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BREAKING NEWS: Traffic signal retiming scheduled for Nov. 23

Public Safety Commissioner Robert Giangeruso has addressed Lyndhurst safety concerns due to operational issues caused by the new traffic signal at Route 21 at Park Avenue (Nutley) that are spilling back across the bridge to Lyndhurst.

Commissioner Giangeruso called upon the New Jersey Department of Transportation to revisit the signal timing intervals at the new traffic light across the Passaic River that is causing excessive westbound delays on the DeJessa Bridge (Avondale Bridge).

Based on a coordination meeting at the NJDOT field office, and as proposed by Bergen County Engineering staff, the Lyndhurst and Nutley traffic signals will be retimed to better synchronize traffic flow across the DeJessa Bridge.

The signal retiming is scheduled to occur on or about Wednesday, Nov. 23.

BREAKING NEWS: FEMA, SBA ANNOUNCE HOURS FOR THE TWO WEEKS BEFORE NOV. 30 DEADLINES

Seven centers remain open to provide federal assistance in the final two weeks leading to Nov. 30, the deadline to register and to submit disaster loan applications for Hurricane Irene damage in New Jersey.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs), in Essex and Passaic counties, and five U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) business recovery centers are still open. All will close Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving, a federal and state holiday, and an SBA center in Bergen County will have a shortened schedule during Thanksgiving week. Most will reopen Friday, Nov. 25.

 

FEMA’s DRC hours:

 

ESSEX COUNTY

Fairfield Community Center

376 Hollywood Ave.

Fairfield, NJ 07004

Hours:  Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

PASSAIC COUNTY

Paterson Museum

2 Market St.

Paterson, NJ 07501

Hours:  Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

SBA’s BRC hours:

 

BERGEN COUNTY

New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Bergen Community College

355 Main St.

Hackensack, NJ 07601

Hours:  Mon-Tues, Nov. 21-22 − 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Nov. 23-25

Hours:  Mon-Wed, Nov. 28-30 − 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

MONMOUTH COUNTY

Monmouth County OEM

300 Halls Mills Rd.

Freehold, NJ 07728

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

MORRIS COUNTY

Denville Municipal Building

1 Saint Mary’s Place

Denville, NJ 07834

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

PASSAIC COUNTY

Woodland Park Municipal Building

Community Room

5 Brophy Lane

Woodland Park, NJ 07424

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

UNION COUNTY

New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Kean University-Incubator

320 Park Ave.

Plainfield, NJ, 07060

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

NOTE: All business recovery centers will permanently close Nov. 30.

Customer service representatives at FEMA’s disaster recovery centers and the SBA’s business recovery centers can issue loan applications; answer questions about the disaster loan program; and explain and assist homeowners, renters and businesses with the application process.

The deadline to register with FEMA for assistance and the deadline to submit SBA loan applications for physical property damage is Nov. 30.

To register or to contact FEMA, go to www.disasterassistance.gov, m.fema.gov or call FEMA toll-free, 800-621-3362 (FEMA).  Those with access or functional needs and who use a TTY may call 800-462-7585 or use 711 or Video Relay Service to call 800-621-3362. Telephone lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., ET; multilingual operators are available.

Go to an online video describing the “do’s and don’ts when registering for disaster assistance”: www.fema.gov/medialibrary/media_records/6486

Completing and returning the SBA application is an essential step in the federal recovery process.  If you are a homeowner or renter and SBA determines you cannot afford a loan, you may be referred for other possible FEMA assistance. Visit the website at: www.sba.gov, call the customer service center at 800-659-2955 or send an email to: disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Those with access or functional needs may call TTY 800-877-8339.

BREAKING NEWS: Only two weeks left to register with FEMA for disaster assistance

New Jersey residents whose homes and properties sustained damage in Hurricane Irene have only two weeks left to register for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The deadline is Nov. 30.

Even if an insurance settlement has not been determined, individuals must register before the Nov. 30 deadline or face losing the opportunity to be considered for federal assistance. Though FEMA will not duplicate insurance benefits, expenses not covered by insurance may be eligible for federal grants after the claim has been paid.

The deadline to submit loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is also Nov. 30. Completing and returning the SBA application is an essential step in the process.  If you are a homeowner or renter and SBA determines you cannot afford a loan, you may be referred for other possible assistance. Additional information is available at www.sba.gov or 800-659-2955.

