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Fort Lee BOE, Council Elections, Power Outages Top Local News

The Week in Review: a weekly roundup of top local news stories on Fort Lee Patch.

Fort Lee Voters Elect Four New School Board Members

Challengers Esther Han Silver, David Sarnoff and Holly Morell easily defeated John Bang, the only incumbent running for reelection to the Fort Lee Board of Education Tuesday. Candace Romba was the only candidate running for a one-year unexpired term.

Fort Lee Democrats Retain Seats on Borough Council

The Fort Lee Borough Council will once again remain the same, all Democratic, after both incumbents won reelection Tuesday.

Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich met with the president of PSE&G Monday afternoon—a meeting he said was arranged by State Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-37)—to give him a list of all the areas in Fort Lee that remain without power.

More than 2,000 of Fort Lee’s 16,580 PE&G customers were still without power Tuesday morning, more than a week after Sandy, according to an updated company work schedule.

Fort Lee school officials had to deal with multiple power outages in multiple schools Wednesday but managed to get the kids through a full day--their first in a long time.

The latest PSE&G work schedule shows 1,791 customers still without power Wednesday in Fort Lee, a slight decline from the more that 2,000 reported out the day before.

More than 160 PSE&G customers in Fort Lee were without electricity Thursday morning, ten days after Hurricane Sandy knocked out power to much of the borough.

Port Authority Says Truck Driver ‘Defaced’ Plates to Evade GWB Toll

A Texas man was charged Thursday in connection with an alleged attempt to evade tolls at the George Washington Bridge by defacing his license plates, authorities said.

Fort Lee Police Department Seeks Accreditation From State Assessors

The accreditation team also encourages public comment on whether the Fort Lee Police Department is meeting New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police standards, which are available for review at the local police department.

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

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