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January 27, 2016
By John C. Raines I am 82 years old and live on a narrow street near Fitler Square in Center City. And during last weekend's snowstorm, I worried about my front walk and shoveling. I am not as strong as I used to be. And then I heard a shovel - not mine - on the walk outside. It was the young family down the street. They were taking care of me, without my even asking. It is so easy to be cynical these days. It is so easy to give up on something called the common good. It is so easy to give up on dreams that reach out beyond our own desperate ones for our isolated future.
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January 27, 2016 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Staff Writer
FOR ONE CHERRY HILL motorist, getting stuck in a pile of snow during the height of this weekend's blizzard was just the beginning of her problems. According to Cherry Hill police, who responded to about 40 calls for disabled cars during the weekend's storm, one call about 8 p.m. Saturday was "unlike the rest," a news release said. When officers got to the scene of the accident, on Route 70 near Brace Road, motorist Tamera Flynn declined any police assistance, despite the fact that the 2007 Lexus she was driving was "stranded" on a large pile of snow, the news release said.
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January 27, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Michael Boren, and Maddie Hanna, STAFF WRITERS
STONE HARBOR, N.J. - While state officials surveyed the damage Monday left along the New Jersey Shore by a fierce weekend snowstorm, Gov. Christie was pelted for a second day with criticism of his assessment of the impact on the coast. "I don't know what you expect me to do. You want me to go down there with a mop?" Christie replied to a question from a young woman in New Hampshire who said she was speaking on behalf of relatives in New Jersey. She asked why he was there campaigning while New Jersey was still cleaning up from the storm.
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January 26, 2016 | By David O'Reilly and Patricia Madej, Staff Writer
Cheers and laughter erupted Sunday night as members of the Temple women's gymnastics team climbed down the steps of their team bus after spending more than 24 hours stranded in blizzardlike conditions along the Pennsylvania Turnpike east of Pittsburgh. "I've never felt so happy to be back at Temple," said Briana Odom, a junior psychology major and member of the team. Buses carrying the gymnasts and the Duquesne University men's basketball team were among more than 500 vehicles stranded Saturday for more than a day in deep snows along a 40-mile stretch of the turnpike between Somerset and Bedford, about 80 miles east of Pittsburgh.
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January 26, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
First, it's too warm to buy a new winter coat. Then, just when you need one, a powerful storm forces the stores to close. While many began the exhaustive task of digging themselves and their vehicles out, others stayed indoors, hoping the sun would do much of the work. As a result, the region's malls, restaurants, and bars reopened for business, but their customers didn't return in droves. Wendy Silverwood, 55, of East Goshen, Chester County, was among those who stayed home Sunday.
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January 26, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
STONE HARBOR - Peering out from Nesting, her storm-flooded children's boutique on Third Avenue in this tony Shore town, and experiencing a Sandy déjà vu, only colder, Maggie Day had a message for her governor. "I was in my waders in three feet of water and my friend is saying Gov. Christie is on TV saying it's not that bad," said Day, 39, whose home and shop were damaged from winter storm Jonas, which sent icy flood waters coursing down Stone Harbor's shopping drag during each of three high tides, lifting up and sending heavy flower boxes on a choppy four-block ride past Peace A Pizza.
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January 24, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
Gov. Christie, campaigning in New Hampshire, decided Friday to return home ahead of the major snowstorm bearing down on the East Coast. "I want to make sure that the people of my state feel safe and secure," Christie told an audience in New Hampshire, adding that he had maintained contact with officials in Trenton over the last couple of days. On Thursday, the governor, who is seeking the GOP presidential nomination, had said he planned to stay in New Hampshire, which holds the first primary on Feb. 9. Christie's decision came under criticism from some Democrats and the news media.
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January 24, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Most Jersey Shore towns were making emergency preparations Friday for the arrival of a massive winter storm, bolstering sand dunes and moving equipment to higher ground, and in some cases declaring mandatory or voluntary evacuations. Atlantic City was carrying out similar precautions, but Mayor Don Guardian also invited tourists to not cancel weekend plans if they were already headed to his "party town. " "Atlantic City's casino hotels were built to withstand hurricanes, and they have their own generators . . . so if you're going to be hunkered down in a storm, it might as well be in a beautiful hotel in Atlantic City," Guardian said during a Friday news conference at City Hall.
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January 24, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
Just stay home. So said the region's transportation agencies as they prepared Friday for up to 20 inches of snow and scouring wind gusts up to 40 m.p.h. "What we're really trying to hammer home is for people to stay off the roads," said Leslie S. Richards, Pennsylvania's transportation secretary. "The more people can stay off the roads, the more our equipment operators can do their job. " Through Friday, local, regional and national transportation agencies listed slowed, limited, or canceled services.
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