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August 21, 2013 • www.theobserver.com • Vol CXXVI, No. 13

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‘All aboard’ for new PATH station By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent

By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent

KEARNY – “At 5:50 p.m., this date, August 19 . . .” the police report reads, “a terrific explosion was heard in Kearny and about the same time an alarm of fire was sent in over Fire Box 121, located at Belgrove Dr. and Passaic Ave.” If you didn’t hear anything on Aug. 19, don’t be concerned; the sound of the “terrific explosion” echoes now only through history. The date was Aug. 19, 1943. This Monday marked the 70th anniversary of a local tragedy that claimed the lives of 13 people and injured many more. A few older folk remember the day, some of their children recall hearing stories about it, however, most people in this town and the surrounding communities apparently have no knowledge of the event. This included your correspondent. I was enlightened last week by Officer Tom Wilgus of the Kearny Police Department who works in the Records Bureau and who came across the 70-year-old police file on the case --- which, as far as we know, could still be an open case on the federal level. Early this year, Sgt. Pat Sweeney, who heads the bureau, was going through some see BLAST page

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Harrison Mayor Ray McDonough (l.) thanks Gov. Chris Christie for helping expedite work on new PATH station, reflected in conceptual rendering below.

HARRISON – Gov. Chris Christie made it official. Last Friday, welcomed by cheers from a partisan crowd, the governor came to Harrison to declare that the long-awaited $256 million upgrade of the Harrison PATH station has begun. That was music to the ears of Harrison Mayor Ray McDonough, local developers and organized labor, all of whom attended the gubernatorial announcement, held on the east side of Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. South where the new station will rise. McDonough called the commuter rail project “the cornerstone” of the town’s $1 billion makeover of its waterfront redevelopment area and insisted that the overhaul of the existing 77-year-old station “wouldn’t have happened without Gov. Christie.” Earlier this year, McDonough, a longtime Democrat, said he was supporting the GOP governor’s bid see PATH page

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Trailers at the ready at KMUA site By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent

they can move into temporary quarters. In late April, the KMUA KEARNY – hired Daskal General ConThe office trailers are on tractors of Wallington to tear site but so far, they’re sitting down its existing offices, empty. replace a water main and Such is the situation at the build new offices at a cost of Kearny Municipal Utilities Au- $668,900. thority at the end of Central Daskal was the lowest of Ave. where its five employees five bidders, with prices rangawait utility hookups before ing up to a high of $1.3 million.

The existing KMUA facility is a cramped space compromised by leaks and seepage from the elements – a condition exacerbated by superstorm Sandy – that has outlived its usefulness, officials said. Initially, KMUA Executive Director Kevin O’Sullivan said, there was a delay moving the job ahead in “getting

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By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent KEARNY – im Cifelli got the running bug when he started competing as a seventhgrader at Franklin School in 1960, continued at Kearny High School in the mid-60s, and then coached KHS track teams for two decades before guiding KHS cross-country the last two years. So when it came time for his alma mater to find someone to help plot a course for what’s being billed as the “Inaugural Kardinal 5K 2013,” Cifelli was the natural choice. The charity run/walk event – designed as a fundraiser for KHS extra-curriculum clubs – is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7, from 8 to 11 a.m. The run will begin at the high school stadium and weave through residential side streets, through West Hudson Park and back. While the event – which is open to the general public – is described as “family friendly and suitable for both runners and walkers” and as a “celebration of student excellence beyond the classroom and more,” runners will get certified times. Incidentally, anyone figuring they can coast through this course had better think twice, volunteer course marshal Cifelli cautioned. “For serious runners, it’s a difficult course,” he said. “There are lots of hills in West Hudson Park.” He should know – his KHS teams use the park as their home course. Those in the know, Cifelli said, say that experienced

