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October 2, 2013 • www.theobserver.com • Vol CXXVI, No. 19

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Farewell, faithful friend By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent

By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent

KEARNY – The hive is back. That’s the buzz around the Kearny Health Department these days and there’s no metaphor behind that. It’s for real. Hornets and wasps have been making the scene, big time, around town, with the department logging as many as a dozen hives since Labor Day, according to Town Health Officer John Sarnas. “That [number] is abnormal for this time of year,” Sarnas said. He had no explanation for the sudden profusion of the winged creatures. Their bites are “very nasty” and “can be fatal,” Sarnas said. “You can go into anaphylactic shock and die.” Unlike bees, which sting its victim only once, wasps and hornets (larger-size wasps) will sting repeatedly. Fortunately, as of last week, there were no reports of any residents being stung – although Public Works Superintendent Gerry Kerr had taken a hit while assisting Public Health Investigator Bill Pettigrew take out a hive in Manor Park. Kerr survived his wound. Among the locations where hives have been discovered were: 250 Highland Ave., the see NATURE page

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KEARNY – treasured part of Kearny’s living history came to an end on Sunday, when Knox Presbyterian Church, founded in the mid-1800s, held its final service. The church building itself, an imposing red-brick structure, has stood on Kearny Ave. just south of Woodland Ave. since 1881. Today it is covered in scaffolding due to structural damage, and it has not been used for four years. The MacMillan Chapel next door has been filling in as the site for worship, and it was there that the last service took place on a “bittersweet” afternoon. That word was used by Rev. Dr. Kevin Yoho of the Newark Presbytery, who opened the service with a prayer “remembering with gratitude all who have worshiped here.” Attending Sunday’s Closing Worship

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Manor may soon hear cry of ‘timber’! By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent KEARNY – On a fateful Monday morning in late October 2012, Tony Valente was watching TV on the first floor of his Jefferson Ave. home when he was shaken out of his chair by a loud thud. Apparently weakened by

Superstorm Sandy, the 85-foottall pin oak that had stood nearby for many years had just toppled onto his roof. “It just came through the attic to the floor below … right over my head,” Valente recalled. Luckily, no one inside the house was hurt, he said. But as the downed tree lay draped over the back of his home, “it was 10 a.m. when it

hit but [from inside] it looked like it was dark out. That’s how huge that tree was.” Valente said he’d previously tried to get the town to take it down after it “looked like it had rotted at the bottom” and the roots were raising the cement. Town workers cut part of the roots but that was it, he said. On another nearby block,

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Tie a Blue Ribbon around Harrison High By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent

Pat, an art teacher, here,” he said. “Harrison High School is like a second home to me.” In the school lobby is a glass HARRISON – case displaying the uniform on Shields considers it his dad, Fred, a National Sochis personal Olympian cer Hall of Famer, wore as a moment. member of the U.S. soccer When the U.S. Secretary team when it competed in the of Education Arne Duncan 1936 Olympics in Berlin. “He picked Harrison High School was there with [track star] as one of the nation’s Blue Jesse Owens,” Shields said. Ribbon schools last Tuesday, Now, Shields is part of an for Shields, the HHS princielite team that has cracked pal and a four-decade school a rarefied level of academic employee, the announcement competition – one that only struck an emotional chord. 5% of schools nationwide atTo say that education runs tain. in Shields’ genes would be no “It’s a once in a lifetime feelexaggeration: His dad Fred ing, being named a Blue Riband uncle Walt were physical bon school,” he said. “I can’t education instructors at HHS tell you how proud I am for for 40 years each; his mother Photo by Ron Leir our entire district, and mostly Amelia taught bookkeeping, Ron Shields and his dad’s Olympic uniform. for our staff and students.” business English and stenograShields is so upbeat because students’ passing rate in lanto 88% and from 57% to 78% phy 23 years at HHS. over the past five school years guage arts climbed from 63% in math, both on the state’s “And I met my wife, Mary (2007-2008 to 2011-2012), HHS HSPA (High School Proficien-

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No Kemo, no mercy from the bench NEWARK Paul W. Bergrin of Nutley, once labeled “the baddest lawyer” in New Jersey, was sentenced last week to six life terms in prison, six months after a jury convicted him on 23 criminal counts, including racketeering, drug and prostitution offenses and conspiracy to murder a witness. Bergrin, 57, a federal prosecutor-turned-defense attorney, turned his law firm into “a racketeering enterprise,” U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said in a statement issued after the Sept. 23 sentencing in Newark Federal Court. Bergrin had been convicted in March, following a two-month trial before U.S. District Judge Dennis M. Cavanaugh, who also imposed the sentence. Bergrin, in custody since 2009, formerly had a client

made in court: “Through his law firm, Bergrin conspired to tamper with witnesses, distribute cocaine and facilitate drug trafficking, prostitution and bribery . . . . “He conspired to murder witnesses to protect the drug trafficking enterprise, one of whom was shot to death to prevent him from testifying in court.” Paul Bergrin

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Memo to NSA: I’m giving full disclosure Having boned up on the latest endeavors of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) to keep up with the Joneses (and Snowdens, and Mannings, and all overseas points of contact), I wish to offer my assistance. No need to check my e-mails or cell phone records, fellas. I’m ready to fully divulge everything so no need to waste taxpayer money on extraordinary rendition to, say, Guantanimo, for waterboarding. What a waste of perfectly good hotel towels, anyway. As I say, I’m ready to come clean. OK, guys, here’s the situation. Got your tape recorders running? I sent four packages to a small town in Israel in early September and the U.S. Postal Service informed me it would

take “six to 10 days” for the items to reach their destination, once they were sent to an international sorting facility in New York. Well, as far as I can determine, from using the USPS’ efficient online tracking system, my merchandise – all wrapped up in official USPS postal boxes – still haven’t gotten to their “sendee” and now it’s early October. The sendee tells me, via Skype, that one box is reportedly sitting in some postal facility in Tel Aviv but that it could take anywhere up to three weeks to move from there to the sendee’s apartment. The others don’t even show up on their computer. Now I have nothing bad to say about the staff at the Kearny Post Office. They went out of their way to help me

wrap my boxes and make sure they were properly addressed. They can’t control where the mail goes. Thank goodness the USPS – being a semi-autonomous federal agency – won’t be subject to sequestration because then, I’d venture to say, there’d be nobody in the post office to begin with. And then where would I be, right? Couldn’t even buy Forever stamps. And that’s critical since the price of stamps is going up three cents in January, right? Ah, what the heck, what am I bothering you fellas with this for? You don’t read my mail, anyway, do you? All you’re worried about is my electronic correspondence, right? Oh, well, back to those overseas-bound packages. I want to set your mind at rest about those shipments. Noth-

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ing in those boxes, fellas, but some clothing, a kids’ game and a couple of books. Alright, so one of the books does deal with the Lincoln conspiracy theory, I grant you, but please don’t get any funny notions that I believe in any of those cockeyed theories. I trust my government explicitly. I firmly believe that there was only the single shooter (Oswald) in the Kennedy assassination, that the U.S. would never foment revolution in another country (unless it would further our national security), or that Bush 2 knew in advance about the WTC attacks. But I can sense your doubts about my sincerity so I’m going to go further to make you believe that I’m as true blue – or red, if you need me to be – as any of our fervently patriotic Tea Party Congress

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Suspect charged in 9 hold-ups NEWARK – federal grand jury last week returned a 19-count indictment against a Newark man in connection with a series of armed robberies earlier this year, including one at a Belleville convenience store and two at a Bloomfield deli. According to U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman, the suspect,

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Jamar Darby (a/k/a Rhino), 26, is linked to nine robberies in Essex, Bergen and Union counties between Feb. 1 and May 20, 2013. The Belleville hold-up occurred Feb. 2 at Shoppers Express, 304 Belleville Ave. In that and the other crimes, Darby allegedly brandished a handgun and he and his conspirators, who have not been named, reportedly

stole cash, cigarettes and other items. The indictment also alleges that Darby twice hit the same Bloomfield deli, Krauszer’s at 300 Broad St., on Feb. 13 and March 29. Darby was previously arrested in connection with the May 20 robbery of a Subway Restaurant in Verona where he and two other individuals allegedly restrained

an employee, emptied the cash registers and fled. The indictment also charges Darby with the following hold-ups: Linden Stationery, Linden, Feb. 1; Delta Gas Station, Newark, Feb. 1; Pat’s Deli, Newark, Feb. 19; Smashburger, Paramus, March 16, and South Wood Discount Liquor, Linden, April 17. Fishman credited special

agents of the FBI with the investigation leading to the Sept. 25 indictment. He also thanked the Belleville, Bloomfield, Kearny, Linden, Maplewood, Newark, Paramus, Verona and West Orange Police Departments, the N.J. State Police and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office for their work on this case. – Karen Zautyk

‘Cooping’ cop caught on camera BELLEVILLE – A township cop has been disciplined after having been caught sleeping in uniform in a patrol car during a moonlighting stint. Belleville Police Chief Joseph Rotunda said last week that Police Officer Jesse McKeough has been suspended with pay following a departmental hearing conducted by Township Manager Kevin Esposito. At that hearing, the officer

was found guilty of misconduct, Rotunda said. Asked the duration of the suspension, Rotunda declined to disclose that information. “We don’t say for how long,” the chief said. McKeough has been on duty with the Belleville police force since successfully completing his training at the Essex County Police Academy in March. First-year cops make about $46,000 a year in Belleville, the

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chief said. Rotunda said McKeough was working a private security detail at a mall on Franklin St. on Sept. 9. During his shift there, a passerby saw him asleep at the wheel of his parked patrol car in the early morning hours, snapped a photo of him and posted it on Facebook, where it ultimately came to the attention of police brass. Once the Police Department became aware of the incident, “we were proactive – we were

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Ex-president stole from PTA, cops say LYNDHURST – The former president of the Jefferson School Parent Teacher Association of Lyndhurst has been charged with theft and forgery. Police arrested Jeneen Gino, 42, on Thursday, Sept. 26, at her home by township police Dets. Vincent Auteri and Michael Lemanowicz. Gino resigned from the PTA after the 2012-2013 school year, police said. A statement issued by Lyndhurst Police said: “Discrepancies within the [PTA] organization’s books/accounts were discovered by the present administration which touched off the lengthy police investigation.”

Gino had been previously arrested on April 29 when she was charged with theft of $160 from the Lyndhurst Little League concession stand. She pleaded guilty to that charge and was ordered to make restitution to the Little League and to pay court mandated fines. She was re-arrested on Aug. 19 on a warrant charging her with failing to pay those fines which she later paid, police said. Police said the PTA investigation leading to the current charges against Gino began soon afterward. Gino is alleged to have stolen $10,000 from the PTA. On the forgery counts, Gino is accused of signing another name to checks made out to

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herself, opening up a secondary bank account without the knowledge of the PTA executive board, and preparing fraudulent bank statements to cover her previous activities. Gino remains free after posting $1,000 cash bail pending an appearance in Lyndhurst Municipal Court on Oct. 29. Other incidents logged by Lyndhurst P.D. during the past week include these: Sept. 27 At 7:09 a.m., police received a report of a theft from a 2013 Nissan parked in the 100 block of Stuyvesant Ave. The owner said someone removed a $200

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Sept. 26 At 7:29 a.m., police were called to a location in the 300 block of Watson Ave. on a report of a theft of a purse and a GPS unit taken from a 2002 Hyundai parked in a driveway. Police said a neighbor found the purse in their driveway. Nothing had been removed from it, they said.

Sept. 24 Police said someone removed a generator and a gas-powered hand-held leaf blower from a common area in a multi-family apartment building in the 600 block of Ridge Road. The theft was reported at 4:47 p.m.

