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March 6 2013 Vol CXXV No. 43 COVERING BELLEVILLE BLOOMFIELD EAST NEWARK HARRISON KEARNY LYNDHURST NORTH ARLINGTON NUTLEY Have you seen this man Belleville Police Department is asking for the public s help in tracking down a suspected serial bank robber. Law enforcement agents say the suspect has been linked by surveillance video to five bank robberies including two in Belleville in the last six months. The most recent incident police say took place Feb. 23 at 11 41 a.m. when the suspect walked into the Valley National Bank s Tri-City Branch 22 Bloomfield Ave. Belleville and handed a teller a handwritten note reading Give me money have gun. He then walked out of the bank with 3 200 in cash police said. No weapon was displayed during the robbery police said. At the time the man was described as Hispanic 5-feeteight 190 pounds age 25 to 35 wearing a blue hooded zipup sweat jacket red Yankees baseball cap blue jeans black sneakers with white soles. Police said the same individual is a suspect in the robbing of the same Valley National bank on Nov. 6 2012 at 12 49 p.m. In this incident police said the suspect presented the same handwritten note to a different teller and walked out with cash. As of last week detectives were unable to say see ROBBERY page Many left homeless by Harrison fire Photo by Ron Leir The aftermath of the four-alarm fire on Warren St. in Harrison. by a four-alarm blaze that struck the 200 block of Warren St. Monday evening Feb. HARRISON 25. ccupants of three The fire which local fire multi-family residenc- investigators have deteres were left homeless mined to be accidental ignitBy Ron Leir Observer Correspondent Belleville beefs up street patrols By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent BELLEVILLE Don t be shocked if you see more cops with stripes riding township roads these days. It s all part of a new grand design laid out by the Belleville Police Department brass and executed with cooperation from the civilian authorities in charge of the purse strings. As of Feb. 11 the Police Department had seven new sergeants added to the supervisory rolls thanks to a O ed apparently by an electrical malfunction (possibly in a fan) started in the cockloft at 209 Warren and quickly spread through the walls to the adjoining buildings. No one was reported injured as a result of the fire and Harrison Fire Director Harold Stahl credited Harrison police with helping evacuate residents includsee FIRE page 12 14 change in the department s Table of Organization which was approved by the Township Council at a special meeting held in December. The changes were recommended to the governing body by Police Chief John Rotonda and endorsed by Mayor Ray Kimble a former township police officer and chief. That change cleared the way for the department to trim the numbers of upper echelon ranks going from two deputy chiefs to one and from seven see SERGEANTS page 30 201-991-1300 KEArny OFFICE 213 Kearny Ave Kearny new Jersey C21Semiaokearny 201-460-8000 LyndhurSt OFFICE Semiao & Associates 761 ridge road Lyndhurst new Jersey C21Semiao tO SEE Our Ad thIS wEEK pLEASE turn tO pAgE 22 22 02 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 2013 Volunteers sought to aid abuse victims West Hudson Publishing Company s Fastest Growing Free Weekly Newspaper Established 1887 Family Owned & Operated By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent KEARNY -- D Mary Tortoreti President Robert Pezzolla General Manager ADVERTISING Natalie Rodriguez - Ulloa Classified 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 omestic violence. It s one of those topics all over the news especially when some high-profile person makes the headlines for smacking around his significant other. But for so many people it s a deep dark secret. A family secret. A husband wife or parent-child secret. A boyfriend-girlfriend secret. Even an adolescent boyfriend-girlfriend secret. And it s not just physical battering Emotional battery leaves deep deep scars. And the victims of domestic violence are not always female. Men are victims too although not as likely to come forward. Not that the women are likely either Data indicate that on average it takes between seven and 11 assaults before a battered woman will leave the relationship for good. We learned that startling statistic from an extraordinary woman Margaret Abrams herself a survivor of domestic violence and now the coordinator of Women Rising a Hudson Countybased organization that deals with the plague of domestic violence and helps the victims turn their lives around. In conjunction with the Kearny Police Department and the Harrison Police Department Women Rising sponsors Domestic Violence Response Teams (DVRTs) whose volunteers work on a one-to-one basis with the victims. Sgt. John Manley coordinator of the Kearny PD program notes it has been in existence for 12 years and he s had some of the same volunteers on the team since it started. But there s always a need for more. Which is why the KPD and Harrison PD where Capt. Michael Green is the coordinator have put out a call for new members. A press release issued by the PDs notes Studies demonstrate that many victims of domestic violence are three times more likely to return to their abusers if they are provided with little or no support. While police officers deal with the legal aspects of a case volunteers help the victim feel less isolated and alone. An information session for anyone interested in joining the Kearny or Harrison DVRT is scheduled Thursday March 14 at 7 p.m. at KPD headquarters 237 Laurel Ave. The way the program works is this When a domestic violence victim is brought to police headquarters or if she (or he) walks in on her (or his) own to report a problem they are offered the assistance of the DVRT. Although Manley said a victim can walk into police headquarters 24-7 and request assistance in a domestic incident the local DVRT volunteers are on call during specific times Monday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. and on weekends from 6 p.m. Friday through 7 a.m. Monday. (At other times Hudson County Family Court handles DV services.) One of those vols will answer the request for help and respond to heaquarters where they will meet on a one-to-one strictly confidential basis with the victim. A police officer is stationed outside the room for security but the cop does not sit in on the meeting. If the victim wants she can schedule a follow-up meeting. She will also be given in- formation on all the services provided by Women Rising including support groups counseling and shelter. (The organization has scores of services to help victims turn their lives around and then continue to build and strengthen those lives for themselves and their families. For information on the group visit Manley emphasized that the volunteers are not sent to the scene of the domesticviolence incident or to hospitals to meet with victims. Volunteers are never put in any dangerous situation he said. When meeting with a victim the role of the DVRT volunteer Abrams explained is to be that listening ear. We need to be empathetic and nonjudgmental she added. We have to leave ourselves outside that meeting room she said. Domestic violence Abrams said can be a learned behavior with victims often having come from a childhood home where it occurred. It s just a norm for them. Empowered women she said are not attracted to abusive men. At the one-on-one meeting she explained We try to descalate the immediate situation. And we let the victim know It has to be your choice but here are the resources. And then we explain the support system available to them. They may have been isolated for many years she noted. Control and isolating a victim from friends and family are hallmarks of an abuser s conduct. The DVRT can also work on safety planning i.e. how to escape if an abuser breaks in. Violations of a restraining order (and that includes phone calls and texts) call for a mandatory arrest of the abuser but the DVRT volunteers do not push a victim to seek an order. That is entirely up to the victim to decide and many are just not ready. (See repeat-abuse stats above.) Abrams said The victims know when they finally need to get out of that relationship. We let them know that when they re ready we ll be there for them. see DVRT page 10 Display Ads Thursday by 4PM Real Estate Thursday by 12PM Obituaries Monday by 10AM Classifieds Monday by 4PM Deadlines five day weather forecast Wednesday March 6 Thursday March 7 Friday March 8 Saturday March 9 Sunday March 10 Inside Editorial .........................06 Around Town ................13 Real Estate ....................21 Upcoming Promos St. Patrick s Day 3 13 13 Easter 3 27 13 Mother s Day 5 8 13 Rain Snow Showers Wind 42 44 44 52 52 Cloudy Winds Cloudy Mostly Sunny Partly Cloudy Classifieds .....................26 Puzzles ...........................29 Business Directory 30-31 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 2013 03 Tanning Mom prepping for her close-up By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent NUTLEY -Patricia Krentcil (a.k.a. The Tanning Mom) scored a victory with the American justice system last week when an Essex County grand jury refused to indict her on a charge of child endangerment. In April 2012 Krentcil had been arrested after school authorities noticed what appeared to be burns on the leg of her 5-year-old daughter. Krentcil said it was a natural sunburn from playing outside. But the 44-year-old Nutley mom who apparently spent an inordinate amount of time in tanning salons was accused of having taken the child tanning with her in violation of state law prohibiting use of such salons by children under 14. Krentcil s alarming appearance her face appearing to be just slightly lighter than Secretariat s made the story fodder for headlines around the globe and late-night TV monologues. Someone even produced a Tanning Mom action figure. Throughout her yearlong ordeal Krentcil remained adament that the little girl had never artificially tanned and the grand jury sitting in Newark obviously agreed. She dodged a potential 10-year jail sentence. Several hours after her vindication Krentcil met with (a.k.a. confronted) the press outside her Nutley home. Krentcil more than a few shades lighter than when she was first thrust into the collective consciousness summed up the ordeal thusly The whole thing was ridiculous. What the world did this past year she said made a mockery of me. However it seems the future is somewhat brighter. There s gonna be a movie out which is gonna be exciting Krentcil stated. She also indicated a move as well as a movie may be in the offing. I m gonna probably go to London and get a flat because I have a lot of modeling jobs she said. When one newsperson mentioned her daughter she exhibited a flash of temper ordering the questioner off her property. My daughter does not tan she declared. In its Feb. 24 edition two days before the grand jury handed up its decision The Sun tabloid in London published an interview with Krentcil in which she is quoted as saying I have been accused of something I didn t do and now my family and I cannot even go out in public as the taunts are just too much to bear. Putting her freckle-faced angel on a tanning bed would be like putting a chicken in a frying pan she told The Sun. As for a move across the pond Krentcil explained To me London is the perfect place. Nobody will know us and unlike in New Jersey I think people are more educated and less small-minded. Last week when one of the local press asked her what she had learned from her experience she answered People suck. You can read the entire British interview along with some comments on tanningrelated skin damage at www. 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His stance comes from years of experience in insurance beginning when he took the helm of his family s insurance business 28 years ago in Lyndhurst and then seven years ago moving on to purchasing a Bloomfield agency with Spanish-speaking clientele. Abbott owner of both Abbott Insurance Agency in Lyndhurst and Abbott Milano Insurance Agency in Harrison watched in recent years how purchasing insurance policies has become more about potential customers dialing 800 numbers discrediting solid business relationships and customer service. Abbott recognizes how people are people and not simply numbers. So he kept that healthy business thinking while inspecting a Harrison apartment building in March 2012. It was with this attitude of quality customer care that Abbott recognized Harrison s need for an insurance agency that can deliver. Abbott Milano promptly opened their doors to consumers in May of that same year. It was not long after the opening of Abbott Milano s doors that Abbott had another vision while scoping various re-developing properties near The Red Bull Center and the Harrison PATH Train area. He noticed that with so much re-detype of businessperson from novice to expert Hence Harrison Business Connections (HBC) was born. HBC members gather to exchange leads and support each other for healthy business competition. Abbott s philosophy on business networking Some business people are not happy with other business people s success but I feel it is important to surround oneself with other successful business people and help them. What it basically comes down to is that I want everyone to be successful. Abbott s philosophy merged well with HBC s mission statement The HBC is a business organization of Harrison businesses and those that do business in Harrison. Participants will engage in building relationships and exchanging qualified leads. Our interests include the mutual success of our businesses and the Town of Harrison. We shall meet the third Tuesday of every month at the different locations of our members. Two members will be featured at each meeting to give a five- minute informative talk. The meeting will end promptly after one hour so as to to get back to our busy day. HBC is a participation organization. That means if you participate then you will have an opportunity to build a relationship with a fellow member. The HBC has been meeting regularly since July 2012 hosting events as simple as business card exchanges to more elaborate meetings with high profile guest speakers discussing topics such as what businesses should know about ObamaCare. The next HBC meeting will be a business card exchange at Euro located at 185 River Road in North Arlington at 5 p.m. For further information call William J. Abbott directly at Abbott Milano Insurance Agency at 973-350-9999. William J. 