The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Articles from October 1, 2016

As Dust Settles, Search for Answers Is Starting
The crash of a commuter train that killed one and injured 114 others is the latest, albeit most spectacular, failure on NJ Transit's Pascack Valley Line, which has experienced an increasing level of mechanical problems since the agency lost millions...
Aviators Ground It Out
HASBROUCK HEIGHTS - Hasbrouck Heights quarterback Frankie Quatrone doesn't run track. He just runs by opposing defenses.Quatrone, the Aviators senior quarterback, ran for 212 yards and four touchdowns as the Aviators took command of the NJIC Meadowlands Division...
Bills Reunion for Wr Hogan
Rex Ryan might not know who's playing quarterback for the Patriots on Sunday.The former Jets coach is well aware, though, of who will play receiver for the Patriots when the Bills travel to Foxboro, Mass., for a pivotal NFC East matchup.Ryan coached...
Bounce-Back Victory Huge for Paladins
PARAMUS - Dan Sabella stood before his team and perfectly captured what had just occurred on Paramus Catholic's home football field Friday night."We learned a lot about ourselves tonight," Sabella told his huddled Paladins.Did they ever.Senior quarterback...
Celebrate Autumn with 4-H
Set down the rake and celebrate autumn at the 4-H and master gardener fall harvest festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. next Saturday and Sunday in Van Saun Park, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus."The fair gives our 4-H members an opportunity to display the projects...
Cognizant Bribery Probe
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp., the Teaneck-based information technology outsourcing giant, has made an unexpected change in senior management amid a company probe into possible violations of a law against bribing foreign officials.The company,...
Cotter's Td Tosses Help Fuel Cardinals
DUMONT - The play sealed the game.Pompton Lakes quarterback Kevin Cotter lofted a pass for Nick McDonald, who caught it in stride, took a few more steps and crossed the goal line for a 44-yard catch.That gave the Cardinals a commanding 15-point lead...
Crash Is Latest Setback for Pascack Line a String of Failures
The crash of a commuter train that killed one and injured 114 others is the latest, albeit most spectacular, failure on NJ Transit's Pascack Valley Line, which has experienced an increasing level of mechanical problems since the agency lost millions...
Defense Focuses on Wildstein's Ties to Christie
David Wildstein was drawn closer to Governor Christie's inner circle Friday by a defense attorney who got the confessed architect of the George Washington Bridge lane closures to admit that he engaged in "lies and deception" long before he allegedly...
Defense Team Paints Portrait of Wildstein as Christie's Pal
David Wildstein was drawn closer to Governor Christie's inner circle Friday by a defense attorney who got the confessed architect of the George Washington Bridge lane closures to admit that he engaged in "lies and deception" long before he allegedly...
Engineer's Injuries Delaying Questioning
Federal investigators have not yet interviewed the engineer who was driving the Pascack Valley Line Train 1614 when it plowed into a wall at the Hoboken train station, killing one person and injuring 114 others in an accident that left the station badly...
Espinal Delivers in Scarlets' Win
RIDGEFIELD PARK -- Some would call him Mr. Versatility.Ridgefield Park coach Pete Kraljic called him "an absolute warrior."Whatever the Scarlets' do-everything man Jonas Espinal goes by, the junior continues to be a terror for opponents to deal with.Espinal...
Ex-Glen Rock Cop Gets Jail
A 27-year police veteran turned convicted felon was headed on Friday to three years behind bars for sexting teenage girls and pawning surrendered guns.Eric Reamy, 52, a former Glen Rock police officer, accepted a pre- indictment plea deal in March and...
Ferrauilo's 6 Tds Lift Wayne Valley
Jake Ferrauilo completed 32 of 46 passes for 479 yards and six touchdowns to lead Wayne Valley over Morris Knolls, 47-28, in a New Jersey Super Football Conference game Friday night in Wayne.Jordan Montero had 12 receptions for 134 yards and a TD, AJ Tedesco...
Fitzpatrick Won't Have Decker
FLORHAM PARK -- Right about now, Ryan Fitzpatrick must be wondering what he did to tick off the football gods.After an agonizing week of trying to put his six-interception nightmare in Kansas City behind him, the Jets quarterback learned Friday that...
Funding Deal Will Hike N.J. Gas Tax
Governor Christie and the state's top Democratic lawmakers struck a deal on Friday to modernize New Jersey's fraying network of roads, bridges and railways in the next eight years -- a renovation program that will increase costs for commuters, since...
Giants' Goat Gets a Second Chance
EAST RUTHERFORD - Andrew Adams was not sure what to expect when he showed up for work Wednesday morning.The Giants' rookie safety spent the previous 48 hours or so going through possible scenarios in his head, all stemming back to the moment in the fourth...
Going to Bat for Bats
It's one thing to feed the birds, tuppence a bag.It's another thing to save the bats, $10 a pop ($15 at the door). But then, bats don't have a pitchman like Mary Poppins to warble about their sad plight. Which is one reason Ridgefield Park's Joseph D'Angeli...
