The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Articles from January 24, 2018

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Nick Kayal, Bergen Catholic 13-1Nick Babin, Emerson/Park Ridge 20-0Mike Tandurella, Don Bosco 20-7CJ Limatola, Saddle Brook 14-3Zack Martinez, Elmwood Park 18-6Dylan Cedeno, Fair Lawn 19-0Enrique Sanchez, Bergen Catholic 5-4Logan Mazzeo, Emerson/Park...
14 Foolproof Kitchen Hacks
If you love to cook, the kitchen is your happy place, and it can be even happier with a few smart tricks and tips up your sleeve. Here are a few that I've gathered over the years that have made all kinds of recipes that much more fun to make.1. Preheat...
$300M Subsidy for PSEG Nuclear Back on the Table
Lawmakers have revived a controversial bill to raise electric rates in New Jersey to help two of the state's nuclear power plants remain operational for the next couple of decades.The bill is identical to the one that died in the waning days of the Christie...
Acquitted Paterson Teacher Seeks $390K in Back Pay and Legal Fees
PATERSON — A teacher cleared of criminal sex charges involving students is seeking $190,000 in back pay and more than $200,000 in legal fees from the Paterson school district, his lawyer said.The Passaic County Prosecutor's Office on Tuesday decided...
Bergen Jamboree Opens This Weekend
ORADELL – Bergen Catholic provided the final piece of evidence in the case for the No. 1 seed for the Bergen County Jamboree.The Crusaders reached Tuesday's qualifying cutoff with a 13-1 record following their 73-42 victory over NV/Old Tappan in Big...
Budget Talks See Possible Cuts
"We have doubled the amount of money we are spending on capital [projects]. I hope that this year we do have the results of those investments."Lou Signorino, West Milford CouncilmanWEST MILFORD — Township officials were set to meet Tuesday (after press...
Change Is in the Wind
"I think he's been the driving force behind a lot of the projects going on around here. He's gone over what his job description is here ... obviously we want to keep him."Tim Wagner, town council president, regarding recreation head Tim RoetmanWEST MILFORD...
Clarifying Freedom of Speech
The right to freedom of speech has been invoked a lot lately though really not more frequently than any other time during the past 228 years. A few things need to be cleared up about that freedom, however.Many people seem to believe there is a law titled...
Congress Extends the Fed's Spying Powers on Us
By passing legislation to extend the federal government's spying powers over New Jerseyans, Congress has done immense damage to the privacy protections enshrined in the Constitution. The legislation violates our civil liberties and puts our national...
Devils Lose Schneider to Injury in Tough Defeat against Bruins
BOSTON – There was another goalie injury and other Devils missing time during the game after getting banged up.But, mostly, there was weirdness surrounding a double minor wrongly assessed to Miles Wood in the second period, which led to a crucial Bruins'...
Didn't Get a Flu Shot Yet? Here's Where to Get One
It's not too late to get a flu shot, according to experts, although New Jersey was recently upgraded to a "high" level of infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The flu season can extend as far as May, so if you've been mulling whether...
Empires, Siblings Highlight Passaic Tourney
ELMWOOD PARK – Out of all the bowlers in Friday's Passaic County tournament at Parkway Lanes, Rachel Hulme made the best decision.Hulme was one of three Wayne Valley seniors gathered for the trophy picture after the Indians captured their fifth consecutive...
Garfield Delays Decision on Athletic Field Renovations
GARFIELD — The city school board held off on deciding Monday night whether to fund upgrades to the high school's athletic complex, which officials have said are long overdue.The board has until Feb. 1 to decide if it would agree to a plan in which the...
Geo Baker Makes Instant Impact for Rutgers Hoops
Here is one number that speaks volumes about the impact Geo Baker is having on Rutgers University basketball: 32.1.That's Baker's minutes per game. It ranks seventh in the Big Ten. No other freshman is in the top 10. In fact, the combo guard is on pace...
Governor Names New Leader for Troubled NJ Transit
Only a week in office, Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday tapped transportation veteran Kevin Corbett to head NJ Transit, another step in overhauling an agency he last month called a "national disgrace."Corbett's appointment comes only a day after Murphy ordered...
Hebner to Duke, De-Commits from Penn University
From the outset of the recruiting process, Northern Highlands stars Monica and Isabel Hebner had insisted that they would run in college at different schools.Nevertheless, both committed to run at the University of Pennsylvania after separate visits...
In Clifton, Six Weeks, Six Heroin Deaths
CLIFTON — Six people died of heroin overdoses in the six weeks between Dec. 8 and Jan 16, city police said.The first death came on Dec. 8, when the victim was a 35-year-old woman, Detective Lt. Robert Bracken said. That was followed by the death of a...
Informative Public Forum Available
One of the best things about doing this column each week is the interaction with readers.There's no shortage of great fishing stories and photos that folks love to share. Anglers and hunter have shared recipes and secret fishing spots, along with a boatload...