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That action opens the door for private concerns to submit proposals to transform a longtime blighted and partially contaminated 367acre meadows tract in south Kearny into a productive ratable and job producer. Developers have been invited in particular to key in on about 215 acres comprising three properties owned by the Town of Kearny (the 25-acre former Standard Chlorine Superfund site) the Hudson County Improvement Authority (the 170-acre former Koppers Coke Seaboard Co.) and Tierra Solutions (the 20-acre former Diamond Shamrock site). Those property owners have agreed to jointly market those lands as a way to maximize their potential development value. Developers would have the option of pitching for the combined lots or focusing on them individually. We hope it s a collective decision said Kearny Mayor Alberto Santos but if not each owner would still control his own property. Santos said preferable land uses would include light manufacturing and warehousing whose operators could take advantage of close proximity to key transportation routes such as the N.J. Turnpike Rt. 280 and Rts. 1&9 to access Port Newark and New York City. Other permitted uses listed by the NJMC redevelopment plan include transport support services such as truck stops and service stations data centers business support services retail hotels boat sales and rentals and repair facilities flex spaces (low rise structure with high ceilings and open floor plan) power generation facility for serving single or multiple properties within the redevelopment area boundary and heliport. The redevelopment plan rules out residential uses and solid waste transfer stations Santos said. It also disallows container storage as a principal use and limits railroad terminals or yards to no more than 25 acres. see KOPPERS page 15 Deon Deonysios Kalevas CPA P.C. Income Tax Preparation T 230 Belleville Tpke. 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Letters must be kept to a maximum of 250 words. Any letters that exceed the maximum will be edited at the discretion of the publisher who reserves the right at any time to reject or edit the letters for space. Letters must include the writer s name address and telephone number for verification purposes. The deadline for letters is Thursday at 5 p.m. Any letters that arrive after deadline will not be considered for the upcoming publication. Letters can be sent by e-mail to publisher or mailed to 531 Kearny Ave. Kearny N.J. 07032. Anonymous letters will not be published under any circumstances. n its Sunday editions The New York Times reported the deaths of two Afghan brothers ages 11 and 12 who were killed in an attack Saturday by a NATO helicopter whose crew mistakenly took them for what we in the American press refer to as insurgents code for Taliban supporters. The Times reported that the boys were walking behind their donkeys and were collecting firewood a badly needed resource to keep the home fires burning during the severe Afghanistan winter. Gunfire from the chopper also killed the animals the report said. The new U.S. commander in Afghanistan Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. apologized to the Afghan government for the To protect innocents abroad and at home I accidental killings the Times reported. These fatalities according to the Times mark the second time civilians have been killed by an airstrike since the general was assigned to the country last month. In the prior incident six adults and five children died when two homes were blown up. The general apologized then too. Many will argue C est la guerre n est-ce pas They will say that in the hunt for global terrorists all risks are acceptable and if innocent people die in the process well it s sad but essentially inevitable. They will point to Pearl Harbor and say that attack justified the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and they will suggest that the madness of the Third Reich had to be answered by such acts as the Allies destruction of Dresden and the killing of who knows how many innocents. Those dead are after all the unfortunate casualties of war ... they will say. Then came the unspeakable horrors of 9 11 and the hunt for Osama bin Laden and our invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan native peoples blowing themselves up in public marketplaces and restaurants and buses taking the lives of people just trying to go about their business U.S. drones in Pakistan taking care of business although not always neatly and cleanly. The price of combat. When I was in college during the 60s and the draft was instituted to grab more boys for Vietnam I wasn t called up because I had flat feet and a way high draft number. My best buddy who had a Mennonite background declared himself a conscientious objector and worked stateside with a government anti-poverty program. So neither of us ended up in a jungle shooting at folks we probably wouldn t even have seen. You wonder what the military personnel in that NATO helicopter saw or thought they saw when they opened fire on those brothers in Afghanistan. Just another wartime mishap Chalk it up to the evils of terrorism We have a choice. We can stand up and be counted and say enough to pointless killings. We can work for world disarmament. There s something worth fighting for indeed. But we ll get nowhere with partisan mudslinging with America insisting it s going to be the world policeman with us telling other countries who can have nuclear reactors and who can t. No if we don t learn the lesson that it s the people who do the world s labor who grow the world s food who take care of the sick who keep us safe who entertain us etc. etc. who must seize the day and force the governments of the world to listen. Otherwise those Afghan boys and the more than 3 000 who perished on 9 11 will have died for nothing. Ron Leir Don t forget to check for news that didn t make it into this week s paper Follow us on Facebook & 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. 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Neno Roger Cunha Alberto Garrido Doris (Dee) Ortiz 08 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 2013 A fresh attitude for the future with sound experience she picked up an endorsement from the Kearny Dems Organization. N.J. Democratic gubernaAt the same time Kearny torial aspirant Sen. Barbara Mayor Alberto Santos seized Buono made a campaign stop the opportunity to announce in Kearny last Tuesday Feb. his slate of candidates for the 26 at Siena s Ristorante where June 4 Primary. Laurie Perrone Observer Correspondent Santos who is also clerk to the Hudson County freeholders will be seeking a fourth term as the town s chief executive. Council candidates aligned with Santos are incumbents Alexa Arce Carol Jean Doyle EFFECTIVE ALARM SYSTEMS SERVING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1975 All types of alarms from the smallest home to the largest industrial complex at competitive prices Serving Northern New Jersey Competitive Pricing Free Estimates Fully Insured Authorized Security Dealer 201-998-0890 RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES 10 Yrs Fixed Rate 2.648% APR 2.500% 4.500% COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES 15 Yrs Fixed Rate 4.607% APR and Michael Landy in the First Third and Fourth Wards respectively and newcomer Richard Konopka in the Second Ward. Second Ward incumbent Madeline Peyko who has served 10 years on the council is relocating to south Jersey after having retired from her job with the Ernst & Young accounting firm. Konopka who has served on the Kearny Zoning Board of Adjustment 13 years and is now board chairman is a plant manager for the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission where he s worked more than two decades. Arce an administrative assistant with Bank of America is seeking her fourth term on the council as is Landy a teacher at Harrison High School. Doyle who has been on the council since 1998 and is seeking her seventh term sits on a host of local community organizations and helps her husband Norman Doyle Jr. in his local law office. Carol Jean Doyle shared one-on-one with the Observer how it is a new experience for her because she never takes people or anything she does for granted. I am very passionate about the administration I represent. She stated emphatically. Doyle elaborated on her statement It is not an easy time to be an elected official because the funds are limited. It has put a toll on much of the plans we would like to make it work. Doyle went on to discuss how she sees people in the local grocery store and how some people come up to her addressing issues important to them such as affordable and quality education for their children. Doyle takes these every day interactions to heart because she wants people to know that they are being heard and not simply another vote that will make or break someone winning an election. Alexa Arce said that her driving force for becoming an elected official in Kearny was someone asking her to run because of some changes made to the Democratic Party at the time. Arce also had a desire to share her own ideas with the mayor. I care about my town with everything we face...budgeting taxes safety...this is the best town you could ever live in. During her tenure with Mayor Santos s administration Arce saw these changes come to life. In Mayor Santos s kick-off speech he reviews I m proud of what we ve accomplished together. Despite trying economic times we ve balanced consecutive budgets with sound fiscal management that has led to a higher bond rating while at the same time providing the level of municipal services that our residents deserve. 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THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 2013 09 Kearny PD busy nailing narcotics suspects Three drug busts top the recent entries in the Kearny Police Department blotter. On Feb. 20 shortly after 11 p.m. in the area of Johnston Ave. vice detectives stopped a person said to be known to them from prior drug investigations. While conducting a street inquiry they reportedly detected a strong odor of marijuana. Advised of this the increasingly nervous suspect shouted I m not going anywhere and began to run down Johnston Avenue. Shortly after taking flight the subject fell and was apprehended but began to kick and flail while being placed in custody police said. A search of his person reportedly produced one large plastic bag containing 16 grams of marijuana and two prescription pills. The suspect a 27-year-old Kearny resident Kevin Buffit was charged with possession of Oxycodone marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession of a CDS with intent to distribute intent to distribute within a school zone and resisting arrest. Buffit was being held on 40 000 bail. --------------------------------On the following day Feb. 21 at 3 45 p.m. police said vice detectives observed two known drug offenders inside a vehicle on the 400 block of Devon St. and subsequently saw one of the occupants smoking what appeared to be a glass pipe and then place it in a pack of cigarettes. When he exited the car the detectives approached recovered the pipe from the pack and placed him under arrest. When asked to place his hands behind his back the suspect Sean McCurley 35 of Kearny reportedly took off running north on Devon. Overtaken after a short foot chase McCurley kicked and punched one of the detectives and when taken to the ground refused to take his hands from under his chest police said. Given his resistance he was sprayed with OC spray. He then removed a plastic bag from his waistband and put it into his mouth police said. A search reportedly uncovered 24 small Ziploc bags containing suspected cocaine. McCurley was taken to police headquarters offered medical attention for the injuries he suffered during the course of his arrest and was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute possession with intent to distribute within 1 000 feet of a school aggravated assault on a police officer resisting arrest and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at 40 000. --------------------------------On Feb. 26 at 9 30 p.m. as a result of an ongoing drug investigation vice detectives conducted surveillance at an Elm St. residence and observed what they felt were drug transactions taking place. Detectives interrupted one such transaction and arrested the individual who was the target of the investigation in front of his home. A follow-up search of the residence reportedly produced 32 small bags containing suspected marijuana a digital scale numerous plastic bags and 500 in currency. As a result 19-year-old Kearny resident Eric Lorenzo was charged with possession of marijuana possession of drug paraphernalia distribution of marijuana distribution within 1 000 feet of a school and distribution within 500 feet of a park. Bail was set at 20 000. In other KPD news Feb. 22 At 8 p.m. Officer John Fabula responding to a fight in the 200 block of Kearny Ave. observed 19-year-old Brandon Tice of Kearny who he was aware was the subject of an outstanding warrant. Fabula verified that there was a 500 warrant from Seaside Heights and he placed Tice under arrest without incident and transported him to headquarters. Feb. 24 While on patrol at 3 a.m. on Grant Ave. Officer Ben Wuelfing observed a vehicle parked in a prohibited area with the engine running and an individual sleeping behind the wheel. Waking the man and questioning him Wuelfing reportedly detected a strong odor of alcohol conducted a field sobriety test and placed him under arrest for driving while intoxicated. At HQ an alcotest was administered. Kearny resident Juan Jimenez 18 was charged with driving while intoxicated driving while intoxicated underage and in a school zone. He was released to a responsible individual after processing. Feb. 26 At 10 a.m. Officer Melinda Esposito responded to the Kearny Rite-Aid on the report of a theft. Store employees advised her that the subject had just left the store riding south on Kearny Ave. on a green bicycle. A description was broadcast and shortly thereafter Harrison PD Officer Ray McGuirespotted and stopped the individual on Rodgers Blvd. Store employees made a positive identification of the suspect 48 year-old Newark resident Anthony McBryde who was placed under arrest for shoplifting and was found to have an outstanding Harrison warrant also for shoplifting police said. A search incident to arrest reportedly found subject to be in possession of 382 worth of merchandise consisting of batteries lighters condoms Rogaine and candy. McBryde was charged with shoplifting and contempt of court. Bail was set at 5 000 plus 250 pre-set from the outstanding warrant. At 4 p.m. vice detectives observed a known narcotics violator in the area of Belgrove Drive and Bergen Ave. Police said she was believed to have engaged in an earlier drug transaction was stopped and confronted with that information and was found to be in possession of three glassine folds believed to contain heroin. The suspect Barbara Walsh 23 of Kearny was charged with possession of heroin and released on a summons after processing at headquarters. Shortly after 4 p.m. Sgt. Charles Smith observed a vehicle parked illegally in the area of Kearny Ave. and the Belleville Turnpike. While the officer was pulling up to address the situation the vehicle pulled away. Smith followed stopped it at the Pike and Passaic Ave. and requested a HQ warrant check on the driver and the two passengers. Both passengers turned out to