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February 6 2013 Vol CXXV No. 39 COVERING BELLEVILLE BLOOMFIELD EAST NEWARK HARRISON KEARNY LYNDHURST NORTH ARLINGTON NUTLEY Not much for cops in contract By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent KEARNY It looks like Kearny will achieve labor peace with its police force for the next three years without the threat of layoffs and or demotions the residue of prior bargaining. With the Town Council expected to go along Feb. 5 Kearny will have a new three-year contract with both the Patrolman s Benevolent Association s Local 21 and Policemen s Superior Officers Association. Members of the PBA and PSOA approved those agreements in separate ratification votes both taken on Jan. 17. Both carried by around a 90% majority according to PBA President Glenn Reed. Not that the cops have much to take away from the table. While the agreement which runs from Jan. 1 2013 to Dec. 31 2015 provides for a pay raise it s for less than 1% -- 0.9521% to be precise per year for each of the three years. And really they ll be taking that little bit of extra money out of their pockets for their first-time contribution to health care coverage 1.5% of their total salary as mandated by state law thanks to Gov. Chris Christie. And that contribution again as provided by state law will rise over the next two years of the contract according to Mayor Alberto Santos. In 2014 he said it s the higher of these two scenarios 1.5% of your total salary or 8% of the health insurance plan you re on and in 2015 the contribusee CONTRACTS page Christie best for N.J. says McDonough Photo courtesy Town of Harrison Gov. Chris Christie with his Harrison backers. Tops Diner in neighboring East Newark last Thursday to make the announcement. Only Second Ward CounHARRISON cilman Victor Villalta who Harrison Mayor Ray Mcwas otherwise engaged Donough a lifelong Democrat did the unthinkable last couldn t make it but Villalta week when he endorsed Gov. told The Observer he too Chris Christie a Republican shared the love for Christie. Said McDonough [Enfor re-election. McDonough and members dorsing Christie] is someof the Harrison Town Coun- thing I ve been thinking cil got together with the about for a while. I believe state s chief executive at the he s best for the state beBy Ron Leir Observer Correspondent cause he plays bi-partisan politics. He s shown me he s willing to work with local politicians. McDonough said the governor demonstrated his commitment to helping Harrison by getting the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to move on an upgrade of the Harrison PATH station. Plans for more than 250 million in improvements to the aging station were filed last Wednesday with the town s Construction Department and the Harrison Planning Board is expected to hold a hearing on those plans later this month. That PATH station is being done only because of Gov. Christie McDonough asserted. Six months ago (P.A. Deputy Executive Director) Bill Baroni came to see me. I told him I got a see ENDORSEMENT page 23 Gun buyback set for Essex on Feb. 15-16 The state-sponsored Guns for Cash buyback program held in Trenton on Jan. 25-26 netted a record number of weapons 2 604. In Camden County in December more than 1 100 guns were turned in over two days. Now the statewide effort to take firearms out of circulation is moving to Essex County with buybacks set for Feb. 15 and 16 at churches in five communities N.J. Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa announced last week. Between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on those dates Essex County residents can turn in up to three firearms of any type no questions asked and receive cash payment of up to 250 per weapon Chiesa said. Money for the buybacks is coming from criminal forfeiture monies obtained by the AG s Division of Criminal Justice. In Trenton authorities reported more than 700 of the guns nearly a quarter of all those taken in were illegal because they featured unlawfully high ammunition capacities had sawed-off barrels or were otherwise modified. What we know is that there are just too many guns out there including many weapons that are illegal and appear to be designed for only one purpose to do as much damage and take as many lives as possible Chiesa said. The churches that have agreed to serve as buyback sites are St. Paul AME Church in East Orange Christian Love Baptist Church in Irvington Union Baptist Church in Montclair The Church of Epiphany in Orange and Calvary Gospel Church and Paradise Baptist Church both in Newark. Police officers will be stationed at each of the churches to collect and secure the weapons. Details on the Essex buyback can be found at www. guns which includes see BUYBACK page 08 22 02 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6 2013 Focus on school safety West Hudson Publishing Company s Fastest Growing Free Weekly Newspaper Established 1887 Family Owned & Operated security officers and profes- ing followed up with active sionals as may be deemed training of staff in how to necessary coordinating respond to potential and BELLEVILLE security efforts between the actual danger situations n the wake of Decemdistrict and law enforcement through school lockdowns ber s horrific shootings at agencies supervis[ing] and and other actions Feldman the Sandy Hook Elemen- direct[ing] such security said. tary School in Connecticut personnel as are employed School safety officers the Belleville public school by the district and such will be deployed with a pair district has like others other services as the Board assigned to each of Belaround the nation taken of Education may determine leville s nine schools. They ll steps to make schools safer. To that end on the recommendation of Interim Superintendent Helene Feldman on Jan. 14 the Belleville Board of Education hired retired Belleville cop William Escott as interim safety consultant for three months at 7 500 per month approved the job description for a new position part-time school safety officers and retained Clarity Systems Consulting Group Inc. of Mine Hill to audit telecommunications and security technology within the district for 11 980. Two weeks later the Photo by Ron Leir board appointed 18 individu- (From l.) William Escott safety consultant & retired Belleville police deals all retired cops from tective Helene Feldman interim schools superintendent and Vincent various law enforcement Fiscella director of buildings & grounds. agencies as part-time school safety officers at a necessary. work alternating two- and salary of 24 an hour. Feldman said that Escott three-day a week schedules Escott was a member of was a natural choice for during the school day Feldthe Belleville Police Depart- the job since by virtue of man and Escott said. ment for 25 years retiring in his longevity in Belleville We re also looking at 1994 as chief of detectives. he s very familiar with our an after-school program Since then he has worked as schools. that will be enhanced by a a private investigator. The new security chief security presence Feldman Escott s contract calls for has conferred with Belleville said. him to provide security Police Chief John Rotonda Feldman said that Escott consulting services to the and Capt. Victor Mesce on and Vincent Fiscella the disBoard of Education includ- school security strategies. trict s director of buildings ing reviewing and revising Township police went to and grounds have visited security measures policies Belleville High School on each school to check doors and implementation deterJan. 30 to talk to adminisaccess points and even outmining the security needs trators and teachers about door perimeter areas. of each [school] building dealing with school attacks. We re checking everyand program hiring such That conference is bething that could be a securiBy Ron Leir Observer Correspondent I Mary Tortoreti President Robert Pezzolla General Manager ADVERTISING Natalie Rodriguez - Ulloa Classified GM Kim Pezzolla Sales EDITORIAL Jim Hague Sportswriter Melissa Bastek Copywriter Ron Leir Correspondent Karen Zautyk Correspondent ART DEPARTMENT Michelle Rybeck Graphic Designer Winie Pachas Graphic Designer 531 Kearny Ave. Kearny N.J. 07032 Phone 201-991-1600 Fax 201-991-8941 ty risk the superintendent added. Based on an assessment being made by the Clarity firm and Escott surveillance cameras will be going in wherever they re deemed to be needed Feldman said. We re trying to make sure all angles are covered. As a means of controlling intra-school traffic Feldman said that new security protocol now requires people to call ahead before entering a school so the individual is expected by school personnel. If that doesn t happen say for example a vendor is delivering supplies a school safety officer will come outside and check you out Feldman said. And that safety officer will escort the individual to the main office she added. One glaring deficiency we found in the existing system Escott noted last week was that once [visitors] came into a school they had carte blanche to go wherever they wanted. Hereafter presumably that won t be happening he said. To prevent possible gaps in coverage Feldman said the safety officers will be taking lunch on their posts. It was Escott s hope to have his safety patrol in place by Feb. 4. Among his safety squad are five ex-Belleville cops five Newark Police retirees two former Essex County Corrections Department officers and one from each of these agencies Nutley Police Livingston Police Essex County Sheriff s Office New Jersey State Police Essex County Prosecutor s Office and New Jersey Department of Corrections. Display Ads Thursday by 4PM Real Estate Thursday by 12PM Obituaries Monday by 10AM Classifieds Monday by 4PM Deadlines five day weather forecast Wednesday Feb. 6 Thursday Feb. 7 Friday Feb.8 Saturday Feb. 9 Sunday Feb. 10 Inside Editorial .................................................................. 06 Around Town ......................................................... 14 Real Estate ............................................................. 23 Classifieds .............................................................. 26 Business Directory ............................................... 30 Puzzles .................................................................... 31 40 37 42 39 45 Am Snow Showers Partly Cloudy Showers Sunny Partly Cloudy THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6 2013 03 They can run but they can t hide KEARNY -Two juveniles who led police on a late-night pursuit into Harrison and who plowed into a light pole along the way ended up in the cops custody anyway authorities reported. On Friday Jan. 25 at 11 30 p.m. Kearny P.O. Derek Hemphill used his mobile data computer to check the license plate of a car occupied by two males parked on the 100 block of Devon St. The plate police said was not on file. When Hemphill turned on the patrol car s roof lights the other vehicle pulled out and headed for Kearny Ave. at a high rate of speed running a red light in the process Police Chief John Dowie said. Hemphill followed it south into East Newark where the fleeing auto narrowly avoided hitting several pedestrians but succeeded in crashing into a traffic light at the intersection of Sherman Ave. and Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. This stopped the fugitives -- temporarily. When the officer approached the auto and ordered the occupants out the vehicle again took off heading into Harrison with its headlights off police said. Because of the hazardous road conditions -- a freezing rain was falling -- Hemphill cut off the pursuit between Bergen and Essex Sts. Harrison police who had been alerted to the pursuit intercepted the car on Dey St. and detained the occupants both 17 one from Kearny and one from Belleville. The teens were turned over to the custody of the KPD which charged the driver with eluding police operating an unregistered uninsured vehicle being an unlicensed driver several red-light violations displaying fictitious plates (they belonged on an Audi and the kids were in a Toyota) and curfew violation. He was remanded to the Hudson County Youth House. The passenger got off easy with only a curfew violation. He was remanded to the custody of his mommy. -- Karen Zautyk Borough increases stipends to recreation sports teams North Arlington s recreation teams will be getting added financial help this year thanks to a measure initiated by Council President Al Granell that increases the borough s stipend for the year to 5 000 across the board. The measure was approved unanimously by the five council members present. I believe the borough should increase its modest investment in recreational league sports to ensure that the teams have the equipment they need to run first class programs for the children of this community said Granell. The council president said having a uniform stipend for all recreation league sports is fair and eliminates any bias for or against any specific sport. The old stipends were as follows North Arlington Girls Basketball - 2 200. North Arlington Boys Basketball - 2 200. North Arlington Girls Softball - 2 700. North Arlington Soccer League - 4 000. North Arlington Little League - 4 000. Granell added that with the increased borough stipend the leagues will be under less pressure to increase registration fees paid by parents for their children to play recreation sports. 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A post-parade party will follow at the Knights of Columbus hall 150 Chestnut St. from 3 to 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance for 20 by contacting Joe Milbauer at 973-626-4439 or at jmilbauer or at the door I would like to thank the trustees and officials of the NIAA for the privilege of being this year s Grand Marshal Kelly said. This is without a doubt one of the most humbling and unexpected experiences of my life. Kelly congratulated Deputy Grand Marshal Seamus Burke Member of the Year Steve Tucholski and Parade Queen Alicia Bennett. Kelly s grandparents Joseph and Mary Kelly immigrated to the U.S. from Ireland in the late 1800s and settled in North Arlington where they had three children Agnes William and James. Kelly s dad James was a North Arlington fire chief and grocery store owner. Later the family moved to Belleville where young Kelly co-captained the high school crew team under coach Sam Giufridda. 