New Jersey School Repair Projects Still Lagging

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The damaged stone veneer at the entrance of Camden's Lanning Square School at Fetters is enough of a hazard that repairing it is among 76 projects designated a high priority Monday by the state Schools Development Authority.

But the seemingly welcome news was met with anger and suspicion by some city residents and activists, who wondered when Lanning Square children will get the new school they have awaited since 2002.

The old Lanning Square Elementary was demolished in 2005, and its students were divided between Fetters and another century-old school - temporarily, residents were told - while a replacement was to be built.

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