Monday, May 20, 2013
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More than six months after superstorm Sandy caused unprecedented damage to the Jersey Shore, the beaches will be open in time for Memorial Day weekend. However, certain access points and facilities may be closed as municipalities continue to work on restoration. So as you prepare to stick your toes in the sand, are you wondering what will be accessible after Sandy? Need to know how much it will cost to buy badges to your favorite beach? Curious on where to park, if your dog is allowed on the boards, if you have to head back to the car for food and drink? All the answers are right here. Just click on the beach names below or on the right for full information on the Jersey Shore's beaches. Barnegat Light Barnegat Light sustained much less …
A look at what's on tap this week in Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook.
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Fair Lawn High School geometry students competed in the school's annual Pasta Bridge Competition on Friday.
The crunch of fettuccini noodles fracturing reverberated through the Fair Lawn High School auditorium Friday as geometry students put their wheaty feats of engineering to the test at the school's annual Pasta Bridge Competition. Now in its 15th year, the contest that tasks students with designing a 12-ounce bridge made of only Ronzoni fettuccini and Elmer's White Glue has become a student favorite. Qualifying bridges are judged on maximum weight supported and aesthetic value. This year's sturdiest bridge, built by Liana Sina, Daria Ortega and Denise Tarakjian, held a cool 385 pounds before its 11.05-ounce frame snapped under the growing weight of systematically stacked barbell plates. Student pasta bridges need hold only 25 pounds to …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Fair Lawn Fire Chief Jeff Greco was uninjured in a minor motor vehicle accident Sunday on Morlot Avenue, police said.
Fair Lawn Fire Chief Jeff Greco was involved in a minor car accident Sunday while responding to a fire call on Elizabeth Street, police said. Greco had turned left onto Morlot Avenue from Mayfair Terrace in his chief's car just before 1 p.m. when a woman backing into her driveway on Morlot Avenue struck him as he passed by, Acting Lt. Joseph Dawicki said. The woman told police she did not see the fire chief's vehicle behind her as she backed into her driveway, Dawicki said. Neither the woman nor the chief suffered injuries in the crash, and while both cars sustained minor front-end damage, each could be driven from the scene, Greco said. The chief said he waited for police to arrive and did not make it to the fire call, which ended up …
The Fair Lawn Garden Committee sponsored a plant swap Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Recycling Center on Saddle River Road.
Residents and non-residents braved the stormy weather Sunday to take part in a Fair Lawn Garden Committee-sponsored Plant Swap at the Recycling Center on Saddle River Road. Garden Committee chairwoman Jane Spindel said the swap, which ran from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., attracted plant lovers from Fair Lawn, Glen Rock, Ridgewood and even Ringwood, who brought plants to exchange one-for-one, or purchase for $2 each. This year, Young Paek, owner of Cliff Garden Florist, donated 30 lilacs — distributed free to residents — and an additional 10 rebloomers to sell as profit for the committee. The proceeds from Sunday's swap will be used for "greening" Fair Lawn. -- Follow Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to receive …
Fair Lawn lost 5-0 to Immaculate Conception Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Bergen County Softball Tournament.
Fair Lawn's county softball tournament run came to an end in the quarterfinals Saturday at the hands of Immaculate Conception. The Cutters managed only three hits and failed to scratch out a run against freshman pitcher Sarah Piening, whose Blue Wolves won 5-0 to advance to the tournament's Final Four. Fair Lawn trailed only 1-0 through four innings, but Immaculate Conception rallied for two runs in both the fifth and sixth innings to put the game out of reach. No. 3 Immaculate Conception moves on to play No. 2 Indian Hills next weekend. -- Follow Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to receive our daily newsletter in your inbox each morning
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The Saddle Brook Board of Education Monday approved the hiring of Dr. Richard Katz as its new superintendent of schools. Fair Lawn borough council adopted a $46.8 million municipal budget Tuesday that will increase taxes $32 on the average assessed homeowner. Fair Lawn High School dropped a couple hundred spots, but still ranked 876th nationally in Newsweek's 2013 list of "America's Best High Schools." A driver rear-ended a vehicle stopped on Fair Lawn Avenue Wednesday afternoon, setting off a chain reaction that sent multiple drivers to the hospital, police said. Fair Lawn became an accredited police department last week at a hearing in Princeton. A driver lost control of his vehicle early Monday afternoon on Route 208 North near the …
Other top stories this week include a Newark High School student shot and killed on his way home from school and a man busted on pot-growing charges after he called police to report his wife's death.
A homeless hitchhiker who gained internet fame earlier this year was arrested at a Philadelphia bus station and charged with the murder of a Clark lawyer last Sunday. Englewood police are stepping up their presence at a public senior housing complex after complaints led authorities to arrest two residents on drug and prostitution charges, authorities said. An 18-year-old Newark High School student was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon minutes after leaving school grounds, officials said. A Rockaway Township man was charged with maintaining a drug production facility Tuesday when he called police to his Sanders Road home after finding his wife dead inside, authorities said A Delaware man has been arrested and charged in connection with a…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Swearing study ranked the most and least courteous states in the country.
Third place? We couldn’t do better than #&@$ing third place? New Jersey residents were beaten out by Ohio and Maryland in a survey ranking individuals most likely to drop swear words on a complete stranger during a phone conversation. On the flip side, analysis by the Marchex Institute found that Washington, Massachusetts and Arizona topped the list of state residents least likely to lose their cool. Marchex examined more than 600,000 calls over a year that were placed by consumers to businesses in 30 different industries. The mobile advertising company also ranked the most courteous states: South Carolina, North Carolina and Maryland. And the least courteous states: Wisconsin, Massachusetts and Indiana. Some other findings from the report…
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19th.
The Junior League of Bergen County is offering a touch-a-truck fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19. The event will take place at the parking lot in the Garden State Plaza in Paramus. Tickets are $20 for a family of four if purchased in advance or $25 the day of the event. Additional family members are $5 each. Tickets can be purchased on the Junior League of Bergen County website. Proceeds from the event support the Junior League of Bergen's County mission of promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and im[proving the community through action and leadership of trained volunteers. The event will occur rain or shine. Bring a camera, take a photo and share it on Patch!