Hospitals Lose Tier Case
A challenge by a group of hospitals to the tiered health plans offered this year by the state's largest health insurer was effectively ended this week, when the state Supreme Court declined to hear their case.The hospitals -- including Holy Name Medical...
John Rowe's 10 Burning Questions in College Football
1. Is Brian Kelly in danger of being fired as Notre Dame football coach?Not at this moment. But 1-3 starts, topped by a home loss to Duke, are not tolerated by Irish fans. Kelly is no favorite of some boosters because of the way he berates his assistant...
Lodi Big Band Leader Pat Longo's Journey Comes Full Circle
About 16 years ago, the producers of "The Sopranos" made Pat Longo an offer he couldn't refuse."I go to my office, I see a fax, it says David Chase of 'The Sopranos' would like to license your recording of 'Just the Way You Are,' " recalls the Lodi musician...
Mahwah Dominates, Still Undefeated
MAHWAH -- A wildcat and a wild play helped Mahwah look every bit like a defending state sectional football champ Friday night.Senior running back Brian DePaola scored four touchdowns, including three on runs out of the wildcat formation, and Jack Darrow...
Man Gets 5 Years for Ramming into 2 People with His Car
A Lyndhurst High School graduate who rammed two men with his car during a brawl outside a South Hackensack go-go bar was sentenced Friday to five years in prison.Ernest Brodie, 21, of Harrison accepted a plea deal in June to two counts of aggravated...
Mets Notes
Staying on scheduleThe Mets decided to stick to their schedule, and Robert Gsellman started Friday while Bartolo Colon will start this afternoon against the Phillies. There had been come consideration to start Colon to allow him to be available to start...
Mets Notes
Staying on scheduleThe Mets decided to stick to their schedule, and Robert Gsellman started Friday while Bartolo Colon will start this afternoon against the Phillies. There had been come consideration to start Colon to allow him to be available to start...
Mom Died Minutes after Leaving Day Care
Fabiola Bittar de Kroon was one half of an international couple, a 34-year-old native of Brazil who landed in Hoboken earlier this year with her globe-trotting husband and their 18-month-old daughter.They were a happy, dynamic couple with plans for a...
NJ Transit Failures
HOLD A meeting. Better still, hold a hearing. It has been more than 100 days since NJ Transit's board of directors has held a public meeting. After Thursday's horrific crash in Hoboken, it is time the board faces the public. And if it won't, it is time...
N.J. Will Hike Pay 6 Cents in 2017
New Jersey's lowest-income workers will get a 6-cent raise in 2017, when the state minimum wage will rise from $8.38 to $8.44 an hour, the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development said Friday.The increase is based on a small uptick in the...
Noah Airs Anti-War Beliefs
WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The Knicks gathered for a team dinner Thursday night with the West Point cadets and to listen to a speech from a retired colonel. But while the players and team officials sat in the mess hall, Joakim Noah stayed away, unwilling to...
North Jersey Bests on the Rise
Three different gymnasts set North Jersey season highs this week, as competitors continue getting into form for major meets, which are now less than three weeks away.On Thursday, Ridgewood senior Mika Tamura scored a personal-best 9.4 on the uneven bars,...
October-Mets
PHILADELPHIA - The Mets' season will not end Sunday.The Mets guaranteed at least a spot in a play-in game by beating the Phillies, 5-1, on Friday night at Citizens Bank Park.The magic number for a wild-card berth was one pending the result of the Pirates-Cardinals...
October-Mets
PHILADELPHIA - The three televisions in the Mets' clubhouse were all tuned to the ongoing game between the Pirates and Cardinals following Friday's 5-1 win over the Phillies.The Mets entered the day with the possibility of clinching a playoff spot with...
Parcells, Vikes' Zimmer Have Strong Bond
Bill Parcells called Giants co-owner and team president John Mara the day after Parcells was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and expressed his adoration for the franchise."He'll always be a Giant, I believe," Mara told The Record on the eve...
Paterson Charter Bid Ok'd
The New Jersey Department of Education approved four charter school applications, including one in Paterson, officials said Friday.The College Achieve Paterson Charter School would be Paterson's sixth charter. It would open, possibly next year, with...
Paterson Poised to Vote on Settlement
PATERSON -- In a lawsuit that stands to become the most costly in Paterson's history, public records show the city has spent $663,489 on legal fees to defend against claims of political retaliation by a former police officer.The City Council is expected...
Political Tout Lowers Chance of Garrett Win
A Washington political handicapping site has again downgraded Rep. Scott Garrett's chances of winning reelection this November - the second time it has done so in less than a month."I think the race has continued to tighten," said Nathan Gonzales, editor...
Poll Finds 68% Oppose Casinos in North Jersey
The possibility of a casino at the Meadowlands Sports Complex seems like a long shot based on the results of a poll by Stockton University that were released Friday.Stockton asked 638 likely voters about a Nov. 8 ballot question on whether to amend the...
