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High Hopes for Camden

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Camden, New Jersey (My9NJ) - Governor Christie and Mayor Dana Redd of Camden County held a press conference yesterday to announce all of the changes done to the city of Camden.

“There is no question that the city needed a really significant change, and this mayor has been the person to have brought that change to the forefront for the citizens of the city that I know she loves,” Christie praised.

There have been many efforts to reduce crime in Camden, New Jersey, and they appear to be working. The first quarter of 2014 showed a sharp decline in crime compared to the previous year. Officers are patrolling the streets of the city on foot, and have confiscated 70% more illegal guns this year than in previous years. Highend technology is also being used to monitor the streets and support those officers on foot.

However, not mentioned at the press conference was the heroin epidemic, which is a huge problem plaguing Camden. Heroin has greatly impacted the city and its crime rate.

Mayor Dana Redd said that she is elated Camden is moving in the right direction. She expects the governor to be back in town soon to announce more initiatives to improve this city.


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