The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Articles from December 23, 2017

Beasley Takes a Left for Points
DETROIT - Michael Beasley has scored with ease when given the chance this season, including piling up 85 points over the last three games - the first two when he started in place of Kristaps Porzingis and then Thursday when he bailed the Knicks out with...
Beasley Takes a Left for Points
DETROIT - Michael Beasley has scored with ease when given the chance this season, including piling up 85 points over the last three games - the first two when he started in place of Kristaps Porzingis and then Thursday when he bailed the Knicks out with...
Bowler Jordan Tse Is 'Two' Perfect
What can you say about Jordan Tse?In his first three bowling matches this season, the NV/Demarest senior fired two 300s.He was perfect in the second game of the Norsemen's Dec. 11 opener versus Bergenfield, and he began their Dec. 18 meeting with Pascack...
Christie Pardons 10, Mostly for Drug, Gun Convictions
Outgoing Gov. Chris Christie pardoned 10 people Friday, including a former Mount Olive police officer who was convicted of obstruction of justice for accessing a federal criminal database as a favor to a neighbor.The clemency orders announced Friday...
Clergy's Message: Welcome Back
What do you call a Christian who attends church just twice a year?It may sound like the setup for a joke, but the rising number of people who dust off their Sunday best on only the holiest days — Christmas and Easter — has actually earned culprits several...
Club: Court Ruling Is 'Victory'
OAKLAND — Calling it "a victory for the environment and the Highlands Act," New Jersey Sierra Club Director Jeff Tittel hailed Monday's decision by the state Supreme Court to review a Highlands development permit.The permit approved by the Appellate...
Comedy Filmed in Passaic County
POMPTON LAKES — A short film with strong ties to Passaic County will be making its television premiere on Christmas Eve."Simpler Times," a 33-minute comedy starring Jerry Stiller airs Dec. 24 on ShortsHD at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Filmed primarily in Pompton...
Concrete Fell off Newark's Penn Station, Report Says
A large chunk of concrete fell on a vehicle underneath the platforms at Newark Penn Station in early November, according to an NJ Transit police report, the latest in a series of incidents involving deteriorating concrete along the region's rail lines.The...
Conservationists Buy Land in West Milford
WEST MILFORD – A new hiking destination could be hitting the Highlands in 2018, as local conservationists collaborated to preserve a 170-acre swath containing headwaters for the Wanaque Reservoir this week.The Land Conservancy of New Jersey, with Passaic...
Contractdisputedelaysspeechservices
PATERSON – Children in special education in Paterson have been waiting 10 months to get speech therapy sessions they lost last February because of a contract dispute between the school district and a private company, according to officials.Starting in...
Dog Could Be Suffering from Facial Paralysis
Q: I'm worried my dog had a stroke. Her face looks crooked and I don't think she is moving one side of her mouth because food falls out when she eats.What you are describing is a facial paralysis, or palsy. A large nerve called the facial nerve originates...
Don Bosco Defeats Bergen Catholic to Remain Unbeaten
WAYNE – Even when shorthanded, the Don Bosco hockey team seems not to be at too great a disadvantage.The Ironmen scored two shorthanded goals on the same Bergen Catholic power play Friday at Ice Vault. The tallies came just 1:02 apart in the third period...
Five Jets Who May Not Be Back Next Season
FLORHAM PARK — Like other NFL teams eliminated from playoff consideration, the Jets can get an early start on who they'll keep for next season and who they won't.Then they'll check their list twice before the start of free agency, followed by the college...
Garfield Council Approves Appeal Period
GARFIELD — Residents and business owners in a first-ward redevelopment area will now have 45 days to appeal a decision that could result in their properties being taken by eminent domain.The majority of the city council approved a resolution determining...
Giants' Unlikely O-Line Centerpiece: Brett Jones
EAST RUTHERFORD - Brett Jones was clearly overmatched in the first few months of his daunting quest to prove he could play in the NFL.This was two seasons ago and Jones, whose only experience - both professionally and collegiately - prior to joining...
Glen Rock Rebounds with Quality Win
WAYNE – Glen Rock has spent much of the season playing mix and match with its lineup as the Panthers have been missing multiple players every game. On Friday night at the Ice Vault, they finally got close to their base lineup as only one player was missing.They...
