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March 20 2013 www.theobserver.com Vol CXXV No. 45 COVERING BELLEVILLE BLOOMFIELD EAST NEWARK HARRISON KEARNY LYNDHURST NORTH ARLINGTON NUTLEY No-smoking zones to be expanded By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent KEARNY In February 2008 the Town of Kearny described by one elected official as being on the cutting edge of the issue prohibited smoking -- or the carrying of any lighted cigarette cigar pipe or other similar device -- within the boundaries of 11 municipally owned playgrounds. That ordinance read WHEREAS the smoking of tobacco is detrimental to the public health and welfare it has been determined that the curbing of smoking where the public will gather will assist in the decrease of smoking and its impact on the public which is beneficial to public health and welfare it is ... the purpose of this ordinance to prohibit smoking from playgrounds ... where the presence of children is likely to occur. These included Belgrove Drive Playground Bell Columbia Coogan Manor Dowd Miglin Pettigrew Tappan and Windsor Grove Playgrounds as well as Riverbank Park Playground and the playground at Gunnell Oval. In May 2008 that ordinance was amended to cover both children s and adults play activities and expanded to include Fairlawn Manor Park see SMOKE page Down they come Photo by Ron Leir Demolition crews work on site clearance in aftermath of destructive Harrison fire. cal firestorm about the level of fire protection services in the town. HARRISON A count by the Harrison he five-alarm blaze that Mayor s Office had at least ripped through two 28 residents including 12 Latino restaurants a school-age children from church and several residen- the 600 block of Frank E. tial buildings in Harrison on Rodgers (FER) Blvd. North March 10 has ignited a politi- displaced by the fire which By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent T also extended to 8 1 2 Davis St. The Harrison Education Foundation is accepting donations on behalf of the families. No civilians were hurt but five members of the Jersey City Fire Department were injured when an explosion triggered by what some fire officials called a backdraft occurred as the firefighters were leaving one of the buildings at the fire scene at 602 FER Blvd. North. All five including two superior officers are recovering from burns scrapes and see FIRE page 05 Kearny crime hits 10-year low By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent KEARNY The numbers are in and the news is more than good. The Town of Kearny s Uniform Crime Report Index for 2012 shows an 18% decrease in crimes compared with 2011. That represents a 10-year low. This despite a Police Department operating with a significantly reduced force. Currently the KPD has 98 members Police Chief John Dowie noted. Ten years ago the force numbered 122. In a statement issued with the report March 12 Mayor Alberto Santos recognized the manpower problem noting that additional resources would be allocated to the department in 2013 including additional surveillance cameras at the road entry points and additional staffing. Using 2010 census figures showing Kearny with a population of 40 684 the current staffing level translates to one officer to protect and serve see CRIME page 14 12 201-991-1300 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 22 02 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 20 2013 A field day for N. Arlington school board West Hudson Publishing Company s Fastest Growing Free Weekly Newspaper Established 1887 Family Owned & Operated By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent NORTH ARLINGTON Opposition by the Democratic majority and Mayor Peter Massa notwithstanding North Arlington voters on March 12 approved a referendum authorizing the Board of Education (BOE) to borrow up to 3.38 million for a revamped high school Foley Field athletic complex. Paying off the debt figures to cost the average borough taxpayer 60 a year beginning in 2015 the BOE has estimated. The tally including absentees was 950 in favor and 718 opposed according to Borough Administrator Terence Wall. A bit more than 18% of the borough s 9 132 registered voters turned out he said. Both Massa and BOE President George McDermott cited a last-minute flier advocating the measure as helping sway borough voters. The unattributed flier reads Supported & Approved By the Parents Referendum Committee. Massa griped that the flier as an election-related document should have listed the funding source for the material as per state election law. He said he may ask the state Election Law Enforcement Commission to investigate whether that constituted a legal violation. But the mayor mentioned nothing about contesting the election results. Massa had called the proposal ill-timed and wrong-headed in light of the county planning a massive upgrade of Riverside Park playing fields and the prospects of more flooding at the Foley Field site. above and beyond going door-to-door to talk up the virtues of the referendum. In any event the BOE is now greenlighted to proceed with these improvements a 6-lane track a [synthetic turf] multipurpose [football soccer and baseball] athletic field and storage restroom and concession stand buildings including acquiring the State s riparian rights that run under and through the improvements to the field any necessary improvements upgrades ... equipment and site work .... The BOE is authorized to issue bonds to cover the cost of the project and because the project isn t eligible for state support is permitted Photo by Ron Leir to apply local funds to help complete the work. North Arlington Administrator Terence Wall checks vote totals on Asked when the BOE school referendum that paves the way for new high school athletic would go to the bond market complex as depicted below. McDermott said it will fall to the board accountants to figure out how best to exploit the current historically low bonding rates. Meanwhile he said sometime in the next two to three weeks residents should expect to see as a prelude to the big project removal of the old high school locker rooms and by the summer installation of the new locker rooms. Once the high school football season ends at the end of November we will close the field completely McDerImage courtesy North Arlington Schools Superintendent s Office mott said. By then all of our McDermott a borough hard to ensure that all infor[rebuilding] plans should be police officer said he couldn t mation [about the proposed approved by the state and we make a judgment about the project] was brought to the should be ready to go. questioned legality of the flier board and the public. Nothing Foley Field s renovation but added that a BOE comwas hidden everything was according to the BOE is key mittee comprised of former by the book. to retaining existing borough Schools Superintendent And he credited parents of parents and to attracting new Anthony Blanco Joseph Rickids in borough recreation cardelli and himself worked programs with having gone see REFERENDUM page 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 10 Display Ads Thursday by 4PM Real Estate Thursday by 12PM Obituaries Monday by 10AM Classifieds Monday by 4PM Deadlines five day weather forecast Wednesday March 20 Thursday March 21 Friday March 22 Saturday March 23 Sunday March 24 Inside Editorial .........................06 Around Town ................13 Real Estate ....................21 Upcoming Promos Easter 3-27-13 Mother s Day 5-08-13 43 40 43 47 43 Mostly Cloudy Mostly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Cloudy Obits ...............................25 Classifieds .....................26 Business Directory ......30 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 20 2013 03 Ex-mayor 82 tosses hat in Lyndhurst ring By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent LYNDHURST ight years after riding off into the political sunset former Lyndhurst Mayor James Guida has resurfaced. Guida previously voted in five times to the Township Board of Commissioners will be looking to do it again as a surprise entry on the ballot in this year s municipal election May 14. A total of 12 men and one woman are vying for five commission seats. Now 82 Guida is running as a member of the Leadership Responsibility & Pride slate in opposition to the administration ticket being fielded by the sitting mayor Robert Giangeruso. An interesting oddity The rival slates have dueling electricians. The opposition slate filed its nominating petitions with the Township Clerk s Office at the 11th hour just before the 4 p.m. March 11 deadline. Mark Gumble campaign manager for that slate characterized it as a diverse ticket with deep ties to the community experience in government and youthful E energy which he says will bring fiscal responsibility and accountability to Lyndhurst and stop the unnecessary spending and borrowing that are burdening our residents while restoring pride in the community. Gumble released these capsule profiles of the slate s candidates William Vasquez 47 is the general manager of L&L Holdings Co. in New York where he manages 1 million square feet of Lower Manhattan real estate. He was a biology major at CUNY Queens College N.Y. with a minor in accounting before moving into real estate. A 23-year Lyndhurst resident Vasquez is treasurer of the Columbus-Lincoln PTA and a CCD teacher at Sacred Heart School where he coaches the girls softball team. He and his wife Kelly have four daughters. Stephen R. Morinho III 27 is an employee of United Water Co. of Harrington Park. A lifelong Lyndhurst resident Morinho has coached youth football for the past seven years and has served as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. He and his wife Jackie have two children. Patrick Glover 41 is a telephone company technician and chief steward of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 827 representing Bergen and Hudson counties. He attended Montclair State University and is now enrolled in the Rutgers University Labor Studies program. He has coached for the Junior Bears football program and CYO basketball for Sacred Heart Parish. He and his wife Marianna have two children. Anthony Giarrusso 42 owns The City Lounge a local restaurant on Valley Brook Ave. off Grant Ave. A 40-year Lyndhurst resident Giarrusso is a former soc- cer T-ball and Little League coach. He and his wife Kathy have one child. 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Try our hoT sTuffed cabbage and bbQ ribs 428 Harrison Ave. Harrison 973-483-3220 04 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 20 2013 K-9 cop goes to the dogs A Belleville man who was a 12-year veteran of the Essex County Sheriff s Office was convicted of official misconduct last week following a jury trial in Newark. His offense Stealing 70 in cash from a crime scene. The defendant George Ruiz 46 had also been employed by the Essex County Department of Corrections for five years before joining the sheriff s force authorities reported. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray said the crime occurred March 3 2011 after Ruiz who was a K-9 officer was dispatched to an Irvington apartment where a drug bust dence and taken an inventory of cash and contraband said Assistant Prosecutor Timothy Shaughnessy who tried the case. According to Shaughnessy Ruiz was asked to enter the bedroom with the dog and search for any contraband that may have gone unnoticed and seconds after he left the room the money was discovered missing. A subsequent search of the officer revealed Ruiz had 70 in cash in his pocket in the same denominations as previously recorded by IAU - two 20 bills and three 10 bills. Following a joint investigation by the Prosecutor s Office and the Sheriff s Department a grand jury indicted Ruiz in December 2011. He was convicted last Thursday March 14. Ruiz had been free throughout the trial but following the verdict he was immediately remanded to jail. He reportedly is being held in protective custody in a county other than Essex. When he is sentenced May 3 Ruiz faces three to five years in state prison. If he is sentenced to the minimum he must serve two years before becoming eligible for parole. Commenting on the case Murray said It is a real tragedy when a sworn law enforcement officer brazenly violates the law during the routine course of his work. It undermines the public trust and simply will not be tolerated. -- Karen Zautyk Photo courtesy of ECPO George Ruiz had occurred. Unbeknownst to Ruiz members of the prosecutor s Internal Affairs Unit had already been to the resi- Flood insurance discounts for Meadows owners LYNDHURST For the eighth year in a row Meadowlands District property owners businesses and tenants located in Special Flood Hazard Areas will continue to be eligible for 15% discounts on National Flood Insurance Program policies issued through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission announced. The Meadowlands Commission is pleased that FEMA based on the Commission s land use activities will continue to provide valuable insurance discounts to District property owners said Marcia Karrow executive director of the NJMC. The Commission received the discount through its participation in the Community Rating System (CRS) program on behalf of all 14 Meadowlands District municipalities. To qualify for the discount the NJMC must implement certain activities that meet or exceed the point system established as part of the CRS. The Commission was recognized by FEMA for its actions in areas including flood data maintenance open space preservation stormwater management standards and drainage system maintenance. INJURED ON THE JOB Workers Compensation Attorney Andrew J. Cerco JR. You are entitled to benefits. 