The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Articles from November 14, 2012

A Tide of Emotions
Ask 13-year-old Rosalie Cimillo how she felt after her Moonachie home got swamped by superstorm Sandy, and she pulls out a poem she wrote for school."My heart got flooded with never ending water," she wrote. "You have that feeling that nothing is going...
Backing Nico
When he talks about his son, Dom Santoli can't help but get a little emotional."I just want to get my son on everybody's mind so they know his story," said Santoli, a former Bergen Catholic assistant football coach, who occassionally works with the Cruasders'...
Banks Faces Big Night without Mentor
Johnathon Banks spent part of Tuesday in his native Detroit, where hundreds of family members, friends and admirers attended a memorial service to celebrate the life of his father figure, Emanuel Steward.The legendary trainer died Oct. 25 after a brief...
Bearing Storm's Costs
TRENTON -- Owners whose businesses survived superstorm Sandy unscathed may have thought they got lucky but are likely to end up paying some of the storm's economic costs, a group of economists said Tuesday.Among the many ways that New Jersey's climb...
Cop Sued in Case of Mistaken Identity
A rehabilitation therapist who allegedly was knocked unconscious by an off-duty Paterson police officer two years ago in a case of mistaken identity is seeking damages in federal court from the city and the detective accused of committing the assault.The...
Dickey Won't Be on Edge
There is clamor in the background, the wonderful clatter of kids clinging to their father. This is why R.A. Dickey does not commit time to fretting over the result of ballots that were filled out over a month ago, ballots that could cast his 2012 season...
Discounter Accused of Importing Fakes
A Totowa businessman surrendered to the FBI on Tuesday to face charges that he conspired to import and sell counterfeit Nike sneakers and Walt Disney blankets manufactured in China, federal authorities said.Aref Abuhadba, 49, who authorities said controlled...
'Drood' Revival Proves Great Fun
"Fun" has become such a generalized, default word; I looked for another expression to describe "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," which opened in a revival Tuesday night at Studio 54.But "fun" was what I returned to. It most exactly suggests the experience...
Ex-Officer's Case Costs Bogota $85K
BOGOTA - The Regina Tasca case has cost the borough at least $85,000 in legal fees this year, an amount that is likely to increase now that Tasca's attorneys have amended an existing federal lawsuit to ask for a review of her case and reinstatement to...
Fast-Growing Kosher Industry on Display
Kosher food is continuing to grow beyond its traditional offerings and gaining mass appeal, according to industry experts who attended one of the largest kosher trade shows in the nation Tuesday.More than 6,000 food-service professionals, supermarket executives...
Flat, but 5-0
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Knicks were stuck, enduring the sort of night they couldn't have expected, lifeless on the road, staggering against a lineup of players they couldn't have picked out of a lineup.Carmelo Anthony was spending his night working against...
Generator Aid for Mayor Questioned and Defended
North Haledon Mayor Randy George got a lot of help from the town immediately after superstorm Sandy knocked out power to his home and business, with the Fire Department, the Department of Public Works and a borough police officer all lending him generators...
Generator Generation
The power may be back in North Jersey, but the feeling that a generator is now a necessity, not a luxury, has not waned.Destructive storms like Sandy are likely to keep coming.In the buildup to and immediate aftermath of a powerful storm, North Jersey...
Giants Must Sever Ties with 2011 Team
EAST RUTHERFORD - The Giants have promised not to panic, essentially because they have been in this situation before.That is all we keep hearing, and to some extent it's understandable, considering how last season ended with confetti falling inside Lucas...
Health Exchanges
GOVERNOR Christie has delayed for months a decision on whether New Jersey will create a health-insurance exchange as part of federal health-care reform legislation.The delay has run its course, and it's time for action: The governor should sign legislation...
Healthy and Pitching In
NEW YORK - A few blocks from the boardwalk, the $137.5 million ace stood inside a church building. Johan Santana was wearing an orange windbreaker - the same uniform worn by other charitable workers - and handing out brown lunch bags to superstorm Sandy victims.Santana...
In Your Kitchen: Clam, Pork and White Bean Stew
If the cuisine of Latin America was a college course, Maricel Presilla's "Gran Cocina Latina" would be its required textbook. A grand, 900-page volume, it is both a culinary and scholarly magnum opus, befitting a chef and restaurateur who also has a...
Jets (3-6) at Rams (3-5-1)
At Edward Jones DomeSunday, 1 p.m.TV: Ch. 2Radio: ESPN-FM 98.7Early line: Rams by 3St. Louis returns home after participating in an NFL rarity, a 24- 24 tie with host San Francisco, the first deadlock in the league since Philadelphia and Cincinnati did...
Lakeland Continues Magical Run
HASBROUCK HEIGHTS - John Maher pulled his red jersey off and spun it around his head like a helicopter as he ran around in no general direction with a look of joyous disbelief on his face.It was a spontaneous celebration to a nearly-impossible goal,...
Mahwah D-Line Driving T-Birds
MAHWAH -- For the first time since 2006, the Mahwah football team is preparing for a home playoff game. Earlier this week, in a video session, senior cornerback Greg Rozar identified a big reason why: The defensive line."I was watching the film and I...
Montclair out to Win Two Titles
Most colleges would be excited about one of its athletic teams being in contention for a national championship.Montclair State is not most colleges.The Red Hawks have two potential national champs to root for: the field hockey team is two wins shy of...
Msu-Hosted Panel Examines Modern Media and Election
Unrelenting campaign ads. Endless tweets on candidate gaffes. The 47 percent moment.Rarely has the media impacted a presidential race more broadly and ferociously than the one that ended this month, a panel of political journalists and pundits said Monday...
