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Fair Lawn, Saddle Brook to Reschedule Halloween for Monday

Both communities have postponed Halloween and plan to reschedule it on Monday, Nov. 5.

On the heels of an announcement by Gov. Chris Christie Tuesday night that he would sign an executive order rescheduling Halloween, Fair Lawn decided Wednesday morning to postpone the holiday after all and select a new date.

Deputy Mayor John Cosgrove said the council took a unanimous vote Wednesday to reschedule Halloween on whatever day the state picks.

"There are just too many downed wires and everything else," he said.

The borough will send out a Reverse 911 call Wednesday with the updated information for residents.

Saddle Brook Mayor Karen Chamberlain said the township also had postponed Halloween and would abide by whatever day the governor recommended the holiday should be rescheduled. 

Christie issued an executive order postponing the holiday late Wednesday morning and said towns that had not already rescheduled Halloween should hold the holiday on Monday, Nov. 5.


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Burt Muelenberg October 31, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Now finally a sound decision. It's still very unsafe out there.
Bill blanchard October 31, 2012 at 03:00 PM
You would have thought that this was a no brainer!!!
Interested Party October 31, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Thank you fr doing the right thing!
Sue Main October 31, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Keeping our children out of harms way is first!
Jeff October 31, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Why don't they reschedule Christmas while they are at it? I will be handing out candy to all who knock at my door.
gJg October 31, 2012 at 03:32 PM
How about a "Trick n Trunk" event at the High School or perhaps Thomas Jefferson Middle School. As a Fair Lawn parent....... I'm In.....decorate your car or van, bring your candy and watch all the smiles from the kids!!!
gJg October 31, 2012 at 03:36 PM
@MJM....We would like a rescheduled date...What type of problem are you looking for????????????
Sheena October 31, 2012 at 03:49 PM
I didn't receive a phone call. Did anyone else yet?
gJg October 31, 2012 at 04:17 PM
No one wants to beat up the Council. Hopefully you will get the help that you need.
Ezra P. October 31, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Kids are starting to show up at the door... FL should send out a phone blast if they are serious...
John Cosgrove October 31, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Borough phone lines went down today so we were unable to make the reverse 911 calls. Please let friends and neighbors know that Halloween has been scheduled for this comming Monday. When I left the Borough Hall at 4 o'clock some of the phones were coming back in service so hopefully you should be getting a call soon!!!


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