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Small birdseeds making giant strides in New Jersey’s environment conservation gram. Ettel went on to explain that though this initiative holds positive It may sound unbelievable that attributes for the environment, it by purchasing a specific type of also helps the farmers who grow birdseed New Jersey’s environment and harvest the sunflowers, which could grow greener, but that’s are then turned into the birdseed exactly what experts are saying is product. “The majority of the birdseeds true. Consumers can now purchase that is grown in the United States sunflower birdseeds, thanks to a come from North or South Dakota program run by the New Jersey and they would be shipped and Audubon Society. The bird food trucked all the way to New Jersey will not only serve as a scrumptious to be sold here,” Ettel said. “We meal, but also benefit the Garden wanted to work with local producState’s agricultural community and ers, pay them a premium to grow the seeds and then also give them environment. In an interview with The Leader, a connection to a local market New Jersey Audubon’s Director where they can sell their products. of Conservation and Stewardship So rather than trucking them in, Troy Ettel explained how the seed we are creating this network of prowas planted for this birdseed initia- ducers here in New Jersey. … So that is definitely one of the things tive. “It started three years ago when that makes it greener — that it we got together with a group of is locally produced so the carbon three New Jersey farmers,” Ettel footprint is much smaller.” He continued, “The other thing said. “We were interested in establishing more habitat … in an area that makes it really green is that revwhere they were farming, and they enue from the sale of the seed goes were interested in continuing to directly back into habitat managefarm. We started talking with one ment and creation. For every five another about ways we can col- acres we are planting in sunflowers laborate, and, I think, we all kind for this project, we are actually of mutually got the idea that we maintaining one acre of grassland might be more successful working habitat.” The birdseeds are not only cultogether than independently. One of them actually had a feed mill, so tivated in various places within the State of New Jersey, but they are the idea of birdseeds came up.” The U.S. Department of distributed to different locations, Agriculture even provided the as well. “You can find a list of all the group with a startup grant, according to Ettel. Now, there are nine locations on (the New Jersey farms in four different counties Audubon) Web site,” Ettel said. — Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon and “We are also selling them at parLeader-Winterim&SprReg-102210 10/18/10 PM Page 1retailers, including one ticipating Somerset — involved in the pro- 12:47

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in Paramus, which is Greenland Landscape Company.” Farmers start on the project in late April or early May when they plant the seeds. The sunflowers start blooming around mid-July. In mid-September they start to dry and harvesting occurs from September until mid-October. This calendar correlates to the demands of birdseeds. “Your peak demand for birdseeds, for people feeding birds, starts Oct. 1 because that is when the birds’ migration starts,” Ettel said. “We are really aiming to get that seed on the shelf by Oct. 1 every year, and then of course periodically through the winter season.” The birdseeds used for this project are black oiled sunflower seeds, which according to Ettel, are the most popular type of seeds that birds eat. “You’ll attract more species using black oiled sunflower seeds than any other seeds around,” he said. The New Jersey Audubon Society was founded in 1897 and is a privately supported, nonprofit, statewide membership organization. New Jersey Audubon’s primary missions involve fostering environmental awareness and a conservation by protecting “New Jersey’s birds, mammals, other animals, and plants, especially endangered and threatened species; and promotes preservation of New Jersey’s valuable natural habitats.” Visit

EAST RUTHERFORD — Though it does share certain services with other school systems, the head of the committee overseeing the issue for the Carlstadt-East Rutherford Regional Board of Education insists even more can be done. At the board’s Wednesday, Nov. 3 work session, Trustee Richard Vartan called for resuming efforts to seek more costsharing with Becton’s K-8 sending districts: Carlstadt and East Rutherford. The only area all three currently pool resources is in curriculum coordination. Last year, the systems jointly hired Melissa Varley for the task. She routinely meets with educators in all three districts for a common goal: better preparing students for entering Becton. “I think the districts can do much more to help each other,” Vartan told The Leader. “But everyone has to be on the same page.” Vartan cited coordinating special education as his next priority, particularly designating one person who would play a role similar to Varley. Interim Superintendent of Schools Paul Saxton lauded the idea. “Your special education services — that’s so easy to put in place,” the superintendent said. He added the three systems must make a more determined effort to increase shared services. Doing that, Saxton said, entails greater exploration of what “each of your organizations has to offer.” “But I think everyone has to be in the same room,” he pointed out. Becton Board President Lawrence Bongiovanni encouraged Vartan to move swiftly by “preparing your agenda with your committee and formulating a plan of attack.” Though Becton currently provides some special education transportation services to Carlstadt, for students placed out of district, Vartan also cited a need for coordinating evaluation in both sending districts. “Their (special education) students will eventually be coming here and we want to make sure they’ll do well,” he explained. “I think it’s definitely in the interests of all three to share a director of special education.” Elaine Stevens, Carlstadt Board of Education president, and East Rutherford Superintendent of Schools Kenneth Rota, assured their boards are more than willing to resume discussions. As for his district’s own efforts beyond curriculum coordination, Rota said East Rutherford shares some pupil transportation services with Rutherford and Carlstadt, as well as an occupational therapist with Carlstadt. Stevens said that, in addition to transportation services, Carlstadt and Becton “share a technology coordinator.” The person splits his work week between both districts in servicing computers. “Certainly, I feel we can do more,” she said. “In terms of computers and software, the districts can explore areas like joint purchasing and possibly having all computers placed on one server. I would also support sharing more resources in tending to the needs of our special ed students.” “If Becton arranged a meeting, our board would be more than happy to send a delegate,” Rota said. “There’s certainly interest here in examining sharing more resources with Becton and Carlstadt.” Additionally, Saxton endorsed including elected officials from both municipalities in any continued dialogue. Stevens said her own board of education has been proactive working with Carlstadt. “We’ve received excellent cooperation from the governing body, particularly in helping us maintain school grounds,,” she explained. “The DPW performs many services. They include lawn mowing, gardening and snow plowing.” E-mail

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Assault and robbery WALLINGTON — Thomas Brinson, 33, of Passaic, was arrested and charged with robbery, impersonating a police officer and aggravated assault with a weapon after allegedly slashing a 21-year-old Wallington man’s hands, then fleeing the area with the victim’s phone and $60 cash. The incident occurred Monday, Nov. 1 at 2 a.m. Brinson was found in Passaic, and officers from Garfield and Passaic were called to assist in setting up a perimeter around the suspect, according to police. After the arrest, Brinson was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $5,000, no 10-percent option, and Brinson was transferred to Bergen County Jail. Brinson was also implicated in an incident that occurred Sunday, Oct. 31 at the Doggy Paradise, an animal day-care. Brinson, who was tagged with additional charges of criminal coercion and theft of movable property, allegedly threatened an employee of the business.

Bicycles stolen EAST RUTHERFORD — A bicycle was reported stolen from a Mackenzie Avenue residence Sunday, Nov. 7 at 11:43 a.m. The bicycle, valued at $208, was recovered later in the possession of a 15-year-old East Rutherford male, who told police that he had purchased the bike from a friend. Later, the same suspect told police his friend gave him the bike, according to reports. WALLINGTON — Victor Smalls, 52, of Passaic, was arrested and charged with burglary, theft of bicycle and possession of stolen property, Sunday, Oct. 24. The arrest came after Smalls was allegedly observed riding away from a residence on one bicycle while carrying another under his arm. Smalls was located in Passaic, where he was taken into custody by

Wallington Police. Bail was set at $2,500, with no 10-percent option.

Drugs and alcohol EAST RUTHERFORD — Patricia Wilkinson, 62, of East Rutherford, was arrested and charged with DWI Thursday, Nov. 4 at approximately 10 p.m. The arrest occurred after a police officer on patrol reportedly saw Wilkinson driving erratically on Central Avenue. As the officer interacted with Wilkinson, he noticed the smell of alcohol. Wilkinson was allegedly not able to complete the field sobriety test. At headquarters, Wilkinson refused to take a breath test. NORTH ARLINGTON — Steven Rossi, 28, of North Arlington, was arrested and charged with DWI Sunday, Oct. 31 at 8:51 p.m. following a motor-vehicle stop on Ridge Road. An officer on patrol stopped Rossi after noticing that the headlights on the 2002 Mazda that Rossi was driving were not turned on. As the officer interacted with Rossi, he reportedly smelled alcohol and asked Rossi to perform a field sobriety test. Rossi allegedly failed the test and was arrested for DWI. He was also issued a summons for driving without headlights. Rossi was later released to a responsible party.

Smashed windshield EAST RUTHERFORD — The front windshield of a 2011 Jeep was smashed while the vehicle was parked on Swan Court. The damage was discovered by a police officer on patrol Saturday, Nov. 6 at 9:12 a.m. The vehicle owner reported parking the Jeep the night before. The hood of the vehicle was also dented in several places, where someone apparently walked on the Jeep.

Stolen property EAST RUTHERFORD — An iPod and GPS unit were reported missing from a 1999 Buick Saturday, Nov. 6 at 4:14 p.m. The vehicle owner reported parking the vehicle at Clinton Place the night before. When he returned to his vehicle at approximately 12 p.m., the items were missing. NORTH ARLINGTON — Police

were notified Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 3:28 p.m. that seven iPhones had been stolen from a person who was attempting to sell them to a buyer located through the craigslist Web site. The victim reported that after listing the phones on craigslist for an asking price of $400 each, he agreed to meet a potential buyer in the parking lot of Auto Zone at 614 Ridge Road. Two Hispanic males in their late teens or early 20’s arrived at the lot and asked to see the phones to determine if they wanted to buy them, according to the victim’s report. When the victim handed the over the phones for inspection, the two men allegedly took the phones and fled the scene in a newer model Toyota. The phones are valued at $2,800 total. The incident is under investigation. WALLINGTON — A green fiberglass boat, 9-feet long, was reported stolen from a Hathaway Street business Wednesday, Nov. 3. The boat was last seen Sept. 17.

Vehicle found EAST RUTHERFORD — A 1991 Pontiac that had been reported stolen from Jersey City was found by police officers in the parking lot of B.J.’s on Route 17 North Monday, Nov. 8 at approximately 12:38 a.m.

Vehicle stolen EAST RUTHERFORD — A gray 1992 Buick was reported stolen from the parking lot of B.J.’s on Route 17 North Sunday, Nov. 7 at 3:15 p.m. Several masonry tools were in the vehicle when it was stolen.

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Santa Claus is coming to Rutherford for the holidays RUTHERFORD — The Rutherford Downtown Partnership and Rutherford Chamber of Commerce have announced the joint schedule for this year’s holiday parade and festival. Both will be held in downtown Rutherford Saturday, Nov. 27. Starting at 10 a.m. this year, the holiday festival will be at the Williams Plaza with craft vendors, face painting, children’s craft village sponsored by Rutherford Dairy Queen and community group booths, and other attractions. At noon, the chamber’s annual holiday parade will start at Pierrepont Avenue and travel north on Park Avenue to Ames Avenue, with the reviewing stand located at the Williams Plaza (Park Avenue and Glen Road). The grand marshal for this year’s parade will be the Rutherford Fire Department. This year’s parade lineup is filled with special groups, including the one that everyone eagerly awaits seeing, Santa on the last fire truck. After the parade, the holiday festival continues with free photos with Santa at Visual Impressions Photography (22 Glen Road), sponsored by Visual Impressions Photography, Coccia Realty and The Leader Newspaper. Park Avenue will remain open to traffic, with parking at meters, throughout the afternoon. The caroling stage for the afternoon will be located on Park Avenue, near Glen Road. Come hear the great voices of groups from throughout the area.

