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April 10 2013 www.theobserver.com Vol CXXV No. 48 COVERING BELLEVILLE BLOOMFIELD EAST NEWARK HARRISON KEARNY LYNDHURST NORTH ARLINGTON NUTLEY Feds dent credit scam ID the t ring JERSEY CITY It began early last autumn when the Hudson County Prosecutor s Office started fielding calls from across the country from people reporting that credit cards issued in their names had been used to make fraudulent purchases in Hudson County. It culminated last Wednesday April 3 -- after a seven month investigation -- with the arrest of more than 30 suspects in a complicated multistate multimillion-dollar identity theft ring based in New Jersey. According to Hudson County Acting Prosecutor Gaetano T. Gregory those arrested were responsible for stealing the identities of nearly 1 000 victims from as far away as California. The scam reportedly generated about a million dollars -per month -- in illicit profits. In early morning raids Wednesday more than 160 law enforcement officers fanned out across northern and central New Jersey Queens Brooklyn and Long Island executing search-and arrest-warrants and taking the suspects into custody. The task force included the HCPO Special Investigations Unit U.S. Postal Inspectors Secret Service Agents the N.J. Division of Criminal see FRAUD page Area fire chiefs press HFD to hire more Photos by Ron Leir Demolition crew at work Monday finishing off cleanup at Rodgers Boulevard fire scene. By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent HARRISON t may appear that surrounding communities are ganging up against Harrison but Jersey City I Fire Chief Darren Rivers says Mayor Ray McDonough shouldn t take it personally. It s simply a matter of protecting lives and property says Rivers who serves as head of the Hudson County Fire Chiefs Association. On April 4 Rivers convened a meeting of fire chiefs along with fire directors and business administrators from its members Kearny Jersey City Bayonne Hoboken and North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue to voice concerns about Harrison mutual aid. The action comes on the heels of a March 10 fivealarm fire that struck several buildings in the 600 block see FD RESPONSE page 24 Elderly woman dies in Harrison fire By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent 209 N. Second St. a two-story residential structure. Harrison Fire Department HARRISON units responded along with Fire struck again in Harfire personnel from Kearny rison this week this time and Jersey City Stahl said. taking a life. Kearny aided us in ventilaHarrison Fire Director Har- tion work with their ladder old Stahl said a call came into truck and we re very thankful the dispatch center Monday to them Stahl said. April 8 at about 12 30 p.m. Stahl said the fire was conreporting a fire in the rear of fined to the second-floor rear apartment. There were no firefighter injuries but I can confirm there was a civilian fatality Stahl said. He dcclined to provide further details. Because of the death Stahl said that Harrison is getting ready to turn over the investigation to the state Division of Fire Safety along with the Harrison Police Department 08 and the Hudson County Prosecutor s Office. Assistant Hudson County Prosecutor Gene Rubino said a neighbor found the victim a woman in her 70s lying on a landing outside her secondfloor flat near the kitchen area and called emergency 911. The woman was later pronounced dead. An autopsy is awaited. 201-991-1300 KEArny OFFICE 213 Kearny Ave Kearny new Jersey C21Semiaokearny Century21.com 201-460-8000 LyndhurSt OFFICE www.Century21Semiao.com Semiao & Associates 761 ridge road Lyndhurst new Jersey C21Semiao Century21.com tO SEE Our Ad thIS wEEK pLEASE turn tO pAgE 22 29 02 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 2013 A Belleville role model for the ages West Hudson Publishing Company s Fastest Growing Free Weekly Newspaper Established 1887 Family Owned & Operated By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent BELLEVILLE What began as a Belleville ninth-grader s homework assignment ended up as a validation for someone born during the Woodrow Wilson presidency who never graduated from high school. Earlier this year Belleville High School reading teacher Patricia Mooney asked her class to interview someone in their family who had immigrated to the U.S. or an older relative born in the U.S. with deep ethnic roots and write about them. So 15-year-old freshman Kristan Lombardi an As and Bs student who plays softball and volleyball picked her great aunt Theresa Concetta Di Pasquale-Sandella who celebrated her 95th birthday on Jan. 12. She s the oldest in our family Kristan said. Switching on a tape recorder Kristan began playing the role of a reporter and began questioning her great aunt about her long life experience in America. I spent about three and a half hours doing that she recalled. Some of her questions she d prepared in advance others she came up with on the fly. Along the way Kristan learned that Theresa was born in the early 1900s [1918 to be exact] the eldest of seven siblings including one sister who died prematurely all born to Luigi and Carmella Di Pasquale who spoke Italian exclusively. As a young child Theresa was raised in Newark where she developed a love of animals the family managed to raise a horse dogs birds and made it home for dinner with the family where they d sit and eat together. By the time she d reached her junior year Theresa s family needed her at the store full-time so unfortunately she had no choice but to drop out of school Kristan said. She wanted to be a nurse Kristan said but her family had opened a corner store in Belleville in the late 20s where she helped out and by the time she d reached the 11th grade she was needed there more and more so unfortunately she had no choice but to drop out of school in June 1934. After Kristan turned in her paper her teacher was so moved by the story that she mentioned it to Interim Superintendent Helene Feldman who in turn proposed an idea to the Board of Education whose members readily went along. The end result was that at its March 5 meeting the Board of Education awarded Theresa an honorary Belleville High School diploma and perfect attendance certificate in recognition of the sacrifice she made to help support her family. Kristan thinks of her greataunt as a wonderful role model. I go over her house a lot. She likes to cook and prepare Sunday dinners for the family usually meatballs and macaroni with gravy. When she graduates Kristan has hopes of learning cosmetology and or something involving travel. One of three siblings Kristan has a younger brother Derek 14 who attends sixth grade at No. 11 School and an older sister Jenna 19 a Belleville High School junior. Mary Tortoreti President Robert Pezzolla General Manager ADVERTISING Natalie Rodriguez - Ulloa Classified Asst.to GM Lisette Hernandez Classified Kim Pezzolla Sales Rosemary Bennett Sales EDITORIAL Jim Hague Sportswriter Melissa Bastek Copywriter Ron Leir Correspondent Karen Zautyk Correspondent ART DEPARTMENT Michelle Rybeck Graphic Designer Winie Pachas Graphic Designer Photo courtesy Belleville Board of Education Theresa Concetta Di Pasquale-Sandella and her great-niece Kristan Lombardi. cats as constant companions in their yard. Eventually the family moved to Belmont Ave. in Belleville and Theresa enrolled at School 4. Unfortunately Kristan learned her great-aunt spoke not a word of English so her teacher sat her in the back of the classroom where she d simply listen to the conversation going on around her. If she felt sick she d just put her head down on the desk and listen Kristan said. There was no such thing in those days as bilingual education or ESL (English as a Second Language) to assist children whose primary language was something other than English. Kids were simply expected to pick up the lingo by osmosis. Kristan found herself baffled by the school s seeming indifference toward her great aunt s well-being in the classroom. How do you leave someone there like that she wondered. Still despite the obvious hardship she was enduring Theresa showed up for her schooling every day Kristan said. By the time she got to fifth or sixth grade Kristan said Theresa had managed to pick up enough vocabulary from her classmates and teacher reinforced by intermingling with kids from her neighborhood where she could carry on a conversation with her peers. Despite the in-school hardship Theresa made sure she never missed a day at school. For entertainment since the family had no money for movies or other pay as you go activities Theresa went out to play with her friends said Kristan. And of course cellular phones were non-existent so if she was going to be late getting back home Theresa simply had to stop what she was doing and make sure she 531 Kearny Ave. Kearny N.J. 07032 Phone 201-991-1600 Fax 201-991-8941 www.theobserver.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 10 Thursday March 11 Friday March 12 Saturday March 13 Sunday March 14 Inside Around Town ....................14 Real Estate ........................25 Obits ...................................31 Upcoming Promos Mother s Day 5-08-13 78 65 54 56 57 Mostly Cloudy Mostly Cloudy Rain Sunny Partly Cloudy Classifieds .........................32 Business Directory ... 36 37 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 2013 03 Topping out Hudson County Community College (HCCC) celebrated the construction topping out of its new library and academic building in Jersey City on April 2. College students employees and guests signed the topmost beam before it was hoisted into position. At ceremony from l. are HCCC Trustee Karen Fahrenholz Jersey City Council President Peter Brennan Chief of Staff to the Hudson County Executive and Jersey City Councilman William Gaughan Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise Hoboken Councilwoman Beth Mason Hudson County Freeholders Chairman Anthony Romano HCCC Board of Trustees Chairman William J. Netchert West New York Assemblywoman Angelica M. Jimenez and HCCC President Glen Gabert. KFD confines Chestnut St. fire to private garage no car inside KEARNY -A private garage on Chestnut St. erupted in flames last Thursday night but luckily fire officials said there was no car in the structure at the time. The garage behind a home at 766 Chestnut was completely engulfed and the whole thing was in danger of collapse Kearny Fire Chief Steve Dyl said. Flames had started licking at the house but the KFD managed to keep the blaze confined to the garage and the house suffered only minor damage some melted siding Dyl said. No injuries were reported. All KFD units responded to the 10 30 p.m. alarm and the fire was declared under control just 15 minutes later. Jersey City and Harrison provided backup coverage to Kearny while the KFD was at the scene. The cause of the fire has not been determined and is under investigation. -- Karen Zautyk Photo by Andrew Taylor W For making our Grand Opening a success. The Freedom Plaza features the following new additions to the region s economy THANK YOU e want to thank all the nearby residents who turned out to make the Grand Opening of our Freedom Plaza a huge success. And we want to thank all the consumers who have been patronizing the merchants at this 100 000 square foot complex overlooking the New York skyline. -- Pat Robbie and daniel doRan Robbie & doRan llc 4 Retro Fitness 4 Maximum Performance Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation 4 Inline Skating Club 4 The Skyline Eatery 4 All Season Movers 170 Schuyler Avenue North Arlington NJ (Former site of Spring Air Mattress) 04 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 2013 News from the Kearny Police blotter F aithful readers of the Kearny blotter will recall a recent report of a pair of alleged Wal-Mart shoplifters who led police on a Harrison Ave. Rt. 280 chase before the KPD wisely halted the pursuit due to icy road conditions. Nevertheless Kearny detectives were able to ID one of the suspects Omar Greene 18 of Newark who was taken into custody in that city within two days. Now his alleged accomplice the getaway driver has been ID d by Kearny detectives and a warrant issued for his arrest. When apprehended suspect Shakir Berrian 19 of Newark will be charged with eluding a police officer among other offenses Chief John Dowie reported. Other recent reports from the blotter included the following March 29 At 6 40 p.m. P.O. Louis Moran responded to a complaint of a disorderly group at Dunkin Donuts on Kearny Ave. At the site the officer encountered Shaeed Epps 35 an individual who has no known address but who did have an active arrest warrant from Elizabeth police said. Epps was taken to headquarters and subsequently to a shelter in Hackensack but it was not long before he resurfaced in Kearny. (Keep reading.) March 30 Officers Chris Medina and Kevin Canaley responded to the 10 30 p.m. report of a three-car accident on Rt. 7 at the Wittpenn Bridge in South Kearny. Initially police said it was a two-car accident but while the drivers were exchanging information a third vehicle plowed into the rear of one of the halted cars. The late arrival reportedly smelled of alcohol had slurred speech and difficulty walking and failed a field sobriety test. Arrested for alleged DWI was Peter Tuazon 40 of Jersey City who also was charged with reckless driving and DWI with a minor (his 10-year-old daughter) in the car. March 31 At 8 15 p.m. P.O. Ben Wuelfing observed a car leave Gunnell Oval which was closed at the time and stopped it for a motor vehicle violation at Schuyler and Midland Aves. Police said the occupant tried to throw a bag of marijuana out of the car as it was stopping but as unluck would have it the bag landed on and stuck to the roof. Wuelfing arrested 20-yearold Esteban Ramsey of Harrison on charges of possession of pot and paraphernalia (rolling papers) possession of a CDS in a motor vehicle and being in a town park after hours. P.O. John Fabula was eastbound on Harrison Ave. near the U.S. Postal facility at 8 50 p.m. when he saw a westbound car swerving wildly and driving against the flow of traffic. To prevent a possible head-on accident with a civilian vehicle Fabula straddled both lanes with the patrol car bringing the other auto to a halt. The driver Mikey Cortez 45 of Kearny was charged with DWI and careless driving. Starting at about 9 30 p.m. KPD headquarters began receiving numerous calls about a green Chevy Camaro being driven erratically through town mostly on Kearny Ave. He s all over the road and He s gonna kill someone callers reported. P.O. Sean Kelly responded to Kearny and Stewart Aves. where the Camaro had apparently hit a parked car. Meanwhile P.O. Jay Ward spotted the vehicle in question stopped at the curb on Seeley Ave. its driver s door open headlights on and engine running. A man who was attempting to pull himself from the auto subsequently failed the field sobriety tests. Bruno Flores 48 of Kearny was charged with DWI DWI in a school zone refusal to take a breath test and leaving the scene of an accident. April 3 P.O. Brian Wisely on patrol at Elm St. and Midland Ave. at 6 30 p.m. was using his mobile computer to randomly check passing vehicles when up popped a 1984 Chevy pickup which data showed was owned by someone who had both a suspended license and active warrants. The officer confirmed all this and took into custody Mark Ferreira 32 of East Newark who police said was wanted by Belleville and Westfield. April 4 Another motorist allegedly driving with a suspended license was nabbed at 10 p.m. after a random vehicle check by P.O. Jack Corbett at Passaic Ave. and Belgrove Drive. The driver 34-year-old Newark resident Vladimir Asseauguste was also charged with failure to provide proof of insurance and registration. P.O. David Rakowski responded to Wal-Mart at 4 p.m. on the report of an employee stealing money. Arrested for theft was Ashley Cleveland 23 of Newark who allegedly had taken a total of at least 1 400 over several occasions. April 5 Employees attempting to enter a professional building at Kearny and Elizabeth Aves. at 8 a.m. called police when they encountered a trespasser sleeping on the property. P.O. Adriano Marques arrived to find Shaeed Epps (See March 29) who had made his way back from the shelter in Hackensack to which police had taken him and was now wanted by Newark on a disorderlyconduct warrant. Epps was transported to Kearny HQ and turned over to the Newark PD. Karen Zautyk Real Estate Presented by Jarlynn Hyde Broker Owner Let s Talk Our dedicated dentists and caring staff provide world class dentistry to our patients and their families.... A DVA N C E D family dentistry ONCE-IN-A-MILLENNIUM OPPORTUNITY FOR SELLERS Those looking to sell their homes may wonder if the demographics support their decision. 