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February 20 2013 www.theobserver.com Vol CXXV No. 41 COVERING BELLEVILLE BLOOMFIELD EAST NEWARK HARRISON KEARNY LYNDHURST NORTH ARLINGTON NUTLEY On the face o it Scrub is working TRENTON In December 2011 the N.J. Motor Vehicle Commission launched Operation Facial Scrub a fraud-prevention initiative using facial recognition technology to detect individuals who have obtained N.J. driver s licenses using false identities. Last week MVC Chairman Raymond Martinez and N.J. Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa announced a first wave of 38 criminal prosecutions. Thus far 669 cases have been referred to the AG. Using the state-of-the-art technology the MVC is conducting a full scrub of the 19 million photos in its database to identify any duplicative photo records that may indicate administrative errors or customer fraud. To date more than 600 000 matches have been reviewed and internal action taken when warranted authorities said. Of those approximately 1 800 suspension cases were identified which required customers to re-verify their identities with the MVC. Administrative suspensions were imposed on 146 individuals for misstatements of identification. Information on false licenses is also shared via a secure website with 22 state and see MVC page Plotting a corrective course Photo courtesy Chris Brooks The upended Riverwatch boat before its removal from under the Belleville Bridge. water. Or so they like to say. But in fact what happened BELLEVILLE this past Saturday Feb. 16 or members of the Pas- was a bit removed from the saic Valley Sewerage ordinary flotsam and jetsam Commission s Passaic the crew tends to fish out of River Restoration Program the polluted Passaic. it was just another day in the This time they pulled a By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent F boat out of the river the biggest single piece removed from the river since the PVSC has been doing extractions since 1998 according to River Restoration Program Manager Brian Davenport. According to a Feb. 13 preview release by PVSC Executive Director Michael DeFrancisci the commission was sending out its crew to engage in the removal of a capsized vessel that had been abandoned after it became wedged between the see BOAT page 12 KPD links local heist to 3 others KEARNY On Feb 10 two bandits one armed with a handgun entered Krauszer s Deli at Kearny and Bennett Aves. tied up the clerk and escaped with approximately 1 000 in cash and several cartons of cigarettes police reported. Since that robbery the KPD has linked it to at least three other hold-ups at a Newark gas station on Feb. 1 the Shoppers Express convenience store on Washington Ave. in Belleville on Feb. 3 and another Krauszer s in Bloomfield on Feb. 13. Officer Chris Medina responded to the report of the Kearny crime which occurred at 7 30 p.m. Police Chief John Dowie said the culprits took the clerk who was alone to the back of the store where they secured him with zip ties 14 and removed money from his wallet. They then robbed the cash register and also took lottery money and the cigarettes before fleeing on foot up Bennett Ave. The KPD investigating officers Sgt. Charles Smith and Det. Ray Lopes comparing reports of other recent holdups noted similarities between the Kearny robbery and the ones in Belleville Bloomfield and Newark. The bandits MO the weapon displayed and the use of zip ties were the same as was the description of the suspects two black males wearing black clothing -- including hoodies ski masks and gloves -- and both carrying backpacks. The investigation is continuing. Karen Zautyk 201-991-1300 KEArny OFFICE 213 Kearny Ave Kearny new Jersey C21Semiaokearny Century21.com 201-460-8000 LyndhurSt OFFICE Semiao & Associates 761 ridge road Lyndhurst new Jersey C21Semiao Century21.com tO SEE Our Ad thIS wEEK pLEASE turn tO pAgE 22 02 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20 2013 A loyal son of Harrison dead at 61 West Hudson Publishing Company s Fastest Growing Free Weekly Newspaper Established 1887 Family Owned & Operated By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent HARRISON arrison has lost a dedicated civil servant with the death of Public Works Superintendent Ronald Catrambone. Catrambone died Sunday Feb. 10 at St. Barnabas Medical Center Livingston after a lengthy illness. He was 61. Catrambone was buried Wednesday Feb. 13 in Holy Cross Cemetery North Arlington after a funeral Mass at Holy Cross Church Harrison. Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home Harrison. Harrison has lost a very good friend said Mayor Raymond McDonough. Ronnie loved the town of Harrison. Catrambone who is survived by his wife Sharon his son Kevin his daughter Nicole his brother Joseph and grandchildren Justin Gia Jordan and Nicholas was a lifelong Harrison resident and a Harrison High School alumnus. After stints as a home contractor Garden State Parkway Authority foreman day care owner and eatery bar owner Catrambone was hired by Harrison as a public works supervisor in December 2002 and was promoted to superintendent in August 2006. He completed the Rutgers University Certified Public Works Manager program and earned his certificate from the state Department of Community Affairs in 2007. During his six-year tenure as superintendent Catrambone was credited by town officials with setting up a full-service motor pool maintenance division and training employees to perform such H Mary Tortoreti President Robert Pezzolla General Manager ADVERTISING Natalie Rodriguez - Ulloa Classified Asst.to GM Kim Pezzolla Sales Rosemary Bennett Sales EDITORIAL Jim Hague Sportswriter Melissa Bastek Copywriter Ron Leir Correspondent Karen Zautyk Correspondent ART DEPARTMENT Michelle Rybeck Graphic Designer Winie Pachas Graphic Designer Ronald Catrambone 531 Kearny Ave. Kearny N.J. 07032 Phone 201-991-1600 Fax 201-991-8941 www.theobserver.com functions as paving concrete work boiler maintenance and fencing in-house instead of hiring outside contractors all of which saved the town money and helped the department operate more efficiently. Ronnie was an extremely dedicated superintendent spending countless hours overseeing every aspect of the town s building grounds and streets maintenance said Town Clerk Attorney Paul Zarbetski. If there was a water main break a traffic light knock-down or a house fire Ronnie was there whether it was 2 a.m. Sunday or the middle of the day. Snow removal however was his passion and he did it better than anyone. Even before Catrambone got his town job he was always invested in the town s well-being McDonough said. He used to call me up about things he saw around town always knew where he stood. He was beyond reproach. Before he got sick Catrambone was part of an eight-man Harrison crew organized by Johnson that starting in 2001 made annual jaunts to South Bend Ind. to watch Notre Dame football games. While he was devoted to Sharon his high school sweetheart and wife of four decades and his kids Ronnie s true calling however was as a grandfather to Justin Gia Jordan and Nicholas Zarbetski said. He never missed a soccer basketball baseball game or recital no matter how far he had to travel or the plans he had to cancel. You never had to ask Ronnie his plans for the weekend because the answer was always the same the grandkids. The thing that kept Ronnie going during his Photo courtesy Town of Harrison year-long battle with cancer was his desire to see his grandchildren one more day. that he felt had to be taken Most of us knew Ronnie as care of. And he was loyal. If a non-nonsense tough guy but I needed anything done he the grandchildren melted that was there. He ll be hard to hard exterior and revealed replace. Catrambone served as chair- a gentler side that even he didn t know existed Zarbetman of the Harrison Zoning ski said. From walking up Board of Adjustment was a and down FER Blvd. pushing faithful Holy Cross parisha baby carriage to riding his ioner and was a longtime bike around Seaside Park with member of the Harrison East grand kid in tow and Coco Newark Elks. He cooked for his Maltese dog in a basket to the annual St. Patrick s Day changing diapers and feeding seniors dinner and he often bought doughnuts as treats for bottles there was nothing that Ronnie wouldn t do for his litfolks at the Harrison Senior tle princes and princesses. Center. Those people that did Ronnie never missed a not take the time to get past Mass at Holy Cross Church Ronnie s boisterous largerrecalled former Harrison than-life personality missed Municipal Court Judge John out on the opportunity to gain Johnson whose family grew up five doors away from the a true friend Zarbetski said. Catrambones on Hamilton St. You could count on Ronnie when you were in need. He He was an upstanding was demanding of his friends man Johnson said. If he because he was demanding of gave you his word you could himself. take that to the bank. You 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. 20 Thursday Feb. 21 Friday Feb.22 Saturday Feb. 23 Sunday Feb. 24 Inside Editorial .................................................................. 06 Around Town ......................................................... 12 Real Estate ............................................................. 22 Business Directory ............................................... 24 Classifieds .............................................................. 26 Puzzles .................................................................... 31 35 35 42 41 42 Partly Cloudy Sunny Wind Cloudy Showers Few Showers THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20 2013 03 School board fills 9th seat By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent KEARNY he Kearny Board of Education is being made whole again. On Tuesday Feb. 19 Daniel Esteves was to be sworn in as the ninth member of the board filling the seat previously won in the Nov. 6 election by retired school supervisor Deborah Lowry. A board majority voted in midNovember to declare Lowry ineligible to serve because she was collecting a negotiated retirement compensation package from the district. After the majority position was upheld by the state commissioner of education the then-eight-member board solicited public nominations for the empty seat and unanimously selected Esteves who had received the fourth highest vote total for the three open seats only to be told that it had jumped the gun. Instead the board was informed that under state school law it fell to Interim Executive County Superintendent Monica M. Tone to pick an interim trustee. And in a Jan. 31 letter to Board President Bernadette McDonald Tone wrote that pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A 1215a I am appointing Daniel S. Esteves to fill the vacancy on the Kearny Board of Education and that he was to serve until the organization meeting following the next annual school election in November 2013. Following completion of a criminal background check Esteves was to be sworn in at the next meeting of the Kearny Board of Education Tone advised McDonald. Esteves whose uncle is Mayor Alberto Santos and whose father Fred was appointed last month as a member of the Kearny Urban Enterprise Zone Development Corp. said he was a little sur- T review of the district s curriculum. The main problem is our kids test scores he said. Based on NJASK (N.J. Assessment of Skills and Knowledge) scores it s clear that certain grade levels are not doing well. Some grades are 50% below the state standard and that shouldn t be happening at all. Esteves said those test scores point to English mastery deficiencies among students in primary grades where they re supposed to be building a foundation but he said the fact is that for many youngsters there appear to be cracks in that foundation and that s creating a big problem for these kids. As examples Esteves listed 2011 NJASK Language Arts Literacy results in the following schools Schuyler Elementary Grade 3 25% vs. 63% state average Schuyler Grade 4 48% vs. 63% state average Schuyler Grade 6 59% vs. 67% state average Lincoln Elementary Grade 5 33% vs. 61% state average Washington Elementary Grade 4 47% vs. 63% state average and Washington Grade 6 57% vs. 67% state average. Since district administrators are expected to update curriculum every other year according to Esteves the new trustee said he would encourage fellow board members to ask Superintendent Frank Ferraro what s being done to address these apparent weaknesses. Daniel Esteves prised by Tone s decision but was glad that she respected the recommendation of the board and in turn that the board had tried to be respectful of the public s wishes by going with the candidate with the next highest election vote total. Ironically Esteves had previously petitioned the Hudson County Superior Court to prevent the board from picking a replacement for Lowry on the grounds that state election law called for judicial intervention but the county s assignment judge declined to rule referring the matter to the state Department of Education. And when the school board invited public responses to fill the seat Esteves a Public Service Electric & Gas Co. employee asked to be considered. The board said he was one of six who submitted resumes but the only one who d run in the Nov. 6 election. Esteves said he hoped to push for unity among an often fractious board. Hopefully we can find a way to work together he said. In the past it s obvious this was a split board. 