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RODGERS BLVD S NEAR PATH STATION Tues - Fri 10 30AM - 6PM Sat 10 30 - 5PM Closed Sun & Mon 36 Ridge Road North Arlington 201-998-5036 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 20 2013 05 We re asking our legal team Meanwhile Chief Rivers is to look at whether [the town s aiming for a parley next week bruises suffered when the inaction] was willful neglect with the representatives of the blast knocked them into the and if so they should be held county association to adstreet. responsible for that. dress better safety command State Fireman s Mutual Harrison Mayor Ray Mcand control in mutual aid Benevolent Association Presi- Donough said All I know is situations to explore whether dent Bill Lavin griped that that the alarm went off and we Harrison Fire Department has Harrison Fire Department s had 27 [Harrison firefighters] the resources efficiency and barebones staffing contributed there. ... This fire is a tragability to meet the demands of to a near disastrous outcome edy. Thank God no one was an emergency and to disfor the Jersey City firefighters. killed. cuss the overdependence on Jersey City Fire Chief DarShould Harrison have more mutual aid liability and related ren Rivers who heads the firefighters beyond its existing costs. Hudson County Fire Chiefs complement of 29 We have In the meantime Rivers Association is pushing for a what the state [Dept. of Comsaid I caution everyone not See more photos at meeting of his members to munity Affairs] and we have to speak disparagingly on Harwww.theobserver.com hash out mutual aid strategiz- deemed to be an adequate rison s performance [in the ing and to talk about Harriresponse level said Town Rodgers Blvd. fire] until all the son s staffing levels. Attorney Paul Zarbetski. If Photo by Ron Leir see FIRE page And Harrison Fire Director you ve got a working fire you Excavators at work at Harrison fire scene. Harold Stahl said he also had call in mutual aid. He added concerns about the injuries that the department s ladder to the Jersey City firefighters truck was out for repairs to and about the preparedness of its hydraulic system. East Newark s volunteer fireMcDonough added If fighters. I ve started a comI wanted to hire any more plete investigation based on firefighters is the state going the photos that have appeared to give me money to do that on the Internet he said. Harrison the mayor said is Issues that Stahl plans to strapped for cash. I ve let take up with East Newark go 110 [non-uniformed town include why the volunteers employees] in the last four were not wearing turnout years. gear at the Rodgers Blvd. fire Lavin countered that while and a prior fire on Warren St. public safety is not inexpenand the way they went about sive it is the first responsibilcutting the roof at both fires ity of every local government to ventilate those structures. to provide it and if [Harrison] But Lavin said that Harsays the state allows them to rison should be reviewing its [maintain its minimum manown conduct. Referring to the ning level] that doesn t make Rodgers Blvd. fire Lavin said it right. ... Harrison needs to We re lucky not to be going allocate funding to staff their 20-YEAR FIXED 30-YEAR FIXED 15-YEAR FIXED to a funeral or funerals. The Fire Department appropriresponsibility for those injuately.... ries falls squarely on HarriOtherwise Lavin said RATE RATE RATE son. Lavin faulted the depart- they re playing fast and loose ment for allowing minimum with people s lives. staffing [seven people per Kearny Mayor Alberto SanAPR1 APR1 APR1 tour] to fall below its ability tos whose town provided mu2 2 2 6.79 per 1000 5.61 per 1000 4.49 per 1000 to service a ladder company tual aid at the fire said he and when a ladder truck could Fire Chief Steven Dyl will be We consistently offer Competitive Rates...Don t settle for less have helped provide the very reviewing response times of ventilation that could ve prethe first-responder fire units vented that backdraft. because I m concerned that Need help Call Teudy Navarro Loan Originator at Lavin said the FMBA has staffing [levels] may have [adMobile 973.602.9922 Office 973.778.6791 Ext. 113 persistently pressed the town versely] affected the response Email tnavarro cliftonsavings.com to beef up its Fire Departtime and thereby increased Teudy will even come to your home and help with the application ment to adequately protect its danger to firefighters fighting property owners to no avail. the fire. 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Maximum loan 500 000. Loans up to 1 500 000 available at higher rates. 2. The payment per 1000 does not include amounts for taxes and insurance premiums if applicable. Your actual payment obligation will be higher. 8710-Clifton-NoPtMtg-BW-5.95x9.indd 1 3 14 13 9 39 AM 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 20 2013 o there s a new head man sitting in the Vatican. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina has been elected to the papacy. Pope Francis is the first pontiff from the Western Hemisphere to be selected to run the Catholic Church in the centuries that the Church has been thriving around the globe. In part picking the Argentinian signals a recognition of the significant growth of the Church in Latin American countries. Francis has chosen his new name in honor of St. Francis of Assisi an Italian who lived Pontiff can help shape discourse of world S in the 12th and 13th centuries who gave up his wealth and military career for a life of poverty. He is known as the founder of the Franciscan Order and the originator of the Christmas manger scene. The new Pope is said to share an intimacy with the poor. He s also said to be a Church outsider meaning someone not on close terms with the Curia the Church Establishment in the Vatican. And he s 76 which is a bit surprising since you d expect the Catholic hierarchy to find someone a bit younger to tackle the daunting pressure points affecting the Church these days such as sexual abuse attributed to priests around the globe the gay and lesbian movement and abortion among others. (There s also the matter we presume of straightening out the finances at the Vatican Bank.) But perhaps Pope Francis will surprise his fellow cardinals and the world by showing a willingness to venture out from his Vatican headquarters and engage in dialogue with all Catholic stakeholders. Let us hope that he has first of all the courage to step out of the shadows to deal with these issues issues that are of obvious importance to his flock and to the world and to have the humility to acknowledge that Catholicism is perhaps not something rigid inflexible as some among the faithful believe but like all religious doctrine subject to interpretation in the context of what is happening in the world. As the leader of a worldwide religious organization Pope Francis has been extended a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a force for world peace for tolerance of all beliefs and for human rights. If Pope Francis can find the inner strength and conviction to be the kind of man we d all look up to then the world will be a better place for it. St. Francis of Assisi fled the political and military strife of his world to work with the poor. He is known to Catholics today as the patron saint of animals and the environment. Perhaps Pope Francis can take a stand on the issues of endangered species and global warming. We wish the pontiff well on his new journey. Ron Leir Last week s story on Family Food Distributors in Kearny contained a photo that misidentified one of the visitors to the facility. The person mistakenly listed as Deborah Smith should have been identified as Elizabeth J. Mackay senior policy advisor for the New Jersey Business Action Center. (Deborah Smarth also attended as a representative of N.J. Small Business Development Centers.) The Observer regrets the error. A headline in last week s story about Once on This Island being performed by the Kearny High School (KHS) players gave the wrong location for the upcoming shows. They can be seen in the KHS auditorium. The Observer regrets the error. CORRECTIONS WE VE GOT MAIL To the Editor We are happy to hear about the Machs starting the community gardening project. As featured in an article (Feb. 27) Let s get to that garden by Ron Leir it was written that ...the team would look to the town to finance acquisition of garden supplies ... We believe that yes citizens can look to the government for assistance. We also believe that those of us who can share a little something for a worthy cause be it our time talent or treasure should do our part. Rico and Merle Dolot Kearny 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 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 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 531 Kearny Avenue Kearny N.J. 07032 Attn Robert Pezzolla You may also e-mail jobs theobserver. com. No phone calls please. For more police news check out The Observer s website at www.theobserver.com THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 20 2013 07 ELECTION from 03 commission for five straight four-year terms from 1977 to 2005 overseeing at various times finance parks and recreation and public safety. He was also a member of the Lyndhurst Planning Board and of the New Jersey Meadowlands Municipal Committee. He coached Pop Warner football and Babe Ruth and American Legion baseball. He and his wife Mary Ann are lifelong Lyndhurst residents. I am running because I care about the future of this community which is now deeply in debt and headed in the wrong direction Guida said. When I was first elected I worked to get things done that were important to the people. I got rid of old chemical companies and pulled the town out of the garbage business. ... I have a different philosophical approach to governing than the current administration. My approach as a commissioner was to make sure the town lived within its means. Our debt then was minimal. Today the town s debt has skyrocketed and those debts are starting to crush taxpayers. I have the knowledge and experience to govern and put this town back on the right track and that s what I hope the voters will let me do. Township voters can also choose from among a ticket led by Mayor Giangeruso and three candidates running solo Annette Bortone Louis Bilis and Darius Hughes. A campaign brochure provided by the Lyndhurst 1st Team campaign offers voters stable taxes a safe town reliable town services continued programs for our youth and seniors [and] community spirit. Campaign Manager Joseph Shinnick listed the slate s candidates and some biographical information Robert B. Giangeruso the current mayor and public safety commissioner has served the past 10 months as mayor having taken over the post from Commissioner Richard DiLascio who chose not to seek reelection this year. Giangeruso is a retired Lyndhurst deputy police chief and according to the brochure Under his direction the LPD received the CALEA Law Enforcement Accreditation the gold standard in Photo courtesy of Lyndhurst 1st Team Candidates aligned with current administration are (fr. 1) Thomas DiMaggio Theodore Dudek Mayor Robert Giangeruso John Montillo Jr. and Matthew Ruzzo public safety. He is credited as founding member of the Lyndhurst Italian-American Club and Lyndhurst Ed Fund Man of the Year. He s an Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parishioner and sits on the boards of St. Barnabas and Clara Maass hospitals. He s the father of Robert Jr. principal of Jefferson Columbus Schools and Shawn a producer at CNN Worldwide. Thomas A. DiMaggio has served the past eight years as Township Parks & Recreation Commissioner and during his tenure hired certified teachers to supervise a Young Children s Summer Camp. A graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University DiMaggio is lead loan officer at Cardinal Financial and a LHS Hall of Fame inductee. DiMaggio originated concerts movie days and meal programs for senior citizens along with the annual senior prom. He chairs the Lyndhurst Fundraising Committee for Tomorrow s Children. He and his wife Joyce have two children. John J. Montillo Jr. is a licensed electrician a 15-year member of the IBEW and president of Montillo Electric. Montillo a Lyndhurst High graduate who attended Monmouth University is a member of the Lyndhurst Planning Board and has been a volunteer coach and sponsor for Lyndhurst Recreation and Travel sports program for more than 15 years. A Sacred Heart parishioner Montillo and his wife Bernadette have four children. Theodore Ted Dudek a lifelong Lyndhurst resident is a graduate of LHS and of William Paterson University with an accounting degree. Dudek is a licensed CPA and managing member president of an continued next page SCHUYLER AUTOMOTIVE COMPLETE AUTO REPAIRS DOMESTIC & FOREIGN CAR SPECIALIST AUTO ELECTRIC & ELECTRONICS 485 Schuyler Ave Kearny NJ Reasonable Rates Reliable Service 201-998-5500 233 Kearny Ave Kearny 201-997-2360 Michael Symeonides www.sasinsurance.com Since 1965 service has been the key to our success. 