The United Republican Club of Fort Lee (URCFL) is hosting New Jersey State Sen. Michael Doherty (R-23) Tuesday for an event the local GOP group is calling, “Red Light Cameras—The Real Story.”
The group touts Doherty as “the leading opponent of this form of ticketing.”
“Senator Doherty is leading the charge against red light cameras in New Jersey,” said URCFL president David Cohen. “He's going to speak and do some Q&A with us.”
Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich that although it might prove to be an unpopular move with many Fort Lee residents, the idea of a red light came enforcement program for the borough is something he plans to “revisit,” and that the governing body is likely to move forward on it.
“I’m not going to deviate from the course,” Sokolich said, insisting that such an enforcement program isn’t designed “to ticket my own community.”
He said it’s intended to make dangerous intersections safer and to generate revenue for the borough, much of which he said would come from non-residents “who are just using [Fort Lee] as a cut-through.”
Doherty will be the guest speaker at the Fort Lee GOP’s monthly meeting on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW at the corner of Main Street and Center Avenue.
Cohen said the meeting is open to the public and encouraged people to attend “before it’s too late.”
For more details, visit the United Republican Club of Fort Lee online.
Also this week, the Fort Lee Mayor and Council will hold its regular meeting Thursday at 8 p.m. in Borough Hall’s Council Chambers. The agenda for the meeting will be available at 309 Main St. by mid-afternoon Wednesday and posted on the borough’s website.
With summer winding down, time is running out for people who haven’t had a chance to check out at the .
This week sees a “makeup” concert at the community center—the Mahoney Brothers had been scheduled to perform on Aug. 1, but that performance had to be postponed and will now take place on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Organizers describe what the audience can expect from the Mahoney Brothers as follows:
This versatile act creates an evening of unforgettable, nostalgic entertainment with meticulous staging and high tech visuals. Their “Jukebox Heroes” show will chronicle the musical legends: The Beach Boys, Ricky Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Elvis and The Beatles. Their show stopping impersonations will excite, entice and enthrall you.
Friday evening marks the final installment in the community center’s Dancing Under the Stars series. The dancing starts at 7:30 p.m.
And finally, don’t miss the Fort Lee Film Commission’s latest Movies & Music Under the Stars Saturday evening offering, which this week features 1920s-era jazz music by Sky Blue Jazz Band at 7 p.m. followed by a screening of Pillow Talk (1959), starring Rock Hudson, Doris Day and Tony Randall.
“We included Abbott and Costello because they were big money-makers the same way we included Doris Day and Rock Hudson from the late 50s and early 60s by including Pillow Talk because they, at that period of time, were pretty much the face of Universal,” said Fort Lee Film Commission executive director Tom Meyers when the Film Commission announced that all of this year’s outdoor movies would be Universal Studios films in and its founding in Fort Lee.