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February 13 2013 www.theobserver.com Vol CXXV No. 40 COVERING BELLEVILLE BLOOMFIELD EAST NEWARK HARRISON KEARNY LYNDHURST NORTH ARLINGTON NUTLEY Fraud ring smashed by feds By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent A Lyndhurst man was among 18 people named last week in connection with an international crime ring described by U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman as one of the largest credit card fraud schemes ever charged by the Department of Justice. The suspect Vinod Dadlani 49 was arrested Feb. 5 by federal agents who conducted sweeps in New Jersey New York Pennsylvania and Connecticut following an 18 -month investigation by the FBI. In addition to Dadlani New Jersey arrestees included residents of Iselin and Jersey City. The other defendants live in Staten Island Queens Long Island and Philadelphia. According to Fishman s office those charged were allegedly involved in a sprawling criminal enterprise that stretched across dozens of states and numerous countries. At a press conference in Newark Fishman said The losses in this case are in a word massive. The current confirmed loss is 200 million but final figures may grow beyond that Fishman s office said. The primary suspects allegedly fabricated identities to obtain credit cards and doctored credit reports to pump up the spending and borrowing power associated with the cards. They would then borrow or spend as much as they could . . . and not repay the debts looting businesses and financial institutions Fishman s office reported. The ring is said to have cresee FRAUD page 3 more arrests in murder of Kearny teen Eric Shelton Kyeeth L. Smith Lamar D. Farrar Photos courtesy HCPO T The HCPO has also now offered a possible motive for the Jan. 17 killing retaliahree more men have tion over an ongoing dispute been arrested in conbetween alleged street gang nection with murder members and members of of 16-year-old Alishia Colon the victim s family. who was shot dead in her Colon however was not Kearny home last month believed to be part of that Hudson County Acting Pros- dispute at all and her death ecutor Gaetano T. Gregory was but the tragic conseannounced Thursday. quence of the feud. By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent Published reports have identified the street gang as the Latin Kings but the prosecutor s office would neither confirm nor deny that affiliation. The suspects taken into custody last week were Kyeeth L. Smith 21 of Willingboro Lamar D. Farrar 22 of East Orange and Eric L. Shelton 19 of Orange. They have each been charged with first-degree felony murder and with burglary. Smith and Farrar were arrested by the prosecutor s homicide detectives on Feb. 6 at or near their homes. Shelton was arrested Feb. 7 in Westchester Pa. where he is student at Cheyney University. see ARRESTS page 23 Pu fing in parks may be prohibited By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent HARRISON So you re a 10-year-old Little Leaguer getting up to bat and you hear your dad cheering. You sneak a peak at his bleacher seat and suddenly you notice him light up a cigarette. But you remember seeing signs in your school prohibiting smoking and you begin to wonder about those puffs of smoke starting to filter close to the field. It s that kind of creative thinking that the advocacy group Global Advisers on Smoke-Free Policy (GASP) hopes to foster in its statewide campaign to get local and county governments to ban smoking in public recreation areas. And it s got local officials thinking too. At its meeting last Wednesday night the Harrison Board of Health voted to ask the town s governing body to consider introducing an ordinance to establish smoke-free zones around the community. It sounds like a worthwhile thing said Town Clerk Attorney Paul Zarbetski. For me I don t like walking through a cloud of smoke even if it s outside. The mayor [Ray McDonough] says if the board s recommending that then yes we ll go forward with it Zarbetski added. For now Zarbetski said we re looking at parks and playgrounds Roosevelt Park which takes in the basketball and soccer courts and Library steps the Little League field and two Sussex St. playgrounds. If we expand it we ll go from there. That means that the public riverwalk behind the Hess station at Harrison Ave. for example won t be affected. GASP Executive Director Karen Blumenfeld did an education presentation in Secaucus at last Wednesday s see SMOKING page 12 14 02 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13 2013 West Hudson Publishing Company s Fastest Growing Free Weekly Newspaper Established 1887 Family Owned & Operated Town hopes to fetch Green Acres cash By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent KEARNY The proposed dog park for Kearny is a step closer now that Town Council has voted to authorize applying for 231 742 in state Green Acres funding to develop the facility on less than an acre of Riverbank Park. Council members acted last week after hearing only supportive comments from several members of the public invited to speak on the topic Feb. 5 including one who brought a petition containing 400 names of residents favoring it. Altogether the town has received petitions bearing the names of some 800 dog park proponents. I m very excited said Councilwoman Carol Jean Doyle who has helped lead the charge for the facility. Doyle said that some recommendations from the public would likely be incorporated into the plans such as staggered gates one opening to a holding area as a safety factor and a second leading to the park itself. Also Doyle said prompted by the recent fatal dog attack at the Windsor St. Playground the town would arrange for the park s pe- Mary Tortoreti President Robert Pezzolla General Manager ADVERTISING Natalie Rodriguez - Ulloa Classified Asst.to GM Kim Pezzolla Sales Photo courtesy of Michael Neglia EDITORIAL Jim Hague Sportswriter Melissa Bastek Copywriter Ron Leir Correspondent Karen Zautyk Correspondent ART DEPARTMENT Michelle Rybeck Graphic Designer Winie Pachas Graphic Designer Schematic shows layout of proposed dog park for site shown above. the park until closing at dusk. Owners of dogs acting aggressively or inappropriately would be asked to remove those animals Doyle said. Directing owners with cars to park in the lot just south of Skinner s Automotive on Passaic Ave. As outlined in the Green Acres application prepared by Town Engineer Michael Neglia the state funding would support a facility for dogs to exercise and play off-leash in a controlled environment and under the supervision of owners. see DOG PARK page 531 Kearny Ave. Kearny N.J. 07032 Phone 201-991-1600 Fax 201-991-8941 www.theobserver.com rimeter fencing to go down deep enough so that a dog can t dig its way underneath and get outside the park s confines. Doyle said the town would also deal with these issues related to the proposed dog park Providing a good water flushing system to clean the park regularly after use. This will be done at the insistence of Mayor Alberto Santos she said. Arranging for someone from the Department of Public Works to closely monitor 30 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. 13 Thursday Feb. 14 Friday Feb.15 Saturday Feb. 16 Sunday Feb. 17 Inside Editorial .................................................................. 06 Around Town ......................................................... 13 Real Estate ............................................................. 21 Obituaries ............................................................... 25 Classifieds .............................................................. 26 Business Directory ............................................... 29 42 44 47 33 28 Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Snow Shower Mostly Cloudy Wind THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13 2013 03 Year of celebration for Legion Post 282 By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent HARRISON -The other day we visited Harrison Post No. 282 of the American Legion to learn a bit about its history. This in anticipation of the Post s 75th anniversary to be marked officially in January 2014. We plan to go back again soon in hopes of meeting one of its oldest members a World War I veteran. But you say (at least those of you who know your U.S. history) hasn t the last surviving American veteran of World War I died yet Yes. In West Virginia in 2011. At age 110. So who in Harrison. . . . We ll tell you all about it later. The story is worth waiting for. To return to the present We received a wealth of information on Post 282 during an interview with Edwin G. Marshman past Commander and current finance officer. We met at the Legion s headquarters at 8 Patterson St. just off Harrison Ave. a building that has a pretty interesting history of its own. The two-story structure looks like any of a number of wood-frame houses that line Harrison s side streets but this one had once been part of the Peter Hauck estate and Hauck Brewery which had roots in town since the late 19th century. The Post s HQ had actually been the old laundry building on the estate. The Legion bought it early in 1941 two years after the group organized in January 1939. Two months of frantic efforts followed to prepare the Post for its dedication in May 1941 a Post history (written by Marshman) notes. Pride of place in the social area today belongs to the beautifully crafted leather and gleaming-wood bar built in 1951 where generations of veterans have raised a toast or two to absent friends absent heroes. Marshman who will turn 85 on March 2 has all the Post s important dates in his head. He should. He has been a member for 48 years and has written the commemorative histories for 282 s 30th 40th 50th and 65th anniversaries. And he ll produce a brand new one for the 75th. The Kearny resident an Army veteran of the Korean War also publishes a Post newspaper The Legion Sentry three times a year. He is the proverbial walking history book of Post 282 and when he gazes around the room filled with photos and plaques and memorabilia his pride in the Legion and its members present and past is evident. In the commemorative booklet he wrote for the 65th anniversary in 2004 Marshman detailed the rise and fall and rise again of Post membership. The period after World War II saw the biggest influx. Among the servicemen returning home were several former members of the Harrison High School Band and they set about organizing a Post 282 marching band. From 1947 to the early 50s the band flourished winning many prizes and competitions including the American Legion State Championship three years in a row 1946 47 and 48. Peak membership was during WWII 250. Today the number is about 75. A slow but steady decline in membership in veterans organizations in general occurred from the mid- 50s to the mid- 60s. 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According to Stringham the 3.4 million that the district proposes to spend would pay for A multi-purpose all-weather synthetic turf field that would accommodate football soccer baseball and track and field events. A regulation six-lane track around the perimeter of the field. Boys and girls bathrooms. A coaches team room. A concessions stand. A storage area for athletic equipment. A garage to accommodate all rolling stock. Stringham noted that separate and apart from the scope of the referendum the district already has installed new bleachers and construction of new locker rooms is expected to begin later this year. If the referendum passes Stringham said the owner of a house with an average assessment of 319 000 could expect to take a 60 a year hit on school taxes to pay off the debt starting with interest payments in 2014 when construction would begin. Opponents of the referendum such as Mayor Peter Massa recall how Hurricane Irene deluged Collins Field and worry that the proposed improvements will go for naught if another massive storm spreading potential toxins from Passaic River spillover hits the area. Said Massa I feel it s not a smart move [to redo the field] unless serious remediation is in place to protect the site. And he added it doesn t make sense to invest so much money when the county is going to spend 5 million to renovate recreation fields just a half-mile away. 