The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Articles from December 12, 2015

A Display of Dreams
Flanked by family, teachers, friends and his artwork, Jeremy Silvestre sat in the middle of a room at the North Bergen Free Public Library this week, requesting hugs and kissing the hands of nearly all the guests who walked through the door for the opening...
All-Bergen County Boys Soccer
FIRST TEAMG - Mohamed Abdelhamid, Fort Lee, seniorM/B - Dylan Rocchio, Ramapo, seniorM/B - Sebastian Varela, Ramapo, sophomoreM/B - Sam Moscowitz, Northern Highlands, seniorM/B - Ryan Miller, Pascack Valley, juniorM/B - Seth Shachar, Tenafly, seniorM/B...
All-North Jersey Boys Soccer
G: MOHAMED ABDELHAMIDFort Lee, seniorA four-year starter, Abdelhamid posted 10 shutouts and had a 0.72 goals against average and 105 saves for a Fort Lee team that went 14- 2-2 and won the Big North American. Abdelhamid had 27 shutouts and 370 saves...
All-North Jersey Boys Soccer: Player of the Year: Rene White, Hawthorne Christian
Rene White possesses the impressive individual numbers - school records for single-season and career goals and total points. But what he is really all about is serving as a vital component in the most successful four-year period for Hawthorne Christian...
All-North Jersey Boys Soccer: Team of the Year: Garfield
For Garfield, it was a perfect come-from-behind ending to the most memorable boys soccer season in the history of the school.A pair of goals 27 seconds apart in the last two minutes rallied the Boilermakers to a 2-1 victory over Holmdel in the Group...
All-Passaic County Boys Soccer
FIRST TEAMDominick Theophanous, Wayne Hills, seniorJustin Charkowski, Wayne Hills, seniorBruno Frascolla, Clifton, seniorRomario DePalmer, Clifton, seniorMatthew Miller, Clifton, seniorJoseph Leveroni, Hawthorne Christian, seniorWill Woodfin, Hawthorne...
An Air of Uncertainty Hovers over the Board
They don't hover, but that's the least of the controversy surrounding the coveted two-wheeled, self-balance scooters known as "hoverboards."Banned by airlines, New York City and the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, hoverboards -- which can sell for anywhere...
Army Strong
WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Looking back now, John Trainor can smile.Shortly after the Army-West Point football team finishes a Friday night practice on a cold, early December night inside Michie Stadium, the sophomore from Harrington Park reflects back to what that...
Arts Center Tax Debt in Excess of $600,000
PATERSON -- City records show that the owners of the Art Factory on Spruce Street owe more than $600,000 in property taxes and interest, debts that officials say could complicate efforts to reopen a creative center shut down this week over alleged safety violations.The...
Bill to Curb Medical Fees Dead for Now
A bill intended to rein in exorbitant, surprise medical costs is on hold and unlikely to pass the Legislature anytime soon, leaving supporters to say patients will continue to be hit with excessive bills.The measure has stalled repeatedly in the last...
Black Ministers Hold Rally against Kean President
UNION -- A coalition of black ministers on Friday rallied about 60 people on the campus of Kean University to press their demand that President Dawood Farahi resign, saying he has presided over a culture of "fear and intimidation that has hurt minority...
Dreams Are on Display
Flanked by family, teachers, friends and his artwork, Jeremy Silvestre sat in the middle of a room at the North Bergen Free Public Library this week, requesting hugs and kissing the hands of nearly all the guests who walked through the door for the opening...
For Driesse, Repeat Crowns
After helping the Florida State women's soccer team win last year's NCAA Division I national championship, Nickolette Driesse decided to transfer.Put simply, some people thought she was nuts."They were like, 'What? Are you kidding?' " Driesse said. "They looked...
Giants Jettison Moore
EAST RUTHERFORD - The Giants' patience with Damontre Moore has run out.The enigmatic defensive end was released Friday. A 2013 third- round pick from Texas A&M, Moore was maddeningly inconsistent with the Giants.He was not seen at practice during the...