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Letters must be kept to a maximum of 250 words. Any letters that exceed the maximum will be edited at the discretion of the publisher who reserves the right at any time to reject or edit the letters for space. Letters must include the writer s name address and telephone number for verification purposes. The deadline for letters is Thursday at 5 p.m. Any letters that arrive after deadline will not be considered for the upcoming publication. Letters can be sent by e-mail to publisher or mailed to 531 Kearny Ave. Kearny N.J. 07032. Anonymous letters will not be published under any circumstances. 06 Silence of the damns W e ve learned that the girls at Our Lady Queen of Peace High School in North Arlington have pledged not to utter swear words so they can be more lady-like according to the teacher whose idea it was to wage war on blue. As for the Q of P male students well ... boys will be boys I guess. I say this If those young ladies want to clear the air of foul language fine and dandy. Just don t expect me to follow their lead. Let me be the first to admit I m a coarse nasty newspaperman and the newsrooms in which I was nurtured were filled with an ever-present tobacco haze punctuated by ripples of profanity. In the latter I became a somewhat proficient practitioner. Typically I would direct my venom not at any human target but rather at the gobbledygook contained in a public relations press release or to myself -- [editor s note it is a well-known fact that reporters are not humans] when confronted by a soon-approaching deadline with a gaping hole in my story. But I well remember the day when I lost my cool in a municipal clerk s office and let loose a stream of invective that an offended public official later informed my editor was worse than I ever heard when I was a truck driver. Gosh. Didn t know I had it in me. Classic case of reporter rage. But I m glad I vented much better to release the pent-up son of a b---- er frustration than to keep it inside and get an ulcer later right No Well if you don t believe me then listen to what Mark Twain said on the subject of cussing Under certain circumstances urgent circumstances desperate circumstances profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer. Or this There ought to be a room in every house to swear in. It s dangerous to have to repress an emotion like that. And more famously this If I cannot swear in heaven I shall not stay there. Twain as a lover of American idiom was mining that linguistic treasure even when uttering or writing those words that Victorians find offensive. As he put it in a speech on Private and Public Morals he gave in 1906 Twain observed The idea that no gentleman ever swears is all wrong. He can swear and still be a gentleman if he does it in a nice and benevolent and affectionate way. When Twain s wife Livy who was averse to her husband s liberties with the lingo one day repeated his out-ofbounds orations to him Twain replied You got the words right Livy but you don t know the tune. John Nance Garner IV a Texas politico popularly known as Cactus Jack who served as FDR s vice president got the tune just right when he referred to his office as not worth a bucket of piss. [Print newsmen of that era changed the wording to spit. ] Now lest folks think I m applauding swearing for the sake of swearing think again. As Twain would have it let the circumstances dictate the content and manner of your verbal behavior. So the next time some misguided motorist cuts you off roll down your window open your mouth and tell the driver what you re thinking ... in a nice and benevolent and affectionate way. 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THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6 2013 07 An act of faith a work of art By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent This past Sunday marked the 70th anniversary of an act of self-sacrifice heroism and above all faith which resonated around the world but has special meaning for Kearny. On Feb. 3 1943 the U.S. Army transport ship Dorchester sailing for Greenland was torpedoed by a Nazi submarine in the North Atlantic. Among those on board the Dorchester were four chaplains a rabbi Alexander D. Goode two Protestant ministers the Revs. Clark V. Poling and George L. Fox and a Catholic priest Father John P. Washington who had been a curate at St. Stephen s Church Kearny from 1937 until 1942. While the ship was foundering with 902 souls on board the chaplains directed the men to lifeboats and distributed life jackets. When the supply ran out the four took off their own life jackets and gave them to those in need. As the Dorchester sank beneath the icy waves the four chaplains were last seen standing on the deck their arms around each other praying together. There were only 230 survivors 672 men died. Every year St. Stephen s holds a Mass to honor the chaplains and on Sunday the church was filled to capacity. Presiding at the Mass and delivering the homily was the Most. Rev. Timothy Broglio Archbishop of the U.S. Military Services who had flown in from Hawaii. This year the anniversary was also marked by the dedication of a monument to the four heroes created by sculptor Timothy Schmalz. The impressive memorial now stands on the corner of the church property on Kearny Ave. Stop by to see it. Say a prayer. And remember the chaplains the Dorchester victims and the enduring power of faith. 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So for example any new cops hired will have to work 12 years instead of the six for existing cops to reach maximum pay for police officer. Also from now on promotions for both existing 01 and new cops will trigger a two-tier step process. So cops now on the payroll who are promoted to sergeant lieutenant captain or deputy chief (now represented by the PSOA) will have to work two years to attain maximum pay while anyone who is hired after Jan. 1 2013 and who is promoted will take three years to reach the top step of the guide. Additionally new hires will get six fewer vacation days over time and it will take longer to earn those days. And longevity pay which clicks in after six years for existing cops won t begin for newbies until after 13 years. Santos said the givebacks negotiated by the town reflected its efforts to comply with the state-mandated 2% cap. And for the longterm sustainability of the Police Department we were trying to get as much savings as possible to maintain the staffing levels we need he said. These are steps in the right direction. From PBA head Reed s perspective the new contract while by no means easy to Our dedicated dentists and caring staff provide world class dentistry to our patients and their families.... A DVA N C E D family dentistry Dr. Marco L. FernanDez & associates General Cosmetic & Pediatric Dentistry Call for an appointment today and... S M I L E O N . swallow could ve been worse. All in all I d call it fair given the economic and political climate out there he said. Our main goal was to keep our members here ... and we achieved that. Aside from the small wage gain the cops also bargained for one extra paid holiday probably Columbus Day giving them a total of 14 per year. Under the agreement a 3-year cop s annual pay will rise from the current (2012) 65 241 to 67 122 over the life of the contract a sergeant goes from 115 076 to 118 394 a lieutenant from 129 462 to 133 195 captain 145 645 to 149 845 and deputy chief 154 624 to 159 083. Santos said the contract will cost the town 238 000 a year factoring in 45 000 for the additional holiday. The agreement covers 66 rank-and-file cops and 32 superiors excluding the chief. The P.D. budget for 2011 was 14 million. Asked about the prospects for the town filling a longstanding gap in the total number of cops the town is permitted by local ordinance to maintain 124 Santos said We will be considering new hires this year we re not yet at the point of certifying [an appointment] list because we first want to introduce the budget and determine how much funds are available to do so. If we have retirements that will help. According to Town Administrator Michael Martello 18 members of the Police Department including 13 superiors become eligible to apply for retirement pensions between now and year s end including one Sgt. Brian Ellis who was scheduled to leave Feb. 1. And in the Fire Department 12 members including seven superiors will be eligible for retirement during this year Martello said. Fire Capt. Darren Elliott is looking to go May 1 he said. The town has yet to settle a new contract with department heads and supervisors Martello said. WWW.SMILEONNJ.COM Se Habla Espa ol Fala Se Portugu s 521 Kearny Ave Kearny NJ 201.991.1280 infokearny Gold & Diamond Trading Mon-Fri 10-7PM 15 N. Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. Harrison NJ 07029 N. Arlington Health Department programs North Arlington Health Department announces the following upcoming programs for February Blood pressure health risk assessment Second and fourth Tuesday every month from 1 to 2 45 p.m. No appointment is necessary. 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No prior rehearsals. No prior script memorization. No prep work at all. A monumental task for anyone but especially for performers aged 16 to 22. They entered the W.H.A.T. theater on Midland Ave. cold and for 24 hours studied lines and rehearsed and worked on music (with a live orchestra) and costumes and lighting and all the other essentials required to put on a show. When the curtain went up that Saturday evening it was to the applause of an audience of 100 or so people who knew they were about to witness something extraordinary. The director Michele Sarnoski of Lyndhurst summed it up It was a blessing to be part of this experience. Sarnoski a founding member of W.H.A.T. and an English teacher at Paramus High School noted that although she has been involved in theater for about 10 years it was mostly in choreography and production. This was the first time I had directed a show of this scale by myself she said. Sarnoski said she had first seen Rent on Broadway in 1998 and it had become a huge part of her life. But I had always looked at it from out&about a dancer s perspective. As the director it was like seeing a whole new show. She called the 24-hour challenge a truly impossible task but the result was just astonishing. It was also exhilarating although emotionally and physically challenging. When the performance was over we were all spent she said. We were laughing and crying -- there was such a wave of emotion. We had not been asking for perfection Sarnoski explained. But we were asking them (cast musicians crew etc.) to give us the best of themselves and they gave just that. They gave 100%. One of those doing the giving was Faith D Isa of Kearny a senior at High Tech High School in North Bergen. She had approached W.H.A.T. with the idea for the challenge as a fundraiser for the group and served as junior director as well as performing in the ensemble. D Isa had a little bit of an advantage. I ve seen Rent seven times on Broadway and I know it inside and out she said. Still when they began their work that Friday evening all of us were a little concerned -- especially about staying up all night and then performing. But it got to a point where the hours no longer mattered she said. Some of the people we had never THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6 2013 09 met before but it was such a nurturing atmosphere that we started to bond. And when the time came to perform the community we had formed really showed. Everyone in the cast was helping everyone else on stage. Two others in the production (their first with W.H.A.T.) were Kearny High School seniors Michael and James Berko. Michael played drums in the band and James had the lead role of Mark. (By the way they are two of triplets the third sister Mary was away auditioning at a college. Show biz must be in their genes.) It was a lot of fun. It was an amazing experience James said. It was also he noted a challenge trying to learn everything but we pulled it off. Michael although he was offstage still faced a lot of work but it s good to push yourself. And the brothers agreed that W.H.A.T. s presence in town is enriching the lives of both those in its productions and the audiences who come to see them. It was just great to see the community come out James said. What W.H.A.T. is doing for the community is awesome. And the community is also helping W.H.A.T. The group s publicist Linda Kraus D Isa (Faith s mom) cited the support we received from our mentor volunteers as well as the wonderful donations in Photos courtesy of W.H.A.T. food from local vendors. Those donors included Midland Dairy Lily House Chinese Restaurant ShopRite of Kearny Entenmann s and Wawa of Kearny. We are so very appreciative of their support she said. Twenty-five teenagers can consume a great deal of food 10 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6 2013 2 arrested for Apple picking in Kearny KEARNY Across the Hudson where this particular crime has become epidemic the NYPD refers to the thefts robberies of iPods iPhones or other personal electronics as Apple picking. Last Thursday evening two reputed Apple pickers struck on Kearny Ave. At 6 30 p.m. Jan. 31 Officer Jay Ward responded to the report of a robbery on the avenue near West Hudson Park. According to police the victim said he had been confronted by a group of people two of whom then broke from the pack accosting him. He was reportedly punched in the face pushed against a parked car and relieved of the iPod and headphones in his pocket. The assailants then fled on foot south on Kearny Ave. After Ward got a description of them from the victim the KPD put out a BOLO and was soon alerted that East Newark and Harrison cops were detaining two suspects near the recently reopened Clay St. Bridge. Police said that one a 17-year-old from Newark was in possession of a handgun. The other identified as Carlos Rojas 18 also of Newark reportedly had thrown the iPod on the ground next to a Harrison police car. Brought to the area by Kearny Det. Ray Lopez the victim identified the two as his muggers Police Chief John Dowie said. Both suspects were turned over to KPD custody. The juvenile was charged with robbery conspiracy and weapons possession. Rojas was charged with robbery conspiracy and use of a juvenile to commit a criminal offense. Other recent reports from the KPD blotter included the following Jan. 25 At 4 p.m. Vice Squad detectives observed an individual the focus of an ongoing drugdistribution investigation in a motor vehicle at Passaic Ave. and the Belleville Pike. In the area of the dashboard they reportedly found a plastic bag containing suspected cocaine. Arrested was 47-yearold Murat Chich of Kearny who was charged with possession of cocaine possession with intent to distribute intent to distribute near a public park and operating a motor vehicle while in possession of a CDS. Jan. 27 Shortly after midnight P.O. Tom Sumowski spotted a double-parked car impeding traffic on Maple St. As the officer shone a light into the vehicle the driver climbed into the back seat not very stealthily Chief Dowie noted. The car s license plate was found to have expired in 2009. And it belonged on a 95 Chevy not this 06 Pontiac. When Sumowski opened the rear door he reportedly detected a strong odor of alcohol and found three open beer cans. The driver was assisted from the car and was unable to stand police said. Because the man spoke only Spanish P.O. Chris Medina was called to the scene to translate. The motorist Angel Tenezaca 23 of Newark was taken to HQ and charged with DWI DWI in a school zone having fictitious plates being an unlicensed driver driving an uninsured vehicle obstructing traffic having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and refusing to take an Alcotest. And by his own admission Dowie said Tenezaca was here illegally. 