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He was taken to Clara Maass Medical Center Belleville for treatment. A postal supervisor notified police he would come to the scene to take custody of the vehicle. At 10 54 a.m. police went to a Myrtle Ave. residence where the owner reported seeing two juveniles in the backyard jumping on a trampoline. The owner asked them to leave and they did he said. But on April 1 police said the owner s neighbor saw a group of kids jumping on the trampoline. When the neighbor advised them to leave they did police said. At 9 22 a.m. police received a walk-in report from the victim of an apparent Sweepstakes fraud. The victim told police they sent April 2 more than 5 000 to MCP At 8 40 p.m. employees at Lottery Sweepstakes via the Carvel on Franklin Ave. Western Union which is nontold police a man with black refundable and untraceable. hair and blue eyes and wearThe sweepstakes outfit has ing gray sweat pants entered an out-of-country phone and the store grabbed his genitals the envelope mailed to the and asked them not to call the victim had a Canadian stamp. police when he stood outside. Police advised the victim to After he left the store employ- check their credit report at ees told police someone called freecreditreport.com. asking for someone with dark hair and wearing glasses April 1 matching the description At 2 14 p.m. police respondof both employees. Officers ed to a Prospect St. residence called the caller back but they on a report of an activated said he hung up on them. Dealarm. There they were met tectives are investigating. by a juvenile at the home who At 2 46 p.m. police and fire told them they were in the April 3 Neighbors told police they saw two Latino males removing 2 600 worth of HVAC supplies from a Grant Ave. driveway and driving away in an older model silver minivan at 1 45 p.m. Detectives are investigating. At 2 p.m police responded to Nichols Park on a report of graffiti sprayed on the walls by the waterfall. Police said the vandals sprayed the wall with two images one of a large green elf saying Love me and the other a painting of Santa Claus saying a derogatory comment. Also sprayed at the top of the wall was the message Merry Christmas. Police contacted the Parks Department and asked them to repaint the wall. At 2 46 p.m. a woman came to headquarters to report a suspected fraud. The victim told police someone had opened a fraudulent bank account under her husband s name where her husband doesn t do business. basement when they heard a loud bang and an alarm sounding. Police checked inside and outside the house but found nothing amiss and no signs of forced entry. Police notified the juvenile s father about the incident. The apparent victim of an identity theft contacted police about a debt collection bill for 305.83 for equipment and services rendered by Comcast Cable which they said they didn t order. 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According to the prosecutor further investigation revealed that the leaders of the fraud group were purchasing victimidentity info from on-line brokers who functioned as clearing houses for information stolen by computer hackers from various sources throughout the United States. The stolen identities were then used to open new credit card accounts in the victims names or to order emergency replacement cards on existing accounts. The HCPO explained the intricate modus operandi In a process known as punching the electronic account information from the cards magnetic strips would be transferred to counterfeit cards. The fakes were given to the ring s operatives called strikers who made fraudulent purchases at retailers all along the Atlantic Coast from Florida to New England and into the Midwest. Teams of strikers often operating simultaneously in different parts of the country daily bought retail gift cards valued at tens of thousands of dollars. They used those gift cards to purchase hundreds of Apple i-Pads i-Pods i-Phones and other electronic items at various retailers at times buying out the entire inventory of a particular model. The merchandise was then sold in bulk to fences in New Jersey and New York in return for cash payments amounting to tens of thousands of dollars per delivery. The suspects apparently spent the proceeds on luxury cars high-end jewelry and watches designer clothing expensive vacations and lavish evenings at restaurants and nightclubs. Members of the group also transferred large sums of money and numerous vehicles to Nigeria authorities said. During last week s takedown more than 100 000 in cash was seized along with gift cards counterfeit credit cards dozens of computers and related equipment used to produce the counterfeits the HCPO reported. Authorities also confiscated more than a dozen cars used by the group. Ironically considering where the probe originated not one of the suspects (thus far) was a Hudson County resident. Nine defendants -- from East Orange South Orange Sayreville Parlin Hillside Elizabeth Queens N.Y. and Westbury L.I. -- have been charged with money laundering theft by deception wrongful impersonation and conspiracy Eighteen other defendants -- from Newark East Orange Irvington Union Sewaren Maplewood Plainfield Piscataway and Brooklyn N.Y. -- were charged with theft by deception wrongful impersonation and conspiracy. Charged with conspiracy were two alleged associates from Linden and Hillside. And two additional suspects from Sayreville and Springfield were charged with conspiracy fencing and receiving stolen property. The investigation is continuing and additional arrests are expected the HCPO noted. 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He took this time to photograph one of the most beautiful places in the world. Some of the breathtaking images he snapped included the Haleakala Volcano the Seven Sacred Pools and all 52 miles of the Road to Hana. Linfante and Russoniello traveled to Orlando last month to visit Disney World. Both are full time students at Montclair State University and have an interest in photography and photo editing. They spent spring break taking over 1 000 pictures in Disney World. Some memorable shots included Epcot s countries of the world Cinderella s Castle at the Magic Kingdom and exotic animals at the Animal Kingdom. THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 2013 09 Hawaii Florida images at Nutley Library Maui-Hawaii by Scott Bergenfeld Epcot-Disney by e. Rosemarie Linfant 10 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 2013 Off-season safety tips for boaters The first spell of warm weather after a long winter brings intrepid boaters back out onto the frigid waters but New Jersey officials warn those adventurous souls sometimes pay for their enthusiasm with their lives. Last week tragedy struck when a New York man lost his life while fishing from a canoe in the Round Valley Reservoir in Hunterdon County. The victim who was alone and not wearing a life jacket drowned when his canoe overturned police reported. His body was located by N.J. State Troopers using sonar and was recovered by State Police divers about 70 feet below the surface. Unfortunately events like this one are not unusual during this time of year said Col. Rick Fuentes superintendent of the State Police. It s imperative that boaters wear their life jackets rather than merely have them (in the boat) when boating on cold water. The off-season months are very dangerous for boaters because of the increased speed at which muscle fatigue sets in when mishaps occur. Nationally four times as many boating accidents result in a fatality when the water temperature is 39 F or colder a press release from the state noted. According to the release falls overboard are the most common types of fatal boating accidents and boaters hitting that frigid water often involuntarily gasp taking water into their lungs. They also quickly find their strength sapped and their movements slow down. The human body cools down 25 times faster in cold water than in cold air. Within minutes of being in the water people can lose manual dexterity muscle coordination and breath control. Even strong swimmers can become drowning victims without the aid of a personal floatation device (PFD). The Involuntary Gasp Reflex cited above occurs when a person is suddenly immersed in cold water. They will immediately exhale and this will quickly be followed by an uncontrollable gasping for air. When this occurs the victim will generally panic may begin to involuntarily breathe water and drown. In many cases drowning occurs long before the effects of hypothermia are experienced. Again the best defense is to wear a PFD. While the PFD will not eliminate the gasp reflex or the associated discomfort it will float the victim to the surface. Some PFDs will even turn an unconscious wearer face-up allowing badly injured or exhausted individuals to be rescued. Life jackets must be Coast Guard approved in good condition the appropriate size for the intended user and readily accessible. The best life jacket is the one you are wearing. In addition place your mobile phone in a waterproof plastic bag and keep it on your person. Water temperature below 90 degrees is considered cold enough to cause hypothermia. Dress in layers that will trap body heat even when wet. Wool and Polypropylene are good materials. Avoid cotton fabrics. If you should find yourself in the water relax and stay with the boat. If your vessel has capsized try to climb on top of it to await rescue. Do not worry about trying to salvage gear. Anything that falls overboard is worthless compared to the value of your life. For more information about New Jersey boating safety laws and regulations visit the State Police Marine Services Bureau website at www. njsp.org maritime. Bloomfield Public Library movie schedule Bloomfield Public Library 90 Broad St. announces the following schedule for its movie programs. Monday Afternoon at the Movies April 15 Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13) (Bruce Willis) April 22 Design for Living (NR) (Fredric March) and April 29 The Bodyguard (R) (Whitney Houston). Thursday Afternoon at the Movies April 11 Horrible Bosses (R) (Jason Bateman) April 18 Hope Springs (R) (Meryl Streep) and April 25 To Rome with Love (R) (Alec Baldwin) All films start at 12 15 p.m. in the barrier-free library theater. Admission is free and all are welcome. CATERING DINE IN TAKE OUT FREE FREE NORTH ARLINGTON 201-246-0100 11- 3 5 R I V E R R O A D HEIGHTS PLAZA P R I VAT E PA RT Y R O O M AVA I L A B L E N E X T TO B L O C K B U S T E R VALID ALL WEEK LIMIT 1 DISCOUNT PER CHECK PER VISIT. NOT COMBINABLE WITH OTHER OFFERS. NOT VALID HOLIDAYS. EXP 5 10 13 10% OFF TRAYS TO- GO VALID SUN TO THU DINNER SIZE ONLY EGGPLANT PARMIGIANA BUY 1 GET 1 VALID AT HASBROUCK HGTS & NO. ARLINGTON ONLY. LIMIT 1 DISCOUNT PER GROUP TABLE ORDER. NOT COMBINABLE WITH OTHER OFFERS. NOT VALID HOLIDAYS. 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A 2 discount is available at matinees for senior citizens and students. Patrons can order tickets by calling 1-877-238-5596 or online through the NLT web site Photos courtesy Nutley Little Theatre at www.nutleylittletheatre. In rehearsal at Nutley Little Theatre Gus Ibranyi (r.) engages with com (click on the Click for Gene Puno-Deleon. Both are Bloomfield residents. Lobby Hero Tix icon). The opening night opens April 12. Eddie Capuano (l.)of Jersey City and Gene Puno Deleon engage in performance is for the benefit good-natured banter as they rehearse a scene from Lobby Hero. of Big Brothers & Big Sisters an overzealous young poof Essex Hudson and Union licewoman. Lobby Hero 2000 shed in Establi Specializing Counties. is about fateful revealing e in Portugues The New York Times decisions and how they often Cuisine described Lobby Hero as emerge from conflicting mothe story of Jeff the luckless tivations. security guard drawn into a For directions to the NLT local murder investigation Barn visit www.nutleylitOPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK O involving his superior and tletheatre.com. EF TER FOR LUNCH & DINNER ro Taeurasnt Rest r & Ba YOUR C H 10% OFF Celebrate National Library Week at the Nutley Public Library National Library Week is celebrated from April 14 to 20 throughout the nation and the Nutley Public Library is hosting special events to celebrate the unique role libraries play in people s lives. Community Creativity and Connectivity is this year s theme. Special events include on Monday April 15 a special PJ Story time at 7 p.m. celebrating Earth Day and The Pen to Prose Writers Group for adults at 6 30 p.m. On Tuesday April 16 Paint a Pot and Plant a Flower is held at 1 30 p.m. and online registration is required. Recycled Craft Day is Wednesday April 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for all ages. On Thursday April 18 at 11 a.m. The Sciencetellers present The Bugs of Blackwood an interactive program for children. The finale party will be on Saturday April 20 at 2 p.m. Enjoy a cake face painting and a concert by the Kootz a very popular light rock North Jersey band. Call the library at 973667-0405 for more information about this and other programs. The schedule of programs is available at the library and on the library s web site at http nutley. bccls.org. 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The series was organized by Ramapo College of New Jersey which is responsible for educational activities and events at the MEC. The Science Meets Music series offers a great opportunity for families to discover the connection between these disciplines and the natural world through hands-on activities and first-rate performances said Marcia Karrow Executive Director of the NJMC. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this unique educational and fun experience. The first event Music of the Spheres is on Wednesday April 10 at 8 p.m. and features Moser s Composers Big Band performing works inspired by the environment and celestial bodies. The Science meets Music features Diane Moser Photo courtesy MEC Diane Moser concert is preceded at 7 30 p.m. by a discussion with Moser. After the show visitors are invited to observe the night sky at the NJMC William D. McDowell Observatory weather permitting. On Saturday May 11 at 8 p.m. Moser returns for The Birdsong Project in which her trio performs compositions based on bird songs and the natural soundscape. Join Moser prior to the show at 7 30 p.m. for a talk on Deep Listening and Acoustic Ecology. Cost for the April 10 and May 11 performances are 15 seniors 10 MEC members 8. Moser also leads two creative workshops in which participants use natural sounds measurements and modern technology to create original compositions. On Saturday April 20 and Sunday April 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. you re invited to bring musical instruments or just your voice for Pythagoras Kepler Math and Music. Participants convert measurements to musical intervals and create and upload sounds to a computer. The group then arranges the recorded sounds into an original composition A Long Time Tradition Continues in East Newark... 