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shopping. The Rutherford Downtown Partnership is encouraging everyone to shop, dine and do errands in the downtown that day. As an additional incentive for those who spend $50 or more total in three or more downtown businesses on the 27th only, they will

be able to receive a $5 Shop Rutherford gift certificate from the RDP at its booth at the Williams Plaza. For receipts totaling $100 or more total from three or more downtown businesses on the 27th, festival-goers will be able to receive a $10 Shop Rutherford gift certificate, and for receipts totaling $250 or more total from three or more downtown businesses a $25 Shop Rutherford gift certificate will be issued. Returns will not be allowed on any of the merchandise purchased under this program. Only one gift certificate will be issued per person. The maximum rebate provided will be $25 per person. As the holidays are about to begin, be sure to look for the special holiday treats and gifts that are available from our local businesses. Shoppers are also asked to check out their local papers for special instore incentives that day. At 4 p.m., Santa will read stories to children at the 12 Miles West Theater in the back of Blimpies and at 4:30 p.m. the Rutherford Community Band will be orchestrating a carol sing-along at the Boiling Springs Children’s Tree at the Williams Plaza. At 5 p.m., the holiday tree at the Williams Plaza, and at the same time the tree at the library, will be lit for the first time this year. Saturday, Nov. 27 is looking like it will be a fun-filled day on Park Avenue in Rutherford. — Submitted press release

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NORTH ARLINGTON — While learning about solids, liquids and gasses, Nancy Ritter’s pre-K class at Queen of Peace Elementary School watched what happened when baking soda and vinegar mixed together. Queen of Peace Elementary School is located at 21 Church Place in North Arlington. For more information, call 201-998-8222.

HACKENSACK — The Bergen County Corrections Division of the Sheriff’s Office recently received high scores during a standards compliance inspection at Bergen County Jail, which was conducted as part of the jail’s efforts to seek full accreditation by the American Correctional Association. “I want to congratulate all of the staff on this milestone event in the Bergen County Jail’s history,” Sheriff Leo P. McGuire said. “Accreditation ensures that we, as an organization, are adhering to the highest standards of professionalism and public service. This is validation that the Bergen County Jail meets the highest levels for the quality of care and confinement. I commend all of the staff for their hard work and efforts that led to this significant achievement.” During its inspection, the Bergen County Jail scored 100 percent on the mandatory portion of ACA’s audit and 97.8 percent on the non-mandatory core standards. The audit — conducted by an independent committee — included a comprehensive tour and examination of the facility; a review of records, files, and written documentation of policies, procedures, and operations prepared by the agency; and interviews of jail administrators, staff and offenders. The core standards certification is a stepping stone in the full accreditation process. Bergen County Jail staff will make a final presentation to the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections during the ACA’s 2011 Winter Conference in late January. The commission is expected to formerly certify the Bergen County Jail during the conference, followed by full accreditation sometime in early 2011. Through accreditation, an agency is able to maintain a balance between protecting the public and providing an environment that safeguards the life, health and safety of

staff and offenders. Standards set by ACA reflect practical up-to-date policies and procedures and function as a management tool for more than 1,500 correctional agencies across the country. Earning accreditation helps identify a facility’s strengths and weaknesses, reduce liability, provide a better system of documentation and daily operations, and maintain high levels of staff professionalism and morale. When the Bergen County Jail receives its full accreditation, it will undergo an audit once a year and have to pass an ACA reaccreditation audit every three years. In addition to Bergen County, there are currently only two other jails in the state that are accredited by the American Correctional Association — Morris and Monmouth counties. The Bergen County Jail serves the community as a central reception and processing center for pre-trial male and female adult detainees whose incarceration is necessary to ensure a court appearance. The facility also provides for the detention of both sentenced and unsentenced prisoners in a minimum, medium and maximum security environment. With more than 320 correction officers and 1,250 beds, this around-the-clock operation is one of the state’s finest correctional facilities. The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office is the largest law enforcement agency in Bergen County and provides a variety of public safety functions for each of the county’s more than 900,000 residents. Comprised of more than 500 dedicated personnel, the office’s responsibilities include a broad range of services that assist the public, augment the county’s municipal police departments and safeguard Bergen’s judicial proceedings. — Submitted press release

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Saint Mary High junior tailback Quadree Hubbard heads for the house, en route to the second of his three early game touchdowns during the first quarter of play in a 48-7 quashing of Queen of Peace on Saturday, Nov. 6, in Rutherford, where the Gaels moved to 6-3 on the year. SMHS will play host to Montclair Kimberley Academy in a first round NJSIAA Non-Public state playoffs game at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13.

By W.L. Bill Allen Jr. Director, NJ Sport/Action RUTHERFORD — To quote blue-eyed Benjamin J. Grimm, more commonly known as “The Thing” of Fantastic Four fame: “Who woulda thunk it?” Indeed, who could have pictured a situation in which the football contingent from Saint Mary High School would have lamented in any way the demise of arch-rival Paterson Catholic. The Gaels frequently faced PC in the NJSIAA Non-Public Group 1 state finals and there was no love lost between the two quality competitors. However, in a bizarre situation, the closing of PC has ended up impacting SMHS

in a completely unpredictable fashion. Without that perennially powerful platoon, a total of just five clubs have earned berths in the NJSIAA NonPublic Group 1 and Group 2 state playoff brackets and, as a result, the NJSIAA has decided to take away one title and forced the teams in both those brackets to battle for only joint championship. “Yes, in some ways it’s not great that there’s only one title to be shared this year for the Group 1 and Group 2 schools, but we’re not going to dwell on that fact,” noted St. Mary’s High School athletics director Matt Stone. “It is what it is and, as a program, we’re always looking to face the

best opponents, we don’t shy away from anyone and, if the bracket has both Group 1 and Group 2 teams, we’ll do our best against whoever we’re matched up against and that’s just the way it is. We have a good team, with good players and good coaches and we’re not afraid to face any other team.” As a result of this combo bracket, the 6-3 locals have been seed fourth and will host the fifth seed, Montclair Kimberley Academy at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in the first round game in the joint bracket. The survivor of Saturday’s skirmish will advance to face the top seed, Saint Anthony’s of Jersey City, a Group 1 school, in the Group 1-2 section semifinals

a week later, while the two Group 2 schools that qualified for the post-season, Holy Cross and Saint Joesph of Hammonton reaped the combo bracket’s second and third seeds and will face each other in the semi’s. The winners of those two tilts will then face off in the State Finals a fortnight later. In their final regular season skirmish, the Gaels quelled 2-7 Queen of Peace, 48-7, on Saturday, Nov. 6, in Rutherford, where Quadree Hubbard, a junior tailback, scored a trio of touchdowns in the first frame and ran the rock for a total of 135 yards on 11 carries in the lopsided lambasting.

Lyndhurst’s future Oympian Pat Rono was hoping to make his final Bergen Meet of Champions cross country 5,000-meter run a record-setting event, but unfortunately Rono could not keep up a sprinter’s pace. The cross-country runner took gold with a time of 15:17. It was his second consecutive BMOC and Rono can now begin to train for a state championship. Wallington’s Domenick D’Agostino, who won the Group D Division at the Bergen County Championships with a time of 16:38, qualified for the BMOC and Domenick ran a 18:03 placing him in 77 place. The junior, who also plays basketball and runs track in the spring, is new to cross country and expects a better season next year. The Rutherford Bulldogs (8-0) are ranked 10th in the Top 25. Rutherford currently ranked number one in the NJSIAA North 2, Group 2 Power Points Ranking will definitely have a home game to open the football playoffs and could gain a number one seed. Rutherford blanked a solid Pascack Hills team, 14-0. The Dogs were led by James Travellin, who rushed for 82

yards and a touchdown. Bryan Gaschke put the Dogs up 14-0 on a 17-yard run for a score. A scoreless first half made the game tense and displayed a solid defense for the Dogs. A gritty North Arlington football squad (5-3) defeated Lodi, 28-14. Lodi opened the scoring, but the Vikings came back with 14 second-quarter points. Quarterback AJ Nocciolo of the Vikings connected on a 49-yard pass to Chris Espinal. Sam Viana had a 2-yard run to put the Vikings up 14-7. Lodi tied the score at 14 in the third quarter and Sam Viana gave the Vikings the lead for good on a 12-yard run. Taylor Frato added a finishing touchdown for the Vikings. The Wallington Panthers (7-1) whipped Ridgefield 42-12 and await their opening round playoff opponent in North 1, Group 1. The Panthers will have a first round home game and could face undefeated Cresskill for a state crown. The New Jersey Devils return home on Friday, Nov. 12 to face the New York Rangers at 7 p.m. at “The Rock.” The Devils are off to their worst start since moving to New Jersey at 3-8-1 with 7 points placing them in last place. The saying that “things cannot get

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worse” may not be true as All-Star and Olympian Zach Parise was injured on the West Coast trip and he will undergo exploratory arthroscopic surgery to find out how bad his right knee is injured. The Devils are also without Jacob Josefson who is out for possibly eight weeks with a thumb injury. The Devils are reeling with injuries and coach John McLean will be tested as he tries to juggle his lineup. The new-look Nets are off to a strong 2-1 start and the Prudential Center has been a good home venue for New Jersey. The seating and sight lines at the Rock are great for basketball. New Jersey opened the season with two home wins and played a good game in a losing cause to the Heat. For fight fans the “Rock” in Newark will feature Zab Judah meeting Lucas Matthysse on Saturday, Nov. 13. The match-up will be a 12-round NABO Junior Welterweight Championship fight. Doors open at 6 p.m. with HBO going on the air at 11:15 p.m. with its famous “Boxing after Dark” telecast. Added to the card is a Polish favorite, undefeated heavyweight Mariusz Wach (22-0), facing Kevin Burnett in an eight-round bout.

