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April 17 2013 www.theobserver.com Vol CXXV No. 49 COVERING BELLEVILLE BLOOMFIELD EAST NEWARK HARRISON KEARNY LYNDHURST NORTH ARLINGTON NUTLEY Can you spell busted By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent KEARNY If you had occasion to drive or walk along Elm St. between Midland and Oakwood Aves. recently you had to have noticed the illiterately obscene graffiti defacing multiple homes. Siding retaining walls garage doors etc. on both sides of the block had been spray-painted with meaningless scrawls and a specific sentiment F--k KPD. Or more accurately F-k KPD. We are not sure if the vandal s turning a four-letter word into a three-letter one was indicative of some sort of texting shorthand or if he just can t spell. In any case the graffiti is now gone thanks to a community-service-minded local painter John Donovan who was on Elm St. early Saturday morning along with two helpers diligently repairing the damage. Equally reassuring is that the alleged culprit was arrested. According to Kearny police the saga began last month when on March 2-3 and March 3-4 a total of 15 vandalism incidents were reported on the block. The residents whose see GRAFFITI page Fraud charges are family affair Photos courtesy of BCPO ADAN L. CUEVA ADAN R. CUEVA ANGEL CUEVA-CASTRO HACKENSACK Lyndhurst businessman and family members have been criminally charged in an alleged scheme to defraud homeowners. In a statement released April 8 Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli A announced the arrest of Adan R. Cueva 31 along with his brother Angel C. Cueva-Castro 26 and his father Adan L. Cueva 57 all of Lyndhurst in connection with the plot to cheat homeowners. The prosecutor s office said it teamed with Lynd- hurst Police to develop information that Adan R. Cueva the owner of Time Consulting & Associates a former mortgage loan professional persuaded homeowners to contract with his company to modify their mortgage agreements with the expectation of reducing their payments and lowering their interest rates to 2%. Investigators said the Time Consulting boss charged a fee of between 3 500 and 5 000 typically taking a 1 500 down payment and see FRAUD page 18 Fire death ruled accidental HARRISON The death of an elderly woman at a Harrison fire scene last Monday April 8 has been characterized by fire and law enforcement officials as a tragic accident. That was the conclusion reached by investigators from the state Division of Fire Safety in consultation with the Harrison fire official and the Hudson County Prosecutor s Office. Assistant Hudson County Prosector Gene Rubino identified the victim as Irene Fenton 72. Fenton was the lone occupant of a second-floor rear 29 apartment at 209 N. Second St. where firefighters responded at about 12 30 p.m. following an emergency 911 call and found Fenton lying on a landing just outside her apartment. Harrison Fire Director Harold Stahl said the civilian who called in the alarm initially saw what appeared to be steam venting from the building but then spotted smoke coming out the windows prompting the 911 call. Stahl and Rubino said the fire probably originated in the apartment s kitchen where they said investigators found see FATALITY page 18 201-991-1300 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 26 02 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 2013 EPA working on mudflat plan West Hudson Publishing Company s Fastest Growing Free Weekly Newspaper Established 1887 Family Owned & Operated By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent LYNDHURST y month s end the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expects to complete a design plan for purging a 5-acre section of toxin-laden tidal mudflats alongside Riverside County Park in Lyndhurst said Ray Basso director of the Lower Passaic River Cleanup Project. That would be the first phase and demonstration model of a longterm plan for cleaning up an 8-mile stretch of the river that experts believe is the most polluted part of the Passaic. But the 70 corporate entities (the Cooperating Parties Group) who ve accepted responsibility for the cleanup because their predecessor companies that polluted the Passaic and others have already voiced concerns that EPA s plan will be too costly to implement or that it doesn t go far enough. So it remains to be seen what the final outcome will be. In the meantime Basso and the EPA are working diligently to create the design that according to Basso will accomplish via dredging excavation of the top two feet of contaminated sediments an estimated 20 000 cubic yards of soil containing predominantly PCBs dioxin and mercury and the application of sand and a woven geotextile fabric cap that would absorb any loose contaminants. The dredging would extend roughly from the Passaic River shoreline to the navigation channel he said. The EPA has come up with a preliminary cost estimate B Mary Tortoreti President Robert Pezzolla General Manager ADVERTISING Natalie Rodriguez - Ulloa Classified Asst.to GM Kim Pezzolla Sales Rosemary Bennett Sales EDITORIAL Jim Hague Sportswriter Melissa Bastek Copywriter Ron Leir Correspondent Karen Zautyk Correspondent ART DEPARTMENT Michelle Rybeck Graphic Designer Winie Pachas Graphic Designer Photos courtesy of Passaic River Coalition Samples of Lyndhurst parkland that the Passaic River Coalition has developed together with the township after acquiring small lots along the riverbank. for the job of 25 million all of which would be financed by the CPG although according to published reports that group would prefer remediating pollution hot spots along the Lower Passaic s entire 17 miles. At the same time the Passaic River Coalition an advocacy group that seeks to reclaim riverfront acreage for public access also opposes the EPA design plan as insufficient. Since the coalition owns waterfront land at the most northern point of the Lyndhurst mudflats targeted for cleanup it s a primary stakeholder in the process said Ella Filippone executive director of the coalition. Filippone said that both a state tidelands permit and a state waterfront development permit are needed for the cleanup to proceed but she says the coalition won t sign 531 Kearny Ave. Kearny N.J. 07032 Phone 201-991-1600 Fax 201-991-8941 www.theobserver.com off on approvals for those permits because I want them to remove the total mass of dioxins or PCBs not just scrape off the top 12 inches that s not cleaning up the river. The coalition recently filed a letter of concern with the state Department of Environmental Protection and Filippone s hope is that a public hearing will be held so we can tell them how we feel. Filippone said the proposed cap doesn t provide for flood management nor does it control the movement of any loose toxins spread by tidal flow. What are they going to find underneath those top 12 inches Filippone wondered. Once you open it up the river is still flowing over it. And if there are toxins there the river could simply spread them further along the banks she said. Basso said that because most of the dredging will occur in shallow water that will tend to minimize any further dislodging of toxins but as a control against potential spreading the EPA has called for the placement of silt curtains around the dredging site. Additionally Basso said the EPA design calls for the CPG to monitor the stability of the cap by a combination of visual observation during low tide and by taking bathymetric readings (measuring sound waves bouncing off the bottom). If things go according to plan Basso said the EPA hopes to begin work in July complete dredging in two months and install the cap by October or November. see PASSAIC RIVER page 30 Display Ads Thursday by 4PM Real Estate Thursday by 12PM Obituaries Monday by 10AM Classifieds Monday by 4PM Deadlines five day weather forecast Wednesday March 27 Thursday March 28 Friday March 29 Saturday March 30 Sunday March 31 Inside Editorial .............................06 Around Town ....................14 Real Estate ........................25 Upcoming Promos 68 65 69 57 58 Mostly Cloudy Mostly Cloudy Showers Few Showers Mostly Sunny Obits .............................31ww Classifieds .........................32 Business Directory ... 36 37 Mother s Day 5-08-13 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 2013 03 Recalling local hero & national tragedy By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent O NUTLEY n the morning of April 10 1963 the USS Thresher (SSN 593) one of the U.S. Navy s then relatively new fleet of nuclearpowered submarines was conducting deep-diving trials 220 miles off the coast of Cape Cod. On the surface the ship USS Skylark maintained radio communications with the sub which was circling beneath it deeper and deeper into the sea. Then the transmissions from the Thresher became garbled and gradually they ceased. Continued attempts to contact the sub were futile. Fifteen Navy ships were dispatched to try to locate her another futile enterprise. By 6 30 p.m. she was declared missing. She had been lost with all hands 112 crew members and 17 civilian technical advisers. The Atlantic had become the grave for 129 Photo by Karen Zautyk Heroes of yesterday (Pervis Robison Jr.) and today (Marines at Nutley memorial service). souls the Thresher their coffin. Flags across the U.S. flew at half-staff. Those of us old enough to remember the tragedy remember it vividly not only the sorrow and the shock but also the fear. Were all those men still alive knowing there was no escape facing a slow but certain death On May 22 oceanographic research vessels detected the Thresher s shattered hull on the ocean floor about 8 400 feet down. And from June through September a deep- diving bathyscaphe searched for found and photographed the debris field. The explanation of the probable cause as described by naval researchers is compli- cated but it can be summed up as an implosion shattering the sub into thousands of pieces. It can be assumed that the 129 died quickly which was some small mercy. Last Wednesday marked the 50th anniversary of the disaster and one of those 129 a native son of Nutley was memorialized along with his shipmates at a special ceremony in front of Town Hall where stands a monument to the young man Seaman Pervis Robison Jr. The event was sponsored by the Department of Public Affairs Military & Veterans Affairs Bureau in partnership with the Nutley Veterans Council. 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Directly across from the site is a municipal toddler park Miglin Playground at the corner of Sheridan Ave. so there is the possibility however slight it may be of children wandering too close to the old metal fabrication site and potentially into harm s way. He was reassured by Township Administrator Michael Martello that the township was on top of the situation and was trying to remedy it. Next day Township Building Subcode Official Anthony Chisari confirmed that there was a significant property maintenance issue at the Johnston Ave. location. It s been unkept for years and now it s deteriorating Chisari said with the roof compromised. The proof of the pudding is back on Jan. 18 the Construction Enforcement Department issued an unsafe structure notice on the grounds there was an imminent hazard and that the building needed to come down. But nothing happened. Chisari said he was told by attorney Fred Gillespie who represents the property owner they were getting prices to demolish the building so they were granted an extension. On Jan. 28 Chisari said that Gillespie informed him that the owner was in the process of selling the building. As of last week however the word from the town was that the owner had hired a demolition contractor and that if the property wasn t cleared by month s end the town would step in and do the job and bill the owner for the work. Asked to confirm this news Gillespie declined comment. Kearny Fire Chief Steven Dyl said the building hasn t been cited for any fire code violations. If the building were occupied it could be a different matter he said. 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Photos by Ron Leir Neighbor is fearful that roof of old factory will topple onto his house. 8710-Clifton-NoPtMtg-BW-5.95x9.indd 1 4 11 13 3 46 PM THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 2013 05 A mile of meadows goes up in flames By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent A KEARNY -stubborn brush fire fanned by strong winds destroyed a large swath of the Kearny meadows last week and felled two firefighters who required treatment for heat exhaustion. The Kearny Fire Department was assisted by units from four other companies and by the Kearny Police Department in battling the blaze which broke out about 2 15 p.m. on Tuesday April 9. It was declared under control at 5 p.m. KFD Chief Steve Dyl reported. By the time it was over flames had destroyed an area about a mile long and 500 feet wide authorities reported. The site was the 1E landfill between the Belleville Pike and the N.J. Turnpike but this time it did not involve the commercial mulch pile that has had the tendency to burst into flames several times over the last few months. Dry and windy weather combined to fuel brush fires across the state last week. On the same day as the Kearny blaze a large brush fire in Ridgefield threatened the Vince Lombardi Service Center on the Turnpike and others were reported in Carlstadt and Hasbrouck Heights. On Wednesday another Carlstadt fire was doused before it could spread to nearby MetLife Stadium. Although there had been some off-and-on rain mostly drizzles in this area there has not been a lot of soaking Photos courtesy of KFD rain Dyl said last week. It dries up quick out there [in the meadowlands]. Part of the problem he explained is that the meadows are not yet in full foliage. When the flora in the meadows are thick they help retain moisture in the ground. But on Tuesday there were tinderbox conditions. With the winds Dyl said the brush fires take off pretty fast. That day we had a strong southwest wind. Helping the KFD battle the blaze were companies from North Arlington Lyndhurst Jersey City and the State Division of Forestry. The incident commander at the scene was KFD Deputy Chief Bruce Kauffmann. The Kearny Police Depart- ment provided valuable assistance with their all-terrain vehicles Dyl noted. Getting water to the flames was a challenge since there was only one fire hydrant in the area on Baler Blvd. We had to shuttle water back and forth Dyl said. Typically a fire engine carries 500 to 750 gallons of water the chief explained. When that was used up we had to drive back to the hydrant and fill up again. Two firefighters both from Kearny required treatment for heat exhaustion and dehydration. One was treated at the scene the other was transported to Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville treated and released. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the N.J. 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Anonymous letters will not be published under any circumstances. 06 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 2013 here is one aspect to a job in journalism that I have never quite understood and with which I have never been comfortable. I m talking about the ghoulish pursuit of a) crime victims b) accident victims c) the families of crime victims or accident victims and the worst d) the families of murder victims -- done with the ignoble desire to get a quote. Preferably a quote that will top anything the competition managed to get. Awhile back after that 16-year-old girl was slain in her home on Belgrove Drive in Kearny I went to the scene to take photos of the sidewalk shrine that had been set up. I admit that I did talk to a couple of people who were there paying their respects but they were not family members. At one point I saw a man standing just inside the front door but I could not bring myself to knock. Was he the father What would I say T A story at any cost No thanks Your daughter is dead. How do you feel That s usually the standard question. (An absolutely absurd example of this played out on a recent N.Y.C. news tape. Two workers had been severely injured when a lift at a parking garage collapsed. As one of the victims swaddled in bandages was being rushed to an ambulance there was a reporter running after the gurney shouting How do you feel sir ) This confronting-the-stricken scenario played out again last week after a 6-year-old Toms River boy was accidentally shot by a 4-year-old friend who had somehow gotten his tiny hands on a loaded rifle. Shortly after it happened (the victim had not yet died) news reporters had already staked out the cul-de-sac where both families lived in hopes of nabbing someone for a sound bite. I saw two young girls rushing to get into one of the homes and hot on their heels was a microphonewielding woman. Luckily they got the door shut in time. I have in the past talked with families who have lost a loved one to tragedy but they approached me not vice versa. And basically I just listened. I d be uncomfortable hunting them down. Perhaps I am just a coward. Perhaps I can date that cowardice to something that happened when I was just a cub in this business. During college I had a weekend job as a copy kid (gofer) at a large daily paper. (I shall name neither the publication nor the city in which it was located.) Mounted on a wall in the newsroom was a police scanner which was always on. Mostly the radio calls were just more background noise added to the cacophony of teletype machines typewriters and ringing phones. But every once in a while something on the scanner would catch our attention. One Saturday afternoon we heard a call about a police officer having been shot. The newsroom fell into silence as we all listened to what today you d call reality radio. We could hear everything -- the wailing sirens shouts and then the desperate voice of one officers pleading for help. His partner a rookie had been hit. We could hear the agony in his voice as the younger cop died in his arms. I don t know how the editors got the info so quickly but they learned the name of the slain officer the names of his parents and where they lived and sent one of the paper s best reporters to get a photo of their son. All this had transpired in a matter of minutes so when the reporter arrived at the house the parents had not yet been notified of the death. When the reporter realized this he could not bring himself to be the one to break the awful news so -- at least this is what I was told -- he made up a story that their son had been given some sort of award and that s why the paper needed a photo. He arrived back at the newsroom with a framed portrait taken to commemorate the officer s graduation from the Police Academy. He gave the photo to his editor. And then he resigned. This was a man who had been a war correspondent in Vietnam but this particular event and the role he played in it were beyond endurance. I later heard he had gotten a job doing PR for an insurance company. Journalism lost an exceptional talent. But there are times in journalism when getting a story (or a photo) carries too high a price one that the psyche and the soul cannot pay. Karen Zautyk CORRECTION Last week s story about neighbors up in arms about a development proposal that would replace a vacant Belgrove Drive dental office with a two-family home incorrectly reported that the dentist who occupied that office had passed away. Dr. Charles Bridges is alive. We regret the error. 