Fanwood, Monday Update, No School, No Trick-or-Treating

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Dunkin Donuts on South Ave in Fanwood was back up on Sunday evening. Credits: Photo: Tom Kranz
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FANWOOD, NJ - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012 - 7:00 AM UPDATE-MORE HOMES HAVE POWER RESTORED, SHELTER IS OPEN IN CRANFORD, SCHOOLS REMAIN CLOSED MONDAY

NO HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

We are keenly aware that we are coming up on the one week mark since many of our citizens have been without power. We share your frustration and assure you that we are keeping intense pressure on PSE&G to continue working to restore power. More power was restored to homes and businesses last night and we expect more restorations to occur each day.

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With overnight temperatures expected to dip into the upper 20’s and low 30’s the next several nights, we strongly urge all residents who need shelter to take advantage of the Union County shelter that’s been established at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Street, Cranford. Bring your own bedding and medications. Pets are welcome.

NO TRICK-OR-TREATING, PLEASE

A state of emergency still exists in Fanwood. We urge all our residents to keep children off the streets during our recovery. It is unsafe for children to be trick-or-treating while work crews are out, while piles of debris are on the streets and while downed wires are still evident. PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW CHILDREN TO TRICK-OR-TREAT.

CHARGING STATIONS/WARMING STATIONS

  • Fanwood Memorial Library, North Avenue and Tillotson Road (9AM-9PM, 20 minute limit, WIFI also available)
  • Fanwood Rescue Squad, 123 Watson Road (9AM-9PM, 40 minute limit)
  • Chelsea Senior Living, 295 South Avenue (9AM-8PM, warming only)

VOTING ON TUESDAY, NOV. 6

At this time, voting on Election Day will proceed at the usual places.

YOU MAY VOTE EARLY, THROUGH MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2:00 PM, BY GOING IN PERSON TO THE UNION COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE IN WESTFIELD (300 NORTH AVENUE EAST, ACROSS FROM THE WESTFIELD DINER). ANY REGISTERED VOTER CAN FILL OUT A VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT AND CAST IT ON THE SPOT. THE OFFICE WILL BE OPEN MONDAY, NOV. 5, 9:00 AM TO 2:00 PM. YOU MUST ALREADY BE A REGISTERED VOTER!

TREE REMOVAL

Homeowners who have private tree services remove trees are responsible for removing tree parts. Fanwood DPW will not collect cut-down trees.

BOROUGH BUSINESS

Fanwood Borough Hall is open Monday, 8AM-4PM, normal business hours. Call 908-322-8236.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

School will remain closed Monday, Nov. 5.

IN AN EMERGENCY, ALWAYS DIAL 911

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