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Dukes St., proceed down the path to the playground, continue toward Schuyler Ave., then loop around and exit the park onto Davis, back to Quincy, turn west to Forest St. and back into the stadium where they’ll finish on the track. To make sure that the course being laid out matched the desired mileage, Cifelli said he walked part of it with a measuring wheel and, for the rest, “my wife drove while I was dangling my arm out the window with the wheel.” To ensure safety of the runners, those streets along the route “will be barricaded and secured” by KHS volunteers and “closed to through traffic” and to parking from 8 to 10:30 a.m., according to a statement released by the race organizers. Residents on those blocks will be notified of those closures “no later than Sept. 1,” the release said. The fun part comes in at the end of the race, Cifelli said, where “the idea is to make it more like a carnival; Map, graphic courtesy Kearny High School you’ve got music playing (by the KHS Band), food Map outlines route for upcoming 5K Run; chart provides more detail. and drink. Runners love free runners who tackle the Track Club who has coached things at the back end of (the well-trod 5K (3.1-mile) cross 13 Olympians during a career race).” There will also be tents set country trail at Holmdel that’s spanned nearly half a up at the KHS stadium “to Park (where the state cross century. display student work and/or country Meet of Champions Of the total course length, distribute information,” the is held) can expect to run West Hudson Park accounts organizers said. maybe five seconds faster for a demanding mile and a KHS Life Skills Supervidoing a comparable distance quarter loop, Cifelli said. sor Wendy Kerr, another in West Hudson Park. For the Kearny race, runof the 12 event volunteers, If you still think that ners will start under the will be contributing to the Cifelli’s just blowing smoke, goalpost at the south end of celebratory theme as food just consider that his bona the KHS stadium (near Garcoordinator. “We’re looking fides go beyond high school field Ave.), exit to Quincy coaching – he assists Frank Ave. and turn east (downhill) for donations for things like bananas and oranges, bagels Gagliano, the head coach of to Davis Ave. where they’ll the New Jersey-New York head south into the park at see 5K UPDATE page

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Hoping to make this diamond sparkle anew By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent

showing the wear and tear of constant use every season so the borough is applying for a $50,000 matching grant NORTH ARLINGTON – from the Bergen County ome six decades ago, Open Space Trust Fund to when North Arlington help restore the dirt and grass Little League came into being, Councilman Joe Bianchi diamond. If the borough is successwas among the first kids to ful – and Bianchi says he has test out the diamond on River every reason to believe it Road off Hedden Terrace. will – it will have to put up an “I played for Egan’s Hotequal amount of money for dogs,” Bianchi recalled. “It was the project. a state of the art field then.” “The field is tired and it Now, however, even with needs a makeover,” Bianchi the best of care, the field is

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said. Readily agreeing, Councilman Richard Hughes outlined some of the deficiencies: The backstop is too close to home plate, the infield has sections that dip causing puddling and there are sections of the outfield that are settling. “We’ve got to move the backstop back,” Hughes said. “Right now, it’s almost

up against home plate – the umpire, catcher and batter can almost rub shoulders it’s so tight. We may have to tear down the little building behind the backstop to make more room.” Elaborating, Bianchi said that Little League field specifications generally call for a distance of 25 feet separation between the plate and the

backstop and currently, they’re only “four to five feet” apart. Because the space between the field’s edge and River Road is so tight, the borough may have to settle for a 19-foot differential, Bianchi said. Additionally, said Bianchi, the amount of infield grass “has shrunk” and “has to be see LITTLE LEAGUE page

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News from Kearny Police blotter Kearny police are investigating a break-in at a local business where a burglar made off with a reported $18,000 worth of goods. Jewelry? Liquor? Lottery tickets? Try soybean oil. Apparently there’s a black market for everything. On Sunday, Aug. 11, at 6:40 p.m., Det. Ray Lopez responded to a Sanford Ave. address where Officer Sean Kelly had found that a truck had smashed through the main gate of a closed plant. The company truck, with its motor running and the key in the ignition, had apparently been stolen and used intentionally to break down the barrier. With the cooperation of management, further investigation led to the discovery that the building on the property had been entered, apparently by someone familiar with the operations of the business, police said. The

culprit had attempted to cover the security cameras and had used a forklift and a pallet jack to remove the goods, all that of soybean oil. Police said Lopez developed a suspect, identified as Dean White, 50, of Irvington. Three warrants have been issued for White’s arrest for: burglary and theft of the merchandise, burglary and theft of a motor vehicle, and criminal mischief. Other recent reports from the KPD blotter included the following:

$1,000 warrant out of Newark.

