Zika is caused by a virus that is spread to people through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. Since 2015 Zika has been identified in several countries and territories including Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, Africa, and the Pacific Islands. All current cases of Zika are travel-associated meaning that a person with Zika became infected outside the U.S. in an area with ongoing Zika transmission and then traveled to the U.S. There is no known local transmission of Zika in New Jersey, which means that mosquitos in our area have not been infected with Zika virus. There have also been some reported cases of sexual transmission of Zika by a man to his sex partners.
Cancellation of April 18, 2016 Planning Board meeting
PLEASE BE ADVISED that the regular public meeting of the Fort Lee Planning Board scheduled for Monday, April 18, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. is being canceled due to lack of agenda.
The next regular public meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 2, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. All meetings are held in Council Chambers, Fort Lee Municipal Building, 309 Main St., Fort Lee, New Jersey.
Fort Lee Art History Walk on Main Street on Saturday, May 21, 2016
The Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs will celebrate the 90th birthday of the late Fort Lee artist Paul Ortlip with an art history walk along Main Street on Saturday, May 21st starting at 11 AM at the Fort Lee Museum at 1589 Parker Avenue (parking on Palisade Avenue side of the museum). Fort Lee Cultural & Heritage Affairs Administrator Tom Meyers will lead the walk.
Special "Rosie the Riveter" screening on May 13, 2016
The Fort Lee Film Commission will host a free screening of the 1980 award winning documentary The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter on May 13th at 7:30 pm at the auditorium of Fort Lee High School - doors open at 7 pm. The Fort Lee Film Commission will also premiere a short film produced by the Film Commission on our local Rosie the Riveters and members of the Fort Lee VFW. The program will be introduced by Senator Loretta Weinberg and members of the Fort Lee Film Commission. Our 2016 Fort Lee VFW Memorial Day Parade Co-Grand Marshal Maureen Ford will be introduced as well - Maureen was a defense plant worker during World War II so she is our Fort Lee Rosie the Riveter. For further info call (201) 693-2763.
Fort Lee Film Commission 2016 Battle of the High School Bands - Call for Entries
Notice to Bidders: Precast Concrete Contract for Guntzer Lot Parking Structure
Notice is hereby given by the Fort Lee Parking Authority hereby requesting Bids for the following "Work":
Precast Concrete Contract for new Guntzer Lot Parking Structure, as described in the Bidding Documents bearing the same name.
Fort Lee recognized as a New Jersey Healthy Town
The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute recently announced that two municipalities, Beachwood and Jersey City, have been designated as this year’s New Jersey Healthy Towns by the Mayors Wellness Campaign, a program of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute in partnership with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities.
Mayor's Message - March 2016
It is not often that a municipality is in a position to boast the opening of a new public park...especially a municipality in East Bergen County. The availability of land and the costs of acquisition alone pose insurmountable challenge to most municipalities. Fort Lee is the exception!!! In the very near future, Fort Lee will proudly add 3 additional public parks to its growing inventory of open space.
2016 Jersey Filmmakers of Tomorrow Bergen County High School Student Film Festival
2016 Fort Lee Arts & Music Festival Call for Artists and Vendors
The annual Fort Lee Arts & Music Festival will be held rain or shine on Sunday, June 5, 2016 on Lemoine Avenue between Main Street and Bruce Reynolds Boulevard. Applications can be dowloaded on this web site. The deadline for applications is May 20, 2016. For further information, contact the Fort Lee Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs at (201) 693-2763.
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The Fort Lee Today newsletter publishes quarterly and brings you up-to-date news about the Borough of Fort Lee. The newsletter is mailed to residents, and made available for download on this web site.
Prescription Drug Safety and Disposal
Free Prescription Drug Card compliments of the Borough of Fort Lee
The Borough of Fort Lee Mayor & Council is pleased to offer you and your family/friends a free discount drug card. Simply print the free card below and receive savings of up to 75 percent at over 56,000 pharmacies across the country. This card is especially helpful if you are uninsured or underinsured. However, even if you have insurance, you can still use this card to get a discount on non-covered drugs. All prescriptions processed through the program are completely confidential (no name required on card).
This program also includes discounts on eyeglasses, hearing, diabetic supplies, and more. You can print as many cards as you need. Please feel free to forward this free Prescription Drug Card to your friends and family. This card is pre-activated and can be used immediately.