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February 27 2013 www.theobserver.com Vol CXXV No. 42 COVERING BELLEVILLE BLOOMFIELD EAST NEWARK HARRISON KEARNY LYNDHURST NORTH ARLINGTON NUTLEY Lucky pair not harmed in shooting By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent LYNDHURST Police are seeking three men in connection with an armed robbery that took place last Thursday evening at Stuyvesant and Kingsland Aves. Lyndhurst Police Detective Capt. John Valente gave this account of the incident At about 6 p.m. on Feb. 21 police received a 911 emergency call reporting that a man had been robbed at gunpoint and that shots had been fired. The caller directed police to a location in the 500 block of Stuyvesant Ave. The 26-year-old male victim told officers he d just walked up from the ground floor to his second-floor apartment with three individuals having followed him inside. As he opened the apartment door and started to go inside he was pulled from behind and down to the first landing where they demanded money from him. Instead the man began struggling with his assailants and after apparently hearing the commotion the man s 21-year-old girlfriend holding a cellular phone stepped out of the apartment and saw them fighting. Spotting her one of the intruders turned to her prosee SHOOTING page Gun buyback draws 1 770 weapons Photo courtesy Office of N.J. Attorney General Law enforcement authorities display weapons collected at Newark press conference. By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent I ammo in it. The 1 770 weapons turned in to authorities by Essex t appears that the pen County residents during a really is mightier than the two-day state-sponsored gun sword. Especially if there s buyback included handguns rifles sawed-off shotguns submachine guns -- and one ballpoint pen that had been converted into a firearm. This particular weapon with a spring-operated trig- ger can fire just one bullet before it needs reloading a law-enforcement source told us. But then just one can be lethal. see GUNS page 14 3 incumbents sitting out Lyndhurst election By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent on the Township Board of Commissioners. Records at the TownLYNDHURST ship Clerk s office show that So far a longtime civic nominating petitions have activist a former cop and a been filed by Annette Borre-designed slate headed by tone Louis Bilis and the new Mayor Robert Giangeruso are Giangeruso team which has all in the running for five seats three new faces to be placed on the ballot for the May 15 municipal election. Giangeruso told The Observer he ll be heading a ticket that includes Commissioner Tom DiMaggio a businessman who oversees the township s Parks and Recreation Department Theodore J. Dudek John J. Montillo Jr. an electrical contractor and Matthew T. Ruzzo a part-time township public works employee. Three incumbents Commissioners Richard DiLascio Joseph Abruscato and Brian see ELECTION page 31 05 201-991-1300 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 24 02 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27 2013 West Hudson Publishing Company s Fastest Growing Free Weekly Newspaper Established 1887 Family Owned & Operated Raise awareness of hunger KHS kids can do By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent KEARNY hat can you do with a can of tuna I mean other than open it and mix the contens with mayo. Or use it as a paperweight. If your imagination is equally limited you should talk to the kids at Kearny High School. They look at a tuna can and see a statement against world hunger. Last year the students joined in a nationwide hunger-awareness effort called Canstruction which entails the design and building of massive structures composed entirely of donated canned goods. After the projects are finished and displayed all the food is given to local food pantries or community food banks. The participants built a huge globe from cans to illustrate global hunger and a replica of the KHS stadium complete with New York skyline in the background. The 2012 KHS effort was such a success that the students are participating in Canstruction again this year. Formal announcement of the kick-off was made last week at a meeting of the Kearny Optimist Club which is among the community sponsors of the event and whose president Councilwoman Carol Jean Doyle has been instrumental in bringing the local project to fruition. Among those in attendance were KHS W 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 531 Kearny Ave. Kearny N.J. 07032 Phone 201-991-1600 Fax 201-991-8941 www.theobserver.com Julie Smith vice president of Valley National Bank in South Kearny. It was Rogers who first approached school administrators last year with the Canstruction idea after seeing one of the exhibits in New York. Although Canstruction is technically a nationwide competition KHS has not officially entered its works in the contest. The students are doing it just for the love of it and to help the less fortunate. Melody LaRossa the KHS teacher supervising Canstruction said she had 35 students participating last year and all of those who have not graduated are back on board. As of last week 30 teens had signed up and I know I m going to get more she said. Every student who participated said it was the best experience they had had in school LaRossa added. They love being part of something that s giving back to people and raising awareness of hunger. The project chairpersons help solicit monetary donations (about 20 000 was raised in 2012) and within the budget set for the project the students buy the canned goods they need Photo courtesy Kearny High School -- based on size and colors KHS students show off Canstruction projects made last year. to be incorporated into their architectual plans. There them to the Kearny Museum also are contributions last Principal Al Gilson and year Kearny ShopRite do(where the canstructions Kearny Superintendent of nated 7 500 cans of food. Schools Frank Ferraro along are initially built) and then And what was the total moving same to the high with representatives of the number of cans used in the school for display. Kearny Fire Department Paul Rogers a retired KFD globe and the stadium which provides the heavylifting picking up purchases captain is co-chairperson of the project along with and donations delivering see CANSTRUCTION page 16 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 ................13 Real Estate ....................22 Upcoming Promos St. Patrick s Day Easter Mother s Day AM Showers Wind 51 44 44 45 41 Few Showers Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Classifieds .....................26 Business Directory ......30 Puzzles ...........................31 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27 2013 03 Planting the seeds to grow your own By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent KEARNY During the First and Second World Wars countries on both sides of the fighting lines promoted victory gardens a grow-your-own agrarian movement as a patriotic and pragmatic way to keep the home veggies sprouting. While there s no overt skirmishing on this home front Kearny is looking to revive the practice of turning your own soil through a Kearny Community Garden. Wilson Ave. residents Jenny and David Mach the couple who created the butterfly garden in Riverside Park along with a supporting cast that includes Erin Donnelly Laurence and Susan Mach Peg and Ed Bixler and Cecilia Lindenfelser are pitching the concept. Jenny Mach a 32-yearold middle school science teacher in Tenafly outlined the proposal to the Kearny governing body last Tuesday with a 15-minute power point presentation and Mayor Alberto Santos for one said he liked what he heard. While she doesn t claim to be an expert agronomist Mach has had field experience Her first job during high school days was working on a farm in Cinnaminson and in college she did a year-long work-study project assisting a ing biodiversity and reducing fossil fuel consumption from food transport. Mach credited her mother as the springboard for the garden concept. My mom as moms will do sent me a [newspaper] clipping on a straw bale garden in the south Jersey area and David and I and our in-laws the Bixlers all thought it was a great idea. Kearny s garden according to Mach would be modeled on the three-year-old Rutherford Community Garden which she said is maintained by community volunteers and has grown from six to 25 plant beds cultivated by disabled gardeners the Woman s Club and other groups with some reserved for the town s food pantry. And Mach said the Rutherford Green Team has offered to assist Kearny in seed swapping resource sharing and ordering materials in bulk. The Kearny contingent like Rutherford figures to start small in its initial season with local Girl Scout troops enlisted to start growing vegetable seeds behind the scout building by next month month or April. Then when it s warm enough the seedlings would be transported for planting at the garden site where its core group members will maintain them. Any surplus would donated to Kearny residents or local food pantries Mach said. Pumpkins basil tomatoes squash carrots lettuce broccoli and cabbage are some of the anticipated products. In subsequent years Mach said we plan to expand by opening the garden to local businesses schools organizations and Kearny residents. Separate plots will be available and we hope to provide or allow others to provide educational activities for both children and adults. see GARDEN page Photo by Ron Leir Jenny and David Mach in their home garden. Rutgers biology professor in strawberry research. She and her husband do organic gardening at home in their front yard growing a variety of vegetables and flowers. The garden hopes to accomplish Beautify the Kearny community Educate the community about sustainable organic gardening and good nutrition Promote a sense of community and cooperation for all Kearny residents and Providing nourishing organic food for garden members Kearny citizens and others. Sounding like the science teacher that she is Mach said the garden would be a plus for improving the urban environment by recycling organic waste filtering rain water releasing oxygen [and] reducing pollution increas- 11 INJURED ON THE JOB Workers Compensation Attorney 75 Kip Avenue Rutherford NJ 07070 Phone 201-635-0300 E-mail CoachlawAJC yahoo.com RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES 10 Yrs Fixed Rate Andrew J. Cerco JR. You are entitled to benefits. 2.648% APR 2.500% 4.500% COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES 15 Yrs Fixed Rate 4.607% APR Attorney at Law We also Finance Foreclosed and Short-Sale Properties 107 Pulaski Street Newark NewJersey07105 302 Frank E. 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Now the BOE and Kearny s municipal government often distrustful of the other are looking to be potential partners in an endeavor to upgrade two municipal playgrounds that sit on land owned by the BOE. At its meeting last Tuesday the BOE agreed that if the town applied for state and or county grants to fix up those play areas it would endorse those applications conditional on the BOE reviewing any restrictions that might apply under the grants award. Mayor (Alberto) Santos is really leading the charge on this said BOE Attorney Kenneth Lindenfelser. The mayor and (Town Administrator) Michael Martello have become aware of funds that Our dedicated dentists and caring staff provide world class dentistry to our patients and their families.... A DVA N C E D family dentistry Photo by Ron Leir Dr. Marco L. FernanDez & associates General Cosmetic & Pediatric Dentistry Call for an appointment today and... A view of Rogers Park. may be available to upgrade town playgrounds including two owned by the board. Lindenfelser identified the potential funding sources as the state Green Acres and the county Open Space Trust Fund account. The two board-owned properties are known as the Rogers Playground the larger of the pair at about three quarters of an acre bordered by Hickory St. to the west Oakwood to the south and Spruce St. to the north and Pettigrew Playground about 40 feet by 40 feet in the rear of Washington Elementary School at Highland and Woodland Aves. Over the last decade or so Santos said the town has improved most of its play facilities. These are the last two to be upgraded he said. And both are showing signs of aging. Rogers Playground which takes up a square block offers half-court basketball and typical playground equipment but as noted by Santos the basketball court s asphalt surface is marred by cracks and the play facilities are old. Additionally the playground s walkways stone pavers are either uprooted by trees or are simply deteriorating he said. At the Pettigrew Playground the matting on which the play equipment sits is hardly protective The safety surface is uneven at best and is punctuated by depressions that can easily trip toddlers coming down off a slide. There are a handful of primitive swings and a small hardscrabble play area that in bad weather turns into a mudflat. And in warm weather there is an absence of overhang or trees to offer shade. But essentially it s the only outdoor recreational facility for small children in the neighborhood. Santos estimated the improvements for both playgrounds could run between 200 000 and 300 000 with a good portion likely to be spent for drainage work at Rogers Playground. BOE President Bernadette McDonald said the trustees were receptive to the town s overture but added We have to make sure with the grant money that nothing hinders the board. For example if the town secured a Green Acres grant and if sometime in the future the board decided it wanted to take down the Rogers Playground to put up another school the grant s conditions could prevent the board from disrupting the play area McDonald suggested. Years