At 9:45 p.m., patrol units were dispatched to a gas station at Kearny and Linden Aves. where the attendant had reported being threatened by a man with a gun. According to the report, a man driving a newer-model black Mercedes had the car filled with $70 worth of premium fuel and then said he had no money. When he asked if he could leave and bring the $70 back later, he was told no, but was welcome to use the ATM. At that point, he Aug. 8 allegedly drew a small, shortAt 1 p.m., Sgt. Robert barreled revolver and pointed Maguire and Officer Tom Bannon went to the 100 block it at the attendant, who ran for safety when the driver was of Devon St. when a resident reported a man lurking behind momentarily distracted. The her house. After finding an gunman was last seen fleeing individual fitting the descripsouth on Kearny Ave. tion, the cops ran a warrant Det. Scott Traynor and Det. check and arrested Alexander John Telle are investigating, Harkes, 29, of Kearny, on a have viewed security videos

and also have learned that a similar vehicle has been involved in several Newark crimes and is actively being sought by police there. Aug. 9 After being alerted to suspicious activity, the Vice Unit placed a vehicle under surveillance on Beech St. near Kearny Ave. at 4:30 p.m. and witnessed what appeared to be a hand-to-hand drug transaction. As the officers approached on foot, they reportedly witnessed the driver trying to place money in the center console and saw two “very large” bags of suspected marijuana at the feet of the passenger. They confiscated more than $1,600 in cash and more than 240 grams of suspected pot, police said. The driver/alleged dealer, Darryl Mitchell, 28, of East Orange, was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, manufacturing and/or distributing the drug, distribution near a school and

park and possession of a CDS in a motor vehicle. The alleged customer, Kyle Romero, 30, of Kearny, was charged with possession of more than 50 grams of the drug, possession of paraphernalia, possession with intent to distribute, and intent near a school/park. Aug. 10 Sgt. Anthony Limite and Officer Pat Becker were sent to Belgrove Drive and Woodland Ave. at 8:45 p.m. on the report of a dispute and arrived to find a man and woman arguing. The male, described as “very confrontational,” was found to be wanted on an outstanding criminal-mischief warrant from Passaic and was charged and taken to headquarters, where he remained uncooperative, police said. He was identified as 36-yearold Kearny resident Marlon Sunley. Officers Sean Kelly and see KPD page

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Once the power is in place, then workers can set up phones and computers, he said. Assuming local inspections go well and the authority gets a certificate of occupancy, “we’re hoping to be in [the trailers] in the next couple of weeks,” O’Sullivan said. At that point, he said, the contractor should be “ready to begin demolition.” The new facility, which will be built on the same footprint as the existing operation, will contain offices, a conference room, bathrooms and a small kitchen. Daskal has previously been contracted by the Hudson County Improvement Authority to perform alterations of its offices on the ninth floor of an office building at 930 Bergen Ave., Jersey City. The company has also worked as a sub-contractor for the North Bergen Municipal Utilities Authority and has done work for the N.J. Air National Guard. Under its contract with the KMUA, the company has six months to complete the demolition and new construction, O’Sullivan said. Meanwhile, the KMUA has put on hold installation of a new storm water sewer line along N. Hackensack Ave. – which is at its midway point – until the town can complete a water main job in the same location. At the last meeting of the mayor and Town Council,

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A perspective on ‘stop-and-frisk’ A federal court has concluded that the New York Police Department’s stopand-frisk policy violates the constitutional rights of minorities – predominantly blacks and Latinos – who, each time they were accosted by police – were victimized by a “demeaning and humiliating experience.” The Bloomberg administration has challenged that finding, reasoning that the policy has been an essential part of the NYPD toolbox in significantly reducing crime by taking guns off the streets and trimming the number of murders over the past decade. An appeal of the ruling has yet to be heard. It may be instructive to recall (with help from Wikipedia) that the stop-and-frisk policy was sanctioned by the nation’s highest tribunal in a landmark case known as Terry v. Ohio which stemmed from an incident that happened on Oct. 31, 1963, in downtown Cleveland when city Det. Martin McFadden observed two men – John Terry and Richard Chilton – repeatedly pacing back and forth along