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Moser is dedicated to incorporating the natural world into her compositions. In 2008 she spent five weeks at the MacDowell Colony for artists in New Hampshire listening to birds to create compositions based on robins sparrows chickadees and the natural soundscape. The Meadowlands Environment Center is located in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst. For more information and to register for Science Meets Music programs call 201-460-8300 or visit www. njmeadowlands.gov ec. The Science Meets Music series is funded in part through New Music USA s MetLife Creative Connections program. 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In support of the project Bennett notes in the application that ... the neighborhood is interspersed with commercial uses as well as multi-family dwellings in close proximity of [612 Belgrove Drive].... And he goes on to say that the new structure being designed by Lyndhurst architects Guzzo Guzzo ... will be in harmony with neighboring property owners and will provide aesthetic enhance- built several decades ago and has detached garages in the back so as not to take away street parking from nearby residents. We want to preserve the neighborhood s character the historic value of Colonial Victorian and ranch homes DeCastro said. Otherwise why have an R-1 designation Another opponent of the project is Councilwoman Carol Jean Doyle who represents the area and lives around the corner from the proposed project site. You d be putting too big a house which would have parking underneath the house on too small a lot Doyle said. And it doesn t fit that neighborhood. Now is that reason enough to have it defeated by the zoning board I don t know. But if you do permit one of these [two-family homes] what s to stop the next [applicant] from knocking down a [singlefamily] house and putting up another two-family Doyle said the issue brought to mind another controversial zoning case that was heard eight to 10 years ago when a developer filed an application to put up two 2-family homes on Clinton Ave. in the heart of the town s Manor section. A pitched battle ensued between angry neighbors and the developer and ultimately a compromise was reached Doyle said. In this case the outcome remains in doubt. Photo by Ron Leir A developer wants to replace this empty dental office with a 2-family home. For a FREE Phone Consultation Call Today at 201.991.0067 432 Ridge Road North Arlington NJ www.RipostaLaw.com SPECIALS SPECIALS into a Third Ward war zone with neighbors pitted against a new owner who wants to take down the small office and replace it with a new two-family residence. The dispute goes before the Kearny Zoning Board of Adjustment on May 2 at 7 30 p.m. in the second-floor council chambers at Town Hall 402 Kearny Ave. after two previously scheduled hearings were postponed due to scheduling conflicts and equipment issues. An application filed with the board by attorney Gary Bennett on behalf of the property owner developer Maria Domingues says that Domingues wants to demolish the office and in its place build a two-family home on the existing 10 600 square foot lot. Since the area is zoned for R-1 (residential one-family) use the applicant will need a variance from land use regu- ment .... However at the last zoning board session upset neighbors packed the chambers in anticipation of getting more information and airing their views. They ll have to wait until next month. Among those disturbed by the project is Deputy Town Clerk Lyla DeCastro who also serves as a mayor s aide and the town s Recreation Commission. She and her parents live a few doors away from the development site. We want [the applicant] to conform to the zoning law DeCastro said. A two-family house would not be consistent with the character of the homes in our neighborhood. I d say we have about 60 one-family homes on Belgrove from Locust to Pavonia (Aves.). 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On Saturday April 13 the Harrison Lions Club will be holding its annual Pride of the Pride fundraising awards dinner at 7 p.m. at the Harrison East Newark Elks 416 Harrison Ave. Ticket prices are 35 for adults and 25 for children under 12 which includes a buffet dinner beer wine soda and dessert. During this event the Lions will honor the following individuals for their contributions to the community Lion of the Year Patti Gerris Humanitarian of the Year Jimmy Lawless Citizen of the Year Georgina Paz Young Adult of the Year Susan Lombardi and Community Pride Award Philip and Susan Karas. During the dinner the following 2013 scholarship recipients will be recognized Jennifer Barbosa Rayven Lucas Matthew Mariano Yulissa Pereyra and Jessica Uscamayta. The Lions Club will present its annual ceremonial contributions to the following local charities E.I.E.S. of New Jersey Concordia Learning Center Pathways to Independence Saint John s Feed the Hungry Camp Marcella Camp Fatima of New Jersey and New Jersey Eye Institute The Harrison Lions Club volunteer to help the visually impaired as well as reaching out to Harrison residents who are underprivileged. If you would like to contribute to the club the Lions are offering the following sponsorships Platinum level for 300 Gold for 200 Silver for 100 and Bronze for 50. For more information download the flyer from http eclubhouse.org sites harrisonnj calendar.php. Or contact Harrison Lions Club P.O. Box 212 Harrison N.J. 07029 Attention Yezenia Paz Club Treasurer or call 201-618-9545 or email harrisonlionsclub yahoo.com Kearny The Arlington Woman s Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Arlington Player s Club 12 Washington Pl. Kearny. The meeting on April 9 will include the annual meeting with Josh Humphrey director of the Kearny Library. For more information contact Moira Crowell at 201-997-2781. Kearny Public Library 318 Kearny Ave. will present an Earth Day Celebration on Saturday April 20 at 12 30 p.m. featuring a presentation by the Kearny Community Garden Club and a slide show by Jim Wright which will showcase pictures from his new book The Nature of the Meadowlands. A light brunch will also be served. The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission published The Nature of the Meadowlands last fall. Through more than 170 images it illuminates the region s natural and unnatural history. Everyone is welcome at this special free event. For more information on this or other programs call 201-9982666 or visit www.kearnylibrary.org. To honor the cinema s highest honor the library will show some recent Academy Award winners. Both films will be shown downstairs at the Main Library 318 Kearny Ave. Popcorn and light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome but note the rating for each film. The schedule is as follows Friday April 12 at 3 pm. Lincoln (150 minutes rated PG-13) starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field directed by Steven Spielberg. Winner of two Oscars for Best Actor and Production Design Friday April 19 at 3 p.m. Les Miserables (158 minutes rated PG-13) Starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway directed by Tom Hooper. Winner of three Oscars for Best Supporting Actress Makeup and Sound Mixing. Trinity Episcopal Church 575 Kearny Ave. Kearny will hold a flea market on Saturday April 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both new and used items as well as crafts will be available for sale. There will be a snack bar selling breakfast and lunch foods. Tables are still available at a cost of 15 each or two for 25. For more information please call the church office at 201-9915894. The Kearny Police Department will be participating in the DEA Operation Take Back 2013 on April 27 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Kearny Police Department 237 Laurel Ave. Residents are encouraged to turn in unwanted unused or expired medications over the counter or prescription. This is an anonymous no questions asked program. Kearny UNICO is sponsoring a 50-50 raffle as a fund-raiser for its scholarship fund and other charities. Tickets are 5 each or 3 for 10. The raffle will be drawn at 8 30 p.m. at the chapter s May 2 meeting at Siena Ristorante (Kearny & Quincy Aves.) Tickets may be obtained from any Kearny UNICO member or by contacting Chapter President Lou Pandolfi at 201-3682409. Kearny UNICO is sponsoring a Flapjack Fundraiser at Kearny Applebee s on Saturday May 4 from 8 to 10 a.m. Tickets are 10 each and include pancakes sausage scrambled eggs juice and coffee or tea. Tickets may be purchased from any Kearny UNICO member or by contacting Pandolfi. The Presbyterian BoysGirls Club 663 Kearny Ave. will hold a Tricky Tray on Saturday April 27 at 6 p.m. Admission is 15. Please purchase tickets in advance. Refreshments will be served. Tickets are available by calling Vanessa Vieira 201-334-8336 or email v_vieira28 yahoo.com. St. Cecilia s Church will have a wine and cheese Tricky Tray on Friday April 19. Doors open at 5 30 p.m. and calling starts at 7 30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Parish Center 118 Chestnut St. Kearny. Tickets are 15 per person (includes admission small tickets and complimentary cheese platter on each table cash bar wine beer and refreshments). All proceeds will benefit Youth Essay Contest awards Youth Group Program and Religious Education Bldg. For more information call 201-991-1116. St. Stephen s Seniors will meet on Tuesday April 16 at 1 p.m. in the church s Hedges Hall. There will be a board meeting at 10 30 a.m. Refreshments are served from 11 a.m. to 12 45 p.m. Bingo will be played after the meeting. Anyone over the age of 50 is welcome to join the group on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Dues for the year are only 10. Upcoming events include the anniversary party on April 19 at noon at the San Carlo Lyndhurst. At that time those members celebrating their 85th birthday this year and those celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year will be honored. On April 20 at 7 p.m. the group s President Tom Holzschuh will be honored as the Knights of Columbus Senior of the Year. Tickets are available for 35 by calling Pat at 991-4771. The event will be held in Hedges Hall. On April 24 the seniors will have their monthly bus trip to Atlantic City. Please call Peg at 998-9443 for further details. On May 21 members whose dues are paid will be treated to a May celebration with a full course dinner provided by the club. The trip to Sight and Sound is scheduled for June 12. Please call Joan at 9983573. Future plans include a trip to Lake Hopatcong for a barbeque boat ride on July 1 and Hunterdon Hills on Aug. 13. For club information please call Tom at 998-8258. Lyndhurst Mary Lou Mullins monthly bus trip to Atlantic City will be held on Sunday April 28 to Resorts Casino. Cost is 25. Refreshments served coming and going with Bingo on the bus. Please make reservations early. Only 10 seats left. Call Mary Lou at 201-9332186. The Lyndhurst Library will host Healthy Living for Bone and Joint Health on Thursday April 25 at 6 30 p.m. In this lecture with Dr. Robert Haley MS DC you will learn the causes of stress to your bones and joints. Learn the nature of osteoporosis and osteopenia. He will explain how to improve your lifestyle to help you reduce your risk of osteoporosis and osteopenia. Also learn about proper nutrition supplementation and exercises for bone and joint health and to reduce pain and suffering. Space is limited and registration is necessary. To register please call the Library at 201-8042478 ext. 7 or email romeo bccls.org. Lyndhurst VFW Post 3549 527 Valley Brook Ave. Lyndhurst will have Karaoke on Friday April 19 starting at 8 p.m. The VFW hall is also available for rental for all occasions. For more information call the Post at 201-9393080. continued next page THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 2013 15 continued from previous page The Humane Society of Bergen County 221-223 Stuyvesant Ave. Lyndhurst has a supply of dog food both canned and dry available to anyone due to unemployment disability or any other financial difficulty for anyone who cannot afford to feed his her dog. Just stop by or call for more information 201-896-9300. Hours Monday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In its heyday scores of people of all ages flocked to it. Songs were written about it. On Wednesday April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Lyndhurst Historical Society s meeting people can relive it Palisades Amusement Park. Park historian Vincent Gargiulo will take discussion attendees on a trip down memory lane as he recalls the history of this beloved amusement park. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 139 on the corner of Webster and Park Avenues in Lyndhurst. The lecture is free and open to the public. On Sunday April 14 at 1 p.m. Birding for Beginners (Optics) a free two-hour Birding for Beginners class starts with a short session on birding optics from binoculars to spotting scopes -at the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst followed by a nature walk in the park. The event is run by the Bergen County Audubon Society and hosted by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission. You will have to sign a standard liability release that is good for NJMC BCAS events throughout the year. To R.S.V.P. contact Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4 aol.com or 201-230-4983. The free Third-Tuesdayof-the-Month Bird Walk with the NJMC and BCAS will be held on Tuesday April 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. at Harrier Meadow in North Arlington on Disposal Road near Schuyler Avenue. Note There may be weekday construction vehicles on Valley Brook Avenue so Harrier Meadow may be best reached by Schuyler Avenue). Check meadowblog. net for last-minute updates. You will have to sign a standard liability release that is good for NJMC BCAS events throughout the year. To R.S.V.P. contact Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4 aol. com or 201-230-4983. North Arlington In an effort to help those in our community Dr. Richard Eckstein DDS will be participating in a free dentistry program Saturday April 27 with the donated time of Dr. Ekstein Mellissa Porcile Liz Gutierrez Sharon Long and staff. Free of charge teeth cleaning fillings extractions and any other dental work will be provided which can be performed in one visit. Those getting treatments must be unemployed or the spouse or child of an unemployed man or woman. Visitors must call 201-9911228 and press 2 for Stephanie to reserve an appointment time. Appointments will be accepted between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The North Arlington Public Library 210 Ridge Rd. is offering a free ESL conversation group class for adults beginning Tuesday April 16 at 10 a.m. Compositing for Kids in grades K to 5 will be held at the library on Monday April 22 at 6 30 p.m. Call 201-9555640 ext. 126 to register. A Teen Poetry Workshop (for ages 12 to 18) a special poetry writing and recitation workshop led by a local author and journalist will be held at the library on Saturday April 27 at 11a.m. Call 201-955-5640 extension 126 to register. Light refreshments will be served and there will be prizes. Nutley Nutley Little Theatre will offer a series of April-June acting classes for adults to emphasize various aspects of scene study. The classes will take place at the NLT Barn 47 Erie Place Nutley beginning Apr. 28. The course will run for eight weeks through June 23 with sessions running from 7 30 p.m. to 9 30 p.m. on Sundays. There will be no class on May 26. The course will be taught by Kathryn Osborne of the Kathryn Osborne Acting Studio in Montclair. Osborne is a graduate of The University of Texas (BFA) and a member of SAG AFTRA and AEA. She has performed in New York and regionally throughout the country in theatre film television voice-overs and print. Osborne teaches acting at The Adult School of Montclair. Students in the NLT program must be age 18 or older attend all classes or notify the instructor of a planned absence. Tuition of 200 may be paid via check to Nutley Little Theatre no later than the initial April 28 class. Space is limited and interested students are urged to register now via e-mail to nltactingclass gmail.com or by leaving a phone message at 973-667-0374. This course will emphasize scene study for beginning to advanced adult actors. Students will be paired with scene partners for in-depth exploration of selected scripts. Information about NLT may be found at http www. nutleylittletheatre.com Pen to Prose Writers Group will meet at Nutley Public Library 93 Booth Dr. on Monday April 15 at 6 30 p.m. The group was formed to read works-in-progress share accomplishments critique works give writing instruction and provide encouragement and inspiration to aspiring authors. The group is free and open to the public. continued next page Mother s Day Greetings Send your message to anyone who holds a place in your heart with a published greeting in INJURED ON THE JOB Workers Compensation Attorney 75 Kip Avenue Rutherford NJ 07070 Phone 201-635-0300 E-mail CoachlawAJC yahoo.com Andrew J. Cerco JR. 