The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Articles from December 17, 2017

8 Resorts Where You Can Keep Active, Fit
If you're the type of traveler who can't completely wind down, look no further then these 8 resorts that help you stay in shape when you're away from home.Taking place next winter (November 9-11), the 2018 Amelia Island Wellness Festival offers a weekend...
A Good Defeat
Each time we show ourselves to be unconcerned with the quality of our candidate as a human being, we risk looking like hypocrites.Our great Alabama nightmare is over.This week, Alabama held a special election to fill its vacant U.S. Senate seat.Going...
'Ambassador' Murphy Using Diplomacy in Transition
"We were sort of born under similar stars. We were coming up the hard way, as it were. We see life in that respect, I think, I'll speak for myself, it informs what I believe in as a governing matter."Phil MurphyGovernor elect talking about his relationship...
Baby Soludo's Harrowing, Amazing Journey
"He's just amazing."Latasha Carter OnughaMother of Soludo Onugha, who was born weighing1 pound 6 ounces and is now a 23-pound toddlerHalf of the nearly 800 newborns cared for each year in the neonatal intensive care unit at Children's Hospital of New...
Big Games, Close Wins and Milestones This Week
Bogota may have registered the most significant opening-night victory in North Jersey boys' basketball.The Bucs' 53-46 win Friday came on the road against a Saddle River Day team capable of repeating as NJIC Patriot Division champion after last season...
Black History Display Cost Paterson $36K in Lawsuit
PATERSON – A discrimination lawsuit over a Black History Month student art display that allegedly included images of primates has cost the Paterson school district almost $36,000.Christopher Eutsey, who was a teacher at School 28 at the time of the art...
Booker: Trump Should Resign
It was not hard for U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, the New Jersey Democrat who is now being touted as a possible presidential candidate in 2020, to ask the current resident of the White House to resign and move out.As stories of sexual misconduct by political...
Carmelo Is Welcomed, Then Worn out on Emotional Night
NEW YORK - The first four names of the Oklahoma City Thunder starting lineup were announced by Madison Square Garden public address announcer Mike Walczewski and then the lights dimmed and the arena went silent for a moment. A video began to play on...
Carmelo Is Welcomed, Then Worn out on Emotional Night
NEW YORK - The first four names of the Oklahoma City Thunder starting lineup were announced by Madison Square Garden public address announcer Mike Walczewski and then the lights dimmed and the arena went silent for a moment. A video began to play on...
Counting Birds before Christmas
Local residents stood in the parking lot of the Teaneck Creek Conservancy on Saturday morning, dressed in warm jackets, hats and hiking boots, with binoculars in their hands and snow at their feet ready to go for a walk.But the walk wasn't a typical...
Eagles (11-2) at Giants (2-11)
At MetLife StadiumSunday, 1 p.m.TV: FOX; Radio: WFAN-FM 101.9, AM 660Line: Eagles by 7.5Giants: One of the most frustrating parts of this lost season is the fact that the NFC East champion Eagles needed a 61-yard field goal as time expired to win their...
Environmental Test Result: Elmwood Park School Safe
ELMWOOD PARK – District officials released an environmental test report on Saturday concluding that Gantner Avenue Elementary School was safe for students to return. A chemical leak in a rooftop heating unit on Wednesday triggered an evacuation and sickened...
Facebook Marketing Becoming Personal
Betsy Stover was 17 when her mother asked her to help fax strangers, hawking a service that had the markings of a pyramid scheme."I always felt like a creep sending unsolicited faxes," said Stover, who hated the chore, but knew the work required cold...
Gabe Perez Wins Big at the Cutter Classic
FAIR LAWN – Gabe Perez made his point.From the mat to the Fair Lawn sideline, that message was clear.Don't doubt him.The senior who's had to fight his way into the Fair Lawn lineup was one of its seven champions in Saturday's Cutter Classic, a hometown...
Giants Must Protect Collins
EAST RUTHERFORD — Landon Collins was talking about his desire to play Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles when he offered a challenge to Giants brass."They're gonna have to take my helmet, my shoulder pads, my cleats to stop me from going out there,"...
Giants Must Protect Collins
EAST RUTHERFORD — Landon Collins was talking about his desire to play Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles when he offered a challenge to Giants brass."They're gonna have to take my helmet, my shoulder pads, my cleats to stop me from going out there,"...