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Thanks to local artist, the dragon flies! By Anthony Coelho Observer Intern

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earny High School’s woodshop instructor of 13 years, Phillip Talone, has been commissioned—once again—to design and build a handmade sculpture that will be on display at the famous Arthur’s Tavern in New York City. Arthur’s Tavern is a classical jazz club located in the West Village at 57 Grove St., near 7th Ave, and features an avant-garde style with weekly performances by the likes of Georgia Brown, Alyson Williams, and more. “I used to go there often, still do.” Talone stated. “I noticed the art on the wall becoming more and more predominant, so I decided to speak to the manager. That’s how I got my first piece put up” Talone had built a smallscaled model of the Wright Brothers’ plane that was exhibited at Arthur’s for the last nine years. The plane, which hung comfortably suspended in air, caught many people’s attention. Unfortunately the model had been destroyed during renovations being done on the roof of the club. “I was a bit frustrated at first,

you know, but I cut my losses and got right back to work,” Talone said. Last year, Talone was asked by the manager to create another piece that would replace the one in ruins, and serve a grander role, being closer to the stage. The new model to be introduced is a prehistoric dragon, with its wings fully fledged. It’s composed of Balsa wood and Chinese tissue that had to be boiled then warped time and time again to maintain a strong posture. “It took me the whole summer to complete. The process was vigorous but well worth it.” Talone said. The dragon is scheduled to be on display at Arthur’s over the course of the next two weeks. It can be viewed any time between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. Talone—who also has expertise in watercolor paintings, oil paintings, and even stained glass windows—plans on spreading his talent anywhere and everywhere he can. For custom art inquiries, Talone can be contacted at ptalone@ kearnyschools.com.

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KHS teacher Phillip Talone’s imaginative art work will be displayed at New York venue

Nutley resident featured in ‘Noises Off’ Nutley’s Nick Di Domenico plays Tim Allgood in the Michal Frayn farce, “Noises Off,” at Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Pl., Upper Montclair. Performances are Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3 and 4, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 5, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for students and seniors age 65 and up, with discounts available for groups of 20 or more that pre-pay. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.studioplayhouse.org/tickets or

by calling 1-800-838-3006. Called the funniest farce ever written, “Noises Off ” presents a manic menagerie as a cast of secondrate actors rehearse a flop called “Nothing’s On.” As with any group of actors forced to work closely together for any great length of time, romances and arguments are bound to break out. Quite often, what’s happening on stage is nothing compared to what’s happening backstage.

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The rap sheet grows a bit longer KEARNY – A 40-year-old Kearny man, who police say has a rap sheet dating to June 1992 -for an alleged vehicle theft in Newark -- was in custody again last week, charged with three counts of criminal attempted burglary to motor vehicles. Kearny Police Chief John Dowie said it marked the 17th adult arrest for the suspect, Daniel Schrier. The latest saga started at 4 p.m., Sept. 25, after a concerned citizen called HQ to report that someone was trying car-door handles on the 700 block of Kearny Ave.

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had to be let go,” Dowie said. Later, similar complaints, with a similar suspect description, were received from the 800 block. This time, the chief said, there were witnesses, including a civilian employee of the North Arlington Police Department. Officer Dave Rakowski and Sgt. Anthony Limite located the suspect, Schrier, on the Belleville Pike and, after viewing area security videos that reportedly “clearly showed him attempting to enter three parked vehicles,” placed him under arrest. He was sent to the Hudson County Jail in lieu on $7,500

bail. Dowie noted that in March 2006, Schrier had been sentenced to four years in state prison for a Bergen County felony, resisting arrest. But by April 2009, he was out, and was arrested in Newark for alleged bail jumping and on a drug charge, the chief said. According to Dowie, records show that Schrier’s subsequent arrests included the following charges: June 23, 2011 --  Assault, North Arlington. June 25, 2011 --  Aggravated assault on a police officer, Jersey City. July 14, 2011 -- Filing a ficti-

tious police report, Belleville. July 21, 2011 -- Shoplifting, North Arlington. Oct. 31, 2011 -- Burglary, North Arlington. (Found guilty and given  probation.)   March 30, 2012 -- Drug possession, Belleville. (Fined and placed on a year’s probation.) December 2012 --Theft, North Arlington. Sept. 13, 2013 -- Criminal attempted burglary, Harrison. Aside from the North Arlington burglary and the Belleville drug possession, final disposition of the cases is not known. – Karen Zautyk

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shows that cooking is the leading cause of home fires. “Two of every five home fires begin in the kitchen, more than any other place in the Home,” notes Mayor Alphonse Petracco, director of public safety. “Cooking fires are also the leading cause of home fire-related injuries.” “Often when we’re called to a fire that started in the kitchen, the residents tell us that they only left the kitchen for a few minutes,” says Deputy Chief Paul Cafone. “Sadly, that’s all it takes for a dangerous fire to start. We hope

Rt. 21 car crash kills 2 from area NEWARK – Two young people from the region were killed in a motor vehicle accident on Rt. 21 recently, authorities reported. The victims were identified by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and Newark Police Department as Andrew Negrin, 21, of Harrison, and Amanda M. Velez, 23, of Belleville. According to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio, a single car crash happened at about 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at McCarter Highway (Rt. 21) and Miller St. “Arriving officers discovered that a … 2009 Mazda had crashed into a utility pole at that location,” a joint release from the prosecutor’s office said. “Both occupants of the car, the driver and the front seat passenger, were pronounced dead a short time later.” The driver was identified as Negrin, a U.S. Navy vet-

that Fire Prevention Week will help us reach folks in the community before they’ve suffered a damaging lesson.” Among the safety tips that firefighters and safety advocates will be emphasizing are: • Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, broiling or boiling food. • If you must leave the room, even for a short period of time, turn off the stove. • When you are simmering, baking or roasting food,

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What led to Knox Presbyterian’s demise? The same Celebration were nearly 100 factors that have played people, including clergy and a role in the closing of so members of other congrega- many churches of various tions and other faiths -- all denominations: declining come to pay their respects.  membership and resultant As the Rev. Frank Benson, financial problems. Knox’ former -- and final “It has been a long time -- full-time pastor said in his coming,” David Boyes, a remarks to the attendees, member of Knox’ Presby“This, in a way, is a funeral tery Committee, told The service.” There was, howObserver. “This was once a ever, not a hint of gloom; very vibrant congregation, rather it was an acknowledg- but there has been a steady ment that, while some things decline. People got older; change, others go on. people moved away. If you Benson, who retains a hint don’t have the people, you of a delightful Scottish acdon’t have the funds.” cent, noted that “while the But, Boyes noted, “even foundation of the old Knox the people who moved away Church is crumbling a bit, still hold it [Knox Church] the foundation of its faith is with great affection.” secure, for you, in Christ, are Knox Presbyterian had its foundation.” deep Scottish roots, and it Benson provided some hu- was thriving back in the day, mor, too, recalling the time when Kearny was America’s when the church’s bell had Caledonia. Trustee Bill Mulbroken and a trustee offered lins, giving a history of the to climb the tower, tie a church, noted that in 1960 rope around his waist, lower Kearny had a population himself from a window and of about 37,000, of whom swing from side to side to 21,000 were Scottish-born or keep the bell ringing. The of Scots descent. offer, needless to say, was Among the founders of declined. the Knox congregation was

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Nancy Ward Marsh Halsted (1817-1891), a descendant of John Marsh, who emigrated from Scotland in 1635. Nancy and her husband, Gen. Nathaniel Norris Halsted -- a Civil War commander and personal friend of Gen. Philip Kearny --  lived on a 33-acre estate called “Hillside,” which stretched down to where Passaic Ave. is now. (On the east side of Passaic, a bit south of S. Midland Ave., you can see a row of brown boulders along the curb; they are all that remain of “Hillside.”) According to the N.J. Historical Society, “The Knox Presbyterian Church started in the Kearny homes of several families, including ‘Hillside.’  In 1870, Mrs. Halsted donated property for a church site.” In 1877, she “was instrumental in establishing a fund-raising program for the church.” The cornerstone  eventually was laid, and “on Jan. 25, 1882, the Knox Presbyterian Church was dedicated ....” (Editor’s note: There is a Halstead St. in Kearny,

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which one might presume was named for the Halsteds, but for the discrepancy in spelling.  Does it honor another family, or is it a misspelling? In any case, the tombstone of Nancy and Gen.  Halsted in the First Presbyterian Church cemetery in Elizabeth spells their names without the second ‘a’.) So what becomes of the church’s buildings now that Knox Presbyterian is officially closed?  That decision will be made by the Newark Presbytery, Boyes said. Near the end of Sunday’s service, there were “Closing the Church Statements.” From the Rev. Benson: “Today we have celebrated with thanksgiving the life and work of the faith community of Knox Presbyterian Church. It has served as a witness to God’s presence for 132 years. It has provided refuge, comfort and challenges for God’s people. It has served for generations the faithful people of this community.” From Moderator Laura Phillips: “Now, we send the members of Knox Presby-

terian Church out into the world with our blessing to worship and serve God in other places. These buildings, dedicated and named Knox Presbyterian Church, together with the land  on which it stands and all objects within them, we commend to Newark Presbytery for other purposes.” Following were a hymn, a blessing and a sung response: “Go in peace, go in joy, go in love.” And then the congregants filed out, to the plaintive sound of a lone piper -- a reflection of the church’s heritage. Early in the service, there was another, but it was easy to miss for those not familiar with the words. During his reminiscences, the Rev. Benson noted, "I lament those days are gone now, and in the past they must remain.” This was exceptionally touching, particularly since it was said as a matter of fact, not for dramatic effect, and its source was not noted. Either you got the reference, or you did not. Any readers who are puzzled should do a search for “Flower of Scotland.”

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plant compact tree species (like calipers) under overhead [power] lines to avoid future conflict,” to consider getting easements from property owners to plant larger trees on front lawns, and to extend sidewalks – and the town’s right-of-way – to allow for planting new trees “on the house side.” Several Kearny officials found it hard to grapple with the idea of taking down any trees. As Councilwoman Susan McCurrie put it: “We’ve all grown up with these trees. It’s difficult, all of a sudden, to change the character of a neighborhood. An overnight change would be dramatic.” But if chopping has to be done, she added, it’s best to focus on “those trees deemed to be most at risk, not a wholesale removal.” After reading Linson’s report last week, Councilwoman Eileen Eckel agreed that the trees were “beautiful,” but that many were now “past their prime” and had “potential for injury” to people and property “and that’s something we have to weigh with their aesthetic appeal. … We’d be remiss in not dealing with it.” Councilwoman Carol Jean Doyle cautioned that the town is potentially looking at a “big expense” and added that Linson was probably underestimating when he said it would cost $1,200 to take down a tree. And, she said, “we don’t have it allocated in our budget.” But, she conceded that the town needed to start the job on a limited basis because of the safety issues involved. At

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Reports from the Kearny Police blotter Kearny police last week got some assistance from their brothers in North Arlington, including borough Police Chief Louis Ghione, who apprehended a motorist who had nearly mowed down a pedestrian in Kearny, Chief John Dowie reported. It all started at 9:30 a.m., Sept. 24, when KPD Officer Pete Blair, on patrol at Boyd St. and Kearny Ave., saw a car fail to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and almost hit the individual, police said. Blair stopped the vehicle at Bergen Ave. and asked the driver, Michael Castillo, 22, of North Arlington, for his credentials. When the officer returned to his patrol car to check the driver’s license, Castillo reportedly bolted, running east on Bergen. Blair broadcast the runner’s description, and police searched the area, to no avail. They also alerted the NAPD. About an hour later, Dowie said, North Arlington Officer Michael Hofmann saw Castillo near the Belleville Pike. Castillo again ran, with NAPD cops in pursuit in their cars and on foot. They followed him back into Kearny, where Ghione and his officers cornered him on Van Cortlandt Place. North Arlington charged Castillo with resisting arrest, then turned him over to Kearny where he was criminally charged with obstructing the administration of law and issued summonses for: failure to yield to a pedestrian; driving with a suspended license; driving an uninsured vehicle; failure to

exhibit registration and failure to surrender a suspended license. Police said Castillo was also wanted on an outstanding warrant from Mount Olive Township. Other recent reports from the KPD blotter included the following:

of more than 50 grams of the drug, possession with intent to distribute and intent to distribute within a school/park zone. The driver/alleged customer, Brian Matos, 25, of Kearny, was charged with possession of pot and drug paraphernalia.