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Kean and Jim Wright of the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) on Sunday April 14 for a free talk on New Jersey s environment featuring The Nature of the Meadowlands the NJMC s new coffee-table Photo courtesy NJMC book on the Meadowlands environmental comeback written by Wright. The event in honor of Earth Day will run from 2 p.m. to 3 30 p.m. at the Ridgewood Public Library 125 N. Maple Ave. in Ridgewood. Also appearing will be Bob Allen director of conservation of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in New Jersey who will speak about TNC s vision for land preservation in the Garden State. With Earth Day right around the corner this event is a great way to celebrate a remarkable environmental success story said Marcia Karrow executive director of the NJMC. The NJMC is delighted that (former) Gov. Kean -- a tireless advocate for the restoration and preservation of the Meadowlands and environmental protection throughout the state will be participating. Wright and Kean who wrote the foreword to The Nature of the Meadowlands will discuss what led to the environmental renaissance. Kean will also talk about the state s role in preserving the Pinelands protecting freshwater wetlands and tackling pollution along the Jersey Shore. Wright will show archival images of the days when the Meadowlands was known for its landfills and pig farms as well as stunning recent nature photography from the book reflecting more recent times. The Nature of the Meadowlands is a lavishly illustrated 128-page book that illuminates the Meadowlands natural and unnatural history. Copies of The Nature of the Meadowlands will be available for purchase on the day of the event with all proceeds going toward the Meadowlands Commission s environmental education programs. Governor Thomas H. Kean (l.) and Jim Wright. continued from previous page 1 APY % 1.35 APY % OFFERS AVAILABLE AT LYNDHURST OFFICE ONLY All ages are welcome to come to the library for Recycled Craft Day on Wednesday April 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No registration is required. The Sciencetellers will present The Bugs of Blackwood at the library on Thursday April 18 at 11 a.m. Registration is not required. For more information call 973-667-0405 or visit http nutley.bccls.org. Registration is now open for Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation s summer session of Junior Kickers Soccer open to Nutley toddlers ages 3 to 5. The professional coaching staff from The Sports Factory will direct the program. Junior Kickers Soccer is a non-competitive program designed to help the youngest of soccer players begin to develop basic soccer skills by participating in fun-filled soccer oriented children s games and basic physical education. The program will begin on June 25 at Glotzbach Field. Tuesday sessions will run for four weeks from 6 30 to 7 30 p.m. with one rain date. Each class is one hour in length. Registration forms may be turned into the Recreation Department 44 Park Ave no later than June 3. Limited space available. Applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis. The fee for this program will be 30 per child. Online registration is also available online at www.nutleynj.org. For more information on this or any recreation program please contact the Recreation Department at 973-284-4966 between the hours of 8 30 a.m. and 4 30 p.m. www.theobserver.com 1195 Lyndhurst 5.95x9 promo ad.indd 1 3 28 13 2 29 PM THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 2013 17 Student artists welcomed to Essex County Hall of Records NEWARK Ana Reis Celeste Sanchez and Franchesa Cortado of Bloomfield students at Essex County Vocational Technical Schools were among 75 students from throughout Essex County to exhibit their artwork at the Hall of Records for the Art Educators of New Jersey ninth annual art exhibit on Tuesday March 19. Last month the first floor lobby of the Hall of Records was transformed into a student art gallery. Employees and visitors to the county building were treated to the colorful and lifelike portraits paintings and drawings. Essex County has some very creative and talented student artists at all age levels from elementary to high school. The original artwork that is included in our exhibit is truly inspiring County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. said. I am proud to partner with the Art Educators of New Jersey to present this beautiful exhibit. This is an opportunity to promote our students positive achievements and enables the general public to see the talent in our schools he added. This is a wonderful observance to emphasis the value of art education for children of all ages and encourage support for art programs in our public schools said Marion Resciniti Chairwoman of the 2013 New Jersey Art Educators of New Jersey Essex County Exhibit. We thank the County Executive for giving us the opportunity to share the talents of our students with the public she noted. This year s show featured original works of art created by students ranging from in age from elementary school to high school level. The students came from 16 different Essex County schools. 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Demi-Tasse of Plattekill but everyone called her Demi. And that s just plain DEM-ee not the pretentious de-MEE. For despite being a rare breed she was down to earth. Literally. She stood only about a foot off the ground. From 2002 to 2013 she was a member of The Observer family and even in the highpressure sometimes caustic world of journalism she maintained her calm and her dignity. Unless someone happened to have a bit of pizza crust or a scrap of buttered croissant or some other delicacy she craved. In which case she would follow you about or plant herself at your feet immovable with pitiful pleading eyes until you succumbed to her silent demands. Her sister Molly had been the noisy one. Molly rarely left the side of her human Lisa Pezzolla and if Lisa left the office you would soon Newsroom favorite will be missed hear mournful cries which would not abate until someone (usually me) went and got her and let her sit on their lap until Lisa returned. (Try typing on a keyboard sometime with a dog on your lap.) Molly died in 2011. And now Demi is gone too having succumbed April 4 to kidney failure at the age of 18. Eighteen is about 85 in human years (using the new veterinarian calculations not old the 7-to-1 myth). But 85 years is far too short a span when that dog is dearly loved as was Demi not only by Lisa but by everyone who came in contact with her gentle sweetness. Demi touched many lives and has an actual resume to prove it. The winner of many championship title including best of breed (she was a Coton De Tulears) at a 1998 competition she was on magazine covers and modeled for PSE&G. But just being pretty wasn t enough. Demi was also a certified therapy dog a member of Therapy Dogs International working with -- and spreading joy to -- MS patients at the Preakness Health Care Center children in the pediatric oncology unit at Hackensack Medical Center and youngsters at the a children s AIDS camp in Cold Spring N.Y. Because she was a female I Molly with her sister Demi (r.) 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 have referred to her as she throughout this but everyone at the paper knows I was always certain she was really a he. While Molly was the perfect lady Demi had the personality of a feisty little boy. The one time I saw (her) him completely shorn of his curly coat he reminded me of a smaller version of Petey from The Little Rascals and he was a little rascal himself through and through. Sometimes when I referred to Demi as a he Lisa would correct me and my response would be No she is a he in drag. Now Molly and Demi are both gone but those of us who believe in an afterlife even for animals now they are together again somewhere filled with chew toys and places to romp and maybe even a few bits of pizza crust. Observer Correspondent Kevin Canessa Jr. also mourned the loss. Demi was amazing. I could have been having the absolutely worst day in the newsroom but she had a sixth sense. And somehow no matter what on those days she d find her way right into the newsroom to me at my desk. And the second she d walk in it would just instantly turn my day around for the better. She was special then and always was. All she ever did was show love. And to say I will miss her is a great understatement. There are few dogs in the world like Demi was. Lisa offered this tribute Demi had a way to put a smile on your face. During her therapy work it bought joy to me to watch her help others. I was blessed to have her in my life for 18 years. I will miss her in my arms at night and cuddling her in my arms. She lived a fun-filled life. Demi is now with her sister Molly. Karen Zautyk Auditions for musical in Nutley Nutley Little Theatre 47 Erie Pl. will have auditions for the musical comedy I Love You You re Perfect Now Change on Sunday April 14 and Monday April 15 at 7 30 p.m. both nights. The cast requires three men and three women ages 25 through 45. The production requires versatile singers who are adept at playing multiple roles. Ability to read music and knowledge of the show is preferred. Performers are asked to bring two contrasting songs that show off your vocal range and comedic style. Be prepared to read from the script and wear comfortable shoes for movement. Rehearsals will be held weeknights beginning April 22. Evening performances will be on June 7 8 14 15 20 21 and 22. Matinees are on June 9 16 and 22. Additional dates may be added within this range. With book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts I Love You You re Perfect Now Change explores the spectrum of male-female relationships from dating to married life through a series of sketches. For directions please see www.nutleylittletheatre. com. Sign Up for an Information Session Wednesday April 10 5-6 pm Monday April 15 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. sports&recreation THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 2013 19 SPORTS VIEW COnTaCT JIm aT OgSmaR aOl.COm Golden Griffins making strides in softball NA softball Shooting for improvement The North Arlington High School softball team won only seven games in 2012. That number is bound to improve this season despite the Vikings tough 0-3 start. To be very honest we were not an athletic team last year said veteran North Arlington head softball coach John Galante. We had young pitching and we didn t hit the ball. But Galante is optimistic about his team s prospects. We re catching the ball a lot better and the pitching is sound Galante sad. We re also hitting the ball better. I really think we re going to have a good season. I think there s also a change in attitude. We re not complacent about losing. The attitude had to change. Losing was not acceptable. It was a young team and they re still buying into the program. Galante was encouraged by the preseason turnout. There were 26 freshmen who came out for the NA softball program so for the first time going back to the mid 1990s North Arlington will field a freshman team. We have a great group of girls Galante said. The freshmen are very enthusiastic. They want to play and they re having a great time doing it. It s a great positive feeling I m getting from all the girls. I m very encouraged by that. Leading the returnees is junior right-handed pitcher Tanna Avella. She s improved a great deal said Galante of Avella who was the team s primary pitcher a year ago. She s worked on her changeup and she s improved that pitch. She s worked on her drop. I have high expectations that she will do well. Galante also has sophomore Taylor Barth to throw if needed. Barth is an excellent athlete who will play first base when she s not pitching. The catcher is senior Katie Rouski who is a four-year varsity player. Rouski has really developed into a fine catcher and there s never been a problem with the way Rouski hits the ball. She s also become more of a leader for us Galante said. She s played a lot of positions for us over the years catching outfield and third base but she s the catcher now and she s doing a good job. Barth and Avella will see VIEW page Photos by Jim Hague Junior Gabriella Lombardozzi returns for her third season as the starting pitcher for the Queen of Peace softball team. By Jim Hague Observer Sports Writer M 21 Kearny Flynn is hopeful that the Golden Griffins can show some improvement over a year ago. ike Flynn may be the We re making progress but busiest high school we re just not hitting the ball coach in the area. In addition to coaching the Queen yet Flynn said. I still think it s a work in progress. But we of Peace girls soccer team in have five seniors and they re the fall he s the junior varsity hungry this year. They want to coach for the QP girls basketwin. ball program and assists with Flynn said that the addition the varsity duties. of assistant coach George Steel Come spring Flynn puts on has been a plus. another hat and is the head We brought him in for his softball coach at the school knowledge of the game Flynn as well. Now that s a hectic said. Every day we want to get schedule. better. Last season Flynn s team There is a slight obstacle this posted a 5-17 record with an extremely young team. Despite season. Because of the major starting the 2013 season with rebuilding and refurbishing setbacks against Ridgefield and project ongoing at Riverside County Park in Lyndhurst the Golden Griffins will be without a home field this season. We ve been finding any spot of green grass we can find for practice Flynn said. We ve been all over the place. Sure it s going to be difficult but we re not making any excuses. The girls have been pretty good about it. The key returnee is junior right-handed pitcher Gabriella Lombardozzi who has been in the pitching circle for the Golden Griffins since her freshman season. She s getting much better Flynn said. Her confidence is getting better. She s pretty see gRIFFInS next page 20 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 2013 GRIFFINS from 19 mature now because she s been through so much. She keeps her cool and stays composed and that s a key. The catching duties are being shared by a pair of seniors Lorrenis Regal and Aisha Perez. They re both very similar Flynn said. We have to see who gets the chance to start. Senior Jessica Cella is the first baseman. She s new to the position so she s coming along Flynn said. She s picking it up pretty well. The second baseman is junior slugger Nikki Sammartino who is the team s cleanup hitter. Sammartino hit .327 last year and can put the ball in play. She s our long ball threat Flynn said. Senior Sofia Fernandez is the team s starter at shortstop where she played last year. She always has a smile PREMIER CARE ASSOCIATES of West Hudson Prakash J. Doshi M.D. ABIM Open 7 Days Satish Madan M.D. FACS a Week Subhathra Karunanithi M.D. ABFM We are seeing patients from infants to adults. 