the same path, pausing to look into a store window. Terry and Chilton then met a third man and the three talked briefly before the third man left. All three then met in front of another store a few blocks away. At that point, the detective, suspecting the men were “casing a job,” identified himself to the pair, spun Terry around, patted him down and felt a bulge in his coat pocket. After ordering all three inside the store, McFadden took off Terry’s coat and pulled out a gun from the pocket. He also removed a gun from Chilton’s coat pocket. Terry and Chilton were charged with carrying concealed weapons but the suspects’ defense moved to suppress the use of the seized weapons as evidence on the grounds that the search and seizure violated the Fourth Amendment and the suspects’ right to privacy. But the court rejected that argument, reasoning that McFadden had cause to believe that Terry and Chilton were acting suspiciously and that McFadden had the right to search them for his own protection on

the belief that they might be armed. On June 10, 1968, the U.S. Supreme Court, then led by Chief Justice Earl Warren, affirmed a prior ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court that police may stop someone if they have a “reasonable suspicion” that that person has committed or is about to commit a crime, and may search that person’s outer clothing for weapons if they have reasonable suspicion that the person “may be armed and presently dangerous.” But, as a Wikipedia entry on the case notes, this search must be based, not on an officer’s “hunch,” but on “specific and articulable facts.” Associate Justice William O. Douglas, an extreme liberal, was the lone dissenter, saying: “To give the police greater power than a magistrate [to authorize such a search] is to take a long step down the totalitarian path. Perhaps such a step is desirable to cope with modern forms of lawlessness. But if it is taken, it should be the deliberate choice of the people through a constitutional amendment.”

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The court’s majority recognized that permitting an officer to conduct a search “… while the citizen stands helpless, perhaps facing a wall with his hands raised … is a serious intrusion upon the sanctity of the person, which may inflict great indignity and arouse strong resentment, and it is not to be taken lightly.” Asked his thoughts on the subject, Kearny Police Chief John Dowie – who recommended that his questioner look up the Terry case for background – said the policy has value. “It’s been proven in New York that it has cut down on crime,” he said. “We’ve got damn good street crime cops in Kearny,” Dowie said. “In a place like Kearny, you get to know the criminality, their specialties. It’s good to keep the pressure up on them, let them know they’re being watched.” And, Dowie said, if an officer has a “reasonable suspicion” (there’s that legal phrase again) that something’s wrong, then they have “probable cause” to act. The trigger for that action could be a “bulge in a coat, a suspected

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“hand-to-hand drug transaction,” or knowledge about an individual’s “past history.” But the key for the officer involved is acting within the scope of the law, Dowie said. “Anytime you’re making an arrest,” and particularly if a stop-and-frisk is involved, “the officer should be thinking, “Is this defensible in court?’ ’’ As for the possibility of cops “targeting” certain ethnic elements of the population, Dowie observed that, “A lot of the technology we’ve been afforded takes the element of alleged harassment out of [the equation]. If your license plate reader goes off at 3 a.m., you’re not going to know if the driver is white, black, whatever.” If U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin in New York has her way, officers in certain designated precincts in representative boroughs may be going on patrol with small cameras affixed to them as a way of documenting any stopand-frisks. We will await, with interest, results of the city’s appeal.

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other old papers in the storage room, “and I just happened to go back there,” Wilgus said. And what he noticed was one file that was unusually thick. “It was the sheer size of it that drew my attention,” he noted. Checking the folders, what he uncovered was the tragic story that has been lost to collective memory. To set the stage: In 1886, the Nairn Linoleum Co. in Scotland began buying property in Kearny. It later became Congoleum-Nairn (“Congoleum” flooring supposedly named for an asphalt saturate that came from the African Congo). Eventually, the CongoleumNairn plant became a 63-acre complex that stretched along Passaic Ave. all the way from Belgrove Drive to Bergen Ave.

