Olympian Visits, Woman Charged in Crash, Sandy Relief in Top Teaneck News
A look at the week's top stories in Teaneck
Teaneck’s hometown Olympian Maya Lawrence was met with cheers and hugs from a crowd of fans at a reception in her honor Thursday night.
Lawrence, who captured the bronze medal in epee fencing at the London Games, picked up the sport on a lark when friends convinced her to fence as a student at Teaneck High School.
A food and clothing drive organized by the Teaneck Policemen’s Benevolent Association amassed truckloads of donations for areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy.
In cooperation with the Teaneck teachers union, donations from district schools were able to fill two large trucks, Superintendent Barbara Pinsak told the school board Wednesday.
For food pantries across Northern New Jersey, Hurricane Sandy dealt a double blow: It increased the number of families in need of assistance and shortened the span between Halloween (which Gov. Chris Christie moved to Nov. 5) and Thankgsiving, which comes early this year.
A drunk driver turned herself in to county police hours after she fled the scene of an accident on Route 4 that left four people injured late Sunday, authorities said.