Sept. 20 Officer Brian Wisely, on patrol at Afton St. and Kearny Ave. at 2:30 p.m., recognized a Kearny man he knew to be wanted on a $90,000-bail warrant for aggravated assault in Harrison, police said. Wisely booked him at KPD HQ , and 21-yearold Xavier Cantillo was, in the words of Dowie, “delivered to the waiting arms of Harrison.”

Sept. 22 Sgt. Paul Bershefski and Officer Stephen Hronchic responded to Webster Ave. at 8 a.m. on a report of someone shooting at cats with a slingshot, which in New Jersey is an illegal weapon. The officers found several cat-feeding locations where nearby metal objects -- barbecue grills, downspouts, etc. -- appeared to have At 10 p.m., pursuant been stuck by projectiles. to a drug-distribution They confronted 44-yearinvestigation launched in old Thomas Romano, the first week of Sepwho reportedly admitted tember, members of the having a slingshot. It was Vice Unit observed their confiscated and he was target enter a vehicle as charged with possession a passenger at Highland of a prohibited weapon, and Johnston Aves. Beunlawful possession of lieving that a drug trans- a weapon, and possesaction was taking place sion of a weapon for an in the car, they stopped unlawful purpose. Dowie it on Rose St., where they told The Observer, which saw the driver apparently has a fondness for felines, attempt to secrete an that “no hurt cats have object between the front been found yet.” seat and console and saw the target discard Sept. 23 money on the floor. Officer Peter Blair was The officers reportedly on traffic enforcement recovered a bag of mariat Bergen Ave. and Elm juana from between the St. at 9:20 a.m. when his seats, and police said a Mobile Data Computer subsequent search of the alerted him that the owntarget’s apartment proer of a passing car was duced a shoebox holding wanted by the Elizabeth, a plastic container filled PD. Arrested was Natawith more than 150 grams sha Davis, 32, of Elizabeth of pot, sandwich bags, a on a $580 warrant and a digital scale and $1,700 in $380 warrant for trafficcash. related offenses. The target/alleged dealer, Christopher BelThe Vice Unit, which tran, 23, of Kearny, was charged with possession see KPD page

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The Woman’s Club of Belleville needs vendors for an arts, crafts and collectibles show set for Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Belleville Senior Center, 125 Franklin Ave., Cost is $25 per table. Contact Kathy at garden07109@gmail.com or Joan at jhneedles@gmail. com. The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office will be at the DAV Belleville Nutley Chapter 22, 612 Mill St., on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., to provide counseling and claim filing assistance free to all veterans and members of their families. For more information, contact NSO Nicholas Bernardi at 973-297-3378.

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net. St. Stephen’s Church, 141 Washington Ave., holds a coat drive on Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations of coats, sweaters and sweatshirts will be accepted in the lower church hall. If you know of a neighbor in need, stop by after noon. For more information, call 201-9910670. New Jersey Blood Services conducts a blood drive on Oct. 9, 1 to 7 p.m., at at Domingo’s Bakery, 160 Passaic Ave. The Evening Membership Department meets on Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Henrietta Benstead Center, Columbia Ave. The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 7, will hold a Scotch Whiskey Tasting Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 12, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Irish-American Association, 95 Kearny Ave., featuring Peter O’Connor, of Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue.” Tickets are $40 per person. Mail reservations and payment to: AOH Division 7, 227 Highland Ave, 1st Floor, Kearny, N.J. 07032. Proceeds benefit the AOH scholarship fund. For more information visit: aohdiv7hudson@gmail.com or call 201-889-5930. The Hibernians meet on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Irish American Association. Grace United Methodist Church, 380 Kearny Ave., sponsors a church fair on Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. For information, call the church office at 201-991-1132. The Rosary Society of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 136 Davis Ave., meets on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m., in the church basement. Kearny Lodge of Elks Lodge 1050, 601 Elm St., hosts a breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to noon. Price is $6 per person.

Pathways to Independence Oakeside Bloomfield Culsponsors a Walk-a-Thon on tural Center, 240 Belleville Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. to Ave., offers art classes for noon, at West Hudson Park ages 7 to 17, beginning on (Schuyler Ave entrance). Monday, Oct. 7, at 3:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit adults The $95 per month cost with disabilities. For more includes all supplies. To information, call Pathways register, call 973-429-0960 Executive Director Alvin or visit www.oakeside.org. Bloomfield Public Library, Cox at 201-997-9371, ext. 18. Sacred Heart Church 90 Broad St., hosts the folChapel, 499 Belgrove Dr., lowing programs: Kearny, hosts “Blessing of • Basic Computer Skills the Animals” on Saturday, Class – Registration is reOct. 5, at 10 a.m. on the quired. Stop by or call the church lawn. Reference Desk at 973-566Kearny UNICO announc6200, ext. 502. es: • Friday Morning Knitting • Membership meeting on Club – Informal gathering of Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. crafters. Stop by the library If interested in attending, with knitting and crochetcontact Chapter President ing projects anytime after 11 Lou Pandolfi at 201-368a.m. 2409. • Get it Write! – Writing • Columbus Day wreath workshop on the second laying ceremony on Satand fourth Saturdays every urday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m. at month at 2 p.m. the Christopher Columbus • Welcome reception for statue in Kearny Riverbank new director Adele Puccio Park (at the foot of South on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 4 Midland Ave.).  p.m. West Hudson Detachment Bloomfield Art League of the Marine Corps League, meets on Oct. 6 at 1:30 286 Belgrove Dr., hosts an p.m. at the Civic Center, 84 SOS Breakfast on Sunday, Broad St. Noted artist KathLyndhurst Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to noon. erine Jennings will give a Lyndhurst Health DepartCost is $7 for adults and demonstration on oil paintment, 601 Riverside Ave., $3 for children under age 12.   ing. Suite 1, hosts the following: For more information, conFor further information • Women’s Health Clinic – tact Al Frater at 201-906-1197 about the league, contact or e-mail teanal@optonline. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 9 a.m.

the clinic offers breast selfexamination, pelvic exam and pap smear. It’s open to township residents ages 18 and older.  Call 201-804-2500 for appointments. • Free flu vaccine clinic – Wednesday, Oct. 2, noon to 2 p.m., for township residents age 18 and older. Proof of residency is required. Medicare recipients must bring Medicare cards. Additional dates will follow depending on vaccine availability. Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., has a small private meeting room available to the public Reservations must be made in advance.  Call the library at 201-804-2478, ext. 7, or e-mail romeo@bccls. org.   The library announces the following children’s programs: • Walk-in Story – Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., grades pre-k to 2. No registration is required. • Fit4Kids Anti-Bulling Show –Muscle Man Mike and his Super Hero Friends present a discussion on strategies to prevent bullying, for ages 3 to 10, on Friday, Oct. 25, at 4 p.m. Registration is required. Lyndhurst Woman’s Club sponsors a bus trip to Crossings Outlets and Mount Airy Casino on Tuesday, Oct. 23. A bus will leave the N.J. Transit lot by Shop Rite at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $30 per person (receive $25 in slot play and $10 food coupon from casino.) For tickets, call Janet at 201-935-1208. The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission announces the following programs: • Free two-hour FirstSunday-of-the Month Walk – Oct. 6, at 10 a.m.,
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 201-460-8300 or visit www.njmeadowlands.gov/ec. Lyndhurst Woman’s Club and the Giving Tree host a Tricky Tray for children on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Senior Building, 250 Cleveland Ave. The cost is $5. Doors open at noon and the program begins at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served. No outside food or drink are permitted . For tickets, call Janet Ricigliano. For more information on becoming a member, call Marilyn Falcone at 201-933-6459.

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North Arlington Elks Lodge 1992 conducts an all-day fundraising drive for physically disabled children on Saturday, Oct. 5, and Sunday, Oct. 6. Members will be out at locations throughout the borough to collect donations from businesses and residents. Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington sponsors a trip to Mount Airy Casino, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Cost is $25 ($25 and $10 food voucher from casino). Call Florence at 201-991-3173 for more information or reservations. North Arlington Woman’s Club hosts a pasta night on Oct. 25, 5 to 8 p.m., at the Senior Citizens Center, 10 Beaver Ave. (behind the Health Department). Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children under age 12. For tickets, call 201-997-8915.

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Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr., hosts “Facebook Privacy for Parents” on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7 to 8 p.m. Learn how to protect personal information on Facebook and best practices for safety while using social networking sites. Registration is required; register at http://nutleylibrarychildrensroom.wordpress.com.

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Cheap, yet creative: Cagey Ghosts I

t’s no surprise that the holiday season can put a huge dent in your wallet, forcing you to cut back elsewhere and make sacrifices. So to compensate for this, here is a cheap, easy, yet extremely effective way to add a little spice to your home, using everyday tools and supplies. This particular creation might make you wonder, “Wow! Why haven’t I already thought of this?” You will need a tomato cage, (flipped inversely, with

the prongs slightly bent together to form a sphere) a set of string lights, two pairs of socks, two wooden sticks of the same length, duct tape, twist ties, a permanent marker, and a white cloth. Once you have everything assembled, make sure you’ve flipped the tomato cage upside down and formed the sphere with the prongs. Use duct tape to secure the prongs together, then thread the lights throughout the cage, using the twist ties to hold

them in place. This will serve as the body of the ghost. Using the sticks and two pairs of socks, create the arms of the ghost by balling up the socks and duct taping them to the top of each stick. Place a stick on each side of the tomato cage. Add a facial expression to the white cloth with the permanent marker, then drape it over the structure. Once the lights are connected, your cagey ghost will come to life!

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Kearny girls’ cross country team excels at Passaic County Coaches meet

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Nutley girls’ soccer: Going to goal with authority Most high school soccer teams like to take the defensive approach: protecting their own goal at all costs and hoping for the chance to get a score here and there. That’s certainly not the thought process with the Nutley High School girls’ soccer team and second-year head coach Mike DiPiano. “We were a 4-4-2 attack, but now we’re going with a 4-3-3 lineup, because we have so many dynamic scorers,” said DiPiano, who changed the entire outlook of the program last year, helping the Maroon Raiders win 14 games. “We decided to go after goals and let the other teams come after us. It’s a more exciting style of play.” It’s also enabled DiPiano to upgrade the Maroon Raiders’ schedule this season, facing bigger schools with huge soccer reputations like BridgewaterRaritan, Cranford, Glen Ridge and even Kearny this season. The Maroon Raiders played Bridgewater-Raritan, the state’s No. 11-ranked team, to a 1-1 draw last Thursday. “The girls are really stepping it up and playing at a high level,” DiPiano said.