Glen Rock Overtakes Lakeland for First
HACKENSACK – Matt Maselli had a special night.Special teams made the difference in Glen Rock's 4-2 win over Big North Liberty Stripes rival Lakeland Saturday night at Ice House. Maselli tallied one of his team's two power play goals and added three assists...
Gottheimer Hosts Tax Cut Summit
"I want a tax cut, not a tax hike."Rep. Josh GottheimerTalking to local mayors SaturdayWESTWOOD – Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-Wyckoff hosted mayors from Bergen and Passaic counties for a summit on Saturday to talk about how the tax plan making its way through...
How Will the Yankees Rotation Now Look in 2018?
CC Sabathia will continue to call Yankee Stadium home, having agreed on a one-year, $10 million contract.Now that the veteran lefty is back in the fold, here's a look at the Yankees' current five-man rotation, the pitchers who might challenge for a spot...
Iraq Invasion Haunting the U.S
Regarding "Plots hard to detect" (Page 1A, Dec. 12):A pipe bomb explosion near the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan comes amid ISIS calls to attack Times Square during the Christmas season. Because these plots are hard to detect, they will create...
Jets at Saints
Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeSunday, 1 p.m.TV: CBSLine: Saints by 15.5Jets: It's been an eventful week for the Jets (5-8). They lost their starting quarterback for the season; one of their wide receivers blamed a ghost for putting a banned substance in his...
Jets' Petty Gets Chance, but Can He Succeed?
NEW ORLEANS — Bryce Petty has been answering the questions for nearly a year now. Ever since that afternoon last December in New England, when his shoulder bent awkwardly and his four-game audition as the Jets' starter was cut short by seven quarters.Petty...
Knicks Top OKC in Melo's NYC Return
NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony and his Oklahoma City Thunder teammates stepped onto the Madison Square Garden court on Saturday night after a triple-overtime victory over the Sixers the previous night.But with Anthony making his return to the Garden for...
Knicks Top OKC in Melo's NYC Return
NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony and his Oklahoma City Thunder teammates stepped onto the Madison Square Garden court on Saturday night after a triple-overtime victory over the Sixers the previous night.But with Anthony making his return to the Garden for...
Newfangled Car Features? I'm Getting Too Old for This
Last week, I got my car inspected.A little late.Well, OK, a year late.Long story, long: Last November, my aging (but still-reliable) 2003 Nissan Pathfinder was rear-ended in a three-car collision on Route 17 in Rochelle Park.I was shaken up, but didn't...
New York City Sites to See during the Holidays
What's the holiday season without sugar plum fairies, model trains, a giant Christmas tree and a chorus line of dancers?All that and more make up the quintessential holiday season in New York City.From the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting and New York...
No 'Fake News,' Just Two Heroes
Last week, we lost two more heroes from the brave and dogged press corps that covered the Civil Rights era of the 1950s and '60s, journalists who, as the great David Halberstam once stated, were "war correspondents on native soil." Simeon Booker died...
Nonprofits News
FaithWorks Thrift Shop, in the basement of the Westwood United Methodist Church on Kinderkamack Road, celebrated its 10-year anniversary in October and raised nearly $900 from shoppers and well-wishers. The shop donates all sale proceeds to local community...
On the Air
COLLEGE BASKETBALL2:30 p.m., FS1: Stony Brook at Providence3 p.m., ESPN: North Carolina at Tennessee4 p.m., ESPNU: Florida A&M at Georgia Tech4:30 p.m., FS1: Iona at St. John's6 p.m., ESPNU: San Francisco at StanfordGOLF11 a.m., GOLF: PNC Father/Son...
Porzingis Held out of Home Game against Thunder
NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony made his return to Madison Square Garden on Saturday night for the first time since joining the Oklahoma City Thunder, but the player who's stepped up to lead the Knicks in his absence couldn't take the court.Kristaps Porzingis...
Racial XX XXXX
"These are infants who die for reasonsthat are sometimes preventable."Ilise Zimmerman, President, Partnership for Maternal Child Health of Northern New JerseyEach year, nearly 500 babies in New Jersey die before their first birthdays.While that number...
Rendo Endorses McCann in Bid for GOP Nomination
WOODCLIFF LAKE – Carlos Rendo offered his support to John McCann in his bid for the GOP nomination in the 5th Congressional District, officially endorsing the candidate Saturday morning at the Tice Center.Rendo, who is the mayor of Woodcliff Lake, enjoys...
