The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Articles from January 23, 2013

Ads on School Buses Eyed
WEST MILFORD -- Revenue-generating advertising on the district's fleet of 78 buses may be the look of the future as the Board of Education considers finalizing a contract with a marketing firm on Monday night.The pact would make West Milford one of the...
All Systems Go, Especially at Goaltender
NEWARK - For most of the first period of NHL hockey in Newark, Martin Brodeur was backed into his own net, a flurry of Flyers shots heading his way. Nine of them would come in all, and nine of them he would turn away, surviving two Philadelphia power...
All Systems Go in This Truncated Season
NEWARK - For most of the first period of NHL hockey in Newark, Martin Brodeur was backed into his own net, a flurry of Flyers shots heading his way. Nine of them would come in all, and nine of them he would turn away, surviving two Philadelphia power...
Antiabortion Activists Mark 40 Years of Roe
Forty years after the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision, antiabortion advocates at a State House rally Tuesday said their opposition to the landmark ruling is gaining traction."A new generation of young women rejects the illusion that to be pro-woman...
Around the Mats
As the temperature dropped this week, the division races heated up.The biggest showdown will come in Paramus tonight when Northern Highlands (11-1, 3-0) comes in looking to clinch the Big North Freedom Division title. This match has huge significance...
Arum Bullish on Pacquiao-Marquez V
When and where haven't been finalized, but Bob Arum is certain Manny Pacquiao can come back and be the same ferocious fighter he was before Juan Manuel Marquez knocked the Filipino superstar unconscious."I've seen fighters recover from that and it not...
Assembly Hopefuls List Grows
While indicted Assemblyman Robert Schroeder remains mum on his political future, three more Republicans have lined up for his job.Old Tappan GOP municipal chairman Bob J. Auth, Saddle River Council President Karen Mastriano and Old Tappan Mayor Victor...
Audit Cites Risksin Elmwood Park School Finances
The Elmwood Park School District, which ran a $2.2 million deficit last year, lacks controls to ensure that all financial transactions are recorded properly, according to the district's latest audit.The audit flagged several other problems as well:*...
Carmelo vs. Kg, Round 2
GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- As the Knicks were scrimmaging Tuesday afternoon, every layup was greeted with an old-school foul. Teammates or not, there were no gimmies, and hard hits were the order of the day.It was a risky process for a team already hit hard...
Cavos Never Say Die
There weren't a lot of expectations for Emerson/Park Ridge this season after the perennial Bergen County power had seven seniors graduate from last year's sectional finalist team.But whatever expectations there were seemed concentrated in the Cavos'...
Christie Drawing Cash from near, Far
The nation's second-largest tobacco company, the principal owner of baseball's Tampa Bay Rays and executives of a North Jersey bank were among those who helped Governor Christie raise more than $2 million in the last three months of 2012, according to...
Country Star Inspired to Accent the Positive
WHO: Dwight Yoakam and The Lone Bellow.WHAT: Country.WHEN: 8 p.m. Thursday.WHERE: The Wellmont Theatre, 5 Seymour St., Montclair; 973-783- 9500 or wellmonttheatre.com.HOW MUCH: $35, $50, $70.FOR MORE INFORMATION: dwightyoakam.com.Dwight Yoakam's first...
Dream to Reality
FOR A nation built by immigrants, the United States is having an awful time dealing with its most recent arrivals.The issue has been so divisive that it's been seven years since there was an immigration reform proposal in Washington. That effort, which...
Expert Tested Club, Knife, but Not Lamp in Killing
A forensic scientist for the New Jersey State Police testified Tuesday that she tested blood samples from a club and knife that a Dumont man is accused of using to kill his wife almost three years ago.Annette Estilow told jurors in state Superior Court...
Feds Plan to Weigh in on N.J. Sports Betting Suit
The U.S. Department of Justice will intervene in a lawsuit filed by the National Football League and four other sports entities against a New Jersey law that would allow sports betting at the state's horse racing tracks and Atlantic City casinos, according...