You can’t argue with the results. The Maroon Raiders own an unbeaten 5-0-1 record and are scoring goals in bunches. “We’re shooting to take it to a whole new level this year,” DiPiano said. “Especially when it comes time for the (Essex) county tournament. We’ve set our sights on playing exciting, winning soccer and we’re hoping to have that.” When DiPiano took the head coaching position last year, the Maroon Raiders were in a rut, having won just four games in 2011 and three in 2010. But DiPiano, taking a page from the old school method he learned being around the soccer program at St. Benedict’s Prep, turned the tide last season and has continued that ascent this season. “I came in with a three-year plan and things just skyrocketed last year,” DiPiano said. “People thought we overachieved, but it was just taking advantage of the team we had.” The Maroon Raiders certainly have enough fire power up front, thus causing the change in the offensive alignment. “It’s unbelievable, but I think we have three girls who have a chance see VIEW page

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The Kearny girls’ cross country team had a fine showing at the Passaic County Coaches Invitational meet at Garret Mountain in Woodland Park Saturday. From l. are Anna Czykier, Julia Coppola, Mariah Davila, Aislinn Sroczynski, Erika Alzamora, Noemi Campos, Melissa Quiros and Maria Lozano.

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efore the current high school cross country season began, veteran Kearny High School coach Jim Cifelli knew that he had the makings of something special. “We are certainly the favorites to win the (Hudson) county championship,” Cifelli said. “Sure, you can’t predict those things, but we certainly have the depth and the talent. I don’t think it’s that bold of statement. It’s just a statement of fact. We’re bringing everyone back and added three girls. Last year, we had no depth and that hurt us. This year, we have eight girls and that does help the team’s chances.” Cifelli also acknowledged that the depth has aided with the competition among the runners.

“The most important kid on the varsity is the last one,” Cifelli said. “Because then, everyone works harder. Healthy competition within the team is always good. It’s good because all the girls get along very well.” The camaraderie was definitely evident last Saturday in the Kardinals’ first strong competitive race of the season. The Kardinals finished third as a team at the Passaic County Coaches Invitational Varsity Girls Group 4 race at Garret Mountain, a solid effort that will only help to boost confidence as the season progresses. Leading the way Saturday was senior Aislinn Sroczynski, who finished second overall in the race, crossing the line in 20:35.10, trailing only winner Gina Riccardi of Livingston, who came home in 20:16.66.

“Aislinn is the one who makes this team go,” Cifelli said. “She’s all heart and all attitude. Her mother (Heather) ran for me and her father (Steve) ran for me, so Aislinn has that competitive nature and has added that competitive spirit to workouts. She was a novice a year ago, never having run before. But she battles tooth and nail, every step of the way.” The Kardinals’ other ace performer is fellow senior Erika Alzamora, who finished fifth in the race Saturday in 21:03.89. “She’s been our best all along,” Cifelli said of Alzamora, who won the individual Hudson County championship last year. “I expect her to be much better this year. She was sick last week, so that set her back a little. I expect her to be among the top three in the state secsee KEARNY next page

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little injuries here and there, but she doesn’t do that anytional. She’s still very young more. She was the freshman as a senior. She’s only 16 county champ three years years old. But she has so ago, but she now realizes her much experience. And you place on the team and keeps can see that in her workouts.” everyone in sight.” The Kardinals’ third runSophomore Anna Czykier ner is senior Mariah Davila, was 30th overall at Garret who finished 18th overall in Mountain in 23:20.13. 22:24.21. “She ran indoor and out“Her attitude has improved door for us last year, but a lot,” Cifelli said. “She would never did the distances with back out of workouts with everyone else,” Cifelli said. “I KEARNY from

think we’ll see the best of her later in the season. She can be something special.” Senior Noemi Campos was 29th overall on Saturday, finishing in 23:18.59, a solid performance. Seniors Wendy Carranza and Melissa Quiros, junior Julia Coppola and sophomore Maria Lozano round out the Kardinals’ roster. Needless to say, Cifelli likes the makeup and the character

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senior Sherein Abdelhady, who has collected two goals to all score 30 goals this seaand three assists so far. “Everything we do goes son,” DiPiano said. through Sherein,” DiPiano Senior Natalie Melillo, who said. “She’s the motor and the had 29 goals last year, tops in heart of the team. She’s the Essex County, has returned unsung hero. She does a great and has picked up from where job distributing the ball.” she left off last season. In just Seniors Samantha Haddock six games, Melillo has eight and Kelly Huegel are the other goals and eight assists. Melillo midfielders. has already given a verbal “All three midfielders played commitment to attend Troy the same position last year,” University in Alabama next DiPiano said. “We are very fall. experienced.” “She’s a dynamic scorer,” Not to mention talented. DiPiano said. “She has a “I think we have a shot to do Photos by Jim Hague chance to break our school good things this year,” DiPiano Senior Natalie Melillo (l.) and junior Victoria Kealy (r.) have combined to score 20 goals and collect 11 assists in just six scoring record this year.” said. “I really do. I think if you games for the undefeated Nutley girls’ soccer team, enjoying a 5-0-1 start thus far. Junior Victoria Kealy is anhave a shot with a team like other of those top-flight scor- all the school records by the ing two girls in goal, namely she held a year ago. this, you take that shot and ers. Kealy moved from center time she’s done,” DiPiano said. seniors Meghan Montgomery The other defenders are go for it. I’d like to take a run midfield, where she played “She’s been unbelievable.” and basketball standout Blair seniors Grace Montgomery, at the state (NJSIAA North last year, to forward without a Steck is already playing Watson. The two have been Meghan’s twin sister, and Section 2, Group III) and use glitch, scoring a team-high 12 with the New Jersey state and splitting time evenly thus far. Katherine Balitsos. It means goals thus far. regional U-14 teams. Senior captain Brittany Cur- that three Montgomery family the county as a stepping stone for the states. But we’re going “She’s an excellent player “The goals they have been rie has returned to her spot at members play soccer at Nutand she’s already getting looks scoring have been incredible,” sweeper. Currie, who is also ley, as younger brother Will is to score goals and we’re letting the opponents to decide from colleges like American DiPiano said. “They’re so fast. a fine softball and basketon the boys’ team. and Monmouth,” DiPiano said. They take two passes and ball player, is a staple on the “They’re a very athletic fam- how they can handle that. It’s a very difficult task to try to The third goal getter is they’re gone.” defense. ily,” DiPiano said. defend us.” freshman Zoe Steck, who has With an offensive attack “She’s a smart player who is Grace Montgomery is As evidenced by the gaudy 11 goals and nine assists in her such as that, it makes it easier very aggressive,” DiPiano said. another three-sport athlete, first six high school varsity for the rest of the Maroon “She’s our leader in the back.” participating in basketball and goal totals the Maroon Raiders have already compiled this matches. Raiders. Senior Allyson Zeiher retrack and field. season. “She has a chance to break DiPiano has been utilizturns to the stopper position The center midfielder is VIEW from

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All in the family By Anthony Coelho Observer Correspondent

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., where she received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2009. “Business and blood don’t Her optometric training was mix.” completed at the Eye CentThat’s a phrase that is ers of South Florida, and at common in the workplace, Aran Eye Associates in Coral and a rule of thumb for most Gables, Fla. businesses. But at Pink Vision Carla Domingues, Maria’s Associates, they see things dif- younger sibling and right ferently and succeed as a team hand in the business, recently by doing the exact opposite of received her doctorate in how the saying goes. Optometry while enrolled at Maria Domingues founded the Pennsylvania College of the company in February 2011, Optometry. She had been acopening its first set of offices cepted back in 2009. Prior to in Irvington, then Lyndhurst that, she attended Seton Hall later that year. Before that, University where she graduMaria had attended Rutgers ated cum laude, receiving her University and the New Jersey Bachelor of Science degree in Institute of Technology where Biology. she received her Bachelor of Along the way, Carla inScience degree in Engineering terned at various locations Sciences in 2005. including the Liva Eye Center, She then went on to atOmni Services, and the Vetertend the Nova Southeastern ans Hospital of Lyons. She also College of Optometry in worked at the Eye Institute of

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Makeshift Martin: NA standout has game to remember By Jim Hague Observer Sports Writer

think. “I was really worried,” Martin said. “It was getting down The high school football close to the opening week and preseason wasn’t exactly going I couldn’t do anything with it. as planned for the Vikings of I didn’t want to have lingerNorth Arlington High School. ing issues with it. But it was Just two weeks before the tough.” season opener, the Vikings’ Martin went daily to receive premier player, senior Nick treatment from local chiroMartin, suffered a seriously practor Jim Sanfilippo, who sprained ankle that put his was a standout athlete during availability for the first game his high school days at Kearny in serious jeopardy. High. “I was very concerned,” “He got me through it,” North Arlington head coach Martin said of Sanfilippo. “He Anthony Marck said. “It was coached me through therapy a bad ankle sprain. When he to strengthen my ankle.” went down, you could see he Martin returned to action was in agony and Nick is nev- in time for the season opener er one to complain. It was our against Elmwood Park, playing main concern. The swelling a new position. In order to get was pretty bad for a while. We more opportunities for Mardidn’t have him do anything tin to touch the ball, Marck before the first game.” decided to move Martin from Martin didn’t know what to tight end, where he played last

year, to fullback. “We needed to revamp our offense to become more of a downfield offense, so we put Nicky in the backfield,” Marck said. “He was going to be the lead blocker for our tailbacks while getting a few carries himself.” However, after the loss to Elmwood Park, the Vikings found themselves in a bit of a quandary. The Vikings’ two top tailbacks, Mike Brazzel and Adrian Foote, both suffered injuries, leaving them unavailable to face Wallington in the second game. “So we moved Nick to tailback,” Marck said. “We knew he could carry the load.” How sure was Marck about the shift? “I asked Nick if there was Photo by Jim Hague

North Arlington senior running back Nick Martin.

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ATHLETE from ever a point in the game where he didn’t want the ball, that he should let me know,” Marck said. “I said, `You know how much I trust you.’ He just said, `Put me at tail. I can do it.’ I told him that maybe he should also wear the headphones and call the plays.” Martin didn’t know how well he would do as the featured back. “I understood the responsibility, but not having experience at the position, I worried a bit,” Martin said. The 6-foot-2, 240-pound Martin saw his fears disappear after his first carry of the game. “The line did a great job and I went through the hole untouched to the end zone,” Martin said. As it turned out, the make-

shift tailback had the best rushing game in the history of the school. Martin carried the ball 26 times for an astounding 296 yards and five touchdowns, leading the Vikings to a 62-39 victory. Martin’s 296yard performance set a new single game rushing record. For his efforts, Martin has been selected as The Observer Athlete of the Week for the last week. Martin also received the honor in November 2012. Martin had no idea that he was just four yards shy of collecting 300 yards. “I knew I was getting up there,” Martin said. “But I never thought 300 yards would be a number I could approach. When I realized I had five touchdowns, I knew it was an incredible night, because I never even had more than one touchdown in a game before.

It was a completely different feeling, running with the ball. I really like being in the backfield. It’s easier for me to get the ball.” Added Martin, “With the ball in my hands, I can do so much more. But to have a game like this? I couldn’t believe it.” Marck said that Martin impressed a lot of people with his breakaway ability. “People said to me that they didn’t know how fast Nick was,” Marck said. “But I see that burst every day. It’s just with the ankle and him being so big that people don’t think he can run. I didn’t believe he had as many yards as he had. I knew he was over 200, but I went back and watched the tape and it was legitimate. I wish I knew he was that close to 300, because I would have given him the chance to get

the other four yards. It would have been nice.” Martin was also honored as the Athlete of the Week by the Bergen Record, the first North Arlington football player to be recognized since Danny Sandowick, a current North Arlington police officer, was honored in 1982. “It’s just fabulous,” Marck said. “Nick really sets the tone for everyone else. When other kids have a bump or a bruise, they might ask out for a play or so. But Nick played with that ankle and a bad hand and I think that, in itself, shows leadership. It’s a pleasure to have him.” While Martin’s explosion might have drawn attention from college recruiters, Martin is actually considering not playing in college. “I’m not too sure I want to play in college,” Martin said.

