Music Up and Down River Road


  There was music every Thursday night in August at the marina with a variety of pop-rock groups, but the biggest crowd turned out for Salsa Night at City Place on Thursday, Aug. 13 where Jose Fajardo Jr. and his Cuban orchestra packed the western end of the Promenade with enthusiastic dancers.

River Road Medical Building Sold

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By Douglas E. Hall The medical building at 968 River Road,  just north of the Chase Bank has been sold for a reportedly $3.505 million.  The buyer has not been disclosed.  The building was owned by Arilex Panorama Associates of Closter, a company associated with local attorney and developer James Demetrakis

Sifting for valuables and memories in a fire’s ruins


By Douglas E. Hall It’s been more than two months since the devastating fire at the Avalon apartments turned the lives of 1,000 residents upside down. Many lost everything except the clothes on their backs. The people and businesses of Edgewater and the surrounding area opened their hearts and pocketbooks donating cash, credit cards and [...]

Smokey Fire on Undercliff forces Two Families out of Duplex Homes


By Douglas E. Hall A teen was taken to Englewood for treatment of smoke inhalation and minor burns after a fire broke out in his home at 446-448 Undercliff Avenue in the afternoon of Thursday, March 26. Two families had to vacate their homes as smoke billowed out of the roof and upstairs windows in [...]

Early look at what’s Planned at Hess site


By Douglas E. Hall There have been no announcements and no formal applications, but there have been informal discussions in recent weeks with borough officials regarding the huge site that sprawls across both sides of River Road. Here are some of what has been discussed: A lot of open space with a “beautiful” park. Several [...]

What’s The World Coming To?

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By Bob Batch There are times, no matter how optimistic you try to be, that you just have to wonder what will become of this world. There are some things that seem beyond the control of all our efforts to make the world right. We, all of us collectively, seem determined to follow a course [...]

Waiting for the Easter Bunny at Outback


Some of the children who went to Outback for the first Easter Egg Hunt ever at the eatery in Edgewater Commons on Saturday, April 4, lined up early to hunt for eggs and see the Easter Bunny. As soon as the doors opened more than 30 children with parents scrambled around the dining room looking [...]

Night of Recognition for Brave Protectors in Avalon Fire


By Douglas E. Hall “A Night of Recognition” for those who fought the Avalon fire and served the residents of Avalon at Edgewater will be honored on Friday, April 17 at 6 p.m. at the Edgewater Community Center, 1167 River Road. The event will not only honor firefighters and first responders, but volunteers and the [...]

Edgewater Borough News April 2015


EDGEWATER – “A Great Place to Live” By Gregory S. Franz – Borough Administrator A NIGHT OF RECOGNITION – The Edgewater Mayor and Council invite all residents, Emergency Responders, volunteers, and the whole community to “A Night of Recognition” honoring those who fought the Avalon fire and served the people of Avalon at Edgewater. Honorees [...]

United States Air Force Heritage of America Band FREE “Salute to Veterans” Concert

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United States Air Force Heritage of America Band FREE “Salute to Veterans” Concert Edgewater Community Center Saturday, May 2, 7:00-9:00 PM The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band will play a free “Salute to Veterans” concert in Edgewater on Saturday, May 2. The event, co-sponsored by the Borough of Edgewater and the Edgewater [...]