Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The River Edge Police Department's annual toy drive saw an overwhelming response from the community
This past December, members of the River Edge PBA Local 201 collected a variety of toys during the annual Toy Drive to benefit families in Monmouth County's Union Beach which was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy's destructive forces. "This year we delivered toys to Union Beach in Monmouth County which got hit hard by Hurrican Sandy," REPD Officer Joseph Zemaites said. Zemaites is also the Vice President of PBA Local 201. "The destruction was unbelievable." In prior years, the majority of donations have been delivered to Bergen County Head Start, a program for underprivileged children based out of Bergenfield, and the Audrey Hepburn Children's House of Hackensack University Medical Center, for children of physical and mental abuse. But following…
Sunday, December 23, 2012
A weak storm front expected to bring up to two inches of snow starting Monday night.
Cross your fingers. As of Sunday, weather projections indicate a storm front entering the region that could give us—gasp—a white Christmas. According to the National Weather Service, there is a 20 percent chance of snow on Tuesday, with a temperature ultimately reaching 38 degrees. Stephen Pellettiere, with Ion Weather based at the Morristown Municipal Airport, said current projections appear to have the small storm begin producing at about 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve, tapering off at the latest 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. "A little storm is passing to our south," he said. "There's a tenth of an inch of moisture, which translates to about an inch of snow." Some areas, including southern Morris County, could see as much as two inches of the white …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Musician Matty Roxx brought the heat to Temple Avodat Shalom over the weekend
Musician and funnyman Matty Roxx arrived at Temple Avodat Shalom over the weekend to perform for the second night of Hanukkah in "Hot Hot Hanukkah." Hot Hot Hanukkah is a 45-minute music filled celebration featuring a mix of classic and silly Hanukkah songs. Along wih live music and instruments, there were bubbles, crafts and snacks available for children of all ages.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Borough's annual tree lighting ceremony featured a special visit by Santa in spite of the rain
The borough of Oradell kicked off the holiday season last night with their annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Families crowded into Schirra Park to listen to several girl scouts sing carols while the River Dell Marching Band and Color Guard performed. Traveling in from the North Pole was Santa, who hitched a ride on the Oradell Fire Department's antique fire truck. For the borough children, each received a candy cane from Santa prior to the end of the ceremony. Follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter or subscribe to our free daily newsletter.
Monday, December 3, 2012
The borough's annual tree lighting was moved to Borough Hall from Veteran's Memorial Park to begin a new tradition
The River Edge Recreation Commission hosted its annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony on Saturday outside of Borough Hall. Following Hurricane Sandy, the annual event was moved from Veteran's Memorial Park to Borough Hall. Residents of all ages gather in front of the Library before walking and singing carols together town Tenney Avenue to the lighting ceremony. Leading the way were the Girl Scouts and special holiday guests.
Friday, November 30, 2012
The holidays are just around the corner and River Dell will begin celebrating this weekend
With December just a day away, River Dell is already getting ready for the holidays and a myriad of monthly activities to celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah in town. The River Edge Recreation Commission will host a Holiday Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 1, 4pm at Borough Hall. Following Hurricane Sandy, the annual event was moved from Veteran's Memorial Park to Borough Hall. In case of inclement weather, the tree lighting will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2, 4pm. Residents of all ages are asked to gather in front of the Library at 3:45pm and walk and sing carols together down Tenney Avenue to the Borough Hall. Leading the way will be Girl Scouts and special holiday guests. Following the ceremony, refreshments will be served in the Fire House…
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Jolly St. Nick will hitch a ride with the OFD
On Sunday, Dec. 23 at 12:30pm, Santa Claus will be traveling throughout Oradell with his helpers, the Oradell Fire Department. He will leave the fire house at 11:45am and hitch a ride on one of the department's engines to hand out candy canes to local children. Residents can also donate old or used coats during the OFD's annual Santa Sunday. Previously the department has collected over 400 coats to go towards the homeless. For a video documentary of the annual Santa Sunday, click here.
Collections will run through Dec. 20 with a drop box at the Oradell Police Station
The Oradell Police Department will be collecting new unwrapped toys at the police station through Dec. 20 to benefit military families and Hurricane Sandy victims across New Jersey. As part of the two-dozen police departments in the Santa Response Team, items will be collected now through Dec. 17 at police headquarters, 355 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell. Along with military families and Hurricane Sandy victims, collected items will also be delivered to the Sanzari Children's Hospital, Westside Infant & Teen Center, Tomorrow's Children, Bergen County Head Start Programs and New Hope in Westwood. Items can also be dropped off at neighboring Pascack Valley police departments in Emerson, Dumont, Haworth, Paramus, Park Ridge, Washington Township, …
Drop boxes located throughout town will be set up until Dec. 17
River Edge PBA Local 201 has once again kicked off its annual toy drive! Drop boxes are located at the River Edge Police Department, River Edge Diner, and the River Edge Library. Anyone wishing to contribute is asked to drop off a new and unwrapped toy at any of these locations. Drop boxes will be out until December 17. In previous years donations from the annual toy drive have been delivered to the Audrey Hepburn House of Hackensack University Medical Center, for children of physical and mental abuse, and the Bergen County Head Start program for underprivileged children, located in Bergenfield. If you have any questions feel free to contact the PBA at 201-262-1233 or by emailing REPD Patrol Officer Joseph Zemaites at Jzemaites@…