be wanted. Police said Kevin Smart a 26-year-old Belleville resident had three outstanding warrants from Bayonne and East Windsor and Angela Bambo 25 also from Belleville had a warrant from Paterson. Both were placed under arrest and taken to headquarters and the various jurisdictions were notified. The driver was released after being issued two motor vehicle summonses. Feb. 27 At 5 p.m. Officer Pat Becker responded to Argyle Place on a report of suspicious individuals whom he observed and confronted. They advised Becker that they were canvassing but were unable to produce a town-issued permit. The officer requested a warrant check and learned that one of the individuals 29-year-old Trenton resident Daniel Booker was the subject of five outstanding arrest warrants. Booker was placed under arrest transported to headquarters and additionally issued a town ordinance violation. At 10 30 p.m. vice detectives observed two individuals on the front steps of a Devon St. residence hand-rolling a small cigar which is a common method of ingesting marijuana. The detectives approached and also observed a marijuana grinder on the steps. One of the suspects put the cigar in his mouth jumped off the porch and began to run--but he was caught. The 17-yearold Kearny juvenile was charged with possession of marijuana possession of paraphernalia resisting arrest and hindering apprehension by trying to destroy the evidence. He was taken to headquarters processed and released to his parents. Also on Feb. 27 Detectives Scott Traynor and John Telle who had been following up on an arson in South Kearny in October were able to track a suspect to the area of the Belleville Turnpike and Schuyler Ave. Taken into custody on warrants charging aggravated arson and failure to control a fire was 28-year-old NorthHaledon resident Michael Colombino. -- Karen Zautyk Check out exclusive online stories at 10 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 2013 Paladins rule the rink The Paramus Catholic Ice Hockey team is enjoying another successful season. The Paladins captured The Big North Gold Cup at the Ice Vault in Wayne on Friday Feb. 22 by defeating Ridgewood 4-3. The Paladins also finished in second place their first year competing in the Bergen County Tournament. They are heading into the state playoffs with a record of 24-1 undefeated in regular season play and the first team in the state to reach 20 wins. Contributing to the team s success are seven Lyndhurst residents Senior Captain Dan Sowinski Junior Dom Sellari Sophmores Derek Sabato and Keith Henning Freshmen Anthony Caporrino John Pitera and Joe Papamarkos. Sowinski will be graduating in June but the Lyndhurst presence will remain strong on the Paladins roster with the addition of Corey Sowinski David Sabato and Nick Carnevale. DVRT from 02 A sidelight Are you aware that New Jersey women did not have the option of obtaining a restraining order against an abuser until 1991 That s when the state s Domestic Violence Prevention Act finally went into effect. But as Abrams pointed out N.J. s law is now one of the best in the nation once issued a restraining order lasts a lifetime. 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The unacceptable manifests itself not just in a slap or a punch or verbal assaults but in a controlling pattern. Examples not wanting their paramour to be involved in sports or extracurricular activities ( if you loved me you d spend time with me ) or constant calling or texting. There are grown women who don t pick up on that Abrams said. And another increasing problem in the realm of domestic violence elder abuse. Which is often the most difficult to deal with since the victim can be completely isolated and lack the ability or mental faculties to seek help. Women Rising seeks to help these victims too. If you are interested in learning more about the Kearny and Harrison DVRTs be at Kearny PD headquarters at 7 p.m. March 14 to meet with Abrams Sgt. Manley and Capt. Green who will explain the program. Volunteers must be at least 18 and both males and females are welcome. 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So when Brown was asked to come to Lyndhurst and read for the third and fourth graders of the district as part of the Read Across America program he was all for it. I think it s a great idea said Brown who had a breakthrough season with the Giants in 2012. It s a lot of fun. Anything that encourages the kids to read is a great idea. Brown was brought into the high school gymnasium to read the Dr. Seuss classic I Wish I Had Duck Feet. Dr. Seuss whose real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2 1904. A little over a decade ago the National Education Association deemed every March 2 as the Read Across America day in honor of Dr. Seuss birthday. Since then people from all walks of life have volunteered their time to read some of the Dr. Seuss classics to grade school students. Since March 2 fell on a Saturday this year the celebration in Lyndhurst took place on Friday B Photos by Jim Hague LEFT New York Giants safety Stevie Brown reads I Wish I Had Duck Feet to Lyndhurst third and fourth graders as part of Read Across America Friday. TOP Brown (center) sits with the Lyndhurst students Friday after taking part in Read Across America honoring children s author Dr. Seuss. with Brown as the guest of defensive back in more than 35 record and was the fourth honor. years. highest total in NFL history. In reading the book Brown Not bad for a guy who didn t His eight interceptions was said that if he had duck feet even start the year as a key the highest total for a Giants nobody could stop me nobody at all. As it turned out nobody could stop Brown last season A Long Time Tradition when Brown had a historic Continues in East Newark... year. He was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week twice. He recorded two interceptions and a fumble recovery in a win over Dallas and had two interceptions and a forced Restaurant & Bar fumble in a win over New Orleans. His 48-yard interception return a touchdown off a Specializing in Seafood Michael Vick pass broke open Barbeque the Giants 42-7 rout of the Catering for All Occasions Philadelphia Eagles. & Takeout All totaled Brown had eight interceptions which was second in the NFL and his 307 return yards set a new team member of the defense who only got his chance to play this season because of injury. And considering that Brown was first drafted by the Oakland Raiders then spent time with both the Indianapolis Colts and Carolina Panthers before signing with the Giants as a free agent last April the 2012 season was like a dream come true. Brown s status with the Giants is still up in the air for the 2013 season but he figures to be back. He s a restricted free agent which means any team that would want him could sign him but the Giants get first chance to match the contract offer Brown receives. I think I ll be back Brown said. I m just waiting it out. It s tough to see a lot of my friends and teammates go. I m see BROWN page 31 973.481.3646 Rated Excellence by NY Times The Spiekermann family proudly present Always in Good Taste Italian Ice Cream Window Now 7 WHIPPED CREAM LAYER CAKE & ST. JOSEPH S ZEPPOLE CUSTARD OR CANNOLI Expires 03 10 13 Mazur s Bakery OPEN PUMPERNICKEL RAISIN BREAD OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 1 2 OFF ONLY 1.50 Expires 03 10 13 201-438-8500 Come visit our wedding cake window We now have the premier decorator of New Jersey 323 Ridge Road Lyndhurst 224 GRANT AVENUE EAST NEWARK NJ 07029 12 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 2013 FIRE from ing a man in a wheelchair from six attached rowhouses at 201 to 211 Warren as the fire escalated. Complicating matters a bit police said a 34-year-old resident of 205 Warren tried to break through the yellow tape set up in front of the building during the fire at 7 45 p.m. to retrieve personal documents and photos yelling and flailing his arms at cops. He was issued a summons for obstruction of the administration of law and released pending a court appearance. Stahl said that members of the HFD did one fantastic job containing the fire with a big assist from firefighters called in from East Newark Kearny and Jersey City. The Secaucus Fire Dept. provided stand-by coverage locally. Ultimately occupants of 201 203 and 211 Warren were allowed back in their apartments but 205 207 and 209 Warren were tagged as unsafe by Town Construction Official Rocco Russomanno because of significant fire and water damage to the structures puncturing roofs and charring rafters and ceiling joists. Stahl characterized the cause of the fire as acciden- 05 Photos by Ron Leir An abandoned toy wrecked roofs and boarded-up windows were evidence of the damage done by the fire that hit these Warren St. residences. For more photos visit tal based on an investigation by Fire Official George Kondek who Stahl said determined that the fire began in the ductwork above the hood range over a kitchen stove in the second floor front apartment at 209 Warren and ignited going up through the wall of the adjoining unit. Stahl said the investigation showed that there was no cooking going on at the time of the fire. Nor was there any evidence of any fire code or building SERVING HARRISON & KEARNY Best Pizza in TOWN Since 1961 violations Russomanno said. And no permits had been issued for any work in the building he added. About an hour before the fire struck the HFD responded to a nearby Bergen St. residence and not as one published report said to 209 Warren to douse an unattended cooking fire Fire Department logs show. It was at 7 05 p.m. that six Harrison firefighters riding two engines answered an emergency 911 call about a report of a kitchen fire at 209 Warren Stahl said. Later as the fire heated up they were joined by 11 of their off-duty colleagues he said. The tour commander at the scene Harrison Fire Capt. Richard Henry said the first responders after spotting flames coming from the window of the second-floor front apartment at 209 Warren carried a hose line into the building up to the second floor and knocked down the fire in the apartment. But as firefighters pulled down sections of ceiling to vent the smoke they found fire in the cockloft which had advanced the whole length of the wall about 35 to 40 feet Henry said. It was going pretty good. At this point Henry said firefighters soon joined by a ladder truck and engine from East Newark directed hose lines at both 209 and at 207 Warren where heavy smoke had engulfed the cockloft. Because it was a fast-moving fire and we didn t have enough personnel to control it at around 8 30 p.m. Henry said we pulled everyone out [of the buildings]. Due to the heat we couldn t get in there with hand lines. With the help of an additional engine and ladder from Kearny and two engines and a ladder from Jersey City firefighters directed three streams of water onto the buildings from aerial ladders Henry said. At about 9 30 p.m. the fire was declared under control he said but not before much damage was done. So intense was the heat that it had burned holes in the roofs of 207 and 209 Warren and even the day after the odor of smoke around the fire scene was still palpable. It s unfortunate these were attached houses built in the 60s Russomanno said given that the extension of the fire walls out to the overhang from the mansard roofs likely contributed to the relative ease by which the fire spread. As the fire raged Harrison opened its senior center on Harrison Ave. as an emergency shelter for displaced residents and the Public Works Department provided a bus to transport families there where volunteers from the town Red see FIRE page 24 ER WE DELIV WE CATER OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK PASTA HOT & COLD SANDWICHES SPECIALTY PIZZAS HOME OF THE THIN CRUST & LARGEST PIZZA IN TOWN 201-998-8185 72 DAVIS AVE. KEARNY around town Belleville The Belleville ASA will conduct umpire classes to prepare for the National ASA Softball Test. Classes will meet every Tuesday at 7 30 p.m. beginning March 12 at the Belleville Recreation Department 407 Joralemon St. The test will be given on April 2. Cost for the class and taking the test is 50. For more information contact Steve Glassman at 973-7143060 or Leeglass Bloomfield Lucy Tarangelo president of Suburban Essex Business and Professional Women Inc. (SEBPW) invites the public to the group s monthly meeting on Wednesday March 20 at the Job Haines Home 250 Bloomfield Ave. in Bloomfield. Networking and light refreshments at 6 p.m. followed by the program. Cost is 5.00. Guest speaker will be Sheila Dunn Nationally Certified Personal Trainer (AFAA) with over 16 years of experience who will talk about the important of exercise and what a personal trainer can do for you. R.S.V.P. by Monday March 18. For reservations and or information about Suburban Essex Business and Professional Women (SEBPW) contact Jean at 973-248-3302 or Lucy at 973-743-4589 or by Email at LucyLopesT Harrison Harrison Recreation is holding baseball registrations for Little League Minor League and Tee Ball until March 29 at the Community Center. Registration is for children ages 5 to 13 (not turning 13 before May 1). For more information call the Community Center at 973-268-2469. Harrison s third annual Volleyball tournament to benefit Project Graduation will be held on Friday March 8 at 6 p.m. in the gym at Harrison High School. Admission is 5 for adults and 3 for children ages 5 to 18. Alumni of all ages and teams of teachers police and firefighters from Harrison and East Newark will play. For more information call Joan McNichol at 973482-5050 ext. 1519. Kearny The Arlington Woman s Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Arlington Player s Club 12 Washington Pl. Kearny. The meeting on March 12 will include a poetry reading. Members friends and the public are welcome to attend. Participants are asked to bring cookies in order to fill cans for the cookie-candy service project for seniors. For further information please contact Moira Crowell at 201-997-2781. Mayor Alberto Santos invites local residents and business owners to an informational meeting with representatives from FEMA who are knowledgeable about the National Flood Insurance Program and the flood hazard maps along with Kearny Town Council members the Town Engineer and the Town Administrator. This meeting is intended to review the new flood maps flood zone designations and the effect these designations may have on property owners in the flood zones. The meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday March 13 at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Kearny Town Hall. Trinity Episcopal Church 575 Kearny Ave. Kearny will hold a flea market and health screening on Saturday March 9. The health screening by nurses from Clara Maass Hospital between 9 and 11 a.m. Included in the screening will be blood pressure cholesterol and blood sugar. Please do not eat breakfast beforehand. Every person screened will receive a voucher for the flea market snack bar. The flea market will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a snack bar offering bagels muffins croissants at breakfast and hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch. Vendor tables are still available at a cost of one for 15 and two for 25. For more information call 201-991-5894 Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesday from 1 to 5 p.m. The Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 7 Hudson County meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 7 30 p.m. at the Irish American Association 95 Kearny Ave. Kearny. New members encouraged to attend. Kearny Public Library 318 Kearny Ave. invites everyone to a free College Planning Program sponsored by the Heartland Institute of Financial Education on Saturday March 9 at 11 a.m. It is the goal of the Heartland Institute of Financial Education a nonprofit organization to help young Americans obtain a college education. HIFE provides detailed analysis and strategies that help mitigate the high cost of college. Each family is assigned a coach who works directly with the student and parents assisting them with the college planning funding and admissions process. This program is free and open to anyone interested. For more information on this or other programs call 201-998-2666 or visit www. Seton Hall Law s Investor Advocacy project will present a program on being an educated investor at Kearny Public Library 318 Kearny Ave. on Tuesday March 12 at 6 p.m. Come learn about common causes of action questions to ask your financial advisor and the red flags of investing. The project is the latest new course offered under the Seton Hall Law Skills Curriculum which is dedicated to providing students with training in practical lawyering skills. For more information on this or any other program call 201-998-2666 or visit Pathways to Independence Inc. 60 Kingsland Ave. will host its first annual spring flea market on Saturday May 11. If you are interested in purchasing a table for the event the cost is 25. Contact Sue Sherry or Lori Williams at 201-997-6155 to reserve your spot. A special thank you from the Rosary Society of Our Lady of Sorrows 136 Davis Ave. Kearny to all who supported and helped to make the trip to Caesar s Casino Atlantic City on Feb. 17 a great success. 