Edgewater Borough News September 2013

By Gregory S. Franz – Borough Administrator

Edgewater and Leonia Schools open on Friday September 6.

The Edgewater Police remind motorist that “SCHOOL’S OPEN DRIVE CAREFULLY”.  Motorist need to be aware of more pedestrians crossing the street during the school year and it is the law to stop for pedestrians who have entered a designated cross walk.  The Edgewater Police also remind pedestrians to cross at a signalized intersection with a designated crosswalk, DO NOT CROSS MID-BLOCK AND ENDANGER YOURSELF AND OTHERS.

NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN In an attempt to regulate the flow of traffic and facilitate morning drop off at the George Washington School, beginning Thursday September 5 during the school week only Monday through Friday, Undercliff Avenue will be one way southbound from Orchard Street to Route 5 from 7:30am to 8:45am.

In observance of the Labor Day Holiday on Monday September 2, the following schedules apply; borough offices closed, no ferry service, no trash collection, regular ferry service Friday August 30, trash collection Tuesday September 3.


SEPTEMBER 11 MEMORIAL SERVICE  This year’s September 11 Memorial Service will take place in the Borough Hall Courtyard, 55 River Road at 9:30 a.m., due to the construction at Veterans Field.  Let us not forget our three residents who perished on that fateful day, Robert M. Levine, Anne T. Ransom, Jayesh Shah and recognize those brave Americans who answered the call to duty.

COASTAL CLEAN-UP DAY Join the Mayor and Council for our 2nd annual “Coastal Clean-Up Day” on Saturday September 21 at the Edgewater Commons parking lot along the river.  Last year we had over 50 volunteers who helped in removing over 20 yards of debris and litter from the Hudson River shore line.  Contact Nancy Hayes for attendance information 201-943-1700 ext 3134 or nancyh@edgewaternj.org.

22nd ANNUAL ARTS FESTIVAL The 22nd Annual Edgewater Arts and Music Festival Sunday September 8 from 11:00am to 6:00pm on Old River Road at Thompson Lane in Shadyside, art, music, car show and food.

EDGEWATER SPORTS BOOSTERS GOLF OUTING The Edgewater Sports Boosters, will be hosting their third golf outing on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at the Meadows Golf Club, 79 Two Bridges Road, Lincoln Park, New Jersey, www.meadowsgolfclub.com, shotgun start 7:30am.  The cost is $150.00 per person which includes golf, cart, lunch, and refreshments; hole sponsorships are $200.00 per hole.  For information and reservations, contact Edgewater Recreation at 201-943-1700 ext.6000, “It’s for the kids”.

STORM PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION – As we approach the 2013 Hurricane Season, we take a minute to reflect on the 1 year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, this tropical storm caused severe damage to Edgewater.  Through the efforts of local, county and state emergency management personnel, our community was able to overcome the devastating effects of this storm.  Our Police, Fire, Ambulance, and Public Works Agencies along with many others, came together and worked through this critical time.

The State Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has put together a comprehensive Hurricane Survival Guide (use link below). We ask that you please take a minute to look this over and share this information with family and friends.

Link to Hurricane Survival Guide (http://www.state.nj.us/njoem/plan/pdf/081412_hurricane_surviveguide.pdf)

We need you to stay informed, make a plan, and build a hurricane kit.

Edgewater utilizes the Swift Reach Notification System, a subscription based e-mail, text message, and voice message system along with our municipal website and local television and radio stations.  You must subscribe and register your contact information by logging onto our web site at www.edgewaternj.org in order to receive emergency and community information.

Working together and being prepared is important to get us through the next weather event.

You can also stay informed about disasters and emergencies in New Jersey via the NJOEM’s social media and web links; follow the NJOEM  on Twitter @ReadyNJ, “like” us on www.facebook.com/READYNEWJERSEY, or get email and text message alerts via  www.Nixle.com or www.njalert.gov, or www.ready.nj.gov.



The Edgewater Health Department offers free childhood immunizations and physical exams, for infants through high school without health insurance. Contact Patricia Dalton, R.N., Public Health Nurse at 201 943 -1700 ext 6005 or nurse@edgewaternj.org for more information and/or to schedule an appointment.

Free adult health consultation program, including blood pressure screening , every Monday 5pm-7:30pm and the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Wednesday 9am-12noon and 2pm – 4:30 pm. No appointment necessary.

Put Life Back Into Your Life.

Consider a TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH FREE Workshop Series.

Are you an adult with an ongoing health condition or a caregiver of a person with a chronic disease?  You’ll get the support you need, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices, and learn better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health.  If you have conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, or addictions, this workshop can help you take charge of your life.

To Register or get more information please call the Edgewater Public Health Nurse Patricia Dalton, R.N. 201 943-1700 ext 6004.  Program will be held Tuesday September 10th thru October 15th 10:30 am – 1 p.m. at the Edgewater Community Center, 1167 River Road, Registration required, refreshments each week and a certificate and gift upon completion.


Sponsored by the Bergen County Department of Health Services, One Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack, N.J. 07601 phone 201-634-2693, made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Department of Human Services.


FREE DOCUMENT SHREDDING The Edgewater Department of Public Works Recycling Division in conjunction with the Bergen County Utilities Authority will be sponsoring a free shredding day at the Edgewater Community Center, 1167 River Road on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  If you were ever thinking about cleaning out your personal files that may contain old tax returns or legal documents, now is the time to do it.  There is no need to remove paper clips, staples, or binder covers, simply fill your trunk and bring the paper to the Community Center and watch as your material is loaded in the hopper and shredded to pieces in a state of the art shredding truck.  It is safe, secure, environmentally friendly, and FREE.



The Bergen County Utilities Authority is sponsoring its 2013 annual hazardous waste disposal program at three locations county-wide.  The following items are acceptable and will be accepted for disposal: aerosol cans, paints, pesticides, solvents, and many items commonly found in the home that cannot be disposed in regular trash.  For event details and information call 201-807-5825 or log onto www.bcua.org.  All events are open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. rain or shine at the following locations and dates:

Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus

Sunday, October 20

Campgaw Reservation, 200 Campgaw Road, Mahwah

Saturday, September 7

Saturday, November 2



The Bergen County Utilities Authority will be sponsoring the 2013 annual recycling event for computers, electronics, tires, and the shredding of paper documents.  For event details call 201-807-5825 or log onto www.bcua.org, all events will be from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. rain or shine at the following locations:

Campgaw Reservation, 200 Campgaw Road, Mahwah

Saturday, October 26


Related posts:

  1. Borough News: August 2013
  2. Edgewater Borough News July 2013
  3. Edgewater Borough News May 2013
  4. Edgewater Borough News January 2013

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