Thursday, April 25, 2013
Plan to attack New York City collapsed after carjacked vehicle ran low on gas, police commissioner says.
The Boston Marathon bombers hatched a last-minute plot to detonate their remaining explosives in New York City's Times Square, but the scheme fell apart when they realized that their carjacked SUV was low on gas, city officials said Thursday. Although surviving terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, first told authorities that he and his brother, Tamerlan, planned to "party" in New York City after the Marathon bombings, more questioning revealed that the pair wanted to attack Manhattan last Thursday night, according to NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. “We don’t know if we would have been able to stop the terrorists, had they arrived here from Boston, we’re just thankful we didn’t have to find out that answer," New York City Mayor Michael R. …
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, …
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Teaneck firefighter and photographer Willy Thompson captured the start of Fleet Week on the Hudson River Wednesday. Twenty-one U.S. and coalition ships sailed to New York City to mark the start of Fleet Week New York. The event also featured 23 aircraft, including the Navy Blue Angels and the Canadian Snowbirds. Fleet Week brings thousands of sailors, marines and Coast Guard members to the City in a celebration of the sea services. For more information about Fleet Week, visit www.fleetweeknewyork.com.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Prosecutor says additional arrest is possible
TEANECK, NJ -- A jealous husband was behind the killing of a Teaneck man who was found shot to death last year in his charred Elm Avenue home, authorities charged Friday. Sui Kam “Tony” Tung, 49, faces first-degree murder, first-degree felony murder and aggravated arson charges in the March 2011 death of Robert Cantor, according to a statement released Friday night by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. Tung confronted Cantor at his home late the night of March 6, 2011 after learning of an affair between Tung’s estranged wife and Cantor, Prosecutor John Molinelli said in the statement. Tung first learned of the relationship in 2010 and began stalking Cantor, eventually confronting him in Teaneck the night before he was found shot and …
Friday, September 9, 2011
9/11 Commanding Officer of Fire Co. #3 recounts deployment to NYC
Former Fort Lee Fire Chief and Captain of Fire Co. No. 3 on 9/11, Corey Parker, remembers: “Piemonte just kept his foot on the gas going as fast as the fire truck would take us over the bridge. As commanding officer, I was riding shotgun and just kept shouting, 'Don't stop, keep going,' as we flew across the empty bridge. Our instructions were to keep moving as fast as we could because there had been talk of a potential bomb on the bridge.” On 9/11 Parker learned about the first plane hitting Tower 1 while he was at the DPW shop. “We stood around a TV watching what had happened," Parker said. "We couldn't believe that someone flew their plane into the World Trade Center. We started talking about what the FDNY must be thinking trying to …