The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Articles from April 29, 2012

3 State Police Commanders Reassigned
Three state police commanders, including a high-ranking major, have been reassigned as the scandal involving high-speed escorts of luxury sports cars spreads up the ranks, three sources with knowledge of the moves said Saturday.The shake-up was one of...
A Chic, Low-Key First Year for Royal Couple
When the ever-observant paparazzi spotted the new $500,000 addition on Angelina Jolie's ring finger, the buzz was not, "Oh my gosh, Brangelina are engaged!" (They've been together seven years.) But rather it was, "Oh my gosh, what will their wedding...
After Closing, Work Isn't Over
The home buyer who is handy may get a good deal on a house by taking responsibility for minor repairs and renovations -- but should be prepared for a lot of work upon moving in."Buying a house is one-tenth of the battle," warns Prajin Joseph, who recently...
A Lesson Learned for Russo and Sb
WOOD-RIDGE - Saddle Brook's Alexia Russo decided it was time to take a pitching lesson after getting roughed up last weekend by Old Tappan. The junior right-hander probably should have gone back to school a bit sooner because she completed a week Saturday...
Arizona Liberty
LAST WEEK, the Supreme Court heard arguments for and against portions of Arizona's immigration law, known as SB-1070. The arguments presented on the merits of that controversial law made their way to the court after months of charged rhetoric, and after other...
Bergen Brings out Best in Iha
WASHINGTON TWP. -- This is what the Immaculate Heart Academy girls lacrosse team lives for. This time of year. This tournament. This opportunity.It doesn't matter what the Blue Eagles' record is. Never has. Somehow they always elevate their play in the...
Bergen Gop's Troubles Aren't Putting off State Fund-Raisers
The Bergen County Republican Organization may have difficulties raising money in Bergen County, but the state GOP still views it as fertile territory.A dinner-hour special reception "honoring" Governor Christie is scheduled for May 8 at the Teaneck Marriott...
Broadway's Gold Rush
The Tony nominees for the 2011-2012 Broadway theater season will be announced Tuesday morning, and making predictions is a bit tougher than in recent years.For one thing, more productions than usual are competing, with 41 openings, compared with the...
City on the Right Track
On any given night at Sugar's Ribs in downtown Chattanooga, Tenn., you might find an unlikely mix that includes a hardworking coal miner, a giddy college co-ed, an artsy bohemian, a green energy entrepreneur, a banjo player and an aristocratic Southern...
Clifton Starts Ball Rolling in Opener
CLIFTON -- Like most teams in the Passaic County softball tournament, Clifton is optimistic. Despite being the No. 7 seed, the lack of a true favorite has the Mustangs feeling as if they can win the tournament if things break their way.Clifton did what...
Dawson Wins Ugly Bout
ATLANTIC CITY -- Perhaps the most age-defying fighter in boxing history couldn't pull off one last upset Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall.A faster, stronger, younger Chad Dawson defeated Bernard Hopkins, 47, by majority decision in their rematch and...
'Day of Remembering'
They carried flowers and photos and their own silent history of abuse.But the object of their attention was a rock.As church bells chimed and a piper played "Amazing Grace," more than 70 people gathered Saturday outside a Roman Catholic church in Mendham...
Discipline Is Devils' Main Goal
NEWARK -- Having finally exorcised their first-round playoff demons, the Devils will have to deal with a potentially nastier foe in the second round -- the Philadelphia Flyers.These Flyers who will host the Devils for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference...
First in the Hearts of America's Fly Fishermen
Eileen Demarest, a lively redhead who resided on Glen Wild Lake in Bloomingdale, was a grande dame of American fly-fishing.Don't let the lake fool you. The closest Eileen came to fishing was opening a can of tuna.But fly fishermen revered Eileen because...
Giants Fill the Cracks
EAST RUTHERFORD - The Giants insisted they never go into the NFL Draft looking for players to fill specific holes on the field.General manager Jerry Reese was adamant his "best player available" philosophy rules all. Tom Coughlin agreed, insisting those...
Governor, It's Time for an Apology
GOVERNOR CHRISTIE has a way with words. He doesn't mince them usually - much to the delight of his Republican supporters and his growing YouTube audience. But the time has come to zip the lip.It's past time, actually.This columnist has admired Christie,...
Harrison Wins Comet Tourney in Thriller
HACKENSACK - Down, but most definitely not out. Harrison's boys volleyball team refused to panic after surrendering an early five- point lead -- and eventually was forced into attempting to erase a match point for Kearny.The Blue Tide came roaring back...
Have Dogs, Will Travel? If You're Willing to Dig
"Want to go down the shore this weekend?" I texted my husband. "We can bring the dogs. I'll find somewhere they can stay."This, I knew, was the only way he'd answer me with a "yes." We would need to bring the dogs with us, or Paul would worry about them....
