A beautiful quiet in North Philly

    Winter weather is pummeling the Philadelphia area and officials are calling for residents to stay off the roads.

    In North Philadelphia some ventured out for work and other necessities.


    Around 9 o’clock this morning, Rodney Boston was already headed home after a trip to get coffee from McDonald’s. Standing in a shower of icy snow outside his home in North Philadelphia, Boston said he doesn’t mind the weather.

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    “I like it for real,” Boston said. “I mean we haven’t had a lot of snow like this in a long time. It’s — I like snow. I got kids so I play in the snow with my kids.”

    Standing next to him, Harvey Newman agreed: the weather doesn’t bother him.

    “I think we’re due for this because the last few winters we didn’t have so much.” Newman said.” I’m enjoying it right now. I don’t really mind. You know it’s from God so whatever God gives us, I’m satisfied with.”

    There was a noticeably different tone a few blocks away on Broad Street,

    “I think it sucks,” Mike Murray said as he trudged through the snow on his way to work at Temple University.

    “I mean it’s kind of easy for me cause I live walking distance from work but it hasn’t really affected me too much other than missing a few days of work here and there. I mean it’s annoying for a lot of reasons other than that.”

    Murray said he doesn’t have a car and mostly gets around by foot. Which means he gets to avoid at least some of the joys of winter, like digging out a car.

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