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THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 2013 07 Housing could replace vacant school By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent BELLEVILLE t s been sitting stagnant for years except as a place for parking the township s yellow school buses. And then even that activity ceased last year when the Belleville Board of Education relocated its bus fleet to another location in the Valley section. So now the township is looking to market the old Belleville Elementary School 1 property which takes up a square block bounded by Cortlandt Academy Stephens and Rutgers Sts. and its solicitation for Requests For Proposal (RFP) has yielded two prospects. Representatives of rival developers made individual pitches before the township governing body last Tuesday April 9 although two Town Council members Dr. John Notari and Michael Nicosia were unable to attend because of other commitments. Members of the public were barred from sitting in on the discussions because as Township Attorney Tom Murphy explained the contents of the talks involved real estate negotiations which he said are confidential. However Remo DiPopolo managing member Group D Capital Partners I and Ralph M. Riefolo of Riefolo Construction Co. both of Belleville who made the separate presentations to the I mayor and council previously submitted written proposals to the township in response to the RFP and The Observer was able to review those documents. Group D Capital Partners I wants to demolish the school building and construct one or more buildings comprising 18 000 to 22 000 square feet in total as retail commercial and or professional space. The building height will be 18 feet to 24 feet and occupancy may be by a single user or multiple users so the plan should allow for division of the structure at the option of the developer. No specific number of parking spaces are projected but the project will include sufficient parking to accommodate the proposed use. DiPopolo s company is offering to purchase the property for 275 000 with an initial 10% down payment and if that offer is accepted take six months to conduct an environmental study of the site do a title search do a survey and engineering study perform soil borings to assess geological conditions and civil engineering studies on drainage. The company says it will pay for demolition of the school building at a cost not to exceed 650 000 handle asbestos abatement for no more than 75 000 remove underground fuel tanks and remediate any contaminated soil for a maximum of 200 000. So altogether Group Capital Partners 1 appears to be committing 1.2 million for the project. Riefolo Construction Co. says it will pay 1 million for the property adding it will pay 200 000 upfront and the balance upon receiving clear title to the property with all demolition and clean-up required for the building to be done by the seller. Riefolo says it will undertake an environmental study to determine if the existing oil tanks have leaked and the extent of the contamination. If the tanks have leaked and contaminated the surrounding soil [Riefolo] has the right to void this offer and have the deposit returned immediately. If it opts to go forward Riefolo says it will construct 60 fair market multifamily housing units .... Elaborating Riefolo s plans as reflected in a schematic prepared by Cozzarelli Cirminiello Architects call for 20 one-bedroom and 40 two-bedroom apartments contained within four 4-story buildings with grade level see OLD SCHOOL page 30 BRADY BRADY & REILLY Experience. Expertise. Success. NO FEES UNLESS YOU RECOVER DAMAGES. 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Theater 131 Midland Ave. Kearny. This latest production from W.H.A.T. is made possible through a generous grant from the Kearny Education Association (KEA). We are especially grateful to the KEA allowing us to bring our second family theater production to our stage said W.H.A.T. President Gerald Ficeto. Part of our mission is to reach the youngest theater fans and their families and help them embark on a lifelong love of live theater he added. Stuart Little tells the story of a young boy named Stuart who while born into a regular family of humans looks curiously just like a mouse. His parents immediately accept him for who he is but Stuart longs to see the world outside the comfort and safety of his home. At the wheel of his pint-sized roadster Stuart sets off to see the world and encounters adventures and friends along the way. Stuart Little was one of my favorite books said director Mary Pat Shields who also serves as the W.H.A.T. vice president and has been involved in many local high school and middle school productions throughout West Hudson. The characters are wonderful the adventures are exciting and the idea that a little guy takes on the big world is a perfect message for the kids of our community. That cast includes Jack Haefner Noelle Haefner Tim Firth Jonathan Pinto and Paula Reyes. The audience can meet the cast after each performance THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 2013 09 Stuart Little takes the stage and patrons are invited to bring their cameras. General admission tickets are 5 for children (age 12 and under) and seniors 8 for adults. Reserved seating is available for groups of 25 or more. For tickets and additional information visit www.whatco.org call 201-4678624 or stop at the theater box office 30 minutes before curtain. Harrison Lions Club Earth Day Cleanup Harrison Lions Club (HLC) Green Team will partner with the Town of Harrison the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission and the New Jersey Water Environment Association on Saturday April 20 at 9 a.m. to celebrate Earth Day. The Mayor and Council will attend for a tree planting ceremony following the Harrison Little League Parade at 9 a.m. Volunteers and students will be organized into groups to perform the various projects and cleanups throughout town. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Lions and its sponsors will have tables set up near the library to promote recycling clean water and environmental education. 1st Mother s Day Greeting Card Drawing Contest Create a greeting card for mom in a letter size paper folded and surprise her the week of Mother s Day. Participating Ages 6 years to 10 years old. Drawing must be submitted by May 4th. Cut this ad fill information and attach it with your card. There will be a 1st 2nd & 3rd place winners and they will be announced in our newspaper on May 8th. Child s Name ............................................................................................ Address................................................................................................... City..................................................Phone ............................................. Age ........................................................... Have fun and participate in our theobservernj Send your greeting card to The Observer at 531 Kearny Avenue Kearny NJ 07032 Rooting for Kearny Library garden By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent KEARNY he long-talked about outdoor reading garden for the Kearny Public Library is a step closer to fruition ... if the town can find a way to put a little more green into the picture ... cash that is. Last Tuesday April 9 the Kearny Town Council voted to accept a 100 000 grant from the Hudson County Open Space Trust Fund to facilitate what Library Director Josh Humphrey promises to be a real page-turner. But the library may have to dig into its own coffers to seal the deal and complete the story. Of the five contractors who picked up bid specifications only two ended up submitting bids on April 1 for the project. Lou s Landscaping and Design of Wayne offered to do the job for 245 303.50 and Brahma Construction Corp. 10 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 2013 T Rendering courtesy Kearny Public Library The layout of the proposed Library garden. of Wallington came in with a price of 297 856. Simple arithmetic shows that even going with the apparent low bidder will leave the town short. The bids came in over our estimate Mayor Alberto Santos acknowledged last week. We have 60 days to review the bids before we decide what to do. One option Santos said is for the library Board of Trustees to consider tapping its reserve account for library repairs and improvements which he said has around 90 000. That could help cover the gap the mayor said. Whatever the outcome Humphrey is remaining optimistic that the garden can blossom. We re looking at the section on the south side of the library about 30 feet wide A Long Time Tradition Continues in East Newark... and as deep as the library building Humphrey said. The plan is to landscape it and add in a patio for programming such as outdoor music perhaps a band on Saturdays story time yoga or some type of exercise for example. And of course library patrons can sit and read during pleasant weather too. The library garden will shut at night Humphrey said. In the front of the garden area bordering Kearny Ave. Humphrey said We ll have plantings trees benches a trellis we ll plant all around the perimeter. Some type of sprinkler system will be installed for irrigation purposes he added. We re also going to get new fencing around the whole building and they re going to fix some of the masonry that s breaking off some of the adjoining properties he said. Humphrey said the garden will be a welcome addition to a library building that s cramped for space. And our basement (where much of the library s children s and adult programs are held) has no windows. I m looking forward to it he said. Restaurant & Bar Specializing in Seafood Barbeque Catering for All Occasions & Takeout P.B.G.C. TRICKY TRAY 973.481.3646 www.picnicrestaurant.com OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK at 663 Kearny Ave. 6pm SATURDAY APRIL 27 15.00 224 GRANT AVENUE EAST NEWARK NJ 07029 Call Tom Fraser 201.991.6734 or Vanessa Vieira 201.334.8336 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 2013 11 Driven to (fatal) distraction ou may not be aware (pun intended) of this but April is national Distracted Driving Awareness Month. These days the distractions (along with daydreaming) are chiefly texting or yapping on your cell phone while behind the wheel. Despite repeated warnings and legal repercussions motorists continue to do both often Y Additionally the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 3 000 deaths nationwide in 2012 in distraction-affected crashes -- crashes in which drivers lost focus on the safe control of their vehicles due to manual visual or cognitive distraction. In a statement released last week N.J. Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa called distracted Decades of experience with drunk driving and getting people to buckle up have taught us it takes a consistent combination of public education effective enforcement and the collective efforts of local state and national advocates to put a dent in the problem Chiesa noted. Gary Poedubicky acting director of the state Division of Highway Traffic Safety said text messaging is of heightened concern because it combines three types of distraction -- visual manual and cognitive In other words texting involves taking your eyes off the road your hands off the wheel and your mind off the task of driving. Poedubicky said drivers should turn off electronic devices and put them out of reach before driving. He said passengers should speak up when a motorist uses an electronic device while driving and offer to make the call for the driver. New Jersey s primary cell phone law went into effect in 2008. Motorists violating the statute face a 100 fine plus court costs and fees. However under a law passed in 2012 in certain crashes proof that a motorist was operating a hand-held wireless telephone can give rise to charges of reckless driving assault by auto or in cases involving a fatality vehicular homicide. Karen Zautyk MON. TUES. THURS. DAY Come party with Angie SUN. 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He and his wife Anmarie have three daughters Kaetana Paige and Phony utility workers target Nutley homes The Nutley Police Department is cautioning township residents to watch for two people who are posing as utility company employees asking to look at homeowners water meters as a ruse to gain access to their homes and steal their belongings. Once inside the homeowner is distracted while an accomplice rummages through the home for valuables police said. Police said the most recent incident occurred on April 11 at 12 15 p.m. on Ravine Ave. One suspect was described as a white male approximately age 35 5-feet-9 with average build and olive complexion wearing a black jacket and a black shiny hard hat. His partner was listed as a white male age 35 and slightly shorter with average build and olive complexion. Another incident was logged on Jan. 14 when two men pretending to be township water department employees visited a Stager St. residence police said. Police encouraged homeowners to ask to see official township or utility identification before allowing people inside their homes. And if the people do produce some form of ID residents should feel free to ask the people to wait while the residents call the township or utility to verify their identification. Mayor Alphonse Petracco advises anyone with information to contact the Police Department at 973-284-4940. In addition he said residents are reminded not to allow anyone into their home without verification. A Photo courtesy of the KFD Mayor Alberto Santos congratulates newly promoted Kearny Police Sgt. Michael Ryan (l.) and Kearny Fire Capt. John DeGiovanni. Johnna. Sgt. Ryan also grew up in Kearny and had one of the highest scores on his statewide promotion test. He joined the KPD in September 2000 2003 having formerly been a member of the Harrison PD and the Hudson County Sheriff s Office. Ryan and his wife Maureen are the parents of two sons Michael and Liam. 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Greg Strid co-executive director of HFHHC said the organization has been awarded a 94 800 grant by the Hurricane Sandy N.J. Relief Fund to help carry forward the goals of Habitat Helping Hands. Strid said the money will be used for staffing and building materials for several moderate-scale Sandy repair projects still to be identified. Strid said the organization has also received a 25 000 emergency grant from the Robin Hood Foundation s Relief Fund that will be used for Among those recipients said Strid were 21 Hudson residents spread among five communities who received the maximum [individual] award of 31 900. Fewer than 10% of the applicants were covered by some type of flood insurance Strid said. Hudson is one of nine counties eligible for a portion of the 1.8 billion in federal Community Development Block Grant funds earmarked for New Jersey. Those nine counties accounted for 92% of reported Sandy-caused housing damage in the state Strid noted. Ron Leir the purchase of building materials in Sandy fix-up projects. And this past December it was the recipient of a 15 000 grant from Kearny Federal Savings Charitable Foundation for the same program he said. Strid said a county-wide needs assessment of Sandyimpacted communities would be performed later this spring to help HFHHC determine which projects to work on. The need for help has been documented in part Strid said by these statistics from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) which he said received 22 000 applications for storm-recovery assistance from Hudson County the fourth highest number of applications for Superstorm Sandy after Ocean Monmouth and Atlantic counties. Those applications have resulted in FEMA payments of more than 25 million to Hudson County residents the fourth highest total individual assistance payout in the state Strid said. 