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Rates and loan terms are subject to change without prior notice. THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13 2013 05 continued from previous page Stringham and Board President George McDermott said that the state and federal environmental agencies and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have forbidden the district from erecting a barrier wall to prevent intrusion by storm waters. In fact McDermott said putting up such a wall would prevent the water from moving back into the river. It would take longer for the water to get out. In the aftermath of a heavy rainstorm McDermott said district workers would use specially designed machines that have the capacity to soak up silt and other materials that may have collected on the field s synthetic surface and within a matter of hours the field is playable. One parent worried about the possible presence of contaminants washing from the river onto the field recalling that her son had come home from playing there and the smell that came off his clothes was disgusting. Stringham said that the state Department of Environmental Protection tested the field in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and didn t find anything dangerous. McDermott added I d never allow any child to play on a field without the profes- sionals first testing to make sure it was safe. All of the new buildings that would house the storage area team meeting room and bathrooms would be elevated two feet above the high water mark for a total of seven feet above ground to protect against excess water Stringham said. While the garage portion of the complex would remain on ground level Stringham said there would be louvers in the rear to allow flood water to flow through without compromising the property. If a tidal storm hit the district would move its rolling stock to high ground at the high school off Ridge Road he said. We re going to protect our investment Stringham said. Asked whether improvements that Bergen County has planned for nearby Riverside Park including a multi-pur- pose field and track would serve the district just as well as the proposed Collins Field revamping Stringham said that only football and soccer would be accommodated and that neither bathrooms nor locker rooms would be provided. Moreover McDermott added North Arlington would have no guarantee it could get to use the field when the district applied to the county for a permit. And he said plans call for only a four-lane track which isn t acceptable to Hudson County athletic officials. Making a pitch for voter support School Trustee Anthony Blanco said This [Collins Field project] is my baby. I started [the plans for it] four years ago. 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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 theobserver.com or mailed to 531 Kearny Ave. Kearny N.J. 07032. Anonymous letters will not be published under any circumstances. 06 Let it snow let it snow let it snow es I m one of those perverse individuals who love snow. I don t love power outages or falling tree limbs or ice (unless it s on a rink) but snow is magnificent. (Don t argue with me. You have your opinion I have mine.) Anyway the weekend s storm brought to mind two snow-related stories both of which date to the days when I lived in Brooklyn. I may have shared these before. If so sorry but they re worth repeating. The first involves shoveling. Back then I commuted by subway and walking home from the station following snowstorms I was always struck by something strange. This was a neighborhood of Y brownstones and most of the homeowners would as was the law clear the snow from the sidewalks in front of their homes. But every so often a pedestrian would encounter a sidewalk that hadn t been touched. The snow was as pristine and deep as when it had first stopped falling. There were enough of these law-flouters to rouse my curiosity so I started asking around. And what I was told was this If you cleared your sidewalk of snow and ice but someone later fell on it anyway that person could sue you. HOWEVER if you didn t touch it if you shoveled not at all and someone fell they had to sue the city instead because the city had not enforced the law. The homeowner became litigation-proof. I couldn t quite believe it so I called a source at the Department of Sanitation who confirmed that the story was true. Luckily not too many people especially in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhoodS of newcomers were aware of the loophole. Otherwise there d likely be not a shoveled sidewalk in the five boroughs. Now this was years ago. For all I know the loophole has since been closed so don t go telling your NYC friends how to beat the law. And I have no idea how sidewalk-clearing ordinances work in The Observer towns so don t assume you re in the clear if you don t clear. Story 2 occurred in the same neighborhood. Again walking home in the snow one night--it was still falling--I noticed that the streets were simply sparkling. This was a very special snow something I d not seen before because it was as if those streets had been sprinkled with crystals or stardust. The sight was magical. The truth was not. The next morning the City of New York announced that anyone in my part of Brooklyn who wanted to file a claim against it for a flat tire (or two or four) was invited to do so. There would be no challenges against said claim. (That may have been the only time the NYC bureaucracy was so gracious.) The mounds of rock salt for the plows spreaders had been stored on a pier in Red Hook. The same pier where the city operated a recycling facility. In the dark and stormy night some plow driver mistakenly loaded his vehicle not with salt but with crushed glass. And he proceeded to unwittingly spread it through streets near and far. In spring you could still see shards of glass glittering against the curbs. So much for stardust. Karen Zautyk P.S. Speaking of rock salt This week marks the second anniversary of North Arlington s Great Salt Robbery when 75 tons were stolen from a town storage facility on Disposal Road. 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But the problem is the young fellas come home from service and find there is no work for them in this area so they move on. But Harrison Post 282 under its current Commander Kevin Kochell -- as under the very first Commander John Flynn and all those in between -- has lost none of its enthusiasm. Neither has the Ladies Auxiliary. The Post has planned a full year of events for 2013 leading up to the 75th anniversary Everything from a Mardi Gras fest other parties and picnics and a formal dinner scheduled for the fall. There will also be the solemn remembrances such as the annual Memorial Day Mass at Holy Cross Church. Keep an eye on the Around Town column in The Observer for specific events. You can help the anniversary project by checking your attics and basements for military memorabilia particularly from the 1950s to mid- 60s. For more informa- Photo by Karen Zautyk Ed Marshman with collection of portraits of past Post No. 282 Commanders. tion contact Marshman at 201-998-0662. Now about that World War I veteran we hope to meet. He s a former Commander George Holschuh U.S. Army. During World War II Marshman said Holschuh used to go to the train station to see off the Harrison troops and hand each of the men 5. When they started coming home he was back at the station to greet them --and sign them up for the American Legion. His photo hangs on the Post wall along with those of other past Commanders. Well it hangs there now. Time was when the pictures were on another wall George s photo and only his kept falling down. Maybe he didn t like the view from that wall. In any case he would not stay put. We tried a dozen different ways to secure it and nothing worked Marshman said. Finally all the pictures were moved. So far so good. Except for the footsteps. When the Post is nearly empty or very quiet Marshman told us there is the sound of someone pacing back and forth on the top- floor in the former meeting room. The empty former meeting room. Someone will go upstairs to check for the source of the sound and there is never anyone up there. The footsteps have been heard by many members Marshman said. Because of the weirdness with the photo they are sure it is George walking about perhaps as a reminder to the members of the Legion s mission to assist vets. I think he s trying to tell us to keep doing the job we are supposed to do said Marshman. One other thing when Marshman led me over to the wall of photos I had not yet heard one word about a ghost or the falling photo or even Holschuh s name. But among all the portraits guess which one my eyes were drawn to first and immediately. We have every intention of going back when the Post is nearly empty or very quiet and see if George makes his presence known. I hope so. He like all veterans deserves a personal thank you for his service to America and liberty. 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Family members must be native speakers of English and be able to treat the stu- dent like their own family. Participating families will be offered compensation except for summer vacation when students return home. All students come with their own insurance and spending money. GLSN will serve and provide host families with dedicated support staff host family training and 24 hours emergency support when needed. Families wishing toto join this memorable opportunity to make cultural exchanges with young international students may request an application to GLSN at 215-9493380 or at director glsn.org. North Arlington s Little Secret The uncloaking of The Angry Coffee Bean By Laurie Perrone Observer Correspondent pon walking into The Angry Coffee Bean Coffeehouse and Caf located at 89 Ridge Road in North Arlington New Jersey one would get the feel of a trendy coffeehouse a la Manhattan. Though it needs no Manhattan trend-setting to uphold its pull-out-all-the-stops New York Coffeehouse theme owners Eileen and Michael Cassano one- upped their own ingenuity in authenticity by hiring their Executive Chef Daniel Sullivan. Sullivan is a graduate from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York. He stayed on in New York working at various restaurants and cafes until his fascination with the fast-paced scene waned after eight years. He wanted to work in a much smaller environment for more creative control in the kitchen. During an interview with The Observer Sullivan whipped up a delicious foray of Arugula salad with baked melt-in-your-mouth goat cheese cranberries walnuts and a balsamic vinegar reduction seductive red velvet chocolate chip pancakes sprinkled with powdered sugar and lightly drizzled with maple cream cheese syrup and sinful stuffed French toast made from Balthazar bakery brioche bread cut thick and stuffed with fresh berry cream cheese all made-to-order as everything is always made at The Angry Coffee Bean. Speaking about one of his many other culinary creations Chef Sullivan recommended For a quick lighter fare try the grilled vegetable wrap with homemade garlic hummus or our Quinoa Taboule salad. Quinoa is packed with proteins and Omega3s. out&about THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13 2013 09 U Clockwise from top r. The fully equipped and never-lacking-in-atmosphere entertainment lounge cafe personnel back from l. Executive Chef Daniel Sullivan Sous Chefs Robert Flythe and Chris Nazzarreto and co-owner Eileen Cassano front from l. dishwasher Thomas Hanson and server Natalie Cassano Berry Cream Cheese French Toast co-owners Eileen and Michael Cassano and shop logo. Sullivan also spends time encouraging creativity in both his Sous Chefs Chris Nazzaretto and Robert Flythe. Nazzaretto holds kitchen craftsmanship that is not to be ignored much like his teacher. While Nazzarretto was packing up to leave for the night he mentioned his special Carne Asada marinated Filet Mignon over mixed greens with roasted peppers tomatoes red onions shredded cheddar and black beans with a citrus vinaigrette. Eileen admits that grocery shopping nearly every day is a minor struggle well worth the payoff in being able to deliver fresh products to her customers. Selling out of fish and chips every Saturday and Sunday speaks volumes about its return on investment. Even the smallest details such as coffee aroma texture and taste mean so much to the Cassanos. They have their coffee beans micro-roasted from The Red House Roaster in Union City New Jersey. Eileen said that the beans are still warm when she takes them out of the bag. She observed how see COFFEE page 15 10 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13 2013 If you see a pothole . . . . . KEARNY In the old days if you were driving around town and ran over a giant pothole that tore up your tailpipe and tires you d pick up the phone and call the Town Hall and no doubt scream your head off. Well