Things that North Camden, NJ, is known for: drugs, poverty, and a devastating murder rate (12 times the national average at last survey). Things that North Camden, NJ, will soon be known for, if Bryan Morton has anything to do with it? Just one: Little League. The 42-year-old resident, a born-and-raised local, started playing baseball with the neighborhood kids around the same time that the city, faced with mountainous debt, decided to lay off about half it’s police force.
“You’re feeling what?” my friend asked.
“Sticker shock,” I repeated, as if the phrase were its own explanation. “You know, when you’re shocked at the price of something.” [byline]
I was holding a mango and gesturing to the sign behind it: “MangS” (what?), $3.49/each.