Kinnelon Leads Area Teams into Tourney
MORRISTOWN – The Morristown girls' basketball team earned the top seed in the Morris County Tournament, which tips off this weekend with preliminary-round action.Morris Catholic, Chatham, Montville and Jefferson are seeded two through five and earned...
Kinnelon Public Library
132 Kinnelon Road. 973-838-1321 or kinnelonlibrary.org to register or for more information.Computer Class: Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. Ted Whittemore of Kinnelon Computers will talk about system maintenance and recovery for Windows 7 thru Windows 10, with emphasis...
Lee at Peace with Trade Talk
SAN FRANCISCO - Courtney Lee has been one of the most consistent Knicks this season, averaging a career-high 13.6 points per game and serving as a mainstay of the team's defense. And he also might be their most desirable trade chip before the Feb. 8...
Lee at Peace with Trade Talk
SAN FRANCISCO - Courtney Lee has been one of the most consistent Knicks this season, averaging a career-high 13.6 points per game and serving as a mainstay of the team's defense. And he also might be their most desirable trade chip before the Feb. 8...
Longtime North Jersey Doctor, Nonprofit Founder Dies at 92
Dr. Arnold Gold, a pediatric neurologist who help create an Englewood Cliffs-based nonprofit organization dedicated to creating compassion between health care professionals and patients, died Tuesday, his foundation said. He was 92.With the help of his...
Making a Plea for Reviving Civility
There is humanity in Congress. It was evident at the congressional baseball game last year that was interrupted by a shooter. Congressional members who scattered when the shots rang out were from both Democrats and Republicans. Thank God, only one congressman...
Mets COO Shares Frustration of Fans
NEW YORK - Jeff Wilpon knows Mets fans are upset.Those who bleed blue and orange have been championing for ownership to get back to the days of spending like a big-market franchise. Instead, indications are the Opening Day budget will be less than the...
Murphy Embraces RGGI in Closing Christie Era
After seven years of head-in-the-sand thinking, sound environmental policy is returning to Trenton. In what can only be considered a forward-looking and positive move, the Senate Environment and Energy Committee on Monday advanced legislation to have...
Murphy Orders State to Explore Expansion of Medical Marijuana
New Jersey's medical marijuana rules are too restrictive and limit the drug to just 15,000 patients, Gov. Phil Murphy said as he ordered state agencies to find ways to expand access.Murphy, a Democrat who took office last week, signed an executive order...
Murphy Team Raised Less Than Christie's, Corzine's
Allies of Gov. Phil Murphy raised $1 million toward the Democrat's lavish inaugural ball and related events last week, which ranks below the sums raised for Govs. Jon Corzine and Chris Christie when they first took office.Hours after Murphy was sworn...
Newest Import
"The core valueof the brand isto keep the forest standing. The commitmentto sustainabilityis a big one."Adriana DuarteRetail manager for NaturaBrasilA Brazilian beauty brand that started life as that country's version of Avon and has grown into a global...
N.J. Home Values Could Fall 7.5 Percent
"Lower tax policies have worked to revive a moribund economy and led to seven consecutive years of private-sector job growth. That is a very consequential accomplishment for all the people of our state."Gov. Chris Christie, during his final state of...
NJ Transit Feels Impact of Murphy's Law
Murphy is making an example of NJ Transit. Perhaps some wheat will be lost with the chaff, but that is the price of reform.NJ Transit is a "national disgrace," according to Gov.-elect Phil Murphy. He's not alone in that opinion. Murphy recently went...
N.J. Women Twice as Likely to Die in Childbirth
"Most people in the United States don't realize the gravity of the situation."Nan StraussPolicy director for Every Mother Counts"The United States spends more on maternity care than any other country in the world, and gets the least back."Nan StraussPolicy...
NV/Demarest Sweeps Big North Titles with Ease
HACKENSACK - The best just keeps on getting better.In the water, nothing can slow down NV/Demarest.North Jersey's public school power seems immune to challenges that would hurt another program. To graduation, to transfers, to unexpected losses.New swimmers...
Old Rail Line Will Become Hiking, Biking Trail
An abandoned railway line from Pequannock to Wayne will be turned into an asphalt trail for biking and hiking with access to the NJ Transit Mountain View rail station.The Morris County Board of Freeholders at its last meeting unanimously approved a $4.2...
Parents Protest Contract Dispute
FRANKLIN LAKES — A sea of red T-shirts greeted the Ramapo Indian Hills Board of Education on Monday as some 300 staff members, students and parents gathered to question the continuing standoff over a new teachers' union contract.Much of the three-hour...
Pequannock on a Roll Heading into Tourney
POMPTON PLAINS – The Pequannock boys' basketball team is carrying momentum into the Morris County Tournament.Winners of eight of their last nine games, the Golden Panthers are one of the hottest team going into the annual tournament which tips off this...
Pickleballers Tell Freeholders They Need a Place to Play
"This is not a game. This is a sport. Just because it has a funny name doesn't mean that it isn't a sport."Barbara Norton, RidgewoodThis has been a winter of discontent for pickleball players in Bergen County.Spring is coming, and the people who love...
