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Route 4 Lane Closures in Englewood this Weekend

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Englewood NJ, The New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced lane closures and detours on Route 4 in Englewood this weekend as part of a $20 million bridge project.

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Two Charged in Fort Lee Shooting

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Fort Lee NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of LUIS VILLAO-HARO (DOB: 10/23/1999) and ABDUL JIMENEZ-VERA (DOB: 9/22/2001), both of 642 Faile Street, Bronx, NY on charges related to a shooting in Fort Lee, NJ. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Acting Chief of Detectives Matthew Finck and the Fort Lee Police Department under the direction of Chief Matthew Hintze.

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Police Nab Fort Lee Hit-and-Run Suspect

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Fort Lee NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of OLIVER GARCIA (DOB: 4/3/1995; single; mechanic) of 183 Garfield Avenue, Apartment 1R, Jersey City, NJ for knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in serious bodily injury, hindering apprehension, and tampering with physical evidence. The charges are the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit under the direction of Acting Chief Matthew Finck and the Fort Lee Police Department under the direction of Chief Matthew J. Hintze.

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Jersey City Man Convicted of Kidnapping and Sexual Assault of a Fort Lee Women

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Fort Lee NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the conviction of RANDY GALLMAN of Jersey City, NJ in connection with the attack of a Bergen County woman in broad daylight on December 29, 2020. On February 8, 2024, after a two-week trial before the Honorable James X. Sattely, P.J.Cr., in Bergen County Superior Court, RANDY GALLMAN was convicted of attempted kidnapping, attempted sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, simple assault, and harassment. Sentencing is scheduled for May 3, 2024.

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Two Juveniles Arrested After Ramming Police Vehicles at George Washington Bridge

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Fort lee NJ, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin, the Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ), and the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) today announced an investigation into two individuals who, based on the investigation to date, eluded police while driving a vehicle that rammed multiple police and commuter vehicles at the entrance to the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, New Jersey.  The two individuals in the vehicle were taken into custody.

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The Port Authority expects this to be the busiest Christmas and New Year travel period ever for its three major airports

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Newark NJ, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced today that nearly 14 million travelers are expected to use its airports and vehicular crossings during the 13-day peak travel period from Thursday, Dec. 21, to Tuesday, Jan. 2. The Port Authority expects this to be the busiest Christmas and New Year travel period ever for its three major airports, a continuation of travel trends seen throughout the year.

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Ridgewood Arts Foundation Rendezvous at Barrymore Film Center

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Arts Foundation (RAF) is excited to be hosting its next Local Art Gem tour on Sunday,  December 3rd 2023 (12-2:30pm).  Don’t miss this interesting event, especially if you are a film enthusiast or love all things Paris!  This year the tour will take you to the Barrymore Film Center, one of New Jersey’s cultural gems, only 30 minutes from Ridgewood in Fort Lee!  It also includes a private tour of museum special exhibit, screening room tour with the Executive Director, Beauty & The Beast Film (1946) presented in 35mm in French with English subtitles, and a French delicacies reception! Since its inception, RAF in addition to other activities, has conducted art tours once a year. The mission of the Ridgewood Arts Foundation is to celebrate and fund the arts to further enrich a creative environment in Ridgewood and our neighboring communities. For any questions regarding the event, please contact Jill Williams and/or Mugdha Mukherjee at information@ridgewoodartsfoundation.org. Buy tickets today at https://ridgewoodartsfoundation.org/beauty-the-beast.  Discounted tickets for students available.

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Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office joins the Fort Lee Police Department Investigating two suspected overdose deaths at the Skyview Motel

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Fort Lee NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announces the following information in relation to the Fort Lee suspected Motel drug overdoses:

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Suspected Drug Overdoses Claim Two at Route 46 Motel in Fort Lee

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Fort Lee NJ, officials announced on Tuesday evening that two individuals at the Skyview Motel on Bergen Boulevard (Route 46) in Fort Lee are suspected to have succumbed to drug overdoses.

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247th Anniversary Weekend Retreat Fort Lee & New Bridge Landing November 18th -19th

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by James McKane BAR Retreat Weekend Committee- lead BAR board member at-large, Co-Inspector Commander, 3rd NJ Grays

Fort Lee NJ, the Brigade of the American Revolution’s (BAR)  annual Fort Lee event will take place on Saturday, November 18th. Please plan to arrive at Fort Lee prior to 8:30am to make preparations for the event. Fort Lee will be an accurate representation of the chaos of retreat with the central goal of true interpretation for spectators to understand the sacrifices of 247 years ago. Throughout the whole day, soldiers will work on making last-minute defenses while civilians of both armies will do their best to share stories of the struggles of being behind or on the lines of the fighting. There will be presentations and demos throughout the day on 18th century cricket, coffee making, music, and artillery; plus merchants selling goods and the infamous Civilian Contingent fabric sale inside the museum. Prior to the battle reenactment, a quick parade to the center of the city will again take place to honor those that gave the ultimate sacrifice. General Washington and his staff will also be on site to ensure the retreat goes as planned. The Brigade invites all members attending Fort Lee to also attend the Retreat to New Bridge Landing on Sunday, with that in mind, Fort Lee has generously offered their grounds and visitor center for anyone wishing to stay overnight on Saturday. Continue reading 247th Anniversary Weekend Retreat Fort Lee & New Bridge Landing November 18th -19th

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Fort Lee Man Charged With Fleeing the Scene of An Accident

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Fort Lee NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of TAE LEE (DOB: 12/3/1952; married; unemployed) of 505 North Avenue, Apt 16M, Fort Lee, NJ. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Moonachie Police Department under the direction of Chief Richard Behrens.

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7-year-old Boy’s Death in Fort Lee Ruled a Tragic Accident

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Fort Lee NJ, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Fort Lee Police Department have determined that the circumstances surrounding the death of a 7-year-old boy at a residential apartment complex on Anderson Avenue yesterday were the result of a tragic accident and no criminal activity was involved. On Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at approximately 5:29 p.m., the Fort Lee Police Department responded to a 911 call regarding a report that a 7-year-old boy had fallen from an upper-floor windowThe child was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center and ultimately pronounced deceased.

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Fort Lee Chinese American Community Association Donates Brand-new men’s shoes to the Bergen County Housing Shelter

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Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco thanked the Fort Lee Chinese American Community Association for their generous donation of brand-new men’s shoes to the Bergen County Housing Shelter! It is not often that housing shelters receive donations of this kind. Shoes are more than just a basic need– they provide comfort and confidence and represent a new beginning for our shelter’s residents. We are so grateful!

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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey: Traffic at Bridges and Tunnels at Pre-Pandemic Levels

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Fort Lee NJ, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced that its three major airports continued their record-setting pace through the first seven months of the year, surpassing 2019 numbers. The agency also reported that the seaport was the nation’s busiest for the month of July, handling its highest total of TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) since October 2022. The agency also released monthly and year-to-date facility volumes at the agency’s airports, bridges and tunnels, PATH commuter rail and seaport.

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Two Charged with Drug and Money Laundering Offenses in Fort Lee

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Fort Lee NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of WESLEY CORDOVA (DOB: 10/08/1978); single; unemployed) of 947 Alpine Drive, Teaneck, NJ and WILLIAM VARGAS (DOB: 10/08/1978; single; unemployed) of 8639 102nd Street, Ozone Park, NY on narcotics and money laundering offenses. The arrests are the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.

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