Teen Dies in Party Bus Accident, Local Take on RNC Top Week’s News
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A 16-year-old boy from Sayreville riding on a bus full of teenagers heading to a Sweet 16 was killed Friday after he stuck his head out of a roof hatch on the bus and hit an overpass as the vehicle drove on Interstate 95 southbound, near the George Washington Bridge, an official said.
Fort Lee residents Keith Jensen and Judith Fisher were in Tampa last week for the Republican National Convention.
Assistant Superintendent Sharon Amato said opening up AP classes to all students and changes in the way the state looks at dropout rates and students attending four-year versus two-year colleges impacted the school’s ranking in New Jersey Monthly’s biennial report released the previous week.
The Fort Lee BOE wants to put a question on the Nov. 6 ballot asking voters to allow it to take $2 million out of its capital reserve account for property acquisition, should any become available. But it was not clear if the county would approve.
A broken finger joint forced closure of two lanes of the upper level eastbound side of the George Washington Bridge Tuesday night, causing damage to about 20 vehicles heading toward New York City but no injuries, authorities said.
The local church and the Fort Lee Film Commission are urging people to bring canned food or monetary donations for the Center for Food Action in Englewood to the summer’s remaining Movies & Music Under the Stars screenings.