Tuesday, September 25, 2018

GUARDIAN ANGELS

How do you know when you're on the right path? When leaders of neighboring communities reach out in admiration with words like "guardian angel."
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Thank you to the hundreds, if not thousands, of Lindenwold residents we've connected with and who support us. It is in your honor that we share the following correspondence.

Focus on our future as we Build a Better Borough!

If you're newly finding us, Welcome, join the excitement for change in Lindenwold. We are a group of passionate residents, intent on building a better borough while spreading positive news and thoughts for our town.

We host a number of online destinations to share the positivity that's percolating in Lindenwold. For more info, check out the links below. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

OPRA 101 FOLLOW-UP

Thank you to the dozens of people who attended our recent workshop: OPRA 101: Using the Open Public Records Act to Hold Your Government Accountable Workshop.

One of the most memorable lessons from CJ: there's no need for the 4 page form. Simply draft an email to the Borough/County/State records clerk. "This is a request for public records made under OPRA and common law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this request. Records requested include: (enter the records you want here)"

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Click here to visit CJ Griffin's OPRA Blog

Let us know if you'd like any of the meeting presentation materials. We can email them or send you a link.

Find us at your favorite hangout:

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

HOW CAN WE REDUCE CRIME

With #Lindenwold so close, and being #CamdenCounty's #highcrime cousin, what can @LindenwoldPD glean from @CamdenCountyPD's world-class model for #communitypolicing to help #reducecrime and #violence in Lindenwold? Perhaps the @Eagles would take the place of the @Giants to help share the info? #TuesdayThoughts #LoveLindenwold

From The Vera Institute @verainstitute· Sep 11, 2018
In Camden, NJ—what was one of the most violent cities in the US—police have completely reimagined their role. We teamed up with the @Giants to spotlight @CamdenCountyPD's community policing approach which now serves as a model for the rest of the country. Link: https://bit.ly/2oW0j1A
New York Giants and Camden County Police

"What we did is we changed the way we did things. We started policing Camden a different way. We knocked on doors and introduced ourselves. Where we are now with partnering with the community and listening to the community, we’re at a 50-year low in crime.”Link: https://bit.ly/2oW0j1A

Monday, September 17, 2018

SJFCU BENEFIT

Did you know that as a resident of Lindenwold, New Jersey, you're eligible to open an account at South Jersey Federal Credit Union​? 

Having a credit union account opens up a world of financial freedom and educational opportunities not offered by traditional banks. 

South Jersey Federal Credit UnionStudents, for example, are able to open savings accounts with a $25.00 minimum and access the same benefits as members who have checking accounts. This allows them the possibility of helping pay for their education or apply for mortgages in the future. 

All of these benefits and more are especially pertinent to African American and Latino residents, who make up the vast majority of underbanked and unbanked citizens (according to the 2015 FDIC National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households). 

Residents of the Borough of Lindenwold, who would like to join the South Jersey Federal Credit Union (SJFCU), please check out their website: southjerseyfcu.com or stop by one of their 9 branches to see if you are eligible for membership in SJFCU!

To make paying Borough bills easier, SJFCU has also installed an ATM machine within Borough Hall. No fees for account holders.