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Kindergarten teacher Marion Beaven with her students after their first day of school.
SEP 9 1964
Posted: Friday March 14, 2014, 04:32 PM
A look back at Bergen's past.
(Archive photo from Aug. 6, 1972)
Posted: Friday March 14, 2014, 03:15 PM
originally published in The Record, Aug. 6, 1972
A host of enthusiastic young townspeople supporting the Nov. 7 referendum to buy Spring Lake. (Originally published in The Ridgewood News, Oct. 28, 1972)
Posted: Friday July 22, 2011, 10:19 AM
A host of enthusiastic young townspeople supporting the Nov. 7 referendum to buy Spring Lake.
Bernard "Buzzy" Levine has been selling vintage guitars to some of the biggest names in rock for more than 30 years. He is holding a vintage acoustic model in his Teaneck shop. (Photo by Tyson Trish)
Posted: Friday January 25, 2013, 11:03 AM
Throughout Bergen and Passaic counties, a number of modest music stores manage to survive, often catering to eager teenagers noodling with acoustic and electric guitars and dreaming of a future in a band. Lark Street Music on Cedar Lane in Teaneck is one of these.
Twins Frank and Eddie Lozier fold copies of The Record for their customers in March 1968.
Posted: Wednesday November 30, 2011, 10:29 AM
Gone are the days, but Bergen's grown up paperboys (and girls) remember their deliveries with fondness
Girls learn figure proportioning in calisthenics class from a Swedish instructor at the Air Career School. (The Ridgewood News, Feb. 16, 1960)
Posted: Friday July 22, 2011, 10:16 AM
A look back at Bergen County yesteryear.
Dale, Fletch and Glenn Creamer of J. Fletcher Creamer & Son. (Photo courtesy of Robert Flock)
Posted: Monday July 15, 2013, 03:50 PM
Founded in 1923, J. Fletcher Creamer & Son Inc. remains one of the premier contractors in New Jersey, a recognized name throughout the United States and pretty much a model of how create a truly lasting family business.
In this 1978 photo, former Clinton Inn proprietor John Chagares welcomes guests to the inn's dining room.
Posted: Wednesday January 9, 2013, 03:13 PM
An inn has occupied the corner of Dean Street and East Clinton Avenue since the days of George Washington.
Uncorruptible: In the era of Watergate, Teaneck native and former Fort Lee mayor Burt Ross proved himself as a politician -- and man -- of integrity. Photo by Ann-Marie Caruso.
Posted: Thursday March 1, 2012, 05:00 AM
Fort Lee Mayor Burt Ross took on the mob and much more.
A group of young fans from Ridgewood surrounds former Houston Astros first baseman and outfielder Curt Biefary.
Posted: Monday April 11, 2011, 11:00 AM
A look back at Bergen County of yesteryear.
John Scherr (Photo by Ted Axelrod)
Posted: Friday January 4, 2013, 03:25 PM
It was 1981 and Jon Hanson, commissioner of the Sports and Exposition Authority, wanted Ol' Blue Eyes to open the Meadowlands' Brendan Byrne Arena with Bruce Springsteen playing the next six nights. But Sinatra wasn't coming...
New Bridge Landing.  Back of the Steuben House reflected in standing water at New Bridge Landing. Danielle P. Richards / The Record
Posted: Friday February 3, 2012, 02:15 PM
Our first president made stops around Bergen.
Childhood games will always be part of our memories.
Posted: Thursday October 18, 2012, 01:31 PM
The games we used to play (and how to play them)
Santa at Garden State Plaza, Paramus November 20, 1975
Posted: Friday December 21, 2012, 02:29 PM
"He, of course, welcomed the season to the shoppers, but reminded all of us who drove by that winter was here!"
Before the days of online ticket purchases, crowds would line up for hours to see box-office blockbusters.
Posted: Thursday June 7, 2012, 02:59 PM
How Bergen grabbed its light sabers at the Stanley Warner.
The Old Burying Ground also known as Blauvelt Cemetery, on Old Tappan Road in Harrington Park (Photo by Colleen White)
Posted: Wednesday October 23, 2013, 10:40 PM
OK, maybe spirits don't roam in Bergen County, but try telling that to ghost hunters and lovers of local lore. Every region of the country boasts legends of visitors from the great beyond and Bergen is no exception.
The 280-year-old Brinkerhoff-Demarest House has remained largely unchanged since its construction in the 1700s, except for some minor renovations and the downsizing of its traditional Dutch kitchen. (Photo circa 1900)
Posted: Friday January 11, 2013, 03:20 PM
Finding "home sweet home" in the 280-year-old Briinkerhoff-Demarest House.
Paul Hahn, trick shot artist, is shown as he preformed in an exhibition held Sunday at the Ridgewood Country Club. The Hahn exhibitiion was part of the club's Members-Guests Day festivities which also included a buffet and dance attended by some 400 persons. Showing complete trust in Mr. Hahn's ability is Harold Reinauer, member of the country club's board of governors.
AUG 12 1959
Posted: Thursday January 23, 2014, 11:48 AM
A look back to a 1959 article from The Ridgewood News.
