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Articles from February 14, 2018

18 North Jersey Schools in State Hockey Bracket
The state hockey tournament brackets were seeded on Tuesday, and 18 North Jersey schools qualified.There are four in Public A, which features the only all-North Jersey match-up of the first two rounds: Northern Valley at Wayne.There are four more in...
5 Things to Know about Giants' New OC Shula
Pat Shurmur has decided on his offensive coordinator, and the name is certainly a familiar one.The New York Giants are hiring Mike Shula, the son of Dolphins coaching legend and Hall of Famer Don Shula, to be Shurmur's offensive coordinator, a source...
Aaron Boone Eager to Keep Yankees Hungry
"You can tell it's about winning for them. It's about trying to chase down that championship. And with that comes some sacrifice."Aaron BooneYankees managerTAMPA, Fla. – Taking charge of a win-now club, new manager Aaron Boone doesn't want the Yankees...
A Fairy-Tale Love Story Set in a Nursing Home
Michael Shapiro draped his arm around his girlfriend's shoulders and then gently pulled her closer for a slow kiss on the lips.He was rewarded with a movie star smile."I did a lot of praying, and my prayers were answered," said Charlotte Poole, Shapiro's...
A Fairy-Tale Love Story Set in a Nursing Home
Michael Shapiro draped his arm around his girlfriend's shoulders and then gently pulled her closer for a slow kiss on the lips.He was rewarded with a movie star smile."I did a lot of praying, and my prayers were answered," said Charlotte Poole, Shapiro's...
A Fairy-Tale Love Story Set in a Nursing Home
Michael Shapiro draped his arm around his girlfriend's shoulders and then gently pulled her closer for a slow kiss on the lips.He was rewarded with a movie star smile."I did a lot of praying, and my prayers were answered," said Charlotte Poole, Shapiro's...
A Family Upended
"I don't wantto leave mykids here."Rojina Akter,mother of three facingdeportation to BangladeshAmenul Hoque and Rojina Akter had dreams for their three children — that they would get a good education and pursue careers that would allow them one day to...
A First Look at Shurmur's Staff
New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur can turn his attention to the Scouting Combine that begins in two weeks in Indianapolis now that his coaching staff is complete.Here is a look at those tasked with helping Shurmur and the Giants move past one of the...
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar
The following promotions are offered at locations owned and operated by Doherty Enterprises, including Butler and Rockaway.Valentines Day special: Select bottles of wine will be half price through Feb. 16.Above and "Bee"yond Teacher Essay Contest: Top...
'Be a Dragon': Kim's Hard Work Lands Gold
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – In a rare moment of quiet before the Olympic halfpipe final, the culmination of a dream that has consumed much of her 17 years, Chloe Kim got a text from her father."This is the time to be a dragon," he wrote. "Today is the...
Bergen County Native Will Lead State's Business Path
A Bergen County native who has worked as an economic-development official in New York City and Connecticut was approved to lead New Jersey's efforts to attract and retain businesses.The board of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority approved...
Betances: 2018 Is a Bust without World Series Win
TAMPA, Fla. – The disappointment of last year's AL Championship Series finish, losing Game 7 at Houston, still weighs on Dellin Betances."We know what it feels like, we kind of have that sour taste in our mouth," Betances said on Tuesday, as Yankees...
Bloomingdale Police Blotter
The following information was provided by the Bloomingdale Police Department. Police blotter information may not represent the full scope of police activity. All suspects are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.On Feb. 4, Officer Antonio Calabro stopped...
Boyle, Quenneville Both out Day to Day
PHILADELPHIA – Nick Lappin played his third game of the season for the Devils on Tuesday night at Wells Fargo Center and his status is tied to injured forwards Brian Boyle and John Quenneville, meaning he, too, is day to day.The Devils announced on Tuesday...
Boyle, Quenneville Both out Day to Day
PHILADELPHIA – Nick Lappin played his third game of the season for the Devils on Tuesday night at Wells Fargo Center and his status is tied to injured forwards Brian Boyle and John Quenneville, meaning he, too, is day to day.The Devils announced on Tuesday...