ago the town had title to the Rogers Playground but around 1990 1991 it swapped that parcel for property across the street so that the old Emerson School which had been closed in 1965 after Lincoln School was updated could be torn down to clear the way for construction of the Spruce Terrace senior apartments. see PLAYGROUNDS page S M I L E O N . WWW.SMILEONNJ.COM Se Habla Espa ol Fala Se Portugu s 521 Kearny Ave Kearny NJ 201.991.1280 infokearny smileonnj.com 525 Riverside Ave. Lyndhurst NJ 201-460-0088 LYNDHURST 15 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27 2013 05 nor s Jefferson Award for her volunteerism in the Lyndhurst community of which she s a Haggerty have decided not lifelong resident. to seek re-election. Why is she now running for Others have picked up petioffice I ve known these guys tions but haven t yet filed as [on the Board of Commissioncandidates. Anyone interesters] all my life and they re all ing in seeking office has until great guys Bortone said. But 4 p.m. on March 11 to file there are a lot of little things according to Township Clerk happening around town that Helen Polito. have been bothering me and Bortone who made an I think I could be an asset to unsuccessful bid for a commission seat in 1997 has previ- this board. One of those annoyances ously served in elective office as a member of the Lyndhurst is the township s decision to move the Board of Health ofBoard of Education for 21 fices from the Public Affairs years from 1977 to 1999. Department offices at 253 During her tenure as a Stuyvesant Ave. to The Heritschool trustee Bortone said age residential complex at 601 the district transitioned to Riverside Ave. and to relocate the computer age upgraded the Township Clerk s office school entrances removed into the vacated health offices asbestos from school buildon Stuyvesant. ings updated curriculum and Before the move the adopted an anti-nepotism health offices were centrally employment policy. located and convenient to get Bortone worked nine years to Bortone said. Plus they for the Lyndhurst Parks & Recreation Department where were right next to the Carucci she ran the summer day camp Apartments so the seniors program for 370 children ages living there had a short walk five to 13 and the handicapped over. But where the offices adult program. She also are now is in a bad location. coached girls softball for 15 years winning championships It s dangerous driving there because the entrance to the in all but three years and parking is on a curve there are founded a softball league for no lights. Walking there is no girls ages eight to 12. picnic either she said since A past president of the people have to brave a heavilyLyndhurst Women s Club traveled Riverside Ave. to Bortone remains an active cross over to the building. member looking after the Once a resident reaches the Food Pantry and serving on building s entrance Bortone the state level as program asadded you have to walk sistance chairwoman. She s also a longtime parish- down a long hallway past a bar and a gym to get into the ioner of Our Lady of Mount health offices. Plus the door Carmel Church where she runs trips for the Senior Club to the front office isn t locked and is a member of the AARP so anybody can get in. And once you re inside there s no Board s Local 4866 where privacy when they do marshe oversees veterans activiriage licenses and death certies and community service tificates. In the examination projects. rooms there s just a sliding In 2010 Bortone was nominated for the N.J. State Gover- partition. In the main room ELECTION from 01 Top photos courtesy Township of Lyndhurst website Bottom photo by Ron Leir Clockwise from l. Commissioners Tom Dimaggio and Robert Giangeruso now serving as mayor are seeking re-election while Annette Bortone holding nominating petitions with husband Pasquale is also running. everybody is in the same area you ve got the [Public Affairs] Commissioner s secretary medical transport drivers health inspector health coordinator and nurse. At Stuyvesant Ave. everybody had an office with a door that closed. Additionally Bortone griped there isn t enough parking for people visiting the health offices. The [Heritage] residents take up most of the parking. 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Anonymous letters will not be published under any circumstances. 06 id Lincoln win the Oscar for Best Picture Don t know since this is being written pre-awards. I have yet to see the film but my attention was called to it this week in an email noting a small problem in the screenplay. In a scene depicting the final balloting on the 13th Amendment two members of Connecticut s congressional delegation are portrayed as voting no. Or more accurately nay. But neither is accurate at all. In fact all four Connecticut representatives approved the amendment. Current Nutmeg State Rep. Joe Courtney rightly appalled at the inaccuracy fired off a protest letter to director Steven Spielberg noting that placing the State of Connecticut on the wrong side of the historic and divisive fight over slavery is a distortion of easily verifiable facts. According to a report on CNN screenwriter Tony Kushner conceded the discrepancy but defended the D Hollywood vs. history film. Kushner CNN said explained that the alterations were made to serve the narrative that the outcome of the vote was in doubt until the very end. Other defenders noted that Lincoln is not a documentary but historical fiction and hence the filmmakers were permitted some poetic license. Well what the heck it s only history right And who the heck cares about history these days I m beginning to wonder if it s even taught in schools anymore. Two anecdotal notes. 1) Some months ago I was watching one of those person-in-the-street TV bits in which they question passersby on this and that. The subject was Abraham Lincoln. Do you know how Lincoln died one woman was asked. Yes she said. He was assassinated. And do you know the name of his assassin Her answer Lee Harvey Oswald. I repeated this story to two twenty somethings the next day and they both looked at me as if I were mentally challenged. One because he thought Lee Harvey Oswald was the correct answer. The other because he didn t understand why this bothered me so much. 2) This one I know was on Jaywalking. Jay Leno was at a college commencement questioning the grads including one woman still wearing her cap and gown and clutching her degree. Have you ever heard of the Gettysburg Address Leno asked. Of course she sniffed. Do you know it Her answer Well I don t know the EXACT address. I do believe that young woman has a bright future in Hollywood. Karen Zautyk 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. Send a cover letter resume with references and at least three clips to The Observer newspaper is looking for a part-time general assignment reporter who will cover hard news stories as well as take accompanying photographs. Candidates must have a flexible schedule that may include nights and weekends. They must also be able to follow strict deadlinesstories must be completed two days after the event or The Observer 531 Kearny Avenue Kearny N.J. 07032 Attn Robert Pezzolla You may also e-mail jobs theobserver. com. No phone calls please. THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27 2013 07 Post-Valentine s Day frenzy over 12 hours Kearny Police Chief John Dowie surmised it might have to do with a postValentine s Day sugar rush but whatever the cause from noon until midnight Feb. 15 the KPD was called to respond to an inordinate number of incidents 55 in that 12-hour period. It just didn t stop the chief said. It was like a starter s pistol went off at noon. We cannot list all 55 but here is a sampling. At 3 15 p.m. police were called to Tappan St. and Davis Ave. on the report of a possible burglar person lurking near the window of a house. Sgt. Anthony Limite and Officers Sean Kelly Jack Corbett and Giovanni Rodriguez set up a containment perimeter while additional units searched the area. Corbett spotted a man exiting from the rear of the house and also saw a broken window. Arrested on charges of burglary and an outstanding drug-related warrant from Newark was 28-year-old Rocco Cartem who had no known address. At 6 p.m. Sgt. Charles Smith and Officer Frank West set up surveillance at Belgrove Drive and New Lawn Ave. after getting a tip that a man wanted by North Arlington police might be in the area. They soon took into custody James Hamilton 22 of Kearny who was sought in connection with an incident involving threats and a handgun. He was turned over to North Arlington. Vice squad officers at Highland Ave. and Rose St. at 8 30p.m. spotted a man they knew to have warrants from Kearny Newark and the Hudson County Sheriff s Office. A search of the suspect reportedly revealed five glassine folds of heroin. Daniel Chipelo 32 of Kearny was charged with possession of heroin and paraphernalia. At 9 30 p.m. P.O. Frank West was dispatched to Seabra s on Schuyler Ave. on the report of a shoplifter. The 18-year-old suspect who reportedly had stolen liquor and was already wanted on a Kearny warrant appeared already intoxicated and was very combative police said. At headquarters he reportedly kicked West and punched P.O. Chris Medina. Thus in addition to charges of shoplifting and underage possession of alcohol Denis Caballero of Kearny was charged with aggravted assault on two police officers. To end the eventful night at midnight Applebee s called to report a drunk and disorderly patron who had apparently brought his own bottle to the restaurant. P.O. Jay Balogh asked the man to cease and desist which produced negative results said Dowie. Arrested and escorted out by P.O. Mike Santucci he had to be forcibly placed in the patrol car police said. Keith Cunningham 21 of Newark was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest and he reportedly had an outstanding criminal-mischief warrant from the Essex County Sheriff s Office. Other recent reports from the Kearny Police blotter include Feb. 16 P.O. Ben Wuelfing on patrol near Kearny Ave. and Hoyt St. at 11 p.m. was advised by people in the area that two intoxicated and combative individuals had been trying to pick fights. Finding two individuals fitting the description in a car and reportedly detecting an odor of alcohol on the driver the officer asked for credentials and was handed a Valley National Bank check card. The driver eventually found his license and was asked to step from the vehicle. At that point the proprietor of a local restaurant approached and told Wuelfing that the two had just run out on a 168 tab. Dowie said the passenger overheard this and put himself in the cuff position and the officer obliged. At HQ however that passenger Miguel Paz 42 of Kearny reportedly became disruptive and attempted to hurt himself in his cell and required medical attention. Paz and the driver Vito Alfieri 41 of Kearny were both charged with theft of services. Additionally Alfieri was charged with DWI and refusal to take an Alcotest. Feb. 17 Officers Melinda Esposito and Rene Crawford responded to a report of a possible drunk driver at 7 a.m. on Wilson Ave. near Kearny Ave. They found an unoccupied black Mitsubishi with heavy front-end damage sitting on the sidewalk. Soon after the driver returned to the area and pleaded with the cops to allow him to move the car Dowie said. This they did not permit. The driver Kevin Padilla 21 of Kearny was arrested on charges of DWI DWI with a suspended license leaving the scene of an accident failure to report an accident careless driving and parking on a sidewalk. Feb. 18 At 5 p.m. at the ShopRite on Passaic Ave. P.O. 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In the wake of the storm the township s Health and Human Services Department received a call from the Rev. Joel Daniel Hubbard offering to open the church as a temporary shelter and warming center. Hot meals and grocery items were available throughout the day for residents. The church delivered food to residents without power who chose to stay in their homes. Additionally the church picked up residents who did not have transportation who wanted to come for Academic merit These area residents recently achieved Dean s List status at the following colleges and universities Quinnipiac University Hamden Conn Arienne Kvetkus of Belleville Christine Murtha and Nicole Ruivo all of Kearny Kira Oppici of North Arlington and Lauren Vendola of Lyndhurst. Drew University Madison Randa Barsoom Cynthia Montalvo and Elizabeth Pemberton both of Belleville Marie Czirbik of Bloomfield Sabrina Fruci May Manalo and Michael Tavarone all of Nutley. American National College Springfield Mass. Richard Scott of Bloomfield. University of Scranton Scranton Pa. Elizabeth Tapia of Belleville. Danni Candido Morgan Chapman and Melissa Teresco all of Bloomfield Paul Giordano and Lauren Guzzo of Lyndhurst Travis Fahey Allyson Lynch Paris Metzger Dana Principe Gianna Scarpelli Laura Urbanovich and Rachel Chow all of Nutley. Delaware Valley College Doylestown Pa. Christopher Hood of Belleville. University of New Hampshire Durham N.H. Heather Ware of Kearny. William Paterson University Wayne Ashley Sagitas of Kearny. Mount St. Mary s University Emmitsburg Md. Matthew Millea of Kearny. University of Hartford West Hartford Conn. Stephen Mir and Karen Zapata both of Bloomfield. The College of New Jersey Ewing Mark Lodato and Ryan Gilbert both of Lyndhurst Kyle Greulich Michael Ryder Krista Gilchrist Alexandra Patrizio Kevin Reilly and Brandon Cresci all of Nutley Nirali Vyas Jimmy Reyes John Irvine and Vanessa Silva of Kearny Valerie Gold Adam Lipps Eric Schmitt Karen Chan Stephanie Neira Kristina Merced and Kristen Stefanelli all of Belleville Brendan Owens Vincent Albano Cara Giordano and Eddy Ndichie all of Bloomfield and John Gonzales of Harrison. Mayor Raymond McCarthy and the Rev. Joel D. Hubbard. a few hours to warm up at the church charge their phones or who needed a place to sleep. These services were available 24 hours a day and the church had volunteers available to help anyone in need starting on Oct. 30 until power was restored in the community. As the Blizzard of 2013 approached the church reached out again offering to open as a warming center shelter if another power outage resulted. 