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. Handicapped accessible. Cost is 20 per dinner. Eat-in or take-out. For tickets call Kathy at 201998-8265 Jean 201-991-4732 or the rectory 201-998-4616. The West Hudson Detachment of the Marine Corps League invites all former and active duty Marines and FMF Corpsmen to attend an open house which will be held every Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. at 286 Belgrove Drive Kearny. Guests are welcome. West Hudson Arts and Theater Company presents Bleacher Bums on Friday April 5 at 7 30 p.m. and Saturday April 6 at 1 30 and 7 30 p.m. Tickets are 12 and 10 for seniors and students. For information and tickets visit or call 201-467-8624. Lyndhurst Mary Lou Mullins monthly bus trip to Atlantic City on Sunday March 24 going to Resorts. Cost is 25. Bus will leave from in front of St. Michael s Church Lyndhurst rectory at 10 30 a.m. Please make reservations early. Call Mary Lou at 201-933-2186. THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 2013 13 On Saturday March 23 at 6 30 p.m. the Lyndhurst High School gym will be filled with special needs teens and adults from Special Angels Recreation the Lyndhurst Police Department and the Cheer Dance Squad SPARKS for an inspirational and amazing game of basketball and half time performance. The organization hosts this event every year in hopes to raise awareness that special needs children and adults have dreams and they can realize them. Special Angels Recreation has children and adults with many different needs from many towns and counties playing year-round sports and leisure activities and now offers programs seven days a week. Please visit their website to see what they offer. No child is turned away. A special appearance by Jack the Jackal is expected and there will be some great vendors and food stands. Please call Debbie or Tara at 201-966-8738 for more information or to buy tickets in advance and tickets will be available at the door the night of the event and are 5. 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 Food Pantry at the Lyndhurst Health Department hours are Monday through Thursday 1 to 3 30 p.m. The Food Pantry is available to Lyndhurst residents who can show proof of hardship and proof of residence. Learn when and how to properly use prescribed antibiotics at the Lyndhurst see AROUND TOWN page 23 14 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 2013 ROBBERY from how much he got away with. No gun was produced they said. The same suspect police said is believed to have robbed the Valley National Bank 128 Market St. Passaic on Dec. 8 2012 at 12 15 p.m. after producing a threatening handwritten note. A bank surveillance video shows the suspect wearing a black baseball cap with a red P logo and dark sunglasses and a black hoodie. No weapon was shown. Detectives couldn t say how much he got. 01 The suspect has also been tied to the robbery of the Sovereign Bank 466 Bloomfield Ave. Newark on Oct. 31 2012. In that instance a gun was displayed by the suspect according to detectives. The suspect looked to be wearing a blue ski hat and a black hoodie. And in a statement issued Nov. 7 2012 the FBI said the same individual has been tentatively linked to the robbery of another Valley National Bank branch at 748 Mt. Prospect Ave. Newark on Sept. 27 Photo courtesy Belleville P.D. 2012. A bank video captured an image of the man suspected of robbing the Valley The FBI declined to say National Bank in Belleville on Feb. 23. how much the robber got away with in each of the latter incidents. Belleville detectives said they were unaware how the robber made his getaway in each case. Essex County Sheriff s Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to 2 500 to anyone with information leading to apprehension of the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact Belleville Police Detective Mark Johns at 973-450-3356 or the FBI at 973792-3000 or Crimestoppers at 973-877-TIPS. Ron Leir BRADY BRADY & REILLY Local ShopRite associates raise 1.25 million to help feed hungry During September s National Hunger Awareness Month each year ShopRite employees band together to raise help and hope for the hungry in a friendly competition that spans across six states. 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The Koppers Coke Peninsula redevelopment plan looks to increase the development potential of all 74 properties in the redevelopment area by expanding permitted lot coverage by 10 to 20% and reducing setbacks to ensure more flexibility on configur- ing buildings on a site. The redevelopment area is bounded generally by the Hackensack River to the north and east Rt. 7 (Belleville and Newark Turnpike) including properties on Cross Pike Drive and Fish House Road to the south and the Kearny Brackish Marsh to the west. Nearly one-quarter of the redevelopment area (about 88 acres) contains land area utilized either currently or formerly as rights of way for roadways rail and utilities many of which are vacant or underutilized according to the plan. Many properties the plan notes contain evidence of soil groundwater and or surface water contamination with many properties in various stages of remediation such as the contiguous sites of Koppers Coke Standard Chlorine and Diamond Shamrock [which] comprise the majority of the redevelopment area. With such deficiencies in mind the NJMC will require developers to undertake improvements to utility transportation and municipal infrastructure to support their projects to submit a traffic impact study to provide buffers adjacent to wetlands areas and to perform any environmental clean-up deemed necessary in accordance with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection requirements. Altar server honors The Finest Quality Diabetic Footwear Period Justin Paleologos was recently presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from the Lyndhurst Knights of Columbus Council 2396 for years of outstanding service as an altar server with the Sacred Heart Church. 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[I] never streets are safer with crime before worked with a more at a 10-year low. We ve also conscientious group of peobuilt new infrastructure ple looking forward to movexpanded and improved our ing the town forward. playgrounds and recreational Richard Konopka said I spaces and assured open am honored to be representtown government that s acing the Democratic Party in cessible to all residents. the upcoming election. I am Like Doyle the other canexcited to be working with didates spoke briefly with town council and the mayor the Observer. to improve the quality of Michael Landy stated [I life for all the residents of am] proud to be working Kearny. The highlight of the evenwith our team Mayor Santos ELECTION from 08 ing was when Barbara Buono spoke about her platform in running for the office of governor. Her speech echoed the thoughts ideas and platforms of the other candidates as she shared her own story representative of the middleclass man and woman. As the daughter of an Italian immigrant butcher and a substitute teacher I understand the challenges New Jersey s working and middle class families face because I lived through them. I put myself through college and law school by working multiple jobs and never expected anyone to give me anything... but I look around at today s New Jersey and not everyone is getting the same chance to create a better life by putting in the work. So as Governor I will work to lift our economy to provide opportunity for every child of New Jersey by making college more affordable creating partnerships between our higher education system and emerging markets and putting New Jerseyans to work to fix our roads and bridges. These policies are the foundation for a strong middle class in New Jersey. With the critical status of our state it is no wonder that the people need firsthand experience in the hard work it takes to not only to be heard but to bring back the population of people who originated hard work at its finest-the middle class. Washington School academic honors Jon Zimmerman principal of Washington School Kearny announces second marking period Principal s Honors Honor Roll. Grade 4 Principal s Honors Andrea Aguirre Diana Azevedo Jennifer Diaz Jayson John Alaisha Romero and Iker Toboas. Honors Nicholas Abad Carlos Ascensao Alyssa Borquist Chiara DaSilva Santos Anthony Fernandez Nicole Gallegos Libni Gomez Megan Hsieh Jennisse Lopez Aysha Perez Iran Reynoso-Castaneda Gabriela Rodriguez Erick Rosas Melanie Suarez Gardenia Plaza Joshua Salas Amaya Nalvarte Souza and Tenzin Topten. Grade 5 Principal s Honors Leandra Alexander Peter Feng and Alma Nunez Tejeda. 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The Connie Dwyer Breast Center at Saint Michael s Medical Center 111 Central Avenue Newark N.J. 07102 conniedwyer sports&recreation THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 2013 17 SPORTS VIEW COnTaCT JIm aT OgSmaR aOl.COm Kearny swim team enjoys best season in ages Kearny girls hoops Much better than expected Kearny High School girls basketball coach Jody Hill was faced with a major dilemma before the 2012-13 season began. Hill had to replace all five starters from last year s team that posted a 19-8 record including 2011-12 Observer Female Athlete of the Year Stefanie Gomes who moved on to play soccer at Montclair State. Teams don t just lose five starters and recover the next year. It s usually a time for panic. Looking back I thought it was going to be a very challenging season Hill said. It was definitely going to be a rebuilding season. We were going to look for improvement every day. But deep inside Hill didn t have great expectations. I wasn t sure how they would develop Hill said. We were going to be tested that s for sure. I thought we might win eight or nine games and I wasn t sure we d be able to get that. However the unproven Kardinals were able to surprise many including their coach. The Kardinals finished the season with a highly competitive 14-11 record registering some impressive wins during the course of the campaign including Union City and West Essex and then Hudson Catholic in the opening round of the Hudson County Tournament. I was pleasantly surprised with the way they developed Hill said. I m very proud of them. We had nice senior leadership and that was a key. The one thing I could count on was that they were going to be feisty and play hard. I thought that would be a constant. But they were very coachable. They listened and learned and good things happened. The one aspect that was different about the Kards was that there wasn t a true go-to scorer. It was a true team effort. We had a more balanced team than we ve had Hill said. That was a really nice surprise. While Hill was pleased with the development of freshman Amber Crispin who became a very capable high school scorer and player right away Hill credited the team s success to a group of see VIEW next page Photo courtesy Scott Fuchs The Kearny swim team had its best season in recent memory. Front row from left are Patrick Carvajal Gabe Zanadrea and Matt Amar. Back row from left are Sid Naik Adam Coppola and Mateo Caceres. were set in the pool in the past 10 were shattered this season by a group of dedicated senefore the high school iors who gave their all to the swimming season began Kearny swim program. Kearny High School head We had a strong team last coach Scott Fuchs had high year but this year was built expectations for his squad. on the six seniors who were But Fuchs never imagined returning Fuchs said. I what eventually would trancoined them The Sensational spire. Six because that s what they We had the best season by were. They led the way and far since I ve been the coach made sure that we were getting Fuchs said. better. The season started with a Leading the way was senior championship for both the Matt Amar who had a pheboys and girls teams in the nomenal senior year. Kearny Relay Carnival. That He was outstanding Fuchs was just a precursor as to what said. I call him the Lightning would follow. McQueen of the pool. The Kardinal boys team Fuchs is referring to the would go on to finish second fastest in the animated movie in the Hudson County Public Cars. Schools championships to Amar was second in the Union City and finished fourth county in the 50-yard freestyle overall in the Hudson County and did so after missing almost Interscholastic Athletic League two full weeks with bronchitis. championships. Amar s battle with the illness They were 11-3 in the regular forced a brief hospital stay but season losing only to county he came back to compete in champion St. Peter s Prep Bay- the county meet. onne and Union City. It was his first day back Even more amazing was the after having the bronchitis and team s ability to break records. he was great Fuchs said. Of the 11 school records that Amar managed to break By Jim Hague Observer Sports Writer B school records in the 50 100 200 and 500-yard freestyle as well as being part of the 200yard medley relay and the 200 and 400-yard freestyle relays. It means that Amar s name will be all over the Kearny record books much like it was when his older brother Samy was swimming for the Kardinals. Another key performer was Adam Coppola who is a club swimmer and competes all year round. Coppola finished third in the county in the 100-yard backstroke and was second in the league meet. He also broke the school record in the backstroke and competed in the 200-yard individual medley as well as all three of the team s relays. Mateo Caceres was the team s butterfly specialist. Caceres broke the school record for the butterfly and finished in the top six at both the county and league championships. Gabe Zanandrea was once a foreign exchange student from Brazil but had such a great experience in Kearny that he see KEaRnY next page 18 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 2013 VIEW from 17 seniors who came a long way. Noura Farih was one of the most pleasant surprises. Noura has such a strong personality and had such character that she was a pleasure to have Hill said. She never let the other girls get down and she gave them motivation. You never had to question if Noura was going to show up. Farih averaged close to eight points per game. Mandy Jiang also showed remarkable improvement during her senior year. She stepped up and became one of our best pure shooters Hill said. She had a lot on her plate because I asked her to be the point guard. That might have taken away from her scoring just a little bit she handled it well. Jiang averaged around nine points per contest. Jaime Carlen was one of the Kards best outside shooters. In one close loss to North Bergen Carlen nailed five Photo by Jim Hague. PREMIER CARE ASSOCIATES of West Hudson LEFT Kearny senior Jaime Carlen provided an outside shooting touch for the Kearny girls basketball team. RIGHT Kearny senior Abigail Yanchapanta showed a major improvement as a starter for the Kearny girls basketball team. Prakash J. Doshi M.D. ABIM Open 7 Days Satish Madan M.D. FACS a Week Subhathra Karunanithi M.D. ABFM We are seeing patients from infants to adults. 