Thursday, January 10, 2013
The league has doubled in size since the current president took over seven years ago, topping out at 269 3rd- through 8th-graders this year.
Thursday, January 10
The Fort Lee Girls Recreation Basketball League held its Opening Night Festivities Tuesday to kick off the season. Hosted by league president Michael Klein, the night brought more than 400 people to the Lewis F. Cole Middle School gym. Players, families, friends, coaches, sponsors and town dignitaries attended the ceremony, during which it was announced that a record number of 269 girls are participating in the league this year. Guests included Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich and Councilman Mike Sargenti. Sokolich addressed the audience and later tossed up the opening tip. Fort Lee Assistant Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sharon Amato and several Fort Lee Board of Education members were also in attendance. When Klein took over the league seven…
Friday, January 4, 2013
Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich delivered his annual State of the Borough Address Thursday, discussing some of the highlights of 2012 and what residents can look forward to in 2013, including new ferry shuttle service.
Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich says residents can expect further progress on Redevelopment Area 5 in 2013, better communications during emergencies like Superstorm Sandy, expanded ferry shuttle service after the Port Authority agreed to donate more buses and a Special Improvement District for the borough’s rapidly declining Main Street. The mayor made those remarks, among many others, during his annual State of the Borough Address at the Fort Lee Mayor and Council’s reorganization meeting Thursday. Among the highlights of 2012, Sokolich said, were the reelection of Councilmen Joseph Cervieri Jr. and Harvey Sohmer, the way Fort Lee’s emergency services performed throughout the year, the Fort Lee Police Department starting a new era while …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
A look ahead at just a few of the many continuing local stories as we enter the new year.
Fort Lee Patch last week looked back on 2012, as we were nearing the end of the year, with the year in pictures, the year in review (January to June and July to December) and the most-read stories of the year. Today, as we embark on a new year, we take a look forward at some of the local stories that are likely to play out in 2013: Fort Lee Board of Education Challenges The Fort Lee Board of Education will get right down to business in 2013 with a reorganization meeting scheduled for New Year’s Day at 1 p.m. and a host of issues to deal with. Four new members of the board will be sworn in; Esther Han Silver, David Sarnoff and Holly Morell were elected to three-year terms in November and Candee Romba was elected to serve out the one-year, …
Monday, September 17, 2012
IRONMAN announced its U.S. championship won’t be coming back to the area next year after what local officials and volunteers hailed as a successful event in August.
Just a day after the Fort Lee Mayor and Council issued proclamations recognizing competitors and the many volunteers who played an integral role in making the New York City area’s first Ironman U.S. Championship a local success, the Ironman organization dropped the bombshell, announcing that the competition would not be returning to the New York City metropolitan area next year. “By suspending registration for the 2013 Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship, we were able to take the time to thoroughly review all aspects of the event,” organizers said in a statement released Friday. "Our conclusion: this race cannot be conducted in the way our athletes expect and deserve." IRONMAN said it took into account feedback from athletes, …