Saturday, November 24, 2012
Area was hit hard by Tropical Storm Irene last year. Several businesses have reopened and relocated to the busy area.
About a year ago, the Mountainview business district, in Wayne, was in bad shape. Tropical Storm Irene took its toll on the area. Several businesses flooded and were shut down, some of them for months. Grasshopper Too was closed for two months. The Crossroads Eatery, Must Love Dogs, and several businesses in the Stahl Shopping Center were shut down. Kenny Leech, the owner of Kenny’s Pit Stop, a longstanding restaurant and a fixture in the area, moved to Pequannock earlier this year because of the flooding. “I didn’t have flood insurance and my regular insurance wouldn’t pay for the repairs,” said Leech right after the restaurant opened at its new location. “I might have had to wait a year or more to open up over there. I can’t wait that …
Monday, December 19, 2011
State utilities board plans to hire a consultant to recommend improvements
Last week, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities’ first report on the biggest power outage of the year confirmed what many in the Morris County area already knew: Compared to the state’s other utilities, JCP&L did a lousy job. Issued last Wednesday, the preliminary report gives initial recommendations for changes in procedures based on power companies’ responses to Tropical Storm Irene—the National Weather Service now says it was not a hurricane when it hit New Jersey. It also began to place blame for power outages that lasted for more than a week not once, but twice, in roughly two months, the second being the late October snowstorm. “While all of the utilities experienced challenges during these severe weather events, it was apparent …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Water level on flooded streets has gone down, but Main Street was still closed to drivers Monday morning.
While the water level appears to have gone down on Bloomingdale's Main Street, the thoroughfare was still closed to drivers until about 3:45 p.m. Monday as a section of the road had streams of water flowing into drains from Sunday's storm. Sloan Park appeared entirely washed out, with water coming close to the Main Street fence. Several Main Street businesses had water in their back parking lots.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Brandt Lane residents evacuated in Bloomingdale.
Patch has been and will continue to provide up-to-the-minute coverage of Hurricane Irene through our Live Chat feature. Also "like" our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter at @TriBoroPatch for updates throughout the day on how the storm is affecting our area. Update as of 9:20 p.m. Butler Police Capt. Ciro Chimento said power is mostly restored in Butler and Butler Electric is now working on completely restoring power in the other towns it services, including Kinnelon and Bloomingdale. "Butler is currently, operationally speaking, with power," Chimento said. "There are very limited outages." Main Street and Boonton Avenue in Butler are now re-opened, but Laurel Street, by the Jordan Transportation parking lot, is now also closed due to …
A look back at the week's top stories.
As if natural disasters did not keep the headlines busy enough on Tri-boro Patch this week, we also had a multi-police department search for two alleged burglars on Tuesday. Police were in pursuit of two dark-skinned Hispanic male who were potentially allegedly involved in a home burglary on Harrison Road in Kinnelon. Police apprehended two females outside the residence after the homeowner identified them. While the males are still at-large, police are continuing their investigation and following up on information. Less than two hours earlier on Tuesday, some tri-boro residents felt the earth shake, or should I say quake, beneath them as an earthquake that had roots in Virgina was felt in several northeastern states. Tri-boro residents …
Friday, August 26, 2011
Local residents prepare for Irene by stocking up on food and planning to stay indoors.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Will Hughes
Friday, August 26, 2011
Tri-boro residents were out and about preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Irene Thursday. Octogenarian Frank Kerr has survived typhoons, hurricanes and other weather mayhem and says he's ready but not worried. Charles Scarmazzo, of Bloomingdale, remembered the floods that threatened an area dam. Carol Digiacomo was buying last minute supplies, while Iro Dimitrakopoulis and Evi Siskos were feeling the energy of the storm and embracing it with humor and prayful respect.
Kinnelon, Butler and Bloomingdale officials said the boroughs are well-prepared for Sunday's storm.
Many of us are not sure what Sunday's weather, when Hurricane Irene is expected to impact our area, will be like, but the mayors of both Kinnelon and Bloomingdale are confident that both boroughs are well prepared for whatever comes our way. "The town is prepared for the hurricane on every level," said Bloomingdale Mayor Jon Dunleavy Thursday. "We are coordinated with the [Office of Emergency Management] OEM, the police department and [Department of Public Works]. We have made arrangements if any animals need evacuation from [The Bloomingdale Animal Shelter] BASS." Bloomingdale OEM Coordinator Pete Croop said borough officials have all been working together to make sure everything is in place in case the borough does get heavily impacted…
Thursday, August 25, 2011
BASS President said animals will be evacuated before storm is expected to hit New Jersey Sunday.
Between 150 and 200 animals that are currently housed at the Bloomingdale Animal Shelter will be evacuated beginning this afternoon and continuing until Saturday afternoon. Bloomingdale Regional Animal Shelter Society (BASS) President Ellen Ribitzki said all of the animals will be out of the shelter before Sunday. "We're doing a complete evacuation," she said Thursday. Ribitzki said many of the animals will be held in foster homes but others will be transported to Stonehill Farm Kennel in New Foundland. "They helped us during the last six evacuations," Ribitzki said of Stonehill. "There were three in March this year and three last year." The Kinnelon Animal Shelter, part of Tri-boro Animal Welfare, was not being evacuated as of 3:15 p.m. …