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May 1 2013 www.theobserver.com Vol CXXV No. 51 COVERING BELLEVILLE BLOOMFIELD EAST NEWARK HARRISON KEARNY LYNDHURST NORTH ARLINGTON NUTLEY More eyes in the sky keeping watch By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent KEARNY Big Brother is watching you in Kearny ... from the sky and from the ground. For added security the town has installed 11 additional surveillance cameras on Public Service utility poles around town and the Police Department monitors the traffic in real time on computer screens at headquarters linked to the cameras by Verizon Wireless. Of the 11 five are specialized units known as LPRs (License Plate Readers) positioned at various entry points to Kearny and programmed to watch for vehicles with suspended or expired licenses or registrations or reported stolen. The Police Department also uses the LPRs and computers linked to federal and state databases in several of its patrol units to check for vehicles that shouldn t be on the road. Distinct tones alert officers when the LPR fixes on a bad plate. Three camera units are mounted on the patrol car s roof two are tilted at a 45degree angle to scan traffic in each direction and the third on the passenger side checks cars parked curbside or in driveways and alleyways. see CAMERAS page Golden Jubilee By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent KEARNY ext month the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart Newark will be the setting for a Mass of Thanksgiving in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the ordination of the Rev. Msgr. Francis R. Seymour KHS (which in this case despite this story s dateline does not stand for Kearny High School but rather Knight of the Holy Sepulchre). Msgr. Seymour who has been in residence at St. Cecilia s in Kearny since 1988 was invested into the Knights of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre in 2010 at a ceremony in St. Patrick s Cathedral New York. It is just one of many honors bestowed on him during his five decades in the priesthood a religious career that has seen him serve at as pastor or administrator of 31 parishes in the Archdiocese of Newark and in various other archdiocesan posts working with N Photo by Karen Zautyk inset photo courtesy of Msgr. Francis Seymour Msgr. Francis R. Seymour. (INSET) The Rev. Seymour with his parents Mary Boyle Seymour and George Seymour following his first solemn Mass celebrated June 2 1963 at St. Mary Parish Bayonne. see JUBILEE page 11 Monday bloody Monday By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent KEARNY What began as a call last week to break up a street fight ended with one of the combatants hospitalized three Kearny police cars put out of service three officers assaulted their uniforms and much of their personal police equipment contaminated beyond salvaging and the cell block and booking room at police headquarters requiring a Hazmat cleanup Kearny Police Chief John Dowie reported. It all started around 10 30 p.m. Monday April 22 when the KPD started receiving numerous reports of a large fight on Maple St. near Johnston Ave. Officers Chris Medina Kevin Canaley and Tim 201-991-1300 KEARNY OFFICE 213 Kearny Ave Kearny New Jersey C21Semiaokearny Century21.com 13 Castle responded in their patrol cars arriving to find several persons fighting and bleeding -- amid garbage spewed all over the area from toppled trash cans. When the officers attempted to disperse the crowd separate the combatants restore order and gather information relative to the melee they were set upon and assaulted by two of the bloody brawlers who violently resisted arrest police reported. Even after being overpowered by the officers and handcuffed they continued their combative behavior with one attempting to kick out a patrol car window police said. That arrestee had to be transferred to yet another car. 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Caf Ole as the students voted to call it opened last week but the project seemed to be a recipe for disaster from the get-go boiling over with construction-related pitfalls from the beginning. It s been a nightmare one setback after another acknowledged Superintendent of Schools James Doran who cooked up the idea for caf and managed to steer it through to a successful conclusion despite the obstacles. We were trying to reconfigure a small space in a 50-yearold building into a state-ofthe-art caf in a building that was never built for one. The enterprise began in summer 2012 with the demolition of the old first-floor library and a small group instructional area a new library media center was created on the building s second floor. Then when they went to shut off the switch that controlled the building s W Mary Tortoreti President Robert Pezzolla General Manager Photos by Ron Leir 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 Pachs Graphic Designer TOP Harrison Board of Education members from l. Frank Nascimento (also Washington School Vice Principal) Anthony Comprelli Lilly Wang Arthur Pettigrew Kim Woods and Vincent Franco (cutting ribbon) along with Washington School Administrator in Charge Peter Santana and Superintendent James Doran and students at official opening of Cafe Ole. BOTTOM A view of the cafeteria. 531 Kearny Ave. Kearny N.J. 07032 Phone 201-991-1600 Fax 201-991-8941 www.theobserver.com main power supply to tie in the electrical systems for the caf apparently no one can remember the switch being shut off since 1963 Public Service told us we don t use this type of switch anymore so we ordered a new one. It took eight weeks to get here. Then when they did truck it in it was eight feet high it was damaged while being unloaded. So more delay. That set the tone for the rest of the project. It took longer than expected to get the kitchen equipment and the flooring materials there were issues with the drainage system the original doors delivered weren t the soundproof doors that the specifications called for Doran recalled. We re on our second set of LED (light-emitting diode) lights and there are still some that have to be replaced Doran said. In the middle of all the complications Hurricane Sandy struck leaving the school without power. That shut us down for a week he said. And the door frames we d ordered were in Staten Island in a warehouse that because of Sandy was under several feet of water. Finally somehow every- thing came together ... four months behind schedule but at least it s done. We have all the necessary permits for fire plumbing electric mechanical Doran said. Was the contractor [ARCO of Elizabeth] a little slower Yes. Did he do good work Yes. And Doran said the project came in at just under 500 000 which was the amount budgeted. The district used its own capital fund to pay for it he said. All the attendant aggrava see CAFE page 12 Display Ads Thursday by 4PM Real Estate Thursday by 12PM Obituaries Monday by 10AM Classifieds Monday by 4PM Deadlines five day weather forecast Wednesday May 1 Thursday May 2 Friday May 3 Saturday May 4 Sunday May 5 Inside Editorial .............................06 Around Town ....................14 Real Estate ........................26 Upcoming Promos Sunny Sunny 65 68 60 62 66 Mostly Sunny Sunny Mostly Sunny Obits ...................................29 Classifieds .........................30 Business Directory ... 36 37 Mother s Day 5-08-13 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MAY 1 2013 03 2nd highest school post still up in the air By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent KEARNY ast fall Franklin Elementary School where Yvonne Cali serves as principal implemented the Positive Behavior Support in Schools program designed to recognize good behavior by students. Now Cali may be wondering if the same principle can be extended toward her employers members of the Kearny Board of Education who are L BOE member James Doran Jr. said that omission created similar concerns for him as well. And the newest BOE member Daniel Esteves who was appointed in February to serve until the November 2013 BOE election said he felt he couldn t make an informed decision without any background information on Cali. After more discussion Doran introduced a resolution to table the proposed appointment which Esteves seconded and it was carried by a 5-4 Asked what he d do now Ferraro said We may have to go out and redo the [selection] process. ... It s not that I wanted [Fisher] to be excluded. That [possibility] could be considered going forward. If the board prefers a more inclusive search committee membership That s the board s prerogative and I respect that Ferraro said. And it doesn t really change the timeline of having someone in the position by July 1. 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An example of that contentiousness was served up at the April 15 board meeting when Superintendent of Schools Frank Ferraro recommended that the board promote Cali to the vacant position of assistant superintendent of schools. However earlier during the public portion of the meeting Marcy Fisher president of the Kearny Education Association (KEA) had questioned why there was no KEA representation on the district committee assigned to the assistant superintendent search and selection. Picking up on that issue BOE member Sebastian Viscuso said he had some concerns about the transparency of the committee makeup particularly the absence of a KEA member. vote Doran Esteves Viscuso Cecilia Lindenfelser and BOE President Bernadette McDonald voted for the resolution while BOE Vice President John Leadbeater George King John Plaugic and Robert O Malley opposed it. In a phone interview last week Ferraro said there were between 30 and 40 applicants for the assistant superintendent job and of those the central office search committee narrowed down the list to four contenders three of whom worked in the Kearny school district. Ferraro said all principals in the district participated in the final round of interviews. In the end he said the finalists were all very close [but Cali] brought qualities to the position that district administrators felt made her the best for the job. Lose up to 30 pounds in 30 days hCG diet Pharmaceutical Grade hCG Treatment. The Real Thing) Our prices are competitive with all major chains By prescription only. Midtown Pharmacy 581 Kearny Avenue Kearny NJ 07032 Talk to our Pharmacist TODAY 201.991.3454 04 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MAY 1 2013 Redeveloper selected for school site By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent BELLEVILLE n a split vote the Belleville governing body has picked the Riefolo Construction Co. to redevelop the old School 1 property for residential use. On April 23 the mayor and Township Council selected Riefolo over its rival bidder Group D Capital Partners I which had pitched a retail commercial and or professional use for the site. Riefolo which offered to pay 1 million for the 1.6acre property has 10 days to provide the township with a 200 000 downpayment. The township and Riefolo have 30 days to sign a redevelopment agreement. A real estate closing is called for within six months. Group D Capital Partners I I pledged to pay 275 000 for the property conduct an environmental and engineering study on possible contamination pay up to 650 000 for tearing down the old school pay up to 75 000 for asbestos abatement and pay up to 200 000 to remove underground oil tanks and remediate polluted soil. But Mayor Ray Kimble joined Council members Michael Nicosia John Notari and Steve Rovell in voting to accept the Riefolo offer while Council members Kevin Kennedy and Marie Strumolo Burke voted against it without explanation. Councilman Vincent Cozzarelli didn t vote. Several weeks ago governing body members had an opportunity to question representatives of both companies on their bids but the public was excluded from those discussions on the grounds they involved real estate negotiations. Belleville plans to demolish the old school building and at its April 23 meeting authorized taking bids to accomplish that. In its bid proposal Riefolo said it would pay for an environmental study of the property bounded by Academy St. to the north Stephens St. to the east Rutgers St. to the south and Cortlandt St. to the west to determine if there was leakage from the former school s oil tanks and if so the extent of the contamination. If tests determine that the spill polluted the surrounding soil the company says it will pull out of the agreement. If the company does go forward it proposes to build 60 fair market apartments (20 one-bedroom units and 40 two-bedrooms) spread between two 4-story buildings season once again It s golf Custom Clubs LLC Complete Custom Golf Club Repair TJM and provide 120 on-site gradelevel parking spaces with gated access via Cortlandt and Stephens Sts. The township Planning Board meeting in July 2011 found that the old School 1 property met the criteria for designating it as an area in need of redevelopment and noted that It is in a zoning district that permits a range of housing development and that There is potential to create a distinctive project which would enhance the Rutgers Street gateway to Belleville. The Belleville governing body accepted the board s findings and adopted a conceptual redevelopment plan prepared by the township s consulting planner John Madden in March 2012. Kimble said he preferred the Riefolo proposal because it gave us a specific plan that conforms to the township s zoning for the area. If we d gone with the other proposal we would ve had to change our redevelopment plan which would ve cost us more money because we would need to [pay] a planner. Plus if they couldn t get a retailer to develop the project then we would ve had to start all over again. Nicosia who works as a contractor said he was familiar with the work done by Riefolo. He said his company has been doing construction for many years and we ve competed against them for various jobs. I can say they are more than capable and qualified to get this project done. Meanwhile in a surprising development Kimble said that the township is rejecting the offer of a 600 000 loan payable at 4% a year over 10 years from the state s Urban and Rural Centers Unsafe Buildings Demolition Bond Loan Program. Four percent is too high Kimble said. I can get a better rate with a bond. To find money for the demolition of the old School 1 Kimble said the township may be able to reallocate other bond money from other projects previously authorized but not yet tapped. 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The deadline for letters is Thursday at 5 p.m. Any letters that arrive after deadline will not be considered for the upcoming publication. Letters can be sent by e-mail to publisher theobserver.com or mailed to 531 Kearny Ave. Kearny N.J. 07032. Anonymous letters will not be published under any circumstances. 