Jet Speed Attained
FLORHAM PARK - Rex Ryan is a stickler for avoiding penalties by making sure they are called during practice drills.So perhaps that's why he flagged himself for a false start during the Jets' post-draft news conference Saturday night.Ryan was asked if...
Knicks Overcome by Heat
MIAMI -- In a trainer's room in the bowels of American Airlines Arena, Tyson Chandler sat among a crowd of medical personnel receiving intravenous fluids. Iman Shumpert was already at a nearby hospital awaiting the official word on the ending to his...
Kreider on Fire!
NEW YORK - The snug Broadway Hat, the Rangers' so-ugly-it's beautiful way of signifying their best player, hugged Chris Kreider's head as he sat at his locker, facing a crush of media wanting to know what it was like to hear his name chanted at Madison Square...
Lawmakers' Unused Leave Proves Costly for Taxpayers
If state Sen. Nicholas Sacco were to step down today as the assistant school superintendent in North Bergen, his 445 unused sick days would be worth $331,970.The parting check is so large that each North Bergen property owner would have to come up with...
Leaders Say It's Time to Act
WESTWOOD -- Police officers, church leaders and other Bergen County residents gathered Saturday to discuss the at times strained relationship between law enforcement and the African-American community and how to improve it.Anthony Cureton, an Englewood...
Local Issue: Wheelchair Accessibility
For more than 40 years, River Edge resident Paula Walsh has relied on a wheelchair for mobility and normally gets around town with ease. There are times, however, when Walsh -- paralyzed from the neck down -- reaches the end of a sidewalk along Kinderkamack Road...
Making 'Decision' to Dish out Awards
With a lockout-shortened, injury-riddled, up-and-down NBA season in the books, there were some performances that were still worthy of recognition.I thought about announcing these with a show broadcast nationally, maybe calling it something like, "The...
Making the Most of Sydney
The sun was barely up when I realized we were going to be stranded in Sydney.It was Oct. 30 and I had spent most of the pre-dawn hours making sure everything was packed for the second leg of our two-week Australian odyssey - Ayers Rock and the mighty...
Mike to Mike: A Farewell Card to Pelfrey
Dear Mike,This is hard. Really hard.I'm clogging the aisle at the local pharmacy, leafing through greeting cards. This is taking longer than it should, but frankly, I'm not even sure which category suits you best.A sympathy card?A doctor is going to...
Mother of Slain Garfield Teen Shares Loss with Fla. Woman
NEW YORK - The mothers of two slain African-American teenagers, one from North Jersey and the other whose death grabbed national attention, met briefly Saturday night at a Harlem center.The mother of Malik Williams, the young Garfield man killed by police...
New & Noteworthy
Books* Celebrity book signing: Bear Grylls, host of "Man vs. Wild," will be at Bookends at 7 p.m. Tuesday to sign his autobiography, "Mud, Sweat and Tears." Bookends is at 211 E. Ridgewood Ave. in Ridgewood. For more information, call 201-445-0726 or...
Nothing Comes Easy, but Mets Find a Way
DENVER - One night earlier, they allowed a set of stomach- emptying numbers - 18 runs, 19 hits, six errors.On Saturday, the game was stomach-churning, but not stomach- emptying. And when business closed for the night, there was still a little Pepto left...
Nothing Comes Easy, but Mets Hold On
DENVER - One night earlier, they allowed a set of stomach- emptying numbers - 18 runs, 19 hits, six errors.On Saturday, the game was stomach-churning, but not stomach- emptying. And when business closed for the night, no Pepto was necessary.Surviving...
Old Tappan Boys Team Blazes to Flashy Finish at Penn Relays
PHILADELPHIA - What can they do as an encore?Old Tappan's boys enjoyed one of the finest days any North Jersey team has ever had at the Penn Relays on Saturday, continuing the school's finest track season to date.Old Tappan's Brandon Gregory finished...
Penn Relays Notebook
* Maybe their time wasn't quite as good Saturday as it was in Thursday's qualifying heats, but the Paramus Catholic girls 4-x-100 team had smiles of satisfaction after they completed their Penn Relays experience in Philadelphia with an eighth place finish...
Political Pandering on Tax Cuts
NICE TRY, Assemblyman Greenwald. New Jersey State Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald last week touted his version of a property tax relief plan, but his methods differed from the typical ways in which politicos usually sell their pet priorities.Greenwald...
Ru Still Seeking Its Leading Man
PISCATAWAY -- In a perfect world, new Rutgers coach Kyle Flood would know who was his starting quarterback going into the summer.Welcome to the often imperfect world of Rutgers football.The raging debate over whether Chas Dodd or Gary Nova should be behind...