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Student of the Marking Period Grade 8 Gabriel Arcanjo Jason Boyle William Burigo Emily Guillen Lisandra Lopez Catherine Mallea Joshua Nordeste Jason Romero Carmen Rosa Rachel Spillane Leo Teixeira Daniel Veloso and Anna Vieira. Principal s Honor Roll Grade 7 Gabriel Arcanjo Michele Barbosa Julia Benedicto Tao Chen Bruna Fidencio Agustina Gonzales Emilee Marshall Javian Pereira Elissa Perez Joshua Rubio Gloria Salas-Paucar Gabriella Scibilia Mariana Silva and Sabrina Vasquez. Honors Grade 7 Raymond Lopez Kayla Martins Naomi Miranda Elijah Ortiz Licila Rivera Michelle Staszewski Mauro Torres Abryel Tremmel Nalani Velez and Genesis Zhunio. Student of the Marking Period Grade 7 Robert Albright Gabriel Arcanjo Michele Barbosa Tao Chen Filipe DosSantos Agustina Gonzalez Kayla Martins Elijah Ortiz Elissa Perez Mirellys Rachumi Lucila Rivera Joshua Rubio Gabriella Scibilia Nalani Velez and Cheyenne Viruet. High Honors Grade 6 Jamile DeOliveira Marieme Dia Edgar Fernandez Patrycja Parafinska Julio Sarmiento and Camila Zarate. Honors Grade 6 Marcela Barreto Montserrat Brenes Valeria Carpio Celeste Delgado Steven Diaz Arianna Garcia Stephanie Guilherme Ana Henriquez Justin Jablonsky Joshua Klinger Alissa Kohlmann John Levan Janaya Longo Lianna Pinto Enrique Reyes Kiah Rivera Roberto Rodas-Herndon Isabella Rodrigues and Arianna Serra. High Honors Grade 5 Kristen DeMatos Jake Long Alyssa Lopez Diana Ordonez Maya Perez and Tiffany Sun. Honors Grade 5 Citlalli Alvarez-Ruiz Bruna Amorim Abigail Ayala Rianna Belanger Michael Cardozo Brian Crespo Destiny Crespo Jason DaSilva Brian Espinoza Freddy Fernandez Noah Fornataro Alyssa Gonzalez Felix Guerrero Maria Gutierrez Nube Guzman-Picon Alyssa Herrera Brandon Loo Nicole Lucero Michael Mallea Sharon Molina Steven Munoz Victoria Murphy Joseph Neves Thomas Neves Samantha Osorio Ana Pedroso Stephanie Reveco Kaylee Salazar Isiah Sanchez Thiago Teixeira Nicole Torre and Susan Zauala. High Honors Grade 4 Madelyn Evanchick Walter Guerrero Jennifer Martins Gavin McGonigle Leslie Ortega Hillary Quezada Daniela Rodrigue and Julianna Sarmiento. Honors Grade 4 Andrew Andrade Melany Barrera Tanya Batista Sebastian Bravo Edwin Carrera Brandon Cevallos Juan Chumpitaz Rachel Clarity Amanda Colon Kalsey Colotl Nicolle DeLaFuente Francine Diaz Rominna Diaz Thayna Galvez Sergio Garcia Juliza Hernandez Ricky Joa Aleksandra Kryznowek Alexander Marques Miguel Monzon Raphael Moody Ziomara Oriondo Joseph Pazmino Sarai Peraza Alana Platero Julie Platero Hafsan Saeed Daniel Sandia Cavan Santos-Silva Gian Scibilia Ismael Sela Nicole Sosa Dante Stefanici and Natalie Vega. the Lyndhurst Planning Board and is a former coach and umpire for Lyndhurst Little League. A lifelong Lyndhurst resident he and his wife Gina have two children. Annette Bortone is a former longtime member of the Lyndhurst Board of Education and has served many years as an officer with the Lyndhurst Woman s Club. Her slogan is The Best Bet Is Annette. 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He has served on out&about Golden moments on silver screen By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 20 2013 09 HARRISON -- L ast Thursday evening Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey played host to an extraordinary film festival held at its N.J. operations campus on Supor Blvd. The Harrison site was actually one of eight venues in Essex Bergen Union Somerset and Hudson counties to screen selected productions sponsored by a New Yorkbased organization called ReelAbilities. Formed in 2007 ReelAbilities is dedicated to promoting [through film] awareness and appreciation of the lives stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. Initially the movies were screened in the five boroughs Long Island and Westchester but two years ago the group received a grant to go nationwide. We learned this during a pre-screening reception chat with Ravit Turjeman of Dragoman Films distribution company who is co-director of the ReelAbilities project. In 2013 the festival will also be presented in Atlanta Boston Chicago Cincinnati and Columbus Ohio the District of Columbia and Houston. Any money raised [from ticket sales] goes toward funding disability-related programs Turjeman said. And each venue keeps its own money. Those venues also feature varying programs ranging from full- length movies (there are seven in the 2013 festival) and or collections of short films all of them produced directed or starring people with disabilities. The productions come not only from the U.S. but also Belgium Sweden the United Kingdom Australia China and Spain. For the Harrison Goodwill event a collection of international shorts was selected Beautiful directed by Genevieve Clay. In Australia a young couple with developmental disabilities navigate the challenges they are faced with when their relationship is displayed in public. Be My Brother also directed by Clay and set Down Under. A young man with Down Syndrome breaks down the barriers of social prejudice when his charm and charisma [including the ability to recite appropriate Shakespearean dialogue] challenge the prejudices of a stranger at a bus stop. Jazz Hand directed by Michelle Vargas in which a tap dance audition takes a delightfully comic turn when one dancer s well-kept secret is exposed. Sensory Overload directed by Miguel Jiron. An animated film that gives the viewer a glimpse into the sensory overload experienced by people with autism and shows how often sensory experiences intertwine in everyday life. And Willowbrook directed by Ross Cohen. Set in 1964 and based on true events it depicts a young pediatrician who joins the staff at Staten Island s Willowbrook State School only to discover questionable hepatitis experiments being conducted on patients. For this viewer each of the short films left a lasting impression but none more so than Willowbrook. Part of the reason is that we can recall the scandal when the horrors of the place were exposed and the public learned of the appalling conditions that had turned what was supposed to be a residential school for mentally disabled children ino a filthy overcrowded warehouse of the forgotten. But the film itself also spoke deeply to the heart. In addition to the pediatrician the prime focus was on one young patient with whom he dealt. The boy s condition was not defined but we suspect it was cerebral palsy that dreadful developmental disability that can often lock a brilliant mind inside a body that prevents even the most basic communication with others. It is the stuff of nightmares and Willowbrook portrayed it superbly. The tormented boy left to sit alone for hours in a wheelchair gazing out a window thinks to himself If I really focus with my mind someone will hear me. And what is it he wants them to hear I guess just that I m alive. In his introductory remarks before the movies were shown Goodwill s President and CEO William J. Forrester quoted famed director Frank Capra who once said If you make a good film you can change the way people view the world and themselves. To this viewer all the ReelAbilities selections did that but none more so than Willowbrook. To learn more about ReelAbilities visit www.reelabilities.org. Regarding Goodwill Forrester explained that the organization serves individuals with all types of disabilities physical developmental intellectual and psychiatric. They are your co-workers friends and family members and we must ensure that they fully participate in our community. Part of that participation comes from being gainfully employed which is one of Goodwill s prime goals for its clients. A statement from the organization cited an increase in unemployment numbers for people with disabilities jumping from 11.7% at the close of 2012 to 13.7% at the end of January 2013. That increase came despite no significant rise in unemployment in the general population. But Goodwill also noted The good news is that the job market is becoming more flexible for all workers which benefits people with disabilities. In many ways the workplace struggles of employees and job-seekers with disabilities are reflective of larger cultural issues and as a result greater attention is being paid to the issues. Greater attention is also being paid thanks to initiatives such as the ReelAbilities film festivals. 10 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 20 2013 W.H.A.T. presents Bleacher Bums As baseball season resumes throughout the country it is already in full swing as the West Hudson Arts & Theater Company (W.H.A.T.) gets set to stage Bleacher Bums a comedy conceived by TV and film star Joe Mantegna and created as a group improvisation by The Organic Theater Company. The play will run April 5 to 6 at 7 30 p.m. at the W.H.A.T. Theater 131 Midland Ave. Kearny. Bleacher Bums directed by Mark Morchel is set in 1997 as a group of fans watch their beloved Chicago Cubs play their dreaded rivals the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field. As these Bums watch the game they reveal themselves in both their feelings toward the team and in their relationships to each other. Bleacher Bums reminds us that it s never too late to have faith nor too soon to start over. It s been called a nineinning comedy said Morchel but it has a serious side too. It will make you laugh and make you think. You don t have to be a Cub fan or even a baseball fan to enjoy this trip to the ballpark. The ensemble cast features Robert Strauch as Greg the blind fan who sees the game on the radio and guides the group through some close plays Ron Leir as Zig the compulsive fan and wouldbe pro gambler Elizabeth Camaraza as Rose Zig s nononsense wife who wants him to stop gambling but is not above placing a sawbuck herself Michael Antonelli as Richie the young awkward baseball nut who s memorized every player s stats and just wants to belong Art Delo as Decker the serious and worldly wise maker of wagers Jack Pignatello as Marvin the professional gambler with a heart. . .somewhere Samantha Crawford as Melody the sexy young girl who works on her tan while fawning over the Cubs first baseman Neil Oberndorf as the comical lunatic Fan Number One who tries to get the crowd into the game while he masterfully heckles the opposing team s outfield to distraction Michael D Isa as the frustrated Guard A.J. Ford as the hustler Kid and Richard Dwyer as the Announcer the voice of Wrigley Field. 