The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for the Edgewater area beginning this evening with light snow into the morning commute. Snow is expected to intensify Monday afternoon into Tuesday with total accumulations estimated at 14 to 18 inches. Winds are estimated to be 20 to 30 mph with wind gusts as high as 50 mph. Residents with balconies or decks are asked to secure all items from the wind. Residents should prepare by ensuring they have ample food and water supplies for themselves and pets. Make sure radios and flashlights have fresh batteries in the event of a power failure and have plenty of warm clothing and blankets. It is advised not to travel and residents need to monitor the schedules of both New Jersey Transit and New York Waterway, be prepared for public transportation modifications and cancellations. Property owners are advised that sidewalks need to be cleared within 24 hours of the snow stopping and are also asked to clear fire hydrants of snow so that they are easily accessible to the fire department. The Edgewater and Leonia school districts will notify students and parents directly if their are any schedule modifications or cancellations.
Relief Center To Close
The Community Center will no longer act as a relief center as of 9:00pm this evening Saturday January 24. All fire victims should go directly to the Avalon building at Russell Avenue and River Road for assistance. There is an overabundance of food and supplies and victims are encouraged to go to the Community Center to select items before they are repurposed. The Borough of Edgewater thanks all who have contributed to the relief efforts.
Avalon Donation Information
The Borough of Edgewater and the Board of Education sponsored fundraising web sites are www.gofundme.com/edgewater-fire and www.edgewaterstrong.org
Avalon Fire Information
On behalf of the Borough of Edgewater, we express our sincerest regrets to those residents displaced by the Avalon fire. We also thank the countless firefighters and emergency medical technicians who answered our call for assistance. Thursday January 22, all borough schools will be closed. Leonia schools will be open however, no bus service will be provided. Undercliff Avenue from Garden Place to Archer Street will be closed to vehicular traffic, Russell Avenue, Vreeland Terrace, Archer Street, and Oxen Hill (Edgewater Road) will be closed to vehicular traffic. Residents should park vehicles in the Binghamton Parking Lot at 725 River Road. Through the efforts of the Edgewater and Bergen County Office of Emergency Management, effected residents have been provided temporary housing at local hotels. The Edgewater Community Center, 1167 River Road, will be available to serve as a warming and charging station equipped with free Wi-Fi. The surrounding neighborhood has been effected by power outages as Public Service Electric and Gas crews work to isolate the electric and gas and those residents should expect a 24 hour disruption period before electric and gas is restored. Residents of Avalon and the surrounding neighborhood should contact borough offices at 201-943-1700 dial 0 for the operator, to be provided information in regard to housing and personal needs. Representatives of Avalon will also be available to assist with insurance claims and housing needs at the Community Center, 1167 River Road. The Edgewater Office of Emergency Management is working with Bergen County to provide bus transportation from hotels back to Edgewater. River Road will be open to traffic at approximately 6:00am and Ferry Buses will operate on a normal schedule.
Please refrain from donating clothing items until further notice.
January 23, 2015 Avalon Update
All Edgewater Schools will be open on Monday, January 26, 2015. All Leonia Schools will be open with busing on Monday, January 26th.
All roads surrounding Avalon with the exception of Russell Avenue have been reopened.
All residents of Avalon who reside in the River Mews Building will be notified by Avalon once they are approved to re-enter their residences.
The Edgewater Community Center will be open through the weekend as a relief center. The Community Center Relief Center will close on Sunday with relief efforts being coordinated through Avalon.
On Monday, January 26, 2015 Avalon will assume responsibility relief responsibility and will contact residents through their call center.
Victims in need of clothing and essentials should go to the distribution center located next to Fleming's Steak house in City Place (Sleepy’s location) and to the Toys R Us Express located in the Edgewater Commons next to Marshall’s.
Community Resource Guide
Community Resource Guide (pdf located at the bottom of this page)
Community Resource Hotline
NJ 2-1-1 Partnership Dial 2-1-1
Bergen County Crisis Counselors 201-262-HELP (4357)
Rental Assistance & Housing
Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) 877-428-8844
NJ Housing Resource Ctr. www.njhrc.gov
Center for Food Action 201-569-1804
NJ State Housing Assistance Program 201-996-8990
Greater Bergen Community Action (GBCA) 201-968-0200
Urban League for Bergen County 201-568-4988
Bergen County Board of Social Services 888-3-Bergen
Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS) 201-487-2166
legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) 888-222-5765
Volunteer Lawyers for Justice 855-301-2525
Edgewater Health Department
Office of the Bergen County County Executive 201-336-7300
Emotional, Mental & Spritual Care
Vantage Health System 201-567-0059
The Addictions Hotline 800-985-5990
The Domestic Violence Hotline 800-572-SAFE (7233)
Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. 201-646-0333
Jewish Family Services 201-837-9090 x-216
Mental Health Screening Care Plus NJ 201-262-4357
Center of Hope and Safety 201-836-1075/201-944-9600
NJ 2-1-1 2-1-1
Help with Bills-Health & Medical
Hospital Care Assist. Program (Charity Care) 866-588-5696
NJ Workability 888-285-3036 prompt #1 or 2
New Jersey Family Care 800-701-0710
Hope for Veterans 855-483-8466
Operation Red Shield (Salvation Army) 908-851-9300
Animal Shelter/Pet Services
Bergen County Animal Shelter 201-229-4600
Family Support Services
SPAN (Parent Advocacy Network) 973-642-8100
Meadowlands Family Success Ctr. 201-464-4714
Bergen County Dept. of Human Services 201-580-1083
Traumatic Loss Coalition/Turning the Tides Program 732-235-2897
Center of Hope and Safety 201-837-9090 x-254
PRAHD (Peurto Rican Assoc. for Human Dev. 732-638-2826
Jewish Family Services 201-837-9090
Senior Support Services
Volunteer Center of Bergen County (Chore Service) 201-489-9454
Bergen County Division of Senior Services 201-336-7400/877-222-3737
Meals on Wheels/Senior Lunch Nutritional Program 201-336-7420
State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) 201-336-7413/201-336-7427
Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) 201-336-7400
Help with Bills-Utility & Heating
New Jersey Lifeline Utility Assistance Program 800-792-9745 prompt #5
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program 800-510-3102
Energy/Phone/Water Assistance 866-657-4237
Center for Food Action 201-569-1804
NJ Community Food Bank 908-355-3663
Volunteer Center of Bergen County www.bergenvolunteers.org
Vital Records (Replacement of Documents)
Department of Motor Vehicles 201-662-6370
Additional General Services
Bergen County United Way: Compassion Fund 2-1-1
Bergen County Community Transportation 201-368-5955
Community Center Games
All Community Center Games for Saturday, January 24th have been cancelled.
Sunday home games have been moved to Leonia Middle School
January 23rd Avalon Update
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Community Resource Guide
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Relief Efforts underway at City Place
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Services at the Community Center and Government Agencies
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2015 Mayor & Council Meeting Schedule
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