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Currently there are eight babies in the nursery all of them being provided with a nurturing experience. The infants are part of the initial enrollment of 72 children through age 5. The facility has a capacity of 167 and we anticipate being full by this coming September Aulov noted. In September too The Learning Center will be offering kindergarten classes in conjunction with the Lyndhurst school system she said. Aulov herself the mother of three left a career in the corporate world of New York to devote herself to early childhood education and her passion for and commitment to the work is evident. out&about I THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27 2013 09 Mayor Robert Giangeruso (c.) presides at ribbon-cutting for grand opening of The Learning Experience in Lyndhurst in September. At present she has a staff of 10 including the center s director Mara Doloroso. I make it a requirement that they are all certified in early childhood education Aulov noted. I want the school to be on an elite level giving the youngsters a strong foundation. The Learning Center part of a nationwide group of franchises offers one of the best curriculums out there said Aulov describing the program as a structured Montessori type of education. We need to get back to the fundamentals she said. In many schools the basics are not there. The Learning Center program is designed to give children that extra foothold. In addition to the day-care program which operates Monday-Friday from 6 30 a.m. to 6 30 p.m. The Learning Center is planning a fun and exciting summer day camp in August. That will be for children ages 2 to 8. If parents take advantage of early registration by the end of March there will be a discount Aulov said. The Learning Center houses nine classrooms and features two play areas indoor and outdoor. There s a strong emphasis on security the school is constantly monitored with security cameras throughout the building keeping a watchful eye on the little ones who are happily playing--and learning--in their home away from home. For more information on The Learning Center in Lyndhurst call 201-460-0040 weekdays between 6 30 a.m. and 6 30 p.m. Or visit lyndhurst.tlechildcare.com. 10 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27 2013 Nutley Public Library announces upcoming programs Nutley Public Library 93 Booth Dr. announces the following programs scheduled for March. Friday March 1 at 2 p.m. Friday Film Hope Springs A new film is shown the first Friday of each month. Please check our event calendar for names of films. Friday March 1 8 15 22 at 3 p.m. Manga Anime Club meets Monday March 4 at 7 p.m. Dr. Seuss Celebration. Special P.J. Story Time. Registration is required online. This event is for children under 18 accompanied by an adult. It s open to Nutley residents only. Monday March 4 - at 7 p.m. Monday Night Book Club. This month s book is The Violets of March by Sarah Jio. Join us on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Newcomers are welcome. Professional Development Credit is available. Tuesday March 5 12 19 26 at 1 p.m. Play Bridge No registration required. Tuesday March 5 at 7 p.m. Italian Film Night. Join Nutley UNICO and the Nutley Public Library in celebrating Italian American heritage with a screening of La Doppia Ora (The Double Hour) a recent award winning Italian language thriller with English subtitles. Doors open at 6 30 p.m. Wednesday March 6 13 20 27 at 10 a.m. Conversational ESL. No registration required. Wednesday March 6 13 20 27 at 1 p.m. Wednesday Afternoon Knitters. Come share your love of knitting and crocheting with both beginning and experienced knitters. Meet fellow knitters brush-up on your skills and learn some new techniques. Please bring your own supplies. This group meets every Wednesday. Wednesday March 6 13 20 27 at 3 p.m. Teen Video Game Tournament. Thursday March 7 at 7 p.m. p.m. Adult Scrabble Night. If you enjoy Scrabble this is for you Prizes awarded for 1st and 2nd place scores - No Registration Required. Thursday March 7 14 21 28 at 3 p.m. Teen Video Game Tournament. Monday March 18 at 6 30 p.m. Pen to Prose Writers Group. The Pen to Prose Writers Group was formed to read works-in-progress share accomplishments critique works give writing instruction and provide encouragement and inspiration to aspiring authors. The group is free and open to the public. Saturday March 23 at 2 p.m. Tribute to the Great Ladies of Jazz. In celebration of Women s History Month the Jane Stuart Jazz Quartet will perform the songs of Ella Fitzgerald Sarah Vaughan Lena Horne Peggy Lee and many more. Jane Stuart is from Nutley. For more information visit http nutley.bccls.org email library nutleynj.org or call 973-667-0405. 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Children attend three mornings per week for approximately one and a half hours. Parents should bring their child s birth certificate proof of residency and the child s immunization records. Please be aware that proof of the flu shot is also required by December 2013. Due to limited space applications are accepted on a first come basis. Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Davey secretary at 201991-6800 ext 2000 or Ms. Dempsey nursery school teacher at ext. 2113. Restaurant & Bar Specializing in Seafood Barbeque Catering for All Occasions & Takeout 973.481.3646 www.picnicrestaurant.com OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Lincoln School Students of the Month Valerie English principal of the Lincoln School Kearny announces the following Students of the Month for January Kindergarten Connor Battershill Dahiana Guillen and Emillie Vasile-Ortiz Grade 1 Rebecca Enriquez Agustin Grillo and Angelina Salcedo Grade 2 Juliana Costa Senkan Aksoy and Jay Livora Grade 3 Emily Cardoso Isabella Martins and Jailene Huancaya Grade 4 Jonathan Rojas Alexandra Alcantara and Thomas Gingerelli Grade 5 Lorelei Flanagan and Miguel Damasceno ELL Lizaveta Hroshava and Keyri Larios 224 GRANT AVENUE EAST NEWARK NJ 07029 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27 2013 11 Red Rover Red Rover reading in Nutley Nutley Little Theatre 47 Erie Place Nutley will perform a reading of Oliver Hailey s comedy Red Rover Red Rover at the NLT Barn on Sunday March 3 at 2 p.m. Admission is free. The show directed by Lee Guest Moore of Glen Ridge features Marie Blado of Bloomfield Letty Fores of Chatham Phil Rafferty and Patrick Little both of Montclair Jacqueline Schreiber of Parsippany and Frank Blaeuer of Hewitt. As a Readers Theater production the show is free and open to the public. The Readers Theater Series features actors reading scripts of new and established plays supplementing NLT s regular fully staged performances. Hailey wrote the scripts for such 1970s TV shows as Mary Hartman Mary Hartman McMillan and Wife and The Cosby Show. His stageplays often depict darkly humorous aspects of relationships and Red Rover Red Rover is a fine example. In the play three couples start a party that becomes a sleep-over which in turn becomes a session of revelation and self-realization. For directions visit www. nutleylittletheatre.com. For information about this or other productions call 973667-0374. Murder at Oakeside Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center will host a murder-mystery dinner presentation Murder at Mulligan s Wake on Saturday March 16 at 7 p.m. The luck of the Irish wasn t with poor Michael Patrick Mulligan as he was found dead the victim of an accidental whiskey distillery explosion. It s a grand party to celebrate his life in typical Irish mourning fashion. But things are not as they appear as Detective O Shea thinks that it wasn t an accident at all-- it was murder Tickets are 64.95 per person (includes dinner show tax & gratuity) a cash bar is available. Reservations are required and must be paid within five days of booking to ensure a place. There are no refunds on paid reservations. For information and reservations call the Oakeside office at 973-429-0960. Bloomfield Public Library movie programs Bloomfield Public Library 90 Broad St. announces the following schedules for their Monday and Thursday movie programs GARDEN from Monday Afternoon at the Movies March 4 Kill Bill Vol. 2 (R) (Uma Thurman) March 11 Election (R) (Reese Witherspoon) March decompose attract fewer critters are more adaptable to children and those in wheelchairs and can be used as mulch or compost for next year s crop. The bales would be arranged in circular or rectangular forms with topsoil in the center and a drip irrigation system on top. Where will the garden best grow Mach and her team favor a section of Riverside Park off Passaic Ave. north of Skinner Brothers Automotive and south of the future dog park site and butterfly garden. A small parking lot is nearby and water could be drawn from a street hydrant. As a backup location the team has suggested a grassy area next to the American Legion Post off Belgrove Drive. Here are proposed rules for using the facility Organic gardening only 18 Keeping Mum (PG-13) (Rowan Atkinson) and March 25 Bernie (PG-13). Thursday Afternoon at the Movies March 7 Salmon no chemical pesticides herbicides or fertilizer permitted. Each gardener is responsible for his her own plot. Excess produce will be provided to Kearny residents on a designated day of the week at no charge or will be donated to a local pantry. Mach said the team would look to the town to finance acquisition of garden supplies such as straw bales galvanized wire netting potting soil peat moss and compost drip irrigation system and water hookup seeds and plants compost area low picket fence with chicken wire around bottom a picnic table and waterproof bulletin board. Fishing in Yemen (NR) (Ewan McGregor) March 14 Widow s Peak March 21 Marvel s The Avengers (Robert Downey Jr.) and March 28 If the mayor and council grant us permission to start the garden Mach said we Night Train to Munich (NR) (Jams Harcourt). All films start at 12 15 p.m. in the library theater. Admission is free. are certain that it will be a success for all the people of Kearny. While the garden is envisioned as a non-profit operation Mach said the group is considering charging a nominal annual deposit refundable at the end of the growing season to ensure that beds are properly maintained. Ultimately Mach said the hope is to see community gardens pop up throughout the town maintained by other motivated individuals but cooperatively working together. This is part of our vision to make Kearny a beautiful and attractive place for visitors businesses and all residents. 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Soon after the clerk s office at the Municipal Building was emptied municipal workers began alterations to prepare it as a new office for the mayor in place of his former upstairs office which is now slated to be occupied rent-free by staff of Ninth District Rep. Bill Pascrell. Office hours have yet to be announced. Bilis a retired Lyndhurst police officer couldn t be reached for his views and as of last week Giangeruso said he and his team were still assembling election press releases. Residents Anthony J. Giarrusso Ronald M. Szwec Elaine Stella Joseph Sarnoski Hilda Monaco Christopher G. Lopez William Barnaskas Dan Perrotta (on behalf of Charlene Perrotta) and Darius Hughes have picked up nominating petitions but as of last week none had submitted completed papers to the clerk s office. Web tools available for veterans The American Legion has provided new tools for veterans (although its not necessary to be a Legion member to utilize) A Benefits Calculator will help veterans determine which benefits the government make available to them like VA dental care GI bill assistance and VA home loans. It s available by visiting www. legion.org benefitscalculator. The Claims Coach is an app that can be downloaded free of charge from Apple Itunes or Google Play to any smartphone. More information about the download is available by going to www.legion.org mobileapps. The app will help the veteran and the American Legion service officer get through the VA Benefits claim-filling process. The app provides a directory of accredited American Legion service officers a built-in organizer for appointments documents and a wealth of other resources including a secure file called My Checklist that keeps everything in order. Vetrans who do not have a smartphone can go to www.legion.org serviceofficers to locate their accredited service officer information. All veterans and their families are encouraged to visit the Veterans Service landing page www.legion.org veteransservices to stay up-to-date on VA Benefits changes in laws transition programs and links to helpful resources. For more information contact bobsalvini att.net and to find a local Post or service officer go to www. bcnjal.org index.php postdir. Wants YOUR Entertainment Stories Backstreet Bar and Grill back in business E-mail us at Entertainment theobserver.com Backstreet Bar and Grill in North Arlington announces it has reopened after being nearly destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. The basement of the building was completely flooded destroying the heat system electric hot water heater and all the refrigeration as well as inventory. With no flood insurance and no help from FEMA the owner Charles LoBello worked for three months to get the well-known eatery pub restored and back in business. Backstreet Bar and Grill 288 River Rd. has been a popular