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March 13 2013 www.theobserver.com Vol CXXV No. 44 COVERING BELLEVILLE BLOOMFIELD EAST NEWARK HARRISON KEARNY LYNDHURST NORTH ARLINGTON NUTLEY FEMA Friend or foe By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent KEARNY Ever since Hurricane Sandy pummeled the tri-state area and the rest of the East Coast impacted residents and businesses have struggled to get back into the game. But before they commit to a major rebuild or building anew they ve got to learn the new rules from the game master the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) which has issued Advisory Base Flood Elevation maps to guide property owners. Break those rules officials say and owners could be forced to pay extravagant fees for flood insurance against future damage or forfeit insurance altogether. To help owners interpret those rules Kearny Mayor Alberto Santos is inviting them to an informational meeting Wednesday March 13 at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at Town Hall to quiz FEMA representatives. Changes to the state s Flood Hazard Area Control Act implemented after Sandy set revised minimum elevation standards for the reconstruction of properties substantially damaged and for new construction of properties see FEMA page 5-alarm fire hits eateries apartments By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent HARRISON ive firefighters all from Jersey City were injured Sunday in a five-alarm Harrison fire near the East Newark border that left six families homeless two eateries wrecked and a church ruined. Cause of the fire is under investigation by the New Jersey Fire Marshal s office in conjunction with the Harrison fire investigator. Harrison Fire Capt. Robert Gillen said a call came in at 11 a.m. that the exterior of 602 and 604 Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. North off Davis St. and just up the block from East Newark School was involved in fire. When the first responders from Harrison arrived Gillen said they found heavy smoke and fire F coming from a rear alleyway between the two buildings La Caravana s at 602 Rodgers Blvd. and a multi-family residence at 604 Rodgers. The fire eventually spread south to an attached structure at the corner building 600 Rodgers Blvd. containing Pepe s BBQ restaurant and north to 606-608 Rodgers another multi-family structure. Assisting fire units were called in from East Newark and Kearny Gillen said. The Jersey City Fire Department was also brought in initially to stand by to provide local coverage for Harrison but as the fire intensified Jersey City firefighters were brought in also to help fight the fire Gillen said. At some point during the blaze Gillen said an explosion occurred at 600-602 Rodges Blvd. blowing out see FIRE page Photo courtesy Erin Fallon Smoke billows from scene of five-alarm fire in Harrison on Sunday. 13 Fighting against Sandy fraud By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent In a effort to snare the human vultures who have been preying on Hurricane Sandy victims -- and on the kindhearted folk who would aid those victims -- N.J. Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa last week announced the creation of the Sandy Fraud Working Group a statewide clearinghouse for investigations and prosecution of criminal and civil fraud related to the storm and the disaster-recovery process. The working group is coordinating investigative and enforcement efforts at the state county and local levels to ensure all cases are referred and prosecuted as efficiently and effectively as possible according to a statement released Thursday. Though most New Jerseyans responded to Superstorm Sandy with resilience and generosity some individuals unfortunately are motivated by the desire to take advantage of the misfortune of othsee FRAUD page 11 16 201-991-1300 KEArny OFFICE 213 Kearny Ave Kearny new Jersey C21Semiaokearny Century21.com 201-460-8000 LyndhurSt OFFICE Semiao & Associates 761 ridge road Lyndhurst new Jersey C21Semiao Century21.com tO SEE Our Ad thIS wEEK pLEASE turn tO pAgE 22 23 02 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 2013 Mulch ado about meadows fire West Hudson Publishing Company s Fastest Growing Free Weekly Newspaper Established 1887 Family Owned & Operated By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent KEARNY fire in the Kearny meadows last week has ignited a debate about the continuing use of a landfill site as a commercial operation. According to fire officials the property has been the scene of three blazes since late last year. Last week s fire in a massive mulch pile was first reported at 10 30 p.m. Monday March 4 and was declared under control at 2 40 a.m. March 5 although firefighters remained at the scene until 6 30 a.m. Kearny Fire Chief Steve Dyl said. It was the Secaucus Fire Department that first alerted Kearny after its members noticed a glow in the sky over the meadows Dyl noted. At the height of the blaze that glow reportedly was visible across the Hudson in Manhattan. The site was a composting facility operated by the Nature s Choice Corp. at 1 Baler Blvd. just off the Belleville Turnpike. The company leases the property from the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and it is located on the NJMC s 1E Landfill which straddles the KearnyNorth Arlington border. The mulch pile became engulfed in flames which ignited a fairly large brush fire burning several acres of meadows Dyl reported. No buildings were in danger and there were no injuries he said. The KFD responded with all five of its units and was joined by four units from the North Arlington FD. The Jersey City FD covered Kearny while the town s firefighters were battling the blaze. A Mary Tortoreti President Robert Pezzolla General Manager ADVERTISING Natalie Rodriguez - Ulloa Classified Asst.to GM Lisette Hernandez Classified Kim Pezzolla Sales Rosemary Bennett Sales EDITORIAL Jim Hague Sportswriter Melissa Bastek Copywriter Ron Leir Correspondent Karen Zautyk Correspondent ART DEPARTMENT Michelle Rybeck Graphic Designer Winie Pachas Graphic Designer 531 Kearny Ave. Kearny N.J. 07032 Phone 201-991-1600 Fax 201-991-8941 www.theobserver.com Kearny Mayor Alberto Santos said the property -- leased to a succession of private firms over the years -- has been the site of recurring fires which have been imposing a strain on firefighter overtime which has been a source of concern for us for several years. After the last fire [in 2012] we demanded that the commission install a fire hydrant closer to the site the mayor said. The NJMC reportedly complied getting Nature s Choice to bear the cost of installing that hydrant. Following the previous blaze Santos said he accompanied Dyl on an inspection of the site climbing to the top of the mulch heap. The decomposing wood the mayor said emits an unpleasant odor and fumes which can ignite easily. Fires apparently are not an infrequent occurrence for this type of facility he stated. Santos also noted that inasmuch as the NJMC has zoning authority over the site and is the landlord Kearny cannot do much about the opera- Photos courtesy of Kearny Fire Department Massive mulch pile (top) was still smoldering hours after flames lit up the midnight sky over Kearny meadows. tion except to point out the hazards each time the lease comes up for renewal and ask what if anything can be done to make the operation safer. According to the NJMC Nature s Choice holds a threeyear lease on the property under a contract running from September 2012 through Dec. 31 2014. A commission spokesman noted The NJMC has been leasing space at the 1E Landfill for composting operations for at least the past 20 years. The NJMC he added is aware of Mayor Santos concerns and is working to set up a meeting with Kearny fire officials. The exact cause of last week s blaze is unknown. Dyl said the N.J. Division of Fire Safety has been notified to investigate. 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 13 Thursday March 14 Friday March 15 Saturday March 16 Sunday March 17 Inside Editorial .........................06 Around Town ................15 Real Estate ....................22 Upcoming Promos Easter 3-27-13 Mother s Day 5-08-13 52 45 45 50 45 Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Mostly Sunny Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Obits ...............................25 Classifieds .....................26 Business Directory ......31 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 2013 03 The Bravest and The Finest By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent KEARNY s they do annually members of the Kearny Police Department and Kearny Fire Department have selected two of their own -- one cop one fireman -- for a special honor based on the individuals overall performance during the previous 12 months. And the just-named winners (the envelope please) are John Fabula 2012 Policeman of the Year and Thomas Atwell 2012 Firefighter of the Year. (In case you re wondering we flipped a coin to decide whom we d profile first since both men are equally deserving of their awards.) Officer John Fabula chosen by a vote of the PBA Valor Committee has been a member of the KPD since 2007. In 2012 he earned two departmental Exceptional Duty Awards both involving his disarming -- without injury -- knife-wielding individuals. These were separate events occurring within five days of each other last March. The first happened on Chestnut St. where the officer was confronted and threatened by an armed suspect who was wanted in two other jurisdictions. The second took place at a Davis Ave. residence where a man was threatening suicide but Fabula reasoned with him and then rode in the ambulance with him to get him treatment and counseling KPD Police Chief John Dowie told The Observer. In July Fabula earned the Photo by Det. Ray Lopez KPD A Shown at awards ceremony at American Legion Post 99 last Friday are (l. to r.) KFD Chief Steve Dyl Thomas Atwell Firefighter of Year Kearny Mayor Alberto Santos John Fabula Police Officer of Year and KPD Chief John Dowie. KPD s Life Saving Award after he responded to a Forest St. home where he found a 67-year-old man lying on the floor unresponsive and not breathing. The officer immediately began CPR and continued the efforts until the ambulance arrived. He was commended by the EMS which noted With your help we were able to get a pulse back. Overall in 2012 Fabula responded to and completed 556 jobs including 82 arrests Dowie noted. Born and raised in Bayonne Fabula is a Blue Blood the son of retired Jersey City Police Officer John Fabula and Mary Ellen Fabula. He graduated from St. Peter s Preparatory School in 2003 and in 2007 earned a bachelor s degree in finance and economics from Kean University. 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Since Januto pay them. ary of 2008 19% of our departLast month the town ment has retired with those learned that the U.S. Departvacancies remaining unfilled. ment of Homeland Security s Now at a low point with 89 Staffing for Adequate Fire & members staffing five compaEmergency Response (SAFER) nies and responding to more program had rejected its apthan 3 000 incidents annuplication for 1 094 262 to pay ally the application says the salaries and benefits for eight department is hard-pressed new firefighters for two years. to adequately protect a town (After the two years the town whose population swells to an would have had to bear the full average of 100 000 people who cost.) live work or travel through The letter of denial from this community each day. David J. Kaufman Acting AsFacilities such as the Transco sistant Administrator Grants natural gas pipelines Kuehne Program Directorate informed Chemical Co. and various the Kearny Fire Department trucking terminals and warethat its two-part application houses that store hazardous one of 1 551 received didn t and volatile chemicals along score well in the first part (an with storage tanks many in automated assessment of how a state of obsolescence and ... well the application matched ready to collapse... pose a conthe program s priorities ). stant threat for the community And in the second part (a and surrounding areas. review by fire service peers It is believed that these of the application s clarity of infrastructure problems will the project description demeventually contribute to the onstration of financial need death or injury of civilians and impact on daily operations and firefighters the application realization of cost benefit ) says. Without this grant we the Kearny document lacked are afraid we will be unable to the level of detail needed to be properly protect these areas of considered for funding. critical infrastructure. But Kearny Fire Chief Steven With the Kearny Fire Dyl said he found the feds Department hard-pressed explanation as clear as mud. to keep on top of the town s We explained in the [applicafire protection needs it has tion] grant narrative the dire become even more difficult to need [more firefighters]. We respond to calls for help from explained the desperate status surrounding communities the of the town s finances. I don t application says especially know what else they wanted. now when mutual aid is reThe lack of specificity by quested from the Kearny Fire the feds Dyl added would Department almost on a daily compound the difficulty of basis. reapplying for SAFER funding If the town can see its way because you don t know what clear to beefing up its comthey re looking for. plement of firefighters there Asked what the prospects is an existing state-certified were of finding local cash for appointment list which Santos hirings Dyl was non-comsays is good for another two mittal. We re in the process years and after review of our of doing our  municipal current [hiring] list all eight ... budget requests now he said. new hires [would] be post-9 11 Mayor Alberto Santos said U.S. veterans according to Our [Fire Department] staffthe application. ing is as lean as it can be. We re Jeff Bruder president of getting at the point where with Local 218 Fireman s Mutual a bare minimum level in our Benevolent Association which Fire Department we ll have to bargains for the department s use tax dollars to hire particu- superior officers said that the larly if we get additional retire- town has to find another way ments which we expect in the to replace those individuals By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent I who ve left. We ve lost over 10 [FMBA] members in the last year and a half [via retirement] who haven t been replaced. Right now Bruder said there are nine members eligible to retire and as of May 1 another 12 will be eligible to go. By May 2014 nine more will be able to put in for retirement and during 2015 another eight will be eligible he said. If the town doesn t begin replacing the members lost through attrition you re going to see more and more [fire] companies close Bruder predicted. 