The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Articles from April 5, 2016

67 Puppies Seized
More than 60 puppies were under the care of Tyco Animal Control late Monday after being found earlier in the morning locked in steel crates inside a van parked behind a Paramus dog store, Paramus Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg said.The store, Just Pups,...
'American Idol' Bids Farewell
AMERICAN IDOLIt was a different world when Fox's "American Idol" debuted -- on June 11, 2002.Nine months to the day after the worst terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, the reality singing competition program was something the country was ever so ready to...
Assembly Panel Oks Bills on Horizon's Two-Tier Health Plan
A state Assembly committee Monday advanced five bills crafted in response to efforts by the state's largest health insurer to divide New Jersey's hospitals into tiers, with one group offering substantially lower out-of-pocket costs for consumers.The...
Bad Weather Reigns over Early Season
Butler baseball coach Jeff White was especially appreciative of the mild March weather we just experienced.Last year, White's team wasn't able to practice on its home field until after the regular season started. Abnormally warm temperatures and a minimal...
Bottle Deposit Bill Clears Panel
A bill that would require a deposit on all glass and plastic bottles in New Jersey for the first time since the 1970s advanced from a state Assembly committee on Monday.By a 3-1 vote with one abstention, lawmakers referred the measure out of the Assembly's...
COCHRAN, O'MALLEY ADD NATIONAL TITLES TO ReSUMeS
Kyle Cochran has mastered the art of coming through with clutch performances at tournament time.The Paramus wrestler excelled yet again Sunday on a big stage in the closing seconds, and in the process earned a national championship.Already a New Jersey...
Congressmen Face Primary Challenges
Three North Jersey veterans in Congress -- Democrat Bill Pascrell Jr. and Republicans Rodney Frelinghuysen and Scott Garrett -- face challenges in the June 7 primary, according to filings with the state Division of Elections on Monday.Pascrell, a 10-term...
Cyclist Has History of Concussions
A motorcyclist involved in a crash that led to a responding officer's fatal collision with another driver has a history of concussions, his lawyer said Monday.Whether that history contributed to Salvatore Deangelis' decision to allegedly flee police...
Dar Williams: On a Daily Search for Inspiration
Dar Williams has a good-humored take on her creative process."I do things every day that will hopefully court inspiration," Williams said. "I don't write every day, but I let things flow in and out of my head on a daily basis."That's a funny responsibility...
Despite Bluster, Christie Most at Risk
It's a familiar tactic Governor Christie turns to when political foes refuse to accept his take-it-or-leave-it demands for a deal: He vilifies them in public.Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, D-Secaucus, is the latest target of Christie's wrath. In the...
EPA Pledges to Inform Public More Quickly
A top environmental official has vowed to provide important information more quickly to those who live near toxic sites after officials waited months to tell Ringwood residents about a dangerous chemical found at the Ford Superfund site.Judith Enck,...
Era of Dinosaurs to Begin at Overpeck County Park
LEONIA -- Bergen County officials gathered on a rain-soaked field at Overpeck County Park on Monday to announce plans to bring an interactive dinosaur display to the park this summer.Field Station: Dinosaurs is, according to its website, a "world- class...
Everyone Counts
ALL PEOPLE in the United States deserve representation by their government.The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday reaffirmed that principle in a telling 8-0 vote. The case concerned a state legislative map in Texas, but the tenet the court upheld could affect...
Fair Lawn Well Aware It Can't Rest on Laurels
LITTLE FALLS - Fair Lawn needs to pick up its play and passion if it wants to continue to be the last boys volleyball team standing in North Jersey.The six-time defending North 1 champion lacked consistency Monday and quietly labored through a 25-21,...
Female Athlete of the Week: Taylor Herrmann of Mahwah
Taylor Herrmann and several of her teammates on the Mahwah lacrosse squad have been playing together since fourth or fifth grade, so they've learned to often communicate without so much as a word or a gesture.For instance, the senior midfielder says...
Flukes or Facts in Mets' Opener?