06 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MAY 1 2013 ome weeks ago after completing my work at The Observer after 4 p.m. Friday afternoon I drove to Kearny High School to take some photos of the stalled construction project. I parked my car on Devon St. close to the main entrance and proceeded to take some shots of the classroom trailers on the school s front lawn and some additional shots of the King St. side of the school. When I felt I had enough I walked back to my car and noticed that a man had emerged from the school s front entrance and was watching me and taking notes. I figured he was writing down my license plate num- S We all need to be vigilant today ber which irked me so I approached him to confirm my suspicions which he did and then I asked why. That s when I learned he was a security employee for the Kearny Board of Education and he was simply doing his job not confronting me but simply taking my plate number as a precaution maybe to get the police to run it through their data system and see what came up. Well after we had our talk and I explained what I was doing the man was fine with that. He explained that if I had been wearing my press credentials which I wasn t at the time this whole episode probably could ve been avoided. We parted on friendly terms. In retrospect it was good to see that the Kearny school authorities had the right man on the job that day. Someone who took his work seriously who didn t try to take the law into his own hands who did the right thing by reacting the way he did. His action has since struck home in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy when law enforcement agencies exercising careful review of video footage of the bombing sites were able to pick out what they considered to be and were the suspects in the case. Municipal officials in Kearny are taking what appear to be appropriate security precautions by widening the net of wireless surveillance cameras around town to protect the lives and properties of local residents and business owners. As noted by Police Chief John Dowie the eyes in the sky are a valuable investigative tool to supplement not replace the men and women in blue who patrol the streets every day and the detectives who follow up on crimes. And like the conscientious school security guard you and I can help too by being alert to something suspicious. As former Navy intelligence officer and current Nutley Township Commissioner Steve Rogers pointed in last week s Observer story by Karen Zautyk The best resource [in helping prevent acts of terror] is the extended eyes and ears of the public. If you see something say something. Or if you hear something that strikes you as strange call the authorities. Still let s try not to get carried away I m not advocating for McCarthyism seeing a Red or enemy behind a neighbor s door. We should never be using the specter of terrorism as an excuse for getting someone we happen not to like. You know the drill folks. Just be careful and smart out there. Ron Leir Don t forget to check www.theobserver.com for news that didn t make it into this week s paper Follow us on Facebook & twitter.com theobservernj WE VE GOT MAIL Motorcycles are among the smallest and most vulnerable In recognition of May as vehicles on the road and ridMotorcycle Safety Awareness ers are at greater risk of death Month I d like to encourage and serious injury than other Nutley motorists and motorcy- vehicle operators if they are clists alike to commit to shar- involved in a crash. According ing the road during the month to the Department of Transand all year long in a collective portation s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration effort to reduce motorcycle (NHTSA) per vehicle mile death and injuries. To the Editor To the Editor Allow me to comment on the illegal immigration issues that are all over the media. My father came to the U.S.A. in 1958 as a legal immigrant. He was subject to a barrage of inoculations (shots) as a preventive measure against transmitting certain maladies that afflict the human race. These shots motorcyclists are 30 times more likely to die in a crash than occupants of cars and five times more likely to be injured. In 2011 alone 4 612 motorcyclists died on America s roads accounting for 14% of total highway deaths even though motorcycles represent 3% of all vehicles in the country. Motorists and motorcyclists have a common responsibility applied to me and our family of eight. As a longtime Kearny resident with all of his shots and a wee dram or two as a booster I say there has to be a level playing field. When it comes to imto share the road together in a safe courteous and conscientious manner. Drivers need to be on the lookout for motorcyclists at all times signal all lane changes and turns and constantly be checking mirrors and blind spots before proceeding. Drivers must be fully focused and alert to the road and in control of their vehicles at all times by never driving impaired by alcohol drugs or migration will someone please wake up the Border Patrol (10 illegals just sneaked in as I am writing this). My in-laws are German. Lithuanians and Italian and distractions. Together motorists and motorcyclists can work together to keep each other and our roads safe for everyone not only in May but all year long. Additional information about safe motorcycle riding can be found at www.nhtsa.gov Safety Motorcycles. Andrew F. Garruto Nutley were subject to the same process I mentioned above and took the time to learn the language English. Felix McGovern Kearny HELP WANTED FREELANCE REPORTER The Observer newspaper is looking for a part-time general assignment reporter who will cover hard news stories as well as take accompanying photographs. Candidates must have a flexible schedule that may include nights and weekends. They must also be Ready.gov business able to follow strict deadlinesstories must be completed two days after the event or interview. Knowledge of AP style is preferred as is previous newspaper experience. Send a cover letter resume with references and at least three clips to The Observer 531 Kearny Avenue Kearny N.J. 07032 Attn Robert Pezzolla You may also e-mail jobs theobserver. com. No phone calls please. THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MAY 1 2013 07 NORTH ARLINGTON orth Arlington s Volunteer Fire Department will be the beneficiary of new air packs thanks largely to the snagging of a federal Assistance to Firefighters grant provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Mayor Peter Massa said the borough has been awarded a 305 000 grant thanks to the efforts of Rep. Bill Pascrell (D9th District). 305G grant to N. Arlington vols N That grant will be matched by a 15 000 contribution by the borough Massa said. Councilman Peter Norcia credited Volunteer Fire Chief Mark Zidiak with drafting the application for funding to replace self-contained breathing apparatus worn by the volunteers. Although the existing packs which have a lifespan of about 15 years aren t due for replacement until 2018 many can now be replaced at an earlier time officials explained. Borough spokesman Thom Ammirato said that although it s likely that the government would be updating the specifications for the oxygen packs in the near future North Arlington will get a longer lead time before switching over to the newest models. Ammirato said the borough would be acquiring 40 of the new Scott Air-Packs refurbishing 13 of the old ones and trading in 13 others. Landlords cautioned on heating requirement The summer warmth will be soon approaching but until then the North Arlington Board of Health is reminding all apartment building owners and superintendents that they are still obliged to provide heat to tenants. The board noted that the borough heating ordinance requires owners to maintain a room temperature of not less than 65 degrees in all apartments and bathrooms between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. and at least 68 degrees during daylight hours from Oct. 1 through May 15. Under the ordinance It is also required that heat be supplied at any time of the year when unseasonable outside temperatures drop to 50 degrees or under the board stated. Board Administrator Colleen Doherty said the notice was prompted by one complaint received recently from an elderly female tenant that her apartment was cold and by the fact that it s been unseasonably cool lately and that the forecast is that this cool weather is likely to continue at least a couple of weeks. As a result Doherty said the board is taking the cautionary step of reminding apartment building owners of their legal obligation to continue to heat their units under the conditions specified by the ordinance. 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Sevillano then confirmed that Kamara had apparently forgotten to go to court in Irvington East Orange and Newark and that there was also an outstanding no-bail criminal warrant against him from the Essex County Sheriff s Office Dowie said. Kamara was placed under arrest taken to headquarters for booking and turned over to Essex County authorities. Other recent reports from the Kearny blotter included but were not limited to the following April 20 At 1 p.m. Officers Brian Wisely Chris Levchak and Malinda Esposito and Det. Bryant Obie responded to the area of Midland Ave. and Argyle Place on a report of some youths openly smoking marijuana. Wisely interviewed a 15-year-old Kearny male who admitted to possessing the drug and was found to have two hand-rolled marijuana cigars and a plastic bag of suspected pot police said. Levchak reportedly recovered four bags of suspected marijuana from the bookbag of a 16-year-old from Newark and Esposito found that a 14-year-old Kearny girl was in possession of yet another bag of marijuana police said. Obie reportedly found that a fourth youth a 16-year-old from Kearny was carrying a short sword in his backpack. That teen was placed under arrest for weapons possession while the other three were charged with drug and paraphernalia offenses. All four were transported to HQ for processing and turned over to their parents guardians. At 4 15 p.m. P.O. Wisely on patrol in the 100 block of Schuyler Ave. observed 28-year-old Kearny resident Freddy Thomas who he was aware had outstanding warrants from both Union City and Jersey City police said. Upon verifying that those were still active Wisely arrested him and took him to HQ for processing and bail. April 21 P.O. Wisely was on patrol in a secluded area of Tappan St. at 9 p.m. when he observed some juveniles behind an abandoned building and stopped to inquire as to why they were in the area. Police said they gave conflicting answers and seemed nervous. When asked directly about the possibility of drug use a 17-year-old turned over some marijuana and a 16-year-old turned over a marijuana grinder police said. The two both from Harrison were charged respectively with possession of a CDS and possession of paraphernalia. After being processed at HQ they were released to parental custody. April 22 Just after 1 a.m. Officer Derek Hemphill responding to the 200 block of Maple St. on a report of a hit-andrun found that a parked Chevy Blazer had been struck by what a witness described as a Toyota SUV which reportedly fled the scene south on Maple against the flow of traffic (Maple being one-way northbound). Hemphill searched the area and located a Toyota SUV with a man slumped over the wheel at Windsor St. and Bergen Ave. Damage to the Toyota police said was consistent with the damage to the Blazer. After waking the driver detecting a strong odor of alcohol and removing him from the vehicle Hemphill determined that the man was too intoxicated for field sobriety testing police said. He was taken to HQ where he was given an Alcotest. Arrested was 32-year-old Kearny resident David Rodriguez who was charged with leaving the scene of an accident DWI and being an unlicensed driver. Shortly after 7 30 p.m. Vice Unit officers on Maple St. reportedly caught a 29-yearold Harrison man in the act of selling cocaine to a 46-yearold Kearny resident. Police said the alleged dealer who was driving a BMW had his 9-year-old son in the vehicle with him. 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You have a cherished (semi)belief that you have held since childhood and then one day some historian comes along with his Ph.D. and his documented research and his facts vs. fiction and it all goes POOF It happened to me last week at the Kearny Public Library where Dr. Brian Regal Assistant Professor of the History of Science Department of History at Kean University gave an (I must admit) informative and entertaining lecture on the Jersey Devil the Garden State s own native monster. Observer readers might remember that a couple of years ago I interviewed the creature (the Devil not Regal) who was annoyed that too many hockey fans were unaware that the Jersey Devils team was named for him and not for Satan. The Jersey Devil was kind enough to drive all the way up to Kearny from his lifelong home in the Pine Barrens (yes he can fly but it s more fun to drive when you ve got a Lamborghini). The oddest thing was that when we went for a stroll along Kearny Ave. no one blinked -- despite his having the head of a horse (or a goat depending on your perspective) a kangaroo-like body the wings of a bat and the requisite devil horns forked tail and cloven hooves. People must have thought he was just my latest blind date. Also he emitted his famous blood-curdling scream only once when he returned to his car and found a parking ticket on it. I don t know if he appealed it but he had a case. You can t feed coins into a parking meter if you ve got hooves for hands. I had first read about the Jersey Devil in a weekly newspaper called The Ironbound Crier when I was 5 or 6. The story made quite an impression. If I were walking though the playground at night I would scrutinize the tree branches and even the jungle D gym to see if the monster might be perched there. The traditional story or so I thought dated to the 1700s when a Pine Barrens dweller named Mother Leeds found herself pregnant for the 13th time was not too Clockwise from l. Dr. Brian Regal portrait of a N.J. governor in drag that really isn t him at all classic image of Jersey Devil from 1909 Philadelphia Evening Bulletin pleased about that and cursed the unborn babe. When she gave birth the child was normal but it immediately morphed into the being described above. Supposedly it killed the midwife (I don t believe that) and then flew either up the chimney or out the window and into the Barrens which it has terrorized ever since. Or as Dr. Regal described it where it has spent the next 300 years basically being annoying. When I was doing some pre-lecture research I gathered some Jersey Devil info I had not come across before. According to Wikipedia (more about that later) The earliest legends date back to Native American folklore. The Lenni Lenape tribes called the area around Pine Barrens Popuessing meaning place of the dragon. Swedish explorers later named it Drake Kill drake being a Swedish word for dragon and kil meaning channel or arm of the sea (river stream etc.). Aha I thought. The legend is even older than I had been told. Last Wednesday evening I settled into my chair at the library ready to learn more and the first thing Regal tells the audience is There is no such thing as the Jersey Devil and everything you think you know about the Jersey Devil is wrong. Muttered grumblings from the back row where some apparent true believers are seated. see JERSEY DEVIL page 28 Enjoy All the Frills Bouquet 50 off % Feminine and full of color this bouquet is perfect to wow any Mom in your life Site Price 3999 y Da r s 2th he 1 o t ay M sM i s h You Pay 19 99 s h E SAV % 50 All the Frills Bouquet a perfect Mother s Day gift. 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While on patrol at 1 34 a.m. police said they saw a patron leaving a Franklin Ave. eatery and urinate. Police said the 20-year-old patron who was not identified was charged with under-age consumption of alcohol and improper behavior in public. April 25 A New St. resident called police at 1 49 p.m. to report that an unknown man in his 20s wearing shorts and carrying a backpack was walking around their home. Police searched the area but found no one matching that description. Police said they found no signs of an attempted forced entry to the house. April 24 Police responded to a Bloomfield Ave. residence at 6 04 p.m. on a report of criminal mischief. The homeowner told police that upon returning home they found graffiti in black spray paint on their garage door and two dents. April 22 A Cottage Place resident called police at 4 33 p.m. to report a burglary. The owner told police that upon returning home they noticed that the downstairs and upstairs bedrooms had been ransacked and that 1 000 and ring valued at 400 were missing. Police said they found no signs of forced entry. At 7 49 a.m. a Beech St. resident reported a burglary to their work van. The owner told police someone had broke into their vehicle overnight and removed tools valued at 4 000 from it. Police said the lock on the van s sliding door had been damaged. At 6 34 a.m. police received a report of a burglary to an auto on Chadwick Drive. The owner told police they d parked their PSE&G work truck on the street and left it locked during the weekend. Returning to the vehicle on Monday the owner said he noticed that the van s side and back doors were open and some of their tools missing. Those tools were valued at more than 1 000. Police said none of the locks were damaged. 