1/8/2020 0 Comments
New Teaneck History Commemorates Past as Township Approaches Milestone Anniversary
As Teaneck nears its 125th birthday, a local writer has produced a lovely present for those who want to learn more about the Township’s rich and diverse past.
On Jan. 27, Arcadia Publishing Company will release the newest in its series of local history books chronicling, in
words and rarely seen pictures, the story of Teaneck - starting from its original Lenni-Lenape Indian inhabitants through a century and a quarter’s worth of events, people, and decisions that have shaped the Teaneck of today.
The book, “Images of America: TEANECK, was written by local author Jay Levin and sponsored by the Teaneck Historical Society in cooperation with the Teaneck Public Library.
The Teaneck Historical Society will host a book sale and signing with Levin from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 in the Teaneck Public Library auditorium.
Levin writes that Teaneck is a “community of myriad distinctions; exemplar of successful municipal management, ‘model town’ deemed worthy of emulation, college town, and in the 1960’s the first majority-white community in the United States to voluntary integrate its school system.”
In addition to highlighting many of the Township’s milestones, the book also includes background about many of Teaneck High School’s prominent alumni, including: General Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President George W. Bush; former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali; film critic Leonard Maltin; and singer-songwriter Phoebe Snow; It also mentions the contributions of Paul A. Volcker Jr., chairman of the Federal Reserve and son of Teaneck’s first Township Manager; and David Stern, former Commissioner of the NBA for 30 years, both of whom recently passed away.
The 128-page book will be available for sale locally at the Township Clerk’s office in the Municipal Building, the Teaneck Public Library, as well as at Brier Rose Books, at a special discounted Teaneck price of $20.00. Profits from those local sales of the book will go to the Teaneck Historical Society, which was founded three years ago with support of Age-Friendly Teaneck.
The regular cover price of the book at Barnes & Noble Bookstore or online through Arcadia Press will be $23.99.
For more details about the book, click here
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