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She was doing a good job guarding the post players but she could also get up and down the floor. She did a lot of the little things that carried us. She s a great kid with a great personality. Future Vereen is the sixth senior and Vereen gave the team a boost off the bench. Finishing with 14 wins I m very proud Hill said. You can t ask for more. They made the most of a very tough situation. I couldn t be more pleased with what they did. Hill knows that talented players like Crispin will have to carry the torch in the years to come. We have some good young kids coming up Hill said. There is a lot of promise. As long as the future teams worked as hard as the 2012-13 Kardinals then Hill has no worries about the coming years. This team proved that anything is possible. IMMEDIATE RESULTS FIRST VISIT ONLY 99 1999 & UP Free Consultation Whitening Branford Dental Center 23 Branford Pl. Newark NJ 07102 (973)424-0040 & HMO edicaid ards M & credit c rance plans dit most insu Same day & Next day appointments available Acceping Care Cre ning . Clea d ys Ind a m X-Ra d with this come Exa i l Offer val patients we 299 mental year for our program Fuchs said. It s going to take decided to stay with fama while for us to recover from ily members to complete his the loss of these six. Their high school education here. footprints have been left in Zanadrea was part of three this program for a very long relay teams and did both the time. freestyle and butterfly. Fuchs hopes that the KarTeam captain Sid Naik com- dinals can be as competitive peted in the breaststroke and in the future as they were this the medley relay. season. He was the leader of the We re always going to team for the last three years be very competitive Fuchs Fuchs said. said. The younger kids have Another team captain is a chance to be successful Patrick Carvajal. because of what these guys He s the glue who kept accomplished. They set the the team together especially bar pretty high. It s something when it came to discipline that we have to work for all Fuchs said. He was perhaps season long throughout the the team s hardest worker. summer and fall and not just Needless to say the group of in November. seniors will be missed tremenThey ve obviously left a dously. legacy that won t soon be This was a big developforgotten. KEARNY from 17 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 2013 19 Nutley s Keena sees hard work pay off in Region 4 crown By Jim Hague Observer Sports Writer fter finishing second at the 2012 NJSIAA Region 4 wrestling championships Brandon Keena wanted to get a taste of what it was like to be a champion. I realized I was lazy and careless Keena said. I would always make an excuse. So Keena decided to take the next step and join a wrestling club where he could work out regularly with some of the best wrestlers in the state. The Nutley High School senior signed up with the APEX Wrestling Club in Kenilworth. It was the best thing I could have done for myself Keena said. I had signed up for APEX before but I hardly went. After what happened last year losing in the Region then losing in the first round of the state tournament I A didn t want that to happen again. I knew I had to be more dedicated to the sport. I knew I had to get better. Keena certainly dedicated himself because he would somehow find the time with football and wrestling practices at Nutley and his school work to be able to go to Kenilworth four times a week. It was tough but I knew it was something I had to do said Keena who was a starting middle linebacker in football. I absolutely became more serious in the sport. That helped. Nutley wrestling coach Frank DiPiano saw the difference in Keena. I was very impressed DiPiano said. He was definitely taking an all-out approach and doing everything he had to do to win. That s his dedication to the sport. That dedication paid major dividends last weekend when Keena won the 160-pound Photo by Jim Hague championship at the Region 4 tournament in West Orange. Keena pinned Sean Roesing of Secaucus in 1 04 to earn the gold medal and a bye in the opening round of the NJSIAA state championships in Atlantic City this weekend. I went into the Region as the No. 1 seed and I didn t want to get upset Keena said. I finished second last year so there was definitely a motivation to pull this one out and finally win. For his efforts Keena has been selected as The Observer Athlete of the Week for the past week. I wanted to win because I wanted a better seed at the states said Keena who see ATHLETE next page Nutley senior Brandon Keena who won the 160-pound weight class at the Region 4 tournament last weekend. 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I was able to cut the weight through 19 practices and working out. I was able to handle it. Keena began the season wrestling at 170 pounds and suffered two losses at that weight. But I think that made him tougher and made him a better wrestler DiPiano said. We were all doing it to get ready for the end of the year. It was all part of the plan. Now that he s won he just has to stay on the path. And Keena is a no-nonsense wrestler. He just does his thing without much style or substance. He s like a bluecollar worker who comes onto the mat only missing his metal lunch box and hard hat. He doesn t mess around. He just does what he has to do DiPiano said. It might not be pretty but you can t complain about the results. Keena is also an excellent student carrying a 3.7 grade point average and a score of 1410 on the Scholastic Aptitude Tests. He has al- ready been accepted by West Virginia East Stroudsburg and Johnson & Wales but he s waiting to see what his future holds. I don t know yet if I want to wrestle in college Keena said. I m still undecided about a lot of things. I m not sure right now. Keena definitely wants to major in business and real estate in college. His mother Donna is a real estate agent. She always tells me about the market and that got me interested Keena said. Keena is pleased with being a region champ. I m definitely happy and it feels real good Keena said. Thank God I feel pretty good. The goal is for me to be on the podium in Atlantic City Sunday. The beginning of the year I was ranked No. 5 in the state but I lost a few matches when I went up a weight. Now there will be two guys in Atlantic City who beat me. Hopefully I ll get a chance to see them. But this feels great and I m ready even though I m in a tough weight class. I got what I wanted in winning the region. But now Keena wants more like a state championship. Three of Keena s teammates are headed to Atlantic City as well namely 120-pounder Bobby Trombetta who finished second in the Region 4 tourney 182-pounder Mainiero who also finished second and 113-pounder Joe Ferinde who finished third. There was no official team score at the Region 4 tournament but if there was Nutley would have finished second behind St. Peter s Prep. It s good to know that DiPiano said. It s a good feeling we re sending four to Atlantic City. Keena right now is an absolutely focused wrestler. And Keena is determined to get a chance to be on that podium with the state medal winners come Sunday afternoon. PCHS presents Shakespiracy Paramus Catholic High School presents the comedy Shakespiracy featuring Hamlet The Ultra-Dramatic Musical Comedy Thrill-Mageddon and Bad Auditions by Bad Actors. Members of the community are invited to attend. Tickets are 3for students and seniors and 8 for adults. 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Lyndhurst VFW Post 3549 527 Valley Brook Ave. will host Karaoke on Friday March 15 starting at 8 p.m. The VFW hall is also available for all occasions. For more information call the Post at 201-939-3080. 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 our 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 201-460-8300 or visit ec. The Meadowlands Environment Center Two DeKorte Park Plaza Lyndhurst invites all ages to meet a live wolf during Wolf Visions on Sunday March 10 from 1 to 2 30 p.m. Vincent Reo of the Wolf Visions education program dispels myths and educates the public about the importance of wolves and their role in sustaining a balanced ecosystem. Following a slide show say hello to a big kind wolf. Admission is 5 person 4 MEC members. For more information 201-460-8300 or ec. A Good Friday Men s Breakfast will be held on Friday March 29 at the American Legion Hall 271 Webster Ave. Lyndhurst from 6 45 to 8 15 a.m. Guest speakers George McGovern chaplain for the N.Y. Yankees and N.Y. Giants and Jerry Palmieri N.Y. Giants strength and conditioning coach will speak on how matters of faith impact careers and change people. 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Visit the new today Thousands of listings from local REALTORS The Most Comprehensive Resource for Buyers and Sellers 24 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 2013 FIRE from 12 Cross and North Hudson Community Action Corp. attended to their needs. Two families have been relocated but most spent the night with relatives and friends according to town officials who however were unable to say how many people have been left homeless. There are a lot of people going in and out of those apartments Russomanno said. Some of the buildings are two-family [units] some three-family. We don t have a head count. Each of the six buildings has a different owner. Municipal tax records list them as follows 201 Warren John and Rita Silva of Harrison 203 Warren Mei Ha Kong & Sara Chan of that location 205 Warren DBP-1 LLC of Wayne 207 Warren Lai Han Kwong & Kai Yu Chung of Harrison 209 Warren Jian Chen Jing Ren of Hanover and 211 Warren Sanjay Patel & Cimisha Patel of Harrison. One resident who declined to give his name griped that some owners needed to do a better job policing their buildings to prevent apartments being used as temporary depots for students and relatives and to avoid leaving household trash in unsightly open receptacles in front of their buildings. And the town has to be on top of this he asserted. For our safety. I m here in this town 30 years and I know that Harrison wants to attract new development the resident added. If they want to see that the town has to make sure that buildings are properly inspected. In the meantime the town and local school district are doing what they can to make post-fire life a bit easier for those children who along with their families have been burned out of their homes. Harrison Schools Superintendent James Doran said the Harrison Education Foundation (HEA) and Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) are engaged in cooperative fundraising efforts on behalf of those kids. We re doing everything we can to support them socially and academically he said. Despite the hardships they ve faced Doran said that all of the youngsters seven boys and four girls -- except for a 2-year-old from a family of four haven t missed a single day of classes since the fire. It s been seamless. And residents and businesses of Harrison have as usual been generous with their contributions Doran said. We at the Board of Education are just the center-point for all the goodness being demonstrated just to funnel everything to the families. Of the 10 Harrison schoolage youths the district has been made aware of as needing help two attend Hudson County VocationTechnical School one goes to Harrison High two are at Washington Middle School two are enrolled at Hamilton Elementary one goes to Lincoln Elementary and two are in pre-school programs according to Joan McNichol district liaison for the homeless. McNichol and PTO President Cecilia Lucas said that some youngsters have lost everything. Others however will be allowed back in their apartments so it remains to be seen what if anything can be salvaged for them. One of the families displaced had plans for attending an upcoming wedding soon and fortunately the formal wear for the ceremony was being prepared at a tailor shop so their recent misfortune won t be a total disaster. Funds collected through the HEA have been used to purchase school supplies and school uniforms they said. The day after the fire some Washington School students with help from their parents came in with prepared meals and tupperwear for their unfortunate classmates. Other kids brought in clothing. What we re doing now Lucas said is to fundraise for the families to present them with gift cards to purchase what they need. To that end the district sponsored a What a Difference a Dollar Makes event last Friday where teachers dressed down and students wore March Madness shirts while donating dollars to the cause. The entire district raised 5 000 and the Harrison East Newark Elks kicked in an additional 1 000 Lucas said. People are invited to make tax deductible donations to the HEA and all funds will go directly to the people impacted by the fire Lucas and McNichol said. Asked how the students were coping McNichol replied They seem to be uplifted by the fact that so many of their peers and teachers and staff care. 1 Easter Drawing st Participating Ages 6 years to 10 years old Drawing must be submitted on a letter size paper by March 26 and name of child to be written on the back. There will be a 1st 2nd & 3rd place winners and they will be announced in our newspaper on April 3rd Send your drawing to 531 Kearny Avenue Kearny NJ 07032 JOIN US FOR OUR Find room in your home for Buddy Buddy a 2-year-old male Pit Bull Terrier is available for adoption at the Humane Society of Bergen County 221-223 Stuyvesant Ave. Lyndhurst. Buddy is neutered with all of his shots up-to-date. He s very gentle sweet and submissive and loves to play with other dogs. Other dogs cats and kittens also available along with all the supplies needed for their care at the Humane Society s store Kindness Korner where all profits go to help homeless animals. For more information call 201-896-9300. Hours Monday and Saturday10 a.m. CONTEST Buddy 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 Observer 233 Kearny Ave Kearny 201-997-2360 Michael Symeonides Since 1965 service has been the key to our success. Name ........................................................................................... Address ....................................................................................... Phone ........................................................................................... Quality Coverage at Competitive Rates Auto - Home - Business - Life Let us show you how to save Se Habla Espanol Nos Falamos Portuguese Deadline for obituaries Monday by 10 AM Ziggie Borkowski Dorothy Kilcullen Dorothy Kilcullen 88 died Ziggie Borkowski Bongo Beatrice H. Dunphy on Feb. 26 at the University died on Jan. 11. He was 87. Mrs. Beatrice H. Dunphy (nee Medical Center of Princeton at Born in Jersey City he lived Hughart) died on Monday Feb. Plainsboro. in Harrison for many years. 