Butler's Kneppel Leads Area Track Standouts
TOM RIVER – Rebecca Kneppel is moving on.The Butler High School junior captured the 55-meter race at this past weekend's NJSIAA North 1 Group 1 sectional championships at the Bennett Center in Toms River and finished third in the 400 meter to advance...
'Challenge' Proves No Such Thing as Bad Publicity
It's called natural selection.One of the first things you learned as a kid if you lived north of the Mason-Dixon Line was never eat the yellow snow. And don't walk on thin ice.Darwin was right. There are people out there taking part in the Tide pod challenge....
Dave & Buster's Opening in Wayne
The Willowbrook shopping center in Wayne just gave millennials a reason to come to the mall, by installing a Dave & Buster's bar, restaurant and game arcade in space carved out of a downsized Sears store.Dave & Buster's is the chain that claims...
Demolition Set to Start on Vacant Factory
PATERSON — A city contractor is ready to begin the demolition on an abandoned dye factory that looks like ruins from a war zone.The Leader Dye complex has been vacant for more than two decades and the eyesore looms over in a residential neighborhood...
Devils Down Flyers, Snap Four-Game Losing Streak
PHILADELPHIA – The Devils have remained competitive even in games they've lost, and there have been plenty of those lately, in a large part through Taylor Hall's prodigious efforts."He's been our MVP all year long," defenseman John Moore said. "He had...
Devils Down Flyers, Snap Four-Game Losing Streak
PHILADELPHIA – The Devils have remained competitive even in games they've lost, and there have been plenty of those lately, in a large part through Taylor Hall's prodigious efforts.So while the Devils snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-4 shootout...
District Finalists Tell Their Stories
PATERSON — A school administrator from urban areas in the Midwest, another from a sprawling Central Jersey suburb and a third who has worked in Paterson for the past 25 years were introduced Tuesday night as finalists for the city's superintendent's...
FDU's Edge Leading in Free Throws
HACKENSACK – Fairleigh Dickinson was the only college to offer Darnell Edge a scholarship, and he is repaying them by being "money" at the foul line.The junior guard is leading NCAA Division I men's basketball in free-throw accuracy at 95.5 percent heading...
Gary Sanchez Vows to Improve Defensively
TAMPA, Fla. – Gary Sanchez's world-class offense at a defensive position sets him apart.Yet, his No. 1 priority as Yankees catcher this spring training is to improve defensively, following a substandard 2017 season – a reality that exasperated his ex-manager.Last...
Gonzalez Appears to Have Edge over Smith
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Dominic Smith may have arrived to camp early and in great shape, but it appears the former first-round pick is behind on the depth chart.Mets manager Mickey Callaway indicated Tuesday during his first presser of camp that veteran...
Gottheimer Says Publish School Lead Test Results
"The dangers of lead in drinking water cannot be overstated."Frank BelluscioSpokesman for the New Jersey School Boards AssociationHO-HO-KUS — Rep. Josh Gottheimer called on Gov. Phil Murphy to institute stricter rules for reporting lead in school water...
Group Wants Murphy to Tour Superfund Site
RINGWOOD — Gov. Phil Murphy needs to take a tour of the Ringwood Mines Superfund site before major remediation work begins next year, say members of its community advisory group.The group sent a letter to the governor last week encouraging him, First...
Hospitals See More Cases of Flu This Season
Hospitals are seeing increases in the number of people coming into emergency rooms for the flu and flu-like symptoms."[Monday] was literally our busiest day in the ER this year," said Dr. Barbara Schreibman, an emergency room physician at Englewood Hospital...
Kinnelon Girls Back in Finals
MOUNTAIN LAKES – The Kinnelon High School girls swim team is back in the championship finals.A year after missing their first sectional title meet in six years, the Colts are headed back to the North 1 Group C finals after defeating Indian Hills, 102-68...
Knicks' Hardaway Jr. Still Searching for His Lost Shot
When the locker room door opened Monday night after the Knicks loss to the Sixers the frustration was easy to spot with Tim Hardaway Jr. screaming out an expletive and then starting his explanation of his troubles with more not fit for print comments.But...
Korean Barbecue: Where (and How!) to Eat It
The PyeongChang Olympics are well under way. Chances are you're not taking a trip to Asia — but it's easy enough to get a taste of Korean culture right here in New Jersey. Just head to a Korean barbecue restaurant.Barbecue restaurants are a staple in...