ever since Silicon Valley geeks devised the microchip and began fashioning digital devices we ve been given a great gift. Now there s no need to go through all that trouble or to rant and rave at some unfortunate government bureaucrat assuming one is available to listen to you. No as of Feb. 6 the Town of Kearny has obligingly put into service SeeClickFix an App for iPhone and Android users or if you prefer an online and mobile interface as the new operation is referenced on the town website. This place-based reporting platform which relies on your Smartphone having a GPS function allows folks to use their digitally-enhanced electronic gadgets to tap into the town s computer system and report in real time that nasty pothole a traffic light out a fallen tree a water leak or whatever it may be and request that someone handle the problem. Mayor Alberto Santos said the device allows the user to either manually enter the location of the problem or to use the system s GPS technology. We know that our citizens are increasingly relying on mobile phones and tablet computers Santos said. This new app is another way for residents to report a problem quickly. Town Administrator Michael Martello said the SeeClickFix system s software is compatible with our existing software package so they can interface and talk with each other. Once that contact is made Martello said and a service request is initiated the system immediately creates a notification to the appropriate municipal department and maps out the location. As a follow-up Martello said the department that is servicing the resident s request will e-mail a response to the inquiry and that comment will in turn be forwarded to the resident. Martello said the town secured the new system at a cost of 9 200. It s a more efficient way of operating he said. As an added feature Martello said the system allows the town to keep a quantifiable account of recurring types of problems whether it s a pattern of potholes on a particular street or water leaks in one section of the community. Now he said a department director has another tool to assess how best to direct the department s resources. Residents are advised that the Kearny SeeClickFix website that they can be found at www.kearnynj.org and can download iPhone and Android apps at http www. seeclickfix.com apps. -- Ron Leir Provident Bank Foundation supports Literacy Volunteers West Hudson Literacy Volunteers West Hudson a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing basic literacy and conversational English skills to adults in Kearny Harrison and East Newark recently received a 1 000 grant from The Provident Bank Foundation. The grant helped to fund the organization s tutor training workshop a five-week program that occurs every spring and fall and certifies participants to tutor either students in basic literacy or English as a Second Language. With the upcoming spring session scheduled to start at the end of this month the funds donated will help purchase training materials and provide monetary compensation to the trainers. We rely on the generosity of organizations like The Provident Bank Foundation who want to make a contribution to improve the quality of life for West Hudson residents said Janet Coyle executive director of Literacy Volunteers West Hudson. We are thankful to The Provident Bank Foundation for sharing our commitment to increase adult literacy within our community. Established in 1987 Literacy Volunteers West Hudson has served more than 2 300 students in the West Hudson community a community with more than half of its residents speaking a language other than English at home. continued next page Old Favorites New Entrees New Tapas Menu Est.1976 HAPPY HOUR MENU 5pm - 8pm Monday - 1 2 Price All Tapas Tuesday - 1 2 Price Sangria Wednesday - 2 Domestic Beers 3 Imported Beers Thursday - 5 All Martinis Friday - 2.50 Ciders 10.00 OFF w minimum 25 order Mak Valentine your e reservatis Day on early s ENJOY OUR Cannot be combined with other coupons. Exp. 2 28 13 PRIVATE PARTY ROOM Kearny HigH ScHool nurSery ScHool regiStration The KHS Nursery School Program announces its registration requirements for its PreK-3 Program. Prospective parents can call Wendy Kerr at 201-955-5038 beginning on Friday March 1 2013 after 8 00am. Children who will be 3 years old on or before October 1 2013 are eligible provided they reside in Kearny and meet state mandated immunization requirements. 31 Harrison Ave. Harrison 973-485-7750 www.spanishpavillion.com Exit 16 off Rt. 280 & 3 blocks from NJ PAC & Prudential Center Secure Parking on premise OPEN 7 DAYS LUNCH 11 30AM - 3PM DINNER 3PM - 11PM Henry Samantha & Mr. & Mrs. Juan Dominguez would like to announce the engagement of their daughter Samantha to Henry Neto son of Carlos & Paula Neto of Kearny. The couple both of whom work in Manhattan were engaged on the snowy ski slopes in Vermont and are now busy making plans for their Wedding and Future. We wish them the best of Luck THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13 2013 11 Help is available to pay energy bills PSE&G is reminding customers that the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now taking applications for the 2013 heating season. Last year over 90 000 PSE&G customers received help from the Low Income Heating Assistance Program but we know there are many more who are not aware of it said Joseph A. Forline PSE&G s vice president for customer solutions. We want to make sure individuals and families who are struggling financially take advantage of all available assistance. The federal LIHEAP program has allocated 136 million to New Jersey to help low-income households pay their winter heating bills. Individuals and families may now apply applications will be accepted until April 30. Homeowners as well as tenants are eligible and should apply. Those who received LIHEAP benefits last year are urged to reapply to ensure they receive benefits this year. LIHEAP income eligibil- The chart below provides income eligibility information LIHEAP INCOME GUIDELINES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013 Household Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 Monthly Gross Income 1 862 2 522 3 182 3 842 4 502 5 162 Household Size 7 8 9 10 11 12 Monthly Gross Income 5 822 6 482 7 142 7 384 7 538 7 692 To determine eligibility for household sizes greater than 12 add 154 for each additional member. Continued from previous page More than 50% of Kearny residents and more than 75% of Harrison and East Newark residents speak a language other than English at home said Jane Kurek executive director of The Provident Bank Foundation. The free literacy services Literacy Volunteers West Hudson provides are vital particularly in these West Hudson communities and we are proud to support this organization. More information about Literacy Volunteers West Hudson is available at lvwesthudson.org or by calling 201998-3336. For more information about The Provident Bank Foundation visit www. ProvidentNJFoundation.org. ity levels are at 200% of the federal poverty level. That means a family of four with a monthly income at or below 3 842 may be eligible. PSE&G customers can pick up an application at one of PSE&G s 16 customer service centers. Locations and hours are listed on customer bills. In addition representatives from local LIHEAP application sites are taking applications at some of the customer service centers in Hackensack Jersey City Newark West Orange and New Brunswick. Customers who apply for LIHEAP are automatically screened for the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Universal Service Fund (USF) a program that can make electric and gas bills more affordable for low-income customers. If eligible USF customers can receive up to 150 a month to pay for gas and electric bills. PSE&G households may also be eligible for other valuable assistance programs including New Jersey SHARES and the TRUE Grant programs. These programs assist households that do not qualify for low-income programs like LIHEAP and USF. Applications and information about LIHEAP USF NJ SHARES TRUE Grant and other programs are available in English and Spanish at pseg.com help orhttp pseg.com ayuda. 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Grandstand admission is 20 and ringside 25. Tickets are available at Vinny s Pizzeria 414 Broad St. Hot Bagels Abroad 1129 Broad St. Power House Gym 465 Bloomfield Ave. all of Bloomfield Rosebud s 52 Joralemon St. Belleville and Maniero s 465 Franklin Ave. Nutley. For directions information or to charge tickets call 732-7251704. The Bloomfield Public Library Book Club will meet on Monday March 4 from 6 45 to 7 45 p.m. in the board room to discuss Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. On his deathbed 77-year-old minister John Ames writes a letter to his young son. He describes his own life in a small Iowa town as well as those of his fiery abolitionist grandfather and pacifist father. Ames meditations on life love and faith are both heartbreaking and beautiful. Gilead the author s second novel won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. For further information or to request help in locating a copy of the book club selection please call the Reference Desk at 973-566-6200 ext. 502. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. The library is having a Bag Book Sale until Feb. 16. Fill up a plastic grocery bag with you choice of books for only 2.50. Paperbacks and hardcovers can still be bought individually at .25 for paperbacks or 5 for 1 and 1 each for hardcovers. The library will supply the plastic bags. Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA) of Essex and Passaic Counties in partnership with the Bloomfield Public Library is seeking volunteers to tutor adults in Basic THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13 2013 13 Bloomfield walk along the park s trail system counting waterfowl raptors and any other birds we find. Check meadowblog. net for last-minute weather updates. You will have to sign a standard liability release that is good for NJMC BCAS events throughout the year. To R.S.V.P. contact Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4 aol. com or 201-230-4983. Third-Tuesday-of-theLyndhurst Month Bird Walk with the The Humane Society of Ber- NJMC and BCAS will be held gen County 221-223 Stuyvesant on Tuesday Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. Ave. Lyndhurst has a supply This free two-hour guided of dog food both canned and nature walk will take place dry available to anyone due to at Harrier Meadow in North unemployment disability or Arlington a 70-acre restored any other financial difficulty wetlands area usually closed who cannot afford to feed to the public. The group will their dog. Just stop by or call meet at the entrance to Harfor more information 201-896- rier Meadow at 10 a.m. or 9300. Hours are Monday and join the group in the first Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. parking lot at DeKorte Park Kearny Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to in Lyndhurst by 9 40 a.m. and Literacy Volunteers-West 5 30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 carpool. Check meadowblog. Hudson Inc. is seeking volun- a.m. to 2 p.m. net for last-minute weather teers to train as tutors for its The Lyndhurst Health Deupdates. You will have to sign Basic Literacy and English as partment will resume its free a standard liability release a Second Language programs. meditation course beginning that is good for NJMC BCAS An orientation session will be Wednesday Jan.30 at 6 30 p.m. events throughout the year. To held Tuesday Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. This class is lead by Parbatie R.S.V.P. contact Don Torino of at the Kearny Branch Library Singh a Lyndhurst resident the BCAS at greatauk4 aol. and certified oneness trainer 759 Kearny Ave. Kearny. com or 201-230-4983. Training sessions will be held who received certification The Lyndhurst Health from the Oneness University on the following Saturday Department no longer has flu mornings Feb. 23 March 2 9 in India. This free class is ofvaccines available. If you need fered at the department s new a flu vaccine please contact 16 and 23. location at 601 Riverside Ave. Following training tutors your local pharmacy or your Please enter the doors facing will be matched with adults primary medical doctor s ofwho wish to improve their the Passaic River. fice. We still have Tdap (Tetareading writing or conversaThe Meadowlands Envinus Diphtheria and Pertussis) tional English skills. It is NOT ronment Center 2 DeKorte Vaccines available for Lyndnecessary to know a foreign Park Plaza Lyndhurst