Like many other New Jersey towns, Bloomfield will celebrate Halloween today, Monday, after Hurricane Sandy put the kibosh the real Oct. 31 holiday with her super storm strength.
Last week, Gov. Chris Christie signed an executive order to postpone Halloween festivities to "minimize additional risks to save lives and the public safety as we begin the process of building and recovering from Hurricane Sandy," he said in a statement.
Mayor Raymond McCarthy said he expects parents and costumed children to be out and about around town Monday but issued a stiff warning to trick-or-treaters: Be wary of unsafe conditions, like downed wires and tree limbs.
"Be a responsible parent, don't let kids go out by themselves and exercise caution," he said, adding that pockets of town remain without power which could hamper nighttime trick-or-treating.
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