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Friday, October 31, 2014


ONE TANTRUM TOO MANY?
Chris Christie took a break from his national campaign schedule to visit the state of New Jersey for the Sandy anniversary Wednesday, but all anybody remembers is how he shouted down a heckler in Belmar. Christie's standing by his comments, saying that it's "just another day at Rancho Christie." But from Iowa, the state he's working so hard to court, a Des Moines Register columnist says it's just not playing.

THE DISASTER INDUSTRY: PRACTICE MAKES IMPERFECT
The folks over at WNYC and NJ Spotlight have put together a series of articles criticial of the Sandy recovery effort and the industry of disaster recovery as a whole. Why do we keep getting disaster recovery wrong, time and time again? As it turns out, the answers aren't so simple. Click here to read part 1 of the series. Click here for part 2.

A CRUDE AWAKENING
Want to know whether crude oil is being shipped through your town by tank car? Well, you can't. Citing "homeland security reasons," the state is refusing to give out that information, NJ.com reports. Although no crude oil tank car derailments have been reported in NJ yet, accidents do happen.

HALLOWEEN NOT CANCELED, BUT THERE IS A CURFEW IN NEWARK
No Chris Christie did NOT cancel Halloween because of Ebola fears, despite a satirical piece (since removed) in The Daily Currant, But trick-or-treating ends at 10 p.m. in Newark tonight due to an official curfew.

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