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The monsignor now 75 was born in Bayonne the son of George and Mary Boyle Seymour. Following graduation from Seton Hall University he studied for the priesthood at Immaculate Conception Seminary in Mahwah and was ordained by Archbishop Thomas Boland on May 25 1963 in Sacred Heart Cathedral. His first parish assignment was to St. Charles Borromeo Church in Newark where he served concurrently as Catholic chaplain at Beth Israel Hospital. In 1969 he was named as the first Archdiocesan Archivist -- a position he still holds -- and also an assistant to the Matrimonial Tribunal. At that time he took up residence at Holy Cross in Harrison and served as moderator of the parish Catholic Youth Organization. He was named a monsignor in 1979 by Pope John Paul II. Among the other highlights in Seymour s curriculum vitae 1973 -- Appointed Vice Chancellor of the Newark Archdiocese 1974 -- Named director of Catholic Relief Services 1980 -- Rector of Sacred Heart Cathedral 1982 -- Pastor of Guardian Angel Church Allendale where he also served as president of the Ministerial Association and chaplain to the Police and Fire Departments 1987 -- Named Administrative Assistant to the Office of the Archbishop and as Director of Ministry to Retired Priests with residence at Sacred Heart Cathedral Basilica rectory 01 1988 -- Named Associate Director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith took up residence at St. Cecilia s 1990 -- Appointed as Secretary to the Archbishop Emeritus Peter L. Gerety 1994 -- Named editor of the annual Directory and Almanac of the Archdiocese 1999 -- Elevated to the rank of Prelate of Honor by Pope John Paul II. 2000 -- Appointed full-time to Seton Hall University where he continues his work as Archdiocesan Archivist 2009 -- Named chairman of the New Jersey Catholic Historical Commission In his spare time Seymour has also worked on most of the major liturgical functions at the Cathedral Basilica was a member of the Board of Trustees at Seton Hall and was secretary of the Archdiocesan College of Consultors. He served as a commentator on WOR-TV during Pope John Paul II s visit to New Jersey in 1995. He writes articles for The Advocate the weekly newspaper of the Archdiocese. And he is also the chaplain to the Harrison Police and Fire Departments. On weekdays the monsignor commutes daily to South Orange where the Walsh Library at Seton Hall he continues in his role as the first and only Archdiocesan Archivist. You have to like what you re doing he said adding modestly I never had any formal training for this. The staff is trained. My knowledge is what I have lived through. Well that and what he has garnered through decades of study. Plus he is blessed with an extraordinary memory. While some of us sometimes can t recall what day it is the monsignor can cite names from long ago and accurate significant dates. While we were chatting with him in St. Cecilia s rectory he gave us a brief history lesson on the Archdiocese of Newark which was created in 1937. But predating it was the Diocese of Newark established in 1853 to include all of New Jersey. Until that year northern New Jersey had been a part of the Archdiocese of New York southern New Jersey the Diocese of Philadelphia. Just as Seymour apparently was born to lead a priestly life ( I never gave much thought to anything else ) he appeared destined to be an archivist. In 1961 he started the archives for the Darlington Seminary. But long before as a child in Bayonne he already was culling and collecting information. When the other kids were out playing ball he said I was home cutting out newspaper articles about churches and priests and putting them in a scrapbook. Back in 2001 Seymour said he confided to thennewly appointed Newark Archbishop John J. Myers that nobody knows what I m supposed to be doing as Archivist. He told me to just keep doing what I d been doing. Seymour said. Obviously the plan has been working well. Seymour explained that he basically oversees things and organizes the historical diocesan records. The archives he noted are now the repository for the baptismal records of all the Archdiocesan parishes that have been closed. Many of the individuals who contact the archives are doing genealogical research and there is a chance I might be of assistance either in finding the information sought or directing the person to where they might go for the data. I love doing this Seymour said. Every day is different. The monsignor is also still chairman of the New Jersey Catholic Historical Commission which was founded in 1976 to examine and study and produce a history of Catholic churches in the Garden State. Under its auspices individual parishes have compiled their own histories Seymour said and recently the commission sponsored a program at Caldwell College to help people research and write these accounts. But lest you think Msgr. Seymour is one of those people happiest living amongst dust-covered books you should know that he is likely more up to date on current events than anyone else you might know. He reads seven newspapers a day. Plus 50 weekly papers and magazines per week. (Including The Observer. Thank you Monsignor.) As for the future I just hope to keep doing what I m doing. 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Now the advantage of having meals prepared on-site is getting more and healthier food kids can order a hot meal or a cold sandwich and we have a salad bar option as well. Plus when the weather is warm enough they can eat outdoors on a small patio we ve provided. 02 BELWEDER DELI P O L I S H - A M E RI C A N D E L I Fresh Kielbasa Smoked Kielbasa cold cut platters salads sandwich platters and more Last Thursday sixth- seventh- and eighth-graders could pick from chicken parmesan with spaghetti or cold cuts and salad plus assorted milks and non-sugar beverages. Each grade has its own 20-minute lunch sitting. A random sampling of student diners produced favorable reviews. One eighth-grader liked the set-up because it offered a lot more choices and more space but confessed a love for French fries. And a classmate savored getting food faster and warmer. They don t run out of food and we get a greater variety of drinks. Mike Pizza (yes that s his name) food service director for Pomptonian the district s meals caterer said the most popular dish is ... wait for it... pizza which is served on Fridays while a close second is chicken nuggets. We re trying to do more home cooking foods made from scratch Pizza said. Fajitas pastas lomo saltado (salted beef with red onions tomato and parsley). Before Photos by Ron Leir Superintendent of Schools James Doran (l.) and Washington Middle School Administrator in Charge Peter Santana (r.) and food service workers at Cafe Ole. CATERING FOR ALL OCCASIONS Buy 1 Dozen Pierogies Receive 2nd HALF PRICE Potato Onion Potato Cheese Sauerkraut. Exp. 5 15 13 154 Midland Avenue - Kearny NJ - T (201)998-0205 - F (201)998-0332 PLACE YOUR ORDERS EARLY FOR COMMUNION CONFIRMATION & MOTHER S DAY we had to cook at the high school and satellite it over. Pizza s supervisor Douglas Katz added that Hotdogs and baconburgers anything with bacon are also proving very popular here as is the salad bar. You d be very surprised how much fruits and veggies the kids take and even more at the high school. Among the hot dishes on the menu are chicken patties meatballs and rice and teri- yaki chicken. Fish isn t a big favorite according to the caterers. Still to come at Caf Ole the last pieces of the project are recorded music and TV programs that students can view on several flat screens around the room. No soap operas or anything like that said Doran. All will be educationally-appropriate to the middle school level he added. 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And Dowie said we ll also be recovering cars stolen from another jurisdiction and dumped here in Kearny some possibly after being used in a crime. That s why for example some of the new pan tilt zoom cameras have been installed at the intersections of Johnston and Kearny Aves. Bergen and Schuyler Aves. the Belleville Pike and Passaic Ave. Schuyler Ave. and Belleville Pike and Johnston and Passaic Aves. all of which serve as Kearny access exit points. The camera system and LPRs are coming together at a good time Dowie said. The thinking is we can use them as a very good investigative tool not as a replacement for cops to catch the guys who come here from out of town to commit crimes. Just as law enforcement agents used video garnered from surveillance cameras in Boston to track the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing case police here Photos by Ron Leir LEFT LPRs mounted atop patrol car. RIGHT Officer John Fabula uses mobile computer to track plate image. 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Janice Karpinski author of One Woman s Army which explores some of the practices policies and ways of thinking that foster a diverse workplace. The program will also include a point counterpoint session focusing on women s behavior in today s workplace from both male and female perspectives and a mini business expo lunch empowerment bag drawing and door prizes. The registration fee is 55 for NJAWBO members and 65 for non-members who register in advance or 75 at the door. Register online at www.whoscoming.com njawbo-region2 Diversity2013.html For more information call Sonia Arroyo at 201-681-6032. Save Monday May 20 for Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation s annual golf invitational. Held at the prestigious Montclair Golf Club this event includes the opportunity to play on the course s beautiful greens brunch cocktails dinner and a silent auction. Proceeds from the Golf Invitational benefit the programs and services of Clara Maass Medical Center. To register or for more information please visit www.claramaassfoundation. org or contact the foundation at 973-450-2277. The Bloomfield Recycling Committee and the Department of Public Works and Park Maintenance will host the first annual community shredding event on Saturday May 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the municipal parking lot located next to the Post Office. Belleville Bloomfield hold a flea market on Saturday May 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both new and used items as well as crafts will be available for sale. There will be a snack bar selling breakfast and lunch foods. Tables are still available at a cost of 15 each or two for 25. For more information call the church office at 201-991-5894. 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 East Newark level tournaments. During East Newark Kearny Health the winter the team will train Department will offer a free and compete indoors and in rabies clinic for dogs and cats the spring will play in an elite on Wednesday May 8 from 7 league and participate in highto 8 p.m. at the East Newark level tournaments. Fire House Sherman Avenue Players must be born on or East Newark. after Aug. 1 1998. Dogs must be leashed cats For more information conshould be transported in a car tact Coach Pepe Rodriguez at carrier and be handled by a peprodriguez13 gmail.com. responsible person. St. Stephen s Seniors will For more information meet on Tuesday May 7 at 1 call the Kearny Health Dep.m. partment at 201-997-0600 The spring party will be or by email WPettigrew held on Tuesday May 21 at KearnyNJ.org. noon for paid up members. Upcoming trips include Harrison A.C. on May 22 Sight and A parish-sponsored bus ride Sound -June 12 Jefferson to Atlantic City will be held House - July 1 and Hunterdon on May 5 at 10 a.m. from Holy Hills -August 13. Cross Church Harrison. For For A. C. call Peg at 998more information call 9739443 Joan at 998-3578 and 481-2434. condolences Vicki at 991-8345. Holy Cross Church anFor further club information nounces last call for an eight- call Tom at 998-8258. day cruise Thursday Aug. St. Cecilia s Church 114 22-29 from New York City and Chestnut St. Kearny is having an Atlantic City bus trip to Taj a flea market on Saturday Mahal on May 5. May 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Joan for more informa- Furniture small appliances tion at 973-481-2434. household items toys DVD s and many more items will be Kearny on sale. For more information Dr. Harry Harcsztark call 201-991-1116. Vendors are of The Smile and Implant welcome. All proceeds benefit Center 837 Kearny Ave. will St. Cecilia s Parish. Donations host a Dentistry From The are accepted. Heart (DFTH) event proThe Kearny Rotary Club viding a free day of dental meets every Wednesday afcare to people in Kearny and ternoon at 12 15 at La Fiamma surrounding communities on Restaurant 440 Harrison Ave. Friday May 3. in Harrison. Business leaders For more information from Harrison are invited to please visit www.dentistryattend to learn about the work fromtheheart.org. that Rotary International acTrinity Episcopal Church complishes around the world 575 Kearny Ave. Kearny will and in local communities. Residents can bring all their personal documents to be shredded and recycled at no cost. This event will last for four hours or until the truck is full to capacity. The paper-shredding day is an opportunity for residents to reduce identity theft and to help support responsible paper recycling. The Recycling Committee provide educational materials on recycling. The next shredding event will be held on Saturday Oct. 19. For more information call 973-680-4127. For more information about the Kearny Rotary Club or to attend a meeting call Joe D Arco at 201-955- 7400 or Jose Fernandez at 201-991-1040. Presbyterian Boys-Girls Club 663 Kearny Ave. will hold its annual spring dance on Friday May 3 from 7 to 10 p.m. Guests are restricted to teenagers only. The dance will be supervised by Thomas Fraser former Lincoln School guidance counselor and members of the Board of Directors. Join the Senior Citizens of Kearny to meet new friends. Due are 5 per year. This entitles members to five free parties including a fish and chips dinner. Meetings take place every Thursday at the Henrietta Benstead Senior Center 60 Columbia Ave. Kearny. Doors open at 9 a.m. for a continental breakfast and socializing. The business meeting begins at 11 30 a.m. followed by bingo at noon. Several speakers will be brought in during the year. For club information call Carol 201-991-9369. The Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 7 Hudson County meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 7 30 p.m. at the Irish American Association 95 Kearny Ave. Kearny. New members encouraged to attend. Kearny High School PTA will conduct a clothing drive on Saturday May 4 9 a.m. to noon at the Elm and King Sts. entrance. Items being collected include pocket books shoes belts curtains blankets stuffed animals and any clothing. The West Hudson Detachment of the Marine Corps League invites all former and active duty Marines and FMF Corpsmen to attend an open house which will be held every Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. at 286 Belgrove Drive Kearny. Guests are welcome. The Humane Society of Bergen County 221-223 Stuyvesant Ave. Lyndhurst has a supply of dog food both canned and dry available to anyone who can t afford it due to unemployment disability Lyndhurst or any other financial difficulty. Just stop by or call for more information 201-8969300. Hours are Monday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 30 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Lyndhurst Elks are running a bus trip to the Sands in Bethlehem Pa. on May 19. Cost is 30 per person participants get 20 back in slots and 5 for food. A bus will leave the Lyndhurst Elks 247 Park Ave. at 9 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. For tickets call Julie at 201-424-2659. The Food Pantry at the Lyndhurst Health Department hours are as follows Monday through Thursday 1 to 3 30 p.m. The Food Pantry is available to Lyndhurst residents who can show proof of hardship and proof of residence. Lyndhurst Health Department 601 Riverside Ave. will host a stroke aneurysm osteoporosis and vascular disease screening provided by Life Line Screening on Wednesday May 8. The price varies with each screening. Pre-registration is required. Appointments can be made with Life Line at 1-800-3241851 or receive a special 10 discount by signing up at www.lifelinescreening.com community-partners. Children in grades 1 to 4 can surprise Mom on Mother s Day by creating a special craft just for her at Lyndhurst Public Library 355 Valley Brook Ave. on Monday May 6 at 3 30 to 4 p.m. for this craft. Registration will be held May 1 to June 14 for the library s summer reading program open to grades pre-k to 6. This year s theme is Dig into Reading and activities may include programs on dinosaurs or construction vehicles animals that live underground or Ancient Egypt caves rocks and more. For more information call the library at 201-804-2478. The Lyndhurst Library will host Life at an Edwardian Manor-Inspired by Downton Abbey presented by food historian Judith see AROUND TOWN page 27 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY mAY 1 2013 15 Accused robber said he was sorry cops say At least he showed remorse. Police have charged a Lyndhurst man for allegedly robbing a local bar at gunpoint. The man apologized for his actions before racing away police said. Police said they responded to a 9-1-1 call on Saturday April 20 at 6 18 p.m. on a report of a robbery that had just happened at the Locker Room Bar on Stuyvesant Ave. Officers arriving there were told by the 26-year-old female bartender that a man had just committed an armed robbery of the bar taking more than 100. There were no patrons in the bar at the time police said. Police said the bartender told them that the man walked up to the bar brandished a handgun and demanded cash from the register. The bartender told police that the man after taking the money apologized for his deed and left on foot. Police said the bartender wasn t hurt and no shots were fired. Police said Det. Ronald Guirland and Det. Sgt. John Kerner who investigated the crime managed to identify the suspect after canvassing the neighborhood and reviewing surveillance footage from security cameras both inside the bar and from neighboring businesses. Tuohy was arrested Wednesday April 24 at 6 15 p.m. at his Lyndhurst home and charged with armed robbery possession of a weapon possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose and aggravated assault. Neither the handgun nor the cash were recovered police said. Tuohy was ordered held at Bergen County Jail Hackensack in lieu of 250 000 bail with no 10% cash option permitted. Here are other incidents logged by Lyndhurst Police during the past week sponded to a parking lot at 9 Polito Ave. on a report of someone driving erratically around the lot. After locating the vehicle police ended up arresting the driver Andrew Rivers 19 of Lyndhurst on charges of possession of suspected marijuana and possession of drugs inside a motor vehicle. Rivers was released on a summons. Police were called to the 100 block of Fern Ave. at 9 40 p.m. on a report of damage to a motor vehicle. Police said the owner reported seeing a man trying to pry back the roof of their 1998 BMW convertible. Then the owner told police that man and two others jumped into a darkcolored 4-door sedan and drove away. Police said the three men were described as Latino between 20 and 25. Ron Leir BRADY BRADY & REILLY Photo courtesy Lyndhurst PD Donald Tuohy April 20 A resident of the 600 block of Eighth St. reported the theft of a lawn mower from their garage. The resident told police the garage was locked but the lock may have been faulty. The incident was logged at 7 37 p.m. At 11 20 a.m. police responded to the 200 block of Lake Ave. where a resident told them that someone had tampered with the ignition of their 2006 Chrysler sedan and that the cylinder lock on the driver door had been damaged. 