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Bloomfield Bloomfield Public Library Book Club will meet on Monday May 6 from 6 45 to 7 45 p.m. in the conference room to discuss The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields. The Stone Diaries tells the story of Daisy Goodwill Plett. Born in Canada in 1905 she lived an apparently ordinary life until she died nearly a century later in a Florida nursing home. Carol Shields deceptively simple book won the Canadian Governor General s Literary Award for Fiction in 1993 the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1994 and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1995. It was also short-listed for the 1993 Man Booker Prize. Harrison On Wednesday April 17 at 6 p.m. Harrison Public Schools will be offering an entertaining and informative presentation for all parents in the auditorium of Harrison High School. In Real Life a dramatic play on the topic Internet bullying will be performed by the George Street Playhouse Educational Touring Theater. In Real life explores the experiences of four friends as they encounter threatening text messages exploited secret photos and anonymous online rumors as the impact of cyber-bullying goes viral. A post-play discussion will provide practical strategies for parents to help their students make positive choices. Refreshments will be served following the performance. For more information please contact Joan McNichol district anti-bullying coordinator at 973-482-5050 ext. 1519. Kearny The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2214 will sponsor a benefit concert for Richie Wray who is suffering from spinal stenonis on Friday April 19 at 8 p.m. Three local bands will perform. A 10 donation is requested and will be collected at the door. Appetizers will be served. A surprise presentation by several members of the Evening Membership Department of the Woman s Club of Arlington will be on the agenda at their regular meeting on Wednesday April 17 at 7 30 p.m. at the Henrietta Benstead Center Columbia Avenue Kearny. First Presbyterian Church of Arlington 663 Kearny Ave. Kearny is sponsoring a fish and chip dinner on Saturday April 20 from 4 to 5 30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 201-991-3513. The cost is 15 per adult 8 children under 10. The library will present a special free program on the Jersey Devil on Wednesday April 24 at 7 p.m. featuring a lecture by Brian Regal PhD. and assistant professor of the History of Science at Kean University. He has given lectures and presented papers at Columbia University Princeton and the University of Oxford in England. More recently his work has centered on cryptozoology and the study of monsters. His newest book is called Searching for Sasquatch and he has published several articles on a range of interesting subjects including sea serpents werewolves and Bigfoot. Everyone is welcome. Snacks and beverages will be served. For more information on this or other programs please call 201-998-2666 or visit www.kearnylibrary.org. 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 fundraiser for its scholarship fund and other charities. Tickets are 5 each or 3 for 10. The raffle will be drawn at 8 30 p.m. at the chapter s May 2 meeting at Siena Ristorante (Kearny & Quincy Avenues). Tickets may be obtained from any Kearny UNICO member or by contacting Chapter President Lou Pandolfi at 201368-2409. Kearny UNICO is sponsoring a Flapjack Fundraiser at Kearny Applebee s on Saturday May 4 from 8 to 10 a.m. Tickets are 10 each and include pancakes sausage scrambled eggs juice and coffee or tea. Tickets may be purchased from any Kearny UNICO member or by contacting Lou Pandolfi at 201-368-2409. 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 201334-8336 or email v_vieira28 yahoo.com. Thistle FC United U 15 girls will hold open tryouts for the 2013-2014 season on May 6 and 13 at 8 p.m. at Harvey Field 280 Schuyler Ave. Kearny. The team will be training in the fall and compete in high level tournaments. During the winter the team will train and compete indoors and in the spring will play in an elite league and participate in high-level tournaments. Players must be born on or after August 1 1998. For more information contact Coach Pepe Rodriguez at peprodriguez13 gmail.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. All proceeds will benefit Youth Essay Contest awards Youth Group Program and Religious Education Bldg. For more information call 201-991-1116. The West Hudson Arts and Theater Company (W.H.A.T.) will hold auditions for the hit musical Godspell on Sunday and Monday April 28 and 29 starting at 7 p.m. at the W.H.A.T. Theater 131 Midland Ave. Kearny. Performances will take place on June 14 and 15. All actors will be required to perform a one-minute monologue and 32 bars of music from a modern Broadwaystyle show [no sides will be provided]. You may choose to sing from the show. Bring music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided. The director is looking for all ages and races (18 ) to create an extremely diverse cast. W.H.A.T. will be producing the recent 2012 Broadway revival. The First Hispanic Baptist Church of Kearny and the Alliance for Hispanic Families Success are inviting the community to attend its first workshop for parenting held at 650 Kearny Ave. Kearny on April 20 at 7 p.m. Topics to be discussed will be How to influence our kids behavior How to successfully communicate with our kids in their language How to inspire and help our kids to achieve their dreams Free refreshments and child care will be provided. The Junior Woman s Club of Arlington is hosting its 8th Scrap for a Cause on Sunday April 21 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Henrietta Benstead Senior Center 60 Columbia Ave. Kearny. Tickets are 30 (only 20 for JWCA members) and include a full food and beverage service of breakfast lunch and snacks served by the Arlington Juniors. A variety of vendors will offer the latest scrapbook products and other items. All registered guests will be entered into drawings for door prizes. Crafters are encouraged to bring their gently used or unwanted crafting materials for a Spring Cleaning swap. A portion of the proceeds from the fundraising event will be donated to benefit the NJSFWC-JM State Project The Seeing Eye Inc. To participate and support this cause contact Christine Jablonski at JsNest comcast. net or 201-618-0538. Lyndhurst Mary Lou Mullins monthly bus trip to Atlantic City will be held on Sunday April 28 to Resorts. 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 201-933-2186. A flea market and swap meet will be held on Saturday April 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Quality Inn 10 Polito Ave. Lyndhurst. Collectibles military household and tropical fish related items . NJAS tropical fish auction will be held on Sunday April 28 at the Quality Inn Lyndhurst. The auction will include tropical fish plants and related items and 5 bidder cards. Registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Auction starts at noon. 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. 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Park historian Vincent Gargiulo will recall the history of Palisades Amusement Park on Wednesday April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Lyndhurst Historical Society s next meeting 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. Pythagoras Kepler Math and Music will be held at the Meadowlands Environment Center 2 DeKorte Park Plaza Lyndhurst on Saturday April 20 and Sunday April 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. (both dates) for ages 9 to 18. Participants will convert measurements to musical intervals and create and upload sounds on the computer using the Sound Cloud. The group will arrange the recorded sounds into an original composition. Admission is 5 person 4 MEC members. For more information call 201-460-8300 or visit www.njmeadowlands.gov ec Birding for Beginners (Field Guides) a free twohour class will be held on Sunday April 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Meadowlands Environment Center 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. 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 call 201-230-4983. The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission announces DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst is again open to the public on weekends from 8 a.m. to dusk. The Meadowlands Environ- ment Center (and its gift shop and restrooms) reopened as well. The Transco Trail in DeKorte Park from the NJMC administration building all the way to the western spur of the N.J. Turnpike also reopened. Note Park visitors must not go beyond any orange fencing. Also you must stay on the trail. The green mesh covering the berm next to the Transco Trail is protecting young plants and it is very dangerous to walk on. See a park attendant if you have any questions. The commission appreciates your patience while hurricane-related repairs are being made to other parts of the park and its trail system. On Wednesday April 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. Family Science Night Astronomical Wonders for ages 6-12 will be held at the Environment Center. Join the MEC staff for a program that is out of this world. Enter the Star Lab planetarium to view a program on the spring night sky and create star charts and luminaria to take home. Admission is 5 person 4 MEC members. For more in- formation call 201-460-8300 or visit www.njmeadowlands. gov ec On Tuesday April 23 starting at 2 30 p.m. a veteran s ward party will be held at Chestnut Hill Extended care facility Passaic. Games of chance will be held so that veterans can win some money to buy personal items and treats. When anyone is in this type of facility most personable items expenses are out of their pocket. For more information please call John Deveney rehabilitation chairman 201-438-2255 The Polish American Citizens Club 730 New Jersey Ave. Lyndhurst will sponsor a trip to Nashville (seven days six nights six breakfasts and four dinners). The bus will leave on July 28 at 8 a.m. and return Aug. 3. Cost is 625 with a 75 deposit at signing final payment is due May 21. For more information call Alice at 201935-3830. The Woman s Club of Lyndhurst is sponsoring a trip to Mt. Airy Casino and shopping at the Commons on Monday June 3. The bus will leave the New Jersey Transit Lot at 8 30 a.m. and return at 7 p.m. Cost of the trip is 30. Anyone interested call Janet Ritigliano at 201-935-1208. North Arlington In an effort to help those in our community Dr. Ekstein will be participating in 1st Annual Free Dentistry Saturday 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. The only requirement that you are unemployed or you are the spouse or child of an unemployed man or woman. You must call 201-991-1228 and press 2 for Stephanie to reserve your appointment time. Appointments will be accepted between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for April 27. The North Arlington Health Department in conjunction with Clara Maass Medical Center will hold a free Lunch and Learn program A Better Vision for Tomorrow on Thursday May 2 at noon at the Senior Center rear of the Health Department building at 10 Beaver Ave. North Arlington. 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Ray Lopez was assigned to investigate and what did he find in the home A cell phone that did not belong to the victim. Apparently it had been left behind by the thief. The phone was dead but Lopez was able to reactivate it. Through information on the device police said he identified its probable owner as Dessaron Smith an 18-yearold from Harrison. The detective also subsequently learned that Smith had been taken into custody as a suspect in burglaries in Harrison Kearny Police Chief John Dowie reported. On Friday April 5 KPD Officer Jack Corbett arrested Smith in Kearny on a burglary and theft warrant. The suspect is in the Hudson County Jail on 10 000 bail. And with no cell phone. Other recent reports from the KPD blotter included the following April 5 Brotherly companionship led to double trouble for twin brothers from Kearny after Vice Squad detectives saw the two apparently sharing a joint at Chestnut St. and Garfield Ave. at 4 30 p.m. One of the pair reportedly tried to hide a pot-filled cigar in his pocket but the odor of the drug was a giveaway police said. Charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia and being under the influence of a CDS were 21-year-old Lance and Luther Bass. April 7 At 4 a.m. P.O. Jay Ward was dispatched to King and Forest Sts. on the report of a motor vehicle accident. At the scene he found numerous skid marks on both sides of the road some heavily damaged parked cars and laying in the street a complete bumper bearing a license plate. We like it when they leave the license plates behind Dowie commented. Ward broadcast the plate number which came back as belonging to a 1996 Chevy Camaro a vehicle the cop soon spotted up against yet another parked car in the area. The driver had soiled clothes slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol police said. His car reportedly had an empty bottle of beer that had spilled its contents on the driver s side floor. The motorist who failed field sobriety tests was offered medical aid but declined Dowie reported. Taken to headquarters for an Alcotest and charged with DWI reckless driving underage possession of alcohol and having an open container of same in a motor vehicle was 19-year-old Osvaldo Centeno of Kearny. April 8 An excessively loud muffler proved the undoing of Jeffrey Jordan Jacobs 22 of Kearny after his four-wheeled growler was seen and heard by P.O. Ben Wuelfing on patrol at 2 a.m. at Highland and Johnston Aves. Wuelfing ran a computer check on the car and reportedly found that its registered owner Jacobs had a suspended license. When the officer stopped the vehicle the driver produced an expired insurance card and expired registration police said. He also reportedly smelled of alcohol and failed the field sobriety tests conducted with Sgt. John Becker as backup. Jacobs was charged with DWI driving while suspended failure to surrender a suspended license--and operating a vehicle with an illegal muffler. April 10 Just past midnight P.O. Derek Hemphill responded to the report of a suspicious individual in a motor vehicle at Maple St. and Bergen Ave. Hemphill stopped the car and found that the driver Gerardo Guerra 42 of Passaic had a suspended license police said. Guerrawas charged with that MV offense. Do you know what a stink sack is No Congratulations. You are probably an upstanding citizen. A stink sack is large bag filled with air fresheners and other heavily scented or smelly items used to disguise the odor of marijuana commonly in a motor vehicle. One such sack was found in a white Mitsubishi P.O. Brian Wisely saw speeding and being driven erratically on the Belleville Pike at 9 30 p.m. police said. When the officer pulled the auto over at Rutherford Place the blotter report noted it nearly mounted the sidewalk and from the open window came the scent of burnt marijuana. In plain view in the car Wisely reportedly found numerous partially smoked marijuana cigars and cigarettes. Dowie said the officer also found 94 empty ziplock bags a 95th containing suspected pot a digital scale a large bag containing what appeared to be the innards of hollowedout cigars several cigar wrappers two marijuana grinders and a stink sack. Additionally the ashtray contained 23 partially smoked roaches police said. see KPD page 37 1 APY % 1.35 APY % OFFERS AVAILABLE AT LYNDHURST OFFICE ONLY 1195 Lyndhurst 5.95x9 promo ad.indd 1 3 28 13 2 29 PM 18 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 2013 FRAUD from causing the banks to place the loans in default. spreading out the balance in Clients were told to give 500 monthly installments. the banks Time ConsultOnce the clients signed con- ing s phone number as their tracts with Time Consulting contact and to forward all corand paid the down payment respondence from the banks they were asked to provide to Time Consulting investigadetailed personal identity tors said. information and to immediWhen the banks called to ately stop making monthly warn of pending defaults mortgage payments to their Time Consulting employees lenders and instead to make including Angel C. Cuevathose payments to Time Castro impersonated clients Consulting according to the and continued to collect prosecutor s office. mortgage payments from the Investigators said Adan R. clients investigators said. Cueva assured those clients At the same time investithat his company would gators said Adan R. Cueva forward those payments to instructed his employees the banks and that he would to use the clients personal negotiate on their behalf for information to open credit lower monthly fees but in card accounts using the Time fact Cueva failed to do so Consulting address and those FATALITY from 01 credit cards were for Adan R. Cueva s personal use. When clients complained to the Time Consulting boss that their homes were being placed in default Adan R. Cueva assured them that they d been approved by their banks for a trial period of lower mortgage payments and gave them fraudulent letters purporting to be from those banks supporting his premise investigators said. In some cases investigators said Cueva continued to collect the monthly payments for more than a year before the banks foreclosed on the homes. All three defendants were arrested on April 4 Adan R. Cueva was arrested at his home Cueva-Castro and [Fenton s] clothes ignited Stahl said. She probably collapsed. An autopsy performed April 9 by the Northern Regional Medical Examiner s Office in Newark determined the cause of death as smoke inhalation Adan L. Cueva were apprehended outside the offices of Time Consulting. Adan R. Cueva and CuevaCastro were each charged with theft by deception trafficking in personal identifying information failure to make required disposition of property received impersonating another and conspiracy to commit theft by deception. Adan R. Cueva was additionally charged with misconduct of a corporate official. Authorities listed Adan R. Cueva as Time Consulting s mortgage modification specialist and Cueva-Castro as account manager. Adan L. Cueva was charged with theft by deception trafficking in personal identifying information and conspiracy combined with exterior burns Rubino said. Fenton was officially pronounced dead at the scene at 2 32 p.m. he said. Rubino said the victim s next of kin who was overseas at the time of the fire has been notified of the death. to commit theft by deception. He was listed as driver collections for Time Consulting. All three defendants were listed as having been working at Time Consulting for four years. Adan R. Cueva s position was listed as mortgage modification specialist. Each of the defendants was ordered held at Bergen County Jail Hackensack in lieu of 500 000 bail with no 10% cash option pending prosecution. Molinelli credited members of his office s White Collar Crimes Unit led by Chief Steven Cucciniello and the Morris County Prosecutor s Office under Chief John Speirs with helping break the case. Ron Leir The Harrison Fire Department was assisted by firefighters from Kearny and Jersey City and no injuries to firefighters were reported Stahl said. Ron Leir 01 evidence of cooking on a stove top having likely taken place before the fire. It appears that possibly Mother s Day Greetings Send your message to anyone who holds a place in your heart with a published greeting in www.theobserver.com NormAN A. Doyle Jr. llC CertifieD Civil triAl AttorNey member N.J. 