The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Articles from July 23, 2016

3 Charged with Shooting Bouncer
Three men have been arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with shooting and seriously wounding a bouncer who kicked them out of a South Hackensack go-go-bar last weekend for not paying a bill, according to township police.Jose A. Taveras,...
6-Year Fugitive in Sex Assault Back in Bergen
A man who was on the run for six years after being convicted of committing a sexual assault in Garfield was caught in the Dominican Republic and returned to Bergen County this week, authorities said Friday.Luis M. Caraballo, 34, had been a fugitive since...
Another Ttf Plan
THREE WEEKS after Governor Christie ordered most road work in the state to stop, Democratic leaders proposed replenishing the state's Transportation Trust Fund by raising the gas tax by 23-cents a gallon and balancing that off by eventually eliminating...
Beckham-Norman Media Feud Intensifies
Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. does not like Josh Norman, and vice versa.The rivalry was taken to another level when the Redskins signed Norman following his release from Carolina in the spring. Two of the league's best players at their respective...
Book Buddies Inspires Reading
PATERSON -- Nestled in a beanbag chair in a makeshift library, 12- year-old Jasmin Munoz and 6-year-old Tatiana Cooper took turns reading from a children's book.Jasmin paused and asked the soon-to-be first-grader a question about the story, just to make...
Booker Misses out, but Praises Choice
After Hillary Clinton reportedly took a long look at him as a possible running mate, Sen. Cory Booker will instead continue to be a top campaign surrogate, as he was in 2008 and 2012 when Barack Obama won the presidency."I am thrilled to tell you this...
Calm Behind the Band Storm
It takes lots of organization to create the anarchy that is Guns N' Roses.If frontman Axl Rose is Mr. Mayhem, then his opposite number is Dale "Opie" Skjerseth, production manager for the long-awaited "Not In This Lifetime. . ." reunion tour.On Friday,...
City Manager of Hackensack Plans to Resign
HACKENSACK -- City Manager David Troast said Friday that he plans to step down at the end of September, ending a two-year tenure during which, he said, the city has made strides in redevelopment.Citing the "stress involved in running a city this size,"...
Construction Zone
When it comes to construction toys, everyone thinks first of basic blocks and Legos. Parents everywhere have stacked towers of wooden cubes and fumbled through those Lego directions, never mind stepped on those painful little bricks in the middle of...
Feds Unveil Plan for Fairfield Superfund
Federal officials have proposed razing a highly contaminated building and removing about 2,600 truckloads of soil laced with cancer-causing PCBs at a former industrial site in Fairfield because otherwise the pollution could potentially reach the Passaic...
Gypsy Moth Went Hungry
The ravenous gypsy moth caterpillar did not get to dine much on North Jersey's forests this spring.The number of trees damaged by the critter plummeted by more than 95 percent because of a wet spring and an aggressive spray campaign that stopped it from...
Hackensack's Van der Wilt Keeps Elevating His Game
On Jason van der Wilt's summer break, a day's work and a day at the beach are the same thing.The 6-foot-4 middle hitter wanted to keep improving his game after helping the Hackensack boys volleyball team finish 25-7 and win the Big North Freedom Division...
Hogan's Catchphrase: Hard Work Pays Off
Most mornings this summer begin at 4 o'clock for Chris Hogan.Even during the off-season, when many NFL players are trying to cram in as much vacation time as possible prior to training camp, the former Ramapo High School standout begins his workouts...
Japanese Gamely Take on 'Chicago'
The Takarazuka Revue has been around a long time -- it was founded in a resort town near Osaka, Japan, in 1913 -- but its visits to the United States have been very occasional.So its appearance in this year's Lincoln Center Festival is something of an...
Judge Hears Edgewater's High-Density Housing Case
A state judge on Friday heard legal arguments over whether a developer should be granted a slew of variances for a 1,873-unit residential and retail complex at the site of the former Hess Corp. terminal in Edgewater without going before the borough's...
Lloyd, U.S. Roll in Rio Warm-Up
New Jersey's Carli Lloyd likes to play Costa Rica.Delran's Lloyd scored in the closing minutes of the first half, the second time in as many games against the Central American- squad, in the U.S. women soccer team's 4-0 victory Friday night at Children's...