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The combatant requiring medical attention was identified as 24-year-old Kearny resident Kenny Negrin who reportedly complained of pain while being processed at HQ. He was transported to Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville treated and released back into KPD custody. Negrin was charged with disorderly conduct three counts of aggravated assault on police officers and resisting arrest. Arrested with him was Gianfranco Niccodemi 21 also of Kearny who was charged with disorderly conduct obstructing the administration of law resisting arrest and aggravated assault on a police officer. All of the officers declined medical attention for their various bumps and scrapes donned fresh uniforms and completed the remainder of their shift after attending to a mountain of paperwork Dowie noted. Meanwhile the KPD also had to deal with its blood-contaminated premises and called in a biohazard cleanup unit. 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Salvation Army Major Alberto Suarez said This event makes it possible for us to publicly honor individuals and companies who have given uncommon service to the five communities we serve Harrison East Newark Kearny North Arlington and Kearny. His wife Major Brenda Suarez added To continue our yearround programs to help local people in need we depend on the continued generous support of the public for this our principal fundraising event. The public is invited. Tickets are 55 each and may be purchased by calling 201-9911115 or by e-mailing Rebeca.Escobar USE.SalvationArmy.org. Donations are also welcome. 1. APR and terms available as of 4 25 2013 and are subject to change without notice. Loans subject to credit approval. Maximum loan-to-value ratio of 90%. Maximum loan 500 000. Loans up to 1 500 000 available at higher rates. 2. The payment per 1000 does not include amounts for taxes and insurance premiums if applicable. Your actual payment obligation will be higher. www.theobserver.com 8710-Clifton-NoPtMtg-COLOR-5.95x9.indd 1 4 25 13 2 21 PM sports&recreation THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY mAY 1 2013 17 SPORTS VIEW COnTaCT JIm aT OgSmaR aOl.COm North Arlington crew takes toalready making competitive strides the water First-year program Nutley s Papaccio swinging hot bat for Seton Hall Throughout his stellar baseball career growing up in Nutley then playing for Nutley High School and finally moving on to Seton Hall a place that has been home for his entire family for ages Giuseppe Papaccio has always been known as a slick fielding shortstop. Papaccio had no peers when it came to his glove. However now that he s a senior at Seton Hall Papaccio s offensive skills have caught up to his defense and perhaps even surpassed his prowess with the leather. When we put him into the game as a freshman it was strictly for defense Seton Hall head baseball coach Rob Sheppard said. I thought I always had to try to swing as hard as I could to hit home runs Papaccio said. But before Papaccio began his senior campaign with the Pirates he wanted to make sure that he got the most of his talents. I ve always been a hard worker but I think I worked a little harder especially with the mental approach Papaccio said. It used to be that if I had a bad at-bat I d think about it for the next two at-bats and then try to make up for it. It was all part of a mental game. I needed to have more of a mental edge. Papaccio didn t want to put any undue pressure on himself this season as well. I wanted to live by the moment and not get carried away with the past Papaccio said. I wanted to play in the moment and do my best in each situation. I think everything has just fallen into place. That s safe to say because Papaccio is enjoying his best offensive season on any previous playing level. The 21-year-old Nutley native is batting .355 with two homers and 34 RBI. He currently leads the Pirates in hitting and leads the Big East Conference in doubles with 18. Last week in a big win over Georgetown Papaccio had three hits including two doubles and five RBI. More importantly the Pirates have rebounded from an awful 0-9 start to win 26 of their next 33 see VIEW next page Photo by Al Perez The North Arlington novice 4 team namely from back to front Vinny Ribeiro Bryan Ugaz Nathaniel DeLeon and Jose Antunes carry their boat toward the Passaic River for crew practice recently. By Jim Hague Observer Sports Writer F abian Cortez loved his experience as a member of the Belleville High School crew team. I rowed for all four years of high school said Cortez now age 24. I always wanted to share that experience with others. Cortez a teacher at Orange High School learned that the Passaic River Rowing Association was looking to expand its teaching program to the local high schools along the Passaic River one of which was North Arlington. I was recommended by my coach at Belleville Jeff Lahm Cortez said. I went for an interview and North Arlington decided to go with it. With the hiring of Cortez as a coach North Arlington had the birth of its new crew program. Throughout the interview process the goal was to race next season Cortez said. They wanted to just get the kids out on the water and I understood that. Since the boat house was built in the back of Riverside County Park in Lyndhurst right on the banks of the river the Passaic River Rowing Association has been trying to encourage schools to participate in crew. Over the years schools like Ridgewood and St. Peter s Prep have been able to start crew programs based out of the Riverside County Park boathouse. The association has also donated equipment to be used by the fledgling programs. King s Court the fitness club in Lyndhurst donated three ERG rowing machines for use. Cortez didn t know what to expect in starting a new program. I took it very lightly at first said Cortez who had help from volunteer assistants Gerard Geronimo and Jared Helenic. I rowed at Belleville with Gerard so that was a big help. We really didn t know what we see CREW page 19 18 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY mAY 1 2013 VIEW from 17 games. The Pirates now sit in the hunt for a Big East Conference playoff berth in the coming weeks. I think my swing is now more mechanically sound Papaccio said. I m trying to do less with my swings. I m not trying to hit the ball as hard. I have released tension in my swing. I m doing less and getting more out of it. I m getting good results. Sheppard is pleased with the way Papaccio has responded as a senior. Giuseppe has worked his tail off and that hard work is paying off Sheppard said. My Dad (legendary former Seton Hall head coach Mike Sheppard) would always tell me that you want to have players who go above and beyond what the coaches expect. That s Giuseppe. He has a tremendous work ethic. He s constantly finding ways to work after practice to get swings on his own. He s very coachable and a good team- The coaches trust me and have faith in me to drive the runs in and I like hitting in key situations. Papaccio has progressed so well that he just might get a chance to get selected in the Major League Baseball free agent amateur draft next month. That s something I m pushing for Papaccio said. I ve spoken with some teams and I guess as we get closer to the draft I ll talk to more. I ll just play it loose right now. If a team likes me then they ll take me. But I ll follow the draft. Sheppard believes his shortstop has a shot. Photo courtesySeton Hall University athletic communications I think the way the draft Nutley native and Seton Hall University shortstop Giuseppe Papaccio is enjoying a sensational senior season leading has gone recently a lot of the team in hitting and the Big East Conference in doubles. teams have been giving seniors the opportunity to play up things Papaccio said. mate. I think those are all the student of the game. so I wouldn t be surprised if reasons why he s progressed. I think the years add up. I He s learned about his Giuseppe gets picked Shepthink I trust myself to see the swing and learned about the Papaccio said that he s also pard said. ball better and simplify my seeing the ball a lot better. kind of player he is Sheppard Papaccio has been Seton approach at the plate. I think I have been getting so said. He has gotten bigger Hall true blue since a child. that s all finally working out. and stronger but he s always many repetitions in the batAfter all his mother is an EngSheppard believes that a lot working hard at getting betting cage playing in the fall lish professor in the school. of Papaccio s progression has ter. When you see a guy who playing intra-squad games His older brother has already been through being a good that I ve been able to pick works as hard as Giuseppe graduated from Seton Hall does all the time then I m and his twin sister will get not surprised at all with the her degree as well this spring improvement. along with her brother. Papaccio said that he just I m just happy to have had tried too hard in the past this shot to play here Paboth at the plate and trying to paccio said. I m still workimpress the coaches. ing hard in the cage every I just had to get comfortchance I get to. I think all the able Papaccio said. I like hard work is paying off. 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Why do I need x rays again I had them six months ago I completely understand the need for people in this economy to save a few dollars but knowing better than to let them leave without a thorough exam I discounted their x-ray cost. The x-rays showed cavities that were not visible because they were between touching surfaces. If these cavities went unfound and untreated it would have caused a dental bill much higher than the charge for illings. The patient most likely would have been back in pain and in need of a root canal. Root canals are many times more expensive than illings. The saying as much fun as a root canal was coined for a reason Whether its teeth or your car preventive maintenance is cost saving. Regular hygiene appointments are dental preventive maintenance. Only you can prevent huge dental bills .The majority of patients I see who are in need of extensive and expensive dental work did not get regular cleanings exams. I urge each of you to see your hygienist twice a year and don t give the Dentist a tough time about taking radiographs for preventive purposes. www.TheSmileandImplantCenter.com 201-991-1055 It s the same story an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. See you in 6 months Dr. Richard Ekstein Smile Design Specialist 312 Belleville Turnpike No. Arlington NJ 201-991-1228 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MAY 1 2013 19 CREW from 17 were getting into. The prospective rowers didn t know as well. I thought it was all about what I saw in movies you know stroke stroke stroke said senior Bryan Ugaz. That s all I thought. I figured it had to be a challenging without getting on the water. That amazed me. They had a lot of dedication from the beginning. In mid-March through the still blustery conditions Cortez brought his team down to the boat house. We went through a quick walk through before they went out on the water Cortez said. I put a coach in the guide s going to be a big challenge LaBarbera said. It also seemed like a good way to stay in shape. But I wanted to do it. LaBarbera recalled her first thoughts when she got onto the river. It was like What am I doing LaBarbera said. It took a lot to get used to it. It was re- ally tough and unlike anything else I ve ever done. It s also really time consuming. However from the minute the boat touched the Passaic River LaBarbera was hooked. It s a whole body experience LaBarbera said. I really like it a lot. I just like competing. It s really like no other sport. It s a new thing to all of us but I really like it a lot. Competing now there s a novel approach. The school wasn t so sure that the North Arlington crew team could actually compete in its first year but Cortez and the kids had other things in mind. After a month or two I see CREW page 34 Pink Vision AssociAtes DR. 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BOTTOM The North Arlington novice 4 boys team with coxswain Daniela Camacho Vinny Ribeiro Bryan Ugaz Nathaniel DeLeon and Jose Antunes and head coach Fabian Cortez (standing) head to the river for a recent workout. sport. They really didn t have a clue Cortez said. The school didn t have an idea either. But there was a lot of interest in January when we started and that shocked me. Cortez had the prospective rowers get a typical crew workout in January. He figured some would lose interest once they realized the difficulty of the sport. It was grueling and strenuous but they still came Cortez said. This was all seat just to see how they would do. The response was tremendous. Just to see the looks on their faces was a miraculous gift Cortez said. They were in their hoodies and freezing out there but they wanted to be there. Senior Natalie LaBarbera is a member of the North Arlington volleyball team who came out for crew. 