Superstorm Sandy, Convicted Toddler Molester Lead November's Top 10 Stories
Here's a rundown of last month's 10 highest-trafficked stories. Have you read them all?
Superstorm Sandy Coverage
The majority of the month's top stories -- from power restoration estimates to the rescheduling of Halloween to election polling station changes -- came the first week after Superstorm Sandy when significant portions of both Fair Lawn and Saddle Brook were still without power. As such, I've lumped those under the single umbrella category, "Superstorm Sandy Coverage."
A Fair Lawn man was convicted on charges he molested his ex-girlfriend's 15-month-old daughter during a barbecue he hosted in June of 2007, allegedly using his finger to molest the child with such force that she suffered significant bleeding that required corrective surgery.
After nine months of hearings – and amidst a variety of community concerns – the Fair Lawn Planning Board voted unanimously to conditionally greenlight Landmark’s Daly Field housing development.
This short feature from the first days after Sandy struck tells the story of how one of Fair Lawn Avenue Gulf Station owner Bob Abraham's customers supplied him with a spare generator that allowed him to gas up fuel seekers who trekked from far and wide to fill up.
Twenty-year school board veteran Eugene Banta and newcomers Jeff Klein and Mark Spindel were the three top vote-getters in the November Board of Education election. Spindel's win was too close to call on election night, but was later soldified after absentee ballots were counted.
Just when things were finally starting to get back to normal following Sandy, a nor'easter came to town and slowed the recovery process. Aside from some temporary power outages, a night of perfect packing snow and a morning of school delays, the winter storm's impact was, thankfully, minimal.
The Fair Lawn PBA honored some of its members on a range of achievements from resuscitating residents to apprehending crime suspects at the union's annual awards ceremony.
With the help of local businesses and the Fair Lawn Rescue Squad, Fair Lawn resident Wendy Steinberg was able to put together and deliver donations for Jersey Shore residents in desperate need after Superstorm Sandy.
While gasing up cars during New Jersey's fuel shortage, an employee at the Fair Lawn Avenue Gulf Station was struck by a motorist. He was taken to the hospital with minor leg and back injuries, according to police.
In what I believe to be Wayne Robbins' most-watched Inside Fair Lawn episode ever, the local videographer spoke with Pet Supplues Plus store manager Chris Milone-Chapp about the store's grand opening.