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March 27 2013 www.theobserver.com Vol CXXV No. 46 COVERING BELLEVILLE BLOOMFIELD EAST NEWARK HARRISON KEARNY LYNDHURST NORTH ARLINGTON NUTLEY Feds charge BOE veep with fraud By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent KEARNY The vice president of the Kearny Board of Education A Kearny school has been linked to a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud enterprise which federal law enforcement agents allege used fake documents and straw buyers to extract profits from Jersey Shore condominiums. John Leadbeater 54 a former town councilman is charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. A federal grand jury sitting in Camden issued an indictment dated March 20 alleging that Leadbeater and Daniel Cardillo 49 of Wildwood conspired with others to profit from the sale of waterfront condominiums overbuilt by financially distressed developers in Wildwood and Wildwood Crest ... by obtaining mortage loans for unqualified borrowers using fraudulent loan applications HUD (U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development)-1 Settlement Statements and other documents between May 2006 and August 2011. The indictment says their actions caused more than thirteen million dollars of see LEADBEATER page BOE boots KHS contractor By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent KEARNY fter more than two years of stop and start work the Kearny High School (KHS) Noise Abatement and Exterior Renovation project has come to a grinding halt. Last Monday March 20 the Kearny Board of Education voted unanimously (Trustee John Leadbeater was absent) to fire the general contractor Brockwell & Carrington (B&C) of Towaco. The firm was terminated for convenience which according to the website Business Dictionary.com is a standard clause in government contracts which gives [a government entity] the right to unilaterally terminate [a] contract at any time with or without giving a reason. The contractor is generally entitled to a negotiated settlement for an equitable recovery of costs and losses incurred. Neither Board Counsel Kenneth Lindenfelser nor the board s Florham Park construction attorney Gary Werner returned phone messages to talk about the board s action. But in a phone interview last week Schools Superintendent Frank Ferraro said A Photos by Ron Leir Construction in and out of Kearny High School has been a thorn in the BOE s side for some time. see KHS page 16 Shop local get tax break By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent KEARNY Kearny homeowners who are dedicated local shoppers may soon be getting a break on their property taxes. Because every ka ching heard on a retail register will if the town governing body approves signal a discount on a property owner s local tax bill. That s the premise of a Kearny Tax Reward program being cooked up by John Peneda who doubles as town Tax Assessor and Coordinator of the Kearny Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) program. Peneda said the plan is based on an initiative developed by Marlboro Township which reportedly pioneered the concept in concert with a company called Fincredit Inc. also based in Marlboro. Peneda who learned about it through a New Jersey State League of Municipalities publication has already talked up what he perceives as its merits with his UEZ board and now see SHOP page 34 14 201-991-1300 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 27 02 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 2013 Ex-coach pleads to sex charge West Hudson Publishing Company s Fastest Growing Free Weekly Newspaper Established 1887 Family Owned & Operated ormer Lyndhurst High School football coach Scott M. Rubinetti has pleaded guilty to two counts of a five-count indictment charging him with having inappropriate relationships with a female student. A spokeswoman for the Bergen County Prosecutor s Office said that Rubinetti entered the plea March 4 before Superior Court Judge Patrick Roma sitting in Hackensack. He was represented by Hackensack attorney Raymond Flood. Assistant Prosecutor Catherine Fantuzzi is handling the case for the state. Rubinetti 40 of Nutley pleaded to sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl and witness tampering. Under the law he could face imprisonment for up to 10 years on the sexual assault charge while the tampering F Mary Tortoreti President Robert Pezzolla General Manager Photo courtesy Bergen County Prosecutor s Office Scott Rubinetti 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 charge carries a possible maximum sentence of five years the spokeswoman said. Under a plea agreement with the prosecutor s office the court dismissed the remaining charges contained in the county indictment those being child endanger- ment having inappropriate contact with the student and impairing the morals of a minor. The indictment returned by a Bergen County grand jury July 25 2012 alleges that on various dates between Oct. 1 2009 and March 30 2010 Rubinetti while working as a coach and physical education teacher for the Lyndhurst Board of Education engaged in sexual conduct including penetration and oral sex with the girl who was a Lyndhurst High School senior at the time. Additionally the indictment alleges that Rubinetti on or about Jan. 18 2012 tried to influence the student ... to testify or inform falsely and or withhold any testimony information document or thing .... Rubinetti s contract with the Lyndhurst Board of Education was terminated June 30 2012 after the board voted not to renew it. He was a non-tenured employee at the time according to board officials. The board then named Rubinetti s predecessor Joseph Castagnetti as the new high school football coach and assigned one of several new P.E. teachers to fill Rubinetti s teaching slot. During his 3-year tenure from 2008 to 2010 as the Golden Bears head coach Rubinetti guided the squad to records of 3-7 3-7 and 9-3 respectively. In his last year the team made it into the playoffs for the first time in years. Rubinetti who remains free on 150 000 bond faces sentencing April 19 at 9 a.m. before Judge Roma in Hackensack. Ron Leir Spencer Savings Bank fundraiser Spencer Savings Bank a community bank headquartered in Elmwood Park raised a total of 14 120 during the months of January and February to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey through its participation in the organization s 7th Annual New York Giants Snow Bowl. Culminating the bank s two month-long fundraising efforts employees of Spencer Savings Bank competed in the flag football tournament held at MetLife Stadium on Sunday March 3. The Spencer Blue Diamonds Spencer Savings Bank s team of 17 employees including members of executive management participated in the Snow Bowl s Co-Ed Division competing in a total of three 30-minute games. With an original goal to raise 10 000 the Spencer Blue Diamonds with support from fellow employees customers friends and family surpassed this mark raising 14 120 to contribute to the event total of more than 323 874 ranking as the event s third highest overall fundraising team. Special Olympics New Jersey carries out an important mission in our communities providing children and adults with intellectual disabilities continuous opportunities to participate in athletic competitions and Olympic-type sports throughout the year with their family friends and fellow community members said Jos B. Guerrero Chairman President and CEO of Spencer Savings Bank. As a strong believer in the organization s mission and philosophy we are proud to participate in its events and support the Special Olympic athletes who thrive through their involvement in the organization s various programs. Since its inception six years ago the Snow Bowl has raised more than 500 000 for Special Olympics New Jersey. The success of this event directly helps more than 22 000 athletes who train and compete free-ofcharge year-round in 24 Olympic-type sports. Our participation in this 531 Kearny Ave. Kearny N.J. 07032 Phone 201-991-1600 Fax 201-991-8941 www.theobserver.com year s Snow Bowl was a true success added Janel Bazih AVP and Marketing Manager of Spencer Savings Bank. Our team had a great deal of fun coming together to support such a valued community organization and the 2013 Snow Bowl marks our largest and most successful corporate fundraiser in Spencer history We look forward to continuing to support our communities in every way we can throughout the year. For more information on the 7th Annual New York Giants Snow Bowl and the bank s other community service activities or to learn more about Spencer Savings Bank visit www.spencersavings.com. 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 27 Thursday March 28 Friday March 29 Saturday March 30 Sunday March 31 Inside Editorial .............................06 Around Town ....................15 Real Estate ........................26 Upcoming Promos 50 50 52 52 56 Mostly Sunny Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Mostly Sunny Obits ...................................29 Classifieds .........................30 Business Directory ... 36 37 Mother s Day 5-08-13 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 2013 03 More cops firefighters on horizon By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent KEARNY earny can expect to see its public safety complement built up a bit later this year. So predicted Mayor Alberto Santos who told The Observer last week that the town has asked New Jersey Civil Service to certify [appointment] lists for police and fire [departments] the first of several steps that have to be taken toward eventual new hires. Only recently the federal government turned aside the town s application for a little more than 1 million in Staffing for Emergency & Fire Response funding to pay salaries and benefits for eight new firefighters for two years. After that the town would have had to shoulder the entire financial burden. In the application Fire Chief Steven Dyl said his depart- K Photos by Ron Leir Kearny Firefighter Edward Ryan staffs dispatch center on Maple St. In future civilians may be working here. ment currently at 87 members desperately needed more personnel having had to shut down one fire company in the past year for lack of sufficient firefighters while being called on for mutual aid by surrounding communities more and more frequently. Dyl further said that the town was appealing for federal aid because it like other municipalities in the state finds itself in a tight fiscal squeeze given the governor s mandated 2% cap on local spending. But now Santos said Kearny has no choice but to bite the fiscal bullet and look to its own resources to ensure that local residents and businesses are adequately protected against fire and crime. How many new cops and firefighters will be put on the town payroll depends on how much we have in the municipal budget and on the number of retirees in the Police and Fire Departments Santos said. My guess the mayor said is that there will be anywhere from four to eight [new hires] in each department. Salaries for new entry-level cops and firefighters run in the 40 000 range plus an additional 15 000 to 20 000 for benefits. Personnel numbers could drop even lower in both departments as early as this year when according to town personnel records a dozen members of the Fire Department and as many as 28 from the Police Department become eligible to put in their retirement papers after reaching 25 years of service. see HIRINGS page 17 04 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 2013 Gourmet dinner & show a priceless treat By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent KEARNY -What could be better than dinner and a show How about a free gourmet dinner and a free Broadway-caliber show And without the hassle of having to trek into New York Last Tuesday March 19 nearly 150 Kearny senior citizens were treated to both at Kearny High School thanks to the school s accomplished culinary students and the talented cast of this year s school musical Once On This Island. The dinner which began at 5 p.m. was open to any Kearny resident age 55 and over. Following the threecourse meal the honored guests were ushered into the auditorium to view a full the time of year the parsnips were uprooted from the soil. Parsnips are winter vegetables that can be dug from November to April he said. But the colder they remain the sweeter-tasting they get so the spring dug ones sitting in the winter-cold ground for months are the sweetest of all. The ones his students used for the bisque were dug just 12 days ago. As for the Amish chicken What makes a chicken Amish Do they wear little bonnets and refuse to be photographed It turned out that all the chickens the KHS kids cook come from a farm in Lancaster Pa. They are humanely raised and there are no hormones and no antibiotics used Barone said. They re like the chickens you would get in the 50s. Helping prepare the meal which was done from scratch over several days were the 21 students in Barone s culinary arts course which is offered only to juniors and seniors. Freshmen and sophomores can take basic cooking classes but culinary arts is on the elite level. Before a student can see HS dinner page Photo by Karen Zautyk Local senior citizens are treated to gourmet dinner at Kearny High School. dress rehearsal of the show which played to paying audiences March 21 22 and 23. Council Member Carol Jean Doyle who is the governing body s liaison to the local senior community explained that the town used to host an annual senior prom and spaghetti dinner but eventually switched to the dinner show. Then a couple of years ago KHS guidance counselor Kathy Astrella came up with the idea of having the school s culinary students prepare the food. It was a way to showcase the students. Doyle said. Showcase them it does. The menu last week consisted of Spring Dug Parsnip Bisque with peppered bacon and basil oil Roasted Amish Chicken Supreme with giblet stuffing and French green beans and White Chocolate Bread Pudding with cranberry caramel. 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Units from the Kearny and North Arlington Fire Departments responded to the 8 50 p.m. alarm and the blaze was declared under control at 11 p.m. Firefighters remained at the scene however until 2 10 a.m. The Jersey City Fire Department provided coverage of the towns while the local units were on site. The incident commander at the scene was KFD Deputy Chief Joe Viscuso. The investigation into the cause of the latest conflagration has been turned over an NJMC landfill straddling the Kearny North Arlington border has been the site of recurring fires which have been imposing a strain on firefighter overtime which has been a source of concern for us for several years. Commenting on the latest blaze Santos noted If there are multiple visits to a site and repeated fires we have the ability to assess a fee against the tenant. There is no word as to whether such a fee will be assessed but on Friday fire officials met with the NJMC. As a result Dyl said the Division of Fire Safety will work with Nature s Choice the NJMC and the Kearny and North Arlington Fire Departments in an attempt to resolve the problems. On Monday the commission issued a brief statement noting The NJMC will continue to cooperate and work together with all parties involved. Tecomah the wol visits Environment Center Photo by Anna Kurz Photo courtesy of KFD Firefighters pay return visit to composting site to the state Division of Fire Safety but it does not appear to be suspicious Dyl noted. State investigators are also looking into the March 4 fire which lit up the skies over the meadows and resulted in a brush fire that burned several acres authorities reported. Nature s Choice operates a composting facility on the land which is leased from the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission. Over the course of 20 years the property apparently has been leased to a succession of private firms. 