Principals Shuffled, GWB Traffic, Burglaries Top July News
The top 10: a rundown of the 10 most-read stories on Fort Lee Patch for the month of July.
The Fort Lee Board of Education approved a resolution calling for a “restructuring” of administrative staff. Several principals changed schools, but Priscilla Church will stay at the high school.
This summer could be remembered as a traffic hell by the millions of people who travel east over the George Washington Bridge thanks to the closure of a lane on the oft-congested Cross Bronx Expressway.
The Borough of Fort Lee didn’t have any 4th of July events planned, but for those who did want to see fireworks on the 4th, it was certainly possible; it just wasn't be particularly easy.
Police interrupted a burglary in progress, finding three men and a pillowcase filled with jewelry, authorities said.
A man who tried to sexually assault a woman in Fort Lee died in a fiery wreck after he fled on the Palisades Interstate Parkway and crashed into a tree, authorities said.
A Palisades Park woman who suffered minor injuries after getting hit by a car at Anderson Avenue and Main Street became the 36th pedestrian struck by a vehicle in Fort Lee this year alone, police said.
An 82-year-old Mahwah man called his daughter to tell her he had just killed her mother and was going to turn the gun on himself, authorities said. When police arrived at the couple's home in Mahwah, they found 79-year-old Barbara Ellis downstairs with a gunshot wound to the "top of her head," authorities said.
A Paterson man was charged with burglary and theft after allegedly entering a residence on Bridle Way and making off with cash and an expensive pair of headphones, police said.
An 18-year-old New York City man and two 13-year-old boys were arrested 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.
An underground electrical fire closed a portion of Main Street from Center Avenue to Gerome Avenue and briefly left about 250 homes and businesses without power on a Sunday morning.