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Florida Max threw just two I really wanted to do innings and threw 16 pitches something special since this Servideo said. He then said is my last year said Hart one Coach my arm hurts. I had to of four senior captains on the shut him down for the rest of Golden Bears roster. I think the trip and the rest of spring I played my best last year but training. I wasn t going to risk the team really didn t need him getting hurt more. me that much. But this year I So Hart was limited to just knew they would need me so playing first base as the season I had to really step up. began April 1. Hart said that he worked He then told me that his diligently in the offseason arm was feeling pretty good preparing for his senior camand that he could give it a paign. go Servideo said. Since that I did a lot of work in the point he s exceeded every weight room Hart said. I did expectation we had for him. a lot of band work to stretch Hart has become the top my arm and keep my arm in pitcher that Servideo envishape. I knew I had to play my sioned. best this year. Max has pitched against Lyndhurst head coach all the big league teams and Lyndhurst senior pitcher first baseman Max Hart. and athletic director Butch By Jim Hague Observer Sports Writer B Photo by Jim Hague won Servideo said. Hart has a perfect 5-0 record with wins against NJIC Meadowlands competitors like Harrison Ridgefield Ridgefield Park and New Milford. Hart has also been a terror at the plate. Hart has a batting average above .500 with two homers four doubles a triple and 18 RBI batting in the third slot for the Golden Bears. More importantly Hart has helped the Golden Bears reel off 12 straight wins after a 1-2 start. I was hoping we could stay under the radar for a little while longer Servideo said. Not when your star pitcher hitter is having the season of a lifetime. For his efforts Hart has been selected as The Observer Athlete of the Week for the past week. He s been absolutely mashing the ball Servideo said. Everything he hits he hits story continued next page THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY mAY 1 2013 21 exceeding all expectations hard. I don t want to put the jinx on him. But he s been one of our surprises on a team of surprises. Hart always believed in his own abilities. As a pitcher Hart has all the tools. He stands 6-foot-3 and has very large hands so he can grip a baseball with ease. I know I m better this year Hart said. It s the best I ve played on any level in my life. But I put the work in. I m not surprised with how I ve pitched. However Hart s batting average which is outstanding has to shock him just a little. Yeah I m a little surprised by that Hart said. I think I m keeping my hands back better. In the past I wanted to be a power hitter and try to hit home runs. But now I m concentrating on putting the ball in play and hitting it hard every time up. That has really worked out well for me. I m also able to sit back on curveballs and drive them the other way. I think I have about seven or eight hits off curveballs this year. Servideo knows that Hart can throw the ball hard. We re working on his curve which is a little inconsistent Servideo said. There are times he throws the curve and it just drops like two feet. But we need more of that from him. But Max is a hard thrower. If there is one aspect to Hart s pitching prowess it s his needed rest between starts. Some kids can come back after four days Servideo said. Max needs a little more rest. We re not pushing him at all. Nothing is going to change. Max will throw anywhere between 85-to-100 pitches and then he comes out. But sometimes he s still able to throw complete games. Needless to say Hart is pleased about the way his senior season is going. He s winning and the Golden Bears are winning. He s hitting the ball with authority. Life is certainly good. I didn t expect any of this Hart said. It s exciting to be this good. I just want to keep it going. I have to keep working keep working hard. I think everyone has the right mindset right now. Everyone is playing above what they thought they could. Everyone has stepped up. It s been great. Hart is still undecided about his college plans. He wants to play baseball in college and is hoping that his hot pitching hitting streak will garner some attention from local colleges. That s my goal to get to college and play there Hart said. Whatever happens Servideo loves the way Hart has become a force. As a pitcher he throws hard and down which are both good things Servideo said. And as a hitter he s done more than we could have imagined. When he s on he s a very good player. Without a doubt he s definitely been a big surprise. Soccer champs Carmen s Hair Fashions recently won the 2012 Lyndhurst Division 3 4 girls championship. 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If dry eye becomes a chronic problem have the ophthalmologist determine its cause and prescribe treatment before it leads to possible eye damage and vision loss. 22 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY mAY 1 2013 sider for renewal are Al Gilson Kearny High School he d likely take steps to principal Flora Encarnacao have a teacher representadirector of curriculum for tive not necessarily the pre-K to grade 5 and Patriunion president and some- cia Blood director of curone from the community riculum for grades 6 to 12. included on the search and In a statement released selection committee. last week Ferraro said he Starting over won t peis working with the BOE nalize the current group of administrators staff and candidates Ferraro said teachers to come to grips because they can apply with significant challengagain. es which he listed as Cali started her career as Improving instruction an educator in Kearny then to meet current state asleft to serve as vice princisessments pal of Clifton High School Aligning the curriculum from 2005 to 2010 when she to the Common Core State returned to Kearny to accept Standards and New Jersey the job of Franklin School Core Curriculum Content principal. She s up for tenure Standards as principal this year. Implementing a stateThe BOE scheduled a mandated principal and special meeting for April teacher evaluation system 29 to consider renewal of Dealing with a budget non-tenured employees crisis that in the coming construction legal issues years could leave our disnegotiations and personnel trict with a multimillionissues. The board among go dollar deficit this will have into closed session at 5 30 a devastating impact on p.m. then reconvene in pub- instruction and extracurlic session at 6 p.m. ricular activities. Other administrators Timely completion of whose employment conthe Kearny High School retracts the board will conconstruction project. CALI from 03 NLT Readers Theater presents The Seagull Nutley Little Theatre will perform a reading of Anton Chekov s classic The Seagull at the NLT Barn 47 Erie Place on Sunday May 5 at 2 p.m. The event part of the Readers Theater Series is open to the public and admission is free. The reading directed by Penny Potenz Winship of Montclair features Alex Oleksij of Nutley Alex Thompson of Fair Lawn and Jenn McManus of Belleville. The series features actors reading scripts of new and established plays supplementing NLT s regular fully staged performances. The Seagull written in 1895 is the first of what are generally considered to be Chekhov s four major plays. It dramatizes the romantic and artistic conflicts among four characters the famous middlebrow story writer Boris Trigorin the ingenue Nina the fading actress Irina Arkadina and her son the symbolist playwright Konstantin Treplev. For directions please see www.nutleylittletheatre.com. For information about this or other productions call 973667-0374. Library hosts health talk North Arlington Public Library 210 Ridge Road announces the second seminar of a series of lectures featuring Dr. David Harris founder of The Spine Institute of New Jersey. Harris will talk about weight loss management and quitting smoking on Thursday May 16 at 6 30 p.m. Accupuncture and massage therapy are just a few of the treatments that will be discussed as alternative ways to help with weight and smoking issues. Harris with help from massage therapists medical assistants chiropractic physicians and or acupuncturists will lecture and amplify with a power point presentation and or computerized testing. The library will also offer educational materials to guests for further review. Light refreshments will be served. Call 201-955-5640 ext. 126 to register for this free adult program. For additional information visit the Spine Institute website at www. spinetherapys.com. Make time for life. Schedule a mammogram today. You lead a busy life. But you owe it to yourself to make an appointment that could save your life. Schedule a mammogram today at The Connie Dwyer Breast Center at Saint Michael s Medical Center. Breast cancer the number-two killer of women in the United States is highly curable if detected and treated early. Make time for a checkup. Offering fully digital mammography services using the latest diagnostic equipment available The Connie Dwyer Breast Center is the only facility in the region featuring an innovative Rapid Diagnosis program to ease the anxiety of waiting. A patient who undergoes a breast biopsy will receive their results within 24 hours. Make time to schedule an appointment for yourself or for your mother sister daughter aunt or friend. To schedule an appointment call (973) 877-5189. The Connie Dwyer Breast Center at Saint Michael s Medical Center 111 Central Avenue Newark N.J. 07102 www.smmcnj.org conniedwyer THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MAY 1 2013 23 Great Music Great Cause From Heartache to Happiness Friday May 3 2013 7PM Featuring Two Super Bands Point Blank and Tramps Benefiting the Food Banks of our Communities (North Arlington Kearny & Lyndhurst). Donations of non-perishable goods will be gratefully accepted but not mandatory. Free Songs you know and love... Classic Rock Great American Song Book and more.... Be the first to hear all new music from Tramps .... The stories of our lives Performed by award winning musicians This is an Event to REACH OUT to our Community with Music and provide assistance to those in need. First Presbyterian Church of North Arlington 153 Ridge Road North Arlington NJ 07031 Light refreshments will be available FREE Parking in Queen of Peace Parking Lot MAIN ENTRANCE IS HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE Any Inquiries please call Paul Brown (PointBlank member) at 201-998-4358 24 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MAY 1 2013 KPD from 08 mons. April 24 At 2 40 p.m. Officer John Fabula responded to a twocar accident on Rts. 1&9 in South Kearny and arrived to find that one vehicle a Mercury Cougar had been abandoned in the roadway and that the driver left the area on foot. He was located and brought back to the scene and identified as 21-year-old Jersey City resident Dwight Robinson who was found to be wanted 200 cash and the BMW was impounded. The child was turned over to his mother after the father s arrest. The father was being held on 75 000 bail on charges of possession of cocaine possession of CDS paraphernalia distribution of cocaine and distribution in a school zone and a park zone. The alleged customer was charged with possession of cocaine and paraphernalia and was released on a sum- on a warrant out of Jersey City police said. He was also charged with driving without a license leaving the scene of an accident failure to wear a seatbelt and having no insurance card in his possession. Police said that when questioned about why he had left the accident scene Robinson explained I didn t think I had to report it because it was a self-inflicted accident. Karen Zautyk Nutley to o fer CPR class Because an increasing number of parents coaches and child-care providers are finding that a little bit of knowledge goes a long way the Nutley Parks & Recreation Department will be offering residents Heartsaver CPR and AED Training. As organizers of youth programs and events we feel offering this essential program will allow coaches parents and anyone who touches the life of a child an opportunity to educate themselves with lifesaving CPR techniques said Commissioner Mauro Tucci. This program will be one of the most important things you can do to protect your children. Instructed by Lifesaving Techniques the three- w w w . t h e o b s e r v e r. c o m hour class will provide training materials from the American Heart Association. Each class will include CPR AED choking for adults children and infants. An evening session is available May 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Parks Rec Department 44 Park Ave. The fee is 65 per student. Class size is limited and registrations will be honored on a first-come first-served basis. Registration is available online or at Parks Rec. For further information call 973-284-4966 between 8 30 a.m. and 4 p.m. 1 Mother Day s Greeting Card Drawing Contest st Create a greeting card for mom in a letter size paper folded and surprise her the week of Mother Day. s 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 Name ............................................................................................ s Address................................................................................................... City..................................................Phone ............................................. Age ........................................................... Send your greeting card to The Observer at 531 Kearny Avenue Kearny NJ 07032 Have fun and participate in our Real Estate Presented by Jarlynn Hyde Broker Owner When it comes to the sale of homes sellers can hardly get a better read on the market than to look at home-building activity. According to one of the world s largest credit rating agency s outlook on U.S. Housing and Homebuilders fewer foreclosures and depressed inventory will lead to new home construction. This is expected to lead to a rebound in home-building activity that is in stark contrast to the cessation of activity and cash-poor circumstances of many homebuilders in recent years. According to the outlook for 2013 total housing starts are expected to improve by 16.7% as new home sales increase 22% and existing home sales improve by about 7%. This increased activity is a good sign Let s Talk BUILDING OPTIMISM for sellers. Whether you are looking to purchase the home of your dreams find investment property or are ready to make a move and need your home sold at the best possible price and terms we can help. We have a team of dedicated professionals who are zealous about their clients and community. You will find Mid-Realty Inc.to be the kind of warm and welcoming associate you seek. We are a family owned and operated real estate agency in Kearny that has served our area for 45 years. Together we will sell your home for as much as the market will bear and as quickly as possible. Our success has been built one satisfied customer at a time . Please visit our website at www.midrealty.com HINT In the near term mortgage rates may increase just enough to create more of a sense of buyer urgency without significantly decreasing affordability--more good news for sellers. 572 Kearny Avenue Kearny NJ 07032 Office 201-991-5719 Cell 201-602-7222 Mid-Realty Inc real estate review THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MAY 1 2013 25 Take advantage of spring sales fever his year the spring selling season got off to a very early and energetic start. Not only have temperatures risen but real estate agents are reporting increased showings at open houses multiple offers on properties and offers over asking price within weeks and even days. Overall there has been steady interest and demand within all segments of the market from entry level and move-up buyers all the way up to the luxurious high- T end. In many areas around the country the market has swayed to favor sellers. Due to this buyers are even more anxious to take advantage of low interest rates and lower prices before they rise. Ask me to provide you with an overview of current market trends in your region. As a home seller or buyer this time of year can seem overwhelming but it doesn t have to be. As you enter into the busiest selling season this year here are a few tips for both buyers and sellers that should make the entire process easier. Buyers take the time to review your credit score. A sound financial track record and solid credit score can help you lock in a loan at lower interest rates and obtain that necessary mortgage pre-approval which you will need in this fast paced selling environment. Visit www. ColdwellBankerMoves.com to hone-in on your housing priorities preferences and location. Of course select and work with a sales professional who will help you through the entire process. I have years of negotiating experience which is invaluable when it comes to closing the deal in this competitive market so please feel free to call me. Sellers while homes are selling faster than they have in the past five years you still need to do your homework as well. Have a home inspection completed so you know what issues may arise and address them before placing your home on the market. Additionally do some spring cleaning painting and sprucing. Be forewarned that buyers are still looking for a great deal so ensure that your home is priced accordingly and in good condition. Again work with a local real estate professional like myself who can advise you and negotiate on your behalf. For those sellers who are sitting on the fence don t try to time the market. By the time most sellers sense a shift the tables have typically already turned. Instead of waiting for a slim and unreliable window of time potentially missing out sellers should focus instead on their own lifestyle needs. If you are thinking of placing your home on the market and are not quite sure if it s the right time for you call me today. I will complete a competitive market analysis review competing homes currently on the market and will determine the inventory levels specific to your locale and price point. Now is not the time to wait if you want to list your home. There is a window of opportunity here and it is uncertain how long that window will remain open. Until it closes let s keep the fresh spring air flowing in. 