Above, the Oritani and Fox theaters on Main Street in Hackensack. Today, the Oritani building houses a travel service and a clothing store.
Posted: Thursday November 15, 2012, 03:02 PM
After an almost decade-long codependent relationship with their videocassette recorders — technology that Jack Valenti, then the president of the Motion Picture Association of America, compared to the Boston strangler — folks were ready to leave their houses again to sample, on a BIG screen, such late 1980s hits as "Moonstruck," "Broadcast News," "Bull Durham" and "Fatal Attraction."
Girls and boys who served as carriers for the Ridgewood Newspapers, under guidance of Harris Davis of the circulation department.
AUG 23 1973
Posted: Thursday January 23, 2014, 11:48 AM
Girls and boys, who as carriers for the Ridgewood Newspapers earned their way to the recent N.Y. Mets versus St. Louis Cardinals baseball game at Shea Stadium, signed on board outside the newspaper’s office at 30 Oak St. in Ridgewood.
Vintage photo of Cooper's Pond in Bergenfield (Photo by Bob Brush)
Posted: Tuesday January 7, 2014, 02:14 PM
If Shakespeare was correct in saying that one touch of nature makes the whole world kin, then perhaps nothing has strengthened the bonds of generations of Bergenfield residents quite like Cooper's Pond.
Palisades Amusement Park once boasted the country's largest outdoor saltwater pool, which opened more than 100 years ago. Chief lifeguard Bunty Hill mans his post in this photo from the '50s. (Photo courtesy of Tom Meyers)
Posted: Wednesday July 10, 2013, 02:22 PM
For the hottest ticket this side of the Hudson, crowds flocked to Palisades Amusement Park, which drew thousands upon thousands of kids and adults in its heyday.
New York Cosmos' Giorgio Chinaglia, center, is embraced by former Cosmos' star Pele, left. and teammate Robert Iarusci after defeating the Seattle Sounders in the Soccer Bowl in a Sept., 18,1982 photo in San Diego. Former Italy and Cosmos star Giorgio Chinaglia is being sought by Italian authorities, who issued an arrest warrant for him and eight others Friday on charges of extortion and insider trading at the Italian league club Lazio. (AP Photo/file)
Posted: Monday April 2, 2012, 03:42 PM
When the Cosmos rocked the Meadowlands, they made Americans fall in love with soccer
Packard's was a grocery shopping hub for nearly 60 years. Today, the superstore of all superstores, Target, sits on the same property. (Record Archives)
Posted: Wednesday October 23, 2013, 02:33 PM
Before there was Wal-Mart, Target or Super Stop & Shop, there was Packard's. The massive, white brick building on Main Street in Hackensack, its iconic green roof sign flanked by twin, truss-framed steel towers, was a magnet for shoppers from Bergen and beyond for nearly 60 years.
Posted: Wednesday July 18, 2012, 05:46 PM
Graveyards across the county are filled with the remains of hundreds of famous – and sometimes infamous – movie stars, business tycoons, patriots and diplomats and sports figures of the last three centuries.
Posted: Thursday January 23, 2014, 11:48 AM
Village crews worked Saturday and Sunday to clear streets and sidewalks in the business district for the opening of the three-day sales event and the bare pavement is proof of the job they did. The...
Fox Studios in Fort Lee, 1914. (Photos courtesy of the Fort Lee Film Commission)
Posted: Tuesday May 15, 2012, 01:03 PM
Movie comedy celebrates the 100th year of its birth -- in Fort Lee
Twenty happy 4-year-olds, all students in the Allendale Archer Cooperative Nursery School, take time out for a snack while enjoying a fall hayride through Franklin Lakes, conducted by Alvin Packer, who had a farm there.
Posted: Monday November 4, 2013, 03:51 PM
A look back at vintage Bergen County.
Posted: Wednesday May 30, 2012, 02:05 PM
Alpine antenna tower stands in tribute to the inventor of FM radio.
Palisades Amusement Park featured such beloved rides as the Tunnel of Love and the Cyclone coaster.
Posted: Thursday January 23, 2014, 11:48 AM
Remembering Palisades Amusement Park
Posted: Wednesday February 13, 2013, 10:29 AM
For some, yesterday's snow might have been a minor annoyance.
SPARTAN SPIRIT OF '76: Members of the marching band, color guard, flag squad and twirlers gather on the field of Paramus High School to pose for the 1976 yearbook picture.
Posted: Thursday January 23, 2014, 11:48 AM
Give me a "P" for Paramus!
The 200-foot-by-50-foot mural was painted by Stefan Knapp. The mural’s panels are currently being stored in a warehouse in Carlstadt. (Photo courtesy of The Record)
Posted: Thursday January 24, 2013, 11:58 AM
Alexander’s, which opened in 1967, was known for two things: for not being part of the adjacent Green Acres shopping center (getting around the fence that separated them required patience and/or a helicopter) and for the curious abstract paintings that ran around the building’s perimeter.