There was a smattering of structures on the river side of the road, but the bulk of the huge factory buildings -- dozens of them -- were on the east side. (A few still remain, sandwiched between and around ShopRite and other businesses. See also the small white stone building near the gas station at Passaic and Belgrove with “1886” above the doorway; we presume, but cannot prove, that was the first. Overlooking the site, atop the Belgrove cliff, is the former office headquarters, now a nursing home.) After the U.S. entered World War II in 1941, the plant was converted to war-product manufacturing, and by August 1943, while still producing some linoleum, 75% of work involved supplying the military. Most reports say only that

it was manufacturing camouflage netting, but according to Congoleum’s own website, “aerial torpedo parts and grenades” were also among its output. We note that because of the (unproven) rumors of sabotage that circulated after Aug. 19. As the KPD report states, it was at 5:05 p.m. that an explosion occurred, one so powerful it leveled all of Building 12, a 300x300-foot three-story structure abutting Passaic Ave., just to the south of the plant’s main gate in the middle of

the block. In Building 12 were the stoves used to dry out the camouflage netting. In that building also were at least 30 employees. Of those, 10 would escape uninjured, seven would suffer varying degrees of injuries -- and 13 would die, nine immediately, most buried under tons of “bricks, stone and twisted steel.” Three others would die at West Hudson Hospital. As terrible as that toll was, it could have been much worse. A news story the following day

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This story is about a young boy who suffered—and still suffering chasing dreams and facing a lot of suffering along the way, and how he achieved most of his dreams. After 55 years of his life, he came to find Jesus Christ even though he came from an extremely dysfunctional family, feeling rejected, not loved, was sexually, physically, and verbally abused.

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Danny suffered extremely. As a boy, he faced the nasty words from his father like, “You are way to stupid and black and ugly. You’ll never amount to anything!” At the tender age of 10. He was put into the juvenile hall for incorrigible boys. He also spent five years in prison. Later on, his partner, Jane P. Peterson, was killed in an arrest attempt. His son was shot, and his house was bombed. He had been stabbed and shot multiple times and was left in a coma for seven days in an attempted arrest as a bounty hunter. His secret has simply his newfound faith, the people who have loved and supported him, and his unwavering determination. All these helped him to eventually transform h is stumbling blocks into stepping stones in his life. It began with those nasty words from his father which motivated young Danny to execute his dreams. Slowly but surely, his trials and tribulations became the very reasons for his triumphs in chasing dreams. After these long years in a juvenile hall, he was released and became a matador (bullfighter) in Tijuana, Mexico, prizefighter, Rodeo Brahma bull rider and bareback bronco rider: professional roller skating derby skater for 32 years,

a professional Texas bounty hunter: a repo man: a successful entrepreneur, was in a few motion pictures and Hispanic soap opera called Padres con Poder: and now, a self-published author. His greatest secret f all was his personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. In prison, he found God and his ordained minister wife, Dharma, who came to minister to seven hundred inmates there. While in a coma also, he had his second Christian spiritual experience with God: his fist being in the juvenile hall years earlier. The suffering of Chasing Dreams may seem like fiction or something out of a movie script. However he truth is that 95 percent of what people will read in this book is true. All the names have been simply changed to protect the innocent. Duran has shared his story so that other suffering people may learn from his example. He says, “If you really and truly want God in your life, you owe it to yourself to read this book!” Available through your local bookstore’s order desk or at the online bookstores: Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, Xlibris.com or call Xlibris by phone at 1-888-7954274 ext. 7879.

Prosecutor hosts Citizens & Clergy Academy Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will host its fall 2013 Citizens and Clergy Academy, a six-week training program, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1. The Citizens and Clergy Academy training program is designed to familiarize clergy and other community members with the day-to-day operations of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. “Often people who don’t have regular contact with the court system are unaware of the services provided by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office,” said Murray. “The Citizens and Clergy Academy helps a myriad of

people—ranging from victims of crimes and their families to community members and clergy—to understand how our office operates and prepares them to serve others who interact with law enforcement.” Classes will be held 6 to 8:30 p.m., Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, 50 W. Market St., third floor, Newark. A certificate will be awarded to each participant who completes the course at its graduation on Nov. 12. Registration is required and candidates must be age 18 or older to participate. For registration information, contact Ilda Lavine at 862-520-3700.


