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A Family and the Future of Adoption in the Hands of Ohio State Supreme Court

Mirah Riben | Posted 09.19.2016 | Impact
Mirah Riben

This is a follow-up - and likely the final step - in an ongoing contested adoption that I wrote about on December 16, 2014. The case involves Carri Stearns and her sixth child, Camden, born March 31, 2014.

The Most Severe Food Crisis in New Jersey

Alex Law | Posted 03.25.2017 | Politics
Alex Law

Most residents in Camden rely on one of the over 25 corner stores for their primary source of groceries for their families.

The Untold Tragedy of Camden, NJ

Alex Law | Posted 03.09.2017 | Politics
Alex Law

Camden, New Jersey maintains a reputation as a violent morass that swallows economic opportunity. Decades of failed economic programs had led many people to conclude Camden is the quintessential unsolvable quagmire of urban plight

A Lesson Implemented

Randy Miller | Posted 05.16.2016 | Education
Randy Miller

Something amazing happened on Friday at my school... my students exercised their right to conduct a peaceful protest. They organized their strategy within a week; attributing leadership credit to one they called "Ms. Kelly."

How Giving Apartments To Homeless Actually Saves Money In The End

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact

A county in New Jersey is aiming to put roofs over heads in order to fight homelessness -- and save some of its taxpayers' money in the process. O...

Ohio Police Officer Rescues Puppy Twice, Gets A New Best Friend For Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 11.29.2014 | Good News

Earlier this month, Rodger Nolan, a police officer in Columbus, Ohio, rescued a 4-month-old puppy that had gotten trapped under a seat in a car accide...

Nurturing Inequality: A Strategy for Achieving Unequaled Accomplishment for Every Learner

Carlos R. Moreno | Posted 08.31.2014 | Education
Carlos R. Moreno

I believe that schools can make a contribution to reducing overall inequality of opportunity in our society and economy but in what might appear a contrary way: by actually creating inequality in schools.

These Are the Faces of the People Who've Been Crushed by Each Murder (PHOTOS)

Kate Pollard Hoffmann | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Kate Pollard Hoffmann

It is one thing to hear that many people have been killed, but it is another to look into their family's eyes, to see what this has done to them.

Ready, Set, Resist: New Jersey Families Defend Public Education

Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg | Posted 07.27.2014 | Education
Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg

Despite efforts to silence and outspend dissent, in city after city, in town after town, New Jersey students, parents and teachers are fighting for their public schools.

With Homeless Shelters Stretched Beyond Their Means, The Needy Resort To Building 'Tent Cities'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact

Mattresses, bikes and pieces of clothing were just a few of the items swept up by bulldozers near a freeway in Camden, N.J., last month. The city wasn...

The Most Unforgettable Experiences in London

Viator | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel

Whether you're looking to check off the top sights, hit the shops or discover the British capital through the eyes of the locals, here are 50 unforgettable experiences to have in London.

BURIED ALIVE: Two Men Charged In New Jersey Mom's Slaying

David Lohr | Posted 05.16.2014 | Crime

Authorities in New Jersey say a landscaper and his employee kidnapped a 41-year-old mother of two and killed her by burying her alive. Ramon Ortiz,...

GED Overhaul Diminishing Hope

Jeff Putthoff, S.J. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Jeff Putthoff, S.J.

As the only high school diploma equivalency tests accepted by all 50 states, changes to GED has a huge impact on the millions of people who hope to earn credentials equivalent to a high school diploma. This is particularly onerous on the poor.

A Festival For Everyone

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.06.2014 | Travel

Missing out on beads, beignets, and Bourbon Street? Don't worry, we've got you covered. We've discovered an option for just about everyone with enough...

Unleashing Leadership in Camden

TNTP | Posted 04.28.2014 | Education

By Tonya Horton This post was originally published on the TNTP Blog. Camden is a city on the rise. The small New Jersey city has struggled with po...

There Are Still Some Lights On in Camden

Carlos R. Moreno | Posted 04.14.2014 | Education
Carlos R. Moreno

I wonder how Dr. King would have dealt with Camden and its troubles.

We Must Present the World to Camden

Jeff Putthoff, S.J. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jeff Putthoff, S.J.

I have been working in Camden for 16 years and in that time I have come to realize that jobs and paychecks do not solve poverty. The needed healing is not a static thing, but a changing dynamic that is as fragile as the people who live in it.

Tragedies Like Trayvon Martin's Death Occur Regularly in Camden

Jeff Putthoff, S.J. | Posted 09.16.2013 | Crime
Jeff Putthoff, S.J.

What I am most angry about today is that Trayvon's terrible death is being used by so many for an outrage that isn't brought home to Camden, home to Philadelphia or home to Chicago.

WATCH: Nuns Hit the Road for Immigration Reform

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Bill Moyers

This time they're spreading the good word on immigration reform. We caught up with the group's founder, Sister Simone Campbell, as this year's tour kicked off in Newark, New Jersey, just a short distance from Ellis Island, where so many immigrants first entered the United States.

How to Make It in America's Most Dangerous City

Steve Patrick Ercolani | Posted 08.24.2013 | Crime
Steve Patrick Ercolani

Last year Camden had 67 murders in a city of just 77,000. Per capita, that is nearly as high as Honduras, the murder capital of the world.

Working on Healing More Important Than Adding Police

Jeff Putthoff, S.J. | Posted 06.30.2013 | Crime
Jeff Putthoff, S.J.

NBC's Rock Center recently showed Camden the way that most of the world sees it: dangerous, rundown and hopeless. The problem with this vantage point is that it is only the surface level.

The Education Brain Drain New Jersey Can't Afford

Gordon MacInnes | Posted 06.05.2013 | New York
Gordon MacInnes

The immediate damage of the cap policy is harder to measure or see, but the longer-term loss is very great. New Jersey cannot continue to provide excellent local education without strong, adequately compensated leaders.

New Jersey is Taking Over Camden Schools -- A Case for Optimism

Eric Lerum | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics
Eric Lerum

We've seen this before; three other districts in New Jersey -- Paterson, Newark, and Jersey City -- are already under state control, and have few positive results to show for it.

Clock Doesn't Reset on Trauma

Jeff Putthoff, S.J. | Posted 03.28.2013 | New York
Jeff Putthoff, S.J.

In 2012, Camden set a new record for murders in a single year. It was last broken in 1995, and since then over 700 people have been murdered here. The violence compelled the creation of a community group which planted crosses in front of City Hall and along the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Policing the Streets and Policing The Times

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.06.2013 | Crime
Arianna Huffington

In this week's Huffington, John Rudolf puts the spotlight on crime-ridden Camden, New Jersey, where instead of improving the police department, local leaders plan to replace it entirely. And Michelangelo Signorile looks back at an article he wrote 20 years ago about being gay at The New York Times, and how the paper rose to a new level of journalistic integrity by ending its silence on gay issues.