The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Articles from May 26, 2013

3 Off-Broadway Musicals Are Hitting a Higher Note
Within the past month, three notable musicals have opened that offer off-Broadway audiences a different way to experience theater."I think there's a real desire to reinvent musicals," said Julia Jordan, who conceived and wrote "Murder Ballad," the last...
A Lively New Life for Paterson's Old Mills
In a 19th-century factory in Paterson where jute once was made into ship rigging and ropes, contemporary artists from around the world showed their work Saturday as part of Art Walk Paterson.The annual exhibition continues today.The former Dolphin Jute...
A Race to Get Their Dream House
Anne and Bob Jacobus didn't have to go far to find their dream home. While on the fence about selling a smaller colonial in Ramsey - - the town that they love -- it happened.Bob discovered that the ideal house -- one they had long admired - - was for...
Archbishop Outlines Abuse Initiatives
The day after Newark Archbishop John J. Myers announced the resignation of his top deputy in response to a growing scandal centered on a former Wyckoff assistant pastor, Catholic officials provided more detail about a series of initiatives designed to prevent...
Blueshirts' Blues
BOSTON - A season that began with many picking the Rangers to win the Stanley Cup ended well short of that goal Saturday at TD Garden.The Boston Bruins' depth proved to be the difference again as they eliminated the Rangers with a 3-1 victory in Game...
Boardwalk Rainout
The script called for a grand reopening of the beaches and seaside attractions devastated last October by Superstorm Sandy, and for the return of hundreds of thousands of beachgoers and vacationers.But on Saturday, Mother Nature again reminded us who...
Borough Hall Gets Face-Lift
PARAMUS -- Lumpy. Cramped. And dated.That about sums up what residents have said about the seats in the Borough Hall's council chambers where council, planning and zoning board meetings, along with awards and promotional ceremonies, are held.But come...
Breaking Down Medicare's Mystery
The rules can be complicated, but Medicare really isn't as confusing as it seems at first look.Or second. Or third.Yes, the official government "Medicare & You" handbook does run 170 pages, and it is filled with multiple choices, exceptions, and special...
Bug Repellent Face-Off: Deet versus Naturals
It seems like every spring the mosquito oracles emerge, declaring that it's going to be a particularly bad year for the blood-sucking insects.Making such predictions is mere speculation, according to Greg Williams, president of the New Jersey Mosquito...
Civic Club Won't Shy Away from Hot Topics
WEST MILFORD -- A former and a current councilwoman are combining forces to launch a civic club in the community.Councilwoman Ada Erik and former Councilwoman Marilyn Lichtenberg recently announced their joint venture, which will begin on June 13 at...
Coah to Rule on Wanaque's $300,000
WANAQUE -- The fate of more than $300,000 in the borough's affordable-housing trust fund remains uncertain as state officials battle over the legality of Governor Christie's plan to seize an estimated $164 million in such funds from municipalities.The...
Dean's List
The submission period for the fall 2012 Dean's lists has ended.Because of the large volume, we cannot acknowledge individual requests for when specific names or colleges will appear.FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY* Lincoln Park: Anastasia Noce, Heidi...
Demarest Falls in Extra Innings
TEANECK -- Demarest's comeback season simply ran out of comebacks Saturday at Fairleigh Dickinson University.The fourth-seeded Norsemen rallied to force extra innings, but wound up dropping a 6-3 decision to No. 12 Mount Olive in the North 1, Group 3...
Digiacinto's Thrilling 800 Win Lifts Hh
RANDOLPH - Jillian DiGiacinto of Hasbrouck Heights wanted to stick up for her older sister. In the process, she helped the Aviators win a team title at the North 1, Group 1 state girls track and field championships Saturday.In a thrilling back-and-forth...
Diy Bug Traps Creating Lots of Buzz on the Internet
It is now, officially, the "unofficial start of summer."Translation: It's not technically summer. But it is that time of year when we interact, once again, with summer clothes, summer shoes, summer cocktails and good old summer bugs.Bugs like mosquitoes,...
Doctor Learns from His Own Health Crisis
The last thing Jeffrey Mitchel remembers from the night he almost died is playing tennis.The Englewood cardiologist had played five games of his weekly doubles match with friends last Sept. 24 when his chest started to hurt."Let me rest a bit," he said,...
