The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Articles from October 2, 2016

A Comic's Look at His Dark Side
Maybe you know Chris Gethard (rhymes with weather'd) from "Broad City," in which he plays Ilana's boss, Todd; or from "The Chris Gethard Show" on the Fusion cable channel; or from his appearance on "The Office"; or his stand-up act; or comedy album;...
Addicted to Food
f you've ever succumbed to cravings for your favorite foods or declared a treat so good it's practically "addictive," you might not be so far off.Of course, everyone needs food to survive. But can food, like alcohol or drugs, be truly addictive?Yes,...
Against All Odds, Amazin's to Host Giants or Cards
PHILADELPHIA -- Some wore goggles while others welcomed the burning sensation amid a shower of champagne and beer at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday afternoon.At times, this moment of euphoria seemed inevitable for the Mets, but as recently as late August,...
A Labor of Love and Faith
The days when Paterson was a center of Jewish life in North Jersey are long gone, but as the High Holy Days approach, a small group is kindling the traditions in the basement of a low-income senior citizens building on the city's Eastside.A handful of...
A Labor of Love, Faith
The days when Paterson was a center of Jewish life in North Jersey are long gone, but as the High Holy Days approach, a small group is kindling the traditions in the basement of a low-income senior citizens building on the city's Eastside.A handful of...
All Women Were Onstage with Clinton
IF YOU ASK a woman over 40, she will know what happened Monday night. She will know that Hillary Clinton stood on a stage at Hofstra University and showed the world what is was like to be in a meeting, working with, or, heaven forbid, even married to...
Bergen Light Rail in Line for Rebirth
Elected leaders in eastern Bergen County on Saturday cheered the news that the long-delayed extension of light rail service into Bergen may finally happen, thanks to the unexpected deal in Trenton to raise the gasoline tax by 23 cents a gallon to replenish...
Brito Starting to Thrive at PC
PARAMUS - Andrew Brito could've remained at St. Mary and enjoyed a successful high school football career.It just wouldn't have been enough for him.Brito, a Rutherford resident, wanted to test himself at New Jersey's highest level of high school football....
Camilleri Lifts Saddle Brook
Junior running back Vinny Camilleri ran for 163 yards on 18 carries with one touchdown to help Saddle Brook improve to 3-1 after a 21-7 win over St. Mary in an NJIC football game in Rutherford on Saturday.St. Mary opened a 7-0 lead in the first quarter...
Civil Trial Leaves Rose, Knicks in Limbo
WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Derrick Rose finished off training camp healthy and ready to begin the preseason. But while the health of the oft-injured point guard is a concern as he readies for the season, it's hardly the only one.While the team will fly to Houston...
Don Bosco Rolls over Delbarton
MORRISTOWN - Don Bosco is starting to roll.With contributions from a variety of playmakers, the Ironmen's offense has fallen into sync."We're really moving some athletes around and figuring out what they can do," quarterback Tommy DeVito said. "Now they're...
Eagle Scout Creates Place of Reflection
It all started last spring when Franklin Praschil, now 16, had an idea. He had watched a growing number of people in Emerson grieving and wondered, why not create a quiet place in town where residents could remember loved ones who had died?Fast forward...
Family Finds Room to Grow
Anne and John Pinelli thought they'd stop at an open house in Hillsdale to get some home-decorating ideas. With a young daughter and plans to grow their family, they knew they needed more space and already had an architect's plans to accomplish that...
Field Goal in 2nd Ot Stuns Bc
MONTVALE -- Some fell to the turf. Others were left standing motionless, stunned in disbelief.In this moment, Bergen Catholic knew it had just let one slip away.As St. Joseph kicker Angelo Guglielmello's game-winning 22-yard field goal in the second...
Finger Scanners Concern Englewood Parents
ENGLEWOOD -- Several parents and residents are upset over installation of a finger-imaging system in every cafeteria, saying the introduction to parents was not properly communicated and citing privacy concerns over the handling of student biometric...
Gunshot Death City's 8th in 2 Months
PATERSON -- In the city's eighth homicide in two months, a 29- year-old man was shot dead late Friday while sitting in a parked car at a crime-plagued street corner in the 4th Ward, authorities said.The victim, Cosmeik Gee of Paterson, was taken to the...
Hall Has Goal, Assist in Devs Preseason Debut
NEWARK -- Taylor Hall got a slightly above-average ovation when he was announced as a starter in his first game, albeit a preseason game, at Prudential Center in a Devils jersey. The cheers were even louder after his second-period, power-play goal.His...
Horror in the Big House
If you love zombies -- I mean really love zombies -- the annual haunted-house extravaganza at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia is for you. "Terror Behind the Walls" includes a cast of some 200 macabre sorts -- most undead and all in some state...
