Election Day 2013: Five things to watch today

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Voters go to the polls Tuesday to elect governors in Virginia and New Jersey, pick new mayors in New York City, Boston, Detroit and other municipalities, and decide on a host of ballot issues across the country.

(My Take: If you live in a area that’s holding elections today, get out and vote. It’s the right afforded to you as being a citizen of our country.)

Election Day 2013: Five things to watch today

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A year after Sandy, storm-hit areas plan to light up shore

By Hilary Russ and Curtis Skinner NEW YORK (Reuters) – Residents of a dozen New Jersey shore cities plan to light up the coast with flashlights to mark Superstorm Sandy’s one-year anniversary on Tuesday, while recovering from the hurricane that ravaged the east coast and left 159 people dead. Many shore residents in storm-hit states, including New York and Connecticut, are still coping with damaged homes and waiting for $48 billion in federal aid pledged for rebuilding. The rare, late-season tropical storm damaged more than 650,000 homes, prompting evacuations and closing businesses for weeks. …

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breakingnews: Halloween postponed to Nov. 5 in New Jersey

NorthJersey.com: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed an executive order rescheduling Halloween to Nov. 5 due to unsafe conditions caused by Sandy.

“I’ve taken this action to minimize additional risks to lives and the public safety as we begin the process of rebuilding and recovering from Hurricane Sandy,” Christie said in a statement.

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