It's the calm before the super storm.
Just hours before Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall in New Jersey, Belleville and Nutley residents and business owners took care in preparing for one of the worst storms the area's seen in centuries.
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Stayed tuned on Patch for updated photos as the storm progresses.