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Letters must be kept to a maximum of 250 words. Any letters that exceed the maximum will be edited at the discretion of the publisher who reserves the right at any time to reject or edit the letters for space. Letters must include the writer s name address and telephone number for verification purposes. The deadline for letters is Thursday at 5 p.m. Any letters that arrive after deadline will not be considered for the upcoming publication. Letters can be sent by e-mail to publisher 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 27 2013 What s cooking In my kitchen not much E lsewhere in this week s issue of The Observer you will find a story I did on a gourmet dinner served to Kearny senior citizens by Kearny High School culinary students. It was a lovely event but I was not completely at ease. Gourmet food frightens me. And I am intimidated by the people who can cook it. I cannot cook at all. I do not want to learn. I have survived this long on take-out and eating out and microwave tasties and I am not about to change. My mother was a great cook. Nothing gourmet but the best home-cooking you d ever want. She was Irish and she made the most delicious lasagna. To this day I will not order lasagna out because no place even the finest Italian restaurant could prepare it as well as she did. I heard once that if your mother was a great cook one of two things happened Either you also became an accomplished cook because you learned at her knee. Or you don t cook at all because you never had to learn you just sat down at the table and ate wonderful food. File me firmly in the latter category. When I first moved back to Jersey it was into an apartment that had just been given a completely renovated kitchen. I lived there three years and the brand-new oven was not turned on once. The week before I moved out I suddenly became ashamed of myself and decided to bake a casserole using a recipe from one of the many unread cookbooks I possess. (Friends are always giving them to me as gifts -- as a form of intervention. It doesn t work.) Anyway I assembled the ingredients and turned on the virginal oven to pre-heat it. I then left the room. When I returned both the kitchen and the living room were filled with smoke. Nothing was ablaze luckily. It was just all the dust that had accumulated inside the oven being incinerated. I ordered Chinese that night. Because I don t cook I also have problems in supermarkets. I once arrived at the checkout counter with a cabbage that I had thought was a head of lettuce. The clerk explained. I went to the produce section put back the cabbage grabbed a lettuce and started to go to checkout again. But I stopped in my tracks and went back to the cabbage bin and retrieved the one I had left there. Its having been selected and then abandoned I was afraid it would feel rejected. (Hey How do you know cabbages don t have feelings ) As I recounted in an earlier column concerning pet clams I have always been lucky enough to have had significant others who don t give a hoot about my lack of cooking skills. Either they were cooks themselves or they also preferred dining out. In NYC where I resided many years this is not uncommon. But I have come to realize that not cooking can be a drawback to finding a soul- mate in the Garden State. One day I was in the Midland Dairy picking up essentials Pepsi cold cuts Entenmann s donuts ice cream. As I was getting ready to depart the woman behind the deli counter said Aren t you forgetting something What I asked. Where are your White Castle cheeseburgers I thanked her profusely for catching my oversight and then I heard another customer say She reminds me of my uncle. Pepsi and White Castle cheeseburgers for dinner every night. Really I said. This could be a match made in heaven. Is he married And she said He s dead. Karen Zautyk Correction In last week s issue for Franklin School Honors the names of two students were omitted Jason Marshall & Crystelle Martins Grade 5 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. DEADLINES FOR DISPLAY REAL ESTATE AND CLASSIFIED ADS CAN BE FOUND ON PAGE 2 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 2013 07 KFD battles Schuyler Brighton house fires By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent KEARNY Fire gutted a Schuyler Ave. home Sunday morning leaving the two-family residence unsafe for occupancy and displacing its five residents fire officials reported. There were no injuries to the occupants or firefighters but two pet cats rescued from the house did not survive. We got them out but it was too late said Kearny Fire Chief Steve Dyl. Dyl said the alarm came in at 9 08 a.m. and units from Kearny East Newark and Jersey City responded to the scene at 142 Schuyler near Hoyt St. The blaze in the two-story wood-frame home was declared under control at 10 27 a.m. Dyl said the Kearny police evacuated the occupants as firefighters were arriving on the scene. One resident has been relocated by the Red Cross and the other four are reportedly staying with friends. The fire is thought to have started in a rear stairwell but the exact cause is under investigation by the KFD Bureau of Combustibles under the direction of Acting Chief Inspector John Donovan. Although there was severe damage to the home Dyl said that an agressive interior attack by the KFD prevented the fire from destroying the entire building and extending to a nearby building. The members of the KFD once again went above and beyond expectations to try to save the structure the chief said. Dyl said a building on Hoyt St. received minor exterior damage due to radiant heat. KFD Deputy Chief John Harris was the incident commander at the scene. The Harrison and North Arlington Fire Departments provided coverage to Kearny while the town s fire units were battling the blaze. On March 20 at 8 p.m. the KFD was called to a chimney fire in a one-family home at 197 Brighton Ave. Kearny was assisted by firefighters from Newark and North Arlington because the other KFD units were in Bayonne helping that city s firefighters battle a fouralarm blaze. 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Not responsible for typos. 08 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 2013 King s Court opening its doors on Saturdays in April for locals to use facility at no cost LYNDHURST -- It has stood quietly nestled away from traffic since 1980 at 525 Riverside Ave. And for scores of athletes it has been the place to be to get a brisk workout to play a pickup game of basketball or to relax in a sauna. And yet for others the sheer thought of going to a health and sports club is enough to cause nausea. To help that the folks over at King s Court are opening the club s doors each Saturday in April so members of the public -- especially those in and around the Lyndhurst area -- can get the King s Court experience free of charge as if a full-fledged member. The health and sports club is undergoing a multi-milliondollar upgrade. And the club s marketing director Kristin Degenhardt says the idea of opening the doors stems from the club s desire to let everyone know about the club and what it has to offer -- especially for those who might be otherwise reluctant to join a gym. Those who take part won t just get to see and use the facilities Degenhardt said. They ll be able to attend classes meet with professional trainers learn about healthy lifestyles and more. They can take part in boot camps and aerobics and it ll be a chance for them to be the best they can be. Here are the classes available at King s Court each Saturday (including the Saturdays when the doors will be open for residents to try the club out for free). 9 a.m. -- Steppin Out with Alissa. 10 a.m. -- Body Sculpt with Alissa. 10 15 a.m. -- Spin with Jackie. 11 30 a.m. -- Cardio Belly Dancing with Shevon. There will also be boot camps and health seminars thrown in randomly each Saturday run by King s Court s personal trainers. 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Giudice who made her mark in Season 1 by toppling a dinner table showed none of that tempestuousness at the Meet & Greet at the Hair by David salon 534 Kearny Ave. She was all glitter and style and charm as from 2 to 4 she met with her public signing autographs and graciously posing for photos with one and all. The occasion was a promotion for her recently launched hair-care line called Milania. Although officially introduced just a bit more than a month ago on Feb. 18 Milania apparently has been gathering its own loyal fans at a rapid pace. More than one of the women who attended the event told us it was love of the product as much as affection for Giudice that led them to Kearny that day. Milania is named after one of Giudice s four daughters -- the others being Gia Gabriella and Audriana. It was chosen by a vote of fans on Facebook and Twitter Giudice told us noting It fits Giudice also known for her appearance on Celebrity Apprentice and as the author of three best-selling cookbooks could have lent her creds to any number of products so why hair care She told us the choice was the result of personal experience all the damage her own hair was suffering thanks to all the straightening irons and the curling irons and the blow dryers used to prep her for her TV appearances. I wanted three good products she said and sought the help of friend and beauty-industry guru Jerel Sabella who developed formulas for the Milania line the Total Vitamin Leave-In Treatment the Keratin Heat Protector and the Argan Oil Infusion Serum. All of them designed specifically to increase moisture and shine in heat-damaged hair. Salon owner David Antunes said Milania was first brought to his attention by his sister Elizabeth Aranjo of Morris Plains who raved about it. He started offering it to his clientele and we had such a great success selling it it has just blown off the shelves. Antunes contacted Giudice via social media regarding Milania s instant popularity at the salon and the Meet & Greet was arranged. The products were for sale of course ( 24.99 apiece or 49.99 for the set of three) but the event Antunes said was also a great way for her to meet her fans. Giudice publicist Dina Elliot noted that the Kearny visit was among the first in a series they have planned to promote Milania. Teresa loves the events Elliot said. She is so grateful and appreciative of her fans support and she loves hearing the feedback. We had one more question for Giudice What can you tell us about the new season of Real Housewives It s definitely a season you don t want to miss she said. She s not giving away any secrets. Except how to glamorize your hair. THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 2013 09 Getting Real about tress distress Photos by Karen Zautyk 10 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 2013 Bidding farewell to Pope Benedict XVI HS DINNER from 04 As part of this month s Apostle of the Month project students at Queen of Peace Elementary School North Arlington reviewed the eight-year reign of Pope Benedict XVI discussed his biography his writing and his speeches and highlighted at least one important fact about the pontiff. Students also had to draw Pope Benedicts s Papal Coat of Arms and explain his symbol. Displaying certificates and pins awarded by Principal Terri Suchocki from l. are Vanessa Reveco Melanie Moreno Manny Sanchez Tyler McGeehan Michelle Gonzalez Nicholas Anastacio Brian Neira and Joshua Figueroa. even enter Barone s classroom he or she must be certified by the National Food Safety Program. The teens are serious about their careers and five of his seniors have already been accepted into three culinary colleges Johnson & Wales in Providence R.I. Hudson County Community College and the Culinary Photo by Karen Zautyk Institute of America Hyde Kearny High culinary arts Park N.Y. KHS also offers a culinary students in school kitchen predinner. club for students who are interested in the kitchen arts surveying the bustling but but not necessarily in pursucomfortable room. ing a chef s career. Barone Like Doyle he noted the serves as advisor to that event was a way to showgroup which numbers 15. case our students. And The club members were he said it was also a prime also among the 55 KHS stuexample of the way the dent volunteers who helped district interacts with the serve at the dinner and a community. fine job they did. Smiling all This is what the district is the way. all about he added. There s more to educaKHS Principal Al Gilson tion than just a classroom viewing all the activity from and this is part of it Kearny a vantage point at the far Schools Superintendent end of the room spoke of his Frank Ferraro told us taking amazement at how quickly a break from his meal and the students had organized and set up the dining tables and chairs and serving stations etc. Look around he said. It s unbelievable. Regarding chef teacher Barone Gilson noted he s a great motivator for the kids and as for his expertise he knows the back of the house and the front of the house. Qualities that help make for a top chef. The principal was equally full of praise for KHS Brian Toal director of Once On This Island and Ed Gargiulo band director for the musical as well as all the talented students in the cast and working behind the scenes. Unfortunately due to a prior commitment we were unable to attend the performance. 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ARLINGTON T 201-997-0577 F 201-997-6477 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 2013 11 Lyndhurst honors the man behind the striped top hat This month Americans celebrate the birth of the famous Dr. Seuss author of The Cat in the Hat Green Eggs and Ham and The Lorax among other children s classics. All schools within the Lyndhurst district are honoring Dr. Seuss s legacy with related activities. Mrs. Marron a fifth grade teacher at Roosevelt School said she is decorating her classroom door from top to bottom in tribute to Dr. Seuss. She said the class will read Dr. Seuss s Oh the Places You ll Go and discuss the places the students intend to go both as a class and as individuals. Marron said her students will also be completing Dr. Seuss word searches and puzzles. Samantha Miller a student in Marron s class said her favorite Dr. Seuss book is The Lorax. I like it because it teaches you to help the Earth stay clean Miller said. I like [the Dr. Seuss theme] because we are able to do fun projects in our class. Not only do younger children read Dr. Seuss books but high school students enjoy his works as well. Freshman Nic DiTommaso said he has been a fan of Dr. Seuss ever since he was a child. My favorite one probably has to be The Cat in the Hat. That was the book that I always read when I was younger DiTommaso said. Along with reading the books he said he enjoys watching the film adaptations. During March LHS students will notice Dr. Seussrelated activities woven into their various courses. English teacher Mrs. DeMarco said each class period she will be presenting a quote related to Dr. Seuss. There will be free writing activities that will require students to respond to the morals that can be found in FIRES from 07 the chimney with some minor extension into the walls. By utilizing its thermal-imaging cameras the KFD was able to detect the specific hot spots avoiding unnecessary damage to the walls Dyl said. Firefighters had to open some walls the chief noted but there were not a lot of holes. The fire was declared under control at 8 40 p.m. No injuries were reported and the residents were permitted to reoccupy their home. KFD Deputy Chief Ozzie Osborn was the commander at the scene. Dyl said the probable cause was a partially clogged chimney and he used the incident to remind homeowners that it is important that your chimneys fireplaces and heating chimneys be maintained and serviced annually by a professional. 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In the classrooms of LHS students will reflect on the simple lessons taught in the Seuss stories and the character traits represented by these characters and apply them to their current learning. There is much more to Dr. Seuss than most people realize. For example few know that Theodore Seuss Giesel is the birth name of this American-born writer and poet. Dr. Seuss is well-known for his wacky characters. Have you ever noticed that many of them wear tall crazy hats Not only do these hats add to the characters appearance but they also held personal meaning since Dr. Seuss was a hat fanatic. According to an article featured in the New York Times Dr. Seuss collected hundreds of hats of all kinds and kept them hidden behind a bookcase in his home in San Diego. Dr. Seuss s hobbies and exotic characters came to an end when he died of throat cancer in 1991 at the age of 87. 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In that capacity she works in concert with the College s Dean of Arts and Sciences and the Vice President for Academic Affairs to develop short- and long-term initiatives for the College s Academic Foundations Programs ESL Program and ADJ Academic Support Services. We extend hearty congrat- ulations to Dr. Bandyopadhyay said HCCC President Dr. Glen Gabert. She has played a very important role in developing and implementing the programs that are helping our students to succeed in attaining their academic goals he said. The National Tutoring Association is a professional membership organization dedicated to promoting education specialization and scientific research. It is the largest and oldest professional association dedicated exclusively to tutoring and represents thousands of tutors in the United States and 13 other countries. 