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Drunk Driving Crash, Main Street Property Acquisition Top December News

Fort Lee’s “Top 10,” a rundown of the most-read stories on Fort Lee Patch for the month of December, 2012.

Police charged a 52-year-old man with DWI after he allegedly crashed into a telephone pole on Lemoine Avenue late at night. Lemoine was closed between Main and Whiteman Streets until about 4 p.m. the next afternoon.

Fort Lee to Acquire Main Street Property for $2M for Park

The Fort Lee Mayor and Council passed a resolution settling a lawsuit and an ordinance financing the acquisition of land at 183 Main St., the current location of Woori Bank, for a park on the West parcel of Redevelopment Area 5.

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, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s office.

Fort Lee GOP Starts Petition to Stop Acquisition of Main Street Property

The Fort Lee Republican organization created an online petition opposing a decision by the Mayor and Council to appropriate more than $2 million to acquire land at 183 Main St.

Members of the Fort Lee Historic Society and Fort Lee Historic Sites Committee hope the creation of this proposed historic district in a small area of Fort Lee will pave the way for more history being preserved.

Parents Warned Not to Park at Plaza to Drop Off School Kids

The Fort Lee Public School District posted a letter on its website warning parents that they risk being towed if they park at Whiteman Park Plaza when picking up or dropping off their kids at Fort Lee School No. 1.

Fort Lee Police Cars Rammed In Chase of Stolen BMW to Newark

Fort Lee police investigated an incident that started with a stolen car in Englewood Cliffs and ended with a chase all the way to Newark. Two Fort Lee police units were rammed and a loaded gun recovered, authorities said.

Four men were charged after police found them in a Fort Lee hotel parking lot allegedly in possession of two stolen cars, a loaded handgun and more than $30,000 in cash, authorities said.

Fort Lee Residents Hold Candlelight Vigil in Wake of Newtown Massacre

The vigil took place in Fort Lee’s Monument Park, where people read from scripture, prayed, offered words of comfort and shared personal stories in the wake of the tragic events of Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut.

Thanks to close cooperation among FLHS cheerleaders, coaches, the marching band, boosters and the “Fort Lee Fanatics,” as well as a tight-knit senior class, school spirit is increasing, insiders agreed.

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