The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Articles from November 26, 2017

5 Ways to Shop Safely on Cyber Monday
When it comes to holiday shopping, one Ocean County mom would rather not deal with the crowds."I don't like dealing with so many people fighting for things," Toms River resident Selena Pereira said. "I'd rather be able to shop from home and you get great...
A Breakdown of Boys Leagues
Mahwah has just about everyone back for a team that went 5-8 in its inaugural season in the Big North American. Coach Caitlin Yeck has some fast freestylers with freshman Colin Twiss joining juniors Michael Pogharian and Paul Semeran. Senior captains...
A Breakdown of Girls Leagues
Mahwah is led by senior captains Olivia Schlackman, Maggie Kayal and Sarah Haber. Schlackman is an all-league swimmer with a range of events. Expect freshmen Angelica Ciofalo and Noelle Kim to make an impact.NV/Demarest returns a bulk of the lineup after...
Avoiding Beach Closures Can Be a Good Feeling
I love New Jersey's beaches, parks and recreation areas as much as anyone.Collectively, they are a state treasure.What they are not is an essential state service, which is what they will become if a piece of knee-jerk, reactive legislation moving toward...
Boys Swimming: 10 Swimmers to Watch
Alec Balasny, River Dell/Westwood, juniorThe young sprinter won a race dominated by seniors when he took last year's Bergen County title in the 50-yard freestyle.With the rest of the top five gone, Balasny is in good shape to defend his championship...
Charlie Brown Had a Nicer Tree Than We Did
I went to a diner with a friend last Sunday morning.As we parked, I noticed a large truck pull into the empty lot next door.We left the diner an hour or so later. And when we did, the empty lot next door was no longer empty. It was packed. With Christmas...
Deer a Constant Hazard on N.J. Roads
If you're still counting your Thanksgiving blessings this weekend, you might want to reconsider the value of an old wives' tale that implies motorists can begin to relax a bit in late November because the mating season for white-tailed deer, which started...
Deer a Constant Hazard on N.J. Roads
If you're still counting your Thanksgiving blessings this weekend, you might want to reconsider the value of an old wives' tale that implies motorists can begin to relax a bit in late November because the mating season for white-tailed deer, which started...
Demolition of Salvation Army Building Gets OK
POMPTON LAKES — The plan to demolish the Salvation Army building and replace it with apartments was unanimously approved by the Planning Board on Tuesday night. In addition to razing the building, the plans call for tearing down the Colfax Avenue building...
Devils' Stefan Noesen: Scoring 'Will Come'
DETROIT – Asked to name one of his players who was contributing in a strong way but, perhaps, not getting the recognition for it, Devils coach John Hynes quickly settled upon his two players from Plano, Texas.But while Blake Coleman has played in every...
Devils' Stefan Noesen: Scoring 'Will Come'
DETROIT – Asked to name one of his players who was contributing in a strong way but, perhaps, not getting the recognition for it, Devils coach John Hynes quickly settled upon his two players from Plano, Texas.But while Blake Coleman has played in every...
First Team
Nathan Armstrong, Pompton Lakes, freshmanJesse Campoverde, Lakeland, sophomoreCollin Clinton, West Milford, freshmanJoey Cummings, West Milford, juniorMax Dubac, Clifton, seniorKevin Heredia, Clifton, seniorJerry Olvera, Passaic, seniorNicholas Ortiz,...
First Team
Will Baginski, Ridgewood, juniorRyan Fahey, Ridgewood, juniorBraedon Fiume, Bergen Catholic, juniorSteven Fiumefreddo, Indian Hills, seniorAndrew Lagattuta, Glen Rock, juniorTim Larsen, NV/Demarest, seniorChris Leymeister, Indian Hills, seniorBobby Oehrlein,...
Fun and Festive Activities to Do in North Jersey This Season
Tradition is nice and all — but sometimes it's fun to do something a little different to spice up the holiday season. We've found some unique ways to take in all of the holiday cheer, like spending the night at a museum (sans kids) and searching for...