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It s that simple. There s no required pre-registration or anything of that nature. THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 2013 13 He could run but he couldn t hide KEARNY -A Jersey City drag-racer who led Kearny cops on a round-about pursuit before they terminated it for safety reasons might have thought he had gotten away on the highway to haven. But thanks to some good police work he ended up parked in the Hudson County Jail. Shortly after midnight on Monday March 18 KPD Officers Tom Pontrella and Glenn Reed were on patrol in South Kearny when they came upon several vehicles drag racing at Pennsylvania and Jacobus Aves. There was also a large contingent of smaller sports cars parked and ready to race Police Chief John Dowie said. As the officers stopped to disburse the crowd one of the drivers smashed his Honda into the front of the marked KPD SUV then backed up and started to flee down Pennsylvania Ave. Dowie said. As Pontrella and Reed gave chase the driver reportedly turned off his headlights but the cops were able to keep him in sight as he led them along Fish House Road over the Wittpenn Bridge into Jersey City south on Rt. 440 and then over the Hackensack River Bridge heading back into Kearny. On the bridge the cops ended the chase when the Honda began to take on an excessive rate of speed Dowie said. While the pursuit was going on. backup officers had been dispatched to the South Kearny drag strip to interview witnesses and collect information. Thanks to that info and to video footage from cameras along the route of the chase police developed a probable suspect whose photo was ID d by Reed and Pontrella. Last Friday morning Kearny Det. Michael Gonzalez and Det. Lt. Anthony Gouveia located the suspect 24-year-old Kadeem Browne of Jersey City in his hometown and brought him back to Kearny where he was booked on a charge of eluding police. Browne was being held on 25 000 bail. Other recent reports from the Kearny police blotter included the following incidents many involving demon rum (or demon vodka or some such) March 14 P.O. John Fabula responding to the report of a motorcycle accident on the 400 block of Elm St. at 7 p.m. arrived to find the bike on the ground and a highly agitated man walking in circles around it. The biker reportedly told Fabula that someone must have put oil on the street or thrown a can under his bike. In any case police said he had managed to ride only about 20 feet from where he started his journey before falling off. Fabula ruled out alcohol as the cause but felt the man was under the influence of something and the biker then admitted he had ingested medication Dowie said. EMS was summoned and Ryan Decker 23 of Livingston was charged with DUI careless driving and being under the influence of a CDS. At 11 30 p.m. P.O. Ben Wuelfing was on patrol at Schuyler and Midland Aves. when he observed a red Mazda with Kentucky plates run the red light at the intersection and proceed south on Schuyler at a high rate of speed. The officer pursued the car which made a series of evasive turns onto a number of side streets before being brought to a halt on Garfield Ave. After he reportedly failed the field sobriety tests the driver was taken to headquarters given an Alcotest and charged with DWI DWI in a school zone underage DWI careless driving and failure to observe a traffic signal. He was identified as 20-year-old Kearny resident Ilya Harbacheuski. March 15 Chief Dowie driving on the 100 block of Devon St. at 3 p.m. observed an apparently intoxicated individual sleeping in the doorway of a home. P.O. Brian Wisely responded to the report and persuaded the man to move along. Moments later and a block away came a report of a disorderly person near West Hudson Park and in view of a group of schoolchildren and their parents. Wisely and P.O. Tom Pontrella cautioned him as to his behavior and offered medical aid but the man refused and became uncooperative and confrontational police said. Placed in the patrol car he allegedly tried to kick out the back window. Arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct was Arthur Smith 48 of Kearny who was also issued summonses for creating a disturbance and failure to obey a police officer. At 8 p.m. on the 800 block of Kearny Ave. P.O. Pete Jahera came upon two cars that apparently had been involved in an accident. The crash he learned had just occurred on the Belleville Pike where one vehicle exiting a driveway was hit by another. Both then proceeded to the avenue and pulled over. 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Any business people in Kearny who provide a service to the public anyone from limousine operators to lawyers are invited to a UEZsponsored seminar about the program on Thursday April 4 at 6 p.m. in the second-floor chambers at Town Hall 402 Kearny Ave. UEZ membership isn t required to attend. Those planning to attend are asked to reserve a seat by Tuesday April 2 by e-mailing Image courtesy Fincredit Inc. jpeneda kearnynj.org or This could be the prototype for Shop Kearny Card. phoning 201-998-7400 ext. 8041. similar to a credit or debit much of a discount would be a If we get a good response card to homeowners. For flat percentage to be deterwe ll bring it back to our each purchase or service the mined by the town. Fincredit [UEZ] board at the April participating merchant or would collect the rebates meeting Peneda said. If they professional swipes the card from businesses on a weekly approve then we ll ask the to a dedicated processing ma- basis and deposit those funds mayor and council to consider chine provided by Fincredit in a dedicated bank account. it probably in May. Earliest to register the transaction in Once a year Fincredit case scenario we could imple- the homeowner s reward would get from Kearny a digiment it to coincide with this account thereby generating a tal list of property owners tax SHOP from 01 Happy Easter from OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FOR LUNCH & DINNER ro Taeurasnt Rest & Bar YOUR C H O EF TER Specializing e in Portugues Cuisine bills by block and lot apply the credits from each owner s business transactions and send the updated records back to the town. Fincredit would send Kearny a check for the total amount of the rebates. A small percentage of the tax credits collected would go to Fincredit. I like the program said Peneda because it helps local businesses increase their sales volume and helps property owners reduce their taxes. Peneda said that Kearny Federal Savings Bank has expressed interest in providing the reward cards to the town and if that happened that would be one expense we don t have to have. Fincredit Managing Director Carmine DeFalco told The Observer that the company can provide local retailers a swipe machine for 160 including shipment and programming although for low-volume businesses we can process transactions online for nothing from our web portal. Participating businesses would get free listings on the company s web portal which according to DeFalco gets a lot of traffic. Since mid-September 2012 when it helped Marlboro set up its reward system the program has generated local purchases of 240 000 for 41 participating businesses and more than 13 000 in tax savings for 2 000 registered households DeFalco said. But those numbers are going to grow he said. We re hoping for between 70 and 80 businesses to sign up. When Marlboro homeowners register online they can check to see which businesses are in the reward program he said. DeFalco said Fincredit is working with several other New Jersey municipalities to set up similar reward programs. Bayonne has given us the goahead and we re working out the design now he said. Other communities looking to launch in about two months include Pequannock Caldwell Highland Park and Voorhees. We re also talking to a town in Massachusetts looking at the concept he said. And they may well be adding Kearny to the list. SEAFOOD STEAKS BARBEQUE Established in 2000 MAKE YOUR EASTER RESERVATION EARLY HAPPY HOUR 4-7 PM DAILY Draft beer half price Complimentary Tapas SUNDAY HAPPY HOUR ALL DAY 10% OFF Girl Scout Sunday Total Check 20 or more Mon thru Thurs only Coupon may not be combined with other specials. Not valid on holidays. 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Andrew Onyemaobi who gave a special blessing to the girls and their leaders. The Girl Scouts birthday observed on March 12 commemorates the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization s first 18 girl members in Savannah Ga. Girl Scout Week is celebrated each March starting with Girls Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath on a Saturday. This arrangement allows for the Girl Scout membership comprised of diverse faiths to celebrate on their chosen day of worship. ment will participate in the DEA Operation Take Back 2013 on April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kearny Police Department 237 Laurel Ave. Residents are invited to turn in unwanted unused or expired medications over the counter or prescription. This is an anonymous no questions asked program. The Kearny Public Library announces free special entertainment during spring vacation. Children from ages 2 to 8 are invited to enjoy Swing Into Spring an interactive story Bloomfield play at 11 30 a.m. on Thursday The Bloomfield Public April 4 at the Main Library Library Children s Depart318 Kearny Ave. Mother Goose ment announces the arrival (Ann Coppola) will guide the of 46 new children s titles children through her fairy-tale made possible by the donations of community members. kingdom all through movement sound and props. The Clark Avenue Crew It s never too early to teach raised 355 last summer for the kids to eat healthy and to stay Children s Library enabling the library to purchase 37 new active so Muscle Man Mike and his puppet sidekick Sue books Demarest Elementary will teach children from age School recently donated five 2 to 8 about nutrition and fitpopular titles and a donaness with easy exercises and tion from Dorothy and David Johnson in memory of former music. The Fit4kids Show will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. on Children s Department staff Friday April 5 at the Main member Jean Bryce ThompLibrary. son allowed for the replaceThe next meeting of the St. ment of six much-loved clasStephens Seniors will be held sics that were worn beyond on Tuesday April 2 at 1 p.m. in repair. Hedges Hall. Upcoming events include East Newark West Hudson Brave Women an anniversary party April 19 at San Carlo Atlantic City trip Fighting Breast Cancer meets April 24 and a cruise to New on the last Friday of every England and Canada April month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the 14-21. East Newark Senior Center For club information please 37 President St. The group call Tom at 201-998-8258 for provides an atmosphere of A.C. call Peg at 201-998-9443 warmth and comfort for for trips call Joan at 201-998patients and family. For more information call Emma at 201- 3573 for condolences call Vicki at 201-991-8345 and for cruise 998-6828 Rosa 201-246-7750 information call Pat at 201-991Fatima 973-485-4236 or email 4771. emidura2 yahoo.com. Kearny UNICO will be holding its next monthly memberHarrison ship meeting on Thursday A baby and toddler music April 4 at 7 30 p.m. For more class will be held at Harrison information contact ChapPublic Library on Saturday ter President Lou Pandolfi at April 6 at 11 a.m. in the children s room in the lower level 201-368-2409. New members are always welcome. Kearny of the library. This program UNICO supports scholarships is for children up to age 3 and charities and the local comtheir accompanying parent. For more information call 973- munity. Kearny UNICO is sponsor483-2366. ing a 50-50 raffle as a fundraiser for its scholarship fund Kearny and other charities. Tickets The Kearny Police DepartMark your calendars for International Night at 7 p.m. on April 3 at Belleville Middle School 279 Washington Ave. The evening will feature a variety of dances songs and foods from different cultures and countries. Middle school students will be dancing singing and bringing food from their culture. The school will also have world flags on display as well as drawings of world famous personalities designed by the students. around town Belleville 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 & Quincy Aves). Tickets may be obtained from any Kearny UNICO member or by contacting Pandolfi. 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 Presybyterian BoysGirls Club 663 Kearny Ave. is currently signing up players for traveling basketball teams. Teams will consists of grades 5 to 8 and high school. Cost is 100 or whatever people can afford to pay. Applications may be picked up at the PBGC. Mark Latka head coach and supervisor requires that all interested players report to the PBGC on Tuesday March 26 at 5 30 p.m. For more information call Mark Latka at 201-653-4693 or Tom Fraser at 201-9916734. The PBGC will also have a Tricky Tray on Saturday April 27. Doors will open at 6 pm. And admission is 15. Please purchase tickets in advance. Refreshments will be served. For tickets call Vanessa Vieira at 201-334-8336 or email v_ vieira28 yahoo.com. The Lyndhurst Public Library will host Selling on EBay on Thursday April 11 6 15 p.m. Learn from an eBay PowerSeller how to sell successfully. Topics include how eBay works choosing items that are hot to sell learning the value of your items pricing your merchandise writing a description using a PayPal account to process payments the bidding and selling process shipping your goods fees and expenses collecting payment delivery confirmation and insurance handling feedback eBay Trading Assistant and more. Space is limited and registration is necessary. To register please email or call the library at romeo bccls.org or call 201-804-2478 ext. 7. The Lyndhurst Health Department will hold its biannual women s health clinic on Wednesday April 17 at 9 a.m. This free event made possible through our partnership with Clara Maass Medical Center includes education on breast self-examination and a pelvic exam performed by Dr. Consetta Cheatam. The Lyndhurst Women s Health Clinic is open to all female Lyndhurst residents ages 18 and over. Call 201-804-2500 to make an appointment. The Belleville Elks have donated their lodge on the first Sunday of every month for a breakfast fundraiser to help keep the Lyndhurst Elks afloat after damage done by Hurricane Sandy. Come out Lyndhurst and support the Lyndhurst A spring auction sponsored Elks at the Belleville Elks by Ladies Auxiliary of Masonic lodge 254 Washington Ave. Club of Lyndhurst on Sunday the first Sunday of the month April 7 at noon at the Masonic starting April 7 from 9 a.m. Club 316 Riverside Ave. Dona- to noon. Admission is 6 per tion is 5. Call 973-743-0976 for person. more information. The Polish American The Humane Society of Ber- Citizens Club will hold a polka gen County 221-223 Stuyvesant dinner dance at the club 730 Ave. Lyndhurst has a supply New Jersey Ave. Lyndhurst of dog food both canned and Saturday April 13 from 7 to dry available to anyone who is 11 p.m. Admission is 30 per unemployed disabled or experson or 35 if purchased at periencing financial difficulty the door. For tickets call Stella that prevents an owner from 201-939-1038 or Tony at 201feeding his her dog. Just stop 246-8340 or Alice at 201-935by or for more information 3930. call 201-896-9300. Hours are Monday and Saturday 10 a.m. North Arlington to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday 10 Stop by and enjoy a great a.m. to 5 30 p.m. and Sunday 11 breakfast lunch or dinner at a.m. to 2 p.m. The Angry Coffee Bean 89 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 2013 15 Ridge Rd. North Arlington on Monday April 1 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. with 10% of the proceeds donated to the National M.S. Society in observance of MS Awareness Month. For more information call 201-7725554. American Legion Alexander Post 37 222 River Road North Arlington will meet on April 1 at 8 p.m. All veterans are invited. For more information call 201-214-8253. North Arlington Health Department announces the following upcoming programs Blood pressure health risk assessment is offered on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 1 to 2 45 p.m. with no appointment necessary. Allergies Nothing to Sneeze About a free Lunch and Learn program in conjunction with Clara Maass Medical Center will be held on Thursday April 4 beginning with lunch at noon at the Senior Center 10 Beaver Ave. at the rear of the Health Department building. Learn about the treatment and prevention of seasonal allergies. Registration is required. The program is open to surrounding communities. A child health conference free immunization and well baby care for infants and preschool children will be available by appointment on Thursday April 18. Required school-aged immunizations are available for those without health insurance coverage. For more information and appointments call the Health Department at 201-955-5695. The Health Department has been advised that a free low-dose CT screening program is being offered by the St. Barnabas Lung Cancer Institute for individuals who are at high-risk for developing lung cancer to identify abnormalities earlier. Certain criteria must be met in order to qualify for this life-saving test. Roland Romano LPC CTTS RRT will speak at the North Arlington Senior Center on April 12 at noon to offer further information on the program including eligibility critera. Romano is a licensed see AROUND TOWN page 36 16 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 2013 KHS from 01 that the 37.3 million project has transitioned into a different direction. We just needed to restructure the project because as currently constituted it became unaffordable. Ferraro said that if the project were allowed to continue on its current course we d be substantially over budget. The work is funded by outside government sources mostly from the Federal Aviation Administration and Port Authority of New York & New Jersey with the balance from the N.J. Department of Education. Ferraro said he s kept all three agencies in the loop about the board s plans to disengage from B&C and they ve gone along. BOE President Bernadette McDonald said the move was made on the recommendation of our construction counsel in conjunction with the board attorney. [The project] is a real mess.... Brockwell & Carrington didn t do the job they needed to do.... We re trying to salvage what we have so we don t have to go all the way back. Asked about the students and teachers rotating through classroom trailers parked on the KHS front lawn McDon- ald said They ll have to stay. We can t put them back in the building. She couldn t say how long that arrangement would continue. Ferraro inherited the mess when he was appointed as the district s chief school administrator late last year. One reason he was hired was his prior experience in guiding several large-scale school construction projects in New York State. From now on Ferraro said the board will be acting as its own general contractor with help from Epic Management Inc. of Piscataway previously hired as the project s construction management firm. 1st Easter Drawing Participating Ages 6 years to 10 years old Drawing must be submitted on a letter size paper by March 28 and name of child March 26 to be written on the back. There will be a 1st 2nd & 3rd place winners and they will be announced in our newspaper on April 3rd Send your drawing to 531 Kearny Avenue Kearny NJ 07032 JOIN US FOR OUR CONTEST The Obser ver Name ........................................................................................... Address ....................................................................................... Phone ........................................................................................... Ferraro who has quickly gotten himself up to speed on the stalled project said that plans were initially developed back in 2004 and between then and [start of construction in] 2010 building code changes happened and that