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Wallington will host a state grid game for first time ever Panthers likely to face Emerson By W. L. Bill Allen, Jr. Director, NJ Sport/Action WALLINGTON — For the first time in the program’s history, the football team from Wallington High School will host a state playoffs game. Boasting a 7-1 mark heading into their final regular season skirmish, a non-league tussle against Elmwood Park on Saturday, Nov. 6, the Panthers had 132 power points and were in second place in the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 1, Group 1 power point standings, just four behind the leader, 8-0 Cresskill. In fact, the eight teams that will qualify for the North 1, Group 1 tournament are already set, with only whether Mountain Lakes (7-0) will be first second or third yet to be decided, as the Lakers’ eighth game of the year is set for Saturday, the 6th, against Kinnelon (2-6). The octet of teams which will be competing in the North 1, Group 1 playoffs are Cresskill (8-0) 136, Wallington (7-1) 132, Mountain Lakes (7-0) 124, Hawthorne (7-1) 121, Saddle Brook (7-1) 116, Emerson Boro (7-1) 108, Butler (6-1) 99 and North Warren (6-2) 91. A win by Lakes over Kinnelon would move Wallington into third place, but still leave the locals with their inaugural home playoffs tilt on Saturday, Nov. 13, most likely against Emerson Boro. “Making the playoffs for the third straight year and getting a home game was one of our goals,” related WHS head coach Barry Blauvelt of the Panthers, who went 6-4 two years ago and finished at 7-3 last time around. “We made the playoffs as the eighth seed the last two years, but we lost to Lakes last year and to Glen Rock the year before. The only other time we were seeded as high as third was way beck in 1993, but that was when there were only

four teams in each bracket and we lost to the second seed, which was Becton.” Wallington got its seventh victory of the season by routing Ridgefield Memorial, 41-12, on Friday night, Oct. 29, in Ridgefield, where the Panthers scored six touchdowns in the second stanza, including three in the final three minutes of play before halftime, after leading just 8-6 at the end of the first frame. “It was very cold and windy that night and I guess we had a little trouble until our guys got used to the conditions,” Blauvelt recounted. “Early on, our center hiked the ball over (senior quarterback Charlie) Vellis’ head a couple of times. “But, then a couple other things changed, as well. After they (Ridgefield) scored, our defense really tightened-up and I guess our offense settled down and just decided to play. Also, I think one of their kids said something to (senior tailback) Criss Sullivan and whatever was said got him really fired up and he told the guys, `Just get me the ball and let me do the rest,’ and from that point on Ridgefield really just couldn’t stop him.” Indeed, Sullivan, a 5’8’’, 185-pounder, ran around, over and often, through, RMHS defenders, en route to a night which saw him rack-up 166 yards on 18 rushes, to go along with 66 yards on three pass receptions, as he equaled a career-high with four scores. Also playing well in the rousting of the Royals were Vellis, who had 160 yards and two touchdowns in aerial attack action, and Brandon Santana, a senior slotback and “Will” linebacker who ran the rock for 75 yards and had 25 yards in the passing game, to go along with one TD and 10 tackles on the night. E-mail

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Wallington senior linebacker Brandon Santana and the rest of the Panthers platoon have earned the third seed in the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 1, Group 1 state playoffs bracket and will play host to sixth-slotted Emerson Boro in a first round state playoffs game at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13.












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Thursday 11/11

• The Rutherford Cooperative Day Nursery will host a holiday craft fair Thursday, Nov. 11 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church Parish House at 32 Ridge Road in Rutherford. Multiple crafters will display their unique, handmade items such as jewelry, oneof-a-kind gifts and much more. There will also be raffles and 50/50s. Admission is free.

Friday 11/12

• A pasta dinner will be held Friday, Nov. 12 at the North Arlington Senior Center, 10 Beaver Ave., North Arlington. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children under 12. Dinner consists of pasta, meatballs, salad, homemade desserts, coffee and tea. No tickets sold at door. Call 201-998-9886. All proceeds will be donated to charities such as the North Arlington Fire Department, Queen of Peace and North Arlington high schools and many more. Call Dolores Loughlin at 201-998-9886.

Saturday 11/13

• “Drawing Nature” will be presented Saturday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 12 and up, including adults. You don’t have to be an artist to capture nature. Using mostly pencil techniques, these sessions are focused on how to observe plants and animals to create beautiful drawings. Registration required. $12; MEC members $10; supplies included. Location: Meadowlands Environment Center at 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. Call 201460-8300 or visit • “Billy B the Science Man: RockKnocking Native Americans” will be presented Saturday, Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. Native Americans were the first conservationists. Through song, dance and audience participation, Billy B. demonstrates how pre-Columbus woodland Native Americans used their ingenuity to build wigwams and long houses, make tools, and gather, grow and trap their food. $5/person; $4/MEC members. Location: Meadowlands Environment Center at 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. Call 201460-8300 or visit • The Board of Deacons at the First Presbyterian Church of Rutherford will host a beefsteak fund-raiser event Saturday, Nov. 13 from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The event will feature dinner and dancing to live entertainment provided by Randy Bigness. Tickets are $35 per person and are available through Wednesday, Nov. 10 by contacting the church office at 201-438-3569 or The event will be held in the church’s parish house located at the corner of Ridge Road and East Passaic Avenue. For more information visit Proceeds from the event benefit the Deacon’s Fund, which is used to help those in need in the congregation and community.

Sunday 11/14

• The First Presbyterian Church of Rutherford now offers a monthly contemporary Christian service on the second Sunday of every month. The next service is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. in the chapel. The service features popular Christian music played by young musicians from the local area. All are welcome and invited. The chapel is located on East Passaic Avenue between Park Avenue and Ridge Road. Visit or call 201-438-3569. • East Lynne Theater Company will present “Sherlock Holmes, Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle: An Old Time Radio Show” on Sunday, Nov. 14 at 3 p.m. In the style of the original 1930s NBC radio series, with live sound effects and commercials, these shows “bring Holmes to life.” Presented by the Meadowlands Museum, in conjunction with the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission. Free. Location: Meadowlands Environment Center at 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. Call 201460-8300 or visit

Tuesday 11/16

• On Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m., there will the third-Tuesdayof-the-month nature walk with the NJMC and BCAS. Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus is a great place to see raptors and waterfowl — and those amazing ancient cedar stumps. We meet at the trail’s entrance, just off Park Plaza Drive. You can also meet us at the visitors’ parking lot at



• The Board of Deacons of the First Presbyterian Church of Rutherford have partnered with Jersey Cares in support of its 15th-annual coat drive. New or “gently used” winter coats for men, women, children and infants may be dropped off with the church office through Dec. 15. Donations will be accepted Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. New Jersey Cares is a nonprofit organization that is part of the HandsOn Network, the largest volunteer network in the nation helping individuals, churches and corporations answer the call to serve and create meaningful change in communities. The organization’s goal for 2010 is to distribute 50,000 warm coats to those in need in the State of New Jersey. For more information visit or The First Presbyterian Church is located at the corner of Park Avenue and Ridge Road in Rutherford. For more information visit or call 201-438-3569. DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst at 9:30 a.m. and carpool. The walk is run by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society. Check for last-minute weather updates. To RSVP, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4@ or 201-636-4022. • A free Medicare Part D informational seminar will be held Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 10:30 a.m. at the Senior Activity Center in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 11 York Road, North Arlington. Call 201998-5636.

come. Call Barbara 201-438-6595 or Ruth 201 933-2684. Members please remember to support our local food pantry by bringing one or more items to every meeting.


• The Lyndhurst Antlers #10 who are sponsored by the Lyndhurst Elks #1505 are seeking new members. Anyone aged 13-20 who is interested in community service, helping special children and veterans and wants to promote drug and alcohol awareness is welcome to join. The Write a letter to the editor of meetings are once a month at the The Leader Newspaper on Elks this letter or any other issuelodge at 251 Park Ave. The meetings affecting South Bergen. E-mail are under adult vision by Elks advisers. All hours by Friday at 5 p.m. for canthe benext added to community service week’s publication. requirements for high school and confirmation. Call Chris Brown at 201-438-1720 or the lodge at 201507-1505.

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Wednesday 11/17

• A program about the history of the American Legion will be held at the Lyndhurst American Legion Hall located on Webster Avenue and Park Avenue on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, please call 201-9395425. • The Children’s Department of the East Rutherford Memorial Library will host a Thanksgiving craft and storytime program Wednesday, Nov. 17 and Wednesday, Nov. 24. The program on the 17th will be for children in pre-K and first grade; the program on the 24th will be for children in second through fourth grades. Both programs will start at 4 p.m. Pre-registration is requested, as space is limited, and priority will be given to East Rutherford residents. Call 201-939-3930 to register.


Library events

• The William E. Dermody Free Public Library, 420 Hackensack St., is offering a pass to the American Museum of Natural History. The pass is good for one family of two adults and up to four children. The borrower must be a Carlstadt resident, must have a valid library card and be over 18 years of age. Call 201-438-8866 or e-mail carlref@ • The Lyndhurst Public Library’s Young Adult Department will host a “Cupcake Decoration Get Together” Friday, Nov. 19 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. The program is open to grades 6-9. To register or for questions, call the library at 201-8042478 ext. 4 or visit the YA department on the third floor. The library will provide the cupcakes and decorating supplies so all you need to bring is your creativity.

Super Saver Bag

• The Rutherford Chamber of Commerce’s “Super Saver Bag” with more than $170 in coupons and fliers is now available for $10 a bag. Expiration date is Dec. 31, 2011. Participating members include A Doghouse Bakery ($5 groom service), AIS Kae Driving School ($25 off), All Clear Plumbing (10 percent off), Ames Computer (15 percent off), Correct Shoe Fitters (10 percent off), Dolin Insurance ($5 gift coupon), Lanni Appliance ($25 off over $399), Park Cleaners (10 percent off), Red Basil (15 percent off $30 purchase), Rutherford Animal Hospital (new client gift), Rutherford Pancake House (15 percent off), Saladworks (free drink), Station Square Liquor ($2 off $10 wine), Strategic Financial Group (1/2 hour consultation), The UPS Store ($15 off mailbox rental), Wallington - Rutherford Self Storage (10 percent off). Bags are sold at these locations: A.W. Van Winkle *& Co., Country Whimsey (10 percent off), Goffins Hallmark ($2 off), The Leader and YMCA (free class). Visit for more information.

Senior news

• The East Rutherford Seniors will hold its next meeting Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. Blood pressure testing prior to meeting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Christmas banquet scheduled for Dec. 9 at the Landmark. Members only, please confirm your attendance. A Dec. 1 senior bus trip to Atlantic City “Sounds of the Season” at the Tropicana Casino. Cost: $40 includes transportation, buffet and show. Non-members wel-

Schoolhouse • The Kearny High School Class Of 2011 Project Graduation will be the beneficiary of a night of National Wrestling Superstars allstar pro wrestling action, on Friday, Nov. 19 at 7:45 p.m. at the Kearny High School Gym (336 Devon St., off Kearny Avenue, minutes from routes 21 and I-280), as NWS presents a huge fund-raiser event. And “huge” is the best way to describe this card, which is topped off by a whole host of past and present TV wrestling legends, including former WWE & WCW star “America’s Hero” The Patriot, former WWE bad boy Salvatore Sincere, former ECW star and current TNA Wrestling star Stevie Richards, former ECW and WWE diva Dawn Marie, and the icing on the cake, the former WWE star and towel-wearing gigolo himself, Val Venis. Champions will abound in Kearny, as NWS Junior Heavyweight Champion “The Love Machine” Nicky Oceans, NWS Cruiserweight Champion Mighty Mikey Pacifica, NWS Tag-Team Champions The Jersey Shore Jocks (Mike Dennis & Chris D’Andrea), and WSU Spirit Champion Brittney Savage will all see action in the ring. In addition, the 900-pound pair of behemoths known as The Nigerian Nightmares (Ma-Fu & Ga-Ga), undefeated in NWS for nearly two years, will be in Kearny, along with Ring of Honor TV star Rhett “The Threat” Titus, former WWE developmental star Pat Buck, Jumping Joey Janela, “Mr. Entertainment” J.D. Smoothie, and special guest manager Kearny gym teacher Jim Pickel, plus a whole lot more. Tickets are only $20 for ringside seats and $18 for bleachers, and are available at the following local outlets: In Kearny: Mid-Realty, 572 Kearny Ave.; Barber On Duty, 96 Kearny Ave.; New Linden Deli, 90 Kearny Ave.; Kearny Coffee Shop, 419 Kearny Ave. In Belleville: Starlight Tattoo, 472 Washington Ave.; Motorcycle Mall, 165 Washington Ave.; Rosebud’s Sweet Shop, 528 Jeralemon Ave. In North Arlington: Press Start Video Games, 38 Ridge Road Tickets are also available by calling the NWS box office at 732-8881704. All major charge cards are accepted, and group rates are available for groups of 10 or more.