Professional Woman, Young Mother and Citizen of the World
Fabiola Bittar de Kroon was one half of an international couple, a 34-year-old native of Brazil who landed in Hoboken earlier this year with her globe-trotting husband and their 18-month-old daughter.They were a happy, dynamic couple with plans for a...
Quick Start Gets Ramapo by Pascack V
HILLSDALE - Ramapo was so, so good in the first half, and so, so not good in the second half.The Green Raiders scored all their points in the first two quarters of a 28-12 victory over Pascack Valley on Friday night in North Jersey Super Football Conference...
Rail Commuters Struggle through Day after Big Crash
Commuters braced against Friday's autumn chill and made the best of a trying situation a day after a train barreled into the Hoboken Terminal, killing a woman, injuring scores of others and disabling the entire station.Hoboken-bound NJ Transit trains...
Ramapo's Quick Start Knocks off Pascack V
HILLSDALE - Ramapo was so, so good in the first half, and so, so not good in the second half.The Green Raiders scored all their points in the first two quarters of a 28-12 victory over Pascack Valley on Friday night in North Jersey Super Football Conference...
Road Fund Deal Will Hike N.J.'S Gas Tax
Governor Christie and the state's top Democratic lawmakers struck a deal on Friday to modernize New Jersey's fraying network of roads, bridges and railways in the next eight years -- a renovation program that will increase costs for commuters, since...
Rutgers (2-2, 0-1 Big Ten) at No. 2 Ohio St. (3-0, 0-0)
Where: Ohio Stadium, ColumbusWhen: Today, noonTV: Big Ten Network; Radio: ESPN-FM 98.7Series: Ohio State, 2-0Last meeting: Ohio State, 49-7 (2015)Three keys1. Playmaker by committee: With the dynamic Janarion Grant lost for the season with an ankle injury,...
Schiano's Work Isn't Forgotten
The past, present and future of Rutgers football were milling around the same campus, largely unaware of each other as they crossed paths on the fields of Fairleigh Dickinson University. This was early June, when first-year Rutgers coach Chris Ash (the present)...
Sept. 11 Survivor Lives to Tell about Deadly Hoboken Train Crash
When Tahir Qureshi phoned home from a North Jersey hospital to say he sustained only a minor injury in the train wreck that left one person dead and scores injured Thursday, his family needed to see him to believe it.After all, the 42-year-old father...
Takeaways, Big 'D' Stops Lift Maroons
RIDGEWOOD - On a night when its offense was uncharacteristically stagnant, the Ridgewood defense put on a display of resilience, determination, stamina and good fortune.Using four turnovers and three red zone stops, the Maroons -- ranked second in The...
Three Years for 'Knockout' Punch
A Paterson teen was sentenced Friday to three years in prison for randomly punching and knocking out a man on a street corner last year -- an assault that was recorded on a cellphone video that went viral after being posted on social media."I would like...
Transit Chief Rides Pascack Valley Line
"Hello, I'm Dennis Martin."It's not every day that NJ Transit's interim executive director rides the Pascack Valley Line, but Friday wasn't just another day. The line's morning commute from Spring Valley, N.Y., stopped at Secaucus Junction -- a little...
Walcott Acquitted
Ausar Walcott, the former Hackensack High School football star and NFL recruit, was acquitted Friday of an assault charge stemming from fisticuffs outside a Passaic nightclub three years ago.Walcott wiped away tears as the jury in state Superior Court...
Wood Makes His Case
NEW YORK - Prospect Miles Wood timed his first preseason goal pretty well.The Devils did not announce any roster moves on Friday and, instead, will make the first cuts to their 56-man training roster today. The Devils play their fifth of eight preseason...
Yankees Notes
Severino finedLuis Severino was fined following his wayward aim Monday night in Toronto.The 22-year-old right-hander said before the game against Baltimore on Friday night at Yankee Stadium that the tab came to $2,500. He's appealing the fine.Severino...
Yankees Notes
Severino finedLuis Severino got fined following his wayward aim Monday night in Toronto.The 22-year-old right-hander said before the Yankees' 8-1 loss to Baltimore on Friday night at Yankee Stadium that the tab came to $2,500. He's appealing the fine.Severino...
Yankees Pounded by Birds
NEW YORK -- The mist swirled in the wind that whipped through Yankee Stadium. It was 56 degrees at first pitch, but it sure felt chillier. And the majority of the fans came disguised as empty seats for this Yankees-Orioles game on Friday.The Yankees...
Your Views
Train crash in HobokenRegarding "What's going on at NJ Transit?" (Page L-1, Sept. 25):You recently reported on NJ Transit's board not meeting in public for some time. Then consider the major mismanagement of the NJ Transit train fleet during Superstorm...
Youth Served Yankees Well
NEW YORK -- Tyler Austin launched the tiebreaking two-run homer after Gary Sanchez tied the 86-year-old major-league record of fastest to 20 homers with a two-run shot earlier Tuesday night against the Red Sox -- the prelude to Bryan Mitchell's seven...
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