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Q&A: ‘Occupy Sandy’ organizer says Chris Christie should be impeached

Q&A: ‘Occupy Sandy’ organizer says Chris Christie should be impeached

Photo: Tara Murtha “Where FEMA fell short,” wrote the New York Times in November 2012, “Occupy Sandy was there.” In the wake of Hurricane Sandy devastating the New Jersey shore in fall 2012, a group of organizers—many of whom were once part of Occupy encampments in various northeast cities—made it their mission to help clean up the devastation on...

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The trick marijuana activists used to avoid arrests this weekend

The trick marijuana activists used to avoid arrests this weekend

This weekend marked the 12th Smokedown Prohibition protest at Independence Mall, and the last of 2013. A gathering meant to bring attention to marijuana laws in Pennsylvania and the nation, the Philadelphia chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and activist troupe Panic Hour-hosted events have been going on monthly, for an entire...

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After Sandy: The Islanders, part 3

by Eric San Juan [Editor's note: Author and sometime PW contributor Eric San Juan is filing post-Sandy dispatches from the Jersey shore throughout the month of January. This week continues the tale of island resident Bob Kuhne.] * * * Days were spent ripping apart a house to prevent the insidious damage that could be done by mold. Early evenings eating with...

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After Sandy: The Islanders, part 2

by Eric San Juan [Editor's note: Author and sometime PW contributor Eric San Juan is filing post-Sandy dispatches from the Jersey shore throughout the month of January.] * * * The news the day after the storm sounded good for Bob Kuhne and his family, longtime residents of the tiny barrier island community of Lavallette. Their hometown had flooded, yes, but...

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After Sandy: The Islanders, part 1

by Eric San Juan [Editor's note: Author and sometime PW contributor Eric San Juan is filing post-Sandy dispatches from the Jersey shore daily through January.] * * * More than a month after Hurricane Sandy flooded his Lavallette, N.J., home, Bob Kuhne is still cleaning up the mess. The cleanup is just the start; after that will come the challenge of getting...

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After Sandy: Recalling the Storm, part 3

by Eric San Juan [Editor's note: Author and sometime PW contributor Eric San Juan is filing post-Sandy dispatches from the Jersey shore daily through January.] * * * I’ve seen tides rise and fall. I’ve seen major storms push huge amounts of rain into our waterway, elevating water levels by two or three feet. But this I had never seen before. Once Sandy’s...

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After Sandy: Recalling the Storm, part 2

by Eric San Juan [Editor's note: Author and sometime PW contributor Eric San Juan is filing post-Sandy dispatches from the Jersey shore daily through January. The series kicked off with a feature story in PW's print edition on Jan. 2.] * * * The storm experience started fine. After the modest drenching we got from Hurricane Irene, my wife, Natalie, and I had...

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After Sandy: Recalling the Storm, Part 1

by Eric San Juan [Editor's note: Author and sometime PW contributor Eric San Juan is filing post-Sandy dispatches from the Jersey shore daily through January. The series kicked off with a feature story in PW's print edition on Jan. 2.] * * * My family and I live in Brick, N.J., a coastal community with some 53 miles of waterfront property. Our modest home is...

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After Sandy: The daily blog from the Jersey shore begins

by Eric San Juan [Editor's note: Author and sometime PW contributor Eric San Juan is filing post-Sandy dispatches from the Jersey shore daily through January. The series kicked off with a feature story in PW's print edition on Jan. 2.] * * * For most at the Jersey shore, life has returned to something vaguely resembling routine following the wrath of “superstorm”...

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Union Beach, NJ After Hurricane Sandy: How to Help

Last week when Hurricane Sandy hit, my social networks lit up with messages about my little hometown of Union Beach, NJ. Less than two square miles, the town sits on a peninsula that juts out into the Raritan Bay. It was destroyed in the hurricane. According to local emergency management officials, a wall of water surged out of the bay and punched at least 100...

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