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Saturday, September 1, 2012
Friends say victim was 'happy' leading up to his accidental death
Friends of Daniel Fernandez, a 16-year-old who was killed after sticking his head out of a roof hatch on a party bus and hitting an overpass as the vehicle drove on Interstate 95 in Fort Lee Friday evening, have created a Facebook group to share memories and messages about the teen. According to a Fox News report, Fernandez was from Sayreville, N.J. The teen was traveling on a Designer Limousines party bus with over 60 other teens going to a Sweet 16 birthday party. A friend created the group at around midnight Saturday. The first post, by Anthony DeLaRosa, reads, “God bless his soul & Rest in peace Daniel Fernandez.” Since then, 946 members have joined the group and hundreds have written messages to and about the late teen. According to …
Friday, August 24, 2012
The Fort Lee Historical Society hopes to collect high-resolution images of Fort Lee’s past from Facebook users to create a Fall 2013 Fort Lee Museum exhibit.
The Fort Lee Museum houses the Fort Lee Historical Society and Fort Lee Film Commission archives, and from these archival photos, documents and artifacts we create about four exhibits a year in our museum on Palisade Avenue. But we are always in search of additions to the collections to create new exhibits and to preserve our collective past. Thus, we have trolled the seas of eBay, visited countless antique stores, including our friend Jim Episale’s wonderful Unshredded Nostalgia in Barnegat, NJ, and searched through the attics and basements of homes in Fort Lee when invited to do so by their owners. Among the many additions we have acquired over the past few years is a pre-Civil War hope chest of Eliza Ann Rutter, who lived in Fort Lee …
Sunday, July 22, 2012
To honor the memory of those who sacrificed their lives on 9/11, Keith Sabatino uses social media to create a social movement.
Buying coffee for the person standing in line behind you at Starbucks. Allowing someone else to take that prime parking spot you had been waiting for at the mall. Buying cold bottled water for a road repair crew. These are just some of the random acts of kindness performed last year on the tenth anniversary of 9/11 by those people who participated in the first "Pay It Forward," a Facebook event created by Fort Lee Fire Chief Keith Sabatino to honor those who sacrificed their lives on September 11, 2001, especially the 343 firefighters. "Firefighters go into burning buildings and help people they don't know and they don't look for anything in return," Sabatino said. "Pay It Forward is based on that concept—do a random act of kindness for …