Thursday, May 16, 2013
The 2010 killings of two women, in Teaneck and Palisades Park, remain unsolved. Authorities have not said the two deaths are connected.
The family of a 69-year-old Palisades Park woman found stabbed to death in her burning home has offered a $25,000 reward to help solve the more than three year old slaying, authorities said this week. Emergency crews found Dolores Alliotts dead after they responded to a fire at her home early April 28, 2010, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office. Investigators determined the house was set ablaze to cover up the killing. "Detectives believe, based on available statistics and evidence, that the killer may have had some prior interaction with Alliotts," Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said in a statement. "This may have been a brief interaction that would not normally raise suspicion, such as a deliveryman, maintenance personnel, …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
County to add nearly seven miles of new walking paths at Overpeck Park
Bergen County has received a $500,000 state Department of Transportation grant to pay for new walking paths in Overpeck Park, County Executive Kathleen Donovan announced Friday. Funds will be used to finish a missing link of walking paths across Overpeck and link all of the park's venues, Donovan said in a statement. The project calls for a continuation of a paved pedestrian path and bridge along Overpeck Lake in Leonia and Palisades Park. Plans also include continuing paths near the Equestrian Center, along with unpaved nature trails, lookouts and rest areas, according to the county. In all, 6.7 miles of new paths will be added. "The new paths will ease travel within the park areas and offer opportunities to better enjoy park facilities …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Upcoming Palisades Amusement Park exhibit at the Fort Lee Museum to celebrate the centennial of the world's largest outdoor saltwater pool and the publication of a new book, "Palisades Park."
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- Tom Meyers
Friday, January 11
Palisades has the rides... Palisades has the fun… Come On Over. Shows and dancing are free... so's the parking, so gee... Come On Over. Palisades from coast to coast, where a dime buys the most. Palisades Amusement Park. Swings all day and after dark. (bumm, baa, dumm, bumm, bummmm) Ride the coaster...Get cool...In the waves in the pool. You’ll have fun... so...Come On Over..(dumm de dum da dum... dum) So goes the song Come on Over that was heard over all the New York metropolitan area radio stations and seen on TV commericials in the 1960s. This song, lodged in the recesses of millions of baby boomers’ brains, is an introduction of sorts for all of you readers to come on over to the Fort Lee Museum from March 2 through Sept. 9 this year …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce this year is recognizing Craig Weinstein and Mike Pollotta with the annual honor.
The Board of Directors of The Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce (FLRCC) announced its 2012-2013 “Persons of the Year” Tuesday, and sharing the honor this year are Fort Lee attorney Craig Weinstein and Mike Pollotta, a retired construction professional and longtime Democratic political leader from Palisades Park. The two were recognized at the Chamber’s annual luncheon on June 28 at Fort Lee’s DoubleTree by Hilton and will be honored at the FLRCC’s annual dinner dancer in November. Specifically, Weinstein is being honored for his “civic activities and service to the Chamber,” while Pollotta is being recognized for “lifelong contributions to various civic and charitable organizations as well as his extensive work in local and state …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Although federal law mandated ballots be offered in Korean in Palisades Park, Leonia and Fort Lee, John S. Hogan decided to make it a countywide practice.
Bergen County Clerk John S. Hogan Friday announced that ballots for the June 5 Primary Election have been printed in Korean, in addition to English and Spanish, for the first time in the county’s history. Hogan made the announcement at a recent press conference in Palisades Park, telling people that federal law mandated ballots be in Korean in three Bergen communities that “met a population level threshold,” but that “out of respect for the growing numbers and impact of the Korean Community in Bergen County,” he made the decision to print the ballots in Korean countywide. “Certainly no one can argue with any improvements or innovations that increase the participation of our citizens in the democratic process by making it easier to vote and…
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Byung Jang, 47, of Fort Lee, was sentenced to four years in prison and two years of supervised release, report says.
The governor was answering a question from Korean American Association of Fort Lee president Gina Yoon at a town hall meeting in Palisades Park Wednesday.
Friday, November 11, 2011
All three teams play Friday night in Englewood after wins in the first round of the playoffs last weekend.
All three three Fort Lee Junior Bridgemen football teams--PeeWee, Junior and Senior--have advanced to the Championship Playoff games. They will be playing on the road against Englewood on Friday night. The winners of the championship games advance to the Art McDonald Championship Games on Friday, Nov. 18, in Ridgefield. Last weekend, during the first round playoff games played on Fort Lee's home turf and in Palisades Park, the Fort Lee PeeWee team blanked Cliffside Park on Friday, 35–0. And on bitterly cold Saturday night, it was the Junior and Senior teams' turn. The Junior team also played against Cliffside Park, putting up a lot of points for a comfortable lead, but a pesky Cliffside Park team was able to stay in the game, scoring a …
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
A late three-pointer from Ally Long and clutch team free throws after a controversial call secure first win of the year at the Lyndhurst Holiday Tournament.
The Fort Lee Lady Bridgemen basketball team edged the Lyndhurst Golden Bears 48-46 Wednesday afternoon at Lyndhurst, earning their first win of the season and securing a spot in the championship game of the holiday tournament. Trailing by two points with just 25 seconds left on the clock, the Lady Bridgemen found junior guard Ally Long standing at the top of the arc for a go-ahead three-pointer. Behind 46-43, Lyndhurst missed their initial shot, but the Golden Bears were able to grab the offensive rebound. Junior Nicole Barratta took full advantage as she swished in the game-tying three. But when Lyndhurst fouled Long on the inbound pass, freezing the clock with just 2.27 seconds left in a tie game, Lyndhurst coach Perrin Mosca argued …
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Lady Bridgemen drop to 0-2 on the season entering next week's holiday tournament.
The Fort Lee Lady Bridgemen lost the continuation of a suspended game against the Bergenfield Lady Bears on Thursday night 65-30. Junior guards Krystal Carvajal and Jessi Corredor invigorated Bergenfield with a combined 32 points as Fort Lee was forced to play from behind, dating all the way back to last Friday. The two teams started the game Dec. 17 but were only able to play a single minute before referee Greg Dobbin collapsed on the court. Dobbin was able to rise to his feet and walk off the court under his own power, but the game was suspended until Thursday with Bergenfield holding a 5-2 advantage. The Lady Bears came out with an explosive 14-4 run to resume the game as Fort Lee fell victim to turnovers. "The turnovers killed us," …