Sunday, November 25, 2012
Leonia and Palisades Park police officers shot and killed the suspect Sunday, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor.
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Sunday, November 25, 2012
A knife-wielding assailant was shot and killed by three police officers after he robbed a CVS pharmacy in Leonia Sunday afternoon, authorities said. In a statement issued late Sunday, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli identified the alleged robber as 47-year-old Leonia resident Rickey L. McFadden. Police were called to the Broad Avenue pharmacy around 4:30 p.m. after McFadden pulled a “large knife” and stole cash along with other goods, the prosecutor said. Three Palisades Park police officers and one Leonia officer “engaged” McFadden, who was carrying the knife and had fled on foot northbound along Broad Avenue, then down Hillside Avenue, according to Molinelli. About two blocks from the store three of the four officers opened …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Project to be finished in September.
A bridge installed Wednesday will give motorists and pedestrians direct access to the northern end of Overpeck County Park for the first time since the park opened in 2010, the county executive’s office said. The bridge will link the park’s internal roadways and connect with another bridge that was installed about one month ago. The county said the opening is scheduled to be completed on Sept. 15 and is two weeks ahead of schedule. A large crane was used to haul the 170,000 pound bridge to its home off Fort Lee Road in Leonia, not far from the Teaneck border. The project will cost the county about $8 million and is under budget, northjersey.com reported. Follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter or subscribe to our free daily newsletter.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Company plans to start work in May
Teaneck’s zoning board approved a Public Service Electric and Gas plan Thursday to upgrade its electricity substation on the Bergenfield border, clearing the way for a project the utility says will decrease power outages for more than 80,000 Bergen County customers. PSE&G applied for variances related to upgrades planned at the facility located along Meyer Court, spanning the Teaneck-Bergenfield border. While most of the site is in Bergenfield and was already approved by the borough, Teaneck only recently set a hearing date. The project met with some concern from area residents who questioned the impact heavy duty construction vehicles and road work would have on their Palisade Avenue neighborhood. Longview Court resident Richard Spain …