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Superintendent Resignation, Apparent Suicide and Petition to Save Rambo's Top March News

Here are the top stories that caught readers' attention this month on Fort Lee Patch.

Fort Lee BOE Accepts School Superintendent's Resignation

The Fort Lee Board of Education accepted the resignation of School Superintendent Steven Engravalle with the Board Attorney Dennis McKeever saying that the relationship between the Board and Mr. Engravalle has been irretrievably severed and broken.

Apparent Suicide, Attempted Murder of Fort Lee Podiatrist And Daughter In New City

Clarkstown Police found 45-year-old Fort Lee Podiatrist Dr. Victoria Vovchik dead in her Quarry Drive home Thursday afternoon and her seven-year-old daughter was discovered with multiple lacerations.

7-Year Old Victim of Fort Lee Doctor's Suicide Lay Bleeding for Hours, Report Says

Clarkstown police said the 7-year old girl who survived a stabbing attack by her mother lay bleeding on the floor for several hours after her mother slashed her own throat with a kitchen knife.

The Fort Lee Historical Society Creates Petition Against Demolition of Saloon

The Fort Lee Historical Society are petitioning the Mayor and Council and the Fort Lee Zoning Board of Adjustment to save Rambo's Saloon, a house dating back to the Civil War era, from demolition. Rambo's, better known to locals as Gus Becker's, is located on First Street in the Coytesville section of Fort Lee.

Fort Lee High School Quarterback, Mario Jacovino, Signs with Wilkes

5-foot-8, 175 pound legacy Fort Lee High School senior Mario Jacovino, who has played quarterback, safety, cornerback and linebacker for Fort Lee High School, chose Wilkes football over all of the other Division III school offers. 

Mayor and Council Anticipate 2013 Tax Increase Due to Unforseen Factors

Emergency expenses incurred during Hurricane Sandy and a 20 percent increase handed down to Fort Lee by the Bergen County Utilities Authority (BCUA) pushed the 2013 municipal budget from a near zero tax increase to a tentative tax increase of $127 on an average home of $465,000.

Second Teen Locked in Police Van Sues Borough, Fort Lee Police

A second Fort Lee teen, Liam Eisenberg, who was among five minors left locked in a police transport van outside the Fort Lee Police Department in March 2011, has filed a civil suit in U.S. District Court against the borough, the police department and twelve police officers.

Four Charged With Possession of Marijuana and Intent to Distribute Near School

Fort Lee Police charge four men with possession of marijuana and intent to distribute within 1000 feet of a school.

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