Porzingis Sits Again against Warriors with Knee Injury
SAN FRANCISCO - This was supposed to be a coming out night for Kristaps Porzingis, the night when he would be named an All-Star for the first time and the night he would then try to prove himself against the toughest test - the reigning defensive player...
Ramapo Awarded Grant for Housing
MAHWAH — Ramapo College students can soon seek refuge from drug and alcohol abuse, thanks to a nearly $1 million grant awarded by the state to provide recovery housing for students committed to sobriety, school officials announced Tuesday.The program...
Ringwood Friends of Music
The Raphael Piano Trio: Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. (snow date is Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.) at Community Presbyterian Church, 145 Carletondale Road, Ringwood. Free admission. Featuring Naoko Tanaka on violin, Susan Salm on cello and Daniel Epstein on piano, in a program...
Rutgers Athletics Outspent Revenue in Fiscal 2017
PISCATAWAY – The Rutgers University athletic department outspent its revenue in fiscal 2017, according to the annual report on its operating budget.The report was obtained by USA TODAY via an Open Public Records Act request.For fiscal 2017, the athletic...
Rutgers Wrestler Ascends to National No. 1 Ranking
"This is just another match, that's the way he has to go in. It has to be one match, and he can only do what he can do."Scott GoodaleOn Nick Suriano's wrestling talentRutgers University has never had a wrestler ascend to a No. 1 ranking in any weight...
Sarlo Ready to Help NJSIAA
As a baseball player at NJIT, Paul Sarlo once batted .500 over the course of a season."You could look it up," Sarlo said laughing, but then later provided proof via a newspaper clipping.The New Jersey State Senator from Wood-Ridge has already batted...
Shurmur: 'We're a Football Family'
It's always been about football and family for Pat Shurmur.His cousin, Sally Ann, tells a story from nearly two decades ago that, at the most somber of occasions, aptly describes the deepest of connections.This was at their grandmother Katie's funeral...
Six Flags Great Adventure Begins Search for 4,000 Seasonal Workers
JACKSON - Six Flags Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor, the region's biggest tourist attraction, rolled out its plan to hire 4,000 workers for its season that begins in March.Recruiters from the Jackson-based amusement park said they would work more...
Slow Down on Legalizing Pot's Use
I applaud some recent opinion commentaries printed in The Record and NorthJersey.com regarding the legalization in New Jersey of what is euphemistically called "recreational marijuana." I do believe that "enhanced state revenue" is what is really behind...
Taxes Can't Be Reduced without Painful Choices
Every governor and legislature argues property taxes are too high and they will reduce them. Such promises are wishful thinking as property taxes can't be reduced unless difficult policy choices are made.Previous attempts have taken three approaches:...
Teams Prepare for Top Tournament Talent
The Final Four matchups are set for the NJIC tournament.Both semifinals will be held at Garfield High School on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Boilermakers earned a spot with their 45-31 quarterfinal win on Monday over Lyndhurst/North Arlington and take on...
Toys R Us Attorneys Win Time to Decide Fate of Stores
Toys R Us on Tuesday won Bankruptcy Court approval of a plan to pay landlords up to $1.3 million to extend store leases beyond an April 16 deadline.The ruling allows the retailer, which filed for bankruptcy in September, to take more time to decide which...
Toys R Us Plans to Close 12 N.J. Sites
Toys R Us late Tuesday filed court documents outlining plans to close up to 182 stores as part of its bankruptcy reorganization plans.The list of stores slated for going-out-of-business sales includes at least 12 stores in New Jersey, among them the...
Try Flipped Chicken Caesar Salad
This recipe for flipped chicken Caesar salad is my new chicken salad crush, and here's why. You know how when you order a chicken Caesar salad and it comes with tons of the salad on the bottom and strips of chicken on the top, with tons of dressing and...
Underserved?
"This is not a game. This is a sport. Just because it has a funny name doesn't mean that it isn't a sport."Barbara Norton, RidgewoodThis has been a winter of discontent for pickleball players in Bergen County.Spring is coming, and the people who love...
Unhealthy Trend
Some Internet trends, such as the Ice Bucket Challenge, do good by raising money for researching a disease. Others are innocuous, like the Mannequin Challenge, in which everyone freezes in place for a video.Others, though, can do tremendous harm. Such...
Veteran Hayes Must Prove He Belongs in Lineup with Devils
BOSTON – Jimmy Hayes got back into the Devils' lineup in time for his homecoming.The veteran right wing from Dorchester, Mass., who played for his hometown Bruins the past two seasons, dressed for his second game in a row on Tuesday night at TD Garden...
West Milford Presbyterian Church
1452 Union Valley Road.First Ladies Tea: Enjoy fellowship, cups of tea, finger foods, a sing-along, First Ladies presentation and door prizes on Feb. 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. Snow date is March 3. $10 donation. If this sounds like your cup of tea, call Kathi...
Who Will Jets Keep, Who Will Get Cut?
We've already broken down the impending free agents the Jets could decide to bring back. But what about the players who are under contract for 2018? The Jets have several decisions to make as the offseason gets into gear.Let's take a look at the possibilities....
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