The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Articles from February 15, 2016

A Life: Rosemarie Kasper, 1937 - 2016
Alma and John Kasper's only child entered the world with broken legs and scant hope. The newborn was hurriedly named for her grandmothers, Rose and Marie, as her parents steeled themselves to say goodbye.Rosemarie Kasper not only survived, she thrived....
Anderson Sparks Bosco
HACKENSACK - After defeating Paramus Catholic by 25 points only days earlier, Don Bosco found the rematch to be a much bigger struggle. Leave it to Brandon Anderson to find a way to pick up his Ironmen teammates.Anderson worked both ends of the floor,...
An 'Originalist'
THE DEATH of a sitting U.S. Supreme Court justice can change the ideological balance of the high court. In quieter times, the process to replace a justice is both deliberative and political. These are not quiet times. Yet perhaps there is something fitting...
A Woman Who Made Her Mark with Portraiture
What a lively and intelligent-looking beauty was the painter Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun. And what a dull and charmless-looking woman was her patron, Queen Marie Antoinette. It's one of the first of many surprises in the Metropolitan Museum's show devoted...
Black Voters Looking Ahead
John "Pop" Love of Hackensack voted for President Obama in the 2008 Democratic primaries, saying that in addition to preferring his platform over that of rival Hillary Clinton, he wanted the country to have its first black president -- a milestone he...
Blueshirts Earn Sweet Home Win
NEW YORK - The Rangers exacted some payback against Flyers' nemesis Wayne Simmonds. First, it came physically. Then, and more importantly, they won the game.Still annoyed with what coach Alain Vigneault deemed Simmonds' "sucker punch" that left captain...
Christie's Comeback Could Begin on Tuesday
GOVERNOR CHRISTIE delivers his budget address Tuesday. If this were a normal year, the budget address would get less public attention than the State of the State. This isn't a normal year.When Christie delivered the State of the State address in January,...
Crusaders Ease to Fifth Straight Championship
TOMS RIVER -- Ensnared by a promise, Dave Bell had no choice but to Dab."That was the hardest thing I have had to do in like, five years," said the Bergen Catholic wrestling coach after tucking his head in the crook of his arm to howls of joy. "I don't...
Depaul's Veterans Do Their Jobs Well
TOMS RIVER -- Spencer Carey and Scott Lavelle have been part of DePaul's Non-Public B wrestling domination for the last three years. On Sunday, they helped add another successful chapter to the winning legacy.Each of DePaul's four-year stalwarts earned...
Eastside, Roberts Arrive Just in Time
TOMS RIVER -- The bus carrying both the Kennedy and Eastside track and field teams was rambling toward the North 1 sectionals at the Bennett Center early Sunday morning, but Eastside senior Raheem Roberts was anxious.After all, the meet was set to begin...
Food Banks Fight Lull in Giving after Holidays
It's tough times again at local food banks.With the holidays over, food pantries have hit their second worst time of the year."The holidays bring out the best in people, make people think about their community and how they can help, but after the holidays we...
Fort Lee, an Eye on New High-Rises, Plans Downtown Parking Deck
FORT LEE -- Construction on a new four-level parking deck that would add 400 spaces at the site of the existing Guntzer Street municipal parking lot is scheduled to begin this summer, the chairman of the borough's Parking Authority said last week.The...
Garfield Trying to Stamp out Illegal Rentals
GARFIELD -- The city collected $51,000 in fines last year from owners of illegal apartments and is continuing its efforts to curb the practice.Mayor Tana Raymond said the city still relies on residents to call in if they suspect an illegal apartment....
Guillemain Stands Tall as Cowboys Pull Upset
HACKENSACK -- Nick Guillemain and Pascack Hills stayed in it until the final two minutes and won it in the last 60 seconds.Guillemain and the Cowboys stunned top-seeded Ramapo, 45-43, in Sunday's quarterfinals of the 60th Bergen Jamboree by closing with...
Harnessing the Power of 3-D Printing
Desiree Archie will reveal that the toothbrush prototype she and fellow students created in their school's 3-D printer lab has an embedded flossing device, but she doesn't want to let on much more beyond that."We want to register for a patent," said...
Hasbrouck Heights Trustees Detail Heat System Upgrade Plan
HASBROUCK HEIGHTS -- Next month borough residents will vote in a referendum on permitting the Board of Education to issue bonds for the $6.7 million upgrading of outdated heating and ventilation systems in the district's schools.On Feb. 9, school board...
Heart Screenings Set for Tenafly Students
TENAFLY -- It's a silent killer and a leading cause of death in young athletes, but it often goes undiagnosed because most victims display few symptoms before it strikes.Sudden cardiac arrest may affect as many as 7,037 people under 18 annually, according...
Hiding Her Light, Lifting Her Church
Oh, now, Anita Davis doesn't really do that much at church. She sings in the choir, she will admit. She also plays a tambourine. As a member of the beautification committee she is responsible for decorating the church basement for events like Easter,...
Immaculate Conception Sensed the Urgency
No team, regardless of sport or level, wants to lose a chance to defend a title on a technicality.It's one thing to have a bad season and not qualify for the opportunity to win again. Losing in an earlier round of the playoffs or a tournament is even...