How They Match Up
Jets (1-2) vs. Seahawks (2-1)At MetLife StadiumToday, 1 p.m.TV: Fox; Radio: ESPN-FM 98.7Line: Seahawks by 2What's at stake?Jets: Darrelle Revis called it a "must-win" game and he's right. If the Jets can find a way to prevail, they'll be 2-2 and well- positioned...
If 'The Shoe' Fits
MONTVALE - What a kick.St. Joseph sophomore kicker Angelo Guglielmello drilled a 22- yard field goal in double overtime to lift the Green Knights past Bergen Catholic, 17-14, Saturday afternoon at DiNallo Stadium in a game that punctuated the remarkable...
Jets Give Nod to Anderson
Five months ago, Robby Anderson was an undrafted free agent just hoping for a spot on an NFL roster.This afternoon when the Jets host the Seahawks, Anderson will likely be the No. 3 wide receiver with Eric Decker out with a shoulder injury.But there...
Mahwah Formally Opposes Bear Hunt
MAHWAH -- With the state's annual bear hunt soon to begin, the Township Council this month formally resolved its opposition to the hunt.The state Department of Environmental Protection has sanctioned an annual black bear hunt this year for the sixth...
Meters Matter
CITY LEADERS in Paterson are moving toward a new way to collect revenue -- through an expanded meter parking plan that would add nine new areas where the Paterson Parking Authority could install meters, including residential streets. It would also extend enforcement...
Mets Go Wild
PHILADELPHIA - There was no escaping the torrent of champagne in the clubhouse, which is what you'd expect from a team on its way to the postseason. The Mets threw themselves a toga party after clinching the wild card on Saturday - and make no mistake,...
Mets Notes
Bullpen session for SyndergaardNoah Syndergaard will throw a bullpen session this afternoon instead of starting in preparation for his wild-card start against the Giants or Cardinals.Gabriel Ynoa will start in Syndergaard's place."Smooth sailing for...
Mold Closes Ramapo High School TV Studio
FRANKLIN LAKES -- Mold discovered in the television studio at Ramapo High School is being thoroughly cleaned out by a contractor, with the suite of rooms closed off, according to the district administration."We're in the process now ... the equipment...
New Milford Bans Sale of Pets from Mills
NEW MILFORD -- The borough has joined the growing list of local governments banning the pet-shop sale of dogs and cats bred at so- called mills.An ordinance to that effect was adopted by the Borough Council on Monday.Local pet shops will be forbidden...
N.J. Gas Tax Raises Hope for Light Rail
Elected leaders in eastern Bergen County on Saturday cheered the news that the long-delayed extension of light-rail service into Bergen may finally happen, thanks to the unexpected deal in Trenton to raise the gasoline tax by 23 cents a gallon to replenish...
Noah Undeterred by Fallout at Camp
WEST POINT, N.Y. -- As the Knicks were leaving Christl Arena at the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday afternoon, the four-day minicamp concluded, Carmelo Anthony was the last one out of the locker room and he was wearing a black Army baseball cap.Was...
Norsemen Enjoying Wins
DEMAREST - NV/Demarest is savoring each victory, one year after injuries led to an unsavory and winless season.The Norsemen quickly bounced back from their first loss of the season and earned their third victory, 36-14, over Bergenfield on Saturday in...
Northern Highlands Overcomes Mistakes
TEANECK - Every week is a learning experience for Northern Highlands.The Highlanders are looking to emerge from the mediocrity that has dogged them for a number of years, but the path to victory sometimes can be tricky.Such was the case Saturday night...
North Jersey Chefs Hop onto Charcuterie Bandwagon
Paper-thin slices of prosciutto, stiff red slices of zesty chorizo, dried Italian salami. There's some excellent charcuterie being made by American artisans - not to mention the wide variety imported from Europe.So why are a growing number of local chefs...
North Jersey Flexes Early-Season Muscle
HOLMDEL -- One of the story lines of cross-country's early- season meets is the possibility that more North Jersey teams this year can reach the state Meet of Champions than in any other year in the event's 45-year history.Nothing that happened Saturday...
Putting in a Good Word for Homes
So you're selling your house. You could keep the listing short and simple: "3BR, 1BA, eat-in kitchen."Or you could do what real estate agent Maryanne Elsaesser did when she wrote this listing description for a client's home:"With magical, embracing arms,...
Recent Sales
Cliffside Park: $460,000Three-bedroom, two-bath side-hall colonial has original hardwood flooring throughout, living room with recessed lighting, formal dining room, renovated eat-in kitchen with granite countertops and Italian porcelain tiles, family...
