Year In Review
There were closures, consolidations, and reprieves for area Catholic schools this year.
After the 12-year-old Gloucester County, NJ girl went missing in mid-October, the story took a tragic turn to an ending few could comprehend.
Governor Chris Christie’s proposal got a warm reception at Rowan, but the opposition at Rutgers-Camden was strong.
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.
Hurricane Sandy hammered parts of New Jersey and New York in late October.
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.
Among the major political stories for the people of Pennsylvania and beyond in 2012 was the passing of a once-powerful, former US senator.
Reid, 29, was found unresponsive in his dormitory room at Eagles’ training camp at Lehigh University in early August.
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.