will hurst residents only. Please language. Tutors are asked to host Love in the Ocean on call the Lyndhurst Health commit to two hours per week Thursday Feb. 14 from 1 to 2 Department at 201-804-2500 if for one year. p.m. open to all ages. Meet interested. For more information Dr. Angela Cristini director The Polish American please e-mail lvwesthudson of the MEC and learn about Citizens Club 730 New Jersey verizon.net or call 201-998how and where some of your Ave. Lyndhurst will host a 3336. favorite sea critters find their corned beef and cabbage dinAt the Main library 318 mates. Admission is 5 person ner with tap beer wine and Kearny Ave. Preschool Play 4 MEC members. soda included on March 16 Story Times will continue For more information call from 7 to 11 p.m. on Tuesday mornings from 11 201-460-8300 or visit www. The price will be 30 in a.m. to noon and on Thursday njmeadowlands.gov ec. advance and 35 at the door. mornings from 11 30 a.m. to Great Backyard Bird Count There will also be a disc 12 30 p.m. No class on Feb. 12. Walk at Mill Creek Marsh jockey. For tickets call 201Baby Steps play story time Secaucus will be held on 438-9723. for infants and preschoolers Friday Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. run The Lyndhurst Elks will be up to three years old will con- by the NJMC and the Bergen holding a pancake breakfast tinue on Wednesday mornings County Audubon Society. on Sunday Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. from 10 30 to 11 15 a.m. This free two-hour guided to noon at the Lyndhurst SenAt the Branch library 759 nature walk starts at the ior Center on Cleveland Ave. Kearny Ave. Preschool Play entrance to the Mill Creek Admission for ages 6 and up is Story Times will continue on Marsh in Secaucus. We ll 6 and under 5 is 3. Literacy (BL) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). A Tutor-Training Workshop will be held at the Bloomfield Public Library 90 Broad St. on March 8 13 15 20 22 27 2013 from 1 to 4 p.m. Attendance at all six sessions is required. After completing the training workshop participants may tutor for LVA at a local library or other public place convenient for them. For more information contact LVA by calling 973-5666200 ext. 217 Or email lvaessex verizon. net or by mail at Literacy Volunteers of America Bloomfield Public Library office 90 Broad St. Bloomfield N.J. 07003 Attn Kim Ventura Workshop Coordinator. Thursday mornings from 10 15 to 11 a.m. Children ages 5 and older are invited to attend an art class with Mrs. Mills at the Main Library from 4 30 to 5 30 p.m. on Thurs. Feb. 14. The library will provide the materials for decorating Valentine cookies. Seating will be on a first come first served basis. Sacred Heart Home School Association Lyndhurst will hold its annual spring auction to benefit Sacred Heart School Margaret Engel Endowment Trust on Friday March 15 at the school 620 Valley Brook Ave. Tickets are 10 per person and non-refundable. Ticket includes one sheet for 1st level prizes coffee tea and dessert. For tickets call Patty at 201-803-9580 or the school at 201-939-4277. Ticket deadline is March 8. The Woman s Club of Lyndhurst is sponsoring a Sunday brunch and Tricky Tray on March 17. The club is asking organizations and merchants for their assistance by making a donation to the event which will also help promote your business. A gift certificate or a product that you sell would be greatly appreciated. The Woman s Club is a notfor-profit organization that helps support battered women s shelters veteran organizers the homeless the local library and offers a scholarship for a local graduate. The proceeds from this event will benefit family promise a Woman s Club project which assists New Jersey s homeless and low income families as well as many other Woman s club expenses projects and charities. The club can either pickup your donation or you may mail it to the Woman s Club of Lyndhurst c o Rosemary McGuigan 113 Ridge Rd. Lyndhurst N.J. 07071. If you would like to become a member of this volunteer organization which is a member of the New Jersey State Foundation of Women s Club contact Rosemary McGuigan at 201-935-2934 or Janet Ricigliano at 201-935-1208. North Arlington Public Library announces the following upcoming programs and events On Tuesday Feb. 19 there will be a winter craft program at 6 30 p.m. for children in Grades K-5 sponsored by the NA Women s Club. On Friday Feb. 22 there is Origami Club at 3 30 p.m. for see AROUND TOWN page North Arlington 29 14 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13 2013 SMOKING from 01 meeting of the Hudson County Municipal Alliance an advisory group that recommends substance abuse control strategies and found an enthusiastic backer in Kearny Councilwoman Carol Jean Doyle. We [Kearny Town Council] passed an ordinance in February 2008 banning smoking in municipal playgrounds and in May we amended that ordinance to include additional play areas and ballfields Doyle recalled. Now Doyle said the council would be asked to consider expanding that ban to all passive parks such as the one next to Town Hall and Veterans Park on Kearny Ave. the Riverbank Park play and cooking areas and Elm St. Park where the flags honoring veterans are located. We re waiting on the county freeholders to act on West Hudson Park [straddling Kearny and Harrison] since that s under the county s jurisdiction Doyle said. Doyle said she d favor expanding the smoke-free zones in Kearny. I feel so strongly about not sending mixed messages to our young people. We have signs posted in school warning Don t smoke don t drink then our kids go on a town ballfield and see people are smoking. That should be corrected she said. A GASP representative is scheduled to address the Kearny Town Council at its Feb. 19 meeting. Meanwhile Blumenfeld is continuing to press the GASP agenda by circulating among communities around New Jersey. So far she said about 120 of the state s 565 municipalities have adopted some form of smoke-free legislation. Elsewhere in The Observer s coverage area East Newark adopted an outdoor smoking ban for its park and playground areas in December 2002 Nutley banned smoking in township-owned or leased play areas during township-sponsored public or recreation activities in November 2001 Lyndhurst outlawed smoking at township-owned playground and recreation areas in October 2008 and North Arlington prohibited puffing at recreational fields owned or leased by the borough during borough-sponsored activities in February 2002. 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And she noted smoking and secondary smoking is the number one cause of death in the U.S. By setting up the smokefree zones Blumenfeld said communities benefit from seeing a reduction in littercontrol costs and the environment gains because fewer cigarette butts flow into public waterways and fewer small animals fall ill by ingesting tobacco waste. TRACEY You have my heart my soul the rest of my life Love always Jerry Up to 70% OFF Up to 50% OFF on Watches HIGHEST PRICE PAID IN CASH ON THE SPOT 973-484-3000 Saturday 10-6PM Happy 10th Birthday Kiara Salme Villalta We love you Ulloa-Rodriguez Family on Jewelry & Diamonds Pop-Pop Jim Sunshine Thank you for all you do All My LOVE Forever and a Day. Happy Birthday on Valentine s Day WE BUY GOLD SILVER PLATINUM DIAMONDS & WATCHES Always Tom E With love from your Family XOXO THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13 2013 15 nities. Thankfully for the rest of us the Cassanos not only such attention paid to the used those opportunities right bread used for the sandwiches in front of them but they took make all the difference in their opportunities to the next quality and taste. It just so level of success in our new happens that the Cassanos re- entrepreneurship economy. ceive all their bread products The Angry Coffee Bean daily from Balthazar s Bakery Coffeehouse and Caf s grand in Englewood. opening is an integral part of So why would the Cassanos Eileen Cassano and husband leave their cushy corporate Michael s story They pushed jobs as director of sales and forward with their opening corporate trainer respectively two days after Hurricane at major corporations Sandy hit. The Cassanos call A 20-year salesperson it the baptism of their then Eileen Cassano said she felt fledgling business because like she wasn t using the full they immediately became capacity of her talents. She known as beacons in the knew that she could do so midst of Sandy s shroud of much more by using all her darkness. Local residents salesperson knowledge to as well as residents from work for her and her family. nearby towns found North This revelation came to her Arlington s Little Secret by while advising other salespeo- walking in simply to power up ple who worked under her their cellular devices. Thankinwardly she realized that fully the Cassanos were one she was speaking to herself as of the first businesses on well as to them. Ridge Road to gain electricEileen mentioned that ity post-hurricane. They saw she left her former position trouble as an opportunity to without any job prospects on give back as they generously the horizon despite the predonated food to the police carious state of the economy. firefighters and utility crews. Together the Cassanos takeWord quickly spread about it-as-it-comes attitude reflects them and business boomed the confidence it takes to immediately as the Cassanos launch a business from the began steadily increasing their ground up. Eileen said that share of regular patrons. They she trusted her instincts based were not such a little secret on how the sales field is flexanymore In fact during this ible and applicable enough to very Observer interview with open other doors of opportuCOFFEE from 09 Eileen Cassano The Angry Coffee Bean received word that they are finalists in a bid for a catering job involving potentially more than 200 diners in Jersey City New Jersey. Natalie Cassano one of Cassano s two daughters as well as an on-staff coffeehouse server spoke about her parents achievements I m so happy that my parents opened this coffeehouse...I m so proud of them. We are such a family and I wouldn t want it any other way. The Cassanos are not the only ones enjoying their newfound entrepreneurship. They invite local musicians and other talented performers to participate in Open Mike Night every Friday and Saturday night. Eileen is especially proud of a project she is working on with the photography teacher from Kearny High School and his students in organizing an art exhibit showcasing the students work at The Angry Coffee Bean. She is currently searching out talents such as poets and story-tellers to fill entertainment slots on other full house nights. For menus and more information about The Angry Coffee Bean Coffeehouse and Caf look for them on Facebook.com theangrycoffeebean and tweet them at theangrycoffeebean. Hours of operations are Monday through Thursday 7 AM to 8 PM Friday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday Brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Although walk-ins are welcome reservations can be made by calling 201-772-5554. 