Forum Discusses Hiring Legalities
HASBROUCK HEIGHTS -- Employers should scrap policies that bar hiring people with criminal records, and should avoid using credit reports to screen job candidates, employment law attorneys told a business group Tuesday.Considering a prospective employee's...
Frasier, Smith Fuel Elmwood Park's Point-Fest
GARFIELD - Andre Frasier reached 1,000 points in the second quarter, then almost helped Elmwood Park reach 100 points in the fourth.Frasier and the Crusaders set a torrid up-tempo pace en route to Tuesday's 92-81 victory over archrival Garfield that...
Hackensack Turns Police over to a Familiar Face
Michael Mordaga, Hackensack's most decorated police officer and a well-known figure among Bergen County power brokers and politicians, will return to lead the city's 114-member Police Department as it emerges from a period of turmoil and controversy.His...
High School Security Plan
RAMSEY - The Board of Education heard a proposal on Tuesday night to install more than 80 security cameras inside and outside Ramsey High School.The board formed an ad hoc school security committee last March. The group turned its initial focus to the...
Home-Office Tax Break Gets Easier to Compute
The Internal Revenue Service is offering people who work from home an easier way to deduct the cost of their home offices.Under the new formula, home-based workers will be allowed to deduct $5 per square foot of office space, up to 300 square feet, for...
Iha Meets Its Match, Yet Satisfied in Defeat
WESTFIELD -- There's not too many teams in the state that Immaculate Heart coach Jason Schlereth can say are deeper than his 14-time defending Bergen County champion.But such is the case with Westfield, the Union County power and consensus No. 1 team...
Interiors Store Moving Out
A high-end, heirloom-quality furniture manufacturer and seller that has called Paterson home for more than 60 years -- whose clients include actors, kings and billionaires -- is closing its massive showroom in the city's downtown to open one closer to customers...
In Your Kitchen: Winter Salads
Just-picked lettuce, a ripe tomato still warm from the sun ... whether they come from your own garden or the farmers' market, these are the fresh foundations of summer salads. Of course they are also found year-round at the supermarket, and there is...
Joseph Falcone, Who Loved Being a Judge, Dies at 70
Retired state Superior Court Judge Joseph A. Falcone, whose tough love played as well to the defendants standing before him as it did to the courtroom gallery, died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer surrounded by his family at his Wayne home. He was 70.Falcone...
Jumping out Fast
WAYNE -- Liam Connors, Josh Rigoglioso and the rest of their Wayne Valley boys basketball teammates thought they'd have to finish strong to top Passaic Valley again Tuesday.The Indians led their Dec. 18 meeting by three points entering the fourth quarter,...
Kingpin against Upstart in Hockey Final
Two teams and two completely different story lines collide tonight when Paramus Catholic and Don Bosco square off in the Bergen County final.The Ironmen are supposed to be here, and they've played like it - the defending champions advanced to the final...
Life Lessons Learned at Roller Derby
THE JAMMERNew off-Broadway play, at the Atlantic Theater Company, Stage 2, 330 W. 16th St.Written by Rolin Jones. Directed by Jackson Gay.With Patch Darragh, Todd Weeks, Jeanine Serralles, Billy Eugene Jones and Keira Naughton.Schedule: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday...
Limited Glory, Plenty of Passion
The sheet of paper mocked him from the clutter on his desk.Chuck McBreen tried to ignore the box score, finally giving in to read aloud the previous night's incriminating stats as if they were charges in an indictment.Then he tossed it in disgust.The...
Mandee Might Be Sold
Totowa retailer Big M Inc. has indicated that selling the company is one path it may take to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to an attorney selected to represent the creditors' committee.Attorney Jay Indyke of Cooley LLP, the proposed counsel...
Mayoral Hopefuls Gear Up for 2014
PATERSON -- It's more than a year before the deadline to file to run for mayor, and already at least five would-be candidates have said they will wage campaigns for the city's top elected office in the spring of 2014.Mayor Jeffery Jones said this week...