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Anyone United Kingdom. interested should call Janet Though you don t have to Ritigliano at 201-935-1208. be a Downton Abbey fan to The Meadowlands Environenjoy this program devoted ment Center Two DeKorte fans may take more notice of Park Plaza Lyndhurst will certain details in the show host Tim Stewart s Bees a after attending. Space is limprogram for all ages on Saturited. Please call the library at day May 4 from 1 to 2 30 p.m. 201-804-2478 ext. 7 or email Tim Stewart started working romeo bccls.org to register. with bees at age 11 join him The Township of Lyndhurst now at the grand old age of 18 will host Lyndhurst Day on and learn about these proSaturday May 11. Admislific pollinators and healthy sion is free. Events start at 9 honey makers. Tim founded a.m. with a 7th and 8th grade Stewart s Apiaries in Vinetrack meet at Lyndhurst High land in 2006. He will bring School track Kids On The bees don t worry they won t Move event for younger sting - and demonstrate bee children (bouncy house behavior. Admission is 5 perface painting etc.) Swim-ason 4 MEC members. For Thon at the community pool information call 201-460-8300 benefiting the Leukemia and or visit www.njmeadowlands. Lymphoma Society and a 5K gov ec. Run Fitness Walk benefiting The First-Sunday-of-the Tomorrow s Children Fund Month Walk with the NJMC beginning at Town Hall Park. and Bergen County Audubon A Health Safety and Life Society will be held on May 5 Expo will begin at Town Hall at 10 a.m. Park Delafield and Court This free two-hour nature Aves. at 11 a.m. with over 100 walk starts at the entrance to informational booths health Losen Slote Creek Park in Litscreenings and much more. tle Ferry. Check meadowblog. The Police Department will net for last-minute weather present a SWAT team demupdates. You will have to sign onstration. There will also a standard liability release be appearances by Anthony for this event that is good for Lagruth maestro of the GarNJMC BCAS events throughden State Philharmonic and out the year. To R.S.V.P. Kevin Rooney winner of TV s contact Don Torino of the Chopped BCAS at greatauk4 aol.com There will be giveaways or 201-636-4022. food and entertainment Drawing Flowers with a including Soul Xpress and Splash (of Color) a program the Jersey Four (a tribute to for adults will be held at Frankie Valli & The Four Sea- the Environment Center on sons). For various registration Thursday May 9 from 2 to 5 forms and more information p.m. Adults of all experience on all of these events visit levels will be introduced to AROUND TOWN from EKS WE 14 drawing flowers beginning with basic shapes. Bring your own flowers or study ours. The Environment Center will provide the basic art supplies for the session or bring your own if you wish. Admission 15 person 10 MEC members. For information call 201-460-8300 or visit www. njmeadowlands.gov ec. The Polish American Citizens Club 730 New Jersey Ave. Lyndhurst will sponsor a trip to Nashville Tenn. (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 Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington has scheduled a trip to the Taj Mahal Casino on Tuesday May 7. Cost of the trip is 25. Call Florence at 201-991-3173. North Arlington Public Library 210 Ridge Rd. will have Storytime at 11 a.m. for ages 2 to 5 on Wednesday May 1 8 15 and 22. No Storytime will be held on May 29. Saturday Stories with Laurie will be held May 4 and 18 at 11 a.m. for ages 3 to 6. The library is hosting YA Movie Day on Friday May 3 at 3 p.m. for grades 6 and up. A Mother s Day Craft will be held at the library on Monday May 7 at 6 30 p.m. for grades K-5 sponsored by the North Arlington Woman s Club. Fit 4 Kids will be held on May 9 at the library at 5 30 p.m. for ages 2 to 7. Muscle Man Mike and Soccer Sue will host a program for children to learn the importance of health and fitness North Arlington on their level. If you crochet or knit and would enjoy gathering with a group of like-minded crafters join a monthly Sit and Stitch at the library. Due to increasing popularity there will be two meetings a month. The next gatherings are Thursday May 2 and Tuesday May 21 from 7 to 8 30 p.m. For additional information send an email to stitching mail2donna.com Registration for the North Arlington s summer recreation program has begun and will continue to through 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 through Aug. 16 for children ages 4 to 10. For more information about the program call 201-9977709. American Legion Alexander Stover Post 37 222 River Rd. North Arlington will meet on May 6 at 8 p.m. All veterans are invited to attend. For more information call 201-214-8253. The Nutley Golden Age Club announces its annual trip to Wildwood June 3 to 6. The trip includes four days three nights lodging three breakfasts lunch two fullcourse dinners tour of the Renault Wintery dolphin watch sightseeing cruise and more. Cost is 375 per person double occupancy including transportation lodging luggage handling taxes and gratuities. Call Jo Ann Andriola at 973-418-5015 for reservations. Deposits will be Nutley accepted no later than May 20. Nutley Public Library 93 Booth Dr. announces conversational ESL is held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. No registration is required. Wednesday Afternoon Knitters meet at the library every week at 1 p.m. Share your love of knitting and crocheting with both beginning and experienced knitters. Bring your own supplies. Teen video game tournaments are held at the library every Wednesday and Thursday at 3 p.m. The library will host Adult Scrabble Night on Thursday May 2 at 7 p.m. Prizes are awarded for 1st and 2nd place scores. No registration is required. Skyfall will be shown as part of the library s First Friday Films program on May 3 at 2p.m. A new film is shown the first Friday of each month. Please check the library s event calendar for names of films. The library s Manga Anime Club meets on Fridays at 3 p.m. Saturday Story Time will be held at the library on May 4 18 25 at 10 a.m. No registration is required. Patrons are invited to play Bridge at the library on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. No registration required. What does it take to raise a healthy teenager in today s world All parents are invited to come to an educational workshop and interactive discussion at John H. Walker Middle School 325 Franklin Ave. Nutley on May 2 at 7 p.m. Topics covered will include bullying substance abuse mental health issues peer and parental relationships self-harm behaviors and more. USE PM HO 5 1-4 . EN OP Y MAY AVE DA FTH UN 491 FI S IN 2 CT TRA ON RC DE UN LYNDHURST 3 Bedrooms 2 Bath Inground Swimmg Pool 379 000 RUTHERFORD Renovated 50x100 lot 330 000 LYNDHURST 1 Family Renovated Finished Basement 345 000 We Do Rentals 1 2 & 3 Bedrooms THINK YOU CAN T REFINANCE BECAUSE VALUES ARE DOWN THINK AGAIN STARTING MARCH 2012 HARP 2.0 a new program presented by the Federal Government allows homeowners to refinance regardless of the equity they currently have in their house (even if you are upside down ) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have adopted changes to Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) and you may be eligible to take advantage of these changes. If your mortgage is either owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac you may be eligible to refinance your mortgage under the enhanced and expanded provisions of HARP. You can determine if your mortgage is owned by either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac by checking the following websites For Fannie Mae www.fanniemae.com loanlookup For Freddie Mac www.freddiemac.com mymortgage ROB PEZZOLLA NMLS 266181 NORTH ARLINGTON NJ 07031 Cappiello Real Estate Services L.L.C 437 Kingsland Ave Lyndhurst NJ 07071 Tel 201-438-9000 www.CRSsells.com ROB KEYPOINTMORTGAGE.COM 201-998-9050 Fax 201.820.0505 28 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY mAY 1 2013 Real Estate JERSEY DEVIL from 09 DIRECTORY To advertise in this directory CALL 201-991-1600 761 Ridge Rd. 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STAGING REAL ESTATE TO SELL Consultations Available T 551-580-2898 Arlington Real Estate Owned & Operated by the Capobianco family since 1924 201.991.0905 Regal then recounted the history of the Pine Barrens where settlement began in 1620 many of the pioneers being members of the Society of Friends (a.k.a. Quakers). At the time the area that would become New Jersey was divided into two provinces East Jersey and West Jersey. These were unified into one British colony in 1702 under its first governor Lord Cornbury who Regal said became one of the most vilified governors ever which is a pretty hard thing to do considering modern experience. In Regal s judgment Cornbury was actually not that a bad guy but was a victim of propaganda. A famous portrait of Cornbury ostensibly in drag is not of him at all Regal said. (Another fun fact crushed under the weight of research.) But now enters the Leeds family. Daniel Leeds was a surveyor who owned land at Leeds Point near Little Egg Harbor and who was predeceased by several wives none of them however known as Mother Leeds. Leeds was an aide to the hated Cornbury and managed to become hated in his own right -by publishing an almanac. In those days almanacs were full of astrological and occult-like data which did not sit well with the Quakers even though Leeds was a Quaker too. They bought up all the copies of the first Leeds Almanac and burned them. Leeds undeterred published a second edition a book the Quakers termed evil. Leeds became known as Satan s harbinger. The Quakers started printing pamphlets citing all his flaws and by the early 1700s he is at war with them (at least in print). Almanacs Regal noted were the Google of the times and very popular and in 1714 Daniel Leeds turned his over to his son Titan who designed a new masthead. It featured the Leeds family crest which incorporated three dragonlike creatures known as wyvern. They had the head of a horse batlike wings and hooves for feet. (Sound familiar ) Meanwhile along comes Benjamin Franklin with his own Poor Richard s Almanac and to boost sales begins to attack his rival Titan Leeds in print. He had used astrological data to predict Titan s death in 1733 so when Titan starts calling Franklin a fraud Franklin responds that since Titan should have died already the person attacking him must be a ghost. Or a devil risen from the grave. To Franklin Regal said the whole thing was funny but Titan took it seriously and was livid. In any case now both Titan and dad Daniel Leeds have been labeled devils. Toss in the pre-Revolutionary fervor that had begun and accusations that the Leeds family was pro-British (as well as being sorcerers ) and the notion of a Leeds Devil begins floating around. The first references to the Jersey Devil though don t appear until the end of the 19th century. Then in 1905 a Philadelphia publicist started spreading rumors of the Jersey Devil and in 1909 Trenton papers reported horselike footprints in the snow near Leeds Point. Posses were sent out to hunt the Jersey Devil a futile quest. But the story just continued to grow. Even now you can go on Jersey Devil Hunts in the Pine Barrens. Regal dismisses the idea that the Jersey Devil legend is at it is often described folklore. It is nothing like that he said. There is no story that has been handed down (from the 1700s the time of the supposed birth). It all came from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In the Q&A session some in the audience obviously remained skeptical and one or two stalked out after Regal dismissed the reality of Sasquatch. He has done research into cryptozoology but he states As a historian I have no choice but to go with the evidence. For a professional historian collecting evidence goes far beyond the amateur historian s gleaning information from the Internet. Stay away from Wikipedia Regal warned. Wikipedia is evil. Regal has impressive credentials. He is the author of five books the first of which Henry Fairfield Osborn Race and the Search for the Origins of Man was nominated for the 2003 History of Science Society Pfizer Award and won the Bela Kornitzer Award. He has lectured and presented papers at Columbia Princeton and Oxford. His recent work on cryptozoology and the study of monsters led to his newest book Searching for Sasquatch and he has also published articles on sea serpents werewolves and Bigfoot. At the library lecture noting that there is no plausible evolutionary evidence for certain creatures he commented There have been no werewolf fossils found no Bigfoot fossils. I raised my hand. But could it be that no werewolf fossils have ever been found because they all transformed back into their human forms before death Regal just shook his head. But I think I made a good point. Anyway armed with the real story of the Jersey Devil and the knowledge there never was a Mother Leeds and a monstrous birth and a curse I headed off to meet up with a friend. I had been rather discouraged but my companion cheered me up. And so did the ride in the Lamborghini. Deadline for obituaries Monday by 10 AM Evelyn R. Bauer Evelyn R. Bauer died on April 22 at West Hudson Extended Care in Kearny. She was 90. Born in Newark she was a lifelong Kearny resident. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny. A funeral service was held in the funeral home followed by burial at Arlington Cemetery Kearny. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com. Evelyn was a dental assistant for Dr. Pittman in Kearny for 36 years. She retired in 1993. She was an active member of Oakwood Baptist Church Kearny. Surviving are her sister Marian G. Weiss and her nieces and nephews Geraldine Husth Dolores M. Woupes Willard G. Weiss Jr. and Peter R. Weiss along with their families. In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to Alzheimer s Research. 331 Cleveland Ave. Harrison. A funeral service was held in the funeral home. His interment was in Gate of Heaven East Hanover. For information or to send condolences to the family please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org. Drew was a lifelong resident of Belleville. He graciously donated his skills and time to many organizations. Predeceased by his parents John L. and Virginia Coll Drew is survived by his beloved wife Yvette Coll (nee Laver) his loving stepson Thomas Laver and stepdaughters Danielle and Kelsey Graham. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the East Newark Volunteer Fire Department c o the funeral home in loving memory of Drew. obituaries He was born in Johnstone Scotland and immigrated to Kearny in 1964. Edward was a maintenance worker for Bell Telephone in Newark for 30 years before retiring in 1995. Mr. Devlin was a proud member of the Irish American Club and the Scots-American Athletic Club both of Kearny. Edward is survived by his children Elaine Synnott (Kevin) and John Devlin his sister Alice Kane as well as 10 grandchildren and 4 greatgrandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret (Hunter) and his son Edward Devlin Jr. In lieu of flowers. contributions to St. Jude Children s Research hospital would be appreciated. Please visit www. stjude.org. THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY mAY 1 2013 29 To submit an obituary obituaries theobserver.com make donations to the Marine Corps League West Hudson Detachment 286 Belgrove Dr. Kearny N.J. 07032 in his memory. Blanca L. Valdes Blanca L. Valdes (Blanca L. Viejo) 100 passed away peacefully at home in Harrison surrounded by her loving family on April 17. Born in Camaguey Cuba she came to the United States in 1958 and lived in Newark and then Harrison for 30 years. Blanca is survived by her loving children Nelson Garcia Miriam Garcia Maria Correa eight grandchildren 17 greatgrandchildren and two greatgreat-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Lina Viejo. Private services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Newark. For information or to send condolences to the family please visit www. mulliganfuneralhome.org. fax 201-991-8941 Edward G. Devlin Edward G. Devlin 83 died on April 26 in the Clara Maass Medical Center Belleville. The funeral will be from the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Drew J. Coll Home 585 Belgrove Drive Andy of Andy s Towing Kearny on Tuesday April (Drew J. Coll) 58 passed away 30 at 9 a.m. A funeral Mass peacefully at his home in will be offered in St. Cecilia Belleville surrounded by his Church Kearny at 10 a.m. Creloving family and friends on mation will be private. ConWednesday April 24. dolences and memories may The funeral was conducted be shared at www.thiele-reid. by the Mulligan Funeral Home com. Salvatore Marotti Salvatore Marotti 86 died on April 25 at his home. Born in Brooklyn N.Y. he lived in North Arlington since 1966. He worked as a stock broker for Merrill Lynch in New York City for 40 years before retiring in 1990. He served from 1945 to 1951 in the United States 1st Marine Division China Marines. He NOVENA TO SAINT LUCY (For Perfect Vision) (The Novena Prayer to Saint Lucy must be said for nine consecutive days.) Relying on Your goodness O God we humbly ask You through the intercession of Saint Lucy virgin and martyr to give perfect vision to our eyes that they may serve for Your greater honour and glory. Saint Lucy hear our prayers and obtain our petitions. Amen. LMS was a member of the Marine Corps League West Hudson Detachment 209 in Kearny where he served as Historian and Eagle Scout Chairman. Mr. Marotti was actively involved with the Eagle Scouts in North Arlington and Rutherford. He was the beloved husband of the late Theresa ( nee Colomina ) the devoted father of Timothy Marotti Pamela Kearns Cynthia Tarantino and Douglas Marotti the loving father-in-law of Thomas Tarantino Donna MacMillan Marotti and Dori Zintel the cherished grandfather of Robert