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Newark NJ 07102 (973)424-0040 s M edit card plans & cr ce most insuran Same day & Next day appointments available Accepting Care Credit ning & Clea is ad Rays Exam X- alid with th welcome Offer v O patients & HM edicaid 299 on her face Flynn said of Fernandez. She s doing a great job. Senior Karina Cosme is the third baseman. She s a really good athlete Flynn said. She might be the best all-around athlete on the team. She has a great arm at third. Senior Lindsay Monal is the starter in left field returning to that spot again this season. She played there most of last year Flynn said. She s a steady fielder. Junior Raychel Piserchia is the new starter in centerfield. She played right field last year and we moved her to center this year Flynn said. She has excellent speed. She s our leadoff hitter and she has to be the one to get us going. Senior Amanda Reid is the right fielder. She was a utility player who played almost every place on the field last year Flynn said. Now she gets to be the everyday right fielder. Jaime Nemeth is this year s utility player. Despite the two setbacks Flynn is confident that this year s team will be improved over 2012. We have good senior leaders Flynn said. They ve been around for a while and they want to see things change. We have a good attitude and that helps. However being road warriors for most of the season won t be easy. The Golden Griffins will also play some of their home games at Matera Field in Lyndhurst the former home for Lyndhurst softball and the current home for Felician College softball. We ll take whatever we re given to play there Flynn said. We have a veteran team and we should make progress. Louis J. Morrone MD PA Eye Physician & Surgeon Cataract Glaucoma Macular Degeneration Rx Contact Lens Fitting Eyeglass Exams 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 APRIL 10 2013 21 VIEW from 19 alternate at first base depending upon who is pitching. The second baseman is sophomore Ashley Meyers who saw plenty of time with the varsity last year. Freshman Marissa Piscal is the Vikings shortstop. Marissa is excellent in the field Galante said. She s our No. 3 hitter. I m telling you she s the best all-around player we ve had in years. Another freshman Samantha Veloso is holding fort at third base. Sam is doing fine at third Galante said. They re the best we have so they re going to play right away. Junior Theresa Capo is the left fielder. Capo played a considerable amount last year for the Vikings. Junior Tara Dlugo is the team s centerfielder. Dlugo another of the school s multi-talented athletes is a good leader. She helps Katie a lot Galante said about the team leadership role. Junior Angelica Asuzano and sophomore Carly Austin Photo by Jim Hague Junior Tanna Avella is the main pitcher on the North Arlington softball team this spring. Victoria Namnama is a utility infielder who will also see time. Victoria is quick and can hit pretty well Galante said. They re all going to get playing time. Everyone plays. But can the Vikings win I would think so Galante said. I think we re much improved. We have too much athleticism and talent to fail. We ve changed the culture of the team by the way we think and the way we play. Now hopefully the course will change when the schedule lightens up a bit. I think we re going to surprise some people when we knock off one of the good teams said Galante whose team has already lost to Saddle Brook Becton Regional and Union City thus far. 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He s going to be fine. We re expecting big things from him. He just needed a few days to recover. Junior Damien Sanchez a Photo by Jim Hague left-hander has made great Senior Miguel Cosme figures to be strides. one of the top pitchers on the Bel He s shown good poise leville baseball team this spring. and he s making all his pitches Sorce said. Sophomore Steve Basantes has been very impressive in the early going. He s done a good job on the mound Sorce said. He keeps the ball down and throws strikes. The Buccaneers have a deep pitching staff with seven different pitchers for Sorce to choose from. Senior Miguel Cosme who had a good season in the fall for the Belleville football team is another quality arm along with senior Carlos Marzan and juniors Brandon Cruz and Anthony Rivera. Having Sanchez and Rivera throw from the left side is another plus for the Bucs. The catching duties are being shared by junior Tom Agaman and freshman Dylan Walicky. Dylan has a strong arm and receives well Sorce said. Tom is pretty solid and a hard worker. They ll both get work behind the plate. Dylan Walicky has a twin brother Dustin who has also made the Belleville varsity. It s rare to have twin brothers on any team never mind freshmen. Rivera who had a sensational summer playing for the Legion team is the starter at first base when he s not on the mound. Rivera is the Bucs No. 2 hitter. He gets things going Sorce said. Sorce will call upon a host of players to handle the duties at second base and shortstop including sophomore Basantes who has the potential to be the best of the lot. continued next page Dear Dr. E. I have been feeling tired even after 7-9 hours of sleep a night. I also can feel exhausted during the day. Could I have apnea Feeling tired is a sign of possible sleep apnea as is excessive snoring. Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. 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It gives us a lot of flexibility there. It s good to have Joel and Dustin also able to play shortstop. There are going to be days where Steve and Joel are there and maybe Dustin is the designated hitter. We definitely have a lot of reliability in the middle infield. Junior Anthony Lantigua who is another of the team s captains plays third base. Anthony led the team in hitting last year as a sophomore said Sorce of Lantigua who batted .327 last season. He was a Second Team All-League (Super Essex Conference). He had a great summer that led to a great March and hopefully that carries over to a great season. Marzan is the starter in centerfield where he s played the last three seasons. He s our leadoff hitter and he s a good hitter Sorce said of Marzan who batted .320 last year. Junior Henry Ayala who is Joel s twin is the starter in left field. It s very rare to have one team have two sets of twins. Senior Kevin Gonzalez is the team s right fielder and No. 5 hitter. He has a good combination of power and speed Sorce said of Gonzalez. He had a good summer as well. Cruz senior Andre Martin and senior Domenick Gonnella provide depth to the Belleville bench. These kids want to win and now they expect to win Sorce said. I like the makeup of this team a lot. They re a good group of kids who have good chemistry together. There s some good experience. I like where we are. We have talent speed deep pitching. The talent is spread out. We have some depth. I think it can be a good season. It s already shaping up to look that way for the Buccaneers. Junior Recreation wrestling season ends The Nutley Jr. Recreation Wrestling team finished a tremendous season capping off an 11-1 record. The team took the Suburban Wrestling league by storm. The boys were underdogs going into the season but managed to pull off one of the most successful seasons in Nutley Jr. Wrestling history. Their 11-1 record placed them in second place in the league. The boys worked extremely hard this year and dedicated themselves to prove to everyone in the league that Nutley Jr. Wrestling was there to compete. The season was filled with many exciting very competitive dual meets with Nutley upsetting rivals such as Verona Caldwell and West Essex. We are extremely proud that this group of athletes represented Nutley as one of the most talented group of wrestlers we have put on the mat to date said Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci. Nutley Jr. Recreation Wrestling team The Nutley Jr. Wrestling team also had six wrestlers who qualified for the Jr. Wrestling State Championship which was held in Moorestown on March 23-24. Aaron Dunn finished second in the State Qualifier and placed eighth in the State Championship CJ Haddock finished first in the State Qualifier and placed eighth in the State Championship. Other wrestlers who qualified for the State Championship were Sal Mainiero Justin Bivona Frank Gabrielle and Frank DeMaio all of whom finished third in the state qualifiers. These young men displayed a remarkable effort in the amount of work and preparation that led them to a victorious season said Tucci. Nutley Recration Wrestling would like to extend a special recognition and wish eighth grade boys moving on to high school the best of luck and success Justin Bivona Sammy Coppola Joe D Amico Joey DiPasquale Aaron Dunn CJ Haddock and Seamus Hargrave. 24 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 2013 FD RESPONSE from buildings in the 600 block of Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. and a residential building on Davis St. displacing 17 residents and triggering a backdraft that injured five members of the Jersey City Fire Department. At the meeting the chiefs said that as a result of the way the fire was fought they had concerns about these issues increased risk to firefighter safety command and control of the fire scene Harrison resource efficiency and the ability to meet the demands of emergencies of any consequences and 01 over-dependence upon mutual aid and the cost and liability impacts which confront responding agencies. Asked why Harrison representatives weren t invited to the meeting Rivers said Harrison doesn t have a fire chief. The town does however employ a fire director Harold Stahl who previously served as a longtime fire chief in Rahway. River said he expects Harrison to get the chiefs message through a mayor-to-mayor exchange. There s no way that we as fire chiefs can go to another municipality to demand Photo by Ron Leir HARRISON PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2013-2014 Pre-School Registration Registration of new students for the Harrison Public School District s free pre-school program will begin shortly. Enrollment in this program is open to resident children who will be three years old by October 1 2013. There will be a meeting for parents of qualifying children on April 23rd at Harrison High School at 6 30 p.m. At this meeting parents will learn about the different pre-school centers that serve our children. In addition several exhibitors will be available to explain other free services available to parents and registration packets will be available. Beginning April 24th parents of new pre-school children may also pick up registration packets at the Harrison Residency Office 620 N. Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard. Parents should return completed registration packets to the Residency Office beginning May 1st but not before this date. Early registration is recommended as children are placed in pre-school centers on a first-come first-served basis. Parents may call 973 268 7825 with any questions. Child Find Parents who are concerned that their pre-school child is developing or learning differently may request an evaluation by the district s special education department. For more information call 973-483-2128. HARRISON PUBLIC SCHOOLS Pre-School EXPO The Harrison Public School District will sponsor an Exposition on April 23rd in the high school cafeteria for parents of currently enrolled and new pre-school children. Refreshments will be served there will be activities for children including face-painting and balloon art and there will also be a display of children s artwork. Exhibitors will be available to explain services available to parents such as Horizon NJ Health West Hudson Family Success Center Good Nutrition for Children Harrison Public Library Harrison Board of Health Valley National Bank The YMCA Goodwill Prevent Child Abuse At 6 30 p.m. parents of new pre-school students will meet in the high school library in order to learn how to repare their children for pre-school. These parents will also have the opportunity to learn about our different pre-school centers and the registration procedure to follow for the 2013-2014 school year. APRIL 23 2013 HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA 6 30 TO 8 30 P.M. changes Rivers said. Any communication of that type has to go through the proper channels he said and that communication would take place by bringing mayors into the loop. Kearny Mayor Alberto Santos already in the loop is convinced that Harrison s Fire Department is understaffed and is therefore subjecting firefighters in other communities including Kearny to added risk in addition to exposing Harrison property owners to risk. It s clear that Harrison s current staffing where they have six or seven firefighter personnel to respond is not an adequate number Santos said. And Harrison has to address that. From the chiefs perspective it all boils down essentially to the size of the Harrison Fire Department and its first-response capability. We are concerned about the [firefighter] cuts Harrison has instituted and the town s overdependence on mutual aid Rivers said. McDonough countered that For the past two and a half years we ran with [the same numbers of firefighters] as we had at the Rodgers Blvd. fire and all during that time we heard no complaints. Why after two and a half years is it coming to this As for overreliance on outside aid McDonough said the figures show otherwise. In 2012 he said Harrison requested mutual aid from other towns in the county 14 times but responded to fires in other towns 44 times. So far this year Harrison has asked for help four times but has provided mutual aid 14 times. In any event Rivers said the National Fire Protection Association a nonprofit group that advocates for fire prevention and fire safety standards recommends having at least 15 firefighters available as a first response to a structure fire with some personnel directed to fight the fire while others are assigned to ventilate the roof to prevent a backdraft. Without that ventilation your attack lines are in jeopardy Rivers said. At the March 10 fire questions also arose about whether East Newark fire volunteers who were called in with their ladder truck to help couldn t properly communicate with Harrison s fire tour commander had trouble venting the roof of the building on fire and allowed some of its members to work without wearing proper gear. East Newark Mayor Joseph Smith said that he and Councilmen Charles Tighe and Jose Silva all members of the borough fire committee quizzed the borough s volunteer fire officers last week about what happened. Smith said the volunteers equipped with four hand-held radios on the same frequency as Harrison were told that their job was to stop the fire from going down [Davis St.] ... [and] were instructed to save the house behind [the Rodgers Blvd. building where the fire originated] which was attached to the house. At some point Smith said the three volunteers up on the roof of the house were redirected to the roof of the Rodgers Blvd. building which contained two adjoining ressee FD RESPONSE page 30 real estate review THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 2013 25 Rosa Agency Salesperson of the Year Paul Do Santos Neno-Rosa Agency 551-553 Kearny Ave. Kearny announces that Paul Do Santos was awarded the Rosa Agency Salesperson of the Year in 2012. As a full time salesperson Do Santos enjoyed a great year in 2012 and completed over 22 transactions and sold over 5 550 000 worth of real estate and rentals. To date Paul has sold and closed over 26 000 000 worth of real estate. Do Santos has been with the Neno-Rosa Agency since the start of his career in real estate. During this time he was awarded Rookie of the Year in 2007 recipient of the NJAR Circle of Excellence Bronze Award every year from 2008 through 2012 and has received numerous Top Producer of the Month designations from the Rosa Agency. In 2010 Do Santos earned the Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) designation from the National Association of Realtors. In 2012 Do Santos took part in a two-day educational seminar to earn the designation of Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) at the Real Estate Negotiation Institute. He was recently recognized by New Jersey Monthly as a Five Star Real Estate Agent . We are extremely proud to have Paul as a member of the Rosa Agency family. He is one of the most dedicated realtors in the area and has shown time and time again that he is dedicated to his customers. Paul s willingness to go above and beyond has earned him referral after referral. His customers love working with him said Augusto Neno broker owner of Neno-Rosa Agency. It s an absolute honor. I m thrilled to receive this award. Since day one of joining the Rosa Agency this has been a goal of mine. This award validates my hard work dedication and customer focus. It s a privilege to represent such a credible and well respected agency such as the Rosa Agency said Do Santos. Do Santos is also a member in good standing with the Meadowlands Board of Realtors New Jersey Multiple Listing Service & Garden State Multiple Listing Service. He can be reached at 201-206-0695 or view his personal website www.PaulSantosRealtor.com. Rosa Agency is the premier family owned real estate Company with five local independently owned and operated offices covering Hudson Bergen Essex & Union counties with over 200 licensed Realtors. For more information call the office at 201-997-7860 or visit www.RosaAgency.com. 