Helping Kids Find Balance for Media, Life
People say the friends we make on social media aren't real friends, but I don't care. I still need them, because life can be rough and they make things so easy.See, it's hard to make real friends as a parent. You're generally choosing among the parents...
In Hoboken, Drunk Santas Aren't Seasonal
From the website hobokensantacon.com: "Picture thousands of Santa's and inebriated elves running wild through the streets of Hoboken and gaining access to some of the best bars you can imagine – that's exactly what you'll see on Saturday December 16,...
Minaya Back as Mets' GM Assistant
A familiar face has returned to the Mets front office.Omar Minaya, who was the team's general manager from 2004-10, has rejoined the Mets as a special assistant to his successor and current GM Sandy Alderson, the organization announced on Friday.Minaya's...
New Rivalries Brewing
The North Jersey football brand is coming for Philadelphia.Super Football Conference President Joe Piro revealed Friday that the league has entered into a partnership with the Philadelphia Catholic League (PCL), arranging for 12 games – many pitting...
On the Air
COLLEGE BASKETBALLNoon, FS1: Alabama A&M at GeorgetownNoon, FSN: Manhattan at Seton Hall12:30 p.m., ESPN2: Tennessee at Wake Forest1:30 p.m., CBS: Ohio St. vs. North Carolina, at New Orleans2:30 p.m., ESPN2: UConn at Auburn3 p.m., NBCSN: Wagner at...
Plan to Split Children from Parents Called 'Inhumane'
"Instead of actually helping, we're still criminalizing."Johanna CalleProgram coordinator for the New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant JusticeImmigrants caught entering the United States illegally could face a new punishment that federal officials say is...
Porzingis Scores 29 in Loss to Pistons
DETROIT - It was just 37 seconds into the game when Kristaps Porzingis tossed up the Knicks' first shot of the night, a pull-up jump that rattled in and provided a sense of relief.A night earlier Porzingis had endured the worst shooting night of his...
Special Needs Siblings Find a Superhero
Julie Averbach doesn't have super powers, but she had a super-powerful idea while volunteering at Livingston's Friendship Circle, a nonprofit committed to improving the lives of young people with special needs.The Short Hills resident, then 16, noticed...
Taco Bell's Wanaque Proposal Denied by Board ... for Now
WANAQUE — The Planning board denied an application for a new Taco Bell with a drive-through lane for the corner of Greenwood and Union avenues, across the street from a Burger King.The final vote was actually a tie, 2-2, with one abstention. The attorney...
The 2000s: Computer Takeover, and Some Dolls
Toys date back to prehistoric times, when children fashioned sticks, rocks and clay into playthings. More sophisticated toys appeared in Ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt. But it wasn't until the beginning of the 20th Century that toys were mass produced,...
Transit Agency Behind on Safety
NJ Transit ranks near the bottom of U.S. railroads required to install positive train control by the end of next year, according to the Federal Railroad Administration.While the agency continues to say it expects to install the crash-avoidance system...
Trump Just Told the Truth. He May Wish He Hadn't
On Wednesday, the 335th day of his presidency, Donald J. Trump did something most extraordinary and uncharacteristic. He told the truth.The president, celebrating his $1.5 trillion tax cut with fellow Republicans at the South Portico of the White House,...
What to Know: Giants GM Candidate Abrams
EAST RUTHERFORD — Kevin Abrams is the fourth official candidate for the Giants' vacant general manager position after interviewing for the job Friday.Abrams, 46, is currently serving as interim GM following the Dec. 4 firing of Jerry Reese, with whom...
Woman Pays Fine in Fatal Crash
ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP — A Newark woman who struck and killed a man on a Route 80 shoulder in July, paid $335 in fines and court fees for failure to maintain a lane, according to court records.Barbara Potts, now 73, will not be criminally prosecuted in Superior...
Women Memorial Moving Forward
FORT LEE — A memorial to the thousands of women and girls taken as "comfort women" during World War II is coming to the borough, thanks to the efforts of the Youth Council of Fort Lee.The Borough Council approved the installation of the monument last...
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