The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Articles from October 17, 2015

2 Students Revive Tradition, Help a Cause
RUTHERFORD -- St. Mary High School hasn't held a homecoming dance in two years, and Amanda Witkowski and Colleen Moretti didn't want to graduate without one to cap their senior year. So they found a way to revive the event, turning it into a fundraiser...
$30,000 Bail Frees Hit-Run Suspect
A North Arlington man who was arrested Thursday in connection with a hit-and-run that badly injured a Montclair State student last week has been released on $30,000 bail.Michael Choynowski, 27, was arraigned in Clifton Municipal Court on Thursday afternoon,...
Afghanistan Shift
DURING HIS first campaign for the White House in 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama pushed back hard against the war in Iraq, and promised to draw down America's military presence elsewhere in the world, including Afghanistan. Seven years later, with the sun...
Agency Asks for Input on Reservoir
Blasted by critics for planning much of the controversial Garret Mountain reservoir project with little public input, the Passaic Valley Water Commission this week began reaching out to its customers for alternative ideas through a survey that is being delivered...
A&p Closeout Advances
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Bankrupt supermarket company A&P is determined to be out of business by Thanksgiving, and it showed Friday that it is moving swiftly toward that goal.Montvale-based A&P is getting help in meeting that deadline from the bankruptcy...
Attorney Says Council Had Right to Go to Meeting
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS -- Borough Council members had a legal right to attend a police officer's recent disciplinary hearing, which was open to the public, Borough Attorney E. Carter Corriston Sr. said Friday."As far as I know, they had a right to observe,"...
Bakker's Three Touchdowns Lift Ironmen
WAYNE - Don Bosco wasn't perfect, but made some timely plays to erase the sting from last week and earn back some momentum.Malik Bakker had another strong performance, scoring three touchdowns to help lead the Ironmen to a 35-0 win over Passaic Tech on...
Christie Support Largely Homegrown
Governor Christie for years has been courting donors across the country, but his presidential campaign so far is a homegrown affair financed largely by fellow New Jerseyans.They are Christie's neighbors and relatives, aides and allies, Trenton lobbyists...
Cougars Run Game Grounds the Owls
PARK RIDGE -- Brendan Coffey capped one of the longest touchdown drives you'll ever see in North Jersey football with one of the shortest scoring runs.Coffey scored on a run from inside the 1-yard-line with three seconds left to lift Cresskill to an...
Council Hopefuls Focus on Tax Burden
HACKENSACK - Three of the four candidates for an open City Council seat spent most of their time during an hour-long debate answering audience questions about their positions on the city's redevelopment, taxes and decisions by the current council.Richard...
Dep to Skip Liberty Park Hearing
State officials said Friday that they will not participate in a state Senate hearing next week on the Christie administration's plans to bring more private development to Liberty State Park.The hearing on Monday was called after the state Department...
Devils Fall but Notch First Point
NEWARK - For the Devils, this was progress.They finally picked up their first point of the season, but are still looking for their first win following a 2-1 shootout loss to the San Jose Sharks on Friday night at Prudential Center. Now 0-3- 1, they avoided...
Energy Firm Stays in N.J
Brushing aside the difficulties of manufacturing in New Jersey, a Carlstadt maker of cogenerators is building a state-of-the-art factory and headquarters in East Rutherford.ENER-G Rudox, which makes generators and provides turnkey cogenerator packages,...
Fevered Search, Then a Single Gunshot
Shortly after dark Thursday, Hackensack police officers began going door to door along Clay Street, asking neighbors whether they had seen the man in the photo they were showing them.Police officials in Hackensack had received a call that day from investigators...
Fresh Start for Harvey
Matt Harvey is standing in the back of a raucous visitor's clubhouse, the symphony of celebration exploding around him. His entire 6-foot-4 frame is soaked in some pungent combination of champagne and beer, a condition that leaves him describing how...
Game 2 Starter Still Up in the Air
NEW YORK -- Terry Collins hasn't named his Game 2 starter yet, mainly because he's awaiting a status check on right-hander Noah Syndergaard. If he's not able to go, Collins will call on lefty Steven Matz for Sunday's start.Syndergaard tossed a scoreless...