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Currently leasing a GM vehicle must qualify see dealer for details. Not responsible for typos. thoughts&views The contents of letters do not reflect the opinion of The Observer staff. Letters must be kept to a maximum of 250 words. Any letters that exceed the maximum will be edited at the discretion of the publisher who reserves the right at any time to reject or edit the letters for space. Letters must include the writer s name address and telephone number for verification purposes. The deadline for letters is Thursday at 5 p.m. Any letters that arrive after deadline will not be considered for the upcoming publication. Letters can be sent by e-mail to publisher theobserver.com or mailed to 531 Kearny Ave. Kearny N.J. 07032. Anonymous letters will not be published under any circumstances. 06 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 2013 Accentuate the negative Definition of pes si mism (ps-mzm) n. A tendency to stress the negative or unfavorable or to take the gloomiest possible view. Quote about pessimism vs. optimism We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde Another quote about pessimism vs. optimism Yeah and while you re looking at the stars someone will step on your face. -- Me I am a born pessimist. Every once in awhile I get into the power-ofpositivethinking mode but it doesn t last long. Not that I expect it to. An anecdote Not long ago I was having some vision problems. I made the mistake of Googling the symptoms and the results led me to web pages dealing with a debilitating disease. I had not yet seen the ophthamologist but I told a friend that I now assumed I had this affliction. Karen she said fed up with decades of my negativity do me a favor and try for just one year and just with me to have a positive attitude. You can do that. And I said Okay how about this I am positive I have a debilitating disease. And she said Bitch. By the way it turns out I am not disease-afflicted. Not that you care. All of the above came to mind this week when I read a news story out of Germany. Psychological researchers there have released the results of a 10-year study of 40 000 people between the ages of 18 and 96 and the subjects attitudes toward life. As reported in the Los Angeles Times the study suggests that people who are overly optimistic about their future actually faced greater risk of disability or death within 10 years than did those pessimists who expected their future to be worse. The researchers also hypothesized that people who were gloomy about their future may be more careful about their actions than people who anticipated a rosy future Perceiving a dark future may foster positive evaluations of the actual self and may contribute to taking improved precautions. Such as when you re out walking looking at the ground lest you trip. Or looking over your shoulder. Anywhere but at the stars. Muggers hide in dark alleys waiting for the stargazers to stroll by. In any case if the new study is correct there appears to be a bright side to pessimism. I m going to have trouble dealing with that. Karen Zautyk Don t forget to check www.theobserver.com for news that didn t make it into this week s paper Follow us on Facebook & twitter.com theobservernj HELP WANTED FREELANCE REPORTER interview. Knowledge of AP style is preferred as is previous newspaper experience. Send a cover letter resume with references and at least three clips to The Observer newspaper is looking for a part-time general assignment reporter who will cover hard news stories as well as take accompanying photographs. Candidates must have a flexible schedule that may include nights and weekends. They must also be able to follow strict deadlinesstories must be completed two days after the event or The Observer 531 Kearny Avenue Kearny N.J. 07032 Attn Robert Pezzolla You may also e-mail jobs theobserver. com. No phone calls please. THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 2013 07 Food importer gets taste of Sandy s wrath By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent KEARNY After building a 14 million a year importing business in the Kearny meadows Family Food Distributors Newark Turnpike near Bergen Ave. was delivered a near-fatal blow by SuperStorm Sandy last October suffering more than 700 000 in flood damage and lost inventory. But the family-run concern headed by CEO Patricia Mendez and husband John Rivas with its Mama Tere brand of ethnic foods has picked itself up with a little help from neighbors understanding vendors and the government and is working its way back to normalcy again. The company carried no flood insurance since it s not considered to be in a flood zone but that didn t stop Sandy from wrecking its vehicular fleet of five trucks and a van and inundating its offices and warehouses with four feet of water. We worked 10 days 24 7 just cleaning up the damage Mendez recalled. Sandy also robbed them of power and utilities. Vendors loaned them forkIn fact its financial situabut they are running out of tion was so desperate Guapatience. We need that line dagno said that when Casof credit. taneda asked the company s Last Wednesday March 6 accountant what it should do the company got a big morale boost when Lt. Gov. Kim Gua- to get the place up and rundagno and staff from the New ning they were advised its best option was to declare Jersey Small Business Develbankruptcy. opment Centers (NJSBDC) But the owners were having stopped by for a tour of the 50 000 square feet warehouse none of that. Instead GuadagPhoto by Ron Leir complex and to pay tribute to no said the company s ownVisitors at Family Food Distributors in Kearny from l. are NJSBDC COO its can-do attitude. ers leveraged their homes Deborah K. Smith Kearny UEZ Director John Peneda and RutgersGuadagno noted that aside and Castaneda s college acNewark SBDC Regional Director Tendai Ndoro. from taking a big hit from count to stay afloat while still damage to its physical plant incurring debt. lifts and other equipment to we re concerned. Our suppli- the company was forced to lay continued next page move out soaked unusable ers have been understanding off seven of its 30 employees. food from its warehouses and rented them two trucks to resume some operations. And they bought new furniture CPA P.C. carpets and computers to replace those ruined by the storm. It took them about two Pe Personal Corporate Reliable & Professional Service months to regain their footing Mendez said. Two days after Sandy hit Ph 201-991-8470 230 Belleville Tpke. Ask for Dennis the company applied for a K Kearny N.J. Fax 201-991-8471 recovery loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). 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Family Food Distributors originated in early 2001 when Mendez Rivas and Castaneda set up shop in the basement of their then-home on Windsor St. in Kearny selling Latin American foods acquired Photo by Ron Leir Andrea Castaneda displays some of Family Food Distributors bestknown products. from an importer to food outlets in the tri-state area. Mendez credited the NJSBDC at Rutgers-Newark with guiding the family through an eight-week course on coming up with a business plan and providing follow-up mentoring over the next year and a half to the point where they were positioned to apply for a loan to expand their business to two Bergen Ave. warehouses where they began importing food products from Costa Rica. Growing volume led to further expansion to the company s current location at 969 Newark Turnpike where the first shift reports at about 5 30 a.m. and the typical business day doesn t end until 8 or 9 p.m. Castaneda said. 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Some of the company s products most favored by their clients include Van Camp s Tuna (packaged in oil) its No. 1 seller from Ecuador and Columbia Del Frutal Peach Nectar from Guatemala Amor sugar wafers from Ecuador its own Mama Tere Aji hot sauce also from Ecuador along with other spices and grains from Latin America. In 2012 NJSBDC counseled 5 730 small business owners and start-up businesses according to COO Associate State Director Deborah K. Smarth and of those 632 began new businesses. Last year she said the agency sponsored 850 training sessions attended by more than 10 000 individuals. We helped save and or create 10 745 jobs facilitated 64.8 million in total financing for businesses and saw our clients obtain 25 million in procurement contracts (from governmental and private sources). In a harsh post-Sandy world Smarth said the agency is seeing 50% of our client portfolio struggling in an uphill battle to stay in business and get back the sales [they] missed. And that s been reflected in how the agency s 11 college university-based centers around the state have been inundated by small business owners seeking help she said. Small business owners in New Jersey looking to recover storm-related losses are reminded that they have until July 31 to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) to help meet working capital needs caused by Sandy. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on the applicant s financial condition. Owners may apply online by visiting the SBA website at https disasterloan.sba.gov ela. For more information small business owners are invited to visit any of the SBDCs or go to www.njsbdc. com or call the SBA customer service center at 1-800-6592955 (1-800-877-8339 for the hearing impaired) or e-mail disastercustomerservice sba.gov. 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FREE PARKING AT HARRISON STATION 707 FRANK E. RODGERS BLVD S NEAR PATH STATION 572 Kearny Avenue Kearny NJ 07032 Office 201-991-5719 Cell 201-602-7222 Mid-Realty Inc out&about By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent KEARNY earny High School will usher in spring by welcoming visitors to an enchanted tropical isle where it is hoped that Once on This Island they won t want to leave. Or at least not until the play of that aforesaid name ends. The KHS players have selected this 1990 Broadway musical with book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty to offer theatergoers on March 21 22 and 23 at 7 30 p.m. nightly. Tickets are 8 for students and the elderly 10 for adults. Local senior citizens will be treated to a special preview dinner and show on March 19. The meal will be served at 5 30 p.m. and the show follows at 7 p.m. at no cost but reservations are required. For reservations and or tickets call Sally Sprague at 201-955-5048. To convey what he described as a mixture of Romeo and Juliet with The Little Mermaid KHS chorus teacher Brian Toal the show s director has assembled a cast of 23 backed by an orchestra of eight professionals and two students wind player senior Jennifer Gilker and percussionist junior Aislynn Sroczynski conducted by KHS Band Director Ed Gargiullo. If you re one of those types that demand a plot summary before you venture into a theater here is a capsule version A young peasant girl falls in love with a rich guy who is badly injured but whom she nurses back to health but ... well I don t want to be a spoiler. You ll hear from those players shortly. And oh yes complications abound thanks to intervention by the local deities. More about them later. During a break at a rehearsal a few weeks ago The THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 2013 09 Once on This Island coming to Kearny K Observer was granted an exclusive interview with the show s co-stars junior Cassie Shea who plays the peasant girl Ti Moune and senior James Berko who has the role of rich guy Daniel. After prior supporting roles in Les Miserables Pippin and Little Shop of Horrors Daniel is rich and has an arranged marriage but falls in love with Ti Moune a peasant girl but the rules of the island say that the rich and poor can t marry and that s a hard concept for me to accept says James. I ve never been in that position so to get into that mindset is very difficult. previous roles she says. The songs are in a lower register than what I normally do plus my character s personality is really big. I m trying my best to be someone I m completely not. By contrast senior Gabriel Navia 17 is quite comfortable in the role of Papa Ge demon ing and horn playing in postgrad years but not as a lifetime gig. His career choice I want to be a S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons and Tactics) officer. Last of the deities is senior Future Vereen 17 who plays Erzulie goddess of love. It s my first time in theater she says. Still Future already knows she s going to have a career in music as a singer. She s been singing since I was five and currently her voice can be heard at the Revival Temple Choir in Newark. Her vocal talent apparently runs in the family Her cousin is the professional actor Ben Vereen a Tony Award winner for his Broadway work in Pippin and Jesus Christ Superstar. Alas she says they ve never met. Rounding out the cast other supporting players are freshman Carly Hull as Little Ti Moune senior Devin Wason as Mama Euralie senior Adrian Yllatopa as Tonton Julian sophomore Leslie Hassanein as Andrea freshman Stephanie Herrera as Madame Armand senior Chris Doran as Gatekeeper and seniors Shawn Carlos Karine Nunes Nicole Olivares and Kathereen Pablo juniors Michael Oliveira and Stephanie Pinto sophomores Lilah Orengo Kevin Steinmann and Julia Truskolawski and freshman Kayla Santana all as Storytellers. Behind the scenes scattered through the island are several others contributing to the production. Among them are junior Joana Marmelo stage manager Garfield School teacher Milagros Gonzalez choreographer KHS A.P. studio arts teacher John Bednarczyk set light designer and KHS counselor Catherine Astrella business manager. They re all waiting for you on the Island. For more photos visit Photo by Catherine Astrella Playing deities in Once on This Island from l. are Gabe Navia Mary Berko Jimmy Simoes and Future Vereen. 