created a lot of change orders in the plans and that s why things slowed up. Now Ferraro said We re pulling back we re having our engineering and architectural plans redone so when we go out to bid [for the remaining work] our subcontractors [heating ventilating and air-conditioning plumbing and electric as examples] will report to the construction manager so we have tighter control over the job. The process of having Epic and a third party [the general contractor] had become cumbersome Ferraro said and we ll have better control if we do it this way. Asked when he anticipated that bidding process to begin Ferraro declined to give a specific date but said it would happen pretty soon. We re getting all the information from our architects and structural engineers. Now nearing the midpoint of its third year the project is clearly behind schedule. Structural steel was due to be delivered last summer when the district had hoped to get a big portion of the work done when students and staff were away but that didn t happen. Ferraro estimated that to date 18% of the project is complete. Asked how much had been spent Ferraro said he didn t know the answer. I m going to be proposing some things to the board to check on finances he said. Could he predict how long the job would take to complete Ferraro said We re going to be putting out a timeline once we get our [bid] proposals back. I understand we ve had timelines before and they weren t accurate. When he has a more definite idea about the direction of the work Ferraro said he ll find a way to get the word out to the high school community. I want to get the students staff s and public s trust back. To that end Ferraro said Safety is our first consideration. I ve spoken with the town s building inspectors and our Director of Buildings and Grounds [Mark Bruscino] works with them very closely to make sure everything is up to code. We re taking no shortcuts and we re making sure we don t jeopardize the safety of the people in that building. Ferraro said that any payments that may still be due to B&C will be done through negotiations under a profit margin formula. The lawyers and accountants are working that out. B&C didn t return a phone message for comment. Aside from soundproofing the school against the persistent noise from passing plane traffic mostly from Liberty International Airport in Newark whose flight paths take them over the West Hudson area the KHS project includes the renovation of more than 200 000 square feet of space across two buildings on five floors involving asbestos removal demolition roofing windows and new mechanical and electrical systems plus construction of a 30 000 square foot six-story addition within the existing building s light court and restoration of 80 000 square feet of the school s exterior masonry and field houses which involves repointing and replacement of brick fa ade restoration and anchoring of limestone moldings and cornices and replacement of parapets and lintels. The project has been fraught with obstacles literally from the get-go when the BOE s initial contract award to Dobko Inc. in September 2010 was challenged by B&C and the litigation dragged on in the state appellate court until a ruling came in June 2011 awarding B&C the contract. Then in October 2011 the board fired the project s New York architect DF Gibson eventually replacing that firm with Sen Architects of New York. Along the way friction arose between the district and the town as the Kearny Construction Department concluded that certain aspects of the work on the project failed to comply with revised building codes. And now the BOE has scrapped the project s general contractor. Asked how the latest incident was affecting morale among his students and staff KHS Principal Al Gilson said that other than an updating of KHS staff by Ferraro and Buscino it hasn t been a topic of conversation at the school. We ve been moving forward accomplishing a lot of other things at the school he added. THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 2013 17 HIRINGS from 03 About 70% of the potential police retirees and about 60% of the prospective fire retirees would come from superior officer ranks with the balance from rank-and-file said Town Administrator Michael Martello. If everybody who could go did leave the Police Department roster would fall from its current 97 to 69 and the Fire Department from 87 to 75 with the latter drop likely forcing more company closures. Again though Martello and Santos said they have no way of knowing what the outcome will be particularly since even if an employee applies for a retirement pension he or she can still opt to withdraw the application at the last minute. Complicating the equation Santos said is that in both Police and Fire Departments we have dedicated employ- ees who enjoy their jobs and who don t like to leave after 25 years (minimum service time needed for retirement). On the other hand he said others may prefer to take their pension at the current health co-pay rates rather than face mandated higher co-pays in future years. The decline of personnel through attrition in the town s uniformed ranks mirrors the hits taken through layoffs and retirements among its civilian work force. Overall Santos said the town s total work force currently in the 340 range has declined by 52 since 2009. In another public safety development the town could be looking to hire non-uniformed employees to serve as roundthe-clock dispatchers to handle fire-related calls at the Fire Department communications center on Maple St. Santos said the town is investigating the costs of a civilian dispatch system and to that end has [notified] Civil Service that we re interested in hiring for that position now that the town has decided to abandon a July 2012 agreement to contract with the City of East Orange for shared fire emergency and non-emergency dispatch services. Kearny and East Orange had signed a one-year deal through June 30 2013 with Kearny paying 6 500 for dedicated phone lines and software with options to renew for two more years at annual costs of about 90 000. Since the dispatching service was to be provided by East Orange Fire Headquarters Kearny arranged for what Santos described as partial installation of dedicated transmission lines and software to link the two communities but last fall s SuperStorm Sandy exposed shortfalls in the system according to Santos. The system was not yet in use at the time the mayor said but if it had been we would ve had coverage gaps in the service. Doing the job in-house Santos said we can rely on our own communications system and technology which didn t fail during Sandy. Santos said the town legal department is assessing recovery costs from the East Orange contract. In the meantime Santos said the town would likely switch from the current system of firefighters handling fire calls to civilians. We re looking at the number of shifts hours and number of employees required per shift and whether we d use part-time or full-time employees he added. Santos acknowledged that while the town would like to fill several clerical and secretarial vacancies in various departments the priority is on public safety-related positions. The governing body will have to find a way to fund the new jobs even with a municipal budget which as introduced several weeks ago would hike taxes on an average house ( 100 000 assessment) by an estimated 140 just on the municipal tax portion. Although overall employee salaries are down employee health coverage and pension costs are up as are the county s solid waste tipping fees which at 100 per ton are reportedly the highest in the state town officials say. 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 Don t forget to follow The Observer on Kearny N.J. Fax 201-991-8471 & P.B.G.C. 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The 36-member-strong club put together an event filled with Asian cuisine line dancing and entertainment provided by students from SDA and by their friends from other schools in Jersey City. Proceeds from the event will go to the Filipino charity Bantay Bata a social welfare program that was formed by the ABSCBN Foundation in 1997. According to its website the ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. is a committed advocate for public service in strategic sector of Phillipine society and is the public service arm of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation one of Asia s biggest conglomerates (abs-cbnfoundation.com). The Bantay Bata charity works towards serving and protecting disadvantaged Filipino children by providing them with programs and services such as shelter and medical assistance. SDA had scheduled the fundraiser for last November but SuperStorm Sandy forced its cancelation. Despite this setback said the club s president Joyce De Leon of New York City the Executive Board campuscorner Members of the St. Dominic Academy Asian Interests Club made sure that the event would take place sometime during the year and every member worked hard at making it hap- pen. The SDA Asian Interests Club Executive Board also includes Vice President Denise Bustria Secretary Andrea Marie Cadenilla and Treasurer Marjorie Balisi all of Jersey City. Project Management Certificate Program COMPLETE IN 14 WEEKS The Ramapo College Project Management Certificate provides all the educational requirements for taking the standardized tests administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) the global standard for Project Management credentials. CLASSES OFFERED IN LYNDHURST Prep welcomes Jesuit Pope ready to receive new president Throughout the halls of St. Peter s Preparatory School Jersey City New Jersey s only Jesuit high school excitement was palpable as the white smoke rose from the Vatican and Pope Francis was named. Jesuits faculty and staff and students were collectively thrilled and proud at the naming of the first Jesuit pope. The Rev. Robert E. Reiser S.J. president of the Prep said I am stunned happy and very moved. On a more local level Prep will welcome its 27th president Rev. Kenneth J. Boller S.J. in July of this year. Boller succeeds Reiser who has served as Prep s president since 2006 and has spent 10 years at the school. Boller has been involved in secondary education for most of his priestly life having held posts at Xavier High School in Manhattan Canisius High School in Buffalo and most recently as president of Fordham Prep since 2004. Boller comes to Prep at a time of record growth in enrollment and in the middle of a multi-year building program. I m honored to be selected by the board to succeed Father Reiser. said Boller. I have followed with great interest the progress St. Peter s has made in recent years and look forward to working with the board and the loyal supporters of Prep to make the plans and dreams a reality. Sign Up for an Information Session Wednesday March 27 5-6 pm Monday April 1 5-6 pm Wednesday April 3 5-6 pm Monday April 8 5-6 pm All Information Sessions take place at Meadowlands Environment Center 2 DeKorte Plaza Lyndhurst NJ 07071 Ramapo College is a PMI Registered Education Check the Web site for additional dates. www.ramapo.edu cipl certificates project-mgmt UNEMPLOYED ASK US HOW TO ATTEND FREE. Local graduates The following area residents recently graduated from the following schools Boston University Boston Mass. Raymond R. Romano of Kearny and Parvinder S. Rai of Harrison. Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester NY. Matthew Cooper of Bloomfield. sports&recreation THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 2013 19 SPORTS VIEW COnTaCT JIm aT OgSmaR aOl.COm Kearny s Mullen wins state wrestling title Wins second straight solid all-around athlete at 8 Lyndhurst softball ready to repeat Elaine Catanese cannot downplay what her Lyndhurst High School softball team accomplished last season. Winning 19 games is huge in Lyndhurst history said Catanese who begins her fourth season as the Golden Bears head coach. We went far last year but we hope to go a little further this year. If the Golden Bears can win more than 19 games it would mean the makings of a championship season a place where the Golden Bears could legitimately land come June. Maybe the main reason why Catanese is so high on her team is the fact that she has both parts of an experienced and talented battery back and that s not a bad place to start. Leading the returnees is senior right-handed pitcher Casey Zdanek who has done anything and everything for the Lyndhurst program since her freshman year. The other key returnee is senior catcher Julieann Schneidenbach who has been a mainstay behind the plate for four seasons. Both were All-NJIC Meadowlands Division selections last season. They ve been together and gotten stronger together for all four years Catanese said. It s huge having them both back. Julie is remembered a lot because she has that last name and had her brother Dave play baseball before her. But she has a presence behind the plate like no one else. She s a great hitter and a clutch hitter. Added Catanese Casey is like the silent killer. She s the ace in the hole. People come up against her and they re amazed. Together they re something to watch. The terrific twosome will also anchor the Golden Bears batting order with Schneidenbach batting third and Zdanek cleanup. I m very confident with the two of them there Catanese said. Zdanek pitched to a 1.37 ERA last year and won all 19 games. She averaged almost eight strikeouts per game and batted .452. That s what is called a solid season. Schneidenbach batted .376 and offers the solid defense behind the plate. She s taking it more seriously now Catanese said. She s the strongest person I ve seen in my four years. see VIEW page Photos by Jim Hague Kearny s Jim Mullen is all smiles after winning his second straight New Jersey scholastic state championship. Mullen is wearing many of the medals he has won during his three-year wrestling career. 21 state wrestling champion right here from Kearny. It s not often Kearny can sk the latest state wresbrag about having a wrestling tling champion from champion. After all when DaKearny how he wants vid Cordoba won the NJSIAA to be known and he honestly state title becoming the first doesn t know. and only Kearny High grappler He s known as James Mullen to earn a state crown it was to his third grade teachers at 1999. Jim Mullen wasn t even Garfield School. The principal born yet. has announced his name over But Mullen who only turns the school s public address nine this week can lay claim speakers as both James and to having won two New Jersey Jimmy. His friends call him Wrestling Kids Scholastic State Jimmy as well. championships after he won But the soon-to-be 9-year-old his second by taking the Bantwo-time state wrestling cham- tam Heavyweight crown last pion is maturing now. Saturday at Union High School. You can call me Jim he Mullen with his floppy curly said. blond hair and acting much So there it is Jim Mullen more mature than his age By Jim Hague Observer Sports Writer A recalled the feeling of standing atop the podium as a state champion once again. It was awesome and amazing Mullen said. I was sixth when I was six but then I took first in the state at age seven. So how does a young kid get so proficient at a sport at an early age I don t know Mullen said. It all started innocently for Mullen. A well-rounded athlete who plays baseball basketball and football in Kearny Recreation programs went one day to see his cousin Jose Sanchez wrestle in the Kearny Rec program. When I watched it I knew I liked it Mullen said. One day see mUllEn next page 20 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 2013 MULLEN from 19 I practiced with my cousin and I wanted to try it. I started liking it a lot. So at age 5 Mullen gave wrestling a try. I didn t know all the moves but I wanted to learn. His father Jim Mullen Sr. who is active in coaching different sports in Kearny remembers his son s first tournament. It was at Queen of Peace the elder Mullen said. He lost two in a row so I sat him down and gave him a heartfelt speech. After I was done he said Dad can I get Dippin Dots now I thought he was going to be upset that he lost but he said It s just for fun right I didn t know if wrestling was going to be his sport. But Jim Mullen liked the sport so much that he went to practice with the Kearny Rec program at least four times a week. Because of his size Mullen is constantly wrestling with kids older and bigger which definitely helps come time to compete in statewide tournaments. Usually the kids I practice with have been wrestling for a long time Mullen said. That s how I get better. I have no fear going up against the older kids. I love the sport. I can t get enough of it. Because Mullen is a largersized kid he has to maintain his weight in order to reach the 95-pound weight limit. So Mullen has a strict diet. I eat apples and drink a lot of water Mullen said. I eat oranges. I do a lot of push-ups and sit-ups to help me lose weight. It is a little disturbing that I have to do it but it s just part of the sacrifice of the sport. Mullen already has a goal in mind. I want to wrestle for Kearny High School he says. That news has to make Kearny wrestling coach Tony Carratura very happy although Mullen has five more years of grade school before Carratura gets a chance to work with him. Mullen was asked what his favorite wrestling move was. I like head locks Mullen said. I get points by being on top. I wrestle older kids that are strong so I have to use head locks. Mullen is also a fine football player. He was the quarterback on the Kearny Generals team that had its best season in 22 years. He plays baseball in the Kearny Little League and was recently selected to play for perennial power Rick s Auto Body. Mullen is a pitcher and infielder in baseball. It s really amazing all the things he s able to do the elder Mullen said. I hate to say it because he s my son but the sky s the limit for him. The younger Mullen was proud of his achievements. Yeah I m impressed Mullen said. I know that this is only the start. I m on to bigger and better things. But what about the curly floppy hair When he puts the head gear on before a match the hair goes in about 13 different directions. I like my hair Mullen said. I m not going to change that. People notice me for my hair. They also notice what he does on the wrestling mat. As he turns just nine years old Mullen has two state championships already. It s safe to say that this young man has a very bright future. Kearny High Athletic Hall of Fame dinner rescheduled The Kearny High School Athletic Hall of Fame dinner originally postponed last November due to the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy has been rescheduled for Wednesday April 10 at 7 p.m. at the Fiesta in Woodridge. The inductees include Vinny Abbott for wrestling Brian McDonnell for cross country and wrestling Bob Cressman for track Charlie Dolan for contributions to the program Scott Millar for soccer Frank Bernard Bill Mastriano and Gene Smedberg for baseball John McLaughlin for outdoor track Bobby Banach and Taj Roberts Pettigrew for soccer Harold Trevenen for tennis Billy Clifton as a coach Marty O Malley as a contributor William Galley and Warren Rebholz for football Ashley Ficeto for girls swimming and Kate Sudol for girls tennis. Tickets are still available for the induction dinner. The event is now a tri-annual dinner. For more information about tickets contact the school s athletic department at (201) 955-5051. 