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• The holidays are just around the corner and that means it is almost time for the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular.” The Rutherford Recreation Department will run a trip to see the show on Dec. 14. Tickets are available on a firstcome, first-serve basis at the Recreation Department. Seats are first mezzanine at $60 per ticket, which includes bus transportation. Call 201-460-3015.

Best Foot Forward

• Members of Best Foot Forward Entertainment Troupe (a nonprofit corporation in East Rutherford) are professionals, semi-professionals and those who have a love for entertainment. We are available to entertain for club and organizational events in addition to entertaining at assisted living centers, nursing homes and hospitals. New members welcome. Dance experience not necessary. Call 201-638-0239.

• The Little Red Schoolhouse located on Riverside Avenue and Fern Avenue will open Sundays, Nov. 28 and Dec. 12, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Divorce seminar

• “DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays” is a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a separation or divorce. The seminar will be held Sunday, Nov. 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bible Baptist Church, 31 Passaic Ave., Hasbrouck Heights. There is no charge for this event. The “Surviving the Holidays” seminar features practical suggestions, guidance and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, experts in divorce-related care and people who have experienced the holidays after separation or divorce. Topics to be discussed include “Why the Holidays Are Tough,” “What Emotions to Expect,” “How to Plan and Prepare,” “How to Handle Uncomfortable Situations” and “Using the Holidays to Help You Heal.” Those who attend will receive a free book with more than 30 daily readings providing additional insights and ideas on holiday survival. Please call Joe Costello or Theresa Mondelo at 201-754-8001 for more information or to reserve a spot today. Refreshments will be served.

Thanksgiving activities

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• The Lyndhurst Elks Lodge #1505 presents charity ball “Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery” on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. Come on down, enjoy the show, someone gets it and we have to find out who with audience participation. Tickets are $80 per couple, $45 per person, which includes the show, dancing, a roast beef dinner with baked potato, veggies, salad, dessert and refreshments. This is one of our biggest fund-raisers of the year. All proceeds will benefit our special children to attend Elks Camp Moore. For tickets and more information, please call Debbie Wood at 201390-6820 or the lodge at 201-5071505. • The Lyndhurst Masonic Club’s annual Harvest Moon Dinner Dance will take place Saturday, Nov. 20. Cocktail hour is at 6 p.m. Dinner is at 7 p.m. Our annual Harvest Moon Dinner Dance is our biggest event of the year, and an event to remember. Sit-down filet mignon dinner with all the trimmings. Great food, great music and great entertainment. $35 per person. Reservations recommended. The Lyndhurst Masonic Club is located at 316 Riverside Ave. in Lyndhurst. For more information and reservations, call Ed Gasior at 973-768-4253 or e-mail sw271@aol. com. Also, call the club at 201-9331330.

Holiday events

• North Arlington Police Chief Louis Ghione and the North Arlington Police Department Crime Prevention and Community Relations Unit have announced they will once again be conducting their annual holiday toy drive. New unwrapped toys may be dropped off at the police department from Nov. 27 to Dec. 11. The toys will be distributed to area hospitals, local families and others in need. • It’s that time of year again when the North Arlington Fire Department will escort Santa Claus through the streets of North Arlington in a grand parade. Every year Santa takes the time out of his busy schedule to stop by North Arlington on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to greet all of the boys and girls of the town. This year, Santa will be asking a special favor of all of the children of North Arlington. In order to help the less fortunate of our community, Santa, the fire department and first aid squad will collect food for the Community Food Bank that is operated by Queen of Peace Church. This food bank operates throughout the year and is open to any resident that has a need for food in the community. The parade will wind through the streets of the town between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday, Nov. 27. The parade will end at Fire Headquarters, 3 Legion Place, where Santa will take the time to listen as children present to him their wishes for Christmas. If you would like to help Santa in this endeavor, he will be collecting any canned, boxed, or non-perishable food items that do not require refrigeration. There will be several trucks in the parade that will stop to collect any food items that you may wish to donate. You can also bring them to Fire Headquarters on the morning of Nov. 27 only.

• Volunteers will collect frozen turkeys, non-perishable food and donations on Saturday, Nov. 20 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at ShopRite of Lyndhurst, 540 New York Ave., Lyndhurst. The turkeys and other donations will help the Community FoodBank of New Jersey to provide a traditional Thanksgiving dinner and other holiday meals to those in need, and to be there for those in need after the holidays. • Rutherford Interfaith Council, Congregation Beth-El and local clergy will present a community Thanksgiving service Monday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth-El, 185 Montross Ave. Canned food, paper towels, toilet paper, cereal and money offerings for Rutherford Community Pantry, Inc. and local families in need will be collected. Coffee and fellowship to follow. For additional information, contact Rabbi Schuman at 201-4384931.

Other area events

• Due to the overwhelming success of 2009 “Operation Medicine Cabinet New Jersey” and 2010 “Operation Take Back New Jersey” and the continuing requests for disposal of unused drugs, the North Arlington Police Department has partnered with H&B Pharmacy to participate in “American Medicine Chest Challenge” providing residents with an additional opportunity to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs in an environmentally safe manner. Please drop off your unwanted prescription drugs to H&B Pharmacy at 98 Ridge Road in North Arlington. The program will run until Saturday, Nov. 13. • “World War II: Words & Music,” a one-hour presentation will move the spirit with true accounts from those who served during and lived through WWII. Men fought, loved, dreamed and died all over the world. The words are authentic. The music pays tribute to the courage and soul of a great generation. Light Refreshments to be served. The event will take place Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. For more information call 201-438-8866 or e-mail • Registration is now open for Rutherford Recreation Department’s basketball and wrestling programs. Basketball is for all children in kindergarten to eighth grade and the fee is $35. Wrestling is for children in second to eighth grade and the fee is $60, which includes a uniform deposit. For more information please call 201-460-3015

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Women’s group awards $80K to help fellow women HACKENSACK — Amy Dickinson is best known for her “Ask Amy” column in which she succeeds the legendary advice columnist, Ann Landers in more than 200 newspapers nationwide, including The Record and Herald News. But it was her personal story as told in her New York Times bestselling book, “The Mighty Queens of Freeville” that resonated with the members of Women United in Philanthropy, who had gathered at the Stony Hill Inn to award their high impact grant for 2010. “Amy’s story is a moving testament to the power of women helping women,” said Maxine Frampton, founder and director of Women United in Philanthropy. “It’s the tale of a young mom and her daughter and the women in their family who helped turn their lives around. Amy’s family is populated with strong women, left to handle everything from running a farm to raising a family. She’s living proof that strong women, helping one another, can change lives.” At its annual fall gathering, Women United in Philanthropy voted to award its fifth-annual charitable grant, this year totaling $80,000, to Christ Church Community Development Corporation to help women in shelter move successfully from homelessness to permanent housing. The project proposes to help women at the County of Bergen Health and Human Services Center in Hackensack by using a model approach that is more supportive, grounded in women’s experiences, and focused on counseling and on-going support to overcome the traumas commonly experienced by homeless women. “We believe in using our personal wealth and our pooled contributions as effective tools for change, both in our lives and the lives of other women in Bergen County,” said Frampton. “Our collective vision is to use our combined funds to help lift women out of poverty, to get them on the road to economic stability and to keep them there.” Each member contributes $1,000 or more each year to Women United’s grant fund, which is awarded in its entirety each year, and replenished in time for the next year’s grant award. One-hundred percent of the funds go to the annual grant recipient. “Five years ago, we began as a small group of women committed to using our own money and talents to economically empower women,” said Gina Plotino of New Milford and one of the founding members of the giving circle. “Since then this extraordinary group of women has given $365,000 and changed the lives of countless women and an immeasurable number of children in our corner of the world.” Women United in Philanthropy is one of more than 600 women’s giving circles around the country who have donated some $44 million, according to New Ventures in Philanthropy, an arm of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers. From Austin to Seattle, Charlotte, Indianapolis and now New Jersey, women are joining together to form circles to increase the impact of their philanthropy in concert with like-minded women. “We are growing our membership every day. It’s clear that women are responding to this new idea of collective, strategic, democratic and local philanthropy — by women and for women,” said Frampton. For information about how you can join Women United in Philanthropy visit or call 201291-0601. — Submitted press release

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HAZLET — Nancy Ritter’s pre-K class at Queen of Peace Elementery School in North Arlington enjoys its fall class trip to Green Meadows Petting Farm at 10 Green Acres Drive in Hazlet. For further information, call 732-335-5589 or e-mail Queen of Peace Elementary School is located at 21 Church Place in North Arlington. Call 201-998-8222 for more information.

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RUTHERFORD — The Rutherford varsity soccer squad has rebounded from a series of losses. On Oct. 18, RHS defeated Queen of Peace, 8-2. The league has been very competitive this year, with the exception of Glenn Rock. Rutherford Varsity Coach John Randazzo helped develop three new valuable acquisitions: Francesco Torino, Josh Rivera and Edgar Jurado. The players are positive and motivated to go to the next level. In photo, Edgar Jurado defeats the goalkeeper to help his team.

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Professor at Washington School lunch with local heroes Felician wins Fulbright LODI — Dr. Leon Arredondo, assistant professor and associate dean of OffCampus Academic Programs at Felician College was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach in the Universidad de Costa Rica and conduct research during the 2010-11 academic year. Arredondo will teach two graduate courses: The Culture and Politics of Cocaine, and Nation and Periphery. Additionally, Arredondo will conduct research on the cultural and political impact of main stream culture and politics on peripheral regions with a specific focus on the Puntarenas region of Costa Rica. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the United States government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their respective academic fields. In addition, Arredondo will offer a special course through Felician’s Study Abroad program. This spring, students will have the opportunity to enroll in Latin America in the Age of Globalization, and travel to Costa Rica where they will spend two weeks conducting academic research. — Submitted press release

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NORTH ARLINGTON — On Wednesday, Oct. 20, the student council of Washington School in North Arlington honored our local heroes at a luncheon. In attendance were several members of the North Arlington Fire Department, Police Department and NAVES. Members of the student council wrote essays and shared them with the heroes, followed by a question-and-answer session. An informative and enjoyable time was had by all.