Garcia, Pascack Hills Too Much for Dumont
Quarterback Nick Garcia carried 17 times for 202 yards and three touchdowns as Pascack Hills bounced back from an early deficit to defeat Dumont, 28-7, in a Big North football game Friday night at Montvale.Garcia scored on runs of 40, 3 and 39 yards....
Green Raiders' Offensive Line Spurs Second-Half Surge
FRANKLIN LAKES -- Forgive Greg Latushko if he cannot recall every detail of Friday night's Ramapo-Indian Hills football game. After all, there were 81 points scored and 143 offensive plays run.Latushko was one of five different Ramapo players to find...
Irving Runs Wild for Garfield
GARFIELD - Aveon Irving and the rest of his Garfield offense enjoyed a big, big night Friday.A senior running back, Irving scored four touchdowns on the ground and rushed for 262 yards on 17 carries to help Garfield defeat Waldwick/Midland Park, 50-43,...
Ivy League Diversity Seen by Some as Discrimination
The U.S. Department of Education cleared Princeton University last month of allegations that it discriminated against Asian- Americans in college admissions, but that has not dispelled the notion held by some Asian-Americans that the bar is higher for...
Jersey Guys Recall Cubs' Heartbreakers
Always a Chicago Cub at heart, Bill Hands is hopeful that this could finally be the October of their dreams."I honestly thought that next year would be their year," said Hands, a 20-game winner for the star-crossed 1969 Cubs out of Rutherford High School,...
Jets' O-Line Keeping Fitzpatrick Upright
FLORHAM PARK -- The fluffy, white bathrobe hung in Nick Mangold's locker, complete with his No. 74 sewn on the back.The burly, bearded center chose to wear his green robe after Friday's practice instead of the white, strutting out of the Jets' locker...
John Rowe's 10 Burning Questions in College Football
1. Did interim Rutgers coach Norries Wilson take one for the program?Sounds like it. Wilson accepted blame for the fourth-down spike that prevented RU trying a Hail Mary pass against Michigan State, but a prominent offensive player said afterward that...
Judge Accused of Vulgarity Fights Allegations
A state Superior Court judge facing disciplinary charges for allegedly making vulgar and sexually suggestive remarks in his courtroom has denied the allegations.In papers filed with the state's Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct, Judge Joseph A....
Lb Beason Calls out Niners' Boone
EAST RUTHERFORD - Jon Beason suffered the first concussion of his football career five plays into the Giants' 30-27 victory over the 49ers, and that was difficult enough to accept upon leaving MetLife Stadium last Sunday night.The most upsetting part...
Managing Just Fine
NEW YORK - In a city more used to crying in its beer than hoisting steins in celebration, Chicago's introduction to new Cubs manager Joe Maddon was appropriately held at the Cubby Bear bar across the street from Wrigley Field.Upon the conclusion of that...
Man Shot to Death Closing Shop
CLIFTON -- For neighbors like Kathene Gonzelos, waking up to the blood-spattered crime scene in her normally quiet Botany Village neighborhood was like "a nightmare."The fatal shooting outside a liquor store at 432 Lexington Ave. shocked the people who...
Mayor's Revised Plan for Rec Tax Surprises Backers
PATERSON -- Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly, a key early supporter of the ballot question that would create a city recreation tax, said this week that he was caught off guard by the mayor's revised plans for the funding.Wimberly, who is recreation coordinator...
'Melo Tells Knicks' Coaches to Egg Him On
NEW YORK -- When Carmelo Anthony had a constant voice in his head three seasons ago, it was a coach on the floor in Jason Kidd. And with the prodding, Anthony put together the best season of his career, finishing third in the NBA's MVP balloting.Kidd...
Mets vs. Cubs
5 KEYS TO VICTORYFOR THE METSRide the armsThe Mets have a better starting rotation than the Cubs and need to rely on their pitchers to take this series.Lefties hittingThe team's lefty batters fared well against the Dodgers' lefties, and they will need...
