ROBERTS For the Courier-Post New Jersey needs a housing policy that promotes -- not prevents -- the ability of our residents to live where they work. Regional contribution agreements (RCAs) are a barrier to that goal. ... read more »

Camden's 18 yr. old Craig Bazan's "Hamlet on the Street," Top "You Tube" Video Week Two: 250,000 views, 1,000 comments.

"Non illegitimus carborundum est" As CNU moves closer to understanding and addressing the inner city, a proud taste of the inner city from Camden, NJ. www.Youtube.com top video pick of the week. ( 3 minutes) ... read more »

New deadline for Campbell Soup

Wednesday, August 1, 2007 By JIM WALSH Courier-Post Staff CAMDEN City council and the Camden Redevelopment Agency moved Tuesday to extend a key deadline for a controversial redevelopment project at the headquarters of Campbell Soup Co. ... read more »

Trading places: As the affluent go downtown, the working poor are tripling up to buy homes in the 'burbs.

By By William Fulton L.A. Times July 29, 2007 What's going on here? For a century, people in Southern California moved to the suburbs as they got richer, leaving the more "urban" parts of town to poor people. Now that pattern has reversed itself.Affluent people are leaving the suburbs to live in th... read more »

Wealthy towns must have affordable homes

Rich communities should not be allowed to outsource their obligation to provide affordable housing. A plan to stop packing affordable housing into cities is running into opposition from New Jersey League of Municipalities members. Contending the organization is concerned about urban areas losing reh... read more »

The proposed Campbell Soup Co. expansion became more convoluted Thursday. NU's, please provide POV on CP Forum

Friday, July 27, 2007 By EILEEN STILWELL Courier-Post Staff CAMDEN The proposed Campbell Soup Co. expansion and the future of the historic Sears Building became more convoluted Thursday with the cancellation of a special city planning board meeting. ... read more »

Camden Courier Post: Campbell Soup Terrible Design: You can comment anonymously. Deadline July 30.

The fight for the Sears Building overshadows the fact that Campbell Soup's project is a terribly designed suburban-style component of the Gateway Neighborhood Redevelopment, which ignores transportation assets. The PATCO Hi-Speedline and River LINE skirt the edge. Your comments welcome in Camden Cou... read more »

Smart growth? Wise up. If only you would work.A recent Times look at how four "smart-growth" or "transit-oriented" developments.

Los Angeles Times Editorial Though the concept hasn't delivered on its promise of getting us out of our cars, that doesn't mean it's a failure. July 11, 2007 http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-smartgrowth11jul11,0,5881270.s... ... read more »

Congestion Charge for Downtown Chicago?

For those of us who want to promote public transportation and put more money into public transit I wouldn't have picked this headline but it did make the front page and seems to be sparking a great debate. The Sun Times front headline in huge letters proclaims ... read more »

June 5, NY Times, Camden, N.J. Campbell Soup Co. Says It May Go if Sears Building Stays

By KAREEM FAHIM NY Times Published: June 5, 2007 Now, amid an effort to revive a city mired in a crippling cycle of crime and unemployment, the Campbell Soup Company, Camden’s longtime and most prominent corporate resident, has proposed expanding its presence and transforming the area where the em... read more »