To register or to contact FEMA: Go to www.disasterassistance.gov, m.fema.gov or call FEMA toll-free, 800-621-3362 (FEMA).  Those with access or functional needs and who use a TTY may call 800-462-7585 or use 711 or Video Relay Service to call 800-621-3362. Telephone lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET; multilingual operators are available.

Applicants are reminded to keep their FEMA information updated, but not to register more than once. Duplicate registrations will delay processing an application.

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS: Only two weeks left to register with FEMA for disaster assistance

 

New Jersey residents whose homes and properties sustained damage in Hurricane Irene have only two weeks left to register for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The deadline is Nov. 30.

Even if an insurance settlement has not been determined, individuals must register before the Nov. 30 deadline or face losing the opportunity to be considered for federal assistance. Though FEMA will not duplicate insurance benefits, expenses not covered by insurance may be eligible for federal grants after the claim has been paid.

The deadline to submit loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is also Nov. 30. Completing and returning the SBA application is an essential step in the process.  If you are a homeowner or renter and SBA determines you cannot afford a loan, you may be referred for other possible assistance. Additional information is available at www.sba.gov or 800-659-2955.

To register or to contact FEMA: Go to www.disasterassistance.gov, m.fema.gov or call FEMA toll-free, 800-621-3362 (FEMA).  Those with access or functional needs and who use a TTY may call 800-462-7585 or use 711 or Video Relay Service to call 800-621-3362. Telephone lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET; multilingual operators are available.

Applicants are reminded to keep their FEMA information updated, but not to register more than once. Duplicate registrations will delay processing an application.

 

TRAFFIC ALERT!

NJDOT officials have announced daily closures for the entrance ramp onto the Route 1&9 Pulaski Skyway northbound from Central Ave. in South Kearny.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 31, the ramp is scheduled to be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. each weekday for approximately two weeks, through Friday, Nov. 11. Motorists will be directed to use Route 1&9T northbound heading east.

The closures are part of an ongoing interim bridge deck repair and drainage improvement project on the Skyway.

The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather and other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.org for construction updates and real-time travel information.

BREAKING NEWS: Lyndhurst School District gives tours of facilities.

As the Lyndhurst School District and Community prepares for the December 13, 2011 Referendum, we would like to give the members of our community the opportunity to tour the school facilities. During these tours, you will be able to see each school building, as well as the proposed facility plans and upgrades. The tour dates are as follows:

October 13, 2011 6:00pm-7:00pm or 7:00pm-8:00pm Roosevelt School
October 18, 2011 6:00pm-7:00pm or 7:00pm-8:00pm Lyndhurst High School
October 19, 2011 6:00pm-7:00pm or 7:00pm-8:00pm Washington School
October 20, 2011 6:00pm-7:00pm or 7:00pm-8:00pm Jefferson School

BREAKING NEWS: Disaster Recovery Centers Closed for Columbus Day

NEPTUNE, N.J. — Officials at the FEMA/State Joint Field Office announced that the Disaster Recovery Centers in New Jersey will be closed for Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 10. They will re-open on Tuesday, Oct. 11 and resume normal hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Assistance is available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. by calling the Helpline, 800-621-3362.

Anyone affected by the disaster may register for assistance by calling FEMA’s toll-free registration line at 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA). Those with access or functional needs and who use a TTY, call 800-462-7585. Video Relay Service and 711 are also available by calling 800-621-3362.  Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.  Multilingual operators are available. Register anytime online at www.fema.gov or m.fema.gov.

Residents can find the DRC closest to them online at: http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm. The deadline to register is Oct. 31.

BREAKING NEWS: Drowning Victim Found

The body of 21-year-old Georgie Pena was found Tuesday morning. Kearny Police officers found the body at 7:30 a.m. on the east side of the river behind Pathmark in Kearny. The body was taken to the medical examiner’s office and was identified as Pena.

BREAKING NEWS: FEMA Disaster Notices/ How to Apply for Help

FEMA

FEMA has released information today about how to apply for financial aid for damages occurred during Hurricane Irene. Click the link below for the complete listing. Link below will open a PDF file and take you to another page.

Disaster Assistance Forms

BREAKING NEWS: Flood Recovery Center

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened one flood recovery center in each of New Jersey’s 21 counties to serve those affected by Hurricane Irene’s flooding.

The Hudson County recovery center is located at The Resource Center (library), 1379 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, second floor.

FEMA encourages applicants to first register by calling 1-800-621-FEMA or go online to www.fema.gov. Bring your registration number, a photo I.D. and detailed list of flood damage when visiting recovery center.