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Alleged DWI Crash, Undercover Drug Bust, More in Week’s Local News

Fort Lee Patch’s “Week in Review,” a weekly roundup of top local news stories.

An Englewood Cliffs man was charged with drunk driving after allegedly crashing into a telephone pole late Tuesday night and bringing down live wires across Lemoine Avenue at Hoym Street in Fort Lee, police said. Lemoine remained closed between Main and Whiteman Streets until about 4 p.m. the next afternoon.

Two New York Men Charged in Fort Lee Undercover Drug Sting

A month-long investigation has led to the arrest of two New York City men on drug distribution charges in Fort Lee, the prosecutor’s office announced Wednesday.

Fort Lee Resident Launches Social Networking Site Aimed At ‘Neighbors’

iNeighborCircle was the brainchild of Fort Lee working mother Lingling Zhao, who hopes the website will help bring Fort Lee residents together to share items, information and much more.

A majority of Fort Lee residents who voted on Election Day selected Barack Obama for president, and more of the community's campaign contributions went to the eventual winner. But while the number of Democratic and Republican donors in Fort Lee mirrored voting patterns, the amount they gave did not.

Fort Lee Community Menorah Lit on First Night of Hanukkah

Congregation Gesher Shalom, the Jewish Community Center of Fort Lee, with Rabbi Kenneth Stern, Cantor Paul Zim and Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, among others, celebrated the first night of Hanukkah last Saturday, hosting their annual Menorah lighting.

Fort Lee School Board Re-Org Scheduled For New Year’s Day

The four new members of the Fort Lee Board of Education elected in November will be sworn in on Jan. 1, 2013, school officials announced. The BOE’s annual reorganization meeting will take place on New Year’s Day after the board voted early in the year to move school board elections to November.

Fort Lee Police Department History on Display at Station

Just inside the main entrance of the local police station is a small, museum-like display of artifacts, pictures and other memorabilia depicting the history of the Fort Lee Police Department. The idea to put the exhibit together was that of retiring Police Chief Thomas Ripoli, who, along with other members of the department, worked with the Fort Lee Historical Society to make it a reality.

A Fort Lee PR professional recently visited her son’s fourth grade class at School No. 1, teaching the students about her profession, reinforcing their teacher’s emphasis on writing skills and helping them produce press releases.

Fort Lee Fire Official Emphasizes Safety During Holidays

Fort Lee fire officials have not seen an uptick in holiday-related fire emergencies so far this year, and they want to keep it that way. Steven Curry of the Fort Lee Fire Prevention Bureau says it’s been a “quiet year” so far, thankfully, and that following some simple rules will keep you and your family safe throughout the winter months.

The Week in Review appears every Sunday on Fort Lee Patch.

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