The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Articles from December 13, 2013

$7.5M Settlement Ok'd in Pilot's Death
The family of a pilot killed in a plane crash four years ago near Teterboro Airport will receive $7.5 million under a settlement finalized in Hackensack on Thursday with the owner of the aircraft.George Maddox, 54, of Sinking Springs, Pa., was the pilot...
7 New Subpoenas in Gwb Traffic Mess
Seven more subpoenas were issued on Thursday in an escalating investigation by lawmakers into George Washington Bridge lane closures that clogged Fort Lee streets in September and have led to speculation that the span was used for political payback.The...
All-Bergen County Girls Soccer
FIRST TEAMF: Caroline Chagares, Ramapo, seniorF: Hana Kerner, Northern Highlands, juniorF: Brianna Musco, Pascack Hills, seniorF: Camille Didio, Immaculate Heart, seniorF: Alex Mesropyan, Immaculate Heart, seniorF: Emily Crevani, Old Tappan, sophomoreF:...
All-North Jersey Girls Soccer
F: CAMILLE DIDIOImmaculate Heart, seniorDidio, a Boston College commit, was a skillful dribbler with the ball and a dangerous shooter from anywhere in the offensive third. She recorded 14 goals and nine assists.F: BRIANNA MUSCOPascack Hills, seniorMusco...
All-North Jersey Girls Soccer: Player of the Year: Clare Shea, Northern Highlands
The final game of her record-setting high school soccer career had ended only a few minutes before and Northern Highlands senior Clare Shea was fighting back tears."I can't believe this is actually over," Shea said after the Highlanders won their third...
All-North Jersey Girls Soccer: Team of the Year: Northern Highlands
The pressure was more prevalent, the injuries more severe, the competition more determined.But through all the obstacles, the Northern Highlands girls soccer team somehow emerged unscathed on the other side once again. The Highlanders went 21-0-1 and...
Armed School Guards
NO ONE wants what happened inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., almost exactly one year ago, to ever occur again. Not anywhere. But selling fear does not make anyone safer.As well intentioned as Englewood Cliffs Police Chief Michael Cioffi...
Asian Culture Center Moving to Hackensack's Downtown
HACKENSACK -- A center that promotes Asian culture, arts and philosophy in schools and institutions throughout the region has plans to relocate to the city's downtown.The Donghwa Cultural Foundation bought a four-story office building at 218 Main St....
A Year Later, Newtown Just Wants Peace
NEWTOWN, Conn. -- The piles of teddy bears are gone. So are the ribbons, the cardboard hearts, the candles and the handwritten cards and posters filled with messages of hope and sympathy.This town wants some peace and quiet.It also wants to be left alone...
Best of the Nets
NEW YORK -- As the final moments of the third quarter ticked away, a celebration was raging at Barclays Center.The Nets had pushed their lead to more than 20 points. Reserve Andray Blatche was putting on a show; and the crowd stood and roared at its...
Broner Looking to Ko Critics
After Adrien Broner beat Paulie Malignaggi to win a welterweight world title, his doubters diminished the lightweight champion's accomplishment because Malignaggi isn't a powerful puncher.Broner (27-0, 22 KOs) responded by accepting Argentina's Marcos Maidana...
Campaniles Have Football in Their DNA
Even if they are lying in pain in a hospital bed, the Campaniles need to know the score.Resting uncomfortably in Hackensack University Medical Center, Nick Campanile, the youngest son in North Jersey's First Family of Football, received regular phone...
Clifton Revives Stadium Play
CLIFTON -- The Board of Education has revived a multimillion- dollar plan to upgrade the high school football stadium, a proposal that voters resoundingly rejected five years ago.The project's centerpiece would be replacing the field's muddy natural...
Cops Arrest 3, Seeking 4th in Craigslist Scam
Police are seeking a fourth suspect in a strong-arm robbery in Teaneck last month that started with the victim answering a Craigslist advertisement offering to sell prescription drugs, authorities said.Two women and a man were arrested Tuesday in Lodi...
Garden Losses Hitting Home
NEW YORK - The Rangers' performances, if possible, keep getting worse.So as Rick Nash faced his former club for the first time and Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov returned to Madison Square Garden as Blue Jackets, Thursday night's 4-2 loss was also punctuated...
Hawthorne Halts Effort to Be Named a Transit Village
After three years, Hawthorne has halted efforts to get state designation as a transit village, a status that would make it eligible for grants to spruce up the area near its train station.But officials say they're willing to resume their application...
