Employees of Mi Casita Day Care have long been used to seeing prostitutes along their Broadway block in Camden, but not in the numbers they've been seeing of late.
"They've always been around, but they were more south . . . and not this many," Mi Casita executive director Flora Rivera said. In the last several months, a surge of "new girls" has arrived to do business in the city, Rivera and others have noticed.
I wouldn't be surprised to learn that the Department of Labor has been counting this increase as proof of created jobs. Not surprised at all.The influx of young prostitutes, and the drug use that accompanies them, has become a concern for staff and parents at Mi Casita and other day-care centers and preschools in the area.