The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Articles from March 23, 2014

Agent Helps Brothers Realize Hometown Dream
They didn't start out united in purpose, but soon two brothers and their respective families were sharing a real estate agent along with the dream of settling down in their native Washington Township as they set out to buy their homes.For Tommy Riedel,...
A Hard Winter's Lingering Insults
Now that one of the harshest winters in years is behind us -- we hope -- homeowners can finally check what all that snow, ice and bitter cold did to their properties. They may not like what they find, but experts say it's better to deal with any problems...
Aid to Typhoon Victims Stalled
In Hackensack's industrial district, warehouse shelves are stocked with canned goods, bottled water and other provisions that Edward Holland wants to get in the hands of victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.A Teaneck resident whose U.S. Food...
A Life: Levonia Chaney, 1909-2014
Levonia Chaney, the great-granddaughter of a slave, helped on her family's Georgia farm."My father believed that after age 5, you had to work," she told an interviewer. "As long as you had two hands and 10 fingers, you could work."Levonia's father also...
All-North Jersey Boys Basketball: Player of the Year: Juwuan Carter, Depaul
DePaul senior guard Juwuan Carter of Paterson elevated his game to another level in this year's state tournament.DePaul's football coaches are sure Juwuan Carter would've developed into a terrific cornerback had he stuck with that sport.The senior shooting...
All-North Jersey Boys Basketball: Team of the Year: Eastside
Before Eastside's season started, coach Juan Griles knew his boys basketball team could evolve into a state power only if its inexperienced point guards became reliable varsity players.Less than two weeks into the season, freshman Nhazir Smith and junior...
All North-Jersey Girls Basketball: Coach of the Year: Darren White, Saddle Brook
Darren White took over the Saddle Brook girls basketball program just before the start of the 2012-13 season. The Falcons were coming off a dreadful three-win season, but White was optimistic."I was hopeful that we would get off to a better start," White said...
All-North Jersey Girls Basketball: Player of the Year: Taylor Brown, Eastside
Girls basketball is once again a thriving enterprise at Eastside. In many ways, you can thank Taylor Brown.The 6-foot junior forward has emerged as the face of the program, dominating games with such smooth efficiency that it can be hard not to watch...
All-North Jersey Girls Basketball: Team of the Year: Northern Highlands
The first Bergen County title in program history. A North 1, Group 3 sectional title. Twenty-eight victories, including a school- record, 20-game winning streak."Monumental, as far as the program is concerned," said Northern Highlands girls basketball...
Basic Wills Can Be Created Online
Wills and estates can be confusing, so we weren't surprised to receive a number of questions and comments from readers in response to last Sunday's column on the subject.I suggested that consumers should invest in an attorney to draft a will and to avoid...
Big Blueshirt
NEWARK - The coveted ascendency to the playoffs requires teams to win repeated playoff-like games late in the regular season.The Rangers, with clutch goaltending and defense, are showing that mettle. The Devils, despite a classic performance by Martin Brodeur...
Buffer Zone's Effects Felt
ENGLEWOOD - For some on both sides of this divisive issue, Saturday was a welcome return to more peaceful times.Four days after the City Council adopted new buffer-zone rules to address contentious protests outside a city abortion clinic, advocates on...
Dep Asked to Lower Reservoir Levels
Regional officials are encouraging the state Department of Environmental Protection to direct the lowering of North Jersey reservoirs in advance of expected spring rains that could pose a flood threat.But a spokesman for the agency says that reservoirs...
Giants Seek to Have Memorabilia Fraud Lawsuit Dismissed
The Giants organization and co-owner John Mara are among defendants in an alleged memorabilia fraud case who have filed a motion in U.S. District Court to dismiss claims that franchise officials conspired to cover up the fraud.Plaintiff Eric Inselberg...
Heroin Deaths Climbing
The dead include a former high school football player, a mother from Oakland and best friends who died within two weeks of each other. Seven of them were under 30. Four were women. Nearly all died in their Bergen County homes.So far this year, heroin...
In Your Face about Diabetes
Gary VandenBergh got so fed up last November watching Matt Lauer and Al Roker on "The Today Show" learn about prostate cancer the hard way that it almost made his blood sugar spike."The fact that National Diabetes Month, November, went by with barely...
Knicks, Dolan Can't Handle the Truth
On the stage Tuesday, Phil Jackson spoke confidently, mixing tales of his championship days in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles with simple assurances of how all that could be recaptured at Madison Square Garden. And that could be expected from the...
Knicks Have Earned the Right to Dream
In a span of just over 48 hours, the Knicks beat the best team in the Eastern Conference and then nearly gave a game away to the worst.When it was over, the Knicks had an eight-game winning streak and were inching closer to what might have seemed unthinkable...
Making Bail
MOVING DEFENDANTS through the court system can be a slow process, but if defendants have money, it can be a lot more comfortable for them while not always safer for the public. It's time to reform the process.The Joint Committee on Criminal Justice,...
Meet the New Poster Child for Guns
Think of this tale as the weaponized version of the TV beauty pageant show "Toddlers and Tiaras" - only, in this case, instead of a rhinestone tiara and ruby-red lipstick, the prime accessory for this child is an assault rifle, with a magazine that holds...