Herring Harbinger of Big Bass
Lots of wind in the last week has put a hold on any recreational boaters who wanted to get out to see if striped bass remained worth fishing for. Only short bass have been present after Thanksgiving. You can locate, however, large concentrated pods of...
Holmes Disses Panthers
FLORHAM PARK -- Santonio Holmes tried to temper the blow before he even delivered it.But it would not matter all that much.The Jets receiver called out the Carolina Panthers' secondary after Thursday's practice, labeling them the "weakest link" in the NFL's...
Hovnanian Turns $32.8M Quarterly Profit
In another sign of recovery in the housing market, Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. of Red Bank, the state's largest home builder, said Thursday that it had a profitable fiscal fourth quarter -- one of only a few profitable periods since 2006 -- that beat...
How a Grinch Stole Fort Lee
IT is a fact known to all,Just as a food court is in a mall,That the Fort Leeyans of Jersey New,Host a bridge over a wide river blue.This span whose mighty name,Comes from a tree-chopping man of fame,Brings whosits and whatsits from Gotham City,To a...
In Dublin, It's Act 2 That Can Really Hurt
THEATER REVIEWTHE NIGHT ALIVENew off-Broadway play, at the Atlantic Theater Co., 336 W. 20th St.Written and directed by Conor McPherson.With Ciaran Hinds, Jim Norton, Michael McElhatton, Caoilfhionn Dunne and Brian Gleeson.Schedule: 7 p.m. Tuesday; 8...
Inspections
Restaurant and food establishment inspections published in The Record include only the establishment's name and the evaluation it received. Evaluations are received from local health departments; however, not all departments issue reports. Readers seeking...
Jagr Isn't Ready to Put His Nhl Career on Ice Just Yet
NEWARK - In theory, the Devils' game tonight in Pittsburgh could be Jaromir Jagr's last in the city where he began his NHL career more than 23 years ago.It will be the Devils' final regular-season visit to Consol Energy Center in 2013-14 and Jagr, who...
Legislative Roundup
Effort to rejoin cap-and-tradeLegislators worried about global warming launched an attempt Thursday at rejoining a cap-and-trade program from which Governor Christie withdrew in 2011.It was one of dozens of measures that advanced in Assembly and Senate...
Legislature Weighing Two New Funding Ideas to Preserve Open Land
It has been more than four years since voters last approved money for buying and preserving New Jersey's dwindling open space. That money -- $400 million raised by issuing bonds - has run out, and state leaders can't agree on how to replenish it.Two...
Long History as Road Menace
A Passaic man charged in the brutal road-rage attack Wednesday on an elderly driver in Garfield has had his driver's license suspended more than three dozen times and been cited for 22 traffic violations since 1994, according to motor vehicle records.Robert...
Morton Jarashow, Founder of Campmor in Paramus
Two things, Morton Jarashow, the founder of the Paramus sporting goods store Campmor, told his children: "Love your work. And never retire."True to his advice, his daughter Judy said, her father always loved his work. And he never retired, even though...
New on Dvd
In storesFAST & FURIOUS 6 (2013, Universal, PG-13, $30) -- By all rights, this action franchise should have run out of gas a long time ago. But, until now, it's kept chugging along, serving up crazy chases, go-for-broke gun battles and the irresistible...
Old Convent Cleared for Child Care
RIDGEFIELD -- A religious order's plan to convert a vacant convent on Prospect Avenue into a child-care center has been approved by the Borough Council.The vote came two weeks after Republican Councilman Angelo Severino sought to table it, saying he...
Panel Approves Study of Casino in Bergen
After an $88 million upgrade to The Meadowlands Racetrack designed to draw more and younger gamblers, some wonder whether New Jersey is leaving hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue behind because it doesn't have casino gambling in Bergen County.An...
Police to Review Beatings Internally
PATERSON -- City Police Director Glenn Brown said his internal affairs office would thoroughly review officers' actions in the beating of two handcuffed shooting suspects in an incident captured on video.Brown refused to say how many officers would come...
Pugh Falls in Line with Giants
EAST RUTHERFORD - Justin Pugh has tremendous appreciation for the history lesson and the approaching milestone, provided these next three games go as planned.The right tackle is poised to become the just the third Giants' first-round draft pick to start...
Recommendations
WAYNEPOSITANO RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA ***Fine southern Italian fare and pizza. Owner Steve Catalano says that many dishes are old favorites, but they're not afraid to add new things based on dishes they've seen or tasted elsewhere.Prices: Appetizers $5.75...
