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Articles from November 2, 2015

10 Things to Watch at the Boys Soccer State Tournament
1. Can Bergen Catholic or Don Bosco make some noise in North Non- Public A?The Crusaders have won two overall Non-Public A titles, in 1987 and 1999. Sixth-seeded Don Bosco has won four overall championships (1995, 1993, 1991, 1979). Both teams are capable...
10 Things to Watch at the Girls Soccer State Tournament
1. Will Northern Highlands cap its perfect season?As star-studded a cast as there is in New Jersey -- -- with Casey Richards, Morgan Busacca, Eva Hurm, Ariel Somple and Julia Pash, the Highlanders know they're closing in on perfection. They'll open as the...
Andy Cohen Comes to Northvale for Book Signing
What Andy Cohen will be signing at Books & Greetings in Northvale on Wednesday is the paperback version of the bestseller that came out a year ago -- "The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year." But Cohen, a master of self-promotion, shows...
Assembly Race Sign of Things to Come
For Assembly elections on Tuesday that few New Jersey residents know about or are expected to vote in, special interest groups have so far spent at historic proportions.So what will that mean in 2017, when candidates for the Assembly, Senate and governor...
Changes to Flood Maps Are Possible
POMPTON LAKES -- Residents will get another chance on Wednesday to discuss controversy-raising new flood maps with Federal Emergency Management Agency staff members.The meeting at the Carnevale Center, at 10 Lenox Ave., is a follow-up to last month's...
Chris Christie's Winding Road to Pennsylvania Avenue
CONSIDER this the long way to the White House. Not the easy way. Not the desired way. But a way nonetheless. Much attention has focused on the rise of Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican presidential campaign and its effect on the candidacy of Governor Christie....
Christie Not the Only Candidate for Social Security Reform
As he tries to stand out in the crowded field of Republicans running for president, Governor Christie touts his plans to address looming shortfalls in Social Security and Medicare and the projected spike in costs for Medicaid.Among other things, Christie's...
Collins, Amazin's Keep Fighting to the Bitter End
NEW YORK - The ugly snapshots will burn inside your eyes for a while before melting someday into forgiveness. They will hurt your baseball heart for days, weeks or months, before eventually morphing back into love. They will rot inside your gut through...
Collins Won't Second-Guess Clippard Use
NEW YORK -- A key decision in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Royals was the insertion of Tyler Clippard to start the eighth inning instead of asking closer Jeurys Familia for six outs.Clippard walked two batters with one out, and both runners eventually...
Domestic Violence Services Planned
A new women's support group created by a local domestic violence awareness organization will meet every Wednesday in Englewood to give women a place to share their grief and recount their experiences with domestic violence."We decided to put a women's...
Eli's Six Tds Trumped by Brees, Late Penalty
NEW ORLEANS - The Giants had already been on the losing end of one of the craziest games in NFL history five seasons ago when DeSean Jackson stunned them at the buzzer with a walk-off punt return for a touchdown.Historic heartbreak happened again Sunday...
Extra Points
* Junior RB Carlos Macon has been the catalyst during the three- game winning streak that earned Bergenfield a North 1, Group 3 playoff spot. Macon rushed for 498 yards and six TDs in wins over West Milford, Teaneck and Clifton.* Junior RB Justin Paragian...
Fans Reflect on the Journey, Not One Series
NEW YORK -- "Magical." "Unreal." "A miracle."That was how Mets fans described the team's unexpected push to baseball's biggest stage as they waited outside Citi Field for Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night.Despite their team being on the brink...
Fisher Puts His Trust in Holdover Galloway
The Knicks reconstructed their roster over the summer, bringing onboard six free agents, adding a pair of first-round picks, and getting a pair of starters back from injury. That left last year's find, Langston Galloway, almost an afterthought.Brought...
Giants Instant Replay
Turning pointThe Giants should have had better containment on their punt to the Saints with 20 seconds left. If they did, perhaps punter Brad Wing would not have been in position to make a tackle on Willie Snead and commit a costly facemask penalty,...
Giants Notes
Pereira: Refs rightFormer NFL vice president of officiating and current Fox Sports analyst Mike Pereira said that the officials correctly called a facemask penalty on Giants punter Brad Wing that set up the Saints for Kai Forbath's game-winning 50-yard...
Heartbreak Citi
NEW YORK - A dream ended here at Citi Field on Sunday night, one that materialized in early February and stuck with this Mets team until the final pitch of the season.The Mets had hoped they would win their third franchise title, and the first since...
Jets Hurting for Certain after Falling to Raiders
OAKLAND, Calif. - Ryan Fitzpatrick spent most of Sunday's game here on the sidelines, wearing a baseball cap, available only in case of emergency.Well, Geno Smith laying crumpled on the ground late in the fourth quarter, the victim of a ferocious but...
Jets Instant Replay
Star of the gameOakland QB Derek Carr picked apart the Jets with plenty of help from his receivers, who made plenty of would-be tacklers miss. Carr threw for 333 yards and four TDs for the turnover-free Raiders, who moved the ball very well until stalling...
Late-Inning Drama Tests Mets' Heart
NEW YORK -- If it felt like the end of the world with every inning, every at-bat -- heck, every pitch -- you weren't far from the truth Sunday night. This was Game 5 of the World Series, where everything big and small had the potential to send the Fall...