Opening Remarks Set Tone for Lawyer's Trial
Paul W. Bergrin was a "full service provider" as a highly successful and sought after defense lawyer, offering his clientele legal and illegal services ranging from witness tampering to murder, a federal prosecutor told jurors in an unfolding trial Tuesday."This...
Opening Right
NEWARK - The Devils used their home opener in the lockout- delayed new season as a reminder to the Philadelphia Flyers of how they ousted them in the playoffs last season.The Devils jumped on the Flyers early, scoring three times on their first six shots,...
Passaic Oks Repayment for Back Taxes on Building
Three years after investing more than $4 million to make the landmark building at 663 Main Ave. in Passaic attractive for redevelopment, the city has moved to collect $109,448 in back taxes from the developer who is still promising to build a medical...
Rangers Seeking a Spark
GREENBURGH, N.Y. - There were new lines at Tuesday's practice, including the much-anticipated trio of All- Stars Brad Richards, Marian Gaborik and Rick Nash.But the Rangers, who have opened the season with two flat losses, know they can move forward...
Skating Back
NATIONAL Hockey League players are back on the ice, and no one can be happier than the people who count numbers in the state treasurer's office in Trenton.That's because the return of professional hockey to New Jersey also marks a return of revenue to...
Smartphone Apps for Health, Fitness
Going for a run, losing a few pounds or finally exorcising a bad habit? Of course, there are apps for all of that and more, and more people are filling their smartphones with them.Nearly 20 percent of smartphone owners have at least one health app on...
The Surprises in Store When Shopping with Dad
Today's topic: Taking Emilio shopping.Why?Good question.Emilio -- my father -- is 86 years old. What does he need? Thanks to amazon.com, I tend to all his entertainment needs."Can you get me that movie with Richard Widmark?""Which movie, Dad?""You know....
Things to Do
TOdayACTIVITIES* Pizza and Pages -- Noon, Hillsdale Library, 509 Hillsdale Ave., Hillsdale. Middle school students are invited to eat pizza and discuss books. 201-358-5072 or hillsdale.bccls.org.* Lego Lab -- 4 p.m., Riverdale Public Library, 93 Newark...
Tobler Waiting for Right Offer
The key to Dante Tobler's college football future is patience.The New Milford running back, one of the most explosive offensive players in North Jersey last season, is going to get a scholarship offer. It just may not come until right around next month's...
Trip-Time Alerts Make Some Feel Uneasy
If you've been traveling Routes 287, 46 and 80 lately, you might have wondered how portable electronic signs are magically able to flash the time it's going to take you to reach a town some 10 miles down the road.It turns out that we're all part of the...
Veenstra Comes Up Clutch
RUTHERFORD -- Great players always find a way to win, even when they're having one of those unforgettable nights they wish would end.Eastern Christian senior guard Carly Veenstra was having an uncharacteristically off shooting performance, but there...
Vote Set on Meadowlands Revenue
The state Meadowlands Commission will vote today on municipal tax- sharing amounts for 2013.Tax sharing originated in the Meadowlands District in the early 1970s as a way to balance the costs and rewards of regional zoning. Communities that were designated...
Watson: Yanks Won't Be That Frugal
NEW YORK - Yankees general partner Hal Steinbrenner has already shown fiscal restraint during this relatively quiet pinstriped winter.But that idea could go out the window, according to a man who worked for Steinbrenner's famously impulsive father."When...
Yes, You Can Save at Low-Profile Food Basics
Food Basics seems like the forgotten stepchild of the A&P supermarket chain, quietly serving a small segment of the North Jersey population.When the first store opened in Passaic in 2001, modeled after stores in A&P's Canadian unit, Food Basics was seen...
Your Views
Echoing appeal of half-century pastOn Jan. 20, 1961 John F. Kennedy stated in his inaugural address to "ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."Wouldn't it be great to have President Obama say the same thing in...
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