Memories of a 20-Years-Ago Stint on 'Wheel of Fortune'
California resident Emil de Leon became an Internet sensation last week after guessing the correct answer to a 12-letter "Wheel of Fortune" puzzle worth $45,000.People have been solving 12-letter puzzles on this show for decades. But not in quite the...
Mets' Young Back in the Swing of Things
JUPITER, Fla. - The seeds for Chris Young's hot spring training - - and potential regular-season success -- were planted in Southern California earlier this year.Coming off his third straight year with a declining batting average and on-base percentage,...
Musicals Team Back with Show for Idina Menzel
Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey occupy a special niche in the world of musicals.The team launched their Broadway partnership five years ago with "Next to Normal," and now they're back with "If/Then," starring Idina Menzel. (Currently in previews, the show...
Nets GM Showers Kidd with Praise
DALLAS -- There is a lot of credit to go around for the Nets' remarkable resurgence. General manager Billy King, however, seems to believe there's one key aspect of the Nets that is being overlooked: coach Jason Kidd.In a rare conversation with reporters...
New Anti-Drug Ads Aimed at Parents
A series of dramatic print ads, each describing a hypothetical drug-related incident taking place in Bergen County, marks the latest effort by county officials to sound the alarm about the rise of opiate addiction and stepped-up law enforcement tactics...
N.J. Looking for Work
Three years after New Jersey's post-recession employment low, the state's tepid economic recovery is still searching for a direction - - and some momentum.The answers to questions such as how the job market performs in the long term, when and if faster...
No-Jail Plea Deal Dismays Officials
Questions are being raised over the plea deal with a former Ridgewood official who was convicted of stealing nearly a half- million dollars in parking meter quarters but is likely to be spared any jail time."It's startling to see that type of plea bargain,"...
Non-Residents to Get New Rate at Pool
PALISADES PARK -- The Palisades Park town pool will be open to residents in four nearby municipalities at the same rates offered to those who live in the borough.The agreements with Cliffside Park, Edgewater, Fairview and Fort Lee for the summer season...
Now Vick Is Not Just a Mentor to Jets QB
Michael Vick began a friendship with Geno Smith last year, helping to counsel him as he prepared to begin his NFL career.Vick now is in a position to deliver more lessons to Smith, first- hand.Their relationship took a new turn Friday after Vick signed...
Pequannock Mourns Principal
PEQUANNOCK -- The school district remains in mourning after the death last week of Lewis Ludwig, the interim principal of Pequannock High School.Ludwig, 63, died suddenly on Tuesday. The cause of death remained unknown Friday.Ludwig had been at work...
Port Needs Options like Links with River Ferry
Hardly anyone noticed, but when a traffic jam closed one of the Lincoln Tunnel's three tubes in Weehawken last week, NJ Transit took the kind of emergency step that it normally reserves for disasters.It diverted nearly 700 bus riders to NY Waterway,...
Protecting the Keys
I knew about the sybaritic aspect of the Florida Keys. I had no idea about the scientific.But on my first morning of a weeklong drive from Miami to Key Largo and back, I found evidence of both approaches to nature -- nature, of course, being the star...
Rally Drums Up Support for Conservation Bill
PISCATAWAY -- With the coffers of the state's open-space program depleted, environmentalists, state legislators and town officials convened Saturday to discuss ways to restore funds for the protection of undeveloped land.Organized by the New Jersey Conservation...
Scandal Keeps 'Em in Stitches
Everybody wants to get into the act.Here's Cardinal Timothy Dolan at Seton Hall, March 15: "[I] would have been here a little earlier, but we got hung up on the George Washington Bridge."Here's New Jersey Democratic power broker George Norcross III on March...
Security Breach at Wtc
ONE OF the most prominent terrorist targets in America is so well guarded that a 16-year old from Weehawken could break in, climb scaffolding, take an elevator to the 88th floor, climb more stairs, access the roof and make it to the building's signature...
Signing of Vick Rekindles Debate
Petunia the bulldog has strong opinions about humans: If they scratch her back and offer their hands for sniffing, humans are great. Petunia's owner, Mayra Medina of Cliffside Park, has strong opinions about people who hurt dogs: They should be in prison.And...
State Cap on Tuition Faces Stiff Resistance
A bill to mandate a fixed-rate four-year tuition at the state's colleges and universities would, if made into law, put New Jersey in the vanguard of states trying the tactic in an effort to hold down college costs.But the measure -- introduced as the...
Tanaka Works out of a Jam
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Masahiro Tanaka was in genuine trouble, the tightest spot he'd experienced in these big league rehearsals known as Grapefruit League starts.Joe Mauer had just walked on four straight pitches to load the bases Saturday afternoon at...
Teens Finally Get a Crack at Coding at Hackathon
Jared Zoneraich figured he had nothing to lose. The 16-year-old student at the elite Bergen County Academies High School in Hackensack emailed a list of high-tech industry leaders, asking if they'd give up a part of their weekend to judge hackBCA, the...
Top Restaurant Missteps That Leave a Sour Taste
Photo illustration by Elaine Isaacson/staff artistTo dine out frequently is to amass a running list of pet peeves. Right?No matter how much we fundamentally appreciate the great work of many restaurants, complaining is an essential part of eating out. It's...
Your Views
Myers' actions can't be justifiedRegarding "Focus on archbishop's commitment to serve" (Other Views, March 18):If Newark Archbishop John J. Myers was committed to serve the people of the Newark archdiocese, he would not build a splashy retirement home...
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