16-year-old Cassie is going about the business of preparing for her most challenging assignment to date. I ll be singing songs in a higher range than what I m used to and I have more solos she explains. So aside from normal two and a half hour rehearsals Monday through Thursday she s plugged into a karaoke recording at home to achieve the desired effect. The music s amazing she says. As for showing up as Ti Moune that s part of her new challenge. She s naive but hopeful and determined I think I ll be good playing that Cassie maintains. And being disappointed in love I m a teenager says Cassie. I have had heartbreak before but I think I can tap into those feelings. James 18 a seasoned veteran of five shows at KHS (including Seymour in Little Shop ... ) finds himself in a conundrum with this role. His character s willingness ultimately to accept that principle is a true mindbender for James who recognizes I have to get over that [feeling] to nail Daniel. Post-graduation plans find James on the path to studying to become an educator preferably as a high school history teacher while Cassie confesses to being torn between pursuing a career in musical theater or forensic psychology. And now lest we forget an introduction to the island gods starting with senior Mary Berko (sister of James) who plays Asaka goddess of earth. (By the way you should also look for senior Michael Berko the third member of the Berko triplets on stage He s Armand another rich guy.) Mary s been singing for KHS audiences since her freshman year but she admits she s up against it with Asaka. This role is very much out of the [vocal] range of my of death who he describes as very out there menacing he wants to take lives of others. (That may evoke memories of last year s role as Audrey II in last year s Little Shop... ). It s fun Gabriel says. I feel this part is perfect for me. Big and outgoing. He s projecting a future in risk management. No fooling. But by the way Mary 18 is absolutely confident about a future before the footlights. I ve decided to pursue musical theater the rest of my life she says. I like the fact that you can use [your character] to portray strong emotions through song and dance that people wouldn t ordinarily see and then can relate to that. Senior Jimmy Simoes 17 cast as Agwe god of water plays trumpet in the KHS Marching Band and tested the thespian waters last year with the town s Teen Drama group. I enjoyed it because you can not be yourself he says. Now that he s got the bug Jimmy wants to continue sing- www.theobserver.com Online 10 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 2013 Drug bust tops news from KPD blotter An ongoing KPD Vice Squad investigation into drug trafficking from a Highland Ave. residence has led to the arrest of three men -- two alleged customers and the reputed dealer. Kearny Police Chief John Dowie said detectives staked out the address for several hours the night of March 1 and at about 10 p.m. detained the suspected buyers -- Michael Sidlowski 28 of Kearny and Michael Costello 24 of North Arlington -- both of whom were arrested for alleged possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. At 10 45 p.m. the detectives went to the apartment and took into custody its occupant Michael Ortiz 28 who was charged with possession and distribution of cocaine. Ortiz bail was set at 40 000 bail with no 10% option. He was remanded to the Hudson County Jail. Other recent reports from the Kearny Police blotter included the following Feb. 28 As part of another drugdistribution probe the Vice Squad established surveillance of a Harding Terrace residence and at about 9 p.m. observed the resident apparently engaging in sales of a CDS outside the home. A subsequent search of the apartment reportedly revealed two large bags containing more than 25 grams of suspected marijuana a digital scale and 185 in cash. The occupant 21-year-old Marie Silva was charged with possession and distribution of pot and possession of drug paraphernalia. March 1 At 5 30 p.m. the Vice Squad spotted an individual described as a known drug violator operating an unregistered vehicle on Ivy St. Dowie said. The man double-parked the car and began walking north on Ivy. When he was detained and asked for his license and registration the detectives reportedly saw a plastic bag containing a white substance as he removed his credentials from his pocket. Daniel Ortiz 36 of Kearny was charged with possession of cocaine and paraphernalia operating an unregistered vehicle and operating a motor vehicle while in possession of a CDS. March 2 Police Officer Dean Gasser was on patrol at 11 p.m. when he saw a taxicab pass another car on the right on Belgrove Drive near Woodland Ave. Gasser stopped the cab and found that the operator Jon Nardachone 43 of East Rutherford had a suspended license and an active warrant out of Linden Dowie said. The cabby charged with the license count and careless driving was also wanted by both the Hudson County and Essex County Sheriff s Offices the chief said. March 4 Officers Jay Ward and Tom Sumowski responded to Wal-Mart at midnight on the report of a shoplifter who had tried to leave the store with two 39-inch LED televisions worth a total of 796. They arrested suspect Zakee Currence 31 of Newark who reportedly was also in possession of a small amount of suspected marijuana and had an active warrant from Gloucester Township for allegedly hindering apprehension. At 4 44 a.m. P.O. Ward was on patrol on Bergen Ave. when he found a black Acura stopped at a traffic light with the driver asleep at the wheel. Ward knocked on the car window but the dreaming driver did not respond. Fortunately Dowie said the moon roof was open so the cop reached in and shook the man until he woke up. At that point the chief said the car started rolling forward with Ward running alongside until it veered into the curb and came to a stop. After field sobriety tests and an Alcotest at headquarters 34-year-old Frank Fernandes of Kearny was given summonses for DWI and reckless driving. At 7 p.m. Vice Squad detectives after conducting surveillance of a double-parked motor vehicle on Chestnut St. near Bergen Ave. found on the passenger seat a bag containing suspected marijuana numerous plastic bags and a digital scale police said. The operator Angel Solanoviera 23 of Harrison was also allegedly in possession of a switchblade knife. He was arrested on charges of possession of an unlawful weapon possession of marijuana with intent to distribute possession of a CDS in a motor vehicle--and double-parking. His bail was set at 15 000. see KPD page To all our loyal customers... Mama Angelo s The Original Italian Restaurant & Brick Oven Pizza Mon Tues Wed Special Buy 2 Dinners Receive 2 Desserts & Coffee 12 Please Note... Larry Angelo and the Angelo Family are still the owners of The Original MichaelAngelo s. 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CBRA System Units are shown on this map to advise users where Federal funding is unavailable for repairing or rebuilding substantially damaged structures. For official delineations of the CBRA please refer to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at http www.fws.gov cbra Data Sources 6 Sandy Surge Elevations U.S. Geological Survey Rapid Deployment Gauges and High Water Marks (Provisional data retrieved on 11 27 2012). Current data can be found at http water.usgs.gov floods events 2012 sandy Base Map Bing Maps Road Stillwater Elevations Preliminary Coastal FEMA Flood Insurance Study Update for New York City and New Jersey 2012 Storm Track NOAA National Weather Service D D D facebook.com theangrycoffeebean D D D D D D D D D D 4 Depicts the extent of the Coastal A Zone or area of moderate wave action where wave heights are between 1.5 and 3 feet. 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OBSERVED SANDY SURGE ELEVATIONS D D 1 6 1% EL D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D 1% Advisory Base 1 2 Flood Elevation feet D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D Advisory Limit of the 0.2% Annual 3 Chance Flood Hazard Area D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D Advisory Shaded Zone X Effective FIRM Panel Boundary Bronx County D D D D D 89 ridge road (201) 772-5554 D D D D D D D D D D D Advisory Limit of the 1% Annual 2 Chance Flood Hazard Area D D D D D D D Advisory Base Flood 2 Elevation Zone (ABFE) D D D D D D D D D D The elevations shown on this map are considered best available data until issuance of updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps. D D Flood Advisory Related Data D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D This map shows Advisory Base Flood Elevations (ABFEs) developed by FEMA. Use the QR code to the right or navigate to http www.region2coastal.com for more information on how they were determined. 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D D D D D D D D D D D ABFE A 1% EL 10 D D D D D D 0.2% EL 15 D D D D D D ABFE A 1% EL 11 34013C0119F D D D D D D D D D D D 34017C0018D 34013C0118F D D D 34017C0019D 34013C0119F D 34013C0118F D D D D D D D 0.2% EL 22 ABFE A 1% EL 9 D D D D D D D D D D 0.2% EL 15 D D D D D D D D ABFE A 1% EL 11 0.2% EL 12 D D ABFE A 1% EL 9 D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D 0.2% EL 12 ABFE A 1% EL 10 D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D 11.8 D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D in what FEMA maps refer to as an A flood zone which designated as being in flood according to Santos would zones. require elevations of 11 feet Substantial damage is above the base flood level. defined as requiring a cost of Property owners falling restoration equal to or more into the A zone designation than 50% of the market value include of the property. Carlstadt developer Ed FEMA says it will provide Russo who is preparing to go up to 30 000 toward the cost the Kearny Planning Board of raising a home or busiwith revised plans for a downness but only if the owners sized version of a residential have federal flood insurance. project at Schuyler and Bergen Additionally the state will be Aves. making available grant money Jeryl Industrial Park off the to help offset the cost. Belleville Turnpike. By FEMA s rules not all Jonathan and (brother) flood zones are the same San- Mark Giordano who are tos noted. looking to convert a vacant A V zone by FEMA s defi- Arlington Ave. building to a nition applies to properties shooting range. in tidal floodplains subject to Prospective developers of dangers associated with being townhomes on Duke St. Their exposed to storm-induced application was rejected last waves of at least three feet in year by the Kearny Zoning height. That designation acBoard of Adjustment but it s cording to FEMA s draft maps being revised. covers much of the south Vornado Realty which Kearny industrial meadows owns the vacant Pathmark area the mayor said. property has been looking for Anyone looking to substan- a new tenant since the supertially rebuild a storm-damaged market closed last March. manufacturing plant or wareBecause the building perhouse for example or undermits for the south Kearny take new construction in that combined police precinct zone will have to satisfy more firehouse now in preparation onerous building standards were issued before Gov. Chris requiring elevations 15 feet Christie s executive order above the base flood level plus implementing the new flood install collapsible foundaelevation rules that facility tions designed to permit is exempt from those rules storm water to run through Santos said. without endangering the main FEMA isn t expected to structure according to Santos. adopt its final elevation maps Among Sandy s casualties until the summer but until in south Kearny was River that happens Kearny Town Terminal Development 100 Council is taking steps to Central Ave. a 300-acre south ratify the federal agency s Kearny industrial park with action. On Feb. 19 the council more than 5 million square introduced an ordinance revisfeet of warehousing and ing the town Flood Damage distribution space reportedly Prevention code to ratify the having taken as much as nine new standards and in turn feet of water in some buildmake residents eligible for ings causing power outages federal and state aid. If FEMA and other issues Santos said. revises those rules Kearny River Terminal s mancan amend its code to reflect agement may now face the those revisions Santos said. predicament of having to raise Still confused Visit FEMA s the elevation of distribution website http www.regionfacility truck bays for exam2coastal.com sandy abfe to try ple to comply with V zone and learn more. building standards the mayor In neighboring Harrison desuggested. And he added velopers in that town s waterplans for new construction front redevelopment area are will also have to be matched also busy taking stock of the against those requirements. situation. Jeff Milanaik of HelRiver Terminal owner Rob ler Industrial Parks was dealt Neu couldn t be reached. a temporary setback by Sandy Residential commercial flooding the development and industrial properties east tract but he said it turned out of Schuyler Ave. and certain to be a blessing in disguise commercial retail properties because it provided time to on the west side of Passaic review the elevation levels for Ave. meanwhile are located his planned mixed-use project FEMA from 01 off Rodgers Blvd. It was just a matter of redesign Milanaik said. Two of the buildings involved in the 747-unit residential part of the project will get an additional elevation of 2.8 feet up from the base flood level along with the retail portion he added. Across the street where ground has been broken by The Pegasus Group for a new 138-room seven-story Elements hotel developer Richard Miller said his team essentially guessed right by planning for a 14-foot elevation above the base flood level. Pending site plan approval by the Harrison Planning Board Miller hopes to proceed with the next phase of his residential complex by the summer Map courtesy Town of Harrison and complete the 325 apartFEMA map showing tentative flood elevation levels. Maps will be updated this ments by December 2014. 