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Department of Education. And The other parade dignitarhe s an Army veteran ies include Deputy Grand A native of Jersey City he Marshal Daniel J. Choffo of has been a Kearny resident for Harrison and Kearny Coun25-plus years. He and his wife cilwoman Carol Jean Doyle Francisca are the parents named Honorary Irishwoman of five children James Jr. of of the Year. Kearny Denise Wakelin of We had a chance to sit down Photo by Karen Zautyk Massachusetts Michele Weiss with each of the honorees last The West Hudson St. Patrick s Parade honorees for 2013 are Grand Marshal James J. Miller Sr. (l.) Honorary Irishwoman North Arlington Jessica Caweek at the Irish American brera Jersey City and William Carol Jean Doyle and Deputy Grand Marshal Daniel J. Choffo. Club in Kearny where the Miller of Pennsylvania. especially honored that kids I marched for many years in I was thrilled and I am very parade organizers were finalAs for his Celtic roots the parade as a local Boy honored by it. I never expect- worked with in Scouting who izing details. his maternal grandparents are now adults initiated it. Scout troop leader has been ed it. Regarding his selection as emigrated from Ireland in Miller who noted he involved in Scouting since he And he added I am Grand Marshal Miller said the 1900s grandfather Barwas 8. Eventually he went ney McMahon from County from merit badges to beMonaghan grandmother Our dedicated dentists and caring staff provide world class dentistry to our patients and their families.... ing president of the Hudson Mary Ann McMahon (that Liberty Council of the Boy was her maiden name too and Scouts of America which no they were not related ) merged with the Essex Bergen from County Clare. They met and Passaic BSA to form the and married in the Bronx. Northern New Jersey Council. (And Mary Ann didn t have to He sits on the board of that change her monogram.) r arco ernanDez ssociates organization. The Deputy Grand MarMiller is one of those indishal Daniel Choffo is Harviduals for whom community rison born and bred and still involvement is a way of life. a proud resident of that town He has been a member of the along with his wife Andrea Jersey City Rotary Club for and their daughter Mia Cris35 years is a past chairman of WWW.SMILEONNJ.COM Se Habla Espa ol Fala Se Portugu s the Hudson County Red Cross see PARADE page and served as an executive By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent O A DVA N C E D family dentistry D .M General Cosmetic & Pediatric Dentistry Call for an appointment today and... L. F &a S M I L E O N . 521 Kearny Ave Kearny NJ 201.991.1280 infokearny smileonnj.com 23 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. INJURED ON THE JOB Workers Compensation Attorney Andrew J. Cerco JR. You are entitled to benefits. For a FREE Phone Consultation Call Today at 201.991.0067 432 Ridge Road North Arlington NJ www.RipostaLaw.com 75 Kip Avenue Rutherford NJ 07070 Phone 201-635-0300 E-mail CoachlawAJC yahoo.com Attorney at Law THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20 2013 05 PSE&G warns customers about payment scam Hispanic neighborhoods again targeted Newark PSE&G is alerting its customers not to be defrauded by a scam in which individuals misrepresenting themselves as PSE&G employees threaten to turn off electric and gas service if payment is not made to them that day. The scam which has been reported across the country involves payments using Green Dot MoneyPaks and seems to be targeting Hispanic neighborhoods in PSE&G s service territory. As noted on the MoneyPak packaging and on the company s Web site (www.moneypak.com) to protect themselves from fraud consumers should treat the MoneyPak like cash and only use the MoneyPak number with businesses on their approved partner list. We take very seriously any attempt to defraud our customers said Joseph A. Forline vice president of customer solutions for PSE&G. We are working closely with law enforcement to investigate these scams. In the meantime we ask our customers to be wary of callers who demand immediate payment and threaten service termination. When in doubt hang up and call PSE&G directly at the phone number listed on your bill. PSE&G alerted the public to a similar scam in January 2012. Reports indicate that this scam is again targeting Hispanic customers but this time not exclusively. Here is how the scam works A Spanish- or Englishspeaking individual pretending to be a PSE&G employee calls customers saying their service will be disconnected if they do not make a payment using a prepaid debit card. In some cases the call is prerecorded. Customers are told to purchase a Green Dot MoneyPak at a pharmacy or convenience store use cash to put money onto the card and then provide the number on the card to the person who called them. Customers are advised that if they do not immediately call back and provide the MoneyPak information their service will be turned off that day. Typically after the customer provides that MoneyPak number the scammer transfers the funds to a prepaid card and cashes it in at an ATM. what to do if you get a call When PSE&G makes an outbound phone call to customers customer-specific information is shared with the account-holder. That information includes the account name address number and current balance. If customers do not receive this correct information they likely are not speaking with a PSE&G representative. If customers feel uncomfortable and they know they have an outstanding balance that needs to be resolved they should hang up and call PSE&G directly at 1-800-4367734 or visit a local PSE&G Customer Service Center. Service Centers are open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with locations listed on customer bills and online at http www.pseg. com centers Any customer who has doubts about the legitimacy of any call reportedly from PSE&G especially one in which payment is requested should call the utility directly. PSE&G is working with law enforcement to investigate the scam and is also reaching out to its contacts at local community service agencies asking them to spread the word to their clients. Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is New Jersey s oldest and largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility serving nearly three-quarters of the state s population. PSE&G is the winner of the ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability. PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE PEG) a diversified energy company (www.pseg.com). EFFECTIVE ALARM SYSTEMS SERVING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1975 All types of alarms from the smallest home to the largest industrial complex at competitive prices Serving Northern New Jersey Competitive Pricing Free Estimates Fully Insured 201-998-0890 Peruvian United Associations U.S.A. Harrison NJ 2004 Peruvian United Association 601 Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. N Harrison NJ 07029 The Peruvian United Association USA in accordance to their by laws and regulations calls to general elections to be held on Sunday March 17 2013 at 4 00 PM. All members interested in taking part of the electoral process will need to be up to date with their membership dues. For more information visit our office at 601 Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. N Harrison NJ during the following dates February Thursday 14 Friday 15 Monday 18 Thursday 21 Friday 22 Monday 25 Thursday 28 March Friday 1 Monday 4 Thursday 7 and Friday 8 Between 4 00 PM and 8 00 PM We Welcome New Members. Sincerely The Board of Directors Nelly Ratto Secratary Carla Malatesta Treasurer Gladys Ruiz Public Relations Roas Massoni Board Member thoughts&views THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20 2013 The contents of letters do not reflect the opinion of The Observer staff. Letters must be kept to a maximum of 250 words. Any letters that exceed the maximum will be edited at the discretion of the publisher who reserves the right at any time to reject or edit the letters for space. Letters must include the writer s name address and telephone number for verification purposes. The deadline for letters is Thursday at 5 p.m. Any letters that arrive after deadline will not be considered for the upcoming publication. Letters can be sent by e-mail to publisher theobserver.com or mailed to 531 Kearny Ave. Kearny N.J. 07032. Anonymous letters will not be published under any circumstances. 06 Don t take away chance for residential relief n a number of waterfront communities along this side of the Hudson River there are signs that developers are beginning to make inroads in the residential marketplace. Despite the continuation of an at-best sluggish economy banks are evidently lending again to support the building of rental apartments along with some retail and commercial space. In Lyndhurst for example construction is proceeding apace with several hundred new rental units at Meadows Crossing Kearny is awaiting the filing of revised plans for a smaller residential development on Schuyler Ave. and Harrison has seen completion of 275 new apartments and breaking of ground for a new hotel near the PATH station with other residential projects I on the horizon. And the Harrison governing body recently took steps to facilitate a tax abatement that will clear the way for a modest 15-unit affordable senior citizen apartment building on Harrison Ave. being pitched by the Domus Corp. a nonprofit arm of Catholic Charities. This project has been in the works for some time Domus is still seeking a partial funding commitment from the N.J. Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency although Harrison is counting on tapping its Affordable Housing Trust Fund to help finance the project. It doesn t take a demographics expert to know that there are plenty of poor and socalled middle class folks in our densely packed corridor strug- gling to put food on the table and pay for living quarters for their families. The state s jobless rate is still hovering close to 10%. Harrison Mayor Ray McDonough is the first to admit that the question most frequently put to him by residents is Can I get an apartment in public housing To which he says he must reluctantly answer No since there is and continues to be a 100% occupancy rate among the town s several hundred public housing apartments. Interim Harrison Housing Authority Executive Director Zinnerford Smith has frozen applications for public housing apartments given that the existing waiting list is already too big and that there are no plans for additional public housing units for the general population. Smith would of course like to see the town build more apartments but he may as well be asking for the moon. Once upon a time New Jersey thanks to a 1983 State Supreme Court ruling stemming from a Mount Laurel zoning case had a policy that obliged municipalities to adopt regulations that required developers to either include a certain percentage of affordable housing for lowand moderate-income families as part of their projects or to provide contributions to a municipal affordable housing trust fund for future affordable units. Now however Gov. Chris Christie is looking to emasculate that policy and the mandate set by the court by doing away with the state Council on affordable housing the enforcer of New Jersey s Fair Housing Act and subsuming its functions under gubernatorial control. In the meantime municipalities faced with a potentially lame-duck state enforcer have been seemingly left to their own devices in pondering how to deal with the affordable housing issue. But it would be wrong and disastrous for state and local leaders to abandon New Jersey s working poor and middle class remnants at a time when so many particularly in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy are seeking some form of stability in a world threatening to consume them in debt and uncertainty. Ron Leir CORRECTION In last week s article North Arlington s Little Secret The uncloaking of The Angry Coffee Bean it was said that they sell out of fish and chips on Saturday and Sunday but they sell out of it on Friday and Saturday. Don t forget to check www.theobserver.com for news that didn t make it into this week s paper Follow us on Facebook & twitter.com theobservernj HELP WANTED FREELANCE REPORTER interview. Knowledge of AP style is preferred as is previous newspaper experience. 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Neno Roger Cunha Alberto Garrido Doris (Dee) Ortiz 08 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20 2013 Payless How about pay nothing By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent KEARNY earny police investigating a Dec. 1 robbery at a local Payless shoe store solved not only that case but a holdup at yet another Payless that one in Newark KPD Chief John Dowie reported. The initial crime took place at 8 30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the store on Passaic Ave. where a holdup man reportedly threatened the cashier and then fled on foot with a couple of hundred dollars in cash. Dets. Ray Lopez and Scott K Traynor launched the investigation with Traynor ultimately making the Feb. 5 arrest thanks in part to street information gathered by Sgt. Charles Smith. After connecting the Kearny heist to a Jan. 16 robbery at a Payless on Broad St. in Newark Traynor viewed security video from both stores then brought a prime suspect in for a lineup during which the arrestee was positively identified Dowie said. Charged with armed robbery in both Kearny and Newark was 30-year-old Brian Kinney of Kearny who was remanded to the Essex County Jail. Other reports from the Kearny Police blotter included the following Feb. 2 P.O. Brian Wuelfing on patrol at 4 a.m. at Kearny and Quincy Aves. observed a car stopped at a traffic light. When the light turned green the car failed to move and the cop reportedly found the driver sound asleep at the wheel. Awakening said driver the officer asked to see his license and was instead initially handed a business card from a Newark cocktail lounge. After reportedly failing field sobriety tests and an Alcotest at headquarters the motorist Johnny Mendez 24 of Kearny was charged with DWI. At 7 p.m. P.O. Charles Smith observed a man at Kearny and Seeley Aves. who he knew to be wanted on a Kearny warrant. A search of the individual led to the discovery in his waistband of a large plastic bag containing 38 grams of marijuana police said. Charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia was James Hamilton 22 of Kearny. He was held on 10 000 bail. Feb. 7 Sgt. Charles Smith traveling on Halstead St. at 3 30 p.m. came upon a double-parked car its passenger side door open and no one in the front seat. There was however an individual in the rear seat who got out and tried to walk away. When the passenger was stopped by Smith another individual approached but denied he was the driver. Smith called for a tow truck since the license plates were not on file and there were no driver s documents in the vehicle. That second individual a 17-year-old Kearny resident allegedly became disorderly and was arrested and put in P.O. John Travelino s patrol car for a ride to HQ. En route the teen tried to hide a red glove filled with marijuana behind the rear seat police said. He also neglected to remove the other red glove which he was wearing. 