58 nonprofits share in bank’s community program RUTHERFORD — Boiling Springs Savings Bank’s awardwinning Community Alliance Program is continuing to grow as more and more nonprofit organizations in the bank’s marketplace are taking advantage of a very easy way to bring in donations. For the third quarter of 2010, 58 organizations shared donations in excess of $56,000. Since the program’s inception in 2006, donations have totaled more than $469,000. This quarter, three more organizations were able to receive donations for the first time. Ridgewood Singers, Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County and Congregation Shomrei Torah of Fair Lawn joined the organizations that had earned payments in the previous quarter. The amount of donations that an organization can earn is endless. The diverse group of recipients was again led by 55 Kip Center in Rutherford, which earned more than $7,400 for the quarter. Since becoming the first organization to join the program, 55 Kip Center has been earning well over $20,000 a year. Other third quarter recipients included the Woman’s Club of Rutherford, Rutherford

Community Pantry, Hillsdale Volunteer Fire Department, Rutherford Education Foundation, Church of St. John the Baptist of Hillsdale, Ho-HoKus PTO, Meadowlands Museum, Rutherford First Aid Volunteer Ambulance Corp, Rutherford Little League, Rutherford Rotary Club, Community Chest of Rutherford, Upper Saddle River After School Program, Humane Society of Bergen County/Lost Pet, Inc., Rutherford Congregational Church, First Presbyterian Church of Rutherford, Rebuilding Together Bergen County, Knights of Pythias–Cardozo, Woman’s Club of Paramus, Mahwah Museum Society, Inc., Lincoln Park Lions Club, Grace Episcopal Church of Rutherford, Church of St. Mary of Rutherford, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Rutherford, Starfish of Rutherford, Glen Rock Women in Community Service, Kate’s Way Inc., Mahwah Fire and Rescue Co., Rutherford Cooperative Day Nursery, Rutherford Bible Chapel, Glen Ridge Community Fund, Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church of Rochelle Park, BPO Rutherford Elks #547, Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra, St. Michael’s

Catholic Church in Lyndhurst, League of Women Voters of the Montclair Area, CantaLyrica, Guardsmen of Rutherford, Abundant Grace Christian Church of Rutherford, Saddle Brook UNICO Foundation, Lincoln Park Seniors Club, Montville Township Senior Citizen’s Club, College Club of Ridgewood, American Legion Post #279, Rochelle Park Senior Citizen’s Club, Sacred Heart Parish of Lyndhurst, Park Ridge Rotary Charity Foundation, Inc., Rutherford Lions Club, St. Joseph’s Church of Lincoln Park, Montville Pet Parents, Inc., Halos for Angels, Inc., Girl Scout Troop of Northern NJ #1307, United Presbyterian Church of Lyndhurst and New Bridge Services, Inc. To participate in the program is easy. A nonprofit organization merely needs to have or open a checking or savings account with Boiling Springs to receive donations, sign up to be part of the program and start soliciting donors. Donors are those supporters who have designated new or existing accounts at Boiling Springs to be used to calculate quarterly donations. The more accounts that are designated, the greater the donation.

Donations from Boiling Springs to the nonprofit organization are based on the average daily balance maintained by those supporters who have become members at an annual rate of ¼ percent on certificates of deposit, including IRAs, premium and money market checking and all business accounts or ½ percent on checking, savings and money market savings accounts. The interest rate paid to the organization does not effect on the interest paid to the depositor in any way. All member and organization account information is kept strictly confidential. When members (supporters) sign up at a Boiling Springs branch, the account(s) designated are marked internally, but the organization does not receive any information other than a member has signed up. The organization never knows who the members are or what accounts are used to determine the donation. The only requirement that must be met is that a minimum of twenty members must have designated an organization before quarterly donations will be paid. Those members may designate as many accounts as they wish to be counted toward the organization’s

quarterly calculation. So far, 191 organizations have signed up for the program. A complete list of organizations can be found at To be eligible for the Community Alliance Program, the recipient must be a non-profit organization maintaining an address in Bergen, Passaic, Morris, Essex, or Hudson counties. There are no fees to the organization or its members to participate in the program. About Boiling Springs Savings Bank Boiling Springs Savings Bank is a New Jersey chartered savings bank with $1.3 billion in assets. The bank is headquartered in Rutherford, and has 17 branch locations in Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic counties. Boiling Springs offers a full suite of loan and deposit products, plus many services, including free online banking, Debit MasterCard and free bill pay services. For more information, visit their web site at or call 201-939-5000. Its deposits are insured by the FDIC. — Submitted press release

CBHCare Foundation raises more than $45K at tourney LYNDHURST — The CBHCare Foundation’s 11th-annual golf tournament, held Sept. 23, brought in more than $45,000 in funds to support Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare’s work in community caring for individuals living with mental illness and addiction. “We are very proud of our work this year,” said Helen Kuruc, foundation president and tournament co-chair, “every year our sponsors and golfers come out to show their support; and during these challenging times we are especially grateful for their continued loyalty to the people we serve.” Continues Kuruc, “We are grateful to the many long-time friends who support us and would especially like to acknowledge this year’s tournament sponsors Gabe, Anthony and Michael Ambrosio; gold sponsor, ChemTec Pest Control; silver sponsors The Becker Family; and prize sponsors Durante Mason & Asphalt Paving and Valley National Bank.” Co-Chair Gabe Ambrosio, foundation vice president, said, “We really appreciate the terrific turnout, the weather was beautiful and we all had a great time.” Additional sponsors included The Bogle Agency, golf carts; Arlington Plumbing & Heating Co.,

beverage cart; and Hole-inOne Vehicle — 2011 GMC Terrain sponsor, Frank’s GMC of Lyndhurst. After an afternoon of golf, everyone returned to the clubhouse where they enjoyed a gourmet dinner and the presentation of the golfing awards plus the raffle and door prizes. All golfers were eligible to win a variety of contests and prizes. A full list of the contest, tee and raffle sponsors can be found at The CBHCare Foundation was established in 2001 to support the mission of Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. (CBHCare). Funds raised by the CBHCare Foundation go to support the programs and services provided to the community by CBHCare. Board President Helen Kuruc is professor emeritus of mathematics at Essex County College and a resident of Garfield; Board Vice President Gabriel Ambrosio is a practicing attorney in Lyndhurst and a former New Jersey state senator. Founded in 1969 in response to the critical need for counseling services in the community, CBHCare is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the highest quality behavioral health care services to the people of New Jersey. Over the past 40 years, CBHCare has

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ity mental health services including individual and family counseling; day treatment programs for adults and after-school programs for adolescents; alcohol and substance abuse treatment; the Valley Brook Center for Seniors with emotional

needs and the challenges of aging; residential homes; outreach to homeless individuals with mental illness; support for families and preventive services — making CBHCare one of the most vital and important healthcare resources in

northern New Jersey. Since its inception, no one has ever been denied CBHCare services because they could not afford them. For more information visit — Submitted press release


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existence of Israel. That would be one. Another that comes to mind right offhand is the peace treaty turning control of the Panama Canal over to Panamanians. The profitability and effectiveness of the canal is now five times as great as when the United States was in charge of it.

Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. He and his wife of 64 years, Rosalynn, still make their home in their birthplace, Plains, Ga., a predominantly African-American town with a population of just 637. However, the inseparable, peripatetic couple continues to travel around the world on behalf of causes advancing peace, health care and a number of other humanitarian concerns. Carter is also a prolific writer, and the author of more than two dozen books. Here, he discusses his latest best-seller, “White House Diary,” an annotated version of the private journal he kept during his tenure in office. President Carter. Thanks for the time. I’m honored to have this opportunity. It’s my pleasure. I’ve been looking forward to this. The first time we were supposed to speak, the interview was cancelled because you fell ill and had to be rushed to the hospital. How are you feeling now? I’m getting along fine. I was just sick for one day, but it got a lot of publicity. And how’s Rosalynn and the rest of the family? Oh, everybody’s fine, thanks, and the family’s growing rapidly. I actually got to shake your hand at a campaign rally in Newark in 1980. So, when I started to read ‘White House Diary,’ the first thing I did was to look at your journal entry for that day to see whether you mentioned receiving words of encouragement from a bright, young black man with red

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hair and freckles who stood out in the crowd and made a lasting impression on you. But no such luck. (Laughs) Well, thank you for coming out. I appreciate that very much. Yale grad Tommy Russell says: ‘You have been on missions to North Korea and to Palestine to visit the leaders of countries that traditional politicians and philosophers shun as unpalatable or useless to negotiate with, and have discovered that negotiation is possible. What would you say is the biggest lesson you’ve learned from meeting with these leaders that others consider to be on the fringe?’ Well, first of all, it’s important to meet with the people who can shape future events, and who

might be causing a current problem. And to ignore them means that the problem will continue. Secondly, I’ve found that they really appreciate it when someone who is responsible will meet with them, and they really go out of their way to try to be accommodating. On both of my major trips to North Korea, the leaders of the country made it plain that they want to make progress toward doing away with nuclear weapons and towards ending the longstanding, official state of war, which persists between North Korea and the United States and South Korea, a war which has continued since the ceasefire over 50 years ago. That sort of thing happens quite often when we meet with people who are kind of international outcasts with whom the

government of the United States won’t meet. So, when I get back home, I always give a thorough report to the president and secretary of state to make sure that they know what the possibilities are. Tommy also has a much less serious query: ‘Having started out as a peanut farmer, do you love a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich?’ (Chuckles) Absolutely, Tommy! We have them quite often in our home. And I think our grandchildren like them even more than we do. PJ Lorenz asks: ‘Of your many accomplishments, which one is the most meaningful to you?’ I think maybe the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt, which ended a long series of very challenging wars threatening the very

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EAST RUTHERFORD — A total of $1,497 was raised for the American Cancer Society at Meadowlands Racetrack’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 29. Track photographer Michael Lisa and his wife Annette, a cancer survivor, organized the fundraiser, which included a silent auction of autographed pink whips used by the Meadowlands drivers in a special race. Kelly Ford, wife of veteran Meadowlands trainer Mark Ford, donated the whips for the Lisa Photo Stride For The Cure Race. The winner of the race was the horse wearing the pink saddlecloth, No. 7, Sectionline Barack, who was driven to victory by Jim Meittinis. Michael Lisa, the recipient of numerous national and international photo awards, created special coffee mugs, shirts and custom

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Help the Lyndhurst Food Pantry LYNDHURST — Sadowski Shell of 2 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst, is sponsoring a food drive during November for the Lyndhurst Food Pantry. Sadowski Shell wants to make the holiday season a special time of year for the many families in our community. Please bring your donations to Sadowski Shell and leave in the containers especially marked for this food drive. The Woman’s Club of Lyndhurst’s annual drive-by food drive will be held at the Lyndhurst Health Department

on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please drive your car to the side ramp of the Lyndhurst Health Department so that volunteers can take your donations without your having to leave your car. The pantry is especially in need of spaghetti sauce, canned vegetables, canned fruit, applesauce, ketchup, mayonnaise, rice, cranberry sauce, stuffing, coffee, sugar, tampons, shampoo, sanitary pads, toothpaste, dish detergent and deodorant. — Submitted press release

Urinary tract seminar, Nov. 17 NORTH ARLINGTON — The North Arlington Health Department, with the Clara Maass Medical Center, an affiliate of the St. Barnabas Health Care System, will hold a free seminar “Beat the Urge — Let’s Talk about Urinary Tract Issues and Over Active Bladder” on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the North Arlington Health Department, 10 Beaver Ave., entrance to the rear of building, beginning with a free dinner at 5:30 p.m. The program will feature Dr. Michael Ciccone, board-certified urologist, and Dr. Jeffrey Segal, boardcertified gynecologist, who specializes in female urology issues. The seminar will include the latest information on treating cystitis, urinary tract infections and incontinence, as well as procedures and treatments available for both men and women. Please call the North Arlington Health Department at 201-955-5695 for registration as soon as possible to assure seating. Residents from surrounding communities are welcomed to attend.

