Murder Trial, Sandy Prompts Alert, Luring Reports in Top Teaneck News
A look at the week's top stories in Teaneck.
- October 27, 2012
Teaneck officials are asking residents to start preparing for the potential impacts of a storm that forecasters say could wreak havoc on the East Coast early next week.
Emergency management officials in Teaneck are monitoring the storm’s path and Township Manager William Broughton said responders were well prepared if Hurricane Sandy slams the area.
“We have ourselves on alert,” Broughton said Thursday. “Preparation is the key.”
Members of the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps rushed to 31 emergency calls Saturday, including seven for potentially life-threatening emergencies in what amounted to one of the agency’s busiest days in more than three decades, an official said.
Fugitive, burglars with links to the "James Bond Gang" captured after undercover operation involving police from Englewood and Teaneck, authorities say.
NBA commissioner David Stern, who grew up in Teaneck, will retire in 2014, according to a report on ESPN.com.
Stern will be replaced by a deputy and chief operating officer Adam Silver, the report said. Silver’s appointment was approved by the NBA Board of Governors, ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reported.
The Queens nightclub owned accused in the shooting deaths of two men in Teaneck ran a scheme to buy counterfeit money and use it to purchase and resell cocaine, a prosecutor said in opening arguments Tuesday, northjersey.com reported.
Nicholas Kiriakakis, 27, used Michael Mirasola and Jonathan Beneduce as unknowing investors in the scam, Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor Wayne Mello said in court. Kiriakakis allegedly fatally shot the two men on Oakdene Avenue in Teaneck in February 2010.
Teaneck, Englewood and Hackensack high school students took to the stage at BergenPAC Oct. 18 for the "Bergen Blowout" show.
Teaneck’s police chief has directed officers to increase patrols around areas where young people gather following a string of reported child abduction attempts around North Jersey, a town councilman said Monday.
The nonprofit Bergen County Protect & Rescue Foundation, an all volunteer, no-kill animal shelter in Cliffside Park began operation in August 2012, taking in animals from seven towns, including Cliffside Park, Edgewater, Fairview, Fort Lee, Palisades Park, Bogota and Teaneck.
From preparing to open shelters to warning against storm-related price gougers, Bergen County officials said Friday they are ready if Hurricane Sandy pummels the region with high winds and heavy rains.
“Our planning assumptions now have been that we are going to be receiving a minimum of 4-5 inches of rain with 30-40 mile per hour winds,” Bergen County Emergency Management Director Lt. Dwane Razzetti said in an afternoon briefing. “It's definitely going to be uncomfortable and most likely going to be enough damage for a disaster declaration.”
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