The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Articles from January 31, 2017

Arevalo a Late Bloomer for Iha
Isabelle Arevalo doesn't have an answer to the question everyone keeps asking her.Immaculate Heart's sophomore is a swimming anomaly. At 15, she's already faster than just about everyone in North Jersey.She set a record on Sunday at the Bergen County...
As Knicks Shot Clock Ticks, Carmelo Continues to Score
WASHINGTON - As Carmelo Anthony stood on the free-throw line in Atlanta on Sunday afternoon, catcalls from the crowd were being chanted at him: "L.A. Clippers" and "Knicks Don't Want You."That made it little different from his home court, Madison Square...
Assembly Committee Clears Daily Fantasy Sports Bill
A prominent attorney with an expertise in gambling issues told a state Assembly committee in Trenton on Monday that the daily fantasy sports industry is legal under state law because it mainly is a game of skill. The committee later unanimously approved...
Bergen Catholic Falls Short in Overtime Loss to St. Anthony
ORADELL - Bergen Catholic couldn't win it on the final play of regulation, then St. Anthony sealed the win on the final play of overtime.The Crusaders suffered an extremely disappointing 61-58 loss to St. Anthony on Monday night in independent boys basketball...
Boys Basketball Notes
Northern Valley at Demarest received the No. 1 seed for the Bergen Invitational Tournament after bouncing back from seven losses to produce a seven-game winning streak. The Norsemen (7-7) are among 13 teams competing in the BIT, which opens Feb. 11 at...
Brady Motivated to Win, Not to Show Up Goodell
HOUSTON - This isn't about cementing a legacy for Tom Brady because, let's be honest, love him or hate him, his place as the most decorated quarterback in Super Bowl history is just about secure.So as much as the Patriots' trip to Super Bowl LI has become business...
Clifton Ambulance Operator Gets 18 Years for Fraud
A 57-year-old Clifton man who was convicted on health-care fraud and money-laundering charges as part of operating his illegal ambulance company, was sentenced on Monday to 18 years in federal prison.Imadeldin Awad Khair was convicted following a nine-day...
Clifton Majorettes Greet Their First Male Teammate
CLIFTON - Clifton High School sophomore Diego Ordonez had no idea he would make school history.The 15-year-old concert band clarinet player first considered becoming a Mustang Marching Band Majorette halfway through his freshman year."I started saying...
Commuters Voice Concerns over NYC Buses
BERGENFIELD - Commuters, transportation advocates and public officials spoke out Monday about bus travel woes in North Jersey as well as their fears about the commitment to build a new Port Authority Bus Terminal on the west side of Manhattan."Failure...
Cool as He Can Be
HOUSTON - The drill, called "Go big or go home," would commence after the official Boston College football practice was over, and involved pitting teammates from any and all positions in one-on-one receiver-defender battle.It brought a dose of fun after...
Ellis Island Visitors Weigh Impact of Trump's Decree
Michelle Ritz went to Ellis Island on Monday, carrying a name from the past.It was her grandfather's -- a man named Nader, who journeyed to America from Syria in the early 1900s, then changed his name to hide his ethnicity in the hope of blending in...
Ex-Chief Cited in Cases of Fire Rules
BERGENFIELD - A former fire chief does not have required carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers and smoke alarms in multifamily homes he rents out, according to the borough's code enforcement officer, who inspected the buildings.Gerard Naylis...
Firms React to Trump's Order
Since President Donald Trump signed an executive order that barred people from seven predominately predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States on Saturday, large protests have sprung up across the country -- including in North Jersey...
Fisher Discusses Life under Jackson
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Derek Fisher left without a word when he was fired just under a year ago, suddenly gone after struggling through as the first-time coach for the rebuilding franchise. But he opened up in an interview with Bleacher Report and had some...
