In case you missed them, the month's top stories are here. Sandy dominates, with power issues and commuting challenges (that continue...). However, the month saw Election Day and school news too.
As an "Editor's Pick," a story I especially enjoyed writing was this one:
Shakespeare Festival Hosts Antony and Cleopatra -- and a CHS Alum
It is the great pleasure of my job to watch and listen to our students, and I am privileged to drop in for the fun activities. This one, the first meeting of the Shakespeare Festival, led by beloved CHS teacher "Mr. Mac," saw our CHS kids perform with the cast and director of the first-ever African-American production of Antony and Cleopatra. The meeting was after-school and darkness fell before the last kids left, most eager to linger, act, talk, and laugh. It was a wonderful reminder of the power of community. I wish all of Patch's readers had a chance to watch the kids in action; if you don't, I hope you can see it through my eyes.
Updated: Some South Orange Residents Told No Power Until 11/15
Power May Return: PSE&G Report Overlooks South Orange
PSE&G Apologizes to Village for Incomplete Press Release
Village Releases Update on Power Restoration
South Orange on Track for Power Restoration Shortly
First Night Calls it Quits in 2012
District Rewrites School Calendar After Sandy
FBI Investigating South Orange Bank Robbery
Downtown South Orange Unveils New Look
New York Giants Open Downtown Newark Eatery
Village Releases Water Test Results
Rare Saturday Trustee Meeting to Prepare for Next Crisis