Power Outages, Elections in Top Teaneck News

A review of the week's top Teaneck stories

Holy Name EMTs Aid in Ocean County Sandy Response [VIDEO]

Emergency medical technicians from Holy Name Medical Center setup a field hospital in Ocean County after Hurricane Sandy devastated the area, treating scores of patients when local hospitals became overwhelmed. 

Judge Rules In Favor of Blue Law Suspension

A Bergen County Superior Court Judge ruled in favor of suspending Blue Laws —meaning Paramus stores will be open Sunday —despite the mayor's efforts to protect the law, claiming it favors the quality of life of borough residents.

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Hackensack

Officials have opened a Disaster Recovery Center at the county administration building in Hackensack, allowing storm-battered locals to get assistance in applying for Sandy recovery programs. 

A winter storm expected to hit the area with high winds and snow through Thursday would delay Teaneck's recovery from Sandy and may cause more power outages in the storm-battered region, officials said Wednesday. 

Teaneck PBA Pitches in For Sandy Relief

The Teaneck Policemen's Benevolent Association is collecting food and clothing for those hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy. 

Teaneck Board of Education members Gervonn Rice and Sarah Rappoport were elected to the school board, along with challenger David Gruber. 

Rappoport, the highest vote-getter, was elected with 4,559 votes. Rice, the board's vice president, received 4,263 votes followed by Gruber with 3,640, according to results released late Tuesday. 

Incumbent David Diuguid lost his reelection bid, with 3,438 votes. 

Garrett Defeats Teaneck Deputy Mayor in 5th District

Republican Rep. Scott Garrett captured the redrawn 5th district Tuesday, defeating Democratic challenger Teaneck Deputy MayorAdam Gussen, the Associated Press reports.  

Restricting expanded Garrett's longtime Republican-leaning district to include Democratic strongholds of Hackensack and most of Teaneck. Despite being vastly out-fundraised, Gussen maintained the district was winnable with support from Bergen votes.












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