“South Jersey is a great place to live, plant roots and raise a family because of the dedicated efforts of committed individuals who lift up our communities,” Norcross said. “The Center for Family Services and its AmeriCorps programs provide opportunities for individuals to give back to the world around them and help their neighbors. Thanks to these grants, our streets will be cleaner, our roads will be safer and our economy will continue to grow.
“It’s great to witness Camden’s historic transformation and it’s an honor to be a part of it,” Congressman Donald Norcross said. “We’ve seen tremendous job growth in Camden, along with major improvements in city schools, parks, and public safety. Today is another huge milestone as we break ground at Cooper Plaza to renovate homes and reanimate the community for local families.”
As Frances Ward-Green and Teal Corr toured the newly-renovated two-bedroom townhouse Friday morning, they talked about their own decades living in Camden's Cooper Plaza neighborhood.
"It was beautiful," said Corr when asked what the historic townhomes were like when she moved in in December 1994.
During a round-table discussion with Congressman Donald Norcross on Wednesday, Jane Leichner of Haddon Township held up a tiny tube of the prescription cold sore ointment she's been taking for years.
Then she cited its price: $978 for 5 grams at a national pharmacy chain.
"It's been around for decades. It's very effective, but it's a mystery why it costs this much," said Leichner, 74. "The price has been going up and up and up."
Norcross said the goal was to shine a spotlight on the issue with real life stories about how the high costs of prescription drugs is impacting everyday Americans and their health care.