Restriction on Tap for Train Crossing in Ho-Ho-Kus
HO-HO-KUS – Can experienced drivers learn new tricks?Officials in the borough and neighboring Ridgewood hope so. Starting Jan. 1, the two municipalities will launch a six-month outreach effort aimed at improving safety at the Glenwood Road/Brookside...
Ridgefield Park's $1B Development Advances
Things appear to be moving full steam ahead for the $1 billion Skymark Development project in Ridgefield Park.The new town center, touted as the largest in Bergen County in decades, could break ground in spring and eventually bring with it 53 acres of...
Rutgers Stuns No. 15 Seton Hall
PISCATAWAY - Prior to Saturday's Garden State Hardwood Classic, Seton Hall lent Rutgers the series prize — the "Boardwalk Trophy" — so the host could drum up enthusiasm on campus.The Pirates won't be getting it back.Junior guard Corey Sanders scored...
Rutherford Man Protests Ticket for Taking Trees
RUTHERFORD — Who speaks for the trees in the Borough of Trees?John Hughes, vice president of the volunteer-led Green Team Committee, is protesting receiving a complaint for taking two trees from the Borough Tree Nursery/Community Garden. Hughes claims...
Rutherford's Rogers Sets Bergen County Record
If there was any doubt left that Jenna Rogers is already the best girls high jumper in Bergen County history, that was erased Saturday night, when the Rutherford sophomore, competing in her first indoor meet, cleared 5 five feet 10 inches to win the...
Rutherford Wants Redevelopment Zone near Station
RUTHERFORD – The borough wants to hear from the public about whether to declare a neighborhood where East Erie Avenue becomes Meadow Road as a redevelopment zone, opening up the potential for a new transit village.The mayor and council authorized a study...
RW Lappin Sent Down to Free Up a Roster Spot
Either Taylor Hall, Kyle Palmieri or Marcus Johansson, possibly all three, will be back in the Devils' lineup on Monday night.The clearest sign that the Devils will get back all or a portion of their injured trio of top-six forwards against the Ducks...
Sabathia Returns on 1-Year Deal
CC Sabathia is staying in the Bronx.On Saturday, the Yankees and Sabathia agreed on a one-year contract to keep the veteran left-hander in their rotation for 2018.The contract, confirmed by an industry source, was first reported by MLB.com's Mark Feinsand...
The Best Places to Travel during the Holidays
We spoke with Michael Holtz, luxury travel consultant at SmartFlyer, who shared where to celebrate the 2017 holidays and ring in the New Year.Parrot Cay provides blue Caribbean waters, motor sports, healthy food and a unique "zen" created by their industry...
There Was Found Money in Bergenfield's Trash
It came to light because of garbage. A new trash collection program in Bergenfield resulted in not just trash at the curb, but the need for waste management in the borough's Building Department. Nearly 200 properties have been under-assessed, shorting...
Wanaque's Growth Impresses Retiring Official
WANAQUE — When Thomas Carroll became the borough administrator 22 years ago, the Route 287 ramp at Union Avenue wasn't open. Haskell Town Center's site held a "a bunch of decrepit, old buildings that we got torn down," Carroll said. And the Wanaque Reserve...
West in Driver's Seat for Home Sales
The U.S. housing market has been branded a seller's paradise, with limited home inventories pushing up prices, but individual markets vary widely.Here are Owners.com's top 10 sellers' markets and top 10 buyers' markets in the 12 months through Oct. 31.1...
West in Driver's Seat for Home Sales
The U.S. housing market has been branded a seller's paradise, with limited home inventories pushing up prices, but individual markets vary widely.Here are Owners.com's top 10 sellers' markets and top 10 buyers' markets in the 12 months through Oct. 31.1...
West in Driver's Seat for Home Sales
The U.S. housing market has been branded a seller's paradise, with limited home inventories pushing up prices, but individual markets vary widely.Here are Owners.com's top 10 sellers' markets and top 10 buyers' markets in the 12 months through Oct. 31.1...
West Milford Revising Testing Ordinance
WEST MILFORD — Local officials are moving forward with revisions to a 10-year-old ordinance that requires developers to prove groundwater availability for proposed and existing homes prior to construction.A dozen alterations to the water supply requirements...
Why Can't America Stop Random Terrorism?
When terrorism strikes close to home — as it did Monday in a subway corridor beneath the Port Authority Bus Terminal, where thousands of New Jersey commuters converge each day — it forces us to look at our lives.Yes, we are told by our political leaders...
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