The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Articles from November 5, 2013

A Locker Room's Sanctity Exposed
The Jets have shown us plenty of their organizational flaws these past few years. They've taken more than a few missteps in personnel, and taken more than their share of criticism for a circus-like atmosphere.But with one word Monday, one word that had...
Best and Brightest Try to Bridge Education Gap
Eli Grossman, a recent Cornell University graduate from Teaneck, wants his Paterson sixth-graders to know he presumes they can make it to college.In one lesson he explained "college-ready" note-taking. In another, he said they would need to understand...
Carmelo: No Excuses
GREENBURGH, N.Y. - He chose not to blame his left shoulder, a body part he cakes in ice after most nights on the court. He chose not to blame the grind: a 2012-13 season that followed an Olympics year, a regular season in which he averaged 37 minutes...
CFO Grilled over Insurance Policies
HACKENSACK - An attorney for the granddaughter of the Hudson News Co. patriarch Robert Cohen attempted to impugn the credibility of the company's chief financial officer on Monday by asking whether she was actually taking orders from Cohen as she claimed,...
D'angelo Farms Closes after 91 Years
DUMONT -- After 91 years in business, D'Angelo Farms -- a gardening icon in Bergen County -- has locked its front gate for good.The family-owned store was founded in 1923 by Giacomo D'Angelo, an Italian immigrant, on Dumont's Washington Avenue.A choked-up...
Dean's List
The submission period for the spring 2013 semester is closed.We accept only names submitted by colleges and universities or by parents and students with proper documentation from the school attached. Names and local towns may be submitted via email to deanslist@northjersey.com.Because...
Female Athlete of the Week: Hailey Riede of Demarest
While many volleyball teams are said to be close-knit, knitting rarely has anything to do with it.But the accessories Hailey Riede fashions with her needles and yarn help bring her and her teammates as close as the stitches in the scarf she made for...
Five Minutes with the Nutritionist
Right Start Nutrition, LLC, Hoboken and WayneWhat is the worst thing people eat? People drink too many calories - sodas, fruit juices, Red Bull, Gatorades. They don't think of all the calories they're drinking. Some of my clients were drinking two to...
Fuller and Jones on Big Stage
Two of the best high school football players in Bergen County history were on opposite sides of the field Saturday at the Rose Bowl.Devin Fuller enjoyed the experience a lot more than Tony Jones.Fuller, a sophomore from Old Tappan, scored a career-best...
Fundraising Campaign to Save Theater Reaches Goal
RAMSEY -- With just over 12 hours to go in an Internet fund- raising campaign, the would-be saviors of a historic neighborhood movie theater said they had reached their goal of $125,000 - well, sort of.Laura Rose, who with her husband, Dave, and a friend,...
Gas Price Could Help Holiday Spending
Lower gasoline prices may put consumers in a better mood as they head out to do holiday shopping, but the actual dollar impact on sales is still hard to gauge, retail experts and economists said Monday.Gas prices averaged $3.25 per gallon this week....
Gas Station Holdup Claims Second Victim
PATERSON -- The younger brother of a man who was shot to death last week at the gas station their family owned for years died Monday from a gunshot wound he suffered during the same armed robbery on Halloween, authorities said.Police said Monday that...
Giants Hold No Illusions
EAST RUTHERFORD - If only it were that easy.If only the Giants could trot out Eli Manning, their two-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback, and duplicate the record-matching performance put forth by Nick Foles and the Eagles against the Raiders come Sunday...
Growing Gains
FLORHAM PARK - What impressed David Lee most about Geno Smith's game Sunday? It wasn't his 3-yard go-ahead touchdown run, nor any of his eight completions.Actually, it was several of his incompletions.Lee, the Jets' quarterbacks coach, spoke to reporters...
Gunman Strikes Panic in Garden State Plaza
PARAMUS - A gunman, dressed head-to-toe in black and wearing a black helmet, fired shots in the Westfield Garden State Plaza mall just before closing time Monday night, witnesses and authorities said.None of the witness reported seeing anyone hit by...
Hackensack High Gets Officer Back, but Pay Disputes Linger
HACKENSACK -- For the first time since September, a police officer assigned to Hackensack High School reported for work Monday after school officials agreed, following a battle with the City Council, to pay his salary.But school board members were upset...
Little Time in Sun Leads to Vitamin D Deficit
For years, doctors have been telling us to stay out of the sun. It seems we've listened too well.Vitamin D deficiencies are on the rise, experts warn, and with winter on its way, it'll be even harder to get adequate amounts of the so-called sunshine...
Male Athlete of the Week: Gabriel Donato of Cliffside Park
Gabriel Donato had two thoughts as he went to the sideline with an injury Friday night."At first I was a little scared from all the blood -- my heart started to beat fast when I saw it," said the Cliffside Park senior, who ended up with a cut after his...
Marathons Yearly Affair for Ridgewood's Granski
The text message simply asked if Megan Granski was safe.Only then did she realize something had gone wrong that April day as she drove out of Boston, having finished the Boston Marathon only 45 minutes earlier. Then she turned on the radio."I wanted...
Maryann Collins, Advocate for Aids Patients
Maryann Collins, a nurse who cared for people with HIV and AIDS, often recalled that in the early 1980s her job was helping those patients die with dignity.That was when the world first heard of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. But as the treatment...
Medal Recipient Will Be on Postal Folio
Former Cresskill and Tenafly resident Nicholas Oresko, the oldest living recipient of the Medal of Honor when he died last month, will be pictured on a folio accompanying a Postal Service stamp being issued to commemorate Veterans Day.A ceremony marking...
