Frank Sinatra's most documented Fort Lee trip happened in 1966 when Old Blue Eyes brought his new bride to his parents' Abbott Boulevard Home in Fort Lee.
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Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
"To us Korean-Americans, the correct name is East Sea," group tells local school boards.
A Korean group is asking school officials in Fort Lee, Leonia and Palisades Park to use textbooks that refer to the "Sea of Japan" as "The East Sea," according to a report on northjersey.com. The Korean-American Association of New Jersey has presented 1,500 signatures in favor of the name change to school officials in the three towns, according to the report. The body of water has been referred to as "The Sea of Japan" since the 20th century (when Japan took over Korea), but had been known as "The East Sea" in prior centuries, the group said. "We knew it as East Sea, and we want our children to learn the correct term," the website quoted Sonny Kim, the group's vice president. "To us Korean-Americans, the correct name is East Sea." The news…
Student art festival scheduled for May 31.
A night of music, dancing, food making and art creation is coming to Fort Lee HS students on Friday, May 31. The "Circle the Arts XVIII" event features exhibitions of student art work, live theatre performances, orchestral and choir concerts, and more. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. The night wraps up at 9:30 p.m. Check out the flyer above for more details.
The state urges customers to consult the database before buying a car
The State Motor Vehicle Commission and Division of Consumer Affairs are urging all customers to consult their database of flood and salvage-titled vehicles before purchasing a car. That database now provides information on 31,000 such vehicles, the State MVC announced on Wednesday. It isn't illegal to sell vehicles with flood or salvaged titles. However, there are specific requirements that ensure potential purchasers are aware of the status of such vehicles, according to the MVC. “Damage sustained by vehicles must be disclosed to prospective buyers,” Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said. “We will hold car dealers accountable for violating our Consumer Fraud Act if they fail to make such disclosures.” The database was established in …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
State delays go-ahead amid questions about legality, viability of virtual classrooms for kids
The nation’s largest online education company, K12 Inc., is once again registering kids and offering jobs to teachers for the debut of New Jersey’s first virtual charter school – all without knowing if the school will even open. The New Jersey Virtual Academy Charter School was one of two applications given preliminary approval by the state Department of Education two years ago. But it was forced into a delay last summer, when state Education Commissioner Chris Cerf wouldn’t grant the final charter amid ongoing questions – legal and otherwise – about the school’s merits and viability. Almost a year later, answers to those questions remain hotly debated, including in the courts, and K12 Inc. is taking a wait-and-see approach to what Cerf …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
New Jersey is ranked as the seventh friendliest state for bicyclists, according to the League of American Bicyclists
(Editor's Note: The map above was created by the League of American Bicyclists) For the second straight year, The League of American Bicyclists has named New Jersey one of the 10 friendliest states for cyclists. The League, a national bicycling advocacy group, ranks all fifty states for bicycle friendliness based on a variety of characteristics including legislation and enforcement, programs and policies, infrastructure, education and encouragement, and evaluation and planning. New Jersey, which ranked third on the East Coast behind Delaware and Massachusetts, scored highest in "policies and programs" and "education and enforcement," but trailed behind other states in "infrastruture and funding." Along with conducting its annual ranking, …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The stories that saw the highest traffic in April included the Korean Comfort Women Memorial, Fort Lee principals' support of Sharon Amato for superintendent, and a Russian mob-linked gambling bust.
Saying that the letter "shocked my conscience," Sokolich reiterates governing body's support of memorial, but asks for consensus. Fort Lee's administrative group publicly gives support to Dr. Sharon Amato, asking Board to appoint her Superintendent of Schools. Despite a flashing yellow light, orange cones and a lined pedestrian crosswalk, few drivers stop for pedestrian decoy cop on Hudson Terrace. High-stakes poker games allegedly involved celebrities, professional athletes and financial leaders. As the district emerges from a period of instability, Acting Superintendant Dr. Sharon Amato sits down with Patch to talk about the district's goals. An agreement has been reached by Korean American groups on the language to be inscribed on Fort …
Developers competed in a 24-hour hackathon, creating applications to support businesses impacted by Sandy.
Margaret Kim, of Fort Lee, joined tech talents from across the state in an all-nighter in Asbury Park last weekend, contributing code to help restore the Shore. The Jersey Shore Comeback-A-Thon, a 24-hour hackathon sponsored by Marathon Data Systems of Wall, challenged developers to create an application to benefit the local business community in the first summer following Superstorm Sandy. “There’s nothing like coding for a good cause,” said Cory Cardio, a Long Branch resident who teamed up with Kim and Gary Kagan of Sebastain, Fla. under the moniker “Team Mango.” The trio’s crowd-sourced application allowing community members to give and receive up-to-the-minute location-based information was selected as the hackathon winner. Cardio, Kim…
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Lemoine Avenue Christian book and gift store is in busy mode for a season of First Communions and Confirmations.
This is the busy season for a Touch of Heaven, the time for First Communions and Confirmations that brings customers into the Lemoine Avenue Christian store for books and gifts. “To us it’s busier than Christmas because we sell a lot of prayer books and rosaries for children who are making their First Holy Communion,” said Emily Carfagna, who owns the store with her husband, Aldo. They say the store sees triple its regular business during the spring, because they’ve accumulated a diverse inventory that makes for good gifts within a flexible price range. The couple opened A Touch of Heaven as a Christian bookstore 15 years ago, but as their customer base grew they began carrying music, videos, jewelry and statues. Patrons would make special…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The environmental sustainability poster contest will be open to kindergarten through eight grade students of Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Fort Lee and Tenafly.
LG Electronics USA has announced an environmental poster contest for elementary and middle school students in Fort Lee and surrounding towns that the company hopes will be part of an effort to integrate a planned new Englewood Cliffs headquarters into the surrounding community. The poster contest is open to students in kindergarten through eighth grade, who will be judged based on their ability to demonstrate ways that consumers and their families can use science and technology to protect the environment. One first prize winner from each grade will receive LG products, and the posters should represent ideas, the company says, for exhibits at a planned science center at the new Englewood Cliffs headquarters. “We’re excited to launch this …