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Breaking News: Governor Christie Postpones Halloween Celebrations Until Monday, Nov. 5








Regarding your question ( about ignoring the Governor's Executive Order

The Freeholder forwarded your message over.
The Governor’s Executive Order is guidance for towns throughout the state. My understanding is that it is just guidance, but the County is still under a declaration of local emergency and we have still have more than 10,000 people without power. At this time we are supporting the Governor’s strong recommendation to move Halloween back.
Dan Keashen
Director of Camden County Communications and Community Affairs


Brooklawn will have Trick or Treat this Friday, November 2 announced Mayor Teri Branella.


Haddon Township  Halloween Update!  Govenor Christie signed an executive order mandating that Halloween Trick or Treating be held on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm!

Tabernacle HALLOWEEN UPDATE!  As per an Executive Order issued by Governor Chris Christie, Halloween celebrations are being postponed until Monday, November 5th. Residents should advise their children that there is a curfew of 10:00 PM for minors under the age of 18.


Gloucester City Administrator Jack Lipsett said at 2PM the City is going ahead with its plans to hold Trick or Treating today as scheduled.

Trick or Treating is today from 4-7.  Fox 29 incorrectly said that it is both today and Friday.  That is incorrect it is today.  Please stop calling the dispatch center and the police station asking about the hours and date.  We are getting swamped with phone calls.  Thank you.
George Berglund
Chief of Police
Gloucester City Police Department


We have received a text response from the community of Westville which reads,

 As per Governor's Christie's executive order  Halloween will be celebraterd on Monday, Nov. 5 from 3pm to 8pm in the borough.

Also received a notice from the Borough of Palymra which reads, Governor Chris Christie, by Executive Order No. 105, has just declared that Trick or Treating will take place on Monday, Nov. 5th due to unsafe conditions throughout the state. Please do not allow your children to Trick or Treat until Monday, Nov. 5th. We appreciate your cooperation and apologize for the inconvenience. For more information see HERE.


 Governor's Announcement made today at 11:50AM

 New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has postponed Halloween celebrations in the state amid 6a00d8341bf7d953ef011570f24e75970c-120wi concern for public safety following Hurricane Sandy. Celebrations will now be held on November 5. Read a release from the governor’s office below.

Trenton, NJ – Citing the need to ensure the safety of the public amid the continued state of emergency in New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie today signed Executive Order 105, postponing Halloween celebrations across New Jersey until Monday, November 5, 2012 as a result of continued unsafe conditions in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

“I’ve taken this action to minimize additional risks to lives and the public safety as we begin the process of rebuilding and recovering from Hurricane Sandy,” said Governor Christie. “In too many communities in our state, the damage and losses from this storm are still being sorted out, and dangerous conditions abound even as our emergency management and response officials continue their work. As Governor, it is my responsibility to use all available resources of the state government to protect against the emergency created by Hurricane Sandy – postponing Halloween celebrations by five days is a commonsense and necessary step to accomplish that.”

The damage sustained from Hurricane Sandy poses a continued threat to public safety in communities across New Jersey due to flooding, fallen trees, downed power lines, roadway closures, and disruptions in electrical service, making it unsafe and imprudent to participate in traditional celebrations, such as trick-or-treat walks. Local officials are advised to notify and encourage their communities and residents to delay any planned celebrations until Monday.