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The teens talked about understanding their own feelings and interpreting the feelings of others. A second session is planned for the end of February and an inaugural group for teenaged girls will be starting then as well. The groups are attracting teens from Montclair Nutley Caldwell Verona and surrounding areas. We do a lot of role-playing Bahce said of the boys group. What do you do when someone starts to fight with you We talked about first impressions and making friendships. We talked about body language and about developing empathy for others. Bahce said he believed some of the teens opened up about their feelings to peers for the first time reports back from parents have been positive. One teen who had trouble making friends was invited to join peers for several gatherings following the workshops. At the end we had a pizza party Bahce said. These boys really enjoyed being part of something positive and inclusive. The Got Skills program is one of three teen programs organized by LifeWorks Counseling which has offices in Verona and Nutley. Another 10-week workshop helps teens manage their anger and lead more successful happy lives. The third It s A Girl Thing helps teen girls handle issues building selfesteem and the difficult world of middle school and high school relationships. More information is available at www.lifeworksnj.com. Sponsors sought for summer nutrition program TRENTON N.J. Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher is encouraging organizations to help provide nutritious meals to children in low-income areas during the summer months through the department s Summer Food Service Program. Begun in 1976 as an outgrowth of the National School Lunch Program the Summer Food Service Program is designed to reach those who are age 18 or younger in economically disadvantaged areas. It also is open to people over 18 who are mentally or physically challenged and who participate in public or nonprofit private programs established for the disabled. The federally funded program reimburses participating organizations for meals served to children who live in areas in which at least 50% of the children qualify for free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Program. Applicants may include public or private nonprofit school food authorities units of local municipal county or state governments public or private nonprofit organizations residential summer camps or national youth sports programs. Organizations approved to sponsor the summer food program are responsible for managing the feeding sites. Most participating organizations may be reimbursed for up to two meals a day lunch and either breakfast or a snack. 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Doors will open at 7 p.m. with the first performance starting at 7 30 p.m. Tickets are 20 and are available through W.H.A.T. s website www.whatco.org by phone 201-467-8624 and at the door on the night of the show. Proceeds from ticket sales will be divided between HFHHC and W.H.A.T. Light refreshments and hors d oeuvres will be served. The show will also feature local jazz saxophonist Jake Thibault who will perform with Joel M. Condon and Matt Olsson. Jack Silbert a local jazz aficionado will emcee the show. This is Habitat s third jazz benefit in just over a year but it s the first one for us in Kearny and it s the first time we ve partnered with a local theater company. We ll put the funds raised in this event to use in our upcoming Kearny project Bridget Hamill president of HFHHC s board of trustees said. We really feel good about his event because it also supports the West Hudson Arts and Theater Company which adds so much to the cultural life in the Kearny area. Working with Habitat for Humanity of Hudson County is a perfect synergistic partnership for us W.H.A.T. President Gerald Ficeto said. Our groups have a mutual goal of bringing people together to help enrich and improve our West Hudson community. Born in 1927 Joe Henderson is recognized as a jazz tenor saxophone great. As a student at Wayne State University in Detroit Henderson counted future jazz legends Yusef Lateef and Donald Byrd as his classmates. In the early 1960s jazz trumpeter Kenny Dorham was so impressed by his skill that he arranged for Henderson s first recording session as a leader with Blue Note Records. This resulted in the record Page One (1963) which to this day remains one of his most critically acclaimed albums. During the 1990 s Henderson recorded three tribute sessions for Verve that were critically acclaimed and highly successful commercially. The second of these albums So Near So Far Musings for Miles won him a Grammy for best jazz performance. Henderson also won multiple Down Beat music awards in 1992. Mark Griffith started out playing with The Spirit Of Life Ensemble at Sweet Basil in New York. He has also performed with contemporary leaders such as Don Braden Erci Johnson and Ted Curson. Bob Ackerman (joining Griffith in this tribute to Joe Henderson) Phillip Glass and Steve Reich Joe Morello Mike Mellillo John Coates and Chet Baker. Rounding out the trio is bassist Calvin Hill who has performed with McCoy Tyner Pharaoh Sanders Max Roach and George Coleman. Jake Thibault has managed to find time to perform and improve his skills as a jazz saxophonist even while pursuing a bachelor of engineering degree in electrical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken. Thibault will perform with Joel Condon who has performed with jazz vocalist Holli Ross and Irish tenor Ciar n Sheehan and Matt Olsson a versatile percussionist who can handle anything from jazz to microtonal music. Habitat for Humanity of Hudson County completed two beautiful single-family homes in the Greenville section of Jersey City in 2011 an achievement made possible through the donation of land from Jersey City private donations volunteer labor and 400 hours of sweat equity from each of HFHHC s partner families. Now the HFHHC team is getting ready to develop a three-family building in of Kearny with land donated by Hudson County and funding assistance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Habitat still needs funding and volunteers to complete this project. In addition HFHHC is launching Habitat Helping Hands a repair program designed to help low-income homeowners recover from the devastating effects of Super Storm Sandy. HFHHC is happy to provide unique live performances in connection with its fundraising efforts and to support local performers and arts organizations. 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The combative suspect reportedly fit the description of the culprit and was arrested on charges of criminal mischief disorderly conduct and underage pos- 08 session of alcohol. Feb. 9 In response to a dispute in the area P.O. Santucci went to Liberty St. near Kearny Ave. at 1 30 a.m. where he attempted to interview one Sean Kilcullen 32 of Kearny. Kilcullen received a warning after spouting profanities at what he called the Barney Fife cops but became more aggressive kicking snow at Santucci and then lunging at him and Officer Chris Miller and Sgt. Rich Poplaski Dowie said. Kilcullen reportedly resisted attempts to cuff him had to be carried to the patrol car and then tried to kick out a window. He was taken to HQ where the chief said he began calling the officers (blank)ing (blank)gots. To the serenade of this chant charges were filled out and filed against him for aggravated assault on a police officer resisting arrest criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. Feb. 12 P.O. Jose Resua responded to the 100 block of Windsor St. on the report of the theft of a package from a front porch. A witness described a suspect and an individual fitting that description was detained by Lt. Anthony Gouveia at Patterson St. and Belgrove Drive. The suspect Michael Ramos 28 of Newark reportedly admitted the theft (the package contained an iPhone and T-shirts) and also was found to be wanted on a Newark warrant. He was charged and sent to the county jail. James & the Giant Peach at Studio Players Nutley resident Julia Resnick plays Tour Guide TV Reporter Shark Seagull and Bloomfield resident Caitlyn O Rourke plays Ladybug in Studio Players James and the Giant Peach a production by the Players junior members. Performances are at 1 30 and 3 30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday Feb. 23 and 24. The story of Roald Dahl s classic tale is faithfully told by James himself and the insect characters Miss Spider Old-Green-Grasshopper Centipede Ladybird and Earthworm. 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Paul Lerin told us that boat was chartered by the university for a fish study to drag nets to trap fish on the Passaic. That s interesting since the state Department of Environmental Protection has banned commercial fishing on the Passaic and has advised the public to avoid eating any fish caught from the river given the prevalence of toxins from industrial discharges of prior years. In recent years however federal and state environmental agencies have been trying to clean up the river and have been successful through litigation in getting a group 01 Photo courtesy Chris Brooks Clockwise from top l. PVSC excavator re-positions boat then crane begins to lift vessel and deposits mangled remains into flatbed trailer under highway. of private companies to begin dredging out dioxin and other contaminants from a stretch of the river in Newark. At any rate Davenport said Lerin told him that he was in his boat traveling upriver in late August 2011 when Hurricane Irene was forecast and Lerin reportedly unable to navigate a passage because of closed bridges anchored the boat in the river and went ashore. But as the storm hit the area the vessel broke loose from its moorings near the old Golumb service station site in Kearny and drifted to the base of the bridge in Belleville ending up upside down Davenport said. According to Davenport Lerin ended up suing the county claiming that in response to the forecasts for Irene he d called ahead asking the county to have the bridges opened but the county reportedly countered that no such request had been logged and the suit eventually ended up being dismissed by the courts. Why did it take so long to remove the boat Davenport put the blame on government red tape the litigation and weather. A Long Time Tradition Continues in East Newark... Shortly after Irene he said the River Restoration crews were on the river doing regular inspections when they spotted the wreck and notified the Coast Guard and New Jersey State Police about a potential hazard to navigation. After it was certified the boat wasn t leaking [engine] oil they left it at that he said so that s when the PVSC figured it had to take the lead. Once we found out it was see BOaT page 22 SERVING HARRISON & KEARNY Restaurant & Bar Specializing in Seafood Barbeque Catering for All Occasions & Takeout 973.481.3646 www.picnicrestaurant.com Best Pizza in TOWN Since 1961 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK ER WE DELIV WE CATER OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK PASTA HOT & COLD SANDWICHES SPECIALTY PIZZAS HOME OF THE THIN CRUST & LARGEST PIZZA IN TOWN 224 GRANT AVENUE EAST NEWARK NJ 07029 201-998-8185 72 DAVIS AVE. KEARNY His latest book The Nature of the Meadowlands covers the Literacy Volunteers of region s natural and unnatural America of Essex and Passaic history. counties in partnership with Wright maintains the poputhe Bloomfield Public Library lar Meadowlands Nature Blog is seeking volunteers to tutor Kearny for the NJMC www.meadowadults in Basic Literacy and Mayor Alberto Santos invites blog.net. He is also the birding English for Speakers of Other local residents and business columnist for The Record Languages. A tutor-training owners to an informational nature columnist for the South workshop will be held at the meeting with representatives Bergenite and the author of Bloomfield Public Library on from FEMA and National three other coffee table books. March 8 13 15 20 22 27 from Flood Insurance along with Meetings are held at the 1 to 4 p.m. Attendance at all Kearny Town Council memLyndhurst Recreation buildsix sessions is required. The bers the Town Engineer and ing on Cleveland Avenue and library is located at 90 Broad the Town Administrator. This begin a 7 p.m. Guests and proSt. Bloomfield. meeting is intended to review spective members are always For more information the new flood maps flood welcome to attend. For more contact Literacy Volunteers zone designations and the information call Virginia Marof America Bloomfield Public effect these designations may ass at 201-939-8782 or Mary Library Office 90 Broad St. have on property owners in Ann Caputo at 201-939-0033. Bloomfield N.J. 07003 Attn the flood zones. The Meadowlands EnvironKim Ventura Workshop CoThe meeting is scheduled ment Center Two DeKorte ordinator Email lvaessex for March 7 at 6 p.m. in the Park Plaza Lyndhurst will verizon.net or call 973-566Council Chambers of Kearny host Eggs-ellent part of its 6200 ext. 217 Town Hall. Family Science Night series Kearny High School PTA on Tuesday Feb. 26 from 6 to East Newark presents A Night with Elvis 8 p.m. This program is recomWest Hudson Brave Women at the Irish American Club mended for ages 6 to 12. Fighting Breast Cancer meets Kearny on April 20 at 7 p.m. Eggs are a part of many on the last Friday of every Cost is 25. The event will spring traditions. Come and month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the include a small auction and learn about these incredible East Newark Senior Center light refreshments. For more edible wonders. Who lays 37 President St. The group information call Michelle them How big can they be will provide an atmosphere Olawski at 201-998-0238 or How long do they take to of warmth and comfort for Denis Hasenfus at 201-997-3521. hatch The program will inpatients and family. For more Kearny UNICO will hold its clude some fun egg games and information call Emma at 201monthly membership meetcrafts. Admission is 5 person 998-6828 Rosa 201-246-7750 ing on Thursday March 7 at 4 MEC members. For more Fatima 973-485-4236 or email 7 30 p.m. Anyone interested in information call 201-460-830 