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - By now, we've all memorized the reasons to love the Mets' chances this season, starting with their atomically enhanced rotation. But the road from here to October is paved by at least two other critical factors, either one of which...
Gardner Left out against Keuchel
NEW YORK - Brett Gardner understood the decision.Yankees manager Joe Girardi told the outfielder Saturday that he wouldn't be in the starting lineup for Monday's scheduled season opener against Houston left-hander Dallas Keuchel.The lefty-swinging Gardner...
Glen Rock Moves on Sans Longtime Coach
The space inside the Glen Rock locker room at Prudential Center was filled with emotion last month following the team's Public B hockey state final loss to Ramsey.The sudden and unexpected announcement that coach Sergio Fernandez would be stepping down...
Hearing Set for Judge Accused of Making Vulgar Comments
A state committee on judicial conduct has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday for Passaic County Superior Court Judge Joseph A. Portelli, who is facing ethics charges that he made vulgar and sexually suggestive comments to lawyers and witnesses in his courtroom.The...
Lgbt School Policy
THE PASCACK Valley Regional High School District seemed poised to implement a new policy for transgender students. But now there is a potential roadblock: The Liberty Counsel, a conservative Christian legal-aid organization, is threatening a lawsuit....
Lightning, Goalies Ailing as Playoffs Loom
No team in any sport gets to the postseason completely healthy. After a long, grueling season it's hard for any player to be at 100 percent.That said, the spate of major injuries affecting playoff-bound teams in the NHL may significantly impact the upcoming...
Little Falls Slates Square Off
LITTLE FALLS -- A first-term councilman will challenge a veteran councilwoman in the race for township mayor in November, bringing along with them some familiar allies who are seeking seats on the governing body.Councilman James Damiano, a Democrat who...
Male Athlete of the Week: Jordan Manne of Mahwah
Whenever he needed it, Jordan Manne was able to reach back and find a little extra on his fastball in Mahwah's 1-0 season-opening victory over Ramsey.The senior's three-hit, one-walk, seven-strikeout performance may have looked easy to those assembled...
Man, 23, Was Hit by Police Shots
A Butler police officer shot a 23-year-old man multiple times during a confrontation in a Belleview Terrace residence on Thursday night, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office confirmed in a statement released on Monday.It was the second statement issued...
Marty's Is Liquidating
The Marty's Shoes retail chain is liquidating all of its stores for the second time in eight years, but the owner of the Westwood- based company plans to once again reincarnate the business with a smaller store footprint.The discount footwear chain has...
Masterful Moments on the Way
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Golf's major season gets back in swing early Thursday morning on Augusta National's manicured greens and under towering pine trees.And though some of the game's most famous names won't be competing at this year's Masters (where have you...
Misconduct Trial for Former DPW Official Delayed
The trial of a former North Bergen public works official accused of misconduct has been postponed once again, this time over concerns that he may not be mentally competent to proceed.Timothy J. Grossi, 76, of Jersey City, had been expected to stand trial...
Must-See Attractions
MONTVALE - Three Division I pitchers.One of the best all-around high school juniors in the nation in Devin Ortiz.And one of the best sophomore hitters in the nation in Justyn- Henry Malloy.That is just some of the talent the St. Joseph baseball team possesses...
Near-Record Cold to Follow Wild Weekend Weather
After a wild weekend of punishing high winds, downed trees and power lines, North Jersey residents were told to expect to wake up today to near-record low temperatures and the possibility of hazardous driving with patches of black ice on roadways.The...
NJ Transit Expected to Appoint Chief
Just as work begins on one of the biggest construction projects the Northeast Corridor has seen in more than a century, NJ Transit is expected to hire an executive director with years of experience running the corridor, sources inside the agency said...
Pascack Board Takes on Transgender Controversy
The Pascack Valley Regional High School District Board of Education voted Monday afternoon to reintroduce a policy that school officials say will protect the rights of transgender students, a proposal that had stoked strong emotions from people on both...
Pitcher Gets a Grip on Game 7
For Mets fans, Oct. 27, 1986, is a date to remember -- the day they beat the Red Sox in Game 7 to win the World Series. But for Ron Darling, who was the starting pitcher for the Mets that night, a subpar performance made the evening's memories bittersweet,...