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KEARNY THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6 2013 11 Kearny Federal s Lyndhurst office celebrates centenarian Kathy Giunta AVP branch manager of Kearny Federal s Lyndhurst office and several employees altered their business routine on Friday Jan. 25 to celebrate their customer s 100th birthday. Marie Malone Kearny Federal s customer for more than 30 years joined over 53 000 centenarians currently living in the United States according to the 2010 Census Report. Kearny Federal employees along with Robert Giangeruso Mayor of Lyndhurst visited Malone to celebrate her big day and wish her many more birthdays to come. It is an amazing milestone Giunta said. It s an honor for us to be a part of this celebration - 100 years of memories and experience make Marie very special and dear to us she added. Standing from l. are Lyndhurst Mayor Robert Giangeruso Kearny Federal Assistant Branch Manager Will Rodriguez teller Yanis Fernandez and Assistant Vice President Branch Manager Kathy Giunta. Seated from l. are head teller Patty Price and Lyndhurst customer Marie Malone celebrating her 100th birthday. continued from previous page Jan. 28 Vice detectives on patrol near Garofalo Park at 5 p.m. saw an individual whom they knew to have a revoked license drive away in a car and then park it and apparently ingest a CDS. In plain view on the driver s seat the detectives reportedly found a glassine fold marked Blackjack and containing apparent residue of heroin. Arrested was Dalibor Vilcek 27 of Kearny on charges of driving with a suspended license being under the in- fluence of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jan. 31 P.O. John Fabula responding to a report of aggravated assault on Tappan St. at 4 p.m. canvassed the area for possible suspects and encountered a 22-year-old Kearny man Tony Valentin who allegedly had an outstanding theft-charge warrant out of Bloomfield. Valentin was not charged in connection with the assault but was held for Bloomfield police for the warrant violation. Feb. 1 Responding to a report of a suspicious person in the area of the park at Hickory St. and Oakwood Ave. at noon P.O. Vanessa Sevillano saw and interviewed 35-year-old Shaeed Epps whom she arrested on outstanding warrants from Newark and Elizabeth. 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EXP 2 28 13 1 17 2013 2 05 27 PM 2 OFF PIZZA F A M I LY S I Z E North Arlington plus Hasbrouck 2_28_13 4 Observer.indd 1 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6 2013 13 Nutley Little Theatre opens Glengarry Glen Ross Nutley Little Theatre will open its next major production David Mamet s searing portrayal of desperation among struggling real estate salesmen Glengarry Glen Ross on Friday Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. at the NLT Barn 47 Erie Place Nutley. Evening performances of Glengarry Glen Ross will be presented on Feb. 8 9 15 16 21 22 23 all with an 8 p.m. curtain. Matinees with a 2 p.m. curtain are on Feb. 10 17 and 23. Tickets are 15. A 2 discount is available at matinees for senior citizens and students. Patrons can order tickets by calling 1-877-2385596 or online through the NLT web site at (click on the Click for Tix icon). The opening night performance is for the benefit of The Oasis in Newark. Glengarry Glen Ross is acclaimed as one of Mamet s masterpieces in which he presents a collection of real estate salesmen desperate to unload marginal Florida properties on unsuspecting buyers. The story relates how these men use their language as tools to accomplish their ends and what happens when salesmanship crosses the line to felony. This play contains adult language and themes and is not suitable for children. Glengarry Glen Ross is directed by Penny Potenz Winship of Montclair. The cast includes Victor Gallo of North Caldwell Dickson Lane of West Orange Ken Moore of Glen Ridge Nick Pascarella of Ho-Ho-Kus David Rieth of Montclair Richard Rossillo of Ridgefield and Alex Thompson of Fair Lawn. Designers and crew of Glengarry Glen Ross include local residents assistant stage manager Donna O Donnell-Figurski of Nutley production manager Jennifer McManus of Belleville and props headmistress Marie Blado of Bloomfield. For directions visit www. 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This Bloomfield Public Library free class is offered at the announces the following department s new location schedule for its Thursday at 601 Riverside Ave. Please Afternoon at the Movies enter the doors facing the program Feb. 7 The Best Passaic River. Exotic Marigold Hotel (PGThe Meadowlands Environ13) (Judi Dench) Feb. 14 ment Center 2 DeKorte Park Crazy Stupid Love (PG-13) Lyndhurst Plaza Lyndhurst will host (Steve Carrell) Feb. 21 JoyThe Humane Society Animals and their Environful Noise (R) (Kris Kristofof Bergen County 221-223 ment on Sunday Feb. 10 ferson) and Feb. 28 Men Stuyvesant Ave. Lyndhurst from 1 to 2 p.m. for all ages. of Honor (PG-13) (Cuba has a supply of dog food both Join Bergen County ZooGooding Jr.). canned and dry available to logical Park naturalist Carol The library s schedule for anyone who due to unemFusco as she introduces a its Monday Afternoon at the ployment disability or any variety of animals includMovies program is as follows other financial difficulty that ing bunnies and hedgehogs Feb. 11 Safe House (R) cannot afford to feed their and learn how they make (Denzel Washington) Feb. dog. Just stop by or call for their way in the world. The 18 The Gorgeous Hussy more information 201-896audience will have the op(NR) (Joan Crawford) and 9300. Hours Monday and portunity to get up-close and Feb. 25 Red Tails (PG-13) Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. personal with some of our (Cuba Gooding Jr.). Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to furry and not so furry friends. Films for both programs 5 30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 Admission is 5 person 4 start at 12 15 p.m. in the library a.m. to 2 p.m. MEC members. theater. Admission is free. Mary Lou Mullins monthly For more information call bus trip to Atlantic City will 201-460-8300 or visit www. Kearny be held on Sunday Feb. 24 ec. St Stephen s Church Holy going to Resorts. Cost is 25 It s Valentine s Day Meet Name Society and Men of St. with cash return 25. The bus Dr. Angela Cristini director Joseph will sponsor its anwill leave from St. Michael s of the Meadowlands Environnual fish and chip dinner on parking lot at 10 a.m. Please ment center for Love in the Ash Wednesday Feb. 13 from make reservations early. Call Ocean on Thursday Feb. 14 4 30 to 7 p.m. in the church s Mary Lou at 201-933-2186 for from 1 to 2 p.m. for all ages. Hedges Hall. Please access more information. Learn about how and where the hall from the Washington VFW Post 3549 Lyndhurst some of your favorite sea Ave. entrance. The dinner 527 Valley Brook Ave. will critters find their mates. Adwill be prepared by the Arhost Karaoke on Friday Feb. mission is 5 person 4 MEC gyle Restaurant. 15 starting at 7 30 p.m. The members. For more informaTickets Adults 14 and 7 VFW hall is available for all tion call 201-460-8300 or visit for children under 12. Dine in occasions. For more informa- ec. or take out will be available. tion call the Post at 201-939The Lyndhurst Health Tickets can be purchased 3030. Department no longer has at the church after all Masses. As of Feb. 1 any owners flu vaccines available. If you Tickets will also be sold at with unlicensed cats or dogs need a flu vaccine please the door. will receive a 10 late fee contact your local pharmacy A flea market will be held upon licensure and possible or your primary medical at St. Cecilia s Church 114 summons issued by the Berdoctor s office. We still have Chestnut St. Kearny on Satgen County Health InspecTdap (Tetanus Diphtheria urday Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 tor. Cat and dog licenses can and Pertussis) vaccines availp.m. Furniture small applibe picked up at the Lyndable for Lyndhurst residents ances household items toys hurst Health Department. only. Please call the departDVDs and more. For more 601 Riverside Ave. Suite 1 ment at 201-804-2500 if interinformation call 201-991Monday through Friday 9 ested. 1116. Vendors welcome. All a.m. 4 15 p.m. Please bring Sacred Heart Home School proceeds benefit St. Cecilia s proof of rabies vaccination. Association Lyndhurst will Parish. Donations kindly acPer New Jersey state law the hold its annual spring auccepted. rabies vaccine must be valid tion to benefit Sacred Heart The Ancient Order of Hithrough Nov. 1. School Margaret Engel bernians Division 7 Hudson The Lyndhurst Health Endowment Trust on Friday County meets on the second Department will resumed its March 15 at the school 620 Wednesday of every month at free meditation course begin- Valley Brook Ave. Tickets 7 30 p.m. at the Irish Amerining Wednesday Jan.30 at are 10 per person and noncan Association 95 Kearny 6 30 p.m. This class is lead by refundable. Ticket includes Ave. Kearny. New members Parbatie Singh a Lyndhurst one sheet for 1st level prizes encouraged to attend. coffee tea and dessert. For The Presbyterian Boys and resident and certified onetickets call Patty at 201-803ness trainer who received Girls Club 663 Kearny Ave. around town THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6 2013 Bloomfield will hold its Valentine s dance on Friday Feb. 8 from 7 to 10 p.m. The dance will besupervised by Tom Fraser executive director of the PBGC and members of the Board of Directors. This dance is for teenagers only. 9580 or the school at 201939-4277. Ticket deadline is March 8. Lyndhurst Knights of Columbus are hosting their Third Annual Tricky Tray on Friday Feb.15 at the Lyndhurst Senior Building 250 Cleveland Ave. Doors open 6 30 p.m. Tickets 10 (includes coffee tea and cake). No alcoholic beverages permitted. For tickets call Sal Russo (201) 446 7244 or Nick Garafolo (201) 935-5988. To help make your Valentine s Day a little extra special the Lyndhurst Public Library will be holding a Design Your Own Valentine s Day Card and Mini-Mailbox program on Wednesday Feb. 6 from 3 30-4 15 p.m. for Grades 6-9. All supplies will be provided. To register call the Library at 201-804-2478 x4 or email lyndref Zumbathon for a Cause a fundraiser for the Strong Kids Campaign for the Meadowlands YMCA will be held on Saturday Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lyndhurst Senior Center 250 Cleveland Ave. Donation is 20 at the door. For more information call Sheila Dunn at 201-9555300 ext 14. All proceeds will go to the Strong Kids Campaign for the Meadowlands YMCA. charistic Adoration with Benediction in church on Sunday Feb. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. for the intentions of Life Marriage and Religious Liberty. For more information call the rectory at 201-997-0700. The Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington has scheduled a trip to the Taj Mahal on Tuesday Feb. 12. Call Florence at 201-991-3173 for information. Membership in the club is not necessary to attend. The Senior Harmony Club has scheduled an overnight trip to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos from April 18 to 19. Cost of trip is 135 and includes dinner & breakfast. Call Anna at 201-939-2960. The club has also scheduled a trip to Cape Cod from Sept. 9 to 13. Bus transportation four nights lodging four breakfasts and four dinners are included. Areas to be visited include Hyannis the JFK Museum JFK memorial the Village of Sandwich Martha s Vineyard and Provincetown. Call Anna at 201-939-2960. Bring in your overdue library materials and a donation of nonperishable food to the Nutley Public Library during Random Acts of Kindness Week Feb. 11 to 17 and the library will waive up to North Arlington 5 in fines from your library North Arlington Public Licard. Older fines of up to 5 brary announces the followwill also be waived with a ing upcoming programs and nonperishable food donaevents On Wednesdays Feb. tion. Fines will be waived for 6 13 and 27 at 11 45 a.m. there Nutley materials only. This is storytime for children ages donated food will be given to 2-5. There will be no storythe Food Pantry of the Red time on Feb. 20. Cross of Nutley. On Friday Feb. 8 there is a Call 973-667-0405 for more YA Movie Day at 3pm for kids information about this and in Grades 6 and up. other programs at the Nutley The library will begin a Public Library. new session of basic computCommissioner Steven er and fundamental skills for Rogers announced that a adults on Mondays from 6 Women s Health Clinic will to 7 p.m. Feb. 25 to March 25. be held on Wednesday Feb. There is a maximum of eight 6. The clinic is free to women spots available and registra60 for other women the fee tion for this class began on is 20. Examinations for PAP Feb. 4 on a first-come firstsmear breast exam urinalyserved basis. You must be a sis blood test for anemia and North Arlington resident to health education material participate. are included in this clinic. Queen of Peace parish in Appointments start at 9 a.m. North Arlington will hold Eu- Call 973-284-4976. Nutley THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6 2013 15 PARADE from 04 business while attending William Paterson University part-time. In 1979 he moved to Nutley where he continues to live with his wife Kathy and daughters Shannon and Rachel both of whom have crewed for Nutley s team. Seamus Burke was born in the village of Knock in County Mayo Ireland the second in a family of five children. Burke credits the exceptional values of his parents Tom and Ann who taught us never to forget who we were or where we came from. At the age of 18 he came to New Jersey for a summer vacation and ended up staying. For the past 17 years he