Shop Going out in Style
Michael Rosenthal can stand in front of his store, the Paterson Men's Shop, and see into Paterson's past.He remembers when Main Street was lined with elegant clothing stores, and anchored by the Meyer Brothers department store. He remembers when the...
Striking Right Note for Tradition
Barry Honig is a former Tenafly councilman and a businessman who can address large crowds without flinching. But sounding the ancient musical horn -- known as the shofar -- on the High Holy Days gives him stage fright."It's a very meaningful event, so...
Students Flock to Mountain Biking
OAKLAND -- The school lessons of the day were routine, but momentous: calf remains positioned over a pedal, the other leg extended as a kind of kickstand. Nylon straps secure the helmet snugly against the cranium. Gears click as they shift at different intervals,...
Teaneck's Viking Warrior
When it was over, when the Minnesota Vikings had christened their brand new NFL digs by beating the vaunted, rival Packers, when the decibels inside U.S. Bank Stadium had finally quieted down, T.J. Clemmings could still hear the noise."Oh man. Phew....
Teixeira Always Impacted Game
NEW YORK - The first time Mark Teixeira appeared in a major league game, Buck Showalter wrote him into the lineup.Showalter was between managerial stints and Teixeira was a sought- after free agent in 2008 when a Yankees official asked for his take on...
Tenafly Downtown Is Hot Spot: Leases for New Businesses Surge
TENAFLY -- Downtown Tenafly is on the upswing, with new storefronts and signs cropping up and more than 15 new businesses that have signed leases in the past year, local officials said.Among the businesses that have opened are the Arthur Murray Dance Studio...
Testimony Points to Politics First
The news pouring into the Port Authority on Sept. 9, 2013, about Fort Lee's traffic chaos was alarming.The borough administrator called to complain that gridlock caused by the unannounced closing of two access lanes to the George Washington Bridge had...
The Long Road to Suing over Terror Attacks
A FEW MONTHS before the 9/11 attacks, two men checked into a motel on Route 46 in South Hackensack. Both were from Saudi Arabia. Both were on their way to becoming part of the team of hijackers that carried out America's deadliest terrorist attack.Now,...
Things to Do
TOdayACTIVITIES* CARDS & COLLECTIBLES SHOW -- 9 a.m., Garfield Boys & Girls Club, 490 Midland Ave., Garfield. $1. Bgcgarfield.org.* WAYNE PAL ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FIRST SHOW OF SEASON -- 9 a.m., Wayne PAL Sports Complex, 1 PAL Drive, Wayne. $1.* FAMILY...
'Transparent' and the Human Condition
I CONFESS I'm not much of a TV binge-watcher. I've never seen, for example, a single episode of "Game of Thrones" or "House of Cards," shows which are, as best as I can tell, more or less the same entertainment:Ruthless people, driven by greed and ambition,...
Transportation Deal
THE STATE'S Transportation Trust Fund ran out of money in July. Late Friday afternoon, Governor Christie, flanked by state Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, announced a deal. In New Jersey, this is progress.They agreed...
Transportation Deal
THE STATE'S Transportation Trust Fund ran out of money in July. Late Friday afternoon, Governor Christie, flanked by state Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, announced a deal. In New Jersey, this is progress.They agreed...
Unstable Train Shed Limits Probe
Three days after an NJ Transit train barreled into the platform at Hoboken Terminal, federal investigators said they were still stymied Saturday by destruction at the site, making it impossible for officials to enter the train and look for clues to the...
Volunteers Offer Helping Hand to Passaic County
PATERSON -- Janie Williams sat on her walker and watched from the doorway as three women pulled weeds from the patch of lawn in front of her home, where she lives with her son and granddaughter."It's a good thing. This neighborhood needs to be cleaned...
Wayne Hills Football Part of Charity 5k
WAYNE -- An organization that helps developmentally disabled people transition from educational services to mainstream life will be the beneficiary of a 5K run next Sunday featuring the participation of the Wayne Hills High School football team.The first...
When Empathy Lost out to Ambition
The news pouring into the Port Authority on Sept. 9, 2013, about Fort Lee's traffic chaos was alarming.The borough administrator called to complain that gridlock caused by the unannounced closing of two access lanes to the George Washington Bridge had...
Young Yanks Acquiring Meaningful Experience
NEW YORK - The pleasure of interrupting Baltimore's playoff run Saturday was not lost on the Yankees, though they have deeper pursuits.Manager Joe Girardi has already held his end-of-season meeting, emphasizing a come-ready-to-play theme for 2017 spring...
Your Views
The death of Shimon PeresRegarding "Shimon Peres: Israeli patriot who fought for peace" (Other Views, Sept. 29):Former Israeli Cabinet member Yossi Beilin accurately describes the importance of the role that former Israeli Prime Minister and President...
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