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Cataract surgery patients can donate their corneas. THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 2013 21 VIEW from 19 Junior Alyssa Pipon is currently working her way back after knee surgery so freshman Diana Nerney is handling the first base duties. Sophomore Jen Tellefsen is a standout at second base. She started right away last year as a freshman. She s improved tremendously Catanese said of Tellefsen. At shortstop is junior Grace Tomko who does everything in every sport she plays. Be it soccer basketball or softball Tomko is a presence. She s the real deal Catanese said of her leadoff hitter. On a whole Grace may be our best hitter. If she gets on base with Casey and Julie coming up we re going to score a lot of runs and be a force to be reckoned with. I have a lot of confidence in them. Junior Jenna DiTommaso is the third baseman. She saw some time in the infield last year mostly at second base. Junior Brooke Laverty and Photo by Jim Hague sophomore Kayleigh O Rourke The Lyndhurst softball team will go as far as their two seniors will carry them. From l. are head coach Elaine Catanese are sharing left field duties. senior pitcher Casey Zdanek senior catcher Julieann Schneidenbach and assistant coach Diana Auteri. In centerfield junior Dina Ingenito returns. Ingenito stepped in last season when starter Nicole Baratta was injured and ended up making All-NJIC Meadowlands. I gave her the shot in center and she kept it Catanese said of Ingenito. Right fielder Bianca Fata a junior is another of the school s great athletes who play three sports. Sophomore Briana Besa will fill in and play second base when Tellefsen is pitching. I like having two pitchers Catanese said. We only have two seniors and they re obviously key players but with a fairly young team I think they have a bright future. So Catanese likes the way her team is shaping up. I definitely like this team s chances Catanese said. I don t want to put any added pressure on them but with Casey and Julie I think we re pretty good. I think Casey and Julie will have monstrous seasons. We have to go out and play well to get where we were last year. Nothing is guaranteed. But I like our chances. 22 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 2013 Despite losses to graduation Blue Tide baseball team keeps rolling along By Jim Hague Observer Sports Writer T he Harrison High School baseball team enjoyed another year of success in 2012 winning 17 games and advancing in both the Hudson County and NJSIAA North 2 Group I state playoffs. But several members of that team have moved on thanks to graduation. We lost seven players to graduation said third-year head baseball coach Sean Dolaghan. We lost all our starting pitchers. We had so much pitching depth last year so it s extremely tough to lose that many. Gone are standouts like Anthony Ferriero and Felipe Flores who have both joined the pitching staff at FDUFlorham. Jairo Quintanilla and Sean Byrne have also moved on to college. It s not easy replacing them Dolaghan admitted. However Dolaghan doesn t have his head between his legs sobbing about the upcoming season which begins April 1 against Leonia. We have some good young arms that are ready to step in Dolaghan said. Dolaghan is high on the potential of his young staff. One of those young hurlers is junior Sebastian Sanchez. I m looking for him to be the ace Dolaghan said. He has a good fastball and a good change. He throws strikes and Photo by Jim Hague We Think of Your Teeth as a Work of Art The Harrison Blue Tide baseball team is ready for action. From l. are pitchers Tom Dolaghan Joshua Williams catcher Emil Zorrilla head coach Sean Dolaghan Moises Roque and Sebastian Sanchez. The Smile and Implant Center 837 Kearny Ave. Kearny NJ www.TheSmileandImplantCenter.com www.SedationNJ.com 201-991-1055 Cosmetic Dentist Like us on Facebook Includes X - Ray Exam & Consultation Must be paid at time of visit. Cannot be combined with any other offer. New Patients Only. Expires 3 31 13 OBS. EMERGENCY EXAM Harry Harcsztark D.D.S. Fellow Academy of General Dentistry Fellow International Congress of Oral Implantology that s important. He s always in the zone and keeps the ball down. Sanchez missed most of last season due to a hip injury but he s back and healthy. Another of the young arms is the coach s cousin Tom Dolaghan. He throws strikes as well the coach Dolaghan said. He s grown a little got a little stronger and has more pop on his fastball. He also throws a knuckleball and it s not bad. It has a lot of movement. Junior Moises Roque will also be a member of the staff. He might throw harder than anyone else Dolaghan said. If he could just throw strikes more consistently. He has to work on that. He s very raw but has a lot of talent. Sophomore Joshua Williams is another quality hurler and the team s lone southpaw. He doesn t throw super hard but he keeps batters off balance with his off-speed stuff Dolaghan said. He has a nice changeup and throws strikes. Emil Zorrilla is the one that the Blue Tide pitchers will be throwing to and Zorrilla is all that and more. The senior made All-State Group I last year and batted .425. He can smash the ball but he s much better defensively Dolaghan said. He s a great defensive catcher. No one can bother to attempt to steal on him. He handles the pitchers has a great arm and gets to the ball. He s definitely amazing. The first base duties are becontinued next page 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 27 2013 23 ing shared by Joshua Williams and junior Rickey Dasilveira. At second base Dolaghan can choose from either Kishan Patel a junior or promising freshman Marquis Valentin. Marquis can hit Dolaghan said. He s a player. He s just a little rough around the edges. There will be a rotation of players at shortstop and third base depending upon who is pitching. Dolaghan and Roque will share shortstop duties while Sanchez and Roque will be at third base. We ll rotate them around Dolaghan said. But our pitchers all hit. Roque will be our leadoff hitter and Tommy (Dolaghan) will bat second. Alex Ruccatano a senior is in left field. Junior Adam Huseinovic remains in center field and will be the Blue Tide s cleanup hitter. He s been with the varsity since he was a freshman Dolaghan said. We re going to rely on him big time. He s our X factor. If he has a good year we will too. The right field duties are up in the air right now between seniors Daniel Rueda and An- thony Williams the brother of Joshua and Freddy Alcala and junior Justin Thomas. Sophomore Miguel Zorrilla the brother of Emil will stay with the varsity and may serve as times as the designated hitter. But Dolaghan likes the makeup of his team. We definitely have a good chance to be pretty good Dola- ghan said. We have a couple of guys who can hit the ball and our pitchers are solid. I think a lot of what we do will be defensively. But I like our chances a lot. The Blue Tide begins the season with Leonia on Monday Lyndhurst on Wednesday then independent games against Snyder of Jersey City and Science Park of Newark. N. Arlington Lights it up Blue for autism The North Arlington mayor and council are encouraging borough residents to support autism awareness by displaying a blue light outside their home on April 2 the official national Light it up Blue Day for the fight against autism. Councilman Tom Zammatore who has an autistic child said autism is a devastating and all too common disease for families and children and more research needs to be devoted to its causes and cures. Autism is very prevalent in this region and I appreciate residents who take the time to support autism awareness so researchers and institutions will hopefully someday develop a cure for this horrible affliction that robs children of their childhood. said Zammatore. Mayor Peter Massa signed a proclamation making April Autism Awareness Month in North Arlington. He is encouraging residents to use blue light bulbs outside their homes for the entire month to commemorate the effort to bring awareness to the devastating disease. The mayor said blue autism lights can be purchased at Home Depot stores for a nominal fee of about 2. Councilman Joseph Bianchi noted that resident Christie Gilmartin is an activist for Autism awareness. Her 4-year old-son William was diagnosed with autism when he was 2 years old. Bianchi met with Christie at a recent council meeting and pledged to support her struggle to raise and autistic child. The disease is heartbreaking to parents like Christie and I admire her courage and effort to fight for autism awareness said Bianchi. I would love to see North Arlington lead the way in lighting up the town blue for Autism Awareness Month. Gilmartin will be participating in an event Walking for Autism Speaks May 19 at Bergen County Community College. A recent study published by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) indicates autism now affects one in 88 children (one in 54 boys) -- a sharp increase from the previous numbers released in a 2009 study that showed one in 110 children were afflicted. In New Jersey the rate of autism is even higher. A study published last year by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey found one of every 57 children in the state had autism in 2006 compared with one in 94 just four years earlier. Apply now for Bergen Coun Youth Police Academy The County of Bergen Bergen County Prosecutor s Office and the Bergen County Sheriff s Office are accepting applications for the Bergen County Youth Police Academy Class 9. The academy is a two-week day camp (Monday through Friday) offered at no cost to qualified Bergen County young men and women entering the 9th 10th 11th and 12th grades. The camp is funded through the use of funds forfeited from criminal enterprises. This year s academy will run from July 8-19. Observing a motto of Honor Respect Commitment the Bergen County Youth Police Academy s mission is to educate high school students about public service including law enforcement the judiciary emergency services and county government. The academy offers an upclose opportunity for young people to understand what police academy cadets experience said Prosecutor John L. Molinelli. This is a unique opportunity for young people to focus on strengthening their life skills of self-respect teamwork respect of others and commitment to one s goals. Designed by law enforcement professionals the curriculum consists of handson interactive educational activities as well as physical training activities. Daily programs include presentations from educators interaction with county agencies and field trips. The cadets will be given exposure to available state and county resources. 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Visit our office 348 Ridge Road Lyndhurst 201.438.8668 24 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 2013 KPD from 13 March 16 Lt. Tim Wagner and Det. Michael Gonzalez were on patrol at at noon when they observed two men sharing a bottle of Pride & Glory vodka while walking on Kearny Ave. near Stuyvesant Ave. Both guzzlers were issued summonses for drinking in public but one was also taken into custody after a warrant check showed he was wanted by Linden police said. He was identified as Richard Hester 49 of Kearny. March 17 Another incident apparently involving mid-day imbibing was reported at 11 30 a.m. when P.O. Steve Hroncich responded to a radio call concerning a dangerous driver heading south on Schuyler Ave. near Oakwood Ave. The officer observed a blue Honda travelling erratically crossing the center line and heading into oncoming traffic police said. Hroncich with backup by P.O. Adriano Marques stopped it at Wilson Ave. and reportedly found the driver to have slurred speech and a scent of alcohol about his person. Arrested and charged with DWI careless driving and refusal to take an Alcotest was Robert Ramsey 27 of Upper Darby Pa. March 19 At 3 30 p.m. P.O. Sean Kelly was dispatched to the area of Bunny Hill (Afton St. and Hillside Ave.) on a report of a disorderly intoxicated man with a dog (which luckily was neither disorderly nor intoxicated). He arrived to find a large individual who was covered in mud and standing near a vehicle parked against the flow of traffic. The dog was running free dragging its leash behind it. Approached by Kelly the man reportedly announced I m drunk began laughing and then fell to the ground. EMS and backup Officer Chris Levchak were sent to the scene but the man became upset about the ambulance became profane and belligerent fell again and when arrested for DWI began to fight punched Levchak in the chest and resisted being cuffed police reported. Charged with DWI refusing an Alcotest aggressive assault on a police officer and resisting arrest was 64-yearold Newark resident Edmond Morris. The dog was retrieved and turned over to Morris daughter. March 20 At 5 15 a.m. P.O. Levchak responded to the report of a shoplifting-turned-robbery at WalMart where two individuals had allegedly assaulted store security personnel while fleeing with the stolen goods including a Wal-Mart vest and a box of condoms. Levchak broadcast a description of the getaway car a red Cadillac and its direction of flight. P.O. Derek Hemphill spotted the vehicle heading east on Harrison Ave. unsuccessfully attempted to stop it and pursued it onto Rt. 280 West. Because of the icy road conditions he terminated the chase but did get the license LEE TCM Health Center Acupuncture & Acupressure (Massage) Chinese Herbs Foot Reflexology Chinese Food Nutrition Weiping Li O.M.D & Ph.D Licensed Acupuncturist in NJ NY Certified Chinese Herbalist Over 20 Yrs Experience www.leetcmhealthcenter.com plate number. Security tapes from Wal-Mart led the officers to suspect that one of the robbers had been involved with the KPD at another store Chief Dowie said. With info from Hemphill and after viewing the surveillance footage Det. Ray Lopez developed a suspect comparing a recent arrest photo to the person on the tapes. A warrant was issued for the arrest of Omar Greene 18 of Newark who was picked up the morning of March 22 by Essex County authorities and taken to the Green St. Jail in Newark to await transfer to Kearny on robbery charges. Officer John Fabula and Sgt. Anthony Limite went to the Marshall s lot on Passaic Ave. at 8 p.m. on the report of two suspicious individuals one of whom explained his presence by stating he was waiting for a bus. Which is odd because buses don t stop in the Marshall s lot. A warrant check showed that the man Jerome Thomas 43 of Rahway was wanted by both Rahway and Clark and a search of his person produced what appeared to be a crack pipe police said. He was arrested on the warrants charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and held on 5 000 bail. The other suspicious person was questioned and released. Members of the Vice Squad were at Bergen and Kearny Aves. at 9 20 p.m. when they observed what appeared to be a hand-to-hand drug transaction between alleged customer 23-year-old Barbara Walsh of Kearny and reputed supplier Paul Cabrera 25 of Harrison. Walsh was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia Cabrera with possession and distribution of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. Police said he was also wanted on a Harrison warrant for pot possession. March 21 P.O. Brian Wisely was patrolling the Belleville Pike near Sellers St. at 4 p.m. when he noticed three individuals walking along the road carrying in plain view a bag of scrap metal and copper. He did a warrant check and arrested Anthony Malacow 34 of Newark who reportedly was wanted by Seaside Heights. The other two men were negative for warrants and because it could not be assumed that the metal was stolen were allowed to leave Chief Dowie noted. Also at 4 p.m. Dets. Ray Lopez and Mike Gonzalez pursuant to an ongoing investigation arrested 47-year-old Kearny resident Carlos Fernandez at Kearny Ave. and Hoyt St. on an outstanding warrant connected to a Schuyler Ave. theft earlier this month. 