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The Freedom Plaza features the following new additions to the region s economy Y 4 retro Fitness 4 Maximum performance physical Therapy and Sports rehabilitation 4 inline Skating Club 4 The Skyline eatery sports&recreation THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13 2013 17 SPORTS VIEW COnTaCT JIm aT OgSmaR aOl.COm Kearny girls capture Hudson County indoor track title Kardinals win crown for first time since 1992 Harrison tabs new grid coach in Gallo When David Nankivell resigned at the end of yet another disappointing football season at Harrison High School finishing with the same 0-9 mark the Blue Tide posted in 2011 as well the school had to look in a different direction to find a head coach. Enter Matt Gallo. He s a 24-year-old native of Hoboken who spent three years as an assistant coach at Hoboken High School and another year at St. Anthony of Jersey City. He started his coaching career while still attending New Jersey City University. Gallo didn t know if he was old enough to become a head coach but when the position opened at Harrison he was willing to give it a try. At the risk of sounding cocky I thought I had a shot said Gallo who was officially appointed as the new head football coach at the Board of Education meeting last week. I have devoted my life to football. Even though he s just six years removed from high school Gallo does not think his age will be a deterrent. He immediately becomes one of the youngest head coaches in New Jersey high school football. I don t think age is an issue at all Gallo said. I ve watched Harrison for a while and I think it s a program of great potential. I saw the potential and the facility and I was impressed. The facilities actually shocked me. I was looking for the right opportunity for me gave it a shot and got the job. Gallo now has the challenge of trying to turn around a Harrison program that has lost 18 straight games has posted a 17-71 record over the last nine seasons since its last winning season a 5-5 squad in 2003. It s a challenge that I accept with everything I have Gallo said. And if there s any early indication we re already moving in the right direction. When Gallo met the prospective Harrison football players last week there were 50 kids in attendance. It doesn t mean that there will be 50 football players come August when training camp opens but the interest is a good start. I think these kids are starving for relevancy Gallo said. They ve been down too long. see VIEW next page Top photo courtesy Al Perez Bottom photos by Jim Hague TOP The Kearny girls track and field team celebrate winning the Hudson County Track Coaches Association title the school s first since 1992. Front row from left are Bianca Torales Jessica Saraiva Erika Alzamora Aislinn Sroczynski Lacey Burton Wendy Carranza Taylor Munro Noemi Campos. Back row from left are head coach Al Perez assistant coach Karen Lavelle assistant coach Jim Cifelli Alexis Castaneda Melanie Araujo Maria Huapalla Anna Czykier Elysaa Magee Haley Durning Mariah Davilla Maria Angulo Justine Curtis Julia Coppola Mellisa Castaneda assistant coach Vin Almeida Omayma Saadani Caitlin Dow Sabrina Magee Lissette Villata assistant coach Rob Kryzanowski. BOTTOM LEFT The distance duo of Aislinn Sroczynski (left) and Erika Alzamora (right) helped propel the Kearny girls track team to their first Hudson County indoor track title since 1992. BOTTOM RIGHT Kearny senior Haley Durning was sensational once again at the Hudson County indoor track championships winning the 55-meter hurdles and the high jump while finishing second in the long jump. Last month the Kardinals lost the HCTCA Relays Championship by just three points to efore the Hudson County St. Dominic Academy. Track Coaches Associa I think that was a big eye tion s indoor track cham- opener for the team Perez pionships held last week at said. I think they started to rethe New York Armory Kearny alize just how good they could track and field coach Al Perez be. We used that as motivation had an inkling that his girls to try to go out and win the team could compete for the top county meet. prize. But the Kardinals had not We felt we had a chance captured the HCTCA championship since 1992. St. Dominic Perez said. Over the last 10 has dominated the meet for years or so we ve had some what seems like forever. pretty good teams and came I knew if our big guns could close to winning a couple do well and we could rely on times. We would finish second the other girls on the team to by a few points but we never get points here and there like won an indoor title. By Jim Hague Observer Sports Writer B getting a fourth place a fifth that could add up. Sure enough that s what took place. Led by the sensational Haley Durning who won the 55-meter hurdles and the high jump and finished second in the long jump the Kardinals had a solid team effort and defeated St. Dominic Academy 73-58 with North Bergen finishing third. I m absolutely very proud of them Perez said. They scored in every event except one. Consistent scoring is vital in winning a team track champisee CHamPS page 19 18 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13 2013 only way you can get people excited is through success. Having 50 kids at the first Once we start winning again meeting is a great start. From we ll start to get excitement that regard I think we re all in the program. looking for a new head start. Gallo said that he will try Gallo knows that he s not to follow the formula that going to win championships his idol Ed Stinson used at overnight. Hoboken. Stinson was also The goal for now is to the former coach at Queen of achieve noticeable improvePeace. ment Gallo said. There has I had the chance to watch to be improvement. Coach Stinson standing on He s right in that respect. It the sidelines at Hoboken can t get much worse for the and I want to have the same Blue Tide grid program. kind of program he had at Gallo also realizes that Hoboken Gallo said of the football isn t king in Harricurrent Bergen Catholic deson. Soccer reigns supreme fensive coordinator. I want now and forever. to bring that to Harrison It s certainly a battle but the 11-month a year program. I m coming from a school That was the formula for where basketball was the success and it s what I hope sport said Gallo referring to accomplish in Harrison. to St. Anthony and its basWe re going to run the Delaketball powerhouse. The ware Wing-T like he ran and VIEW from 17 Louis J. Morrone MD PA Eye Physician & Surgeon Cataract Glaucoma Macular Degeneration Rx Contact Lens Fitting Eyeglass Exams Photo courtesy of Matt Gallo Harrison has a new head football coach in 24-year-old Hoboken native Matt Gallo who previously coached at Hoboken and St. Anthony. Second Opinion & Consultations Available Staff fluent in Portuguese & Spanish Participating in most Insurance Plans 43 Ridge Road North Arlington NJ 201-998-6900 I need to have people who understand the system as assistant coaches. That s why former Parsippany and St. Joseph of the Palisades head coach Guy Bertola will be one of Gallo s assistants as will former Hoboken standout Juan Valdes. Both coaches were approved by the Harrison Board of Education as well at the last minute. They re going to be a tremendous help Gallo said. Having those two as an extension of me can help me teach. Harrison athletic director Kim Huaranga applauded the hiring of Gallo. He hopes to change the tide of the program Huaranga said of Gallo. We interviewed a lot of candidates and felt that Matt s the best fit for the program. Matt presented himself as a very mature person so I don t think his age will be a problem. He has a solid football background and we re happy to have him aboard. Gallo was still coming to grips with the idea that he is now a head football coach. When I was there for the first time with the kids I felt like I was in a dream Gallo said. It s what I ve always wanted. They re taking a chance in me and there s no way I m going to let them down. This is the chance of a lifetime and I m going in with a full head of steam. If the Blue Tide can have the same intensity and enthusiasm as the new head coach then the hiring of Gallo was definitely a step in the right direction. 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It meant that the Kardinals received 18 key team points from the two talented distance standouts. It s great that they re right by each other Perez said. It s nice to have that kind of 1-2 punch to get a lot of points. The contributions didn t end there. Anna Czykier was third in the 400-meter dash. Mariah Davila scored in the 800-meter run the long jump and was part of the gold-medal winning 4x400-meter relay along with Czykier Elyssa Magee and Justine Curtis. They ran really well in the relay Perez said. It certainly sealed the win and it was a nice way to finish the meet. The Kardinals dominated the long jump with Durning finishing second Curtis fifth and Davila sixth. That event alone gave the Kardinals 11 additional points. Maria Angulo also chipped in by throwing the shot put 29 feet three inches to finish fourth. It was a total team effort. Maria has been coming along and showing a lot of potential in the shot Perez said. Durning and Angulo continued their fine season by moving on to the NJSIAA Group III state championships the following weekend. Durning was fifth in the 55-meter hurdles and sixth in the high jump at the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2 Group III meet Sunday night while Angulo threw the shot 30 feet 10 inches to get fourth place at the sectionals. The Kearny quartet of Durning Czykier Curtis and Davila finished sixth in the 4x400meter relay at the sectionals in Toms River punching their ticket to a return trip to the Bennett Center this weekend for the overall Group III championships. Needless to say Perez is overjoyed with the girls success. They got a little taste of what winning is like Perez said. Hopefully it can carry over into the spring season. It s a nice thing for the girls because it had been such a long time since we won the county. That was until last Wednesday. Now they have a county championship to hold on to. Walter Perez M.D. Doctor of Obstetrics & Gynecology Jr. Kards girls basketball What do some 7th and 8th grade girls do after school in the winter you ask They don t spend their afternoons on the computer or hang out at the pizzeria either. Instead these 13 7th and 8th grade girls are on the hardwood. They spend every day Monday through Friday practicing to become a future player for Jody Hill s Kearny Varsity Girls Basketball Team. The tryouts for this team began in November and the team plays more than 20 games. Practice has definitely paid off though for these Junior Kards. With soft-spoken Coach Alissa Goldsmith in command these girls have certainly proved themselves on the court. With big wins against Harrison and Ridgefield Park these girls hold a record of 15-2. As these Junior Kards walk on the courts with their short stature long pony tails and sweet appearance it all changes at game time. With Co-Captains Sydney Pace (leading scorer) and and Sandra DaSilva the team stays in line while having a good time playing together. Savannah Iverson Meagan McClelland Giana Hoch Giovanna Scrimo Maryvit Luna and Jazzmiera Fuentes play the position of guard. Emilee Marshall Victoria Van Riper Isabel Fernandez Breanna Costa and Sasha Lopes are the Jr. Kards forwards. Driving to the basket getting rebounds making shots winning games and having a good time is the 1 goal for these Kards. But their aggression is a force to be reckoned with. With their parents in the stands supporting them all the way this is one spectacular group of girls. Come out and support your Junior Kards girls Basketball with home games at Washington School to see for yourself. You may not believe your eyes. The girls get ready to take on rival Harrison on Feb. 15 at home. 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Visit our office 348 Ridge Road Lyndhurst 201.438.8668 However last week Lyndhurst head girls basketball coach Perrin Mosca did the math and realized that Alonso was 136 points shy of the milestone. Honestly I got nervous Alonso said. There was pressure on me to score more. If I scored 20 in a game I was happy. I told her that we re getting to crunch time Mosca said. I told her that it was up to her if she wanted to get there. Alonso never thought scoring 1 000 points as a varsity player was going to become an option. She first attended Lodi High School and didn t see much action there. I was a JV (junior varsity) point guard at my other school Alonso said. I didn t learn a thing about post moves. When Alonso was a sophomore at Lyndhurst she was relegated to a role on the Golden Bears JV squad. Then there was one special game. Everything just seemed to click for her Mosca said. She scored 38 in a double overtime game. Alonso thought it was a few points less. 