Tuesday, May 14, 2013
New, renovated theater planned at Challenger Road site.
A 12-screen AMC Loews movie theater in Ridgefield Park has closed, but a new upgraded theater is planned at the Challenger Road location, according to a published report. "AMC was unable to come to an agreement with the landlord on lease renewal terms and unfortunately, we were forced to close," a company spokesman told the Ridgefield Park Patriot newspaper. Local officials told the newspaper a renovated theater was planned at the popular movie house. The building's new owner, Starplex, plans to invest about $5 million to renovate the space, a spokeswoman told NorthJersey.com. Upgrades include larger screens, leather reclining seats and a new sound system. The company might also add a bar, the report sai. The Texas-based Starplex has …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Up to 2,000 lost power in Teaneck Sunday morning.
A circuit problem at a Public Service Electric and Gas substation in Ridgefield caused a power outage impacting more than 5,000 customers in towns including Teaneck and Ridgefield Park Sunday morning, a spokesman said. Power went out at 9:17 a.m. and was restored by 10:27 a.m., said Fran Sullivan, the PSEG spokesman. Up to 2,000 Teaneck customers were without service during the outage, according to the company's outage map. Outages were also reported in Bogota, Dumont and Moonachie. Updated 11:20 a.m. Sunday
Monday, October 22, 2012
Woman was armed with a knife in Overpeck Park, police say.
RIDGEFIELD PARK -- A Bergen County security officer helped save an armed suicidal woman in Overpeck Park late Saturday, police said. Security Officer Keith McGovern was closing the park around 10 p.m. when he noticed what appeared to be a man and woman hugging near the amphitheatre, according to the Bergen County Police Department. “As he drew closer, he could hear the male asking for help. When [McGovern] exited his vehicle, the male party told him the female was in possession of a knife,” a police statement said. McGovern noticed that the man, identified as the woman’s boyfriend, was holding her hand, gripping the knife and restraining her, police said. The officer carefully approached and was able to take the weapon. The woman began to…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Project to be finished in September.
A bridge installed Wednesday will give motorists and pedestrians direct access to the northern end of Overpeck County Park for the first time since the park opened in 2010, the county executive’s office said. The bridge will link the park’s internal roadways and connect with another bridge that was installed about one month ago. The county said the opening is scheduled to be completed on Sept. 15 and is two weeks ahead of schedule. A large crane was used to haul the 170,000 pound bridge to its home off Fort Lee Road in Leonia, not far from the Teaneck border. The project will cost the county about $8 million and is under budget, northjersey.com reported. Follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter or subscribe to our free daily newsletter.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Event seeks to raise awareness about pet adoption while treating dogs and owners to day of fun.
Overpeck Park went to the dogs Saturday as Bergen County hosted its annual "Bark in the Park" featuring fun and food for pet owners. The North Shore Animal League America and Bergen County Animal Shelter were in attendance to help raise awareness about animals in need and share information about adoption and volunteering. For more information on adopting a pet in Bergen County, visit the shelter's website. Check out the gallery above and click "upload" to add your own photos from the event. - Follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter or subscribe to our free daily newsletter. News tip? Contact email@example.com or 201-918-8574
Sunday, July 1, 2012
County officials and representatives from United Water hold meeting Monday to discuss the increase in repetitive flooding in towns along the Hackensack River.
NEW MILFORD - On the heels of Mayor Ann Subrizi's meeting with the DEP on Tuesday regarding repetitive flooding of homes and businesses along the Hackensack River that included officials from River Edge and Oradell, the county has arranged a meeting of the mayors and affected residents of flood prone towns, along with representatives from United Water, for Monday July 2 at 7 p.m. at One Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack. The Hackensack River flows into the Lake DeForest reservoir before flowing downstream into the Lake Tappan reservoir. From here it flows south throughout the suburban communities of Oradell, where it forms the Oradell Reservoir, and continues to flow into several streams, such as the Pascack and Hirschfield Brooks, as it …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Event will feature entertainment for all ages, organizers say.
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Thursday, June 14, 2012
The following information was submitted by the Juneteenth and Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument Committee: The public is invited to a Juneteenth celebration New Overpeck County Park in Ridgefield Park June 16, hosted by County Executive Kathleen A. Donovan, the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the African American Advisory Committee. This year’s celebration is entitled, “Freedom, Unity and Black Women in American History and Culture.” This event will be held rain or shine at the New Overpeck County Park from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. There will be entertainment for visitors of all ages, including carnival and pony rides for kids, historic lectures and cultural vendors for adults, and food and music for the entire family, according to a press …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Township fire captain injured in collapse said to be in good spirits.
A Teaneck Fire Department captain remained hospitalized Sunday after he fell 12 feet through a roof while battling a three-alarm blaze in Hackensack, officials said. Paul Kearns, captain of Teaneck's Engine One, was in good spirits but still in pain at Hackensack University Medical Center, said Fire Chief Anthony Verley, who visited the captain. Kearns was on the roof of a rear porch at a Clinton Place house working to ventilate windows when a section of the structure collapsed, Verley said. A Teaneck firefighter on another section of the roof then rushed to help the captain, who had landed on his air tank. Breaking out windows to ventilate the house helps prevent flashovers and provides a way for anyone trapped inside to escape, Verley…
Friday, April 20, 2012
Lanes closed in Ridgefield Park
An accident in the northbound lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike in Ridgefield Park led to injuries and traffic delays Friday afternoon. State police at the Newark station said one driver was conscious and alert after the crash. They could not immediately provide additional details. The accident was reported near the approach to Route 80, according to the state Department of Transportation. The agency also reported injuries on its traffic website. Lanes were temporarily blocked around 2 p.m., but later reopened. A State Police spokesman did not immediately have more information. Ridgefield Park firefighters, along with Holy Name Medical Center medics were at the scene. Check back for updates on this breaking news report. Follow Patch on …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Money will go to Family Readiness Group at Teaneck Armory, VFW says.
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Thursday, April 19, 2012
The Teaneck Veterans of Foreign War has planned a carnival in New Overpeck County to raise money for the Family Readiness Group at the Teaneck Armory. The FRG supports the families of troops while deployed. Anyone who would like to donate can send checks to Teaneck VFW #1429, 650 American Legion Drive. Checks should note "Family Readiness Group/Carnival Project/Teaneck Armory." More information, from the VFW, is below: The Teaneck Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) 1429 is sponsoring a Spring Carnival April 19 to April 22. The Carnival will be held at the New Overpeck Park at 119 Challenger Road in Ridgefield Park. We are raising money to aid the Family Readiness Group that supports the Teaneck Armory National Guard. The Guard will be …