s worked in the hardwood flooring business with some fellow Mayo men. He now works for Piermount Ironworks run by Pat Kelly and Dave Finucane. He and his wife Leslie are the proud parents of 5-year-old daughter Ryann Rose. Steve Tucholski s great grandparents James Burke and Delia Irwin were Irish natives James was from Dublin and Delia from Castlerea in County Roscommon. They met in the U.S. and settled in Jersey City where Steve was born. After spending time in Liverpool N.Y. Steve moved to Nutley 17 years ago. He s worked for DCI Metro an architectural door frame and door hardware business and he s coached Nutley youth sports for 13 years. For the past three years he has co-chaired a charity softball game to raise funds for Nutley Special Young Adults. He and his wife Rhonda have three children Dominic Maxwell and Samantha. Alicia Bennett s mother Anne was born in Dublin and moved to the U.S. after marrying Michael Bennett in 1978. Her paternal grandfather came from County Westmeath and his mother lived in County Cork for 13 years. Alicia has fond memories of summers in Ireland while visiting relatives in Dublin and enjoying country life with family in Monaghan. Since age 5 Alicia has been an Irish step dancer and performed at New York s Radio City Music Hall with Irish tenor Frank Patterson and on the Norwegian Cruise Line as part of the Irish entertainment. In 2009 Alicia earned an M.S. degree in communication disorders from William Paterson University and is now a speech and language pathologist with the Bergen County Special Services and Sunny Days Early Intervention Services. Alicia is a Lector at the 8 a.m. Mass at Holy Family Church in Nutley where she coordinates a parish project that raises funds for Covenant House. She also volunteers for the Nutley Jaycees fundraising for March of Dimes and is a member of the Nutley Irish American Alliance. Physical therapy center opening A ribbon-cutting for the grand opening of Maximum Performance Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation 170 Schuyler Ave. North Arlington was held on Feb. 2 at noon. The physical therapy center operated by Paige and James Van Dien is part of the redevelopment site that previously housed the Sealy Mattress warehouse that was vacant for more than a decade until it was purchased and renovated by All Season Movers Inc. of Kearny. Mayor Peter Massa attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony welcoming the new business to town. We are always happy to see business people and entrepreneurs investing in our community said the mayor. Patrick Robbie of All Season Movers says a grand opening for the entire 100 000 square foot complex will be held in mid-February. Maximum Performance an optimal source for orthopedic and sports physical rehabilitation in New Jersey serves primarily the communities of Bergen Essex Hudson and Passaic counties. 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Trimming will be done on weekdays between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 30 p.m. Tree trimming improves the reliability of electric service by keeping limbs and branches away from power lines. PSE&G s arborists and tree-trimming contractors adhere to a four-year tree trimming cycle to reduce the possibility of electric outages. As N.J. has learned tree limbs can bring down power lines and knock out electricity when there are thunderstorms or high winds. Even in fair weather trees can interrupt service when they grow and come in contact with energized wires and equipment. The vegetation management staff and contractors understand the value and beauty of having trees in front of customers homes but have to trim them so they don t jeopardize the safety of residents and of the electric system PSE&G said. Growth is pruned away from energized wires and poles along roads and highways using techniques that preserve the health of the tree and direct future growth away from power lines. We attempt wherever we can to minimize the impact on the trees a spokesman said. The techniques meet the standards of the International Society of Arboriculture and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A 300 Standards for Tree Care Operations. PSE&G s website at www. treetrim has information about the utility s tree trimming program as well as useful tips for selecting the right type of tree to plant underneath or near utility poles. PATH s Newark-to-WTC line resumes 24-hour service PATH s Newark-to-World Trade Center service began running overnight between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. as of Jan. 28. The change in schedule follows continued efforts by PATH staff to fully restore system-wide service after widespread damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. Service on the NewarkWTC line had been running weekdays between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. only since service resumed on the line after the storm. Return of the Newark-WTC PATH line overnight on weekdays in addition to the ongoing overnight service from Journal Square to 33rd St. via Hoboken means PATH s overnight schedule during the week has returned to pre-Sandy status. Exchange Place and World Trade Center stations remain closed weekends from 10 p.m. Fridays through 5 a.m. Mondays during the month of February to allow crews uninterrupted time to complete necessary repairs. Crews continue to work around-the-clock to return weekday Hoboken to World Trade Center service and weekend service between Newark and the World Trade Center. Those are the final segments of service yet to be restored. PATH passengers may visit the PATH website at path for service updates and to view an interactive system map that allows for easy travel planning. COUNTY OF HUDSON DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT HOMEOWNER REHABILITATION PROGRAM The Hudson County Division of Housing and Community Development has developed a program to assist income qualified owner occupied low income households (consisting up to four low income dwelling units) with rehabilitation funds in the form of a grant conditional on certain criteria being met. No repayment will be required provided that the terms and conditions of the agreement between the County and the homeowner are met. Eligible properties may be located in all municipalities with the exception of Jersey City. Funding is available in the amount up to 40 000 per eligible unit. You may contact the Division at (201) 369-4520 between the hours of 9 00 a.m. to 5 00 p.m. to request an application. Due to limited funding all qualifying homeowners may not receive grants. The Division will establish a waiting list of eligible households based upon submission and approval of fully completed applications. In order to qualify for the HOMEOWNER REHABILITATION PROGRAM the household income must meet the following requirement Household Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Income Not to Exceed 43 200 49 400 55 550 61 700 66 650 71 600 76 550 81 450 Team captains needed for Relay for Life Calling all team captains Planning is in full gear for the Nutley Parks and Recreation Department s 7th annual Relay For Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci announces that Nutley has raised over 600 000 in six years of hosting this fundraiser. Members of the community are invited to join the first team captain meeting on March 18 at the Parks and Recreation Department Room 300. The meeting will begin at 7 30 p.m. and will supply those interested with the information needed to become part of the Relay for Life. The Relay for Life is scheduled for May 17 and 18 at Demuro Park on Margaret Ave. For further information or to join the committee contact Crissy or Linda at the Recreation Department 973-2844966 between the hours of 8 30 a.m. and 4 30 p.m. or visit nutleynj to register today. Meet the income criteria based on family size as listed above. Must use the home as a principal residence. THOMAS A. DEGISE COUNTY EXECUTIVE sports&recreation THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6 2013 17 SPORTS VIEW COnTaCT JIm aT OgSmaR aOl.COm Kings of the ice Nutley hockey team enjoying sensational season Local sports standouts honored at Seton Hall Every year for the past 21 years Seton Hall holds a special event in connection with National Girls and Women in Sports Day. In 1986 the United States Congress ruled that February 2 should be designated as the day nationwide to recognize the athletic achievements of women and the positive aspects that sports have in their lives. Soon after Seton Hall started the New Jersey National Girls and Women in Sports Day awards luncheon. Last Sunday more than 100 of New Jersey s top female high school student athletes were honored at Seton Hall in an awards luncheon prior to the Pirates taking on Rutgers in women s basketball a game that Seton Hall managed to win 45-42. Of the female athletes honored at Seton Hall three were from the Observer area namely Lexus Lopez of Lyndhurst Rayven Lucas of Harrison and Noura Farih of Kearny. Lopez is the diversified athlete who competes in bowling and basketball during the same season. She s headed to FDU to compete as an NCAA Division I bowler but loves basketball as well. Lopez finished second in the NJSIAA North 1 Groups I & II state sectionals in bowling Saturday. Lopez liked the event because it was strictly for and about women. It is very rare Lopez said. I couldn t believe I was picked. There were so many athletic girls in Lyndhurst and I was chosen. It was great. Lopez was glad to share the awards presentation with Lucas. When we were younger we played AAU basketball on the same team the Triple Threat Dreamers Lopez said. So we ve been friends since then. Even when we play against each other I still give her a hug. She s an awesome girl and I was happy that I got to watch the game together. She loves basketball as much as I do. I also love her Dad. Everybody loves Raymond that is Harrison native and former Jets quarterback Ray Lucas now readily seen on the SNY Network as a football analyst. Rayven Lucas who just returned to action after missing six games with a sprained ankle was also happy to be at the luncheon and to be reunited with friend see VIEW page Photo by Jim Hague The Nutley hockey team has been rolling along posting a 16-1-3 record and earning entrance into the state s Top 20. From left are Will Paro head coach Eric Puzio Anthony Gandolfi and David Fierro. 19 Jersey high school hockey. They currently own a sensational 16-1-3 record thanks n 2011 the Nutley High to victories over Millburn School hockey team by a score of 11-2 Friday and started to struggle just a Montclair by a 5-2 final on bit. With a lineup featuring Saturday. mostly sophomores the MaThey are currently ranked roon Raiders owned a 2-6-1 No. 19 in the entire state by record. one statewide poll. But at that point head The biggest thing I can coach Eric Puzio saw the light say about this group is that at the end of the proverbial they re on a mission Puzio tunnel. said. They have been that We started to gel as a way since last year ended. team Puzio said. We started They have worked through to gain confidence. the offseason trying to fine tune and not squandering any That team made it to the chances. The season is still New Jersey Interscholasyoung and we have a long tic Hockey League North way to go but we like where championship game against we are right now. Montclair Kimberley AcadIt s not bad for a team from emy and made the NJSIAA a small town that doesn t Public B state playoffs. even have a hockey rink. Turn the clock ahead two It s tough for us to find years. time to practice said senior The Maroon Raiders are now a dominant force in New captain Dave Fierro one of By Jim Hague Observer Sports Writer I the state s leading scorers with 26 goals and 11 assists. We re having a good year. The streak we re on is unreal to think about. I knew we would have a good year but I didn t expect it to be this good. Puzio was asked about the reason for the Maroon Raiders success. I think a lot of it has to do with experience Puzio said. Our kids have all been through it. Most have been playing together for three or four years. It was only a matter of time before we hit our stride. Puzio believe the turning point came earlier in the season when the Maroon Raiders faced perennial power West Essex. We fell behind 3-0 Puzio said. In other years Nutley teams would have mailed it in see HOCKEY next page 18 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6 2013 HOCKEY from have a good shot to win with Alec in goal Puzio said. I from that point against a think he s one of the best good team like West Essex. if not the best goalie in the But this year this team fell state. behind and even when things The Maroon Raiders are looked bleak they fought solid defensively with junior like crazy and tied the game captain Anthony Gandolfi at 3-3 with 15 seconds left. leading the way. Gandolfi The game ended in a tie an All-NJIHL selection last but Puzio knew at that point year has scored three goals he had the makings of a spe- and dished off for nine ascial team. sists this season. I knew that they would The defense also features never give up Puzio said. I junior Justin Sousa junchalk that up to experience. ior Matt Apito junior Tim I have guys who played with Render sophomore Angelo the varsity since they were Gaeta and freshman Greg freshmen so they ve played O Connell. a lot of hockey together. They re getting a lot of It helps when you have a work Puzio said. They re standout player between the doing a great job and gaining pipes. experience. Junior Alec Astorga is the Notice one key fact about Maroon Raiders premier the Maroon Raiders defengoalkeeper. He s a returnsive corps. There s not a ing All-Essex County and senior in the bunch meaning All-Group III goalie who has they all return in unison next a 1.03 goals against average season. this season and has sur That s not a bad place to rendered just 28 goals in 20 start Puzio said. games. Fierro is the senior captain On any given night we who drives the Maroon Raid- 17 ers bus. We go as far as Dave takes us Puzio said. He s the anchor to the entire team. Fierro is also the school s all-time leading scorer with 124 points breaking the former record by more than 40 points. He s shattered that record Puzio said. It s amazing to have Dave as part of our history now. Senior right wing Will Paro is on the same line with Fierro. Paro has 10 goals and 17 assists. Dave and Will work very well together Puzio said. Junior Michael Conca joins Paro and Fierro on the Maroon Raiders top line. The second line features sophomore center Michael Frade who has seven goals and 15 assists along with Richie LaFuria (11 goals 11 assists) and junior Ryan Demgard (10 goals six assists). We re getting production from all over Puzio said. Others to contribute include freshman Zachary Vaughan junior Matt Basile junior Ryan Parigi junior Jake Giordano and senior Pat Scott. All the kids play decent roles up front Puzio said. It s so important that they play together all the time. Some play on the same travel hockey team. They do their offseason conditioning together. We re seeing the benefit of that now. Puzio said that he is pleased with the sizzling start. I m really proud of the kids Puzio said. It s been amazing. I just hope that the community can embrace them as well. I understand Nutley is not a hockey town. But we have a good hockey team. We want people to come and support these kids. They deserve all the credit in the world for beating some ranked teams this year and helping to put the program on the map. Puzio was asked if it was a breakthrough season for the Nutley hockey program. I think it has to be Puzio said. This year we want to push it as far as we can go. They ve all bought in. We re playing for pride playing for the Nutley hockey alumni who never got a chance like this. Hopefully we can keep it going. The Maroon Raiders have a handful of regular season games left then begin play in the McInnis Cup playoffs Feb. 18-20. The Non-Public B state tournament begins Feb. 26. 