Gibbons Clinches Latest OT Win
DETROIT – The Devils certainly are used to play overtimes by now.And they're certainly getting used to getting goals from Brian Gibbons, the 29-year-old journeyman who spent the past two seasons in the AHL and had five career goals coming into this season.But...
Gibbons Clinches Latest OT Win
DETROIT – The Devils certainly are used to playing overtimes by now.And they're certainly getting used to getting goals from Brian Gibbons, the 29-year-old journeyman who spent the past two seasons in the AHL and had five career goals coming into this...
Girls Swimming: 10 Swimmers to Watch
Isabelle Arevalo, IHA, juniorArevalo made a huge impact by deciding to do high school swimming last season and breaking Bergen County's 200-yard freestyle record.The Blue Eagles' star is only a few years into her competitive swimming career and just...
Holiday Cheer
MIDLAND PARK – Boys with hammers can make Christmas bright.At least they do in Midland Park, where some 60 Cub Scouts and parents were out at 9 a.m. Saturday, pounding stakes into the ground to hold the borough's annual display of cartoon and seasonal...
Holiday Cheer
MIDLAND PARK – Boys with hammers can make Christmas bright.At least they do in Midland Park, where some 60 Cub Scouts and parents were out at 9 a.m. Saturday, pounding stakes into the ground to hold the borough's annual display of cartoon and seasonal...
How to Make Maple Syrup? Start with Lots of Time
Making maple syrup takes a lot of trees, taps, sap and time. For those willing to tackle the job, it is "tremendous," said commercial syrup maker Eric Randall.An agricultural cottage industry perhaps best left to experts, the craft can be a fulfilling...
How to Make the Most of a Short Stopover in Iceland
These days, Iceland seems to be on every traveler's radar – and for great reason. Here you'll find the culture rich, the locals friendly and the landscape jaw-droppingly stunning. Think gushing geysers, cascading waterfalls, bubbling hot springs and...
Knicks Brace for Road Ahead as Schedule Toughens
HOUSTON - While the Knicks have managed to get off to a surprising start, there has been the nagging thought, the reminder that things are bound to get tougher.On the road the Knicks, with the looming evening out of the schedule, have not been nearly...
Knicks' Troubles Winning Games on Road Continue
HOUSTON - While the Knicks have managed to get off to a surprising start, there has been the nagging thought, the reminder, that things are bound to get tougher.On the road, the Knicks, with the looming evening out of the schedule, have not been nearly...
Let's Take Harder Look Atmentalhealthsystem
The signs that 30-year-old Jesus Lopez was suffering from serious mental anguish and uncontrollable anger were plain enough for anyone to see. If people did see it, though, they either looked the other way, or ignored it altogether. This anguish showed...
McAdoo's Failing Offense Could Be His Downfall
A proclamation made by Giants general manager Jerry Reese 27 months ago now serves as the most critical piece of evidence for ownership to consider when evaluating the uncertain future of Ben McAdoo as head coach."If you don't score 28 [points per game]...
Monica Hebner Makes Nike Cross-Country Final
Monica Hebner found herself in an unfamiliar position in the final 400 meters of the Nike Northeast Regional cross country race Saturday at Bowdoin Park in Wappinger Falls, N.Y.The Bergen County and New Jersey state champion was in sixth place with only...
Montclair Event to Feature Local Artists
There will be dance. Rock music will be performed. So will jazz. Visual artists will showcase their work.These activities and more will fill the first-ever Montclair Arts Festival, hosted by the Montclair Arts Alliance. The festival will occur from Nov....
MTA Police Dogs Learn to Sniff out Terrorism
EAST FISHKILL – "Heel!"MTA police Officer Charlie Spahr calmed his partner, Hoss, as the German shepherd eagerly paced near a row of vans and cars. Hoss waited his turn to sniff for explosive odors in the vehicles as another officer and dog hustled through...