stop for food and drink since the 1970 s. Backstreet originally named the 288 East Lounge is located across the street from Charlie s Nursery. Backstreet is known for its 25-cent hot wing specials on Thursday nights. around town Kearny Trinity Episcopal Church 575 Kearny Avenue Kearny is offering English as a Second Language and citizenship test preparation classes on Thursdays beginning March 7. Classes will be held from 7 30 to 9 30 p.m. Registration will be on Thursday Feb. 28 at 7 30 p.m. In order to register for the Citizenship class students are required to speak at least on an intermediate level of English and to have approximately 20 for the textbook and other materials. Registrations for citizenship will be limited to 10 students. For ESL classes there will be a 20 registration fee. Childcare for the classes is available at no cost. For more information please call the church office at 201-991-5894 on Mondays and Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or Wednesdays 1 to 5 p.m. A flea market will be held at St. Cecilia s Church on Saturday March 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 114 Chestnut St. (school building). Furniture small appliances household items toys DVD s and many more items. For more information call 201-991-1116. Vendors welcome. All proceeds will benefit St. Cecilia s Parish. Donations are kindly accepted. Kearny UNICO will hold its monthly membership meeting on Thursday March 7 at 7 30 p.m. Anyone interested in attending the meeting and or learning more about Kearny UNICO should contact Chapter President Lou Pandolfi at 201-368-2409. New members are always welcome. The Rosary Society of Our Lady of Sorrows Church 136 Davis Ave. Kearny will be selling palm crosses before and after all Masses on March 9 and 10 and March 16 and 17. Cost is 9. The Parish Life and Rosary Society of Our Lady of Sorrows Church 136 Davis Ave. Kearny will sponsor a fish fry on Friday March 5 at the LCC 6 Davis Ave. Kearny from 5 30 to 8 30 p.m. The site is handicapped- accessible. Cost is 20 per dinner. Eat-in or take-out. For tickets call Kathy at 201-998-8265 Jean 201-991-4732 or the rectory 201-998-4616. St. Stephen s Seniors will meet on Tuesday March 4 at 1 p.m. in Hedges Hall. Members are reminded that dues are now payable. Upcoming events include Doolans on March 7 (waiting list only) Anniversary party at San Carlo April 19 at noon Cruise to Canada and New England Sept. 14-21. The trip to New Hampshire has been cancelled. For club information call Tom at 201-998-8258. For trip information call Joan at 201998-3578. For sunshine call Vicki at 201-991-8345. For cruise information call Pat at 201991-4771. Grace United Methodist Church 380 Kearny Ave. Kearny will serve a corned beef and cabbage dinner on Friday March 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost for adults is 10 and 5 for children under 5. Assorted items will be for sale at the church s East and Spring Fling sale. For more information call the church office at 201-991-1132. Join the Senior Citizens of Kearny to meet new friends. Dues are 5 per year. This entitles members to five free parties including a fish and chip dinner. Meetings take place every Thursday at the Henrietta Benstead Senior Center 60 Columbia Ave. Kearny. Doors open at 9 a.m. for a continental breakfast and socializing. The business meeting begins at 11 30 a.m. followed by Bingo at noon. Several speakers will be brought in during the year. For club information call Carol 201-991-9369. Lyndhurst The Humane Society of Bergen County 221-223 Stuyvesant Ave. Lyndhurst has a supply of dog food both canned and dry available to anyone due to unemployment disability or any other financial difficulty who cannot afford to feed his her dog. Just stop by or call for more information 201-896-9300. Hours Monday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The NJMC and Bergen County Audubon Society will host the First-Sunday-ofthe-Month walk on Sunday March 3 at 10 a.m. This free two-hour walk of Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus will feature raptors waterfowl and early spring migrants. The group will meet at the marsh entrance at 10 a.m. (directions are on meadowblog.net in the left-hand column). Check meadowblog.net for lastminute weather updates. You will have to sign a standard liability release that is good for NJMC BCAS events throughout the year. To R.S.V.P. contact Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4 aol.com or 201-230-4983. Astounding Adaptations will be presented at the NJMC Center for Environmental and Scientific Education Three DeKorte Park Plaza Lyndhurst on Thursday March 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. This program is for families of children and young adults with special learning needs. What helps animals and plants survive in the wild Participants will be able to answer that question after investigating movement protection and feeding simulations that include live animal interaction tool manipulation and cooperative work. This event is an extension of the MarshAccess program for students with disabilities and we strongly encourage families with special learning needs to come and enjoy this modified educational program. Admission is 5 person 4 MEC members. For more information call 201-4608300 or visit www.njmeadowlands.gov ec. Lyndhurst Library s monthly book club will meet on Wednesday March 13 at 6 30 p.m. to discuss Under the Manhattan Bridge by Irene Marcuse. For more information or to obtain a copy of the book call Diane Montefusco at 201-804-2478 ext. 2. Space is limited and registration is necessary. Learn when and how to properly use prescribed antibiotics at the Lyndhurst Health Department on Friday March 15 at 10 a.m. This forum will be hosted by Clara Maass Medical Center and a light breakfast will be served. The Health Department also announces an additional breakfast forum hosted by Lyndhurst Chiropractor Dr. Robert Haley regarding Bone and Joint Health on Tuesday March 19 at 10 a.m. These forums will take place at the department s new location at 601 Riverside Ave. Please call 201-804-2500 to reserve a seat. If you are a resident of the Carucci Apartments transportation will be provided via the Parks Department. North Arlington Queen of Peace in North Arlington will have Eucharistic Adoration on Sunday March 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the church for the intentions of its parishioners (on Lenten cross) as well as life marriage and religious liberty. Please call the rectory for more information at 201-997-0700. Nutley Registration is now open for the Nutley Recreation Department s spring session of Zumba to be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 30 p.m. to 8 30 p.m. starting March 12. The fee for the two-nighta-week eight-week program is 60. Classes to be held at the Recreation Annex Building 65 Bloomfield Ave. are open to Nutley residents only. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register online at www.nutleynj.org or pick up an application at the Recreation Office 44 Park Ave. For more information call 973-284-4966 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Recreation Department will also be offering THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27 2013 13 an eight-week Yoga Meditation program at the Annex Building 65 Bloomfield Ave. beginning March 11. Classes will be available Mondays or Wednesdays from 7 30 to 9 p.m. Participants are asked to come prepared with a towel or yoga mat. Pre-registration is required. Register online at www.nutleynj.org or submit your application to the department at 44 Park Ave. For more information call 973-284-4966 between 8 30 and 4 30 p.m. Are you interested in learning the fundamentals of the game of golf Nutley Recreation is offering a Junior Golf Program for township youngsters in Grades 5 through 8 teaching basic skills in a non-competitive atmosphere. The instructor is Jun Espiritu USGTF Level III golf professional. Practice sessions will be held at the 21 Driving Range in Palisades Park. The fee for the six-week program is 40. Classes will be held weekly on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. and will begin April 9. A mandatory parents meeting is scheduled March 21 at the Parks and Recreation Department Room 201. For further information please contact the department at 973-3844966 between 8 30 a.m. and 4 30 p.m. Celebrate Italian American Heritage Month with Nutley UNICO and the Nutley Public Library with a screening of The Double Hour (La Doppia Ora) on Tuesday March 5 at 7 p.m. This Italian language film with English subtitles is a 2009 award-winning thriller about a former cop and his new love interest taking a trip to the Italian countryside. Doors open at 6 30 p.m. for refreshments provided by Nutley UNICO. Call the library at 973-6670405 for more information on this and other programs at the Nutley Public Library. The schedule of programs is available at the library and on the library s web site at http nutley.bccls.org. see AROUND TOWN page 23 14 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27 2013 GUNS from The buyback held at churches in five Essex towns the weekend of Feb. 16-17 was the third such initiative since December and the first in this area since 2009. The other two were in Camden County (1 100 guns collected) and Mercer County (2 600). Police officers were at the churches to collect the weapons but this was a no-questions-asked effort. Those who turned in their weapons were paid from 50 to 250 per gun with a maximum 01 of three per person. According to N.J. Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa the total paid out in Essex was 242 225 the money coming from state and county criminal forfeiture funds. At a press conference at the Newark Police Department Chiesa reported that in addition to other weapons the weekend buyback brought in more than 1 100 handguns and 31 semi-automatic assault weapons. Among the semiautomatics were an AR-15 rifle (similar to the type of weapon used in the Newtown Conn. Photos courtesy N.J. Office of Attorney General Several automatic weapons were among the guns turned in by Essex County residents for cash. Thanks and Recognition employees (4) Mr. and From left to right PSE&G Murillo. o Chiropractic and Dorys Mrs. Distano from Distan The West Hudson Family Success would like to thank Det. John Plaugic Jr. the Kearny Police Department and Local 21 PBA for their coat hat glove and toy drive. We also want to thank PSE&G for it s toy drive Spanish Sangria Restaurant for donating food First Presbyterian Church of Arlington for donating space and Distano Chiropractic and Rehabilitation for donating toys. Their generosity and support is greatly appreciated. With their help our holiday celebration was a huge success. Thank you for your support. school massacre) two Uzis several nine-millimeter 40 caliber and 380 caliber handguns and numerous sawed-off shotguns. About 95% of the firearms were operable. Reportedly at least six were stolen and approximately 70 were illegal to own because they feature unlawfully high ammunition capacities have sawed-off barrels or are otherwise modified. Displaying the pen gun Chiesa said What other use does a pen gun have other than to conceal it and go kill somebody The Montclair collection site the Union Baptist Church recorded by far the largest number of guns 716. The other tallies were Irvington 311 Newark 308 East Orange 231 and Orange 204. By any measure Chiesa said the gun buyback was a success and another step forward in our continuing effort to make New Jersey residents safer by taking dangerous guns out of circulation. That effort targets not only weapons that could be used in criminal activity but also those that simply might get into the wrong hands like the hands of a child and lead to tragedy. Many individuals who turned in firearms apparently did so for the latter reason. They just didn t want the gun in the house anymore said Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio. Gun buybacks continue to be controversial but in a statement issued by his office the attorney general acknowledged that these initiatives alone can t solve the complex and multi-faceted problem of gun violence but he called them an important aspect of a larger strategy to get firearms out of communities and reduce the number of shooting deaths and injuries. Since we began this buyback program Chiesa stated we ve taken more than a 5 000 firearms off the streets. That s 5 000 weapons that can never be used to commit a crime terrorize someone or maim or kill an innocent person. The Rev. Ron Christian of Christian Love Baptist Church in Irvington one of the buyback sites commented Every gun (turned in) is a reflection of one less funeral one less suicide or one less homicide in our community. The reverend can speak from experience. In 2009 the New York Times profiled the pastor noting In some recent years Mr. Christian estimates as many as two-thirds of the people he has buried have been under the age of 30. The Essex buyback was a cooperative effort involving the Essex County Prosecutor s Office the East Orange Irvington Montclair Newark and Orange Police Departments N.J. State Police the state Division of Criminal Justice the Essex County Sheriff s Office the faith-based community and the mayors of the five host municipalities. THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27 2013 15 PLAYGROUNDS from 04 Some 13 years ago the then-Kearny schools superintendent had pushed for building a middle school on part of the town-owned Gunnell Oval off Schuyler Ave. and turn the town would turn over the Rogers Playground to the district but that never happened. Asked about the possibility of the board reviving the notion of a new middle school somewhere in Kearny McDonald declined to speculate on what the board might do in the near future. That s what we d have to look into [if the town got the grant] she said. We don t want to tie the hands of future boards. In the meantime McDonald said the board has to focus on moving forward with converting the old Midland Ave. tire factory it acquired several years ago to accommodate central office staff and the board under one roof plus two basement classrooms. It s been undergoing environmental remediation she said. In other business at its Feb. 19 meeting the BOE granted a request by three of its current members (George King John Plaugic and John Leadbeater) and one former member (Paul Castelli) for legal defense against an ethics complaint filed by former Kearny High School Principal Cynthia Baumgartner. Those four individuals voted against renewing her contract despite a favorable recommendation by the then-Interim Superintendent Ron Bolandi. Four other board members voted to renew one short of the five affirmative votes needed. In her complaint Baumgartner alleges that the four who voted against improperly went beyond the scope of their duties as school trustees. King Plaugic Leadbeater and Castelli will be represented by Brenda Liss of the Morristown law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti at 250 an hour. However if the New Jersey Ethics Commission determines that Baumgartner s complaint is valid the board won t pay any legal fees incurred according to Lindenfelser. 