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What went wrong during Camden’s rebirth?

By: Yana Ellis In July 2002, New Jersey Governor James McGreevey signed the Municipal Rehabilitation and Economic Recovery Act (MRERA), which “initiated a major redevelopment effort for Camden, one of the poorest cities in the one of the richest states … Continue reading

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Rebuilding Camden: Not Just From the Ground-Up

By: Alexis Camden suffered industrial degeneration in the 20th century as the manufacturers and residents fled the city. At Camden’s peak, 365 industries employed 51,000 people, the majority at RCA, New York Ship Company, and Campbell Soup (Gillette). By the … Continue reading

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