Muslims Hope Interfaith Gathering Builds Awareness
PARSIPPANY — With the spirit of Thanksgiving still in the air, a group dedicated to better public understanding of Islam is conducting a three-day conference that has welcomed hundreds of people of all races and faiths to the Hilton Parsippany.The fifth...
New Jersey Has Lost Enough High Income Residents to Taxes
Regarding "Plan is assault on New Jersey" (Opinion, Nov. 19):State Sen. Paul Sarlo, a Democrat, blames Republicans for trying to take away our state income tax deduction and notes that Bergen County residents claim the 4th highest state income tax and...
New Jersey's Opportunity to Reclaim Full Potential
The simple fact is that our economy is flat, and when it does experience a quick spurt the benefits flow only to a select few. Our economy works best when it grows from the middle out, and when everyone can participate.I am an optimist. I see opportunity...
N.J. Kite Runner Controls the Skies
Lisa Willoughby can see the wind. Not only that, she can see the wind before it becomes the wind.Willoughby will be flying a kite somewhere — near her home on the Jersey Shore, say, or inside a church in Kazakhstan or Grand Central Terminal — when she...
N.J. Kite Runner Controls the Skies
Lisa Willoughby can see the wind. Not only that, she can see the wind before it becomes the wind.Willoughby will be flying a kite somewhere — near her home on the Jersey Shore, say, or inside a church in Kazakhstan or Grand Central Terminal — when she...
Nondescript Finale to Rutgers' Season
PISCATAWAY - A nondescript loss.That is how Rutgers closed up shop on the 2017 season, falling to 16th-ranked Michigan State, 40-7, in front of an announced crowd of 35,021 at High Point Solutions Stadium on Saturday evening.The defense had its moments,...
Nonprofits News
Bergen County Protect & Rescue, a no-kill, volunteer animal rescue group based in Cliffside Park held a special adoption event in October at Whole Foods Market in Edgewater. Three adoptions were secured, and products and monetary funds were donated....
North Arlington Senior Serves on Women's Commission
NORTH ARLINGTON — On the field, drum major Taylor Willis brings some harmony to the North Arlington High School marching band.Now, serving as a junior commissioner on the Bergen County Commission on the Status of Women (COSW), she hopes to inspire her...
One Boat Survives, Serving a New Purpose
Though thousands of wooden canal boats operated on the Morris Canal, none was known to have survived.Then Superstorm Sandy hit.Many shore homes were ruined by Sandy's storm surge in 2012. To protect homes from future flooding, some were elevated. When...
Panthers at Jets
At MetLife StadiumSunday, 1 p.m.TV: FOXLine: Panthers by 5.5Jets: Coach Todd Bowles made it clear on Friday that he believes the Jets (4-6) must win out to make the playoffs. That may or may not be true, but the Jets can get right back into the playoff...
Rankings and Five Takeaways from the 2017 Season
After a record-setting 2016 North Jersey boys cross-country season, the 2017 teams and runners still enjoyed a memorable 2017 fall with a lot of promise shown for the future.Here are the top takeaways from the 5,000-meter cross country courses at Garret...
Rising Home Prices Spur More Parent Financing
As home prices rise and competition for a limited supply of homes increases, young buyers are increasingly using a special financing to win in bidding wars: The Bank of Mom and Dad."It's definitely becoming much more common, not that parents didn't help...
Rookie Jets Safety Lets His Play Do His Talking
Earlier this month, when the Jets went viral for their dance moves on the field, you probably noticed Jamal Adams in the middle of it all.The Jets' rookie safety launched into an elaborate and energetic series of dance moves in the middle of his teammates....
Sanogo Sparks Seton Hall to Decisive Win against Vanderbilt
NEW YORK - You won't see his name in headlines or highlight clips. Ish Sanogo scored four points in Seton Hall basketball's 72-59 win over Vanderbilt on Friday. But, perhaps more than any player in recent program history, the senior forward can alter...