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We have a very young team Zullo said. We only have two seniors. We also have two juniors two sophomores and the rest are freshmen. It s definitely our youngest team. I didn t know what to expect. But six games into the 2013 season the Maroon Raiders have a 4-2 record _ with both losses coming by a single run to Livingston and Governor Livingston of Berkeley Heights. They have shown that they can handle the pressure and they ve shown that they have some fight in them Zullo said after the Maroon Raiders dropped a 7-6 decision to Governor Livingston in GL s tournament finale last Sunday. One thing I can say is that they like to compete. Zullo saw signs of that in a preseason scrimmage in Florida against Paramus. Paramus scored five runs in one inning and we came right back and scored seven Zullo said. That showed to me that they have some fight in them. We may suffer through some growing pains this season but they re not going to give up. On Sunday the Maroon Raiders defeated Madison 5-2 early in the morning then had to wait around for six hours to face Gov. Livingston in the title game. It was a long and tiring day for all of us Zullo said. But even in the final game we kept coming back and kept fighting. If that s the way the season is going to go then I m all for it. I like their fight. It s what I like most. They go down and fight back. We have some good senior leadership teaching the freshmen what they should do. That s a good sign. Leading the way for the Maroon Raiders is sophomore pitcher Carly Anderson who was the starter at second base last season. Carly is our leadoff hitter and currently leads us in hitting Zullo said. She s a great athlete who can play anywhere. She s been throwing the ball well (and had 15 strikeouts in the win over Madison). She hasn t pitched a lot in her career. She s caught played second base played shortstop. see VIEW next page Photo by Jim Hague The Kearny boys volleyball team is off to a 7-0 start. From left are senior Thiago DeCarvalho head coach Bill Mullins and senior Jonathan Horvaht. By Jim Hague Observer Sports Writer E the championship of the Union City Tournament besting Belleville 25-23 in the finals. ver since Bill Mullins be The kids are off to a good came the head boys vol- start Mullins said. They re leyball coach at Kearny playing well and they enjoy High School three years ago playing. We re getting good there has been steady improve- leadership from the seniors ment in the program. and they ve shown a lot of The Kardinals won 11 match- dedication. They also work es in Mullins first season in hard in practices. 2011 and posted a 14-14 mark Mullins made a simple delast year qualifying for the NJ- cree to his players. SIAA Group IV state playoffs. To win in volleyball you But no one could have ever have to hit the ball with power predicted what would tranyou have to jump and you have spire this season. to block Mullins said. So Going into the season I we concentrated on putting tried to tell the kids that we some velocity on the ball. I ve would take it one game at a emphasized that since I started time Mullins said. Hudson coaching this team. We re County is very competitive and fortunate enough to have some we were playing some tough kids who are pretty explosive. teams. Mullins also asked his team But after seven matches in to do one thing. 2013 the Kardinals own a 7-0 We can t worry about who record. That includes winning we re playing Mullins said. We just have to keep working hard regardless of who the other team is. The kids are really into it. They re responding well and it s worked out well. Winning is always nice. I m very proud of the kids. The Kardinals have good strength along the front line. Senior John Limos is a volleyball veteran. He s a very good jumper who has been getting a lot of kills Mullins said. He s been scoring a lot of points for us. Senior Jonathan Horvaht is another three-year member of the Kearny volleyball squad. Jon is a very good all around player Mullins said of Horvaht who also played basketball in the winter. He s a good leader on the team and he s played well. Junior Douglas Chemin is see VOllEYBall page 21 20 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 2013 VIEW from that. Sophomore Jenna SapoShe s comfortable anyrito who served as the where but she s our pitchMaroon Raiders designated er. player last year has become Senior Victoria Malanga the starter at second base is the returning starter at with Anderson now toeing catcher. Malanga has been the rubber. behind the dish for all four Stefanie Ziemer is the years of varsity for Nutley. first of the talented Nutley She was our starter at freshmen. Ziemer is the catcher when we won the starter at shortstop. (NJSIAA North Jersey Sec She s a tough kid Zullo tion 2 Group III) state sec- said. She s a tiny little tional (in 2010) Zullo said. thing but she s afraid of She s doing very well back nothing. She s getting the there again this year. job done. Senior Heather Williams Another freshman Danis the returning starter at ielle Pomponio is the third first base. baseman. Heather has been the She s doing a great job starter there for the last two Zullo said of Pomponio. years Zullo said. Victoria She came to us as a catchand Heather are two strong er but we converted her to personalities who have been a third baseman. embracing the young playAnother frosh Alanis ers and making them feel Concepcion is the starter in comfortable. They re both left field. very nice girls and hard She has the best arm on workers who set the examthe team Zullo said. She s ple and lead by example. very athletic and has been They re bringing the whole playing her whole life. group together and I like Junior Brittany Currie has 19 Photos by Jim Hague LEFT Nutley junior centerfielder Brittany. RIGHT Currie Nutley junior right fielder Morgan Gualtieri. moved over from right field to centerfield. She covers a lot of ground and is not afraid to leave her feet to go after the ball Zullo said. Junior Morgan Gualtieri who was a fine libero for We Think of Your Teeth as a Work of Art the girls volleyball team in the fall is the starting right fielder where she played last year. We have only three returning starters in the position they played last year Zullo said referring to Malanga Williams and Gualtieri. Two freshmen Breanna DeMaio and Emily Holder will share the designated player role and yet another freshman Cassie Angelo is the team s prime pinchrunner. We lost a lot of people but these girls have played a lot together Zullo said. With the younger players I love to see the competition for playing time. Over the last few years we had so many returning players that there weren t a lot of chances for others to play. But now I m able to teach and coach again. It s really a breath of fresh air. I can get into the grass roots of coaching. So while others might have thought this season to be a rebuilding campaign Zullo s not so sure anymore. I see a lot of fire in this team s eyes Zullo said. And that s nice. They re coming out to play. If you would have asked me coming into the season if I would take 4-2 after six games and I would have been pleased. But I like what I see right now. This is a team of fighters that is only going to get better as the season moves on. And it could mean winning as always come June for the Nutley softball program. 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He s diving and sliding putting his body all over to make plays. Senior Matt Miller is another contributor in the front line asked to make quality hits. Senior Lucio Costa is Milewski s backup at libero but also plays along the back row. Senior Andre Amaro is a middle hitter and senior Luis Moreira plays anywhere Mullins needs him. Other reserves include senior Chris Cardosa and juniors Matheus DeCastro and Brian Fonseca. Mullins is enjoying life coaching an undefeated team. He knows that tougher squads are on tap like St. Peter s Prep this week but the Kards are enjoying their best volleyball season to date. Obviously it s nice to win Mullins said. It makes things a lot easier. You can t control what the other teams are going to do. We just have to keep trying keep playing hard in games and practices stay disciplined and good things will happen. That s what I look for. As long as the kids keep getting better you re happy. 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Stankus was always a catchAfter all the Kardinals had er growing up but when she a new pitcher in freshman arrived at Kearny High she Carolynne Rivera and one can had to play other positions never fully anticipate what a like right field and first base. freshman can produce right Kristen can actually play away. any position Pickel said. However senior catcher But she s more comfortable Kristen Stankus did her best to at catcher. It s actually a good alleviate all fears. thing to have on the team I put the extra time in to someone who is versatile. better myself Stankus said. I When I first got to the varalso became more focused. We sity I was just happy to play were lucky because Carolynne anywhere Stankus said. It and I hit it off right away. I wasn t too hard getting used listen to her but we voice our to being a catcher. I actually opinions to each other. like it. Kearny head softball coach Pickel feels that Stankus has Jim Pickel appreciates the efbecome a better backstop. forts of Stankus. She s used to it now so her Kristen is doing a great job defense has really improved with Carolynne Pickel said. Pickel said. She s blocking She s become more vocal. In balls more and not letting any By Jim Hague Observer Sports Writer B that all comes from bowling Stankus said. Bowling also helped me with my focus and helped with my arm strength. Stankus has also enjoyed a fine start at the plate leading the Kardinals in batting with a .500 average with a double a triple six runs scored and seven RBI. Stankus drove in the gamewinning run in a 4-3 win over Union City last week in the bottom of the seventh inning. More importantly the Kardinals are off to a surprising 7-0 start thanks in part to the play of the senior leader. For her efforts Stankus has been selected as The Observer Athlete of the Week for the past week. She is the first honoree in the spring scholastic sports season. Photo by Jim Hague Stankus believes that her exKearny senior catcher Kristen Stankus. perience has paid off in major get past her. Her arm is about Stankus believes that partici- dividends for the undefeated 100 times better. The other Kards. pating in bowling during the day she took a ball off the I was really looking forwinter months actually helped backstop and threw the runner her throwing arm. continued next page out at second. I feel stronger now and THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 2013 23 ward to this season Stankus said. I wanted to be able to go out with a bang. I think because I ve been on varsity for three years I am used to it now and I am seeing the ball well. Pickel likes what Stankus contributes on the base paths as well. She s an excellent base runner Pickel said. Most teams ask for a courtesy runner for their catcher but Kristen is a very smart base runner. She runs well. Pickel also loves Stankus personality. She s always saying hello to the umpire and to the opponents before every game Pickel said. She definitely loves having fun. I don t know if there are many who want to make friends with the umpires the way Kristen does. So it has been an excellent start to the softball season both for the Kardinals and Stankus. When we started off the season I didn t think we d get this far Stankus said. But we re all really working well together. We re all for each other. It helps that two of Stankus teammates live in the same household. That s because Kristen is one of a set of triplets on the Kearny softball team the youngest of the three sisters (Nicole and Jennifer are the others) who were born minutes apart. The Stankus triplets are certainly not identical because one might not even know they were even sisters by looks never mind a set of triplets. Just three minutes separate the three meaning that mom Christine certainly had her work cut out for her when the triplets were born. People are surprised that we are triplets Stankus said. It s a pleasure for me to have my two sisters with me. It is a big help that they re there. It s been very helpful to have them push me along. We do have our moments but we get along pretty well. All three will head in different directions in the fall. Kristen is headed to Fairleigh Dickinson University to study accounting while Nicole is going to New Jersey City University and Jennifer is off to Hudson County Community College. We will all be in different places for college Kristen Stankus said. Right now they re all in the same place _ playing for the undefeated Kearny softball team. It s been a great start Stankus said. I just hope we can keep it going. As long as Kristen Stankus is in charge behind the plate and at the plate chances are that the Kardinals will do quite well. Kearny Family Health Center General & Cosmetic Dentistry For the entire Family Lend a hand in Nutley Earth Day cleanup The Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation will hold its sixth annual community clean-up as part of its Earth Day celebration Saturday April 20. The public turnout for last year s event was tremendous with hundreds of residents registered and we hope to exceed our expectations again in 2013 said Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci. The townwide project will take place under the direction of Parks & Recreation. Our goal is to bring the community together and raise awareness of the effects that pollutants have on our environment Tucci said. My staff along with the Department of Public Works staff will be stationed at each individual site beginning at 9 a.m. to guide volunteers on our mission. A closing ceremony with handouts and light refreshments will be held at Kingsland Park. Memorial Park I and II Kingsland Park Nichols Park Reinheimer Park River Road all school areas Passaic Ave. and various railroad track locations have been suggested for the clean-up. Parks & Recreation welcomes suggestions from residents and business owners for other possible locations. We are encouraging residents to make this a family event Tucci said. Bring your mom dad grandparents aunts and uncles to make this a significant day in Nutley. Information will be sent home through the school system. All are invited to participate. We are making a commitment to the next generation by building awareness around issues that will help maintain and restore a healthy lifestyle for our community said Tucci. As the fight for a clean environment continues we need to educate the community and stress the importance of a clean healthy environment. 