Englewood was an unassuming collection of farms before J. Wyman Jones invested in the area. His influence brought booming business to Palisade Avenue, which in the 1800s was a muddy dirt road.
Posted: Thursday January 23, 2014, 11:48 AM
Jones Road pays tribute to Englewood's founding father, J. Wyman Jones.
A CAREER BUILT ON CHARACTER: Charlie Agemian is honored with the Prime Minister Medal of Israel at the Waldorf-Astoria.
Posted: Friday September 16, 2011, 10:36 AM
Remembrances on Tenafly businessman and banker Charles "Charlie" Agemian.
Fashion show at B. Altman & Company in the Fashion Center, Paramus. 1971 (Photo by Ed Hill/The Record)
Posted: Monday July 4, 2011, 10:45 AM
A look back at Bergen County of yesteryear.
EAGERLY ANTICIPATING their first day in their new school, students hurry to join their confreres lined up and awaiting the signal from Sister Charles Eileen SSJ, principal, to enter. The Most Blessed Sacrament School in Franklin Lakes, formed in the fall of 1963, opened its new pink brick building Monday morning. The 238 students, first through seventh graders, were previously housed in various temporary quarters pending completion of the new facility on Franklin Lakes Road.
MAR 17 1965
Posted: Monday November 4, 2013, 03:51 PM
Awaiting their first day in their new school, students hurry to join their classmates lined up and awaiting the signal to enter.
Posted: Thursday January 23, 2014, 11:48 AM
Tenafly, 1972 – Children in search of candy got a frightful greeting at a home in Tenafly.
[The Ridgewood News Archives]
Posted: Thursday January 23, 2014, 11:48 AM
Nov. 24, 1967: The Kondas family of River Vale celebrate their first Thanksgiving as U.S. citizens.
Posted: Thursday January 23, 2014, 11:48 AM
All traffic stopped in Ridgewood's business section during air raid test
Broad Avenue, Leonia, as it looked in 1982. (Photo by Al Paglione/The Record) 5/12/1982
Posted: Monday April 22, 2013, 01:24 PM
Robert Pacicco can still recall the small miracle he witnessed from 3,000 feet above the Bergen landscape.
Posted: Monday December 24, 2012, 03:08 PM
1977  
Season's Greetings, complete with Christmas tree, packages and...
Checking over equipment on the Ho-Ho-Kus Ambulance
Dec. 12, 1959
Posted: Thursday January 23, 2014, 11:48 AM
Checking over equipment on the Ho-Ho-Kus Ambulance
Twins Frank and Eddie Lozier fold copies of The Record for their customers in March 1968.
Posted: Thursday January 23, 2014, 11:48 AM
Gone are the days, but Bergen's grown up paperboys (and girls) remember their deliveries with fondness
Former Twin-Boro News owner Horace Spafford, right, chats with editor Bill Slossar at the latter's desk.
Posted: Thursday January 23, 2014, 11:48 AM
Movies, a handbill, a newspaper is born.
Posted: Thursday April 4, 2013, 04:08 PM
Fort Lee was once a popular spot for filming in the silent era.
Womrath's as seen in 1973. (The Record - File Photo)
Posted: Thursday January 23, 2014, 11:48 AM
Bill Ervolino on a bookstore that defied the odds.
Ice skating at the Bergen County Wild Duck Pond on Ridgewood Avenue, 1977.
Posted: Thursday January 23, 2014, 11:48 AM
Families enjoy skating at the Ridgewood Duck Pond in the 1970s.
Vintage Leo’s in the 1940s. (The Record archives)
Posted: Tuesday January 8, 2013, 03:45 PM
Before chain restaurants dotted the landscape of Bergen, there was no such thing as take-out food. Instead, the “man of the house” would take his family out for a leisurely dinner at their favorite local restaurant.
Lombardi was one of the "Seven Blocks of Granite" on the defensive line of Fordham University in 1933.
Posted: Friday January 4, 2013, 02:35 PM
The year was 1967, long after Vince Lombardi's life had extended beyond Bergen's borders.
Posted: Thursday September 6, 2012, 05:57 PM
Who remembers the old Paramus Drive-In on Route 4?
Alice Guy Blaché was a French filmmaker who made her mark in the movies directing films in the studio she built in Fort Lee. (Photo courtesy of Fort Lee Film Commission)
Posted: Wednesday April 11, 2012, 12:30 AM
First woman filmmaker made her mark at Fort Lee's Solax Studio.
A dinner menu from the early 1950s at Bill Miller's Riviera. (Photo courtesy of Rosalie (Miller) Walner)
Posted: Monday January 9, 2012, 03:24 PM
Bill Miller’s Riviera, with its large rooftop sign built at a slight angle to face the George Washington Bridge and Manhattan, was a mecca of mega-talent
PHOTOGRAPHS IN FRONT OF THE THEATER: Ticketholders enjoy a summer evening in front of the Paramus theater, circa 1965. [Courtesy of Rod Ruth]
Posted: Monday January 9, 2012, 03:27 PM
Instead of bringing people to the theater, the Playhouse on the Mall brought theater to the people for more than 25 years
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