Police Chief’s Back-To-School Message, Blimp Parade Top Local News
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In a statement released Wednesday, Fort Lee Police Chief Thomas O. Ripoli urged parents to speak to their children about crossing the street safely and motorists to use extra caution with kids going back to school on Monday.
A BMW crashed into a Linwood Avenue garage last Saturday afternoon, cracking and knocking out some of the brickwork around the structure.
State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg will for run for re-election, politickernj.com reported Wednesday. Weinberg, once a candidate for lieutenant governor, told the website she would decide on a gubernatorial candidate to back once the candidates emerge.
Four blimps traveled up-and-down—or, more accurately, just above—the Hudson River Thursday from Bayonne to the George Washington Bridge and back. The post-Labor Day blimp parade included the Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Blimp of New Jersey, the MetLife Blimp, the DirecTV Blimp and the Hood Blimp.
John Bang of Fort Lee attended the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina as a District Alternate. He detailed his experiences in his “daily journal” entries.
New Jersey Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-8), a candidate for Congress in the state's reconfigured 9th District, discussed issues of concern with members of FLCCA. His November opponent, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, will follow suit in October.
Billy Straub and Patrick Ambrosio hope that by connecting with people who played football for Fort Lee decades ago, they can “bridge the gap” and foster a greater sense of “family.” They also hope to revive Fort Lee’s Hall of Fame.
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