A new billboard on a major road near a homeless encampment in Camden makes a request of people passing through the embattled city.
It says: “Say something nice about Camden.”
Barton tells The Philadelphia Inquirer she wants to raise the visibility of good things in the city, which has a vibrant community garden scene.
The city of 77,000 near Philadelphia has had a rough time. It’s among the nation’s most impoverished and violent.
So far this year, there have been 63 homicides. That’s the most ever in the city.