GWB Traffic, Carpoolers Honored, Teen Car Burglars In Top Local News
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Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich said that while traffic wasn’t as bad many had predicted Monday, residents shouldn't get a "false sense of security." Officials said they were prepared to shut down local roads if necessary.
For a second consecutive morning, Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich surveyed the area near the George Washington Bridge, and once again he found, as most rush-hour commuters apparently did, that traffic was moving along normally Tuesday with only minimal delays at worst.
An 18-year-old New York City man and two 13-year-old boys were arrested Thursday night near the George Washington Bridge in connection with a series of car break-ins on 11th Street and Wilson Avenue in Fort Lee, police said.
Power was fully restored late last Sunday night after an underground electrical fire closed a portion of Main Street earlier in the day, briefly leaving about 250 homes and businesses without power, officials said.
The United Republican Club of Fort Lee invited a group who successfully fought the Port Authority for the right to carpool near the bridge to tell their stories Tuesday and receive certificates of appreciation.
The local Chamber of Commerce has almost 100 volunteers, but organizers say they still need more for the event taking place Aug. 11 that they believe will bring a lot of exposure to Fort Lee and have a huge impact locally.
With an Aug. 17 filing deadline for ballot questions looming, Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders members David L. Ganz of Fair Lawn and Joan Voss of Fort Lee renewed their call Wednesday for a public referendum on police consolidation.
The Fort Lee Mayor and Council introduced an ordinance Thursday that would designate Borough Administrator Peggy Thomas as the “appropriate authority” of the Fort Lee Police Department, essentially making formal an informal policy the borough has been using for a long time, according to officials.
To honor the memory of those who sacrificed their lives on 9/11, Keith Sabatino uses social media to create a social movement.
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