Camden charter school grads look ahead – and behind

Originally from the Courier Post, written together with Phil Dunn article pdf CAMDEN – At LEAP Academy University Charter School in Camden, planning for college begins in preschool. LEAP founder Gloria Bonilla-Santiago described her ideology of promoting college from birth to graduation as “the pipeline,” and so far the plan is paying off. On Friday, the … More Camden charter school grads look ahead – and behind

Students aid in shining light on Camden park

Originally from the Courier Post CAMDEN – In a January 2012 Courier-Post article, Father Jud Weiksnar told a reporter he considered making a documentary about Von Nieda Park in Camden. Its name? “The Nation’s Most Depressing Park.” A year and a half later, however, student leaders from the Von Nieda Park Task Force at St. Anthony of Padua … More Students aid in shining light on Camden park

Hundreds of young carp found dead in Runnemede Lake

Originally from the Courier Post article pdf RUNNEMEDE – Representatives from the state Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife were collecting specimens at Runnemede Lake Thursday to determine what might be killing young carp. Hundreds of 6- to 9-inch carp were discovered floating dead along the perimeter of the lake, which is off … More Hundreds of young carp found dead in Runnemede Lake

Gloucester County removes man-made spans at Mantua nature park

Originally from the Courier Post article pdf MANTUA – With 52 acres of winding trails, wetlands, woods and a variety of wildlife, Ceres Park Nature Preserve in Mantua appears to be a mountain biker’s heaven. But Gloucester County and cyclists who enjoy the park adjacent to Pitman Golf Course differ on how its terrain should … More Gloucester County removes man-made spans at Mantua nature park

Delaware River dredging project 60% done

Originally from the Courier Post A massive project to dredge the Delaware River’s shipping channel is now about 60 percent complete, officials said Wednesday. Dredging crews completed an 11-mile stretch of the channel off the Delaware Coast in late May, according to the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority. That stretch was the fourth to be dredged since … More Delaware River dredging project 60% done