Recount Confirms Democrat's Win Eustace Is Reelected to Assembly by 35 Votes
Final recount results Thursday from a tight race in Legislative District 38 confirmed that Assemblyman Tim Eustace, D-Maywood, has won election to a second term.And in council races in Englewood Cliffs and Ridgefield, election results that showed Republicans...
Ridgefield Cops Getting Raises, Less Starting Pay
RIDGEFIELD -- Borough police have a new three-year contract that calls for slight raises and requires rank-and-file officers to contribute toward their health insurance, borough officials said Thursday.The pact, approved by the council this week and...
Tenafly Teen to Help Philippines
TENAFLY -- From Tenafly to the Philippines, with love -- from a determined teenage girl and her mom, and a corps of outstanding young musical talent.On Sunday. Tenafly High School freshman Natalia Rodriguez will combine her love for arts and her community...
The Idec Index
Here is boxing writer Keith Idec's inside look at the sport:FEATURED FIGHT: Amir Mansour vs. Kelvin Price. Mansour is 41, but is intriguing because the late-developing heavyweight is a huge puncher. The Wilmington, Del., native's career has been interrupted twice...
The Machinery of Job Creation
PARAMUS -- Ronald Oliver worked 30 years at one company, toiling in the financial services industry in Jersey City. Joel Shapiro spent his life in the garment trade, managing warehouses in Manhattan and the Meadowlands. A year ago, both Bergen County residents...
Things to Do
* Tea With Santa -- 4 p.m. today, Plaza Hotel, 770 Fifth Ave., Manhattan. $150 per adult and child; $90 per additional child. 866- 771-3189 or theplaza.com.* Byrd School's Harlem Wizards Fundraiser -- 7 tonight, Glen Rock High School, 400 Hamilton Ave.,...
Ticket-Fix Scheme Began in '08, Officials Say
CARLSTADT -- Two municipal court workers allegedly manipulated the state courts' computer system in order to fix parking tickets, avoid paying fines and reverse orders to suspend driving privileges, according to a criminal complaint made public Thursday...
Tuition Bill Posing Dilemma for Christie
Legislators are setting up a showdown with Governor Christie over whether to provide in-state tuition rates and state financial aid to some students at New Jersey's public colleges and universities who are in the country illegally.A bill that would provide...
Vinny Ditrani's Picks
A record number of points was scored last week despite several games played in bad weather. That's not just a testament to great offensive play, however.Poor tackling, or no tackling, contributed to the explosion. Whether it's because of the shorter,...
What Should NBC Stage Next?
COMMENTARYDough, Re, Mi -- that's what it's all about in TV land, folks.And so, as soon as the ratings for "The Sound of Music Live!" came out last week -- 18.6 million viewers tuned in to see Carrie Underwood tackle the role Julie Andrews immortalized...
White House Tinkering with Health Care Sign-Up
Anticipating a crush of online applications for health coverage next week, the Obama administration took steps on Thursday to help bridge gaps in coverage and care next month as a Dec. 23 deadline to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act...
Woodson Trying to Get Wins at All Costs
For Mike Woodson, the decision was really no decision at all.With rumors swirling about the job security of the Knicks coach and the team floundering badly, desperate times required desperate measures. That meant the teaching moment -- yanking J.R. Smith...
World on a Platter
Bibi'z in Westwood marked one of 2011's most impressive restaurant openings. Aside from the great service and even better wine selection, the across-the-board quality of the wildly eclectic menu floored me.There was just one problem: Bibi'z couldn't...
Yanks Are Held Up by Rodriguez
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Yankees left the Winter Meetings without the second baseman or starting pitcher they need, but two other important issues loom: Will Masahiro Tanaka be posted by his Japanese team, and, how will the Yankees afford him - and...
Yanks Target Infante; Mets Stay Active
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Second base was never a second thought when Robinson Cano was in the Yankees' employ. For the past seven seasons - four of them All-Star years -- he averaged 160 games at the position.Now, Cano's departure to Seattle as a free...
Year of the Pope
IT'S OFFICIAL: Pope Francis is the man of the year. Technically, he is the Person of the Year, according to Time magazine. It is a well-deserved recognition.In less than a year, the man who replaced Pope Benedict XVI -- who surprised Catholics by retiring...
Your Views
U.S. should improve ties with Iran quicklyThe United States has reached an "interim agreement" with Iran over the development of its nuclear program, and yet it accomplishes no goals for either side and seems completely arbitrary beyond a starting point....
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