Good morning, Philadelphia. Today we're taking a look back on Chris Christie's Jersey legacy and a look towards this weekend's Women's March. But before we do, check the weather: forecasts show the Philly region getting a little snowfall this evening.

Joel Embiid, right, and the Raptors’ Pascal Siakam battle for control of the ball in the third quarter.
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Joel Embiid, right, and the Raptors’ Pascal Siakam battle for control of the ball in the third quarter.

Yesterday Sixers fans gathered at the Wells Fargo Center for a Martin Luther King Day matinee against the Toronto Raptors. The Sixers came out on top, largely thanks to star center Joel Embiid's dominance in the post; he had a 34 point game.

But the win wasn't without struggle: There were two altercations, the final one leading to Sixers point guard Ben Simmons and Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry both being ejected with seconds left in the game.

It was the second straight game that Simmons got into an altercation with a player originally from North Philly. After yesterday's game he said, "So maybe it's a Philly thing."

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, thousands pledged their time to community service yesterday, including groups that filled Girard College to volunteer their time.

And over at West Philadelphia's Shepard Recreation Center, dozens joined a workshop to learn the processes for getting a criminal record expunged or sealed. Now participants hope to reverse their fortunes and get a second chance with a clean record.

Meanwhile, President Trump spent the day largely out of the public eye. He signed a proclamation for the holiday Friday before departing for Trump International Golf Club in Florida. In New York, hundreds gathered to protest racism and Trump yesterday.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie leaves office today at noon after eight action-packed years. The colorful politician once declared he was "tired of dealing with the crazies" in his party, but reporter Andrew Seidman looks back and asks, did he join the "crazies" in the end?

He may be leaving today, but Christie had one last move to make: he sweetened the pension of  former Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd, a key political ally, on his way out.

And now it's Phil Murphy's turn. As he steps into the governor's office after his inauguration today, one of his first big hurdles will be finding a spare billion dollars for schools. No sweat.

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