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“I’m leaning toward not playing. I think it might get in the way of my studies. I need sufficient time to keep my grades up and my academics always come first.” Martin is an excellent student, with a 4.2 grade point average and a Scholastic Aptitude Test score of 1710. He is being sought after by the Ivy and Patriot League schools. Martin didn’t just receive the Athlete of the Week honors. “My coach said that he never gives out a game ball, but after the game, he said he had to,” Martin said. “Going into the game, I had no idea that would be the outcome.” But now, Martin’s impromptu performance as a tailback has permanently placed him in the school record books forever – or until someone goes for 300 yards in one game.

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Kudos to Hailey for gridiron ‘first’

NA Flag Football in great shape A pep rally for the North Arlington Flag Football teams was held on Sept. 9. All 41 athletes were introduced by P.A. announcer Maria Tetto and were cheered by family members, friends and fans alike. This year, the division has four teams comprised of kids ages 4 to 6. The league has 16 sponsors. Special thanks go out to Pep Rally sponsors Fire Pit, Major League Cuts and 7-Eleven who presented the league with a $250 donation. Flag Division Head Coach Tim Leiner said: “We are so impressed with the number of athletes that have come out for Flag football this year. It was just a few years ago that there was just about enough kids to field two teams. It is a credit to the Jr. Vikings organization as a whole and the Recreation

Hailey Lynn “The Icebox” Scocco, the first girl to score a touchdown for the Harrison Blue Tide Pop Warner Football Program. Hailey scored a 60-yard touchdown during the Sept. 21 game, the first touchdown of this year’s season. This is Hailey’s first year playing on the Harrison Blue Tide Mighty Mites football team. After playing as running back on offense and line backer on defense, Hailey then changes into a cheerleading uniform and cheers her heart out on the Harrison Blue Tide Peewee Cheering Team.

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Department for their support of our program that we have grown.” The league also boasts two travel teams, a team for 5-yearolds and another for 6-yearolds. Rams Coach Mike Tettos said: “With numbers of players

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High Tech High School and St. Francis Academy in Union City qualified for inclusion in another Blue Ribbon category: “Exemplary High Performing” schools. The DOE will present program flags and plaques to representatives of the Blue Ribbon schools from around the nation at ceremonies slated for Nov. 18-19 in Washington, D.C. A total of 286 public and private elementary, middle and high schools will be honored for their achievements. Aside from student performance, DOE reviews professional development, school leadership, family and community engagement and curriculum and instruction in evaluating schools, said Harrison Schools Superintendent James Doran.

“Anyone in the field of education who tracks anything to do with school progress would have to recognize that our rising test scores, for an urban school with a free or reduced lunch population that ranges from 70 to 80%, is phenomenal,” Doran said. Doran attributed the turnabout in test results to two factors: “analysis and assessment of individual students’ academic performance and changing institutional strategies that engage students in learning with assessing their progress.” That’s a reflection, he said, of recognizing that, “each kid learns differently,” and getting school administrators and teachers to reinvent classroom instructional styles to reach all students. Echoing that notion, Shields said the scoring uptick “couldn’t have been done with-

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out our top-notch teachers and, in particular, math chairperson Deborah Ronan and English chairperson Christina Nidowicz,” who, he said, analyze the test data to help pinpoint students’ strengths and weaknesses and, where necessary, refer kids to extra class time

for the help they need. To make sure kids understand the point of each lesson, teachers test, quiz or assign class projects on a daily basis as a tool to assess students’ comprehension, Shields said. The same approach is being applied on the elementary and

middle school levels, he said, to get kids in those grades ready for this year’s new statemandated PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College & Careers) testing regimen designed for grades 4 to 11. But the “biggest reason” for the high school’s achievement, according to Shields, is “our connection to our kids. Those kids mean everything to us and it’s great to take pride in their accomplishments. This represents the work of the Harrison school community – our Middle School and Elementary Schools – because as they’ve gotten better, we’ve gotten better.” A local celebration of the Blue Ribbon distinction is planned for Dec. 4, in conjunction with the annual Parents Open House, at HHS, he said.

Parade committee seeks aid for overseas guests The Federation of Italian American Societies of New Jersey has set the date for this year’s Nutley/Belleville Columbus Day parade as

Sunday, Oct. 13. The Federation is seeking community support to help subsidize lodging, meals and travels of its

Italian Carabinieri friends from Torella dei Lombardi, Province di Avellino and surrounding towns who are being invited to participate

in the parade. Checks, payable to Federation of Italian American Societies of NJ, may be sent to: Pasquale Meola,

President of the Italian American Societies of NJ, 56 Livingston Ave., Kearny, N.J. 07032 or call 973-4897002.

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on his person. Both suspects were charged had been conducting a month- with: possession of pot, colong investigation into the caine and drug paraphernalia, sale of CDS in the area of Ann possession of pot and coke St. -- a probe that had already with intent to distribute, inproduced a half-dozen arrests tent to distribute within 1,000 -- executed a search warrant at feet of a school and 500 feet of an Ann St. house at 4:30 p.m. a public housing project (Harand arrested the occupants: rison Gardens) and possession Jamal Coote, 26, and Shawn of armor-piercing bullets. Mendez, 20, who reportedly Bail was set at $7,500 for are brothers. Mendez; $10,000 for Coote. Police said they found a digital scale in the kitchen, Sept. 24 six plastic bags of suspected At 4 p.m., Officer Chris cocaine in a second-floor Levchak responded to a bedroom closet, two hollowreport of “a heated dispute” point bullets in a dresser between two females on the drawer, and 11 plastic bags 100 block of Devon St. When of suspected marijuana in a he interceded, one of the third-floor bedroom. Coote women heeded his request reportedly was carrying $661 to cease and desist, but the

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other reportedly continued to be profane and threatening. Plus, she allegedly was spitting mad -- literally. Arrested on a criminal complaint for disorderly conduct and issued a summons for violating the town ordinance against public expectoration was Stephanie Dealmedia, 26, of Kearny. Just before midnight, Officer Joe Martin was sent to a Washington Ave. residence on the report of a disturbance and found Scott Huaman, 23, of Kearny, yelling obscenities out a window, police said. Inside the house, Huaman was reportedly screaming and throwing furniture around.  Given the state of man’s apparent intoxication, the officer

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Durkin contacted  the witness, who accompanied the captain on a drive-by and identified the suspect, police said. A search of the Oakwood scene revealed that a van had been burglarized. Sept. 25 Arrested for alleged burglaAt 7:30 a.m., a concerned ry to and theft from a vehicitizen reported seeing a cle was 19-year-old Newark suspicious individual enter the driveway of a house under resident Dessaron CovingtonSmith. construction on Oakwood Police said the witness had Ave. and believed he  had taken something from within the seen the suspect in possession home or from a vehicle before of a camouflage backpack, and fleeing south on Highland Ave. Gouveia, searching the path of flight from Oakwood, found Officers Cesar Negron and Joe Vulcano, Lt. Anthony Gou- the backpack, along with a veia and Capt. Stephen Durkin Sony PlayStation, an Omni GPS, a DVD player, headresponded, and Negron spotted and stopped a man match- phones and a phone charger. ing the suspect’s description – Karen Zautyk at Quincy and Kearny Aves. summoned Kearny EMS, but police said Huaman refused medical attention. He   was taken to HQ and booked on disorderly conduct.

Do you have room in your heart for Herbie? Herbie (ID#89815), a 3-to-4year-old, medium-size beagle mix, waits for the perfect loving home at the Bergen County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, 100 United Lane, Teterboro. A cautious little guy, Herbie came in as a stray. The shelter suggests that with an opportunity to bond, he will surely blossom into a lifetime companion. Walks and hand feeding are suggested to help him relax and form a relationship with his handler(s). Herbie loves his food a little too much. Although it’s minute, Herbie does exhibit minor guarding but gives appropriate warnings. His new family should practice manners and address this issue sooner rather than later. Please don’t let this deter you from meeting this adorable pooch. One of the most memorable moments for an adopter is the instant the new pet knows he’s home. That is what the shelter’s look-

ing for for Herbie; a chance to be himself and feel like he’s loved once again.  For more information, call 201-229-4600. Hours for adoption are 1 to 5 p.m. every day, including weekends. The shelter is closed on Mondays for adoptions and open on Thursdays from 1 to 7:30 p.m. There are also many other adoptable

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Soccer fundraiser planned The Nick Tanelli Children’s Soccer Foundation holds a semi-formal fundraising event on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Valley Regency, 1129 Valley Rd., Clifton. Tickets are $75 per per-

son, which includes dinner and a sheet of raffle tickets. To attend, call Beth Tanelli at 973-228-6632 or email tanellisoccer@aol. com on or before Tuesday, Oct. 1. Donations from businesses and families

are also being accepted. The foundation’s mission is to provide scholarship opportunities for youth in the tri-state area to participate in playing organized soccer. The foundation supports

tournaments, camps and clinics to develop physical fitness and mental strength. Proceeds will go towards the purchase of equipment and improvement and maintenance of playing fields.

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only one access point to the nest so we shoot the spray in Devon Terrace playground, and that usually does it.” 139 Magnolia Ave., Devon and Not so, however, in the case Columbia Ave. and Manor of the Manor Park hive. SarPark, Sarnas said. nas said a crew had to return “The one at Devon and Co- after having already attacked lumbia is probably the largest the hive because it turned out I’ve seen,” said Pettigrew. “It “the dome was still connected was the size of a basketball.” to the branch and the eggs Sarnas said there can be that were there had hatched.” more than 300 wasps or horOnce a hive is completely nets in a hive, not including eradicated, Sarnas said, the those buzzing outside it. wasps or hornets don’t return Typically, Sarnas said, the because “once the queen is gone, that’s it.” hives are found on the lower Meanwhile, the Health branches of a maple tree – Dept. will be going to munici“always a maple” – about 15 to pal court soon for a hearing 20 feet off the ground. on a dog bite case involving The Health Dept. deals only an alleged attack on a 46-yearwith hives on public propold female resident by three erty – not, unfortunately, with canines. those in homeowners’ yards, According to police records, Sarnas said. The services of the incident happened on a private exterminator cost Aug. 16 at 8:30 a.m. on Butler about $200, he said. Place. Police said the victim “It usually takes us afull 17 told them she was walking 1/2-ounce spray can to take her Chihuaha/Dachshund out a nest and about a half hour to complete the job,” Sar- along Butler Place when she noticed two boxers and a pit nas said. “Fortunately, there’s NATURE from

bull jumping around in a yard. She said a young woman came out to retrieve her garbage cans and, as they were speaking, the three dogs ran out of the yard through an open gate and bit her dog on the ear, neck and legs. And, the victim said, she, too, was bitten on the right side of her face, both arms, buttock, back and legs. The victim told police she “tried to escape the attack by climbing into a garden area of the property ….,” apparently to no avail. Police said the victim was taken by Kearny EMS to Clara Maass Hospital in Belleville for treatment. The victim’s dog was later taken to a private animal hospital. One witness of the incident told police that the two boxers “went after the victim’s dog” but that the pit bull “did not join in the attack.” The witness told police that she “wrestled the male boxer … while someone else grabbed the female boxer ….” After-

Flu shots available in N. Arlington North Arlington Health Department, 10 Beaver Ave., is scheduling its flu clinics by appointment only for residents ages 18 and older on Monday, Oct. 7, Tuesday, Oct. 8, and Wednesday, Oct. 9. An evening clinic, also by appointment, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6 to 7 p.m., also for residents ages 18 and older. The vaccine is offered free for those covered by traditional Medicare Part

B. A Medicare card must be presented at the time of immunization. There will be a $20 fee for those not covered by Medicare. Annual vaccination for the flu is especially recommended for adults age 50 and older and for those with chronic conditions, such as heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, diabetes, severe anemia and conditions which require immunosuppressive therapy, as well as for those who can spread

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ward, the witness said she notified the dogs’ owner by phone of the incident. Another witness also said the pit bull “was not involved” in the attack on the victim. In the aftermath of the incident, the Health Dept. issued a summons to the dogs’ caretaker alleging “failure to confine all three dogs,” and on Aug. 22, after being advised by the victim’s parents that their daughter had “sustained serious injuries to her face, buttocks, legs and arms,” Pettigrew, Bergen County Supervising Animal Control Officer Bob Harrison and Police Officer Melinda Esparedo went to the Butler Place location where they found the “front [driveway] gate unsecured and all three dogs unsupervised in the rear yard. … in violation of a quarantine

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order.” The two boxers were in a plywood pen that “did not appear very secure,” while a third dog was “chained to a clothes line,” the Health Dept. report said. All three dogs were then removed to the Bergen County Animal Shelter in Teterboro pending the outcome of the court hearing, scheduled for Oct. 10. Based on the evidence available at the time, on Aug. 23 the county’s Harris issued a finding that the two boxers “did cause bodily injury or serious bodily injury to a human” and that “there is the potential threat of serious bodily injury to a person or death to another domestic animal.” It will be up to the court to determine “whether these dogs are potentially dangerous,” Harris’s report said.