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Alonso entered the week averaging 18 points and 13 rebounds per game but she had no idea what was in store for her. She started the week with a 25-point 15-rebound performance in a 46-30 win over see ATHLETE page 29 real estate review THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13 2013 21 Coccia Realty announces new vice president branch manager Jan R. Kwapniewski president of Coccia Realty announces that he taken on Michael Amoroso as his vice president and new branch manager for Coccia Realty s Lyndhurst office located at 273 Ridge Road. Amoroso who has resided in Lyndhurst for many years brings a wealth of managerial experience to Coccia Realty and will focus on the growth and production of this high sales volume office as well as seeing to the day-to-day operations of the branch interacting with its agents clients and customers. Amoroso chose to take on his role at Coccia Realty because of the various cuttingedge systems and tools that Coccia Realty offers as a brokerage. Coccia systems assist its agents to get their sellers the highest possible exposure of their homes to the largest buyers and sell it for the highest dollar value possible. Their web site and lead generation tools keep their agents busy by providing agents with numerous buyer leads each week. Originally licensed by the NJ Real Estate Commission in 1999 he has been successfully involved in real estate for over 15 years. In addition to managing an office he has also been instrumental in representing the best interests of sellers and buyers through throughout the South Bergen County area. This Lyndhurst branch manager ensures that each client choosing to be represented by his division will feel that real estate is just better than that of Coccia Realty competitors. Marketing a client s property to the fullest potential negotiating the highest and best purchase price and ensuring a buyer or seller s real estate transaction is precisely managed until it is sold is his area of expertise. Coccia Realty is one of the fastest growing real estate companies in Northern New Jersey with over 100 agents and five offices. Coccia Realty outperforms many of its competitors and has the stellar reputation of being the number 1 broker for sales in many of the markets Coccia Realty represents throughout Bergen Hudson Essex Passaic Morris and Union Counties. Amoroso is a Hudson County native and has been residing in Bergen County for the last 14 years. He is a 1994 graduate of Montclair State College with a Bachelor of Science specializing in Exercise Science. Though real estate quickly became an affinity for Amoroso an involvement in athletics and fitness helped him develop leadership qualities and lead clients to seek his guidance Michael Amoroso both on the playing field and in financial circles. His real estate studies were done at the Meadowlands School of Real Estate & Kovats Real Estate School for his sales and broker s license. 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Kearny- 285 000 Commerical Lease 2 Bdrm-1 Full Bath-1st floor Office Space w half bath-4 Garages Linden- 325 000 2 Fam-6 Bdrms-4 Baths-Full Fin. BsmntAttached 2 Car Garage-Rec Room The Bixler Group KEARNY - MANOR SECTION LLC Real Estate & Insurance Since 1891 KEARNY Kearny 269 900 1 Fam.- 5 Bdrms-1 Fbath-Driveway Belleville 275 000 Harrison 725 000 1 Fam- 3 Bdrms- 1.5 Bldg w liquor license Baths- Full Bsmnt- Park& Business ing-Deck-Must See Kearny 390 000 Large 3 Fam.- 8 Bdrms3 Fbaths-Corner LotSep. laundry hook-upsGreat Investment Bloomfield 300 000 2 Fam- 6 Bdrms 3 Fbaths-Full Fin. 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Bsmnt- Storage- Large Lot Kearny-Rental- 1 200 1st floor-2 Bdrms 1 Fbath-LR DR-EIKHeat Supplied No. Arlington Rental-Office Space- 1 400 SQ- Reception area-5 Separate Offices-Parking For more properties Visit our website WWW.MIDREALTY.COM PARLIAMO ITALIANO MOWIMY PO POLSKU NATAKALEM EL-ARABIA Call for a Free Market Evaluation Today 1 Family Asking 194 900 Congratulations to our Broker Scott Bixler on getting the 2012 NJAR Circle Of Excellence Bronze Level Award. 758 Kearny Avenue Kearny NJ 07032 201-991-0032 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13 2013 23 the whole affair. At the time of her murder she is believed to have been Arrested earlier home alone babysitting in connection with a younger brother. Colon s killing was There was one arCruz Martinez Jr. 41 rest in direct connecof Hazleton Pa. who tion to the street brawl has been charged with that of Edwin Mendez murder and unlawful Jr. 37 of Belleville possession of a firewho was charged with arm. He was taken into custody by Pennsylvania unlawful possession of a weapon a machete police on an unrelated authorities said. Menopen warrant two days dez has not been named after the slaying. He is in the murder case. awaiting extradition to Bail for Farrar and New Jersey. Shelton has been set at Colon s body with 2 million each cash or a gunshot wound to bond. Smith was being the head was found by held on 1 million cash Kearny police in her or bond. second-floor bedroom Farrar and Smith at 253 Belgrove Drive were remanded to the at about 6 20 p.m. Jan. Hudson County Jail in 17 several hours after Kearny. Shelton was some of the girl s relaawaiting extradition tives were reportedly involved in a brawl near proceedings in Pennsylvania. 250 Belgrove. Martinez is being held Law enforcement on 10 million bail -sources said the victim cash only. had no involvement in Pennsylvania has unthat fight calling her a til this Wednesday Feb. complete innocent in ARRESTS from 01 13 to decide whether to press the local charges against him (stealing an 80-inch TV from a Walmart) dismiss them or allow him to be extradited to New Jersey on the murder rap. Gregory credited the Kearny Police Department under the leadership of Chief John Dowie the East Orange Police Department under Chief William C. Robinson and the Orange Police Department under Hakim Sims for assistance in the Colon case. The prosecutor s homicide detectives along with the Kearny P.D. are actively continuing the murder investigation. Anyone with information regarding it is asked to contact the HCPO Homicide Unit at (201) 915-1345 or hcpotips hcpo.org. All communications will be kept confidential Gregory said. 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M U LT I - FA M I LY H O M E S Maggie Oledzki - Sr. Mortgage Loan Officer NMLS 485724 400 Broadacres Drive Suite 100 Bloomfield NJ 07003 824 Kearny Avenue Kearny NJ 07032 973- 919-5803 Fax 732-301-8328 E-mail Moledzki sunb.com 3 FAMILY This Kearny three family has separate gas utilities a finished basement and off street parking. Very good value at only 349 900. www.sunnb.com Equal Housing Lender. Sun Home Loans is a division of Sun National Bank member FDIC. All loans subject to credit approval and programs may change at any time. Pre-approval or pre-qualification is not a commitment to lend additional information may be required for formal loan approval. Consult a tax advisor for feasibility of tax deductions. NMLS 429900 24 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13 2013 & Marzenka Dear Ania Robert I greatly appreciate all your hard work ay Happy Valentines D Love Mariola DIRECT Large selection of Wine Beer and Liquor Coors Light 24oz. can Corona 7 oz. 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(201) 7 72-509Kearny 1 Kitchen & Deli Home Made Food Subs & Salads Sandwiches Fresh Fruit Breakfast Hot Food Cakes Free Delivery OPEN 7 DAYS Mon-Sat 7 30am-8pm Sunday 7 30am-5pm 515 Kearny Ave. Kearny NJ 07032 201.991.7707 519 Kearny Ave. Kearny NJ 201.428.1170 To advertise in our Business Directory Call 201-991-1600 Deadline for obituaries Monday by 10 AM obituaries THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13 2013 To submit an obituary obituaries theobserver.com fax 201-991-8941 25 Harold W. Branwell Harold W. Branwell 95 who was formerly of Kearny and who moved to Mississippi in 1978 passed away on Jan. 27. Harold worked at Dupont in Kearny for 16 years Finest Foods and retired from FedEx in 1983. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of Carriage Hills Baptist Church in Southhaven Miss. Predeceased by his parents brother Wilbur Branwell sister Ethel Elmer and son-in-law Cliff Charnes he is survived by his loving wife of 72 years Helen Isabell Branwell daughter Jackie Charnes and son Wilbert Branwell and wife Barbara of Kearny six grandchildren Dr. John Branwell Larry Charnes (Jeanne) Debbie Jackson (Dennis) Dorothy Dees (Dennis) Steven Charnes (Holly) and Diane Coleman and12 greatgrandchildren. Memorials may be made to Carriage Hills Baptist Church. Visitation was held on Jan. 30 with service at 2 p.m. at the Carriage Hills Baptist Church. Burial followed in Forest Hill Cemetery. Dominick Candeliere Dominick Candeliere died on Feb. 7 in Clara Maass Hospital. He was 91. Born in Italy he lived in Harrison before moving to Kearny 52 years ago. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Cecilia s Church Kearny followed by burial in (nee Tyrell) his loving children Deborah Baggett Catherine Lees and her husband Robert and Edward Harris and his wife Donna. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law Maureen Harris cherished grandchildren Michael Baggett and his wife Anita John Baggett and his wife Nellie Catherine Baggett Pamela Vertorano and her husband Dominick Lisa Harris Caitlyn Rachel and Rhianna Lees and Thomas and James Harris six great-grandchildren Turner Elias Deacon Julia Sara and Vincent. He was also an uncle to many nieces and nephews. Evan was predeceased by his son Michael and son-in-law Jonathan Baggett. Evan B. Harris The funeral was conducted Evan B. Harris 78 of East from the Mulligan Funeral Newark passed away on Tues- Home Harrison on Monday. A day Feb. 5 surrounded by his funeral service was held in the loving family. funeral home. His interment Born in Plains Pa. he lived was held in Holy Cross Cemmost of his life in East Newark. etery North Arlington. For Evan was a truck driver and information or to send condomechanic for Gilbert Express lences to the family please visit of Linden for 10 years retiring mulliganfuneralhome.org. in 2000 prior to that he worked For those desiring memorial for Chasta Motors in Kearny contributions may be made to for 25 years. Grace Healthcare Services in He is survived by his beloved care of the funeral home in wife of 58 years Regina Jean loving memory of Evan. Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins. com. Mr. Candeliere served in the Italian Army during World War II and is a retired tool maker from Worthington Pump. His two great passions were his family and gardening. Husband of Isa (nee Nastri) he is survived by his children and their spouses John Candeliere Rose and Niel O Donnell and Angela and Joe Porcelli. Brother of Eugenia Talarico and Frances Ruggiero he is also survived by his grandchildren Patrick Michael Lisa and Christina and his great-grandchildren Quinn and Molly. James Skubinsky James Skubinsky 97 died on Jan. 26 in the Father Hudson House in Elizabeth. Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home 585 Belgrove Dr. Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Stephen s Church Kearny followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery North Arlington. Condolences and memories may be shared at www. thiele-reid.com. Mr. Skubinsky was born in Newark and lived in Harrison Kearny and Seaside Heights before moving to Elizabeth six years ago. James was employed as a custodian for the Seaside Heights School District retiring many years ago. Prior he worked in the same capacity at R.C.A. in Harrison for 17 years. He is survived by his nephew Richard Adamonis and his wife Julia. James was predeceased by his wife Dorothy (Bond) his son Joseph Skubinsky and his siblings Katherine Sterople Cecelia Adamonis Anthony Thomas and Frank Skubinsky. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Fa- ther Hudson House 111 Dehart Pl. Elizabeth N.J. 07202. Victor E. Torrini Victor E. Torrini 73 of Kearny died peacefully on Feb. 10 at Hospital Calderon Guardia in San Jose Costa Rica. Victor was born in Argentina and migrated to the United States in 1961 where he met Margarita and started a family. He was a printer pressman for over 30 years for Pacquet Oneida in Kearny and later in Clifton until his early retirement in 1997. He was a wellknown high school and Kearny Youth Soccer referee and later a KYS coach and would be seen around town driving his Lambretta scooter to his games. His sense of humor endeared him to all who knew him. He is survived by his wife Margarita sister Maria Antonia brother Carlos daughter Vivian and her husband John Katsock son Victor A and his wife Debra (Serio) grandchildren Sarah Andrew and Matthew Katsock and granddog Rusty. No local services are planned and in lieu of flowers please make a donation to a charity of your choice. Mulligan Funeral Home 331 Cleveland Avenue Harrison Licensed Funeral Directors serving your needs include MARIO TEIXEIRA JR. 2542 DIRECTOR-MANAGER Frank X. Mulligan III Manager NJ Lic. 4221 Frank X. Mulligan Jr NJ Lic. 2953 . Private Parking at 10 Frank Rodgers Blvd. North Shaw-Buyus Home for Services visit us at www.mulliganfuneralhome.org 973-481-4333 138 DAVIS AVE. KEARNY NJ 07032 Tel (201) 991-2265 Lindsay Anne Gray 6 20 1982 -1 13 2013 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. The family of Lindsay Gray would like to acknowledge and thank our family friends and the entire community for the outpouring of love and support you have given us during this extremely sad time. To each of you who offered prayers kind words and condolences food flowers and donations to the National Brain Tumor Society please know that we truly appreciate it. Thank you Mark Wiggins for going above and beyond. Your kindness guidance and compassion somehow got us through our worst nightmare. Thank you to the Township of Morris Police the Kearny Police and the North Arlington Police Departments. Thank you also to Father Michael Ward of St. Cecilia s Church. A very special thank you to the New Jersey State Police for their continuous love and support of our beautiful daughter Lindsay as well as that of our entire family. The State Police presence at her services was nothing short of spectacular. It was a wonderful tribute as to just how special Lindsay was and how much she was loved and respected. We are sure she was smiling down on all of us that day with pride. Mark G. Wiggins Manager N.J. Lic. 3916 John W. Armitage Director N.J. Lic 2642 Wilfred Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny NJ 07032 (201) 991-0657 26 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13 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. www.theobserver.com CLASSIFIEDS APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY 1 Bedroom Apartment on Liberty Street. Hard-wood floor. HT HW Included. 