emidura2 yahoo.com. Togethattending the meeting and or or www.njmeadowlands.gov er we will fight this disease. learning more about Kearny ec. UNICO should contact ChapWhile programs are geared Harrison ter President Lou Pandolfi at toward those ages 6-12 Peruvian United Association 201-368-2409. New members families are welcome to bring USA is a non-profit organizaare always welcome. children of all ages. tion that has been working A veteran s ward party since 2004 to promote culture Lyndhurst will be held on Tuesday Feb. arts and food and to enhance The Humane Society of Ber- 26 starting at 2 30 p.m. at the quality of life of the Hisgen County 221-223 Stuyvesant Chestnut Hill Extended Care panic community in Harrison Facility Passaic. Games of and East Newark through civic Ave. Lyndhurst has a supply of dog food both canned and chance will be played and ceremonies festivals Childry available to anyone who refreshments will follow and dren s Fun Day ESL classes due to unemployment disveterans that are bed ridden family crisis workshops ability or any other financial or can t attend will have treats health fairs care packets for difficulty cannot afford to distributed to them also. This our soldiers and a traditional feed his her dog. Just stop by party is in memory of Sabino Peruvian breakfast with Santa or call for more information Troncone and is sponsored by (Chocolatada). The Board of 201-896-9300. Hours Monday his son Vincent and his wife Directors Nelly Ratto (secreand Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vera Troncone and in memory tary) Carla Malatesta (treasTuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to of James Cantore from his urer) Gladys Ruiz (public 5 30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 wife Frances Cantore.The relations) and Rosa Massoni a.m. to 2 p.m. rehabilitation committee also (board member) extends an Jim Wright of the New visits veterans living in private invitation to the community to Jersey Meadowlands Commis- boarding and nursing homes join in their work and future projects. The office is open to sion will be the guest speaker once a month in Kearny Newat the Lyndhurst Garden Club ark and Garfield. the community on Tuesdays Sacred Heart Home School Wednesdays and Fridays from meeting on Monday Feb. 25. around town Bloomfield 4 to 8 p.m. at 601 Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. North Harrison N.J. 07029 or contact us via email at asoc.perunidos.usa hotmail.com. 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 OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20 2013 13 Department at 201-955-5695 to register. On Saturday March 2 at 11 a.m. North Arlington Public Library will have a special performance and show for kids in pre k-3rd Grade. Currier s Magical Mania will be at the library to celebrate Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss s birthday The Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington has scheduled a trip to the Taj Mahal on Tuesday March 5 and another North Arlington to the Sands for April 9. Call The North Arlington Health Florence at 201-991-3173 for inDepartment in conjunction formation. Membership in the with Clara Maass Medical club is not necessary to attend. Center will host a free proThe club has scheduled an gram Heart Healthy Tips overnight trip to Foxwoods for Preventing Heart Disease and Mohegan Sun Casinos on and Stroke on Wednesday April 18 to 19. At Foxwoods Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Senior gamble enjoy a dinner which Center rear of the Health is included and stay at the Department building at 10 Two Trees Inn. On Friday Beaver Ave. No. Arlington. have breakfast (included in Join CMMC s medical cost) before departing for Moexperts to learn how to better hegan Sun. At Mohegan Sun prevent their occurrences. you will receive 10 slot play. Registered nurses will be on Cost of the trip 135. Call Anna hand to administer free blood 201-939-2960. pressure screenings. A light Senior Harmony s trip dinner will be served. Wear to Cape Cod a five-day on red to show your support four-night trip is planned for Open to surrounding comSept. 9 to 13. Bus transportamunities. Registration is retion four-nights lodging four quired. Please call the Health breakfasts and four dinners Department at 201-955-5695 for are included. Hyannis the JFK registration. Museum JFK Memorial the The Health Department Village of Sandwich Martha s in conjunction with the St. Vineyard and Provincetown Barnabas Health Care System are just a few of the areas to will present a free program be visited. Evidence-Based Tools to Nutley Quit Smoking on Thursday Celebrate Women s History March 14 beginning at 6 p.m. Month with a book talk and at the Senior Center rear of the Health Department build- signing by Dr. Margaret Brisco at Nutley Public Library 93 ing at 10 Beaver Ave. Booth Dr. on Saturday March Join Roland Romano LPC 9 at 11 a.m. The Way it Was CTTS RRT the Community Memories of a Woman DocOutreach Coordinator for tor recounts her experiences the St. Barnabas Lung Cancer Institute to get advice on what working as one of the first women to be an intern and a really works. Romano is a resident at Newark s Martland licensed respiratory therapist Medical Center during the and professional counselor certified in tobacco treatment. turbulent 60 s. Dr. Brisco also worked as an obstetrician Over the last 12 years he has been treating tobacco depend- gynecologist in Nutley and at Clara Maas Hospital for many ency at SBMC and helping patients quit smoking success- years. Her previous works include Metamorphoses and fully. Seating is limited. Registra- Women in Transition both story collections. Copies of tion is requested. The program is open to surrounding see AROUND TOWN page communities. Call the Health 16 14 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20 2013 MVC from federal partners so they can pursue other cases of fraud involving for example unemployment benefits Medicaid immigration or parole violations. In addition to scrubbing the 19 million photos in the system the MVC is conducting a nightly scrub of all new photos taken at its 39 agencies statewide to identify attempted fraud. 01 A driver s license is a powerful document that enables the holder to open financial accounts obtain and drive motor vehicles and board airplanes said Chiesa. We know the 9 11 terrorists had fraudulent licenses from other states he noted. By detecting individuals who have false licenses law enforcement can potentially uncover other types of crime that these individuals may be involved in including identity theft financial fraud and even terrorism. Our first 38 criminal prosecutions in Operation Facial Scrub include truck and bus drivers who have no business being on our roadways and registered sex offenders who tried to hide their criminal pasts said Director Stephen Taylor of the Division of Criminal Justice. According to authorities among those indicted last week were a 58-year-old Old Bridge trucker whose real and fraudulent licenses have been suspended 64 times including six times for DUI and a 50-year-old Hackensack bus driver who allegedly used the name of a dead man to obtain a commercial license and who has a felony record for identity theft fraud and forgery. A full list of the 38 defendants charged is available at www.njpublicsafety.com. Second-degree charges carry a sentence of five to 10 years in state prison and a fine of up to 150 000 while the third-degree charges carry a sentence of three to five years and a 15 000 fine. The charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty the AG s office noted. Karen Zautyk Volunteers needed for domestic violence response teams The Kearny Police DepartResponse Teams. ment and Harrison Police DeThe Domestic Violence partment are seeking citizens Response Team (DVRT) proto join their Domestic Violence gram was state mandated in TownVariety & DollarShop STORE CLOSING SALE EVERYTHING 50% OFF 2.00or OFF 10.00 more Exp. 2 28 13 422(4Lewandowski St. Lyndhurst Wed - Fri. 11 30 - 5 30 Sat.&11SHOP ACROSS FROM STOP - 4 Blocks off Kingsland Ave.) Hours 2000 with the knowledge that victims of domestic violence are often isolated and trapped in the abusive relationship. Studies demonstrate that many victims of domestic violence are three times more likely to return to their abusers if they are provided with little or no support. Police officers provide protection to victims of domestic violence by arresting and processing the batterer while volunteers help the victim to feel less isolated and alone. DVRT volunteers respond to the police department to provide emotional support information on domestic violence community resources and a safety plan. Teams are composed of trained citizens who respond to the police departments on an on-call basis during evening and weekend hours. All volunteers go through a rigorous screening process followed by several weeks of training conducted two or three nights per week. The training is conducted through Women Rising Inc. the state s designated provider for Hudson County s domestic violence programming. Upon successful completion of the training volunteers are able to speak to victims in a confidential manner. An information session for those who may be interested in volunteering will be held on Thursday March 14 at 7 p.m. at the Kearny Police Department 237 Laurel Ave. For more information contact Capt. Michael Green Harrison Police Department at 973-483-4100 or Sgt. John Manley Kearny Police Department at 201-998-1313. 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At 8 24 a.m. police responded to a Milton Ave. location on a report of damage to a vehicle whose owner told officers that someone had keyed the driver and passenger side doors hood and trunk while the vehicle was parked in the driveway sometime after 9 p.m. the prior evening. Feb. 13 A Brookline Ave. resident told police that a pager valued at about 400 they d ordered had arrived in their mailbox that day but that it had been ripped open and the item wasn t in the package. The theft report was logged at 4 21 p.m. Feb. 12 At 10 40 p.m. police responded to a Hopper Ave. location on a report of criminal mischief to a parked vehicle whose owner said a gray 4-door vehicle eastbound on Hopper drove past his car and someone hit it with what looked to be a mop handle leaving scratch marks on the hood before turning south onto Parallel St. At 3 59 p.m. the parent of a middle school eighth-grader reported the theft of the 14-year-old s phone from the teen s locker. The school was notified of the incident and police entered the phone s serial number and description in a stolen-item database. Feb. 11 At 2 24 p.m. police issued a summons to a Park Ave. property owner for failing to shovel the sidewalk in front of the residence. Local ordinance requires property owners to remove snow from their sidewalks within 36 hours after a storm police said. At 1 06 p.m. a Brookline Ave. resident called police to report a burglary to their auto. The owner told police they d parked the vehicle in their driveway overnight and after returning the next morning found the driver s side door lock damaged and the contents of the vehicle thrown around. Nothing appeared to be missing police said. At 2 41 a.m. police responded to Bloomfield and Kingsland Aves. on a report of a blue 4-door vehicle leaving the scene of an accident. Police said the vehicle went through the intersection and struck a small median in front of a gate and hit the gate s control arm blowing out the tires on the driver s side and was last seen westbound on Kingsland. When the vehicle got to Bloomfield police there reportedly detected a strong odor of suspected alcohol coming from the driver. That individual Eric Williams 25 of Montclair was ticketed for DUI careless driving suspended driver s license and leaving the scene of an accident. He also was charged with possession of drugs (a small bag of suspected marijuana) and possession in a motor vehicle. Feb. 10 Shortly before midnight police said theytracked via radar a silver 2013 Chevrolet traveling southbound on Rt. 21 doing 83 mph. After stopping the vehicle in Belleville police said the driver couldn t produce any paperwork. They said they found a failure to appear notice addressed to a Lafon Brown of Rutherford from Rutherford Municipal Court on the vehicle s passenger seat. 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Louis Brooks Gabrielle Guider and Alyssa Scerbak of Nutley Alexandra Ferri Paige Mazzie Jessamyn Nucum and Allison Spagnuolo all of Bloomfield Erika Pineda Francesca Piperato and Stephan Savastano all of Belleville and Robert Spagnuolo of Lyndhurst all made the Dean s List. Cornell University of Arts and Sciences Ithaca N.Y. Joan Campos of Belleville Daniel Rohr of Nutley and Andrew Sawires of Lyndhurst were named to the Dean s List. Caldwell College Caldwell The following students were named to the Dean s List AnnMarie Algieri Christopher Bassani Amanda Brandt Anthony Bruno Philip Bruno Christina Calvitto Christa Capaccio Scott Duxbury Dana Hollywood Ly Hua Gerard Lambrugo Samantha Palma Nicholas Rizzi Kimberly Rus- somanno Amelia Salazar and Andrea Scardelli-Malczewski all of Nutley. Jessica Amador and Marina Fladung of North Arlington. Ayro Jay Batilaran Kristelle Duchard Kimberly Gilliam Darryll Jones Nicholas Manning Marina Maret Caitlin Miller Melissa Pascucci Nicole Radomski Bryan Rickoski and Tiona Rodrigues Sarah Schwindt and Debbie Trujillo all of Bloomfield. Kelly Bilis and Lauren Jarvis of Lyndhurst. Michael Chianca Catarina Martins and Cynthia Viveros of Kearny. Mark Donaleski Bernice Gaud Erica Malacas Joseph O Donnell Jessica AROUND TOWN from Scarpelli Gianna Veniero and Liz Villavizar all of Belleville. Dover Business College Miguel Fundora of Kearny made the Dean s List and Romilda Monteiro of Kearny made the Honors List. Beloit College Beloit Wis. Rikako Nishimura of Nutley made the Dean s List. Charleston School of Pharmacy Charleston W.V. Krystal Elias of Bloomfield made the Dean s List. Western New England University Springfield Mass. Ashley S. Haas of Nutley made the President s List. Bryan University Smithfield R.I. Jessica Benacquista of Belleville made the Dean s List. ment and excellence in the areas of business education civic affairs public health and safety and to one outstanding individual between the ages of 21 and 40. Deadline for nominations is March 11. The awards will be presented at a dinner on Thursday April 4 at the Valley Regency on Valley Road in Clifton. Reservations for the dinner can be purchased for 45 per person. For more information contact Michael Paolino at 973-667-7315 or Dr. Steven Clarke at 973-235-1515. Nomination forms are being sent to charitable organizations in township and are also available at the Municipal Building and library. 