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Last year I said we d get 20 000 and we got only 19 963. Yes 19 963. Rogers who is studying art history at Rutgers Newark has recruited fellow students from that campus to help out. Kathy Lopez a master s degree candidate who works in the school s Office of Student Life & Leadership is coordinating their participation which includes shopping for the food and serving refreshments to the KHS kids while they are devoting endless hours to building the Canstructions. Rogers explained that when the project is over the Rutgers volunteers then make a final count of the cans divide the food into categories (veggies fruit tuna etc.) box and label them and help bring them to all the places that are getting Ready.gov business donations. This year that includes the food pantries at St. Cecilia s St. Stephen s and the First Presbyterian Church. An example of raised awareness of hunger came at the meeting itself when the pastor of Cecilia s the Rev. Michael Ward ( Father Mike ) told the group that his church pantry feeds on average about 100 families a month in the town of Kearny. Several gasps were audible. It (the Canstruction food) does stay local he said. It does help people in our town. Without the food pantry they just wouldn t have enough food for their kids. So last year it was a massive globe and the KHS stadium. What will the students build this year We have three ideas so far LaRossa said but it s a secret. The big unveiling will come sometime in May. Applebee s apple goes green Applebee s Neighborhood Grill and Bar in Clifton is celebrating St. Patrick s Day from Friday March 15 through Sunday March 17 with Irish-themed food and drink specials for all who are Irish at heart. Up to 40% of businesses never recover after experiencing a major disaster. Do you have a plan to keep your business running if disaster strikes For a free online tool that helps you develop an emergency plan visit Ready.gov business. CLIFTON For St. Patrick s Day everyone turns Irish Even Applebee s iconic red apple is going green and the restaurant will be serving up some special dishes and drinks for all who are Irish or Irish at heart. The celebrating starts Friday March 15 and runs through Sunday March 17 at Applebee s Neighborhood Grill and Bar in Clifton. In honor of St. Patrick s Day people wear green go out and have a good time and of course eat corned beef and cabbage while enjoying a draft or two. So Applebee s which is operated by Doherty Enterprises is honoring those traditions with food and drink specials served up just for the occasion says Kevin Coughlin director of operations for Applebee s New Jersey. All weekend long Apple5 6 11 2 41 PM bee s St. Patrick s Day menu will feature corned beef and cabbage for 11.99 as well as its corned beef Reuben and fries for 9.99. For those in the mood for appetizers Applebee s is offering its Green Bean Crispers and its brew pub pretzels and beer cheese dip each for only 6 during the celebration. The restaurant will also be offering drink specials including Miller Lite drafts for 3 as well as 4 Irish coffees and 5 Mucho Sangrias including Applebee s signature Red Apple Sangria. Applebee s is open until midnight or later and the St. Pat s special pricing and menu items are being offered from opening to close at all Applebee s in New Jersey from March 15 through 17. For a list of Applebee s locations visit www.applebees.com. LiquidationNP_11_5x21.indd 1 sports&recreation THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27 2013 17 SPORTS VIEW COnTaCT JIm aT OgSmaR aOl.COm District wrestling Nutley wins second straight Kearny sends three on The NJSIAA District wrestling tournaments took place last Saturday and two local teams represented the highs and lows that come with the sport. In Nutley there was cause for celebration as the Maroon Raiders won their second straight District 14 title which comes on top of the Raiders winning the Essex County Tournament for a second straight year. In Kearny it was a matter of mere survival as St. Peter s Prep turned the District 16 get-together into its own personal playground. The Kardinals with their roster almost totally depleted due to desertions injuries academic difficulties you name it did their best to stay above water. They were able to send three wrestlers on to Region 4 this weekend extending the trying season for another week. Meanwhile Nutley head coach Frank DiPiano was ecstatic about his team s performance. They lost a ton of talented wrestlers last June to graduation but DiPiano s team managed to pull off almost a complete mirror image of last year coming from behind to dominate the District 14 tourney. It s really something special DiPiano said of the District 14 win outdueling Belleville by 30 points. It s something that we set our goals to do. I guess always deep inside I thought it was possible to win again. We had an up-and-down year (finishing 13-11 in dual meets) but in the back of my mind I thought we had a chance. We were able to put together a competitive group and kept plugging away. The Maroon Raiders crowned six champions at District 14 had seven wrestlers move on to the final round and nine placed moving on to Region 4 this weekend. Senior Bobby Trombetta already the alltime leader in victories at Nutley won his third District 14 gold medal defeating Tommy Heller of Livingston in a tough 5-4 finale. I believe Bobby can go a long way DiPiano said. He has the potential and the skill to do it. They all have that fire inside of them that you need to be successful. Sophomore Anthony DeLorenzo won his see VIEW page QP s Rozalski sisters earn medals at NJSIAA s M of C Photos by Jim Hague LEFT Senior Michele Rozalski gets ready to compete in the pole vault at Saturday s NJSIAA Meet of Champions where she finished fifth overall in the entire state. RIGHT Sophomore Katherine Kas Rozalski mentally prepares for her chance in the pole vault at the Bennett Center in Toms River where she finished sixth overall in the entire state. By Jim Hague Observer Sports Writer 19 both cleared the bar at 11 feet but Michele finished ahead of Kas because of a match of Queen of Peace really doesn t jumps. have an indoor track team Still two Kearny residents except for two talented young representing their entire women. school came away with medals Senior Michele Rozalski and at the Meet of Champions. It s her younger sister Katherine quite an accomplishment. Kas (pronounced KAASH) I m excited about it because form the entire Golden GrifI was hoping to get in the top fins team in the winter 10 Michele Rozalski said. I m months. just a little upset that I didn t However both certainly jump higher. But it s a rewardmade their marks this season ing feeling and something I as they both received medals can share with my sister for a for finishing among the top six lifetime. girls pole vault competitors in Kas Rozalski was also exthe entire state. cited. Michele finished fifth at I m very happy Kas said. I Saturday s NJSIAA Meet of was just happy to be there. It s Champions held at the Bena great feeling and I m happy nett Center in Toms River that we both did well. When while Kas finished sixth. They you think of it it s pretty amaz- ing. I just tried to do my best. I wasn t that nervous. The two sisters seem to push each other to succeed but it s remarkable that they finished with the same height and one place apart among the very best in New Jersey. They are always asked where the rest of their team is or what a Griffin is referring to the name that appears on their uniform short for Golden Griffins of QP. Everyone asks us those things but now they kind of know where the school is Kas said. I like to even things out Michele said. I don t ever think there s competition between us. We re just out to see ROZalSKI next page 18 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27 2013 ROZALSKI from 17 help each other. We calm each other down whenever one is jumping. We also push each other to do better. I m glad to share things like this with Michele Kas said. We re lucky that way. Michele has a higher goal in mind. I want to jump 12 (feet) Michele said. That s my goal. Hopefully I can do it. Open your home to Ethel Ethel (ID 88005) a pug beagle mix is available for adoption at the Bergen County Animal Shelter 100 United Lane Teterboro. This funny lady has quite the energy for her age. A little on the older side she still has many many years ahead of her. Ethel is full of character and enthusiasm. She is more than willing to introduce herself to strangers. Excited and friendly this is one social gal. Although she loves to mingle she does seem to be a bit of a control freak and will want things her way. She will need a strong and confident leader to give her boundaries and a stable routine so she can feel more balanced and therefore healthy and happy. Physical and mental stimulation are always recommended especially for her energy level. This is one exuberant lady and she will need plenty of walks And I m going to push Kas to jump higher. It s a good feeling that we did well. I just wish I jumped higher. I m definitely not disappointed just a little upset. The two will now prepare for the outdoor track season. By then maybe there will be more of a team for Rozalskis to attend meets with. The indoor season is for us to get ready for outdoors Kas said. I think we can do even better outdoors. The duo qualified for the Meet of Champions the week before at the NJSIAA NonPublic B state championships. In that meet Kas actually finished ahead of Michele but both again had the same height of 10-6. Kas finished third at the Non-Public B meet with Michele right there in fourth setting up their second trip to the Meet of Champions. It s pretty remarkable how the two sisters reached the same height in both state meets. At last year s Meet of Champions the two sisters finished in a tie for 15th overall clearing the bar at 10 feet. So they both have shown solid improvement over the past year. Maybe that improvement will now carry over to the outdoor season. The two sisters have yet to topple their older sister Stephanie who jumped 12-9 during her senior year at QP. Stephanie Rozalski is now a student at Seton Hall but she still competes in open track meets and trains regularly with her sisters at Apex in Oakland. So they each got a medal together at the Meet of Champions. That s truly memorable. It s just amazing Kas said. I think we re going to always remember this. to provide her with energy release. Walks are also great for bonding. Ethel should be the only dog in the home. She does seem to take valuables a little too seriously so she will require an owner who can help prevent any future guarding from arising. This sweet girl will make any household the proudest parents especially of a wonderful pooch like Ethel. For more information call 201-229-4600. Hours for WHAT PEOPLE NOTICE FIRST WHEN THEY MEET YOU Ethel adoption are 1 to 5 p.m. every day including weekends. 