Dollars and Religion
LAST NOVEMBER, New Jersey voters approved a $750 million capital construction bond issue that had been championed by Governor Christie as well as by high-ranking legislators in both parties. Even Republican former Gov. Thomas Kean, a longtime advocate...
Enthusiasts Flock to 'Hamfest' Group Marks 50th Year
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP -- For Rachel Weiss, it was the promise of expanded horizons that first lured her into the world of amateur radio.The year was 1968. Weiss, now 55, was still in grade school."I was watching a young man with his dad putting an antenna...
For Mets, Twice the Pain
NEW YORK - Considering the way Ike Davis recently has hit or, more correctly, not hit, simply making contact Saturday against flamethrowing Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel could have been classified as an epic moral victory.But not only did Davis put bat...
Good Vibrations
If ever the Jersey Shore needed a benediction, it's this summer.And if ever there was a band to do it, it's The Beach Boys.The fabled troubadours of surf, sun and fun arrive here, with exquisite timing, on Memorial Day week - a week that sees many Jersey...
High School Ballplayer's Big Decision Is Big Business
Jabrill Peppers is an engaging, quick-to-smile, A-student who's about to end his junior year at Paramus Catholic High School.Today, around 5 p.m., he is scheduled to announce on national television which college he will attend. The programmers at ESPNU know...
How You Live Plays into Where
Marianne Cusato's new book "The Just Right Home" (Workman, $12.95) deals with a question that's more complicated than it might seem: Where should I live? The book mixes personal finance advice, self-help and tips for navigating the real estate market....
Industry Grabs Up Space
While the office market continues to languish in North Jersey, industrial real estate is rebounding.Hartz Mountain Industries Inc., which owns and manages one of the largest privately held commercial real estate portfolios in the country, leased more...
It's Time for Answers on Cruise Ship Safety
When bad things happen to good corporate images, CEOs may call on spin doctors and consultants for advice. But the one thing they count on to keep them in business is our amazing ability to forget.For the most part, we do. An issue comes up, the people...
Kids Construction Zone
The dragon breathed smoke from the entry of the brightly colored hotel, which somehow seemed familiar, though we hadn't stayed there before. The structure, made to look as if it was built from Legos, was almost as exciting for adults as it was for kids....
Lyndhurst, Rp Boys Move On
The Lyndhurst and Ridgefield Park boys teams each finished second in their respective North 2 track and field state sectionals Saturday and qualified to compete for team championships this weekend at the group meets.Lyndhurst was second in the North...
Malone Is Sixth in Mile
NEW YORK -- Ben Malone legged out a stretch of track that U.S. Olympic silver medalist Tyson Gay had burned up not 20 minutes earlier in the 100-meter dash.But awe certainly wasn't the Pascack Valley distance star's predominant emotion as he crossed...
Maroons Roll to 4th Straight Title
RANDOLPH -- The elements didn't bother them. Neither did a minor injury. In fact, nothing was stopping the Ridgewood boys track team.The Maroons ended up with all three relay victories, and also gold in the 100-meter sprint as they swept to a championship Saturday...
North Bergen to Open Downtown Library Annex
NORTH BERGEN -- A library annex serving downtown residents is likely to open this fall, officials have announced.The 1,900-square-foot annex at 2127 Kennedy Blvd. won't be a fully stocked library, Township Administrator Chris Pianese said, but there...
Of Gun Rights and Gun Mistakes
HE KNEW all about guns, how to shoot, when to shoot and why to shoot. After all, he had carried a gun for a dozen years. So why did he shoot the wrong person?This is the question that haunts the tragic recent shooting of Andrea Rebello, a 21-year-old...
Open for Business
AS ANYONE watching television this weekend will surely see, Governor Christie is very excited to announce that the New Jersey Shore is open for business.The advertising and media campaign has made that clear, and the major fanfare is certainly in part...
Overbay's Homer Caps Rally in 11th
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - In 11 innings on Saturday afternoon, the odds were never in the Yankees' favor until Mariano Rivera took the mound with a lead to protect.That's when a dizzy ride ended at Tropicana Field in a 4-3 victory against the Rays, forged...
Potential Pitfalls in Lottery Plan
New Jersey is embarking on a deal to hand over control of the lottery to a private partnership, one of the largest efforts of its kind in state history and the biggest outsourcing since the state allowed a private vendor to run motor vehicle inspections...