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Visit our office 348 Ridge Road Lyndhurst 201.438.8668 24 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 2013 Investors Bank opens new Lyndhurst branch Investors Bank is hosting the grand opening of its new branch at 123 Ridge Rd. at Third Ave. in Lyndhurst on Saturday April 20 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The bank has served the community for many years from its former branch at 623 Ridge Rd. and now Investors newest retail banking location will provide the same customer service and offer such amenities as driveup banking off-street parking and a 24-hour ATM that people can access from their vehicles. Everyone is invited to visit the branch enjoy fun activities and take advantage of great banking offers during the event. At 11 a.m. Investors Bank s President and CEO Kevin Cummings COO Domenick Cama and Lyndhurst Branch Manager Luisa DaSilva are joining Mayor Robert B. Giangeruso and civic leaders for the ribbon cutting ceremonies to open the new location. Light refreshments will be served and people who attend can take home Investors giveaway items. DaSilva who manages the branch has 20 years experience as a community banker. Investors actively participates in the community by supporting Lyndhurst s annual Music Under the Stars summer concerts. Also adults 18 years of age or older are invited to try to unlock one of three treasure chests in the Lyndhurst branch. Keys were sent to households across Lyndhurst and nearby communities. People can bring in their key through April 27 and try their hand at opening a prize chest. Lucky individuals who open a chest will win one of three iPad tablets. For more details about the grand opening contact DaSilva at 201-4604555 or visit Investors Photo by Investors Bank website (www.myinThe team that will welcome everyone to the grand opening of Investors Bank s new Lyndhurst vestorsbank.com). The branch includes (from l.) Branch Supervisor Celeste Gato Assistant V.P. and Manager Luisa Da branch is open Monday Silva and Teller Anna Raimato. through Saturday. 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 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 LOTS OF PRIZES FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 1-800-540-0987 OR VISIT WWW.HCIA.ORG Dr. Harry Harcsztark of The Smile and Implant Center will host a Dentistry From The Heart (DFTH) event providing a free day of dental care to people in the Kearny and surrounding communities. In 2001 Dentistry From The Heart started with New Port Riches dentist Dr. Vincent Monticciolo as a way to give back to the community and provide aid to the growing number of Americans without dental insurance. Since its inception Dentistry From The Heart has grown to include over 200 annual events nationwide and provided more than 45 000 people with free dental care services. Dr. Harcsztark has been active in Humanitarian trips over the past few years. He has been fortunate to have been selected to travel to Ghana Cambodia Indonesia Micronesia and Vietnam with talented medical teams to provide the underprivileged children and their families the dental care they so des- Spreading free smiles across Kearny perately needed. After volunteering my services with the Navy abroad it all comes down to wanting to provide something greater to my own local communities said Dr. Harcsztark (affectionately known as Dr. H ). The services provided by Dentistry From The Heart help more than just a patient s teeth it gives them a renewed reason to smile. The media is invited to join the many volunteers patients and doctors of The Smile and Implant Center on Friday May 3 when they spread free smiles across Kearny at 837 Kearny Avenue Kearny NJ through Dentistry From The Heart. Dentistry From The Heart is a registered non-profit organization that provides free dental work for people in need. In the past nine years Dentistry From The Heart events have contributed more than 8 million in free dentistry across the country. For more information please visit www.dentistryfromtheheart. org. THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 2013 real estate review Frank Riposta achieves top honors Century 21 Semiao and Associates announces that Frank Riposta of the Kearny branch office and the company Easter Seals chairperson was recently awarded its annual Top Overall Producer of the Year award which ranks him first in gross closed commissions companywide. Fernando G. Semiao brokerowner presented the award to Riposta during a regional awards ceremony congratulating his hard work and outstanding sales achievement for 2012. Frank s dedication commitment and professionalism are an asset to both Century 21 Semiao & Associates and to the clients he serves states Semiao. Riposta has also been honored by New Jersey Association of Realtors with the 2012 Circle of Excellence Bronze Award. In addition Riposta has earned the Century 21 Quality Service Pinnacle Award 2012 and the prestigious 2012 Century 21 President s Producer Award. The President s Award is bestowed upon distinguished group of individuals that have achieved both the Centurion level production and Quality Service Pinnacle Award in the same year. Our agents shine in any market stated broker owner Semiao. Frank s level of production can only be achieved through hard work and understanding that for many people buying or selling a home is the most significant purchase of a lifetime. Frank leverages his real estate knowledge and professionalism to help make each transaction as smooth as possible and in the end is rewarded with satisfied clients and a job well done. We are very proud of him. It is a great honor to be a part of such a great organization as Century 21 Semiao and Associates said Riposta. 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Ad is subject to errors and omissions TOO NEW FOR PICTURE- This building offers the best Kearny Avenue location. First floor is 1500 renovated sq.ft. Second floor has been approved for 1500 sq.ft. apt. Once in a life time opportunity at only 398 000. COMMERCIAL THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 2013 27 Notes from the Lyndhurst Police blotter APRIL 12 At 6 17 a.m. police were called to Schuyler and Page Aves. on a report of theft from a motor vehicle. Upon arrival the Clifton owner of a 2011 Freightliner tractor trailer told police someone had stolen four batteries from his truck while it was parked in that location. At 8 06 a.m. police returned to the site where the Garfield owner of a Volkswagen truck told police someone had taken four batteries from his vehicle. And at 12 53 p.m. police said that someone had broken into another Freightliner trailer and removed two batteries. APRIL 11 Police responded to the ShopRite on New York Ave. at 3 43 p.m. on a shoplifting report. Police said store security detained Veronica OduroAbonyi 36 of Bloomfield after she allegedly tried to walk out of the store with 23 in miscellaneous items concealed in her jacket pockets. She was released after police gave her a summons charging her with shoplifting. APRIL 9 Police were called to Kings Court Health & Sports Club on Riverside Ave. at 7 28 p.m. on a report of a lost wallet. Police said the victim a 76-year-old Woodland Park man told them he d placed the wallet in his locker but upon returning it was missing. Police said the wallet was later recovered in a stairwell in the building but 70 had been removed. While they were there police said another patron told them that he found his locker had been damaged but no entry gained. APRIL 7 A resident of the 100 block of Riverside Ave. called police at 4 p.m. to report that someone had stolen four koi fish a type of carp from their backyard pond. Police said the resident told them the koi were between 18 and 24 inches in length and valued at 1 100 apiece. Police said they had no leads at this time. APRIL 6 Police responded to Pennsylvania and Newark Aves. at 11 25 p.m. where they said the driver of a 2003 Ford traveling east on Pennsylvania had struck a parked 1995 Ford pickup wedging their car under the parked vehicle. Police said the driver then continued driving dragging the other car an estimated 100 feet in the process until both vehicles ended up at Newark Ave. At that point police said the driver got out and began walking away. The driver Fernanda Gomez 29 of Lyndhurst was charged with DWI careless driving leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident. APRIL 5 Police responded to the Meadowlands Athletic Club on Chubb Ave. at 5 27 p.m. on a report of theft. Police said the victim a 68-year-old Lyndhurst man told them his locker had been broken into and his wallet containing 300 and credit cards was gone. Police said no damage to the locker was reported. At 10 30 a.m. police received a report of a theft from a motor vehicle at Franks GMC on Orient Way. Upon arrival police learned that someone had removed batteries from two tractor-trailer trucks parked at that location. Police said they tried to stop a motor vehicle traveling at an excessive rate of speed at Riverside and Harding Aves. at 2 30 a.m. but they said the driver continued south into North Arlington before the vehicle was finally halted at Veterans Place. The operator Erick Coaguila 21 was charged with speeding (45 mph in a 35 mph zone) careless driving and eluding. APRIL 4 Nikhil Patel 24 of Jersey City was ticketed for DWI and obstructing passage of other vehicles after police said Patel proceeded into the intersection of Polito and Rutherford Aves. while trying to stop for a red light there at 2 19 a.m. APRIL 2 David Flores 24 of the Bronx N.Y. was stopped by police on Garland Way at 11 50 p.m. after police said he was traveling at a high rate of speed. Police said Flores gave them a false name because he had accumulated numerous points on his license. Flores was charged with giving false information careless driving no license in his possession having an open container of alcohol (cognac) in a motor vehicle and no seat belt. 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Lyndhurst NJ 201-460-8000 Semiao & Associates 213 Kearny Ave Kearny NJ 201-991-1300 The Bixler Group LLC Real Estate & Insurance Since 1891 758 Kearny Ave. Kearny 201.991.0032 BixlerEST1891.com The Bixler Group Rosa Agency Realtors 551-553 Kearny Ave. Kearny 201-997-7860 www.RosaAgency.com Exit Golden Realty 148 Midland Ave. Kearny 201-997-4425 THRESHER from a retired U.S. Naval officer noted that the sailor was born Dec. 15 1941 in Nutley the Robison family s residence for two generations. Robison graduated from Lincoln Elementary School Nutley Junior High and Nutley High School (Class of 1960) where he excelled as a member of the track team. Following graduation he enlisted in the Navy completed his recruit training at Great Lakes Illinois and received further training at the Navy Radio School in Bainbridge Md. Robison was assigned to the Thresher on Jan. 11 1963 and lost his life on the sub almost exactly three months later. He was 21 years old. Among those attending the 50th anniversary tribute were Robison relatives and family friends who had traveled up from Delaware representatives of various veterans organization members of the KHS History Club and Nutley residents who had grown up with Robison or gone to school with him. Fred Romonowski also NHS Class of 60 remembered Pervis as being very personable a happy-go- 03 lucky kid. Barbara Sicoli who had known Pervis from grade school through high school brought along copies of his NHS yearbook photo under which it states A quiet manner is the devil s workshop. It shows a handsome young gentleman with a hint of mischief in his eyes. Another friend was Patti Williams of the Nutley Historical Society who told us I saw Pervis on his last leave. It was that Sunday [before the sinking]. I didn t know what happened until I saw his picture in the paper. And then my heat sank. Williams mother Ruth was chosen by then-Mayor Harry Chenoweth to chair the memorial service held for Robison at Nutley High School after the Thresher tragedy. At last week s program Williams and Historical Society President Domenick Tibaldo displayed a framed tribute to Robison prepared by the society and featuring the sailor s portrait and emblems of the Thresher which bear the submarine s motto Vis Tacita (Silent Strength). It will hang in the Nutley Museum on Chestnut St. Vis Tacita could also be applied to the most moving part of the program performed in solemn silence the unfurling and then folding of an American flag by members of the U.S. Marine Corps the presentation of the flag to Rogers representing the town the banner s placement atop the Robison memorial and a final formal slow salute. The ceremony the prayers the remarks the remembrances were all deeply moving. But on the sun-drenched lawn where spring flowers had started blooming there was also a sense of how can we put it peace. And hope. And gratitude for this nation s having been blessed with men like Pervis Robison and his shipmates. In his speech to the gathering Rogers said As time marches on and the front-page stories about America s past heroes become footnotes in history it is our job those of us who live in this great land of liberty today to preserve those front-page stories by keeping them on the forefront of the minds and hearts of all who are willing to listen and learn why we are a free nation today. Champion Realty LLC. 50 Midland ave 2nd fl Kearny B. 201-710-3767 Paulo Pinto C 201-283-2188 www.ChampionRealtyNJ.com Elite Realty Group Commercial & Residential 235 Harrison Ave. Harrison T 973-268-4000 www.eliterealtyharrison.com Acting classes in Nutley Nutley Little Theatre 47 Erie Pl. will offer a series of AprilJune acting classes for adults to emphasize various aspects of scene study for beginning to advanced actors. Classes begin April 28. Students will be paired with scene partners for in-depth exploration of selected scripts. 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 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 973-6670374. Information about NLT may be found at http www.nutleylittletheatre.com. Law Office of Angela C. Femino 25 Years of Real Estate Experience 364 Kearny Ave. Kearny T 201-955-0080 AFemino verizon.net Town Center Gardens Inc. STAGING REAL ESTATE TO SELL Consultations Available T 551-580-2898 21 DiSabato Inc. AN ICON IN THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1890 105 North 3rd St. Harrison T 973-483-2081 F 973-483-0705 www.DiSabatoInc.com THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 2013 29 GRAFFITI from 01 homes were defiled with red and brown paint might be called the lucky ones. According to KPD Capt. Stephen Durkin commander of the Detective Bureau damage to their properties was estimated at about 500 each. But a car had also been targeted -- twice. The owner had it cleaned up. And it was vandalized again. The cost of repairing the motor vehicle has been estimated at 4 000. In their efforts to ID a suspect Kearny detectives canvassed the neighborhood and spoke to the victims many of whom were senior citizens Durkin noted. They also located four separate private security surveillance cameras along the block which became invaluable assets. Considering the anti-KPD message Det. Scott Traynor and Sgt. John View began reviewing recent Kearny arrest records and learned that on Feb. 26 the Vice Unit had collared one Eric Lorenzo 19 for alleged distribution of a CDS Durkin said. Lorenzo who reportedly was verbally abusive to the cops was sent to the Hudson County Jail on the 26th but posted bail and was released March 2 (the same date the graffiti began to appear). Lorenzo also lives on Elm St. between Midland and Oakwood Aves. police said. And coincidentally he had been posting disparaging remarks about the Kearny police on his Facebook page not in private messages but for the world to view police reported. However the compelling evidence came from a review of those security camera videos which on both nights during which the vandalism occurred had caught an indi- Photos by Karen Zautyk John Donovan (above) and Deaglan Walsh and Martin Macedonio rid Elm St. of graffiti blight. vidual in the act an individual who was seen leaving and entering the building where Lorenzo lives police said. Further detective work led to the suspect s arrest March 12. Lorenzo has made no admission of guilt Durkin said last week but he has been charged with 15 counts of criminal mischief. On Saturday morning we went to Elm St. to meet John Donovan co-owner with Fred Kroog of John Donovan Painting of Kearny. Both he and Kroog were Kearny-born and raised and Donovan told us It s a good thing to give back a little bit to the community. He and his helpers Deaglan Walsh of East Newark and Martin Macedonio of Kearny were doing all the repair work on the homes for free -- donating time and labor. Also donated were the paint from Arlington Hardware in Kearny and block and primer from Sherwin Williams North Arlington. Donovan said he had origi- nally gotten a call from one of the victims for a repair estimate. But when he saw the extent of the damage on the street and considering that many of the victims were senior citizens he reached out to the KPD. Sgt. Peter Caltabel- lotta and Officer Jack Corbett of the Community Policing (COP) Unit coordinated the clean-up project. It s a community service Donovan said paint brush in hand and heading for yet another graffiti-blighted home. 