Former Mets Hurler Young Has 'Inoperable' Brain Tumor
The Mets' family was dealt jarring news on Monday when it was learned former pitcher Anthony Young has an inoperable brain tumor. A source told The Record doctors are unsure of a malignancy, but because of where the tumor is located, are unable to reach...
Girls Basketball Notes
Butler senior F Samantha Flinn has averaged 19 points in her last past three games.Eastern Christian sophomore C Madison Wynbeek is averaging 19.2 points per game for the Eagles, who have won four of their past five games.Garfield junior F Shamoni Butts...
Happy with 'D,' Hall Wants More Goals
DETROIT - Taylor Hall has bought into how the Devils want him to play defense. He's gotten used to no longer being an Edmonton Oiler. He earned his second straight All-Star nod.Now, as the Devils resume their schedule after the All-Star break, Hall wants...
Health List
Health Care for All -- 6 p.m. Tuesday, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, 10 Union Square, New York. Free. 212-420-2000.Meditation -- 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mahwah Public Library, 100 Ridge Road, Mahwah. Free. Mahwahlibrary.org.Preventing Falls and Strengthening Balance...
Homeless Census Is Beneficial
Counting the homeless can be an inexact science. Yet every winter dozens of volunteers throughout Bergen and Passaic counties fan out in an all-day attempt to do just that as part of New Jersey's annual Point-in-Time survey. The survey, sometimes described...
Hospital Expansion Opponents Celebrate
It took a decade, but the David vs. Goliath battle many Ridgewood residents waged against The Valley Hospital's proposed expansion ended Friday with a champagne party at Pete McKenna's house, the epicenter of the resistance.The news that Valley would...
Kennedy Boys, Passaic Tech Girls Win Titles
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - The Kennedy duo of Ronniel Johnson and Jason Thobourne has been perhaps the best 1-2 team in any event in North Jersey track and field all year.That didn't change at Monday's Passaic County championships, where the duo combined...
Lawmakers Advance Insurance Mandate for Drug Rehab Treatment
Senate and Assembly panels on Monday advanced a bill that would implement the broad strokes of two proposals Gov. Chris Christie made earlier this month during a State of the State address that focused on "the crisis of drug addiction."The bipartisan...
Maker: Artificial Turf Is Not Faulty
TRENTON - Questions linger following Monday's state senate committee hearing in which the chief executive of a Canadian artificial-turf manufacturer rebutted allegations the company knowingly marketed faulty playing surfaces to municipalities across...
Male Athlete of the Week: Nick Denora, Passaic Valley
The first thing Nick DeNora does each morning is reach for a notebook near his bed and scrawl these words: "2017 state champion Nick DeNora.""It reminds me that I have to work hard every day," said the Passaic Valley senior. "My coach [Joe Benvenuti]...
Measles Confirmed in Passaic County Baby
A 7-month-old baby with measles was treated at hospital emergency rooms in Wayne and Paterson this month and may have exposed others to the highly contagious disease.The baby, who has not been identified by name or gender, was not vaccinated, and was...
'Nineteen Eighty-Four': A Novel for Our Age
In 1984, I was teaching "Nineteen Eighty-Four."Then, as now, the book had shot to the top of the bestseller lists -- Amazon.com recently reported the George Orwell title to be its No. 1 seller.Only now, it may be for different reasons.Thirty-three years...
N.J. Senators Aim to Block Trump Order
Three days after President Trump signed an executive order barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S., New Jersey's senators called for blocking funding from agencies that enforce the order and donations to the American...
North Jersey Supporters Endorse Trump's Decision
Supporters of President Donald Trump in North Jersey largely reaffirmed their confidence in him Monday, including his controversial decision to bar refugees and immigrants from seven countries with Muslim majorities from entering the United States.They...
Paterson Deputies to Take Turns Running Department
PATERSON - The state has directed Paterson to wait a year before the mayor picks the city's next police chief, so in the interim the three deputy chiefs will take turns leading the department for four months at a time, officials said.Mayor Jose "Joey"...