13 Harrison Business Connections When February 19 2013 at 12pm Where La Fiamma 440 Harrison Ave. Harrison NJ 10.00 (includes lunch and presentation) HarrisonBusinessConnections gmail.com Top 3 things you need to know about OBAMACARE 2013 and Beyond the book will be available for purchase and signing. 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It s a tale of persistence perseverance and patience. It s a saga of sticking to your guns and believing that you re doing the right thing even when everyone else seems to think you re in way over your head. This is the story of Jim Engles and the men s basketball program at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Engles Highlanders won last Saturday afternoon defeating the two-time defending champion of the Great West Conference Utah Valley in a game that wasn t nearly as close as the 63-55 final score. The win enabled Engles team to improve to 14-11 overall but more importantly 5-1 in the GWC a league that will dissolve at the end of the current college basketball season. Now a 14-11 record isn t quite enough to get a parade down Broad Street and it s not going to get Engles name on a flashy marquee anytime soon. But it s as impressive of a record as there is in NCAA Division I basketball in the state of New Jersey. While Seton Hall continues its swan dive Rutgers looks to play out the string and places like St. Peter s FDU and Princeton are mere shells of what they once were Engles and the Highlanders represent life. They represent a program on the rise reaching the threegame-over .500 mark for the first time since becoming a D-I program seven years ago. How remarkable is this Well considering the Highlanders were once the laughingstock of all of Division I basketball. The year before Engles arrived the Highlanders were 0-29. The year he arrived there was remarkable improvement. They won one game going 1-30. The losing streak reached an NCAA record 51 straight games. Through it all Engles remained steadfast and strong. He truly believed he could turn things around. Even though we won only one game I enjoyed that season Engles said. I enjoyed coaching those kids. see VIEW page Photo courtesy of Michael Rizzo. The Lyndhurst bowling team won an NJSIAA state sectional title for the third time in four years and finished second overall in NJSIAA Group I. From l. are Massimo Sarracino head coach Michael Rizzo Jordan Lopez Lexus Lopez Emily Young Mike Dul and Michael Hayes. By Jim Hague Observer Sports Writer fter winning the NJSIAA North 1A Group I state sectional bowling title two weeks ago the school s third in the last four years Lyndhurst head bowling coach Michael Rizzo liked his team s chances heading into last Friday s NJSIAA Tournament of Champions at Carolier Lanes in New Brunswick. To be honest I had a better feeling this year than the others Rizzo said. We might have had a better team last year but with this team s numbers I thought we had a chance to come in the top three. Rizzo s team did one even better. They finished in the top A 19 two. The Golden Bears finished second overall among Group I schools in the state. We finished third last year and second this year Rizzo said. It s a major accomplishment. And it s an even bigger accomplishment considering the Golden Bears have only one senior on the roster namely Lexus Lopez who spent her entire career competing with and against the boys and will head off to Fairleigh Dickinson University in the fall to begin her career as a collegiate bowler. Lexus finished her career off with a great series going 202-201-234 (637) Rizzo said. It was really a great way for her to go out. She s been with us for the last four years and it s no coincidence that the team won three state sectional titles with her. It s great to see her go off on a high note. Lexus younger brother sophomore Jordan who rolled a 300 game en route to winning the Bergen County individual championship a few weeks ago finished his season with a 665 series rolling a 221-223-221 showing impeccable consistency. He was like that all year Rizzo said. He had very few games where he shot under 200. He didn t hit his stride early but for the last three weeks he s been on fire. So much so that the younger Lopez lifted his seasonal aversee BOWlIng next page 18 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20 2013 the state tournament with a 229 high game. That was his high game age from 206 to 215. ever Rizzo said. At this After winning the county he just stayed hot tournament we needed a fifth bowler so Mass Rizzo said. Junior Mike Dul was also earned that spot and he came through with his best a consistent performer for showing ever. the Golden Bears. Sophomore Emily Young He was our leadoff was the fifth Lyndhurst bowler Rizzo said. He averaged 180 for the season competitor. She rolled a 185 in her first game at the and had a 552 series at the state tournament. He really state tournament to contribute. There aren t a lot set the pace for us. of top bowling programs Rizzo likes the way Dul in New Jersey that feature performs. two girls bowling regularly He s really not emotional at all Rizzo said. In with the boys but Lyndfact he showed no emotion hurst certainly holds that distinction. at the tournament. I kept Sophomores Mike Hayes joking with him to calm and Rich Fawires were the down. He never shows other two Golden Bear emotion. That was an onbowlers to make the trip to going joke all season. Junior Massimo Saracino the states. While the day might have who was with the junior represented an end to an varsity squad for most of era as Lexus Lopez moves the season rolled a 563 at BOWLING from 17 on the rest of the team all returns. I told the kids on the bus home that although we re going to lose Lexus that if they could all improve by 10-to-15 pins on their average for next year that we could do this again Rizzo said. I really think it s possible. However it s going to be hard to top this run that featured a team county and state sectional champ an individual county champ and a second-place finish among all Group I schools in the state. It really was a great year Rizzo said. If someone told me that we could finish second in the state before the season then I would have gladly taken it. We exceeded all expectations. It was another tremendous year for Lyndhurst bowling. Registration for tennis lessons Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci announces spring tennis lesson registration is now open The Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation offers a top quality tennis program directed under the supervision of Barry Rubach an accredited member of the U.S. Professional Tennis Association and former Collegiate Champion. Classes range in age groups starting in first grade all the way to high school sessions. This program assists in developing special skills such as technique stamina speed reflexes and imagination. 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THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20 2013 19 home for the 2013-14 season and may find itself being the They competed. I knew that nation s lone independent we had to get better and we program. were going to get better. I I d be lying if that wasn t on think that helped me get my mind Engles said. With through the fire. Believe me all the progress we ve made we I appreciate winning more deserve to be in a conference. than anyone in the country We deserve the recognition and but I understood the process deserve to be in a league like of losing. I knew that it took the America East or the Northa while. So the losses and east. Right now we ll worry the losing streak really didn t about the things we can control. bother me. But it does bother me we don t Of course Engles heard the have a league. If we re the lone whispers. independent that s something I read some certain things we ll have to figure out. that were poking fun at us For now the NJIT HighlandEngles said. Back then I ers and their young coach understood what we were Engles continue to be the feeldoing. We were competing. Photos courtesy Larry Levante of NJIT Athletics good story of the local college It was frustrating sure that LEFT NJIT head coach Jim Engles has done a masterful job turning the basketball program around. RIGHT Senior guard basketball season. If they can we were losing. But we were Chris Flores is the NJIT leading scorer this season averaging 15.5 points per game. only find a league that they competing. The kids didn t get could bring this improbable in his career and is averagNo it s more like the unconjoined conferences. NJIT does rewarded for competing but saga to. scious world. While the rest of not have a conference to call since then every year the kids ing 15.5 points per game this season. In a recent game New Jersey basketball is totally have done something differFlores scored 31 points failing irrelevant NJIT has a champient. to miss a single shot in the onship at stake. The next season Engles We have to finish this now team won 10 games posting a game. Ryan Woods another 10-21 record. For a lot of those senior is averaging 13.6 points Engles said. The feeling is Cataract Glaucoma Macular Degeneration Rx per game. definitely different. But our kids winning 10 games must Contact Lens Fitting Eyeglass Exams They re pretty solid expectations have gone up. It s a have been like winning the whole different realm now. We Final Four considering all that Engles said. Chris has made Second Opinion & Consultations Available himself into a Division I play- have to win this. they had been through. er. Ryan Woods has developed. Because after this season Staff fluent in Portuguese & Spanish Participating in most Insurance Plans We had kids who played P.J. Miller has developed. 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PREMIER CARE ASSOCIATES of West Hudson Open 7 Days a Week 206 Bergen Avenue Suite 201 Kearny NJ (201) 998-7474 20 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20 2013 Kearny native Blanco has week to remember By Jim Hague Observer Sports Writer M ost high school bowlers don t get to experience in a lifetime what Will Blanco did in the past week. It s safe to say that it will always been a week to remember for the Kearny resident and St. Peter s Prep senior. Blanco started off his week Monday by rolling a 739 series to qualify for the NJSIAA individual state tournament and helping St. Peter s Prep advance to the state team tournament. A day later Blanco led the Marauders to the Hudson County team title the first for the school in almost a decade. On Wednesday Blanco headed to the NJSIAA individual team tournament at Carolier Lanes in New Brunswick and after rolling a 763 series to earn the fourth seed he finishes 11th overall in the state. He s not done yet. On Thursday Blanco won the Hudson County singles title for a second straight year having this time to defeat four bowlers in a row to get the championship. One day later Blanco and his Marauder teammates finished second at the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions among Group IV schools rolling a 692 series (202-256-234). Now that s a pretty hectic and eventful week filled with gigantic accomplishments. Perhaps the most impressive event of the week was the way Blanco had to maneuver his way through the rest of the field in the Hudson County singles tournament. After winning last year as a junior and finishing second as a sophomore Blanco wanted to make sure he finished his high school bowling career with a flourish. I knew I could do it Blanco said. I had a lot more competition even from my own teammates. However disaster struck when Blanco started off in unconventional fashion rolling a 166 and 171 during his first two games of the three-game qualifying series. Photo by Jim Hague St. Peter s Prep senior and Kearny resident Will Blanco I couldn t figure out what to do Blanco said. I really wanted to repeat. But I just didn t feel right. I looked around and noticed that there weren t a lot of big scores so I knew I could do it if I could pull out a big one. I didn t know what was wrong. It came to mind that it could be over. So I just took a deep breath relaxed and little and went to work. On his first ball of the final game Blanco fired a strike. But Blanco had a troublesome open in his second frame which could have sealed his doom. However soon after Blanco see ATHLETE page 30 Dear Dr. E. What is an implant and why should I get one Dental implants are metal cylinders made of titanium surgically placed in the jawbone where teeth are missing. 