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Latest attractions at ‘Music at the Mansion’ Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield, announces a new installment of the monthly concert series, “Music at the Mansion”, on Sunday, Aug. 25, at 3 p.m.  Performers include Bloomfield native Mark Szep, members of the 4th Wall Theatre Company,  and Marissa Mulder.  The featured performer in the “Young Musician Moment” will be Jarred Lee. Tickets for “Music at the Mansion” are $10 per person and are available at the door.  Seating begins at 2:30 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.   For more information, contact info@corinnasings.com or call Oakeside at 973-429-0960.   Szep is returning to the “Music at the Mansion” series after his debut performance in September 2011. Szep has been a vocal student of Music at

Mansion hostess Corinna Sowers-Adler’s for over two years and is a former graduate of the acting and improv programs at the New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts (NJSDA). Last year he performed at the school’s cabaret series, Lyrics & Laughter. Szep also is an avid painter and photographer and currently has his first solo photography show at the Oakeside Mansion titled: “Never Alone - Black & White Images of Stone Angels.” Galleries of his artwork can be found online at: www.markajszep.com.  Essex County-based 4th Wall Theatre is in residence at the Westminster Arts Center on the campus of Bloomfield College. Focused on presenting diverse, seldom-performed, lesser known, or original works, which celebrate a wide spectrum of visions and voices in theatre, 4th Wall has pre-

Marissa Mulder and Mark Szep are headliners at Oakeside.

sented such works as “A New Brain, “Violet,” “Assassins,” “Nine” and “A Man of No Importance,” to name just a few.   Mulder made her cabaret debut in 2011 and has gone on to perform three of her own critically acclaimed shows. Stephen Holden of the New York Times described her latest show “ Tom... In His Words, the songs of Tom Waits”.. as follows: “Far and away the season’s best caba-

ret show, it’s everything the genre can be but almost never is.” Mulder has released two live CDs “ Illusions” and “ Tom In His Words,” which are available for purchase on ITUNES, Cdbaby.com and Amazon. She is the recipient of the 2013 Julie Wilson

Award and the 2013 Noel Coward Award presented by the Mabel Mercer Foundation. Hosted by New York City cabaret singer and Bloomfield resident Corinna Sowers-Adler, “Music at the Mansion” is a 2013 MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) award nominated series showcasing talented performers from NYC and New Jersey.   Sowers-Adler will make her Lincoln Center debut this fall in the 24th Annual Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention on Oct. 10 at Jazz at Lincoln Center. “Music at the Mansion” is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/ Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.

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PATH from for re-election. “When would you think a Republican governor would be endorsed by a Hudson County Democrat?” McDonough mused on Friday. The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, which owns and operates the station (a stop on the WTC-Newark line), completed land acquisition and awarded a construction management contract for the job to Halmar International LLC of Nanuet, N.Y., back in Photos by Ron Leir January and, according to P.A. P.A. Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni (l.) and Gov. Chris Christie (r.) predict spokesman Ron Marsico, site the improved PATH facility in Harrison will be a boon to the region.

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the pace of area development picking up, PATH ridership is projected “to grow 75% over the next decade,” he said. Part of the station’s reconstruction will include longer platforms, accessible via elevators, to accommodate 10-car trains instead of the current eight-car limit. In 2012, the P.A. said the Harrison station logged an 8.7% ridership jump – the highest weekday growth among the bi-state system’s 13 stations. Christie said the Harrison project will generate up to 470 construction jobs accounting for a $42 million payroll which, he added, will pump $344 million into the area’s economy. The governor said his administration would continue its commitment to improve infrastructure in the region and cited the “urban transit hub” proposal that would provide tax credits to developers who build near rail facilities – now being explored by state lawmakers – as one strategy supportive of that goal. “We remain committed to renewed development and growth in our state’s cities for as long as I get the privilege of being governor,” Christie told the crowd Friday. And, Chrissee PATH page

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coordinator Police Sgt./OEM Director John Manley, secretary Sally Sprague, treasurer Charlotte Harris, design director Chris McShane, media coordinator Chris Correnti and KHS Principal Al Gilson, race co-director. “We’re all set with the town and county in terms of police, public works and park coverage,” Gilson said. To help defray costs associated with the event, “we’ve also sent out sponsor letters and we’ve already gotten some contributions totaling about $2,000.” Asked last week how much has been budgeted for the

event, Gilson said: “I couldn’t tell you directly overall but I have no doubt we’re going to make a small profit.” “So far,” he added, “we have had outstanding support from the community regarding sponsorship and a commitment to registering for the race to help us offset our costs.” Gilson said the committee is still looking for sponsors to cover items like “port-oJohns, T-shirts, time and/or race results and bib numbers, awards, water and banners.” Some 500 runners/walkers are projected and several