N. Arlington near 2nd Tax Deal with Meadowlands
Brian Aberback, a commission spokesman, said the parties are on track to finalize the two deals before the end of the year.NORTH ARLINGTON -- The borough is one step closer to collecting on a second, $400,000, tax settlement with the New Jersey Meadowlands...
Need Unites Neighbors
As the days without power turned into a week -- then nearly two weeks -- the residents of a dead-end street in West Milford began to feel they were living in a forgotten neighborhood.With no utility workers around to suggest anyone was looking out for...
New Jersey Petitioners Signing Up to Quit Union
A petition on a White House website calling for New Jersey to secede from the Union had drawn more than 10,600 signatures by Tuesday afternoon, many from people in other states.The New Jersey petition, created Saturday, is one of dozens begun since Election...
New & Noteworthy
Stage* Lewis Black to perform in Morristown: Caustic comedian Lewis Black is bringing his "The Rant Is Due 2013" tour to the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown on Feb. 24. Tickets, $35 to $89.50, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Black, also a sometime...
New President Lincoln, Same Old Squeaky Voice
When I interviewed comedian Richard Belzer in the mid-1980s - long before his "Homicide" and "Law & Order" days - I asked if he had any acting aspirations."Yeah," Belz replied. "I'd really like to play Lincoln ... warts and all."Bada-bing, bada-bang,...
New York Man Can't Outrun Pip Cops
ALPINE -- A New York man who led police on a three-mile car chase on the Palisades Interstate Parkway and then a foot chase through woods was charged with a dozen criminal offenses on Tuesday, authorities said.Police recovered two loaded handguns, drugs...
Next Step in Sandy Recovery
Unfortunately for many homeowners, having power restored might be just the start of the recovery from Sandy.Now comes a harder part: Getting your life and your home back in order. It's a process that can be long and frustrating, with homeowners putting...
Next to Normal
MEASURE by measure, New Jersey is inching back toward normalcy.Over the weekend, power was restored for thousands in North Jersey who had been without it. Tuesday marked the end of gas rationing that had been put in place by Governor Christie in the days...
North Jersey Vets Weigh in on Petraeus' Fall
The good he's done outweighs the bad. An affair by any rank is bad. There's got to be more to this. What's the connection to probes of the Benghazi attack?North Jersey's military veterans have mixed, but strong, feelings when it comes to the downfall...
Pequannock Schools Reset Forum on Reconfiguration Plan to Nov. 26
PEQUANNOCK -- The Board of Education has agreed to reschedule the public forum on its proposed school reconfiguration plan to Nov. 26 at 7 p.m., in the hope that more residents will be able to attend once the first of the holidays are over.The meeting...
Pride Driving Dwight Morrow's Resurgence
ENGLEWOOD -- The message is the same, win or lose, when Dwight Morrow football coach Barry Harris walks to midfield for the postgame handshake. Every time, Harris receives praise for Dwight Morrow's drastic, on-field improvement.It's a source of pride...
Rex Not Yielding to Media, Owner's Will
Rex Ryan's eyes already were tinged with red, and his face began to match that color late Sunday afternoon in Seattle as he showed more defiance to a reporter's series of questions than his team's offense had in four quarters of work on the field.After...
Schools Chief on Medical Leave
FORT LEE -- Steven Engravalle, superintendent for just four months, is now on medical leave -- after his continued absence since the summer when his wife died of cancer.Sharon Amato, the district's assistant superintendent, will serve as interim schools...
Suit Alleges Years of Scout Abuse
An assistant Boy Scout leader in Morris County allegedly abused a Scout for five years, plying him with alcohol and pornography at 11 and engaging in oral sex "hundreds of times'' with the boy, according to a lawsuit filed in state Superior Court in...
Syril Rubin, Jewish Matriarch, at 84
Syril Rubin of Fort Lee, a vigorous supporter of Jewish causes, most prominently the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, died Monday after a brief illness. She was 84.With her husband, Leonard, who died in 2007, Mrs. Rubin helped found the Englewood Jewish...
Tax Hikes Could Be Part of Recovery
Governor Christie said Tuesday that towns would be able to exceed the state's 2 percent annual property tax cap to pay for the cost of cleaning up after superstorm Sandy -- meaning some residents in storm-ravaged municipalities could face higher taxes."It's...
Teixeira Wants Torii on Yanks
NEW YORK - If Mark Teixeira were the Yankees' general manager, he just might go the extra mile to sign free agent outfielder Torii Hunter."I love Torii," Teixeira said of his ex-teammate from the second half of the 2008 season in Anaheim. "He doesn't...
Tenafly Coach Gets His Message Across
RAMSEY - This was no way to end a season, possibly even a career, and the message sunk in for Tenafly.The Tigers emerged from their opening malaise and an early timeout and defeated Ramsey, 25-21, 25-18, in Tuesday's second round of the Group 2 girls...
Things to Do
To be included in this listing, entries must have a ticket price and a telephone number for public inquiries.TODAYACTIVITIES* Weed Warriors at Teaneck Creek Conservancy -- 9 a.m. Wednesdays, to Jan. 16, Teaneck Creek Conservancy, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck....
Women Drivers' Rise Could Spur Better Safety
Since readers began filling my mailbox with outrageous examples of driving ineptitude a decade ago, one staple had generally focused on women: clippings about female drivers applying rouge. Photos showing female-driven cars wedged between buses -- and...
Your Views
GOP's displeasure with Christie is bafflingRegarding Columnist Charles Stile's "Can Christie win back GOP's favor?" (Political Stile, Page A-1, Nov. 8):As a union member and lifelong Democrat, I should be having lots of trouble finding something nice...
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