25. She was 91. She was born and raised in Visiting will be on Thursday The funeral Mass was celAngola N.Y. and resided in March 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. and ebrated in St. Stephen s Church Kearny most of her life. For 7 to 9 p.m. at Armitage and Kearny followed by interment the last eight years she was Wiggins Funeral Home 596 in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery a resident of Franklin Park Belgrove Dr. Kearny. A funeral with military honors. Arrange- Monmouth Junction and most Mass will be held Friday March ments were by the Condon recently Brandywine Senior 8 at 10 am in Our Lady of CzeFuneral Home 684 Kearny Ave. Living at Princeton. Dorothy stochowa Church Harrison fol- Kearny (condonfuneralhome. retired after 20 years as a traflowed by burial at Holy Cross com). fic staff supervisor with N.J. Cemetery. Mrs. Dunphy had owned Bell Telephone Company of Bongo served in the Marine with her late husband John Newark. Dorothy had a great Corps during World War II Dunphy s Hawaiian Palms in sense of humor and considered and was a longshoreman for Harrison for over 40 years. She herself feisty . She loved her 51 years working mostly for had also served as a WAVE in trips to Las Vegas and Lake Global Marine Terminal in the US Navy during World War Tahoe and was proud to have Jersey City. He was a member II in the top secret decryption visited 48 states. Dorothy loved of the ILA of NY and NJ. service in Dayton Ohio. to cook play poker going on Husband of the late Jennie Predeceased by her husband walks and in high school - twirl(Kierszkowski) he is the father John and son Eugene she is ing her baton. of Richard and Bill Borkowski survived by her children John She was predeceased by her and the brother of Chester and Jr. (the late Joan) James (Ann) husband Thomas H. Kilculthe late Steven Mary Lisa and K. Dawn Reimer (the late len her son Gary step-sons Helen Sangiovanni. Frank) and William ChristoJack Tommy and Bobby. She is pher Dunphy. Also surviving survived by her daughter and Harry Robert Dittmyre are her six grandchildren and son-in-law Dorothy and Stan Harry Robert Dittmyre 83 her two great-grandchildren Sylvester a son and daughterwent to be with his Lord and with a third on the way in in-law Walter and Susan KilculSavior Feb. 27. March. St. Jude Harry was born September In lieu of flowers kindly O Holy St. Jude Apostle and Martyr great 14 1929 to Henry Dittmyre and consider donations to Pathways in virtue and rich in miracles. Near kinsman Margaret Lorimer Dittmyre in to Independence 60 Kingsland of Jesus Christ faithful intercessor of all Essex County. He was retired Ave. Kearny NJ 07032. who invoke your special patronage in time of need to you I have recourse from the from the U.S. Dept. of Treasury depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom where he worked for many Elizabeth J. Garbowski God has given such great power to come to years as a customs inspector. Elizabeth J. Garbowski died my assistance. Help me in my present and A strong pride in his Scottish on February 12. She was 88. urgent petition. In return I promise to make heritage inspired him to learn Born in Harrison she lived in your name known and cause you to be invoked. Saint Jude pray for us and all who into play the bagpipes an activity Kearny before moving to North voke your aid. Amen. Say three Our Fathers he greatly enjoyed. Harry was Arlington 25 years ago. Hail Mary s and Glorias. Publication must be also a life-long pilot and aviaArrangements were by the promised. This novena has never been tion enthusiast. After moving Armitage and Wiggins Fuknown to fail. I have had my request granted to North Carolina he became neral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. H.A.B. an active member of Parkway Kearny. A funeral Mass was Chapel. held in Queen of Peace Church A Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary In addition to his parents North Arlington. Interment was (Never Known to Fail) Harry was preceded in death by in Holy Cross Cemetery North O Most Beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel two sons Robert and William Arlington. To leave an online Fruitful Vine Splendor of Heaven Blessed Mother of the Son of God Immaculate VirDittmyre and two brothers condolence please visit www. gin assist me in this my necessity. O Star Douglas and Kenneth Dittmyre. of the Sea help me and show me here. You Survivors include his loving Mrs. Garbowski was an asmy Mother O Holy Mary Mother of God wife of 64 years Betty McDow- sembler for RCA in Harrison Queen of Heaven and Earth I humbly beall Dittmyre son Bruce Dittfor many years. seech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity (make request) myre (Jilla) daughter Laurie She is wife of the late EdThere are none that can withstand your Bonilla (Carlos) grandchildren ward M. and is survived by power. O Mary conceived without sin pray Christine John and Lauren her daughters and their spouses for us who have recourse to thee (3 Times) as well as a sister Selina Wait Barbara and James McAloon Say this prayer 3 consecutive days then you must publish and it will be granted to you. (George). Dolores Jenkins and Robert L.M. A funeral service was held Wisniewski and Donna and on March 2 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with James Beatty officiating. A private family graveside service was held at Parklawn Memorial Park. Online condolences may be made at obituaries Michael Hewa. Also surviving are her brother John Blevis and her grandson Nicholas Hewa. She was predeceased by her grandsons Cody Allen Creech and Daniel Hewa. Helen V. Mianecki THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 2013 25 To submit an obituary obituaries Helen is predeceased by her loving husband Alexander and many brothers and sisters. She is survived by her companion and friend John Bouquet her two daughters Marcella Doonan and Regina Goham her sister-in-law Rose Kozlowski her grandchildren Lisa White Linda & Timmy Eosso Stephen and Victoria Goham Debbie Doonan Patty and John Forgsberg and Barbara & Tony Caprara her great grandchildren Lucas Brianna Julie Sarah Kayla Jake Sophia Alexa and Tyler and her nieces and nephews. Helen s funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home 331 Cleveland Ave. Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church Harrison. Her interment took place in Holy Cross Cemetery North Arlington. For information or to send condolences to the family please visit www. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to a charity of choice in loving memory of Helen. fax 201-991-8941 len a sister Veronica Laskowski seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements were by the M.J. Murphy funeral home 616 Ridge Rd. Monmouth Junction. A funeral service was held in the funeral home. Burial will be in the family plot in Arlington Cemetery Kearny at a later date. Helen V. Mianecki (nee Kozlowski) 93 passed away on Monday Feb. 25 at Waterview Center Nursing Home in Cedar Grove after a long battle with dementia. For many years Helen worked as a cashier at S. Klein. She is remembered for enjoying the company and moments spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was very proud to have known four generations in her family. MARIO TEIXEIRA JR. 2542 DIRECTOR-MANAGER Shaw-Buyus Home for Services 138 DAVIS AVE. KEARNY NJ 07032 Tel (201) 991-2265 WILFRED ARMITAGE & WIGGINS FUNERAL HOME You will feel as if friends of family have taken over when you entrust funeral arrangements to the Wilfred Armitage Funeral Home. The family-owned firm has been in business for 75 years serving generations in West Hudson and South Bergen. Its beautiful facilities in a setting reminiscent of a colonial mansion reflect the graciousness and tact of its understanding personnel. Mark G. Wiggins Manager N.J. Lic. 3916 John W. Armitage Director N.J. Lic 2642 Wilfred Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny NJ 07032 (201) 991-0657 26 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 2013 The Observer is not responsible for typographical errors. Credit for errors will not be granted after the next week s publication. No changes or refunds. Deadline for classifieds is Monday by 4 00 PM. CLASSIFIEDS 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 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 APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY 4 room apartment 2 Bedrooms kitchen LR.. Modern. 1 month security. No pets. Available now. Pay own utilties. (201)991-8317 KEARNY 4 room 2 bedrooms includes 1 parking HT HW included . Newly renovated. 1100 mo 1 1 2 month security. 1 block from North Arlington (201)407-0773 KEARNY 5 renovated rooms close to schools transportation utilities separate No pets smoking 1-1 2 months security (201)997-3757 KEARNY 5 rooms 3rd floor. Quiet Street. Close to Everything. Separate utilities. No pets. No smoking. Available now. Call (201)832-3063 KEARNY Arlington area. 5 rooms 1 bath 1-1 2 months security. 1200 utilities. No pets. (201)213-1871 KEARNY Arlington section. 2nd floor 3 modern rooms hardwood floors tiled kitchen laundry facilities parking. Close to NY transportation. 875 month utilities (908)240-9302 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 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. Landscaping Maintenance Snow Removal services offered. In exchange for garage. Reputable Reliable. Greg (201)726-0287 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 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 GARAGE WANTED HALL FOR RENT Rental Affordable A C Nice Setting Party Hall APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY 1 bedroom fully renovated private entrance 1 parking HT HW included 900 plus 1-1 2 months security (201)407-0773 KEARNY 1 bedroom modern big rooms washer dryer dishwasher. No pets. 900 month 1 month security. Call (973)769-4897 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 APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY 1st floor 2 bedrooms LR EIK washer dryer hook-up.. Central Air yard basement storage. Close to NY transportation. 1125 1-1 2 months security utilities. Available immediately. Good credit required. Call between the hrs. of 6AM-3PM M-F (201)998-8226 for appt. KEARNY 1st or 2nd. floor apt. 2 bedrooms LR DR Kitchen and bath. Separate utilities. 1200 1 month security. W D hook-up. Available Immediately. Call (201)207-8029 KEARNY 2 Bedroom apartment. 2nd floor. No pets. Basement. Backyard. Parking. washer dryer hook-up. Call (908)337-8472. KEARNY 2 bedrooms LR kitchen. Good Condition. Hardwood floors. No Pets. Utilities separate. (201)955-9244 (973)219-7425 KEARNY 2 large bedrooms livingroom diningroom EIK. No Pets. HW included. Pay own utilities. 1200 & Security. Available April 1st. (201)246-1287. 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 KEARNY 2nd floor 4 rooms. Heat supplied no pets. immediate occupancy. 960 month. Security Required. Call evenings 5-10pm. (201)657-3030 (973)303-7903 (201)981-4243 APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY 2nd floor. 47 Brighton Ave. 2 parking spaces. 3 bedrooms LR kitchen & bath. 1250 month 1-1 2 months security. Separate utilities. No pets. (201)637-0984 KEARNY 3 Bedroom Apt 1300 & 2 bedroom apt 1150 month. 1 month security Available Immediately. Call (201)622-8315 KEARNY 3 LG ROOMS (ONE BEDROOM) AT BELGROVE APTS. 935 INCLUDING HEAT HOT WATER. LAUNDRY ROOM. NO PETS. (973)493-7868 APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY Renovated 3rd floor. 2 bedroom apt. Utilities not included. No pets. 1 month security. Available Now. 950 month (201)388-4259 Call before 11am KEARNY Very clean apt. 3 rooms 1 bedrooms. No pets. 900 month. 1 month security. HT HW included. (201)207-5160 (201)991-8846 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 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 201-889-6677 201-572-1839 HOUSE FOR SALE Formally a Deli. Located at 103 Johnson Ave Krny. Contact Owner Steve. (201)998-1000 Store for rent. 14 Kearny Ave. Kearny. 1100sq.ft. 1-1 2 months security. call (201)939-1831 STORE FOR RENT SPACE FOR RENT OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT 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 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 4 bedroom Apt L R. Newly renovated. No pets 1200 month 1 1 2 month deposit. Available April 1st Call (201)991-3310 After 5pm HOUSE FOR RENT KEARNY 146 Midland Ave 3BRs 1400 on 3rd FL new 2BRs 1250 on 1st FL & new 1 BR 1090 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 KEARNY Arlington Section. 1BDRM 800 sec. 2BDRM 900 sec. Both w Heat & Hot water included. (908)696-1866 KEARNY 1 & 2 bedroom apts. modern clean. No pets. 1-1 2 months security. Call Rita (941)518-4548 KEARNY 1 Bedroom Apartment on Liberty Street. Hard-wood floor. HT HW Included. 900 Rent Plus 1 month Security. No Pets. For More Information Call (201)306-2994 HALL FOR RENT Family Affairs Only Nice clean hall. Pleasant atmosphere. Maximum 80 people. 