Legal Tab for Christie's Gwb Probe Tops $8M
With $200,000 in charges from May to August, the legal bill from the New York law firm hired by Governor Christie to investigate the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal has now topped $8 million in less than two years.The latest, heavily redacted...
Lessons Learned for Iha
BRIDGEWATER -- Anna Maniaci flew into the offensive zone with speed.Eyes intently focused on the net with only one defender to beat, the super sophomore aggressively crossed the blue line.She was a move or two away from unleashing the powerful shot she has...
Marriage License Dispute Winds Up with Police
HACKENSACK -- In a city where grudges are nursed and lawsuits come in flurries, even the filing of a marriage license form can end up as a police matter.That's what happened after Richard Salkin, the school board attorney, former city prosecutor and...
Mets' Cuddyer Retiring
Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer is retiring, a source confirmed Friday. Cuddyer had one year left on his two-year deal with the Mets, and was scheduled to make $12.5 million in 2016.His retirement ends a 15-season major league career, and the Mets offered...
Nets' Brown Stepping Up
The Nets had a problem. And coach Lionel Hollins knew that if he didn't solve it, it could cost his team the game.It happened during Tuesday's win over the Rockets. Marcus Thornton, the former Net, caught fire in the fourth quarter, scoring 17 consecutive...
Nhl Expansion Wave Hits Choppy Waters
Initially, it appeared the NHL was ready to jump right into its next wave of expansion. With a $500 million expansion fee the asking price, the 30 existing franchises would pick up roughly $16.7 million per new team apiece, which might have been reason...
Palmieri Completes Comeback
NEWARK - Missing their top two centers and down two goals after two periods against one of the NHL's hottest teams Friday night, the Devils desperately needed to find some offense in the third.Defenseman Damon Severson and center Sergey Kalinin answered...
Payroll Savings Bill Debated
Despite opposition from a key business group, a bill that would require small businesses to set up and manage retirement savings accounts for employees will likely get legislative approval, New Jersey's Senate president said at a financial forum in East Rutherford...
Plan for North Jersey Casinos Revived
A plan to bring casinos to North Jersey -- and, quite possibly, the Meadowlands -- was resurrected on Friday, six months after a major political effort failed to land a referendum on this year's ballot.But while a resolution designed to move the issue...
Powell's Play Vital to Jets' Playoff Push
FLORHAM PARK -- He raised his face to the heavens, roaring open- mouthed into the December sky.His arms were outstretched, with his white-gloved palms turned upward. And there in one corner of a MetLife Stadium end zone, Bilal Powell kneeled, the football...
Pressure Packed
EAST RUTHERFORD - In Jason Pierre-Paul's fourth game back, everything seemed to come together. He looked comfortable. He was explosive. He looked like the defensive end the Giants hoped he could be when he returned from his July 4 fireworks incident."I'm...
Pretrial Program Ok'd in Synagogue Incident
PATERSON -- A Clifton man accused of throwing lit firecrackers outside a synagogue during the spring has been admitted into a rehabilitation program for first-time offenders.Rizek Musheisen, who was charged with bias intimidation, harassment and criminal...
Prized for Their Meat and Fur
All those black bears that hunters took out of the woods this week have to wind up somewhere, and the dinner plate and the living room floor are two of the more likely destinations.During the state's annual hunt in a week that saw persistent fair weather,...
Record Editor Martin Gottlieb to Retire in Jan
Martin Gottlieb, The Record's editor for the past four years, announced Friday that he is retiring from the company at the end of January after a journalism career that included high-level positions at The New York Times and, most recently, leadership...
Religious, Political Leaders Team Up
PATERSON -- Elected officials of Passaic and Bergen counties stood with leaders of one of the region's largest mosques to condemn speech that heightens distrust of Muslims, as well as recent attacks on houses of worship, in the wake of two major terrorist...
