The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Articles from October 24, 2013

Aging Bridges
AS A Bogota resident and council member, Tito Jackson knows a lot about the Midtown Bridge, which has spanned the Hackensack River for more than a century. So when he drove across it last week and felt it shaking a bit, Jackson took the time to investigate.His...
Analyst's Shot at Woods a Double-Bogey
If you're looking for valid reasons to criticize Tiger Woods, it shouldn't be a difficult search.His embarrassing off-the-course activities are well-documented. On the course, he has a penchant for unleashing temper tantrums and loud swearing. Meanwhile,...
Brodeur: Schneider 'In Net to Stay'
NEWARK - The news that Cory Schneider will start in net for the Devils again tonight against Vancouver was not at all a surprise to Martin Brodeur.The 41-year-old future Hall of Famer said Monday - before Schneider started his second consecutive game...
Cards, You're Not in the Midwest Anymore
BOSTON - This was supposed to be a collision of matter vs. anti- matter, two forces of nature, perfectly synchronized, destined to end in a cosmic tie. That's the Cardinals and Red Sox, the reigning champions of their respective leagues, offering up...
County Meets Have Contrasting Forecasts
The Passaic and Bergen County gymnastics tournaments will take place over the next two days, and at least one team competition figures to come down to the wire.Here is a closer look at each event:TITLE TOSSUP? Based solely on high scores to date, host...
Diy Halloween Candy
If the thought of making Halloween candy sends chills up your spine, fear not: We checked with some candy-making sorcerers and found that conjuring up your own Halloween treats can actually be a fun, creative and no-mess activity for your little goblins...
Englewood Sets Timetable for Reopening Skating Rink
ENGLEWOOD -- A year after Superstorm Sandy heavily damaged the John T. Wright Arena in Mackay Park, the municipal ice rink "literally looks like a bomb went off in the building," one resident said this week."The bathrooms are a wreck. There's graffiti...
Experienced Traveler Offers Tips for Birding Trips
Next month, several friends from North Jersey and I are taking a birding trip to Ecuador. I feel a bit daunted already. Trip basics, I get: Travel light but bring good binoculars to see the birds, a better camera to photograph 'em and the best field...
FBI Upheld on Secret Data
A federal judge did not err when she allowed the FBI to withhold information sought by the American Civil Liberties Union on a secret program of collecting racial, ethnic and cultural data for use in criminal and terrorist investigations in New Jersey,...
Feds Again Raid Top Menendez Donor's Office
Legal problems continue for Sen. Bob Menendez's biggest campaign benefactor, as federal agents this week raided an office of Florida eye specialist Dr. Salomon Melgen that the FBI had already visited once before in January.FBI spokesman James P. Marshall...
Garfield Boilermakers Making Noise
GARFIELD -- Jeff DeVito delivered a familiar message to the Garfield football team Friday night.The Boilermakers trailed Elmwood Park, 33-7, early in the third quarter of an NJIC road game. That didn't stop their coach from reminding his players that...
Garrard Retained as Gang Green Tutor
FLORHAM PARK - The Jets believe veteran David Garrard can be a good mentor for rookie Geno Smith.But they also think he can help in more tangible ways if called upon.Garrard spoke to reporters Wednesday for the first time since being added to the active...
Gas Bills Will Be $47 Lower Next 2 Months, Pse&g Says
A continued glut of natural gas is pushing gas bills down again across North Jersey, although this time the drop may be just temporary.Public Service Electric and Gas on Wednesday announced that its average residential customers will see a decrease of...
Geno OK with QB Job Status
FLORHAM PARK -- The rookie quarterback has already been credited with four game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime, an impressive statistic given that accounts for more than half of the seven professional football games he's started. Week...
'Ghosting' All in the Spirit of Neighborly Fun
Darkness was falling on the first weekend in October and Megan Marques had her two kids in Halloween masks, a "getaway driver" at the wheel of a car that friends wouldn't recognize, a route planned and treat bags packed."It's very strategic," said the...
Giants Center Matures
EAST RUTHERFORD - Jim Cordle has come a long way.Last year, he feared one misstep -- in practice, on game days or in the classroom -- would send him from the Giants' offensive line to the unemployment line.Cordle has a different sense of comfort today...
Goodwin Delivers Win for Pl
POMPTON LAKES -- Chase Goodwin and his Pompton Lakes teammates could have gotten frustrated in the second half Wednesday.Corner kicks. Shots from right in front of the goal. Pinpoint crosses.The scoring chances kept coming, and they kept coming up short.But...
Hearing Frustrates Hospital Foes
RIDGEWOOD -- It was the third night of frustration for residents opposed to The Valley Hospital's plan to expand, as testimony from one of their representatives was again interrupted and delayed, causing some to wonder if their concerns will ever be...
Hulafrog Wants to Hop on N.J. Opportunities
HulaFrog Inc., a series of websites aimed at helping parents find activities for their children, is looking to take a leap into North Jersey.After securing venture capital funding in June, HulaFrog -- which the company said averages about 5,000 unique...
Jersey Students Pass Global Test
New Jersey eighth-graders fared well in math and science in the first federal study to rank the state against competitors abroad -- but its performance still trailed behind the top-scoring Asian education systems.South Korea, Singapore, Chinese Taipei,...