201-496-4645 201-991-9865 Call Anytime HARRISON LOFT OFFICE SPACE 2 000 - SQ FT. BUILD TO SUIT. PRIME LOCATION. CLOSE TO PATH AND ALL MAJOR HIGHWAYS. REASONABLE TERMS (973)223-5501 APARTMENTS FOR RENT APARTMENTS FOR RENT POLICY NO REFUNDS or CHANGES with CLASSIFIED ADS Please note there will be a There are KEARNY 1st floor 2 bedrooms. Basement storage yard. Washer dryer hook-up 1075 month utilities 1-1 2 months security. Good credit required. Call for appt. (201)998-8226 between the hours of 6AM-3PM Mon.-Fri. KEARNY 1st floor 2 Bedroom LR Kitchen & bathroom remodeled new windows. Heat included. No pets. No smoking. 1100 month Security. Available Now. (201)667-1733 (201)955-1075 KEARNY 2 bedrooms LR kitchen. 1100 mo 1 month security. Separate utilities. Available April 1st. No smoking. (201)320-9507 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 3 ROOMS (ONE BEDROOM) ON FIRST FLOOR 12 GRANT AVENUE. 800 PLUS UTILITIES. LAUNDRY ROOM NO PETS (973)493-7868 KEARNY 3 rooms one bedroom 900 m. Efficiency Apt.(1BR kitchen bathoom) 750 HT HW included 1-1 2 months security. Call Super between 11am-8pm (201)998-9006 KEARNY 3 rooms. 1 bedroom 2nd floor no pets no smoking no washer & dryer 775 plus utilities 1 month security. Available April 1st. Call after 4pm (201)998-5102 KEARNY 3 rooms. 1 bedroom. EIK L R. 750 month 1 1 2 month security. HT HW included. (201)998-4508 KEARNY 3rd floor 3 rooms. Move-in condition. Washer dryer on site. 800 month utilities. No smoking. Available now. (201)320-1963 KEARNY 3rd floor. 1 Bedroom apt. 750 month plus utilities. 1 month security No Pets. Available March 1st. (201)725-0123 KEARNY 5 rooms. Available Now. No pets. 39 Davis Ave. One month security. (201)745-2186 BELLEVILLE BELLEVILLE 2nd floor. 2 Bedrooms HT HW Included. No Pets. Smoke-free environment. 1 Month Security. Call (973)759-7077 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 CONSECUTIVELY E.NEWARK E.NEWARK 2nd Fl. 4-1 2 rooms. HW included. 950 month. No dogs. 1 month security. Available April 1st. (973)484-1088 leave message 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 Studio apt for rent. ultilities included. No Pets. Call (973)483-4348 between 4pm-8pm SPECIAL MUST RUN THREE & FOUR WEEKS 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 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 KEARNY Newly renovated. 2nd floor 2 bdrm. LR EIK W D hook-up Basement storage. Close to NYC trans. No Pets. 950 month utilities. 1-1 2 months security. Good credit required. Call between the hrs. of 6AM-3PM M-F (201)998-8226 for appt. THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 2013 The Observer is not responsible for typographical errors. Credit for errors will not be granted after the next week s publication. No changes or refunds. Deadline for classifieds is Monday by 4 00 PM. CLASSIFIEDS APARTMENTS FOR RENT HARRISON 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 3-1 2 rooms. 2nd floor ultra clean. Gas on gas-electric. Close to PATH. 1-1 2 months security. No pets. Use of porch. Refrigerator. (973)482-9129 27 To place an ad call 201-991-1600 classified EMPLOYMENT Help wanted in restaurant in Downtown Newark. Experienced short order cook and waitress. Full or part time needed. Call Paul (908)217-3337 Immediate Assts Needed. Health Company Expanding 3 Depts Available Will Train FT & PT 12- 18 p hr Must be Biligual Call Paula (973)748-5251 X304 APARTMENTS FOR RENT E.NEWARK Renovated 1 bedroom apt. EIK LR bedroom. 750 month. Heat included. Available March 1st. Call Carlos at (201)988-7536 APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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. w LR and large kitchen separate utilities no pets 1 month security. Easy To Get parking. Available April 1st. Se Habla Espa ol. Call (973)268-1321 (973)580-5218 (973)489-2995 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 3 bedrooms. L R kitchen. 950 month. 1st floor. Walk to PATH. 6 Family home. Utilities not included. Available April 1st. (973)953-5031 or (973)483-0143 HARRISON 4 rooms 1st floor. No pets. Smoke free. 1000 Utilities. 1 1 2 months security. References required. (973)482-9786 HARRISON Cross St. 3 bedrooms. 1250. Separate utilities. 1-1 2 months security. Available April 1st. No pets. (201)893-1955 HARRISON Frank E. Rodgers. Blvd. N. 3 bedroom apt. 2nd floor 1000 1-1 2 months security utilities not included. No Pets. No smoking. Near transportation schools and stores. (973)483-1067 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 APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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. ROOM FOR RENT 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. EMPLOYMENT G & R Builders All Roofing & Siding. Also Repairs. Work guaranteed. Special rates. exp. May 2013 Lic. 13VH02536200 Free Estimates 20% Senior Citizen Discounts (201)893-0656 ROOFING HARRISON HARRISON 1 bedroom apt. Clean quiet and comfortable. W fridge. No pets. Lease & security. 775 plus utilities. (862)223-9974 HARRISON 1 Bedroom apt. Utilities not included. 1 month security. 900 month. (973)992-3580 HARRISON 1 bedroom apt. Walk distance to PATH. 850 month. All utilities included. Coin Operated Laundry Available.No Smoking pets. (973)801-4139 HARRISON 1 BR apt. Close to PATH. L R kitchen. 800 month utilities. 1 month security. No pets. No smoking. References required. Call (973)481-0175 after 5pm. HARRISON 2 bedroom apartment 2nd floor Central heat hardwood floors close to schools & PATH. Available March 15. (973)714-2368. 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. Call (973)484-7576 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 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 ROOM FOR RENT E.NEWARK Room for rent w private bath. For one person. For more information call (973)865-5766 Se habla espa ol. BELLEVILLE Furnished 1 large room for rent for 1 person. 500 month. Private bathroom. No kitchen. Refrigerator bed Tv incuded. Ready to move. Utilities and cable included. No smoking. No pets. We speak spanish english. Available now. (201)852-8216 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 LG room for rentw Big Window Bed microwave internet (No kitchen). utilities included. Adults 55 550 mo. No smoking (201)697-0541 ROOMMATE WANTED HARRISON Share furnished apartment. No smoking drinking. Available immediately. Spanish or English (862)279-8969 LYNDHURST Kitchen Baking Help Wanted. Early Morning Evenings. Se Habla Espanol (201)998-8509 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 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. 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 LANDSCAPER NEEDED NEWARK NEWARK 1st Fl. 2BDRM LR HT HW included 875 1 month sec. 973-776-4514 or 862-202-4725 NEWARK Vailsburg Section. Near Seton Hall. Safe secure building. 1st floor Large 1 bedroom. 825 month Includes HT HW refrigerator ceiling fans. Renovated. kitchen bathroom hardwood floors. 1 month security. No fee. (973)216-9470 (201)998-1262 Manucurist Nail Technician wanted for salon in Nutley. Must have license or permit of New Jersey. Please Call (201)243-8467 ask for Marie Full-time must have experience valid drivers license. Call New Re-roofing Slate Repairs Gutters Cleaned Flat Roofing Also Do Painting Free Estimates Fully Insured N. ARLINGTON (201)998-5153 N.ARLINGTON 1 bedroom garden style apt. available. New kitchen bath & windows. HT HW included. Please call Lisa (201)891-1951 N.ARLINGTON 2 bedroom apt in 2 family house. 2nd floor. 1200 mo. utilities 1 month security. 6 month lease. (201)997-7095 (201)390-0215 Call after 5pm 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 MECHANIC Diesel Truck repair company in S.Kearny Nj that Services and repairs diesel trucks and equipment. We are seeking an experienced truck mechanic with great diagnostic and trouble shooting skills for our shop. We offer excellent pay and friendly working atmosphere. Please fax resume to (973)589-1811 or call (973)589-3300 ext.12 Jay or email karenojwash NORTH NEWARK N.NEWARK Forest hill. Section 8 accepted. 2 & 3 bedroom Apartments. Newly renovated. Available immediately. Call (973)202-8580 (973)925-3812 Deli Help Wanted Flexible Hours 1 30-8pm. Must Be 18 email resume to yaya71155 Heating & A C Service 267 Kearny Ave. Kearny NJ 07032 Licensed and insured NJ-HIC 13vh06216100 All type of heating & Air Conditioning repair. Installations Upgrades Maintenance service Startups. HEATING & COOLING RED STAR (201)600-9959 HANDYMAN DO IT ALL EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT Driving Instructor Full time (1 weekend day a must) and Agent Wanted. Must have NJ license for 4 years and pass background check. Reliable. Call Lisa 201-246-8000 Experienced CDL Class A Drivers with pier experience wanted TWIC card required. Great pay and benefits. Call Percy (908)931-1111 Some ads may be misleading We ask all readers to use their good judgment when responding to these type of ads in which they ask you for a fee. EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT LIBRARY ASSISTANT PART TIME The Lyndhurst Public Library is seeking a part-time Library Assistant. Up to 24 hours a week including evenings and Saturdays. Basic computer and internet skills are required. Rate is 10 hr. Please mail e-mail or fax resume to Donna Romeo Director Lyndhurst Public Library 355 Valley Brook Ave Lyndhurst NJ 07071 Romeo Fax (201)672-9495. Application forms located at the Librarys Circulation Desk will suffice if no resume is available. EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT An Italian Pet and Garden Supplies looking for an order picker assembly stand lift push up to 50lbs. Load and unload trailers. Forklift and bilingual a plus. Apply in person at Marchioro USA 1050 Valley Brook Suite D Lyndhurst NJ 07071 Warehouse Help Wanted Interior Exterior new & repairs. All types of Carpentry.Reasonable rates quality work reliable experienced. 13VH06620900 (201)991-3223 FAIR DEAL DAN Handyman Painter Sheetrock and Plastering Odd Jobs. Basic plumbing repair leaky faucets replace faucets sinks toilets. Replace windows and door screens. 20 years experience. (201)448-1563 SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED Nurse Managers Behavioral Health Seeking experd BH Nurse Mgrs one for 20-bed adult inpatient psych unit in Jersey City & one for adult geropsych & C A psych programs in Hoboken. Reqs BSN (MSN prefd) with 3 yrs acute care inpatient psych mgmt. exp. in a hospital. Resume to Terry Good Fax 804-684-5663 terry.good EOE SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED Divorce 339 Court Cost. Bankruptcy 450 Court Cost. 877 Broad St. 208 Newark NJ 07102 (973)273-1325 Cut Your Mortgage In Half Maintain Your Current LifeStyle (201)805-4999 Free Call 28 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 2013 The Observer is not responsible for typographical errors. Credit for errors will not be granted after the next week s publication. No changes or refunds. Deadline for classifieds is Monday by 4 00 PM. CLASSIFIEDS Estates Bought & Sold Fine Furniture Antiques Accessories Gold & Silver. To place an ad call 201-991-1600 classified Weekly Maintenance Bush trimming Clean ups. Design. For free estimate Call (201)998-1262 ANDRIELLO LANDSCAPE LANDSCAPING A-1 Affordable Landscaping RUBBISH REMOVAL A1 Affordable Rubbish Removal Attics Basements Yard Cleaning. We Haul or you Can Rent 10-15 Cubic Yard Containers. We Accept Visa Mastercard (201)998-1262 ANDRIELLO CLEANOUTS WANTED TO BUY Cash Paid (201)920-8875 HOME IMPROVEMENT Construction Design Maint. Clean Ups Shrub Trimming Grass Cutting Lic.13VH04443200 (201)939-7308 SERVICES OFFERED Income Tax Service NAATS Inc. Special offer 50 Return 27 John St. Kearny Contact 718-314-5618 Yards Garages Basements Attics Real Estate Rubbish Removal Demolition Lic.13VH04443200 FM Property Home Repairs & Improvements Kitchens Bathrooms Doors Floors Windows Painting Decks All types of repairs Lic. 13VH05674000 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 PAINTING & DECORATING J & M Decorators & Sons Family Owned Since 1972 Specializing in Interior & Exterior Painting. Sheetrock plaster wallpaper removal and water damage repairs. Fully Insured. Free Estimate. No sub contractors or hiding costs. (201)997-8957 John 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. GUTTERS D. FITZGERALD Seamless Gutters Installed. Gutters Cleaned We-R- Also Dennies Painting & Roofing Slate Roofs repaired. 1(800)479-3262 CAR 200- 500 PAID ON THE SPOT. FREE TOWING 201-428-0441 ANY CAR VAN OR TRUCK. NO TITLE NO KEYS NO PROBLEM. AUTOMOBILES FOR SALE J & F TOWING CA H 4 JUNK AUTOMOBILES WANTED Fundora named Outstanding Student Miguel Fundora of Kearny is the recipient of a fall 2012 Outstanding Student of the Quarter Award at Dover Business College. Fundora is enrolled in the Business Administration program at Dover Business College in Clifton. Outstanding Students of the Quarter are chosen based upon good academic standing and a consistent display of professionalism in dress language and overall disposition. These students demonstrate a positive attitude and courteous interaction with instructors college staff and peers. Award recipients are selected by their instructors with final approval given by the Department Chairs. (201)874-1577 TUTORING MATH TUTOR Retired Math Teacher available for tutoring. Call for appointment (201)935-3645 Rubbish removal garages Basements Attics Demolition Well match any price ARMIN CLEANOUTS fred 201-428-7160 Fully Insured (201)206-4845 JOSEPH V. FERRIERO (973)460-2963 INSTRUCTION Aprenda a tocar un instrumento en forma divertida. Clases de musica de guitarra bajobacteria piano etc Para ninos Jovenes y adultos. Ensenamos con metodo teorico y practico. Clases individuales o grupales. Para mas informacion llamar al (862)-596-1115 (201)772-5164 Preguntar por Eric INSTRUCTOR DE MUSICA (973)368-8232 Buss (973)277-4715 Cell 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. Roofing Siding Windows Doors Decks Painting Tiles & Masonry Sheet Rock All types of Carpentry Lic. 13VH02536200 Free Estimates 20% Senior Citizen Discounts G & R Builders 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 Plumbing & Heating Kitchen and bath remodeling. Carpentry. Fully Ins. Free Est. Lic 165 (201)637-1775 2007 Lincoln MKZ 4 door Charcoal Gray 6 cylinder. Front wheel drive power steering power brakes power seats heated seats keyless entry. Mileage 40 223 (as of 2 25 13). One owner. Call Charlie (201)991-1571. Reason for longer able to drive. PARKING SPACE HARRISONOFFSTREET PARKING ON 48 SOUTH 5TH ST. 100 MONTH SAFE & GATED (908)413-0346 Garfield School academic honors Robert Wasilak principal of Garfield School Kearny announces that the following students have achieved academic honors for the second marking period. Super Honor Roll 4th Grade -- Laura Gosnell Andy Mao Maryom Rahman and Nora Bouayad 5th Grade -Briana Barros Ammar Elshikh Richard Sanchez Kayla Fitzgerald Sophia Gonzalez and Esmeralda Garcia 6th Grade -- Jose Contreras Wendy Gonzalez Jared Miranda Rebekah Paszkiewicz Marlon Rodriguez Gerson Ruiz Katelyn Sanchez Andrew Tran and Adriana Villanueva. Honor Roll 4th Grade -- Mariana ChavezCarranza Julie Freiling Samantha HerPAVING rera Shania Vasquez Samantha Barros Sabena Raza Geroge Malek Karla Santamaria Jose Bedon Daniel Bendezu and Anthony Rosas 5th Grade -- Nicole CohenPerez Sara Faria Sharyn Gonzalez Emilio Heras Mark Tito Brandon Diaz Gabriel Dos Santos Julia Iglesia Sonia Lopez Gonzalez Emily Marette Victoria Niedbal Claudia Oliveira Alexander Reynaga Federico Vazquez Sarah Wolenski Lidya Minase and Jason O Keefe 6th Grade -- Mia Carranza Olivia Cerqueira Angelica Cimirro Nickolas Fiallos Chelsey Garcia Nicole Garma Samantha Marcano Sofia Martins Szymon Nowak Sebastian Rey Oscar Szymczak Gail Velez and Miguel Zapata. PLUMBING (201)893-0656 CLEANING SERVICES Annies Cleaning Service. Homes offices 15 hr two hour min. Move in-out cleaning. Excellent references 973-667-6739 862-210-0681 Handyman Star All inside or outside repairs. Windows painting sheetrock carpentry masonry Plumbing and decks.No job too big or small. Free estimates. Tom (201)424-5042 PAINTING & DECORATING ALEXANDER PAINTING DECORATING Sheet rock dray wall. Skim coat tape & spackle Water damage. Wallpaper remove. 