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Point Beach Cancels Trick or Treating

No new date will be set

The Point Pleasant Beach Office of Emergency Management and police department have decided that there will be no trick or treating in Point Beach this year, said Maryann Ellsworth, Municipal Clerk.

The cancellation is for safety reasons in a town still reeling from the wrath of Sandy, which left numerous homes and businesses flooded, widespread power outages and live wires and tree limbs hanging.

While progress has been made clearing streets of sand, tree limbs and live wires, there is still some debris and power outages.

Point Borough also cancelled Halloween for safety reasons.

For information about trick or treating in Brick, click here.

There is a trick or treating event at the Ocean County Mall, Hooper Avenue, Toms River.

Regarding other storm-related news in Point Beach, the municipal website posted the following updates on Sunday:

"Emergency Management, Police, Fire and First Aid Officials are requesting that NON-RESIDENTS REFRAIN from entering the Borough until such time as recovery efforts are complete.

Power has been restored to most areas west of the railroad tracks. JCP&L reports that their efforts are continuing.

The Point Pleasant Beach School System will be closed Monday, November 5, 2012, and Tuesday, November 6, 2012. St. Peter's School will be closed for the week and will re-open Monday, November 12.

Registered Point Pleasant Beach Voters are advised that all four districts will be VOTING at the Point Pleasant Borough Municipal Complex, 2233 Bridge Avenue - Point Pleasant, New Jersey, BETWEEN the hours of 6:00 AM and 8:00 PM.

Displaced Voters can vote via email/fax. Absentee ballot applications can by downloaded from the Ocean County Clerk. Once completed they can be faxed (732-349-4336) or emailed to the Ocean County Clerk (scolabella@co.ocean.nj.us).

The CURFEW, in Point Pleasant Beach, has been modified and wil be in EFFECT from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM until FURTHER NOTICE.
The BAN on ALL ALCOHOL SALES AND SERVICE, within the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach, has been modified to permit the sale and service of alcoholic beverages until 10:00 PM and shall REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Residents and business owners are requested to place refuse, waste and damaged household furnishings as close as possible to the curb line and, where possible, on the front lawn areas nearest to the curbline to facilitate the flow of vehicular traffic. Please do no place these materials in the travel lane of the roadway. Please do not block sidewalks.

FEMA has established a regional processing site at the Emma Havens Young Elementary School at 43 Drum Point Road, Brick, New Jersey. Residents can go there to seek assistance with claims. FEMA may also be contacted at (800) 621-3362 or at www.disasterassistance.gov.

JCP&L advises that they have established a free distribution center for water and ice at the Circle Factory Outlets, 1407 Atlantic Avenue - Wall, New Jersey.

Residents in need of manpower assistance in clearing debris from their residences may go to the Masonic Lodge on Richmond Avenue (Route 35 South) to make arrangements during the hours of 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

The Presbyterian Church on Bay Avenue in Point Pleasant Beach has cleaning supplies available.

ST. GREGORY'S PANTRY, on Bay and Atlantic Avenues, will be serving HOT MEALS today from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

Residents are urged to monitor the Point Pleasant Beach radio station at 1630 AM for further information. It will be updated periodically with additional information.

The October 30th meeting of the Mayor and Council was CANCELLED and RESCHEDULED for Tuesday, November 6th, at 9:00 AM.

For EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS during any STORM, register your contact information at Swift Reach 911

To report electric outages by phone, call 1-888-LIGHTSS or 1-888-544-4877.
To report gas leaks or outages by phone, call 1-800-427-5325."

Chief Wahoo November 05, 2012 at 05:30 PM
But Christie said today was Halloween and I cant think of anything more important for all of us to be doing !
Bowie Thelonius November 05, 2012 at 08:23 PM
I'm sorry for the little kids that have to miss Halloween, but safety is far more important. We'll make up for it next year : )
paul November 06, 2012 at 03:34 AM
He is an idiot for promising the kids of NJ Halloween "Trick or Treating at a later date.. He just continues to open his mouth before he thinks on issue..Although I do agree with the towns that safety should be first. He just should have kept his big mouth shut.

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