One Katrina survivor came to Philadelphia following the storm and made his life here. Another returned home, but says his Philly connections saved his life.
There are still some 20,000 unsettled insurance claims in New Jersey, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy; most of them along the shore.
Chris celebrates President’s Day with Independence Mall Park Ranger Ed Welch and talks to Jeff Roe and Michael Bronstein on the Monday Morning Matchup about the confirmation of Chuck Hagel and the scandal surrounding Bob Menendez. He also reviews Saturday Night Live’s parody of Marco Rubio, CNN’s coverage of the stranded cruise liner and New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg’s decision not to seek re-election.
Chris details the cabinet nominations revealed yesterday by President Obama and the excitement that surrounded Alabama Quarterback AJ McCarron’s girlfriend during last night’s national championship game. He also discusses New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney’s latest politization of Hurricane Sandy, Senator Pat Toomey’s intentions for raising the debt ceiling, and a brawl at the Cherry Hill Mall.
Hurricane Sandy hammered parts of New Jersey and New York in late October.
An Amtrak train from New Orleans carrying tons of donations for victims of Superstorm Sandy has arrived in New Jersey.
Gov. Chris Christie said Friday that life should be back to normal for most of New Jersey by the start of next week, with power restored to nearly everyone and the gasoline situation stabilized, clearing the way for a long, difficult rebuilding period.
Two decades after experiencing a nearly total loss in Hurricane Andrew, journalist Al Sunshine shares his personal experience and veteran advice to those recovering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
There is no way to tell just how much Hurricane Sandy is going to cost the economy, but it may not all be bad news.
The 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.
While there’s nothing wrong with an African-American president speaking in a black dialect, there is something terribly wrong with him speaking in a black accent and cadence when undoubtedly inciting racism to a predominantly African-American audience.
As Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to “choose life” while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.
Despite a small uptick in enrollment and a $40,000 tuition assistance program, Msgr. Stephen McHenry says he decided not to appeal the blue ribbon panel’s recommendation that his St. Anthony-St. Joseph Elementary School in Ambler, Pa. be closed.
With the impending closures of a number of Catholic grade schools and high schools in our area, affected students and their families are now taking a look at their options.
There’s a special after-school program in Philadelphia where high school kids create beautiful works of art to brighten the lives of those who are less fortunate.