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Essex County Parks Director Daniel Salvante Branch Brook Park Alliance Co-Chair Barbara Bell Coleman Aetna representative David Norton and Essex County Cultural and Historic Affairs Director Kate Hartwyk Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. has announced the line-up of activities for the 37th Annual Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival in Essex County Branch Brook Park. The festival began Saturday April 6 with the Cherry Blossom Challenge Bicycle Race and concludes on Saturday April 20 with the Essex County Family Day and the One-Mile Fun Run Walk. The cherry blossom display in Essex County Branch Brook Park is larger than the national display in Washington D.C. and is the most diverse collection of cherry blossom varieties in the world. DiVincenzo has revealed plans to plant an additional 1 000 cherry blossom trees in Branch Brook Park to increase the total number of cherry trees to over 5 000 by next year s festival. Kearny- 299 900 2 Fam. -5 Bdrms3 Full Baths-EIKFin. 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Police advised checking credit monitoring bureaus about the incident. March 31 At 1 59 p.m. police responded to a Cook Road location on a report of a burglary to an auto. Police said the owner thought they might have left their black Chevrolet truck unlocked. Police said the center console was rummaged through but nothing taken from there. However the owner told police that a briefcase and duffle bag full of work papers were missing from the trunk. The briefcase and duffle bag were valued at 100. At 9 59 a.m. a woman told police she was walking her dog at Prospect Ave. and High St. when she saw a dark navy blue 4-door import vehicle with older style white New York plates driven by a Latina in her 30s pass them west on High UNDERCT CONTRA UNDERCT CONTRA 1 Family Asking 349 900 KEARNY 2 Family Asking 265 000 NORTH ARLINGTON UNDERCT CONTRA UNDERCT CONTRA 1 Family Asking 194 900 Townhouse Style Condo Asking 349 999 Most of our listings are Under Contract Call us today to sell your property 758 Kearny Avenue Kearny NJ 07032 201-991-0032 Get the latest REALTOR listings in real time on and then slow down. As she continued south on Prospect and reached the corner of Hawthorne Ave. the vehicle stopped at the stop sign. The woman driver had her window down and the dog walker could see a black man lying in the back seat smiling at her. The woman told police the couple pulled out a cell phone and sped north toward High St. At 8 56 a.m. police responded to the Nutley American Little League s upper field on a report of criminal mischief. There they noticed a stream of water coming from behind the backstop. Police said it appeared that someone had turned on the water and had broken off the handle causing the water to continue to run. Police alerted the Water Department about the incident. Cops were called to Municipal Lot 2 at 1 30 a.m. on a report of a street fight. Upon arrival officers saw two people punching and kicking each other. Police separated them but the two continued yelling at each other. Both appeared to be drunk. Police arrested the combatants Jose Guzman 32 and Edwin Collazzo Torres 31 both of Newark on charges of simple assault and fighting. Guzman was also charged with resisting arrest. Police were approached by the owner of a 2013 Toyota Wagon which the owner said was damaged during the fight as evidenced by scuff marks to the front passenger side and hood. March 30 At 12 01 a.m. police were sent to a Florence St. location on a report of criminal mischief. Police said the owner of a Ford Explorer told them someone had broken the rear window on the passenger side and that there were nails scattered around the rear tires. The owner told police that a few nights prior the driver s side window was broken and that three weeks ago the vehicle had a flat tire. All these incidents happened while the car was parked in the driveway the owner told police. Ron Leir njmls.com New look and more content too Library grant aimed at expanding literacy The Bloomfield Public Library in conjunction with South Orange and Montclair Public Libraries has been awarded a shared 15 000 grant as part of the The American Dream Starts Your Library literacy project. The grant is funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and administered by The American Library Association (ALA). It is targeted for adult English Language learners and has helped numerous libraries develop strong English as a Second Language (ESL) collection increase computer access and build community partnerships. The three public libraries are partnering with the Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA) to provide publicity and space for volunteer training conversation groups and individual small group tutoring in order to provide literacy assistance to residents of Essex County. The libraries together have more than 47 000 registered borrowers and serve populations diverse in background ethnicity economic status and education. County-wide 32.6% of the population in Essex County speaks a language other than English. New materials added to each library s collection will be available to all county residents through reciprocal borrowing literacy services for adult language learners will be enhanced because of the grant and far beyond the duration of the grant. There are very few gifts that last a lifetime said Denine Torr Dollar General s director of community initiatives. Literacy is one of them. It empowers individuals to increase their education and employability. View thousands of listings in real time now with even more information including property taxes and nearby sold and under contract properties. Plus you ll find upcoming open house dates and times town facts and school data and so much more. Visit the new njmls.com today Thousands of listings from local REALTORS The Most Comprehensive Resource for Buyers and Sellers THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 2013 29 Tools for Effective Home Shopping SMARTER. BOLDER. FASTER. 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Large Lot Plenty of Parking with long Driveway 209 000 Kearny 2 family all large rooms 154 ft. deep lot with plenty of parking. 239 900 Kearny Location Location Location Impressive One Family Home in Manor Section of Kearny 4 Bedrooms 1 1 2 Bath. Large 50 x 100 Lot Large Rooms Hardwood Floors Formal Dining Room 299 000 UNDER CONTRACT SOL Harrison -Extremely well-maintained two family home in the heart of Harrison 249 900 D Maggie Oledzki - Sr. Mortgage Loan Officer NMLS 485724 400 Broadacres Drive Suite 100 Bloomfield NJ 07003 824 Kearny Avenue Kearny NJ 07032 973- 919-5803 Fax 732-301-8328 E-mail Moledzki sunb.com Kearny Retail Consumption Liquor License for Sale For use in Kearny 65 000 Harrison 3 family Great Investment property 179 900 Kearny - One Family Home 3 Bedrooms Updated Kitchen & Baths Full Finished Basement Long Driveway 260 000 www.sunnb.com Equal Housing Lender. Sun Home Loans is a division of Sun National Bank member FDIC. All loans subject to credit approval and programs may change at any time. Pre-approval or pre-qualification is not a commitment to lend additional information may be required for formal loan approval. Consult a tax advisor for feasibility of tax deductions. NMLS 429900 30 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 2013 FD RESPONSE from 24 taurants on the ground floor. They went around [opening] vent caps from where the [restaurant kitchen] exhaust goes he said. Smoke was coming out of those. But Smith said the volunteers had difficulty venting the roof because their saw was reportedly inadequate to the task. As they were struggling with the venting process that s when the explosion [backdraft] occurred Smith said. For the three volunteers up there it was like riding a wave. They jumped onto the other roof. Smith said that images later appearing on YouTube showing what appeared to be volunteer firefighters not wearing protective gear were former East Newark Volunteer Fire Department members who he said may have shown up intending to march in the annual St. Patrick s Parade but ended up at the fire scene offering assistance. Our [current volunteer] chief acknowledged they should ve been taken away from the scene Smith said. BOARD OF EDUCATION TOWN OF HARRISON NEW JERSEY FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 2013-2014 Monday through Friday May 20 - May 24 2013 Time 8 00 A.M. - 12 00 Noon and 2 00 P.M. - 4 00 P.M. Place Residency Office 620 North Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. Registrants for full day Kindergarten classes must be 5 years old on or before October 1 2013. All children must register for the Lincoln School Full Day Kindergarten Program. (Enrollment in pre- school programs in 2012-2013 does not guarantee registration.) Reacting to questions raised about how East Newark volunteers vented a roof at a Feb. 25 fire on Warren St. in Harrison Smith said the volunteers chopped a hole exactly where they were told [by the Harrison fire commander]. In general Smith said the biggest issue volunteers have to deal with is you don t have continuity like you do for a paid department not always working side by side with the same personnel. Looking ahead Rivers said Jersey City Fire Department as other departments will continue to respond to mutual aid requests from Harrison and elsewhere in the county but to minimize risk it will respond with a task force of two engines a ladder battalion chief and safety officer. Santos said Kearny too will honor Harrison s calls for help but if there s no human life at risk there will be very serious questioning over whether mutual aid personnel should put themselves at risk to an inadequate first response. In Harrison meanwhile Stahl said the Fire Department has applied for 2.2 million in federal SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response) grant funding which would cover two years payments for salaries and benefits for 12 additional Harrison firefighters. After two years the town would have to pick up the cost. Before your registration application is accepted parents must comply with the following regulations 1 Go to the District Residency Office at 620 North Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. to pick up a Registration Packet. ThefollowingitemsarerequiredfortheResidencyApprovalletter ForRenters Tenants AffidavitForm A forallpersonswhorent.(Thisformisavailable attheResidencyOffice).Thisformmustbesignedandnotarizedbythelandlord. ForHomeowners Homeowners THAT RESIDE IN HARRISON mustproduceadeed ortaxbillfromthetownofHarrisonormortgagepapersforthatproperty. Everyonemustprovidethreeofthefollowing CurrentPSE&Gbill Currenttelephonebill CurrentCablebill Paycheckstubwithcurrentaddress Bankstatementwithcurrentaddress INCOMPLETE REGISTRATION PACKETS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. 2 Please make sure your packet contains the following Child soriginalbirthcertificateandhealthrecords-indicatingthechild simmunizationhistory. (seebelowforminimumhealthrequirements) Parent sidentification(Driver slicenseorpassport orsomeformofgovernmentidentification). Custodypapers(ifparentsaredivorcedorpersonisnotparent buthaslegalcustodyofstudent). Minimum Health Requirements 1.D.P.T.(diphtheriaPertussis Tetanus)4doses withonedosegivenafterthechild s fourthbirthdayorany5does 2.Polio 3doses withonedosegivenafterthechild sfourthbirthdayorany4doses 3.M.M.R.(Measles Mumps Rubella)2dosesgivenafterthechild sfirstbirthday 4.HepatitisB-3doses 5.Varicella 1dose 6.Aphysicalisrequired(ifthechildwasinpre-schoolacopyofthatphysicalmaybeused). YOU MUST HAVE ALL THE ABOVE INFORMATION OR YOUR REGISTRATION PACKET WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. NO SHOTS NO SCHOOL The above dates are for 5 year olds only. Pre- School Handicapped Program Harrison-ResidentsofHarrisonshouldbeadvisedthatthereareprogramsforthepre-schoolhandicapped age sthreetofive.Ifaparentfeelsthatachildhasaspecialproblemtheyshouldcontacttheofficeof SpecialServicesat973-483-2128. Allprospectiveregistrantsmustmeetthesamerequirementssetforthforkindergartenregistration. Help Solomon find a loving forever home Solomon (ID 880280) an adult male pitbull terrier is available for adoption at the Bergen County Animal Shelter 100 United Lane Teterboro.Talk about the life of the party this pooch will surely steal the show. Not only does Solomon love to give attention he loves to receive it as well. Friendly and always happy this youngster will make a perfect companion for a loving and active family. Solomon came to the shelter as a stray and he s taking this adjustment period quite well and has Solomon kept his composure. Like any dog he will need plenty of physical and mental stimulation. Walks and runs are great ways to incorporate energy release as well as a good bonding experience. Because he is so outgoing the shelter recommends continued positive socialization and make sure he has his manners in check i.e. no jumping. This smart cookie listens very well to his handler and is quite the mindful gentleman. Only one lucky family will be able to call this handsome man their own will it be you For more information call 201-229-4600. Hours for BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION JAMES P. DORAN Ed. D. SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS NONDISCRIMINATION NOTICE It is the policy of the Board of Education of the Harrison Public Schools not to discriminate in its programs activities employment practices or admission policies on the basis of race color creed religion sex ancestry national origin genetics affectional and sexual orientation disability or social or economic status. adoption are 1 to 5 p.m. every day including weekends. The shelter is closed for adoptions on Mondays. On Thursdays the shelter is open from 1 to 7 30 p.m. There are also many other adoptable animals that can be seen at the shelter s website http www.petfinder. com shelters NJ29.html . In addition many local towns have a Patch website where the shelter s animals are featured. The shelter also has a page on Facebook. Please visit and like the Bergen County Animal Shelter. Deadline for obituaries Monday by 10 AM Maria S. Alfaro Maria S. Alfaro 87 passed away peacefully at home in Harrison surrounded by her loving family on Thursday April 4. Born in Granada Nicaragua she came to the United States in 1986 and lived in Harrison. Maria is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years Manuel Alfaro Sr. her loving children Manuel Alfaro Jr. Maria Alfaro Alba Eraso and Sandra Alfaro and cherished grandchildren Irwin Miranda Robert Eraso and Cindy and Sodelba Alfaro. The funeral was conducted by the Mulligan Funeral Home Harrison. A funeral service was held in the funeral home on Sunday April 7. Her interment will take place in Granada Municipal Cemetery Granada Nicaragua. For information or to send condolences to the family please visit www. mulliganfuneralhome.org. Sally Berg Sally Berg (nee Corbett) died on April 6 at the Madison Center in Matawan. She was 89. She lived many years in Kearny before moving to Pennsylvania where she managed the Indian Mountain Lake Motel in Kresgeville Pa. She retired to Bloomfield and moved to Matawan three years ago. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny. Burial will be on Tuesday April 9 at Buena Vista Cemetery in Brodheadsville Pa. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com. Sally was a member of the Park United Methodist Church where she was always a ready volunteer. Wife of the late Walter she is survived by her children and their spouses Walter Berg Jr. and Lillian Cowan Hague Cookie and her husband Bob Marjorie Breuer and her husband Bill . She was predeceased by her son Gregory Chip Berg. Also surviving are her seven grand and 10 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers kindly considre a donation to Alzheimers Research. Visit www.alz. org. Gladimir Dossantos Gladimir Dossantos died on March 31 in St. Michael s Medical Center in Newark. He was 54. 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. R.D. obituaries Born in Brazil he lived in Florida. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. in Kearny. Cremation was handled privately. John Hopton John Hopton died on April 1at the home of his daughter Cheryl. He was 91. Born in Leslie Scotland he lived in Carbondale Pa. before moving to Kearny 68 years ago. Private cremation was handled by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home. His ashes will be buried alongside his wife Elaine in Waymart Pa. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com. Mr. Hopton was stationary engineer at Essex County Community College for many years. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local 68. Husband of the late Elaine (nee Minor) he is survived by his daughters Cheryl Todd O 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 R.D. THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 2013 31 To submit an obituary obituaries theobserver.com Kyle and Best Buddy Jersey aka Blackie. Family memorial was held in Fort Worth Texas on April 1. The family requests that friends make a donation to the American Heart Association in memory of Walter. Josephine B. Luminiello Josephine B. Luminiello (nee Stankiwicz) died on April 1 in the Gulf Coast Memorial Hospital in Florida. She was 95. Born in Harrison she lived many years in Kearny before moving to Florida three years ago. Arrangements were by the see OBITS page fax 201-991-8941 Holly LaBrode and Denise Wiggins. Brother of Phyllis DuBoise and the late Linda Teschic he is also survived by seven grand and 11 greatgrandchildren. Walter Kelly Walter Sonny Kelly passed away on Thursday March 28 in Fort Worth Texas. He was born in Kearny and moved to Fort Worth Texas in 2007. Preceeded in death by his beloved wife Janet. He is survived by four children Robert Michael Susan and Julie Ann nine grandchildren Robert Michael Joseph Bryan Alexis John Nicole Gabrielle and 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 St. Jude MARIO TEIXEIRA JR. 2542 DIRECTOR-MANAGER Shaw-Buyus Home for Services 138 DAVIS AVE. KEARNY NJ 07032 Tel (201) 991-2265 If the beauty on the outside of our home impresses you imagine how impressed you ll be by the care we offer inside. t Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home we re dedicated to giving you personalized affordable service in a warm and caring environment. With our understanding staff and soothing d cor you ll feel the comfort of your own home when you take your first step inside ours. We invite you to experience our www.thiele-reid.com Attention to detail and personal care 585 Belgrove Drive Kearny New Jersey 07032 Children s activity area and family lounge Video tribute program (201) 991-3344 (201) 991-1031 Online obituary and condolence program Steven R. Thiele NJ Lic. No. 4077 Owner Manager Philip H. Thiele NJ Lic. No. 2383 Director A WILFRED ARMITAGE & WIGGINS FUNERAL HOME You will feel as if friends of family have taken over when you entrust funeral arrangements to the Wilfred Armitage Funeral Home. The family-owned firm has been in business for 75 years serving generations in West Hudson and South Bergen. Its beautiful facilities in a setting reminiscent of a colonial mansion reflect the graciousness and tact of its understanding personnel. Mark G. Wiggins Manager N.J. Lic. 3916 John W. Armitage Director N.J. Lic 2642 Wilfred Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny NJ 07032 (201) 991-0657 adfinity 32 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 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 SPACE FOR RENT Commercial Property Kearny Ave 600 Sq. Ft 850 OHara Agency 201-997-6300 To place an ad call 201-991-1600 classified theobserver.com APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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 area. 5 rooms 1 bath 1-1 2 months security. 1200 utilities. No pets. (201)213-1871 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 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. Need garage for classic car. 24 hour access. In N.Arlington Kearny Lyndhurst Belleville or Nutley. Call Jerry (973)751-3547 2 Family House for sale on 5500 lot. Parking. Great investment property. Lots of potential and ideally located close to PATH Turnpike and 280. Must see to believe (973)485-2386 Eva (973)223-5502 Steve GARAGE WANTED HALL FOR RENT Rental Affordable A C Nice Setting Party Hall APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY 3 bedroom apt. 2nd Fl. In front of Kearny High. 1200 month Separate utilities 1 month security. Available May 1st. (201)921-9086 Hablo espa ol. APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY 1st floor 2 bedrooms LR EIK washer dryer hook-up.. Central Air yard basement storage. Close to NY transportation. 1125 1-1 2 months security utilities. Available immediately. Good credit required. Call between the hrs. of 6AM-3PM M-F (201)998-8226 for appt. KEARNY 1st or 2nd. floor apt. 2 bedrooms LR DR Kitchen and bath. Separate utilities. 1200 1 month security. W D hook-up. Available Immediately. Call (201)207-8029 APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY 3 ROOM APT.1st floor L R EIK. No Pets. 850 utilties. 1 1 2 month security. (201)998-0384 KEARNY 3 rooms 1 bedroom LR EIK. Newly renovated. New refrigerator. Quiet street. Near public transportation. Require 1-1 2 months security. 995 month heat included. Will do credit & background check. Please call between 5-9pm at (908)686-2578 KEARNY 3 rooms one bedroom 900 m. HT HW included. 1-1 2 months security. Call Super between 11am-8pm (201)998-9006 KEARNY 3rd floor. 1 Bedroom apt. 750 month plus utilities. 1 month security No Pets. Available April 1st. (201)725-0123 KEARNY 4 room apartment 2 Bedrooms kitchen LR.. Modern. 1 month security. No pets. Available now. Pay own utilties. (201)991-8317 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 Rooms HT HW included 1st floor 1 month security. 1100. No Pets. No washer machine. No use of yard. (201)889-8906 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 95 Windsor St. 2nd Fl. Spacious Apt for rent. 4 Bedrooms Utilities included. 1400 month. 1 month security. No Pets. Close to Kearny Ave. Available Now. (404)901-4054 (404)901-4053 APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY Very clean apt. Freshly painted. 3 rooms 1 bedroom. No pets. 900 month. 1 month security. HT HW included. (201)207-5160 (201)991-8846 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 KEARNY- Modern 4 room apt. Good Closet Space 1150. supply own Utilities. 1 month security. No Smoking. No Pets. Call (201)-997-0659 HOUSE FOR SALE 201-889-6677 201-572-1839 STORE FOR RENT Formally a Deli. Located at 103 Johnson Ave Krny. Contact Owner Steve. (201)998-1000 Harrison 603 Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. N. 700sq ft 900 month HT HW included. Available now. (973)483-4557 (201)889-3110. Commercial Space for small business or office. 750sq.ft. 1500sq.ft. 1750sq.ft.(5 offices kitchen reception & waiting area) Call (973)202-8580 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 Builders Special 175 000 (973)484-1004 KEARNY By owner. 3 Family 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom each floor. Finished basement Laundry.Separate utilities. Large backyard. PATH. 299 000 (201)997-9087 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 APARTMENTS FOR RENT N.Arlington 3 rooms Garden apt w heat 925 Parking space Heat included. 3 rooms 850 util Kearny 3 rooms 900 w Heat off street Parking Lyndhurst 2 Bdrm apt. w heat 825 Call for details OHARA AGENCY (201)997-6300 KEARNY Arlington Section. 1BDRM 800 sec. 2BDRM 900 sec. Both w Heat & Hot water included. (908)696-1866 KEARNY Near high school 6 room apt. 1650 month 1 month security. utilities included. call (201)207-7045 or (201)306-2575. 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 1 bedroom modern big rooms washer dryer dishwasher. No pets. 900 month 1 month security. Call (973)769-4897 KEARNY 1 large bedroom newly renovated. C A. Utilities separate. 1100 month 1 month Security. Available now. Call after 5PM. 201-998-3904 Hablo espanol. 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 OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT KEARNY AVE Office Store for rent. Supply own utilities. One month security. Available Now. (201)997-0026. Office Space 545 Kearny Ave. Kearny 2nd fl. offices 432 sq.ft. 450 month utilities. 810 sq.ft. 825 month utilities. (201)966-4966 KEARNY KEARNY 199 Highland ave. Studio for rent. Call (973)896-8984 Portuguese espanol (973)856-1244 English KEARNY 3 room. 3rd FL Apt. 1 month security required. No Pets. 750 month utilities. (201)998-9126 Available Now 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 HOUSE FOR RENT SPACE FOR RENT 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 KEARNY HALL FOR RENT Family Affairs Only Nice clean hall. Pleasant atmosphere. Maximum 80 people. 201-496-4645 201-991-9865 Call Anytime APARTMENTS FOR RENT APARTMENTS FOR RENT POLICY NO REFUNDS or CHANGES with CLASSIFIED ADS Please note there will be a There are 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 5 rooms plus utilities. 1 month security. No pets. 1150. Call (201)955-0510 KEARNY 3 LG ROOMS (ONE BEDROOM) AT BELGROVE APTS. 935 INCLUDING HEAT HOT WATER. LAUNDRY ROOM. NO PETS. (973)493-7868 KEARNY 2 bedroom LR DR kitchen bathroom. No pets. No smoking. 1100 month 1-1 2 months security. Available May 1st. (201)783-9393 KEARNY 2 bedrooms 3rd fl. LR kitchen bath. No pets. No smoking. 1 month security. Utilities not included. Available May 1st (201)991-8219 KEARNY 2 bedrooms (1 big & 1 small). LR kitchen & bath. No pets. W D hook-up. Available May 1st. (973)393-7118 KEARNY 2nd floor 3 Bedrooms. Railroad style. Utilities are separate 1100 mon No Pets. Call Owner Mr. Lee (917)499-2832 11am-11pm KEARNY 3 Bedroom Apt 1300 & 2 bedroom apt 1150 month. 1 month security Available Immediately. Call (201)622-8315 KEARNY 3 room apt. 3rd floor. Supply your own utilities. 730 month. (201)998-1000 ask for Steve KEARNY 2 bedroom apt. Turn key ready. Immaculate condition. 1-1 2 months security. No pets. Separate utilities. 975 month. Available May 1st. (973)986-6456 BELLEVILLE BELLEVILLE 2 bedrooms. Separate utilities. 1250 month. One month deposit. No pets. No smoking. Credit check required. Available April 15. (973)330-7207 BELLEVILLE 2nd floor 4 rooms bath. 900 1-1 2 months security. Utilities not included. Close to transportation. Good area. Available May 1st (973)751-0680 (862)596-2439 BELLEVILLE Bridge Brook Junior 4 ht hw gas included garage 1300 month. No pets. Ask for Al 973-284-0904. BELLEVILLE Large 1 bedroom large LR EIK tiled bath. Call (973)202-8580 KEARNY Furnished studio apt. no pets no smoking 650 month all utilities included. Available now. (973)441-9574 Call after 9am-2pm KEARNY KEARNY AVE. 4 room 2 bedroom. apt. Separate utilities. 1-1 2 months security. Available April 1st. (201)893-1955 KEARNY NEW 1 BEDROOM APT W LG ROOMS CLOSETS. 3RD. FLOOR. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED. FRIDGE. MANOR SECTION. NO PETS SMOKING. 1 BLOCK AWAY FROM NY NEWARK TRANSPORTATION. 875- 975. AVAILABLE APRIL 1ST (201)997-2831 KEARNY Newly renovated hardwood floors. Laundry onsite.HT HW included. 2 BR start at 950. 1 BR start at 800. Jr.1 BR start at 725. (201)289-7096 APARTMENTS FOR RENT APARTMENTS FOR RENT CONSECUTIVELY BLOOMFIELD BLOOMFIELD2 bedroom apt. parking for 1 car included. utilities not included. Available May 1st. Call (862)215-7039 SPECIAL MUST RUN THREE & FOUR WEEKS PROCESSING FEE if changes need to be made for running specials 10.00 There will be a 10.00 processing fee when Cancelling an ad before it is published for the first time. 10 processing fee if changes need to be made for running specials APARTMENTS FOR RENT APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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 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. E.NEWARK E.NEWARK Renovated large 3 bedroom apt. 1st floor. EIK LR. 1150 month. Separate utilities. Available May 1st. Call Carlos at (201)988-7536 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 2013 33 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 LYNDHURST LYNDHURST 2nd floor apt. 2BRs kitchen DR LR Den Sunroom Laundry hook-up Near school and transportation. 1 300 utilities. 1-1 2 months security. Income Verification Required. Available April 15th. Call anytime before 8pm (201)997-2999(para espa ol) (201)528-7567 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 To place an ad call 201-991-1600 classified theobserver.com Experienced movers wanted for growing co. Must have direct moving and driving experience to qualify Must have a Class B CDL license. Good pay and full time work. Call (973)224-9575 NEEDED Forklift Drivers RF Scanners QC Please contact Liani Santiago (973)482-2696 APARTMENTS FOR RENT E.NEWARK 2 bedroom apt bathroom EIK L R. refrigerator and stove 2 air conditioners on wall. No pets smoking. HT HW included. 1150 month plus 1 1 2 month security. Available May 15 Call (973)483-4268l between 10am-6pm APARTMENTS FOR RENT HARRISON 3 bedroom apt. on 2nd floor of 3 family house modern kitchen & bath Laundry hookup & storage in basement. No pets. Close to park schools & transportation. 1400 month plus 1-1 2 months sec. dep. Call (973)484-7576 HARRISON 3 bedrooms 2 baths. C air & heat. No pets. Parking One month security. 1600. Available May 1st. (201)951-1980 HARRISON 4 rooms 1st floor. No pets. Smoke free. 1000 Utilities. 1 1 2 months security. References required. (973)482-9786 HARRISON 4 rooms heat included. 3rd floor 800 month. No pets. Available May 1st. (201)723-3516 HARRISON Condo at Riverpark 5 years old. Large LR DR modern kitchen 2 bedrooms 2 baths. Covered parking space central air heat gym club house pool to be built. Close to PATH & transportation. 1850 month. Separate utilities. 1-1 2 months security. Available June 1st. (973)930-1989 HARRISON Large 3 bedroom apt. 3rd floor. Big kitchen large tiled bathroom wood floors. 1200 month. Utilities separate. (973)390-3684 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 N.ARLINGTON 2 family house 2nd floor 2 bedrooms LR DR kitchen. Laundry. Space for storage. Washer dryer hook-up 1300. Separate utilities. Available May 15th. (201)668-4743 N.ARLINGTON 2nd floor 5 rooms 2 bedrooms w enclosed front porch. Newly remodeled. Hardwood floors. 1250 month Utilities. 