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Articles from August 22, 2016

Aiming to Evoke a Mexican Villa
NOW OPENLeon Mexican Cuisine16 Chestnut St., Ridgewood201-857-0297, leonmexican.com* How it started: Himani and Srini Rao, owners of Nirvana Indian Kitchen in Allendale, said that they had to drive great distances from their Upper Saddle River home to...
Birthday Wish from the Top
PASSAIC -- Vera Scott received several cards from her friends and family on Sunday commemorating her 99th birthday, but there was one card in particular that truly surprised her.President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama had sent her a letter wishing...
Cat Lovers Have Proposal for Lyndhurst
LYNDHURST -- A group of residents wants the Township Commissioners to adopt an ordinance aimed at controlling the feral cat population.Calling itself TNR Lyndhurst, the group proposes to humanely reduce the feral cat population. The goal is to trap,...
Consistent Shots Begin with Routine
Question of the Week: How can I become more consistent?With the Barclays coming to New York's Bethpage Black as the first leg of this year's four-tournament FedExCup playoffs, the players are looking for a full month of that same consistency we all strive...
Cost of Potential Allergy Lifesaver Is Skyrocketing
As parents check off items on the back-to-school list, many are suffering sticker shock at the price increase for EpiPens, potentially lifesaving devices that counter an allergic reaction -- and that now cost more than $600.Several factors have contributed...
Countdown to No. 1
GIRLS SOCCER: No. 16 Pascack HillsLast year's record: 13-8-22015 final ranking: No. 18Best assets: The Cowgirls have a new coach in Jim Loudon, who served as an assistant under Scott Ernest last season after 16 years with Indian Hills. He'll take over...
Countdown to No. 1
BOYS SOCCER: No. 18 Park RidgeLast year's record: 15-62015 final ranking: No. 22Best assets: The Owls should be a strong contender in the NJIC Patriot after taking fourth last season (10-4), behind Emerson, Hawthorne Christian and Waldwick, who all tied...
Courting Youngsters
Kids been making a racket lately? Have them learn to play better with one, instead, at the 21st Annual Arthur Ashe Kids' Day at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.The event honors the life and values of tennis player and humanitarian Arthur...
Cruz, Giants Back to Work
Ben McAdoo suggested Saturday's 21-0 preseason loss to the Bills represented a "long look in the mirror" moment for the Giants, especially those up front offensively.After rewatching and evaluating the game Sunday morning, the Giants' head coach offered...
Drop in Traffic Tickets Causes Stir in Bergen
This will probably sound like good news to most drivers: The police agency that patrols Bergen County roadways has been handing out thousands fewer tickets in recent years.But the downslide in ticketing has left county leaders with shrinking court revenue...
Fitzpatrick the Starter, but QB Backup Murky
FLORHAM PARK -- Ryan Fitzpatrick was just being honest when he said "not at all" in response to how much he is invested in the depth chart behind him, his answer after practice Sunday speaking to his security as the Jets No. 1 quarterback.But as training...
Giant Killers
SAN FRANCISCO - Noah Syndergaard is back.The big right-hander turned in one of the most dominant efforts of his career by throwing eight scoreless innings of two-hit ball to lift the Mets to a 2-0 win over the Giants on Sunday night at AT&T Park. Syndergaard...
Giant Killers
SAN FRANCISCO -- In an attempt to rediscover the form that had him pitching like an ace through the season's first three months, Noah Syndergaard opted to simplify things Sunday against the Giants."The past month and a half I've been trying to think...
Girardi Gets Didi Time at Cleanup
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Didi Gregorius went 1-for-4 in the cleanup spot, but struck out in a key moment. With the Yanks trailing, 1-0, and runners at first and second, Gregorius battled against reliever J.C. Ramirez - fouling back a few tough pitches back...
Hoffmann's Pga Tour Status in Jeopardy
Wyckoff's Morgan Hoffmann came up short in his season-long bid to retain his full-time PGA Tour card and qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs that start this week.Hoffmann needed to rank among the Tour's top 125 and the former Ramapo High star is projected...
In Paterson, Residents Are Connected to the Matrix
THERE IS a horrifying scene in the movie "The Matrix" where the character Neo becomes conscious and sees that human beings have become the fuel that powers the machines that rule the world. Towers upon towers of cocoon-like pods rise around him. In each...
In Praise of Collies and Author
For collie lovers who grew up reading about Lad, the heroic dog in Albert Payson Terhune's century-old books, Terhune Memorial Park in Wayne -- the setting of many of his stories and where the real Lad is buried -- is hallowed ground."This is like Mecca...
Little Big Man
Jake Clemons is a chip off the old block.Only in his case, it's a block once removed.It was his uncle the late Clarence Clemons, legendary saxman of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, and not his late father Captain William M. Clemons, a Marine Corps...
Lyndhurst Hosts Flood-Buyout Experts
LYNDHURST -- A new buyout program for homes in flood-prone areas is being introduced to residents by a trio of organizations and agencies.Staff from The Land Conservancy of New Jersey, the Bergen County Division of Open Space and the Rutgers University...