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KEARNY DON'T MISS THIS EXTREMELY WELL MAINTAINED HOME IN DESIRABLE SECTION OF KEARNY! THIS BEAUTIFUL HOME BOASTS 4 BEDROOMS! 3 FULL BATHS! CENTRAL A/C! NICELY UPDATED KITCHEN AND BATHS AS WELL AS OTHER UPGRADES! FORMAL DINING ROOM! CERAMIC TILE FLOORS! FULL SEMI FINISHED BASEMENT WITH FULL BATH! LARGE 50' BY 100' LOT WITH PLENTY OF DRIVEWAY PARKING AND DETACHED GARAGE WITH LOFT! TRULY A MUST SEE HOME! $319,900

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KEARNY EXTRA LARGE 2 FAMILY HOME LOCATED IN ARLINGTON SECTION OF KEARNY! WELL MAINTAINED! 2 LARGE APARTMENTS WITH ALL LARGE ROOMS! HARDWOOD FLOORS LOTS OF NATURAL WOODWORK TRIM! HUGE WALK-UP 3RD FLOOR HAS FINISHED ROOM AND HAS PLENTY OF ROOM FOR MORE LIVING SPACE! ALL SEPARATE UTILITIES! TWO CAR DETACHED GARAGE! NEW TIMBERLINE ROOF! NEWER SIDING! $369,900

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Frank Bonaccorso the family by visiting: www. (McCaughey) Gallacher; her of Stanley and Julia KrzeminFrank Bonaccorso, 90, of ryanfuneralhome.com. Catherine Gallacher sibilings Eileen Mullen, Sheila ski. Toms River, passed away MonCatherine Gallacher, 88, McGinn, Anthony, David and A U.S. Army veteran of the day, Sept. 23, at Community Lucille Borghesi died on Sept. 24, in the St. John Gallacher and her aunt Vietnam Conflict, Bob was a Medical Center. Lucille Borghesi, of East Michael’s Medical Center, and uncle; Catherine and driver for the Kearny Board Frank was born in Aci Newark, died at home on Sept. Newark. James Strain. of Education.  He was also a Castello in Sicily, Italy, to 28. She was 93. Arrangements were by the In lieu of flowers, donations member of the AmVets.  Giuseppe and Grazia BonacVisiting will be on Tuesday, Thiele-Reid Family Funeral to the Juvenile Diabetes ReHe is survived by his lovcorso. He came to the United from 2 to 4 p.m., and 7 to 9 Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, search Foundation, Mid-Jersey ing wife of 44 years, Valerie; States at the age of six and p.m., at the Armitage and Wig- Kearny. A funeral Mass was Chapter, 28 Kennedy Blvd., daughters, Connie (John) Mireturned to Sicily in 1948 to gins Funeral Home, 596 Beloffered at St. Cecilia Church, Suite 180, East Brunswick, N.J. zak, Colleen (Tony) Marinaro, marry his love, Olga, and they grove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Kearny, followed by inter08816-1248 would be appreciand Christine Krzeminski; started their family in Kearny. Mass will be held Wednesday, ment in Holy Cross Cemetery, ated or visit www.jdrf.org. granddaughter, Samantha Frank served in the U.S. Oct. 2, at 10 a.m., in St. AnNorth Arlington. Condolences Mizak; brother, Tony YankoArmy in the Pacific Theater thony Church, East Newark and memories may be shared Robert Krzeminski ski; numerous nieces and from 1944 to 1946 followed and burial will follow at Holy at www.thiele-reid.com. Robert Krzeminski, 71, of nephews; and his best friend, by civilian service in Tokyo Cross Cemetery. Catherine was born in Belleair Bluffs, Fla., formerly Buddy the Maltese. assisting in the reconstruction Mrs. Borghesi was the A memorial service was Dundonald, Scotland, and im- of Kearny, passed away on of the city’s communication branch manager at Valley Na- migrated to this country at age Sept. 21.  held in Florida.  Friends may infrastructure. tional Bank in Harrison. She 18. She lived in Kearny for 60  Born on July 16, 1942, in He was the owner and see OBITS page retired as a vice president. She years before moving to North Pittsburgh, Pa., he was the son operator of Frank’s Liquor and had been a member of the East Arlington 10 years ago. Delicatessen in Kearny. He lat- Newark Board of Education, Miss Gallacher was an acer went on to work for the U.S. St. Anthony Rosary Society counts receivable clerk for Postal Service at the Dominick and volunteered at Mountain- Hartz Mountain in Harrison V. Daniels Postal Facility in side Hospital. for 10 years, retiring many Kearny, retiring in 1990. Wife of the late Cimbro years ago. She was a member Frank is a member of the “Jim” Borghesi, she is survived of the St. Cecilia Seniors. East Dover Old Guard, the St. by her sons and their spouses Surviving her are many Justin’s Seniors Club, the Holy Anthony, Peter and Nadine, nieces, nephews and grandName Society, the Seaside and Jim and Lynne. Also surnieces and nephews.      Italian American Club, the Gil- viving are her grandchildren She was predeceased by ford Park Civics Club and the Cara, Renee and Jimmy. her parents John and Annie Knights of Columbus Council 8415. Frank enjoyed sailing and MARIO TEIXEIRA, JR., #2542 DIRECTOR-MANAGER spending time with his adored children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Lucia Olga; his sons, Joseph (Ann Marie) of Kearny, Attilio (Deborah) of Charleston, S.C., and Mario (Margaret) of Long Hill Twp.; his sister, Jennie Sama; his grandchildren, Joanne Kelly, Francis BonacIf the beauty on the outside of our home impresses you, corso, Catherine Pabst, Attilio, imagine how impressed you’ll be by the care we offer inside. Jr., Jessica, Nicole, Lindsay, Melissa Bonaccorso; two At Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, great-grandchildren, Rachel we’re dedicated to giving you a Grace and Attilio III and many personalized, affordable service in a nieces and nephews. He is warm and caring environment. preceded in death by his sister, With our understanding staff and Ida Marrazzo. soothing decor, you’ll feel the comfort Arrangements were by the Timothy E. Ryan Home for of your own home when you take Funerals, Toms River. The FUNERAL HOME your first step inside ours. funeral Mass was held at St. Mark G. Wiggins, Manager N.J. Lic. #3916 t Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, we’re John W. Armitage, Director N.J. Lic#2642 Maximilian Kolbe Church, We invite you to experience our: dedicated to giving you personalized, You will feel as if friends of family have taken over when you entrust Toms River. The entombmentaffordable • Attention to detail and personal care service in a warm and caring environment. funeral arrangements to the Wilfred Armitage Funeral Home. The With our understanding staff area and soothing décor and committal service fol• Children’s activity and family lounge you’ll feel the comfort of program your own home when you family-owned firm has been in business for 75 years, serving genera• Video tribute lowed in Holy Cross Cemtake your first step inside ours. tions in West Hudson and South Bergen. Its beautiful facilities, in a • Online obituary and condolence program etery, North Arlington. In lieu We invite you to experience our: setting reminiscent of a colonial mansion, reflect the graciousness and of flowers, donations may www.thiele-reid.com • Attention to detail and personal care tact of its understanding personnel. be made in Frank’s memory 585 Belgrove Drive | Kearny, New Jersey 07032 • Children’s activity area andwww.thiele-reid.com family lounge Wilfred Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home 585 Belgrove Drive | Kearny, 07032 • Video tribute program to Deborah Heart and Lung (201)NJ991-3344 | (201) 991-1031 condolence program | (201) Steven R. Thiele, NJ Lic. No. 4077, Owner/Manager 991-3344 991-1031 Foundation, 212 Trenton Road, • Online obituary and(201) 596 Belgrove Dr. • Kearny, NJ 07032 Philip H. Thiele, NJ Lic. No. 2383, Director Steven R. Thiele, NJ Lic. No. 4077, Owner/Manager Browns Mills, N.J. 08015. Philip H. Thiele, NJ Lic. 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HOUSE FOR SALE

For Sale by Owner 259 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. 3BRs, 1BA, LR/DR, renovated kitchen, high end appliances, hardwood thru-out, fenced in yard. $279,900 (201)920-4514 For sale: Corner lot, 88x95 w/existing house in developing area of Kearny. Serious inquiries only, by appoinment. Developers welcomed! (201)233-8089

HALL FOR RENT Party Hall

Rental • Affordable • A/C • Nice Setting

201-889-6677 201-572-1839 OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT

KEARNY AVE Office/Store for rent. Supply own utilities. One month security. Available Now. (201)997-0026 (201)600-8563.

North Arlington: 2- Mother/Daughter homes, to be built. Call for details. Kearny • Brick 4 Fam., (4) 3 rm apts. Off-st parking & garages • 2 fam., all brick. 5 rms on 1st flr. 4 rms on 2nd fl. Parking & car ports in rear. Can be sold as a package w/a 4 family or by itself.

Commercial Space for small business, medical office, attorney office or other small business. 564 Union Ave. 1750sq.ft.(5 offices, kitchen, reception & waiting area) Call (973)202-8580

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HOUSE FOR RENT

KEARNY 2 bedroom Apt. LR/DR, Kitchen & Bath. No Pets. 1 month security. Credit check required. Call (201)889-5733.

harrison 2 bedroom House for rent , LR, kitchen, laundry room, 1-1/2 bathrooms. Use of yard. $1500/month 1/month security. No pets. No smoking. Separate utilities. Minutes to major highways. (973)704-5532 Kearny 151 Laurel Avenue. 5 bedrooms, driveway, 1 bathrooms. Basement. Totally renovated. Available immediately. (201)726-2846. N.ARLINGTON Well kept 2 family home, w/much character. 1st floor: LR, DR, EIK, 2 bedrooms. Finished basement w/full bath. No pets. No smoking. Half block to NY bus. Beautiful street. 1-1/2 months security. Available immediately. (201)447-0162 0r (201)306-0130.

BUSINESS FOR SALE Hair Salon for sale operators will stay. Owner looking to retire. Caldwell area. Call for information (201)207-7263 Ask for Vince. Hair Salon on Kearny avenue for sale. Asking price $18,000, negotiable. Call for details. (201)997-1960.