Retired Judge Honored by Activist Group
The citizen activist group Bergen Grassroots announced this week that it plans to honor retired state judge Peter Doyne with its annual Byron Baer Public Service award.The group plans to honor Doyne, who served as the assignment judge in Bergen County,...
Revis Probable for Gang Green
FLORHAM PARK -- Darrelle Revis is one step from his return.The four-time All-Pro cornerback needs to be cleared by one final doctor to complete the NFL concussion protocol, but is listed as probable for Sunday against the Tennessee Titans."Pending that...
Ridgewood Native Sings of His Path to Peace on Latest Album
Senses Fail singer/bandleader Buddy Nielsen's lyrics over the past decade have expressed anger and shame stemming from his struggles with addiction and depression. Now the Ridgewood native is opening up about the path to peace he's found in recent years."This...
Sather Takes His Place Amongst Oilers Greats
EDMONTON, Alberta - His banner hanging from the Rexall Place rafters, a who's who of NHL VIPs, plus his wife, sons and grandchildren sitting behind him, Glen Sather turned to the adoring, sellout crowd and wished that each person in the building could,...
Schiano Back in the Game at Ohio State
When the coaching carousel took its annual spin across the end of college football's regular season, opening and closing jobs from Southern Cal to Piscataway and Miami to BYU, there was a sense of inevitability Greg Schiano would land one of the top...
School Reform
IN A step away from what passes as the norm in Washington these days, both Republicans and Democrats hailed what has been universally embraced as a "sweeping reform" of public school education in the United States. The Republican-led Senate passed the measure...
Source: Cuddyer Retiring
Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer is retiring, a source confirmed Friday. Cuddyer had one year left on his two-year deal with the Mets, and was scheduled to make $12.5 million in 2016.His retirement ends a 15-season major league career, and the Mets offered...
Teachers to Receive Pay Raises for 3 Years
ENGLEWOOD -- The city school board has approved an agreement that gives teachers a 3 percent raise this year, despite calls from some board members to wait until a complete version of the contract is provided."You're asking us to vote on a contract which...
Teaneck Planners Back Rte. 4 Housing
TEANECK -- The Planning Board amended the township's master plan to recommend allowing apartment housing -- or possibly a hotel -- in what is currently an industrial stretch along Route 4.The unanimous decision Thursday evening comes as the board and Township...
The Sinatra Connection
Frank Sinatra did not love journalists.The ones he merely disliked got nicknames (Dorothy Kilgallen was "the chinless wonder"). The ones he truly hated were apt to get a fist in their face.But journalists liked him. Not least because he inspired, and continues...
Things to Do
TOdayACTIVITIES* RUTHERFORD CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH USED BOOK SALE -- 9 a.m., Rutherford Congregational Church, 251 Union Ave., Rutherford. Free. 201-428-6324.* MONTCLAIR HIGH SCHOOL HOLIDAY BAZAAR -- 9 a.m., Montclair High School, 100 Chestnut St., Montclair....
Three Brothers Held in Robbery
PASSAIC -- Two men and their 16-year-old brother allegedly impersonated police officers as they committed a robbery in the city and may have been involved in a similar incident in Paterson earlier the same evening, authorities said Friday.Joseph Angelo...
Torres Says Towns Must Pay More for Sewer Use
PATERSON -- With hundreds of thousands of dollars a year at stake, Mayor Joey Torres is trying to get neighboring towns to pay higher fees for their connections to the city's sewer system.Towns that use Paterson's sewers in some cases are making payments...
West Milford Topples Mahwah
WAYNE - Last weekend, Mahwah did something to West Milford that no head coach wants to see. On Friday night, the Highlanders did something about it.After absorbing a deflating defeat at the hands of the Thunderbirds, West Milford took to the Ice Vault...
Your Views
Dissecting Trump's real intentionsRegarding "Trump to Muslims: Stay out" (Page A-1, Dec 8):Donald Trump is giving his supporters the impression that he will protect America from ISIS. So why is he calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims...
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