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Wyckoff school celebrates 25 years of Scooter Bowl

Wyckoff's Lincoln school celebrates 25 years of Scooter Bowl: the extravaganza complete with uniforms, cheerleaders, alumni, and lots of yelling.

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Former president, legal officer of Teaneck tech company indicted in bribery scheme

Former officials of a company based in Teaneck were indicted in a multi-million bribery scheme involving government officials in India.

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Cresskill will finally get its 9/11 memorial

Cresskill is planning to construct its 9/11 memorial after years of delay in time for September 11 this year.

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Englewood Cliffs mayor used 'panic button' to summon cops 8 times last year

Englewood Cliffs Mayor Mario Kranjac used an emergency button hidden under the dais to summon cops when the audience got unruly.

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Teaneck examines two sites for possible redevelopment

The township Planning Board voted Thursday to direct the township planner to prepare a study of the sites on Teaneck Road and River Road.

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N.J. home makeover: A statement-making $138K update in Paramus

The dining room and sitting room of a six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home in Paramus get a fresh new look. A statement-making update was in order for this 10,800-square-foot house, which made a record as having been sold for the highest price ever in Paramus. Outfitting the formal dining room and transforming a nearby sitting room into a Champagne room was the project of Britney Glass, who was hired to bring in trappings appropriate to this $2.5 million custom-built residence. "The floor plan is open layout, and the client really wanted these rooms to make a bold statement, as they are the first rooms you see upon entering their home," says Glass whose company, The Glass Touch Interiors, specializes in bringing together the opulent furnishings and accessories preferred by her affluent clients. "When I first started with the dining room, it was very traditional," she said. "Their style is very different from traditional." She worked on the rooms with the wife, whose tastes she described as high-end and glamorous. Where the previous owners had an Asian lacquered dining table and matching furnishings with hand-painted scenes, Glass went for "moody and luxurious," selecting embroidered fabrics, formal woods and metallic finishes. In furnishing the dining room, which has large marble columns at its entrance, Glass focused on elegance with appealing textures and controlled shimmer from top to bottom. The furnishings have a golden touch. Two tall display cabinets are trimmed in gold-leaf. On the opposite side of the room, the buffet cabinet has gilded wooden crossbar accents over antique mirrored glass on its sides and doors. The wooden dining table's cabriole legs are accented with detailing the color of aged gold. Glass frequently incorporates mirrored and metallic elements in her projects. "It brings more light into the space," she says. "Light bounces off the metallics and reflects the light from anywhere in the room." This effect not only makes a room brighter, but can make it feel more open and spacious as well, she says. She had gold foil wallpaper applied to the ceiling where it softly enhances the light from two crystal chandeliers. To accent a series of seven tall casement windows at the back of the room, she used gold-tone satin window treatments with an overlay of sheer gray mesh. The decorative draperies hang in four panels, two at either side of the row of windows and two more flanking the three center windows. "The satin gives them a color that matches the gold tones in the room, and the mesh over it tones the color down," Glass explained. "Since the drapery isn't functional, I wanted to make sure it was really interesting. It softens the windows as well." Another feature of the room that Glass wanted to shine is the embroidered fabric on each of the eight chair backs surrounding the dining table. To add softness underfoot, she used an iridescent silver rug with a textural damask pattern. "I wanted it to be muted. I didn't want it to overshadow anything else in the room," she said of the rug. "It's a neutral rug but with a lot of texture." In the Champagne room, the floor is a work of art. Glass commissioned a decorative painter to create a solid layer on top of the wooden floor and then faux finish it to resemble chocolate-colored marble with silver and mocha veining. "It's a whole process," she said. Instead of the slab pieces she would have gotten with real marble, the floor is solid and seamless with a reflective high-gloss finish. The room's floral print wallpaper picks up on the floor's coloring as well as the white and silver elements Glass selected. The subtle metallics pick up on the silver veining within the floor. An arm chair has the fluffy touch of Tibetan fur on its seat, with solid-color linen upholstery above it and a back featuring cowhide with the silver stripes of a metallic zebra print. The intricate fretwork on a white chest of drawers has the mirrored effect of silvered eglomise peaking out from beneath. The room is slightly recessed, a step down from the main floor. It had the challenge of slightly rounded walls. "The rooms are not symmetrical," Glass said of the house, built in 2005. "Nothing is a straight wall. Additionally, the window in the sitting room is off center. Glass created a floor plan where the furnishings are arranged to give the room balance. She dressed the windows in brown silk. While the room brings in traditional elements in the cabriole legs of its furnishings and a shapely tufted sofa with heavy bullion fringe, the overall styling is modern and contemporary, Glass says. "When you look at it you don't think, oh, that's an old-world room," she says. What they renovated The dining room and sitting room of a custom-built six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home in Paramus. Who did the work Britney Glass, The Glass Touch Interiors What they spent $138,000 Where they splurged Everywhere What they like most The custom-tufted loveseat with bullion fringe and the faux-finished floor in the Champagne room. What they would have done differently Nothing.

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Here's how you can help the residents affected by the Fort Lee fire

Donation centers and a Go Fund Me page have been set up to help the residents displaced by the Fort Lee fire at the Linwood Park apartments.

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Wyckoff school celebrates 25 years of football on wheels

What started out as intramural touch football on scooters 25 years ago has become Lincoln School's annual pre-break Scooter Bowl extravaganza.

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Route 17 in Ramsey reopens after truck brings down wires

A truck driver on Route 17 in Ramsey hit the power lines above the road and closed the highway in both directions late Friday afternoon.

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Fair Lawn girl sickened after eating marijuana edible from classmate

A 13-year-old classmate has been accused of giving the girl a marijuana gummy bear, and a former school board member also was charged in the incident.

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