The local PBA is collecting desperately needed items from Nov. 20 to Nov. 30 for some of the people most impacted by Sandy. Once the collection is complete, PBA members will deliver donations directly to communities down the Shore.
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- Erik Wander
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The Fort Lee PBA is holding a “Drive for the Jersey Shore” to benefit some of the hardest hit victims of Hurricane Sandy this week starting Tuesday and running through the end of the month, according to PBA president Kevin Kosuda. The local PBA, which will begin accepting donations on Tuesday, Nov. 20, is specifically looking to collect items identified as “most needed at this time.” Those items include but are not necessarily limited to non-perishable foods and canned goods, boxed cereals, cookies, water, sports drinks, baby formula and baby food and diapers. Other needed supplies are toiletries for men and women, cleaning supplies, heavy-duty garbage bags, paper towels, bleach, flashlights, batteries and work gloves, but the PBA notes …
The annual memorial service at Fort Lee’s Police Memorial Square is held in remembrance of officers William T. Birch and Kevin Greener and also honors past officers who have died since serving Fort Lee.
The Fort Lee PBA held its annual memorial service Saturday to remember the two Fort Lee police officers killed in the line of duty. Police Officer William T. Birch was shot and killed on Sept. 4, 1966 while responding to a holdup at a hotel on Route 4, and Police Officer Kevin Greener was killed in a motorcycle accident on Aug. 9, 1999, according to information provided by Kevin Kosuda of the Fort Lee Police Department and the Fort Lee PBA. “We also remember all officers before us that have served the Borough of Fort Lee and have since passed away,” Kosuda said in an email. The event Saturday took place at Police Memorial Square on Riverdale Drive and Abbott Boulevard. This year’s guest speaker was U.S. Congressman, Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-8…