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This destructive bacteria eats away the tissue and bone that support your teeth. Not a good situation Your dental hygienist should measure your gums at least once a year. A normal measurement is between 3 to 4 millimeters in all areas surrounding a tooth. If the measurements are deeper and or accompanied by excessive bleeding during the exam that indicates a periodontal problem. The use of a mouthwash pre-rinse and daily flossing is recommended to reduce the bad bacteria as a method to avoid gingivitis. The same procedure also helps gingivitis from escalating into periodontal disease. The method of pre-rinsing with a mouthwash routine brushing capped off with a final rinse of mouthwash is what I recommend for the lazy brusher ( a person that does not floss). The best routine though is one that includes flossing. These steps will have you winning the war on gingivitis for the rest of your life. 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As stated in a recent release from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Total housing inventory at the end of January fell 4.9% to 1.74 million existing homes available for sale which represents a 4.2-month supply. With this low level of supply it is clearly a seller s market. Though credit requirements are more stringent funds to borrow are available and buyers are anxious to take advantage of historically low interest rates. Lawrence Yun NAR chief economist said Buyer traffic is 40% above a year ago so there is plenty of demand but insufficient inventory to improve sales more strongly. We ve transitioned into a seller s market in much of the country. For those potential home sellers who are waiting for prices to dramatically increase to put their home on the market think again because your competition may be thinking the same thing. Prices are currently gaining strength because indemand buyers are rushing to purchase the homes that are currently available. Because of this demand homes on the market today are selling much quicker and at higher asking prices due to multiple bids and bidding wars. Be forewarned that as more homes enter the market for sale and more competition exists among home sellers prices may not dramatically increase and time on the market could be months longer. Additionally according to a recent Newsday article applications for building permits rose nationwide to an annual rate of 925 000 in January and Northeast building permits increased 10.1% between December and January. New homes mean fierce competition for home sellers. There is a clear window of opportunity for sellers right now that should be taken advantage of. If you want to sell your home and are not sure if there is enough equity call me and I will provide you with a Competitive Market Analysis. The analysis will provide you with in-depth details about your competition such as median price and time on the market. With this tool I will build a price marketing strategy for your home. For homebuyers stay resilient. Call me and I can help you find your dream home in your price range negotiate on your behalf and walk you through the sales process. Arm yourself in advance by obtaining financing. If you have questions on how to do so please ask me and I can refer you to a trusted mortgage specialist. For sellers on the fence and buyers facing tough competition call me today. I am here to help you navigate and negotiate. 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NMLS 429900 28 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 2013 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 Nutley Health Department in partnership with the Greater Montclair Health Reserve Corps is creating a Nutley Chapter of the Corps. The Nutley chapter will be called the Nutley Public Health Reserve Corps and will function as a way to locally organize and utilize volunteers who want to donate their time and expertise to respond to public health and other emergencies. Volunteers sought for Health Reserve Corps Any Nutley citizen age 18 of age and older can volunteer to become part of the Nutley Public Health Reserve Corps. Citizens who are not health professionals are encouraged to apply and are needed for a variety of tasks. These tasks include but not be limited to direct patient care administrative duties and warming cooling station functions. Deputy Health Director Thomas Restaino says that there will be a minimum amount of training and education for volunteers in order to ensure that they are adequately prepared should an event occur. He also says that there is no cost to volunteers. Citizens interested in obtaining more information and an application to join the Nutley Public Health Reserve Corps can call 973 284-4976 or email trestaino nutleynj.org. The Bixler Group LLC Real Estate & Insurance Since 1891 758 Kearny Ave. Kearny 201.991.0032 BixlerEST1891.com The Bixler Group Rosa Agency Realtors 551-553 Kearny Ave. Kearny 201-997-7860 www.RosaAgency.com CLIFTON Enjoy a special Easter Sunday brunch with an Irish twist at The Shannon Rose Irish Pub. The special brunch menu includes a traditional Irish breakfast hash and eggs French Toast Breakfast Stack Hungry Man Breakfast Platter Jose O Reilly Breakfast Burrito and Omelets. Side dishes include hash browns bacon Shannon Rose Irish Pub hosts holiday meal bangers and corned beef hash. Great drink selections will be available all day. Reserve your table today Join us at The Shannon Rose Irish Pub located at Clifton Commons 98 Kingsland Road Clifton. For more information and directions visit the Pub s website atwww.theshannonrose.com shannon-rose-clifton. Exit Golden Realty 148 Midland Ave. Kearny 201-997-4425 The Bixler Group LLC Real Estate & Insurance Since 1891 Arlington Real Estate Owned & Operated by the Capobianco family since 1924 HOUSE OF THE WEEK KEARNY - ARLINGTON SECTION 1 Family 5 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths 75 x 100 ft lot Asking 399 000 KEARNY KEARNY 201.991.0905 Elite Realty Group Commercial & Residential 235 Harrison Ave. Harrison T 973-268-4000 www.eliterealtyharrison.com Law Office of Angela C. Femino 25 Years of Real Estate Experience 364 Kearny Ave. Kearny T 201-955-0080 AFemino verizon.net 1 Family Asking 349 900 KEARNY 2 Family Asking 265 000 NORTH ARLINGTON Town Center Gardens Inc. STAGING REAL ESTATE TO SELL Consultations Available T 551-580-2898 UNDERCT CONTRA UNDERCT CONTRA 21 DiSabato Inc. AN ICON IN THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1890 105 North 3rd St. Harrison T 973-483-2081 F 973-483-0705 www.DiSabatoInc.com 1 Family Asking 194 900 Townhouse Style Condo Asking 349 900 758 Kearny Avenue Kearny NJ 07032 201-991-0032 Deadline for obituaries Monday by 10 AM obituaries struction of the Bridge St. and Jackson St. bridges demolition of the P.S.E.G Co. gas container construction of recreation facilities such as playgrounds basketball courts mini soccer field and tennis courts. He was responsible for the plans and specifications for the construction of new water mains sanitary and storm sewers street paving fire alarm and traffic signals. He served as Zoning Board Officer (1948) and Planning Board Officer (1977) to his retirement. In retrospect during his 56 years of service he oversaw the development of all of Harrison s town improvements. In 1990 Joe was appointed to the Board of Trustees for Hudson County Community College Jersey City. In 1998 he was named Trustee Emeritus and was very involved in fundraising and establishing scholarships for students. In 1999 in recognition of his outstanding service and contributions a newly opened wing of the college was dedicated as the Joseph A. Cundari Center . Joe s civic service also included being named a Vice President of the West Hudson Hospital Association (19581962) and Vice President of the Harrison Board of Education (1991-1996). In November 1999 The Christopher A Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary (Never Known to Fail) O Most Beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel Fruitful Vine Splendor of Heaven Blessed Mother of the Son of God Immaculate Virgin assist me in this my necessity. O Star of the Sea help me and show me here. You my Mother O Holy Mary Mother of God Queen of Heaven and Earth I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity (make request) There are none that can withstand your power. O Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee (3 Times) Say this prayer 3 consecutive days then you must publish and it will be granted to you. J.S.F.P. THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 2013 29 To submit an obituary obituaries theobserver.com photography and oil painting. He was a member of the K of C Our Lady of Grace Council 402 the Sgt. Williams A. Sawelson V.F.W. Post 340 the Holy Cross Church Holy Name Society and many professional engineering societies. Tennis was a major interest in his life initially as a player and founder of the Harcy Tennis Club and then as a lifetime member of the Arlington Players Tennis Club serving in many capacities for over 60 years. He was also a major sponsor of the N.J. State Tennis Championship Tournasee OBITS page fax 201-991-8941 Chester E. Boyarski Chester E. Boyarski 81 of Kearny died on March 19. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny. A funeral service was held at the funeral home followed by entombment in Hollywood Memorial Park Union. Mr. Boyarski was a boiler operator with Crompton & Knowles Newark for 15 years retiring 14 years ago. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was an usher at St. Cecilia s Church Kearny. He is the beloved wife of the late Grace Cavalier Boyarski father of Mark (Donna J.) Boyarski and Donna Green brother of Shirley Kielt grandfather of Lauren Mark and Danielle brother-in-law of Anthony Cavalier and Larry De Marco. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donation to the humane society would be appreciated. Joseph A. Cundari 1941) in the design of plans for Federal Housing Projects in Harrison Jersey City Burlington and Stratford Conn. During World War II (19411945) Joe was a Master Sergeant in the Army s 341st Engineer Regiment. He was chief of engineering operations and supervised construction of the Alaska Military Highway between Dawson Creek and Fort Nelson in British Columbia (1943). He oversaw the reconstruction of railroad bridges in France Belgium and Germany (1944-1945). In addition to many military service medals he was also awarded the Legion of Merit Medal for his services. Joe joined the Wigton-Abbot Corp. of Plainfield as assistant construction manager in 1946 and in 1982 became construction manager. Also in March 1946 he was appointed Town Engineer by Harrison Mayor Frank Rodgers. For 56 years until his retirement in May 2002 he supervised all major public projects which included the Stickel Bridge John F. Kennedy Stadium Harrison Recreation Center Harrison High School the addition to Lincoln School fire headquarters public library renovation of the senior citizens center the additions of hundreds of family homes on former industrial sites the reconO Holy St. Jude Apostle and Martyr great in virtue and rich in miracles. Near kinsman of Jesus Christ faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given such great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present and urgent petition. In return I promise to make your name known and cause you to be invoked. Saint Jude pray for us and all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say three Our Fathers Hail Mary s and Glorias. Publication must be promised. This novena has never been known to fail. I have had my request granted A.M.P. Columbus Foundation Day honored Joe as an outstanding citizen. He was also recognized in 2003 and again in 2011 by Mayor Ray McDonough as Harrison s Outstanding Senior Citizen. On April 28 2011 the Harrison Board of Education voted to name the tennis courts at Harrison High School The Joseph A. Cundari Tennis Courts to serve as a lasting reminder for everyone of the unstinting dedication of a venerable Harrisonian. In his personal life Joe enjoyed attending theatrical productions and operas and was an accomplished pianist. He had an avid interest in 35 Mulligan Funeral Home 331 Cleveland Avenue Harrison Licensed Funeral Directors serving your needs include Frank X. Mulligan III Manager NJ Lic. 4221 Frank X. Mulligan Jr NJ Lic. 2953 . Private Parking at 10 Frank Rodgers Blvd. North visit us at www.mulliganfuneralhome.org 973-481-4333 MARIO TEIXEIRA JR. 2542 DIRECTOR-MANAGER Shaw-Buyus Home for Services 138 DAVIS AVE. KEARNY NJ 07032 St. Jude Tel (201) 991-2265 Retired Professional Engineer and Town of Harrison Construction Official July 11 1914 to March 19 2013. Joseph A. Cundari of Harrison entered into eternal rest on March 19. He was a resident at The Cliffs West Orange since 2011. Joe was born in Harrison on July 11 1914 the son of Anthony and Carolina (D Amico) Cundari. He was a graduate of Holy Cross Grammar School (1928) and Seton Hall High School (1932). He earned a Bachelor s Degree (1936) and Master s Degree (1938) in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College. He worked in the Ford Motor Company Foreign Export Department (19361939) and as a Structural Steel Designer with Hugh A. Kelly Associates Jersey City (1939- 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. In loving Memory of Mark G. Wiggins Manager N.J. Lic. 3916 John W. Armitage Director N.J. Lic 2642 Elaine Hopton March 28 2005 Your life was a blessing your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure. Wilfred Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny NJ 07032 (201) 991-0657 30 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 2013 The Observer is not responsible for typographical errors. Credit for errors will not be granted after the next week s publication. No changes or refunds. Deadline for classifieds is Monday by 4 00 PM. www.theobserver.com CLASSIFIEDS OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT HARRISON NEWLY RENOVATED MODERN OFFICE SPACE. 400 SQ FT. ALL UTILITIES INCLD. NICE AREA. CLOSE TO PATH. 790 (973)481-3996 To place an ad call 201-991-1600 classified theobserver.com APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY 3 room apt. 3rd floor. Supply your own utilities. 730 month. (201)998-1000 ask for Steve KEARNY 3 rooms one bedroom 900 m. HT HW included. 1-1 2 months security. Call Super between 11am-8pm (201)998-9006 KEARNY 3 SMALL ROOMS (ONE BEDROOM) NEAR WEST HUDSON HOSPITAL. 815 INCLUDING HEAT HOT WATER. LAUNDRY ROOM. (973)493-7868 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 3rd floor. 1 Bedroom apt. 750 month plus utilities. 1 month security No Pets. Available April 1st. (201)725-0123 KEARNY 4 1 2 rooms 2nd floor. Coin Washer dryer. Available April 1st. Also 3rd floor 4 rooms. No pets. 1 1 2 month security. Available Now. (201)283-2310 KEARNY 5 1 2 rooms 2 bedrooms LR DR kitchen. Separate utilities. Available May 1st. 1200 month. 1-1 2 months security. No pets. (201)998-0529 KEARNY 5 modern rooms New refrigerator. Pets welcomed. Near transportation. Available May 1st. Very quiet house. (201)991-5020 BELLEVILLE The Rutan Estates Ranch house finished basement 2 baths excellent condition. Beautiful manicured front and back yard. 315 000 neg. Call owner (973)450-8626 For sale Corner lot 88x95 w existing house in developing area of Kearny. Serious inquiries only by appoinment. Developers welcomed (201)233-8089 HARRISON 4 sale by owner Handyman Special or Buliders Special 165 000 (973)484-1004 HOUSE FOR SALE N.arlington 1 floor No stairs. 3 bedrooms.2 bathrooms. Garage. New furnace Owner holds NJREL wants offers negotiable. (201)955-1999 North Arlington To be built. 2- Mother Daughter homes. Call for details. N.Newark like new. 2 family house by Branch Brook Park Area. 3 bedrooms on each floor garage and offstreet parking call for details OHARA AGENCY (201)997-6300 HOUSE FOR SALE APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY Large 2 Bedroom apt. w hardwood floors washer dryer hook-up No Pets. 1300 Month. Plenty of street parking Available May 1st (201)233-7872 KEARNY 2nd floor 6 room apartment. 4 bedrooms. DR. LR kitchen bathroom use of driveway near school & transportation utilities separate. 1-1 2 months security (908)-303-9404 (201)328-5815 KEARNY 3 bedrooms LR DR kitchen 2 full bathrooms laundry room No pets 1600 month smoke-free environment Available April 1st (201)998-3475 APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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 APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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 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 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. 850 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. 900 utilities 1-1 2 months deposit. Month-Month lease. (201)993-4665 Jack KEARNY All new 1 bedroom loft style apt. Featuring high ceilings large windows hardwood floors new full ceramic tiled bath and new kitchen w brand new appliances. 1200 month. No pets. (201)991-6942 KEARNY Arlington section. ground floor 3 modern rooms hardwood floors tiled kitchen laundry facilities parking. Close to NY transportation. 875 month utilities (908)240-9302 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 AVE Office Store for rent. Supply own utilities. One month security. Available Now. (201)997-0026. BELLEVILLE Union Ave high traffic location. Commercial Space for small business or office 750sq.ft. 1500sq.ft. 1750sq.ft.(5 offices kitchen reception & waiting area) Call (973)202-8580 Commercial Space for small business or office. 750sq.ft. 1500sq.ft. 1750sq.ft.(5 offices kitchen reception & waiting area) Call (973)202-8580 KEARNY 1 bedroom condo for rent 1150 month utilities On Site Parking No pets. (201)889-6502 SPACE FOR RENT 4 Sale by Owner 1 fam. 3 bdrms 2 baths plus fin basment & attic. No driveway . KEARNY ASKING PRICE 179 000 646-554-4563 LYNDHURST Modern 1 Family house for rent. 4 bedrooms 1 1 2 baths A C kitchen. Close to transportation 15 minutes to NYC by car. 2000 month. 1 month security (973)450-5202 HOUSE FOR RENT 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 146 Midland Ave New 1 BR 990 on 1 floor apts. Central Air. No pets smoking 1-1 2 mo. security Reference water included separate utilities.No fee Available Now. Call George (201)218-0841 HALL FOR RENT Family Affairs Only Nice clean hall. Pleasant atmosphere. Maximum 80 people. 