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Soares Semiao & Associates Broker Salesperson Kearny Office Supervisor 22 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20 2013 201-460-8000 Lyndhurst OFFICE 761 ridge road Lyndhurst new Jersey C21semiao Century21.com 201-991-1300 KEarny OFFICE C21semiaokearny Century21.com 213 Kearny ave Kearny new Jersey to see all of our listings visit us at semiao & associates LOOK AT WHAT WE SOLD IN 2012 350 Lake Ave. Lyndhurst 750 Chase Ave. Lyndhurst 121 Grand Pl. Kearny 59 Birchwood Dr. N. Arlington 4 Noel Drive N Arlington 164 Clover Hill Dr. Mt Olive Twp. 246 Page Ave. Lyndhurst 338 Hamilton St. Harrison 125 Terrace Ave. Jersey City 2 Millar Pl. N. Arlington 5 Bellevue Ave. Bloomfield 15 Bond Pl. N. Arlington 29 Devon Terr. Kearny 333 Baldwin Ave. Jersey City 10 Forest Hill Rd. Randolph 30 Reynolds Ave. E. Newark 60 Fairmount Ave. N Arlington 20 S. Midland Ave. Kearny 243 Highland Ave. Kearny 485 Chestnut St. Kearny 245-257 Crystal St. N Arlington 16 8th St. N. Arlington 115 Overlook Ave. Belleville 270 Hathaway St. Wallington 643 Palisade Ave. Jersey City 39 Donna Ct. Nutley 465 Stuyvesant Av Lyndhurst 321 Grant Ave. Lyndhurst 20 S. Midland Ave. Kearny 40 Morse Ave. Rutherford 12-14 1st St. N. Arlington 43 Chestnut St. N. Arlington 307 Harrison Ave. Harrison 137 Bergen Ave. Kearny 181 Forest St. Kearny 207 High St. N. Arlington 108 Maywood Ave. Maywood 11 Mitchell Pl. Glen Ridge 353 Kingsland Ave. Lyndhurst 206 Prospect Ave. N. Arlington 259 Ray St. Garfield 142 Windsor St. Kearny 279 North St. Jersey City 81 Bennett Ave. Kearny 16 Windsor St. Kearny 310 Hayes Dr. Saddle Brook 6 Lincoln Ave. Kearny 508 Hickory St. Kearny 577 Washington Ave. Nutley 1 Lincoln Ave. Rutherford 57 Terrace Pl. Kearny 6 Collins Terrace Livingston 6505 Bergenwood Ave. N Bergen 13 Arlington Pl. Kearny 9 Hetherington Rd. Nutley 1049 Belair Ct. Mountainside 293 Willow Ave. Lyndhurst 182 N. 12th St. Newark 37 Roosevelt Av Elmwood Pk 55 S. Midland Ave. Kearny 102 King St. Kearny 367 Roosevelt Ave. Lyndhurst 41 Van Reyper Pl. Belleville 346 Weart Ave. Lyndhurst 166 Stewart Ave. Kearny 37 Maple Lane Lake Hiawatha 126 Stuyvesant Ave. Kearny 76 Boston Ave. N Arlington 7 7th St. N Arlington 709 Jersey St. Harrison 201 Dey St. Harrison 332 Green Ave. Lyndhurst 109 Bergen St. Harrison 162 N. 16th St. Bloomfield 210 Division Ave. Belleville 16 Livingston Ave. Kearny 74 Pavonia Ave. Kearny 11 Williamsburg Dr. Roseland 75 Andrea Ct. Paramus 55 Krueger Pl. Passaic 110 Riverwalk Way Clifton 198 Feronia Way Rutherford 705 Broadway Newark 4 Beacon Way Jersey City 65 Chestnut St. N Arlington 514 Cross St. Harrison 5 Pulaski Drive N. Arlington 61 Osprey Dr. Old Bridge 615 3rd St. Lyndhurst 103 William St. Kearny 305 Rocky Top Rd. Marlboro 241 Stewart Ave. Kearny 260 Beech St. Kearny 416 Kearny Ave. Kearny 260 Harrison Av Hasbrouck H 1312 Cricket Ln. Woodbridge 55 Hudson St. Garfield 85 Nutley Ave. Nutley 188 Seeley Ave. Kearny 38 Roosevelt Ave. Butler 2 Tappen St. Kearny 47-49 2nd Ave. Newark 307 Prospect Av. Hackensack 213 Kingsland Ave. Lyndhurst 37 Valley Ct. Secaucus 107-119 Harrison Ave. Harrison 92 Emmet St. Belleville 116-118 Mill St. Belleville 409 Kearny Ave. Kearny 2 Bedrock Ct. Woodland Park 7 Fisher Pl. N. Arlington 402 N. 2nd St. East Newark 43 Ilford Ave. N. Arlington 123 Rutherford Pl. Kearny 34 Lori Rd. Monmouth Beach 150 Young Ave. Cedar Grove 282 Union Ave. Belleville 402 Davis Ave. Kearny 107-119 Harrison Ave. Harrison 76 Melrose Ave. N. Arlington 119 Sanford Ave. Lyndhurst 7 8th St. N. Arlington 33 N. Spring Garden Nutley 326 Page Ave. Lyndhurst 98 Beech St. Kearny 230 North 5th St. Newark 6 Geraldine Rd. N. Arlington 63 Chestnut St. N. Arlington 15 Bogle Ave. North Arlington 298 Riverview Av N. Arlington 1304 91st St. North Bergen 254 Hickory St. Kearny 95 Orient Way Rutherford 85 Kathrine Ave. Clifton 704 Garden St. Carlstadt 744 3rd Ave. Lyndhurst 332 Kingsland Ave. Lyndhurst 500 Central Ave. Union City 43 Leonard Rd. Butler 319 Roosevelt Ave. Lyndhurst 36-38 N. 11th St. Newark 65 Chestnut St. N Arlington 229 Valley Brk Av Lyndhurst 113 Page Ave. Lyndhurst 778 5th St. Secaucus 1447 Carlsen Dr. Union 36 Walnut St. Belleville 71 Huemmer Ter. Clifton 92 5th St. Newark 166 Stewart Ave. Kearny 14 William St. Kearny 210 Division Ave. Belleville 98 Woodland Ave Kearny 24 Reynolds Ave. East Newark 3 Carrie Rd. N. Arlington 626 Liberty Ave. Jersey City 9060 Palisade Ave. 909 N. Bergen 109 Bergen St. Harrison 684 Fourth St. Secaucus 21 Abbott Pl. N. Arlington 7 Castle Rock Rd. Jefferson 11 Landis Pl. Clifton 164 Post Ave. Lyndhurst 514 Cross St. Harrison 327 Chestnut St. Kearny 247 Crystal St. N. Arlington 338 Hamilton St. Harrison 4 Polch Rd. Clifton 74 Edison Nutley 7 Park Pl. Kearny 526 Kingsland Ave. Lyndhurst 11 Pulaski Dr. N Arlington 485 Jauncey Ave. Lyndhurst 18 High St. N. Arlington 132 Philip Ave. Elmwood Park 352 Riverside Av Rutherford 189 Prospect Ave. N Arlington 10 6th St. N Arlington 22 Berger St. Moonachie 14 Ryan Ct. West Milford 211 Riverview Ave. N Arlington 107 Columbus Ave. Hasbruck Heights 132 Union Ave. E. Rutherford 42 Forest St. N Arlington 29 Hampshire Rd. Mahwah 121 Prospect St. Lodi 223 Court Ave. Lyndhurst 22 Dodd St. Nutley 30 Elm St. N. Arlington 27 Prospect Ave. N. Arlington 28 Arlington Pl. Kearny 169 Vivian Ave. Emerson 291 Lyndhurst Ave. Lyndhurst 52 Kearny St. Lyndhurst 7 St Andrews Ct. Mount Olive 24 Asa St. Montville 308-310 Passaic Ave. Harrison 118 Van Pelt Ave. Little Falls 15 Bond Place North Arlington 74 E dison Nutley 604-606 Monroe St Hoboken www.century21semiao.com BOAT from Lerin s boat Lerin told us it would take him a couple of months to get money to retrieve the boat. In the meantime the lawsuit was filed and while that was pending nobody wanted to touch [the boat] said Davenport. Finally when it became clear nothing would be happening we took action Davenport said. But even then he said it took several months before his crew managed to get all the necessary clearances. At first he said DOT (state Department of Transportation) didn t want to close the Rt. 21 (Belleville) exit (at the bridge). Then they gave us the okay to remove it only during the evening or on a weekend. Well nobody wanted to work at night so we agreed to do it on a weekend sometime after Jan. 1. Then he said Lerin had to be convinced to legally relinquish ownership of the vessel as 12 beyond repair to the PVSC. After a couple of false starts when weather forced cancelation of the job at long last the crew with the assistance of a crane rented by the DOT was ready to tackle the job on Feb. 16. Everything went according to plan Davenport said. It was nothing out of the ordinary. The day before to save time we d rigged the boat up with straps and cables. (Its weight was guesstimated at about 15 000 pounds.) And by 7 a.m. Saturday morning the DOT had closed Exit 6 on the northbound side of Rt. 21. A boom was placed in the river to contain any oil that might still be in the boat. EMS and a rescue truck were on site just in case there were any safety issues. Thankfully there weren t Davenport added. All was in readiness. We got our Caterpillar 314D excavator onto the site hooked up to the boat and began pulling it to get it right side up and then up the hillside he said. Then at the top of the hill the DOT crane operator lifted what was left of the mangled boat over a guardrail onto a flatbed truck strapped down and covered with tarpaulin and with the rescue truck as an escort it was hauled away to the PVSC plant in Newark. By about 1 p.m. the operation was over and the Rt. 21 exit was reopened to traffic Davenport said. On Tuesday a River Restoration crew was scheduled to inspect the area at low tide to assess whether any oil or debris had appeared on the water. What remains of the boat will be dismantled this week at the PVSC plant Davenport said and anything recyclable like any aluminum or steel the engine block exhaust system radiator wiring fiberglass will be removed for appropriate recycling. Our E-edition is now available www.theobserver.com Happy spring and a fresh new look to start the season Dr. Harry Harcsztark and the staff of The Smile and Implant Center in Kearny 837 Kearny Ave. announces a public lecture on Thursday March 21 at 6 30 p.m. The Smile and Implant Center is a dental practice offering a variety of cosmetic dentistry. This multispecialty practice can be the answer to a client s dental needs. The doctors are pleased to provide complimentary consultations and or second opinions. This lecture will give the general public a chance to speak openly and honestly about their smiles and dental health. It will also be an opportunity to educate the public about Dr. Harcsztark s liquid facelift using Botox wrinkle removal and pain-free injectable facial fillers such as Restylane Radiesse and Juvederm to complete dental and facial treatment and create a more youthful and confident look. Anyone interested in learning more about cosmetic dentistry and or a liquid facelift is invited to join The Smile and Implant Center for a free lecture and presentation on Thursday March 21 at 6 30 p.m. Please call Alexis at 201-991-1055 or email alexis thesmileandimplantcenter.com to reserve a seat. Space is limited so reservations are encouraged. Botox treatments will be available after the lecture at 100 off the regular fees for treatment over 500. The transactions listed above were listed by listed & sold by and or sold with the cooperation of other brokers in 2012 by CENTURY 21 Semiao & Associates based on information obtained from New Jersey Multiple Listing Service Garden State MLS Hudson County MLS and or CrestEdg. Each Office is Independently Owned And Operated. Call us for a free market analysis of your current home value THE REAL ESTATE MARKET IS HEATING UP. THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20 2013 23 Carol Jean Doyle a Kearny Town Council member for 16 years tina whom the couple representing the Third welcomed in 2011. Ward explained that she Choffo a graduate is Honorary Irishwomof Holy Cross School an of the Year because Harrison High School she is Irish only by and Rutgers University marriage. is the owner of Harri(Her maiden name is son Realty. He is also a Gaunt which is very fiscal analyst and grant coordinator for the Har- very English but we won t tell anyone.) rison Board of EducaDoyle originally tion a former member of the Harrison Planning from Beachwood N.J. Board a Harrison Hous- has lived in Kearny for 44 years. The wife ing Authority commisof Norman Doyle Jr. sioner member and whose family came former chairman of the from Wexford she and Hudson County Planher husband have two ning Board and a volchildren Norman III unteer for the Harrison Educational Foundation. of Kearny and Meghan Zimmerman of EatonChoffo is the son of town and two grandchilRoy and the late Betty dren Ryan and Kelsey Brady Choffo whose mother Catherine Snee Zimmerman. Doyle has long been came to America from active in the Irish comCounty Mayo at age 16. He is a member of the munity. As a member of the Friends of Erin in Ironbound Irish AmeriKearny she helps raise can Assoc. money for scholarships Of his selection as a for students who have 2013 parade honoree even a teeny-weensy bit Choffo said It s amazing. And it s a very hum- of Irish. She also works with bling experience. PARADE from 04 the Newark St. Patrick s Parade Committee was Deputy Grand Marshal there and chief of staff for the Grand Marshal. She and her husband have also been involved on a familial level sponsoring two students from Malahide Paul and Niall who attended Caldwell College. After the young men graduated they remained in the Doyle household. Paul lived with us for five years and Niall for six she said. They became part of our family. Speaking about the upcoming parade and celebration of all things Irish Doyle referenced her father-in-law Norman Sr. who knew that it s all about family faith and tradition. 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Catrambone Superintendent of the Harrison D.P.W. Ronald F. Catrambone 61 of Harrison passed away on Sunday Feb. 10 at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston with his loving family by his side. He was a lifelong resident of Harrison. Ronnie is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years Sharon (nee Gilmore). He is devoted father to Kevin and his wife Sharon and Nicole and her husband Nuno Ligeiro. A cherished grandfather of Justin Gia Jordan and Nicholas he was the dear brother of Joseph and the late Penny Johnson and many brothers and sisters-in-law. He is also survived by many nieces nephews and dear friends. Ronald is predeceased by his parents Nicholas and Mary Catrambone. Ronnie was the superintendent of the Harrison D.P.W. for the past 10 years. He was chair of the Board of Adjustments. He was also a member of the Harrison East Newark Elks Lodge 2326. Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home 331 Cleveland Avenue Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church Harrison on Wednesday Feb. 13. His interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery North Arlington. For information or to send condolenc- es to the family please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome. org. obituaries nephews. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society c o the funeral home in loving memory of Richie. Norman J. Ellis Norman J. Ellis 84 of North Arlington formerly of Kearny died on Monday Feb. 11. A funeral Mass was offered on Thursday Feb. 14 at St. Stephen s Church Kearny after visitation at the Condon Funeral Home 684 Kearny Ave. Kearny. Mr. Ellis was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery with military honors. Norman served in the United States Army from 1946 to 1948. He was a traffic manager for C.W. Estes Co. in Lyndhurst before retiring in 1993. Mr. Ellis is survived by his wife of 55 years Margaret (Hayes) and his children Mark Brian and his wife Linda Kathleen Hood and her husband Charles Suzanne Zaros and her husband Daniel Michael and his wife Michele and Robert and his wife Paula Ellis. He was predeceased by his son James Ellis in 1986 and his brother Edwin Ellis. His sister Marilyn Dick also survives as well as his 11 adoring grandchildren Charles Nicole Christopher Kyle Jennifer Courtney Alexandria Andrew Angela THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20 2013 25 To submit an obituary obituaries theobserver.com fax 201-991-8941 Richard F. DeVivo Richard F. DeVivo 71 of Harrison entered into eternal rest on Sunday Feb. 17. The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home 331 Cleveland Ave. Harrison on Wednesday Feb. 20 at 10 15 a.m. A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Cross Church Harrison at 11 a.m. Friends may call Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Entombment will take place in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum North Arlington. For information directions or to send condolences to the family please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org. Born in Jersey City Richie was a lifelong resident of Harrison. He was the owner and operator of North Jersey Appliance Warehouse Harrison. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4054 Union. Richie is survived by his wife Patricia DeVivo (nee McBride) a daughter Randy DeVivo a son Richard F. DeVivo Jr. and his wife Margaret grandchildren Richard M. and Zachary DeVivo a sister Mary Ann Cook and her husband Ronald and a brother Michael DeVivo. He was also an uncle to many nieces and Matthew and Joseph. It is the wish of the family that you kindly consider memorial donations to St. Stephen s Church in the name of Mr. Ellis 141 Washington Ave. Kearny N.J. 07032. Kearny. A funeral service was held in the funeral home followed by a private cremation. To leave an online condolence please visit www. armitageandwiggins.com. Mr. Rhein served in both the Navy and the Army post John J. O Grady Jr. World War II and during the John J. O Grady Jr. died in Korean Conflict and is a life Newark on Oct. 12. He was 77. member of American Legion Private arrangements are Post 33 in North Bergen. He by the Armitage and Wiggins was a member of The AdonFuneral Home in Kearny. iram Masonic Lodge in LyndHusband of Joan (nee Kirhurst and The Kearny P.B.A. by) he is survived by his chil- He was a police officer for 25 dren Patrick William Joanie years retiring as a detective Sloezen Margaret Calero for the Kearny Police DepartRosemary Kaufman Patricia ment in 1981. Madarro and Michael. Brother Husband for 58 years of of Mary Ann Kennel he is Marie (nee Sieroka) he was also survived by many grand- father of Kenneth Wm. Rhein children. He was predeceased (Angela) Elizabeth A. Rhein by his sons Steven and John. and the late David N. Rhein father-in-law of Margaret Kenneth W. Rhein Rhein brother of Phyllis Kenneth W. Rhein a lifeBruce Eileen A. Waropay and long Kearny resident died on the late Dr. Robert N. Hook Feb. 10 in St. Michael s Medigrandfather of Ashley Kencal Center. He was 83. neth Jr. and Lacey Rhein Arrangements were by the great-grandfather of Mark Armitage and Wiggins FuDavid Majewski and Fallon neral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. Rhein-Lindsay. MARIO TEIXEIRA JR. 2542 DIRECTOR-MANAGER Shaw-Buyus Home for Services 138 DAVIS AVE. KEARNY NJ 07032 Deadline for obituary submissions is Monday by 10AM In Memory of Florence M. Shugrue who passed away February 26 2012. Mom you showed me that unconditional love is more than a cliche. Miss you every day Bret. Sadly missed by all Family and Friends. O Holy St. Jude Apostle and Martyr great in virtue and rich in miracles. Near kinsman of Jesus Christ faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given such great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present and urgent petition. In return I promise to make your name known and cause you to be invoked. Saint Jude pray for us and all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say three Our Fathers Hail Mary s and Glorias. Publication must be promised. This novena has never been known to fail. I have had my request granted N.G. Tel (201) 991-2265 St. Jude 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. Mark G. Wiggins Manager N.J. Lic. 3916 John W. Armitage Director N.J. Lic 2642 Wilfred Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home www.theobserver.com 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny NJ 07032 (201) 991-0657 26 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20 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 Arlington Section. 1BDRM 800 sec. 2BDRM 900 sec. Both w Heat & Hot water included. (908)696-1866 KEARNY 1 bedroom L R kitchen and bathroom. hot water and heat included. Near public transportation. No pets. Please call (973)992-5488 KEARNY 1 bedroom modern big rooms washer dryer dishwasher. No pets. 900 month 1 month security. Call (973)769-4897 KEARNY 1 Bedroom. Arlington Section. Newly Renovated. Laundry on Premises. HT HW Included. Near Transportation. No Pets. 825 month security. (201)998-4972 To place an ad call 201-991-1600 classified theobserver.com APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY 1st floor. 2 BDRMS LR DR EIK Washer Dryer Hook Up. Basement storage. Use of Backyard. 1350 Utilities. 1 month security. Small Pet OK Available March 1st (201)755-2269 KEARNY4RM apt. 1st floor.Completely Renovated Includes Laundry Storage in basement. Close to transportation. 1 month security. No Pets. Available. (201)997-1914 For sale Corner lot 88x95 w existing house in developing area of Kearny. Serious inquiries only by appoinment. Developers welcomed (201)233-8089 Kearny Manor 4 bedroom home. large rooms firepalce finished basement 2 car garage 349 900 North Arlington To be built. 2- Mother Daughter homes. Call for details. N.Newark like new. 2 family house by Branch Brook Park Area. 3 bedrooms on each floor garage and offstreet parking call for details HOUSE FOR SALE OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT HARRISON MODERN OFFICE SUITES FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED HEAT A C & ELEC. INCLUDED. FROM 350.00 PER MONTH ALSO 3 000 SQ. FT. OF LOFT OFFICE SPACE SUB-DIVIDED BUILD TO SUIT VERY AFFORDABLE RENT. CLOSE TO PATH AND ALL MAJOR HIGHWAYS. 973-481-3996 BELLEVILLE Union Ave high traffic location. Commercial Space for small business or office 750sq.ft. 1500sq.ft. 1750sq.ft.(5 offices kitchen reception & waiting area) Call (973)202-8580 APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY 1st floor 2 bedrooms. Laundry hook-up. 1 car parking. Renovated apt. w hardwood floors. 1200 month. 1 month security. Separate utilities. Available now. Call (201)206-4845 KEARNY 1st floor. 2 Bedrooms. Modern EIK. No large furniture background check. Supply Own Utilities. No Pets. Laurel Ave. 1-1 2 months security. 1100 month. (201)804-8077 KEARNY 1st floor. 3 rooms 2 bedroom LR DR kitchen C A hardwood floors dishwasher laundry facility 1400 utilities no pets. Available March 1st. (201)563-5603 (973)715-5671 KEARNY 2 bedrooms LR large kitchen Immaculate condition. very clean. 975 month. 1 1 2 months security. No pets. Available March 1st. (973)986-6456 KEARNY 2nd floor 3 Bedrooms. Railroad style Utilities are Separate 1100 m. No Pets. Call Owner Mr. Lee (201)290-2788 11am-11pm KEARNY 3 Bedroom Apt 1300 & 2 bedroom apt 1150 month. 1 month security Available Immediately. Call (201)622-8315 KEARNY 3 rooms heat hot water supplied. one month security. 900 month (201)991-4888 KEARNY 3 rooms one bedroom 900 m. Efficiency Apt.(1BR kitchen bathoom) 750 HT HW included 1-1 2 months security. Call Super between 11am-8pm (201)998-9006 APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY 3 SMALL ROOMS (ONE BEDROOM) NEAR WEST HUDSON HOSPITAL. 815 INCLUDING HEAT HOT WATER. LAUNDRY ROOM. (973)493-7868 KEARNY 3rd floor 2 bedroom L R kitchen central Heat Hot water included. utilities not included. Call 201-726-5794. Available March 1st. KEARNY 3rd floor 3 rooms No pets. 800 month. 1 month security. Supply own utilities. Call for details (201)991-7104 KEARNY 5 renovated rooms close to schools transportation utilities separate No pets smoking 1-1 2 months security (201)997-3757 KEARNY 5 rooms 2nd floor. Supply own utilities. 1-1 2 month security. Available March 1st. Contact (201)997-3315 for appt. KEARNY 5 rooms 3rd floor. Quiet Street. Close to Everything. Separate utilities. No pets. No smoking. Available now. Call (201)832-3063 KEARNY 5 rooms. Available January 1st. No pets. 39 Davis Ave. One month security. (201)745-2186 KEARNY All new 1 bedroom loft style apt. Featuring high ceilings large windows and hardwood floors. 1200 month. No pets. (201)991-6942 KEARNY Apartment For Rent. 1st floor of a 3 family house 2BR LR kitchen w big backyard. 1 block from town hall and transportation. 1225 month plus Utilities by tenant. No pets. No smoking. Call (201)538-7687 KEARNY Arlington Section 3 room Apt 1st Floor off-street Parking 1000 1 month security No Pets Call (201)486-5602 APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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 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 HARRISON HARRISON 1 bedroom apt. Clean quiet and comfortable. No pets. Lease & security. 775 plus utilities. (862)223-9974 HARRISON 2 bedrooms 2nd floor. Parking for one car. Laundry facilities. Available Now. No pets. (201)736-3538 HARRISON 2 BR in 2nd Floor LR kitchen Bathoom Garage No pets 1000 Call (973)493-0983 HARRISON 2nd floor 1 bedroom LR Kitchen supply own utilities. Available Now 900. 1-1 2 months security No pets. (201)388-0463 HARRISON 3 bedroom apt. for rent. Livingroom diningroom and kitchen. 1300 plus one month security. Utilities not included. Available February 1st Call (551)580-7265 or (973)978-9125. 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 Bedroom railroad style apartment. 2nd floor. Close To Transportation. Utilities Separate. 1025 1-1 2 Months Security. Available March 1st. (201)491-4174 (973)202-9195 HARRISON 3 RMS ground level Warren St Refrigerator included 775 utilities 1-1 2 months security plus reference. No pets. Available March 1st (973)-412-8546 HARRISON 3 rooms 1 bedroom apartment. 3rd floor. Central AC. 800 plus utilities. No pets. 1 month security (973)985-7552 HARRISON 3rd floor apt. 3 Bedroom newly renovated. Walk to trains. HT HW included. 1200 electricity. Call Joe (973)769-4897 HARRISON 4 rooms 1st floor. No pets. Smoke free. 1000 Utilities. 1 1 2 months security. References required. (973)482-9786 SPACE FOR RENT KEARNY- 149 Laurel Avenue. One family. 5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms. Laundry. 2 parking spaces. Newly remodeled. (201)726-2846 HOUSE FOR RENT OHARA AGENCY (201)997-6300 Commercial Space for small business or office. 750sq.ft. 1500sq.ft. 1750sq.ft.(5 offices kitchen reception & waiting area) Call (973)202-8580 LOT FOR SALE 2 Lots in Port San lucy Florida. Ready to built. 50 000 . Residential Area. Close to I95. (973)960-3531 (973)813-3196 HARRISON Newly renovated condo. 1BDR 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 Newly renovated. 2nd floor 2 bdrm. LR EIK W D hook-up Basement storage. Close to NYC trans. No Pets. 975 month utilities. 1-1 2 months security. Good credit required. Call between the hrs. of 6AM-3PM M-F (201)998-8226 for appt. KEARNY Newly renovated. 2nd floor w attic. 3 bedrooms LR kitchen bathroom. Close to Garfield School & transportation. Available March 1st. 1300 mo. Separate utilites. 1-1 2 months security. No pets. (201)772-8419 KEARNY Three bedroom livingroom dinigroom EIK. 3rd floor. w w carpeting. Fridge stove washer dryer included Pay own utilities 1100. 1 month security. Available February 1st. No pets. (201)997-4122 KEARNY Very clean apt. 4 rooms 2 bedrooms. Hardwood floors carpet. No pets. 1040 month. 1 month security. HT HW included. (201)207-5160 (201)991-8846 KEARNY Very Large Room for rent. No pets Smoking. Utilities included. Female prefered. Hablamos Espanol Call (201)991-0170 (973)393-7877 BELLEVILLE BELLEVILLE 2 room StudioNo pets HT HW included Parking for 1 car 800. 1-1 2 months security (973)284-0904 ask for Al BELLEVILLE Brand new house. 3rd floor 2 bedrooms. Central air and heating. 1 car parking washer dryer hook-up. Bus stop in front of house. Basement Storage for rent 24x40 ft Call (973)906-3855 APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY KEARNY 2 large bedrooms livingroom diningroom EIK. No Pets. HW included. Pay own utilities. 1200 & Security. Available April 1st. (201)246-1287. 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 146 Midland Ave 3BRs 1400 on 3rd FL new 2BRs 1250 on 1st FL & new 1 BR 1100 on 1 floor apts. No pets smoking 1-1 2 mo. security Reference water included separate utilities.No fee Available Now. Call George (201)218-0841 CONSECUTIVELY BLOOMFIELD BLOOMFIELD 1 bedroom LR kitchen. Heat included. Available Now No pets. (973)868-4991 Hablamos espa ol. (973)879-2124 BLOOMFIELD 5 Rooms 2nd floor. 900 Utilities & 1-1 2 Months Security. No Pets. No Smoking Available April 1st (201)998-2101 SPECIAL MUST RUN THREE & FOUR WEEKS APARTMENTS FOR RENT APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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 E.NEWARK E.NEWARK 4 rooms. No Smoking No pets. Separate utilities. 800 month One month security. (973)485-9041 E.NEWARK Renovated 1 bedroom apt. EIK LR bedroom. 800 month. Heat included. Available March 1st. Call Carlos at (201)988-7536 APARTMENTS FOR RENT APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY 2 ARLINGTON SECTION RENTALS 3rd Fl. 3 family 6 rms (3 bdrms) tile bath. Children acceptable. No pets. 1200 utilities per mo. References & credit check. 1 mo sec 1 2 mo fee Avail. 3 1. 2nd Fl 5 rms (2 bdrms) 1475.00 per mo Util. incl. Reference & credit check.1 mo sec. 1 2 mo fee. Avail. 3 1 Arlington Real Estate (201)991-0905 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20 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 N. ARLINGTON N.ARLINGTON 3 LGrooms 2nd floor. 1 Bdrm EIK LR. Harwood floors. Washer 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 mth security. 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. Recently renovated. Hardwood Floors. Small Pets Ok . 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 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 27 To place an ad call 201-991-1600 classified theobserver.com EMPLOYMENT HEATING & COOLING RED STAR APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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 APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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. HARRISONSmall Apt. 2nd Floor. Utilities separate. No Pets Available March 1st. (973)715-7407 APARTMENTS FOR RENT JERSEY CITY JERSEY CITY- NEAR CITY UNIVERSITY. Spacious lovely 6-rooms (1200 sq. ft.) 2-1 2 bedrooms newly renovated private home. Near Light Rail buses. (Easy access Exchange Place NYC trans. highways). Great closets storage A C lrg kitchen (new refrigerator stove) modern bath cable ready. Good parking quiet area. NO PETS. (201)433-5274 APARTMENT WANTED Retired female needs 1st floor 2 bedroom apt. in Kearny or N.Arlington. Private home or duplex. Walking distance of Kearny Ave or Ridge Rd. Call Jean at 1(856)429-8474 BELLVILLE area Room for Rent single person mature resonsibleand Non-smoking No kitchen share bathroom se habla espanol. (973)986-7848 E.NEWARK Room for rent. No smoking utilities included. Available now. (973)868-7999 (973)481-0344 HARRISON Frank E. Rodgers. Blvd. N. 3 bedroom apt. 2nd floor 1000 1 month security utilities not included. No Pets. No smoking. Near transportation schools and stores. (973)483-1067 HARRISON Large 2 bedroom apt. Separate utilities extra clean no pets. 1260. Security required. Parking space included. Available March 1st. (201)991-6804 Call After 5-8pm ask for Alex HARRISON Newly renovated. Near PATH. 850 month 1-1 2 months security. 