Local Teams Ready for State Tourney
The state field hockey tournament is right around the corner and several North Jersey teams have legitimate opportunities to advance deep in the sectionals. Among the candidates for strong showings are Wayne Hills and Northern Highlands in North 1, Group...
Mayoral Candidates Spar over Rezoning
WAYNE -- Mayor Christopher Vergano and his Democratic challenger Jane Hutchison squared off over the mayor's redevelopment plan Wednesday night at a candidates forum that also featured Town Council candidates.Vergano wasted no time in alluding to the...
Parks and Recreation
PARK SPACE, open space, green space. Whatever you want to call it, North Jersey has precious little of it remaining, which means what there is tends to be overtrafficked, which means it is often in need of attention, renovation and upkeep.We are heartened...
Power Plants in N.J. Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
New Jersey power plants cut their carbon-based emissions by 11 percent in 2012, the second consecutive double-digit decline of a pollutant that traps heat in the atmosphere and contributes to climate change.The reductions were most significant at two...
Predojevic Lifts Passaic Valley to Final
WANAQUE -- Tina Predojevic and Passaic Valley played with the toughness and commitment befitting of a defending county champion.The Hornets earned the chance to repeat as Passaic County tournament girls volleyball champion by sweeping top-seeded DePaul in...
Rangers' Talbot Making Debut
GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- The childhood dream never seemed like a possibility until the final days of Cam Talbot's collegiate career.Tonight, it becomes a reality.The 26-year-old rookie netminder, an undrafted free agent out of Alabama-Huntsville, will make...
Reel in Your Lines and Catch a Show
If you can pry yourself away from the water for one weekend, make it Nov. 9-10. That's when the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum is presenting the 2013 Arts of the Angler Show at the Ethan Allen Inn in Danbury, Conn.Now, I'll be honest with you....
Rex: Jets' Focus on Cincinnati
FLORHAM PARK -- The Push Heard Round the NFL continued to echo Wednesday during Jets coach Rex Ryan's daily media briefing.Ryan took umbrage with New England coach Bill Belichick and his claim that the Jets used the same tactic that cost the Patriots...
Sandy's Impact as Seen by Visual Artists
WHAT: "Sandy: Artists Respond to a Once and Future Superstorm."WHEN: Through Dec. 4. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, noon to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Friday, this Saturday and Nov. 16.WHERE: Gallery Bergen, West Hall at Bergen Community...
Sheriff Hopefuls Trade Accusations in Debate
PARAMUS -- The campaign for Bergen County sheriff got heated and personal during a debate between the candidates Wednesday night.Sheriff Michael Saudino, a Republican, said his Democratic challenger, James Mordaga, has a history of holding political...
Show Must Go on, Relatively Speaking
THEATER REVIEWTHE LANDINGNew off-Broadway musical, at the Vineyard Theatre, 108 E. 15th St.Story by John Kander and Greg Pierce. Music by Kander. Book and lyrics by Pierce.Directed by Walter Bobbie.With David Hyde Pierce, Julia Murney, Paul Anthony Stewart...
Shutdown Stalled SBA Loans
The federal government's partial shutdown cost Marc Epstein, who purchased the IHOP restaurant on Route 17 in Hasbrouck Heights earlier this year, nearly $10,000.Epstein had applied for a $1.6 million U.S. Small Business Administration-guaranteed loan...
Stephen Marchese, School System Head
Stephen Marchese, who led the tiny South Hackensack school district and had a political career in his hometown of Lodi, died on Tuesday. He was 86.He had Alzheimer's disease, his son, Vincent, said.Mr. Marchese once recalled that he had to be coaxed...
Temple's Planned Land Buy Fuels Debate
WOODCLIFF LAKE -- The fate of a garden center on a two-acre plot in the center of town brought more than 70 residents concerned about overdevelopment to the Borough Council meeting Monday night.Many of those in the audience, which filled the small council chambers...
The Toughest Brother
UPPER SADDLE RIVER -- St. Joseph senior linebacker/running back Mark Fossati is the toughest football player in North Jersey, but even he admits, he's probably not the toughest Fossati brother.That honor belongs to Mark's older brother Chris, who is...
Ticket Box
On-sale dates for upcoming concerts:FRIDAY* "Home for the Holidays" concert with Cyndi Lauper, Pink, Josh Groban, Nelly Furtado, the Indigo Girls, Dec. 7 at Beacon Theater, Manhattan. Ticketmaster.* At 11 a.m., Huey Lewis & The News, 8 p.m. March 19...
Wine Rack: Simple Tips for Beginning Collectors
OK, so, you've fallen head over heels in love with wine and you're ready to take the next step: collecting. Odds are you're not quite ready to dig out an underground cave or turn the living room into a mahogany embellished, glass-enclosed, temperature-controlled wine...
Young Mom Slain with Baby Nearby
A 23-year-old single mother and former beauty pageant contestant was found dead on Wednesday afternoon after apparently being strangled at her parents' home in Waldwick, with her baby lying unharmed in a bassinet nearby, authorities said.Mary Greff,...
Your Views
Ugly facade hurts image of N.J. Regarding "Is winning enough?" (Page A-1, Oct. 18) and "Ugly paint job will be Super Bowl backdrop" (Page A-1, Oct. 18):At first glance, the articles seem unrelated. We who live in New Jersey know we have a beautiful state,...
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