The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

A daily newspaper serving the Bergen County, NJ area. Stories cover local news, politics, business, entertainment, and sports, with additional stories of significance from around the state, nation, and world.

Articles from January 27, 2013

3 Secrets to Jasper's Success
Pascack Valley girls basketball coach Jeff Jasper hasn't reached 900 career victories by accident. He's had his share of talent. And he knows his X's and O's. "Sometimes it seems like Jasper's playing chess while the rest of us are playing checkers,"...
900th Win for Jasper
HILLSDALE - Room 237 is about as far away from the basketball courts at Pascack Valley High School as possible."Maybe they are trying to tell me something," quips girls basketball coach Jeff Jasper.The room is decorated with a Presidential timeline poster,...
A Game Plan for Buono
LAST WEEK, New Jersey's Election Law Enforcement Commission released the first financial reports submitted by the gubernatorial campaigns of Governor Christie and his only declared challenger, state Sen. Barbara Buono.The reports indicate that Christie...
An Easygoing Resort Region
For several years, Larry and Katherine Shaw searched throughout the Northeast for a country house for their ever-growing brood, but weren't satisfied with what they found.After unfruitful searches throughout New England -- from Connecticut to Maine and...
A War's Toxic Legacy
Long after the Vietnam War ended, the toxic trail left by dioxin- laced Agent Orange stretches from Newark, where herbicides were manufactured for the military in a way that created a long-lasting contaminant, to Southeast Asia.IN THE SEASIDE city of...
Bill Is Bugged by an Insect the Size of the Bat Plane
I came home Wednesday night and plopped down onto my bed with the newspaper. My dog plopped down onto her blanket. No newspaper.Three or four seconds went by and I knew.We weren't alone.I raised my head slightly and sat perfectly still, like the character...
Bittersweet Day for Marty
NEWARK - More often than not during Martin Brodeur's 19-season NHL career, a trip to Montreal has meant a win for the Devils and a chance for his father, Denis, to watch him play.When the Devils take on the Canadiens tonight at Bell Centre, however,...
Building Post-Sandy
FLOOD waters from Sandy's wrath may have been still receding in spots when Governor Christie said his goal was to have the Jersey Shore open for business by Memorial Day weekend.The feasibility of that remains to be seen, but action the governor took...
CAFe MATISSE ON LIST OF ROMANTIC RESTAURANTS
When you think of settings for romantic dining, Rutherford may not be tops on your list. But it is for Open Table, which last week named Cafe Matisse to the restaurant reservations website's list of "Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S." for...
Can Mahwah Claim Kilmer's 'Trees'?
Towns cope with all kinds of challenges, from balancing the budget to deciding whether to repave Main Street or spruce up a soccer field.But Mahwah faces an unusual dilemma: How do you say "happy birthday" to 12 lines of verse?This week, "Trees," the...
Career School Suddenly Closes Down
State labor authorities are looking into the abrupt closing of a private career school in Wayne that apparently has left many students worrying about whether they will recoup the thousands of dollars in tuition.The CDM Institute on Galesi Drive shut...
Closures Reflect Long-Standing Policy Change
Behind New Jersey closure decreeThe decision to close two of the state's developmental centers reflects a long-standing shift in national experts' opinions about the best way to care for the developmentally disabled.For well over a decade, states have...
Coach Hot after Knicks Are Ice-Cold
PHILADELPHIA -- The sad truth is that after 48 lifeless minutes and a 97-80 loss to the Sixers that wasn't nearly as close as even that one-sided score, the most intensity that came from the Knicks surfaced when Mike Woodson stepped in front of the microphones...
Country Living with a Dash of Convenience
BLOOMINGDALE - Cindy Keegan doesn't miss the traffic that clogged Route 23 near her former home in Sussex County."Living in Sussex, we had to drive 45 minutes for everything," Keegan said.That was one of the reasons she and her family moved from Sussex to...
Despite Hurtful Words, Teacher Didn't Deserve Termination
JENNIFER O'Brien is not America's poster child for free speech. Maybe it's time to anoint her.O'Brien is the Paterson teacher who was fired almost two years ago for writing on her Facebook page that she does not feel like an educator in the classroom...
Equestrian Centers on Alert over Virus
Horse farms throughout New Jersey and New York have been quarantined and temporarily shut after a horse in a Newburgh, N.Y., competition was diagnosed with the neurological form of equine herpes virus Type 1. Among the quarantined farms is the North...