15 years of experience. Free Estimates. (973)985-6644 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE KITCHEN AID STAINLESS REFRIGERATOR FREEZER ON BOTTON. FRENCH DOUBLE DOORS. 3 MONTHS. ORIGINAL COST 1600. ASKING PRICE 750. (973)873-0343 Sales of EQUIPMENTS OF RESTAURANT in Harrison. Call cell (973)342-0255 CARPET CLEANING CARPET CLEANING DEEP CLEANING & STEAM CLEANING AREA RUGS CLEANING ALL TYPES OF FIBERS UPHOLSTERY CLEANING ALL TYPES OF FIBERS CARPET AREA RUGS SALES & INSTALLED REPAIRED Call (201)887-8212 (862)223-9806 Will clean houses apartment offices. References Couple from Poland REMODELING SPECIALIST FULLY INS. & LIC. J&L ATWELL (201)998-6236 JMW CONSTRUCTION 201-997-4932 leave message House Cleaner Home Offices Condo (973)342-0255 PAINTING & DECORATING Complete Home Improvements Kitchens Bathrooms Decks Replacement windows Siding Additions Lic. 13VH03156600 FREE Estimates Fully Insured ANDREAS PAINTING Professional House Painter 165 Interior & Exterior Printing-Plastering-Taping Free Estimates (201)997-0706 Speak slow on answer machine please Painting Decorating interior exterior Paper Hanging ceiling. Full Installation General Repairs. Over 14 years experience. SAL POLIZZOTTO AUTOMOBILES WANTED (201)935-1975 (201)939-8781 FREE ESTIMATE 300 500 PAID For Any Junk car van or truck. Paid Cash PAINTING & DECORATING T & G SODANO PAINTING LLC Interior Exterior Residential Commercial Fully Insured & Licensed Painting Staining Powerwashing We accept Visa - Master Card American Express - Discover 973-680-4946 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 JAG PAVING CORP. (201)955-2678 LORENA (201)991-4165 Cell (201)401-4525 Kearny Fax (201)997-5783 Lic By NJ Member of BBB Fully Insured Free Estimates ELECTRICAL SERVICES ELECTRICAL SERVICES 1-888-869-5865 PAVING PLUMBING Commercial & Residential Driveways Parking Lots Belgian Blocks Sidewalks Steps Pavers Retaining Walls All asphalt work LIC. 1637 201-991-7795 973-844-1300 973-743-7759 AAA AMERICAN QUICK SEWER 24 HOUR SERVICE PLUMBING HEATING THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 2013 29 around town from 23 or e-mail dumoeller yahoo. com or call 201-724-7793 no later than Monday March 25. No tickets sold at door. Proceeds to benefit the food pantries of Lyndhurst and Rutherford. All men are welcome. North Arlington North Arlington Elks Lodge 129 Ridge Rd. will have a corned beef and cabbage dinner on Friday March 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. Dinner is 12 and sandwiches are 8. The Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington has scheduled a trip to the Sands Casino on Tuesday April 9. The cost is 25. You receive 20 slot play and 5 for food. Call Florence at 201-991-3173 to make a reservation or for information. Membership in the club is not necessary to attend. The Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington has also scheduled a five-day four-night trip to Cape Cod from Sept. 9 to 13. The trip includes bus transportation four nights lodging four breakfasts and four dinners. The group will visit Hyannis the JFK Museum JFK memorial the village of Sandwich Martha s Vineyard and Provincetown. Call Anna at 201-939-2960. All are welcome. Nutley A crayon recycling initiative will take place in local area pre-schools in Nutley during the month of March. The Crayon Recycling Drive is being done in recognition of National Crayon Day which is March 31. The drive will take place in participating preschools throughout March and will conclude on April 5. Crayons collected during the drive will be shipped to Crazy Crayons a crayon recycling organization in the mid-west. Crayons will be melted down re-shaped and reused to make special shaped crayons that can generally be found in specialty gift shops. The Township will receive a recycling summary report that will be submitted to the state for recycling credit. If your pre-school is not presently participating in the Crayon Recycling Drive and would like to please contact the Department of Public Works at 973-284-4958. Also if you have any ideas for a unique recycling drive please share them with Commissioner Joseph Scarpelli by e-mailing him at commissionerscarpelli Visit to learn more about current recycling efforts as well as conversation efforts by the Department of Public Works and our Greenutley Committee. The Department of Parks and Recreation invites Nutley youngsters in grades 2 through 6 to the eighth annual Great Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt on Thursday March 28 at Reinheimer Park located on Bloomfield Avenue across from the Recreation Annex Building. Children are asked to meet by the playground equipment to begin the festivities. The egg hunt will begin at dusk. A golden egg will be hidden and the lucky winner will receive a large chocolate filled basket. Parents are encouraged to stay with the children during this event. A rain date has been set for Saturday March 30. This event is open to Nutley residents only. For more information contact the Nutley Recreation Department at 973284-4966 between the hours of 8 30 a.m. and 4 30 p.m. tHEME naME FaMouS InVEntorS aCroSS 1. Squirrel away 6. Young newt 9. They put the bitter in beer 13. Jousting pole 14. Tap choice 15. Bone-chilling 16. Cast member 17. Greater than the whole 18. Dismal 19. Cotton gin inventor 21. Do this for a waltz e.g. 23. ___ Isaac Newton 24. Shirts on their backs e.g. 25. Farmer s ___ 28. Turkish honorific 30. Lots 35. Brother of Jacob 37. Uh-oh 39. Poet s below 40. Slash mark 41. Fine-tune 43. A fit of shivering 44. Sarong 46. Therefore 47. Connecting point 48. Acquiesce 50. ____ Tupper inventor of Tupperware 52. Actor s domain 53. Null and ____ 55. Payment for an eye 57. Corn Flakes inventor 61. Motorcycle inventor 65. Eskimo boat 66. a.k.a sodium hydroxide 68. Pleasant Island 69. Electron tube 70. Goon 71. Barry Bonds formerly was one 72. Large pots 73. Choose instead 74. Wintry mix down 1. Deli side 2. Dash gauge 3. Opposed to 4. Alexander Graham Bell and John Boyd Dunlop 5. Possible consequence of heavy lifting 6. No problem 7. Common winter bug 8. Time in Italian Last week s Solutions 9. German title 10. Cream-filled treat 11. La Vie en rose singer 12. Owned by the lord 15. He saw the light 20. Cereal killer 22. Often preceded by a time period 24. Gradually diminished 25. Namesake of electric car maker 26. Singular form of asci 27. Indian cuisine staple pl. 29. Sewing machine inventor 31. ____ Kamen inventor of the Segway 32. Chief port of Nigeria 33. Short composition for solo instrument 34. _____ music 36. Instinctive motive 38. It s a long story 42. Land of Gangnam Style 45. Conjure up 49. Clothe 51. Pinocchio s fabrications 54. Inuit shelter 56. Modern letter 57. Spiral-horned African antelope 58. Arabic for commander 59. He gets bigger share 60. Boys 61. Adroit 62. Molokai party 63. Sea eagles 64. ____ Handler Barbie doll inventor 67. Small dog s bark 30 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 2013 DIRECT SUPPLIES FOR YOUR PET SAVINGS FOR YOU BUSINESS Are you listed SERGEANTS from RY Restaurant & Bar Wholesome Food & Treats Clothing & Many More Pet Accessories Specializing in Seafood & BBQ Catering for All Occasions & Takeout 973-751-9400 The definitive experience in dining pleasure. 277 Main Street Belleville NJ 973.481.3646 224 GRANT AVENUE EAST NEWARK Make reservations Restaurant Takeout Gina isza Pz Since 1976 captains to five while raising the number of first-line supervisors by going from 12 to 19 sergeants. Because of prior retirements no layoffs were needed to effect the reductions and seven rank-and-file cops were promoted to sergeant to fill those newly opened slots all accomplished with a savings of 130 000 according to Deputy Police Chief Mark Minichini. With the internal reconfiguring the Police Department now has a 106-member force that includes 32 superior officers Minichini said. We now have a better run and organized patrol 01 division Minichini said due to increased supervision and an additional patrol car out on the streets. And in the short time the new system has kicked in we ve been successful with it because we ve had a supervisor available to respond to everything from bar disturbances domestic abuse street fights you name it backing up the regular cop he added. So we re a much more efficient operation and we re giving better service to our citizens he said. The new sergeants are Ralph Marotti a highly decorated 24-year police veteran who has been assigned to the department s Internal Affairs unit. Ken Henry a 15-year employee and a Navy veteran of the Gulf War. Graham Koshnick a 10-year officer and an Army veteran of the Gulf War. Albert Henry (brother of Henry) a decorated officer with a decade of police work. Ed Zimmerman a 10year employee who has served in the Detective Bureau. William Washington a 10-year officer. John McAloon a highly decorated 15-year veteran and Army veteran with prior service in the Detective Bureau. The annual base salary for police sergeant is 94 700 according to Minichini. TODAY Delivery 185 River Road North Arlington 201-246-9095 503 N. Frank E. Rodgers Harrison NJ 973-482-4883 WE BUY GOLD & DIAMONDS Rama Jewelers LIVE MUSIC GREAT DRINKS FUN PEOPLE GOOD TIMES Jewelry Repair Watch Bands Batteries 413 Valleybrook Ave. Lyndhurst Photo courtesy Belleville P.D. 201-939-5784 THE 201.998.2323 337 Kearny Ave. Kearny New sergeants from l. are Ralph Marotti Ken Henry Graham Koshnick Albert Henry Ed Zimmerman William Washington and John McAloon. Behind them from l. are Councilman Steve Rovell Councilman John Notari Mayor Raymond Kimble Deputy Mayor Vincent Cozzarelli and Councilman Michael Nicosia. NUTLEY PUB 227-229 Centre St. Nutley NJ 973-235-9799 Open 11AM - 2AM Pizza Wings & Things 201-997-PIZZA 264 Davis Avenue Kearny Meet and greet Dr. E Now is the time to put the health and appearance of your smile in the expert hands of a local prosthodontist. Dr. Richard Ekstein is a Board Certified Prosthodontist. He says he s one of only 14 in the State of New Jersey. Dr. Ekstein has been serving the local area for over 20 years. Ekstein s advanced training in this specialty provided him with knowledge and skills beyond that of a general dentist. A prosthodontist is a skilled architect who can restore optimal function and appearance to your smile. Ekstein is proud to offer a free seminar about the benefits of implants and veneers. Dr. E is confident that he can guide educate and assist you in determining the best way for you to improve the appearance of your smile. If you are Concerned about the quality of your dental care You need a dentist who can restore optimal appearance and function to your smile. You need a dentist with advanced training in esthetic restoration and replacement of teeth. This free event will be held at Dr. Ekstein s office at 312 Belleville Turnpike Suite 3B North Arlington on Tuesday April 9 at 6 30 p.m. Come and enjoy some light beverages and snacks while Ekstein presents his informational seminar about implants dentures and cosmetic veneers. Afterwards Ekstein will be available to answer your concerns and questions. Seating is limited so please call our office to reserve your space prior to March 29. We look forward to meeting you. 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Rodgers Blvd. 422 Lewandowski St. Lyndhurst ACROSS FROM STOP & SHOP (4 Blocks off Kingsland Ave.) Hours Wed - Fri. 11 30 - 5 30 Sat. 11 - 4 To advertise in our Business Directory Call 201-991-1600 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 2013 when you starting playing I was in fifth or sixth close to guys like (Migrade Brown said. chael) Boley and (Chris) What s your favorite Canty (two players that position to play the Giants already re Well I m a safety but leased to get relief under if I was a little taller I d the NFL s salary cap). love to be a defensive I m not used to seeing end Brown said. friends go like that but Who inspired you to it s definitely part of the play football business. They re my I have an older brother good friends. who played and I wanted Brown said that last to be just like him season was a major Brown said. I wanted to disappointment for the do everything that he did Giants who finished 9-7 only do it more and do it and missed out of the playoffs denying the team better. After Brown finished a chance to defend the answering the questions Super Bowl championhe posed for a picture in ship they won the year the bleachers with the before. students and bid his fare We re extremely hunwell after hearing a chant gry Brown said. With of Go Giants from the the New York Giants it s usually the Super Bowl or youngsters. Needless to say nothing. That s how we Brown s appearance look at it. brought a lot of smiles to After Brown was done the kids of Lyndhurst. reading he was besieged It brought a lot of with a series of quesexcitement said Lyndtions from the younghurst Superintendent of sters ranging from the Schools Tracey Marinelli. well thought out to the Whenever a professublime. Do you know Eli Man- sional athlete comes it sends such an important ning one kid asked. message because Stevie Do you like the other is such a role model and Giants another asked. hero. And he did a fantasBut some questions tic job of reading. He read were interesting. and showed the pictures How old were you BROWN from 11 at the same time. He had experience doing it. Brown said that the first time he read in front of youngsters was at another appearance earlier Friday. Marinelli said that she called the Giants to see if they would be able to send a player for Read Across America. We have a great relationship with the Giants Marinelli said. We consider the Giants to be good friends. Two years ago several Giants came to Lyndhurst along with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to initiate the league s Play 60 program actually breaking in some new playground equipment while also playing games with the youngsters. The Giants are always there when we need them Marinelli said. 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