In Brick: Halloween On, School Off, Garbage Collection Resumes

'Trunk or Treat' event will also be held

Brick Township children can "trick or treat" today.

The township requested the postponement of the Halloween tradition last week due to the unsafe nature of township streets in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Mayor Stephen C. Acropolis announced that trick-or-treating would go forward Monday in neighborhoods where it is safe to do so.

For those in neighborhoods without power, or where there is debris or downed power lines in the streets, a safe alternative has been established in cooperation with the Brick Township Schools, the mayor said.

Residents from these neighborhoods are invited to come to the Brick Township High School Parking Lot on Monday between the hours of 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Citizens will park their cars and distribute candy to trick-or-treaters from their trunks.

"There is no need to decorate your car. This is being done to give young people a safe place to enjoy trick or treating," the mayor said in an e-mail.

Anyone who plans on attending the "trunk or treat" event is reminded to bring candy to distribute, as the township does not have any candy to give out. Those planning on giving out candy are asked to arrive by noon so officials can set up cars before children begin trick or treating at 1 p.m.

Trash Collections to Resume

The township administration has also announced that normal garbage pickup will commence on Monday in the neighborhoods that are accessible.

The township recycling center on Ridge Road will continue to be open seven days a week from 8 a.m to 6 p.m. There are also large dumpsters located at several schools, including Brick Township High School, where residents can deposit trash.

Schools Closed

The school district has announced that schools will reopen Nov. 12

Proud NJ November 05, 2012 at 10:46 PM
umm we are ... every man in our neigborhood is out helping cutting down trees... People are picking up other ppls laundry ( taking it 40 mins awaywashing & folding it) then bringing it back the next day... we are having a neighorhood BBQ everyone is helping eachother. giving what little they do have to the neigbors have nothing .. as nice as it is.. That is not our JOB.. we are doing it bcz we want to. I understand that this was a huge problem, But a week later still NOTHING.. kids missing school for 2 weeks... ( maybe more with next storm) these men( & woman) are getting paid to do a job that has not been done. a day a so ok not going into week 2...
old local mom November 05, 2012 at 11:16 PM
No harm Jerry, not so easily offended. Likewise if my response was harsh. Btw this mom has a full set,, and is ready should the occasion arise, to defend her family.;)
Patricia Ricevuto November 05, 2012 at 11:18 PM
I am in full agreement with canceling Halloween . If your children are so starved for candy go out and buy them some. Have them volunteer at a recovery center or donate some clothes/toys/food. You would be surprised how uplifting it is. There are some children who lost everything, they don't even have a costume to go trick or treating. Children need to learn that sometimes there are more important issues to deal with. Yes, the young ones need a diversion, play a game , read to them, have them draw pictures etc.
Diane Maffei November 06, 2012 at 10:53 AM
Young children need a sense of normalcy as soon as possible after a stressful situation. The joy I saw on the the faces of the "trick or treaters" yesterday was so uplifting.
old local mom November 06, 2012 at 01:55 PM
I agree Diane no harm was done letting them walk around for an hour or two. It did me some good as well to see parents I was worried about but hadn't heard from.


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