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Esteves replaces Deborah Lowry who was elected Nov. 6 2012 but was subsequently declared ineligible to serve because of a contractual interest with the district. New Kearny Board of Education member Daniel Esteves with celebrants. From l. are First Ward Councilman Albino Cardoso friend Sonia Pereira grandmother Doralice Santos Esteves mother Doralice Esteves father Fred Esteves and uncle Mayor Alberto Santos. March 5 P.O. Tom Bannon on patrol in South Kearny at 9 15 a.m. did a random computer check on a silver Acura with excessively tinted windows on Central Ave. and found that the registered owner had a suspended license. Stopping the car he also found that the driver was the registered owner and was wanted on two warrants out of Irvington and one each from Fanwood Manasquan and Brielle police said. Taken into custody was 26-year-old Tayllor Cooper of Rahway. P.O. Pat Sawyer issuing a parking ticket at Kearny Ave. and Van Cortland Place at 10 a.m. noticed there were already several other tickets inside the 2007 Toyota. A computer check revealed that the registered owner was suspended. When the driver returned and started heading north on Kearny Ave. the officer stopped the car and arrested Steven Rodriguez 26 of Kearny for the license violation and on an open warrant from Newark. March 6 Shortly after midnight P.O. Mike Santucci spotted 27-year-old Sidnei Antunes who reportedly is homeless staggering along Maple St. After Santucci got the man out of the road sat him on the curb and summoned medical aid Antunes seized the opportunity to assault the cop and attempted to flee Dowie said. After a struggle he was cuffed and transported to headquarters where he reportedly proceeded to slam his head against the wall punch the cell walls attempt to tie his T-shirt around his neck cover the cell cameras with toilet paper and then crawl under his bunk refuse to come out and refuse to let EMS treat him. Antunes was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. At 7 30 p.m. P.O. Giovanni Rodriguez and Sgt. Anthony Limite answered a complaint from a Bergen Ave. resident who reported that a young couple was sitting on her porch and refused her request to leave. The male reportedly had responded with an obscenity then took a stick and broke her window. The officers encountered a 17-year-old Kearny male with blood on his hands and smelling of alcohol Dowie said. Taken to headquarters the teen reportedly continued his disruptive behavior and to resist officers. The juvenile was charged with disorderly conduct criminal mischief resisting arrest and underage possession of alcohol and was released to the custody of his father. Vice detectives working an unrelated case on Dukes St. at 10 30 p.m. noticed three males who appeared to be sharing a marijuana cigar. A search of the trio reportedly revealed seven additional bags of suspected pot. Issued summonses for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia and being under the influence of a CDS were Juliano Davila 19 of East Newark and two 17-year-old juveniles one from East Newark and one from Harrison. -- Karen Zautyk S PATRICK S ST. PATRICK S WEEK PATRICK S A Happy Hour 3pm-7pm Thursday 3 14 & Friday 3 15 2 Off Drinks & Beer Enjoy Pub Food Favorites 3 14 Dan O Dea 5pm 3 15 Mark Kilianski 5pm 3 16 Connolly Bros. 12pm Whiskey Boys 4pm Nine Deeez Nite 10pm Live Irish Music ST. 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Coming soon the kitchen will be providing a full menu with daily lunch and dinner specials including a late night menu after 10 p.m. During April through September Backstreet will be hosting Blast from the Past. This will feature guest bartenders every third weekend of the month. Take part in deciding who will be guest bartending by voting for your favorite bartender from back in the day. Who knows maybe the person you voted for will be the one walking through the door. Backstreet Bar and Grill is dedicated to bringing the community together with a friendly atmosphere and great food. One step through the door will surely leave you wanting more organizers worked out an alternate route bypassing the fire scene. Normally the route goes from Harrison Ave. up Rodgers Blvd. to Central Ave. to Second St. to Sherman Ave. to Kearny Ave. Instead the marchers proceeded from Harrison Ave. down Hamilton Ave. to Second St. to Sherman Ave. to Grant Ave. across the railroad tracks up Johnson Ave. to Kearny Ave. Kearny Deputy Police Chief George King a piper with the St. Columcille United Gaelic Pipe Band said the revised route added about 12 blocks to the line of march. But King said despite the disruption the parade was very organized and the parade committee took it all in stride. 01 dust and debris onto Rodgers Blvd. and Davis St. and causing injuries to five Jersey City Fire Department members Battalion Chief Kenneth Ratyniak Capt. Robert Jaeger and Firefighters Gary Onorato Scott McDermott and Joseph Healy. Jersey City Fire Director Armando Roman said the five were about to exit the building when the explosion took place in the rear knocking them out in the street. All five were transported to Jersey City Medical Center for treatment of reportedly nonlife-threatening injuries. Onorato was kept overnight for observation because his oxygen levels were not right Roman said. The others were released with medications he said. Roman said Ratyniak suffered cuts to his forehead and to his face neck and legs Jaeger had cuts to his head and slight burns behind his ears Onorato had a slight concussion and smoke inhalation McDermott and Healy had back injuries. Roman attributed the explosion to a backdraft which he said occurs when temperatures build up to a high level depleting the oxygen in the room and there s no ventilation. At some point he speculated somebody opened a door or window letting in oxygen and that s Photo by Ron Leir Utility crews arrive at fire scene Monday morning as prelude to demoltion. likely when the explosion happened. That image was captured by a passerby and displayed on YouTube. About 70 firefighters from the five communities participated in the effort to put out the blaze Gillen said. No injuries to civilians were reported he said. In May 2011 La Caravana was the scene of a prior fire which Gillen said involved the duct system in the restaurant s kitchen. Because of the fire the United Irish Associations of West Hudson had to reroute their annual St. Patrick s Parade. It started on time at about 2 p.m. but parade Grand Opening on St. Patrick s Day BACKSTREET BAR GRILL Happy Hour mon to Fri 4-7PM complimentary food FridayS We have Daily Specials 288 RIVER ROAD NORTH ARLINGTON 551-580-7307 Easter Drawing Contest See more information on Page 21 is having an Happy Easter from... 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Sorry Tommy but we re a KFD member since 1990 naming you now since those has been named Firefighter efforts are among the reaof the Year twice before sons for your third Firefightin 2005 for a fire rescue on Wilson Ave. and in 2007 for er of the Year award. As the recommendaa rescue in Edison while offtion reads in part Atwell duty. He shared the award led a group of firefighters both years with FF Mike throughout the state helping Golon. citizens in need due to the Selected again by the dehurricane damage. partment s Meritorious Act Review Board the recom They responded to all mendation for the 2012 hon- areas of the state from the or cites Atwell s work during shore towns up to Little and after Hurricane Sandy. Ferry helping with floodWhile the storm revved up ravaged homes. The volunraged and waned he put teer workers included not in more than 38 straight only KFD members but also hours on the job responding firefighters from Toronto to emergencies in Kearny. Mississippi Los Angeles and But his storm-related work Seattle. wasn t over. Atwell has since been In December The Obnamed project coordinator server profiled Atwell s by the N.J. State FMBA for post-Sandy recovery efforts its Sandy Ground ProHONORS from 03 ject of Normandy Beach. The goal is to build 26 playgrounds in hurricanedevastated communities in memory of the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook School massacre. Atwell s award also cites his on-duty work in Kearny specifically during a February 2012 fire at 187 Brighton Ave. While firefighters were searching the second floor for victims conditions began to rapidly deteriorate and an evacuation was ordered. Two firefighters became disoriented and were caught in a fireball. Atwell was able to grab both and lead them to a stairwell. All three suffered injuries luckily minor ones but regrouped and continued to fight the blaze. Firefighter Atwell acted in the true tradition of the Fire Service KFD Chief Steven Dyl stated adding I am proud to have him as a member of the Kearny Fire Department. Applebee s springs for free kids meals on Easter EASTER SUNDAY TREATS FOR KIDS Pictured is Applebee s Grilled Chicken Sandwich served with steamed broccoli. LOUNGE BAR RESTAURANT CAFE FREE DELIVERY 973-900-9739 MIN 10 DOMINICAN RESTAURANT con saz n COMIDA DOMINICANA Mofongo Doherty Applebee s in Kearny is celebrating Easter by springing for free meals for kids ages 12 and under. Families who dine at Applebee s with their kids on Sunday March 31 will receive up to two free entrees from the Kids Menu with each adult entr e purchased. Each kid s meal comes complete with a carrots and ranch dressing appetizer and a choice of fountain soft drink milk or chocolate milk. 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NOT VALID EXP 4 26 13 HOLIDAYS INCL 3 17 13 3 24 13 & 3 31 13. 3 5 2013 1 47 57 PM 2 OFF PIZZA 201-438-8500 www.MazursBakery.com Come visit our wedding cake window We now have the premier decorator of New Jersey 323 Ridge Road Lyndhurst North Arlington plus Hasbrouck 4_26_13 4 Observer.indd 1 around town Belleville Belleville Irish American Association is sponsoring a trip to Cape Cod Martha s Vineyard Boston and Mohegan Sun from June 3 to 7. Cost is 465 per person double occupancy including hotel transportation four breakfasts four dinners. Open to everyone. For itinerary or information call Pat at 973751-5308. Bloomfield Bloomfield Public Library will have a genealogy class workshop which will meet every Saturday at noon. Registration is not required and all are welcome to stop by at any point. Come and learn how to research your family tree The program will be conducted by community volunteer Miguel Ramos a certified teacher of Social Studies and American History with a BA in History from Bloomfield College. He currently substitute teaches for the Bloomfield Public School District. For more information on this event or upcoming programs please call 973-5666200 ext. 502. The library s book club will meet on Monday April 1 from 6 45 to 7 45 p.m. in the Quiet Study Room to discuss Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh. A plot summary Charles Ryder meets Sebastian Flyte during their first year at Oxford. Invited to visit the family estate Brideshead Charles falls in love with Sebastian s twin sister Julia. His ties to the entire family will change his life as he finds friendship passion and faith at Brideshead. The book was made into both an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning British miniseries and a 2008 feature film. For further information or for help in locating a copy of the book club selection call the Reference Desk at 973566-6200 ext 502. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. The library s Financial Book Club for beginners is expanding meetings to every Tuesday night at 5 30 p.m. Registration is not required and all are welcome to stop by at any point. Each month the group will read a book and articles as well as schedule some mini-workshops to practice lessons learned during the meetings and listen to guest speakers. The program is facilitated by community volunteer Chris Taylor entrepreneur and personal financial organization consultant. The next dinner meeting of the MetroEast Region of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO MetroEast) will be held at Bar Cara 1099 Broad St. Bloomfield on Tuesday March 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. This meeting will focus on What you Need to Know to Say No with Conviction Courage and Grace. The price which includes dinner is 35 for members and 45 for non-members. Bar Cara Restaurant is located at 1099 Broad Street Bloomfield. For reservations register online at http whoscoming.com njawbo-region2 . Questions can be directed to Felicia Lucco at felicia yourcyberpartner.com. Join Dr. Frank P. Femino Medical Director of Orthopedics at Clara Maass Medical Center as he discusses evaluation and treatment of joint pain as well as advanced and minimally invasive surgical techniques at Job Haines Homes 250 Bloomfield Ave. Bloomfield on Wednesday March 20 at 6 30 p.m. Light dinner will be served. This event is free of charge. Registration is required. To register please call Donna Plotnick at 973-743-0792. All Clara Maass Medical Center Community Health events are run by members of their health care team. Harrison Harrison East Newark Elks 2326 will host a Good Friday fish fry on March 29 from 4 30 to 8 p.m. Cost is 10 for adults and 8 for children and senior citizens. Children under age 5 are admitted free. The event will include a choice of fish (baked or fried) or shrimp. Dinners include French fries or baked potato and cole slaw. Pick-up and deliveries are available. Call 973-485-9478. Kearny West Hudson Christian Center 557 Kearny Ave. Kearny is hosting a Rock-NRoll Easter event for families on Saturday March 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. Kids ages 2-10 can take part in an indoor Easter egg hunt beginning promptly at 2 p.m. Other free activities include a puppet show crafts games egg painting and a fun make-your-own snack All families will also receive a free 8 x 10 digital photo for stopping by To pre-register or for questions visit www. whccag.org or call 201-9977762. Local artist Larry Mach will explain the techniques of portrait painting for the Evening Membership Department of the Woman s Club of Arlington at their regular meeting on Wednesday March 13 at 7 30 