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Mayor Alberto Santos said he ll be meeting this week with Hudson Riverkeeper Debbie Mans to learn about her experience in facilitating corporate-sponsored cleanup of the Hudson. Santos said he wants to compare the efficacy and price of the EPA plan and the CPG alternative particularly the contaminant disposal costs. Basso said that post-Sandy testing of surface soil sam- ples collected from Riverside County Park in Lyndhurst and in North Arlington showed levels of contaminants that were well within the risk level for kids playing there. And a March EPA press release noted that EPA does not plan on further sampling of the recrea- 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. tional areas in the park and deems that park soil cleanup actions are not warranted .... Meanwhile Filippone said the coalition in concert with Lyndhurst is continuing to purchase small undeveloped vacant lots along the Passaic for preservation as public parkland. We ve acquired about 25 so far and we ve got about six more to go [to form a connected stretch] she said. It s not always a straightforward process because of easements required so that sometimes it costs more to pay the legal fees than it does for the actual purchase of the lot she said. With the aid of a 50 000 grant from Bergen County Filippone said the coalition hopes to carve out a walkway bikepath from the T-ball field in Riverside Park to Rt. 3 in Lyndhurst. But Lyndhurst Parks & Recreation Commissioner Tom DiMaggio said there are hurdles to overcome before the township can begin thinking about seeing the river pathway. This is something that s been talked about for years but until we actually get the money to accomplish that we ll have to wait and see. The township needs to take over a few [county- and private-owned] lots and I don t know what the cost will be so where we stand on this project is nowhere right now. You could say the talk of a walkway is just that talk. ity .... The roofing [would be] a minimum 30 year fiberglass asphalt dimensional shingle [with] accents of metal roofing ....[and] ... will have ice and water shield .... Buildings will be equipped with a fire suppression system enclosed stair-towers and emergency lighting and exiting and will feature a covered entrance from the parking area. Each apartment will contain living and dining areas washer and dryer units and 350 cubic feet of storage space. It s expected that the governing body will continue deliberations with all members participating before deciding what if anything to do next. OLD SCHOOL from 07 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 parking along the Academy St. side of the property with additional off-street parking for a total of 120 spaces including handicapped parking. There would be lawn areas and pedestrian walking paths and trees scattered through the complex which would be gated and have controlled 24-hour access to and from the property which would be accessed by two driveways along Cortlandt and Stephens Sts. Building elevations would be about 44 feet. The outside of the buildings would feature cultured stone brick and trim board [consisting of a] polymer and ash based product for durabil- 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. Follow The Observer on APRIL 23 2013 HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA 6 30 TO 8 30 P.M. & Deadline for obituaries Monday by 10 AM obituaries Jude s Children s Hospital. Richard S. Pegram Richard S. Pegram 78 of Bracey Va. (formerly of Kearny) husband of Joan (Tomasieski) passed away peacefully at home on April 8. Predeceased by daughter Linda he is survived by children Mary Jo Conley Rick Pegram Diane Dunn seven grandchildren three greatgrandchildren and brother Charles Pegram. Richard served in the U.S. Navy and retired as a Captain from the Kearny Fire Department. He was a member of the Lake Gaston Volunteer Fire Department in Bracey Va. He will be remembered for his love of food fishing and for his sense of humor. Cremation services were private. Donations in his memory may be made to the Lake Gaston Fire Department 7609 Highway 903 Bracey Va. 23919. Andrew T. Smillie Andrew T. Smillie 87 of Budd Lake died on Monday April 8 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. Born in Kilmarnock Scotland on May 18 1925 he was the son of the late James and Fanny (Haughie) Smillie. He is survived by his wife Josephine (Kirk) Smillie. Andrew lived in Budd Lake for 18 years coming from Kearny. Andrew was a brick layer for Brick Layers and Allied Crafts Local BAC 4 Fairfield. He served with the British Royal Marines. Andrew was of the Presbyterian faith member of Un- THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 2013 31 To submit an obituary obituaries theobserver.com the funeral home followed by private interment. Henrietta Thomson Henrietta Thomson died on April 5 at the Elmcroft Assisted Living in Xenia Ohio. She was 99. Born in Johnston Scotland she lived in Kearny and Wayne before moving to Ohio 18 years ago. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny. A funeral service was held at the funeral home followed by burial at Arlington Cemetery. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com Henrietta and her late husband John Thomson were very involved with the Kearny Bible Chapel. She is survived by her children Dr. Robert S. Thomson Dr. John Thomson and Henrietta E. Henderson eight grandchildren and 22 greatgrandchildren. fax 201-991-8941 Russell Cespedes Russell Cespedes Jose A. 22 of Kearny died on April 12. Son of Jose E. Cespedes and Sandra Getler he was the grandson of Jose and Rosa Cespedes nephew of Will Cespedes and Ann Marie Schulte great-nephew of Concepcion Rosales brother of George Gonzalez maternal grandson of Luz Alvarez and maternal nephew of Enma Patty and Maria. Visiting will be Tuesday April 16 at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny from 4 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday April 17 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home followed by burial in Holy Cross Cemetery North Arlington. Russell was a very accomplished young man. A lifelong Kearny resident he graduated from Kearny High School with High Honors in 2008. He was inducted into the National Honor Society and was editor of the school newspaper. While in high school he wrote for The Observer. Upon graduation he went on to attend the prestigious Bowdoin College in Maine. Russell carried a double major history and government and minored in film. There he had many friends and was active in numerous clubs. He enjoyed co-hosting his own radio program on campus called The Right Hour. Russell planned one day to attend law school. He was very passionate about politics history and government. Shortly before his illness Russell worked as an intern for a senatorial campaign. He embraced this opportunity with excitement honor and pride. He felt this was his small way to give back to his country that he loved so very much. Russell was a great American. He beloved by all will be deeply missed by his family and friends. In the words of his father He was an angel here on earth and now he is our angel in Heaven. Judith De Angelo Judith Judy De Angelo 50 died on April 11 at Hunterdon Medical Center. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Joseph s Church Jersey City followed by interment in Holy Name Cemetery Jersey City. Born in Jersey City Judy lived most of her life in Clinton. Daughter of the late Anthony and Eleanor Conk De Angelo she is the sister of Joan (John) Josso Linda (Chris) Kelley and her twin brother Thomas (Shana) De Angelo. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews Melissa Brian Steven Anthony Amanda and Matthew. In lieu of flowers donations to the Hunterdon Developmental Center Cottage 10 40 Pittstown Road Clinton N.J. 08809 would be appreciated. Virginia A. Evert Virginia A. Evert (nee Aiello) of Kearny died on April 14 in The St. Cloud Health Care Center in West Orange. She was 89. Visiting will be on Wednesday April 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny. A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday April 18 at 10 a.m. in St. Cecilia s Church and followed by entombment at Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins. com Virginia is the wife of the late Herbert D. Evert and is survived by her children and their spouses Patricia M. Daniel P. and Judy Donald R. and Pamela Cary R. and Stephanie and Tracey A. Evert. She is also survived by her grandchildren Kristin Adam Jeremy Jamison Alex Harrison and Colin along with several great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her granddaughter Jordon. In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to St. ion Local 4 he was an avid reader enjoyed crosswords loved walking and being outdoors and discovering nature he enjoyed spending time with his family. In addition to his wife Josephine Andrew is survived by a son Robert Smillie three daughters Margaret and husband Robert Defuria Frances and husband Pascal Berini and Jo-Anne and husband Tony Chudley two sisters Ina McClure and Stella Spence six grandchildren Robert and wife Alison Nicole Alyson Anthony Justin and Nicholas three great grandchildren Aedan Emily Aine sister-in-law Jessie Smillie predeceased by three brothers James Robert and William predeceased by seven sisters Isa Grace Greta Mary Frances Margaret and Mae. Arrangements were by the Cochran Funeral Home 905 High St. Hackettstown. A funeral service was held in MARIO TEIXEIRA JR. 2542 DIRECTOR-MANAGER Shaw-Buyus Home for Services 138 DAVIS AVE. KEARNY NJ 07032 Tel (201) 991-2265 Thank You St.Jude for answering my petition N.B. 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 32 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 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 BELLEVILLE Union Ave high traffic location. Commercial Space for small business or office 750sq.ft. 1500sq.ft. 1750sq.ft.(5 offices kitchen reception & waiting area) Call (973)202-8580 To place an ad call 201-991-1600 classified theobserver.com APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY 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 KEARNY Arlington Section. Large 6 room 3 bedroom 2 full bath apartment for rent. Available May 1st. Central air washer dryer hook-up. Close to transportation and shopping. 1700 month. No Pets. Call (201)955-1854 KEARNY Clean 2 Bedrooms 5 room apartment on Afton St. 4 Family on 2nd floor. HW Floors W D Hook-up 1250 Utilities Security & Lease. Sorry no pets no smoking. (973)838-1662 KEARNY Completely renovated 1 bedroom apt. Central air and heat. washer dryer hook-up. Parking available. Close to transportation & schools. No pets allowed. (973)634-5485 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 GARAGE WANTED Open House Sunday April 21st. 1-4pm. 104 Morgan Place. HOUSE FOR SALE SPACE FOR RENT APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY Arlington Section. 1BDRM 800 sec. 2BDRM 900 sec. Both w Heat & Hot water included. (908)696-1866 KEARNY 1 Bedroom Apartment on Liberty Street. Hard-wood floor. HT HW Included. 925 Rent Plus 1 month Security. No Pets. For More Information Call (201)306-2994 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 large bedroom w walk-in closet all rooms newly renovated. Hardwood floors C A dishwasher. Utilities separate. 1100 month plus Security. (201)998-3904 KEARNY 1st floor 2 bedrooms LR EIK washer dryer hook-up.. Central Air yard basement storage. Close to NY transportation. 1125 1-1 2 months security utilities. Available immediately. Good credit required. Call between the hrs. of 6AM-3PM M-F (201)998-8226 for appt. KEARNY 1st or 2nd. floor apt. 2 bedrooms LR DR Kitchen and bath. Separate utilities. 1200 1 month security. W D hook-up. Available Immediately. Call (201)207-8029 KEARNY 2 bedroom apt. Turn key ready. Immaculate condition. 1-1 2 months security. No pets. Separate utilities. 975 month. Available May 1st. (973)986-6456 APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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 & office or small bedroom large DR & LR hardwood floors central air heat washer dryer hook-up 2nd floor. 1250 mon 1 month security. No pets. Available June 1st. Call Bruno (973)495-6058 KEARNY 2 bedrooms 2nd floor. DR refrigerator stove parking. Available immediately. 975.00 1 1 2 month security. NO PETS. Tenant pays Heat H W and electricity (973)808-1556 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 4 room apt. Washer & dryer. Parking 1 car. Utilities separate. 980 month. 1 month security (201)997-9199 KEARNY 2 bedrooms. LR kitchen bath like new. Close to park and schools. 900 plus security. No pets. (201)600-1211 KEARNY 2 Family duplex Brand new. 2nd floor large 2 bedroom hardwood floors large closets. No smoking. 1250 month plus utillities. 1-1 2 months security. (201)920-9308 after 12pm. KEARNY 2nd floor 3 Bedrooms. Railroad style. Utilities are separate 1100 mon No Pets. Call Owner Mr. Lee (917)499-2832 11am-11pm KEARNY 2nd floor beautiful 2 bedroom apt large LR hardwood & ceramic floors. Easy parking. 1 month security. 1200 month Available now (201)406-3181 KEARNY 3 Bedroom Apt 1300 & 2 bedroom apt 1150 month. 1 month security Available Immediately. Call (201)622-8315 KEARNY 3 bedroom apt. DR LR. 2nd floor. Renovated. Central air. Laundry hook-up in basement. 1 month security. Available May 1st. (908)591-8268 APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY 3 LG ROOMS (ONE BEDROOM) AT BELGROVE APTS. 935 INCLUDING HEAT HOT WATER. LAUNDRY ROOM. NO PETS. (973)493-7868 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 in a 3 family house 2 bedrooms 1 bath LR DR EIK. Heat included. Close to transportation 1100 month. 1 month security required. Available May 1st. (201)998-7714 KEARNY 3rd floor of 3 Family house 1BR LR kitchen. 369 Maple Street. 1 block from town hall and transportation. 750 month plus utilities No Smoking & No pets. Call (201)538-7687 between 10 AM to 8 PM. KEARNY 3rd floor spacious Studio EIK own entrance closet space 800 1 month security (201)998-4418 after 4pm KEARNY 4 room apartment 2 Bedrooms kitchen LR.. Modern. 1 month security. No pets. Available now. Pay own utilties. (201)991-8317 KEARNY 5 rooms plus utilities. 1 month security. No pets. 1150. Call (201)955-0510 KEARNY 5 rooms 3rd floor. Quiet Street. Close to Everything. Separate utilities. No pets. No smoking. Available now. Call (201)832-3063 KEARNY 5 rooms. 1200 for July 1st. No Pets. 732-350-4122. KEARNY 5 rooms. HT HW included. 950. 1-1 2 months security. (201)955-2212 KEARNY Arlington area. 5 rooms 1 bath 1-1 2 months security. 1200 utilities. No pets. (201)213-1871 APARTMENTS FOR RENT KEARNY Very clean apt. Freshly painted. 3 rooms 1 bedroom. No pets. 890 month. 1 month security. HT HW included. (201)207-5160 (201)991-8846 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 2 Family House for sale on 50x100 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 For sale Corner lot 88x95 w existing house in developing area of Kearny. Serious inquiries only by appoinment. Developers welcomed (201)233-8089 KEARNY By owner. 3 Family 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom each floor. Finished basement Laundry.Separate utilities. Large backyard. PATH. 299 000 (201)997-9087 Kearny Manor 4 bedroom home. large rooms firepalce finished basement 2 car garage 335 000 North Arlington To be built. 2- Mother Daughter homes. Call for details. N.Newark like new. 2 family house by Branch Brook Park Area. 3 bedrooms on each floor garage and offstreet parking. 359 000 call for details Immaculate Move-in condition 2 Family Home in Arlington Section of Kearny. Contact Chris (973)722-6397 HALL FOR RENT Family Affairs Only Nice clean hall. Pleasant atmosphere. Maximum 80 people. 201-496-4645 201-991-9865 Call Anytime Office Space for Rent on Kearny Ave. 850 OHara Agency 201-997-6300 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 1 Bdrm apt. w heat 825 Call for details OHARA AGENCY (201)997-6300 BELLEVILLE Rental Affordable A C Nice Setting Party Hall BELLEVILLE 1st floor. 3 Bedrooms HT HW Included. No Pets. No smoking. 1 Month Security. Call Maria (973)759-7077 BELLEVILLE 2 bedrooms. Separate utilities. 1200 month. One month deposit. No pets. No smoking. Available Now. (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 201-889-6677 201-572-1839 Harrison 603 Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. N. 700sq ft 900 month HT HW included. Available now. (973)483-4557 (201)889-3110. STORE FOR RENT 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 Lrg apt 2nd fl. 4BDRMS 1 office 2Fbths jacuzzi Cent A C & heat. Laundry hook-ups EIK LR & DR. 1600 mo. Pay own utilities. 201-997-5613 (Call after 5pm) Avail 6 1. KEARNY 2 bedrooms 3 1 2 rooms 950 utilities. One month security. No pets. Rob (201)424-5067 after 4pm. Leave message. We speak spanish. OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT Office Space 545 Kearny Ave. Kearny 2nd fl. offices 432 sq.ft. 450 month utilities. 810 sq.ft. 825 month utilities. (201)966-4966 Commercial Space for small business or office. 750sq.ft. 1500sq.ft. 1750sq.ft.(5 offices kitchen reception & waiting area) Call (973)202-8580 SPACE FOR RENT OHARA AGENCY (201)997-6300 APARTMENTS FOR RENT APARTMENTS FOR RENT POLICY NO REFUNDS or CHANGES with CLASSIFIED ADS Please note there will be a There are KEARNY Furnished studio apt. no pets no smoking 650 month all utilities included. Available now. (973)441-9574 Call after 9am-2pm 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 CONSECUTIVELY BLOOMFIELD BLOOMFIELD 2 bedroom 3rd floor. Close to transportation. Utilities separate. 