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Having an inter-local agreement with the county is not going to change the fact that you re just another number in the [permit] pecking order he added. And he said the county won t be providing any lockers or concession stand or bathrooms limited to high school players who would have to share existing restrooms with the public not the ideal situation. As for the scenario of storm waters inundating the improved field McDermott said We understand the potential for flooding and we ve asked the architects and engineers what to do about that and about how to clean the field if it does flood. A BOE fact sheet says the turf field will be equipped with a quick flow drainage system and during a tidal flow a covering that will be secured to the interior track curb to prevent uplift and facilitate faster cleanup of storm debris. It says that the track will be protected by additional exterior concrete curb a warrantycovered impermeable surface and drainage around its perimeter. Additionally the BOE says the new buildings will be elevated two feet above the high water mark and electrical service will be mounted well above [the] flood plain. And according to McDermott the track will be made available to the community during the morning for walking or running exercises and the field itself will be open for use when available by borough recreation programs based on permit requests for practices and games. THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 20 2013 11 Locked out & locked up KEARNY -Shortly before 2 p.m. on Monday March 11 Police Officer John Fabula on patrol on Passaic Ave. noticed an oddly-dressed man standing next to a car in a parking lot near Bergen Ave. Despite the relatively balmy weather the individual was bundled up in a hooded sweatshirt and a baseball cap and had a scarf wrapped around his head and face. Reportedly only his eyes were visible. Approached by the officer the man described as appearing nervous told Fabula It s my car. It s rented. I m locked out. Before agreeing to help him gain access to the vehicle Fabula requested identification and was handed a Florida driver s license police said. He then did a warrant check. Lo and behold the man had six outstanding warrants including several from Newark one for a DWI Kearny Police Chief John Dowie reported. He also allegedly had two licenses one from New Jersey as well as the Sunshine State. This the chief noted is not legal. Taken into custody by Fabula and Sgt. Charles Smith on the warrants was Dalmy Malquichagua Rodriguez 46 of Kissimmee Fla. Rhetorical question posed by another law enforcement officer You know you re wanted and you ask a cop for help Other recent reports from the KPD blotter included the following March 8 At 1 45 a.m. P.O. Ben Wuelfing was alerted to a motor vehicle accident at Kearny Ave. and Halstead St. where witnesses reported that a car had just hit a parked auto and was still in the area. Wuelfing spotted the vehicle they described a short distance away on Kearny Ave. and detained the driver and passenger who had alighted from it. The car had heavy frontend damage and the driver Clarissa DeJesus 19 of Union City had breath smelling heavily of alcohol police said. After reportedly failing field sobriety tests she was taken into custody by Wuelfing and P.O. Dean Gasser and the car was impounded. DeJesus was charged with DWI underage DWI reckless driving DWI in a school zone leaving the scene of an accident and failure to exhibit a driver s license registration and proof of insurance. No charges were filed against the male passenger. At 7 45 p.m. also at Kearny and Halstead Vice Squad detectives observed a man they described as a known drug offender holding what appeared to be a cigar and something in a paper towel. Approaching the individual they reportedly detected a strong odor of marijuana and found that the towel contained suspected pot. Arrested on a drug and paraphernalia possession charges was Xavier Cantillo 21 of Kearny. MARCH 10 P.O. Derek Hemphill was on patrol at 3 a.m. when he saw a car traveling at a high rate of speed north on Belgrove Drive near Patterson St. When the officer stopped the vehicle near New Lawn Ave. he found it had all its windows open which however had done little to lessen the odor of marijuana emanating from its interior police said. Reportedly in plain view inside were several beer cans and an open bottle of vodka. The officer also reportedly found a sugar container of raw marijuana. The car was impounded as was the driver 24-yearold Kearny resident George Eager charged with careless driving possession of pot and drug paraphernalia having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. At 4 44 a.m. a conscientious citizen alerted Kearny police to a westbound vehicle travelling erratically on the Belleville Pike. P.O. 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To keep up with that volume of calls for service and still come up with the same amount of arrests [as the previous year] is quite something the chief said. According to Crime Re- 01 port Index 1 340 arrests were made in Kearny in 2012 compared with 1 352 in 2011. A majority of the persons arrested were not residents of Kearny but instead came from neighboring municipalities in Essex and Hudson counties noted the news release issued by the mayor and Town Council. Our highest mission as public officials is ensuring the public safety of our citizens Santos commented. While overall crime is down the statistics show that we must remain vigilant against crime especially because of the increasing number of nonresidents committing crimes in Kearny he said. As for the crimes themselves the report compiled under the jurisdiction of the N.J. State Crime Analysis Unit showed drops in aggravated assaults (from 52 in 2011 to 44 in 2012) simple assaults (from 409 to 331) burglaries (from 184 to 123) larcenies (from 773 to 633) arson (from six to two) and motor vehicle thefts (from 172 to 131). There were three rapes the same stat as the previous year and no homi- cides. The single category showing an increase was robbery from 31 in 2011 to 53 last year. This the town s statement said was primarily attributable to robberies of iPods and smart phones. buyouts and downsizing that began in the mid- 90s two years ago the new fiscal crisis started to have its effects. There was a massive exodus due to retirements and attrition he explained. In 2012 alone the department lost 13 officers. Despite the reduction the department works toward proactive policing which Dowie said is what keeps crime down. Part of that is a presence on the street he said. You have no way of knowing how many crimes are deterred because someone sees an officer in a marked car. The chief called the 18% crime decrease and the 10-year low a tribute to the Photo by Karen Zautyk officers themselves and their In 2011 Dowie said there made it a priority. work ethic. had been a significant in If you address drug A significantly smaller crease in domestic violence crime the other crimes -force and the attendant which is not a specific catlike vehicle theft burglary increase in work pressures on egory included in the compishoplifting -- go down the the remaining officers could lation but rather is reflected chief explained terming 2012 lead to lowered morale and in other statistics. In 2012 a banner year for Kearny cops becoming burned out. domestic violence went regarding the arrests of drug But Dowie said I ll put down so simple assaults were offenders. Kearny up against anybody in down the chief said. HowevDiscussing the KPD staffofficer performance. er he added we still have an ing Dowie -- a lifelong I can t say enough about average of about 500 domestic Kearny resident who has been the people I have left and the violence reports per year. police chief since 1998 -- not- job they go out and do every As for the overall 18% crime ed that following statewide day. decrease Dowie said One of the biggest things to which I can attribute the drop in crime especially thefts (larcenies) and burglaries is a very strong drug-crime initiative. Both our patrol officers and our narcotics squad have Grand Opening on St. Patrick s Day SERVING HARRISON & KEARNY BACKSTR E E T BAR GRILL Happy Hour mon to Fri 4-7PM complimentary food FridayS We have Daily Specials 288 RIVER ROAD NORTH ARLINGTON 551-580-7307 Best Pizza in TOWN Since 1961 Happy Easter from... 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All monies raised will benefit a special needs child. Help send a special needs child to Camp Moore this summer. For tickets contact Brian at 973-202-4573. Harrison Harrison East Newark Elks 2326 will have 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. The Harrison High School Drama Club will be performing Once on This Island Jr. on March 21 22 and 23 (Thursday Friday Saturday) at 7 p.m. in the Harrison High School Auditorium. Kearny Kearny Public Library 318 Kearny Ave. will host a homeowner s seminar on foreclosure loan modification and short sale presented by a bank modification specialist real estate attorney and senior March 27 (English only) and March 28 (Spanish). Both sessions will be at 6 p.m. Admission is free. For more information call 973820-8337. On Sunday March 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kearny UNICO will sponsor its Spring Flea Market at the Frank Vincent Marina Area of Kearny Riverbank Park (by Bergen Ave.). Come out and enjoy a day of fresh air. Everyone is welcome. Kearny UNICO is sponsoring a 50-50 raffle as a fundraiser for its scholarship fund and other charities. Tickets are 5 each or 3 for 10. The raffle will be drawn at 8 30 p.m. at the Chapter s May 2 meeting at Siena Ristorante (Kearny and Quincy Aves.) Tickets may be obtained from any Kearny UNICO member or by contacting Chapter President Lou Pandolfi at 201-368-2409. Kearny UNICO is sponsoring a Flapjack Fundraiser at Kearny Applebee s on Saturday May 4 from 8 to 10 a.m. Tickets are 10 each and include pancakes sausage scrambled eggs juice and coffee or tea. Tickets may be purchased from any Kearny UNICO member or by contacting Pandolfi. The Presbyterian BoysGirls Club (PBGC) 663 Kearny Ave. is currently signing up players for traveling basketball teams. Teams will consist of grades 5 through 8 and high school. Cost is 100 or whatever you can afford to pay. Applications may be picked up at the PBGC. All interested players are asked to report to the PBGC on Tuesday March 19 or Thursday March 24 at 5 30 p.m. For more information call Mark Latka head coach and supervisor at 201-653-4693 or Tom Fraser at 201-991-6734. Lyndhurst A Good Friday Men s Breakfast will be held on Friday March 29 at the American Legion Hall 271 Webster Ave. Lyndhurst from 6 45 to 8 15 a.m. Guest speakers George McGovern Chaplain for the NY Yankees and NY Giants and Jerry Palmieri NY Giants Strength and Conditioning Coach will speak on how matters of faith impact careers and change people. Tickets are 10. www.facebook.com groups gfmbl or e-mail dumoeller yahoo.com or call 201 724-7793 no later than Monday March 25. No tickets will be sold at door. Proceeds will go to the Food Pantries of Lyndhurst and Rutherford. All men are welcome. Signs of Spring Watercolor Painting for kids ages 6 to 12 (accompanied by an adult) will be held at the Meadowlands Environment Center Two DeKorte Park Plaza Lyndhurst. Kids 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 (with an easy clean-up ) are included. 10 child 8 MEC members. For more information call 201-460-8300 or visit www.njmeadowlands. gov ec. Meadowlands Conservation Trust Volunteer Cleanup will be held at Skeetkill Creek Marsh Pleasantview Terrace Ridgefield on Saturday March 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. Supplies including trash pickers gloves and garbage bags will be provided. The group will be collecting debris along the water s edge and in the vegetation. There may also be an Eagle Scout trail blazing project taking place that day along with replacement of some of the bird boxes. For more information call 201-777-2410 or visit MCTInfo NJMeadowlands.gov. A polka dinner dance will be presentedby the Polish American Citizens Club 730 New Jersey Ave. Lyndhurst Saturday April 13 from 7 to 11 p.m. The cost is 30 per person and 35 if purchased at the door. For tickets call Stella 201-939-1038 or Tony at 201-246-8340 or Alice at 201935-3930. A Veterans ward party starting at 2 30 p.m. will be held at Chestnut Hill Extended Care facility Passaic on THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 20 2013 13 Tuesday March 26. Games of chance will be played so that Vets can win some money to buy treats and other personal items. Most of these vets are from World War II and Korean War. This party is being sponsored by the North Street Seniors of St. John s Lutheran Church located in Jersey City. 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Smokers [in the interest of journalistic integrity it should be noted your correspondent is one] still had access to certain bucolic swaths where they might have a puff in peace. That is expected to change next week. An amended ordinance introduced March 12 and to be voted on following a March 26 public hearing would Photo by Karen Zautyk Name that park Can you Did you know it had a name Do you even know where it is If you re a smoker you d better find out because next week it may be added to Kearny s no-smoking zones. broaden the the restrictions to cover all town-owned parkland in Kearny. Added to the No Smoking zones would be Town Hall Park Arlington Depot Park (a k a Garafola Park) Military Park on Kearny Ave. at Deon Deonysios Kalevas CPA P.C. Income Tax Preparation T 230 Belleville Tpke. Pe Personal Corporate Reliable & Professional Service Ph 201-991-8470 Ask for Dennis Kearny N.J. 