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(A fallen tree following Hurricane Sandy. Credit: Mike DeNardo)

2012 Year in Review: ‘Sandy’ Slammed Pennsylvania, Too

In this report we take a look at how Philadelphia and the suburbs weathered the superstorm.

12/31/2012

Rutgers Rowan Merger

2012 Year in Review: Aborted Fight To Merge Rutgers-Camden into Rowan U.

Governor Chris Christie’s proposal got a warm reception at Rowan, but the opposition at Rutgers-Camden was strong.

12/28/2012

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2012 Year in Review: New Pa. Attorney General Elected on Promise of Sandusky Probe

Since Tom Corbett became governor, polls showed that many Pennsylvania voters questioned why Penn State pedophile Jerry Sandusky wasn’t arrested sooner, while Corbett was running the Sandusky investigation.

12/28/2012

(Tuckerton Beach, NJ.  Credit: Jill Hubbard )

2012 Year in Review: Hurricane Sandy Whacks the East Coast

Hurricane Sandy hammered parts of New Jersey and New York in late October.

12/27/2012

(Msgr. William Lynn was convicted of child endangerment.  Edward Avery pleaded guilty to molesting a boy.  Photos from Phila. PD)

2012 Year in Review: The Philadelphia Clergy Child Sex Abuse Case

The trial evidence — a lot of it from the church’s own secret files — exposed sins committed over a period of decades by supposed men of God.

12/27/2012

(This woman got a Penndot ID card in anticipation that she would need it to vote.  File photo by Cherri Gregg)

2012 Year in Review: Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Law

Pennsylvania’s controversial new voter ID law snagged national headlines for months this year, sparking protests and a major legal battle that reached the state Supreme Court.

12/27/2012

(2006 file photo. Credit: Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

2012 Year in Review: Death of Arlen Specter

Among the major political stories for the people of Pennsylvania and beyond in 2012 was the passing of a once-powerful, former US senator.

12/27/2012

(Philadelphia police stand guard on March 1st after a man in a Jeep crashed through a gate at Philadelphia International Airport and drove onto a runway.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

2012 Year in Review: Security Scare at Philadelphia International Airport

Kenneth Mazik, 24, of Chadds Ford, Pa., drove his Jeep Cherokee through a perimeter gate and onto an active runway.

12/27/2012

(Garrett Reid funeral program.  File photo)

2012 Year in Review: The Death of Andy Reid’s Son Garrett

Reid, 29, was found unresponsive in his dormitory room at Eagles’ training camp at Lehigh University in early August.

12/26/2012

(The archbishop of Philadelphia's former residence on City Avenue.  Photo provided by whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com.)

2012 Year in Review: Retrenchment in the Philadelphia Archdiocese

It was a rough year for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, which had to sell off several valuable properties including the archbishop’s residence and a seashore villa, lay off employees, and fold the “Catholic Standard and Times” newspaper.

12/26/2012

Lieutenant Robert Neary

2012 Year in Review: Two Philadelphia Firefighters Killed in Kensington Blaze

It was a tragedy that shook the city of Philadelphia: the loss of two firefighters in a wall collapse during a massive warehouse fire in Kensington.

12/26/2012

New Jersey governor Chris Christie, Pres. Obama, and FEMA administrator Craig Fugate walk to Marine One for an aerial tour of the South Jersey areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy.   (Credit: Jewel Samad/ AFP/ Getty Images)

2012 Year in Review: Gov. Christie Finds Himself Repeatedly in National Spotlight

The governor put aside party differences, and an imminent election, to praise President Obama as they worked together on hurricane relief.

12/26/2012

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2012 Year in Review: 48 Septa Employees Share Huge Powerball Jackpot

This past spring, a group of Septa employees had the luckiest lunch break in company history.

12/26/2012

(A badly damaged home in Sea Isle City, NJ after Hurricane Sandy.  Credit: David Madden)

Part 1: Disasters of Our Own Making

Approximately 10,000 Philadelphia residents are living in flood zones. And that number is only within the city limits.

12/06/2012

(A crew from Mississippi Power Co. prepares to replace a broken power pole and install a new transformer following Hurricane Sandy.  Credit: Mark Abrams)

Part 2: Playing Catch-Up After Each Big Storm

When a storm hits, governments and utility companies often find their preparations insufficient.

12/06/2012

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