The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Articles from June 18, 2016

2 Clubs Allegedly Stole Tips
A former dancer at Satin Dolls and The Harem says managers levied fees, fines and other deductions that reduced her pay to beneath the state's minimum wage, according to a federal class-action lawsuit.The lawsuit names Anthony "Tony Lodi" Cardinalle...
$663,000 Pension 'Nightmare'
Passaic County Undersheriff Mario A. Recinos has a big problem with the state Division of Pension and Benefits, which claims he retired from the Sheriff's Department in June 2011 and was rehired too soon and must repay more than $663,000 in pension benefits...
Alfresco Dining
Summer musts: The pool. The beach. The ice cream stand. The outdoor meal.Let's celebrate the warm weather by peeking at some of the many open-air dining options in North Jersey. Here are a sampling of spots that include upscale and informal, big and...
Alleged 'Countdown Bandit' Charged in 10 Bank Robberies
HACKENSACK -- The alleged "Countdown Bandit" bank robber pleaded not guilty during a court appearance Friday morning to charges that he robbed 10 banks in North Jersey in the past 16 months.Hackensack resident Marcelino Garcia, who turned 23 on Friday, appeared...
All-North Jersey Boys Golf
JIMMY CRISCIONEBergen Catholic, juniorCriscione is a repeat pick. He was fourth at the Tournament of Champions with 2-under 70 at Hopewell Valley. He was seventh at the Bergen Luciano tournament with a 149. He tied for 13th at the Big North Bergen bracket...
All-North Jersey Boys Golf: Coach of the Year: Jim Jacobsen, Bergen Catholic
By design, Jim Jacobsen never fielded the exact same Bergen Catholic lineup two days in a row.Jacobsen rotated the Crusaders' roster across a lengthy schedule and the payoff was a third consecutive Tournament of Champions title and Jacobsen becoming...
All-North Jersey Boys Golf: Golfer of the Year: Chris Lee, Bergen Catholic
Chris Lee emerged the second week of the season, and by the final week, he was an All-State golfer.The sophomore led powerhouse Bergen Catholic to a third consecutive Tournament of Champions title by finishing second individually at the TOC and winning...
All-North Jersey Boys Golf: Team of the Year: Bergen Catholic
Bergen Catholic set a standard at the 82nd annual Boys State Championship that never had been achieved and may never be eclipsed.The four-player score of 4-under-par 284 on May 23 at Hopewell Valley Golf Club in Hopewell was, by far, the best in NJSIAA Championship...
All-North Jersey Girls Golf
REGINA GARVEYImmaculate Heart, freshmanGarvey was Big North runner-up with a 75 at Valley Brook. She tied for seventh at the North sectional at Stanton Ridge with an 84, was 14th at the Bergen County tournament at Overpeck with a 93, and 45th at the...
All-North Jersey Girls Golf: Coach of the Year: Adam Aronson, Nv/ Old Tappan
Adam Aronson was invited to coach the girls golf team at NV/Old Tappan, and "it's been a very good fit."Aronson is a golf pro at nearby Closter Golf Center, and his experience has helped the Golden Knights post a winning record in each of their first...
All-North Jersey Girls Golf: Golfer of the Year: Kelly Sim, Holy Angels
Kelly Sim arrived at every major New Jersey high school girls golf tournament as the player to beat and walked away as the champion.The Holy Angels sophomore cruised to league, county and sectional crowns and rallied down the stretch to repeat at the...
All-North Jersey Girls Golf: Team of the Year: Immaculate Heart
Immaculate Heart has returned to the top of the North Jersey girls golf hierarchy and could remain there for years.The Blue Eagles produced a 15-1 record and won league and county titles, and their third place at the North sectional earned them a bid...
Bombers Enjoying Their Visit
MINNEAPOLIS - There's something about this town, Target Field, and Twins pitching that brings out the best in the Yankees.Maybe it's just a mirage, or perhaps it's the start of the Yankees' summer comeback. Naturally, Joe Girardi's club hopes this four-game...
Cavs, Warriors Have Spiced Up This Rivalry
For two years, the rivalry between the Cavs and Warriors, LeBron James and Steph Curry, has been tempered by the unmistakable notion that, well, they are too nice for rivalries.Curry is a lovable MVP, a player with the size and appearance of a teenager....
Colombia Tops Peru in Copa
EAST RUTHERFORD - Lively supporters filled the MetLife Stadium parking lots hours before game time.Music blared. Tailgaters sang and danced. Food cooked on grills.This was more than just a game at the Meadowlands. This was an event.The sold-out crowd...
Dean's List
This list begins of the publication of the spring 2016 semester.We accept only names submitted by colleges and universities or by parents and students with proper documentation from the school attached. Names and local towns may be submitted via email...
Del
Those in Ridgewood who want voters on Tuesday to affirm financing of a municipal parking garage say the reason is simple: The downtown may be quaint, but it desperately needs to evolve, and a severe lack of parking has chained it to the past.There are...
Dep Approves Paramus Residential Proposal
PARAMUS -- A much-disputed residential proposal off Soldier Hill Road took a step forward after state environmental regulators approved a plan that would allow 140 duplex units to be built on wetlands near a protected waterway that runs into the Oradell Reservoir.The...
Didi Lifts His Game vs. Lefties
MINNEAPOLIS - It's late in a close game and the opposing manager brings in a lefty reliever, with Didi Gregorius waiting on deck.And in the Yankees' dugout, Joe Girardi isn't looking down his bench, wondering about whether or not to send up a pinch hitter.Not...