Member of the Pride
WHAT: "The Lion King."WHEN: Dates and times vary.WHERE: Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th St., Manhattan.HOW MUCH: $99 to $157.MORE INFO: lionking.com.You don't get to choose your parents, the saying goes.Unless you're Cole Bullock, 10, of Teaneck - who...
Nash-Columbus Encounter in Wait Mode
This is the week for inevitable comparisons.The Rangers are at Columbus on Thursday, the first meeting between them and the Blue Jackets since the organizations engaged in back-to-back blockbuster trades, aka the Rick Nash and Marian Gaborik deals.Making...
Nets, Garnett Still Trying to Find Chemistry
EAST RUTHERFORD -- For 18 seasons Kevin Garnett has been known for, perhaps more than anything, his unmatched intensity.In practice he pounds the floor and constantly shouts. Before games his routine is to bang his head on the stanchion holding up the...
No. Highlands Unbeaten in 67
ALLENDALE - One state record ends, another begins for Northern Highlands.Ariel Somple scored twice and Claire Nam and Lindsey Shrout scored once each to lead the second-seeded Highlanders to a 4-1 victory over No. 15 Jefferson in the opening round of...
Official Protests Way of Choosing Who Runs
PATERSON -- A councilman seeking to run for mayor is lashing out against a community group's process of narrowing the field of Dominican candidates from three to one.Rigo Rodriguez, an at-large councilman who reportedly signed an agreement stating that...
On Life in the Dog House
THEATER REVIEWDOMESTICATEDNew off-Broadway play, presented by Lincoln Center Theater at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, 150 W. 65th St.Written by Bruce Norris. Directed by Anna D. Shapiro.With Laurie Metcalf, Jeff Goldblum, Mia Barron, Karen Pittman and Emily...
Palmieri's Goal Sinks Blueshirts
NEW YORK -- Kyle Palmieri's return to his hometown area trumped Ryan Callahan's return to the Rangers' lineup.The 22-year-old Palmieri, who grew up a Rangers fan in Montvale, scored the winner in his first NHL game in the New York/New Jersey area as...
Paramus Thinking Home Field in Playoffs
Paramus already has punched its North 1, Group 4 playoff ticket, and no matter what happens Friday night against Wayne Hills, the Spartans will play at least one home playoff game.But Paramus (5-2) wants more. A win over the Patriots gets the Spartans...
Passaic Valley Students Put Their Congressman to a Test
LITTLE FALLS - Several dozen high school students grilled one of New Jersey's members of Congress on Monday, getting him to disown a wing of his own Republican Party and prodding him relentlessly on income inequality.Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, whose...
State Girls Volleyball Preview
Five questions entering the tournament:1. Four Bucs? Bogota has been New Jersey's premier small-school program and is favored to win a fourth consecutive Group 1 title. All-State senior H Carly O'Sullivan and the top-seeded Bucs should be even more motivated...
States Lend Support to Christie Bid for Betting
Four states on Monday reiterated their formal support for Governor Christie's efforts last week to gain a rehearing of a sports betting lawsuit at the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.That court in September, by a 2-1 majority, upheld...
Support Treaty
BACK WHEN George H.W. Bush was president, the Americans With Disabilities Act became law. Signed by the president in 1990, the ADA prohibited discrimination against disabled individuals in accordance with the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. The law...
They're All Winners
EAST RUTHERFORD -- Eli Manning, usually evading 300-pound defensive linemen at MetLife Stadium, was tossing footballs to kids half his size there on Monday night.About 100 elementary and middle school boys and girls ran drills and played touch football...
Things to Do
TOdayACTIVITIES* Story time -- 10:30 a.m., Saddle Brook Free Public Library, 340 Mayhill St., Saddle Brook. Free. 201-843-3287 or saddlebrook.bccls.org.* Affordable Care Act Workshops -- 12:30 p.m., Rockland Community College, Student Union room 3214,...
Three Are Indicted over Seized $600G Cocaine Shipment
Three men were indicted Monday on drug and money-laundering charges stemming the interception of a cocaine shipment worth $600,000 in a recreational vehicle in Jersey City in February, authorities said.Two of the men, both from Texas, were arrested when...
Tripodi Hero in 2ot Thriller
OLD TAPPAN -- Freshman hero Amanda Tripodi didn't waste time praising sophomore sidekick Emily Crevani. The way Tripodi figured it, the hero-sidekick thing should have been reversed.Locked in a scoreless battle with upset-minded Paramus, Tripodi scored...
Vote Today
TODAY IS Election Day, when voters across New Jersey have the chance to make their voices heard and to exercise a civic duty that is the bedrock of our democratic system. The race for governor is, of course, the race everyone is talking about, but there...
Waldwick on Alert after Luring Report
WALDWICK - Police are warning residents to travel in pairs after two men reportedly tried to lure a woman jogging on Douglas Street into their car Sunday morning.A black Nissan pulled up beside the 40-year-old jogger about 10 a.m., and its two male occupants...
Wpu Project to Send Students, Teachers to Korea
WAYNE -- Six New Jersey middle school or high school teachers and six education students from William Paterson University will go to South Korea next summer to learn about the country's education system, a project funded by an $85,000 federal grant.WPU...
Yanks Submit Offers, but No Deals Close
Robinson Cano, Hiroki Kuroda and Curtis Granderson each received qualifying contract offers from the Yankees on Monday, the first important date on the club's active Hot Stove calendar.By extending the $14.1 million, one-year offers, the Yankees would...
Your Views
No weapons for teachersIt takes a special person to want to be a police officer, just as it takes a special person to want to be a U.S. Marine. It is something built into his or her DNA, mechanism or inner core. They crave excitement and danger as well...
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