The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Articles from February 6, 2017

A Life More Fulfilling
A rising young Broadway actress. A chef managing celebrity- studded Manhattan restaurants. A budding filmmaker and TV producer. This is the second in a three-part series looking at three artists from different disciplines who found an unexpected new...
Anti-Trump Activism a Boost and Risk to Dems
Democrats lamented Hillary Clinton's loss in November, but two weeks into Donald Trump's administration, a spurt in protests and other activism could be a boost for incumbents who otherwise might have faced tough re-election fights.They include Sen....
Assembly to Vote on 'Joan's Law' Sex Crime Amendment
The state Assembly is expected to vote Thursday on a bill that would impose a life sentence without parole on anyone convicted of murdering a child under the age of 18 in the course of committing a sex crime.Hillsdale resident Rosemarie D'Alessandro,...
Bloomingdale to Redevelop Downtown and Add Housing
BLOOMINGDALE -- The borough has moved a step closer to significant downtown redevelopment and the construction of 360 housing units on Federal Hill.Officials entered agreements with a developer and planner for the projects. The developer, M&T Realty...
Comets, Crusaders Soar
TENAFLY - The Bergen County Jamboree stage has seemed to bring out the best in some of the high-profile players over its history. You can add Atiba Taylor Jr. to that list.The Hackensack junior put a sluggish Comets team on his back in the first half...
Devils Must Replicate Road Success at Home
It is baffling.It is baffling as to how, for more than a month, the Devils have been virtually unbeatable on the road yet virtually unable to win at home.Which makes Monday night's game against the Sabres at Prudential Center so crucial as a five-day...
Ellsbury Streaky as Primary Cf Option
It wasn't Jacoby Ellsbury's fault that Robinson Cano was asking for well over $200 million after the 2013 season.But when the Yankees failed to satisfy the reliable Cano's demands, they passed the savings onto Ellsbury in free agency - one of the more...
Extra Special
HOUSTON - The Patriots have endured the pain of losing a perfect season for nine years because of one of the most incredible catches in NFL history.New England finally got even with the football gods Sunday night, and in the process pulled off the greatest...
Free Speech, Molotov Cocktails and Trump's Twitter Feed
There is a difference between incendiary speech and a Molotov cocktail. The former is a constitutionally protected right; the latter a crime.Last Wednesday, an unruly crowd turned violent at the University of California at Berkeley. What had been a peaceful...
Giving a Voice to Beauty on Canvas
If Thomas O'Meara was excited about his first major art exhibition, he didn't show it.In the 19-year-old's quiet world, such emotions as joy or disappointment tend to be a mystery. But when this young man of few words turns to the canvas, his feelings...
Granderson Top Cf, but Conforto to Back Him Up
The Mets will have no shortage of options for their corner outfield spots this upcoming season.Center field, though, is a different story.Four of the five outfielders projected to make the roster are better suited for corner outfield positions, and the...
Happy Reunion at JFK after Ban Lifted
College sweethearts Sean and Loussana were kept thousands of miles apart last week because of a controversial travel ban that prevented citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.But hours after a federal judge ruled...
Inside Super Bowl Li
The Patriots stormed back to beat the Falcons in one of the best Super Bowls in history. Here are all the key plays from an unforgettable game.What it meansTom Brady and Bill Belichick were already legends; now they're immortals. Belichick and Brady...
Lyndhurst Nutrition Expert Changes Lives
LYNDHURST - Jennifer Burns Katafigiotis, founder of Lyndhurst's Weight Wellness Center, says combating childhood obesity starts in the family kitchen.Two years ago, the Rutherford resident opened her business on Valley Brook Avenue, to help clients in...
Montvale Zoning Change Would OK Assisted Living
MONTVALE -- The Borough Council is expected to vote next week on changes to Montvale's zoning code that would permit assisted-living facilities and larger parking garages in its office-research zone.A need to satisfy affordable-housing obligations plus...
N.J.'S Oldest Nurse Defies Rules on Age, Gives Back
As the digital numbers flashed on the blood pressure monitor, Emerson's public health nurse got right to the point with her 82- year-old patient."When did you have your last physical? Do you go for a physical every year?" Kathryn Hodges asked."Not really,"...
Nv/old Tappan, Don Bosco Dominate
TENAFLY - Justin Minaya and Northern Valley at Old Tappan made sure that it didn't come down to a last-second shot again.The Golden Knights smothered River Dell and pulled away to a 57- 35 victory during Sunday's Round of 16 at the Bergen County Jamboree boys...
Of His Many Great Nights, This One Was Tom Brady's Greatest
HOUSTON - For so much of this game on Sunday, for so many downs and so many plays, Tom Brady's brand of football was a step too slow, his throws off target, his body taking the type of beating from an Atlanta defense that wasn't supposed to happen on...
Repairing, but Not Repealing, the Aca
Republicans from President Trump on down left no doubt that they would repeal "Obamacare" as soon as they assumed control of the White House and Congress. Trump even once said that the Affordable Care Act could be repealed and replaced on the same day.Reality...
Ridgefield to Pursue Funds Owed by State
RIDGEFIELD -- The Borough Council condemned the state treasurer for withholding money the borough is owed through a tax-sharing program and declared its intent to recoup money.The council passed a resolution last week condemning the action of the state...
Ridgewood Discusses Update to Its Parking Requirements
RIDGEWOOD -- With the growth of online retailing, suburban downtowns have undergone a shift toward more service-based businesses. And with that shift has come a greater demand for parking.Ridgewood is grappling with that need. Recognizing that changing times...
Survey Reveals 130 Vacant Properties to Be Inspected across Teaneck
TEANECK -- A survey of township houses by a code enforcement officer has found 130 vacant properties, which will be inspected for violations and if necessary brought up to code.Identifying the properties is the first step in fixing up abandoned houses...
Taking Issue with Trump in Paterson
PATERSON -- Hours after a federal appeals court refused to reinstate President Trump's controversial immigration ban, hundreds of protesters took to the city streets for an interfaith march meant to show the White House they would not rest in victory's...
The Music Plays in Downtown Boonton
BOONTON -- Singers, interviews and bands heard round the clock and around the world come right from downtown Boonton.HomegrownradioNJ, which has made its home on Main Street the last four years, has been streaming its programming for more than a decade.The...
Thriller a Tale of Two Halves
Storyline: Everyone expected a touchdown fest between two of the best offenses in football. Well, that didn't happen in the first quarter of Super Bowl LI. Both offenses struggled to get going, especially the Falcons, who generated only 56 yards of offense...
Totowa Raises Salaries for Its Employees
TOTOWA - Salaries will increase for municipal employees by 1.6 percent this year, except for the mayor and council. The governing body adopted an ordinance approving the increases at its Jan. 24 meeting.An ordinance is adopted at the beginning of each...
West New York Man Surrenders to Swat Team
WEST NEW YORK - A suspect who allegedly shot at police and barricaded himself in his home surrendered safely to law enforcement Sunday afternoon, ending a half-day law enforcement lockdown of a town neighborhood that included SWAT teams from Hudson and...
Will Knicks Prep to Rebuild?
"I think we're still aiming at the same thing -- we still think we can get in the playoffs."Jeff HornacekKnicks head coachThe boos came down Saturday night on the Knicks -- Carmelo Anthony the main target, but as the team struggled on the floor it spread...
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Bill is just another bailout of rich doctors, drug companiesSo now already high health insurance rates are going higher to include addiction treatment because we have to fix the opioid addiction problem that apparently the opium-prescribing doctors and opioid...
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