The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Articles from July 25, 2014

At Rally, Calls for Justice, Gun Laws
HACKENSACK - More than 100 family members and friends of a limousine driver who was slain in a shooting on Route 80 in Saddle Brook last month gathered on the steps of the Bergen County Courthouse on Thursday to demand justice, an end to violence and stricter...
Auto Race on Hold Another Year
A Formula 1 Grand Prix race in North Jersey, once scheduled to debut in 2013, won't be starting its engines before 2016 at the earliest.Carl Goldberg, whose Roseland Property owns most of the land that would be used for the 3.2-mile race in Weehawken...
BBC Concert Fest Will Air on Wqxr
For the second year, WQXR-FM (105.9) will broadcast full concerts from the BBC Proms, the long-standing summer festival that takes place mostly at the Royal Albert Hall in London.Starting tonight to Sept. 19, full concerts will be broadcast at 9 p.m....
Bc Dismisses Baseball Coach
Mark DeMenna confirmed to The Record on Thursday that he has been dismissed as Bergen Catholic's baseball coach.DeMenna, a former Waldwick and William Paterson University standout who once coached Don Bosco's baseball team, didn't divulge details regarding...
Building Height Heads to Ballot
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS - A referendum question asking voters whether office buildings taller than 35 feet should be allowed in the borough will be placed on the November ballot -- unless the Borough Council repeals a zoning ordinance that currently permits construction...
Cafe Matisse in Rutherford
My mission: to find out whether Cafe Matisse still deserves the four-star rating I gave it in 2008. I had two major doubts.For starters, it's not exactly a hot new restaurant. Matisse has been open almost two decades, and I worried whether it was past...
Crash Kills 1, Injures 2 in Ridgefield Victims All Ex-Fort Lee Athletes
A 20-year-old former Fort Lee High School baseball player died from injuries he suffered early Thursday when the car he was riding in swerved across a road in Ridgefield and hit a building, authorities said.The two other men in the car, also 20 and former...
Demoted Director Says Oust Donovan
The lawyer for Bergen County Human Services Director Jane Linter is calling for the impeachment of County Executive Kathleen Donovan for trying to demote Linter, but he got a cool reception from several lawmakers, who scoffed at the request.The lawyer,...
Farm Camp Lets Kids Learn and Explore a Season for Growing
CLIFTON - Willie, George and Harry couldn't get enough attention Wednesday morning from the dozen youngsters who fed them grass and leaves.Even after the food stopped coming, the three baby goats - each named for a prince in the British royal family...
Fatal Blows Stir Debate
The clashing opinions of psychiatrists are at the heart of a murder case that went to a jury in Hackensack on Thursday, exactly four years after a World War II veteran died of injuries suffered in a bludgeoning in his Fairview home.Was the defendant,...
Feds to Look at Parents' Complaints in Allendale
ALLENDALE -- Federal officials have agreed to investigate allegations made against the school board and superintendent in a complaint filed by the parents of children receiving special education.The discrimination complaint asserts members of the Allendale school...
Feel-Good Series for Yankees
NEW YORK - Dreaming of wild-card playoff entries is not the Yankee way, even in these lean days of scratching for runs and patching the starting rotation.It's the AL East or bust - unless or until that route is closed - to Joe Girardi's club, which pecked...
Filly Up: Untapable Set to Take on the Haskell
OCEANPORT -- Steve Asmussen has been here and done that.So if anybody wants to question why the high-profile trainer would enter filly sensation Untapable in Sunday $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, remember this: History is on Asmussen's...
Gang Green's New Enforcer Looking to Be a Hit on Field
CORTLAND, N.Y. - The grin began curling on Calvin Pryor's lips as the question was being asked. And although it never formed into a full-fledged smile during his answer, it still was the kind of look and the type of response that should scare opposing...
Gathering Nets $88,000 to Aid Gaza Palestinians
PATERSON -- North Jersey residents on Thursday night held an iftar -- a breaking of the fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan -- to raise money for humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza.The iftar, often a joyous affair in which families and communities...
Giants' Tyree Responds
Giants Super Bowl hero David Tyree has come under criticism for past comments he made about same-sex marriage and homosexuality since being hired by the team as its director of player development this week.Tyree responded Thursday in an interview with...
Hinchliffe Might Be Expanded for Track
PATERSON -- Local officials are considering the possibility of extending the southern fence at Hinchliffe Stadium to accommodate a regular-size track as part of the restoration of the historic ballpark.During their initial examination of Hinchliffe,...
Inspections
Restaurant and food establishment inspections published in The Record include only the establishment's name and the evaluation it received. Evaluations are from local health departments; however, not all departments issue reports. Readers seeking more...
Israel Solidarity Rally Draws Nearly 2,000 in Englewood
ENGLEWOOD -- Nearly 2,000 attendees at a hastily organized rally Thursday were urged to stand with the people of Israel in renewed warfare that -- in the words of one speaker -- was forced on them by the Palestinian militant organization Hamas."We are...
It's Time to Catch Some Fluke
The fluke fishing in the ocean has improved in the past week, as good catches have been made by many individual boaters and on the party boats.It is not a guarantee that you will have a great day, but more good days then bad days are now the norm when...
Jet Qbs: Mutual Respect
CORTLAND, N.Y. - Michael Vick was standing on the football field Thursday morning, his younger, taller counterpart by his side. Vick gives up a good 3 inches to incumbent Jets starter Geno Smith, and based on returns from the first official practice...
