The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

A daily newspaper serving the Bergen County, NJ area. Stories cover local news, politics, business, entertainment, and sports, with additional stories of significance from around the state, nation, and world.

Articles from August 21, 2016

Apartments, Strip Mall Proposed
WAYNE -- A developer is proposing hundreds of housing units as well as a restaurant and retail on property along Route 23 south currently leased by Wayne Lincoln Mercury dealership to store its vehicles.The proposal, brought before the township Board...
Back to Bashing
SAN FRANCISCO - Days like Saturday allow for there to be optimism about the Mets' playoff chances this season even when conventional wisdom may suggest otherwise.With the Mets needing a win, Yoenis Cespedes put on a power- hitting clinic at AT&T Park...
Bids to Plant Trees Come in Too High
WEST MILFORD -- For the second time this year, the local government has had to delay its grant-funded planting of some 2,000 trees, a program to offset the clear-cutting of dense woodland during a regional pipeline project several years ago.The Township...
Booker: Syrians Urgently Need Aid
Sen. Cory Booker defended President Obama and called for expanding humanitarian relief after his first trip to Iraq and Jordan, which included meetings with Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish leaders and a visit to a refugee camp housing more than 80,000 people...
Brexit Causing Pain in N.J
Two months after British voters decided to yank the United Kingdom out of the European Union, businesses in New Jersey and nationwide are beginning to feel the fallout.While the long-term effects of Brexit are still uncertain, there's been one immediate...
Casino Referendum Ad Wars Heat Up
IN A PRESS conference last week, Governor Christie announced that he would vote for the proposal that will appear in a referendum on November's ballot, which calls for expanding legalized casino gaming to North Jersey.The question is an important one,...
Countdown to No. 1
GIRLS SOCCER No. 17 Midland ParkLast year's record: 16-4-22015 final ranking: No. 19Best assets: There's confidence in Midland Park after making a run last season to the North 1, Group 1 final, where the Panthers fell to Kinnelon, 2-0. "We're trying...
Cruz Suits Up, Participates in Warm-Ups
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Victor Cruz got the chance to put his familiar No. 80 jersey and uniform on game day for the first time in a long while against the Bills on Saturday, signaling another significant hurdle cleared in his comeback after nearly two...
Dishes for the Ages
At some point certain dishes start becoming icons, the sole reason many people walk through a restaurant's door. And their chefs cheer. Who wouldn't want such a captive audience?Until the chef gets sick of cooking the dish. Or decades go by and trends...
Dog Park for Oakland Years in the Making
OAKLAND -- There may be a dog park in the borough's future, and if it comes about, it'll be because Ryan Schwertfeger had a canine pal, watched a particular TV show, listened to the words of his mom, Jill, and kept after a boyhood goal."My mom was a...
For Springsteen Faithful, One Song Lights Up the Night
The opera ain't over until the Fat Lady sings. And the Springsteen show ain't over until The Boss brings up the lights, guns the band into high gear, and blasts into the song his fans can't wait to hear for the 179th time: "Born to Run.""Everybody kind...
Giants, 0-for-August, Blanked by Bills
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - The mood was not entirely funereal as the Giants made their way through the hallway to their locker room in the basement of New Era Field.But make no mistake: no one was celebrating either, not after slumbering through Saturday's...
Gooden's Behavior a Concern
Darryl Strawberry's heart was in the right place when he sounded the alarm for the missing Doc Gooden, even if the language was harsh. We're all in the same boat when it comes to Gooden: we're worried about his life.Strawberry came out and said it after...
Great Lengths for Short Sale
Kimberly Mayas had lived in a rental apartment in Hasbrouck Heights for 1 1/2 years.It was spacious -- with breathtaking views of New York City -- but she didn't own it."When I was renting, I felt like I was throwing money out the window, where here...
Historic Church Seeks Helpfor Repairs
POMPTON LAKES -- Wooden beams that have supported the Pompton Reformed Church since the early decades of the nation's history have deteriorated, and church leaders are asking the community for financial help to repair them.The church is trying to raise...
Historic Preservation Dilemmas
TENAFLY -- For the stewards of New Jersey's oldest homesteads, living in a historic home can be a blessing or a curse, depending on the community in which it stands.When history buff Kevin Tremble of Tenafly needed to put a new roof on the barn of his...
How 'Ben-Hur' Helped Launch Motion Pictures
No surprise that "Ben-Hur" has come back to the movies (the latest remake opened Friday).In some ways, you could say "Ben-Hur" created the movies.The biblical-era story of the Jewish prince Ben-Hur (Jack Huston in the new film) and his rivalry with his...
If Eating Were a Race, He'd Bring Home the Gold
In the last few weeks, several friends have pointed out that my dog and I have at least one thing in common.As my friend Jonathan said, "You both eat as if you were raised by wolves."Hmm ...Just for the record, Charly (my dog) was raised by coonhounds, and...
Jets' Bowles: Geno No Lock for No. 2
A week ago, Jets coach Todd Bowles said his team's quarterback rotation was clear-cut behind Ryan Fitzpatrick: the backup job was Geno Smith's to lose."Geno's No. 2 right now," Bowles said on Aug. 13, "We're not making [a] competition after one preseason...
Last-Chance Transplant
The call came at 10:30 p.m. on July 31. They had a heart.Frank Bodino was ready. For nine months he had recharged his phone daily, never strayed beyond a short drive from New York City, and kept hoping, even though everything was stacked against him.Four...
Mets Notes
Baby plansNeil Walker will take a red-eye flight to Pittsburgh following tonight's game to be with his expecting wife, and the couple's first child could arrive shortly after.Walker is planning to use the three days he's allotted for paternity leave...
