Monday, August 6, 2012
Police say the road, which is being used for the triathlon, will close on Aug. 11 from 12:01 a.m. to about 10 p.m. No parking will be allowed there, and traffic will be diverted, as officials face a “complex operation.”
The 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship on Aug. 11 will thrust Fort Lee into the national spotlight, but it will also put local police to the test, as officials plan for the logistical challenges of keeping traffic moving through the borough on the day of the triathlon. “We don’t know the full impact of this because this is the first year that it’s being done,” said Capt. Keith Bendul of the Fort Lee Police Department. “It’s a very complex operation.” The southbound lanes of the Palisades Interstate Parkway (PIP) will be shut down from exit 18 in Bear Mountain State Park to the George Washington Bridge between 2 a.m. and 8 p.m. on race day, authorities announced recently. Bendul said Wednesday that Hudson Terrace from the Edgewater border to …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
The alleged incident occurred Thursday morning at a bus stop under Lemoine Avenue in Fort Lee, where carpoolers typically meet up to take advantage of the Port Authority’s Carpool Plan.
Two men were charged with disorderly conduct Thursday morning after an alleged struggle over a carpool ride at the George Washington Bridge, police said. The incident happened at about 9:45 a.m. at a Fort Lee bus stop on I-95 under Lemoine Avenue, where drivers looking to take advantage of the Port Authority’s discount for carpoolers typically pick up passengers, whether they know them or not, according to officials. Malik R. Corbitt, 34, of Englewood, and Yoon S. Kwon, 39, of Little Ferry, where each charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly engaging in a physical struggle while trying to get into the same car, police said. “They had a dispute over who would be able to ride with that individual,” said Port Authority police spokesman…
Friday, August 3, 2012
The event on Aug. 18 starts at MetLife Stadium and ends at Ross Dock in Fort Lee with proceeds to benefit the Emergency and Trauma Center at the hospital.
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Friday, August 3, 2012
The Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC) Foundation is holding its 12th Annual Charity Run and Motorcycle Raffle on Saturday, Aug. 18. More than 1,000 people are expected to participate in the event that begins at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford and ends at Ross Dock in Fort Lee, with registration starting at 9 a.m. on the 18th and a rain date of Aug. 19. Proceeds from the event benefit the Emergency and Trauma Center at HackensackUMC. Tickets to participate in the run are $25 per person, and raffle tickets are $100. They can be purchased by contacting Sharon Scimeca at 551-996-3722 or sscimeca@HackensackUMC.org. For More information, visit the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation online. Follow Patch on …
Monday, July 30, 2012
A Bergen County Grand Jury handed up a two-count indictment charging Charles J. Ann with murdering Aena Hong, whom he allegedly ran over with his car multiple times outside the Fort Lee Community Center in February.
FORT LEE - A Fort Lee man was indicted Monday on murder charges in connection with the brutal hit-and-run death of his girlfriend outside the Fort Lee Community Center in February, authorities said. A Bergen County Grand Jury handed up an indictment charging Charles J. Ann, 26, with the murder of 25-year-old Aena Hong, according to Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli. Ann, who pleaded not guilty to murdering Hong on Feb. 27, was arrested at about 4 a.m. on Feb. 21, at a friend’s apartment in Flushing, Queens, after a roughly 11-hour manhunt. The alleged incident occurred at about 4:55 p.m. Feb. 20, near the intersection of Anderson Avenue and Inwood Terrace in Fort Lee, where Ann allegedly struck Hong with his car, put it in reverse…
The three-month Alexander Hamilton Bridge construction project predicted to have a significant impact on traffic at the George Washington Bridge is now two weeks in, and drivers are starting to return to their normal routine.
