Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Company will remove 30 nests in the area, report says
PSE&G crews this week will remove 30 monk parakeet nests from utility poles in Fort Lee, Leonia and Edgewater, northjersey.com reported Wednesday. The birds were blamed with causing a power outage in December that impacted 3,400 customers in Leonia, Englewood Cliffs and Teaneck. Utility company officials say the removals are needed to prevent more electrical outages and short outs. Although PSE&G and parakeet supporters have clashed, this year's removal effort brought more collaboration, the report said. The birds are being removed in more mild weather. “This is probably the most ideal week to remove the nests,” Alison Evans-Fragale, of the Edgewater Parrot Society told the newspaper. “It will give the birds enough time to rebuild the …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan wrote that the county would benefit from LG Electronics' plan to build a new headquarters in Englewood Cliffs.
Bergen County would benefit from LG Electronics' plan to build a new 143-foot-tall tower in Englewood Cliffs, County Executive Kathleen Donovan wrote in an opinion piece on NorthJersey.com. Donovan wrote that the project would benefit the county economically by creating new construction jobs, ensuring that hundreds of existing jobs stay in Bergen and by allowing LG to expand its workforce here. "We need the jobs, we need the investment, we need the tax dollars," Donovan wrote. "We need longtime friends like LG to remain committed to our county and state." The project also has its opponents. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and grandson of John D. Rockefeller Jr. have publicly opposed the project, saying that it would ruin the view from The …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Serving Fort Lee and Englewood Cliffs breakfast and lunch for years.
As the only deli in Englewood Cliffs, Deli on the Cliffs has a corner on the sandwich market in the area north of Coytesville. Serving breakfast and lunch in the same location for many, many years, Deli on the Cliffs draws a crowd of loyal regulars from both Englewood Cliffs and Fort Lee. On any given day, you will find police officers, fire fighters and business people lined up at the counter placing their breakfast or lunch orders. The deli also does a vibrant business delivering lunch and breakfast orders to the area businesses. The deli, under the ownership of Kathy Sung, maintains the same quality of food and service that prevailed under the previous owners. Deli on the Cliffs offers all of the sandwiches you’d expect a deli to …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Judge expected to rule on LG litigation in coming weeks.
Wednesday, January 23
Additional groups and Bergen County residents have joined a 2012 lawsuit filed against Englewood Cliffs that seeks to block LG's plans to build an eight-story building over the Palisades treetops, northjersey.com reported Tuesday. The New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs, Scenic Hudson, and local residents Margo Moss and Jakob Franke are now plaintiffs in the suit filed over variances granted to LG, the report said. Englewood Cliffs exempted LG from a 35-foot height limit on buildings in the borough. The groups and residents argue the LG building could lead to more development above Palisades Interstate Park. State Superior Court Judge Alexander Carver III heard arguments in September and is expected to rule in the next two …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
LG officials say they are listening to concerns from cultural groups.
Sunday, January 20
A high-profile group, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and grandson of John D. Rockefeller Jr., has launched efforts to preserve views of the Palisades they argue are threatened by LG's proposed headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, the New York Times reported Sunday. LG's proposed tower would be 143 feet tall and visible over the treetops from New York's Cloisters museum, according to the report. The planned building would become the only "high-rise" north of Fort Lee seen from New York, northjersey.com reported Thursday. John D. Rockefeller Jr. donated the property for New York's Cloisters museum, which is owned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Rockefeller donated 700 additional acres across the Hudson River to the state of New…
Friday, January 4, 2013
Hackensack woman remembered for her work on behalf of those with mental illness.
Police on Thursday identified the woman found dead at the base of a Palisades cliff as a 65-year-old Hackensack resident who advocated for people with mental illness. Joan Orlic was found below Rockefeller Lookout in Englewood Cliffs Wednesday night after authorities discovered her abandoned car in a parking lot off of the Palisades Interstate Parkway, police said. The car had been parked for an "extended period of time" but police did not specify for how long. An investigation revealed, "Orlic had gone over the cliff’s edge under her own actions and no one else was involved," according to Lt. Michael Coppola of the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police. In an earlier statement, Coppola said the woman had recently lost contact with …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Fort Lee police are investigating the incident that started with a stolen car in Englewood Cliffs and ended with a chase all the way to Newark. Two police units were rammed and a loaded gun recovered, authorities said.
Police chased a car they believe was stolen from a Sylvan Avenue restaurant in Englewood Cliffs late Friday night all the way to Newark after receiving a report of people trying to break into cars on 6th Street in Englewood Cliffs, authorities said. Along the way, two Fort Lee police cars were smashed into, and police later discovered a loaded gun in one of the two cars they were chasing, police said. Just after 11 p.m. Friday, Englewood Cliffs police received a call from a woman who said she saw several people getting out of a black BMW and trying the doors of cars parked along 6th Street before jumping back into the BMW and taking off when she shouted at them, Englewood Cliffs Police Chief Michael Cioffi told Patch. “Minutes or seconds …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
An ordinance passed Wednesday clears the way for LG Electronics USA Inc. to build the tallest structures in the borough at its new North American headquarters on Sylvan Avenue.
The Englewood Cliffs Mayor and Council passed an ordinance Wednesday rezoning a portion of Sylvan Avenue, just beyond the border with Fort Lee, clearing the way for LG Electronics to expand its North American headquarters and build the tallest buildings in the borough. The ordinance effectively increases the number of zones in the borough from nine to 10, creating a “limited business southeast overlay” along Sylvan from Van Nostrand Avenue to New Street. It also allows buildings of six stories or 90 feet tall on parcels from five to 25 acres and eight stories or 150 feet on parcels bigger than 25 acres. Under the ordinance, which passed unanimously, corporate offices and laboratory and research facilities are permitted, in addition to …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
- POLICE & FIRE
- Noah Cohen
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
A school bus was destroyed when it caught fire on Hudson Terrace, near 8th Street, Wednesday afternoon in Englewood Cliffs. No children were on board the First Student bus and there were no injuries, officials on the scene said. Firefighters used foam to knock down the flames, which had engulfed the front of the bus. The lone occupant, a bus driver, was unharmed. Englewood Cliffs police closed the busy roadway in both directions while crews worked to clear the scene late Wednesday afternoon.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The new website launched Thursday.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Attention Fort Lee Patch users and subscribers, we have exciting news to share! You now have a new Patch neighbor. The Englewood-Englewood Cliffs Patch launched Thursday. Now your friends in the next towns over will be able to get all of the news about their police and fire departments, schools, government, business district and all of the community events and happenings in their town. Englewood-Englewood Cliffs Patch is accepting bloggers and other contributors so if you know an individual, organization, business or professional you think would make a great Englewood-Englewood Cliffs Patch blogger, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to ‘Like’ the site’s Facebook page and follow it on Twitter. Please tell your friends …