Thanks to BD reader Andrew G. for dropping the pumpkin bomb on my Twitter doorstep.
As all of you (should) know, today is October 31. It is Halloween. Tomorrow, well, tomorrow sucks. But not this year, at least if you live on the East Coast. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday signed an executive order postponing Halloween until Monday, November 5, says the Huffington Post.
While the idea of an extended Halloween is exciting, it comes on the heels of the nasty Hurricane Sandy. New Jersey was among the states hardest. The storm was responsible for at least eight deaths there, according to the New Jersey Star-Ledger, and as of Wednesday morning, over 2 million people in the state were still without power.
In a statement, the governor said he made the decision “to minimize additional risks to lives and the public safety as we begin the process of rebuilding and recovering from Hurricane Sandy.” So while you enjoy your extended holiday, stop and say a prayer for those who lost their lives.