A company that provides traffic information, directions and other services for drivers released an analysis Friday of traffic patterns during the first week of major construction on the Alexander Hamilton Bridge and the resulting impact on traffic at the George Washington Bridge. The analysis conducted by INRIX revealed that drivers took what the company called a “wait-and-see approach,” initially avoiding the bridge altogether, apparently heeding the many warnings by authorities and reported in the media, and adjusting their routes early last week. But by Friday of the first week of the roughly three-month project, drivers were using the bridge again, and that trend is likely to continue, according to INRIX. Officials had warned that the …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Palisades Interstate Parkway Commission and race officials say the triathlon on Aug. 11 will not affect the PIP’s northbound lanes, but that southbound lanes will close from 2 a.m. to 8 p.m. on race day.
The 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship, scheduled to take place Aug. 11 in New York City and parts of New Jersey for the first time in its history, will put Fort Lee in the national spotlight and be a boon to local businesses, with thousands of spectators expected to descend upon the borough, according to local volunteer coordinators with the Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce. The race is also going to shutdown the southbound lanes of the Palisades Interstate Parkway (PIP) from exit 18 in Bear Mountain State Park to the George Washington Bridge for most of the day, according to the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. That’s because the PIP is being used for the 112-mile cycling portion of the triathlon, which also includes a 2.4-mile …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Fort Lee Fire Chief Keith Sabatino uses social media to create a movement for random acts of kindness.
Buying coffee for the person standing in line behind you at Starbucks. Allowing someone else to take that prime parking spot you had been waiting for at the mall. Buying cold bottled water for a road repair crew. These are just some of the random acts of kindness performed last year on the tenth anniversary of 9/11 by those people who participated in the first "Pay It Forward," a Facebook event created by Fort Lee Fire Chief Keith Sabatino to honor those who sacrificed their lives on September 11, 2001--especially the 343 firefighters. "Firefighters go into burning buildings and help people they don't know and they don't look for anything in return," Sabatino said. "Pay It Forward is based on that concept--do a random act of kindness for …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Three men wearing masks and carrying flashlights were caught after police surrounded the residence and found a pillowcase full of jewelry, authorities said.
FORT LEE - Police interrupted a burglary in progress Thursday night, finding three men and a pillowcase filled with jewelry, authorities said. Derek Edwards, 45, of Hackensack, Steve Saulter, 44, and Walter Southerland, 39 —both of Teaneck— were charged with burglary, theft and possession of burglary tools. Police described the men as “known career burglars throughout the county,” Fort Lee police units responded to a call of a burglary at 150 English St. at about 10 p.m. Thursday after a neighbor heard a loud noise, according to Fort Lee police. When they arrived at the scene, officers set up a perimeter after determining that the front door of the three-unit, three-storey condominium had been forced open with nobody at home, police said…
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Urban Swim is one of 15 groups planning “In Your Neighborhood” events for the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance’s annual City of Water Day this weekend.
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Thursday, July 12, 2012
The Fort Lee-based Urban Swim, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (MWA)’s fifth annual City of Water Day Festival, is set to sponsor a 2.4-mile, open-water swim in the Hudson River Saturday. Urban Swim’s event is one of 15 City of Water Day “In Your Neighborhood” activities taking place during the harbor-wide festival, organizers say. The swim, which takes place against the backdrop of the New Jersey section of the Palisades Interstate Park and the George Washington Bridge, starts at 8:30 a.m., when swimmers take off about 2.4 miles north of Ross Dock and are expected to start arriving at the dock in the Fort Lee section of the park at about 10:15 a.m. Saturday. “The City of Water Day Festival is a great event, and we…
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Car burst into flames after slamming into tree on the Palisades Interstate Parkway.
A man who tried to sexually assault a woman in Fort Lee died in a fiery wreck early Tuesday after he fled on the Palisades Interstate Parkway and crashed into a tree, authorities said. Two men picked up a woman in New York and were supposed to drive her home to the Bronx, according to Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli. The woman was instead driven over the George Washington Bridge into Fort Lee. In Fort Lee, the driver got out of the car and attempted to assault the woman, Molinelli said. The second man stayed in the back seat where he may have been incapacitated by drugs or alcohol, the prosecutor said. A cab driver interrupted the attack, apparently causing the driver to take off north on the Parkway, according to the prosecutor…