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Keena pinned Samuel Jackson of Newark West Side in 5 41 to earn his second gold medal. The other Nutley district winners were Stephen Scuttaro at 138 pounds sophomore Vinnie Mainiero at 182 pounds and Peter Burbank at 220. Scuttaro defeated O Brayan Ramirez of Belleville in his title bout while Mainiero pinned Kevin Llerena of Belleville in 1 25 and Burbank pinned Isaiah Thomas of Bloomfield in 5 39. The Maroon Raiders had 113-pounder Joe Ferinde and 195-pounder Nick Nardachone finish second. I think it s a testament to what s been going on with this program for the last couple of years DiPiano said. Our kids are battle tested. They went through a tough schedule. They stuck to their goals and they achieved them. Belleville had two other wrestlers finish second other than the aforementioned ones Photos by Jim Hague LEFT From left Ryan Michaels Jose Castillo and Renato Matta represent Kearny s hopes in this weekend s Region 4 tournament. All three Kearny wrestlers placed third last weekend at District 16 in North Bergen. RIGHT Brandon Keena was one of six Nutley wrestlers to win District 14 championships. Keena defended his title winning the 160-pound class. who lost in the title matches to Nutley. David Colon a 126-pounder and Nate James a heavyweight also dropped title bouts but will move on to the Region 4 tourney this weekend. With the Kearny Kardinals veteran head coach Tony Carratura is just trying to maintain a solid program. It s not easy when two talented kids defected right before the season was about to begin. Losing those two guys who we expected to do some great things for us was tough Carratura said. So it changed his entire philosophy for the weekend. We didn t expect anything because we went with basically underclassmen Carratura said. We forfeited some weight classes and we ve never done that before. Every day was tough for us so it was a tough year for us. I just wanted the kids who wanted to wrestle and wanted to learn. The kids wanted to wrestle but we had very few with experience. Still Kearny managed to have its three heaviest wrestlers namely 195-pound Ryan Michaels 220-pound Jose Castillo and heavyweight Renato Matta all move on to Region 4 courtesy of finishing third at District 16. Michaels earned his berth in the Region tourney with a pin of Eric Cosgrove of Cliffside Park in 4 25. Castillo won a tough match over Justin Gomez of North Bergen winning 3-2 and Matta moved on when his consolation round opponent was injured giving Matta the forfeit victory. I m really proud of those kids because they re all basically new to the sport Carratura said. It wasn t expected of them so they deserved it. Carratura also mentioned 126-pound James Hodnett who entered the District tourney with a 4-22 record but only one of those four was a legitimate win on the mat. He was seeded last in his bracket but he managed to pin the fourth seed a kid from Cliffside Park Carratura said. That could have been a fairytale but I still give him credit for going to the District and winning a match. So Carratura will move on with his three Region 4 qualifiers keeping the wrestling season going for another week. This was all new to them Carratura said. It was a big surprise considering what we ve been through. Louis LaRegina holds the entire hopes of the Lyndhurst North Arlington program. LaRegina finished third at 220 pounds to punch his ticket to the regions. PREMIER CARE ASSOCIATES of West Hudson Driving is considered by many to be more of a right than a privilege so it is quite understandable why older drivers might be very reluctant to relinquish control of the wheel and give up their independence. However it must be pointed out that drivers 85 and older have a fatality rate nine times greater than that of adults 25 to 69. 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As it turned out Lucas missed those five games but it made her more determined when she got back. Once she came back she was on fire Harrison girls basketball head coach Al Ruiz said. She was upset she missed those games. She wanted to make the most of it. I knew she had it in her. The injury really sparked her. The 5-foot-9 Lucas has worked hard to develop her game. She has become one of the most diverse players around someone who could handle the ball shoot from the perimeter and also go down low and post up to make shots. I wanted to become a wellrounded player Lucas said. I also became a student of the game. It s been a big blessing Ruiz said. The more she gets into playing a different position the better the team gets. If she s outside the inside opens up for her teammates. If she s inside she can score there. It helps out the whole team and makes my job a lot easier. Just to have someone on the court that can do so much is a blessing. She can play anywhere on the court. 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Roosevelt School District colonial on a generous 50x100 lot 4 bedrooms 2 baths three finished floors cozy wood stove. 279 000 DO NOT BUY UNTIL YOU SEE THIS HOME.. Harrison 152 000 Condo-1 Bdrm- 1 FbathDR LR- Walk-in-ClosetBalcony- Parking Kearny 190 000 1 Fam.- 4 Bdrms- 2 Fbaths- Great home for the price 2 Fam.- 6 Bdrms- 5 FbathsLaundry- Rec. Rm- Office2 Car garage- Storage Kearny Kearny 319 000 1 Fam. Colonial- 3 Bdrms1.5 Baths- Partial Fin. Bsmnt- Storage- Large Lot No. Arlington Rental-Office Space- 1 400 SQ- Reception area-5 Separate Offices-Parking Call (201) 991-5719 APARTMENT RENTALS AVAILABLE- 1 2 & 3 BDRMS UNITS Call and Ask About our Reduced Rental Fee FALAMOS PORTUGUES HABLAMOS ESPANOL PARLE FRANCAIS For more properties Visit our website WWW.MIDREALTY.COM PARLIAMO ITALIANO MOWIMY PO POLSKU NATAKALEM EL-ARABIA M U LT I - FA M I LY H O M E Call for a Free Market Evaluation Today 3 FAMILY This Kearny three family has separate gas utilities a finished basement and off street parking. Very good value at only 349 900. THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27 2013 23 QPHS student accepts athletic scholarship Queen of Peace High School senior Robert Keegan of North Arlington (c.) flanked by his parents Maureen and Bob Keegan has signed letter of intent to play football beginning in fall 2013 for Long Island University C. W. Post campus in Brookville N.Y. Sharing in the celebration standing from l. are Guidance Counselor Donna Giovia Athletic Director Ed Abromaitis Assistant Principal Charlie Syby and Coach Tom McGuire. Robert received a four-year athletic scholarship from the Division II school. Wednesday. The Nutley Jaycees are seeking nominations for the 42nd annual Distinguished Service Awards program. Five individuals who live or work in Nutley will be honored for their outstanding contributions to the quality of life in Nutley. The awards are presented for commitment 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 town and are also available at he Town Hall and library. The Nutley Health Department will sponsor a Blood AROUNDTOWN from 13 The library will host a Conversational ESL class on Wednesday Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. No registration is required. Wednesday Afternoon Knitters will meet at the library on Wednesday Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. Come share your love of knitting and crocheting with both beginning and experienced knitters. Meet fellow knitters brush-up on your skills and learn some new techniques. Please bring your own supplies. This group meets every Chemistry Profile Clinic provided by Porite Clinical Labs on Saturday March 9 from 7 30 to 11 a.m. It includes a CBC blood cholesterol levels HDL and LDL levels glucose calcium uric acid bilirubin and albumin levels. Base blood chemistry is 35 with additional tests offered for a nominal fee. Participants must fast for 6-8 hours. Advance registration and payment are required. Call the Health Department at 973-284-4976 to set up an appointment. 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Separate Utilities Living Room with Fireplace Finished Basement with 1 2 bath Long Driveway and 2 Car Garage. 299 900 Kearny One family home in Desirable Arlington Section. 3 Bedrooms 2 full baths Finished Basement 2 Car HeAted Garage with 220 Electric. Large 50 x 100 Lot. A must see home 302 500 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING Kearny Beautiful End Unit Townhouse Kitchen with Granite Brand new carpeting Assigned parking space A MUST SEE 224 900 Kearny 2 family with lots of parking. 249 900 UNDER CONTRACT SOL D Harrison 2 Family Large Rooms Close to all Transportation 229 900 Kearny One family Ranch style home with River View 3 Bedrooms Hardwood Floors Driveway and Garage. 259 900 Kearny Beautiful 4 bedroom home 3 full baths Large driveway & garage 349 900 Kearny 2 family home Great location 6 BDRMS 3 Full Baths. Finished Basement 329 900 UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT Kearny 3 Family Great investment Property Call for Details 359 900 Kearny Great one Family Home on desirable block 3 Bedrooms 1 & 1 2 Bath Great yard Long Driveway and Detached Garage. 299 900 UNDER CONTRACT Kearny Retail Consumption Liquor License for Sale For use in Kearny 65 000 North Arlington Immaculate 1 Family Ranch Style home. Kearny - One Family Home 3 Bedrooms Updated Kitchen & Baths Full Finished Basement Long Driveway 260 000 Sun Home Loans Delivers James Chu VP - Northern NJ Regional Sales Manager NMLS 539286 210 Park Avenue Suite 102 Florham Park NJ 07932 Mobile 201-725-2800 Office 973-805-4141 Fax 973-860-2203 E-mail Jchu sunnb.com Website www.sunnb.com jcchu SOL D SOL D Kearny One Family 6 bedroom 2 full 2 half-bath home driveway and garage. 376 000 Harrison 3 Family Home in Desirable Section of Town 6 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths Great Investment Property 350 000 Nutley- Come see this Incredible One of A Kind Home 6 Bedrooms 3 1 2 Bath Huge Gourmet Kitchen Way Way Way too much too list 559 000 Kearny Location Location Location Impressive One Family Home in Manor Section of Kearny 4 Bedrooms 1 1 2 Bath. Large 50 x 100 Lot Large Rooms Hardwood Floors Formal Dining Room 299 000 Kearny 4 bedroom in Arlington Section. Hardwood Floors 1 1 2 Baths Deck off Kitchen Large 50 x 100 Lot One Car Garage Lemonade Porch 329 900 UNDER CONTRACT SOL D SOL D Harrison -Extremely well-maintained two family home in the heart of Harrison 249 900 Kearny 2 family 249 000 Harrison 3 family Great Investment property 179 900 Kearny Commercial & 2 apart 379 900 Rentals are also available Call for More Info Maggie Oledzki - Sr. Mortgage Loan Officer NMLS 485724 400 Broadacres Drive Suite 100 Bloomfield NJ 07003 824 Kearny Avenue Kearny NJ 07032 973- 919-5803 Fax 732-301-8328 E-mail Moledzki sunb.com www.sunnb.com Equal Housing Lender. Sun Home Loans is a division of Sun National Bank member FDIC. All loans subject to credit approval and programs may change at any time. Pre-approval or pre-qualification is not a commitment to lend additional information may be required for formal loan approval. Consult a tax advisor for feasibility of tax deductions. NMLS 429900 Deadline for obituaries Monday by 10 AM Carol Ann Biernacki Carol Ann Biernacki 69 of Harrison entered into eternal rest on Sunday Feb. 17. Born in Newark she was a lifelong resident of Harrison. She worked as a legal secretary for Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman and Dicker Law Offices Florham Park. Carol Ann is the beloved wife of John S. Biernacki loving mother of Stephen and his wife Karen and Susan Biernacki her cherished grandson Ryan Sullivan dear sister of Alfred Wozniak and his wife Kathy caring sister-in-law of Eileen Maher and her husband Robert. She was also an aunt to many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home 331 Cleveland Ave. Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church Harrison on Wednesday Feb. 20. Cremation was private. For information or to send condolences to the family please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org. An expression of sympathy may be made to St. John s Soup Kitchen 22 Mulberry St. Newark N.J. 07102-5202 in loving memory of Carol Ann. Ziggie Borkowski Ziggie Borkowski of Harrison died Jan. 11. He was 87. Visiting will be on Thursday March 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny. A funeral Mass will be held on Friday March 8 at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Czestochowa Church. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com. Ziggie served in the Marine Corps during World War II and was a longshoreman for 51 years mostly working for Global Marine Terminal in Jersey City. Husband of the late Jennie (Kierszkowski) he is the father of Richard and Bill brother of Barbara Baekey Chester Borkowski and the late Steven Borkowski Mary Lisa and Helen Sangiovanni also surviving are many nieces and nephews. obituaries tal. Born in Newark he lived in Kearny most of his life. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He retired from Western Electric in 1988. He is survived by his sister Patricia Kreideweis and husband Arthur of Ocala Fla. niece Theresa Moulder of Ocala Fla. and nephew Arthur Kreideweis of BelleMead. A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday March 2 at 10 a.m. at St. Benedict s Church in Hazlet. THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27 2013 25 To submit an obituary obituaries theobserver.com fax 201-991-8941 American Cancer Society. Thomas H. Fraser Thomas H. Fraser entered into eternal rest on Feb. 23. He was 94. Born in West Hartley Poole England he lived most of his life in Kearny. Visiting will be on Tuesday Feb. 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. at The First Presbyterian Church of Arlington. Private cremation will follow. To leave online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com. Tom was very well known in many towns as one of the finest paper hangers around. He was married for 71 years to his beloved with Ethel (Anderson). Father of Thomas A. Richard and the late Diane Fraser he also leaves behind his brother James Fraser and sister Louise Eckert as well as his grandchildren Danny Tami Ryan Tom Jennifer Allison and Lauren and 16 greatgrandchildren. In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to The P.B.G.C. Box 79 Kearny N.J. 07032 Thomas P. Kinsella Thomas P. Kinsella 83 passed away on Feb. 13 at Bayshore Community HospiDEAR HEART OF JESUS In the past I have asked for many favors. This time I ask for this special one. Take it Dear Heart of Jesus and place it within Your own broken heart where Your Father will see it. Then in His merciful eyes it will become Your favor not mine. Say for 3 days and promise publication. P.R. Harold Gordon Tellefsen Harold Gordon Tellefsen Timothy J. Richardson died on Feb. 18 at Bergen Timothy J. Richardson ( The Hulk ) died on Feb. 15 at Regional Medical Center. He was 81. home. He was 53. Born in Staten Island he Born in Kearny he lived lived in Linden for the past 20 in Old Bridge and the last 10 years. years in South Amboy. Arrangements were by the Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins FuArmitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. neral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny. A service was held at Kearny. A funeral Mass was the funeral home followed by held in St. Cecilia s Church burial at Ocean View CemeKearny followed by private cremation. To leave an online tery Staten Island. To leave an condolence please visit www. online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com Carol A. O Grady armitagewiggins.com Mr. Tellefsen was a retired Carol A. O Grady died on Tim had been a print sumachinist from American CyFeb. 