Lakeland Hopeful Heading into Tourney
WANAQUE – Nick Crouch is looking on the bright side and taking a positive approach heading into the final few weeks of the ice hockey season.Though the veteran Lakeland Regional High School head coach admits it's been a challenging season so far, he...
Landlord Says Pair Charged in Baby's Death Were Problem
WALLINGTON — The borough couple accused of failing to seek medical assistance for their newborn girl, who died at 3 days old, were problem tenants, according to their landlord, who said on Tuesday that he tried to evict them for not paying rent.Andy...
Mendham Twp. Official Resigns after 'Racist' Post
MENDHAM TOWNSHIP — Deputy Mayor Rick Blood resigned Monday at the end of an emotional Township Committee meeting where he was accused by residents of racism after comparing illegal immigrants to "rabid raccoons" in a Facebook post.Blood, who apologized...
Montvale Council OKs Eruv Settlement
MONTVALE — Construction of a religious boundary known as an eruv will be permitted in the northern part of town as part of a settlement agreement approved Tuesday by the Borough Council with a New York Orthodox Jewish group that sued the municipality...
Murphy Lays out Gun Control Agenda
Ammunition limits, the adoption of smart gun technology and stricter concealed carry rules were just some of the proposals that Gov. Phil Murphy endorsed Tuesday during a round-table discussion in Cherry Hill led by Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald,...
NFL Referee Ed Camp of Bergenfield Calls It Straight
There are two things still on Ed Camp's wish list to officiate. One won't surprise you. One will."I never did a TOC final," said Camp referring to New Jersey's Tournament of Champions in basketball. "That's one thing missing on my resume."The other one...
NH Has Gold Cup Scores to Settle in Final
WAYNE – Jin Lee and James Cerepak had no problem using the word "revenge" after Tuesday night's Big North Gold Cup hockey game at Ice Vault.The Northern Highlands line mates teamed up for the game-winning goal with 7:10 to play against Mahwah. Cerepak...
NJ Transit Far Short of Finishing Safety System
NJ Transit has a lot of catching up to do on a crash-avoidance system it's required to finish by the end of the year.The commuter railroad's latest progress report on the system, known as positive train control, dated Jan. 31 and posted on the Federal...
North Bergen Mourns Student
NORTH BERGEN — Students coped with waves of sorrow as they returned to school Tuesday following the death of a student from flu-like symptoms, which was announced Monday."This is a really rough day," North Bergen Superintendent George Solter said. "Our...
North Bergen Mourns Student
NORTH BERGEN — Students coped with waves of sorrow as they returned to school Tuesday following the death of a student from flu-like symptoms, which was announced Monday."This is a really rough day," North Bergen Superintendent George Solter said. "Our...
Nyack, Piermont Remain Prime Cycling Destinations
The towns of Piermont and Nyack have been major destinations for thousands of cyclists for many years. It has been that way for good reason.Quaint towns and villages, a rich history, an opportunity to join up with cycling friends and, of course, the...
On Valentine's, It's Nice to Know You're Loved
Konrad Lorenz was the famous Austrian naturalist who won a Noble Prize in science, in part because of his observations of geese. He learned that when a brood of goslings hatch, they socially bond to the first nurturing thing they encounter. Typically,...
Pensions and Lack of Communication
Regarding "No separate pension fund for police and firefighters" (Editorial, Feb. 4); "Officials: Clifton retirees got health benefits in error" (Local, Feb. 10):In this editorial, The Record tried to make a case against the plan of our Police and Fire...
Pharma Exec Jumps in Race
SPRINGFIELD — Pharmaceutical company executive Bob Hugin, with support from key Republicans and his own deep pockets to back a campaign, launched his bid for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday by attacking Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez's "behavior.""I'm embarrassed...
President's Big Bluff on Infrastructure Funding
To get an idea of how bad President Donald Trump's infrastructure plan is for New Jersey, look at the math. The full cost of the Gateway project, which will include building a new Hudson River rail tunnel, replacing the aging Portal Bridge and constructing...