1 bedroom LR bathroom and kitchen w stove and refrigerator. No pets. No smoking. Call Ana after 6pm (201)407-0568 Cell (732)671-8473 Home HARRISON One room studio apt. refrig stove parking laundry on premises. No Pets. Avail immed. Call (973)808-1556 HARRISON Second floor 3 BR LR DR Kitchen 1400 utilities 1 month security no pets close to PATH Available now. (201)401-8138 HARRISON Spacious top floor 3 bedroom apt. w dishwasher laundry room washer dryer hook-up in apt. Short walking distance to PATH. 1400 month. Available March 1st. (908)327-1866 HARRISON Studio for rent Total renovated . Newfloors kitchen bath room Freshly painted. 1st Floor. 750 HT HW included Call Allen(973)769-4897 HARRISON 5 room apt. 1st floor LR EIK. No pets. Separate Utilities. Near PATH. Available April 1st. (973)641-0069 ROOM FOR RENT Calling all Beauty Professionals Beauty Lounge Salon & Spa is hiring Experienced Hair Stylists & Manicurists to join our growing team. Located minutes from Red Bull s Arena & NYC Path Station in Harrison. Current NJ Cosmetology license is a must. Join us on the road to success. For more information please call 973-350-0404 or email beautylounge12 gmail.com. Drivers - CDL-A EMPLOYMENT 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 Part Time Customer Service Dispatcher for intermodal trucking company in Kearny Nj. Trucking Experience preferred. Send resume to MERCURYTRANSINC AOL.COM Heating & A C Service 267 Kearny Ave. Kearny NJ 07032 redstarheatingac.com Licensed and insured NJ-HIC 13vh06216100 All type of heating & Air Conditioning repair. Installations Upgrades Maintenance service Startups. (201)600-9959 HANDYMAN LYNDHURST LYNDHURST 1 bedroom apartment. Renovated building. Wood kitchen cabinets refrigerator stove ceramic tile floor hardwood floors throughout. Laundry on-site. No Pets. Near NYC transportation. 1-1 2 months security. 865 utilities. (201)438-6241 LYNDHURST 1 bdrm apt. walk-in closet 1st level near NYC transportation schools shopping. Small Pets OK. Income verfication required. Separate utilities. 975 month (646)831-4342. 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 LYNDHURST 4 Room apt 2nd floor 2 family home No smoking No pets New refrigerator incl. Near NY transportation and park HT HW included . 1100 Plus security (201)438-0132 Leave message 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 NEWARK NEWARK 1st fl. 2BDRM LR HT HW included 875 1 month sec. 973-776-4514 or 862-202-4725 NEWARK Near Belleville line overlooking Cherry Blossoms in Branch Brook Park. That bloom in April 2nd floor 2 bedrooms LR kitchen. No pets. 1150 month utilities included plus 1-1 2 months security. Available April 1st. No laundry or pets. For more info call Jennie (973)485-6417 Weekdays from 9am-5pm. Relay Opportunities Available Great pay & benefits 1 yr. exp. & Hazmat REQD OTR DRIVERS NEEDED Kearny Very nice and clean room w bathroom. No kitchen. One block from Kearny Ave. Female preferred 400 security (973)668-8305 LYNDHURST 1 nice big 15x15 room. Good environment. Everything new. Close to shopping and easy transportation. (862)452-7754 Se habla espa ol. Nutley Large furnished room for mature gentleman. 130 week. No security required. (973)667-6953 800-942-2104 Ext. 7307 or 7308 www.TotalMS.com We are looking for the best to compliment our high-tech dental office. A team player who loves to deliver exceptional service to our patients. Great staff great office X-ray license pefered. Please call (201)991-1055 and ask for Sue. Interior Exterior new & repairs. All types of Carpentry.Reasonable rates quality work reliable experienced. 13VH06620900 DO IT ALL (201)991-3223 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 Drivers Home Weekends Pay up to .44 mi. Chrome out Trucks with APUs. 70% Drop & Hook. CDL-A 6mos. Exp. 877-705-9261 Apply SmithDrivers.com FT PT STEWARTS ROOT BEER Restaurant Now Hiring Waiters waitresses & cooks. Apply at Stewartsfood.com Manucurist Nail Technitian wanted for salon in Nutley. Must have license or permit of New Jersey. Please Call (201)243-8467 ask for Marie Our North Arlington location is seeking an experienced Grocery Deli manager. Candidate will have a minimum of 3 years experience in grocery deli management as well as food handling certification. Contact Chris White (201)246-0800 for consideration ROOFING G & R Builders All Roofing & Siding. Also Repairs. Work guaranteed. Special rates. exp. Dec. 2012 Lic. 13VH02536200 Free Estimates 20% Senior Citizen Discounts (201)893-0656 LANDSCAPING MARIO ESPOSITO LANDSCAPING LLC Fall Clean-ups Lawn maintenance Top Soil Mulch Snow Removal Free Estimates (201)438-3991 NORTH NEWARK N.NEWARK 1st floor. 1 BR LR Kitchen & Bath. Everything Included. 875 1 month security (973)484-3746 N.NEWARK Forest hill. Section 8 accepted. 2 & 3 bedroom Apartments. Newly renovated. Available immediately. Call (973)202-8580 (973)925-3812 FURNISHED ROOM BELLEVILLE Furnished Room. 575 month. Available Now. New floors 600 month Available mid March. Share kitchen Bath. Utilities and cable included. Gentleman Preffered. No Smoking Drinking Call (973)302-4447 (862)888-7290 SERVICES OFFERED Any Size Bathroom Renovated 3 999 Doors Decks Kitchen Baths. Complete Home Renovation. Quality workmanship. All work guaranteed. Free Estimate. Fully Insured Nick (201)997-7657 Roofing Siding Specialist. Windows N&J REMODELERS FLO JOE (973)481-5556 Income Tax Service NAATS Inc. Special offer 50 Return 27 John St. Kearny Contact 718-314-5618 APARTMENT WANTED Looking for a 3 bedroom apt. Close to Lincoln or Garfield School in Kearny. Pets allowed. (973)883-6328 EMPLOYMENT Dancers Wanted Gentlemens Club Ideal for 18-28 yrs. No exp. nec. Training available Trans. available. Earn 200 1000 per day (201)452-1462 TUTORING New Re-roofing Slate Repairs Gutters Cleaned Flat Roofing Also Do Painting Free Estimates Fully Insured SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED HOME IMPROVEMENT HOME IMPROVEMENT (201)998-5153 MATH TUTOR Retired Math Teacher available for tutoring. Call for appointment (201)935-3645 Cut Your Mortgage In Half Maintain Your Current LifeStyle (201)805-4999 Free Call Divorce 339 Court Cost. Bankruptcy 450 Court Cost. 877 Broad St. 208 Newark NJ 07102 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 EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT (973)273-1325 (201)280-0600 will have prompt attention Some ads may be misleading We ask all readers to use their good judgment when responding to these type of ads in which they ask you for a fee. 28 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20 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 PAINTING & DECORATING Painting Decorating interior exterior Paper Hanging ceiling. Full Installation General Repairs. Over 14 years experience. To place an ad call 201-991-1600 classified theobserver.com RUBBISH REMOVAL Yards Garages Basements Attics Real Estate Rubbish Removal Demolition Lic.13VH04443200 HOME IMPROVEMENT Handyman Star All inside or outside repairs. Windows painting sheetrock carpentry masonry Plumbing and decks.No job too big or small. Free estimates. Tom (201)424-5042 ANDRIELLO CLEANOUTS SAL POLIZZOTTO (201)874-1577 (201)939-8781 FREE ESTIMATE CLEANING SERVICES Homes offices 15 hr two hour min. Move in-out cleaning. Excellent references 973-667-6739 862-210-0681 Annies Cleaning Service. REMODELING SPECIALIST FULLY INS. & LIC. J&L ATWELL 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. 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 Highlights from the Lyndhurst Police blotter Feb. 15 A complaint about a car blocking a driveway brought police to a Livingston Ave. location at 10 p.m. Upon arrival police said they found no one in the parked vehicle and began a search by ringing doorbells on the block. Soon after police said they came upon the vehicle s owner as he emerged from a home he was visiting a few doors from the driveway. Earlier police said they spotted inside the car in clear view several ziplock bags containing what appeared to be marijuana. After towing the vehicle police issued the owner Mundesh Puri 33 of Franklin Park summonses for parking illegally possession of drugs and possession of drugs in a motor vehicle. He was released pending an appearance in municipal court. At 2 15 a.m. police executed a motor vehicle stop at Rutherford Ave. and Jackson Place after observing a Chrysler swerving over double yellow traffic lines. Police issued summonses to the driver Richard Jablonski 45 of Little Ferry charging him with DWI refusal to take an Alcotest careless driving failure to maintain a lane and no registration. He was released pending a court date. Feb. 14 Police charged Anthony Delguercio 36 of Lyndhurst with shoplifting at 7 33 p.m. at the Shop & Shop on Lewandowski St. after store security alleged that Delguercio attempted to walk out of the supermarket with 271 worth of items without paying. Feb. 12 At 6 12 p.m. police stopped a 1998 Ford Econline van operated by Ryszard Szewczyk 63 of East Rutherford as he was traveling northbound on Ridge Rd. near Kingsland Ave. Police ticketed Szewczyk on charges of careless driving and DWI and released him pending a court appearance. Ron Leir (201)998-6236 JMW CONSTRUCTION Will clean houses apartment offices. References Couple from Poland 201-997-4932 leave message References available at your request Call Sonia Portuguese Espa ol (908)962-9432 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 ELECTRICAL SERVICES 25 years experience Quality Work. Good affordable prices. Senior discounts. Fully Insured. Bonded. Lic. 16158 201.991.1699 Seamless Gutters Installed. Gutters Cleaned We-R- Also Dennies Painting & Roofing Slate Roofs repaired. 1(800)479-3262 One garage for rent in Arlington section of Kearny. Available immediately. Call (201)955-0996 or (201)889-8536. 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Blanco first had to defeat the bowler who finished fifth and he rolled a 204 in that game to move on. Then he had to take on Prep teammate Danny Tanelli who finished third in the qualifying round. Blanco won that game 231-188. Blanco then had to take on Joseph Papalonia of Hudson Catholic who finished second overall. Blanco won that game 197-179 to move on to the finals. He was just one step away from pulling off the miraculous comeback. Blanco defeated Alex Vargas of Hudson Catholic 207-203 with a strike in the last frame to seal the deal. Certainly a comeback of epic proportions. And for his efforts Blanco has been selected as The Observer Athlete of the Week for the past week. Needless to say Blanco s second county title will be the one he ll forever remember. Last year I finished first so I had to wait for everyone else to battle it out to come to face me Blanco said. This one I had to work hard to do it. It was great. I knew I wanted to win again. I just did it. Last year I knew I could do it. Thus year I just had to do it. Blanco who plans to attend St. John s University and major in business management while participating with the bowling team there tried to put into perspective that his high school bowling career had come to an end. I really wish that I could start all over again and do it again Blanco said. I definitely can say that I accomplished everything I could dream of. Blanco becomes the first Prep bowler ever to win consecutive county titles. It was great that the team went so far this year as well Blanco said. We had a lot of talent on the team this year. I just wish I could have won a state tournament and we could have won as a team. But everything else was great. Blanco has rolled three 300 perfect games in his career. His high game in high school has been a 279. I ve been so close to a perfect game so many times this year Blanco said. He ll continue to play in local tournaments and be a fixture at his home lanes in North Arlington but it s safe to say that Will Blanco will remember that week in February of 2013 when everything almost fell into place for him _ but left with his second consecutive Hudson County crown. IWF pro wrestling fundraiser It s time to drop-kick cancer as the Independent Wrestling Federation returns with a family-friendly Live Event Fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society s Relay For Life of Nutley. The annual star-studded extravaganza happens Saturday April 13 with a 7 30 p.m. bell-time at the Parks and Recreation Building 44 Park Ave. Nutley. Join the Parks and Recreation Department on their mission to help find cures raise funds and support the American Cancer Society said Nutley Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci. Headlining the card are main event bouts with WWE Hall of Famer Tito Santana WWE Legend The Rocker Marty Jannetty WWE Legend Tommy Dreamer and Impact Star The Shore Robbie E. They also host a meet and greet autograph session with fans. Nutley High School graduate and township resident Kevin Knight defends the IWF Heavyweight Title. Also appearing are Phat Daddy Biggie Biggs Fifth Element Roman Zachary Self-Made Michael T. Blake Outlaw Shane O Brien Mr. Casino Justin and Marc Corino of Belleville Nutley High School wrestling coach Frank DiPiano and more. This is a great way for people to enjoy a fantastic event while supporting a cause near and dear to the community said Chrissy Andrascik director of Special Events for American Cancer Society. We are appreciative to the IWF for making this fundraiser possible. Doors open 7 p.m. with the interactive All-Access PreEvent Fan Fest. Proceeds will be donated to Relay For Life. 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The North Hudson Committee -- and everyone associated with the Foundation -- has been looking forward to this for a long time and we think the weather will work in our favor this time he stated. The event has been Souper Bowl of caring planned as an evening of great food and fun and will include a tricky tray raffles silent auction and other surprises. All proceeds will be dedicated to providing scholarships for HCCC students from northern Hudson County the foundation said. Tickets for the North Hudson Scholarship Fundraiser are 50 and are available by contacting the Foundation office at 201-360-4006 or by emailing jsansone hccc.edu. The Student Council at Washington School North Arlington participated in the Souper Bowl of Caring which encourages youth across America to fight hunger in their own community during the Super Bowl football season. Various non-perishable food items were collected and donated for the third year to the Queen of Peace Food Pantry. 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