SPACE FOR RENT

KEARNY 2nd floor & Attic, 4 Bedroom, walk-in closet, 2 baths, Living room, dining room, kitchen, 1 parking, backyard & shed, basement, space for laundry, 1 block from Schuyler School. $1600 Call 973-908-1600. KEARNY 4 bedrooms, LV/DR kitchen with storage. $1350/month + Utilities. 1-1/2 security. No pets. Call 201-707-6365 or 201-707-6364

KEARNY KEARNY 1st floor, 5 1/2 rooms. In 2 family house. 3 bedrooms. Separate utilities. No pets. $1,300. 1 month security. Available November 1st. (201)401-4525 or (201)991-4165

KEARNY Arlington Section 2nd Floor, Large LR. Formal DR., Mod. EIK & Bath. 2 bdrmʼs. Hardwood Floors. No pets. $1250 + utilities. Available Immediately

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KEARNY 1 Bdrm $950/m, util separate, Hardwood flooring, spacious. Walking distance to all: Post office, Laundry, Banking, great deliʼs and pizza. Free overnight parking permit avail for municipal lot Call 201-955-0001 Avail to rent Oct. 1st

KEARNY 2 bedrooms, 2nd floor, a block from Kearny Avenue, $1200/month + utilities No smoking. No pets. (201)637-3544 KEARNY 2 bedrooms, airy 1st floor, newly decorated, washer/dryer hook-up. Garfield school area $1150/month plus utilities. 1-1/2 months security. 1 year lease. No pets. No smoking. (917)232-1642 KEARNY 2bedrooms, LR, DR, kitchen, bath. Central Air & HT. Half a block from high school $1400/month. Call after 6pm or leave message. (201)991-3896 KEARNY 2nd floor 2 Family house, 2 Bedrooms. LV/DR New kitchen. Washer/dryer Hook-up. $1050/Month + Utilities. 1 month security. No Pets. (201)933-0650 KEARNY 2nd floor, 2 bedroom apt. kitchen, LR, bath. Near West Hudson Park. $1100/month. Utilities not included. 1-1/2 months security. No pets. Smoke-free. (973)634-3927 leave message KEARNY 2nd floor, 2 bedrooms. Renovated, LR/DR, Laundry room on premises. Excellent Location. $1200/month + Utilities. 1-1/2 months security (201)991-0396 (201)637-4429 KEARNY 2nd Floor, 2 family House, 2 bedroom 1 bath, LR, DR. Kitchen. $1200 1-1/2 months Security. No pets. (201)991-3223. KEARNY 2nd floor, LR Kitchen, Bath, 1 Big bedroom, separate utilities. Available now. 1-1/2 months security. $850/Month. (201)991-3366 (201)955-2662 KEARNY 2nd floor. Remodeled 3 Bedrooms, LR, Kitchen/DR Combo. Central A/C. $1250. Utilities Separate. Available November 1st. (201)401-9667 (201)246-0712 KEARNY 3 bedroom apartment, 1 garage and 1 parking space. Separate utilities. 1-1/2 months security. Available December 1st. (201)246-9690 KEARNY 4 room apartment. Arlington section. Private home. $875/month. One month security + utilities. No pets. Available now.(201)998-7953

KEARNY 3 ROOMS (ONE BEDROOM) ON FOURTH FLOOR: 12 GRANT AVENUE. $815 PLUS UTILITIES. LAUNDRY ROOM. NO PETS (973)493-7868

KEARNY Brand new Two Family House. 1st or 2nd floor available. 3 bedrooms, LR, kitchen, central AC/HT. Basement storage. Washer/dryer hook-up. Off-street parking. Yard. $1650/month + utilities. Available Immed. Close to NYC transportation. Good credit required. Call between the hrs. of 6AM-3PM, M-F (201)998-8226 for appt.

E.NEWARK Large modern 3 bedrooms. LR, EIK. Brand new kitchen and bathroom. Hardwood floors. Available November 1st. $1050/month. 1 month security. Call Carlos at (201)274-6698

HARRISON Completely renovated. 2 Bedroom apt, dishwasher. Utilities not included. 1-1/2 months security. $1300/month. Close to transportation. Available Now. No pets. (973)992-3580 after 5pm.

KEARNY 1 bedroom $950/month plus Small Studio $700/mo HT/HW included 1 1/2 month security. Call Super between 11am-8pm (201)998-9006 KEARNY 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. Arlington Section. $890 + utilities. (201)438-6241 KEARNY 1 bedroom apt., DR, study-area, kitchen. Newly renovated. $1000/month. 1-1/2 months security. Utilities separate. Available now. (551)358-9353 KEARNY 1 bedroom on 2nd fl. steps to bus stop on Kearny Ave, separate utilities (973)951-7385 KEARNY 1 sypialnia bez zwierzat, $1000 + oplaty, 1-1/2 miesieczny deposyt, dzierzawic. 973-309-0903. • 1 bedroom, no pets, $1000/month plus utilities, 1-1/2 month deposit, yearly lease. 973-309-0903. KEARNY 1st floor Apt. for rent 2 bedrooms, LR/DR, Kitchen, Bathrroom. $1300/month + utilities. 2nd Floor Apt. 3 bedroom, LR, Kitchen, bath. $1600/month + Utilities. Both with Backyard & patio. No pets. (646)942-7614 KEARNY 1st or 2nd. floor apt. 2 bedrooms, LR, DR, Kitchen and bath. Separate utilities. $1300 + 1 month security. W/D hook-up. Available Immediately. Call (201)207-8029 KEARNY 2 Bedroom Apt $1150. 1 month security, 3rd floor, Available Immediately. Call (201)622-8315

KEARNY 4 BR, 139 Kearny ave 2nd Floor, Front of Bus Station, 1350 SQ.FT $1395 + 1 month Deposit. (917)369-0277 KEARNY 4 rooms, 2nd floor. Six family house. Good location. 2nd floor. $1100/mo plus utilities. 1-1/2 deposit security. Refrigerator & stove included. washer/dryer hook-up. Carpets. No pets. Available now. (201)998-2615 KEARNY 611 Elm St. 1 BR apt. Central Air. Available October 1st. No Pets. $850 + utilities, 1-1/2 months deposit. Month-Month lease. (201)993-4665 Jack KEARNY Arlington area. 5 rooms, 1 bath 1-1/2 months security. $1200 + utilities. No pets. (201)213-1871 KEARNY Arlington Section, Large 2BDRMS, LR, Dining Area, Modern Kitchen with island, dishwasher, microwave, Modern tile bath, hardwood flrs, central heat/AC, full bsmnt, washer/dryer hookup, backyard, $1400. Smoke-Free. 1-1/2 months security. (201)697-0541

KEARNY Arlington Section. 1 bedroom $800 + security, Heat & Hot water included. (908)696-1866 KEARNY Arlington section. 2nd floor. 2 Bedrooms, LR, EIK, bath. Washer/dryer hook-up & storage in basement. Separate utilities. $1000. Available November 1st. No pets. (201)725-1212 KEARNY ELM COURT Kearnyʼs Best Kept secret 732 Elm St. 1 BR for $850 NYC Commuter Bldg Call Alan (201)955-4334 or PJ (973)922-1555 ext 1 Affiliated Mgmt.

KEARNY Modern apt. 3-1/2 rooms, bathroom, Central air/heat. Parking space for one car. Separate utilities. Please call (201)998-1365

KEARNY Newly renovated, hardwood floors. Laundry onsite.HT/HW included. 2 BR start at $985. 1 BR start at $825. Jr.1 BR start at $750. (201)289-7096

KEARNYArlington section 4 rooms, 2nd floor, HT/HW supplied. No Pets. Referencesneeded. $1200/month + 1/month security. Call (201)991-5968. KEARNY1 Bedroom, Underground, very clean, Close to transportation, Hot water included. 1 1/2 security. $850/month. 201-279-8593.

Kearny: Mother/Daughter Apt. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

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BELLEVILLE 1 bedroom condo for rent. HT/HW, Gas Refrigirator, Stove & A/C included. Parking for 1 car. $1050/month. No pets. Avail. September 15th. (973)284-0904 Ask for Al. BELLEVILLE 1 bedroom. Available now. Utilities separate. No smoking. No pets. 1-1/2 months security. Please leave message (973)202-1919 BELLEVILLE New House. 3 bedrooms. 2 baths, Kitchen, LV/DR Combo. W/D Hook-up. Off Street parking. No pets. $1650/month + Utilities, 1-1/2 months security. Available now. (201)507-5927

E.NEWARK E.NEWARK 2 bedrooms. LR, Kitchen. $1,000/month, Heat Included. Available November 1st. Call Carlos at (201)274-6698

HARRISON HARRISON 5 Room Apartment. 2 Bedrooms, L/R, D/R, EIK. Separate Utilities. No Pets. 413 Davis Ave (973)268-1008 HARRISON 1 Bedroom, Bath, EIK, LR/DR. Walking Distance To NYC Transp. $950/month 1 1/2 month security. No Pets. Parking for 1 car. Available Oct. 1st. Please Call (973)818-7414 HARRISON 3 Bedrooms, Bath, EIK, LR/DR. Walking Distance To NYC Transp. $1450/month 1 1/2 month security. No Pets. Parking for 1 car. Available Nov. 1st. Please Call (973)818-7414 HARRISON Newly Renovated Kitchen & Bath. 2 BR, LR, DR, Sunporch. $1,350. 1-1/2 months security. Available Nov. 1st. Off street parking. No pets. References. Call Donna (973)902-5717 HARRISON 1 Bedroom apt. Utilities not included. 1 month security. $950/month. Close to transportation. Available now. (973)992-3580 HARRISON 1 bedroom at 210 Frank E. Rodgers Blvd North. Utilities not included. $800 plus 1 month security. Avalaible October 1st. (201)341-9765. HARRISON 2 bedroom apartment, 2nd floor Central heat, hardwood floors, close to schools & PATH. Available Now. (973)714-2368 (908)240-9302 HARRISON 3 bedroom apt. Payown utilities. No pets. $1350/month + 1 month security. Available November 1st. (973)483-5678. HARRISON Modern 1 bedroom apt. Private entrance, quiet and clean. Includes refrigerator. No pets. $750 plus utilities. Security & lease (862)223-9974

HARRISON New 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2nd floor, big LR & EIK. Close to PATH. 1-1/2 months security. No pets. Available now. (973)454-6855 (973)393-8998 HARRISON Newly renovated 2 bedroom, 4 room apartment. Available November 1st $1200 Includes HT/HW. 1 month security. (201)998-6683

LYNDHURST

LYNDHURST 1 bedroom $1200, 3 bedroom $1650. Section 8 OK. (973)227-1851 or (973)760-4877. LYNDHURST 2 bedrooms, LR, EIK. $1200/month + utilities No pets. Walk to train, bus & shops. Available 11/1 (201)452-4158 or (201)507-8817 LYNDHURST 2 bedrooms, X-large LR, EIK, Hardwood floors. No pets. HT/HW included $1100/month. 1 month security. Near all NYC transportation. Available November 1st. Intense job/credit check. Call Mike (201)507-5045. LYNDHURST 2 bedrooms. Includes AC, kitchen w/granite & all appliances., laundry facility, parking $1275/month plus utilities. No Pets. Smoke Free Building. Close to NYC transportation. (201)970-3210. LYNDHURST 3 bedrooms. Bath, Kitchen, LV/DR. W/D hook-up. No pets. $1875/month + Utilities, 1-1/2 months security. Available October 15th. (201)507-5927. LYNDHURST Newly Renovated 1st floor, 3 bedrooms, High End Luxury Kitchen, LV, 1 car garage and driveway 2nd floor, 2 bedrooms. LV, High End Luxury Kitchen, 2 car parking. Both include Finished Basement. Laundry Hook up. Backyard. Close to NJ/NY Transportation. Available Nov. 1st. (201)600-1211.