Justice Cory Booker? 'It's Humbling,' He Says
Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, mentioned in the news media as one of six possible Supreme Court nominees in the wake of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, responded to a flurry of Twitter comments Sunday by saying he wanted only to continue in his...
'Killing Fields' Does a Postmortem
KILLING FIELDS"Killing Fields," Discovery's first-ever true-crime series, was also veteran producer Tom Fontana's first venture into unscripted television. How did the man who brought us "Homicide: Life on the Street" approach the making of a series...
Kinkaid Gets First Shutout
NEWARK -- Devils coach John Hynes showed faith in backup goaltender Keith Kinkaid by giving him the start Sunday afternoon against the Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Kings.Kinkaid made his coach look smart by making 28 saves to post his first NHL...
Leonia Tackles Website Delays
LEONIA -- Nine months after a software and web services company was hired to redesign the municipal website, work has stalled and officials are weighing their next steps."Progress is not anywhere near what anybody is happy with," Mayor Judah Zeigler...
New Points Leader for Hall
Tabatha Richardson-Smith set the all-time scoring record for Seton Hall as the Pirates topped Villanova, 60-50, in a Big East game Sunday at South Orange.Richardson-Smith had a game-high 27 points and nine rebounds to help the Pirates (18-7, 8-6) split...
Non-Profit News
For expanded news and listings involving non-profit organizations, please visit northjersey.com/news/non-profit-news.EVENTSThe Learning Experience will hold an auction of heart-themed art created by students to raise awareness and funds for Make-a-Wish...
Rangers Notes
More progressCaptain Ryan McDonagh, who missed his fourth straight game, continued his recovery from a concussion as he skated with increased intensity during the Rangers' optional morning skate, then afterward working one-on-one with assistant coach...
Rap Royalty
Music fans eagerly await tonight's Grammys more to watch the performances than to see who wins the awards. Scheduled to open with Taylor Swift, a Grammy winner and nominee this year, the show is also expected to feature a much-anticipated performance...
River Dell/westwood Continues to Impress
WAYNE -- The parents and student-athletes assembled in the spacious River Dell cafeteria this off-season.Awaiting their arrival was Kevin Sabella, the new man in charge of River Dell/Westwood ice hockey.The power point presentation was ready to go. The...
Splitsville for Sweethearts?
OAKLAND -- The sweetheart canine couple at the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge is still looking for a forever home, more than one year since the shelter made a large Valentine's Day-themed push to find the right adopters for the dogs.Last February the shelter...
Srd's Sidor Takes Charge
MAHWAH -- Michelle Sidor simply is made for Bergen County's biggest girl's basketball stage.The Saddle River Day freshman sensation proved that Sunday. The state's leading scorer caught fire in the fourth quarter, scoring 13 of her game-high 26 points...
Stars Salute
TORONTO -- The stars were introduced, one by one, until finally there was a pause. And as the tension built in the tantalizing silence, Kobe Bryant stepped onto the stage and through the smoke. As the applause nearly drowned out the list of accomplishments...
State Fighting Rise in Tainted Water
A man-made chemical used in the manufacture of stain-resistant carpets, waterproof clothing, non-stick cooking pans and other products that make life less messy has spread so far through the environment that it can be found everywhere from the fish in...
Subzero Weather's Headed out of Town
Your car battery may have succumbed to the bitter cold over the last day or two, and the water pipes in your home may have frozen solid, but the subzero temperatures that blew into North Jersey will soon be a fading memory, the National Weather Service...
Tanaka Tosses without Pain
Masahiro Tanaka has cleared his first spring training hurdle.The Yankees' right-hander reported no issues on Sunday, a day after making his first mound session since October surgery to remove a bone spur near his pitching elbow."He didn't try to push...
Teaneck Panel Won't Be Scuttled for Now
TEANECK -- The Township Council still hasn't decided whether to disband an investigative committee created in the fall with the authority to subpoena anyone in the state to testify before it.A measure to dismantle the committee was on the council's agenda last...
Things to Do
TOdayACTIVITIES* PRESIDENTS DAY BUMPER BOWLING FUNDRAISER -- 9:30 a.m., Montvale Lanes, 14 W. Grand Ave., Montvale. $10. Montvalelanes.com.* CHILDREN PLANT WITH THE PRESIDENTS -- 10 a.m., Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Ave., Morris Township....
Three Schools Bring It Home
TOMS RIVER - Zach Lewis lost the bout, but he won the match. And because of the freshman's heroic defeat, Emerson/Park Ridge is the first public school from Bergen and Passaic counties to win a state wrestling team championship.Lewis, fighting to stay...
Torch Is Passed
TORONTO -- Kobe Bryant swept across the lane in the third quarter and, for the ages, tossed up a sky hook. But it turned out to be for the aged instead. Bryant's shot was an air ball.While his fellow All-Stars may have entered the night with the best...
Webster's Key Three Helps Put Ic in Final
MAHWAH -- Autumn Webster's confidence returned.So with about two minutes remaining, the Immaculate Conception senior guard took a shot from the right corner. Her three-pointer swished through the basket. The bench erupted as the Blue Wolves took a five-point...
Your Views
The magic of gravitational wavesRegarding "A discovery that shook the world (just a little bit)" (Page A-1, Feb. 12):I had just received an email from a friend asking me what my views were on gravitational waves -- ripples in time and space. I then saw...
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