p.m. at the Henrietta Benstead Center Columbia Avenue Kearny. At the Main Library 318 Kearny Ave. Preschool Play Story Times for ages 2 1 2 to 4 1 2 will continue on Tuesday mornings from 11 a.m. noon and also on Thursday mornings from 11 30 a.m. to 12 30 p.m. Baby Steps play story time with music and bubbles for ages 0 - 36 months will continue on Wednesday mornings from 10 30 to 11 15 a.m. At the Branch library 759 Kearny Ave. Preschool Play Story Times will continue on Thursday mornings from 10 15 to 11 a.m. Children ages 4 and older are invited to enjoy a funny puppet show at 4 15 p.m. on Thurs. March 14. Uncle John s Puppets will present a fast moving show that is made up of lots of silly skits with silly characters. Children ages 5 and older are invited to attend an art class with Mrs. Mills from 4 30 to 5 30 p.m. on Thursday March 21. The library will provide the materials for making fancy Easter eggs. Seating will be on a first come first served basis. In honor of St. Patrick s Day families are invited to enjoy the film Darby O Gill and the Little People about a contest with the king of the leprechauns. Rated G. The library will continue its series of movie premieres with a special screening of the family film WreckIt Ralph (Rated PG 108 Minutes) at 4 p.m. on Friday March 15. This Academy Award-nominated Disney animated adventure features the voice talents of John C. Reilly Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch. Popcorn and light refreshments will be served. This program is free and everyone is welcome. Look for the continuation of this series in April with the newly-released Academy Award-winners Lincoln and Les Miserables For more information on any of our many programs call the library at 201-998-2666 or visit our website at www.kearnylibrary.org. The Kearny Seniors are planning a bus trip to Mt. Airy Casino on Friday April 5 leaving the Henrietta Benstead Center 60 Columbia Ave. Kearny at 9 a.m. The cost is 30. If interested contact Therese at 201-997-7269. The Presbyterian BoysGirls Club 663 Kearny Ave. will hold its annual St. Patrick s Dance on Friday March 15 from 7 to 10 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear their green and get into the Irish spirit. Guests are restricted to teenagers only. The dance will be supervised by Thomas Fraser Lincoln School guidance counselor and members of the board of directors. The Presbyterian BoysGirls Club is conducting a canned food drive during the month of Marc. The canned foods will be delivered to elder John McCartney who directs the food pantry at the THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 2013 15 First Presbyterian Church of Arlington. Children may donate two canned foods as their admission during the month. The top three contributors will be taken to a N.Y. Yankees game. Tom Fraser director of the PBGC encourages all children to get involved in helping people within their community. The club is open from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday Tuesday Thursday and Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 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 will sponsor a fish fry on Friday March 15 at the LCC 6 Davis Ave. Kearny from 5 30 to 8 30 p.m. The site is handicapped accessible. Cost is 20 per dinner. Eat-in or take-out. For tickets call Kathy at 201-9988265 Jean 201-991-4732 or the rectory 201-998-4616. Kearny Public Schools will be holding pre-k and kindergarten registration for the 2013-2014 school year. Registration is a two-step process. Proof of residency registration will be held at Kearny High School and will be by last name. Pre registration is March 7 to 14 and Kindergarten March 15 to 21. Log onto www.kearnyschools. com for complete details. Lyndhurst Benjamin Franklin will stop by the Lyndhurst Historical Society s meeting on Wednesday March 20 at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 139 217 Webster Ave. in Lyndhurst. The event is free and open to the public. This is a re-scheduled lecture from last fall. Franklin a printer and former postmaster general served in the Second Continental Congress and helped draft the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Attendees see AROUND TOWN page 29 16 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 2013 FRAUD from 01 ers Chiesa said. He is urging victims of or witnesses to fraud to contact the working group directly with tips and complaints via phone at 855-SANDY39 (855726-3939) or online at www. StopSandyFraud.org. Investigations will include but not be limited to home repair fraud insurance fraud and fraudulent charitable solicitations. 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Post-Sandy fraud-protection initiatives by the attorney general s office include communication in the field with home improvement contractors. Consumer Affairs has assigned investigators to scour the hardest-hit areas of Atlantic Monmouth and Ocean counties and speak directly with home improvement contractors working to rebuild homes in those areas Chiesa s office reported. The investigative team also attends home shows reminding contractors of the need to register with the Division of Consumer Affairs and comply with the Consumer Fraud Act and all other applicable laws and regulations. Since Sandy the division reports it has received registration applications from 3 440 home improvement contractors an 89% increase over the same period last year. Any contractors who fail to register will face notices of violation and civil penalties the AG s office warned. As for charities the attorney general filed suit Feb. 21 against an allegedly deceptive Superstorm Sandy charity for numerous violations of state law. To ensure compliance with the laws regulating charities Consumer Affairs reports it has issued warnings and is monitoring the activities of more than two dozen newly created groups that appear to be soliciting donations in the name of Sandy victims. sports&recreation THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 2013 17 SPORTS VIEW COnTaCT JIm aT OgSmaR aOl.COm Red Bulls begin home schedule with new roster coach GM By Jim Hague Observer Sports Writer Plenty to remember from local winter sports campaign Now that the NJSIAA wrestling championships have been completed it means that the local winter sports season has come to an end. While the season didn t produce any state championships locally it certainly provided its fair share of memorable moments events that have to be mentioned once again here. It s hard to forget the high-flying exploits of the talented Rozalski sisters of Queen of Peace namely senior Michele and sophomore Kas who both earned medals at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions a few weeks ago. Queen of Peace doesn t have an indoor track team except for the talented pole vault tandem from Kearny. They also recently earned All-Bergen County honors for their exploits with Michele garnering First Team and Kas getting Second Team. It takes a lot of dedication and determination to become so successful in a sport where they are the only two participants from their school. The Rozalski sisters will be remembered for achieving state-wide greatness in the pole vault. How about the Nutley hockey team The Maroon Raiders under the guidance of coach Eric Puzio posted a 17-5-3 record the best mark in recent memory. Puzio has done a masterful job putting the Nutley program on the New Jersey map as players Dave Fierro (28 goals) and goalkeeper Alec Astorga (.950 save percentage) were among the very best players in the Garden State. Nutley returns a good portion of this year s team next season so count on the Maroon Raiders to be a force on the ice once again next year. Also in hockey Paramus Catholic won 27 games and went all the way to the semifinals of the Non-Public state tourney thanks to seven players from Lyndhurst including Derek Sabato Dan Sowinski and Domenick Sellari. The Paladins have cornered the market in southern Bergen County players especially Lyndhurst. The Harrison girls basketball team posted see VIEW page T 19 he New York Red Bulls had a disappointing ending to the 2012 season losing to archrival D.C. United in the first round of the MLS Cup playoffs a day after an unexpected local snowstorm forced a postponement of the playoff series. Instead of building on what they had which was a 16-win squad that was among the best in the MLS throughout the season the management of the franchise decided to totally clean house getting a new sporting director a new head coach with a very familiar face and an almost totally revamped roster. So when Red Bull fans flock to Red Bull Arena in Harrison Saturday afternoon as the Red Bulls open their 2013 home schedule against the Portland Timbers they will hardly recognize anyone. Gone is former head coach Hans Backe replaced by former MetroStars and Red Bulls fan favorite and MLS All-Star Mike Petke. The management headed by new sporting director Scottish soccer great Andy Roxburgh flirted with the idea of bringing in a head coach with big-time bang but settled on the 36-year-old Petke not far removed from his playing days who had served as the interim head coach after Backe was banished at the end of last season. If they decided to go with someone else I never would have had a problem said Petke who has never been a head coach before. But I believed that I was always more than ready. I m more than capable. I always put this club Photos by Jim Hague LEFT Roy Miller who had an up-and-down season in his first year as a defender with the Red Bulls in 2012 gets a chance to redeem himself with the club this season. RIGHT Fan favorite Dax McCarty is one of the few Red Bulls players back from last year s team that won 16 matches. ahead of me in everything I do. Petke spent eight seasons as a player and two as an assistant coach with the Red Bulls franchise (formerly known as the MetroStars). He was drafted in the first round of the 1998 MLS Draft and became the franchise s all-time leader in games played with 169 games started with 158 and minutes played with 14 060. A tough and physical defender during his playing days earning one berth in the MLS All-Star Game Petke became one of the most popular players in the club s history. Mike is very experienced in the ways of MLS said Roxburgh the former manager of the Scottish national soccer team which should make him popular in local circles especially Kearny. If we brought in a coach from Europe that might not be the case Roxburgh added. Mike knows the league and he s passionate about this organization and team. All of those things add up to make him the appropriate choice. Everyone is behind Mike no question. Mike is one of their guys. He s a pro. He s humble and hard working. He has to start somewhere. He brings so many qualities to the job. We need to have our own roots right here. The heart and soul of this club is America-based and it starts with our coach. He s someone with MLS experience and someone from the see RED BUllS next page 18 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 2013 RED BULLS from 17 U.S. When Roxburgh took over he realized that the Red Bulls have experienced more changes at the top than any other MLS Cup since the inception of the MLS in 1996. There have been 13 head coaches in the club s history. Petke makes it 14. Roxburgh is the ninth sporting director. Jerome de Bontin is the new GM but Roxburgh will handle personnel moves. Stability is absolutely vital Roxburgh said. I know this franchise hasn t been as stable as it needs to be. We want to create stability have a greater level of steadiness. We have a real desire to make this franchise one of the best in MLS and to do that we need to create stability. However there won t be stability with the roster as the 2013 Red Bulls roster is nothing like the 2012 version. Of course superstar Thierry Henry is back returning after having his most productive season in Harrison with 15 goals and 12 assists. But Henry the go-to guy has to do a better job of staying on the pitch. He missed nine games last season. Tim Cahill the Australian hero who had a storied professional career in Great Britain is also back as the team s second designated player. But Cahill who signed last July didn t bring the punch that team management thought he would collecting just one goal and three assists in 12 games. Those numbers simply have to improve. Cahill s gigantic contract demands better production. Visit our New State of the Art Office Midland Family Dentistry DeDicateD staff to assure Quality service Dr. Tinawi Root Canals Braces Extractions Implants Veneers Drill-less Dentistry Tooth Color Filling Dentures Partials SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT CHILDREN WELCOME MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTED 137 Midland Avenue Kearny NJ 07032 201.246.1400 ew Smile N Obtain a... WE OFFER ZOOM IMPLANTS DIAGNOSTIC & PREVENTATIVE SERVICES WHITENING VENEERS ROOT CANAL CROWNS BRIDGES DENTURES IMPLANTS PERIODONTAL TREATMENT EXTRACTIONS FILLINGS IMMEDIATE RESULTS Especially since the team traded Kenny Cooper as a cost-cutting measure sending Cooper s 18 goals and popularity packing. If there is one thing that has also seriously hurt this franchise it s been the lack of identity on the roster. As soon as team fans get familiar with a player he s sent on his way. Cooper was second in the entire league in goals last year but he s now gone. It s hard to fathom. Hardworking midfielder Joel Lindpere was also traded another move that has to be questioned. Jan Gunnar Solli and Teemu Tainio players that were brought in at the request of Backe are also gone. Sebastien LeToux who had only a brief stint with the Red Bulls was also sent back to Philadelphia the team where he became an All-Star. Defender Rafa Marquez brought in three years ago as a designated player but had a tumultuous tenure with practically everyone here was released with one year left on his contract. Defenders Stephen Keel Victor Paulssen and Wilman Conde are also gone as is goalkeeper Bill Gaudette who was brought in after rookie Ryan Meara suffered a season-ending hip injury last July. Fan favorite Dax McCarty is back to anchor the midfield with Cahill. Former MLS All-Star Heath Pearce is back to be the mainstay on the backline as are Roy Miller and Markus Holgersson. Roxburgh wanted to make sure that the Red Bulls maintained their identity with young players giving New Jersey native Connor Lade who had a breakout season a year ago and Brandon Barklege contracts that are commensurate with their talents. Luis Robles who played sparingly at the end of last season has been the goalkeeper thus far awaiting the return of Ryan Meara who made a splash last season before getting hurt. We want young players in their 20s who would add another dimension Roxburgh said. We want to have a good range of younger kids to veteran players. We re going to try to identify those who could add dimensions on every level and want to make it a well-rounded squad. We re going to try our best to get a local identity and a style that fans can identify with. Lloyd Sam who showed some promise in two games last year before getting hurt is also back to ignite the offense from the midfield. The team did sign Brazilian standout Juninho to play in the midfield but the 38-year-old international star is already injured with a calf strain and may not be able to play for a while. Other newcomers include Kosuke Kimura a former All-Star defender midfielders Ruben Izquierdo and Jonny Steel and forward Fabian Espindola who made a splash in the season-opening tie with Portland by scoring two goals. New defender Jamison Olave also scored a goal in the 3-3 tie with the Timbers. 