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This leads to some interesting scenarios. At little triangular Military Park for instance you can gaze at the cannons and monuments -- while smoking -- if you remain on the Kearny Ave. or Beech St. sidewalks. But set one foot on the interior pathway that divides the plot and you re a law-breaker. Same thing with Riverbank Park which has few sidewalks but several parking areas. You can light up on the blacktop but don t step up an inch to stand on the grass. Penalties for illegal smokers or toters of lit tobacco products range from a mere warning for a first offense to maximum fines of 100 to 500 depending on the number of violations the smoker has accrued. Although the 2008 ordinance noted that the Kearny Police and Kearny Health Department were charged with the diligent enforcement of the rules Santos said he expects that much will be selfenforcement ... people telling others not to light up. Will violators be subject to a fine he asked rhetorically. Yes. 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Stahl said that when the Fire Meanwhile Stahl said fireDepartment got word of the fighters dragged a hose line fire at around 11 a.m. last into the kitchen of La CaraMonday a tour commander vana one of two adjoining and Engine Co. 3 were at the restaurants in 602 FER Blvd. FIRE from 05 Mom smelled smoke during church service Congregants of the Iglesia de Dios Luz y Vida Christian Pentecostal Church were finishing their worship service on the second floor of 602 Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. North when they heard frantic knocking on the entrance door. A lady had come up the stairs from outside and was shouting Come out there s a fire recalled Jackeline Flores the church s Youth Department director and granddaughter of church pastor the Rev. Eduardo Escobar. In the beginning there was a little bit of panic Flores said but we managed to take control of the situation my cousin and I took the children down and we got everyone out. We saw a few flames in the house next door where one of our members lives. She ran there to get her daughter and two dogs out of the building. Then a couple minutes Photo by Ron Leir later was an explosion Flores Congregants of Iglesia de Dios Luz y Vida gather in front of former church site. said. That was when what fire officials have referred to as a backdraft when oxygen is and knocked down the fire there but heavy smoke and flames had already advanced through the duct work and into the walls of the building so firefighters rushed next door to 604-606 FER Blvd. a multi-family dwelling to get people out. By this time Stahl said Kearny and East Newark had responded and as the fire continued to rage East Newark volunteers were ordered to go up and ventilate the roof of 602. It was around this time (Stahl estimates it s close to noon but had no time log available) that the backdraft occured he said. So intense was the heat from the fire Stahl said that Harrison firefighters who supplemented their numbers by calling in off-duty members lost two hose nozzles six lengths of hose and some hand tools. Asked about reports of an inoperable pump Stahl said that all hydrants near the fire scene were working but firefighters opted to bypass one hydrant because it was starved of water due to heavy use of other nearby hydrants. He said firefighters tapped hydrants from Kearny about a quarter mile away to help supply an aerial attack on the fire from four ladder trucks. Some 70 firefighters from Harrison East Newark Kearny Jersey City Lyndhurst and North Arlington eventually quelled the blaze but not soon enough to prevent the eventual demolition of 602 FER Blvd. which housed La Caravana Pepe s BBQ and a Latino Pentecostal church Iglesia De Dios Luz Y Vida upstairs. 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The North Arlington Health Department in conjunction with Clara Maass Medical Center will hold a free Lunch and Learn program Allergies Nothing to Sneeze About on Thursday April 4 at noon at the Senior Center rear of the Health Department building at 10 Beaver Ave. North Arlington. The program is open to surrounding communities. Registration is required. Please call the Health Department at 201-955-5695 for registration. An Easter egg hunt sponsored by North Arlington Volunteer Emergency Squad for children ages 10 and under will be held on Saturday March 30 at 1 p.m. at the North Arlington Middle School 45 Beech St. North Arlington. The event will include games prizes and a visit from the Easter Bunny. If it rains the event will be held inside the school. For more information call 732-5575-6745. The borough will host a pa- per 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 10 each on shredder day. Nutley Nutley Little Theatre will EFFECTIVE ALARM SYSTEMS SERVING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1975 All types of alarms from the smallest home to the largest industrial complex at competitive prices Serving Northern New Jersey Competitive Pricing Free Estimates Fully Insured Authorized Security Dealer 201-998-0890 offer a series of April-June acting classes for adults to emphasize various aspects of scene study at the NLT Barn 47 Erie Place Nutley beginning April 28. The course will run for eight weeks through June 23 with sessions running from 7 30 p.m. to 9 30 p.m. on Sundays. There will be no class on May 26. The course will be taught by Kathryn Osborne of the Kathryn Osborne Acting Studio in Montclair. 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But they played together over the summer in a Babe Ruth league and gained a lot of experience. I think the routine got better and they gained confidence. Their attitude was better. I think the confidence helped them become more focused. So as the Vikings prepare for their season opener against Lincoln of Jersey City on April 1 they re in a much better place than they were a year ago. There s a different feeling this year Marcantuono said. You can sense that they are a little more confident. One of the reasons why the Vikings are feeling better about themselves is their veteran pitching staff headed by senior Ryan Fego who has been the ace of the team for the last three seasons. We fooled around last year and put him at catcher and it didn t work Marcantuono said. He s back at third base this year and he s more relaxed. He s also been our No. 1 pitcher and is ready for the challenge. Fego has earned AllNJIC honors the last two seasons so he s proven. He has experience to win games for us Marcantuono said. Another returnee is junior left-hander Mike Brazzel who only spent half of the season with the Vikings last year after transferring from Queen of Peace. He had a little bit of a control issue last year but he s dealt with that and is throwing strikes now Marcantuono said. He throws very hard and he s a lot more confident than last year. When he s not pitching Brazzel will be in centerfield. Senior Jeff Frytek is another quality pitcher. He is absolutely unflappable Marcantuono said. He takes on any situation. He can handle anything. Frytek will be in left field when he s not toeing the rubber. Senior Eric Costela is the Vikings fourth pitcher. He s a control pitcher Marcantuono said. see VIEW page Photos by Jim Hague The Lyndhurst baseball team might not have experienced pitchers returning but they certainly have plenty of available arms. From l. are Danny Tallent Michael Polito Max Hart head coach Butch Servideo Nick Galvez Nolan Kelly and Jordan Lopez. 20 didn t pitch Servideo said. We lost our catcher. We lost six position players to graduation six players who could play sk Butch Servideo and multiple positions. We certainthe veteran Lyndhurst ly lost a lot. head baseball coach So it means that the Golden and athletic director will certainly tell you. He s been pretty Bears will have to rebuild almost starting from scratch. blessed over the years. I think we ll still be okay No need to mention the 2008 Servideo said. We lost a lot of dream season that culminated with the Group I state champi- experience on the mound but I onship. That year is somewhat like what I see so far. Leading the Golden Bears in the rearview mirror these pitching corps is senior Max days. But Servideo has been fortu- Hart who showed a lot of nate to have a competitive and promise last year when he won three out of four decisions. winning squad for each of the last 15 years including last year Hart is a tall strong hurler who when his Golden Bears won 21 could be the Golden Bears ace this season. games. Another pitcher is junior We had a good year Anthony Polito who won two Servideo said. games last year. Both Hart and However the affable LyndPolito are right-handed pitchhurst coach finds himself in a ers. bit of a dilemma these days. Junior Danny Tallent may We lost our top three pitchlive up to his name because he ers who also played first secdoes have talent. ond and shortstop when they By Jim Hague Observer Sports Writer A He was our top pitcher on the junior varsity last year Servideo said. Sophomore Nolan Kelly who got a taste of varsity baseball last year has a ton of potential and promise. Kelly another righty will fit nicely into the Golden Bears rotation. The last two pitchers are senior Nick Galvez the football standout who has come back out for baseball and sophomore Jordan Lopez who was the Bergen County bowling champion in the winter tossing a perfect game. Maybe Lopez can do the same and pitch a perfect game in baseball. Galvez is going to give us innings and Jordan Lopez can throw the ball Servideo said. We definitely have a lot of pitchers. The starting catcher is senior Austin Meeney who played the backup role last season but got a chance to play. Meeney will see lYnDHURST page 19 18 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 20 2013 Kearny baseball hopes for much improved season By Jim Hague Observer Sports Writer The Kearny High School baseball team had a very uncharacteristic 8-15 record in 2012. That mark is expected to change a year later. Frank Bifulco is over the nervous jitters that come with being a first-year head coach. 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We really had a great offseason so that helps. They re playing a little better and that helps with development and confidence. We worked hard in the offseason with our weight training. Now it s just a matter of playing. Our main goal is to be at mid-season form when we open. It won t be easy for the Kardinals because they open the season on the road against two perennial Hudson County powers namely Hoboken April 2 and Memorial April 4 before coming home to face Butler on April 6. One of the top Kardinal players will be senior Albin Niedzielski who is a fine righthanded pitcher and shortstop when he s not on the mound. Niedzielski moved away with his family last year but he s now returned bigger and stronger. He throws a good fastball and good changeup Bifulco said. He throws hard and has good control. Another top hurler is senior Kyle MacConchie who returns from last season. Kyle throws the ball hard and has nice off-speed pitches Bifulco said. He has the most experience on the team and wants the ball which I like. Senior Eric Greenlee is the team s lone left-handed pitcher. see BASEBALL page 22 18.00 (Reg 220) Louis J. Morrone MD PA Eye Physician & Surgeon Cataract Glaucoma Macular Degeneration Rx Contact Lens Fitting Eyeglass Exams Fala Se Portugues Se Habla Espa ol OPEN SATURDAYS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE Second Opinion & Consultations Available Staff fluent in Portuguese & Spanish Participating in most Insurance Plans 43 Ridge Road North Arlington NJ 201-998-6900 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 20 2013 19 LYNDHURST from 17 also serve as a designated hitter. I think he s going to be very good Servideo said. We need that behind the plate because where we play (the new facility behind the recreation center) we have a huge area between home plate and the backstop. We need to develop catchers. The first base duties will be shared by Hart and converted outfielder Bobby DeMarco who was the starting right fielder last year. Bobby has the athletic ability to be moved around Servideo said of DeMarco who will also see time at third base. Another possible first baseman is junior Patrick Dennehey who will definitely