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GOVERNING BODY: ADMINISTRATION - Community News & Information

Blizzard Warning

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 and

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.

Clothing Donations

Please refrain from donating clothing items until further notice.

January 23, 2015 Avalon Update

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.                             

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


Legal Assistance                 


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


Medical Assistance


Edgewater Health Department                                           


Government Service


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


Veterans Services


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


Food Pantries


Center for Food Action                                                         201-569-1804

NJ Community Food Bank                                                   908-355-3663


Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteer Center of Bergen County                            


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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Pet Assistance
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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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