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Feds to give update on work at Edgewater Superfund site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has scheduled two question and answer sessions Thursday on the controversial plan after residents complained that a similar session in early August was sparsely attended.

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Edgewater brothers start website to steer kids to good deeds

The boys launched a website called Kids That Do Good to help children across the nation avoid similar angst.

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No new details on AvalonBay rebuild after only 3 board members come to Edgewater meeting

The Zoning Board of Adjustment did not have enough members show up at its meeting Wednesday night to hear a developer’s plans to rebuild an apartment complex that burned down in 2000 and again last year. The second blaze displaced more than 1,000 people and left roughly 500 without homes.

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More detail on AvalonBay rebuild expected at Edgewater meeting

The developer of a 240-unit apartment complex that burned down in January 2015 is expected to share more details of its plan to rebuild the structure in a borough meeting on Wednesday evening.

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AvalonBay proposal meets with criticism in Edgewater; some say fire-safety upgrades don’t go far enough

One key safety feature of a plan to rebuild the 240-unit apartment complex that burned down in January of last year came under criticism Wednesday night during a presentation by the developer in front of the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

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Plans to rebuild Avalon at Edgewater building nearly identical to original, with added fire safety upgrades

The developer is proposing to rebuild the structure with updated amenities but the same number of units and floors, on roughly the same footprint as the old building. But it will be better protected from fire, company officials say, because of the firewalls and sprinkler systems that will be installed even in unoccupied spaces like attics and wall cavities.

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Edgewater hires 4 to enforce parking rules on commuters

EDGEWATER - The municipal government hired four special law enforcement officers this week to beef up enforcement of new parking regulations that target out-of-towners who leave cars parked on borough property to commute into New York City via public transportation.

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Edgewater rehires assessor faulted by state in 2011 for tax break

A tax assessor the state Comptroller’s Office accused in 2011 of playing favorites when he gave nearly half a million dollars in tax breaks to a developer has been rehired to work for Edgewater part time.

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7 Canada geese gassed in Edgewater, mayor says

Despite months of protests and impassioned pleas by animal welfare activists to protect the Canada geese that reside on borough property, Mayor Michael McPartland announced at a public meeting Monday night that seven of the birds had been gassed recently as part of a program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Edgewater Superfund work to start in fall

Preliminary work on a $78 million project to entomb a century’s worth of underground pollution at the Quanta Superfund site in Edgewater will begin in late September, fed¬ eral environmental officials say.

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