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New Fort Lee Police Chief, GOP Candidates Refuse Money In Top Local News

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

With Fort Lee Police Chief Thomas O. Ripoli reaching the mandatory retirement age of 65, Fort Lee is about to get a new police chief and a new deputy police chief in the process, Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich said Monday.

Fort Lee Republican Candidates Won’t Take Campaign Contributions

The two Republican candidates for Fort Lee Borough Council have vowed not to take any campaign money or contributions, and they’re planning to win the election.

Florida Truck Driver Charged at GWB With Toll Evasion

A Florida truck driver was charged Wednesday in connection with allegedly trying to evade tolls at the George Washington Bridge, Port Authority officials said.

The Fort Lee Co-op and Condo Association (FLCCA) has elected an interim executive director, added new members and is now offering a new benefit to members.

Fort Lee’s Church of the Good Shepherd celebrated its annual Animal Blessing last Sunday with a Eucharist to which people were encouraged to bring their pets and an “exotic animal show” from Outragehiss Pets, a Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. organization dedicated to teaching children about wildlife, after the service.

Nat Infurna died at the age of 91 in early October. Councilman Joseph Cervieri delivered this eulogy at his funeral on Oct. 6.

Ironman 'A Labor Of Love'

Two Fort Lee residents, one of whom competed in the Ironman U.S. Championship in August and both of whom founded TriTrekker.com, produced a video dedicated to those who participated in various capacities.

Authors of 'The Charmer' Recount Story of Local Murderer

Following the regularly scheduled meeting of the Fort Lee Historical Society (FLHS) at the Fort Lee Museum Tuesday, co-authors Richard Muti and Charles Buckley addressed FLHS members and friends from the community to talk about their book, "The Charmer: The True Story of Robert Reldan."

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

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