SOMBER FAREWELL

Jersey City bid farewell to fallen officer Marc DiNardo, the detective shot during a shootout with robbers on July 16th. Law enforcement from around the country turned out for the funeral procession. Full story.


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HINDU STYLE WEDDING

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In traditional Hindu style weddings, it is customary for the groom to ride a white horse dressed in his wedding attire, and be led by a dancing congregation to the place of the wedding ceremony. This is known as the Baraat.

On Thursday, 28 year old Ajay Desai rode that white horse around his Park Ridge neighborhood, to the delight of friends, family, and neighbors who danced and sang to the rhythm of the traditional Indian music blaring from speakers.

More than 100 wedding guests participated in the Hindu style wedding celebration.
At times they were hoisting family members and friends into the air (video-journalists too!), singing and dancing all around.



Photo by Michael Karas

BOYS OF SUMMER

Charlie McGill is a NorthJersey legend. Since the mid-1950's he has been the sports cartoonist for The Record, best known for his weekly sketches of the top male and female high school athletes, known as the "Athlete of the Week." He has draw such well-known North Jersey athletes such as Tim Thomas, Jim McGovern, Essence Carson, as well as the actor Ed Harris -who was a standout tail-back for Tenefly in the late '70's.

Charlie, whose been semi-retired since 1993, has embarked on a new project called the Boys of Summer, which features the top player for the Mets and Yankees respectively, from each decade since the 1960's. Readers of The Record made the selections, and a handsome pull-out section will be printed in the paper each week.

Recently, I produced this video on Charlie and his "Boys."
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