Dustin's Busy Day at Open
OAKMONT, Pa. -- For 36 grueling holes, and the better part of 12 hours, Dustin Johnson traversed the rolling fairways of one of the toughest golf courses on the planet. He boomed driver after driver, with machine-like efficiency.Andrew Landry spent only...
Equal Access
ALL PEOPLE in the United States are entitled to equal treatment under the law, a long-standing constitutional principle that now applies to content on the Internet.A federal appeals court this week ruled in favor of what is known as "net neutrality,"...
Ex-Fire Captain Gets Probation for Recording People in His Bathroom
A former Lyndhurst fire captain was sentenced Friday to 18 months of probation for recording video of people -- including a female friend of his son's -- in a bathroom in his home during a pool party last June.In addition to probation, Mitchell Morreale...
Franklin Lakes to Dedicate New Park It Got in Tax Deal
FRANKLIN LAKES -- The borough on Tuesday evening will dedicate its newest municipal park, a pastoral tract acquired in a 2015 tax deal with pharmacy benefits-management giant Express Scripts Holding Co.Local officials and company representatives will...
Harvey Hiccup
NEW YORK - Matt Harvey looked snazzy in his white cleats Friday night.But his pitching line was not nearly as clean.After three consecutive excellent starts, Harvey took a step back against Atlanta.He wasn't as bad as he was in three straight terrible...
Heroin-Toting Ex-Teacher Gets 4 Years' Probation
A former Cliffside Park High School teacher was sentenced to probation Friday under a plea deal on heroin charges.Ryan Fogarty, 32, of Ridgefield was found with 125 bags of the drug stuffed in a backpack that was on the floor of his classroom. Also inside...
International High School Meeting Organization's Program Standards
Paterson's International High School has made it through the second year of its application for inclusion in a rigorous academic program launched decades ago by a foundation in Switzerland that is aimed at helping students get into prestigious colleges...
Judge Oks Release of Reports, Video in Trooper's Case
A state judge heard arguments on Friday about dismissing charges against a rookie state trooper for allegedly hitting a man in the face with a beer bottle outside MetLife Stadium.Steven Hodge, 28, of Freehold was suspended without pay and medical benefits...
Library Seeks Payment from Neighbor
ENGLEWOOD -- The library board wants Englewood Cliffs to pay for a half-year of book lending.In a letter to the Englewood Cliffs Borough Council, the library's attorney, Michael Cerone, demanded $103,846 for allowing Englewood Cliffs residents to use...
Mcilroy Tries to Stay Positive after 77
OAKMONT, Pa. -- Friday morning seemed like the perfect stage for Rory McIlroy to make a run at the U.S. Open.After absorbing nearly 3 inches of rain in less than 36 hours, Oakmont Country Club was drenched. The conditions were soft and docile, just the...
Navigating Pitfalls of Rental Car Insurance
Rental cars may not be the biggest expense of your vacation, but they can wind up being a pretty good sinkhole of money -- often for add-ons you didn't need to pay for in the first place.For instance, I recently was charged $500 for an upgrade they offered...
Non-Stop Service to Maine
Elite Airways will start flying June 30 between Newark Liberty International Airport and Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport in Maine on Thursdays and Sundays, targeting summer vacationers, the airline said Friday.The service, to run through Labor Day,...
Oil Barges Still a Worry
The Hudson River may still become a major corridor for the shipment of thick, tar sands oil from Canada despite moves last year by New York officials that many thought stopped those efforts.At issue is a key air permit needed by an oil terminal in Albany to...
On National Martini Day, like Any Day, Best to Keep It Simple
Ask Charles Poveromo what makes a great martini and the bartender at Grissini Restaurant in Englewood Cliffs doesn't hesitate to answer: "Gin, a bit of vermouth and a twist of lemon."That's it.Anything else, Poveromo says, is a "drink." He should know;...
Should Ridgewood Back Parking Garage Plan?
The case opponents make in beseeching the public to vote down financing for a municipal garage in Ridgewood on Tuesday boils down to this: It's too big.That's been the rallying cry through the months-long design process, and it was even the name of the...
Team Effort for Stephanie
Dave Morgan recalls coaching his daughter Stephanie's T-ball team and, years later, watching her strike out opposing softball sluggers from the mound at Emerson High School, counting these among his most cherished "proud dad" moments.Stephanie was natural...
Things to Do
TODAYACTIVITIES* AAA FAMILY & FRIENDS DAY -- 9 a.m., AAA of North Jersey, 418 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne. Free. Aaa.com.* SPRING FINE ART AND CRAFTS -- 10 a.m., Brookdale Park, 473 Watchung Ave., Bloomfield. Free. Rosesquared.com.* NEW YORK PET EXPO --...
Verizon Workers OK New Pacts
Verizon workers voted to approve new contracts negotiated after the end of the 45-day strike in late May involving about 39,000 workers, the Communication Workers of America said on Friday.In separate negotiations, CWA members in the New York-New England,...
Wayne Trustees Seek to Oust Fellow Board Member
WAYNE -- The Board of Education on Thursday voted to file an ethics charge with the state against one of its own, after she was named as a petitioner in a complaint against the school district over full-day kindergarten.By a 5-2 vote on Thursday, the...
Your Views
Election year commentaryI have seen all sorts of numbers and polls as to which candidate is ahead in November's presidential election.But there are two statistics I haven't seen. One is what percentage of the electorate has made its final decision. The...
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