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Sandy: the new normal?

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    When John and Fwan Deblasi, Milltown residents, heard that Hurricane Sandy was coming towards NJ, they thought they were going to experience Hurricane Irene all over again. “Last year the flooding was the biggest issue. We also lost power for a week,” said Mrs. Deblasi. Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast on Oct.…

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Hurricane forces local business to improvise

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Written by: Emily Lukasewycz and James Reslier-Wells Business owners worked around the hardships in order to accommodate the needs of locals during Hurricane Sandy. Some business owners temporarily moved into their workplace, and some saw in this tragedy an opportunity to keep business running while helping the customers without power. Nancy Simmons’ home is in…

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Charity shields homeless during Sandy

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To make food bags in the dark for complete strangers staying in motels is one of the projects that people working at Home Front did during Hurricane Sandy. Many of Mercer County’s homeless and low income families were helped by the organization during the recent storm. According to HomeFront’s website, their mission is “to end…

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Library offers escape from hurricane

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After discovering that the Princeton Public Library still had power on Tuesday, Oct. 30, the day after Hurricane Sandy moved through New Jersey, the Communications Director Tim Quinn, the Associate Director Peter Bromberg, and the Executive Director Leslie Burger opened the library in an effort to help out the community. Almost immediately they assembled Team…

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A case of the diesels: gas station causes damage during Sandy

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During Hurricane Sandy, the high demand on gasoline for cars and generators caused gas stations to overflow with customers, which ultimately prompted Governor Chris Christie to order gas rationing for many NJ counties. Unfortunately for some New Jerseyans, the rush for fuel caused a mix-up at the pumps and they received diesel rather than unleaded…

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