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Edgewater developer strikes deal in walkway dispute

The state Department of Environmental Protection has drafted a settlement with developer Fred Daibes that could bring an end to a 14-year legal battle over a series of projects Daibes completed on the property of Le Jardin, his French restaurant on the Hudson River in Edgewater, without a state permit and in spite of repeated demands for compliance.

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Bloomfield animal officer seeks change of venue in cruelty case

Edgewater resident Vincent Ascolese's next court hearing could decide a change of venue, following a defense motion in Bloomfield.

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The Name-Dropper: Eleanor Van Gelder School in Edgewater

Miss Van Gelder would serve the children of Edgewater for 67 years. As a result, the thinking in town around the time she retired, was that Eleanor Van Gelder had taught most of the adult population of Edgewater.

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First A&P-owned store in Bergen County to convert to Acme opens in Edgewater

While communities around North Jersey are bracing for the expected closings of their neighborhood A&P-owned supermarkets, in Edgewater on Friday, residents were celebrating a store that was given a new lease on life.

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North Jersey animal control officer charged with animal cruelty

Edgewater resident Vincent Ascolese, 48, is accused of euthanizing a fawn by exsanguination, or cutting the deer’s throat with a knife, the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said in a statement. Exsanguination is not an approved method of euthanasia in New Jersey.

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Attorney defends Bloomfield animal control officer

Attorney James Lisa said Vincent Ascolese of Edgewater, who is accused of animal cruelty, has dedicated his life to caring for animals.

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Wayne residents protest proposed AvalonBay project

Despite assurances that its proposed apartment complex in Wayne would be built with more fire-safety precautions than required by the state building code, the developer of the Edgewater complex that burned down in January continues to face local opposition.

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Bronx man pleads guilty in Edgewater home invasion

Alexander Suarez, 21, of the Bronx, rescinded his previous plea of not guilty Thursday and admitted before Judge Frances McGrogan that he and four others schemed to rob developer Fred Daibes.

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Deadline looms on plea deals offered in Edgewater luxury home invasion

Overwhelmed by the prospect of a lengthy prison term, a woman accused of taking part in the armed home-invasion robbery of developer Fred Daibes collapsed in hysteria Tuesday and was carried away by court officers as she repeatedly screamed “Oh my God. My son, my son.”

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Fire officials' calls to toughen code going unheard; lack of action after Avalon disaster protested

Seven months after the devastating fire that ripped through a large apartment complex in Edgewater, fire officials are renewing calls to strengthen fire-safety standards for new buildings.

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