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I was pretty happy and honored to be there. It was awesome to be in that big room filled with girl athletes. It was really a great honor to be chosen. I was actually shocked that it was me. Lucas had maintained all along that she wasn t going to play sports in college that she wanted to be like her father and head to Rutgers. But now Lucas has changed her mind and will go to play at Montclair State where she will join Kearny s Janitza Aquino the starting point guard for the nationally ranked Red Hawks. I think it s going to be great Lucas said of playing basketball at Montclair State. It s been frustrating for me not to able to play the last six games but the team did great and now I m back. That s good news for the Blue Tide. Farih had a great game last week against North Bergen scoring 16 points in a loss. She also was shocked that she was selected to attend the event. Honestly I didn t know about it but it was a complete honor to be there Farih said. Photo on left courtesy Kim Huaranga Right by Jim Hague LEFT Harrison s Rayven Lucas (left) and Lyndhurst s Lexus Lopez (right) were two of the top female student athletes honored at the National Girls and Women in Sports Day at Seton Hall last week. RIGHT Kearny s Noura Farih was also among those honored at the National Girls and Women in Sports Day luncheon at Seton Hall. It made me feel good. I was glad to be able to share it with Coach (Jody) Hill and my family. There were some bigtime recruited players in the room from some big Division I schools so I was a little starstruck. I really had no idea about it before Mr. (John) Millar (the Kearny athletic director) and Coach Hill took me aside and told me about it. I wasn t sure about it but I came away very impressed. Added Farih To see all the other players and for me to be there with them was amazing. And they came from all different sports like golf lacrosse tennis. Of course there were a lot of basketball players. 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Enter senior guard Jeff Frytek. I had to tell myself it was time to step up Frytek said. We had some important people on the team out so I had to remind myself that it was my time. Frytek has the ability to do one thing more than other. The one thing that Jeff gives us more than anything is stability in scoring Walsh said. He has the know-how to score. He looks to get points off deflections and steals. He has the ability to make shots. Whenever he has the open shot I want him to take it. Last Thursday the Vikings Louis J. Morrone MD PA Eye Physician & Surgeon Cataract Glaucoma Macular Degeneration Rx Contact Lens Fitting Eyeglass Exams Second Opinion & Consultations Available Staff fluent in Portuguese & Spanish Participating in most Insurance Plans 43 Ridge Road North Arlington NJ 201-998-6900 Photo by Jim Hague North Arlington senior forward Jeff Frytek. PREMIER CARE ASSOCIATES of West Hudson Prakash J. Doshi M.D. ABIM Open 7 Days Satish Madan M.D. FACS a Week Subhathra Karunanithi M.D. ABFM We are seeing patients from infants to adults. Longer Hours Walk-In Appointments Available For All Minor Medical Urgencies Preventive and Primary Medical Care Most Major Insurances Accepted 206 Bergen Avenue Suite 201 Kearny NJ (201) 998-7474 had a crucial game against Saddle Brook. We knew that if we didn t beat Saddle Brook we wouldn t have enough power points to make the state playoffs Walsh said. We had to win. It was a must home game for us. So Walsh knew what he had to do to enhance his injuryriddled lineup. We adjusted our plays to get Jeff some open looks Walsh said. He s a really good catch-and-shoot shooter. As a stand-still shooter he s pretty good but for some reason he s better shooting on the move. It had to be him. I told him whenever he had the chance to shoot to do it. Jeff taking even a bad shot is better than some of our other options. Frytek was ready for the challenge. Coach Walsh said that if we didn t win we were out of the state playoffs Frytek said. I was going to try really hard to do my best to keep us in the game. It is kind of tough to do but I kind of liked having the pressure. It gives you a chance to stand out. I got a chance to show what I can do. Frytek responded by scoring 19 points leading the Vikings to a crucial 59-37 victory enabling the Vikings to secure a berth in the upcoming NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2 Group I playoffs. Frytek also had 20 points in the Vikings loss to Becton Regional on Tuesday. For his efforts Frytek has been selected as The Observer Athlete of the Week for the past week. Frytek who is averaging 16 points per game over the last six contests when the injury bug started to ravage the Vikings said that he felt like he s been getting better as the season has progressed. I ve come out and felt like I can make shots Frytek said. We try to work the ball around and distribute the ball but I ve been getting the ball a lot more lately. I ve been making my shots. How about Walsh s comments about shooting better on the run Well some people take a fade away shot and it s harder for them Frytek said. It s the opposite for me. Walsh was glad that his senstory continued next page THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6 2013 21 ior shooter responded. I knew Jeff was that type of kid who could handle it Walsh said. He s a senior. He s mentally more stable than most. He s physically stronger. I think he had a self awareness that if he didn t score we re not going to win. He figured that out on his own. Walsh said that Frytek has the green light to shoot at any time. I tell any kid if you have an open shot I want you to take it Walsh said. I tell Jeff to shoot all the time. His best thing is shooting. He has a great 3-point shot. He s a deep shooter. Over the last six games he s done that. I m not surprised that he s done it. He plays every minute for us. I don t think he s ever come out of a game. If I take him out we have no option to score. So he s a leader that way. Frytek is a two-sport standout. He s also the starting catcher for the baseball team. To me it s two different mindsets playing basketball and baseball Frytek said. But I can have a positive carryover in terms of leadership. Walsh thinks that the two sports interchange. He s involved in both sports being in the flow of the game Walsh said. Walsh genuinely likes Frytek and the rest of the Vikings who now own a 7-9 record. He s a very good kid Walsh said. I ve been lucky this season. I have a good group of kids. They all like each other and I can tell they like each other. But Jeff s game the other day gave us what we needed. Frytek has not made any plans for college yet but would love to get a chance to play on the next level. I haven t thought of playing sports in college Frytek said. Everything is still up in the air. But I m hoping I can get a shot. I m pretty grateful for what has happened for me. I practice a lot and I play hard. I m glad it s all paid off a bit. Maybe it will pay off straight through the baseball season as well. New baseball camp o fers top quality experience for children Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci announces the addition of Tom Gargiulo s Youth Baseball Camp to the Parks and Recreation Department s lineup of summer activities. The experience at the camp will offer serious student-athletes the opportunity to receive quality instruction from Tom Gargiulo and exceptional and experienced college and top high school baseball players. This camp will be offered for two sessions and is open to youngsters in kindergarten through eighth grade. The first session will be held from July 8 to 12. A second session will be held from July 15 to 19. Both weeks will run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be held at the Parks and Recreation Department 44 Park Ave. This camp will be utilizing the indoor facility as well as the new state of the art turf located at Owens Field. The fee for this program will be 299 per session. This fee includes lunch snacks and drinks daily a commemorative camp photo camp T-shirt and an unforgettable experience. Registrations are now being accepted for this program. Enrollment is limited applications will be honored on a first come first served basis. Online registration and printable forms are available at https com recreation. For more information contact Tom Gargiulo at 973-632-7825 or the Department of Parks and Recreation at 973-284-4966. Printable forms are also available at www.4realbaseball. com. Make time for life. Schedule a mammogram today. You lead a busy life. But you owe it to yourself to make an appointment that could save your life. 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The Connie Dwyer Breast Center at Saint Michael s Medical Center 111 Central Avenue Newark N.J. 07102 conniedwyer 22 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6 2013 The new year is only a bit more than a month old as of last week answers to frequently asked questhere had already been nine homitions including how to transport cides in Essex County almost all weapons to the collection sites of them involving guns Murray All weapons ... shall be carried said. unloaded and contained in a closed We would love to replicate or and fastened case gunbox securely improve on the success of our tied package or locked in the trunk Camden and Trenton buybacks of an automobile .... with this event in Essex County In other words don t show up Chiesa said but the fact is that with a gun in your pocket or purse. this is not a competition. Any num Regrettably virtually every day ber of guns we take off the streets we prosecute cases where somewill be a win for public safety. one decided to settle a score with In addition to guns a gun said Acting Essex County questions on the buyback can be Prosecutor Carolyn Murray. In far answered by calling the attorney too many of these cases the results general s Citizen Services unit at are deadly because so many peo(609) 984-5828. ple particularly young people have easy access to guns. Karen Zautyk BUYBACK from 01 Photo courtesy Public Notice Discharge to Groundwater Permit-by-Rule Extension Request New Jersey Turnpike Authority Easterly Hackensack River Bridge Right of Way New Jersey Turnpike Milepost E109.83 Kearny New Jersey New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Program Interest No. 549907 January 29 2013 Take notice that as part of the reconstruction of the bridge deck for the Easterly Hackensack River Bridge located on the New Jersey Turnpike at Milepost E109.83 in Kearny Hudson County New Jersey a request to extend an existing Discharge to Groundwater Permit-by-Rule for construction dewatering has been submitted to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (Department) to discharge to groundwater in accordance with a permit issued pursuant to the provisions of the New Jersey Water Pollution Control Act N.J.S.A. 58 10A-1 et seq. its implementing regulations the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System N.J.A.C. 7 14A the Ground Water Quality Standards N.J.A.C. 7 9C and the Technical Requirements for Site Remediation N.J.A.C. 7 26E. The Department s Site Remediation Program is reviewing the permit-by-rule extension request to discharge to groundwater for the purpose of managing construction dewatering effluent on site in recharge infiltration basins as part of the above linear construction project with the program interest number 549907. The results of a New Jersey Turnpike Authority (Authority) site investigation in 2010 indicated the presence of contaminated historic fill on the Authority s Right of Way beneath the Easterly Hackensack River Bridge. Over time the historic fill has impacted local groundwater quality and concentrations of heavy metals exist in the groundwater above the Ground Water Quality Standards N.J.A.C. 7 9C. The specific metals detected include aluminum arsenic beryllium cadmium chromium copper iron lead manganese mercury nickel sodium thallium vanadium and zinc. The Authority has evaluated the potential environmental effects of the groundwater at the site and determined that they are limited to the construction area beneath the bridge. A copy of this public notice has been sent to the Municipal Clerk and designated local health official for Hudson County. A copy of the discharge to groundwater permit-by-rule extension request is available from the person responsible for conducting the remediation New Jersey Turnpike Authority 581 Main Street Woodbridge New Jersey or as part of the administrative record which is on file at the offices of the Department Site Remediation Program located at 401 East State Street Trenton Mercer County New Jersey. The file may be reviewed under the New Jersey Open Public Records Act ( OPRA ) N.J.S.A. 47 1A-1 et seq. Information regarding the OPRA procedures is available at dep opra oprainfo.html. Interested persons may submit written comments regarding the discharge to groundwater permit-by-rule extension request to the Department at the address listed below and to the owner or operator of the facility at New Jersey Turnpike Authority P.O. Box 5042 Woodbridge New Jersey 07095. All comments shall be submitted within 30 calendar days after the date of this public notice or the end of any public hearing that the Department may schedule that occurs after that date. All