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Record-Breaking Swimmers, New Restaurant, School Budget Top This Week's News

Here's a look at the past week in Fair Lawn and Saddle Brook.

Members of the Fair Lawn Chamber of Commerce and Council join the owners of the Rail Yard Tavern for their grand opening. Photo: Jim Leggate.
Members of the Fair Lawn Chamber of Commerce and Council join the owners of the Rail Yard Tavern for their grand opening. Photo: Jim Leggate.

Fair Lawn Swimmers Having Record-Breaking Season

Kelly Kortes set the all-time points record for the Fair Lawn High School girls swim team and Nick Marte has set numerous records on the boys team this season.

Rail Yard Tavern Holds Grand Opening

The restaurant offers a variety of specialty thin crust pizzas, among other Italian and American dishes.

Tentative School Budget Would Raise Taxes 2.25 Percent

Fair Lawn Superintendent Bruce Watson presented a tentative $90.9 million budget to the school board last week.

Deliveryman Accused of Selling Booze to Minor, Works at Deli Targeted by Robbers

Li Yunchuan, a delivery driver for a Garfield deli, sold rum to an underage girl, according to Saddle Brook police.

'No Turn on Red' at Fair Lawn Ave., Saddle River Rd.

Officials banned the turns in order to improve pedestrian safety at the busy intersection.

Fair Lawn Named Among Safest Towns in NJ

A website picked Fair Lawn as the 46th safest town in the state.

Fair Lawn Schools Use New Channels to Reach Community

Fair Lawn Schools now have their own smartphone app and Facebook page. Videos of school board meetings are posted online.

Saddle Brook Schools May Join Funding Lawsuit

School officials are seeking state funding for mandates that require tech upgrades and staff development.

'Legendary Local of Fair Lawn' Authors Plan Signings

The book written by borough historian Jane Lyle Diepeveen and writer Cornell Christianson will be released Feb. 3.

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