Tuesday, May 14, 2013
After a four year delay, the former Huffman Koos lot will have its groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday.
After four years of waiting, the former Huffman Koos development project, approved in 2008, is finally going to begin Wednesday at noon with a groundbreaking ceremony. Route 4-Main Street LLC which is owned by Peter and Paul Ciancia was granted site plan approval by the Planning Board in the fall of 2007 to construct a trio of retail buildings on Main Street with Total Wine moving closer towards Rt. 4 into a new 30,000-square-foot building on the property. The former Huffman Koos building, located at Main Street and Kinderkamack Road, was demolished in 2008, but the project stalled as the economy weakened and the owners were required to spend $3 million in remediation efforts to remove trichloroethlyne per the state Department of …
Monday, May 13, 2013
See what's going on in your town this week.
River Edge: On Wednesday, the River Edge Recreation Commission will be meeting at 7:30pm on the lower level of the Public Safety Building. The Shade Tree Commission will be meeting on Thursday at 7pm at 10 River Edge Road. The River Edge Planning Board will be holding its regular meeting Thursday at 8pm. **** Oradell: The Board of Health will be meeting Monday at 8pm. The Mayor and Council will be holding a work session on Tuesday at 7pm in Borough Hall. **** RiverDell High School Sports Schedule May 6-May 11 Monday, May 13 Golf: Track: Baseball: Softball: Lacrosse: Tennis: Tuesday, May 14 Softball: Lacrosse: Golf: Wednesday, May 15 Baseball: Softball: Tennis: Golf: Track: Thursday, May 16 Tennis: Golf: Friday, May 17 Baseball: Track: …
Catch up on all the week's top stories.
Ranking places River Dell High School 819 of all high schools in the country and tenth in Bergen County. River Edge homeowners will see a total average annual increase of approximately $174 with the municipal and school budgets adopted, and the county budget introduced, Smoking ban extends to borough owned tennis courts, ball fields and athletic facilities. Sgt. William Haggis has retired from the River Edge Police Department after 30 years of service. Come on. How many times have you driven past Hubcap Joe's on Kinderkamack road and thought, "I'd love to stop in there." River Dell High School Juniors selected by Woman's Club to attend Girls Career Institute at Douglass College. Oradell's Meg Low saw her Fresh & Fancy farm filled with …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Catch up on all the top news stories of last week.
United Water began to make repairs the day after Patch reported the story. The town turns out for the Library's centennial celebration. FEMA representatives meet with local officials for update on maps and increase to flood insurance premiums. The Bergen County Players (BCP) will open its doors for its annual theater Open House on Saturday, May 11 at the Little Firehouse Theatre. NJ Spotlight reports Council being asked to try to take at least $142 million in local affordable housing trust fund dollars away from municipalities. Volunteers come out to help keep their part of the River clean and green. Follow RiverDell Patch on Facebook and Twitter; Click here to sign-up for our daily newsletter and get local news like this delivered to …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Check out what's going on in River Edge and Oradell this week.
River Edge The Planning Board will hold a work session on Thursday at 8 pm in Borough Hall. Registration for Spring/ Summer Adult Women's Softball begins in May. In-person Registration will be held on May 6 from 7pm to 9pm at the Recreation office. Click here to download a registration form to mail-in. Deadline is May 20. River Edge Summer Recreation Camp Registration is going on now. The Summer Playground Program at Memorial Park is available to students Kindergarten through 6th Grade. The camp runs 9 a.m. to noon from July 1 through August 2. The fee for the five-week program is $140 per participant. Click here to download a flyer for more information. Oradell The River Dell Board of Education will be meeting Monday, April 29 at 8pm…
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Catch up on the news that topped the week in River Edge and Oradell.
Patrick Fletcher says that the district is well on its way to meeting the goals he set forth when he arrived seven years ago. Schools are in the process of transitioning to the new Common Core State Standards, but what does this mean in River Dell? Affected by the Boston Marathon bombings, the Boston branch of Neighbors-helping-Neighbors gets support from River Edge Junior scientists shine at the annual Science Fair. OPS sends two teams to the Odyssey of the Mind Challenge; one qualifies for world championship. Two 9-year olds from River Edge donate their hair to help those suffering from hair loss. Follow RiverDell Patch on Facebook and Twitter; Click here to sign-up for our daily newsletter and get local news like this delivered to …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Here's what you may have missed in River Edge and Oradell this week.
If approved by Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf, River Edge residents would begin paying a greater portion of the levy over a two-year phased in period. More than 200 runners joined Team Farrell in the River Edge Run last year in memory of Steve Farrell. The team is expected to be even larger this year. The Christie Administration released its new School Performance Reports for the 2011-2012 school year Wednesday. Alecko Eskandarian, a former professional soccer player, has joined the NY Cosmos as an assistant coach. After elder brother Kyle Quiero signed his letter of intent this winter with Northwestern University, younger brother Cameron has verbally committed to the same school.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Whale Blue Eye, formed by Gavin and Brian Stewart of River Edge, will perform at Mexicali Live in Teaneck at 9pm
Tonight, River Edge brothers Gavin and Brian Stewart will present their blues-rock band, Whale Blue Eye, at Mexicali Livein Teaneck at 9:30pm. Led by singer and guitarist, Gavin Stewart, Whale Blue Eye plays the music that exemplify the earlier aesthetic of the late 1960’s and early 70’s. Brian, plays bass and was an original member of Wig Jam, the popular Grateful Dead cover band. Joining Whale Blue Eye for this gig is music scene veteran, Vinny Sardo, on drums. Tickets can be purchased online here or at the door for $12. Whale Blue Eye takes the stage at 9:30pm with doors opening at 6pm for dinner reservations. Also performing tonight are Stellar Ego, an acoustic/alternative rock band, and punk rock group Kosmic Daydream.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
If approved by Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf, River Edge residents would begin paying a greater portion of the levy over a two-year phased in period
Almost nine months since the initial arguments were given over a two-day span before Administrative Law Judge Leslie Z. Celentano, the boroughs of Oradell and River Edge have received an answer to the ongoing River Dell Regional school district funding inequality fight. Celentano has recommended that the state change the funding formula for River Dell to an 80-20 mix formula and placing the majority of the tax burden for the district on River Edge. Her decision called for a two-year phase in period. Oradell which sends approximately 653 students to the River Dell district spends about $20,360 per pupil. River Edge, with 1,024 students, pays about $14,330 for each of its students. According to James Kirtland, a CPA who testified on behalf …
Over 200 runners joined Team Farrell in the River Edge Run last year in memory of Steve Farrell. The team is expected to be even larger this year.
While the pain of losing a father and husband may never fully go away, the Farrell family in River Edge are once again organizing one of the largest groups of runners for the annual River Edge Run as Team Farrell and The Melanoma Research Foundation join forces to raise funds for melanoma research in memory of Stephen Farrell. Farrell, who lost his fight with melanoma cancer in 2010, was a vibrant, active member of the community serving as a volunteer coach for the River Edge Recreation Basketball, AAU Basketball, River Dell Soccer, River Dell Blackhawks, River Edge Little League, Regal Basketball, and Softball teams. He was also president of the Farrell Media Group in River Edge. "Last year we had over 200 people walking and running in …