Mustangs Able to Bounce Back
CLIFTON - Coach Ralph Cinque couldn't have asked for a better response Friday night to the Clifton football team's first defeat of the season.Junior tailback Saadiq Pitts scored three touchdowns, junior quarterback Joe Santillo threw for two scores and...
No Shortage of Events for Autumn
I love being outdoors in the fall.I love the crisp feel; the brilliant contrast of colors; the sense of accomplishment, after a long planting season.That's why autumn is the ideal time for me to visit as many local gardens as I can before the snow and...
Nv/old Tappan Shows It's Tough Enough
HILLSDALE -- Remember, you can't spell tough without an O and a T.With a dominant performance up front, NV/Old Tappan stamped itself as North Jersey's best public school team, slamming Pascack Valley, 42-14, Friday night.The Golden Knights (6-0) were...
Patriots Win Third Passaic Title in Row
WAYNE - A field hockey county championship three-peat was completed by Wayne Hills on Friday, but a "dynasty" was not born.The Patriots' feeling is their 2013, 2014 and 2015 Passaic County championships are compartmentalized and distinct from one another, and...
Petition May Force Vote on Turf Field
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP -- Opponents of a plan to resurface Memorial Field with artificial turf have collected enough signatures on a petition to force a vote on the matter.Over the past few weeks, Councilman Steven Casio and other members of a committee...
Police Rescue Girl, 17, Being Sold for Sex
SOUTH HACKENSACK -- For the third time in less than two years, police have rescued an underage girl who was being trafficked for sex at one of the hotels that line Route 46 in the township, authorities said Friday.Ricky James, 32, of Newark was arrested...
Ridgewood Defense Makes the Big Plays
RIDGEWOOD - The memories were fresh in the minds of the Ridgewood players. An embarrassing loss last year to Paramus sent their 5-0 season on a downslide they never recovered from.The Maroons had revenge as well as redemption on their minds this time...
Rutgers (2-3, 0-2) at Indiana (4-2, 0-2)
Today, 3:30 p.m.TV: Big Ten NetworkRadio: WFAN-AM 660Series record: Rutgers, 1-0Last meeting: Rutgers, 45-23 (2014)The line: Indiana by 6 1/2Player to watch: Nate Sudfeld. The Hoosiers have been very closedmouthed about whether their quarterback is ready...
Second City
It's not the World Series, but it doesn't get any better than New York vs. Chicago with something bigger than bragging rights at stake. When the National League Championship Series is over, the winner of this Mets-Cubs matchup will be in the 2015 World...
Tenafly Native Rocks Her Debut Album
Tenafly native Natalie Cohen grew up starring in regional and off- Broadway musical theater and dance productions and studied classical voice and theater in college. But Cohen's enduring love of hard rock and heavy metal ultimately led to her career...
The Hottest Ticket in the Citi
It's going to take a lot more than fervent fandom to get you into Citi Field for Game 1 of the Mets' National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs tonight; you'll need plenty of money, too.The average resale price on the secondary ticket...
These Actors Really Have to Play Their Parts
Princes don't typically play Hamlet. Sales experience is not required for the part of Willy Loman. But the six actors playing musicians in the world premiere musical "The Bandstand" had to be actual musicians, says composer Richard Oberacker."Since it's...
They're Still the 1
HILLSDALE -- The NV/Old Tappan football players huddled together after Friday night's game against Pascack Valley, raising their helmets in unison. Suddenly, one of the players let out a yell."Still No.1," he said from within the crowd. "That's what...
Top Five Gives Scarlets a Title
WOODLAND PARK -- Dennis Murri didn't expect much from his Ridgefield Park boys cross-country team this season. The Scarlets hadn't beaten archrival Cliffside Park since 2011, and the Red Raiders went into the season favored to win their fourth straight Big...
Tough to Root for Blackhawks' Kane
The crowd reaction to Patrick Kane through the Chicago Blackhawks' first five games of the 2015-16 season has been predictable.In the two games he's played at United Center, he has been cheered. In his three road games, he's been booed and taunted.As...
Your Views
Not much wrong with bus terminalRegarding "The bane of bus riders" (Page L-1, Oct. 14):I have been reading the many articles and opinions regarding the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City.When I first moved to New Jersey in 1983, I traveled...
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