see time. Senior Mike Perry is the new starting second baseman. Perry played some last season. The shortstop is junior Frank DeLeva who has shown a ton of promise in the preseason. He s very smooth Servideo said. He s gotten bigger stronger and faster and that comes from him wrestling over the winter. He never wrestled before but he picked up the sport so well. I think that has helped him in terms of baseball. I expect good things from him. The third base duties are being shared by DeMarco Hart and sophomore Brandon Karlok who has a world of potential. Senior Marcus Brandon a starter in left field last season returns there. Brandon is the Golden Bears top returning hitter. Junior Sergio Terrelli is the starter in centerfield. Servideo thinks that Terrelli can be the Golden Bears best defensive outfielder. DeMarco could return to right field if the others hold the fort in the infield. If not then senior Peter Zeoli gets the first crack of playing right field. Servideo said that he will move players in and out at designated hitter depending on who pitches. I can move Hart to DH if needed Servideo said. Tallent is a good lefty hitter. Servideo said that the Golden Bears are looking forward to their trip to Florida which begins Wednesday. Lyndhurst raised money to go to Fort Pierce Florida for six days and the Golden Bears will get five scrimmages in there against teams from all over the country. It s going to be a great opportunity for us Servideo said. We ll be right outside Port St. Lucie so we might be able to catch the Mets while we re there. The weather has been so nasty here. The trip to Florida can t come quick enough so we can get out and play. That s what this Golden Bear team needs some experience and playing time together. We re a work in progress Servideo said. I m really looking forward to go to Florida so we can get a better feel of what we have. We ll have a lot of instruction and get some practice in and we get to play some good games. It should be good for us. The Golden Bears open up the 2013 season against Dwight-Englewood April 1. Our league is very competitive and we re playing much better teams Servideo said. I think we have potential but we have no real varsity pitchers back. We have to see what happens. 1 of only 14 Board Certified Prosthodonist in NJ Only Board Certified Implant Team in the area Smile Design Specialist GO TO A PRO Dr. Ekstein AYS AL X-R n DIGITer radiation low sure tha expo itional trad ays X-R Dental Only 99 Cleaning Reg. 304 INVISALIGNTM Invisible Braces Includes Exam & Digital X-Rays Excluding gum disease and excessive tartar buildup. New patients only. 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The talented Kuzmuk grew into playing shortstop and went ketball standout A.J. Nocciolo will fill in. Nocciolo played baseball as a freshman then gave it up but returned this year as a senior. Senior Jeremy Melendez will also get time in the infield. Frytek is in left with Brazzel in center. Senior Julian Ortiz fills in all the outfield slots depending upon who is pitching. A player to watch is freshman Joel Silva who has a ton of promise. He s going to play a lot for us in the outfield Marcantuono said of Silva. The veteran coach is hopeful that this will be a much better year for the Vikings. I have to hope so Marcantuono said. We ll see soon enough. After Lincoln the Vikings have games against Becton Photo by Jim Hague Regional Saddle Brook and The North Arlington High School baseball team will look to pitchers from left Jeff Frytek Mike Brazzel head coach McNair Academic of Jersey Paul Marcantuono Eric Costela and Ryan Fego to lead the way this season. City. 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IMPROVING ON EXCELLENT SUCCESS THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 20 2013 21 MID-REALTY INC. 572 Kearny Avenue Kearny NJ 07032 201.991.5719 WWW.MIDREALTY.COM Jarlynn Hyde Broker Owner Catherine CJ Parada Diane Turowski Maria Germana Gomes Aldina DaCosta Denise Cunha Laura Alexander Maureen Mulligan Karen Ferrara Robert Ciecwisz SAL VISCUSO & JARLYNN 1997 CELEBRATE 34 YEARS Felipe Acon Marlene Sousa Norma Fiallos Catherine Daly Darie-Anne Penrose Goncalo Macedo James Bunnell Kerry Cruz Teresa Palma Christopher James Dolores Martins Caterina Viscomi OUR SUCCESS HAS BEEN BUILT ONE SATISFIED CUSTOMER AT A TIME Antonio Silva Maria Fatima Martins Fadila Bacha Dorothy Calderone Stephanie Kelly Nicholas Matejko Angie Plaugic Patricia McCurrie Maureen Bunnell Betty McHugh Susan Dolson 22 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 20 2013 To see all of our listings visit us at Semiao & Associates 201-460-8000 LYNDHURST OFFICE 761 Ridge Road Lyndhurst New Jersey www.century21semiao.com 201-991-1300 KEARNY OFFICE 213 Kearny Ave Kearny New Jersey email C21Semiao Century21.com C21Semiaokearny Century21.com DON T MISS OUT THE MARKET IS GETTTING HOT Short Sale and Distressed Property Experts LYNDHURST BRAND NEW 2 FAMILY 5 BDRS & 4 BTHS 699 000 LYNDHURST 2 FAMILY 6 BDRS 4 BTHS 619 900 BELLEVILLE 1 FAMILY 4 BDRS & 1 BTH. 299 000 Junior Steven Dyl the starter at first base Greenlee who was also for most of last season the starting quarterback returns there. Rowe who on the football team in had moments of absolute the fall has great combrilliance at second base mand of his curve ball. a year ago returns to that He has one of the best position as well meancurves I ve seen Bifulco ing the Kardinals have said. When he s under strength on the left side control he s a very good of the infield. pitcher. He doesn t like Niedzielski who is failing. He s not overpow- a good hitter will play ering with his speed but shortstop when he s not he can beat you if he s on the mound. Rodriguez on. will also fill in there. Junior Bryan Rowe is Michaels has not another quality hurler missed a beat at third as is sophomore Josue base. Rodriguez. They re all showing I really think we will signs that they can be do fine with our pitchsolid players Bifulco ing depth Bifulco said. said. We re going to be able Senior Anthony Oliveito piece games together. ra returns to his left field The catcher is junior slot with senior Brandon T.J. Witt who returns Vilar in center. behind the dish after a He s the pulse of the year s sabbatical. team Bifulco said of He s going to be fine Vilar. He s the one who back there Bifulco said. makes us go. Last year s catcher Greenlee will return to Ryan Michaels who bat- his spot in right field so ted better than .400 last the Kardinals do have a season has now been ton of experience. moved to third base. The Kardinals have BASEBALL from 18 been bolstered by the play of two freshmen namely Richard Joa an outfielder and Joseph Baez an infielder. They re both going to play Bifulco said. If they re both with us then they have to play. Joa also has some promise on the mound. Baez is a very smooth fielder who loves to play. They both have a lot of promise. I m looking forward to see what they can do. Others who will see time include senior outfielders David Vizcaino and Nick Santos juniors Brandon Florek Franklin Salcedo and Ryan Crespo and sophomore Aaron Gonzalez. Bifulco is optimistic about his team. I think we re going in the right direction Bifulco said. We just have to go out there and play. But I like the makeup of the team. The pieces to the puzzle are there. Count on the Kardinals to be much improved this season. NORTH ARLINGTON 1 FAMILY 1 BDR & 1 BTH 175 000 NORTH ARLINGTON 1 FAMILY 4 BDRS & 2 BTHS 419 000 WELL MAINTAINED 2 FAMILY 6 BDRS & 3 FULL BTHS 149 000 NEWARK LET US SAVE YOU MONEY ON YOUR HOME & AUTO INSURANCE HARRISON 3 FAMILY 9 BDRS 3 BTHS & 3 CAR GARAGE 415 000 1 FAMILY 3 BDRS 2 BTHS & 2 CAR GARAGE 302 500 KEARNY KEARNY TOTALLY REMODELED HOME 3 BDRS 2 FULL BTHS 2 BTHS & 2 CAR GARAGE 397 500 HOUSE OF THE WEEK BEST DEAL IN TOWN - This Kearny home contains 4 bedrooms and 2 baths Natural wood trim and a driveway all for 199 000. HURRY. Harrison ranch with 2 garages in convenient T location. Living room kitchen 3 A C T R bedrooms and full bath. C O N lavatory too. Well kept. Taxes room Has family E R and extra UND 8004. per year. Asking 269 000. S I N G L E FA M I LY H O M E S KEARNY 1 FAMILY 3 BDRS 1 BTHS & 1 CAR GARAGE 299 900 KEARNY 2 FAMILY 4 BDRS & 2 BTHS 209 000 LYNDHURST 2 FAMILY 4 BDRS 2 BTHS & 2 CAR GARAGE 299 900 FOR YOUR GROWING FAMILY- This well kept ranch is only a one minute walk to Garfield School. It can be used as a 2 bedroom with dining room or a 3 bedroom without. It has a wide 50ft. ACT frontage with attached garage. Very clean. Central Air as well. ONTR C Vacant. We R U N D Ehave the key. EXCLUSIVE WITH ARLINGTON AT 199 000. 3 FAMILY This Kearny three family has separate gas utilities a finished basement and off street parking. Very good value at only 349 900. MIXED USE BUILDING CONSISTING OF A STORE FRONT W A BACK APARTMENT 2ND & 3RD FLR. USED TOGETHER & HAVE A TOTAL OF 3 BDRS & 2 FULL BTHS M U LT I - FA M I LY H O M E KEARNY IMMACULATE COLONIAL BUILT IN 2004 4 BDRS & 4 BTHS LYNDHURST 615 000 369 000 KEARNY RENOVATED RANCH 3 BDRS 2 BTHS 279 900 Each office is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. TOO NEW FOR PICTURE- This building offers the best Kearny Avenue location. First floor is 1500 renovated sq.ft. Second floor has been approved for 1500 sq.ft. apt. Once in a life time opportunity at only 398 000. COMMERCIAL THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 20 2013 23 KPD from 16 of a CDS in a motor vehicle and theft of mislaid property (someone s else s ID). The passenger Michael Merced 23 of Kearny was charged with possession of a CDS and paraphernalia. P.O. Pat Becker on patrol on Highland Ave. near Rose St. at 7 30 p.m. saw an individual apparently going from door-to-door. When questioned the man said he was selling newspapers but he had no canvassing permit police said. Becker did a warrant inquiry and reportedly found that the man was wanted by Edison authorities. Arrested on that warrant and issued a town ordinance solicitation summons was Roberto MorenoDuque 23 of Linden. March 12 Two outstanding-warrant arrests were made. The first was at 3 45 p.m. on the 300 block of Chestnut St. where Det. Mike Gonzalez and Lt. Tim Wagner took into custody 23-year-old Jose Acevedo-Herrera of Kearny who was wanted by Fort Lee. At 6 p.m. on the 200 block of Forest St. vice detectives arrested John Teixeira 41 of Kearny on a warrant from the Hudson County Sheriff s Office. March 13 An early-bird shoplifter was reported at Wal-Mart at 5 44 a.m. where security said a man with a knife was cutting open merchandise. Police Officers Renee Crawford and Steve Hroncich and Sgt. Paul Bershefski fanned out within the store and located the suspect who allegedly was in possession of a silver knife. He is thought to have used it cut cables securing items in the camera department. Arrested was George Nomikos 23 of Newark who police said was also wanted on a warrant out of Belvidere N.J. His bail was set at 4 000. -- Karen Zautyk Real Estate DIRECTORY To advertise in this directory CALL 201-991-1600 761 Ridge Rd. Lyndhurst NJ 201-460-8000 Semiao & Associates 213 Kearny Ave Kearny NJ 201-991-1300 WELCOME HOME Karen DeRose BLOOMFIELD- MLS 2977609 Lovely move in condition. Spacious rooms throughout. 1st flr.& 2nd flr. addition put on several yrs ago. 2 masterbdrms 2full & 2 hlf bths. Walk up attic with great potential. with Broker Sales Associate NUTLEY-MLS 2964080 Charming move in cond. 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Owned and Operated by NRT LLC. 105 North 3rd St. Harrison T 973-483-2081 F 973-483-0705 www.DiSabatoInc.com www.theobserver.com Check out exclusive online stories at North Arlington NJ 201-998-9050 Rob keypointmortgage.com Keypoint Mortgage 24 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 20 2013 CHURCH from below they did nothing about it until the good Samaritan appeared. Today the church and the building that housed it are gone after Harrison called in an emergency contractor TopNotch Demolition & Excavation of Lyndhurst to knock down the structure because of unsafe conditions. Now the church which has rented space in Harrison for the past five years is starting from scratch. 