'Melo Takes Lead in Hunt for Answers
In the days after the shooting deaths of a pair of African- American men by police, Carmelo Anthony put out a plea on his Instagram account, calling for action, a time to speak out for himself and his fellow athletes.Anthony has followed his words with...
New Gas Tax Plan May Not Get Far
Democratic leaders in the Legislature announced a new plan Friday to fund transportation projects by raising the gas tax, but Governor Christie's cool response to the proposal is certain to extend a political standoff that has idled hundreds of construction...
NJ Transit Engineers OK Deal; 1 More Union to Vote
NJ Transit engineers voted to ratify a new contract on Friday, union leaders said, reducing the risk of a strike that threatened to disrupt rail traffic across the region. That leaves just one more vote by the transit agency's conductors, who are scheduled...
Officials Give No Details on Possible Cuts
PATERSON -- City officials have yet to disclose any specific budget cuts other than the controversial early shutdowns of the two municipal swimming pools and 34 summer camps.Business Administrator Nellie Pou said city administrators are being asked to...
Paterson DPW Staffer Ot Exceeds Base Pay
PATERSON -- Public works employee Timothy Hanlon, who has been shown in video recordings performing tasks at the mayor's house, collected overtime payments last year that exceeded his base salary, according to municipal payroll records.An assistant supervisor,...
Paterson Official Alleges Retaliation
PATERSON -- A former vice principal at Eastside High School says he became the target of retaliation after he refused to help the principal manipulate standardized test scores, according to a lawsuit he filed recently.The vice principal, Raul Guzman,...
Queen of Peace Cleared to Open
NORTH ARLINGTON -- Queen of Peace High School has won the imprimatur from the Archdiocese of Newark to remain open for the coming school year.The archdiocese had been waiting to hear projected enrollment numbers for 2016-17 before giving the beleaguered...
Refresh Yourself at Garden Events
Without even looking at a calendar, I can tell the dog days of summer are here.I know because around this time every year I get that slightly beaten down, tired feeling.It's no big deal; I know the cause and the remedy.The reason is my toiling in the...
Reyes Gives Mets Spark in Victory
MIAMI - In a lineup that relies too much on home runs, Jose Reyes is an outlier.He relies more on his speed, be it stealing bases or taking an extra base, and can manufacture runs like others can't. It's why Mets manager Terry Collins puts Reyes atop...
Seong Eyes Tourney's First Repeat since '71
PARAMUS - Eun Jeong Seong of South Korea has the chance to join an elite sorority at the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship.Seong can become the third golfer to repeat as titlist and first since 1971 with a victory in today's final of the 68th United States Golf...
Sept. Trial Set for Misconduct Case
A state judge on Friday set a September trial date for a former North Bergen public works official accused of official misconduct.Timothy J. Grossi, 76, of Jersey City was indicted in December 2012 on charges of conspiracy, official misconduct, theft...
Soft Serve at the Mall
Ray Amano of Woodland Park had a business idea that he was sure would be a winner -- sell soft-serve ice cream from an old- fashioned ice cream truck inside a mall. But first he had to find a detour around an initial roadblock. No enclosed mall would...
Sweating One Out
NEW YORK - The Yankees' starting lineup was devoid of Jacoby Ellsbury, Didi Gregorius, Mark Teixeira and Brian McCann, though the first three later entered as defensive replacements, even as manager Joe Girardi was fielding questions about the "do-or-die"...
Sweating One Out
NEW YORK - The bullpen uncharacteristically faltered. Yet the Yankees squeezed out another win and, given the short amount of time left for this organization to decide whether it's truly a contender this season, that's good enough."It was very important,"...
Wheeler Remains Upbeat
MIAMI -- Pitcher Zack Wheeler joined the Mets on Friday to throw a 30-pitch bullpen session but acknowledged the possibility he may not return this season. Wheeler, who is working back to the majors from Tommy John surgery last season, is still hopeful."I...
Your Views
Christie's speech an embarrassmentThe revolting performance of the governor of New Jersey at the Republican National Convention was an embarrassment to all residents of our state.An almost blood-thirsty audience was whipped into a frenzy by the governor...
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