Princeton to Keep the Wilson Name
When students occupied the office of the Princeton University president last fall, among their demands was a call for Woodrow Wilson's name to be removed from campus buildings because of his racist views and support for segregation. But on Monday, the university...
Rambis Raises Eyebrows with Take on Afflalo's Role
Arron Afflalo paused before almost every answer Sunday night, considering the question and smiling, sometimes seeming to stifle laughter.But even if he was smiling, he didn't seem very amused by the subject matter -- the recounting of the strange comments...
Return at Hand for Devils' Elias
NEWARK -- Saying "I feel as good as I'm going to feel," left wing Patrik Elias hopes to be back in the Devils' lineup tonight when they host the Buffalo Sabres.The decision will be made when Elias talks it over again with head coach John Hynes this morning."It's...
Sheriff Is Facing Opponent in Dem Primary
Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik will face a Democratic primary challenge from Marco Joseph Sparandeo, who entered the race at the filing deadline on Monday.Sparandeo, 47, of Clifton, delivered more than 200 signatures to the Passaic County...
State Upping the Ante in A.C
Governor Christie said Monday that his administration has filed a lawsuit against Atlantic City to "protect" nearly $34 million in property tax collections owed to the city's school district. But the city's mayor quickly countered that the action is...
St. Joe's Lifts Neighborhood
A new six-story apartment building for medical students opened Monday across Main Street from St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, a sign of the hospital's commitment to medical education and its role as a catalyst for the neighborhood's redevelopment.One...
Syndergaard Eyes Rematch with Royals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As Noah Syndergaard roamed the streets of New York City this past off-season, he often heard from Mets fans about his famous pitch to Alcides Escobar in Game 3 of the World Series."People would stop me on the streets and say, 'I really...
Taking the Politics out of the Court
With nearly 6 million cases on their docket every year, New Jersey's Municipal Court judges have by far the biggest workload in the state. But some experts say these judges are too beholden to local politics -- and too often act as "revenue generators"...
Tanaka Plan Altered
NEW YORK -- Another day of rest isn't the worst thing for Masahiro Tanaka.But Monday's rained out Yankees opener fouled up the schedule down the line and delayed all the scheduled festivities until this afternoon at Yankee Stadium."It kind of messes...
Teen Held in Assault on Wayne Cop
WAYNE - An 18-year-old Clifton man and a 23-year-old woman from Bloomfield were arrested after a brief struggle when a police officer stopped them in a car that had been reported stolen, authorities said Monday.Shortly after Police Officer Skylar Cauceglia...
Things to Do
TOdayACTIVITIES* HELPING CHILDREN COPE WHEN A PARENT OR CAREGIVER HAS CANCER -- 6 p.m., Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 1 Passaic St., Ridgewood. Free. 800-813-4673 or cancercare.org.* DON'T FORGET THE LADIES ... THE WOMEN IN YOUR PAST -- 7 p.m., Morris...
Woman Saved from Car Fire
TENAFLY -- The imaginary superheroes were on the big screen Sunday night, but movie fans James Pannone and his teenage son, Michael, later proved to be real-life versions in helping save an unconscious woman in a burning car.The Pannones were returning...
Work Schedules Bill Advances
A bill that would require employers to consider workers' requests for schedule changes was approved by a state Assembly committee Monday.The legislation, co-sponsored by Democrat Sheila Oliver, who represents parts of Passaic County, is called the New...
Your Health: Calendar
* PREGNANCY/NEWBORN LOSS SUPPORT GROUP -- 7 tonight, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, 350 Engle St., Englewood. Support group for newly bereaved parents who have suffered a pregnancy or newborn loss. No registration required. Walk-ins welcome. perinatalbereavementteam@ehmc...
Your Views
Chasing the American DreamRegarding "Is this the end of the American Dream?" (Page A-1, April 3):The article quotes people who have been left behind in corporate downsizing or outsourcing as saying they're "not sure there's any job security" anymore....
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