Thursday, November 8, 2012
The Dinky in Princeton and the Newark Light Rail resumed service on Wednesday.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Two more NJ TRANSIT rail and light rail lines will reopen on Wednesday, Nov. 7, according to the governor's office. The Princeton Line, also known as the "Dinky" will resume regular weekday service, and the Newark Light Rail will operate on a limited schedule between Grove Street and Newark Penn Station. Unfortunately, for those in RiverDell who use the Pascack Valley Line, that rail is still suspended. Service remains suspended for the Bergen Line, Pascack Valley Line, Montclair-Boonton Line and the Morris and Essex Lines. An assessment of rail infrastructure has revealed significant damage across the system, including major damage due to downed trees between Summit and Millburn, as well as in Denville and Morristown. There is also …
Borough officials seek to learn from Sandy on better communications during power outages
While there were no reported injuries from Hurricane Sandy battering its way through River Edge, borough officials struggled with communicating once the town went dark. Now the town will begin looking at ways for better preparation in advance of any future storms. "We found there were some communication issues," OEM Coordinator Tom Smith said. "We thought we had a variety of ways to reach residents like NIXLE, but not everyone is set up with it. We couldn't keep the internet or phones on in the building so our communication to the residents fell apart. There are some boost type devices to give a boost to our internet signal that should eliminate that." One thing the borough may look into is the purchase of a "God" system to replace the …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Latest work plan from PSE&G shows almost 2,000 River Dell residents still without power as of Tuesday, Nov. 6.
The latest work plan from PSE&G shows that the majority of the 1,400 plus customers in Oradell and almost 600 in River Edge, still in the dark for more than a week now, should have power returned before the end of the week. According to a work plan released on Thursday, PSE&G reports that there are 1,482 Oradell residents and 595 in River Edge still without power in Paramus. The work plan dated Tuesday, Nov. 6 shows PSE&G plans to restore power in Oradell to 135 customers on Tuesday, 179 on Wednesday, 223 on Thursday, 662 on Friday and 199 by Saturday. The plan for River Edge is to restore 59 customers on Tuesday, 74 on Wednesday, 92 on Thursday, 259 on Friday and 78 by Saturday There are no specific plans provided as to which areas they …
The OFD will be collecting donations items at the firehouse over the next several days
Over the next week, members from the Oradell Volunteer Fire Department will be on site at the firehouse to collect a variety of items for the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The department will be will be collecting clothes, toiletries and non-perishable foods at OFD headquarters, 335 Kinderkamack Road, on Tuesday, 7-10pm, Thursday, 9am-2pm and 7-10pm, and Friday 9am to 4pm. For more information, contact OFD at 201-261-5455 or email email@example.com.
Monday, November 5, 2012
The school will reclaim one lost snow day by opening for a few hours on Election Day
River Dell Regional students will not be the only school children in session on Election Day as the administration at Oradell Public School has decided to open for a single session day on Tuesday. "We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused," the district wrote in a NIXLE alert. "Please note, that holding a Single Session Day allows us to retrieve one of our lost snow days from last week." Students should report to school at 8:25am and dismissal will be at 12:30pm. Middle and high school students will have a full day of classes on Tuesday while River Edge school district students will have off.
There will be no door fee for the performance, instead the group asks that audience members bring a donation for the Red Cross
After last weekends performances of the River Dell Drama Club's fall production, "44 Plays for 44 Presidents" was cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy, club advisor Desiree Ferrandi announced that the group will present the show on Wednesday evening, free of charge to all residents. "The RD Drama Club was supposed to do our play on Nov. 2 and 3 but obviously that was not possible," Ferrandi wrote in an email. "We are opening the doors for free and asking that everyone in our communities come out to warm up, enjoy the efforts of these resilient high schools students, and finally, bring a donation for the local RED CROSS chapter." The one-night only performance will be held in the High School Auditorium at 7pm. 44 Plays for 44 Presidents is a 2-…
Saturday, November 3, 2012
RiverDell and River Edge schools will be open but on different schedules. OPS has not provided an updated school schedule as of 8:30am Saturday
Update 7:08pm: Saint Joseph School is scheduled to re-open on Monday for students in Grades 5 through 8 only. There will be no classes for students in the Lower School (the greenhouse, PreK 3-4 and Kindergarten through Grade 4), however parents of Lower School students will have their Parent/Teacher conferences that day. School is closed on Tuesday, November 6 for Election Day. Classes will be in session for students in the Lower School on Wednesday, but there will be no classes for students in the Upper School. Parents of Upper School students will attend their Parent/Teacher conferences on Wednesday. School (for all SJS students) will be in session on Thursday and Friday. IF OPS has power on Monday - they will have school Monday, …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Halloween moved to next Monday by order of Gov. Chris Christie
All public and parochial schools have cancelled classes for the rest of the week as power outages continue in the RiverDell area. All River Dell state tournament games have been postponed until next week as the NJSIAA agreed to delay the start of the football postseason and continuation for boys and girls soccer, cross-country, field hockey and volleyball. "Borough Hall is without power and has been closed the last two days," River Edge Councilman Alphonse Bartelloni wrote on Patch. "They are open today with limited power and telephones. Our DPW, police and fire fighters have been working tirelessly to try and deal with this tremendous storm and the resulting damage. As I am sure you know we do not have control as to when the power will …
High demand and lack of electricity is creating lines and hours-long backups.
Lines have stretched for blocks and lasted hours before some residents have been able to get gas. If they even found a place to fill up. From vehicle fill-ups to the need to keep the generators running, gasoline is at a premium as a post-Hurricane Sandy New Jersey continues to wait for electricity to return. So, we're asking you, the faithful Patch readers, to tell your neighbors where gas is available, for how much, and what the wait time was when you were there. Add those details to our comments section, and thanks for helping out! This article is posted on both Paramus and RiverDell Patch sites.
Free ice and water will be distributed to PSEG customers without power at Garden State Plaza on a first come, first served basis between 8 am and 4:30 pm
All PSEG customers who can traverse their way to Garden State Plaza on Wednesday will be able to receive free water and ice from the electric company on a first come, first serve basis. PSEG will be distributing water and ice until 4:30pm. According to the companies 3am press release, "Power has been restored to 30 percent of the 1.4 million PSE&G customers that lost electricity as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Currently 900,000 PSE&G customers are without electricity." At this time, 70% of Oradell, 80% of River Edge and 5,000 homes in Paramus are without power. Multiple traffic lights have been knocked out in all three towns and road closures are in effect along parts of Kinderkamack Road and various sidestreets. Ralph A. LaRossa, …