201-496-4645 201-991-9865 Call Anytime CONDO FOR RENT KEARNY Arlington Section. 1BDRM 800 sec. 2BDRM 900 sec. Both w Heat & Hot water included. (908)696-1866 KEARNY 1 Bdrm Apt 950 m util sep. Convenient location walk to all bus banking laundry post off shopping best delis and pizza. Overnight off street parking permit avail for municipal lot-free Call to see apt. 201-955-0001. KEARNY 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 Rental Affordable A C Nice Setting Party Hall APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY KEARNY 2 bedroom apt. 3rd floor. Kitchen L R. Newly renovated. Laundry Hardwood floors. Near transportation PATH & Park. No pets smoking. 900 plus Utilities. Security.Available April1st (201)362-5028 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 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 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 201-889-6677 201-572-1839 OHARA AGENCY (201)997-6300 Formally a Deli. Located at 103 Johnson Ave Krny. Contact Owner Steve. (201)998-1000 STORE FOR RENT APARTMENTS FOR RENT APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY 1 Bedroom apartment. Newly renovated. Hardwood floors. Big kitchen washer dryer hook-up. Close to schools and transportation. Utilities separate. 900 1 month security. Available May 1st (201)600-2837 KEARNY 1 bedroom Apt. Heat included. No Pets. 900 month. Available April 1st (917)270-1090 POLICY NO REFUNDS or CHANGES with CLASSIFIED ADS Please note there will be a There are APARTMENTS FOR RENT APARTMENTS FOR RENT PROCESSING FEE if changes need to be made for running specials 10.00 There will be a 10.00 processing fee when Cancelling an ad before it is published for the first time. 10 processing fee if changes need to be made for running specials KEARNY KEARNY AVE. 4 room 2 bedroom. apt. Separate utilities. 1-1 2 months security. Available April 1st. (201)893-1955 APARTMENTS FOR RENT APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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 Studio Apartment In Modern Garden Apartment bldg. dressing alcove built-in vanity dresser walk-in closet vanity bath free parking Available April 1st rent 735.00 plus utilities. Call (201)991-6261 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 2013 31 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 HARRISON 2 bedrooms. No Smoking. No Pets. 975 month (201)618-1791 call after 5pm HARRISON 1 bedroom hardwood floors. Lots of closets Laundry facility central air. very close to PATH. 1 1 2 months security 950 month utilities included. No pets. Available April 1st. Smoke free environment (973)573-7333 HARRISON 1 small bedroom apt. pay own utilities. 690 plus 1 month security. available April 1st (973)845-2094 HARRISON 1 bedroom condo. HT HW parking included. Laundry on premises. Walk to PATH. No pets. 1150 month. (908)675-6669 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 2nd floor 4 room apartment. 2 family. HT HW supplied. No pets no laundry. 1 100 month Plus 1 month security. Near 280 & PATH. Available April 1st. Call After 6pm (973)482-1428 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 3 rooms 1 bedroom apartment. 3rd floor. Central AC. 800 plus utilities. No pets. 1 month security (973)985-7552 To place an ad call 201-991-1600 classified theobserver.com APARTMENTS FOR RENT NEWARK 4 Rooms. Near PATH buses 825 month. Utlities included. 1 month security. Available now. Call after 4pm (862)754-8160 APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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 APARTMENTS FOR RENT BELLEVILLE BELLEVILLE 1 bdrm apt. HT HW included. Parking space. Located in nice location. Available April 1st 895 per month 1 1 2 month security. No pets. Please call Joanne (973)699-3146 BELLEVILLE 2 bedrooms. Separate utilities. 1250 month. One month deposit. No pets. No smoking. Credit check required. Available April 15. (973)330-7207 BELLEVILLE Small apt. for rent. Close to transportation schools & town hall. References needed. (973)980-1146 Laura (spanish) (973)704-1180 Mayra BELLEVILLE Studio apt. Renovated kitchen. HT HW included. 850 month 1 month security. (646)235-4437 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 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 1 2 month security (973)483-3682 or (973)809-2035 HARRISON Studio Apartment. Available Now. 750. Utilities Included. 1 1 2 Months Security Deposit. No Pets. To see Sat. & Sun. (973)704-5532 APARTMENTS FOR RENT HARRISON Frank E. Rodgers. Blvd. N. 3 bedroom apt. 2nd floor 1000 1 month security utilities not included. No Pets. No smoking. Near transportation schools and stores. (973)483-1067 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 2 bedrooms LR DR kitchen & bathroom. 2nd floor. Available April 1st. (973)444-1009 (201)991-1858 N.ARLINGTON 2nd floor 5 rooms 2 bedrooms w enclosed front porch. Newly remodeled. Hardwood floors. 1250 month Utilities. 1 Month Security. NO PETS. 1 block from NY NJ transportation. Available May 1st. (201)618-0316 N.ARLINGTON 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 5 rooms 1st floor. 2 BDRS. 1000 month. 1 month security. Supply own utilities. Credit check required. Available May 1st. (201)997-1788 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 FURNISHED ROOM Belleville furnished room for rent. One month security. Call (973)450-9457 after 5 00pm. Se Habla Espa ol Ingles. NORTH NEWARK N.NEWARK 1st floor. 1 BR LR Kitchen & Bath. Everything Included. 850 1 month security (973)484-3746 N.NEWARK Forest hill. Section 8 accepted. 2 & 3 bedroom Apartments. Newly renovated. Available immediately. Call (973)202-8580 (973)925-3812 BELLEVILLE For 1 person ONLY Furnished 1 large room for rent. 500 month. Everything included. We speak spanish english. Available now. (201)852-8216 E.NEWARK Room for rent. No smoking utilities included. Available now. (973)868-7999 (973)481-0344 HARRISON Room for rent in Harrison Town to female person. Service included cable and access to kitchen. Please Call to (201)456-2062 KEARNY 1 room for rent. 1 family house. All utilities included cable Internet. Available April 1st. (201)898-3527 Leave message 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 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 EMPLOYMENT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Capable resourceful individual needed for Kearny based day program. Full time - 32 hrs week. Fax resume to (201)997-9370 or mail to Pathways to Independence Inc. 60 Kingsland Avenue Kearny NJ 07032 LYNDHURST LYNDHURST 2 bedrooms. Includes AC kitchen w granite & all appliances. laundry facility parking 1250 month plus utilities. No Pets (201)970-3210 LYNDHURST Small 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. 825 utilities. Credit check required. (201)438-6241 ROOM 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 Totally remodeled 2 bedroom apt. Available April 1st. 1100 month. 1 month security. Separate utilities. No pets. Call between 6-9pm (201)991-7871 KEARNY- 2nd floor 5-1 2 rooms. 1200 plus utilities. No pets. One month security. Available April 1st. (201)998-4545 KEARNYArlington Section. Large 6 room 3 bedroom 2 full bath apartment for rent. Available May 1. Washer Dryer hook-up. Close to transportation. No Pets. Call 201-955-1854 CONSECUTIVELY E.NEWARK E.NEWARK 2nd Fl. 4-1 2 rooms. HW included. 900 month. No dogs. 1 month security. Available now. (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 SPECIAL MUST RUN THREE & FOUR WEEKS N. ARLINGTON N.ARLINGTON Recently renovated 3 BR Apt. 2nd Floor 1250 utilities Plus 1 month security. 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For immediate consideration fax resume to 973-589-8188 or call 973-589-4100 x1317 or email hpropper tes-inc.net. EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT Some ads may be misleading We ask all readers to use their good judgment when responding to these type of ads in which they ask you for a fee. 32 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 2013 The Observer is not responsible for typographical errors. Credit for errors will not be granted after the next week s publication. No changes or refunds. Deadline for classifieds is Monday by 4 00 PM. www.theobserver.com CLASSIFIEDS Doors Decks Kitchen Baths. Complete Home Renovation. Quality workmanship. All work guaranteed. Free Estimate. 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After backup arrived police said Stiller continued cursing and threatening the officers. After he allegedly ignored orders to desist Stiller was placed under arrest police said and a search of the biker revealed a fixed blade knife within a sheath threaded to the back of his belt. After Stiller was taken to headquarters and placed in a holding cell police said Stiller kicked the front sliding cage door causing it to bend to the point where it became unserviceable. Police then moved Stiller to another cell where they alleged the prisoner stuffed the toilet with an excessive amount of toilet paper and repeatedly flushed it even after it started flooding. When Stiller told officers he felt ill police summoned Nutley EMS to headquarters but Stiller said he felt better and refused medical attention police said. Police charged Stiller with unlawful possession of a weapon possession of prohibited weapons devices criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. He was also ticketed on these alleged violations DWI refusal to submit to a breath test speeding and DWI within 1 000 feet of a school. After posting bail Stiller was released pending court dates. In other incidents logged during the past week by Nutley P.D. March 21 A car dealership reported a theft at 2 02 p.m. The owner told police someone stole a temporary plate from a vehicle and later returned when the permanent plates were placed on the car. The owner reported that the vehicle s owner received two summonses from EZPass for violations. At 9 59 p.m. police went to a Passaic Ave. location on a criminal mischief report. A car owner told police they d parked their car in the driveway and upon returning noticed that someone had thrown a large rock through the rear window. March 20 At 6 52 p.m. a motorist told police they d parked To place an ad call 201-991-1600 classified theobserver.com PAINTING & DECORATING ANDREAS PAINTING Professional House Painter 165 Interior & Exterior Printing-Plastering-Taping Free Estimates (201)997-0706 Speak slow on answer machine please GARAGE & YARD SALE HOUSEHOLD ITEMS & GARAGE SALE. Stove Fridgedaire Gallery Self cleaning w speed bake (convection) super clean 250 firm. Over the Stove Microwave Whirlpool 1000watt 1.7 cu.ft. 5 months old 125 firm. Washing machine and dryer Whirlpool originally 1200 tax asking 225 each. Fridgedaire Gallery Refrigerator w ice maker & water dispenser side by side 36 wide 350. Tools Power and Hand Rotozip Dremel Brand New. Antique vanity w mirror Amish cedar storage & hope chest hutch circa 1940. 2 Clothing storage closets 39 Wx24 Dx80 H. Elliptical Bile brand new fully assembled by professional original price 295 plus 125 to assemble used 4 times 250 firm. Weight bench w weights 45. Golf clubs w bag 25. 1930 Underwood typewriter MINT condition antique 200. Mikasa china Peona Rose never used brand new make reasonable offer. Coats dresses shoes etc. Much more. All reasonably priced to move. Call (201)600-3521 for info. Sale and pickups will be Saturday March 30th 8 30am-4pm. Please no early birds. 17 Wilson Place. N.Arlington Biker brouhaha in Nutley on Harrison St. and upon returning found a large scratch across the tailgate. March 18 At 8 42 p.m. a Kingsland Ave. resident reported hearing three loud bangs coming from outside their house. Exiting the resident discovered someone had tossed three paint balls at the front glass door but no damage had resulted. A similar incident was reported at 3 24 p.m. on Kingsland when a resident reported that someone had shot an orange paint ball at their front window. Police received a report of a River Road burglary at 1 41 p.m. Upon arrival a resident told police they d heard a noise and after coming up from the basement spotted a man at the window and noticed that the window and screen had been forced open. The resident told police when he asked the man what he was doing the man said he was looking for a friend but then ran through a courtyard. Another resident told police the man left in a black or blue Ford sedan. Both residents described the man as black in his early 30s wearing black pants a black winter vest and red wool hat. Police searched the area to no avail. March 17 At 8 40 a.m. a motorist reported someone had thrown eggs at the rear and passenger side of his vehicle while it was parked in a driveway on Mapes Ave. March 16 A Rhoda Ave. resident called police at 11 02 p.m. to report someone had egged their car. The resident told police it was not the first time their car had been vandalized this way. Another Rhoda Ave. resident reported their car was egged and scratched in two places on the driver s side while it was parked on the street the prior night. At 12 19 a.m. the owner of a vehicle parked on Walnut St. told police someone had driven by and thrown a rock at the rear window of their car while it was parked in the driveway shattering the window and causing 600 in damages. Later in the day the victim told police they found rocks under the front window of their home and dents in the siding of the house. At 3 01 a.m. police responded to a motor vehicle accident at Union and Hancox Aves. where they saw a vehicle that had driven off the roadway striking a stop sign. Police arrested the driver Jonathan Cepeda 24 of Nutley and later released him pending a court appearance. --Ron Leir CHRIS PAINTING Interior & Exterior Spray Aluminum siding Sheetrock Water damages Lead safe. 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Paid Cash 1-888-869-5865 AUTOMOBILES WANTED GARAGE FOR RENT ELECTRICAL SERVICES CAR 200- 500 PAID ON THE SPOT. FREE TOWING 201-428-0441 ANY CAR VAN OR TRUCK. NO TITLE NO KEYS NO PROBLEM. AUTOMOBILES FOR SALE J & F TOWING CA H 4 JUNK To restore habitat Don Torino president of the Bergen County Audubon Society presents New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) Executive Director Marcia Karrow with a check for 1 500 to be used toward habitat restoration at the Harrier Meadow Natural Area in North Arlington including the planting of native shrubs trees and flowers. Harrier Meadow was heavily damaged during Hurricane Sandy. Photo courtesy NJMC 25 years experience Twin Electric Quality Work. Good affordable prices. Senior discounts. Fully Insured. Bonded. Lic. 16158 (973)715-4150 (201)562-5985 1999 Ford Explorer 4x4. Engine & transmission re-built. Best offer. (973)930-4517 We speak English. Se habla Espa ol 34 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 2013 LEADBEATER from losses to various lenders.... According to the indictment Leadbeater and his co-conspirators recruited straw purchasers who had good credit scores but lacked the criteria needed to qualify for mortage loans for which they d pay no deposits or closing costs no 01 monthly mortgage fees and get an upfront payment after the closing. Meanwhile the indictment alleges the conspirators falsified buyers earnings form tax returns and rental agreements to make the buyers seem more credit worthy to get the loans from lenders. The indictment says the conspirators took proceeds from the fraudulent mortgage loans by having funds wired or checks deposited into various accounts that they controlled [and] the Straw Purchasers ... were paid a portion of the funds. The allegedly illegal transac- INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS NEED HOST FAMILIES GLOBAL INTERNS & Ready.gov business EXCHANGE LLC. Observer file photo Global Interns & Exchange LLC. invites American families who are interested in hosting an international student for this upcoming 2013-2014 school year. We seek qualified host families to provide a safe and nurturing home environment for our international students abroad. If you are a loving family and have a spare room in your home for an international student for this upcoming school year please contact us. Our host families receive 700 per month for hosting. The family must be a native speaker of English and be able to treat the student like their own family. John Leadbeater Participating families will be offered compensation except for summer vacation when students return home. All students come with their own insurance and spending money. Global Interns & Exchange LLC. will serve and provide you with dedicated support staff host family training and 24 hours emergency support when you need it. If you would like to join this memorable opportunity to make cultural exchanges with young international students please request an application to GIE at 215-949-3380 or at monicadionne verizon.net tions involved 11 condominium units in Wildwood and 15 units in Wildwood Crest. As part of the scam the indictment says Leadbeater located a real estate property to purchase typically from a real estate developer and purchased the property dry meaning that little to no funds were produced for that transaction and then recruited a straw buyer to purchase the same property ... [which] Leadbeater had purchased dry at a substantially increased sales price. That hiked up price the indictment alleges was designed ... to cover a pay-out to ... Leadbeater and or [two] coconspirators. Title companies ... distributed proceeds of the fraudulently-obtained mortgage loan to the conspirators by wire transferring funds into an account controlled by ... Leadbeater or [by] issuing a check made payable to ... Leadbeater s companies such as BCJL Enterprises or Lead 1 Investments the indictment says. The indictment says that if Leadbeater is convicted the government will compel Leadbeater to forfeit 2 961 518 ... representing the amount of proceeds obtained as a result of the offense for which [Leadbeater] is ... liable. The U.S. Attorney s Office said that Leadbeater surrendered to the FBI on Saturday March 23 and was expected to appear that day before U.S. Magistrate Ann Marie Donio in Camden Federal Court. Leadbeater is being represented by Jersey City attorney Thomas J. Cammarata. Kearny BOE President Bernadette McDonald reached on Saturday said that BOE Attorney Kenneth Lindenfelser is reviewing the situation to determine if the federal accusation will impact Leadbeater s status on the board. It appears that the criminal allegations have no bearing on Leadbeater s involvement with the Kearny school system she said. I talked to [Leadbeater] this morning and he told me he s coming to the [BOE] budget hearing Monday [March 25] McDonald said. After she read news accounts of her colleague s plight McDonald said I was stunned. I got up and said to my husband Did I dream that I really didn t believe that. I ve known him since I ran for the board 12 years ago [when] he supported me McDonald said. But we had a falling out after he came on the board two years ago. I thought we had an understanding that he was supposed to support me for [BOE] president but he supported someone else. He stabbed me in the back. But McDonald said that was water under the bridge. I do feel for his family his three boys one in college and two out and his wife Kathy she said. Nutley student wins Q o P contest 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 5 6 11 2 41 PM Up to 40% of businesses never recover after experiencing a major disaster. Do you have a plan to keep your business running if disaster strikes For a free online tool that helps you develop an emergency plan visit Ready.gov business. 