Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. made his last public appearance in New Jersey when he gave a speech on March 27, 1968 at the Community Baptist Church in Paterson. In this episode of On the Record, Record photojournalist Kevin R. Wexler talks with several Paterson residents who were there that day. They recall King's visit.
About 1,000 of Teaneck High School's 1,200 students took part in a protest Wednesday morning against gun violence in school shootings. In this episode of On the Record, we hear from the students, their principal and a state lawmaker who has advocated for gun control. Record photo by Danielle Parhizkaran.
Students from throughout North Jersey take part in a nationwide 17-minute walkout in memory of the 17 people who were killed in a Florida high school shooting on month ago. Record education reporter Hannan Adely talks about her conversations with students in this episode of On the Record. Photo by Michael Karas.
Events are moving swiftly for Toy "R" Us, the financially-troubled retailer. The Wayne, N.J. - based company is heading toward a bankruptcy court hearing this week amid speculation on a possible liquidation. Record retail reporter Joan Verdon talks about the forces that led to the toy retailer's troubles in this episode of On the Record.
Saint Patrick's Day is almost here and many towns have already held their parade. Here's my conversation with Tommy O'Reilly, grand marshal of Bergenfield's 2018 parade. Also here are 7 things to know in New Jersey this week. Record photo by Kevin Wexler.
The Barrymores - America's great acting dynasty - have their roots in the early history of the film industry in Fort Lee. In this episode of On the Record, Tom Meyers, the executive director of the Fort Lee Film Commission, talks about how John Barrymore and his father Maurice, helped raise funds for a local fire house. Photo courtesy of Tom Meyers.
Special needs students from 16 New Jersey schools performed "Voices in Harmony" at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood on Sunday. In this episode of On the Record, we talk with some of the students, parents and educators about the show. Record photo by Mitsu Yasukawa.
Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco talked about gun control, the county hospital, taxes and new zoo exhibits in his fourth "state of the county" speech on Tuesday. Record reporter Richard Cowan interviews Tedesco following his speech in this episode of On the Record. Photo by Anne Marie Caruso.
If you're feeling tired all the time, you're not the only one. In this episode of On the Record, three journalists who contributed to a 16-part series called "Everybody is exhausted" talk about how social media, a barrage of troubling news and long work hours has left many people feeling so tired.
A piece of Paterson's industrial past came crashing down Wednesday as work crews began demolishing the Leader Dye factory. The 103-year-old structure had been abandoned for several years. In this episode of On the Record, we talk with city officials, the demolition contractor and a local historian. Record photo by Amy Newman.
An exhibit from the papers of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg opened recently at the Alexander Library at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. In this episode of On the Record, we talk with Sheridan Sayles, the archivist responsible for organizing the Lautenberg collection. Record photo by Kevin Wexler.
Rojina Akter - an Elizabeth woman facing deportation - was granted a two month reprieve Thursday after meeting with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in Newark. The move came after about 15 activists had gathered outside the Peter Rodino Federal Building to show their support. In this episode of On the Record, we talk to Monsy Alvarado, who has been covering the story. Record photo by Michael Karas.
Stepping inside the Rudy Van Gelder studio in Englewood Cliffs is a bit like setting foot in a cathedral. It inspires awe to think of all the famous jazz musicians whose most memorable performances were recorded there. In this episode of On the Record, Van Gelder's long-time assistant Maureen Sickler talks about some of her memories of the studio. Her husband Don talks about what it was like to record there. And jazz librarian Vincent Pelote talks about the role that Van Gelder, who died...
Record baseball writers Matt Ehalt and Pete Caldera spoke to a group of fans recently about how spring training is shaping up for the Mets and the Yankees. In this episode of On the Record, Matt and Pete talk give a talk that is one part inside baseball, one part Florida travelogue and one part season preview for 2018.
Eruvs, Adoption and traffic laws are the topics for a Record reporters' roundtable discussion. In this episode of On the Record, Lindy Washburn talks about her two-part series on adoptees finding their biological parents. Tom Nobile talks about the settlement between Mahwah and an Orthodox Jewish group over boundary markers called eruvs. And Steve Janoski discusses the legal clash over Leonia's attempt to close off some of its streets to out-of-town commuters.
ESPN writer Kate Fagan spoke to more than 500 people at the Ramsey High School auditorium on Monday night. Fagan talked about her book "What Made Maddie Run" which tells the story of the life and death of Bergen County track star Madison Holleran. In this episode of On the Record, we also hear from Record sports columnist Darren Cooper. Record photo by Mitsu Yasukawa.
Like its American Idol name sake - Englewood Idol gives a stage to 12 high school singers who compete before five judges. In this episode of On the Record, we talk to the performers, teachers and classmates of this year's group of Idols. Photo by Richard Formicola.