Families of Disabled Distressed over Closings
Mary Ellen Scesa has spent 42 of her 46 years living at the North Jersey Developmental Center in Totowa.If it were up to her parents, the center would continue to be her home indefinitely."The care she gets there is phenomenal," said Louis Scesa, her father....
Food TV and Smoking
It's now a classic scene in reality cooking shows such as "Top Chef" and "Hell's Kitchen" - the stressed-out contestants gossiping on an outdoor patio over several packs of cigarettes.A channel-flipper might find it a bit jarring. Short of "Mad Men,"...
Garfield Rail Station in Need of Renewal
While most North Jerseyans battle highway traffic to reach work, Pete Thompson walks only a few blocks from his Garfield home to catch an NJ Transit train to his job in New York."It's so convenient," the Manhattan travel agent said as he surveyed the...
Goalies Need to Face Shots to Remain Focused on Goal
Dominating a high school hockey game comes with its perks. There are more goals for the forwards, less stress for defenses.And then there's the goaltender. They face fewer shots when their team dominates, yet it's not always a perk."I'm an ex-goalie,"...
Hallak Helps Boost Bergen Cath. Status
BOUND BROOK - This was the bout that Gianni Hallak had waited his entire career for.So the senior from Bergen Catholic wasn't going to let a little thing like a 5-0 deficit early on get in the way.Hallak battled back to pin Bound Brook's Abe Saavedra...
Home Building, Piece by Piece
Factory-built homes appear to be on the rise in North Jersey, as climate-controlled home-building factories in Pennsylvania and New York are increasingly are catering to high-end home buyers and investors in the region with customized, amenity-filled...
'Hunger Games' Rumors Catch Fire in Ringwood
Whatever it was, whoever it was, it caused quite a buzz around North Jersey on Friday.Commercial film crews parked trucks and trailers on Skyline Drive in Oakland this week. As drivers in the area reported the conspicuous vehicles and traffic backups,...
Life after the Opera
James Mernin walked amid the rows and rows of props, costumes and set pieces before he found a black lounge chair from the opera "Regina." He sat down and posed like he was starring in a production of Marc Blitzstein's dramatic commentary on capitalism."If...
Long Road to Broadway
Auditioning for a Broadway show via YouTube isn't the way things are usually done. It certainly panned out, though, for Anthony Warlow, who's costarring in the revival of "Annie."A native of Wollongong, Australia, Warlow is a star back home, but it's...
Michael's World
It's Monday morning, 3 a.m., and Michael Strahan is reading. His morning talk show goes on the air in a few hours, and he's studying up on the day's guests. Odds are he's had no sleep - his plane from Los Angeles has barely touched down in New York -...
Mixed Signals on Food Costs, but Don't Bet They're Falling
Are food prices going up? Or are they going down?Two weeks ago, the federal government released statistics showing that the answer to both questions is yes.The Consumer Price Index, which tracks retail trends, shows that food prices rose 0.2 percent...
Mothers March for Gun Control Laws
JERSEY CITY -- Kris Harrington knows firsthand the impact of gun violence.When her younger bother, Danny, was just 19 years old, he was gunned down by an acquaintance, shot seven times as he tried to run for his life, she said."He had a right to life,"...
New Councilman Appointed
NORTH ARLINGTON -- A new Democratic councilman has been seated to replace Steve Tanelli, who was elected to a seat on the Bergen County Freeholder Board in November.The task of filling Tanelli's vacant seat initially was referred to the Democratic Committee...
New & Noteworthy
Shopping* Saks Fifth Avenue launches rewards card: Through this new addition to the SaksFirst loyalty program, all Saks cardholders will receive automatic and free membership to SaksFirst, with no minimum spending requirement and points toward a gift...
North Jersey Lawmaker Seen as Gop Possible for U.S. Senate
Assemblyman Jay Webber of Morris Plains, who served as the Republican State Committee chairman during Governor Christie's 2009 campaign, is being touted as a possible U.S. Senate candidate for 2014.The possibility of the conservative, Harvard Law School...
Not Enough Officers, Chief Warns
WANAQUE -- The police chief is asking the governing body for more officers because of short staffing and expected retirements.John Reno has written to Mayor Daniel Mahler, describing "critical staffing levels" in the department that have created a "dangerous...
Opposing Disaster Aid Is Common in Congress
The Senate is expected to approve a $50.6 billion aid package on Monday for states devastated by superstorm Sandy, capping off a political process that dragged on for nearly three months and saw Governor Christie criticizing his own party.New Jersey...
