Now, with the power of positive thinking, that is all about to change.
Say something nice about Camden. A billboard bearing that simple, yet startling request went up Monday on the Admiral Wilson Boulevard at Federal Street.
“Saying something nice about the city is a small, positive action that can turn into something powerful,” says Jennifer Barton, a Manhattan communications executive who created and funded the campaign with a little help from her friends.
It must be easy to say something nice about Camden when you don’t live there.
That some are hard-pressed to say anything positive about what is still South Jersey’s biggest city is beside the point. Or perhaps it is the point.
The number of homicides in Camden stood at 62 on Monday morning. The death toll has inspired a stark response by another grassroots group, which has placed a cross in a downtown park for each victim.
Okay, I’ll play along. Thanks to Camden, ammunition companies on the east coast are making record profits.