‘KEEP INTERSECTION CLEAR’
To the Editor: As was recently reported in The Observer, a pedestrian was struck and killed at the intersection of Passaic Ave. and Belleville Turnpike in North Arlington. Earlier this morning (Saturday, May 16), I witnessed a second near-miss accident involving a pedestrian at this same location.
A group representing a North Arlington sports league was panhandling at the intersection. The intersection was extremely congested, and a young girl darted between traffic to donate to one of the individuals collecting. This girl was nearly hit by a car. Traffic at this intersection is bad enough on weekends; I am not sure why the municipality allows these panhandlers during these weekend periods, which only exacerbate the traffic conditions and in consideration of the recent fatality.
I call on the Borough of North Arlington to prohibit the practice of street collections at this location.
‘THANKS TO ALL CONTRIBUTORS’
To the Editor:
The Fred Kuhrt Scholarship Fund would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the 1st annual Fred Kuhrt Scholarship Fundraiser on April 26. The night was a huge success and would not have been possible without the astounding outpouring of support and generosity. They wish to thank all who contributed from the bottom of their hearts and can’t wait to see everyone next year.