900 Rent Plus 1 month Security. No Pets. 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No Smoking Available April 1st (201)998-2101 BUSINESS FOR SALE Restaurant for transfer fully equipped. 85 Kearny Ave. Kearny. (201)628-4916 Hablamos espa ol HARRISON Newly renovated condo. 1 BDR condo apt. Kitchen LR DR Parking space HT HW included No Pets Laundry room. 1150 month. (201)978-1168 CONDO FOR RENT KEARNY 1 bedroom. HT HW included. Newly remodeled. Hardwood floors. AC in wall. 850 month. 1 month security. No pets. (201)991-6056 call after 9AM. KEARNY 121 Afton st. newly renovated 2 bedrooms kitchen and bath. HT HW micro refrigerator included. 975 month. 1 month security. No fee. No pets. Call Super (973)517-0526 (973)216-9470 KEARNY Arlington Section 3 room Apt 1st Floor off-street Parking 1000 1 month security No Pets Call (201)486-5602 KEARNY Large 1 bedroom apt. for rent. 900 utilities. 1 month security. (862)400-2841 KEARNY Modern 3 room apt. Heat supplied. 1-1 2 months security. Available Now. (201)303-0384 KEARNY Newly renovated hardwood floors. Laundry onsite.HT HW included. 2 BR start at 950. 1 BR start at 800. Jr.1 BR start at 725. (201)289-7096 APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY KEARNY Arlington Section. 1BDRM 800 sec. 2BDRM 900 sec. Both w Heat & Hot water included. (908)696-1866 HALL FOR RENT Rental Affordable A C Nice Setting Party Hall 201-889-6677 201-572-1839 APARTMENTS FOR RENT APARTMENTS FOR RENT POLICY NO REFUNDS or CHANGES with CLASSIFIED ADS Please note there will be a There are KEARNY New apt. 2nd. floor 2 bedrooms bath Large kitchen LR DR Central AC. Close to schools stores and puplic transportation. 1450 month utilities included. (201)998-3782 APARTMENTS FOR RENT APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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 E.NEWARK E.NEWARK 4 rooms. No Smoking No pets. Separate utilities. 800 month One month security. (973)485-9041 E.NEWARK4 modern large rooms new bathroom No Pets 1100 Call after 2pm (862)262-9739 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 verizon.net 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 HARRISON 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 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13 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. www.theobserver.com CLASSIFIEDS APARTMENTS FOR RENT HARRISON Studio for rent Total renovated . Newfloors kitchen bath room Freshly painted. 1st Floor. 750 HT HW included Call Allen(973)769-4897 HARRISON- 1st floor. 5 rooms. 1 250. 1 1 2 month security. Separate utilities. No pets. Available.Now (973)715-7407 HARRISON 1 bedroom apt on ground floor of newer home close to PATH. L R small kitchen w stove & refrigerator air cond. ceiling fans & new carpeting. Available March 1st. Rent 750 plus 1-1 2 months security. No laundry hook-up no pets. Call (973)482-2628 leave message. HARRISON- 2 bedrooms Big LR Kitchen Balcony. Newly painted and new floors. 2nd. and 3rd. floor. Available now. (201)803-9148 (201)898-7670 HARRISON 5 room apt. 1st floor LR EIK. No pets. Separate Utilitiesd. Near PATH. Available March 5th. (973)641-0069 27 To place an ad call 201-991-1600 classified theobserver.com EMPLOYMENT HANDYMAN Interior Exterior new & repairs. All types of Carpentry.Reasonable rates quality work reliable experienced. 13VH06620900 APARTMENTS FOR RENT HARRISON 1 bedroom apt. Clean quiet and comfortable. No pets. Lease & security. 775 plus utilities. (862)223-9974 HARRISON 2 bedroom apartment Central heat hardwood floors close to schools & PATH. Available February 1st. (973)714-2368. HARRISON 2 bedrooms 2nd floor. Parking for one car. Laundry facilities. Available Now. No pets. (201)736-3538 APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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. 1600 1 month security (973)483-3682 or (973)809-2035 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 APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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 APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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 NORTH NEWARK N.NEWARK Forest hill. Section 8 accepted. 2 & 3 bedroom Apartments. Newly renovated. Available immediately. Call (973)202-8580 (973)925-3812 FT PT STEWARTS ROOT BEER Restaurant Now Hiring Waiters waitresses & cooks. Apply at Stewartsfood.com DO IT ALL (201)991-3223 N. ARLINGTON N.ARLINGTON 3 LGrooms 2nd floor. 1 Bdrm EIK LR. Harwood floors. Waher dryer hook-up. garage. No pets. 1000 utilities. (201)693-6542 (201)889-0105 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 N.ARLINGTON 3 bedroom apt. in 2 familly house. 2nd floor close to NY transportation & school. 1350 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 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 APARTMENT WANTED RUTHERFORD 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. HARRISON 2nd floor 1 bedroom LR Kitchen supply own utilities. Available Now 900. 1-1 2 months security No pets. (201)388-0463 HARRISON 2 BR in 2nd Floor LR kitchen Bathoom Garage No pets 1000 Call (973)493-0983 HARRISON 2 bedrooms LR DR EIK 1050 month. 1-1 2 months security. Separate utilities. (973)380-9007 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 JERSEY CITY HARRISON Near NYC Transportation 2 bedrooms Newly renovated Available Now. (973)484-6155 (201)898-3138 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 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 Looking for a 3 bedroom apt. Close to Lincoln or Garfield School in Kearny. Pets allowed. (973)883-6328 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 BELLVILLE area Room for Rent single person mature resonsibleand Non-smoking No kitchen share bathroom se habla espanol. (973)986-7848 Groomer Needed With Experience Must Be responsible & Love Animals Call (201)991-0301 (973)277-2996 Manucurist Nail Technitian wanted for salon in Nutley. Must have license or permit of New Jersey. Please Call (201)243-8467 ask for Marie SEEKING a BARISTA for breakfast & lunch cafe Looking for reliable motivated and outgoing team player who is foodie at heart. Expresso bar specialty preferable. 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 ROOM FOR RENT MARIO ESPOSITO LANDSCAPING LLC Fall Clean-ups Lawn maintenance Top Soil Mulch Snow Removal Free Estimates (201)438-3991 LANDSCAPING SERVICES OFFERED Any Size Bathroom Renovated 3 999 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 LYNDHURSTModern 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms D R Full size Basement.Laundry Room.XLarge Garage & yard Driveway Shed.Close to Transportation and Shopping 1995 Utilities. (201)438-3672 E.NEWARK Room for rent. No smoking utilities included. Available now. (973)868-7999 (973)481-0344 Kearny Very nice and clean room w bathroom. No kitchen. One block from Kearny Ave. Female preferred 400 security (973)668-8305 TEACHERS AIDE We have an opening to work with TODDLERS. The right cadidate should be dependable with lot of patience and TLC. Experience and CDA preffered. Please call 201-991-5684. 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 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 HARRISON 3 room apt. 1 Bedroom LR kitchen bathroom. 1st floor. No smoking. No pets. 850 month. (201)246-1721 HARRISON 3 rooms 1 bedroom apartment. 3rd floor. Central AC. 800 plus utilities. No pets. 1 month security (973)985-7552 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 NEWARK Ironbound Section.1 bedroom apartment private home. 2nd floor. modern kitchen and bath. Utilities not included. 1 month security. (973)943-9348 FURNISHED ROOM ROOFING HARRISON Renovated large 2bdrm 1000 month 1 month security utilities separate. No pets Call 973-699-7425 Available March 1st 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 BELLEVILLE Furnished Room. 575 month. Available Now. New floors 600 month Available mid March. Share kitchen Bath. Utilities and cable included. Gentleman Preffered. 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Over 14 years experience. To place an ad call 201-991-1600 classified theobserver.com CLEANING SERVICES Will clean houses apartment offices. References HOME IMPROVEMENT Couple from Poland 201-997-4932 leave message REMODELING SPECIALIST FULLY INS. & LIC. J&L ATWELL SAL POLIZZOTTO (201)998-6236 CONSTRUCTION Office Homes Commercial Buildings Townhouses Condo Senior Discounts EXPERT CLEANING SET UP JUST FOR YOU (201)939-8781 FREE ESTIMATE PLUMBING 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. References available at your request Call Sonia Portuguese Espa ol (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 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 J & F TOWING CA H 4 JUNK AUTOMOBILES WANTED Catholic Schools week at QP Elementary (201)206-4845 GUTTERS D. FITZGERALD Seamless Gutters Installed. Gutters Cleaned We-R- Also Dennies Painting & Roofing Slate Roofs repaired. 1(800)479-3262 Garage for rent Available immediately North Arlington (201)970-7182 One garage for rent in Arlington section of Kearny. Available immediately. Call (201)955-0996 or (201)889-8536. GARAGE FOR RENT Navy Nissan Sentra 2005 Great condition 35 000 miles asking price 8 500 Please Call (973)652-6810 99 Mercury Grand MarQue GS. Red Tan Int. 103 000 miles. Air PS PW PB. AM FM cassette. 3 800 Call John (201)933-9490 Milena Cartagna (l.) and Nicole Bloinski kindergarten students at Queen of Peace Elementary School North Arlington hold up rosary beads made in preparation for Catholic Schools Week which began on Jan. 27. Events also included ready the Bible and making a poster to hang in the cafeteria. Other events include Crazy Sock Day School Spirit Day Student Appreciation Day Career Day and Teacher Appreciation Day and a family Mass at Queen of Peace Church which was followed by a family dinner in the school s cafeteria. News from Lyndhurst Police blotter Feb. 8 Eric Angus 20 of Lyndhurst was charged with underage consumption of alcohol after police said they saw him standing outside his vehicle parked in the 500 block of Summer Ave. at 1 42 a.m. after he had allegedly discarded a can of beer on the sidewalk. He was also ticketed for littering and released pending court action. Feb. 6 At 7 23 a.m. police responded to the 300 block of Lyndhurst Ave. where they found a 2010 Honda up on blocks with its four tires and rims missing. Police said the owner told them the tires were worth 150 each and the rims 500 apiece. Jan. 31 At 5 31 a.m. police responded to the 400 block of Thomas Ave. where a chimney atop 418 Thomas Ave. had toppled over onto and through the roof of 416 Thomas as the result of severe storm winds. Police said no one was hurt. The Lyndhurst Volunteer Fire Department and Town Building Department responded police said. Jan. 30 At 5 07 p.m. the occupant of an apartment in the 800 block of Riverside Ave. called police to report a burglary. Police said the occupant told them that jewelry and 200 in cash were missing. Police said the intruder apparently got in through the garage. The incident remains under investigation. At 1 07 p.m. police were called to Extra Space storage lot at Kingsland Ave. and First St. on a report of burglary to a motor vehicle. Police said that 500 worth of rims batteries and automotive scrap materials were listed as missing from a pickup truck parked in the lot. Jan. 29 Police arrested Nicholas Boyarko 19 of Lyndhurst on drug related charges in the ShopRite Plaza parking lot on New York Ave. at 8 49 p.m. Police said that when they approached the suspect s vehicle Boyarko started to walk away but was detained after police said they found suspected marijuana and a grinder in the car. He was released after being issued two summonses police said. Jan. 28 The owner of a 1999 Honda Civic told police someone stole their vehicle while it was parked in the 400 block of Kingsland Ave. The victim said their wallet containing driver s license and credit cards were inside the vehicle. The incident was reported at 12 30 p.m. police said. WANTED TO BUY Estates Bought & Sold Fine Furniture Antiques Accessories Gold & Silver. ELECTRICAL SERVICES Twin Electric 25 years experience Quality Work. Good affordable prices. Senior discounts. Fully Insured. Bonded. Lic. 16158 Cash Paid (201)920-8875 HOME IMPROVEMENT COMPUTER SERVICES J. M. 