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Posted: Friday November 1, 2013, 4:19 PM
Tenafly, 1972 – Children in search of candy got a frightful greeting at a home in Tenafly.
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.
Devil's Tower | Red Mill | Von Steuben House | Elizabeth Cady Stanton House | Crayhay Mansion | Vintage Bergen | Alpine
Posted: Wednesday October 23, 2013, 2:33 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.
Packard's | John Packard | Leonard Schechter | Frank Packard | Dorothy Borg | John Borg | Edgar Bamberger
Posted: Saturday August 3, 2013, 8:15 AM
Bergen Women Business Owners hosted their trunk show series at Bibi'z Lounge in Westwood this past Thursday.
Bibi'z Lounge | Eva Signore | Kristina Signore | Terry Bretan;Michael Gischmer | Mirian Alonzo | Nichelle Zapata
| Antonella Sielicki | Morena Zapata | Jennifer Milo | Jeannie Evans | Kim DeBruyn | Charles Matar | Jennifer Matar | Dina Ciparchia | Cheryl Skead | Andrea Kelly | Claudia Nicholson | Anne Marie Chicles | Marianna Eby | Barbara Ryder | Karen Sasso | Gail Zisa | Jeannie's House of Vintage Clothing & Jewelry | Westwood
Posted: Monday July 15, 2013, 3:50 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.
Posted: Wednesday July 10, 2013, 2:22 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.
Vintage Bergen | Tom Meyers | Alan Brennert | Palisades Amusement Park Historical Society | Fort Lee Historical Society
Posted: Wednesday May 1, 2013, 10:05 AM
The Matthew Sayles Foundation held Saylestock 2013 this past Sunday in Van Neste Square in Ridgewood, featuring bands, vendors and fun in the sun.
Sara Schmidt | Lindsay Haas | Erin Walicki | Riley Alvaro | Izzy Fiore | Julia Rynaldo | Jenna Ferraro | Taylor Kenny
| Natalie Matos | Brittany Desposito | Rosette Cirillo | Jennifer Gillen | Margaret Gushue | Susan Gralla | Rebecca Gralla | Courtnie Gebhardt | Laura Kaltman | Caroline Byrne | Paula Byrne | Catherine Sposa | Cyn Ayear | Samantha Scherm | Joe Palestina | Matt Fradette | Greg Rotundo | Mike White | Dave Sayles | Jon Hoyler | Kasey Damiano | Erika Damiano | Tony Gardener | Bailee Rose | Paul Vagianos | Melanie Mike-Mayers | Chris Sayles | Laura Pantaline | Jamison Sayles | Jon Sayles | Tim Sayles | Aaron White | Sarah Pearson | Kristin Dura | Kathleen Jordan | Domonique Gillen | Laura Kakolewski | Jack Kakolewski | Brad Ersalesi | Tony Damiano | Enzo Cinquegrana | Vanessa Favale | Chris Tralli | Joe Pennacchio | Colette Pennacchio | Amanda Roth | Elyse Schier | Victoria Capitanelli | Matt Gradette | Albert Pucciarelli | Frank Doyle | Ted Bayer | Kathy Smith | Brendan Schaffer | Matthew Sayles Foundation | Bon Ton Lizard Sauce | Vintage Sheik | Van Neste Square | Ridgewood
Posted: Monday April 8, 2013, 4:52 PM
Born Again Vintage ‘The Collective,’ a designer boutique created by designer Bridgett Artise, held their grand opening celebration at their location in Montclair.
Bridget Artise | Anthony Lombardi | Michelle DeCarlo | Jessica Romano | Jackie Bianchi | Gaia Simmonds | Irene Soldatos
Posted: Thursday April 4, 2013, 4:08 PM
Fort Lee was once a popular spot for filming in the silent era.
Posted: Monday February 25, 2013, 1:42 PM
Bill Ervolino on a bookstore that defied the odds.
Posted: Wednesday February 13, 2013, 10:29 AM
For some, yesterday's snow might have been a minor annoyance.
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.
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.
Alexander's department store | George Farkas | Stefan Knapp | Bill Ervolino | Mike Kelly | Bob Bober | Jane DiGioia
Posted: Tuesday January 15, 2013, 1:55 PM
Checking over equipment on the Ho-Ho-Kus Ambulance
Posted: Friday January 11, 2013, 3:20 PM
Finding "home sweet home" in the 280-year-old Briinkerhoff-Demarest House.
Posted: Wednesday January 9, 2013, 3:13 PM
An inn has occupied the corner of Dean Street and East Clinton Avenue since the days of George Washington.
Clinton Inn | Palmer's Crossing | Bill Gant | D. Jane Albanese | Peter Chagares | Tom Barrett | Tom Barrett Jr.
Posted: Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:45 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.
Vintage Bergen | Leo's | Sid Allen's | The Old Salt | Hing's China Inn | The Fin and Claw | Chan's Waikiki
| The Chimes | The Steak Pit | Casa Hofbrau | Fricke's Old Hook Inn | China Chalet | The Brass Lamp | La Petite Auberge | Mickey Finn's | The Print Room | Packards | Petrullo's Everglades | Guido's | Stony Hill Inn | La Pace | Antlers or Piro's | Andiamo | Jorgensen's Maywood Inn | Lorenzini's | The Hanger | Luccibello's 35 Club | Jade Fountain | La Normandy | Olsen's | The Old Dominion | Dinallo's | Manero's Steak House | Charlie Klatskin | Leon Arrigo | Leo Arrigo | Serafina Arrigo | Arturo Toscanini | Carole Lombard | Helen Hayes | Alan Alda | Eli Wallach | Joe DiMaggio | Mickey Mantle | Billy Martin | Gene Michael | Weeb Ewbank | Muhammad Ali | Robert Arrigo | Karen Fierstein | The Lounge | Axia | Carol Zwain | Victor Rosasco | Tom Wells | Pete Peterson | Ray Wells | Susan Luckner | Frances Ekblom | Charlie Wrubel | Myra Wrubel | Closter | Cresskill | Emerson | Englewood Cliffs | Fort Lee | Hackensack | Haworth | Maywood | Northvale | Paramus | Ridgewood | River Edge | Rochelle Park | Tenafly | Washington Township
Posted: Friday January 4, 2013, 3:25 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...
John Scher | Bert Holman | Bob Grossweiner | Tony Vassallo | Dennis McNally | Jon Hanson | Michael Rowe | Brendan Byrne Arena
Posted: Friday January 4, 2013, 2:35 PM
The year was 1967, long after Vince Lombardi's life had extended beyond Bergen's borders.
Vince Lombardi | St. Cecilia High School | Al Del Greco | Bob Klapisch | St. Cecilia R.C. Grammar School | Sports
Posted: Monday December 24, 2012, 3:08 PM
Posted: Friday December 21, 2012, 2:29 PM
"He, of course, welcomed the season to the shoppers, but reminded all of us who drove by that winter was here!"
Posted: Thursday November 15, 2012, 3:02 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."
Posted: Thursday October 18, 2012, 1:31 PM
The games we used to play (and how to play them)
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades | Ken Maietta | Vicky Olsen | Erna Frolow | Dee Stevens | Connie Baum | Frank Lucia
Posted: Thursday September 6, 2012, 5:57 PM
Who remembers the old Paramus Drive-In on Route 4?
Posted: Monday July 30, 2012, 3:47 PM
A look back to a 1959 article from The Ridgewood News.