persons who believe that the discharge to groundwater proposal is inappropriate must raise all reasonably ascertainable issues and submit in writing to the Department all reasonably available arguments and factual grounds supporting their position including all supporting material by the close of the public comment period. The Department will consider all public comments that relate to the discharge to groundwater proposal provided that the Department receives the comments by the close of the public comment period. After the close of the public comment period the Department will render a decision regarding the permit-by-rule extension request. The Department will respond to all significant and timely comments with its decision regarding the discharge to groundwater permit-by-rule extension request. Each person who has submitted written comments will receive notice of the Department s decision. Any person may request in writing that the Department hold a non-adversarial public hearing on the discharge to groundwater permit-by-rule extension request. This request shall state the nature of the issues to be raised in the proposed hearing and shall be submitted within 30 calendar days of the date of this public notice to the address cited below. A public hearing will be conducted whenever the Department determines that there is a significant degree of public interest in the discharge to groundwater decision. If a public hearing is held the public comment period in this notice shall automatically be extended to the close of the public hearing. Pre-K and Kindergarten registration open Superintendent of Schools Dr. Oliver Stringham has posted the schedule for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten registration for children entering North Arlington public schools in September. All currently enrolled Pre-K students will be automatically enrolled in Kindergarten unless notified otherwise by their parent guardian. Registration will be held on March 19 and 21 at North Arlington elementary schools from 9 to 11 a.m. Please visit the website for immunization requirements and more details on required registration information. Registration forms can be printed from the district website picked up in the superintendent s office or at the elementary schools. Physical and dental forms are required to be completed upon registration. When you register your child please have the following information with you 1. Child s original birth certificate and a copy 2. Copy of child s immunization record 3. Proof of residency as indicated on website registration form 4. Physical and dental forms Please note that you must show original documents and bring a copy of each for the school file. The present policy requires that a child must be four (4) years of age for Pre-K five (5) years of age for Kindergarten on or before Oct. 1 2013. Your child need not be present at registration. DWI CRIMINAL DEFENSE Suspended Municipal Court No Insurance License Revocation Traffic Ticket Careless Driving Reckless Driving Failure to Stop at Red Light or Stop Sign. DASILVA & PINHO TRIAL ATTORNEYS 385 Lafayette Street Newark NJ (between Wilson Ave. & Merchant St.) Comments and written requests for a non-adversarial public hearing shall be sent to NJ Department of Environmental Protection Site Remediation Program Bureau Case Assignment and Initial Notice Mail Code 401-05H 401 East State Street P.O. Box 420 Trenton NJ 08625-0420 ATTN DGW PBR Extension Request Two Locations 301 North F.E. Rodgers Blvd Harrison NJ John M. Pinho (973) 481-4364 OUR OFFICE ALSO REPRESENTS PERSONS INJURED AT WORK OR AS A RESULT OF AN AUTO ACCIDENT OR SLIP & FALL AS WELL AS MUNICIPAL LAW MATTERS DEFENSE & CIVIL AND CRIMINAL APPEALS. THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6 2013 23 ENDORSEMENT from 01 billion dollar redevelopment going on around a non-ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)-compliant station. Soon after McDonough said Baroni informed the mayor that Christie wanted action on the station. Within days the P.A. Board of Commissioners authorized an appropriation of 256 million for a new stateof-the-art rail station that for the first time would accommodate physically-challenged commuters. Now McDonough they re ready to start [the work]. And it s only being done because of the governor. And the mayor added Christie is looking to help me in other ways. Asked to explain McDonough said he s hoping that Harrison gets included in a transit hub bill [sponsored by State Sen. Raymond Lezniak (D-Union and Assemblyman Albert Coutinho (D-Newark)] that provides incentives for developers. It s in the drafting stages now. Asked if Christie had mentioned the possibility of restoring Harrison s representation on the depleted board of the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission which the governor has targeted for reform McDonough replied No I haven t had discussions with anyone about that although I understand that the Board of Commissioners will have to meet soon because they ve got bond issues that have to be addressed. Elaborating on the reasons for his endorsement McDonough said he s made a point of going to at least 20 to 25 of [Christie s] town meetings in north Jersey. They make sure they have a seat for me. This guy s a character but people Photo courtesy Town of Harrison Gov. Chris Christie (l). and Harrison Mayor Ray McDonough at Tops Diner in East Newark last week. love him because he s saying what they want to hear. ... His approval rating is 74%. I don t agree with everything he does but I think on the whole he has the interests of the state at heart. McDonough noted that a precedent for what he s done was set in Harrison back in 1985 when then-Dems Mayor Frank E. Rodgers had [GOP gubernatorial candidate] Tom Kean over here and we did the same thing. Still neighboring Kearny Mayor Alberto Santos was having none of it. It s out of the ordinary Santos said. It s not something that [other] mayors in Hudson County all Democrats will do. I have a good working relationship with the governor. We have a responsibility to work together across party lines to get things done however at election time I ll be endorsing the Democratic candidate for governor. At this point Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Edison) has emerged as the leading con- tender as the state Democratic Party s primary nominee for governor. Hudson County Democratic Organization Chairman Bay- onne Mayor Mark Smith didn t reply to a request for comment. And how does East Newark Mayor Joseph Smith feel about his neighbor s crossing party lines I m not going to openly criticize or praise Ray McDonough Smith said. I don t know the reasons for his decision Smith added but knowing Ray I think he takes people s welfare ahead of his own point of view. Will Smith be jumping on the Christie bandwagon I have to make up my own mind he said. At this point I can t make a commitment one way or another. Was he surprised that his Harrison neighbor chose to make the endorsement at a diner in East Newark Well Smith said [McDonough] eats dinner there every day. 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Very good value at only 349 900. Deadline for obituaries Monday by 10 AM Agnes Bragger Agnes Bragger (nee Hughes) of North Arlington died on Jan. 28 in Clara Maass Hospital. She was 86. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny. A funeral service was held in the funeral home followed by private cremation. Mrs. Bragger served in The R.E.N.S. (The Womans British Navy) and was an office clerk at Marsh Jewelers in Newark. Agnes is the wife of the late Arthur G. Bragger sister of Josephine Siemer and the late Margaret Mason. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Philip J. Dohn III Philip J. Dohn III 77 of Harrison entered into eternal rest on Tuesday Jan. 29. The funeral was conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home 331 Cleveland Ave. Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church Harrison. His interment took place in Holy Cross Cemetery North Arlington. For information or to send condolences to the family please visit www. Born in Jersey City he lived most of his life in Harrison for 50 years. Philip was a police lieutenant for the Harrison Police Department for 27 years before retiring in 1994. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Grace Council 402 he was also a member of the Fourth Degree Monsignor Doane Assembly 0643 both of Harrison and the 600 Club for retired PBA members. In his free time he enjoyed hunting and fishing as he belonged to the Twin Pines Hunting Club Branchville. Predeceased by his parents Philip and Margaret he is survived by his loving wife Helen Mary (nee Bevins) Dohn (they were married for 52 years) his children Philip J. Dohn IV and his wife Maryanne Debbie A. Dohn Michael A. Dohn Annemarie Jorda and her husband Michael and Matthew V. Dohn and his wife Diane. His grandchildren Patrick Robert Michael Casey Jaqueline Matthew Kaitlyn Christine Andrew and Melissa. He was also an uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his daughter-in-law Deborah Ann Baldo-Dohn his grandson Zachary M. Dohn and his brother Kenneth Dohn. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Camp Fatima or American Heart Association or a charity of your choice in loving memory of Philip in care of the funeral home. obituaries make donations to either Camp Fatima or the American Lung Association in loving memory of Beverly in care of the funeral home. Harold E. McCloud 1921 2013 Harold E. McCloud 91 passed away in Lac Brome Quebec Canada on Friday Jan. 25. For 61 years Harold was the loving husband to Shirley McCloud and father to Karen (Joe) and Donna (Jacques) grandfather to Harrison and Nigel Flynn and Caitlin Rachel Lindsay and Jamieson Provost. Harold was predeceased by his sister Jean McCloud Miller (Arthur Miller Sr.) nephews in New Jersey Arthur Jr. Gene and Raymond Miller. Married in 1952 he lived in Kearny for 25 years. Harold was general manager of Two Guys in Kearny for 21 years. In 1977 they moved to Sutton Quebec. Harold served as a staff sergeant in the United States Army during World War II and O Holy St. Jude Apostle and Martyr great in virtue and rich in miracles. Near kinsman of Jesus Christ faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given such great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present and urgent petition. In return I promise to make your name known and cause you to be invoked. Saint Jude pray for us and all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say three Our Fathers Hail Mary s and Glorias. Publication must be promised. This novena has never been known to fail. I have had my request granted. THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6 2013 25 To submit an obituary obituaries fax 201-991-8941 Beverly A. Loguidice Beverly A. Loguidice (nee Shaw) 57 of Kearny entered into eternal rest on Monday Jan. 28. Born and raised in East Rutherford she most recently lived in Kearny. Prior to that she lived in Belleville. Beverly worked for Becton Regional High School cafeteria in East Rutherford prior to that she worked as a beautician for 25 years. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Knights of Columbus 402 Harrison. Predeceased by her husband Richard (2007) she is survived her loving family her mother Doris J. Shaw her daughter Jennifer and her fianc Kenneth her son Richard and his wife Nicole grandchildren Sherry Kelly Kaitlyn and Joshua. She is also survived by her sister Doris Jean Shaw her brother John Charles Shaw and his wife Linda. She was also predeceased by her father William Thomas Shaw Sr. her brother William Thomas Shaw Jr. Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home 331 Cleveland Ave. Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church Harrison on Saturday Feb. 2. Her interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery North Arlington. For information or to send condolences to the family please visit www. In lieu of flowers please participated in three campaign theaters Africa Europe and the Pacific. During the holidays he entertained his children nephews and grandchildren with many tales from his army days and his stories of Two Guys and needless to say we know them all by heart. There will be no immediate service per the family s wishes Harold will travel back to his beloved birthplace Kearny and a graveside service will be held this spring at Arlington Cemetery. Genevieve Stutz Genevieve Stutz (Rock) 91 died on Friday Jan. 25 in the Clara Maass Medical Center Belleville. Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home 585 Belgrove Drive Kearny. A funeral Mass was offered in Our Lady of Sorrows Church Kearny followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery North Arlington. Condolences and memories may be shared at Mrs. Stutz was born in Luciusboro Pa. and lived in NewIn loving memory of ark before moving to Kearny in Margo A. Ream 1950. Born 10-23-1942-Deceased She is survived by her sons 1-25-2013 Walter S. (Rosemary) and RichPredeceased by daughter ard M. Stutz siblings Sophie Wanda she is survived by Kurpell Estelle Sofko Alice grandsons Michael L. Ream Fenton and Edward Rock and McCall and Carl Ferro. Also her granddaughters Elizabeth survived by the McCall family and Caroline Stutz. She also and the Ferro family and Vicleaves behind many nieces and tor Williams. No flowers any nephews. She was predeceased donations can be made to the by her husband Walter R. Stutz Humane Society. in 1994 Memorial service will be held In lieu of flowers the famon Feb. 13 at 8 30 p.m. at Grace ily suggests contributions to a Methodist Church located on charity of your choice in her 380 Kearny Ave. Kearny. memory. Ramon Dominguez 2 4 10 You will be forever be in our hearts Love always Your Family St. Jude H.A.B. MARIO TEIXEIRA JR. 2542 DIRECTOR-MANAGER WILFRED ARMITAGE & WIGGINS FUNERAL HOME You will feel as if friends of family have taken over when you entrust funeral arrangements to the Wilfred Armitage Funeral Home. The family-owned firm has been in business for 75 years serving generations in West Hudson and South Bergen. Its beautiful facilities in a setting reminiscent of a colonial mansion reflect the graciousness and tact of its understanding personnel. Shaw-Buyus Home for Services Mark G. Wiggins Manager N.J. Lic. 3916 John W. Armitage Director N.J. Lic 2642 138 DAVIS AVE. KEARNY NJ 07032 Tel (201) 991-2265 Wilfred Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny NJ 07032 (201) 991-0657 26 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6 2013 The Observer is not responsible for typographical errors. Credit for errors will not be granted after the next week s publication. No changes or refunds. 