and Jeffrey Kearns Jamie and Jenny Marotti Olivia Julia and Thomas Tarantino and Jaclyn MacMillan the adored great-grandfather of Robert and Salvatore Kearns and the dear brother of Catherine Guglielmo Dominic Anthony and Latif Marotti. The funeral service was held at the Parow Funeral Home 185 Ridge Rd. North Arlington on Sunday April 28 at 11 a.m. followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers please MARIO TEIXEIRA JR. 2542 DIRECTOR-MANAGER Shaw-Buyus Home for Services Kearny Public Library has joined Library IdeasTM network of Public Libraries in offering patrons access to more than 3 million songs from 10 000 music labels including Sony Music s catalog of legendary artists that represent more than 65 different countries. Under the terms of the agreement registered card holders can download three Freegal Music tracks in the MP3 format each week at no direct cost via the library s website www.kearnylibrary. org. The Freegal Music Service recently announced the availability of free mobile apps for registered cardholders of subscribing libraries. The Freegal Downloadable music at the KPL 138 DAVIS AVE. KEARNY NJ 07032 Tel (201) 991-2265 Music apps are available in the Apple App Store and Google Play . For more information call the Kearny Public Library at 201-998-2666 or visit www. kearnylibrary.org. A Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary (Never Known to Fail) O Most Beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel Fruitful Vine Splendor of Heaven Blessed Mother of the Son of God Immaculate Virgin assist me in this my necessity. O Star of the Sea help me and show me here. You my Mother O Holy Mary Mother of God Queen of Heaven and Earth I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity (make request) There are none that can withstand your power. O Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee (3 Times) Say this prayer 3 consecutive days then you must publish and it will be granted to you. L.D. Prayer to St. Jude Most holy apostle St. Jude faithful servant and friend of Jesus the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of difficulty and of desperate cases of things almost despaired of Pray for me I am so helpless and alone. Make use I implore you of that particular privilege given to you to bring visible and speedy help where help was almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities tribulations and sufferings particularly(make your request here)-and that I may bless God with you and all the elect throughout all eternity. I promise you O blessed St. Jude to be ever mindful of this great favor and I will never cease to honor you as my special and powerful patron and do all in my power to encourage devotion to you. Amen. H.A.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 30 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY mAY 1 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 N.Arlington 1 200 SF of newly renovated commercial office space on River Rd. off street parking. Can also be used for other types of business. 1 200 mo. 3 400 SF of open space with small overhead door. Great for contractors machine shop etc. 2 100 or 4 000 SF of retail office warehouse space with small overhead door. Great for doctors retail gym yoga etc. with 6 off street parking spots. Located on busy River Rd. you would have great exposure for your business. 201-832-5302 or fyrrej aol.com To place an ad call 201-991-1600 classified theobserver.com APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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. 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 HOUSE FOR SALE HALL FOR RENT Family Affairs Only Nice clean hall. Pleasant atmosphere. Maximum 80 people. 201-496-4645 201-991-9865 Call Anytime 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 1 2 rooms apt 850. 1 1 2 months security 1 month rent HT HW included no pets. (201)997-0590 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 apt 2nd floor. Available June 1st. Separate utilites. 1 month security. No pets. (201)997-0026 KEARNY 1st floor of 2 family. 2 bedrooms LR DR kitchen. washer dryer hook-up storage backyard. Tiled kitchen and bath. Newer hardwood floors. 1100 month. Separate utilities. Available 5 15. (973)340-4787 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 apartment. 2nd floor. 950 month. 1 month security due at signing of contract. No pets. (973)735-8778 after 4pm. KEARNY 2 bedroom apt 1150 month. 1 month security Available Immediately. Call (201)622-8315 APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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 APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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 APARTMENTS FOR RENT E.NEWARK E.NEWARK N. 3rd St. 2nd floor. 2 bedrooms LR kitchen & bath. Backyard. Available June 1st. (973)699-5001 For sale Corner lot 88x95 w existing house in developing area of Kearny. Serious inquiries only by appoinment. Developers welcomed (201)233-8089 Rental Affordable A C Nice Setting Party Hall 201-889-6677 201-572-1839 OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT 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 Multi-unit office space for rent in Harrison in a commercial building. 500-1500 sq. ft each Newly renovated in high-traffic area w good visibility easy parking easy access by bus and close to highway good for doctor lawyers accountants & new start-up company. If interested please call 973-444-9987. APARTMENTS FOR RENT Kearny 3 rooms 900 w Heat off street Parking Lyndhurst 1 Bdrm apt. w heat 825 Call for details Rutherford 5rm apt 1250. Supply own util. Avail 6 1 Commerical Office space for Rent on Kearny Ave. 850 For Sale Commercial 20 766 sq.ft. in a B-1 Zone on Fairlawn Ave. 825 000 Call for details. OHARA AGENCY (201)997-6300 Open House Sunday May 5th 1-4pm. 104 Morgan Place. SPACE FOR RENT BELLEVILLE Union Ave high traffic location. Commercial Space for small business or office 750sq.ft. 1500sq.ft. 1750sq.ft.(5 offices kitchen reception & waiting area) Call (973)202-8580 Commercial Space for small business or office. 750sq.ft. 1500sq.ft. 1750sq.ft.(5 offices kitchen reception & waiting area) Call (973)202-8580 OHARA AGENCY (201)997-6300 KEARNY 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. KEARNY 5 rooms. 1200 for July 1st. No Pets. 732-350-4122. Immaculate Move-in condition 2 Family Home in Arlington Section of Kearny. Contact Chris (973)722-6397 APARTMENTS FOR RENT APARTMENTS FOR RENT POLICY NO REFUNDS or CHANGES with CLASSIFIED ADS Please note there will be a There are APARTMENTS FOR RENT APARTMENTS FOR RENT PROCESSING FEE if changes need to be made for running specials 10.00 There will be a 10.00 processing fee when Cancelling an ad before it is published for the first time. 10 processing fee if changes need to be made for running specials KEARNY 2 bedrooms airy 2nd floor newly decorated washer dryer hook-up. Garfield school area 1250 month plus utilities. 1-1 2 months security. 1 year lease. No pets. No smoking. (917)232-1642 KEARNY 2 bedrooms LR DR kitchen laundry room. 1100 mo. Separate utilities. 1-1 2 months security. Available June 1st. (201)926-8645 KEARNY 2 Bedrooms. 2nd floor living room DR kitchen. Hardwood floors central air. Access to backyard. washer dryer hook-up. 1 month security. (201)726-4123 KEARNY 2nd floor 2 bedrooms LR kitchen bath. 1 month security. 1100 month Utilities separate. 263 Kearny Avenue. Near transportation. Available now. (973)477-4797 KEARNY 3 bedroom apt. 1st floor. EIK LR. Central Air. 1250 mo 1-1 2 months security. Hardwood floors. Off-street parking. W D hook-up. Yard Basement storage. No pets. Available immed. Close to NYC transportation. Good credit required. Call between the hrs. of 6AM-3PM M-F (201)998-8226 for appt. KEARNY 3 LG ROOMS (ONE BEDROOM) AT BELGROVE APTS. 935 INCLUDING HEAT HOT WATER. LAUNDRY ROOM. NO PETS. (973)493-7868 KEARNY 3 rooms one bedroom. 850 & 900 m. HT HW included. 1-1 2 months security. Call Super between 11am-8pm (201)998-9006 KEARNY 3rd floor 2 bedroom L R kitchen central Heat Hot water included. utilities not included. Call (201)726-5794. KEARNY Arlington area. 5 rooms 1 bath 1-1 2 months security. 1200 utilities. No pets. (201)213-1871 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 5 rooms (all new). Tiled bathroom & kitchen. Davis Ave. No pets. Call (201)998-5663 or (201)965-3850 KEARNY 5 rooms 1st floor 2 bedrooms LR DR hardwood floors. washer dryer hook-up in unit. 1195 month Separate utitlities. 1 month security. No smoking. Available June 1st or 15th (201)563-4842 KEARNY 5 rooms 3rd floor. Quiet Street. Close to Everything. Separate utilities. No pets. No smoking. Available now. Call (201)832-3063 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 Bright & beautiful 1 bedroom Modern kitchen. washer dryer hook-up and storage area in basement. 1200 mo. w off-street parking. Utilities separate. 1-1 2 months security required. Available June 1st. (201)736-1223 KEARNY Completely renovated 2 bedroom apt. Central air and heat. washer dryer hook-up. Parking available. Close to transportation & schools. No pets allowed. (973)634-5485 KEARNY Modern 2 bedrooms LR kitchen. Separate utilities. 1-1 2 months security. 1050 month. No pets. Available May 1st. (973)380-9007. KEARNY Large 4 Rooms Utilities separate. Washer Dryer Hook Up. (908)233-0698 (908)789-2505 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 HARRISON 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 1 bedroom studio apt. Heat included. Separate entrance and yard. Available immediately. 650 month. 1 month security. (201)889-8408 HARRISON 1 bedroom. Close to PATH. 1250 month utilities. Includes granite countertops washer dryer microwave dishwasher refrigerator range. C A ample closet space W W carpet Window treatment. No pets. Call (732)887-3450 before 9 00pm. KEARNY Newly renovated. 2nd floor 2 bdrm. LR EIK W D hook-up Basement storage. Close to NYC trans. No Pets. 950 month utilities. 1-1 2 months security. Good credit required. Call between the hrs. of 6AM-3PM M-F (201)998-8226 for appt. KEARNY Remodeled 5 room apartment on 2nd floor. Laundry room. No smoking. No pets. (201)968-6344 KEARNY Renovated. 3 1 2 Bedrooms. LR Kitchen & Bath. 2nd Floor Available June 1st. Se Habla Espa ol. (201)927-5270 or (973)484-3170 KEARNY Updated 2nd Fl. 3 bedrooms EIK LR bath washer dryer hook-up. 1300 utilities. Available June 1st. (201)341-6757 BELLEVILLE 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 HARRISON 2 bedrooms LR kitchen 1-1 2 bathroom. Use of yard. 1 200 month. 1-1 2 months security. No pets. No smoking. Separate utilities. Minutes to major highways. (973)704-5532 HARRISON 2 bedroom apt. 2nd floor. Central Air Heat. 1200 month plus 1-1 2 month security. Separate utilities. No pets. No smoking. Close to PATH. Call (973)481-0175 after 5pm. N.NEWARK N.NEWARK Large 3 bedrooms Section 8 accepted. Available Immediately. Call (973)202-8580 CONSECUTIVELY SPECIAL MUST RUN THREE & FOUR WEEKS 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 2nd floor 5 room apt. 2 bedrooms new hardwood floors Central air heat. No pets. No smoking. washer dryer hook-up. Space for storage available. 1250 mon 1-1 2 months security. Available June. (201)349-7922 HARRISON 3 bedrooms. L R kitchen. 1000 month. 1st floor. Walk to PATH. Utilities not included. (973)953-5031 or (973)483-0143 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY mAY 1 2013 31 The Observer is not responsible for typographical errors. Credit for errors will not be granted after the next week s publication. No changes or refunds. Deadline for classifieds is Monday by 4 00 PM. www.theobserver.com CLASSIFIEDS APARTMENTS FOR RENT N.ARLINGTON 4 large rooms beautiful hardwood floors easy access to schools & public transit. No pets. 1195 (908)310-9068 N.ARLINGTON Brand new apts central air. 2 & 3 bedrooms. Separate utilities. Near transportation. Available June 1st. (201)997-0009 N.ARLINGTON Recently remodeled. 1 bedroom apt. HT HW included. Near transportation. Available Now. (201)997-0009 To place an ad call 201-991-1600 classified theobserver.com LANDSCAPING Construction Design Maint. Clean Ups Shrub Trimming Grass Cutting Lic.13VH04443200 APARTMENTS FOR RENT HARRISON 3 bdrm 1 bath on 2nd floor. Newly renovated. Brand new appliances. Walk to PATH. Available immediately. No pets. 1350 month 1-month security plus utilities. good credit. Call (732)770-8878 HARRISON 3 bedrooms 2 baths. Close to PATH. Central AC HT. Available June 1st. 1400 month. (973)985-9177 HARRISON 39 Cleveland Ave. ground level Excellent neighborhood. 2 bedrooms one bath. Separate utilities. No smoking. No pets. 950 month 1-1 2 months security. Available June 1. (954)448-3339 HARRISON 4 bedroom apt. LR kitchen bath 2 extra small rooms. 1-1 2 month security. No pets. No smoking. Available June 1st. Se habla espa ol. (973)485-9464 (973)432-5093 HARRISON 4 bedrooms LR kitchen parking. 1450 month. Available June 1st. 1-1 2 months security. No pets. Near PATH. (917)885-0716. HARRISON Large studio. 600 month. Utilities included. 1 month security. Available June 1st. (973)558-0028 HARRISON Recently renovated. Small apt. Close to PATH. Utilities included. Available (973)202-6380 APARTMENTS FOR RENT HARRISON Renovated large 3 bedroom apt. 1st floor. EIK LR. 1150 month. Separate utilities. Available June 1st. Call Carlos at (201)274-6698 HARRISON Sussex St 1 bedroom apt ground floor. walk to PATH NJIT. 780 month plus utilities. Parking for extra. 1 1 2 months security. Available June 1st. (973)687-7500 APARTMENTS FOR RENT N.NEWARK Forest Hill section. 3 room apt. Everything included in rent. Close to transportation. Available now. (862)763-0797 Full Time Cashier wanted. Must be Bi-lingual & know quickbooks. Please e-mail resume beatriz enterprise hvacsupply.org EMPLOYMENT ROOM FOR RENT 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 Full Time Position available for roofing installers w min. of 5 years experience for all types of roofing work. Call (973)481-9319 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 ROOFING 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 (201)939-7308 COPACABANA LYNDHURST LYNDHURST AC DW large rooms trans NYC. Parking wall-to-wall carpeting. Laundry room. No pets. 1400 utilities (973)934-2085 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 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 KEARNY Furnished room for gentleman. Kitchen privileges. No smoking. No drinking. Everything included. Security required. (201)991-3289 Now Hiring Property inspectors FT PT in your area. Full free training provided. msangelabove comcast.net (732)766-4425 ask for Mel New Re-roofing Slate Repairs Gutters Cleaned Flat Roofing Also Do Painting Free Estimates Fully Insured LANDSCAPING Lawn Maintenance. Spring&Fall Clean-up Design Retaining Walls Construction Pavers Tree Service Free Est. & Fully Ins. Eder (201)997-9271 (201)998-5153 EMPLOYMENT CDL Drivers A B Call Today Start Tomorrow Great Pay & Benefits. (201)991-1586 Driving Instructor Part time days. Must have NJ license for 4 years clean driving record and pass background check. Reliable. Call Lisa 201-246-8000 Real Estate Agents Wanted If you are looking to be a realtor or are already licensed please call Mid-Realty Inc. (201)991-5719 Restaurant positions open. Experience required. Apply now. Bartender waiters bus boy and dishwasher. PT FT Apply in person at 224 Ridge Road. Lyndhurst NJ E-mail info terosrestaurant.com 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 LANDSCAPING LLC Spring Clean-ups Lawn maintenance Top Soil Mulch Free Estimates (201)438-3991 MARIO ESPOSITO Yards Garages Basements Attics Real Estate Rubbish Removal Demolition Lic.13VH04443200 ANDRIELLO CLEANOUTS (201)874-1577 SERVICES OFFERED My name is Lana Im a certified home health aid. Seven years experience. Available Mon.-Sun. day or night. Honest reliable responsible hardworker. References available. (862)596-8536 CLEANING SERVICES Annies Cleaning Service Homes offices. Move in-out cleaning. Gift Certificates Avail. Excellent references 973-667-6739 862-210-0681 HANDYMAN Interior Exterior new & repairs. All types of Carpentry.Reasonable rates quality work reliable experienced. 13VH06620900 DO IT ALL TUTORING MATH TUTOR Retired Math Teacher available for tutoring. Call for appointment (201)935-3645 N. ARLINGTON N.ARLINGTON 1 & 2 bedroom garden style apts. Newly renovated. HT HW included. Call Lisa (201)891-1951 N.ARLINGTON 1 Bedroom large rooms. Harwood floors. Washer dryer hook-up. garage. No pets. 1000 utilities. (201)693-6542 (201)889-0105 NEWARK NEWARK 2-3 Bedroom Apartment. 1st 2nd & 3rd floor. Formal LR DR & EIK pantry. 1st floor 850. 2nd floor 800. 3rd floor 750 1 Month Security. Close To Transportation. No Pets. Access to backyard. (973)517-6544 NEWARK Studio apt. HT electricity included. Private bathroom. No cooking stove. Available now. (973)202-5103 (973)477-0925 (201)991-3223 ROOFING G & R Builders FAIR DEAL DAN Handyman Painter Sheetrock and Plastering Odd Jobs. Basic plumbing repair leaky faucets replace faucets sinks toilets. Replace windows and door screens. 