21 at home. She was 65. pervisor at R.R. Donnelly in anmid Co. and was a member Born in Hoboken she New York City. Prior to that moved to Kearny 34 years ago. he worked at Premier Printers of the VFW in Linden. A Navy Arrangements were by in Kearny. He is a member of veteran of the Korean War the Armitage and Wiggins the American Legion in South he enjoyed the USS Robert S. Wilson reunions. Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Amboy. Former husband of the late Dr. Kearny. A funeral service Son of Emma Costa and Rachael (Melvin) he is surwas held at the funeral home the late George Richardson followed by private cremation. he is survived by his brothers vived by his son Dr. Gordon Carol s ashes will eventually and sister George Daniel and Tellefsen and his wife Amanda be entombed at Holy Cross Linda Richardson. He was pre- and his grandchildren Jenny Mausoleum. To leave an ondeceased by his brother Kevin. Jeff and Jamie. Brother of Edith he was predeceased by his line condolence please visit In lieu of flowers kindly www.armitagewiggins.com consider a donation to www. Carol is survived by her childfund.org. see OBITS page husband John and her children Bridget O Grady Charles MARIO TEIXEIRA JR. 2542 DIRECTOR-MANAGER Bender and JoAnne Bruning. She is also survived by her grandchildren Chaz Kristin Carilyn Niki and Lauren and her great-grandson Seth. In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to The 29 Shaw-Buyus Home for Services 138 DAVIS AVE. KEARNY NJ 07032 PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT Holy Spirit You who make me see everything and showed me the way to reach my ideals You who gave me the divine gift to forgive and forget the wrong that is done to me and You who are in all instances of my life with me. I want to thank You for everything and confirm once more that I will never want to be separated from You no matter who great the material desire may be. I want to be with You and my loved ones in Your perpetual glory. Amen. Mention your request. While making the promise promise to either publish this prayer or to circulate the favor. Say prayer for 3 days. After the third day the request will be granted. P.R. Tel (201) 991-2265 Mulligan Funeral Home 331 Cleveland Avenue Harrison Licensed Funeral Directors serving your needs include 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 Frank X. Mulligan III Manager NJ Lic. 4221 Frank X. Mulligan Jr NJ Lic. 2953 . Private Parking at 10 Frank Rodgers Blvd. North visit us at www.mulliganfuneralhome.org 973-481-4333 Wilfred Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny NJ 07032 (201) 991-0657 26 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27 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 OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT KEARNY AVE Office Store for rent. Supply own utilities. One month security.Available March 1st (201)997-0026. 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 To place an ad call 201-991-1600 classified theobserver.com APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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. KEARNY3rd floor apt. Utilities separate. Washer dryer hook-up. 850 month 1 1 2 month security. Available Immediately. No pets. (201)679-7904 (201)681-8356 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 OHARA AGENCY (201)997-6300 HOUSE FOR SALE 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 APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY 1 Bedroom. Arlington Section. Newly Renovated. Laundry on Premises. HT HW Included. Near Transportation. No Pets. 825 month security. (201)998-4972 APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY 2 large bedrooms livingroom diningroom EIK. No Pets. HW included. Pay own utilities. 1200 & Security. Available April 1st. (201)246-1287. KEARNY 200 Kearny ave. 1 BR Apt.. Newly renovated. LR LG EIK. 1 1 2 month security. HT HW included. 950 month (908)956-5133 KEARNY 2nd FL. 2 1 2 Bedrooms EIK L R. HT HW supplied. Electicity paid by tenant. Garage & long driveway included. 1100 month 1 month security required. Must have references. (201)991-7392 KEARNY 2nd floor 3 Bedrooms Kitchen LR DR & Bath. 1300. Utilities Separate. No Pets. No smoking. Available April 1st. (201)887-4622 (201)955-0143 APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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 3rd floor. 1 Bedroom apt. 750 month plus utilities. 1 month security No Pets. Available March 1st. (201)725-0123 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 All new 1 bedroom loft style apt. Featuring high ceilings large windows and hardwood floors. 1200 month. No pets. (201)991-6942 KEARNY Arlington area. 5 rooms 1 bath 1-1 2 months security. 1200 utilities. No pets. (201)213-1871 KEARNY Arlington section. Ground floor apt. new house. 1 bedroom.1 extra room L R EIK washer dryer included. No smoking. close to school transportation. Small pet OK (201)841-2641 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 HARRISON1 bedroom. kitchen L R & Bath. private entrance parking. Access to Coin Operated Laundry Room. Near path no pets. 800 1 Month security. Utilities separate. (973)634-0358 After 5pm. HARRISON 1 bedroom apt. Walk distance to PATH. 850 month. All utilities included. Coin Operated Laundry Available.No Smoking pets. (973)801-4139 HARRISON 2 bedroom apt. 2 full baths kitchen dinette. Spacious LR. Dishwasher refrigerator stove ceiling fans mini blinds. Washer dryer hook-up. No pets. No smoking. Free Fios cable. Utilities not included. 5 minutes from PATH. 1650 month 1 month security. Available now. (973)485-4105 HARRISON 2nd floor 1 bedroom LR Kitchen supply own utilities. Available Now 900. 1-1 2 months security No pets. (201)388-0463 HARRISON 2nd floor 3 bedrooms. 1 month security. Separate utilities. No pets. Available now. (973)482-0647 (973)508-2102 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 bedrooms 2 baths master bedroom w private bath. Hardwood florrs tiled floors in kitchen & baths. New stove dishwasher. Central air intercom close 10 min walk to train station to N.Y. No pets. 1370 month. 1-1 2 months security. Available April 1st Call (973)432-3938 HARRISON 3rd floor apt. 3 Bedroom newly renovated. Walk to trains. HT HW included. 1200 electricity. Call Joe (973)769-4897 HALL FOR RENT Family Affairs Only Nice clean hall. Pleasant atmosphere. Maximum 80 people. 201-496-4645 201-991-9865 Call Anytime SPACE FOR RENT Rental Affordable A C Nice Setting Party Hall 201-889-6677 201-572-1839 OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT Commercial Space for small business or office. 750sq.ft. 1500sq.ft. 1750sq.ft.(5 offices kitchen reception & waiting area) Call (973)202-8580 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 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. BELLEVILLE 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 BELLEVILLE Rent for 1144 month. HT HW included. 3rd floor. 2 bedrooms 5 room apt. No pets. Call (201)998-9465 BELLEVILLE Spacious 3 bedroom. LG L R EIK Bathroom. Washer Dryer Hook up Offstreet & driveway parking. 1550. Available April 1st. Call Mike (201)463-7034 HOUSE FOR RENT KEARNY- 149 Laurel Avenue. One family. 5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms. Laundry. 2 parking spaces. Newly remodeled. (201)726-2846 SHARE Modern 3 level townhouse in Saddle Brook Furnished beautifully. Private bedroom bath & family room. Female preferred. 900 half of utilities. Just bring your clothes. (201)658-7907 Great Space 2 Room office in excellent building on Ridge Rd. N.Arlington with Parking 650 utilities. One Room 550. Owner 201-280-7483 HARRISON LT OFFICE SPACE 20 000 SQ FT. BUILD TO SUIT. PRIME LOCATION. CLOSE TO PATH AND ALL MAJOR HIGHWAYS. REASONABLE TERMS (973)223-5501 HARRISON MODERN OFFICE SPACE. HEAT A C & ELECTRICITY INCLUDED. 400 SQ FT 750.00 PER MONTH VERY CLOSE TO PATH (973)481-3996 APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY KEARNY Arlington Section. 1BDRM 800 sec. 2BDRM 900 sec. Both w Heat & Hot water included. (908)696-1866 KEARNY ELM COURT Kearnys Best Kept secret 732 Elm St. 1 BR for 850 NYC Commuter Bldg Call Alan (201)955-4334 or PJ (973)922-1555 ext 1 Affiliated Mgmt. 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 KEARNY 2nd floor. 47 Brighton Ave. 2 parking spaces. 3 bedrooms LR kitchen & bath. 1250 month 1-1 2 months security. Separate utilities. (201)637-0984 APARTMENTS FOR RENT APARTMENTS FOR RENT POLICY NO REFUNDS or CHANGES with CLASSIFIED ADS Please note there will be a There are KEARNY 1 & 2 bedroom apts. modern clean. No pets. 1-1 2 months security. Call Rita (941)518-4548 KEARNY 1 bedroom modern big rooms washer dryer dishwasher. No pets. 900 month 1 month security. Call (973)769-4897 KEARNY 5 rooms. Available January 1st. No pets. 39 Davis Ave. One month security. 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(973)493-7868 CONSECUTIVELY E.NEWARK E.NEWARK 3 bedroom apt. 2nd floor completely remodeled. No Pets smoke-free Heat included. 1300 1 month security Available now (973)634-8234 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 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 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 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 27 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 Light and airy 4 room apt. Quiet neighborhood 1050 mo utilities One year lease. 1-1 2 months security. No pets. (973)838-1662 BELLEVILLE Nice area. Room for rent. 400. 1 month security. Call after 4 00pm (973)336-5335 (862)215-9440 E.NEWARK Room for rent. No smoking utilities included. Available now. (973)868-7999 (973)481-0344 KEARNY Nice and clean room for rent on 2nd floor Share kitchen & bathroom. Close to transportation Bus 40. 400 month utilities included. Available immediately. 1 month security. (973)946-6432 (908)422-6995 Kearny- 2 rooms available. Share kitchen and bath. everything Included.Responsible adult. No smoking. 480 mo. Each. Available March 1st (201)961-3643 (973)902-3154 27 To place an ad call 201-991-1600 classified theobserver.com LANDSCAPING RUBBISH REMOVAL QUICK CLEANOUTS Rubbish Removal Construction & Tree debry House Attic Yards Basement & More. Same day service & free estimates Many jobs FREE Cheapest Prices 10% off Seniors Disc. 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 HARRISON Second floor 3 BR LR DR Kitchen 1400 utilities 1 month security no pets close to PATH Available now. (201)401-8138 HARRISON Studio for rent Total renovated . Newfloors kitchen bath room Freshly painted. 1st Floor. 750 HT HW included Call Allen(973)769-4897 HARRISON 1 bedroom apt on ground floor of newer home close to PATH. L R small kitchen w stove & refrigerator air cond. ceiling fans & new carpeting. Available March 1st. Rent 750 plus 1-1 2 months security. No laundry hook-up no pets. Call (973)482-2628 leave message. HARRISON- 2 bedrooms Big LR Kitchen Balcony. Newly painted and new floors. 3rd. floor. Available now. (201)803-9148 HARRISON 5 room apt. 1st floor LR EIK. No pets. Separate Utilities. Near PATH. Available April 1st. (973)641-0069 APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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 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. ROOM FOR RENT EMPLOYMENT CDL Drivers A B Call Today Start Tomorrow Great Pay & Benefits. (201)991-1586 Dancers Wanted Gentlemens Club Ideal for 18-28 yrs. No exp. nec. Training available Trans. available. Earn 200 1000 per day (201)452-1462 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 ROOFING MARIO ESPOSITO LANDSCAPING LLC Fall Clean-ups Lawn maintenance Top Soil Mulch Snow Removal Free Estimates (201)438-3991 JERSEY CITY JERSEY CITY- 6-rmsNEAR CITY UNIVERSITY. Spacious lovely apt. (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 N. ARLINGTON N.ARLINGTON Recently Renovated 1 BR Apt. 1st Floor 900 utilities Plus 1 month security N.ARLINGTON Recently renovated 3 BR Apt. 2nd Floor 1250 utilities Plus 1 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 2 bedrooms. 2nd floor W D hook-up. Pay own utilities. 1-1 2 months security. No pets. Available April 1st. (732)303-6953 leave message 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 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 Experienced CDL Class A Drivers with pier experience wanted TWIC card required. Great pay and benefits. Call Percy (908)931-1111 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 (973)368-8232 Buss (973)277-4715 Cell SERVICES OFFERED Income Tax Service NAATS Inc. Special offer 50 Return 27 John St. Kearny Contact 718-314-5618 CLEANING SERVICES Homes offices 15 hr two hour min. Move in-out cleaning. Excellent references 973-667-6739 862-210-0681 Annies Cleaning Service. NEWARK NEWARK Available now. Basement apt. Gas & electric included. 600 month. 1 month security. Nilda (973)391-4316 NORTH NEWARK N.NEWARK Forest hill. Section 8 accepted. 2 & 3 bedroom Apartments. Newly renovated. Available immediately. Call (973)202-8580 (973)925-3812 N.NEWARK Near Belleville line overlooking Cherry Blossoms in Branch Brook Park that bloom in April 2nd floor 4 rooms LR kitchen. 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. 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. Help wanted in restaurant in Downtown Newark. Experienced short order cook and waitress. Full or part time needed. Call Paul (908)217-3337 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 New Re-roofing Slate Repairs Gutters Cleaned Flat Roofing Also Do Painting Free Estimates Fully Insured (201)998-5153 Will clean houses apartment offices. References in 4 hours on 3 9 2013. Prevent Cancer Emphysema Heart Attack Stroke and protect your children 2nd hand smoke. 