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. LiquidationNP_11_5x21.indd 1 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 2013 35 Kearny or to one s favorite charity. The dedicated loyal citizen ment for 40 years. soldier and family man now Joe was very dedicated rests in peace in God s Hands. to his family always being What Joe accomplished in his present at every major event life will live on for many years in the lives of his family. No to come. matter the time or distances The funeral was conducted he was always present in from the Mulligan Funeral happy and sad occasions. He Home 331 Cleveland Ave. was Uncle Joe to one and all. Harrison on Monday March Joe was preceded in death 25. A funeral Mass was held at by his parents Anthony and Holy Cross Church in HarCarolina Cundari his brother rison with the Rev. Joseph Dominic and his sisters CathGirone Pastor officiating. erine and Vincentine. His interment took place in Survivors include his Holy Cross Cemetery North brother James P. (Johanna) Arlington. For information or Cundari Sandusky Ohio his to send condolences to the nephews Anthony Cundari family please visit www.mulNorwalk Ohio and Joseph liganfuneralhome.org. Cundari Sandusky Ohio his nieces Johanna Powers SanLouise M. Fugaro dusky Ohio Maria Horvath Oxford Michigan and Carolyn Williams Sardella Kearny and many grand nephews and nieces great-grand nephews and nieces cousins and by his faithful companion of over 30 years Rena Stoll. Memorial contributions in memory of Joe may be given to Holy Cross Church HarLouise M. Fugaro enrison Hudson County Comtered into eternal rest after munity College Jersey City a courageous battle against the Arlington Players Club breast cancer. She was 65. OBITS from 29 Born in Scranton Pa. she lived in Kearny before moving to East Brunswick 39 years ago. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at St. Stephen s Church also in Kearny followed by private cremation. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com Louise loved cooking family and friends. She is the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (nee Malara) Panunzio and daughter-in-law of Joseph and the late Lillian Fugaro. Beloved wife of Joseph Fugaro she is the cherished mother of Natalie (Billy) Crisafulli and Keith (Kristen) Fugaro sister of Barbara Little (Richard Ross) Joseph Panunzio (Carole) and the late Marlene Groome. She is also survived by her grandchildren Vincent and Juliette Crisafulli her sister-in-law and brotherin-law Karen Fugaro Poirier and Larry Poirier her nieces and nephews Josephine (Gregory) Anthony Ruben (Breann) Jennifer (Cameron) Michael (Rebecca) Cheryl and Lauren and her great nieces and nephews RJ Gi- anna Mia Gregory Stephanie Nicholas Jonathan Tiffany Toni Dominick and Nicholas. In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure or Dr. Michael Nissenblatt Challah Foundation. In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to Sloan Kettering. Mary Halleran Mary Halleran (nee Lynch) 89 passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Feb. 12 after a brief Ann F. Gilroy illness. Ann F. Gilroy entered into Funeral arrangements were eternal life on March 23 at by the Armitage and Wiggins home. She was 88. Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Born in New York City she Drive Kearny. Interment Holy moved to Kearny in 1979. Cross Cemetery. Visiting will be on Tuesday To leave online condolence March 26 from 3 until 7 p.m. please visit www.armitageanat the Armitage and Wiggins dwiggins.com Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Mary was an administraDr. Kearny. A funeral Mass tive assistant at the Departwill be on Wednesday March ment of Public Works in 27 at 10 a.m. in Our Lady Kearny. Known as everyone s Queen of Peace Church Aunt Mae she was the beNorth Arlington. Burial will loved lynchpin of her large follow at Gate of Heaven Irish family. Although family Cemetery in Hawthorne N.Y. and her Irish heritage were Ann was an actuarial for top in her heart she loved Mutual of N.Y. and held a her porch plants her bowling Masters in Art and a Masters league Law and Order marain Education from Columbia thons and the N.Y. Giants University. A very devoted who she watched at the edge parishioner of Queen of Peace of her seat every game win or she ran its RCIA program and lose. Because of every amaztaught CCD for many years. ing piece of her she will be Sister of the late Patrick greatly missed. Gilroy she leaves behind a Wife of the late John she is very loving family and chersee OBITS page ished friends. 37 Don t Let Mortgage Problems Petrify You. When you struggle with your mortgage payments you become frozen. Petrified. Not knowing what to do you do nothing. But people who take action are far more likely to get the most positive outcome. So do something. Making Home Affordable is a free government program. 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Call the North Arlington Health Department at 201-955-5695. North Arlington will host a paper shredding day on Saturday March 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the borough hall parking lot on Ridge Road. Residents are invited to bring any personal documents they no longer need to the shredder which is on loan through Bergen County Utilities Authority. The borough will be selling blue 25 gallon recycling barrels to residents for 10 each on shredder day. Friends of the Nutley Library will sponsor a trip to see Roald Dahl s musical Matilda on Wednesday April 17 at the Shubert Theatre in New York. The 150 price includes transportation to and from the library dinner at American Bistro in Nutley and the theatre ticket. Please make checks payable to The Friends of the Nutley Public Library. Signup forms are available at the Nutley Library. Seating is limited first 201-246-9095 Nutley WE BUY GOLD & DIAMONDS Rama Jewelers LIVE MUSIC GREAT DRINKS FUN PEOPLE GOOD TIMES Jewelry Repair Watch Bands Batteries 413 Valleybrook Ave. Lyndhurst NJ 201-939-5784 201.998.2323 www.donegalsaloon.com 337 Kearny Ave. Kearny NUTLEY PUB 227-229 Centre St. Nutley NJ www.thenutleypub.com THE 973-235-9799 Open 11AM - 2AM Pizza Wings & Things 201-997-7499 264 Davis Avenue Kearny come first serve. For more information call Gioya McRae at 973667-0405 ext. 2636. BabyGarten for infants and toddlers will be held on Monday April 1 22 and 29 at the Nutley Library at 9 30 a.m. and 10 45 a.m. Babies up to 22 months and their caregivers enjoy great books nursery rhymes playtime and meet other babies from the Nutley area. Registration is required. P.J. Story Time will be held at the library on Monday April 1 22 and 29 at 7 p.m. No registration is required. Patrons are invited to play Bridge at the library on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. No registration required. Preschool Story Time will be held at the library on Wednesdays April 3 10 and 24 at 9 30 a.m. and 10 45 a.m. Registration is required. Conversational ESL is held on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. No registration is required. Wednesday Afternoon Knitters meet every week at 1 p.m. at the library. Please bring your own supplies. Teen Video Game tournaments are held at the library on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. and Thursdays at 3 p.m. The library will host Adult Scrabble Night on Thursday April 4 at 7 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place scores. No registration is required. Two-Year-Old Story Time will be held at the library on Friday April 5 12 and 26 at 9 30 a.m. and 10 45 a.m. Registration is required. Taken 2 will be screened as part of the library s First Friday Films program on April 5 at 2 p.m. A new film is shown the first Friday of each month. Check the library s event calendar for scheduled films. The library s Manga Anime Club meets on Fridays at 3 p.m. The library will host Saturday Story Time on Saturday April 6 13 and 27 at 10 a.m. No registration is required. Nationally recognized author Lisa Verge Higgins will speak and sign copies of her latest book The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship on Monday April 1 at 7 p.m. at the library. Books will be available for sale. Copies of this book and its discussion guide are available at the library. Professional credit is available for educators attending. Refreshments will be served. Registration is recommended. For reservations call the library at 973-667-0405 ext. 2604 or visit http nutley.bccls.org for more information. Salads Sandwiches You ve tried Pasta Seafood the rest now Calzones try the Best Stromboli Sacred Heart marks Dr. Seuss Day Kindergarten teacher Roberta Murphy celebrates Dr. Seuss Day with students from pre-k 3 through grade 8 at Sacred Heart School Lyndhurst on March 1. Students paid 1 to wear costumes of Dr. Seuss characters with the money being donated to the MS Walka-Thon and made cards for pediatrics units at area hospitals and also enjoyed fun activities. Gold & Diamond Trading CASH Harrison NJ 973-484-3000 Lucky 7 Bacardi 1.75 Wine & Liqours PAID IN CASH ON THE SPOT HIGHEST PRICE 15 N. Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. 19.99 Grey Goose 1.75 54.99 67 River Rd. N. Arlington 201.246.7497 To advertise in our Business Directory Call 201-991-1600 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 2013 Through her work in Lincoln School she brought smiles to the survived by her daughfaces of countless ters and their husbands children and teachers Kathy and Bob Patton alike. Always eager to Joan and Francis Baratta help those in need for and Susan and Bill many years she helped Hamilton. Sister of Ann coordinate a local food Loretta Toussaint she program for disadvanis also survived by her taged and resource grandchildren Colleen limited households. She (Jason) Loud Bart Carwas also highly active in rique Tara and James clothing and gift drives. Hamilton and Francesca A memorial gathering and Nicole Baratta and was held at Mulligan her great granddaughter Funeral Home in HarriArianna Hamilton. She son and was attended by was predeceased by her many family members daughter Therese C. and friends who gathHalleran. ered to honor Colleen s In lieu of flowers strength kindness and kindly consider a donaincomparable spirit. A tion to The Susan G. beautiful Memorial Mass Komen Foundation. was also held at Our Lady of Czestochowa Colleen D. Kelly Church. In lieu of flowColleen D. Kelly (nee ers the family requests Hahn) 56 of Harrison donations to St. Jude entered into eternal rest Children s Research on Sunday March 17 at Hospital in care of the home surrounded by her funeral home in loving loving family. Born in memory of Colleen. For Newark Colleen was a information or to send lifelong resident of Harcondolences to the famrison. ily please visit www. She is survived by her mulliganfuneralhome. loving children Daniel Milinda and Matthew John Alves Peso her two cherished John Alves Peso grandchildren Brianne passed away on March and Joshua and her dear 22 at the Post Acute Care siblings Bonnie PatCenter in Kearny. He terson Karen Kowalski was 89 and was born Kelly Jacob Hahn and in Couto de Ervededo Alyce Donnelly. She is Chaves Portugal and also an aunt to many came to the United nieces and nephews. She States in 1966. was predeceased by her Married to Maria brother Donald Hahn Gloria (Morais) Peso and her parents Jacob father of Maria Jorge and Betty Hahn. wife of Fernando Roger She was a secretary Peso husband of Ana for the Harrison Board Maria and Serafim Peso of Education s Office husband of Carmelina. of Special Services. He was the brother of OBITS from 35 Augusto Peso and the grandfather of Michael Zita and Peter Jorge Danny and Tina Peso and Angela and Stefan Peso great grandfather to Matthew Megan Jakob and Kaitlyn. The viewing was held Monday March 25 at Shaw Buyus Home for Services 138 Davis Ave. Kearny. A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday March 26 at 9 a.m. at St. Cecilia Church in Kearny following with the funeral in Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington. For information on sending your condolences please visit www. buyusfuneralhome.com. Joann Villaronga Joann (Cowley) Villaronga died on March 21 at home. She was 64. Born in Kearny she lived in Harrison before moving to Staten Island in 1989. Private arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home. Joann is the life companion of Edward Villaronga and the mother of Kevin Cowley. Sister of Carol Sheridan and Robert Gary Patrick Michael George and Edward Cowley she is also survived by her grandchildren Shane Ryan and Kevin many nieces and nephews and her best pal Ricky. In lieu of flowers kindly consider assisting the family financially by sending a donation to the funeral home at 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny N.J. 07032. DIRECT Large selection of Wine Beer and Liquor Coors Light 24oz. can Corona 7 oz. BUSINESS Are you listed 37 RY NJ Lic 11103 WE HAVE ATM & LOTTO Bud Bud Light HEATING & COOLING CENTRAL AIR COURAGEOUS 1.05 18.99 1 case CALIFORNIA PORTOS CHILE 18oz. can PERU Heineken 12 oz. 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FEMA assistance must be used for eligible disaster expenses only as identified in the approval letter from the agency. Survivors must save documentation that demonstrates how the funds were used in meeting their disasterrelated needs in case they are audited. Examples include Receipts for items purchased for home repair Contractor invoices Proof of hotel room charges if you received housing assistance Rent payment receipts if you received housing assistance Receipts for moving and storage expenses Receipts for repairing or replacing personal property More information on FEMA programs for individuals and households can be found in the Help After a Disaster guide. The guide was mailed to each applicant but also is available online at fema.gov help-after-disaster. The Belleville-Nutley Kiwanis brought springtime indoors to patients at Clara Maass Medical Center on March 19 by bringing daffodils to adorn patients meal trays as a symbol of support for healthy and happy healing. From l. are Joseph Wojtecki Assistant Director of the Customer Experience Clara Maass Medical Center and Mary Ellen Clyne President and Chief Executive Officer at Clara Maass with BellevilleNutley Kiwanis members Dom Tibaldo and Belleville Police Capt. Victor Mesce. THEME THE TWENTIES ACROSS 1. Property held by one party for the benefit of another 6. Band booking 9. Mary s pet 13. Blood circulation organ the weather 15. Last test 16. Beech tree fiber textile 17. Jersey call 18. 2 3 e.g. 19. Conceited 21. Common Twenties description 23. Relations 24. Update as in iPod 25. Read-Only Memory 28. Light beige 30. Mother 34. ____ to it 36. Space above 38. Respected Hindu 40. Bride screen 41. Suggestive of an elf 43. 7-Up was one such drink created in the twenties 44. Betty Page e.g. 46. Italian money 47. Commoner 48. Type of advice 50. Cecum pl. 52. But I heard him exclaim ___ he drove out of sight 53. Fiber used for making rope 55. For ___ a jolly... 57. a.k.a. ____ ___ 61. Speakeasy serving 65. Accepted truth 66. Earned at Wharton or Kellogg 68. Infested with lice 69. As opposed to down feather 70. Woodrow Wilson e.g. 71. Relating to the ulna 72. Boundary of surface 73. ___-Wan Kenobi 74. Smooth transition DOWN 1. Woolen caps of Scottish origin 2. ____ canal 3. Pakistani language 4. Library storage 5. The Jazz Singer e.g. 6. Long John Silver s gait 7. International workers group 8. Civil War movie starring Washing- Last Week s Solutions ton and Freeman 9. One with burning pants 10. Prefix often preceding 1 Across 11. ____ Street by Sinclair Lewis 12. It features postings 15. Bar brawl e.g. 20. Cry of surrender 22. The loneliest number 24. Be sufficient or adequate 25. Please get back to me 26. WWE s Titus _____ 27. Easternmost state 29. 1920 s Jazz great Jelly ____ Morton 31. Coarse file 32. Oar pin 33. Opposite of seeker 35. It fits in a socket 37. Cars have a spare one 39. 1927 was his hit season 42. Popular ball game snack 45. Slumber party wear 49. 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