hundred spectators may be watching, the committee has estimated. Some funds will come from the registration fee that participants will be asked to pay: The fee is $25 on or before Sept. 1; it’s $30 on race day; and $5 “for each additional family member.” A free T-shirt is “guaranteed to the first 100 participants that register.” Here’s the day’s schedule: Registration begins at 7 a.m.; the race starts at 8:30 a.m.; the Kids Fun Run steps off at 9 a.m.; and awards will be distributed to the top participant in each age division (9-12, 13-

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day, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m., at the Polish National Home, 730 New Jersey Ave. The program includes a light dinner and show. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Call Julie at 201-424-2659 or Chris at 201-438-2750. Bring a canned good for the Lyndhurst Food Pantry. The Lyndhurst Health DeHarrison partment is collecting school The Harrison Senior Center supplies for students in need. is sponsoring a Tropical Luau Backpacks, dividers, 3-ring party on Wednesday, Aug. binders, etc., can be dropped 21, at 11:30 a.m. for Harrison off at 601 Riverside Ave., Suite seniors only. For information, 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., until call Rita at the Senior Center Aug. 31. Anyone with children at 973-268-2463. in need of supplies may contact 201-804-2500. Kearny The Woman’s Club of North Hudson Community Lyndhurst is sponsoring a trip Action Corp. will be providing Lyndhurst to the Sands Casino in Betha low-cost/no-cost dental van Good Shepherd Medical twice a month at the Kearny Adult Center, 725 Valley Brook lehem, Pa., on Thursday, Sept. Health Center, 645 Kearny Ave., invites the community to 19. Seats are limited, so call Janet Ricligiano at 201-935-1208 Ave. NJ Family Care, HMO its first annual health fair on ASAP. Women interested in and Medicaid are accepted. A Aug. 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. sliding-fee schedule is availFor more information, call 941- joining the club should call Marilyn Falcone at 201-933able to those with no insur565-0861. 6459 or Delores Perrotta at ance. Proof of address, proof Lyndhurst Food Pantry, on of income and picture ID the first floor of the Municipal 201-939-5237. Dr. Bill Kolb (a.k.a. Dr. required. For an appointment, Annex, 253 Stuyvesant Ave., is call 201-210-0200. re-stocking and welcomes do- Zither) will perform at the Spruce Terrace Senior nations of nonperishables and Lyndhurst Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., on Thursday, Aug. Housing Community, 21 paper products. No expired Spruce St., will be opening its items please. Anyone interest- 29, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Also waiting list on Sept. 9 at 9 a.m. ed in holding a food drive for appearing will be Lyndhurst Applicants must be 62 or over. the pantry may contact Sarah resident Gina Gerbasio, who Income limits are $27,000 for Anderson at 201-804-2421. may be the youngest zither one person or $30,080 for two. Lyndhurst Youth Roller player in the country. Space Bloomfield is limited and registration Writer/lecturer Rick Wright (Equal Housing Opportunity.) Hockey League is seekArt created this summer in ing boys and girls for diviis necessary. Email romeo@ will present “Birds and Witchclasses at the Kearny Public sions ranging from grades bccls.org or call the library at es and Bloomfield: On the K through 8. Fee is $55 for 201-804-2478, ext. 7. 200th anniversary of the Death Library 318 Kearny Ave., will be on display on the lower lev- Lyndhurst residents; $65 for  Get an up-close view of the of Alexander Wilson” at the Bloomfield Public Library, 90 el from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednes- nonresidents. Applications are Meadowlands with a two-hour day, Aug. 28. Until Aug. 22, the available at www.leaguelineup. pontoon boat cruise of the Broad St., on Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. Hackensack River on Aug. 22 Main Library will be selling com/lyhl. For more informaWilson provided eyewitness at 5:30 p.m. NJMC staff will donated and discarded hardtion, visit www.leaguelineup. tales from early 19th century discuss the region’s history com/lyhl or email lyndhockcover and paperback books, Bloomfield. For information, and point out wildlife. Cost is ey@ymail.com. audiobooks and CDs; prices, call 973-566-6200, ext. 502. $15 per person; for ages 10 and The Lyndhurst Elks will Oakeside Bloomfield Cultur- 25¢ each or 5 for $1. Mary’s Traveling Seniors of host an Elvis tribute on Satur- up. Departs River Barge Park, al Center, 240 Belleville Ave., Children are invited to activities and crafts that explore what lies beneath at “The Dig” on Wednesday, Aug. 21 and Aug. 28 at 2:30 p.m. at Belleville Public Library, 221 Washington Ave. “Night at the Museum” (PG) will be shown at the library on Friday, Aug. 22 at 2 p.m. “Gnomeo and Juliet” (G) 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30. The library will host a magic workshop with Joe Fischer on Monday, Aug. 26, at 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Aug. 27, there will be the last summer session of Baby and Toddler Storytime at 11 a.m. and School Age Children’s Storytime at 11:45. Belleville children ages 6 to 12 are invited to the library’s End of Summer Sleep Over on Friday, Aug. 30. Doors open at 8 p.m. and breakfast will be at 7 a.m. A parent or guardian must be present through the entire event. Register with Mia Torres at the circulation desk 973-450-3434. St. Peter’s Rosary Confraternity’s annual Communion Breakfast will be held Oct. 6 at the Chandelier Restaurant. Tickets are $22 each. Call the rectory at 973-751-2002.