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Bergen President Ryan announced that the Institute for Public Policy would host two additional public forums in the coming months: On February 4, the Institute will hold a forum on environmental policy with Robert Kennedy Jr. Another public forum on June 14 will explore housing policy for the homeless. For additional about the Institute for Public Policy and coming forums please visit Bergen Community College ( based in Paramus is a public two-year coeducational college, enrolling nearly 17,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip J. Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. — Submitted press release


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THANK YOU TO CUB PACK TO THE EDITOR: The Rutherford Public Library trustees and I extend our thanks to Cub Master Rick Inguanti, the boys in Cub Pack 168, their parents and siblings for their work at the library on Saturday, Oct. 30. The energetic group conducted a thorough fall cleanup of the library grounds as a community service project. The Cub Scouts also planted 60 daffodil bulbs, which will add colorful beauty to the library gardens for the spring season. The efforts of all participants are appreciated. Margaret Mellett Interim Director Rutherford Public Library

GRANELL, MCCLINTOCK SAY THANK YOU TO SUPPORTERS With the election now over and candidates getting ready to become public officials, it’s time for the annual post-mortem. In local races in South Bergen, not much changed. All of the incumbents won in North Arlington, East Rutherford and Carlstadt. Wood-Ridge and Rutherford saw newcomers fill open slots on their governing bodies. Only Wallington, where Celina Urbankowski claimed victory, did a challenger actually overcome an incumbent (that incumbent being Robert Ryaby). So, one could easily say that at the local level, the Meadowlands went with the usual faces. There is nothing wrong with voting for those who have excelled in office. There is a sense of comfortable reality with people who are presently serving. But it still needs to be noted that voters should look at the arguments made by challengers. Welcome these arguments with open arms, and don’t let the power of incumbency influence the electoral process too much. Every public official needs to answer for their actions, whether they have been in office for 20 years or 20 minutes. In Lyndhurst, East Rutherford, Carlstadt and Wood-Ridge, the governing bodies are still controlled by one political party. Although more seems to get done at the local level when all of the council members are on the same page, there is also something lost with uniformity. In North Arlington and Rutherford, there is a freshness to the public discourse (though admittedly it gets out of hand). The power of dissent is alive and well in these two commu-

nities, and they are nonexistent in the other boroughs where there are few examples when unanimous votes don’t rule the day. At the county level, incumbents didn’t have so much luck. Kathleen Donovan upset Dennis McNerney to become the new county executive. Michael Saudino beat Leo McGuire to become the new county sheriff. And all of the Republican challengers for the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders beat the Democrat incumbents. To be a Democrat in Bergen County politics today is a tough reality. The GOP is simply on a roll: they will have the majority on the freeholder board and hold most of the other important county offices. One can safely say that a new wave has swept into Hackensack. Let’s give these new county leaders a chance to find success. But, let’s be honest, the odds are stacked against them. Bergen County politics is a ruthless game. Many leaders simply don’t last. Scandals materialize, and everyone cries pay-to-play is alive and well. The Republicans will need to disassemble the concept of county government and start from the ground up. The challenge is going to be daunting. Let’s hope the vanquished Democrats are cheering for their success, rather than hoping for their failure. We are in an age where everyone — Republican, Democrat or otherwise — should be pulling for the greater population. It’s not good if a public official fails. Yes, still disagree with their policies and try to persuade the masses. But still hope for the best.

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TO THE EDITOR: We would like to thank the voters of North Arlington for their support during our campaign for borough council. Running for office is a difficult task that asks so much of your time and energy. At the same time the process is an education in democracy, people, politics and public policy. While we were not successful, we believe offering voters a contrasting point-of-view on the issues facing North Arlington is just as important as victory or defeat. For it is the process of democracy that always needs to be fulfilled so that voters can make the best choice. We would like to congratulate Councilman Joseph Bianchi as well as Council President Rich Hughes on their victories. We’re hopeful they will recognize the bipartisan spirit of the results and work in cooperation with Mayor Peter Massa during their terms of office. We’re also very pleased the voters saw fit to return Massa for another


SOUTH BERGEN SOUNDS OFF 11/11/10 four years. Massa is a thoughtful and passionate leader who will continue to serve North Arlington well. His victory is a testament to his character, honesty and deep roots in the community. We both look forward to working with the mayor in our positions as members of the North Arlington Planning Board in the weeks and months ahead. On behalf of our families and friends, we thank you for this opportunity to seek your confidence as public servants. Al Granell Bob McClintock North Arlington

COUNCILMEN MAKE PLEDGE TO THE EDITOR: We would like to thank all of those who worked on our behalf during the recent re-election for North Arlington Borough Council and express our sincere gratitude to the voters for coming out to support us at the polls. We also want to congratulate Mayor Peter Massa on his reelection. As we pledged in our campaign literature

we will work to create an atmosphere where everyone can work together for a better community. The borough faces many critical challenges in the year ahead. We look forward to meeting them and working to change things in North Arlington for the better. It is a privilege to serve in public office. We pledge to work hard, to listen to the people we represent and to give them straight talk in return. Richard Hughes Joseph Bianchi North Arlington Councilmen

SHERIDAN SOUNDS OFF TO THE EDITOR: I want to thank 278 voters from District 1 in Lyndhurst who went to the polls Nov. 2 and voted. We now have a change in Bergen County government. The number of registered voters in Lyndhurst is approximately 12,000. Total votes cast was 4,273. I hope this sends a message to Lyndhurst voters for a change here in 2012. Mary C. Sheridan Lyndhurst


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With the conclusion of the 2010 elections, we all can breathe a sigh of relief. No more will we return home to find our mailboxes jam-packed with propaganda no one reads and only adds to the waste in our environment. We will no longer have to sit through another mellow-dramatic political commercial whose only purpose seems to be defacing the other candidate. And finally, front lawns and roadways will cease to be littered with flimsy signs protruding from the ground like tombstones in a cemetery. Yes, you won’t hear me complaining — that is until the next election when this familiar practice begins all over again. We’ve been patient over the last few months — listening to the promises and rhetoric from both parties, being tossed around like a Frisbee on a sunny afternoon. And while clever campaigning has swayed voter’s opinions in one direction or the other, reining your candidate victorious, you now ask yourself will change actually be possible? Will the government finally give American citizens the respect, the attention and the compassion they deserve rather than only concerning themselves with their self-serving agendas? Those are difficult questions to answer and not even the most highly regarded political analysts can truly answer them with any certainty. I recently read the following excerpt from a book written by Fred Rogers. “In 1963, President John F. Kennedy went to Dallas, Texas. He was going to speak there. If he had lived, these are some of the words that he had written to say: ‘We ask that we may be worthy of our power and responsibility — that

we may exercise our strength with wisdom.’ ” Rogers goes on to say, “It’s hard work to exercise our strength with wisdom, to be responsible stewards of what we’ve been given. You know how hard it is. You can’t satisfy all the desires of those who ask, but you can translate some of the care you have inside of yourself to action on the outside.” I hope that all politicians, from our newly elected officials to those currently holding public office, take heed

THE VIEW FROM HERE BY CRAIG RUVERE to the words of Kennedy — becoming truly worthy of their power and responsibility. Since I began voting in 1993, I’ve stood witness as both Democrats and Republicans continue their battle for power and control in a race benefiting their party, not necessarily the everyday people they serve. Is that exercising strength and wisdom? Sadly it seems the only thing politicians can agree on is defacing each other, refusing to compromise on anything and finding someone else to

blame for America’s problems. It’s a philosophy which no doubt has been around for decades and continues to be propagated today. If politicians could put aside their party’s divides and stop searching for someone or something to blame, then maybe a viable solution might actually have a chance of coming to fruition. Then, and only then, would they be worthy of the power and the responsibility Kennedy spoke about above. I read an interesting comment by former Teaneck Mayor Frank Hall after casting his vote. “I voted Republican, but I don’t like them either. It’s gotten to the point where politicians can’t have a discussion about anything.” The American people have long been made one promise after another with little in return. Politicians it seems are not willing to discuss anything rationally and logically anymore — maybe they never were. The future of our country rests more on which side wins the game on the playground, than it does about actually making positive, beneficial changes for everyone. It will be interesting to see how the new regime of politicians across this country fulfill the promises they’ve made to us. But remember, to be hopeful shows optimism. But believing any one politician or party can solve all of America’s problems quickly, after decades of neglect and abuse, is simply naïve. The House Speaker In-Waiting, Rep. John Boehner said, “Our new majority will be the voice of the American people.” For our sake, I truly hope he and many others live up to their promises with strength and wisdom. “The View from Here” runs every other week, alternating with guest columns.



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NORTH ARLINGTON — The Parent Teacher Organization generously provides pumpkins for every student in Jefferson School. This is just one example of how the PTO gives back to the students in Jefferson School. Connor Smith and Christopher Gilmour are first-grade students enjoying themselves at the pumpkin patch.

Wine tasting, Nov. 12-13 EAST RUTHERFORD — Savor some of New Jersey’s finest wines and cheeses at Meadowlands Racetrack’s Wine Tasting Weekend, Nov. 12-13. For just $15, guests will enjoy unlimited 2-ounce pours of locally produced wines, plus samples of artisan cheeses, breads and crackers. The first 300 guests will receive a commemorative wine glass to use for the tasting. Participating wineries include Amalthea Cellars, Auburn Road Vineyards, Bellview Winery, DiMatto Winery, Laurita Winery, Silver Decoy Winery, Unionville Vineyards, Ventiiglia Vineyard and Wagonhouse Winery. Award-winning cheeses from Annabella’s of East Rutherford and Bobolink Dairy, which recently moved to Milford in Hunterdon County, will accompany the wines. Prize drawings, handicapping tips and an exciting card of live harness racing complete the festivities. The wine tasting begins at 6 p.m. both nights on the Clubhouse Level. Advance reservations receive a $5 betting voucher. Call 201-The-Bigm. Walk-ups are welcome. For more information, go to

Rylance commands the stage in comedic revival By John Soltes Editor in Chief NEW YORK — “La Bête,” currently playing The Music Box Theatre in New York City, is simply a hoot and a half. David Hirson’s intermissionless play hasn’t won over everyone. Its initial Broadway run was, by all accounts, a dismal financial failure. Some critics have lampooned the piece as a dressed up tale of burps, banter and misguided verse. But David Hyde Pierce, Joanna Lumley and the exquisite Mark Rylance are injecting some adrenaline into the one-hour-45-minute play, and the results are comic genius. Although this may be love-it-or-hate-it fare, count me in the love-it category. “La Bête” is the funniest new production on Broadway. Pierce plays Elmoire, an anagram of Molière, a playwright with a comfortable patronage from the local royal family. He’s a man of usual circumstances, beholden to his undying classifying of theater

as a high art. He is an artiste, rather than an artist. Then, there’s the hilarious Valere, the polar opposite of Elomire. Rylance plays this dirty, disgusting, lowest-of-the-low clown as a patchwork of one more horrible trait after another. Of course this makes Valere a complete pleasure to watch. He’s a perpetual accident waiting to happen, yet he’s completely unaware of his external image, burps and all. He is, quite simply, comfortable in his own, dirt-riddled skin. The first 30 minutes of the play are a sequence where the audience gets to know Valere personally — very personally. Rylance speaks for the complete half hour, one more stream-of-consciousness line after another. Rylance’s sheer courage and determination to deliver the monologue are almost breathtaking. He is in command of the character and knows how to play the laughs to their full comedic effect. He’s a monkey swinging around the stage, hanging on to each cleverly placed quip and aside.