1-1 2 months security. No pets. 950 month. (201)563-8726 BLOOMFIELD2 bedroom apt. parking for 1 car included. utilities not included. Available May 1st. Call (862)215-7039 SPECIAL MUST RUN THREE & FOUR WEEKS APARTMENTS FOR RENT APARTMENTS FOR RENT PROCESSING FEE if changes need to be made for running specials 10.00 There will be a 10.00 processing fee when Cancelling an ad before it is published for the first time. 10 processing fee if changes need to be made for running specials KEARNY 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 17 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 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. 1800 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 HARRISON1 Bedroom. separate utilities extra clean no pets. 850 month. Security required. Available May 1st. Call (201)991-6804 After 5 p.m. ask for Alex To place an ad call 201-991-1600 classified theobserver.com Bilingual Assistants Various Depts Hiring FT & PT Positions Will Train. 12-18 p hr Benefits Call Marco 973-748-5251 x 319 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 2 bedrooms 2nd floor 4 room apartment. 2 family. HT HW supplied. No pets no laundry. 1 100 month Plus 1 month security. Near 280 & PATH. Available May1st. Call After 4pm (973)482-1428 HARRISON Two 2 bedroom apartments hardwood floor 10 minute walk to P.A.T.H. nice and quiet area easy parking No Pets. utilities not included 980 and 1100 per month call 917-669-3678 Available now. HARRISON 2nd floor 1 bedroom studio. LR Kitchen supply own utilities. Available Now 850 1-1 2 months security No pets. (201)388-0463 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 517 Warren St. 2nd floor. Small 1 bedroom kitchen bath. 780. Utilities not included. 1 year lease required. (973)979-1506 APARTMENTS FOR RENT N. ARLINGTON N.ARLINGTON 2 family house 2nd floor. 3 rooms EIK near transportation. 1 month security. Available June 1st. (201)939-1553 N.ARLINGTON Recently renovated 2 BR Apt. DR. Central air hardwood floors. 1 off street parking spot. 2nd Floor 1250 utilities Plus 1 month security. Call (201)966-8095 APARTMENTS FOR RENT N.ARLINGTON 3 Rooms. 2nd floor. No Pets. 1-1 2 Months Security. Heat Hot Water Supplied. 850 month. (201)401-0488 N.ARLINGTON 4 large rooms beautiful hardwood floors easy access to schools & public transit. No pets. 1225 (908)310-9068 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 EMPLOYMENT Licensed Hairdresser and Nail Technician needed for salon in Kearny & Harrison. Competitive pay. Please call (908)675-6669 (201)725-6396 EMPLOYMENT 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 hardwood floors. Lots of closets Laundry facility central air. very close to PATH. 1-1 2 months security 950 month utilities included. No pets. Available May 1st. Smoke free environment (973)573-7333 HARRISON 2 bedroom apt. LR DR EIK. Central Air Heat. Near PATH. No pets. No smoking. Available 5 1 (973)391-5363 HARRISON 2 bedrooms LR kitchen bathroom. Use of yard. 1 200 month. 1-1 2 months security. No pets. No smoking. Separate utilities. Minutes to major highways. (973)517-7235 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 KEARNY Family has furnished room for rent. 100 week. Good for student. Close to transportation. No smoking. No drinking please. References required. (201)997-6141 (201)310-6099 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 & 865 utilities. Credit check required. (201)438-6241 EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT N.ARLINGTON 1 Bedroom large rooms. Harwood floors. Washer dryer hook-up. garage. No pets. 1000 utilities. (201)693-6542 (201)889-0105 N.ARLINGTON 2 bedrooms LR large kitchen w lots of cabinets. HT HW included. 1075 month 1 month security. Available now. (201)467-7701 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 1 bedroom 1st floor hardwood floors in LR. New ceramic tile full bathroom w backyard. 1000 month. Separate utilities. Available Immediately No pets. (201)939-3732 N.ARLINGTON Large modern 3 room apt. Hardwood floors throughout plenty of closets parking. Coin operated laundry. Available May 1st. 945 month utilities. Call landlord (201)306-5953 N.ARLINGTON Recently remodeled. 3 Extra large rooms 1 bedroom apt. HT HW included. Near transportation. Available Now. (201)997-0009 CDL Drivers A B Call Today Start Tomorrow Great Pay & Benefits. (201)991-1586 EXPERIENCED EMAILERS NEEDED To email home business prospect lists from our N.A. office. 9am-5pm or 1pm - 5pm 5 days 10 per hr. (551)333-8541 Small Mfr near Penn Station Nwk. Requires 20 years min. Experience w non-automatic machinery including set-up &repair of tools-fixtures Call (973)589-4876 Machinist Wanted JERSEY CITY JERSEY CITY- 6 rmsNEAR CITY UNIVERSITY. Spacious lovely apt. (1200 sq.ft.) 2-1 2 bedrooms newly renovated private home. Near Light Rail buses. (Easy access Exchange Place NYC trans. highways). Great closets storage A C lrg kitchen (new refrigerator stove) modern bath cable ready. Good parking quiet area. NO PETS. NO SMOKING. (201)433-5274 FURNISHED ROOM BELLEVILLE Furnished renovated Room. 575 month. Available April 1st. New floors renovated. 625 month Available April 1st. Share kitchen renovated Bath. Utilities and cable included. Gentleman Preffered. No Smoking Drinking Call (973)302-4447 (862)888-7290 Belleville furnished room for rent. One month security. Call (973)450-9457 after 5 00pm. Se Habla Espa ol Ingles. KEARNY Furnished room for gentleman. Kitchen privileges. No smoking. No drinking. Everything included. Security required. (201)991-3289 FACTORY WORKER Sterling Seating Inc. Immediate Opening. Sewing Department Experienced sewing skills. Must have 1 year experience. Apply in person only. M - Th 10 00-2 00 only. NO PHONE CALLS Enter in front office only. Sterling Seating 9 Porete Ave North Arlington N.J. 07031 EOE 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 Lsantiago paystaffing. com NEWARK NEWARK 1st Fl. 2BDRM LR HT HW included 890 month 1 month sec. 973-776-4514 or 862-202-4725 NEWARK 4 Rooms. 2nd floor. Near PATH buses 650 mo. Separate Utlities. 1 month security. No smoking. Available now. (862)754-8160 Part Time Mature Person Front office Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced professional environment. Clerical duties include Strong secretarial & computer skills sales filing letters strong spelling a must verbal communication outgoing personality & dress professional Must have a positive attitude Experience necessary Must speak & write English & Spanish Fax resume (201)991-8941 or E-mail to jobs theobserver.com No phone calls please. Ladies wanted with Drivers License. Car provided at all times gas & insurance paid. (973)698-5426 Full Time Cleaning NOW HIRING Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling any hours. 500 weekly potential Info. 1-985-646-1700 Dept. NJ-2291 OFFICE HELP CALL TODAY START TOMORROW LOCAL AREA E-MAIL RESUME Full time job. Factory work. Apply in person GILD-N-SON MFG & SALES 328 Belleville Tpk Kearny NJ 07032 INDUSTRIALBUSINESS2 COMCAST.NET BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Kitchen Help 194-1 2 Midland Ave. Dont let this opportunity pass you by Top global leader looking for open minded business individuals. Support System and Training Call 973-277-2012 Entrepreneurs Wanted Get Paid on Electricity & Credit Card Processing. Top Global Leader looking for a few motivated individuals to mentor. 201-497-5524 Apply in Person Peppinos Kearny NJ Local retail furniture store seeks proven salespeople for P T and F T positions. Hours will include nights and Saturdays Apply in Person Mace Bros Furniture 512 Kearny ave Kearny SALES EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT Some ads may be misleading We ask all readers to use their good judgment when responding to these type of ads in which they ask you for a fee. 34 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 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 LANDSCAPING Construction Design Maint. Clean Ups Shrub Trimming Grass Cutting Lic.13VH04443200 To place an ad call 201-991-1600 classified theobserver.com GUTTERS D. FITZGERALD Seamless Gutters Installed. Gutters Cleaned We-R- Also Dennies Painting & Roofing Slate Roofs repaired. 1(800)479-3262 Wait staff. Banquet servers. Part-time. Will train. Inquire in person. 620 Stuyvesant Ave Lyndhurst NJ 07071 EMPLOYMENT The San Carlo Fine Catering (201)933-3400 Responsible mother with preparation and lots of years of experience. Will take care of your child in her kearny home. Children of all ages. including children with special needs and premature babies. If interested please call (201)998-0951 (551)200-3592 Se habla espa ol. CHILD CARE ANDRIELLO LANDSCAPE RUBBISH REMOVAL A1 Affordable Rubbish Removal Attics Basements Yard Cleaning. We Haul or you Can Rent 10-15 Cubic Yard Containers. We Accept Visa Mastercard (201)998-1262 ANDRIELLO CLEANOUTS CLEANING SERVICES Will clean houses apartment offices. References HOME IMPROVEMENT Roofing Siding Windows Doors Decks Painting Tiles & Masonry Sheet Rock All types of Carpentry Lic. 13VH02536200 Free Estimates 20% Senior Citizen Discounts PAINTING & DECORATING J & M Decorators & Sons Family Owned Since 1972 Specializing in Interior & Exterior Painting. 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(201)448-1563 MARIO ESPOSITO LANDSCAPING LLC Fall Clean-ups Lawn maintenance Top Soil Mulch Snow Removal Free Estimates (201)438-3991 Yards Garages Basements Attics Real Estate Rubbish Removal Demolition Lic.13VH04443200 HISPANIC RELIABLE LADY Clean your house or office. 7 Years housekeeping in Hampton Hotel in NY. (862)763-6610 (973)900-9682 Portuguese Lady will Clean your Home or Office. Years of Experience. References & Own Transportation (973)865-9617 (201)893-0656 (201)874-1577 TUTORING MATH TUTOR Retired Math Teacher available for tutoring. Call for appointment (201)935-3645 Rubbish removal garages Basements Attics Demolition Well match any price ARMIN CLEANOUTS Handyman Star All inside or outside repairs. Windows painting sheetrock carpentry masonry Plumbing and decks.No job too big or small. Free estimates. Tom (201)424-5042 COMPUTER SERVICES J. M. Electronics Computer Repair Free Computer Check-up We Buy & Sell Computers 502 Kearny Ave. Kearny NJ 07032 Call Jeff for more information at (201)486-2057 (201)997-8957 John PLUMBING Courageous Plumbing HVAC LLC Lic. 11103 Plumbing Heating Cooling Sewer Complete basement pump out & Sump pumps MC VISA and Finace Available 50 off when mention this ad. (973)460-2963 LANDSCAPING A-1 Affordable Landscaping Doors Decks Kitchen Baths. Complete Home Renovation. Quality workmanship. All work guaranteed. Free Estimate. Fully Insured Nick (201)997-7657 Roofing Siding Specialist. Windows N&J REMODELERS Weekly Maintenance Bush trimming Clean ups. Design. For free estimate Call (201)998-1262 AFFORDABLE & SIMPLE LANDSCAPING Spring clean-ups mowing Hedge trim mulch flower planting & more. Reasonable Rates. Sr discounts available Dave 201-286-7224 PERSONALS Woman is looking for a man for a serious relationship. Ages from 60-65. Divorced or single. 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Secured off-street parking for cars trucks boats ETC. Call (201)955-2400 PAVING & MASONRY ASPHALT DRIVEWAYS CLEANING SERVICES Annies Cleaning Service Homes offices. Move in-out cleaning. Gift Certificates Avail. Excellent references 973-667-6739 862-210-0681 CARPET CLEANING CARPET CLEANING DEEP CLEANING & STEAM CLEANING AREA RUGS CLEANING ALL TYPES OF FIBERS UPHOLSTERY CLEANING CARPET RESTRETCH REPAIR. www.fantastic floorsndesigns.com Call (201)887-8212 (862)223-9806 PVC Fence Steps Brick Pavers Sidewalk Patios Retaining Walls Belgium Block Curbs Brick & Block Work Fully insured & Licensed FREE ESTIMATES Lic. 13VH01852100 REMODELING SPECIALIST FULLY INS. & LIC. J&L ATWELL (201)998-6236 JMW CONSTRUCTION ANDREAS PAINTING Professional House Painter 165 Interior & Exterior Printing-Plastering-Taping Free Estimates (201)997-0706 Speak slow on answer machine please GARAGE FOR RENT Harrison - Garage for Rent 704 Warren St. 5 blocks to PATH. 973-886-2050. Belleville 3 Car garage 30x20 good for cars contractors & boat storage. 450 month 1 month security. Available April 15th or May 1st. (973)951-6315 201-955-0346 CHRIS PAINTING Interior & Exterior Spray Aluminum siding Sheetrock Water damages Lead safe. Fully Insured (201)896-0292 New Re-roofing Slate Repairs Gutters Cleaned Flat Roofing Also Do Painting Free Estimates Fully Insured (201)998-5153 10th MOWING FREE Maint. Clean Ups Trimming Mansonry Pwr Washing Day Labor. FREE Estimates Lic 13VH06840100 (201)658-5463 ALS Landscaping REPAIRS OR REPLACEMENTS Cell (973)760-4877 MASONRY Vinyl Replacements Windows Installed 89 Weathershield Since 1972 WE FIX WINDOWS WINDOWS WINDOWS Best Home and Office Cleaning in Kearny. Only 40 for 3 hours. Honest and Reliable. Ask to try for free 973-575-4000 cellular. HOME IMPROVEMENT FM Property Home Repairs & Improvements Kitchens Bathrooms Doors Floors Windows Painting Decks All types of repairs Lic. 13VH05674000 Complete Home Improvements Kitchens Bathrooms Decks Replacement windows Siding Additions Lic. 13VH03156600 FREE Estimates Fully Insured (201)935-1975 SON & SONS LLC Affordable Pricing For Breaking Removing & Replacing Sidewalks Driveways Pavers Walkways Steps Brick & Patios. Fully Insured For A Free Estimate Call Oscar At PAVING PAVING (800)339-8802 MASONRY Commercial & Residential Driveways Parking Lots Belgian Blocks Sidewalks Steps Pavers Retaining Walls All asphalt work www.jagpaving.com LORENA (201)991-4165 Cell (201)401-4525 Kearny Fax (201)997-5783 Lic By NJ Member of BBB Fully Insured Free Estimates JAG PAVING CORP. CLASSIC PAINTING Room started at 50 Exterior House start at 800 Call Don (862)754-1789 (973)484-9471 Leave message Painting Decorating interior exterior Paper Hanging ceiling. Full Installation General Repairs. Over 14 years experience. ELECTRICAL SERVICES 25 years experience Twin Electric Quality Work. Good affordable prices. Senior discounts. Fully Insured. Bonded. Lic. 16158 (973)715-4150 (201)562-5985 www.repairsbyfm.com fred repairsbyfm.com 201-428-7160 Fully Insured SAL POLIZZOTTO (908)834-7170 (862)576-7897 (201)939-8781 FREE ESTIMATE SIDEWALKS PATIOS DRIVEWAYS RETAINING WALLS STEPS ALL CONCRETE WORK SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BRICK PAVER DESIGNS SANTOS CONSTRUCTION CO. FREE ESTIMATES. Family Owned For Over 30 Years Fully Insured and Licensed Call Our Office 973-589-2712 LET US SHOW YOU OUR WORK Cut Your Mortgage In Half Maintain Your Current LifeStyle (201)805-4999 Free Call Divorce 339 Court Cost. Bankruptcy 450 Court Cost. 877 Broad St. 208 Newark NJ 07102 www.divorcebankruptcyimmigration.com (973)273-1325 25 years experience All types of electrical wiring 24 hour emergency service. Free estimate 10% off with ad Lic. 11909 El. Insp. 7566 EMERALD ELECTRIC (201)955-2678 ELECTRICAL SERVICES ELECTRICAL SERVICES THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 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 Entertainment is free with entry ticket providing fairgoers with all-day access to the Racing Pigs the Big Cat Encounter Circus Maximus Hypnotist Steve Bayner and more. This year will feature several events-withinthe-event which State Fair will be announcing soon. Fairgoers also won t want to miss spectacular fireworks shows on July 3 and 4. A family favorite the Sky Ride is back this year providing sky-high views of the fair from one end of the midway to the other with fabulous views of New York City. For Batman fans the BATCOPTER will be back providing rides with panoramic views of the fair in the original helicopter from the 1966 TV series. State Fair will offer patrons new and improved comfort areas this year. There will be more sheltered cooling areas as well as changing stations air-conditioned restrooms and roomy midways for stroller accessibil- 35 To place an ad call 201-991-1600 classified theobserver.com Quality work for over 40 years. Licensed Bonded & Insured. Call For Free Estimate. All work guaranteed (201)997-4288 Cell(201)522-3064 Lic & Buss Permit 500 HILL ELECTRIC ELECTRICAL SERVICES State Fair Meadowlands is back State Fair Meadowlands is back this year June 21 thru July 7 at the Meadowlands Fairgrounds next to the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. The fair which features the largest Kiddieland in New Jersey as well as thrilling white-knuckle rides for older children and adults will offer delicious new foods live animal shows daring acrobats games shopping and new comfort stations for fairgoers. Winter seemed to drag on and on this year but at State Fair we re already gearing up for warm summer fun. Families will love our assortment of rides Circus Maximus live animal shows delicious food and more said Al Dorso president of State Fair Meadowlands. We re committed to providing families with affordable fun that s close to home. This year we re even expanding our weekend shuttle bus service to Secaucus station so our friends in New York can make the most of the event. ity. It will be a Non-Smoking fair this year with designated areas for smokers. Featured food includes favorite ethnic delights including the top-selling Greek gyros and kebabs empanadas sausage and peppers Hibachi and more. Kids and adults alike will be thrilled with classic Fair Fare such as corn dogs funnel cakes turkey legs blooming onions candied apples curly fries deep-fried Oreos corn on the cob ice cream and of course cotton candy. Back by popular demand will be Chester s Gators and Tators featuring gator kabobs shark meat chicken and shrimp as well as the tender and delicious Pig Butt on a Stick. State Fair Meadowlands is the largest fair in the New York metro area with over 150 rides and attractions occupying over 35 acres of fairgrounds plus parking. Special discounts and promotions include opening Dollar Night Kids Go Free Night Midnight Madness Cheap Cheap Night an all-new Kids Day Matinee and Patron Appreciation Day. Details of all Bargain Days are listed at http njfair. com bargain_nights.php. Fair hours are Monday through Thursday 6 pm to midnight Fridays 6 pm to 1 am Saturdays 2 pm to 1 am Sundays 2 pm to midnight. On opening Dollar Preview Night June 21 the fair is open 4 pm to 1 am. On Thursday July 4 the fair is open 2 pm to 1 am and on Friday July 5 from 2 pm to 1 am. Parking is free Monday through Wednesday and 4 Thursdays through Sundays and July 3rd. Opening night parking is just 1. The fair will be offering free shuttle buses from to Secaucus Junction Fridays 6 pm to midnight (excludes Opening Day) Saturdays 4 pm to midnight Sundays from 4 pm to 11 pm and July 4 from 4 pm to midnight. Visit www.njfair.com for more information. MERCHANDISE FOR SALE For Sale Refrigerator 100. 