20 years experience. (201)448-1563 PERSONALS Established Honest Female searching for established honest male. 59 age 60-69. robertson494 yahoo. com. Pictures available. Best Home and Office Cleaning in Kearny. Only 40 for 3 hours. Honest and Reliable. Ask to try for free 973-575-4000 cellular. 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. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Experienced CDL Drivers Class A B wanted TWIC cars a plus Immediate Start for local or regional available Call 201-806-2590 FT PT STEWARTS ROOT BEER Restaurant Now Hiring Servers Waiters & Waitresses Apply at Stewartsfood.com NORTH NEWARK N.NEWARK 3 room apt. HT HW refrigerator stove. Parking for one car. 800 month. No pets. Ask for Al (973)284-0904 All Roofing & Siding. Also Repairs. Work guaranteed. Lic. 13VH02536200 Free Estimates 20% Senior Citizen Discounts (201)893-0656 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 LANDSCAPING A-1 Affordable Landscaping Will clean houses apartment offices. References Couple from Poland CARPET CLEANING CARPET CLEANING DEEP CLEANING & STEAM CLEANING AREA RUGS CLEANING ALL TYPES OF FIBERS UPHOLSTERY CLEANING CARPET RESTRETCH & REPAIR. CONTACT NORMAN (201)887-8212 (862)223-9806 www.fantastic floorsndesigns.com 201-997-4932 leave message WANTED TO BUY Estates Bought & Sold Fine Furniture Antiques Accessories Gold & Silver. 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 MASONRY MASONRY Additions.Licensed (973)207-6683 Roofing & Siding Hi-Tek Construction Cash Paid (201)920-8875 SERVICES OFFERED SIDEWALKS PATIOS DRIVEWAYS RETAINING WALLS STEPS ALL CONCRETE WORK 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 32 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY MAY 1 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 PAINTING & DECORATING ANDREAS PAINTING Professional House Painter 165 Interior & Exterior Printing-Plastering-Taping Free Estimates (201)997-0706 Speak slow on answer machine please To place an ad call 201-991-1600 classified theobserver.com BLUESTONE EXCAVATION & CONCRETE MASONRY HOME IMPROVEMENT PAVING & MASONRY ASPHALT DRIVEWAYS 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 Belleville 3 Car garage 30x20 good for cars contractors & boat storage. 425 month 1 month security. Available April 15th or May 1st. (973)951-6315 GARAGE FOR RENT GARAGE & YARD SALE Garage sale. Everything must go Crystal benchpress treadmill gift items shoes perfume clothes beauty and makeup products. 23 Lorrigan Place. off Arlington Blvd. North Arlington. Saturday May 4th 9am-5pm Moving Sale. Everything must go. Household items furniture electronics clothes. 195 Bergen Ave. Kearny. Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm. N. Arlington o fers health programs North Arlington Health Department 10 Beaver Ave. announces the following upcoming programs Blood Pressure Health Risk Assessment is held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointment is necessary. A Better Vision for Tomorrow Free Lunch and Learn program cosponsored by Clara Maass Medical Center will be held on Thursday May 2 beginning with lunch at noon at the Senior Center 10 Beaver Ave. (behind Health Department building). Learn how to prevent loss of vision and keep your eyes healthy with the proper recommended screenings and check-ups. Registration is required. This program is open to surrounding communities. Child Health Conference free immunization and Well Baby Care are offered for infants and pre-school children by appointment on Thursday May 16. Required school-aged immunizations are available for those without health insurance coverage. For more information and appointments call the Health Department at 201955-5695. CHRIS PAINTING Interior & Exterior Spray Aluminum siding Sheetrock Water damages Lead safe. Fully Insured (201)896-0292 201-955-0346 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 25 years experience Twin Electric Quality Work. Good affordable prices. Senior discounts. Fully Insured. Bonded. Lic. 16158 (973)715-4150 (201)562-5985 ELECTRICAL SERVICES (201)935-1975 GUTTERS D. 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Do you have a plan to keep your business running if disaster strikes For a free online tool that helps you develop an emergency plan visit Ready.gov business. LiquidationNP_11_5x21.indd 1 5 6 11 2 41 PM 34 THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY mAY 1 2013 4 boys team consists of Ugaz Vinny Ribeiro Nathaniel knew that they had the poten- DeLeon and Jose Antunes tial to be competitive Cortez with Daniela Camacho as the said. I wanted to see if they coxswain. could compete. But my first The Vikings novice 4 girls goal was to send them out on team features LaBarbera the river and see if they came Lizbeth Infante Brianna Capback alive. puccino Bailey Carlo and The Vikings survived and coxswain Melis Ozbay. they have two competitive The first race they made teams one boys team and it across the finish line and one girls boat. Of course didn t finish last Cortez said. both row in novice 4 races. That s success. They knew exactly what North Arlington also comto expect Cortez said. They peted at the North Regional were ready. Championships on the lake The North Arlington novice in Overpeck Park in Teaneck CREW from 19 and will compete May 11 at the Passaic River Sprints against some of the more established programs like Kearny Nutley and Cortez s alma mater Belleville. And Cortez is working on developing other boats for future races like eight-member boats. It took a while to get everyone together Cortez said. But we re getting there. Not to mention the rowers all know the routine now how to get the boats in and out of the boat house how to clean them after use how Vikings triumph in home opener The North Arlington Vikings Travel Recreation Team recently won their home opener against Hanover 13-4. Marissa Piscal went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and nailed any base runner trying to steal on her. Sidney Pace pitched an outstanding game by allowing only four hits and four walks. Pace also had an outstanding game at the plate going 4 for 5 with an RBI. The Vikings also had two more batters adding to the runs with Gianna Tetto going 3 for 5 with two RBIs and Alessandra Pronti going 2 for 4 with two RBIs. The Vikings also showed off their defense in every position including Tetto Arielle Castellanos Danica Krawczyk Samantha Veloso Piscal and Pace along with Tiziana Cristiano Ashley Callahan and Pronti in the outfield. AEDs donated to Nutley Little Leagues Nutley Little Leagues will be raising the bar on safety this season. Sam Battaglia of the Nutley Third Half Club Vince LoCurcio of Nutley Park ShopRite and Glen Villacari of Parkway Auto Body have donated lifesaving equipment Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) machines to safeguard Little League players coaches and spectators in case of sudden cardiac arrest. AEDs are medical devices designed to provide an electrical shock to a person who has collapsed in sudden cardiac arrest from an irregular heart rhythm. In many cases this shock is enough to restore the to maintain them. It s called rigging and de-rigging but the Vikings have become old hat at that already. They don t look like a first-year team Cortez said. They know what they re doing. Needless to say it s been a joy for Cortez to see the development. They re the ones who pretty much keep me going Cortez said. They re willing to do anything I say. They re willing to work. Once they realized that they needed to put the effort into it I ve seen their willingness to do anything and that s the most encouraging thing. Ugaz who is a soccer player at NA in the fall agrees. Once you get the boat moving there s no better feeling Ugaz said. It s extremely difficult to grasp and not easy to do. But when that boat moves it s like no other experience. And there are 25 or so other North Arlington students who are getting to feel the same way that Ugaz LaBarbera and the rest of the Vikings crew team feels. 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Joining President Clyne on Friday April 12 were representatives from the NJ Sharing Network and two special guests Elliott Kominsky of Warren who received his heart transplant at a Barnabas Health facility and Jackie Lue Raia of Mahwah who shared a moving story about her mother s sudden death and subsequent donation of organs and tissue. I know that my mom s organs have saved three lives and 43 people to date have received her tissue said Raia who had tears in her eyes and thanked the hospital workers and NJ Sharing Network who met with her family at the time of her mother s death. Thank you for being there for my family for my mom where in our darkest hour we were given the greatest gift. 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Everything I have I owe to the Sharing Network and the Barnabas Health System. After the remarks staff from CMMC and the NJ Sharing Network went outside under rainy skies to raise the flag outside of the main entrance with the help of the CMMC security staff. Barnabas Health is extremely proud to participate in Donate Life Month at each of our facilities to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation and to honor our donors recipients and their families said Barry Ostrowsky president and Chief Executive Officer of Barnabas Health. These donor families responded to personal tragedy with life-saving generosity. Joe Roth president and CEO NJ Sharing Network thanked health care professionals throughout the Barnabas Health system for their hard work and dedication to organ and tissue donation. Without our hospital partners without our donor families and with- out the commitment of so many people we do not exist Roth said. We are able to continue with our life-saving and life-restoring work because so many people many of them gathered today throughout Barnabas Health believe and support our mission. Nearly 5 000 people currently are awaiting life-saving organs in New Jersey. In 2012 over 370 heart lung kidney and pancreas transplant surgeries were performed at Barnabas Health facilities Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark. Anyone regardless of age or medical history can sign up to be a donor. In-person organ donor registration is available at local Motor Vehicle Commission agencies. Visit www. NJSharingNetwork.org to register online. To learn more about organ and tissue donation or to get involved with NJ Sharing Network call 1-800-742-7365 or visit www.NJSharingNetwork.org to register as an organ and tissue donor. For further information about the Barnabas Health Transplant Programs please visit www.BarnabasHealth. org. 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Gilbert and Gilchrist are both studying political science at The College of New Jersey Ewing Township. Phi Kappa Phi inducts annually approximately 32 000 students faculty professional staff and alumni. The society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The society s mission is To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others. For more information visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org. A FREE SERVICE FOR ALL HUDSON COUNTY RESIDENTS AT ALL FOUR LOCATIONS Removing dangerous materials from our homes by participating in Hudson County s Household Hazardous Waste program is a smart way to protect our families and the environment. Tom DeGise County Executive 2013 SPRING HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAYS This program is sponsored in part by a grant from the NJDEP-Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste. Residents can drop off materials at any site. Proof of residency may be required. SATURDAY MAY 4TH 9AM 1PM JERSEY CITY JCIA 501 ROUTE 440 KEARNY DPW 357 BERGEN AVENUE SUNDAY MAY 19TH 9AM 1PM BAYONNE NORTON PAINTS 148 EAST 5TH STREET NORTH BERGEN MUA 6200 TONNELLE AVENUE What to bring Tires Cleaners and Corrosives Pool and Photographic Chemicals Oil-Based Paints Oil-Based Varnishes Rechargeable and Car Batteries Propane Tanks (from barbecue grills only) Solvents and Thinners Pesticides and Herbicides Formaldehyde Used Motor Oil Old Gasoline Fire Extinguishers Compact Fluorescent Bulbs & Tubes Antifreeze Marine & Auto Flares NOW ACCEPTING THERMOSTATS Alkaline Batteries now fall below federal and state hazardous waste standards and should be disposed of in your regular trash. Rechargeable batteries found in cordless power tools cellular and cordless phones laptop computers and remote control toys must still be recycled. Prior to bringing your batteries to HHWCollection you will need to cap or tape each terminal end of every battery. Latex paint manufactured after 1991 now falls below federal and state hazardous waste standards. It will not be accepted at HHW Days. Instead let paint air dry or use cat litter sand or another absorbent then dispose of in your regular trash (remove all lids). To be accepted at HHW Days you must place bulbs back in original packaging in an air tight container or wrap the bulb in cellophane newspaper or duct tape. Please DO NOT bring helium freon or oxygen tanks to HHW Days only propane barbecue tanks are accepted. Batteries Latex Paint Fluorescent Bulbs Reminder Computers Printers Monitors Consumer Electronics Cell Phones Alkaline batteries Latex paint Explosives Smoke detectors Compressed gas cylinders tanks TCBs TCCD (such as freon and helium) Woodlife Dioxin Asbestos Kepone Infectious waste Silvex 2 4 5-t Radioactive material Unknown unidentified material Ballasts Washers dryers refrigerators air conditioners Any OTC or prescription drugs Do NOT bring Thomas A. DeGise County Executive Norman M. Guerra Chief Executive Officer Mary-Ellen Gilpin Environmental Programs Director COMMISSIONERS John L. Shinnick Chairman Frank Pestana Vice Chairman Stephen J. Gallo Treasurer Frank Lorenzo Secretary Fred M. Bado Oren K. Dabney Sr. James P. Doran Ed.D. Martin T. Martinetti John A. Peneda Board of chosen freeholders FREE TIRE AMNESTY EVENT HHW DAYS Hudson County residents are asked to bring no more than 4 tires for proper disposal. If you cannot participate in this year s Tire Amnesty Event either store tires indoors (in a garage or shed) or cover them until they can be disposed of properly. Contact your municipal DPW for disposal locations and cost. For more information please call the HCIA Environmental Hotline (800) 540-0987 or visit www.hcia.org. Follow us on Twitter HCIAonline or visit our Facebook Page HCIAonline THE OBSERVER WEDNESDAY mAY 1 2013 39 Connecting antiques with culture Moses Cirilo of Moe s Treasure Island uses his Lyndhurst antique shop to help connect people especially students to the culture and art of the past. The Lyndhurst High School Spanish IV-Honors Class recently visited the shop at 306 Valley Brook Ave. as part of their coursework. The class led by instructor Hamlet Marte used Moe s Treasure Island with its vintage glassware furnishings and artwork as its backdrop to act out El Gato de Sevres a Spanish language story about an antiques store owner. It was a lot of fun Cirilo said of the students visit. Entertaining people in his inviting two-showroom space is part of Cirilo s vision for the store. He wants Moe s Treasure Island to serve as a meeting place where people can interact with art and antiques. The store is a source of culture and art and knowledge about things that are from the past Cirilo said. And with its comfortable rocker easy-going owner and fun ambiance Moe s Treasure Island offers a unique shopping experience in downtown Lyndhurst. The mix of merchandise on display in Moe s Treasure Island attracted the Spanish class. The students and I decided to go there because the store holds a large variety of items such as paintings furniture ceramics and many other valuable antique items Marte said noting that Cirilo was eager to help the class. From an education perspective Cirilo s hospitality provided an unforgettable time for the students because they were able to take the vocabu- Photo courtesy of Lyndhurst High School Lyndhurst High School Spanish IV Honors Class with Moses Cirilo (front row far r.) owner of Moe s Treasure Island and teacher s aide Josephine Pierogiovanni (far l.) lary and skills they learned as they studied the story and apply the information in their own community Marte said. THEME FAMOUS MOTHERS ACROSS 1. Outdoes 6. Mike Tyson famously bit one 9. Strip of wood 13. Capital of Ghana 14. Bearded antelope 15. Putin s retreat 16. Hiker s path 17. Automated teller 18. Bother 19. Old Mother _______ 21. Ma to some public enemies 23. Tokyo formerly 24. After dusk 25. Bachelor s last words 28. Turn bad 30. Half-way across 35. Hawk or peddle 37. Croaking leaper 39. Not a soul 40. Smoothie bar offering 41. Flower part 43. Executed mother of Queen Elizabeth I 44. Showing lack of guile 46. Home to China 47. 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