Oscar Tries on Retro Styles
Dinosaurs, from a world long gone, have come back to life this Oscar season.No, you didn't miss the latest "Jurassic Park" sequel. The dinosaurs we're talking about are three extinct film genres: the Western, the war film, the musical."Django Unchained,"...
Panthers Girls Use Long Range to Beat Cutters
FAIR LAWN -- Glen Rock had a distinct height disadvantage against Fair Lawn. That was obvious as soon as both teams took the court Saturday afternoon at Bennett Gym.But the 18th seeded Panthers did a marvelous job picking apart the No. 15 Cutters from...
Police Director Can Keep Firm
HACKENSACK -- The city's new police director can continue to have an outside security firm, but won't be doing any private work in the city while he leads the 114-officer department, said City Manager Stephen Lo Iacono.Michael Mordaga, a former city...
Ridgefield Park Sinks Bergen Tech from Line
RIDGEFIELD PARK -- Ridgefield Park hit some key free throws down the stretch, and the 12th seeded Lady Scarlets needed every one to hold off No. 21 Bergen Tech, 50-48, in Saturday's opening round of the Bergen County girls basketball tournament."It wasn't...
Short-Handed Pct Falters
ELIZABETH -- Mike Boorman was well aware that winning a rematch Saturday against Elizabeth would've been very difficult for the Passaic Tech boys basketball team.But Boorman wanted to challenge the Bulldogs, so he agreed to participate in the 19th annual...
Sigi Rosh Hodesh Nissimov, Dancer
Friends and family are planning a March 2 fundraiser at The Women's Club in Ridgewood to celebrate the life of Sigi Rosh Hodesh Nissimov, who died Friday at the age of 43.The ebullient owner of a Fair Lawn dance school and mother of two, Ms. Nissimov...
Social Services Workers Unhappy
Frustrations are rising at Bergen County's Board of Social Services, where longtime employees say that increased workload, inefficient systems and understaffing are harming their ability to help clients in a timely manner.That dissatisfaction boiled...
So Close, and Yet So Far Away
The saris in the window of Sheetal boutique were so luscious I was salivating. I decided I had to have one. But which? The turquoise to green to yellow silk sari that looked like melting pistachio ice cream? The grape-colored number with the vine-like embroidery?...
Spartans Take Down Their Rival
WEST MILFORD -- DePaul is the new king of Passaic County wrestling, and much to its delight, it knocked the previous ruler off its throne to get there.Behind five individual champions, a runner-up and four others who placed in the top five, DePaul earned...
Staal Starts Big Late Rally for Rangers
NEW YORK - This one would have been real troubling for the Rangers.Instead, they successfully showed patience that their long stretches of puck possession would pay off despite a first period in which they outshot the Maple Leafs, 14-3, and still trailed...
Superintendent's Exit
GEOFFREY Zoeller resigned as superintendent of Westwood Regional schools last week. It was the right thing to do.Zoeller's fate was sealed last year when he not only took home a district-owned generator to power up his house in Boonton after superstorm...
Survival after Sandy
An artisan bread factory in Carlstadt is up and running again but needs a $2 million loan to replace four ovens destroyed by floodwater.A Moonachie importer of German chocolates and other delicacies is struggling with a diminished inventory and needs...
Things to Do
TODAYACTIVITIES* Winter Green Festival: A Tu B'Shvat Celebration -- Noon, Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St., Manhattan. Activities will include a traditional Tu B'Shvat seder, art activities, genealogy workshops, challah making, beer tastings...
This Job's for the Moms? Don't Tell These Dads
On Friday, Alissa Lenda will go to her first Daisy Troop meeting. She is very excited, especially about one member of the troop."My dad is in it," the 6-year-old Paramus kindergartner said with a shy smile when asked about the best part of being a Daisy.That's...
Time for Knicks to Say It: Amar'e Is a Sub
PHILADELPHIA -- Sometimes actions speak louder than words. And inaction does, too.It was in the inaction and the words left unspoken that we might have our best idea about what Mike Woodson has planned for the Knicks -- and more specifically, for Amar'e...
Your Views
I have personal, tragic experience with the ease mentally unstable people can purchase a gun in many states.On June 10, 2011, my mother traveled from her home in New Hampshire into Maine. She arrived at the Kittery Trading Post and purchased a gun. She...
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