Leader for Business District Hired Promoting Downtown Hackensack
HACKENSACK -- The Main Street Business Alliance, a group of property owners that has pushed for and supported downtown redevelopment for the past decade, has hired an executive director whose mission will be to educate the public on the need to continue the...
Mahwah Approves Housing Plan at Golf Club
MAHWAH -- The municipal Planning Board has approved a company's application to build 34 single-family homes on the 58 acres of the Apple Ridge Country Club in the township.The board's unanimous approval will allow the company, Apple Ridge Mahwah LLC...
Mets' Magic Runs Out
NEW YORK -- There were no words to describe how quickly and brutally the Mets' season came to an end on Sunday night. Just know everyone was too numb to speak or even move, watching the Royals celebrate a world championship that the Mets knew was in...
More Slugger Struggles
NEW YORK - A hurting Yoenis Cespedes hobbled into the Mets clubhouse at Citi Field, exiting Sunday night's World Series Game 5 with a left knee injury.And it might have been his last moment in a Mets uniform.An impending free agent, Cespedes already...
Nets Are Staying Confident despite Their Horrible Start
The Nets have looked overmatched through their first three games of the season, losing each contest by at least 10 points.But there was still confidence in the locker room after Saturday night's loss to Memphis that this rough patch is merely an aberration...
New Life for Old Raceways?
PATERSON -- City officials are looking to hire an engineering firm to study the possibility of restoring the raceways in the historic district around the Great Falls.The raceways are the man-made canals that channeled water from the Passaic River to...
No. 1 Nv/old Tappan Seizes Title from Iha
OLD TAPPAN - NV/Old Tappan was all business Sunday, and its business was winning the Bergen County girls volleyball title.The Golden Knights displayed nary a smile and kept the social banter on hold until after completing their 25-23, 25-19 victory over...
No Looking Back
NEW YORK -- Had the Mets not made errors in Game 1 and Game 4 of the World Series, perhaps they would have entered Sunday with a 3-1 series lead instead a 1-3 deficit.In a series that has featured a pair of blowouts and two close games, it's those plays...
Non-Profit News
For expanded news and listings involving non-profit organizations, please visit northjersey.com/news/non-profit-news.EVENTSOasis -- A Haven for Women and Children will hold an awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Neiman Marcus at Westfield Garden State...
Paramus Catholic Short of Football Playoffs
Let's talk Non-Public Group 4 playoffs.The final pecking order won't be chiseled in stone until all the residual points are tallied up next weekend, so we'll save the talk of matchups for another day. If truth be told, the hottest topic right now is...
Planning Unit to Weigh Ban on Pipelines
MAHWAH -- The next consideration of a proposed local ban on private oil pipelines will be by the township's Planning Board, which will examine whether the Township Council should pursue such a ban or some other regulation.Once the council sends the board...
Qualifier Indian Hills Not Satisfied
The party couldn't start Friday night. Even though Indian Hills beat Passaic Valley, 35-6, the Braves had to wait for some other teams to dot the i's and cross the t's of the North 1, Group 4 playoff picture."Now we know," said coach Joe Sabella, who...
Royalty Runs Amok in Satire from Britain
Who won the Revolutionary War anyway?In a single year, Broadway has had two plays whose visual centerpiece is the reverently presented coronation of a member of the British royal family.In March, there was Peter Morgan's "The Audience," a puff piece about...
Schools Tackle the 'Pipeline to Prison'
A student who did bike tricks in a crosswalk during dismissal was charged with disorderly conduct. Another who entered school grounds while on suspension was accused of criminal trespassing. A third, who tampered with an elevator, causing "public annoyance...
Teaneck Church Celebrates 90 Years of Inclusiveness
TEANECK -- The congregation of St. Paul's Lutheran Church held a celebratory service on Sunday, taking stock of its 90 years in the community.The service featured loud trumpets, pianos, drums and a violinist, creating a festive atmosphere ahead of a...
Tears Mark Depiero's Final Days
MONTVALE -- Without saying a word, Mary Jane Bisanzo embraced Elaine DePiero on Sunday, tears forming in both women's eyes as they hugged.Sunday was a day for hugs and even a few tears as longtime customers bade farewell to DePiero's Country Farm, a...
Volquez on Mound, with Dad in Heart
Despite the personal tragedy Edinson Volquez suffered last week, on the same day he pitched Game 1 of the World Series, the Royals' right-hander never doubted he'd be back on the mound for Game 5."I told them I was going to be ready to play, if they...
Voting Matters
TUESDAY IS Election Day. With the lack of a presidential, gubernatorial or congressional race, the ballot may not be exciting to some voters. But the truth is that all elections are important, from town council to freeholder to the State House.The partisan...
With Dad in Heart, Volquez Gets Job Done
NEW YORK - After everything Edinson Volquez had been through during the last week, Royals manager Ned Yost wasn't sure the right- hander would want to be on the mound for Game 5.But Volquez never had any doubt about Sunday night."I told them I was going...
Your Views
Special hearings on BenghaziRegarding "Hillary Clinton and Benghazi" (Your Views, Oct. 27):One letter writer referred to Hillary Clinton as "strong, resolute and of presidential timber." Really? How is she qualified to be president, given her well-documented...
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