61 High x 28 Wide. (201)259-2698 GARAGE & YARD SALE Garage Sale Saturday April 20th. 9am-4pm. Household and misc items. 64 Sunset Ave. North Arlington. YARD SALE Sat. April 20th 8 30-4 00 Appliances electronics clothes homegoods dollar sales and more. 32 Seventh St. No.Arlington. Rain Date Sunday April 21st. 300 500 PAID For Any Junk car van or truck. Paid Cash AUTOMOBILES WANTED 1-888-869-5865 J & F TOWING CA H 4 JUNK Washington Wildcats capture championship The Washington Wildcats boys basketball team of Washington Middle School Harrison were recently crowned league champions after a tightly-fought game against Fairview in the South Bergen seventh and eighth grade traveling league. The game was played at St. Mary s High School Rutherford. The Wildcats entered the playoffs as a No. 4 seed however their determination and team work led them to victories over Hasbrouck Heights Ridgefield and Fairview all powerhouses in the league. Ridgefield was 29-1 entering the playoffs. This was only the Wildcats second year participating in the league. Washington Middle School boys are coached by physical education teacher Brian Kolakowski now in his third season as head coach. The team improved from a 6-10 finish in 2012 to a 15-4 record this year. Coach Kolakowski credits his team composed of 10 eighth-graders and seven seventh-graders for the turnaround. Kolakowski says he focused on conditioning during their practices along with technique. As of now all 10 eighth-graders are headed to Harrison High School making the future of the Blue Tide freshmen look bright for 2014. CAR 200- 500 PAID ON THE SPOT. FREE TOWING 201-428-0441 ANY CAR VAN OR TRUCK. NO TITLE NO KEYS NO PROBLEM. PUBLIC NOTICE Did you work at the Egyptian Lacquer plant in Kearny NJ at any time during the years 1973 through 1978 If so please call 1-855-988-2537 Kearny Rec hoops champs Kearny Recreation s Miami fifth and sixth grade boys recently won the championship. In front row from l. Branden Loo Jonathan Thiele Michael Ribeiro and Anthony Bianchini back row from l. Coach Anthony Miscia C.J. McBride David Herera Jonathan Marinho Daniel Fererro and Sean Martin last row from l. Coach Joe Martin and Coach Tom Sagitas. Follow The Observer on & 36 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 2013 DIRECT WE BUY GOLD & DIAMONDS BUSINESS Are you listed RY Home of the 1 2 pound Burgers AROUND TOWN from 16 Rama Jewelers Jewelry Repair Watch Bands Batteries 413 Valleybrook Ave. Lyndhurst NJ 201-939-5784 The definitive experience in dining pleasure. Banquet Hall available 185 River Road North Arlington www.euroloungecafe.com Restaurant Takeout Gina isza Pz Since 1976 Delivery 201-246-9095 503 N. Frank E. Rodgers Harrison NJ 973-482-4883 618 FRANK E. RODGERS BLVD. HARRISON 275 River Road N. Arlington 201.998.8206 SPRING IS HERE NOW OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FREE DELIVERY 973-900-9739 MIN 10 6 LUNCH SPECIAL ESPECIALES PARA ALMUERZO 397 Kearny Ave Kearny NJ 201-998-2588 Jasmine Foot Spa Grand Opening Organic Oil & Hot Stone Body Work 30 mins. 30 45 mins. 45 60 mins. 50 Gift Certificates Available Foot Reflexology 30 mins. 25 45 mins. 35 60 mins. 45 Pizza Wings & Things 201-997-7499 Restaurant & Bar Salads Sandwiches You ve tried Pasta Seafood the rest now Calzones try the Best Stromboli 5 OFF One Hour Foot Refexology 10 OFF Any Services of 50 or more 15 OFF Any Services of 75 or more 264 Davis Avenue Kearny The Friends of North Arlington Public Library will meet at the library 210 Ridge Rd. on Friday April 19 at 10 a.m. Registration for North Arlington s summer recreation program for borough children is currently open to May 24. Registration will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Youth Center 1 Legion Pl. (behind Borough Hall next to the firehouse). Space in the program is limited. The recreation program runs from June 24 to August 16 for children ages 4 to 10. For more information call 201-9977709. As part of the annual Girl Scout Ambassador Community Service Project gently used donations for Bergen County Children Services community group homes for youth in foster care will be collected on Sunday April 22 from 7 30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Queen of Peace Rectory garage North Arlington. These children have suffered abuse among other trauma and receive intensive treatment services at these centers. Your generosity would be greatly appreciated as the children entering the homes have very little if nothing of their own belongings. Games and toys gift cards to be used towards birthday gifts bikes helmets roller skates board games Barbie Dolls and dress up attire ( only new clothing permitted ) jump ropes Hoola Hoops Wiffle bat and ball arts and crafts projects (Michaels AC Moore) Coloring books crayons markers glue and backpacks duffle bags small luggage for transporting their personal items. Household Items White Sheets (twin) Bedroom Curtains (pink purple green red) Removable character stickers colorful pictures and Bedroom Wall Decorations (wall letters to spell names). Queen of Peace High School s spring musical A Chorus Line will be performed the weekends of April 19 and 20 and April 26 and 27 at the Sonny Conners Gymnasium of Queen of Peace High School 191 Rutherford Pl. North Arlington Curtain time is 8 p.m. for each performance and admission is 10 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling Special Events Coordinator Cheryl Riley at 201-998-8227 ext. 39 or may be purchased at the box office. Nutley The Friends of Nutley Public Library are sponsoring a book sale on Thursday April 25 to Saturday April 27 from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Stock up on hardcover books paperbacks CDs and DVDs. The library is accepting donations for the sale on Monday April 22 through Wednesday April 24. Proceeds of this book sale will benefit the Friends of the Nutley Library who are raising funds to help support the Nutley Public Library s programs and collections. For more information please call 973-667-0405 or email at library nutleynj.org. Nutley Wellness Challenge invites you to No Snooze You Loose a free lecture on obesity and sleep apnea at the Department of Public Affairs and Health 149 Chestnut St. The lecture will be resented by Dr. Alan Klukowicz Hackensack UMC Mountainside on Monday April 22 6 30 to 7 30 p.m. All are welcome Nutley Departments of Public Affairs and Health will dedicate the Nutley Health Department Health Clinic in honor of Nurse Angelica (Vitillo) Costa a Nutley resident who served as the deputy director U.S. Navy Nurse Corps from 1966 to 1970. Costa served in the military during the end of WWII through the Vietnam War. She is a 2007 Nutley Hall of Fame recipient. Nurse Costa passed away on August 12 2002. The dedication ceremony was scheduled for Wednesday March 6 but due to bad weather the ceremony was rescheduled for Thursday April 25 at 5 p.m. at the Department of Public Affairs. Nurse Costa s family will be in attendance. The public is invited. Garfield School Students of the Month Robert Wasilak principal of Garfield School in Kearny announced Garfield s students of the month for March Alyssa Melindra Jericho Jackson Jacob Garcia Jayden Cezair Genaro Sosa Genesis Cepeda Kevin Gosnell Nicole Martinez Xavier Brandao Nathaniel Brewer Angela Lugo Anaise Leone Jayson Jenkins Jaydalyn Orellana Derek Bedon Crystal Franco Alexandra Dilone Arianna Cruz Yamill Harris Daniel Velazquez Jacqueline Narucki Nicholas Queiroz Ofelia Alves Victoria Cimirro Shania Vasquez Kiara Puga Sharyn Gonzalez Alex Reynaga Emily Marette Kamila Abdullahi Marlon Rodriguez Xavier Traore Alex Restrepo Aaron Tully Zeneida McClain and Jose Ceballos. Everyday Kids Meal 3.99 Specializing in Seafood & BBQ Catering for All Occasions & Takeout 938 Passaic Ave. Kearny 201-998-0600 973.481.3646 224 GRANT AVENUE EAST NEWARK R www.picnicrestaurant.com To advertise in our Business Directory Call 201-991-1600 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 2013 Highlights from the Nutley Police blotter April 12 At 7 43 a.m. a burglary to a motor vehicle was reported on Howard Place. Police said the owner told them they d locked the car when parking it but when they returned found the center console and glove compartment open. The only item reported missing was the vehicle owner s manual police said. April 11 Providing back-up assistance on a motor vehicle stop on Centre St. at 1 22 a.m. an alert officer recognized the rear seat passenger as a possible suspect in connection with an outstanding warrant police said. A computer check confirmed the officer s suspicions and Michael Ruggiero 21 of Nutley was taken into custody on an active criminal warrant from Clifton for 2 500. Police said Ruggiero was also wanted by North Arlington P.D. April 10 Police were called to a Franklin Ave. medical building at 2 46 p.m. on a report of property damage. Upon arrival police were met by a building employee who told them that while working upstairs they d heard a loud noise and going outside to check found one of the front plate glass doors smashed. Police said the door which had been propped open may have been blown closed by the wind causing the glass to break. April 9 At 11 32 a.m. police responded to a Wilshire Drive home on a report of an open door. Police said the owner told them that upon returning home they found the rear door open. Police said nothing appeared to be amiss inside KPD from the house and no sign of forced entry was found. Police surmised that the last person to leave may not have properly secured the door. April 8 At 8 42 a.m. police responded to the Reinheimer Field House Bloomfield Ave. and Carrie Court on a call about a kicked-in door. Upon arrival police met with the tipster who told them they d noticed the door was open and the lock broken. Police said they noticed scuff marks on the door. Nothing appeared to be missing however police said. Police reached out to the Parks Department to secure the door. April 7 Police responded to a Centre St. salon at 6 38 a.m. on a report of a broken window. Upon arrival police said they found that a rock had been thrown through the front door the cash register was open and the bill slots were empty. Also found open was a top drawer next to the register containing miscellaneous paperwork. Outside police said they found two white envelopes one of which contained checks payable to the salon. Police said that 450 was reported missing from the shop. April 6 At 1 59 p.m. an individual came to headquarters to report a theft. Police said the victim told them they d along with other individuals had gone to Yantacaw Park to play basketball and before going to the court all had placed their cellular phones on a bench. Upon returning to the bench the victim s phone couldn t be found the victim told police. -- Ron Leir sured vehicle careless driving having an unsealed alcoholic beverage in an MV operating an MV with an obstructed view failure to produce registration failure to make repairs to the vehicle and having no license plates. The motorist was identified as Eric Terry 35 of Jersey City. At 11 p.m. Medina P.O. Mike Santucci and Sgt. Charles Smith responded to the Maple St. parking lot behind the Provident Bank where four individuals were engaged in a freestyle battle. (Perhaps they could not get tickets to WrestleMania.) The combatants were checked for warrants and one Brandon Tice 18 of Kearny was found to be wanted by Kearny police said. 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North Arlington fifth grade students check out items with Nicole Haroutunian a contractual educator with the museum (far l.) and art teacher Erica Sanchez (far 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. 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 Dave Alexander from the Essex County Environmental Center recently visited grade 8 science classes at Belleville Middle School. He explained how certain items that students might throw out such as aluminum cans can actually take hundreds to thousands of years to decay. Alexander stressed why it is important to reduce reuse and recycle and demonstrated upcycling or finding a new use for trash. Science teacher Sarah O Farrell showed her example of upcycling her purse made from 32 plastic water bottles. Student Katrina Dizon also joined in showing classmates her pencil case made from old magazines. The students then created paper from recycled products using a blender water and paper from the copy room s recycling bin and used trash to create labeled models of protists. Check the Web site for additional dates. www.ramapo.edu cipl certificates project-mgmt UNEMPLOYED ASK US HOW TO ATTEND FREE. Lincoln School Students o the Month Valerie English Principal of Lincoln School Kearny is proud to announce the following Students of the Month for March 2013 Kindergarten David Velloso Barbosa and Matthew Nigro Grade1 Katherine Mejia and Charlize Flores-Mora Grade 2 Emily Doran Arwa Ouali and Eric Lu Grade 3 Jose Pepe Halle Herrera-Frias and Luis Cunha Grade 4 Damian Rivera Donavyn Reyes and Filippo Monte Santo Cascardo Grade 5 Cindy DeCastro and Eduardo Recinos-Rivera THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 2013 39 Spencer Savings Bank kicks off fundraiser Spencer Savings Bank a community bank headquartered in Elmwood Park has announced its participation in the 2013 Relay for Life of Garfield to support the American Cancer Society. The bank has kicked off its fundraising efforts by selling paper Sun and Moon donation cards at all participating branch locations to May 18. All proceeds will directly benefit the American Cancer Society and its ongoing fight against cancer contributing to funding for cancer research education advocacy and patient services. Spencer Savings Bank s team deemed the Spencer Blues has set a fundraising goal of 5 000. To support the Spencer Blues fundraising goal everyone is encouraged to visit the Garfield Lodi Elmwood Park and Saddle Brook branch locations listed below to purchase a donation card at the amount of choice which will be displayed around the bank in recognition of those who donate. Donations on behalf of the Spencer Blues are also being accepted through the Relay for Life of Garfield website at http bit.ly WWO6X2. Garfield Branches 104 Passaic St. 34 Outwater Lane and 800 River Rd. Lodi 107 South Main St. Elmwood Park Branch 680 River Dr. Elmwood Park Headquarters 611 River Dr. and Saddle Brook 140 Market St. and 487 Market St. Each year we are proud to participate in Relay for Life fundraisers within the communities we call home and we consider it a privilege to support the American Cancer Society s life-saving mission said Jos B. Guerrero chairman president and CEO of Spencer Savings Bank. We re kicking off our fundraising efforts for Relay for Life in honor of those community members who have battled or are currently battling this deadly disease. Because cancer never sleeps neither will our dedicated team of employees family members and friends during the night of the culminating overnight event as we work tirelessly to help raise awareness and funds for this important cause. The Relay for Life event will take place at the Little League Field in Garfield at 60 Spring St. starting at 3 p.m. on May 18 and lasting throughout the night until 8 a.m. on May 19. 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Something unusual perhaps worthy of collecting 65. Exclamation of surprise 67. Back of mandible 68. Comprehend 69. Waste of time in text lingo 70. Sheep-like 71. Not working 72. Clinton ___ Rodham 73. Dog-_____ book DOWN 1. Unsubscriber s focus 2. ____ fide in bad faith 3. Desert-like 4. Coil of yarn 5. Type of horse-drawn carriage 6. Espied 7. ___ the fields we go 8. List of candidates 9. FDR was only president elected to more than two Last Week s Solutions 10. Dwarf buffalo 11. Father of American Education Horace ____ 12. Layer 15. Like risqu entertainment 20. Stretched circles 22. It s no ___ 24. Free from slavery 25. Lincoln s assassin 26. Known for potatoes it achieved statehood in 1890 27. Block 29. Supposed giant Himalayan 31. Vegas cube 32. Wear away 33. All the world s a _____ 34. Tippecanoe s running mate 36. Leg bone 38. Quarrel or argument 42. Single-cell protozoan 45. Grass valued for hay for cattle 49. Driver s aid 51. 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