The feat is all the more astounding because Hirson puts all of the dialogue in “La Bête” in verse with rhyming couplets. Once Rylance takes a breath, and the audience stops laughing, Pierce, Lumley and the rest of the motley crew of characters are able to come into focus. Lumley, of “Absolutely Fabulous” fame, plays the princess who requires Valere and Elomire to work together in the same dramatic guild. Elomire, of course, wishes to have nothing to do with the foul-mouted Valere. But the princess insists, and so the play and its conflict is born. Although it’s tough to stand in the shadow of Rylance’s brilliance, Pierce and Lumley excel in their own right. The princess in particular is given some ample time to carve out a fitting egotistical portrait. Lumley soaks up each line and demands to be heard. Pierce, too, carves out a full character with his Elomire. And, in fact, it becomes his arc that provides the play with its backbone message: what is the role of judgment in art?

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Mark Rylance, Joanna Lumley and David Hyde Pierce star in “La Bête” on Broadway.

This is jungle-gym theatrics. Rylance, Pierce and Lumley are simply having fun with the words. The great director, Matthew Warchus (of “The Norman Conquests” and “God of Carnage”), lets them play in the sandbox — much to our delight.

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This 2 family has 5 BRs and 3 baths in 1 apt and 2 BRs & bath in 2nd. Main apt has gas FPL, 1st fl FR and fin basement. Features new windows, newer heat & hot water, 2 zone ht, sep utils, & 2 car garage. AD#2010060



This legal 2 fam has 4 registered units and is fully rented. Units are in good condition. Good income. New electric. Near everything. Call today for details!! AD#-1043332 $439,000









This 4 BR 4.5 bath home is located in the prestigious Montclair Heights section. Situated on 1.24 acres. Features large rooms, 2 fireplaces, skylights, central a/c, 2 car garage and so much more. This home must be seen!! AD#1041993 $749,000


This younger 4 BR 3.5 bath home is located on quiet tree-lined street. Features large modern kit with granite countertops, 1st fl FR w/ FPl, Master bath with Jacuzzi tub, hardwood floors throughout, 2 car garage & more. AD#-1042894 $729,000









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This 3BR 2.5 bath colonial on a 139’ lot is great for entertaining. Features a lemonade porch, 1st floor family room, deck overlooking heated inground pool, cent a/c, gas fireplace, oak floors and much more! AD#1026205 $449,000




Several magnificent models & condominiums with upgrades. World class club house and recreation center. Indoor and outdoor pool, tennis, card and game rooms, putting green, landscaping. Priced from the low-$400’s to the low $600’s. AD#-2008055




This 2 family with 1 BR in each apt. is on a beautiful treelined street on a 50 x 160 lot. Features Rose hardwood floors & fam rm with wood-burning stove in 1st unit. Finished base w/ bath & finished attic. 2 car garage. AD#-1042193

This 3 BR 1.5 bath ranch is located in a wonderful wooded setting. Features large LR, nice BRs, hardwood floors, central a/c. This home needs some work but good value at this price!! AD#-1042393




RUTHERFORD $360,000 JERSEY CITY ATTENTION BOATERS 6 FAMILY This 3BR 1.5 bath cerca 1959 center hall waterfront colonial has reparian rights. Features lg living room w/ FPl, updated kitchen, hardwood floors, updated electric. Conveniently located. Short walk to school. AD#-2916672



RUTHERFORD $399,000 NUTLEY LARGE COLONIAL This large 5 BR 2 bath colonial has a wrap-around porch, new vinyl siding, a newer roof, fireplace, finished attic, a front & back staircase, deep lot and much more. Walk to bus, train, downtown. AD#-1019157


This former machine shop has driveway from 2 streets. 6,720 sf. Building is expandable. Zoned light industry. Call for details! AD#-1001740





This 3 BR cape on a 87 x 164 lot is immaculate. Features 1st floor laundry, beautiful backyard with above ground pool, hot tub, patio & shed. Newer roof, septic & electric. Near everything. AD#-1041044




This 1 BR corner unit is bathed in natural light. Features open floor plan with skylight. Modern kit, gas fireplace. There is a 1 car deeded garage. All appliances included. Easy commute by Ferry or PATH. AD#1041060



This beautiful updated 2 BR 2 bath condo is only a short walk to train and NY bus is at your front door. Approx. 1300 sf. Gleaming hardwood floors, stainless appliances & cherry cabinets in kit. Don’t miss this one. AD#1043064 $319,000


This updated 1 BR unit is in a desirable well maintained complex. Pergo floors in kitchen, hardwood floors under carpets in LR & BR. Washer/ dryer in unit, reserved parking. Pets OK. AD#-1041271





This 3 BR colonial needs some updating but it’s situated on a 145’ deep lot on a quiet residential street. Located near bus, school and park. Call for details!! AD#-1025452








This 2 fam with 1 BR in 1st apt and 3 BRs upsatirs features open front porch, new kit on 1st floor, seperate utils, central a/c and more. Located near everything!! AD#-1043995

This 2 BR duplex Hastings Village unit needs some TLC. It is located in a park-like setting near NY bus, school and park. Nice size rooms. AD#2941258





Location, location, location. This building with 6 2BR apts is located 1 block from Crist Hospital, 5 minutes from Lincoln Tunnel. Separate utilities. Good rental income. AD#1001442


This 3BR 2.5 bath colonial on a 139’ lot is great for entertaining. Features a lemonade porch, 1st floor family room, deck overlooking heated inground pool, cent a/c, gas fireplace, oak floors and much more! AD#1026205



$399,999 RUTHERFORD RUTHERFORD $424,500 RUTHERFORD $530,000 WEST ORANGE $225,000 RUTHERFORD $449,000 PEQUANNOCK $372,000 HOBOKEN CORNER CONDO WITH GARAGE MOVE-IN COLONIAL 2 FAMILY WITH DEEP LOT AFFORDABLE RANCH GREAT HOME!! CHARMING HOME DEEP LOT This 3 BR 1.5 Bath home is conveniently located near bus, train, shopping & school. Offers fireplace in LR, sliding doors from DR to screen porch, fin base, mod eat-in kit and more. Fenced yard w/ above ground pool. AD#-1027365











This 4BR 2.5 bath Burke built colonial is on a great street. Extra large eatin kit, LR w/ FPL, Formal DR, FR, fin base w/ home theater & office, cent a/c, garage, deck, sec sys & more! AD#-1030031 $559,900




This 3 BR, 1.5 bath colonial with finished basement and 2 car detached garage has an updated kitchen, 1st floor study and fenced-in backyard. It is located in a convenient area near schools, bus and train. AD#-1018261




Why rent when you can own this affordable 1 BR unit in park-like setting. Short walk to NY bus. 1 dog or 1 cat OK. Call for details!! AD#1009077

This 5 BR center hall colonial has 3 full & 2 half baths. Features very large rooms, 3 fireplaces, gourmet kitchen, master BR suite, balcony, central air, 3 car garage & so much more. Situated on over .5 acre lot near everything. AD#-2915549

This 2 family with 2 BRs in each apt, finished basement, separate utils, & 2 parking spaces is only 3 blocks from NYC transit. AD#-1010675






This 1 bedroom condo in park-like setting is totally updated. Refinished floors and freshly painted. Short walk to NY bus. H/HW included in maint. fee. Call today! AD#-2951867



This 5 BR 2 bath colonial is located on a quiet tree-lined street. Features new kitchen, 1st floor family room, 1st floor bedroom, sliders to deck, master BR with cathederal ceilings. hardwood floors and more. Near Transportation, shopping & schools. AD#-2938886

This 5,000 sf warehouse building is zoned commercial and can be retail. Located on busy Rt. 17 North. Owner will finance for qualified buyer. Long term lease also possible. AD#1016593

This 4 BR 1.5 bath colonial is a true Rutherford home. Features beautiful chestnut trim, pocket doors, hardwood floors, enc. porch, parlor, fireplace, walk-up attic, 2 car garage & more. Short walk to everything!! AD#1022439




Mint condition 2 family with 2 BRs in each apt. 1st floor features hardwood floors, newer kit w/granite counters, newer bath. 2nd floor has newer kit & bath. Beautifully fin base, nice yard with above ground pool & deck. Many upgrades. AD#-1024283




Great opportunity to own your own business. Lond established mechanic shop in heart of Rutherford. 2 bay, office & 2 rest rooms. Parking for 14 cars. Established 40 year. AD#1023616




This 6 BR 3 Bath colonial features modern eat-in kit w/ center island, new deck, inground pool, 3 season room. features fireplace, central a/c and so many upgrades. Walk to bus, school, park. AD#-1025843




This beautiful 2 BR 2 bath condo is just steps to shopping, bus and train. Elevator building with 1 car garage. in-unit laundry. Call for private appointment. Great for commuter!! AD#-1025791


PASSAIC $825,000 RUTHERFORD $19,000 RUTHERFORD $134,900 RUTHERFORD $309,900 OLD BRIDGE $369,000 RUTHERFORD $750,000 RUTHERFORD $795,000 RUTHERFORD $485,000 INDUSTRIAL BUILDING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY FIRST FLOOR CO-OP AFFORDABLE 4 BR COLONIAL ON 2 ACRES MIXED USE BUILDING RETAIL STORES LOVELY HOME - DEEP LOT This 3,500 sf building on half acre was previously used a construction yard. 2 overhead doors, extra office space in basement plus 2 BR apt. on 2nd floor. Call for details!! AD#1026778




Nail and hair salon in busy downtown area. 8 stations, 3 shampoo sinks, 1 pedicure, 1 manicure, wax room, kitchette area, lg storage room, bathroom, extra storage in basement. Washer & other equiptment included. AD#-1023546




This 1 BR unit is totally updated. Freshly painted w/ new kit & bath. Near NY bus. 1 dog or cat OK. Many upgrades!! AD#-1028794




$279,900 NUTLEY RUTHERFORD $369,000 WEST NEW YORK BEAUTIFUL CO-OP COMMERCIAL PROPERTY This building which consists of a large garage and offices was used as a auto repair shop. This has no street frontage. Access is through 2 driveway easements. Approx 4800 sf Call for details. AD#-1031143




