Suspected Chemical Suicide, Dobrow Expansion Plans Top Local Headlines
Other stories include the return of Bennigan's and the borough-wide survey results in Fair Lawn
Police believe a man found dead in his car used a mixture of hydrogen sulfide fumes to end his life. Hazmat and bomb crews were dispatched to 36th Street Monday to ensure the noxious fumes did not endanger nearby residents.
The borough doesn't have the cash needed to add baseball and soccer fields to the Dobrow sports complex, so All Sports will be embarking on ways to privately fundraise. The estimated expansion tallies about $1 million.
A restaurant owner hopes to breathe life into the location that once housed the Track Side Grille. Bob Piccoli took the first step this week by purchasing the shuttered restaurant's liquor license for $67,500.
Fair Lawn survey-takers overwhelmingly supported maintaining current services levels at the library, emergency services, and public works. Respondents were more willing to budge on garbage collection frequency and limiting hours of operation at the recycling center.
Most thought corporate bankrupcy in 2008 was the end of Bennigan's in Saddle Brook. But the restaurant is returning, and with a distinctly local feel. Doors are expected to open in February.
Operating under the mantra of doing less with more, Fair Lawn has revived its traffic unit. Two officers have been assigned to traffic duty, though they would return to regular patrol should medical leaves or retirements reduce the force's staffing level.
Monday night marked a period of new beginnings at the Saddle Brook school district. Newcomers Stephen Quinn and Christopher Winnie were sworn in to board seats while Marilyn Nasello and Georgette Cupo took the reins as president and vice president, respectively.