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Alonso also joined the 1 000-point club when she reached the milestone toward the end of the season a fine team did get solid inside play from senior Bobby Keegan. North Arlington also struggled suffering huge injuries throughout the course of the season. Coach Dave Walsh managed to lead the Vikings to eight wins thanks to the efforts of steady players like Jeff Frytek and Julian Ortiz. And there is no way to overlook the efforts of Kearny s Dylan Hoch who also eclipsed the 1 000-point milestone this season while lighting the nets afire with a school record 49-point performance one game against McNair Academic. Coach Bill Schoener made some positive strides in his first season with the Kardinals. In bowling Lyndhurst won its third NJSIAA state sectional championship in the last four years thanks to the exploits of the Lopez siblings senior Lexus and sophomore Jordan who bowled a perfect game of 300 en route to the Bergen County championship. Will Blanco a Kearny resident who attends St. Peter s Prep won the Hudson County bowling championship for a second straight year. Molly Howell of Kearny High School won the Hudson County girls bowling championship a first for Kearny. In wrestling Nutley won the Essex County Tournament and District 14 championship see VIEW page 21 PREMIER CARE ASSOCIATES of West Hudson Prakash J. Doshi M.D. ABIM Open 7 Days Satish Madan M.D. FACS a Week Subhathra Karunanithi M.D. ABFM We are seeing patients from infants to adults. Longer Hours Walk-In Appointments Available For All Minor Medical Urgencies Preventive and Primary Medical Care Most Major Insurances Accepted 206 Bergen Avenue Suite 201 Kearny NJ (201) 998-7474 Photo by Jim Hague The 1 000-point club added two more from the local basketball scene this season as Camila Alonso of Lyndhurst (l.) and Dylan Hoch of Kearny (r.) both scored the 1000th point of their respective careers. 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They believed in me to make the best decision. a serious shoulder injury a And the decision was to torn labrum that would evencontinue to try to compete tually require surgery. with the injured shoulder. At first it scared me but It was tough for me TromI knew that I wasn t going to betta said. I had to stay away stop Trombetta said. It was from any kind of (arm) bars. I my senior year and I was not By Jim Hague Observer Sports Writer B LEE TCM Health Center Acupuncture & Acupressure (Massage) Chinese Herbs Foot Reflexology Chinese Food Nutrition Weiping Li O.M.D & Ph.D Licensed Acupuncturist in NJ NY Certified Chinese Herbalist Over 20 Yrs Experience www.leetcmhealthcenter.com wasn t able to wrestle at 100% and that s what hurt me the most. One-hundred percent I wish he was at 50% said Nutley head wrestling coach Frank DiPiano. If he was at 100% then things would have become very interesting. Trombetta rehabbed the shoulder for the first month of the season. It was tough Trombetta said. I was on a lot more stricter diet. I ate a lot of chicken and a lot of vegetables to keep my weight down. But because I wasn t wrestling I had no chance to mess up. So I had no junk food at all. It was also tough for me to get the stamina back to where I was before I got hurt. It was really frustrating because I wanted to have such a great senior year. Photo by Jim Hague Nutley senior 120-pounder Bobby Trombetta. Trombetta had already secured his place in Nutley wrestling history before his senior year. He won the NJSIAA District 14 champion- ship twice and won the Essex County Tournament three times. 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I would get in a shot (around the legs) then my shoulder couldn t handle it so it was tough for me to keep that leg. I d then have to try something different. Trombetta did manage to win his fourth consecutive county title making his seasonal debut at 126 pounds at the county tourney and earned his third District 14 gold medal. He took second at the Region 4 tourney punching his ticket for another trip to Atlantic City. However disaster struck last Friday night when Trombetta lost his opening round match ending all hope of winning the state title. After I lost I wasn t too sure if I wanted to continue Trombetta said. The goal I had to win the state was no longer possible. But the coaches came to me and talked to me about it. They made me realize that it was my last chance and I couldn t get down on myself. I had to do whatever I could to go out with a bang. One of those assistant coaches is Anthony Montes who was the first Nutley wrestler to win medals in three NJSIAA state tournaments and was the all-time leader in wins at Nutley before the mark was broken three years ago. I think it helped that Bobby grew up watching Anthony DiPiano said. It s almost kind of fitting. Trombetta was relegated to the wrestleback consolations but he made the most of it winning three times to get into the medal round in the span of 90 minutes Saturday morning. It was pretty rough with the injury Trombetta said. The first match I aggravated the shoulder again but I iced it and the coaches kept me confident that I could do it. It was unbelievable DiPiano said. It just shows how much drive and intensity the kid has. Not only did he wrestle three times (Saturday) but he wrestled three quality kids. To beat three kids of that caliber to get to the medal round is incredible. The way he handled it the way he was themselves as one of the best programs in northern New Jersey. In swimming the Kearny boys team achieved its best season in several years finishing second in the Hudson County public schools in every match shows the type of kid and type of champion Bobby is. It s pretty remarkable considering the severity of the injury. Trombetta left Atlantic City Sunday with an eighth-place medal in the 120-pound weight class his third medal at the state tourney joining coach and mentor Montes as the only two Maroon Raiders to get three state medals. Trombetta also ended his career with 141 career victories tops in Nutley history and third all-time in Essex County. Four county titles three district crowns two Region gold medals and three medals at the state tourney to go along with a school-record victory total. Not too shabby. He had a fantastic career DiPiano said. It was a fun run Trombetta said. Although I didn t get the ultimate goal I enjoyed every bit of it. For his efforts Trombetta has been selected as The Observer Athlete of the Week for the past week. Trombetta was asked if he was surprised to achieve so much with the use of only one arm. After losing the first match there I was a little surprised to win three times Trombetta said. I got a little more contournament and fourth in the county overall led by Matt Amar and Adam Coppola. All in all it was a fine winter sports season locally. Now it s time to move on to the spring. Can the snow melt any faster fident thanks to my coaches. I was mentally prepared to get through the tournament. It means a lot to get the third medal. I have to be proud of what I achieved. Added Trombetta It s crazy to think that my four years are over. It went by so quickly. It feels great that all the hard work I put in paid off. In the end looking at the big picture I ll say that it was something special and it means a lot. DiPiano is hopeful that some college gives Trombetta a scholarship. He s going to make some program very happy DiPiano said. Some college is going to be very lucky to get him because with his work ethic and determination he s only going to make that program better. The kid stepped into our room as a champion but he s a three-time medal winner at the states. He s been a credit to our program and someone to look up to. Trombetta hasn t decided on what school he wants to attend. I m going to start to go on visits soon Trombetta said. I plan on wrestling in college. And now he can get the shoulder repaired so he will be 100% by the time he hits college. That s the plan right now Trombetta said. 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Very clean. Central Air as well. Vacant. We have the key. EXCLUSIVE WITH ARLINGTON AT 199 000. KEARNY - ARLINGTON SECTION NORTH ARLINGTON 1 Family Asking 399 000 KEARNY Townhouse Style Condo Asking 349 999 KEARNY - MANOR SECTION M U LT I - FA M I LY H O M E UNDERCT CONTRA 3 FAMILY This Kearny three family has separate gas utilities a finished basement and off street parking. Very good value at only 349 900. 1 Family Asking 194 900 1 Family Asking 349 900 758 Kearny Avenue Kearny NJ 07032 201-991-0032 Deadline for obituaries Monday by 10 AM ment of Health in Trenton 28 Brookline Avenue Nutley for 24 years before retiring in where she was a member of December 2011. the Rosary Society followed She is survived by her by burial at Holy Cross Cemhusband John and their sons etery 340 Ridge Road North Jesse A. Caldwell and his wife Arlington. Stephanie Ryan H. Caldwell Born in Manchester Engand his fianc Emily and one land in 1921 Bridget was sister Andrea Cookie Lamraised in Dublin Ireland. bertson. Married to Thomas Lynam In lieu of flowers the famin 1947 the couple moved to John Jack Burke Jr. 67 ily suggests contributions to New Jersey in 1958 with their of Hazleton Pa. formally of Gilda s Club of North Jersey six children and settled in Kearny passed away Thursat www.gildasclubnj.org or to Kearny where they welcomed day Feb. 28. Born in Newark The Maureen Fund for Ovartwo more children. Bridget he was the son of the late John ian Cancer at www.hackensac- retired from Bamberger s and Theresa (Placonis) Burke. kumcfoundation.org. (now Macy s) after working Jack was on the KHS footas a salesperson for many ball team and graduated in Christina Margaret Keating years and moved to Nutley 1964. He served in Vietnam Christina Margaret Keatwith her husband in 1991. She in 1967 with the U.S. ARMY ing (nee McQuilkin) 74 of loved line dancing Irish mu9th Infantry. Soon after he Melbourne Australia passed sic playing with her grandstarted work with the U.S. away Feb. 15. children and great-grandchilPostal Service in Kearny and She was the beloved wife of dren and traveling. some years later transferred the late John Keating devoted Bridget was preceded in to Hazleton Pa. where he mother of William Charles death by her loving husband retired 35 years later. Patricia and Kathleen daugh- Thomas (1991) brother John Jack had lung cancer and ter of the late Dora and James and sister May granddaughdied from complications of McQuilkin dear sister of ter Laura Lynam (2004) and chemotherapy. David James and Allan Mcgrandson Benjamin Goldfogle Preceding him in death was Quilkin Kathleen Mulrenan (2009). She is survived by his son John Burke III. Nancy Loughlin Dorothea her eight children and their He leaves behind his loving Sneddon Lily Parkin Mary spouses Carol and Jack Aywife Joanne ( Pari) Burke Crawford Isabella Elliott and res Irene and Kim Fernandes and three children his sons the late Patrick McQuilkin Catherine and Kevin BrenAnthony and his wife Fallen and Joan Hemphill and grand- nan Terence Lynam Anne Jayme and his wife Danielle mother of seven. and Andrew Goddard Marie and his daughter Michele A funeral mass was held and Jerry Glass Clare and Burke. Also surviving are Feb. 22 at Viewbank MelThomas Goldfogle and Jean his brother Dennis and his bourne Australia. and Dan Boyle her grandchilwife Nina Rebecca (Becky) dren and their spouses Brian Northrup and her husband Bridget Anne Lynman Kenneth. Jack also leaves beBeloved Mother GrandNovena to the Blessed Virgin Mary hind 8 grandchildren to whom mother and Great-Grandhe was very close and many mother 91 Remember O most gracious Virgin Mary that nieces and nephews. Bridget Anne Lynam (nee never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection implored your help and sought your Services were beautifully O Carroll) 91 joined Our intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this held at Most Precious Blood Father in Heaven on Tuesconfidence I fly onto you O Virgin of Virgins My Catholic Church in Hazleton day March 5 while living at Mother. To you I come before you I stand sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word incarnate Pa. Arden Courts in West Ordespise not my petitions but in your mercy hear ange. A viewing took place and answer me. (Mention Petition). Jeanne Caldwell on Thursday March 7 at Say prayer 9 times in a row and make the sign of Jeanne Caldwell (Lambertthe Biondi Funeral Home of the cross before each prayer. Must publish imson 58 died on March 4 at Nutley 540 Franklin Ave. A mediately and your prayer will be answered. The the Hackensack University Mass of Christian burial was Blessed beautiful Virgin Mary Holy Mother of god never fails Medical Center Hackensack. held on Friday March 8 at Arrangements were by the Holy Family Catholic Church V.S. Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home 585 Belgrove Dr. Kearny. A celebration of life was held with private cremaRyan tion. Condolences and memories may be shared at www. It s been four years since your passing. thiele-reid.com Jeanne was born in Kearny You are always in our dream and our and was a lifelong resident. She earned her R.N. in 1976 thoughts you are dearly missed. from Christ Hospital in Jersey Your Loving Family City and was employed by the New Jersey State Depart- John Burke Jr. obituaries THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 2013 25 To submit an obituary obituaries theobserver.com and support for their mother. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations for Alzheimer s research at www.alz. org or Ben s Run to support cancer research in memory of her grandson at www.bensrun.org. Bernard McCarthy Bernard McCarthy of Kearny died on March 6 at home. He was 85. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny. A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday March 12 at 10 see OBITS page fax 201-991-8941 and Sharon Ayres Karen and Andrew Smith David Fernandes Kristen and Mark O Grady Elizabeth and Justin Mosher Nicholas Brennan Sean Lynam Thomas Steagall Lynam Colin Goddard Emma Goddard Christopher Glass Anna Goldfogle Sarah Boyle Jessica Boyle Emily Boyle Sophie Boyle her great-grandchildren Timothy Ayres George Smith Molly O Grady and Charlotte Mosher and several nieces and nephews. The family thanks the staff at Arden Courts an assisted living facility for Alzheimer s patients for their loving care 30 Mulligan Funeral Home 331 Cleveland Avenue Harrison Licensed Funeral Directors serving your needs include Frank X. Mulligan III Manager NJ Lic. 4221 Frank X. Mulligan Jr NJ Lic. 2953 . Private Parking at 10 Frank Rodgers Blvd. North visit us at www.mulliganfuneralhome.org 973-481-4333 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 13 2013 The Observer is not responsible for typographical errors. Credit for errors will not be granted after the next week s publication. No changes or refunds. Deadline for classifieds is Monday by 4 00 PM. www.theobserver.com CLASSIFIEDS OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT HARRISON MODERN OFFICE SPACE. HEAT A C & ELECTRICITY INCLUDED. 400 SQ FT 750.00 PER MONTH VERY CLOSE TO PATH (973)481-3996 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 To place an ad call 201-991-1600 classified theobserver.com APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY 349 Elm St. 2 bedrooms apt for rent. Utilities seperate. 1200 month. Available April 1st. Call (201)647-4939 Landscaping Maintenance Snow Removal services offered. In exchange for garage. Reputable Reliable. Greg (201)726-0287 GARAGE WANTED HOUSE FOR SALE BELLEVILLE The Rutan Estates Ranch house finished basement 2 baths excellent condition. Beautiful manicured front and back yard. 315 000 neg. Call owner (973)450-8626 For sale Corner lot 88x95 w existing house in developing area of Kearny. Serious inquiries only by appoinment. Developers welcomed (201)233-8089 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 HOUSE FOR RENT APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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 Bdrm Apt 950 m util sep. Convenient location walk to all bus banking laundry post off shopping best delis and pizza. Overnight off street parking permit avail for municipal lot-free Call to see apt. 201-955-0001. 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 KEARNY 1 bedroom Apt. Heat included. No Pets. 900 month. Available April 1st (917)270-1090 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 L R kitchen and bathroom. hot water included. Near public transportation. No pets. Please call (973)992-5488 KEARNY 1 bedroom modern big rooms washer dryer dishwasher. No pets. 900 month 1 month security. Call (973)769-4897 KEARNY 2 bedrooms LR kitchen. 1100 mo 1 month security. Separate utilities. Available April 1st. No smoking. (201)320-9507 APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY 1 Bedroom. Arlington Section. Newly Renovated. Laundry on Premises. HT HW Included. Near Transportation. No Pets. 825 month security. (201)998-4972 APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY 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 2 bedroom apt. heat included. Quiet dead end st. Near school & shopping. 1350 mo. First months rent 1 month security. No pets. Available April 1st. (201)954-2475 KEARNY 2nd floor 3 Bedrooms. Railroad style Utilities are Separate 1100 m. No Pets. Call Owner Mr. Lee (917)499-2832 11am-11pm KEARNY 3 Bedroom Apt 1300 & 2 bedroom apt 1150 month. 1 month security Available Immediately. Call (201)622-8315 KEARNY 3 bedroom Arlington section kitchen LR DR. Available immediately. 1300 month. (201)284-0284 (551)482-4163. KEARNY 3 bedrooms apt. EIK LR. 1st floor. Hardwood floors. 1250 month. 1 month security required. Pay own utilities. No pets. No smoking. Available April 1st. (201)889-5878 KEARNY 3 LG ROOMS (ONE BEDROOM) AT BELGROVE APTS. 935 INCLUDING HEAT HOT WATER. LAUNDRY ROOM. NO PETS. (973)493-7868 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. EIK L R. 750 month 1 1 2 month security. HT HW included. (201)998-4508 APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY Beautiful 1st floor 2 bedroom apt. Modern kitchen and bath. Hardwood floors in LR. Move-in condition. washer dryer hook-up storage bin. Nice section of Kearny 1200 mon utilities. 1 month security. No pets. No smoking. Available April 1st. Contact John (973)202-9769 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. HALL FOR RENT Family Affairs Only Nice clean hall. Pleasant atmosphere. Maximum 80 people. 201-496-4645 201-991-9865 Call Anytime Rental Affordable A C Nice Setting Party Hall KEARNY 121 Afton st. Newly renovated. 2nd floor. 2 bedrooms 975 month. 3 bedrooms 1100 month. Kitchen and bath. HT HW micro refrigerator included. 1 month security. No fee. No pets. Call Super (973)517-0526 (201)437-4648 201-889-6677 201-572-1839 4 Sale by Owner 1 fam. 3 bdrms 2 baths plus fin basment & attic. No driveway . KEARNY 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 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 SPACE FOR RENT ASKING PRICE 179 000 646-554-4563 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 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 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 APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY KEARNY 2 bedroom apt. 3rd floor. Kitchen L R. Newly renovated. Laundry Hardwood floors. Near transportation PATH & Park. No pets smoking. 900 plus Utilities. Security.Available April1st (201)362-5028 APARTMENTS FOR RENT APARTMENTS FOR RENT POLICY NO REFUNDS or CHANGES with CLASSIFIED ADS Please note there will be a There are APARTMENTS FOR RENT APARTMENTS FOR RENT PROCESSING FEE if changes need to be made for running specials 10.00 There will be a 10.00 processing fee when Cancelling an ad before it is published for the first time. 10 processing fee if changes need to be made for running specials KEARNY 1st floor 2 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 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 Family House 2nd floor. 900 month. 1 month security. Small 3 bedroom. HT & electricity. Parking extra 35. Available April 1st. (201)998-8429 or (201)998-1000. KEARNY 2nd floor 4 rooms. Heat supplied no pets. immediate occupancy. 970 month. Security Required. (973)303-7903 (570)746-3702 KEARNY 3rd floor. 1 Bedroom apt. 750 month plus utilities. 1 month security No Pets. Available March 1st. (201)725-0123 KEARNY 4 1 2 rooms 2nd floor. Coin Washer dryer. Available April 1st. Also 3rd floor 4 rooms. No pets. 1 1 2 month security. Available Now. (201)283-2310 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 modern rooms New refrigerator. Pets welcomed. Near transportation. Available May 1st. Very quiet house. (201)991-5020 KEARNY 5 renovated rooms close to schools transportation utilities separate No pets smoking 1-1 2 months security (201)997-3757 KEARNY 611 Elm St. 1 BR apt. Central Air. Available April 15th. No Pets. 900 utilities 1-1 2 months deposit. Month-Month lease. (201)993-4665 Jack KEARNY 611 Elm St. 1 BR apt. Central Air. Available April 15th. No Pets. 850 utilities 1-1 2 months deposit. Month-Month lease. (201)993-4665 Jack 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- 2nd floor 5-1 2 rooms. 1200 plus utilities. No pets. One month security. Available April 1st. (201)998-4545 KEARNY Modern 2 bedrooms LR kitchen. Separate utilities. 1-1 2 months security. 1050 month. No pets. Available April 1st. (973)380-9007. KEARNY NEW 1 BEDROOM APT W LG ROOMS CLOSETS. 3RD. FLOOR. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED. FRIDGE. MANOR SECTION. NO PETS SMOKING. 1 BLOCK AWAY FROM NY NEWARK TRANSPORTATION. 875- 975. AVAILABLE APRIL 1ST (201)997-2831 KEARNY Newly renovated hardwood floors. 2nd floor. 2 bedroom apt. Large walk-in closet LR DR kitchen bath. Stainless steel appliances. No pets. No smoking. 1250 month. Call (201)991-4867 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 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. 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 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 2013 The Observer is not responsible for typographical errors. Credit for errors will not be granted after the next week s publication. No changes or refunds. Deadline for classifieds is Monday by 4 00 PM. www.theobserver.com CLASSIFIEDS APARTMENTS FOR RENT HARRISON 2 bedroom apartment 2nd floor Central heat hardwood floors close to schools & PATH. Available March 15. (973)714-2368. HARRISON 2 bedroom apt. 2 full baths kitchen dinette. Spacious LR. Dishwasher refrigerator stove ceiling fans mini blinds. Washer dryer hook-up. No pets. No smoking. Free Fios cable. Utilities not included. 5 minutes from PATH. 1650 month 1 month security. Available now. (973)485-4105 HARRISON 2 bedrooms. 1-1 2 bathrooms. C A. Parking. Laundry room. Major appliances included. No pets. Security required. Available May 1st. (973)876-1648 (973)289-8690 leave a message. HARRISON 2nd floor 1 bedroom LR Kitchen supply own utilities. Available Now 900. 1-1 2 months security No pets. (201)388-0463 HARRISON 2nd floor 3 bedrooms. 1 month security. Separate utilities. No pets. Available now. (973)482-0647 (973)508-2102 HARRISON 3 bedroom apt. on 2nd floor of 3 family house modern kitchen & bath Laundry hookup & storage in basement. No pets. Close to park schools & transportation. 1400 month plus 1-1 2 months sec. dep. Call (973)484-7576 HARRISON 3 bedrooms 2 baths master bedroom w private bath. Hardwood florrs tiled floors in kitchen & baths. New stove dishwasher. Central air intercom close 10 min walk to train station to N.Y. No pets. 1370 month. 1-1 2 months security. Available April 1st Call (973)432-3938 27 To place an ad call 201-991-1600 classified theobserver.com ROOM FOR RENT EMPLOYMENT APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY Totally remodeled 2 bedroom apt. Available April 1st. 1100 month. 1 month security. Separate utilities. No pets. Call between 6-9pm (201)991-7871 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 APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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 Renovated large 2 bedroom apt. 2nd floor. EIK LR. Heat included. 1100 month Available April 1st. Call Carlos at (201)988-7536 APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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 5 room apt. 2 bedroom. Near PATH. 1-1 2 months security. References required. (862)215-6880 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 month security utilities not included. No Pets. No smoking. Near transportation schools and stores. (973)483-1067 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 APARTMENTS FOR RENT N. ARLINGTON N.ARLINGTON Recently renovated 3 BR Apt. 2nd Floor 1250 utilities Plus 1 month security. Call (201)966-8095 N.ARLINGTON 1 & 2 bedroom garden apts. HT HW & parking included. No pets. 1-1 2 months security. (201)342-2206 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 2 bedroom apt. 1st floor Hardwood Floors. 2 car Driveway included available now. No pets Please call (973)393-6344 APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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 www.aptrentalnj.com 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 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. LYNDHURST Modern 1 Family house with 4 bedrooms to rent 1 1 2 baths kitchen close to transportation 15 minutes to NYC by car. 500 month per room. 1 month security (973)450-5202 Drivers Start up to .40 per Mile. Home weekly. CDL-A 6 Mos. OTR Exp. Required. 50 Brand new Coronados Youll be proud to Drive (877)705-9261 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 BELLEVILLE BELLEVILLE 1 bdrm apt. HT HW included. Parking space. Located in nice location. Available April 1st 895 per month 1 1 2 month security. No pets. Please call Joanne (973)699-3146 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. 1500. Available April 1st. Call Mike (201)463-7034 NORTH NEWARK HARRISON HARRISON1 small bedroom apt. pay own utilities. 690 plus 1 month security. available April 1st (973)845-2094 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 N.NEWARK Forest hill. Section 8 accepted. 2 & 3 bedroom Apartments. Newly renovated. Available immediately. Call (973)202-8580 (973)925-3812 BELLEVILLE Furnished 1 large room for rent for 1 person. 500 month. Everything included. We speak spanish english. Available now. (201)852-8216 CONSECUTIVELY SPECIAL MUST RUN EMPLOYMENT THREE & FOUR WEEKS EMPLOYMENT LYNDHURST LYNDHURST 1 bedroom apartment. Renovated building. Wood kitchen cabinets refrigerator stove ceramic tile floor hardwood floors throughout. Laundry on-site. No Pets. Near NYC transportation. 1-1 2 months security. 865 utilities. (201)438-6241 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 EMPLOYMENT ATTN DRIVERS - WANT WEEKLY HOMETIME Hiring Limited of Positions Pay up to .49 CPM 18 per stop fo ALL STOPS EMPLOYMENT N.ARLINGTON Light and airy 4 room apt. Quiet neighborhood 1050 mo utilities One year lease. 1-1 2 months security. No pets. (973)838-1662 N.ARLINGTON 2 bedroom garden style apt. Available. April & May New kitchen bath & windows. HT HW included. Please call Lisa (201)891-1951 N.ARLINGTON 2 bedrooms LR DR kitchen & bathroom. 