Police Stress Security near Mosques after Canada Attack
Local authorities have planned increased patrols near North Jersey mosques to tighten security for them after a terrorist attack in Canada that left six people dead and eight others injured when two shooters opened fire during evening prayers at a mosque.The...
Protecting Your Pets
When they'd started for the vet that January night, Christine Linsalata just thought Donny looked a little under the weather. Then his condition began to plummet. Within 15 minutes, her beloved 12- year-old dog seemed to be shutting down. By the time...
Redeveloper Selected for Hackensack Parking Area
HACKENSACK - A public parking lot near the Hackensack River will be redeveloped to include residences and retail now that the City Council has approved a redeveloper for the site.The council chose Hornrock Properties and Russo Development last week as...
Republican House Members from N.J. Question Trump's Order on Refugees
"The hasty execution of such efforts ... created widespread confusion, frustration and misrepresentation of what America stands for."Frank Lobiondomember of house intelligence committeeThree of the five Republicans in New Jersey's delegation in Congress...
Rutherford to Survey Vacant Land
RUTHERFORD - Rutherford has retained an engineering firm to conduct a vacant land survey, which will be used in calculating its affordable housing obligations.Rutherford's engineer, Neglia Engineering Associates, was retained at the cost of $8,000 for...
Sanu Deflects Trump Ban Talk
HOUSTON - Mohamed Sanu was hardly blindsided by the questions.The Atlanta Falcons wide receiver and former Rutgers star knew they were coming, to the point where he prepared himself for the moments that would ultimately test his resolve Monday night.Sanu...
Scouts Reverse Gender Policy
An 8-year-old North Jersey transgender boy who was forced out of the Cub Scouts because he was born a girl was asked to rejoin in what amounts to a major shift in policy for the Boy Scouts of America, which issued a statement Monday night indicating...
Super Bowl Matchup
Matt Ryan vs. Pats' secondaryRemember when Matt Ryan was labeled as a playoff bust? Those days are history after what he's done this postseason, leading the Falcons to blowout victories over the Seahawks and Packers on the way to his first Super Bowl...
Survivors Endorse Seton Hall Fire Bill
New Jersey lawmakers are attempting to jump-start a bill that would provide fire-safety education grants to colleges.The bill was first introduced following the deadly Seton Hall dormitory fire in 2000, and has languished in Congress since. The blaze...
Teaneck Schools Join Initiative to Assist Aged
TEANECK - The township school district has become the latest partner in a program to help older residents remain connected and supported in their community as they age.The Board of Education voted last week to become a community partner of Age-Friendly...
Trump Ban Has Starbucks Set for Refugee Hire
As some U.S. companies begin to respond to President Donald Trump's recent executive order regarding immigration, Starbucks plans to hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years, the company's chief executive announced in a letter to employees released...
Versatile Offense, Senior Leaders Helping Westwood Squad Thrive
Charles Collis never doubted Olivia Cassidy would be his point guard.Since before the season began, the Westwood girls basketball coach could tell Cassidy not only wanted that role, but would also thrive in it."She was our point guard," Collis said....
Waldwick Welcomes Municipal Court Judge
WALDWICK - Family law attorney Helene Herbert has been sworn in as the borough's new municipal court judge. Herbert takes over for John O'Dwyer, who had served in the position for five years before his recent appointment as a state Superior Court judge.She...
We Are Less Secure, and Less American
As a candidate, Donald Trump first promised a ban on all Muslims entering the United States. He later walked that back, saying he wanted "extreme vetting" of Muslim immigrants. As president, Trump followed through with an executive order that pleases...
Why Lucas Duda Is Still a Mets Mystery
Go ahead, make a list of the greatest uncertainties hovering over Mets' camp and you'll start with Matt Harvey. Good call; no one disagrees. But team officials are just as anxious about Lucas Duda, whose return from injury is nearly as important as the...
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