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EDITORIAL

On the pages of this edition of the VOICE, you will find stories of how people in our community dealt with the hardships brought forth by Hurricane Sandy, but for many areas of our state the battle is far from over. As reported in Mariana Braz’s “Is This the New Normal,” Hurricane Sandy caused about […]

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Sandy: the new normal?

    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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Disaster survivor springs to action

When Grace Asagra Stanley, a community nursing specialist, heard about a reception center set up at John Witherspoon Middle School in Princeton to help people affected by Hurricane Sandy, she didn’t hesitate to volunteer. Stanley runs a non-profit organization called The Web of Compassion (www.webofcompassion.org) which aims to raise money to help the victims of […]

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School warms hurricane victims

  A reception center was opened in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy at John Witherspoon Middle School in Princeton, New Jersey by the Princeton Recreation Department. The reception center was created in the gymnasium of the school and provided warmth, food and drink, tele­vision, showers, electricity to charge electronics and a place to sleep for […]

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Hurricane forces local business to improvise

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

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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