Experts Agree Centuries-Old Teaneck Tree Should Be Removed
A centuries-old red oak tree at Cedar Lane and Palisade Avenue is set to be removed by the end of the month after independent experts agreed with a county report that the tree posed a safety risk, officials said Wednesday.
A tree expert hired by Bergen County concluded the oak was decaying and presented a hazard to people and property, Patch reported last week. Experts hired by the Puffin Foundation, which donated money to preserve the tree, agreed with the county's report after an inspection on Tuesday, said Jeanne Baratta, chief of staff at the Bergen County Executive’s Office.
Gerry Stamatelatos, the longtime owner of Louie's Charcoal Pit on Cedar Lane, died Saturday. He was 75.
Anti-Blue Laws Group Seeks Support in Teaneck
A group working to have Bergen County's Blue Laws eliminated through a voter referendum will collect signatures at Teaneck's Memorial Day festival on Cedar Lane.
Uri Elam was charged with eluding and was being held at the Bergen County Jail on $10,000 bail, records show. Bogota police also reportedly charged him with reckless driving and failure to yield.