Ironman, Cliff Deaths, Missing Fort Lee Mother, Kids Top August News
The Top 10: a rundown of the most-read stories on Fort Lee Patch for the month of August.
A competitor in the Ironman U.S. Championship in New York and New Jersey died on Aug. 11 after being pulled from the Hudson River in the morning after experiencing signs of distress.
Early on the morning of Aug. 4, Edgewater Police were called to the Aventine Apartment Complex on Thompson Lane at 2:41am for a reported vehicle accident on Gorge Road.
Samantha Engravalle, the wife of Fort Lee Superintendent of Schools Steven Engravalle, died. She was 40 years old.
Carrie Wong, 30, of Fort Lee, was struck by a 2009 black Chevy SUV driven by 64-year-old Charles Hays of Edgewater Aug. 10, according to Fort Lee police.
Police asked for the public's help in searching for a Fort Lee woman and her three young children who had not been seen since the morning of Aug. 6.
School Board President Arthur Levine announced his resignation from the board of education in early August, citing time constraints.
A sewer line break in Tarrytown, NY resulted in several million gallons of chlorinated raw sewage being released into the Hudson River just in time for the Aug. 11 Ironman U.S. Championship.
A 26-year-old Brooklyn man was found dead after witnesses say he went beyond a marked safety barrier and fell off a cliff at Rockefeller Lookout in Englewood Cliffs on the night of Aug. 11, police said.
The Fort Lee BOE was set to vote on whether to accept Lewis F. Cole Middle School principal Robert Kravitz’s resignation after he was appointed Superintendent for the Englewood Cliffs School District the previous week.
Fort Lee High School once again ranked among the state’s top 100 high schools, according to New Jersey Monthly’s biennial report, but the local school dropped from 72 in 2010 to 97, according to a formula based on state Department of Education (DOE) data for the 2010-2011 school year.