Johnson Goes Full Tilt at First Day of Practice
CORTLAND, N.Y. -- There was no "pitch count" for new Jets running back Chris Johnson on the first day of practice Thursday.Coach Rex Ryan and his staff sometimes will limit the practice time of players recovering from injuries, with Ryan referring to...
Kean on Security
THE NATION may be more prepared today than it was before the 9/ 11 attacks, but that is not reason enough to become complacent about homeland security. That was the message delivered by former Gov. Thomas Kean Sr. to Congress on Wednesday.Kean addressed...
Killer Snake in the Lake? State Says It's Unlikely
Traps were set. Sunbathers and boaters were asked to keep a wary eye. The waters and shoreline were searched and searched again. And again.Still, authorities were not able to confirm a single report of a 16-foot snake in Lake Hopatcong, a sighting that...
Man Sues over Breyers 'All Natural' Marketing
A man from Mount Laurel is suing Unilever, maker of Breyers ice cream, saying the company's claims that its products were "all natural" were "false, misleading, inaccurate and deceptive."Yosh Jefferson alleges in a lawsuit filed July 16 in state court in...
Mastro Report Was Supposed to Be Funny
GOVERNOR Christie can't be laughing. That is assuming he read at least part of an exhaustive article in The New York Times on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's commission to investigate corruption in state government.The crux of the Times article was that...
Mom Wants Answers in Son's Suicide
Nicole Hatton remembers getting the call from her son's girlfriend saying he had been picked up by the Hackensack police.Hatton phoned the station house to confirm police had the 27- year-old and told an officer to have him phone home. She planned to bail...
New on Dvd
AvailableTRANSCENDENCE (2014, Warner, PG-13, $29) -- The directorial debut of "Inception" cinematographer Wally Pfister never, quite transcends its silly premise but it does keep re-booting itself with provocative ideas and unique characters (Rebecca...
North Jersey Soccer Stars Going National
It's been an exciting couple of weeks for two of North Jersey's finest female soccer players.Expect this to be just the prelude for even more thrills to come.On July 17, former Wayne Hills star midfielder Nickolette Driesse was selected to the U.S. Under-20...
Outlook Cautious but Optimistic
The recession officially ended five years ago, but it hasn't been an easy recovery for small businesses. Just ask the people who attended a meeting of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey in Englewood on Thursday.James Brown of Teaneck,...
Paramus Cops Get Help for On-Scene Injuries
PARAMUS -- Twenty new trauma kits will provide police officers the tools to help treat critical injuries on the scene -- a donation the borough's Police Department says is critical after two borough officers were injured in gunfire and two North Jersey...
Paterson-Hamburg Pike Almost Done
WAYNE -- More than two years after it began, construction at Paterson-Hamburg Turnpike is coming to an end.The building of new jughandles and bridges over the Preakness Brook, intended to make the busy county road safer, is scheduled to be complete by...
Pierre-Paul Primed for Big Season
EAST RUTHERFORD - Jason Pierre-Paul is promising he's got his groove back.He says he is not thinking about his back and not worried about whether he will be back with the Giants next season, considering his rookie contract is set to expire in 2015.After...
Recommendations
SECAUCUSBARELI'S ** 1/2A new management team has taken over this Route 3 Italian institution, giving it a more modern look and menu while retaining the same attentive service.Prices: Appetizers $8 to $17, entrees $17 to $55 ($120 for a meat special for...
Ridgewood's Driscoll Grabs State Boys Crown
UNION - The best golfer in New Jersey who has yet to set foot in high school hails from Bergen County: 13-year-old John Driscoll III.The rising eighth-grader from Ridgewood beat several high schoolers this week to capture the 44th New Jersey Boys (15-and- under)...
Scarcity of Parking Spaces Irritates Residents
RIDGEWOOD -- Inadequate parking remains a major factor in the village's downtown, according to residents who attended a special forum this week.Most of 50 people at the Wednesday meeting agreed that the prosperity of the village's Central Business District...
State Alleges Fraud by Moving Company
Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs on Thursday filed a complaint against Moving Max Inc. of Fair Lawn, and its owners, for repeatedly offering artificially low estimates to consumers, and then once...
State Court Orders Christie to Release Housing Contract
A state Superior Court Judge on Thursday gave the Christie administration until 4 p.m. today to release the state's $295,000 contract to come up with a plan telling municipalities how much affordable housing they are required to make available to low- income...
Torres Budget Eyes 2% Tax Hike
PATERSON -- Mayor Joey Torres' administration is working on a 2015 budget that would raise city taxes by about 2 percent, officials said."That is the goal," Torres said. "Obviously, it's easier said than done."Torres' finance staff is using the 2 percent...
Transporting Oil
HELPED BY the recent discovery of enormous oil reserves in North Dakota, U.S. oil production is booming. The nation is now producing an estimated 8.46 million barrels of crude oil a day, an increase of 2 million barrels a day over two years ago, according...
Wayne Valley Standout Seeks to Make Big Splash
After a junior swimming season in which she won one title and was second in another event at the state Meet of Champions, Meaghan O'Donnell could not be blamed for sitting back this summer and enjoying her individual accomplishments.But that is not the...
Your Views
Archdiocese working hard to stop abuseRegarding "Pope and victims" (Editorials, July 10):Your editorial misled readers about what Newark Archbishop John Myers and the archdiocese actually are doing to address clergy sexual abuse.Like Pope Francis, Myers...
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