Small Business Day Is Big Deal Locally
Shoppers and store owners at Small Business Saturday events throughout North Jersey had the same message for each other: We are glad you are here.Store owners offered hot cider, cocoa and cookies, and discounts and free gifts to thank customers for their...
Small Business Day Is Big Deal Locally
Shoppers and store owners at Small Business Saturday events throughout North Jersey had the same message for each other: We are glad you are here.Store owners offered hot cider, cocoa and cookies, and discounts and free gifts to thank customers for their...
Snippets of the Morris Canal, Once a Lifeline for Industry, Are Being Retrieved
Imagine a day when Route 80 is demolished, its exit and entrance ramps destroyed, and its ribbon of real estate given back to the dozens of New Jersey towns it now bisects.Sound farfetched?That's exactly what happened to the Morris Canal — a 102-mile...
Snippets of the Morris Canal, Once a Lifeline for Industry, Are Being Retrieved
Imagine a day when Route 80 is demolished, its exit and entrance ramps destroyed, and its ribbon of real estate given back to the dozens of New Jersey towns it now bisects.Sound farfetched?That's exactly what happened to the Morris Canal — a 102-mile...
Sports on TV
AUTO RACING7:30 a.m., NBCSN: Formula One, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates9 p.m., NBCSN: FIA Formula 2 Championship, Race 2, at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (same-day tape)COLLEGE BASKETBALLNoon, ESPNU: Advocare Invitational,...
'Tis the Season for Stress; Workshop Offers a Cure
Holiday stress can make you sick, both in body and soul.There is a cure, according to four North Jersey health and wellness professionals, but it's not anything you can buy in a store.At this time of year, they advise their patients to do less and breathe...
Voters More Engaged, but Still Won't Talk Politics
"I'm not going to siton the sidelines."Lisa McKoyWestwood residentFor retired Westwood Police Chief Robert R. Burroughs, voting always came down to a coin toss.But this Election Day was different."I'm more aware of some of the things that are being said,...
Voters More Engaged, but Still Won't Talk Politics
"I'm not going to siton the sidelines. I'm goingto make it my businessto learn about the candidates and know what they're standing for and know what's going on."Lisa McKoyWestwood residentFor retired Westwood Police Chief Robert R. Burroughs, voting...
What Better Way to Gear Up for the Hectic Holiday Season Than to Set Aside a Little Time to Plan Your Next Getaway. Cyber Monday Is the Time to Book It. Don't Miss Out!
East CoastGurney's ResortsMontauk, NY + Newport, RIStay at either Gurney's Resort depending on your fancy and plan a getaway this season at either the Hamptons hotspot Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa or the newest harbour hotspot, Gurney's...
Why Local Anti-Gun Resolutions Are Meaningless
If Congress passes the Reciprocity Act and Trump signs it, state laws that restrict the carrying of concealed firearms would be essentially useless.Nothing says "Happy Holidays" like another debate over guns in America that goes nowhere. So deck the...
Without Porzingis Available, Knicks Lose
HOUSTON - Enes Kanter hobbled through the visitors locker room. A few feet away Kristaps Porzingis was on the floor, going through a stretching routine with a Knicks strength coach. But neither was in uniform or getting ready for the game.For the Knicks,...
Without Porzingis Available, Knicks Lose
HOUSTON - Enes Kanter hobbled through the visitors locker room. A few feet away Kristaps Porzingis was on the floor, going through a stretching routine with a Knicks strength coach. But neither was in uniform or getting ready for the game.For the Knicks,...
Woman Helps Homeless Vet Who Helped Her
FLORENCE - Kate McClure didn't expect to run out of gas on her drive to Philadelphia last month.And the Burlington County woman definitely didn't expect that her misfortune would give her the opportunity to change someone else's life.Pulled over on the...
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