U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that Chelsea Yang of Cherry Hill won the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for New Jersey’s First Congressional District. Chelsea, a rising junior at Cherry Hill High School East, titled her winning acrylic painting “A Meaningful Visit,” and it depicts a daughter visiting the gravesite of her father, who served in the U.S. military. The painting will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year.
“As thousands of South Jerseyans continue dealing with severe rain and flooding, we must work to provide as much assistance as possible,” Norcross said. “My office has spoken to mayors and administrators throughout the First District who know we need Gov. Murphy to issue this declaration swiftly so we can move one step closer to unlocking federal resources. Let’s work together to help our first responders, homeowners, commuters and families recover.”
Local and state officials joined with the Camden County Historical Society this week to unveil the second of three planned historical markers that will mark slave block auctions, officials announced. This marker, unveiled on Monday, marks a site in Camden City where African slaves were sold during the 1700s, according to officials. It is located at the intersection of Delaware Avenue and Federal Street in Camden City.
U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), along with Congressmen Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), today reintroduced legislation that addresses the country’s real and growing teacher shortage by completely overhauling the current student loan forgiveness program and boosting financial assistance for teachers.
“Every child needs and deserves a safe place to learn with all of the necessary resources, tools and technology available to them,” said Congressman Norcross. “It has taken us nearly 20 years to get to this point where shovels are finally piercing the ground and I am proud to have fought tooth and nail for this vital investment in our community, our children and our future. It’s exciting for everyone in Camden that we’re moving forward so that all students are afforded the best of the best.”