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Paid Cash AUTOMOBILES WANTED 1-888-869-5865 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 (201)280-0600 will have prompt attention 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 ELECTRICAL SERVICES PLUMBING PLUMBING LIC. 1637 201-991-7795 973-844-1300 973-743-7759 AAA AMERICAN QUICK SEWER 24 HOUR SERVICE PLUMBING HEATING Check out exclusive online stories at www.theobserver.com THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13 2013 29 5 30 to 7 p.m. U14 Division girls currently kids in grades 4 and up. in 7th or 8th grade Sunday On Thursday Feb. 28 there March 3 4 30 to 6 p.m. and is a Tween Book Club at 3 30 Thursday March 7 7 to 8 30 p.m. for kids in grades 4-8. p.m. For adults NAPL Sit and Nutley The try-outs will be held in Stitch will meet on Tuesday The Nutley Department the Parks & Rec gym. Please Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. of Parks and Recreation is bring your own glove. If you crochet or knit and currently accepting applicaThese are try-outs for would enjoy gathering with a tions for the 2013 Girls Softball accomplished players and group of like-minded crafters Program and Travel Softball games will involve traveling to join us at a monthly Sit and Program. other communities. Traveling Stitch at the North Arlington The fee for the Recreation players will be allowed to play Public Library. Softball Program is 35 per Rec softball but Traveling All skill levels are welcome youngster. pitchers can not pitch in Rec. This is a relaxed and selfThe fee for the Travel SoftOnline registration is availdirected group. ball Program is 40. able at www.nutleynj.org or Mayor Peter Massa has Players will be responsible applications may be obtained announced that the borfor purchasing their own uni- at the Recreation Department ough is offering free income form and helmet. 44 Park Ave. If you would like tax preparation for qualified The basic Recreation Softfurther information on the North Arlington seniors. Resi- ball Program is open to girls in programs contact Parks & dents 65 or older with earned grades 1 - 8 and the deadline Rec at 973-284-4966. income of less than 14 000 for registration is March 18. Commissioner Mauro G. (does not include pensions The Travel Softball ProTucci and the Nutley DepartSocial Security or retirement gram is open to Nutley girls ment of Parks and Recreation income) and less than 2 000 in grades 3-8 and the deadline have announced the addition in investment income (bank for Travel sign-ups is March 1. of the Nutley Raiders U14 interest and dividends) qualify Please note Try-outs are re- Elite Baseball Program to the for the free tax service. State quired for Travel Softball. The spring sports line-up. and federal tax returns will be try-out schedule is as follows This program is open to prepared for qualified seniors U10 Division for girls curNutley youngsters in grades by professional tax preparers. rently in 3rd 4th or 5th grade 7 and 8 who were 14 as of Jan. The residents must however who were age 10 as of Jan. 1 1 2013. pay a small fee for electronic 2013 Sunday March 3 1 30 to Two try-out dates have filing which is now required 3 p.m. and Tuesday March 5 been scheduled Saturday by the state and Internal Rev- 5 30 to 7 p.m. March 9 at 1 p.m. and Sunenue Service. U12 Division girls currently day March 10 at 10 a.m. Both Tax preparation will be at in 5th or 6th grade or 7th grad- try-outs will be held at Owens the Senior Center on Feb. ers who were age 12 as of Jan. Field located across the street 21 24 March 23 and April 11. 1 Sunday March 3 3 to 4 30 from the Parks and Recreation Appointments and questions p.m. and Thursday March 7 Building 44 Park Ave. AROUND TOWN from 13 regarding eligibility and the cost of e-filing can be made by calling 201-955-2244. Residents should not call Borough Hall for appointments. All players are required to submit a copy of their birth certificate at try-outs. The deadline to register is Feb. 22. Applications will not be accepted at the try-outs. The fee for the program is 195. Players will participate in a 28-game schedule. Amandatory meeting has been scheduled for Feb. 23 at noon at the Parks Recreation Building Room 300. For further information contact the Recreation Department at 973-284-4966 between 8 30 a.m. and 4 30 p.m. Nutley Free Public Library 93 Booth Dr. invites the public to view the Tri-County Camera Club s February photography exhibit which will be on display through the end of this month. The Tri-County Camera Club s February exhibit will feature vivid images of everyday nature captured locally architectural displays and close-ups from around the world. This unique display will incorporate various aspects and shooting styles of photography while providing excellent samples of work done by the members of the club. The club meets regularly at the Nutley High School teachers cafeteria on Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. Some events planned throughout the coming year will feature the Marine Corps after graduation but now she s started to think that she could play college basketball. RutgersNewark is among the schools interested. She s had a glimpse of it now and she knows she can play in college Mosca said. I m still deciding Alonso said. Rutgers-Newark is looking at me and that s a good thing. But I still think about becoming a Marine. I like the way they carry themselves with pride. But playing college basketball would be amazing as well. Either way it s a winwin situation for me. But not as amazing as setting the new school scoring record for one game. That s pretty incredible a series of informational programs designed to help amateur photographers take a more creative approach to picture taking. The club also offers photography competitions which enable members to strive to reach their full potential. For further information please go to the club website at tricountycameraclub.com or phone 973-8207111. The League of Women Voters annual February exhibit is on display at the library. The exhibit includes photographs and activities held by the LWV through the years nationally as well as locally. After a 72 year struggle when the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment gave women the right to vote appeared to be a reality members of the National Suffrage Association met to form the League of Women Voters. The LWV fought to improve our government and engage all citizens in the decisions that impact our lives. Today the League of Women Voters works to effect change on a wide variety of issues which are grounded in the League s respected history. The Nutley area league was formed in 1924. Voter service through registration of new voters and educating all voters is the main purpose of the LWV activities. Alonso said. I still can t believe it. As for the other milestone I m trying not to think about that Alonso said. I don t want to come up short. I m really not worried about it. Alonso is a three-sport athlete at the school. She s a fine defender for the Lyndhurst girls soccer team and will more than likely throw the javelin in the spring. I don t like to sit around doing nothing Alonso said. I don t like to be idle. I have to keep busy. But basketball is definitely my favorite. As was proven last Thursday night when Camila Alonso went for 46 points. It was truly a night to remember. ATHLETE from 20 Emerson Borough but that was nothing compared to what Alonso put up two days later against Leonia. Last Thursday Alonso had an unconscionable 46 points on 21-of-27 from the floor grabbed 13 rebounds and had eight steals in the Golden Bears 73-40 victory. Alonso s 46-point effort broke the long-standing school record for points in a single game set by the school s all-time scoring leader Dawn Johnson who went on to play at Seton Hall and later was the head coach at her alma mater. For her efforts Alonso has been named The Observer Athlete of the Week for the past week. Now the 1 000-point mark is a lot more attainable. The other girls know that she s getting close Mosca said. I don t tell them to get Camila the ball but they know she s close and want her to get it. Mosca said that he was amazed watching Alonso s scoring explosion. It was really great to see Mosca said. The girls all knew what the single-game record was. I certainly didn t expect her to score that much. But she hardly missed a shot. She made every kind of shot jumpers layups reverse layups. She was all over the place. You could sense that it was going to be a special night. I think it proves how unselfish our girls are. They got Camila the ball in great places where she could shoot. I never thought that record would fall. I figured it never would be broken. Alonso had no idea how many points she scored. I knew that I scored a lot but I didn t know how much Alonso said. I knew what the record was. I saw that plaque a lot of times and said Wow that s a lot of points. I never thought I d be able to get there. But around halftime after all my shots were going in I knew it was a special night. I didn t know how much until after the game. It was amazing. I never dreamed I could do that. Alonso was set on going into Our puzzles will continue next week 30 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13 2013 DOG PARK from 02 State cash would be used for site clearance and grading stone and gravel soil stabilization and sediment control devices installation of a perimeter fence four to six feet high double-gated entry and exit points two dog wash stations pooper scoopers six pet waste disposal containers and poop bag dispensers two covered trash receptacles along with nine benches shade areas and two drinking fountains for dog owners. Kearny would provide 31 127 in local matching funds for architectural designs and inspections. The town estimates that it would cost 4 600 a year to operate and maintain the park. If Green Acres approves the application then officials figure Kearny could advertise for construction bids in April 2014 award a contract by June 2014 start work by July 2014 and finish the park by October 2014 according to the application. Asked what the town would do if its application is rejected Doyle said that Kearny couldn t afford to go it alone but would continue to doggedly pursue state funding. That means we d have to wait again to the next [Green Acres funding] cycle and reapply Doyle said. I ll be disappointed [if the town doesn t get funded] but I won t be discouraged. It just makes you fight harder for what you believe in. Photo courtesy of Michael Neglia About half an acre of this riverside parkland would be used for the dog park. In the aftermath of the Windsor St. Playground incident previously referenced by Doyle police reported that on Jan. 13 a pit bull owned by Stephen Farber ran from the owner s enclosed backyard and somehow managed to get into the playground and fatally mangle a smaller Lhaso Opso owned by neighbor Consuelo Medina on Jan. 13. Farber was given a summons and the case was heard Jan. 31 by Municipal Court Judge Norman Doyle Jr. who ruled that Farber s dog should be euthanized and Farber who told the court he regretted what happened complied on Feb. 1 according to Town Health Officer John Sarnas. In a separate dog attack case stemming from a Sept. 13 2011 incident in which police said a pit bull owned by Michael Rondon got away from its owner and killed a smaller dog owned by Martin Damyanovich on Maple St. Rondon was charged with harboring a potentially dangerous dog and last Thursday Judge Doyle agreed and as prescribed by state law directed the owner to have the dog tattooed on the inside of its mouth to place a red tag on its collar to secure the dog in a specially fenced-in yard and roof-enclosed cage and to secure 200 000 liability insurance for the dog Sarnas reported. Rondon has 20 days to appeal. 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