Very large 2 BR 2 bath unit with new baths, kitchen has new appliances & granite counters, 2 parking spaces, great views and wonderful transportation to NYC. This is a great unit. AD#-1034965


RUTHERFORD $399,000 LYNDHURST DEEP LOT QUIET DEAD-END COLONIAL This Charming 4 BR 1.5 bath home is located at the end of a quiet deadend street. Features enclosed front porch, gleaming hardwood floors, security sys, Very private yard. Short walk to bus & schools. AD#-1040229





This lovely 3 BR 1.5 bath home features gleaming hardwood floors, nice size rooms, mod eat-in kit, 1st floor powder room, nice fenced yard w/ patio, 1 car garage & wrap-around front porch. Near everything. AD#1033149



This large 4BR colonial with 3 full baths and 2 half baths features mod kit w/ granite counters, finished attic and basement, all large rooms, inground pool and much more! Short walk to NY bus, train & downtown. AD#-1012949








This 3 BR 2 bath home is located on a great street and features many updates. Features central a/c, hardwood floors, skylights, beautiful deck & 2 car garage. Near NY transportation. AD#-1036716




This 3 BR 2 bath home features enc front porch, LR w/FPl, DR, mod kit, 2 BRs, den & bath on 1st and BR & sitting area on 2nd. Fin base w/ bath. Hardwood floors, newer drive, fenced yard. Near evertthing. Seller with pay $2,500 closing costs. AD#-1028990





This 2-3 BR 1.5 bath colonial is situated on a deep 150’ lot. Features central a/c, large deck and more. Near NYC bus and train. AD#-1025835


This 4 BR 2.5 bath colonial is situated on over 2 acres of property. Features inground pool, 2 car garage w/ loft, finished basement and attic. Needs some TLC. AD#-1030320


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This 4 family with 2 - 2 BR apts and 2 - 1 BR units is located on a great street. Separate electric & gas. Driveway, walk-up attic, newer roof. Call for details on this great investment!! AD#-1026453

This building consists of 2 retail stores and a 2 BR apt. Also 6 garages.Located in the heart of rutherford’s downtown. Call for details! AD#1031140




This property consists of 5 stores on busy Union Ave. Approx. 4500 sf. 2 of the stoes could be subdivided to make 7 stores. Good income. Call for details!! AD#-1031171






This 4 BR 1.5 bath true Rutherford colonial is the home you have been waiting for!! Features open 1st floor, front porch, finished attic, landscaped 150’ lot and much more. Short walk to NY bus. AD#-1021398



This spacious 2 BR co-op is in mint condition. Features lots of closets, balcony, 2 parking spaces. This gated community has 2 pools, clubhouse & gym. Minutes to NYC transportation. AD#-1036383









This 3 BR colonial is conveniently located just a short walk to NY bus, train, and downtown. Featues spacious rooms, nice back yard. Call today to see this affordable home. AD#-1030503


This 2 BR 1.5 bath condo was built in 2006. Spacious unit with fireplace, family room with sliders to patio and 1 car attached garage. Close to shopping, school & NY bus. AD#-1041269

This beautiful 4 BR 4.5 bath features new hardwood floors on 1st floor, 1st floor MBR suite and deep lot. Located near everything. Call for details. AD#-1008264

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Beautifully decorated 1 BR Rutherford Manor unit. Features gleaming hardwood floor, new bathroom sink & floor, assigned parking, coin-op laundry. Short walk to NY bus. AD#-1002719

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This 1 BR ground floor unit is located in the Arbor Hills complex. Pool and exercise room in complex. Off street parking. Near NY bus. Park-like setting. 1 cat OK. AD# 1038519

This 4 BR 2 bath colonial boasts nice LR, DR & eat-in kit plus family room on 1st floor, large fenced in yard with above ground pool, driveway. Near NYC bus. AD#-1039654

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This custom built 4BR 2.5 bath dutch colonial was featured in BH&G. Features 1st floor fam rm w/FPl, there is a master bath, cent a/c, many replacement windows, 2 car garage. Home warranty included. Near NY bus & school. AD#-1040386

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BELLEVILLE 1BR updated apt. with parking $725 + utils. CARLSTADT 1 BR garden apt. Near bus, heat included ... ...................................................................................... $975 CARLSTADT 2BRs, hardwood floors, fresh paint, parking, laundry hook-ups, storage ............................ $1,200 + utils CARLSTADT 2 BRs & fam. rm., 2 baths, 1st floor, laundry hook-ups, ht incl .......................................................$1,600 CARLSTADT Large 3BR, use of yard, washer/dryer hookups in unit, freshly painted, use of yard 2 car parking, small pet OK ............................................................ $1,600 + utils EAST RUTHERFORD Studio apt., completely updated, cent a/c, steps to NY train ................................ $965 + utils EAST RUTHERFORD 3 BR 1.5 bath duplex. 2 blocks to NY bus & train, use of yard ........................... $1,600 + utils GARFIELD 2 BRs, new kit & new bath, share yard & basement ............................................................... $1,200 + utils GARFIELD 2 BRs, 1st floor, new kit & new bath, share yard & basement............................................ $1,250 + utils JERSEY CITY1 BR, walk to Journal Sq & PATH, H/HW incl. ...............................................................................$875 JERSEY CITY1 BR, walk to Journal Sq & PATH, H/HW incl. .............................................................................$1,000 JERSEY CITY 2 BR, walk to Journal Sq & PATH, H/HW incl. ............................................................................$1,250 LYNDHURST Spacious 3 BR, HW floors, refrig incl., parking, near everything ....................................... $1,325+ utils. LYNDHURST 3BRs, beautiful 2 family, 1st floor, ultra mod kit, central a/c, laundry hook-up .................... $2,300 + utils NORTH ARLINGTON 1 BR, 1st floor, 3 large rooms, coin-op laundry, H/HW included NO FEE TO TENANT & 1 MONTH FREE RENT ...................................................$950 RUTHERFORD nice 1 BR with den on west end, 1 block to NY bus ......................................................... $950 + utils. RUTHERFORD 1BR full furnished, near NY bus & train, H/HW incl., This is a short term rental until 5/11. .....$1,100 RUTHERFORD 1BR, freshly painted, near NY bus & train, H/HW incl. ................................................................. $1,100

RUTHERFORD 1 BR condo, open floor plan in elevator building, H/HW incl ...................................................$1,200 RUTHERFORD 2BR, newly painted, hardwood floors, refrig, use of yard, small pet OK ..................... 1,250 + utils. RUTHERFORD 2 BRs, use of yard, 2 car garage, laundry hook-up. Small Pet OK. NO FEE TO TENANT!! .................. ......................................................................... $1,400 + utils RUTHERFORD 2 spacious BRs, 1st floor, use of yard, parking, laundry hook-ups, small pet OK ..... $1,475 + utils RUTHERFORD 2 BR 1.5 bath in young building ............... ......................................................................... $1,550 + utils RUTHERFORD 2 BRs, 1st floor, large rooms, updated kit, near bus & train, use of yard & driveway....... $1,650 + utils RUTHERFORD Beautiful 2 BR on 1st floor w/ finished basement, new floors, kit, use of yard, garage ................... ........................................................................ $1,700 + utils. RUTHERFORD Lg 2 BR, near everything, DW, W/D, refrig ....................................................................... $1,800 + utils. RUTHERFORD Stunning luxury condo, 2 BRs 2.5 baths, steps to train, bus, downtown ....................... $2,300 + utils RUTHERFORD 4 BR 1.5 bath colonial, fireplace, cent a/c, use of yard, option to buy .............................. $2,350 + utils RUTHERFORD 3 BR 2 bath house, hardwood fls, fam rm, fenced yard, garage ........................................ $2600 + utils RUTHERFORD Completely renovated 4 BR 3 bath colonial, steps to NYC bus, Must be seen!! ........ $3,950 + utils. SECAUCUS 2Br, 2.5 bath townhouse in Harmon Cove on the water ........................................................ $2,300 + utils WOOD-RIDGE 2 BRs, freshly painted, 2 parking spaces, walk to schools, laundry hookup in base ...... $1,450 + utils RUTHERFORD 410 sf retail 1st floor busy area ................. .......................................................................... $750 + utils. CARTARET 185 seat diner, great location, plenty of parking, triple net .............................................................$7,000 call us - we have many more!!

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12-oz. box, Bow Ties, 1-lb. box, Spaghetti, Thin Spaghetti, Rotini, Cut Ziti, Ziti Rigati, Mostaccioli Rigati, Penne Rigate, Rotelle, Small Shells, Linguine, Thin Linguine, Rigatoni, Non-Egg Fettuccine, Angel Hair, Perciatelli, Elbow Macaroni, Vermicelli, Capellini, Elbow Twists, Medium Shells or Quick Cook Penne Rigate, Rotini or Elbow Macaroni

1-lb. 2-oz. box, Corn Flakes, 17.2-oz. Corn Pops, 1-lb. 4-oz., Raisin Bran, 18-oz., Rice Krispies, 17-oz., Froot Loops, 17-oz., Apple Jacks or 23-oz., Frosted Flakes

1.49 -.50


Limit 4

31.5 to 34.5-oz. can, Any Variety (Excluding Decaf & Colombian)




Regular Prices: 1.19 lb. to 9.99 ea.



Limit 4

Tropicana Pure Premium Juice

99 1.00

Limit 4



ShopRite Ricotta


Per Variety

59 to 64-oz. cont., Any Variety Trop50, Grapefruit or Orange



3-lb. cont., Part Skim or Whole Milk

Cabot Chunk Cheese


8 50% Off

Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake

Per Variety

1-lb. pkg., Salted or Unsalted Quarters




• Hotel Bar Butter Your• Breakstone’s Choice! Butter

ShopRite Turkey Breast


6.99 -2.00

1-lb. pkg., Any Variety, Keller’s or



10.75" x 21"


Executive, Low Sodium, Honey, Smoked or Buffalo



Green or White Asparagus

Super Lump Crabmeat


50% OFF

Imported From Peru

1-lb. cont., Culinary Reserves Premium Quality Pasteurized

Limit 4

Limit 5-lbs.



40-oz., Gourmet

Porterhouse or T-Bone Steak ShopRite Sale Price



Limit 4

Per Variety

Beef Loin, Bone-In, Tailess


See store or circular for complete details.


Perdue Chicken Leg Quarters



Perdue Poultry

Fresh, With Back Attached

Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops



Bumble Bee Solid White Tuna


Over 42 le Items on Sa... ff O at 50%

3-lb. or more, Tender Choice or Regular


5-oz. can, In OIl or Water

Like Other Not “Up to” ts! Supermarke

Regular Prices: 3.79 lb. to 5.99 lb.





2.49 -.50


40% Off

Limit 1-pkg.

ShopRite Cream Cheese


Pacific Foods Organic Broth



(Dairy) 8-oz. pkg., Regular or Neufchatel

32-oz. ctn, Regular or Low Salt, Chicken or Vegetable


ShopRite Sale Price

Thurs. 11-11

(Frozen) 11 to 16-oz. pkg., Any Variety Deluxe Steamers or (Excluding Organic and All Natural)

20-oz. btl., Any Variety, Liquid

The Leader 11.11.2010