Assessing Chris Christie’s plaudits and plans for Camden

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 An NJ Transit Riverline train passes in front of City Hall in Camden, N.J. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

An NJ Transit Riverline train passes in front of City Hall in Camden, N.J. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Camden was cited during New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s State of the State address on Tuesday, in regards to education and crime prevention. He touted accomplishments in both, noting that crime is down and applauding the energy and plans of the school district’s new superintendent, Paymon Rouhanifard.

We take a closer look with Howard Gillette, History Professor Emeritus at Rutgers Camden and a long-time assesser of the city.

 

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