Meeting, sponsored by Ellen Dickson, will be a forum to discuss ideas on dealing with storm and its aftermath.
Residents will have another chance to voice their concerns about how the city and utilities handled Sandy and its aftermath, while looking forward at future preparation for storms to come. The town hall style event is being held "to discuss the effects of Hurricane Sandy and seek constructive ideas regarding how to deal with future storm events," reads an official notice from City Clerk David Hughes. The event is not being held as a council meeting, but will take place in the Common Council chamber starting at 7:30p.m.
Eleven-year-old Peter Schwartz came to hear the Republican Governor speak and needed a note out of class.
At a town hall meeting in Garfield this week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie provided some light humor for the crowd. Eleven-year-old Peter Schwartz skipped school to come hear the governor speak. When given the opportunity to speak to Christie from the crowd, the boy needed a favor from the governor. "I kind of need a note for school," Schwartz said to Christie. Christie happily obliged and wrote a note for the boy to bring to his teacher stating: "Please excuse Peter from school today, he was with me." Prior to Schwartz asking for a note, he asked a very serious question about what to do if a student is being bullied by someone in authority. Christie told the boy to talk to his parents and together, the family should go see the …