15 We lost 100 000 worth of computers laptops projectors crayon books all for our children s program plus Bibles musical instruments Flores said. Even our weekly collections and three boxes of clothing we had collected for homeless children in the Dominican Republic. Flores thanked the Harrison Mayor s Office for helping the church find a temporary worship hall. So for the next three Sundays (March 24 and 31 and April 7) congregants will gather at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony s Church 409 N. Second St. in nearby East Newark. The church s 120 members are mostly Peruvian working class immigrants including a lot of single mothers according to Flores. Rev. Escobar who came to the U.S. 18 years ago from Lima Peru where his daughter is also a Pentecostal pastor said Even though we ve lost everything we believe in a God of power who will give us a special place to keep our congregation. The important thing is that everyone got out safely. I give thanks to God and I am thankful to all church members for their unity. Congregants are asked to check Facebook under the Ministerio Luz y Vida entry for reminders about donations for the Dominican children and updates about the church Flores said. For more information people can call the pastor at 551-580-0096 or Flores at 201772-7634. The church s neighbors at 604-606 Rodgers Blvd. North three Peruvian-born brothers named Davila and their families were also displaced by the fire. Lucia Davila daughter of one of the brothers said the six adults and six children ages 7 to 17 and their six Yorkies are currently staying with relatives in Harrison and Kearny. Everything got destroyed in the fire Lucia said. The families are seeking new apartments she said. Ron Leir Roosevelt School announces honors Steven G. Way principal of Roosevelt School in Kearny announces the following students have attained academic honors for the second marking period of the 2012-2013 school year. Principal s Honors 4th grade Alexa Teixeira Thomas Zurkowski Julia Viscusco Nicholas Solinski Juliet Hernandez Kylie Fisher Martin DaSilva Layla Choffo 5th grade Catherine Canaley Skyler Matusz Gianna Scarpa 6th grade Jillian Boyle Britney Correia Dayanara Gavilanez Garrett Gualtieri Daniel Lopes Nicole Marks John Millar Thomas Muller Lindsey Murdoch Gabriella Parodi Bryannah Pita Michael Ribeiro Karina Teixeira Paulina Tyszka and Joseph Viscuso. Honors 4th grade Nicholas Branco Jack Cullen Emily Cepin Diego DeLaCruz Archini Desai Nathaniel Jablonski Chloe Lopes Isabella San Martin Alex Chavez Adrianna Kisla Real Nix Veronica Serans Cassidy Szymanski Larissa Szeremeta Shanel Ormaza Gloria Natividade Ryan Mead Connor MacConchie and Brianne DaConceircao 5th grade Rigden Atsatsang Victoria DeMattos Giselle Echeverria Tyler Fearon Sonia Garcia Winnie Lu Carly Michaels Jack Michaels Olivia Montanino Carlos Povedo Prisila Recalde Frederick Stein Melissa Waters Casey Wat- son Rodrigo Gameiro London Monzon Katharina Rakaukas Cazandra Romano Madina Ruzehaji Jonathan Thiele Michael Uhler Andrea Aramayo Elisa Cardona Apryl Murray Aruradha Ramdin Kate Santana Kelsey Santana Annie Hong and Brendan Solano 6th grade Alyssa Baeza Giancarlo Barzallo Kesli Gasques Catherine Kane Tiffany Magalhaes Anna Marie Mohammed Saday Nieves Jillian Santos Rachael Sibrel Marcus Silverio Matthew Trzepla Leyla Vazquez and Kevin Velez. 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Visit the new njmls.com today Thousands of listings from local REALTORS The Most Comprehensive Resource for Buyers and Sellers How Much is You Home Worth Call us for a Free CMA Today NORTH ARLINGTON Renovated 4Bedrooms 2Bath 369 000 LYNDHURST 1 Family Renovated Finished Basement 345 000 1 Bedroom Ironbound Section Newark 650 1 Bedroom Condo Belleville 1100 H&HW Included Cappiello Real Estate Services L.L.C 437 Kingsland Ave Lyndhurst NJ 07071 Tel 201-438-9000 www.CRSsells.com Deadline for obituaries Monday by 10 AM Herman Max Brinkmeyer Herman Max Brinkmeyer 81 of Kearny died on March 16. Visiting will be at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny on Tuesday March 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A religious service will be held on Tuesday during the 6 to 8 p.m. visiting period. Cremation will be private. Mr. Brinkmeyer was a chief with Public Service Electric & Gas Irvington for 42 1 2 years retiring 20 years ago. He served in The U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict as a drill instructor. He was a member for over 60 years of the Copestone Masonic Lodge Kearny. He is the beloved husband of Bernice Schmitz Brinkmeyer father of Diane (James) Corbett and Laurence (Beatriz) Brinkmeyer brother of Bernard Brinkmeyer grandfather of Scott Laura Ryan Michele and Larry and great-grandfather of five grandchildren. Alexander Dunsmuir Alexander worked as a highly skilled jeweler for Shiman s Kremitz and company for 51 years before retiring in 1997. He lived with his family in Kearny for most of his life before moving to Harrison in 1992. He was a loving dedicated family man who embraced his Scottish heritage and took great pride in being an American. Alexander is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Mary A. Dunsmuir (nee Bannon) his three children and their spouses Cynthia A. Dunsmuir-La Grace Wendy M. DunsmuirDomac and her husband David Douglas S. Dunsmuir and his wife Lillian his six grandchildren Kelly A.Balk-Rodriguez Kimberly M. Balk Jason S. Dunsmuir John C. La Grace II Brittany L. Dunsmuir and Alexander B. Domac his two great-grandchildren Farrah Annabelle and Riley Austin and his brother Robert. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers David and John Dunsmuir and two sisters infant Lily and Theresa Peill. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and friends. Eddy Fonseca Eddy Fonseca 61 of Kearny entered into eternal rest on Saturday March 16. The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home 331 Cleveland Ave. Harrison on Wednesday March 20 at 10 45 am. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Viewing hours will be Tuesday March 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will follow at Arlington Cemetery Kearny. For information directions or to send condolences to the family please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org Born in Caguas Puerto Rico he lived most of his life in Kearny. He was a driver for Matthews International Kearny for the past 13 years. Eddy was a member of The Fraternal Order of Eagles Kearny. In his free time he coached Pony League Baseball in Kearny for many years. Eddy is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years obituaries Matilde Molina Fonseca loving children Enrique and Erika Fonseca-Antao a son and daughter-in-law Paul and Jennifer cherished grandchildren Kassandra Isabel Kayden and Gabriel. He is also survived by his caring mother Maria Esteves Fonseca a brother two sisters and many nieces and nephews. Julia M. Horvath Mrs. Julia M. Horvath of Kearny died on Thursday March 14. She was 86. The funeral service was held in the Condon Funeral Home 684 Kearny Ave. Kearny followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. Mrs. Horvath had been a secretary for Block Drug in Jersey City for 20 years until retiring in 2000. She had volunteered as a CCD teacher in St. Stephen s School Kearny. Predeceased by her husband Stephen J. (1973) she is survived by her son Stephen J. Horvath (Jane) and a sister Eilene Kenney. Also surviving are her cherished grandchildren Stephen P. and Julie A. Horvath. John Smiley MacMillan John Smiley MacMillan 87 lifelong resident of Kearny died on March 10. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny. Interment Restland Memorial Park East Hanover. Mr. MacMillan was a box car engineer with Conrail in Jersey City for 41 years. He was a combat engineer in the 179th Battalion with the Army during World War II earning four service medals. He is the brother of Ada Malassavage beloved by Danielle and Ted Kazista and the Brochu Family. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Helen Snedden Marr THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 20 2013 25 To submit an obituary obituaries theobserver.com as a secretary for the Kearny Fire Department then as an administrative assistant with the State of N.J. Department of the Treasury in the Inheritance Tax Division. She lived the last eight years in Valdosta Ga. where she was affectionately known as Grandma Helen. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Choir and Harmony Circle. She was also a member of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed good food socializing attending the Metropolitan Operas Broadway plays and she loved traveling on cruises. She had a see OBITS page fax 201-991-8941 Ga. Visiting will be on Thursday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Drive Kearny. The funeral service was held in the Grace United Methodist Church Kearny with burial to follow at Arlington Cemetery. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com. Born in Kearny on Aug. 3 1930 to George and Isabel Carlton Scottish immigrants she graduated from North Arlington High School in 1947. As a young woman she worked at Carlton Travel Agency in Kearny which was her father s business. She later worked 29 I would like to thank everyone for their letters phone calls and sympathy cards regarding the loss of my husband. Your support is very much appreciated. Sincerely Margarita Torrini MARIO TEIXEIRA JR. 2542 DIRECTOR-MANAGER Shaw-Buyus Home for Services Alexander Dunsmuir 86 of Harrison entered into eternal rest on March 12. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny. The funeral service was held in the funeral home followed by burial at Restland Memorial Park East Hanover. To leave online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com. Alexander was born on June 20 1926 in Plains Pa. to the late David and Annie Dunsmuir who immigrated to the United States from Glasgow Scotland. He was a distinguished U.S. Navy veteran who proudly served our country during World War Two (Invasion of France) earning the American and European Theatre and Victory Medals. He was a member of the Lafayette Lodge 27 and Adorniram Lodge 80 of the Free and accepted Masons. 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 Helen Snedden Marr 82 of Kearny died March 11 at the Fellowship Home in Valdosta Wilfred Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny NJ 07032 (201) 991-0657 26 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 20 2013 The Observer is not responsible for typographical errors. Credit for errors will not be granted after the next week s publication. No changes or refunds. Deadline for classifieds is Monday by 4 00 PM. www.theobserver.com CLASSIFIEDS Commercial Space for small business or office. 750sq.ft. 1500sq.ft. 1750sq.ft.(5 offices kitchen reception & waiting area) Call (973)202-8580 BELLEVILLE Union Ave high traffic location. Commercial Space for small business or office 750sq.ft. 1500sq.ft. 1750sq.ft.(5 offices kitchen reception & waiting area) Call (973)202-8580 To place an ad call 201-991-1600 classified theobserver.com APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY 3 large rooms 3rd floor. HT HW supplied. 725 month 1 month security. No pets. Ready for April 1st. 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N.Newark like new. 2 family house by Branch Brook Park Area. 3 bedrooms on each floor garage and offstreet parking call for details OHARA AGENCY (201)997-6300 HOUSE FOR SALE SPACE FOR RENT APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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. APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY 146 Midland Ave 3BRs 1400 on 3rd FL new 2BRs 1250 on 1st FL & new 1 BR 1090 on 1 floor apts. No pets smoking 1-1 2 mo. security Reference water included separate utilities.No fee Available Now. Call George (201)218-0841 KEARNY 1800sq.ft apt. 3 bedrooms 2 full baths. Master bedroom w own bathroom. No pets. Serious inquiries only. (732)684-3562 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 floor 5 room apt 2 bedrooms LR DR. Separate utilities. Available April 1st. No pets. Laundry in basement. 1200 month 1 1 2 month security. (201)997-4731 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 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 APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY 2nd floor 3 Bedrooms. Railroad style Utilities are Separate 1100 m. No Pets. Call Owner Mr. Lee (917)499-2832 11am-11pm KEARNY 2nd floor 4 rooms. Heat supplied no pets. immediate occupancy. 970 month. Security Required. (973)303-7903 (570)746-3702 (201)428-1109 KEARNY 2nd floor nice and bright recently renovated. 2 bedrooms LR DR. HW included. Separate utilities. 1150 1 month security. Available April 1st. (201)954-9403 KEARNY 2nd floor. 1 bedroom. w finished attic. 1000 month 1 month security. HT HW included. No pets smoking. (973)573-1173 Leave message KEARNY 2nd floor. 2 bedrooms. attic included. kitchen L R D R bathroom. 