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J&L ATWELL Nutley Police blotter Feb. 22 Police pursued a vehicle seen exiting a bank drive-in on Centre St. at a high rate of speed onto Ravine Ave. where it passed another vehicle on the left while it was turning into another bank and continued south until stopped by officers. Police said that the driver Joseph Burrofato 23 of Clifton had licenses from New York and New Jersey but that his Jersey license was suspended. Burrofato was ticketed on charges of driving while suspended careless driving and improper passing. The incident was logged at 12 40 p.m. At 1 12 a.m. police pulled over a vehicle on Rt. 21 for allegedly speeding and found the driver had no license or any other form of ID. The driver Rahim Bell 34 of Passaic was ticketed for speeding unlicensed driver suspended registration and uninsured vehicle. Police said they also issued a summons to Bell s passenger Angela Rozier 33 of Bloomfield for allowing someone unlicensed to drive. The vehicle was towed. Feb. 21 Shortly before 1 p.m. police responded to an Adams St. location on a report of criminal mischief. An apartment building superintendent told officers that someone had broken the main door to enter the building. Police said it appeared that an intruder kicked in the door jam. Feb. 20 At 5 02 a.m. police responded to a Prospect St. location where a homeowner told officers they d received several pieces of mail from the IRS delivered to the correct address but addressed to people who didn t live there. Police contacted the IRS whose agents asked them to forward the mail to them. At 2 49 a.m. police executed a motor vehicle stop resulting in the arrest of Luis Crespo 32 of Belleville for three warrants out of Belleville one from Lyndhurst and one from Newark. He was ticketed for driving while suspended and maintenance of lamps. After posting bail he was released pending new court dates. Feb. 16 At 2 50 a.m. police pulled over a white Honda Odyssey for allegedly speeding on Rt. 21 South. Police said they discovered that a passenger Carlos Osorio 27 of Newark had a warrant out of Newark so they arrested him on the warrant. Osorio was released pending a court appearance after posting bail. The driver not identified by police was ticketed for speeding. (201)998-6236 JMW CONSTRUCTION MERCHANDISE FOR SALE Sales of EQUIPMENTS OF RESTAURANT in Harrison. Call cell (973)342-0255 KITCHEN AID STAINLESS REFRIGERATOR FREEZER ON BOTTON. FRENCH DOUBLE DOORS. 3 MONTHS. ORIGINAL COST 1600. ASKING PRICE 750. (973)873-0343 Complete Home Improvements Kitchens Bathrooms Decks Replacement windows Siding Additions Lic. 13VH03156600 FREE Estimates Fully Insured Painting Decorating interior exterior Paper Hanging ceiling. Full Installation General Repairs. Over 14 years experience. SAL POLIZZOTTO (201)939-8781 FREE ESTIMATE (201)935-1975 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. Angel Martinez Construccion LLC Chimney Specialist Relining Chimney Caps Leaks Water Proofing Dampers Cleanings Flashings All types of Masonry Chimneys Rebuild Repairs Stucco Roofing Siding & Steps New and Repairs Gutters Service Fully Ins. and License (201)952-0076 CONSTRUCTION AUTOMOBILES WANTED 300 500 PAID For Any Junk car van or truck. Paid Cash (201)206-4845 JOSEPH V. FERRIERO 1-888-869-5865 J & F TOWING CA H 4 JUNK Plumbing & Heating Kitchen and bath remodeling. Carpentry. Fully Ins. Free Est. Lic 165 (201)637-1775 GARAGE FOR RENT GUTTERS D. FITZGERALD 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. 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 99 Mercury Grand MarQue GS. Red Tan Int. 103 000 miles. Air PS PW PB. AM FM cassette. 3 800 Call John (201)933-9490 GARAGE WANTED Landscaping Maintenance Snow Removal services offered. In exchange for garage. Reputable Reliable. Greg (201)726-0287 COMPUTER SERVICES J. M. Electronics Computer Repair Free Computer Check-up We Buy & Sell Computers 502 Kearny Ave. Kearny NJ 07032 Call Jeff for more information at (201)486-2057 Commissioner Steven Rogers announced that the Department of Public Affairs and Health will be celebrating Women s History Month by dedicating the Nutley Health women s health clinic in honor of Angelica (Vitillo) Costa R.N. a Nutley resident who served as the Deputy Director U.S. Navy Nurse Corps from 1966 to 1970. Rogers said It is an honor for me to dedicate our health Nutley memorializing Navy nurse clinic to a woman who has distinguished herself in many ways during times of war and peace. Captain Costa is a role model for women not only who live in Nutley but for women around the world. Her professional excellence and trailblazing career in the United States Navy and medical field has touched the lives of countless people from the greatest generation to our generation. We now pass her legacy on to the next generation by dedicating this health clinic in her name. Costa served in the military during the end of World War II through the Vietnam War. She is a 2007 Nutley Hall of Fame recipient. Costa died Aug. 12 2002. The dedication ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday March 6 at 7 p.m. at the Nutley Department of Public Affairs on Chestnut St. The public is invited. ELECTRICAL SERVICES 25 years experience Quality Work. Good affordable prices. Senior discounts. Fully Insured. Bonded. Lic. 16158 Twin Electric PUBLIC NOTICE Free Tax preparations at the West Hudson Family Success Center. Call for appointment (201)998-0803 Coming soon Art & acting classes. HCCC celebrates Dr. Seuss s birthday Hudson County Community College (HCCC) invites area families to its sixth annual Literacy and Family Day on Saturday March 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the college s Culinary Arts Institute Conference Center 161 Newkirk St. two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Station in Jersey City. There is no admission fee but all children must be accompanied by an adult. HCCC President Dr. Glen Gabert said the event which is prepared and presented by the college s Academic Affairs Division and the Culinary Conference Center is an annual celebration of the birthday of Theodore Seuss Geisel better known to generations of Americans as Dr. Seuss author of Green Eggs and Ham The Cat in the Hat and 44 additional beloved children s books. The event will include a host of interactive activities for children of all ages including a Dr. Seuss Reading Theatre a preschool reading station game table arts and crafts Dr. Seuss-themed refreshments and giveaways. For more information contact the HCCC Academic Affairs Office at 201-360-4010. (973)715-4150 25 years experience All types of electrical wiring 24 hour emergency service. Free estimate 10% off with ad Lic. 11909 El. Insp. 7566 Emerald Electric (201)955-2678 ELECTRICAL SERVICES ELECTRICAL SERVICES LIC. 1637 201-991-7795 973-844-1300 973-743-7759 Follow The AAA AMERICAN QUICK SEWER Observer 24 HOUR SERVICE on PLUMBING HEATING PLUMBING PLUMBING THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27 2013 29 fident and I m taking the ball to the basket more Lucas as my dad Rayven Lucas said. I m getting fouled a said. He s a little tough lot. maybe tougher on me than For her efforts Lucas has the others. But there wasn t been selected as The Oba lot of pressure being his server Athlete of the Week daughter. I think it s been for the past week. a lot of fun. It s a perfect Ruiz seems to think that thing. Lucas scoring outburst What s been perfect has stems from experience and been Lucas play of late. She s maturity. kicked it into an extra gear. I think she s playing the In the past week Lucas same but she s just scoring had 23 points in a win over more Ruiz said. I think the Glen Rock 29 in a win over experience and the maturity Dwight-Englewood and 25 in comes out of her now. I just a win over Ridgefield. She hope it continues. also had nine rebounds in the The Blue Tide will face Dwight-Englewood game. Brearley Regional of Kenil I think I m a lot more con- worth in the opening round ATHLETE from 20 of the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2 Group I state playoffs this week. I think that Rayven has that sense of urgency that we re coming to the end Ruiz said. I think Rayven and the other captains feel that way. I think they all feel it. But Rayven is really playing well and she s helped us to be able to do a lot of things. Incredibly Lucas didn t arrive in Harrison right away. She first attended Jackson Memorial High School. I was a cheerleader in Jackson Lucas said. I came to Harrison in the middle of my freshman year. But I didn t have a hard time making new friends. When Lucas arrived many of her classmates had no idea of her famous father. They didn t know Lucas said. Only the old-timers knew. But it s coming to an end - and Lucas is ready for the next step which will be playing basketball at Montclair State in the fall. Lucas made that decision official recently. It sure went by so fast Lucas said. I have to thank my teammates who made it possible. I m going to miss it a lot. It s been a lot of fun and the people at Harrison made it fun. I think she s going to leave a great legacy Ruiz said. She s a person who was athletic but a very sociable and happy young lady. She definitely leaves her mark with the Blue Tide. Lucas who earned First Team All-North Jersey Interscholastic ConferenceLiberty Division honors last week for the second straight year was asked if she knew she could have such a great scoring week. It surprised me a little bit but my career best is 31 Lucas said. I think I knew I had it in me. As soon as I felt 100% again I was ready to go. OBITS from 25 sister Ruth. Elaine Wagner Elaine Wagner (nee Hubold) 61 entered into eternal rest on Thursday Feb. 21 at her home in North Arlington. She lived in Harrison for many years prior to moving to North Arlington 11 years ago. Elaine is survived by her beloved husband Louis married 38 years cherished daughter of Eleanor Hubold her loving daughter Jillian Serron and her husband Jorge devoted grandmother of Madison and Sophia. She was also survived by her dear sisters and brothers-in laws nieces nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother James Hubold and uncle George Graham. Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home 331 Cleveland Ave. Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church Harrison on Monday Feb. 25. Her interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery North Arlington. For information or to send condolences to the family please visit www. mulliganfuneralhome.org. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Alzheimer s Foundation of America 332 8th Avenue 7th Floor New York N.Y. 10001 in loving memory of Elaine. Don t Let Mortgage Problems Petrify You. When you struggle with your mortgage payments you become frozen. Petrified. Not knowing what to do you do nothing. But people who take action are far more likely to get the most positive outcome. So do something. Making Home Affordable is a free government program. Call to talk one-on-one with a housing expert. Real Help. Real Answers. 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Lyndhurst 201-438-3120 www.savinorealestaet.com Savino Realtors Kitchen & Deli Home Made Food Subs & Salads Sandwiches Fresh Fruit Breakfast Hot Food Cakes North Arlington NJ 201-998-9050 Rob keypointmortgage.com Keypoint Mortgage Free Delivery 114 Park Ave Nutley Baba Organic Cleaners 973-798-2777 All Major Credit Cards Accepted 515 Kearny Ave. Kearny NJ 07032 201.991.7707 2.79 for Most Garments To advertise in our Business Directory Call 201-991-1600 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27 2013 31 SHOOTING from 01 duced a handgun and demanded the phone but believing the weapon to be fake she refused and stepped back into the apartment. Soon after she called 911 and reported hearing shots fired. The three attackers fled on foot in an unknown direction. Responding to the location police recovered a few spent shell casings which have been sent to a police ballistics lab for testing. They also found that one round had grazed a wall and another had been fired into the ceiling of a hallway leading to the secondPhoto courtesy Lyndhurst Police Dept. floor apartment. Police composite of suspected No one was hurt in the shooter. incident but 200 in cash was taken from the victim. Police released this description of the suspects One is white in his late 20s or early 30s about 5-foot-eight about 185 with short slick-back black hair the second is white about 30 about 6 feet of slender build with short blond hair the third is possibly Latino in his mid- to late-20s about 5-feet-eight about 185. Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the Lyndhurst Police Criminal Investigation Division at 201-939-2900 ext. 2740 or the LPD s Anonymous Tip Hot Line at 201-804-9346. All information will be kept confidential. Make Misty happy Ten-week-old Misty white with Tabby markings is available for adoption at the Humane Society Bergen 221-223 Stuyvesant Ave. Lyndhurst. All of her shots are up-to-date Felv Fiv neg. she has very soft fur and loves to be pet. She also has a brother who is dark grey and white. Many kittens have arrived and will be ready soon. Dogs are also available along with all the supplies needed for their care at the Humane Society s store Kindness Korner where all Misty profits go to help Homeless Animals. For more information call 201-896-9300. Hours are Monday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 30 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. THEME NAME THAT SPORT ACROSS 1. Money under mattress e.g. 6. Convex and used for cooking 9. Practice in the ring 13. Male contessa 14. A likely story 15. Pipsqueak 16. Run _____ of the law 17. George Gershwin s brother 18. Speak like Pericles 19. Chariots of Fire sport 21. 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