River Dell Fulfills Its Big Assignment
MAHWAH -- River Dell's boys team had one goal for the entire season -- "save your best for the Memorial Day weekend."And on a weekend with weather better suited for Thanksgiving than Memorial Day, the Golden Hawks did just that. River Dell easily captured...
Shore Town's Road Race Captures Recovery Spirit
SPRING LAKE -- For this year's incarnation of the Spring Lake 5, the "Stronger Than The Storm" banner said it all.Attached to the seaside town's fire ladder that extended across Ocean Avenue, the message was echoed by participants and spectators on a...
Shorter Subway Series Is Good for Mets
It has become a shot of espresso: potent, but diminutive. Gone is the Big Gulp we used to enjoy. Here comes its petite replacement.The Subway Series is smaller. After 14 seasons of a six-round fight, Major League Baseball has whittled the season series...
Site Chosen for Garfield Police HQ
GARFIELD -- After years of deliberation, Garfield officials say they have settled on a location for the city's new police station.City Manager Thomas Duch said the Garfield Council has decided to build the facility at the site of the former AmVets building,...
Soil at School to Be Tested for Pesticide
ENGLEWOOD -- An environmental firm will test soil at Janis Dismus Middle School for pesticides in coming weeks after the state asked the district to pinpoint the contamination.Licensed remediation professional Affiliated Services International LLC will...
Speedy Teaneck Sprints into Semifinals
TEANECK -- Speed and defense are a wonderfully dangerous combination for any baseball team. But put that combo on a turf surface, and, well, you get what Teaneck did Saturday at soggy Fairleigh Dickinson University.The ninth-seeded Highwaymen backed...
State Stepping Up Push for Safer Summer Driving
Most of us ran for cover on Thursday as rain drenched the parking lot of the Molly Pitcher rest stop, but nothing would keep Maj. Robert Cuomo from his mission as he addressed news cameras near the New Jersey Turnpike.What's a little rain when the message...
Sudden Victory
RAMSEY - Marc Buermann ripped his helmet off his head, slammed it to the ground, then let out a triumphant scream that echoed over the train of celebrating teammates sprinting his way.The Don Bosco senior barely missed a chance to be the hero one time....
Tenafly Junior Steals the Show
MAHWAH -- It takes a lot to overshadow outstanding team performances by River Dell in Group 2 and Northern Highlands in Group 3 at the North 1 sectional meet. And meet records in the 800 meters by Madison Holleran of Northern Highlands (Group 3) and Corinne...
The Ad Wars Have Begun
THE AD WARS began in earnest last week. Like Memorial Day barbeques, or ceremonies honoring our nation's fallen, the costly television wars is an annual event in New Jersey. Candidate after candidate will line up and hand over millions of dollars to...
Their 'A' Game Comes Too Late
BOSTON - There are no mulligans in hockey, a golf reference germane to the Rangers since they now have ample time to work on their tee shots.But if there is one off-season lament greater than any other right now, it has to be this: Had the Rangers displayed...
The Photo, the Stats ... the Gum!
"Got it. Got it. Need it. Got it..."What pint-size boomer didn't chant those words, circa 1965, while flipping through his best friend's baseball cards?Mark Mariniello doesn't know how many cards he has in his Maywood home. But the 45-year-old has been...
Very Little Sizzle in Subway Series
We're all too wise, not to mention too weary, to be over- invested in another Subway Series. Been there, done that, so many times the only response to the schedule-maker who saddled us with four helpings of Mets-Yankees is: No Mas ... please.With the...
Vintage Car Show Preparing to Try out North Haledon
A vintage car show that has been an annual tradition for nearly four decades at McBride Park in Franklin Lakes will stage its final show there today before leaving for a test drive in North Haledon next year.The Motorama Car Show and Automotive & Crafts...
Want Name Recognition? First Tell Voters How to Say It
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono, the longtime state lawmaker from Middlesex County, released a clever new ad online last week to ensure that New Jersey residents know how to pronounce her last name properly this campaign season."As the...
Wayne Valley Gets a Reprieve
Jeff Hoover felt a sense of relief Saturday morning.In a matter of minutes, Wayne Valley's baseball coach went from having his team scheduled to play its two most important games of the season on the same day to having both games postponed due to poor...
Your Views
PSE&G upgrade to benefit manyRegarding "Don't charge extra for PSE&G upgrades" (Your Views, May 22):I have read that one and other recent letters about Public Service Electric & Gas Co's proposed Energy Strong investment in New Jersey's electric and...
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