1300 month 1 month security. Available April 1st. Studio also available April 1st. (201)618-4325 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 APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY 5 rooms 3rd floor. Quiet Street. Close to Everything. Separate utilities. No pets. No smoking. Available now. Call (201)832-3063 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 section. 2nd floor 3 modern rooms hardwood floors tiled kitchen laundry facilities parking. Close to NY transportation. 875 month utilities (908)240-9302 HALL FOR RENT Family Affairs Only Nice clean hall. Pleasant atmosphere. Maximum 80 people. 201-496-4645 201-991-9865 Call Anytime 4 Sale by Owner 1 fam. 3 bdrms 2 baths plus fin basment & attic. No driveway . KEARNY KEARNY 1 bedroom condo for rent 1150 month utilities On Site Parking No pets. (201)889-6502 CONDO FOR RENT ASKING PRICE 179 000 646-554-4563 Kearny Manor 4 bedroom home. large rooms firepalce finished basement 2 car garage 335 000 North Arlington To be built. 2- Mother Daughter homes. Call for details. 1 bedroom 3rd fl apt. 900 month. N.Newark like new. 2 family house by Branch Brook Park Area. 3 bedrooms on each floor garage and offstreet parking call for details APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY 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 950. & 1 1 2 bedroom apt 850 1-1 2 months security 1 month rent HT HW included no pets. (201)997-0590 Rental Affordable A C Nice Setting Party Hall 201-889-6677 201-572-1839 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 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 KEARNY 3 bedrooms LR DR kitchen 2 full bathrooms laundry room No pets 1600 month smoke-free environment Available April 1st (201)998-3475 OHARA AGENCY (201)997-6300 N.arlington 1 floor No stairs. 3 bedrooms.2 bathrooms. Garage. New furnace Owner holds NJREL wants offers negotiable. (201)955-1999 OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT HARRISON NEWLY RENOVATED MODERN OFFICE SPACE. 400 SQ FT. ALL UTILITIES INCLD. NICE AREA. CLOSE TO PATH. 790 (973)481-3996 KEARNY Arlington Section. 1BDRM 800 sec. 2BDRM 900 sec. Both w Heat & Hot water included. (908)696-1866 KEARNY 121 Afton st. Newly renovated. 2nd floor. 2 bedrooms 975 month Kitchen and bath. HT HW micro refrigerator included. 1 month security. No fee. No pets. Call Super (973)517-0526 (201)437-4648 KEARNY 1 bedroom modern big rooms washer dryer dishwasher. No pets. 900 month 1 month security. Call (973)769-4897 KEARNY 1 Bedroom. Arlington Section. Newly Renovated. Laundry on Premises. HT HW Included. Near Transportation. No Pets. 825 month security. (201)998-4972 KEARNY 1 bedroom fully renovated private entrance 1 parking HT HW included 900 plus 1-1 2 months security (201)407-0773 APARTMENTS FOR RENT APARTMENTS FOR RENT POLICY NO REFUNDS or CHANGES with CLASSIFIED ADS Please note there will be a There are KEARNY 1st floor 2 bedrooms. Basement storage yard. Washer dryer hook-up 1075 month utilities 1-1 2 months security. Good credit required. Call for appt. (201)998-8226 between the hours of 6AM-3PM Mon.-Fri. 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 APARTMENTS FOR RENT APARTMENTS FOR RENT 3rd Fl. 6 rms (3 bdrms) tile bath. No pets. 1200 util. 1 mo sec 1 2 mo fee. 2nd Fl 5 rms (2 bdrms) 1195 Util. 1 mo sec. 1 2 mo fee. Arlington Real Estate (201)991-0905 KEARNY 2 ARLINGTON SECTION RENTALS KEARNY 349 Elm St. 2 bedrooms apt for rent. Utilities seperate. 1200 month. Available April 1st. Call (201)647-4939 KEARNY 3rd floor 2 bedroom L R kitchen central Heat Hot water included. utilities not included. Call 201-726-5794. Available April 1st. KEARNY 3rd floor spacious Studio EIK own entrance closet space 800 1 month security (201)998-4418 after 4pm 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 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. KEARNY Modern 2 bedrooms LR kitchen. Separate utilities. 1-1 2 months security. 1050 month. No pets. Available April 1st. (973)380-9007. 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- 2nd floor 5-1 2 rooms. 1200 plus utilities. No pets. One month security. Available April 1st. (201)998-4545 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 20 2013 The Observer is not responsible for typographical errors. Credit for errors will not be granted after the next week s publication. No changes or refunds. Deadline for classifieds is Monday by 4 00 PM. www.theobserver.com CLASSIFIEDS APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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 studio. LR Kitchen supply own utilities. Available Now 900. 1-1 2 months security No pets. (201)388-0463 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 3rd floor. EIK L R 1 bathroom. Hardwood floors. w parking. Onsite laundry room. 3 mins to path trains. Roommates OK. Available May 1st. 1450 month seperate utilities. (973)801-0079 HARRISON 307 Harrison ave 3rd floor newly renovated large 3 bedroom apt walk to path and close to everything. Available immediately. 1400 month 1-1 2 months security plus utilities. good credit. Call (862)222-4204 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 5 rooms 3 BR Modern near PATH No pets Pay own utilities references required. 1600 1 month security (973)483-3682 or (973)809-2035 27 To place an ad call 201-991-1600 classified theobserver.com EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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 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 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 Renovated large 2 bedroom apt. 2nd floor. EIK LR. Heat included. 1000 month Available April 1st. Call Carlos at (201)988-7536 APARTMENTS FOR RENT HARRISON Cross St. 3 bedrooms. 1250. Separate utilities. 1-1 2 months security. Available April 1st. No pets. (201)893-1955 APARTMENTS FOR RENT N.ARLINGTON 2 bedrooms 2nd floor near NY transportation. Parking. No pets. Smoke-free. 1200 mo plus utilities. 1 month security. (201)246-9226 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 3 LGrooms 2nd floor. 1 Bdrm EIK LR. Harwood floors. Washer dryer hook-up. garage. No pets. 1000 utilities. (201)693-6542 (201)889-0105 N.ARLINGTON 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 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 LYNDHURST LYNDHURST 1 bedroom apartment. Renovated building. Wood kitchen cabinets refrigerator stove ceramic tile floor hardwood floors throughout. Laundry on-site. No Pets. Near NYC transportation. 1-1 2 months security. 865 utilities. (201)438-6241 LYNDHURST 2 bedrooms. Includes AC kitchen w granite & all appliances. laundry facility parking 1250 month plus utilities. No Pets (201)970-3210 HARRISON BELLEVILLE BELLEVILLE 2nd floor. 2 Bedrooms HT HW Included. No Pets. Smoke-free environment. 1 Month Security. Call (973)759-7077 BELLEVILLE Small apt. for rent. Close to transportation schools & town hall. References needed. (973)980-1146 Laura (spanish) (862)231-9390 English after 6pm. (973)704-1180 Mayra BELLEVILLE Studio apt. Renovated kitchen. HT HW included. 850 month 1 month security. (646)235-4437 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 CONSECUTIVELY SPECIAL MUST RUN SERVICES OFFERED THREE & FOUR WEEKS HARRISON 1 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 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 1 2 month security. Available now. (973)485-4105 HARRISON 2 bedrooms 4th floor. Lg EIK recently renovated. 1 1 2 months security.No pets. 825 month.Available April 1st. (201)424-5722 HARRISON Studio for rent Total renovated. New floors kitchen bathroom. Freshly painted. 1st Floor. 750. HT HW included Call Allen(973)769-4897 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 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 NEWARK NEWARK 1st Fl. 2BDRM LR HT HW included 875 1 month sec. 973-776-4514 or 862-202-4725 HARRISON Room for rent in Harrison Town to female person. Service included cable and access to kitchen. Please Call to (201)456-2062 KEARNY Nice and clean room for rent on 2nd floor Share kitchen & bathroom. Close to transportation Bus 40. 420 month utilities included. Available immediately. 1 month security. (973)946-6432 (908)422-6995 KEARNY LG room for rentw Big Window Bed microwave internet (No kitchen). utilities included. Adults 55 550 mo. No smoking (201)697-0541 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 BELLEVILLE For 1 person ONLY Furnished 1 large room for rent. 500 month. Everything included. We speak spanish english. Available now. (201)852-8216 ROOM FOR RENT ATTN DRIVERS WANT WEEKLY HOMETIME Hiring Limited of Positions Pay up to .49 CPM 18 per stop for ALL STOPS EXCELLENT PAY & BENEFITS AUTO. DETENTION PAY CDL-A 6 mos. exp. Req. EEOE AAP The Lyndhurst Board of Education is accepting applicaions for (2) Elementary school Principals. Qualifications are as determined by NJ Certification requirements & knowledge of NJCCCS & Common Core Standards is required. Interested Candidates send letter of application resume references ad copies of NJ Certifications held by April 12 2013 to Tracey L. 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REPAIRS OR REPLACEMENTS Cell (973)760-4877 Vinyl Replacements Windows Installed 89 Weathershield Since 1972 ELECTRICAL SERVICES ELECTRICAL SERVICES WINDOWS PAVING PAVING Commercial & Residential Driveways Parking Lots Belgian Blocks Sidewalks Steps Pavers Retaining Walls All asphalt work www.jagpaving.com LORENA (201)991-4165 Cell (201)401-4525 Kearny Fax (201)997-5783 Lic By NJ Member of BBB Fully Insured Free Estimates (201)955-2678 (800)339-8802 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 20 2013 29 OBITS from warm spirit that was very contagious and had a great sense of humor. She is survived by her son Carlton Marr and his wife Jean daughter Isabelle Brannon and her husband Ron and her son Gordon Marr grandmother to five Jessica Marr Christina Cassandra Caroline and Charlotte Brannon. Best friend and special family friend Margaret Schoendorf. Elizabeth Rokosny Elizabeth Rokosny entered 29 into eternal rest on March 15. She was 98. Born in East Newark she lived in North Arlington before moving to Kearny 10 years ago. Visiting will be on Tuesday March 19 at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday March 20 at 11 a.m. in Queen of Peace Church North Arlington followed by entombment Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins. com. Mrs. Rokosny is the wife of the late Charles and is survived by her son and his wife Charles T. and Maryann (O Malley) Rokosny three grandchildren Patricia Svec Charles J. and John P. Rokosny and seven great grandchildren Lauren Michael Jennifer Tyler Kristian Trevor and Madison. She was predeceased by her grandson Joseph. In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to St. Vincent Nursing Home 315 East Lindsley Road Cedar Grove N.J. 07009. Nutley student wins Queen of Peace competition Angela Boland of Good Shepherd Academy in Nutley was the first place winner of Queen of Peace High School s annual essay contest. More than 275 entries from 10 area elementary schools were received as students were asked the following topic Either directly or indirectly we have all been affected by Super Storm Sandy. With that in mind what do you believe is the greatest lesson we can learn from experiencing this natural disaster Boland received a 100 Barnes & Noble gift card for her winning entry. www.theobserver.com THEME SPRING IS IN THE AIR ACROSS 1. Father of Hector Paris and Cassandra 6. Young newt 9. Perching place 13. Fungal skin infection 14. Tap order 15. Less than right angle 16. On pins and needles 17. Bottom line 18. Isabel Allende s Portrait in _____ 19. Say ______ to winter and hello to spring 21. Celebrated saint 23. One of peeps 24. Cobbler s concern 25. Mudbath site 28. Cellist great 30. The ______ Spring led by Alexander Dubcek 35. Snaky swimmers 37. Daffodil or tulip originally 39. Yuletides 40. Competitive advantage 41. Skedaddle 43. Profit 44. REM picture 46. Fuzzy fruit 47. Second-most traded currency in world 48. Kinda 50. One who speaks a Slavic language 52. OB-GYN test 53. Boor 55. These sox train in spring 57. Precedes May flowers 61. Okinawa martial arts 64. Great reviews 65. Lawyer group 67. She turned to stone 69. Amber _____ 70. Family ___ 71. Ar atomic number 18 72. Homework to a student 73. a.k.a. Tokyo 74. City on Rhone River DOWN 1. Harper Valley ___ 2. Sign of engagement 3. A fan of 4. Famous for his fables 5. Dance-around-the-pole holiday Last Week s Solutions 6. _____ button from Staples 7. 1918 pandemic e.g. 8. Dancer s beat 9. Maple to a botanist 10. Brazilian indigenous people 11. Relating to the ear 12. Reach a high 15. Rearward 20. Splotches 22. European peak 24. Lonely musician 25. Garden s beginnings 26. Peter in Spain 27. 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