For a while there, it looked like there might not be enough candidates to fill the three open spots on the Warren Township Board of Education, despite the intense interest that many people in the township take in local schools.
But now, since last week a second write-in candidate for the Warren Board of Education, Lisa DiMaggio, said she is seeking election, there finally are three declared candidates for the three school board seats up for election this November 5.
The week before, Celeste Campos — one of the five applicants for a school board vacancy filled earlier this month with the appointment of Len DeMontagnac — announced she will be seeking a spot of board and running as a write-in candidates.
Previously, incumbent James Sena alone had filed for one of three seats coming up for election this November. This month's appointment of DeMontagnac to fill the unexpired term of John DeBellis through 2014 did not reduce that number of open seats.
The schools in Warren Township also will be holding Halloween parades this Thursday, Halloween.
And also on Thursday, The Chelsea in Warren, with older residents, will be hosting a "safe trick or treating" event for local children, complete with cider and doughnuts, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Thursday. The Chelsea is at 274 King George Road in the township.
Plan for preparing for an emergency
After last year's all-encompassing impact by Superstorm Sandy on Warren Township the Office of Emergency Management in its section of the township website, has issued a plan for residents to use as a template for planning for emergencies.