Ramapo River Trail May Open by Summer
POMPTON LAKES — A mile-long walking and biking trail along the Ramapo River may be ready just in time for summer.The trail, an extension of the developing Morris Canal Greenway, is considered the Pompton Feeder spur.It originates in the Mathes Avenue...
Rose Battaglia to Enter Women's Basketball Hall
The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame has opened its doors to Dr. Rose Marie Battaglia, one of the sport's pioneers.Battaglia, who led Paramus Catholic High School to national acclaim in the 1970s, is part of a seven-member class that will be inducted...
Salmon Rice Bowl for Dinner
Is there anything more completely comfort food than supper out of a bowl? And while I do love bowls full of soup and oatmeal, my most recent supper-in-a-bowl crush has been this sesame salmon rice bowl. Tender flaky roasted salmon, buttery avocado, sassy...
Sanders Drills Northwestern
PISCATAWAY — The question's been asked many times this season, and it's worth posing again after Tuesday night. Where would Rutgers basketball be without Corey Sanders?The junior guard put the Scarlet Knights' sputtering offense on his shoulders, scoring...
Say 'I Love You' with Sweets
One of the best ways to show your kids some Valentine's Day love is by putting on your aprons and creating some delicious sweet treats together. Both of these recipes are easy to make and require no stove or oven, which makes them not only scrumptious...
Schools Take Action to Prevent Flu Spread
As reported flu cases increase, schools in North Jersey are being proactive in preventing the spread.School officials are concentrating on thorough cleaning and are asking parents to keep sick children home until they have been fever-free for at least...
Seton Hall Hoops: Can Pirates' Porous Defense Repair Leaks?
The beauty of life in the Big East is this: You're always one game away from changing the narrative. After three straight losses, Seton Hall basketball has that opportunity Wednesday at fourth-ranked Xavier (9 p.m., Fox Sports 1).It starts with one word:...
Somehow, They'll Manage
"If we don't do something special with the group we have in place ... that's going to be on me."Mickey CallawayMets managerPORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — The new manager is putting the burden on his shoulders.As Mickey Callaway sees it, the Mets have all the...
Special Ed Consultant in Line for Pay Hike
PATERSON – The problems plaguing the school district's special education program may result in extra fees for a politically connected consulting firm.Almost 2,000 children in Paterson's special education program are waiting to get long-overdue therapy...
Starz and Starz Encore Returning to Optimum
Hey, Optimum customers, you're getting Starz back.Starz and Altice USA have reached a multi-year agreement that will bring back Starz and Starz Encore channels, On-Demand, HD On-Demand and online services across Optimum's cable systems.The agreement...
Tiger Returns to Riviera — Learning, Dreaming
Tiger Woods' opening act to playing professional golf began on a historic stage in the shadow of Hollywood in 1992.Act III of his latest comeback begins in the same theater starting Thursday.Riviera Country Club, where legends such as Hogan, Nelson,...
Trial in Teen's Death Gets Underway
PATERSON — Nadjhier Barner-Timmons was one of four teenagers killed in Paterson in 2014 and 2015, a bloody 10-month period marked by funeral processions, candlelight vigils and a desperate plea by residents to stop the slaying of children.In the wake...
Trout Season on the Horizon
Looking for something to warm your hearts in the wake of a wet and snowy February day?Well, cheer up because it's only 58 days until the April 7 trout season opener in New Jersey.I know. It's sounds like a long wait, especially when you're busy scraping...
Trump Has Finally Released His Comic Book: A Budget
In a Republican presidential debate in the fall of 2015, moderator John Harwood of CNBC asked Donald Trump about some of his more outlandish claims, such as making another country pay for a border wall and enacting huge tax cuts that wouldn't increase...
Wanaque Town Houses' Builder Appeals Stop Order
WANAQUE — Dubbed a "horror" by a resident, the Lakeside Manor town house project continues to live up to its nickname.A stop work order was handed down to the developer by the borough for failure to meet a key December deadline and for not obtaining...
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...
West Milford Public Library
1470 Union Valley Road. Go to www.wmtl.org for more information.Chapters Book Club: Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. - noon. A discussion of "Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk" written by Kathleen Rooney. Location: Library Quiet Study Room B.On the Big Screen: Movies...
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