Fort Lee Superintendent On Leave, Nightclub Assault Top Local News
Veterans Day festivities in Fort Lee and a $1 million emergency appropriation approved by the Mayor and Council for Sandy expenses are also included in "The Week in Review," a weekly roundup of top local news stories on Fort Lee Patch.
The Fort Lee Board of Education Monday approved a nearly two-month leave of absence for Superintendent Steven Engravalle for medical reasons and appointed Sharon Amato Interim Superintendent of Schools during his absence.
A Bayonne man was charged early last Sunday morning in connection with an incident at a Fort Lee nightclub in which he allegedly smashed a beer bottle in the face of another club patron and then fled the scene, authorities said.
Fort Lee’s new interim superintendent said an advertisement was set to go out over the weekend for a middle school principal, but that if officials can’t find the right person right away, they may hire an interim until they do.
A group of Fort Lee High School students addressed the Board of Education Monday, urging school officials to address the rapidly deteriorating conditions in their school’s gymnasium and were assured that the problems are going to be addressed next summer.
The Fort Lee Mayor and Council voted Thursday to authorize $1 million in emergency appropriations for expenses resulting from Hurricane Sandy, but Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich said he expects the borough to get a lot of that money back.
The Fort Lee Police Department held its 9th annual Merit Board ceremony Thursday in Borough Hall’s council chambers, honoring their own for heroic deeds over the past year, as well as those of civilian members of the department, members and heads of other Borough departments and the public.
The Fort Lee Police Department is slated for assessment by a state commission. Public comments can be submitted by phone or in writing.
Port Authority police arrested a Palm City, Florida man on toll evasion charges Wednesday at the George Washington Bridge because he allegedly had a missing front license plate, a bent and obscured rear plate and no E-ZPass tag, authorities said.
The Fort Lee Lady Bridgemen volleyball team held its first home state playoff match since 1996 Thursday, beating Lakeland, 2-1, even after dropping the first game. But the event was more than just a volleyball match; it doubled as a disaster relief drive in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
With Veterans Day 2012 falling on a Sunday, the federal holiday was technically Monday this year. But Fort Lee, like most places, celebrated on the actual holiday, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.
Fort Lee students celebrated Veterans Day Monday. At Fort Lee School No. 2, festivities included music, singing and a group of local veterans of various foreign wars, who spoke with the students about the meaning of the holiday.
For the first time ever a film made by Fort Lee High School students won “Best of the Fest” at the Jersey Filmmakers of Tomorrow Bergen County High School Student Film Festival. Also for the first time, there was a tie for the honor.
The Week in Review appears every Sunday on Fort Lee Patch.