Padres Are Giving Kivlehan a Shot
Former Rutgers standout Patrick Kivlehan had a major league debut to remember for the San Diego Padres on Saturday night, but visiting Arizona won, 2-1, at Petco Park.Kivlehan, 26, was penciled into the seventh spot in the batting order, playing left...
Padres Are Giving Kivlehan a Shot
Former Rutgers standout Patrick Kivlehan had a major league debut to remember for the San Diego Padres on Saturday night, but visiting Arizona won, 2-1, at Petco Park.Kivlehan, 26, was penciled into the seventh spot in the batting order, playing left...
Pc, Rest of Area Powers Finding Their Own Path
ELIZABETH - Sun-baked and weary, the Paramus Catholic football team sought an open gate to leave Williams Field in Elizabeth on Saturday afternoon, first turning one way then another.Like all of the North Jersey big non-public schools, the Paladins are...
QB Langan Turns Heads with Ability
ORADELL -- Flushed out of the pocket, Johnny Langan rolled to his left.The Bergen Catholic junior quarterback kept his eyes downfield in a scrimmage Saturday against Pennsylvania power St. Joseph Prep. He surveyed the precarious situation. He waited...
Recent Sales
Maywood: $415,000Three-bedroom, two-bath side-hall colonial on quiet residential street has family-room addition with vaulted ceiling, master bedroom with skylight, living room, den, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, family room, walk-up attic, finished...
Rooms with a View of History
At Martin's Patershof hotel in Mechelen, Belgium, the owners don't roll out the average welcome mat for you. No, when you arrive you will find spread out at your feet a projection of a long stained- glass window.A harbinger of surprises to come when...
Rutherford Panel Looks to Expand Historic District
RUTHERFORD -- The Historic Preservation Committee wants to expand the Ridge Road Historic District, having identified still more homes of note in town.The Ridge Road Historic District currently runs from Park to Pierrepont to Van Riper avenues. The Historic...
School Dedication out of This World
MONTCLAIR -- When the second man to walk on the moon returns to his boyhood hometown in September, it will be for another honor, harkening back to the early days of a distinguished life now in its 86th year.Mount Hebron Middle School on Bellevue Avenue...
Slain Girl's Mom Battles On
EMERSON -- Local legislators and several volunteers teamed up on Saturday to help Rosemarie D'Alessandro of Hillsdale collect signatures in support of a bill that would expand a law named in her daughter's honor.Assemblyman Robert Auth, R-Old Tappan,...
So Far, Yankees' Kids Are All Right
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Gary Sanchez had lashed line drives around Angel Stadium on Friday night, becoming the first Yankees rookie since Robinson Cano in 2005 with four straight multi-hit games.In the same game, Aaron Judge and Tyler Austin combined to go...
Staff Trumps Trump
MUCH OF the news of late coming out of the presidential campaign has more to do with the messiness of personnel changes made by Republican Donald Trump, and less to do with real issues affecting Americans that would normally constitute constructive political debate.Indeed,...
Student Debt Can Freeze a Buyer
When Erin Peters, 33, and her fiance started looking for a home, they considered all the usual things -- the number of bedrooms, the town, whether they preferred a Cape Cod over a ranch. But one factor far outweighed all the rest: her student loans.She...
Suspended Police Chief Will Get $649,000
HALEDON -- The borough government has formally accepted a settlement agreement and the retirement of Police Chief Louis Mercuro, who has been suspended with pay since 2013.The action satisfies numerous lawsuits that involved the former chief and the...
Text vs. Testimony in Gwb Case
Over the past three years, the initial explanations for the shutdown of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge during five rush-hour mornings in a row -- dangerously paralyzing the borough of Fort Lee and trapping thousands of commuters and students...
Things to Do
TODAYACTIVITIES* CARDS & COLLECTIBLES SHOW -- 9 a.m., Garfield Boys & Girls Club, 490 Midland Ave., Garfield. Sport and non sport cards, autographs, action figures, supplies, jerseys, programs and yearbooks, game-used items and a wide variety of memorabilia....
Thousands Flock to County Fair for Rides, Food, Fun and Petting Zoo
From llamas and ducks in a petting zoo to freshly squeezed lemonade and quesadilla-flavored empanadas, there was a little bit of everything for people attending the annual Passaic County Fair this weekend.The four-day affair, jointly hosted by the Passaic...
Veto Logic a Fraud
THE WEBSITE of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission comes right to the point in justifying the state's sometimes cumbersome process for renewing driver's licenses. It says that the six-point identification program "is designed to protect against identity theft...
Volunteers Clean Park in Memory of Nazerah
PATERSON -- On a warm Saturday morning, more than 100 people converged on Tyrone Collins Park to lend a hand at a community cleanup event inspired by the memory of a 14-year-old girl killed by a stray bullet two years ago.As music blared from loudspeakers,...
Winning Silver Is Little Comfort to Newark Boxer
Shakur Stevenson knew he didn't do enough Saturday to bring home a gold medal to New Jersey.The Olympic boxer from Newark acknowledged during a post-fight interview conducted at ringside that Cuba's Robeisy Ramirez deserved the split-decision win he...
Yankees Notes
Hot handChase Headley was fit enough to return to the starting lineup Saturday night, but he wasn't surprised by Joe Girardi's afternoon text message. The manager gave Headley a heads-up that Ronald Torreyes would sub for him again at third base."I feel...
Your Views
Supporting death with dignityRegarding "Suicide no reason for a party" (Your Views, Aug. 18):This gathering was not about "great fun" or a "fantastic way to exit." It was about a woman who had a vibrant life as a performance artist and painter. She had...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.