Sales Tax Requirements Can Become Complicated
Q. I've been providing service and refurbishing work for high- end music production equipment for many years now. Recently customers have started asking me for recommendations for new gear and I've become, almost by accident, an equipment dealer. I'm selling...
Sanity in Wayne
CHRIS OLSEN is out as athletic director of Wayne Hills High School. The school board chose not to renew his contract Thursday night.That was the right call.Along with that job, Olsen is also the vaunted coach of the school's varsity football team, and...
Sellers Need to Play by New Rules
This is it.You've been thinking of selling your home for several years, so you can downsize or head off to retirement bliss. But the depressed housing market had you spooked, so you delayed your plans -- until now.You're finally convinced the market...
Sex Cases Prompt New Rules at Schools
Schools are forbidding teachers and coaches from befriending students on Facebook and banning them from giving students gifts or rides home to guard against situations that could potentially lead to sexual abuse of children.Employee behavior is being...
Sheika May Be Finished
ATLANTIC CITY -- Yusaf Mack systematically sent Omar Sheika into retirement.Philadelphia's Mack thoroughly outboxed Sheika throughout their 12-round fight for the vacant USBA light heavyweight title in the main event of Friday night's card at Resorts...
Stars Aligned for Montclair Film Festival
The first annual Montclair Film Festival starts Tuesday, setting off a six-day celebration of film as the industry invades North Jersey."They probably won't know what to make of it at first," former Montclair resident Olympia Dukakis says of her old...
Study Up on Movers' Charges to Avoid Being Taken for a Ride
Would you turn all your worldly goods over to total strangers, expecting them to return everything in good shape a few days later?The premise may seem absurd, but that's just what millions of consumers do each year when they hire a moving company. There...
Suit Says District Not Thorough in Hiring
A former Lyndhurst High School student contends in a federal lawsuit that school officials failed to protect her from a teacher and coach who allegedly had a sexual relationship with her when she was a senior.The civil rights suit names Scott Rubinetti...
Suspicious Menu Words: Is the Bread Really 'Fresh'?
I'm armed and ready for them. But I still get fooled all the time.They're the words that promise that a dish is just a little more special, a little more worthy of being ordered. This "homemade salad dressing" will be the highlight of my dinner! This...
Tallest of the Tall
A single piece of steel is expected to take the top of the rising One World Trade Center tower to 1,271 feet Monday, nearly a quarter- mile above lower Manhattan's kinetic streets. And with that, the site leveled by terrorists over a decade ago will...
The Parent Trap
Ask high school coaches where their dream job is, and the answer is simple: An orphanage.That's how damaged the relationship between coaches and parents, and, to an extent, school administrators, has become. Gone are the days when a coach's word was...
Things to Do
TODAYACTIVITIES* Adorno Fathers Spring Fair -- 10 a.m., Adorno Fathers Center, 575 Darlington Ave., Ramsey. Free. Adornofathers.org.* Palisades Amusement Park Day -- 1 p.m., Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. Vince Gargiulo,...
Toys 'R' Us Ready to Roll?
Toys "R" Us' proposed stock offering has been on the shelf for almost two years, and as each month passes, it becomes an increasingly harder sell.Not only do potential investors cast a wary eye on IPO proposals that languish for too long, but since the...
Ugly for Freddy Yet Again
NEW YORK - There was nowhere for Freddy Garcia to hide.The boos found him in the first inning and with a vengeance in the second.They followed him during the long walk from the mound to the dugout as he failed to record six outs for the second straight start.And...
Unlikely Headache Shuts Rail Station: Lice
Uneasiness gripped some Sunday commuters two weeks ago when the big, chandeliered waiting room at Newark Penn Station was suddenly shuttered. Tension mounted when maintenance workers wearing white protective clothes and carrying fumigation gear moved...
Versatility Key for Westwood Girls
RAMSEY -- The Westwood girls track team has a superstition and tradition of sporting glitter eye shadow at its meets.And junior Alexandra Cimino says it makes her team run faster.It's hard to argue that considering Westwood's program has been as bright...
Veteran Educator Chosen to Lead Wanaque Schools
WANAQUE -- The Board of Education has hired a veteran North Haledon school administrator as the successor to retiring Superintendent Richard Weisenfeld.Donna Cardiello will assume her duties on or about July 1.Weisenfeld will retire from his six-year...
Volunteers Go All out to Help Couple Rebuild Their Lives
For a few minutes, the sound of hammers and saws stopped and Mark Steppe and Amy McCambridge thanked the people who were helping them rebuild not only their home, but their lives."The battle doesn't end after the war for soldiers," McCambridge said....
Your Views
On merging Demarest PD with Bergen'sRegarding "Cap, spend or merge" (Editorials, April 25):As one who attended and spoke at the last Demarest Borough Council meeting, I believe your editorial both trivializes the real global concerns vocalized by the...
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