Matz Will Have Left Shoulder Examined
SAN FRANCISCO -- Steven Matz or Seth Lugo will start Thursday's game against the Cardinals, Mets manager Terry Collins said.Matz flew to New York on Sunday night to be examined after experiencing left shoulder discomfort, and doctors will determine whether...
Matz Will Have Left Shoulder Examined
SAN FRANCISCO -- Steven Matz or Seth Lugo will start Thursday's game against the Cardinals, Mets manager Terry Collins said.Matz flew to New York on Sunday night to be examined after experiencing left shoulder discomfort, and doctors will determine whether...
Mccormick's Back in Town
The 101st Met Open Championship represents a return home for Ryan McCormick.The three-day MGA Open starts today and marks the first time the 24-year-old from Middletown will compete for a title in the metropolitan area since he turned pro in May 2014.And...
Non-Profit News
EVENTS* Bergen County American Legion will hold its annual family picnic from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at 33 W. Passaic St., Rochelle Park. $20; children under 18 $10; free for children under 6. bcnjal.org.* Friends of the Kinnelon Library will hold a...
No Open-and-Shut Affair
Pro Tyler Hall leads the New Jersey contingent into this week's 101st Met Open Championship.The two-time, reigning New Jersey Open titlist is among 46 golfers representing Garden State clubs in the three-day event that opens today at Glen Oaks Club in...
Oakland Fast-Food Site Plan Delayed
Oakland -- The owner of the Burger King at 101 Plaza Road wants to demolish the fast-food restaurant and put a Wawa convenience store in its place.But whether developer A&E Ventures of Oakland LLC can amend a 2010 site plan approval related to the Burger...
Paterson Hits 49 Shootings for 2016
PATERSON -- Two shootings Saturday evening drove the tally of gunfire incidents in the city this year to 49.Arren Beal, 24, is in custody in connection with one gunfire incident, and one man wounded in the second shooting remained in stable condition...
Presidents Matter
THE PRESIDENT of the United States may get in the way of disaster relief workers. That's a challenge for his team and an added challenge for workers on the ground. But in a time of national disaster, there is no one equal to the president as the symbol...
Revis Just a Bit Slower but Wiser
FLORHAM PARK - The older he gets, the more inclined he is to notice the look, that sideways glance that morphs into a wide-eyed recognition, as if the person looking at him is thinking, "Is that him?"It's not that Darrelle Revis isn't accustomed to being...
Rutherford Dissolving Downtown Partnership Group
RUTHERFORD -- The Rutherford Downtown Partnership -- created in 1996 to promote businesses and enhance downtown aesthetics but given the thumbs down by the involved property owners -- held its last meeting on Tuesday.And the mayor and council is set...
Sports Authority under Fire in Carlstadt
CARLSTADT -- The warehousing industry in the borough is ready for a comeback as investors tour sites. But the overseeing New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority is holding up the process of redevelopment, the agency's former executive director says.But...
Things to Do
TOdayACTIVITIES* CHILDREN'S MOVIE MATINEE -- 2 p.m., Ridgewood Public Library, 125 N. Maple St., Ridgewood. Free. 201-670-5600.* MAGIC SHOW -- 3:30 p.m., The Learning Experience, 861 Franklin Ave., Franklin Lakes. Free. 201-848-9900.* PAJAMA STORY TIME...
Toad the Wet Sprocket Hits 25-Year 'Fear'
In 1992, Toad the Wet Sprocket was about to wrap up a nine-month touring and promotional cycle for its modestly successful third album, "Fear," when the group's product manager at Columbia Records asked the label to release one last single. The track...
Wanaque Ready to Help Finish Lakeside Project
WANAQUE -- Borough officials are prepared to fix or finish roads, sewers and other infrastructure left incomplete or unused by the developer of the unfinished Lakeside Manor town-house complex off Conklintown Road.And with the housing project being revived...
Wanaque Wants Repayment for Defective Walls
WANAQUE -- As the replacement of crumbling retaining walls fronting Ringwood Avenue in Haskell has reached the halfway mark, borough officials are hoping to stick the $233,400 replacement bill on the party responsible for the wrong wall materials having...
Wayne Schools Make Use of County Lending Program
WAYNE -- The district is again using a special financial resource to acquire necessities as the 2016-17 school year draws near.Wayne, along with Hawthorne, Ringwood and West Milford, was able to fund several school improvements using the Passaic County...
Wyckoff Group Wants Streets Lined with Flags
Wyckoff -- Roads edged with the Stars and Stripes: That's what the Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is hoping people will see when driving through town on Sept. 11, the 15th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center."We want people to remember,"...
Yanks' Sunday Snooze
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Jacoby Ellsbury raced to the center field warning track, timed his leap and electrified an Angel Stadium crowd full of Yankees fans.Albert Pujols' fifth-inning drive was ticketed for a two-run homer until Ellsbury extended his glove...
Your Views
Sweeney right to stand firmWith so many issues in Trenton still to be solved -- chief among them transportation funding and the state's underfunded pension system -- many are wondering why our elected leaders cannot agree to a compromise.The truth is...
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