1 Month Security. Optional Washer dryer hook-up (extra charge). NO PETS. 1 block from NY NJ transportation. Available May 1st. (201)618-0316 N.ARLINGTON 3 Rooms. 2nd floor. No Pets. 1-1 2 Months Security. Heat Hot Water Supplied. 850 month. (201)401-0488 N.ARLINGTON Recently remodeled. 3 Extra large rooms 1 bedroom apt. HT HW included. Near transportation. Available Now. (201)997-0009 N.ARLINGTON Three large modern rooms 2nd floor. 700 sq.ft. Hardwood floors. Tile kitchen Laundry facilities. HT HW supplied. Close to NY trans. No dogs. Available May 1st. (908)240-9302 APARTMENTS FOR RENT NORTH NEWARK N.NEWARK Forest Hill section. 3 room apt. Everything included in rent. Close to transportation. Available now. (862)763-0797 EXPERIENCED EMAILERS NEEDED Seeking prospects for home business lead generating from N.A. office 9am-12pm or 1pm - 5pm 5 days 10 per hr. (551)333-8541 EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT Additions.Licensed (973)207-6683 Roofing & Siding Hi-Tek Construction ROOFING ROOM FOR RENT Belleville Male Rooming house. Furnished Room For rent. 500 month Plus security deposit. Utilities included. Call (973)838-0024 (973)934-0267 LYNDHURST 1 nice big 15x15 room. Good environment. Everything new. Close to shopping and easy transportation. (862)452-7754 Se habla espa ol. Full time job. Factory work. Apply in person GILD-N-SON MFG & SALES 328 Belleville Tpk Kearny NJ 07032 Licensed Hairdresser and Nail Technician needed for salon in Kearny & Harrison. Competitive pay. Please call (908)675-6669 (201)725-6396 HARRISON HARRISON 1 small bedroom apt. pay own utilities. 690 plus 1 month security. available April 15th (973)845-2094 HARRISON 1 bedroom apt. Clean quiet and comfortable. W fridge. No pets. Lease & security. 775 plus utilities. (862)223-9974 HARRISON 1 bedroom condo. HT HW parking included. Laundry on premises. Walk to PATH. No pets. 1150 month. (908)675-6669 HARRISON 2 bedroom apt. LR DR EIK. Central Air Heat. Near PATH. No pets. No smoking. 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WINDOWS REPAIRS OR REPLACEMENTS Cell (973)760-4877 Vinyl Replacements Windows Installed 89 Weathershield Since 1972 WE FIX WINDOWS (800)339-8802 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 2013 35 Belleville Middle School honors J. Flores Jaden Serrano Ariana Flores Angela D. Sewnauth Sebastian A. Granizo Joshua Silva Diana F. Guaman Noel Grade 7 2nd Marking Period Soto Alexandria Henderson Honor Roll Andrea G. Sotomayer Danny Justin Agudelo Anne B. Jiang Kamile Suarez James C. Mendoza Ifeany D. AnaemeLaquindanum Janice Tannickjeh Darren Mercado Justin Antero Charlaine Mondesir al Leslie V. Leon Krizia M. Susan Asali Alyssa L. Monsan- Templonuevo Alisa M. Lopez to Kayla Avanzado Sabrina K. Joshua Uceta Alexandra M. Mulvihill-Yanko Matthew Bak- Marquez Cynthia G. Vallejo Jayla Marquina Arianna Vega er Chantal R. Murdock Bernice L. Banks Arik Odre Kiara Melissa Martinez and Mia Vellon. Bhiro Janvi R. Patel John M. Calderon Safiyyah A. Rahim Angelina M. 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Armitage and WigBorn in Newark she gins Funeral Home 596 lived many years in Belgrove Dr. Kearny. A Kearny before moving to funeral service was held North Arlington 12 years in the funeral home. To ago. leave an online condoArrangements were by lence please visit www. the Armitage and Wigarmitagewiggins.com. gins Funeral Home 596 Wife of the late Belgrove Dr. Kearny. A Samuel Josephine is funeral Mass was held survived by her children in St. Stephen s Church and their spouses Joseph Kearny followed by A. and Betty Luminiello interment in Holy Cross Theresa and Thomas Cemetery. To leave Carbine and Richard an online condolence and Debbie Luminiello. please visit www.armitSister of Stella Churchy agewiggins.com. and Leo Stankiwicz Rosemarie was the she is also survived by wife of the late Karl Maseven grand and 11 great- slag and is survived by grandchildren. her sons and their wives Francis and Sandra AlElizabeth T. Magher fred and Renee and Carl Miss Elizabeth Betand Danielle Maslag sisty T. Magher formerly ter of Felis Verona and of Kearny died on Easter the late Benito Pacino Sunday. She was 93. Mary Cagno Salvadore The funeral Mass was Pacino and Carmelle celebrated in St. StePacino. Also surviving phen s Church Kearny are her grandchildren followed by interment Joshua Jacob Alexanin Holy Cross Cemetery dria Charles Regina North Arlington. Jonathan Luke and Betty had been emNoah. In lieu of flowers ployed for 45 years by kindly make a donation the Peoples Security to National M.S. Society Savings and Loan of www.nationalmssociety. Harrison where she org. served as vice president and manager and Thomas F. O Leary also as a member of Thomas F. O Leary the Board of Directors died on March 31 at the before retiring. She was N.J. Firemen s home in a past president of the Booton. He was 77. Woman s Association of Born in Jersey City Savings and Loan offiche lived many years in ers of New Jersey. North Arlington. She was also a memArrangements were by ber and past president of the Armitage and Wigthe Cecilian Seniors of gins Funeral Home 596 Kearny and later served Belgrove Dr. Kearny. A as a trustee and tour di- funeral Mass was held in rector for the Cecilians. Queen of Peace Church She had been a member North Arlington folof the St. Stephen s Rolowed by interment in sary Society as well. Holy Cross Cemetery. To Betty was predeview his complete obituceased by her parents ary or leave an online Robert and Elizabeth condolence please visit Magher her siblings www.armitagewiggins. Maureen and Robert com. Magher and her niece Tom was a retired and nephew Patricia manager from Verizon and Robert Magher III. in Newark and was Surviving are her niece a life member of The Mary Robin Magher and Telephone Pioneers of her nephew Michael America. He was a memMagher. ber of North Arlington Hose Company 1 for 25 Rosemarie Maslag years. and is a life memRosemarie (nee Paber of both the N.J. State cino) Maslag entered Exempts and the Voluninto rest on April 2 at teer Fire Association. He OBITS from 31 served as housing and fire inspector in North Arlington for 10 years and was a member of Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus. Tom is the husband of the late Eileen (nee Long) and father of the late Tommy O Leary. He is survived by his daughters and their husbands Sheila and Brian Dick and Sharon and Tim Tucker and his daughter-in-law Cecilia O Shea. Brother of Joseph and Catherine he is also survived by his grandchildren Brian Bridget Breann Elizabeth Patrick and Kelly. In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to Thomas O Leary Fund at www.qphs.org giving.htm in memory of his son Tommy. Stephen J. Puzzo Stephen J. Puzzo died on April 2 in the Jersey Shore Medical Center Neptune. He was 69. Born in Newark he lived at various Jersey Shore communities before moving to Florida six years ago. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Stephen s Church followed by a private cremation. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com. Stephen is a retired electrician from the Passaic Valley Sewage Authority. He was a member of I.B.E.W. Local 1158. He is survived by his cherished sons Stephen and Philip Puzzo and his daughter Debbie Longo and was the loving brother of Charles Puzzo Sissy Jeffreys Anna Arena Anthony Puzzo Dee Dee Gerrish and Delores Ezekian. Also surviving are his beloved grandchildren Melissa Anthony Sonny Stevie and Kayla. In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to Pulmonary Ficontinued next page THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 2013 brosis research. www. pulmonaryfibrosis.org. Linda A. Santiago Linda A. Santiago (nee Mather) entered into eternal life on April 5 after a courageous battle against breast cancer. She was 53. Born in East Orange she was a lifelong Kearny resident. Arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny. A funeral Mass will be on Tuesday April 9 at 10 30 am in St. Stephens Church. She will then be Letitia Craig Wolff laid to rest at Holy Cross Mrs. Letitia Craig Cemetery North ArlingWolff 75 died on Monton with her beloved day March 18 at Cardaughter Claire bear . rington Place Nursing To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins. com. Linda is survived by her cherished daughter Evelyn Santiago and her husband Bobby Rosa and her loving sister and brother Alice M. Zeller and George Mather. She was predeceased by her parents George and Florence (nee Sroka) Mather and her sister Marilyn. In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation. www.tnbcfoundation.org. Home Matthews N.C. A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday April 13 at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Church 16 Church Square Harrison. Mrs. Wolff was born on August 2 1937 in Scotland the daughter of the late Joe and Mary Green. She was a retired inspector with the General Motors Corporation. In addition to her parents Mrs. Wolff was preceded in death by her brothers Joe Green and John Green. Mrs. Wolff is survived by her husband Harry Wolff daughter Mary Jo Green and husband Grant and by her sisters Mary Herd and Eileen Green. DIRECT Large selection of Wine Beer and Liquor Coors Light 24oz. can Bud Bud Light 12 oz Can 24 Pack BUSINESS Are you listed 37 RY WE HAVE ATM & LOTTO Bud Bud Light 18oz. Bottle 1.05 0.94 18.99 12 oz Bottle 1 case 24.99 Heineken CALIFORNIA PORTOS CHILE PERU SPAIN ITALY ARGENTINA FREE DELIVERY - FREE DELIVERY 201-997-4704 428 Kearny Avenue Kearny GLOBAL Goodyear Dunlop Kelly Michelin BFGoodrich Uniroyal AUTOMOTIVE & COMMERCIAL TIRES AUTO CENTER INC. Spencer Savings Bank hosts mock job fair Spencer Savings Bank a community bank headquartered in Elmwood Park N.J. showed its continuous support for Eva s Village a non-profit social services organization in Paterson dedicated to changing the lives of the hungry homeless and addicted by conducting a Mock Job Fair for the organization s clients on March 14. During the Mock Job Fair a team of five bank employees sat with attendees and gave them the opportunity to practice their interviewing skills. After the mock interviews bank employees shared feedback referring to their own interviewing experiences to help raise attendees self-esteem and offer them encouragement. We are proud to continuously show our support for Eva s Village and the comprehensive approach the organization takes to improving the lives of so many people in our community said Jos B. Guerrero chairman president and CEO of Spencer Savings Bank. We realize that the organization s Workforce Development Program relies on dependable and willing volunteers in order to truly fulfill its mission and we consider it a privilege to support the personal development of the organization s clients as they work toward achieving their goals. Spencer Savings Bank held the mock job fair in support of the services offered through Eva s Workforce Development Program designed to help community members successfully enter or re-enter the workforce. Through this program Eva s Village helps community members learn basic computer skills and job interviewing techniques understand how to use online search tools and prepare effective resumes. The program also offers monthly Mock Job Fairs to provide clients with time to practice their skills and receive open feedback. 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(the Pride of Paisley ) 2013 Scottish League Cup Champions First Title since 1987 They re still celebrating at Paisley Town Centre FREEFAMILYFUN&FITNESS Celebrate Earth Day 5K Run Walk & Fair Saturday April 20th 5K RACE 5K WALK FOR LIBERTY STATE PARK Registration 7 30-9 30 AM Begins at 10 AM Ages 12 & Up Trophies T-shirts for participants Strollers welcome GO YOU BUDDIES students in America. They attended classes toured various historical sites landmarks and museums in New York City and visited area malls. Twenty-two students and faculty from the Urselinen Gymnasium School in Werl Germany arrived at the school on Monday March 18. They spent a few days attending classes and extracurricular activities with their American partners. They also attended special classes on American life and culture. They also toured New York City where they visited Grant s Tomb the Museum of Natural History the Metropolitan Museum of Art Battery Park Ellis Island South Street Seaport Times Square Broadway and the 9-11 Memorial. They also visited the Garden State Plaza. Thirty-two students and faculty from the Istituto Salesiani High School in Caserta Italy visited on Monday March 25 where they were happily reunited with their PC friends. One-hundred and five PC students and staff vis- ited the Istituto Salesiani High School in Caserta over their February break so they were eager to reciprocate the warm welcome and hospitality they received while in Italy. The Italian students spent the day attending classes with their PC partners and enjoyed an encore performance of Paladin Palooza PC s annual talent show. To end the week of international visits PC hosted a dinner party for its German and Italian guests at Biagio s in Paramus on Monday March 25. Students and faculty from all three schools enjoyed a night of dinner dancing and friendship and celebrated their successful partnerships. They had the opportunity to meet Paramus Mayor ( Burgermeister in German Sindaco in Italian) Richard LaBarbiera who welcomed them to Paramus in all three languages. He stated that they were part of 41 million visitors to Paramus each year almost three times as many as Disney World. EARTH DAY FAIR 11AM - 4PM For more information on the 5K WALK FOR LIBERTY please visit WWW.FOLSP.ORG FREE earth-friendly activities Environmental Exhibits Health Screenings Safety Workshops FREE rides Arts & Crafts Kids Contests Strolling & Stage Entertainment German students with Paramus Mayor Richard LaBarbiera LOTS OF PRIZES Paramus Catholic High School President James P. Vail (c. l.) and Paramus Mayor Richard LaBarbiera (c. l.) welcomed students from PC s German and Italian partner schools at a dinner celebrating their visit to Paramus Catholic. Students and faculty from all three schools enjoyed a night of dinner dancing and friendship at Biagio s on Monday March 25 to celebrate their successful partnerships. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 1-800-540-0987 OR VISIT WWW.HCIA.ORG THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 2013 39 Lyndhurst actor in All Shook Up Lou Pipon of Lyndhurst is currently performing in Teaneck New Theatre s (TNT) performance of All Shook Up a jukebox musical inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. All Shook Up is being staged at the Hackensack Cultural Arts Center 39 Broadway Hackensack. Performances run through April 21. Curtain times are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays. All Shook Up is a musical fantasy set in a nondescript old-fashioned Midwest town in the 1950s. That humdrum way of life is upended however with the arrival of Chad a guitarplaying roustabout. It doesn t take long for Natalie a young mechanic to fall hard for the good-looking charismatic Chad. In fact Natalie is sure he s the one to fulfill her dreams of love and be the means of escape from her small town existence. Pipon plays Matilda s son Dean one of the characters shook-up by Chad s unconventional lifestyle. Book writer Joe DiPietro also wrote Over the River and Through the Woods the book and lyrics for I Love You You re Perfect Now Change and Memphis for which he received two 2010 Tony Awards. The numerous hit songs include Heartbreak Hotel Jailhouse Rock Don t Be Cruel Love Me Tender and Can t Help Falling in Love and of course the title tune. Tickets for All Shook Up are 18 15 for students and seniors and 12 for theater parties of 10 or more. Opening night only Two 18 tickets for the price of one. For reservations and information call TNT at 201692-0200. Visit TNT s web site at www.go-tnt.org for directions to the theater and for credit card ticket purchases. THEME EARTH DAY ACROSS 1. It s a wrap 6. A call to being green acr. 9. Fog effect 13. Solo 14. 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