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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. $865 + utilities. Credit check required. (201)438-6241

N.ARLINGTON1st fl. Newly Renovated, Central A/C Close to NY Transportation, 3 min. 2 Floors: Upper level 2 br, L/R, Kitchen w/ refrigerator, Stove, Dishwasher. Hardwood Fl. Recreation Room at lower level: Extra room, Full Bath, Laundry room Washer/Dryer. References and good credit required. 1-1/2 security. No pets. Available Immediately. $1350/month. Contact Emile for appt. 10-5pm 201-320-4851.

LYNDHURST- Renovated 2nd floor, 5 rooms plus attic. No pets. One month security. Separate utilities. Available now. (201)933-1852.

N. ARLINGTON N. Arlington 4 room (1 bedroom) on 2nd floor, with deck. Pet ok. Availble now. All utilities included. $1250/month. 201-772-8592. N.ARLINGTON 2 bedroom apt. 1st floor Hardwood Floors. 2 car Driveway included, available now. No pets Please call (973)393-6344 N.ARLINGTON 4 room apt., 1st floor. One bedroom. HT/HW supplied. Off-street parking. Security required. $1000/month. No Smoking. Small pets ok. Call (201)991-7761.

North Arlington: • 3 Rooms w/ heat & parking $1050.

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NUTLEY NUTLEY 5 rooms, 1st floor, 2 bedrooms, completely renovated. New w/w & laminated floors & paint. Mint condition. washer/dryer included. No pets. No Smoking. Close to NY transp. $1400/month. (973)517-7517

NORTH NEWARK

N.NEWARK 2nd floor. 1 BR, LR, Kitchen, & Bath. Everything Included. $800. 1 month security (973)484-3746 N.NEWARK 2 bedroom duplex with deck. 1 month security. No pets. Utilities seperate. $1200/month. Available Nov. 1st. (973)986-8085

ROOM FOR RENT

Belleville Room for rent. Share bathroom. Utilities included. 1 month security. No kitchen. No pets. No smoking. (973)759-7077

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E.NEWARK Room for rent. No smoking, utilities included. Available now. (973)868-7999 (973)481-0344 HARRISON Room for rent. Everything included. Share kitchen. Available now. (973)420-7451 Se habla español

KEARNY. Room for rent, for one person, female preferred. Share kitchen. Se habla español. (201)895-8700 after 5pm.

N.NEWARK Renovated Rooms for rent, Shared kitchen & Bath, LR. $350-450/month. Utilities included. 1 months security. Available October 1st. (973)752-6877

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HCCC widens online curriculum Residents and business people interested in pursuing a degree or certification from Hudson County Community College (HCCC) via online studies now have more opportunities to do so. Jennifer Dudley, dean of non-traditional programs, said HCCC has expanded the online course offerings to include nearly 60 purely online and hybrid courses. Additionally, registrants now have eight opportunities during the school year (formerly it was only four) to begin online courses. “We want individuals to know that when they opt for online or hybrid courses from the HCCC Center for Distance Education, they are receiving the exact same instruction and coursework they would receive if they were taking face-to-face classes here,” Dudley said. “HCCC online and hybrid courses are taught by the same qualified instructors, meet the same rigorous standards, with credits every bit as transferable as all other HCCC classes. Plus, students enrolled

in online courses may also be eligible for financial assistance.” The HCCC online and hybrid courses are mobile and may be accessed and taken via computer, smartphone and tablet. Courses include classes in accounting, anthropology, art history, biology, nutrition, business law, food service sanitation, culinary arts and hospitality industry, computers and computing, macro- and micro-economics, composition, U.S. history, introduction to film, humanities, literature, marketing, mathematics, philosophy, psychology and much more. Students may fulfill the mandatory student orientation online as well. “The college has made a significant investment of time and capital in the Center for Distance Education’s faculty, staff and technologies so that we could grow our online and hybrid course offerings and make it easier for students to learn,” said HCCC President Glen Gabert. “We know that for many individuals, these classes provide the best

opportunities to work towards a degree or certification at times that are convenient for them, and without the bother and expense of commuting.” In addition to 24/7/365 technical help desks, the Center for Distance Education also offers 24/7/365 online tutoring. Offerings from the College’s Center for Academic & Student Success are also available through the Center for Distance Education, including the one-credit “College Survival Skills” course which helps prepare students to succeed academically and to make informed study and career decisions. Information on forcredit studies may be accessed at www.hccc. edu/onlinelearning and prospective students are urged to register now as the “Fall B” session begins October 23. Hudson County Community College’s Center for Distance Education also offers more than 300 noncredit courses online. Information on these classes, their costs and availability may be found at www.ed2go. com/hccc.

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Gerard (Jay) O’Neill Mr. Gerard (Jay) O’Neill sign the guest book at of Kearny passed away at www.dignitymemorial. home on Monday, Sept. 23. com. He was 58. Funeral services were Andrew Negrin held privately from the Andrew Negrin, of HarCondon Funeral Home 684 rison, died Sept. 21. He was Kearny Ave., Kearny, at the 21. family’s request. Arrangements were by Jay had been a driver for the Armitage and WigMyles F. Kelly in Harrigins Funeral Home, 596 son for many years. After Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A fuleaving Kelly he drove for neral Mass was held at The Metro Taxi and was a barSacred Heart Cathedral Batender at the Eagles Hall. silica, Newark. Burial was He was also a member of in Holy Cross Cemetery. the Eagles Fraternal Order To leave an online condoAerie #2214 in Kearny. He lence, please visit www. graduated from Kearny armitagewiggins.com. High School in the early Andy, a United States 1970s. Navy veteran, is survived He was predeceased by by his parents, Wilton his parents Gerard and AgNegrin and Kimberly nes O’Neill and his sister, Nin-Diaz, his wife Maria and children Jaylannie and Kathleen McKenna. Surviving are his niece Jeryl Zaylie. He was also the brother of Kristian, Wilton Lawless and her fiancee, Justin Allaire. and Zorion .

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St. Cecilia Church in Kearny was founded in 1893 with the Rev. Thomas Kernan as its first pastor. The circa-1900 photo shows the original wooden church at the corner of Kearny Ave. and Hoyt St., with St. Cecilia’s Grammar School behind it. By 1922, it had been replaced by the current brick edifice on the same site, with funds raised by the parishioners. (A new grammar school also had been built on Chestnut St.) By the 1930s, St. Cecilia’s reportedly had the largest congregation in town, with about 2,000 members. Today, the church, responding to Kearny’s changing demographics, offers Masses in English, Spanish and

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Harrison hosts new National Catholics parish The American National Catholic Church (ANCC) has launched its fourth Garden State parish in Harrison. The parish, Sacred Heart of Jesus American National Catholic Church, is in residence at Christ Episcopal Church, 100 Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. North, and the first liturgy will be Sunday, Oct. 6, at 12:30 p.m. The new parish will be led

by the Rev. Paul Gulya and the Rev. Vincent McTighe, two former Roman Catholic priests who recently incardinated into the Church. The parish has launched a website which can be found at www.SacredHeartANCC. org. “Sacred Heart ANCC is a place where each person is accepted without exception, with no judgments regarding

The Rev. Paul Gulya (l.) and the Rev. Vincent McTighe have been chosen to establish new parish of the American National Catholic Church in Hudson County.

an individual’s past or present situation. Our church, which follows the Catholic tradition, welcomes those who desire more from their spiritual life or feel separated from a mainstream Catholic

Church due to divorce and remarriage, sexual orientation, identity or any reason. Our inclusion extends to welcoming everyone without exception to communion, ordaining both female and

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male clergy, proclaiming as sacramental the marriage of any two consenting adults and ensuring that no one is separated from God’s love due to dogmatic limitations,” said Rev. Gulya. “I am confident the people of Hudson County and surrounding communities will find a welcoming, inclusive Eucharistic home at Sacred Heart ANCC under the leadership of Frs. McTighe and Gulya,” said Bishop George R. Lucey, F.C.M., Presiding Bishop of the ANCC. “Their firm commitment to the centrality of the Eucharist, will certainly provide for a wonderful community for all to experience the love of God.” The American National Catholic Church is a Catholic community outside of the Roman Catholic Church dedicated to making the world a more caring place. Guided by a presiding bishop, the church celebrates the same sacraments as the Roman Church and follows the spirit of reform initiated by the Second Vatican Council. The Church has parishes across the U.S. and a host of ministries to the alienated, underserved, and forgotten. For more information visit www. TheANCC.org.

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Callori wins prestigious science prize North Arlington native Sara Callori, a graduate student at Stony Brook University (SBU), Stony Brook, N.Y., has been awarded the 2013 Gertrude Scharff-Goldhaber Prize, consisting of $1,000 and a certificate. Funded by Brookhaven Science Associates, which manages Brookhaven National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy, the award – which was established in 1992 by Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS), a nonprofit organization that supports and encourages the advancement of women in science – recognizes substantial promise and accomplishment by female graduate students in physics who are performing their thesis research at Brookhaven Labor or who are enrolled at SBU. Callori’s Ph.D. thesis work focused on ferroelectric materials – known as superlattices – that are electrically polarized and can have the polarity switched by applying an external electrical field.

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Ferroelectric materials are particularly attractive for memory applications because they can be switched between discrete electrical polarization states, which can act as binary bits (like the 0s and 1s that carry information in computing). “Engineering these ferroelectric systems is a key area of study to help understand the physics of ferroelectric memory as well as to further de-

velop it,” said Callori. Callori earned her B.A. in physics in 2007 from New York University and is currently a joint post-doctoral fellow at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization and the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Her current research focuses on neutron scattering on magnetic thin films and multilayer systems.

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The Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington and friends recently returned from a bus trip to Cape Cod. Here, the group is shown visiting a windmill on one of their stops en-route.

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Longtime Lyndhurst bakery closed LYNDHURST – A landmark bakery in Lyndhurst has been shuttered after the discovery of health code violations. Bergen County Chief of Staff Jeanne Baratta said that a routine check of Mazur’s Bak-

ery at Ridge Road and Valley Brook Ave. by a county health inspector on Sept. 6 resulted in an unsatisfactory rating. Baratta said the inspector found insect and rodent infestation and live animals – two cats – on the premises.

“We asked them to voluntarily close and we laid out a corrective action plan but they chose to close because of a water main break,” Baratta said. Meanwhile, she said, customers who had called in orders were advised to pick up

those orders at the next door ice cream shop. On Sept. 13, Baratta said the county inspector returned to the bakery “to make sure they were not giving out food and they did.” A closing notice was then

posted, she said. For the past decade, the bakery has been operated by Joseph Spiekermann, who acquired the right to use the name of the original shop and its recipes. – Ron Leir

‘Cool Ghoul’ will ‘haunt’ Lyndhurst

John Zacherle, “The Cool Ghoul,” will be appearing in Lyndhurst.

The Lyndhurst Historical Society hosts a program featuring the host of horrors, John Zacherle, known as “The Cool Ghoul,” at American Legion Post 139, 217 Webster Ave., on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Zacherle will talk about the early days of TV and his career in the entertainment industry. It was in Philadelphia that he first put on his trademark long black coat as an undertaker in a TV western. He developed a strong

following hosting late-night horror movie marathons, first in Philadelphia where he was known as “Roland/Zacherley,” before moving to New York where he appeared on WABC and WWOR. His long career included work as a radio personality on WNEWFM and WPLJ-FM. “People have fond memories of staying up late to watch him on television,” said Historical Society President Scott Ackerson. “We’re absolutely thrilled to host Zacherley and hear about his experiences.”

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