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No Pets. 975 month utilities. 1-1 2 months security. Good credit required. Call between the hrs. of 6AM-3PM M-F (201)998-8226 for appt. KEARNY Nice 2 BR 1st floor with alarm Internet & cable near transportation. Available March 1st 1 350 plus 1 1 2 security. Call (201)-889-3355 KEARNY-188 Windsor Street. 2 bedrooms 2nd floor. LR kitchen bath. 1000. Pay own utilities. No pets. Available Now (201)998-8339 HARRISON 3 RMS ground level Warren St Refrigerator included 775 utilities 1-1 2 months security plus reference. No pets. Available March 1st (973)-412-8546 HARRISON 1 bedroom apt. Clean quiet and comfortable. No pets. Lease & security. 775 plus utilities. (862)223-9974 HARRISON 1 Bedroom newly renovated. Walk to trains. HT HW included. 850 electricity. Call Allen (973)769-4897 HARRISON 2 bedroom apartment Central heat hardwood floors close to schools & PATH. Available February 1st. (973)714-2368. HARRISON 2 bedrooms LR DR EIK 1050 month. 1-1 2 months security. Separate utilities. (973)380-9007 HARRISON 2 BR in 2nd Floor LR kitchen Bathoom Garage No pets 1000 Call (973)493-0983 HARRISON 2nd floor 1 bedroom LR Kitchen supply own utilities. Available Now 900. 1-1 2 months security No pets. (201)388-0463 HARRISON 3 bedroom apt. for rent. Livingroom diningroom and kitchen. 1300 plus one month security. Utilities not included. Available February 1st Call (551)580-7265 or (973)978-9125. KEARNY Large 1 bedroom apt. for rent. 900 utilities. 1 month security. (862)400-2841 KEARNY 5 renovated rooms close to schools transportation utilities separate No pets smoking 1-1 2 months security (201)997-3757 KEARNY Modern 1st floor 2 bedroom apt. HT HW included. 1275 month plus security. Parking space additional fee. No pets. No smoking. Available Now. (973)459-6183 KEARNY Modern 3 room apt. Heat supplied. 1-1 2 months security. Available Now. (201)303-0384 APARTMENTS FOR RENT APARTMENTS FOR RENT CONSECUTIVELY BLOOMFIELD BLOOMFIELD 1 bedroom LR kitchen. Heat included. Available Now No pets. (973)868-4991 Hablamos espa ol (973)879-2124 BLOOMFIELD 5 Rooms 2nd floor. 900 Utilities & 1-1 2 Months Security. No Pets. No Smoking Available April 1st (201)998-2101 SPECIAL MUST RUN THREE & FOUR WEEKS PROCESSING FEE if changes need to be made for running specials 10.00 There will be a 10.00 processing fee when Cancelling an ad before it is published for the first time. 10 processing fee if changes need to be made for running specials APARTMENTS FOR RENT APARTMENTS FOR RENT Barbara Gerbasio RE Management Co. 201-998-8415 barbaragerbasio KEARNY 726 Elm St. 3 1 2 Lg rooms H HW supplied hardwood floors. laundry in basement. close to shopping & Transportation Adv. Feb 15th 960. 3 Room Apt. Hardwood Floors H HW supplied Laundry in Basement. Close to Trans Shopping 930 Will Consider Small pet THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6 2013 The Observer is not responsible for typographical errors. Credit for errors will not be granted after the next week s publication. No changes or refunds. Deadline for classifieds is Monday by 4 00 PM. CLASSIFIEDS APARTMENTS FOR RENT HARRISON- 1st floor. 5 rooms. 1 250. 1 1 2 month security. Separate utilities. No pets. Available.Now (973)715-7407 HARRISON- 2 bedrooms Big LR Kitchen Balcony. Newly painted and new floors. 2nd. and 3rd. floor. Available now. (201)803-9148 (201)898-7670 27 To place an ad call 201-991-1600 classified EMPLOYMENT HEATING & COOLING RED STAR APARTMENTS FOR RENT HARRISON 3 bedroom apt. on 2nd floor of 3 family house modern kitchen & bath Laundry hookup & storage in basement. No pets. Close to park schools & transportation. 1400 month plus 1-1 2 months sec. dep. Available 3 1 13. Call (973)484-7576 APARTMENTS FOR RENT HARRISON Near NYC Transportation 2 bedrooms Newly renovated Available Now. (973)484-6155 (201)898-3138 HARRISON NEW LISTING 43 Cleveland Ave. 1 bedroom bonus room of kitchen. 3 years old. Upper level. Excellent neighborhood. No pets. No smoking. Separate utilities. 850 month 1-1 2 months security. Available February 1st (954)448-3339 HARRISON Newly renovated 2nd floor 5 room apt. Walking distance to PATH. 1300 w possible parking. 1 month security utilities (973)482-8543 (908)451-6023 HARRISON Newly renovated. Near PATH. 850 month 1-1 2 months security. 1 bedroom LR bathroom and kitchen w stove and refrigerator. No pets. No smoking. Call Ana after 6pm (201)407-0568 Cell (732)671-8473 Home HARRISON Second floor 3 BR LR DR Kitchen 1400 utilities 1 month security no pets close to PATH Available now. (201)401-8138 HARRISON Spacious top floor 3 bedroom apt. w dishwasher laundry room washer dryer hook-up in apt. Short walking distance to PATH. 1400 month. Available March 1st. (908)327-1866 HARRISON Studio with kitchen no stove private entrance recently renovated close to path 675 utilities included one month security (201)388-3499 Theresa HARRISON Updated bath & Kitchen 3 BR near PATH. Pay own utilities. No pet. Credit references required. 1 1 2 months security. Available. Phone (973)809-2035 or (973)483-3682 APARTMENTS FOR RENT N.ARLINGTON 3 bedroom apt. in 2 familly house. 2nd floor close to NY transportation & school. 1400 month. Heat included. Call (201)935-1951 (201)788-4759 N.ARLINGTON 4 large rooms hardwood floors easy access to schools & public transit. No pets. 1295 (973)467-5195 N.ARLINGTON Beautiful 1st floor apartment in 2 family house. 3 bedrooms LR DR kitchen. Hardwood floors throughout. Extra closets large rooms. Washer dryer hook-up off-street parking. in move in condition. Quiet street. Near schools & NYC transit. No pets. No smoking. Call (973)338-0909 N.ARLINGTON Furnish apartment for 1 person living room kitchen Dining Room All utilities included central air heat TV Fios internet Share entrance Near Laundromat & cleaners 950 1 month security Available Now Call (201)955-1627 N.ARLINGTON Light and airy 4 room apt. Quiet neighborhood 1050 mo utilities One year lease. 1-1 2 months security. No pets. (973)838-1662 N.ARLINGTON Recently remodeled. 3 Extra large rooms 1 bedroom apt. HT HW included. Near transportation. Available Now. (201)997-0009 APARTMENTS FOR RENT JERSEY CITY JERSEY CITY- NEAR CITY UNIVERSITY. Spacious lovely 6-rooms (1200 sq. ft.) 2-1 2 bedrooms newly renovated private home. Near Light Rail buses. (Easy access Exchange Place NYC trans. highways). Great closets storage A C lrg kitchen (new refrigerator stove) modern bath cable ready. Good parking quiet area. NO PETS. (201)433-5274 BELLEVILLE Furnished 1 large room for rent for 1 person. 500 month. Private bathroom. No kitchen. Ready to move. Utilities and cable included. No smoking. No pets. We speak spanish english. Available now. (201)852-8216 BELLVILLE area Room for Rent single person mature resonsibleand Non-smoking No kitchen share bathroom se habla espanol. (973)986-7848 Kearny Very nice and clean room w bathroom. No kitchen. One block from Kearny Ave. Female preferred 400 security (973)668-8305 ROOM FOR RENT Groomer Needed With Experience Must Be responsible & Love Animals Call (201)991-0301 (973)277-2996 HARRISON 3 bedrooms 1-1 2 baths LR DR kitchen washer dryer dishwasher. Garage. No pets. 1300 month Available February (973)493-0983 HARRISON 3 rooms 1 bedroom apartment. 3rd floor. Central AC. 800 plus utilities. No pets. 1 month security (973)985-7552 HARRISON 3rd floor apt. 3 Bedroom newly renovated. Walk to trains. HT HW included. 1200 electricity. Call Joe (973)769-4897 HARRISON 4 rooms 1st floor. No pets. Smoke free. 1000 Utilities. 1 1 2 months security. References required. (973)482-9786 HARRISON 5 rooms 3 BR Modern near PATH No pets Pay own utilities references required (973)483-3682 or (973)809-2035 HARRISON Cleveland Ave. 2 bedrooms kitchen LR. Good condition. 1000 month. Separate utilites. One month security. Available March 1st. No pets. (201)618-6984 HARRISON Frank E. Rodgers. Blvd. N. 3 bedroom apt. 2nd floor 1000 1 month security utilities not included. No Pets. No smoking. Near transportation schools and stores. (973)483-1067 HARRISON Large 2 bedroom apt. Separate utilities extra clean no pets. 1260. Security required. Parking space included. Available March 1st. (201)991-6804 Call After 5-8pm ask for Alex Immediate Assts Needed Health CO Exp 3 Dept s Available Will Train FT & PT 12- 18 p hr Call Olga 973-748-5251 X304 Heating & A C Service 267 Kearny Ave. Kearny NJ 07032 Licensed and insured NJ-HIC 13vh06216100 All type of heating & Air Conditioning repair. Installations Upgrades Maintenance service Startups. (201)600-9959 HANDYMAN LYNDHURST LYNDHURST 1 bdrm apt. walk-in closet 1st level near NYC transportation schools shopping. Small Pets OK. Separate utilities. 975 month (646)248-1897. LYNDHURST 3 rooms 1 bedroom EIK hardwood floors off-street parking. No pets. No smoking. 1-1 2 months security. Available now 875 month. (201)438-0535 LYNDHURSTNICE AND BRIGHT 4 Room apt 2nd floor 2 family home No smoking No pets New refrigerator incl. Near NY transportation and park Ht HW included Available Feb 1st 1100 Plus security (201)438-0132 POT WASHER PREP NEWARK NEWARK 1st fl. 2BDRM LR HT HW included 875 1 month sec. 973-776-4514 or 862-202-4725 NEWARK Forest Hill Section 1 bedroom apt. 1st floor. Near schools and subway. Off-street parking. Separate utilities. 800 month (862)684-0526 or (201)991-2280 for wholesale bakery for 25-30 hours a week Mature serious Hardworking call (201)635-9400 Interior Exterior new & repairs. All types of Carpentry.Reasonable rates quality work reliable experienced. 13VH06620900 DO IT ALL (201)991-3223 FURNISHED ROOM BELLEVILLE Furnished Room. 575 month. Available Now. New floors 600 month Available mid March. Share kitchen Bath. Utilities and cable included. Gentleman Preffered. No Smoking Drinking Call (973)302-4447 (862)888-7290 SEEKING a Sous Chef for Breakfast & Lunch specialty kitchen cafe Looking for very reliable motivated and outgoing team player who is a foodie at heart. Several shifts available at our espresso bar kiosk as well. 201-507-1800 Ask for Han FAIR DEAL DAN Handyman Painter Sheetrock and Plastering Odd Jobs. Basic plumbing repair leaky faucets replace faucets sinks toilets. Replace windows and door screens. 20 years experience. (201)448-1563 LANDSCAPING MARIO ESPOSITO LANDSCAPING LLC Fall Clean-ups Lawn maintenance Top Soil Mulch Snow Removal Free Estimates (201)438-3991 NORTH NEWARK N.NEWARK 2nd floor. 2 Bedrooms LR DR Kitchen & Bath. 950 Separate utilities. 1 month security (973)229-9638 N.NEWARK Forest hill. Section 8 accepted. 2 & 3 bedroom Apartments. Newly renovated. Available immediately. Call (973)202-8580 (973)925-3812 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Complete BBQ Restaurant. For sale in Harrison 29 000 Call (973)342-0255 SERVICES OFFERED Any Size Bathroom Renovated 3 999 N. ARLINGTON N.ARLINGTON Recently Renovated 1 BR Apt. 1st Floor 900 utilities Plus 1 month security N.ARLINGTON Recently renovated 3 BR Apt. 2nd Floor 1250 utilities Plus 1 month security N.ARLINGTON Recently Renovated 2 BR Apt 1200 utilities Plus 1 month security Free Parking Spot Call (201)966-8095 N.ARLINGTON 1 bedroom garden style apt. available. New kitchen bath & windows. HT HW included. Please call Lisa (201)891-1951 EMPLOYMENT Customer Service English Spanish A Must Mon. - Fri. 10-6pm Sat. 10- 5pm Fax resume to (201)955-1148 ROOFING G & R Builders All Roofing & Siding. Also Repairs. Work guaranteed. Special rates. exp. Dec. 2012 Lic. 13VH02536200 Free Estimates 20% Senior Citizen Discounts (201)893-0656 FLO JOE (973)481-5556 Income Tax Service NAATS Inc. Special offer 50 Return 27 John St. Kearny Contact 718-314-5618 APARTMENT WANTED Retired female needs 1st floor 2 bedroom apt. in Kearny or N.Arlington. Private home or duplex. Walking distance of Kearny Ave or Ridge Rd. Call Jean at 1(856)429-8474 E.NEWARK Room for rent. No smoking utilities included. Available now. (973)868-7999 (973)481-0344 RUTHERFORD RUTHERFORD Modern 2 BR Apt In excellent location 1 bath LR kitchen Close to Transportation to NYC. 1400. NO PETS . Available now. Call (201) 279-9166 Experienced CDL Drivers Class A B wanted Hazmat tanker doubles and triples a plus Immediate Start Call 201-806-2590 FT PT STEWARTS ROOT BEER Restaurant Now Hiring Waiters waitresses & cooks. Apply at ROOM FOR RENT Doors Decks Kitchen Baths. Complete Home Renovation. Quality workmanship. All work guaranteed. Free Estimate. Fully Insured Nick (201)997-7657 Roofing Siding Specialist. Windows N&J REMODELERS TUTORING MATH TUTOR Retired Math Teacher available for tutoring. Call for appointment (201)935-3645 SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT New Re-roofing Slate Repairs Gutters Cleaned Flat Roofing Also Do Painting Free Estimates Fully Insured RUBBISH REMOVAL ANDRIELLO CLEANOUTS Cut Your Mortgage In Half Maintain Your Current LifeStyle (201)805-4999 Free Call Divorce 339 Court Cost. Bankruptcy 450 Court Cost. 877 Broad St. 208 Newark NJ 07102 (973)273-1325 Some ads may be misleading We ask all readers to use their good judgment when responding to these type of ads in which they ask you for a fee. (201)998-5153 Yards Garages Basements Attics Real Estate Rubbish Removal Demolition Lic.13VH04443200 (201)874-1577 28 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6 2013 The Observer is not responsible for typographical errors. Credit for errors will not be granted after the next week s publication. No changes or refunds. Deadline for classifieds is Monday by 4 00 PM. CLASSIFIEDS PAINTING & DECORATING ALEXANDER PAINTING DECORATING Sheet rock dray wall. Skim coat tape & spackle Water damage. Wallpaper remove. 