2nd floor. Available April 1st. (973)444-1009 (201)991-1858 N.ARLINGTON 2nd floor 5 rooms 2 bedrooms w enclosed front porch. Newly remodeled. Hardwood floors. 1250 month Utilities. 1 Month Security. NO PETS. 1 block from NY NJ transportation. Available May 1st. (201)618-0316 N.ARLINGTON 4 large rooms APT fully renovated. 2nd Floor. Has laundry hook-up. No Pets. No Smoking. 1200 month. 1 month sec. Available May 1st. (201)960-3959 (201)991-4739 ROOM FOR RENT Kitchen Baking Help Wanted. Early Morning Evenings. Se Habla Espanol (201)998-8509 ROOMMATE WANTED HARRISON Share furnished apartment. No smoking drinking. Available immediately. Spanish or English (862)279-8969 BELLEVILLE Nice area. Room for rent. 400. 1 month security. 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The Humane Society of Bergen County 221-223 Stuyvesant Ave. Lyndhurst has a supply of dog food both canned and dry available to anyone who due to unemployment disability or any other financial difficulty cannot afford to feed their 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 Lyndhurst food pantry 253 Stuyvesant Ave. (across from Spa Lady) is in need of gift cards and holiday hams for their clients. The food pantry is run by the Woman s Club of Lyndhurst on a daily basis. Clients must show that they are Lyndhurst residents and show proof of need. The pantry is open four days a week Monday to Thursday 1 to 3 30 p.m. The food pantry is also in need of canned goods beans rice pancake batter syrup peanut butter jelly dry cereal oatmeal coffee sugar hot chocolate cookies etc. Please check your expiration dates. Expired foods are not accepted and will be disposed of. Remember Easter and Passover are just around the corner. Monetary donations can be sent to the Woman s Club of Lyndhurst 481 Roosevelt Ave. Lyndhurst N.J. 07071. Please make checks payable to the Woman s Club of Lyndhurst. If you have a ham or food to donate please drop it off at the Town Hall Annex 253 Stuyvesant Ave. Learn when and how to properly use prescribed antibiotics at the Lyndhurst Health Department on Friday March 15 at 10 a.m. This forum will be hosted by Clara Maass Medical Center and a light breakfast will be served. The breakfast forum regarding Bone and Joint Health on Tuesday March 19 has been rescheduled to Tuesday March 26 at 10 a.m. Lyndhurst Chiropractor Dr. Robert Haley will host this forum at the Health Department s new location at 601 Riverside Ave. Please call 201-804-2500 to reserve a seat. If you are a resident of the Carucci Apartments transportation will be provided via the Parks Department. The Health Department will hold its annual Men s Health Clinic on Thursday April 4 at 9 a.m. open to all male Lyndhurst residents age 40 and over. This screening made possible through a partnership with Clara Maass Medical Center is aimed at detecting prostate cancer which has become one of the leading causes of cancer deaths among men. This free event includes a prostate exam a PSA blood test and a stool check for blood. Please call 201-804-2500 to make an appointment. The NJMC and Bergen County Audubon Society will host the Third-Tuesday-of-the-Month Bird Walk on Tuesday March 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Harrier Meadow programs. in North Arlington (on Disposal Road near Schuyler Avenue). (Note There may be construction vehicles on Valley Brook Ave. so Harrier Meadow may be best reached by Schuyler Ave. Check meadowblog.net for last-minute updates. You will have to sign a standard liability release that is good for NJMC BCAS events throughout the year. To R.S.V.P. contact Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4 aol.com or 201-230-4983. Out of This Solar System Planets Orbiting Stars a program for all ages will be presented at the Meadowlands Environment Center DeKorte Park Plaza Lyndhurst on Wednesday March 20 from 2 to 3 p.m. Following a brief non-technical overview of our own solar system Dr. John Sloan will discuss new and exciting findings about planets orbiting other stars known as extrasolar planets or exoplanets. We will examine some of these strange worlds beyond our solar system and explore whether they can support life as we know it. Admission is 5 per person and 4 for MEC members. For more information call 201-460-8300 or visit www.njmeadowlands. gov ec. The William D. McDowell Observatory in DeKorte Park hosts free open viewing nights every Monday and Wednesday in March from 8 to 10 p.m. Jupiter should be visible in the early part of the month. Saturn is expected to join the show the last week of March. The observatory also offers Let s Talk Astronomy learning sessions on Tuesday nights from 7 to 9 p. m. This month s theme is The Life Cycles of Stars. Signs of Spring Watercolor Painting for Kids. will be held at the Meadowlands Environment Center on Saturday March 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. for kids ages 6 to 12 accompanied by an adult. Participants are invited to celebrate the arrival of the new season by using watercolor pencils to both draw and paint images of DeKorte Park and the signs of spring. Take-home art supplies are included. Cost is 10 per child 8 for MEC members. For more information and to register for all programs except bird walks call 201-460-8300 or visit www. njmeadowlands.gov ec. The NJMC will hold an information session and make bid documents available on Thursday March 14 for 17 boat slip rentals on the Hackensack River at the Commission s River Barge Park in Carlstadt. The information session will be held at 6 p.m. in the Commission s administrative offices at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst. The slips are suitable for boats with a maximum length of 28 feet including all appurtenances. There will be a minimum bid due for each of four categories of slips. The categories are based on minimum expected water depths at low tide. Minimum bids range from 500 to 1 800 per season which runs from April 1 to Nov. 1. Bid documents will also be available for download on the NJMC website www. njmeadowlands.gov beginning on March 14. Those interested may also request that bid documents be mailed or emailed. They will also be available at the NJMC administrative offices. Further details about the hours rules and operations of the park and marina will be included in the bid documents. Sealed bids will be opened at 9 a.m. on Saturday March 23 at the NJMC administrative offices. For more information contact Lisa Cameron at 201-460-4658 or lisa.cameron njmeadowlands.gov. North Arlington North Arlington Elks 129 Ridge Rd. will host a fish fry on Good Friday March 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. Price is 12 per dinner and includes fish (fried or broiled) chips a bowl of clam chowder a baked clam and cole slaw. Shrimp cocktail and clams on the half-shell are available for an additional price of 4 for a half dozen and 6 for a dozen. North Arlington Health Department announces upcoming programs for March. Blood Pressure Health Risk Assessment - Second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 1 to 2 45 p.m. No appointment necessary. Evidence-based tools to quit smoking - Free program on Thursday March 14 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Senior Center rear of the Health Department building at 10 Beaver Ave. Featured speaker will be Roland Romano LPC CTTS RRT and Community Outreach Coordinator for the St. Barnabas Lung Cancer Institute. Get advice on what really works Limited seats available. Open to surrounding communities. Registration is required. Multiphasic blood screening - Thursday March 28 beginning at 7 a.m. by appointment. Includes complete blood count with differential chemistry and lipid profile with CHD risk factor. Fasting required -- 22 fee. C-Reactive protein Homocysteine level tests Hemo- globin A1C and Vitamin D level testing are also available at additional cost. For information and appointments call the Health Department at 201-955-5695. The borough will host a paper shredding day on Saturday March 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the borough hall parking lot on Ridge Road. Residents are invited to bring any personal documents they no longer need to the shredder which is on loan through Bergen County Utilities Authority. The borough will be selling blue 25 gallon recycling barrels to residents for just 10 each on shredder day. Nutley An art exhibit for Women s History Month will be presented by the Women s Initiatie of Nutley at the Nutley Free Public Library featuring works in oil watercolor pastel pencil and photography. The exhibit spotlights the artwork of the following local artists Dolores D Achille Karen DeRose Susan Farr Carolyn Gregor Ruth Ann Konopka Yuko Okabe Margot Parker Teresa Ruffo Edith Sirmons Dianne Louise Wilson Marleen Valdez Susan Vogel and Karyl Zuniga. These inspiring local artists have won awards in local regional and national competitions. Celebrate Women s History Month and Jazz Appreciation Month with a concert by the Jane Stuart Jazz Quartet at the Nutley Public Library on Saturday March 23 at 2 p.m. This Tribute to the Great Ladies of Jazz features the songs of Ella Fitzgerald Lena Horne Billie Holiday and more and will include interesting tidbits about the artists and their careers. Enjoy a fun lesson in the art of scatting and a sing along. Jane Stuart resides in Nutley has released two recordings teaches vocal technique and performance locally and performs throughout the metropolitan area. Call the library at 973667-0405 for more information about this and other programs. The schedule of programs is available at the library and on the library s web site at http nutley.bccls.org. 30 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 2013 OBITS from 25 a.m. in St. Cecilia s Church Kearny followed by burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com. Mr. McCarthy served in the Navy and was a member of The St. Cecilia s Knights of Columbus. Husband of the late Marie (McGarril) he is survived by his children and their spouses Brian McCarthy John and Jeanette McCarthy and Karenanne and John Weins. Brother of Lorraine Starr he is also survived by his grandchildren Mary Catherine Meghan John Brian and Jamie. In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to The Franciscan Friars. Anthony Mollica Anthony Mollica died on March 3 in St. Barnabas Medical Center. He was 80. Born in Jersey City he lived in Kearny before moving to Harrison many years ago. Private arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com. Mr. Mollica is survived by his children Rosemarie McMullen and Anthony Mollica. He was the brother of Mary Cinardo Richard Thomas and Frank Mollica and Josephine McCann he is also survived by three grand and six great-grandchildren. 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 nette Cruz (Tony) 17 grandchildren Nicholas Jacqueline Alexander Megan Joseph Matthew Michael Amanda Nicole Robert Gabriella Giuliana Cristina Lena Jessica Johnny Julia one great grandson Liam and many nieces and nephews in Italy. Funeral services will take Lena (nee Albini) Velona place Wednesday March 13 at 80 of Edison passed away 9 45 a.m. at Costello-Runyon Friday March 8 at JFK Medi- Funeral Home 568 Midcal Center Edison. Born in dlesex Ave. (Rt. 27) Metuchen (costello-runyon.com) folLeno Brescia Italy she was one of 11 siblings. Mrs. Velona lowed by a 10 15 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Francis Cathedral resided in Kearny from 19711986 before moving to Edison. Metuchen. Entombment is in St. Gertrude Cemetery CoShe was a parishioner of St. Francis Cathedral Metuchen. lonia. Visitation is Tuesday March 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. She is predeceased by her and 7 to 9 p.m. Flowers may husband Vincent (d. 1999). be sent or donations may be Surviving are her chilmade to St. Jude Children s dren Frank Velona (Diane) Research Hospital 262 Danny Jerry Velona (Jean) JoThomas Place Memphis seph Velona (Linda) Robert Tenn. 38105 (stjude.org). Velona(Danielle) and AntoiLena Velona www.theobserver.com Authorized Security Dealer 201-998-0890 Robbery suspects caught Three out-of-towners have been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of two Lyndhurst residents on Stuyvesant Ave. on Feb. 21 it was announced by Lyndhurst Police Chief James O Connor. On that date police said they responded to a multifamily residence in the 500 block of Stuyvesant Ave. on a report of a robbery involving a handgun in which shots were fired. Upon arrival police said they learned that a 26-yearold man had been robbed of about 200 after the man had struggled with the robbers in an apartment hallway and the man s girlfriend called police for help after having seen one of the robbers display a weapon. Police said they recovered several shell casings from the apartment entry hallway where the robbery was said to have occurred. Police said a two-week investigation coordinated by Lyndhurst Police Det. Ronald Guirland and Det. Sgts. John Kerner and John Mazure led to the identification of the suspects who were picked out of a police lineup by both victims. Police Det. Capt. John J. Valente said investigation revealed that the suspects went to the apartment with the intent to purchase marijuana from the victims. There was no marijuana Valente said. Police executed search and arrest warrants before dawn on Monday March 11 and took the suspects into custody with the assistance of the Clifton Elmwood Park Haledon and Paterson P.D.s without incident at three different locations. No weapon was recovered police said. The suspects and the charges filed against them are as follows Joey Columbo 22 of Clifton charged with two counts of armed robbery possession of a handgun possession of a handgun for unlawful purpose aggravated assault and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Anthony Musleh 22 of Elmwood Park charged with two counts of armed robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. Virgilio Hiciano Jr. 18 of Haledon also charged with two counts of armed robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. All are being held at the Bergen County Jail Hackensack. Bail for Columbo was set at 200 000 with no 10% option both Musleh and Hiciano have 150 000 bail each with no 10% option. 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