During the two weeks after Hurricane Sandy, anxious residents wanted to keep tabs on where power was being restored and helped us keep track of the service. Once completed, we tallied the reports received from readers to create a visualization of neighborhoods regaining electrical service.
But readers were also drawn to other aspects of the story of power restoration in Warren—especially when Mayor Carolann Garafola chastised utility officials for presenting incorrect information on the progress they'd made in town—she was among the first to note the discrepancies and publicly complain about the suspect information, something that became a common refrain around the state as the power outages dragged on.
Other top news during November:
A Somerville woman and another from Florida were killed in the accident early Thanksgiving morning.
Warren School Calendar Makes Room for Sandy
A big concern for many parents after life started to return to normal after the hurricane was how would schools make up the missed days.
UPDATE: Przybylski Maintains Lead as More Ballots are Counted
The hurricane also disrupted the Nov. 6 general election, with special provisions for voters put into place in the days before the voting. The battle for Warren's seat on the Watchung Hills Regional Board of Education was close and officials delayed certifying the election results, which weren't made official until Wednesday.