15 years of experience. Free Estimates. (973)985-6644 To place an ad call 201-991-1600 classified CLEANING SERVICES Homes offices 15 hr two hour min. Move in-out cleaning. Excellent references 973-667-6739 862-210-0681 HOME IMPROVEMENT Handyman Star All inside or outside repairs. Windows painting sheetrock carpentry masonry pressure washing & roofing. No job too big or small. Free estimates. Tom (201)424-5042 Annies Cleaning Service. AUTOMOBILES WANTED 300 500 PAID For Any Junk car van or truck. Paid Cash Rosa Agency realtors know value of education 1-888-869-5865 J & F TOWING CA H 4 JUNK Will clean houses apartment offices. References Couple from Poland 201-997-4932 leave message Painting Decorating interior exterior Paper Hanging ceiling. Full Installation General Repairs. Over 14 years experience. SAL POLIZZOTTO (201)939-8781 FREE ESTIMATE Office Homes Commercial Buildings Townhouses Condo Senior Discounts EXPERT CLEANING SET UP JUST FOR YOU References available at your request Call Sonia Portuguese Espa ol REMODELING SPECIALIST FULLY INS. & LIC. J&L ATWELL Courageous Plumbing HVAC LLC Lic. 11103 Plumbing Heating Cooling Sewer Complete basement pump out & Sump pumps MC VISA and Finace Available 50 off when mention this ad. PLUMBING CAR 200- 500 PAID ON THE SPOT. FREE TOWING 201-428-0441 ANY CAR VAN OR TRUCK. NO TITLE NO KEYS NO PROBLEM. AUTOMOBILES FOR SALE (201)998-6236 CONSTRUCTION (908)962-9432 Happy Hands For Housekeeping Experience Honest Reliable Attention to Detail. References Available. Call Diana(201)4676719 Susana(201)2799567 Home or office cleaning services. Professional with 10 years of experience. Honest and reliable are the hallmark of my work ethic. Impeccable references. call for a FREE estimate. Camila 201-602-2624 Angel Martinez Construccion LLC Chimney Specialist Relining Chimney Caps Leaks Water Proofing Dampers Cleanings Flashings All types of Masonry Chimneys Rebuild Repairs Stucco Roofing Siding & Steps New and Repairs Gutters Service Fully Ins. and License (201)952-0076 (201)206-4845 JOSEPH V. FERRIERO Navy Nissan Sentra 2005 Great condition 35 000 miles asking price 8 500 Please Call (973)652-6810 Paul Do Santos Professional negotiation skills are a must for all real estate agents helping home buyers and sellers especially in the current market. Augusto Neno broker and owner of the Neno-Rosa Agency announced that Paul DoSantos and Maria Candida Santos have been awarded the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation by the Real Estate Negotiation Institute (RENI). The CNE is earned by real estate professionals after successfully completing formal negotiation training from the Real Estate Negotiation Institute. Realtors who receive this certification are among the top 1% of all agents nationally. With professional negotiation skills agents are able to help clients obtain better results in the sale or purchase of their home. CNE agents have a powerful competitive edge because of their ability to 1) communicate effectively to uncover more information 2) help clients understand their options 3) work collaboratively with others and 4) resolve deadlocks. CNE agents have a thorough understanding of how to negotiate effectively to help achieve their client s goals. The Real Estate Negotiation Institute is the leading negotiation training and coaching company in the real estate industry. Tom Hayman Maria Candida Santos the CEO and co-founder of the Real Estate Negotiation Institute including 25 years with The Proctor and Gamble Company (Fortune 50 Company). Hayman says that Any buyer or seller who hires a CNE agent can feel confident they have one of the best trained negotiators in real estate. They should achieve superior results and have better resolution of all issues when represented by a CNE agent. Do Santos has received numerous Top Producer of the Month awards from Rosa Agency was selected Rookie of the Year by Rosa Agency in 2007 and earned the NJAR Circle of Excellence award for 2008-2011. Paul can be reached at 201-206-0695 or through his website Candida Santos has been with Rosa Agency since 2011 and has received numerous Top Producer of the Month awards. Candida is a full time realtor who can be reached at 908577-7796. Rosa Agency is an independently owned and operated real estate company with five local offices and over 100 agents. The Neno-Rosa Agency is located at 551-553 Kearny Ave. in Kearny and services Bergen Hudson Essex and Union counties. For more information visit www.RosaAgency. com or call 201-997-7860. Plumbing & Heating Kitchen and bath remodeling. Carpentry. Fully Ins. Free Est. Lic 165 (201)637-1775 Garage for rent Available immediately North Arlington (201)970-7182 HEALTH GARAGE FOR RENT DRINKING PROBLEM WE CAN HELP CALL A.A. 24 HOURS 1-800-245-1377 WANTED TO BUY Estates Bought & Sold Fine Furniture Antiques Accessories Gold & Silver. Cash Paid (201)920-8875 HOME IMPROVEMENT Seamless Gutters Installed. Gutters Cleaned We-R- Also Dennies Painting & Roofing Slate Roofs repaired. 1(800)479-3262 ELECTRICAL SERVICES Twin Electric 25 years experience Quality Work. Good affordable prices. Senior discounts. Fully Insured. Bonded. Lic. 16158 (973)715-4150 COMPUTER SERVICES J. M. Electronics Computer Repair Free Computer Check-up We Buy & Sell Computers 502 Kearny Ave. Kearny NJ 07032 Call Jeff for more information at (201)486-2057 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE Oak D R table with pads 4 chairs and 18 inch extension 5 years old good condition 365 Call (201)246-1664 Office size shredder GBC brand 160. Lexington hutch dresser oak finish great condition 275. Weight bench DP fit for life 30. Call (973)768-8486 Roofing Siding Windows Doors Decks Painting Tiles & Masonry Sheet Rock All types of Carpentry Lic. 13VH02536200 Free Estimates 20% Senior Citizen Discounts G & R Builders (201)893-0656 HOME IMPROVEMENT HOME IMPROVEMENT ADD-A-LEVEL DORMERS ADD-A-ROOM Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling Windows Doors Decks Siding OWNER PRESENT FROM START TO FINISH PERSONALLY SERVING THE AREA FOR 30 YEARS SAL MAZZOLA HOME IMPROVEMENTS 25 years experience All types of electrical wiring 24 hour emergency service. Free estimate 10% off with ad Lic. 11909 El. Insp. 7566 Emerald Electric (201)955-2678 ELECTRICAL SERVICES To place a classified ad please call 201.991.1600 ELECTRICAL SERVICES GUTTERS D. FITZGERALD PLUMBING PLUMBING (201)280-0600 will have prompt attention LIC. 1637 201-991-7795 973-844-1300 973-743-7759 AAA AMERICAN QUICK SEWER 24 HOUR SERVICE PLUMBING HEATING www. theobserver. com THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6 2013 29 One of 3 robbery suspects nabbed 2 remain at large Nutley P.D. responded to Washington Ave. and Rutgers Place at 3 59 p.m. on Jan. 28 on a report of a robbery. The victim told police he was assaulted by three individuals who punched him hit him in the head with a tree branch and then stole his two cellular phones a Motorola Droid 4 and a Motorola Droid X valued at about 600 apiece. Police said the victim who was treated by the Nutley Rescue Squad described his alleged attackers as three black juveniles between ages 15 and 17 and wearing North Face black puffy coats and black knitted winter hats. One was listed as about 5-feet-seven and 175 pounds another was described as about 5-feet-five and 130 pounds and the other also as about 5-feet-five and 130 pounds and wearing shoes with orange markings. Police said an individual matching a description of one of the suspects was arrested at River Road and Grant Ave. and taken to the Essex County Corrections Facility after processing. Police said they recovered the victim s cellular phones in a nearby rear yard. Detectives were continuing an investigation of the incident. In other activities logged by Nutley P.D. during the past week warrants from Wood-Ridge for 551 from Pequannock for 500 and from Essex Fells for 133. Nutley P.D. released Delvalle to Wood-Ridge P.D. after issuing him tickets charging him with driving an unregistered vehicle and driving while suspended. A Barclay Drive resident reported a possible scam to police. The resident told officers he got a phone call from a man who identified himself as Miguel Lopez from the disconnection department of an alleged utility company who informed him that unless he paid 200 by 6 p.m. his power would be shut off. After checking with PSE&G the resident said he was told that his account was in good standing and his power would remain. Police said the resident then called back the original caller and spoke to a David Rodriguez and told him he wouldn t be making any payment. In the presence of Nutley P.D. the resident called the number back but this time got a recording saying You have reached the disconnect department. Leave your name number and we will get back to you. No company name was mentioned on the recording police said. advised of the problem and Nutley Fire Department shut off all utilities. Jan. 29 At 8 18 p.m. a Cambridge Heights resident returned home but couldn t get inside police said. It was learned that a property company had winterized the house and changed the locks but after being informed of the situation police said the company realized it had serviced the wrong home. After the company came to the location and let the owner inside police said the owner told them that an expensive necklace was missing. Police said they found no sign of forced entry. Detectives are investigating. Jan. 28 At 4 p.m. police responded to a River Road apartment on a report of a burglary. The occupant told police they d secured only the bottom lock on their door when they left in the morning and upon returning found the closet doors and drawers open and various items taken an iPad a red laptop about 10 in change and several pieces of jewelry. At 10 19 a.m. a Cathedral Ave. resident called police to report that someone had stolen their Honda Civic sometime after having parked it on Kingsland St. at 9 30 p.m. the previous night. The owner said that a pair of keys were left under the driver s seat. Also inside were a pair of snowboard boots and a boom box subwoofer. At 2 04 a.m. police spotted a large amount of water pouring from an E. Centre St. residence. Nutley Fire Department responded gained entry and shut off the water but not before the building had sustained much damage police said. After being unable to reach the property owner police summoned Nutley Water Department who were unable to turn off the main into the building at that time. Later the owner was contacted and Nutley Code Enforcement was notified. Jan. 26 At 3 53 p.m. police responded to a Hancox Ave. residence on the report of a theft. The victims told police their laptop computer a Compaq 2010 valued at about 500 and charger were gone. Police said they found no sign of forced entry. A Long Time Tradition Continues in East Newark... Restaurant & Bar Jan. 31 Police responded to an Edgewood Ave. residence at 8 49 a.m. on an activated alarm. Police said the outside Feb. 1 appeared secure but they At 12 53 p.m. police respotted what appeared to be sponded to an E. Centre St. semi-fresh pry marks near residential location where the the door handle and dead property manager showed bolt on the rear entry door. them the glass entry door The owner who d left the had been damaged the door house a few minutes before was smashed and door frame the alarm sounded was conpartly bent as though sometacted by police. one had repeatedly kicked Jan. 30 the door probably sometime At 11 43 p.m. police reduring the past 12 hours. sponded to a Rhoda Ave. At 3 06 a.m. police conduct- residence after getting a ed a motor vehicle stop at call from a neighbor about a Wayne Place after a random hazardous condition at that license plate check disclosed residence. After gaining acthat the vehicle s registration cess to the house police said was expired. 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Goodyear Michelin Cooper Bridgestone Continental & More AUTOMOTIVE & COMMERCIAL TIRES Seniors James Teresco III of Bloomfield and Selena Hart of North Arlington were among students at Paramus Catholic High School who took center stage recently in a performance of the hit comedy Stage Door in the Paramus Catholic High School Auditorium from Jan. 18 to 20. Over 500 people attended the performances. Students began rehearsing in the fall. There were 32 students in the cast and seven in the stage crew. Stage Door written by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman concerns a group of young girls who have come to New York to study acting and find jobs. Over the course of the play we learn about their hopes ambitions challenges and struggles as they try to find their place in the acting industry. James Loranger an English and drama teacher at Paramus Catholic High School directed the production. He said I am very proud of the cast and crew who worked so hard to make this production a success. 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THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6 2013 31 Coats for kids Marie Griffs principal of Roosevelt Elementary School North Arlington and Deputy Grand Knight Bill Rottner of the Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus Council 3428 with one of the approximately 100 winter jackets the Knights distributed to children in need throughout local communities as part of its 2012 Coats for Kids program. During the last four years Knights of Columbus Councils nationwide have distributed 72 000 winter coats. Spelling Bee finalists Grand Knight Bill Mackey of Queen of Peace Council 3428 of the Knights of Columbus congratulates the finalists of the council s recently held Spelling Bee. Pictured from l. are Savannah Pizarro - first place Alex Ruiz - second place and Desiree Loyola - third place. Pizarro proved to be the best speller out of a field of 30 contestants and is invited to represent the council at the March 10 Diocesan Regional Spelling Bee to be held in Secaucus. THEME VALENTINE S DAY ACROSS 1. Good night kiss spot 6. Old age archaic 9. De Valera s land 13. My Own Private _____ 14. Big Island flower necklace 15. Kind of sentence 16. Things that are unacceptable 17. Some watch the Super Bowl just for these 18. Irregular 19. Isolde s tragic lover 21. The man behind the massacre 23. Unagi on sushi menu 24. Stag 25. Grease holder 28. Elders teachings 30. St. Valentine s occupation 35. 7th letter of Greek alphabet pl. 37. ____ Lofgren musician 39. Banal or commonplace 40. Astronaut s insignia 41. To impede or bara 43. America s favorite 44. Extremist 46. Old Russian autocrat 47. Bone-dry 48. A one-horse open ride 50. Iliad e.g. 52. Name fit for a king 53. Getting warm 55. Bovine sound 57. Bella s choice 60. Shall I _______ thee to a summer s day 64. Style of abstractionism popular in 1960s 65. Word of possibility 67. Under deck 68. Eagle s home 69. Part of T.G.I.F. 70. Eat away 71. End of a leg 72. Surf turf 73. Motion Picture Association of America e.g. DOWN 1. Bar order 2. Sensory input 3. Indian princess 4. Selected 5. Inexpensive inn especially for youths 6. Distinctive flair 7. ___ Zeppelin Last Week s Solutions 8. Tony Manero s music 9. Introduced in Europe in 1999 10. One who is __ __ it 11. Most popular Valentine s Day gift 12. Compass reading 15. Student s piece 20. Dateless 22. Matterhorn e.g. 24. Bartender s soda choice 25. Cupid s mom 26. __ ___ costs 27. Certain buds do this 29. Reduced Instruction Set Computer 31. Fleur-de-lis 32. Type of duck 33. Mall stop 34. Teletype machine for short 36. Delhi wrap 38. All My Children e.g. 42. Movie trailer e.g. 45. Related on the father s side 49. Of a female 51. Like a funereal procession 54. Administrative 56. La Boh me e.g. 57. Fencer s weapon 58. Some choose this over truth 59. Court order 60. Benign lump 61. A bunch 62. Traveled on 63. Water carrier 64. Dunce 66. 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