Kearny are organizing a trip to Wildwood Sept. 8-12. Price includes: four nights accommodations in Wildwood, four breakfasts and dinners, three nights of entertainment, a dolphin watch cruise, visit to Cape May and Atlantic City, transportation, all taxes, gratuities and luggage handling. Price is $475 for double occupancy; single occupancy is $90 extra. A $150 deposit is required. Seats are limited. Call 201-998-1030. The annual St. Jude Novena with Msgr. John J. Gilchrist will begin Monday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. in Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 136 Davis Ave.

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The Angry Coffee Bean, 89 Ridge Road, hosts a creative writing group on the second and fourth Monday of each month. An open mind and notebook are required. Call 201-772-5554. The North Arlington Woman’s Club sponsors a breakfast at Applebee’s Restaurant, Kearny, on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 8 to 10 a.m. The cost is $10. For tickets, call 201-8892553. North Arlington Senior Activity Center, 11 York Rd., hosts a bingo luncheon on Friday, Aug. 30. For information, call 201-998-5636. North Arlington Girl Scout Troop 4451 is seeking donations to send Girl Scout cookies to U.S. troops. People can contribute $48 per case but any amount will be accepted. Send checks, payable to North Arlington Girl Scout Troop 4451, to 172 Rutherford Pl., North Arlington, N.J. 07031.

Nutley

Registration is required by Sept. 3 for these programs hosted by Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive. You must be a township resident to participate: Babygarten, Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.; Preschool Story Time on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.; and Two-Year-Old Story Time on Friday, Sept. 27, at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. To register or for more information, call 973667-0405.

Police officer exams for Town of Kearny Mayor Santos announces that exam applications for the civil service position of police officer in the Town of Kearny are now available. Interested candidates must submit an application online at the New Jersey Civil Service Commission website http:// info.csc.state.nj.us/Vats/Web.

Anno.aspx?FileNumber=17220 . Information is also available at www.kearnynj.org. The application fee is $35. The deadline for filing the application is Sept. 4. The exam date has not yet been announced. “The Town of Kearny is very proud to have one of

the finest police departments in the state. I would like to encourage more of our qualified young men and women to consider a career in police work,” Santos said. Eligible applicants must be citizens of the United States, hold a high school diploma or equivalent and be between

the ages of 18 and 35 as of Sept. 4, 2013. To be eligible for employment with the Town of Kearny, the following residential preferences shall apply: 1. Residents of the Town of Kearny and the City of Newark

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Barry Green were on patrol in South Kearny at 10:07 p.m. when they responded to an accident at Pennsylvania and Jacobus Aves. They found that a car had driven through a fence, apparently at a high rate of speed, knocked over a phone pole and was now entangled in the fence and stuck atop the downed pole. Although the area was well-lit and there was nothing to obstruct a motorist’s view, the driver could not explain what had happened, police said. He also allegedly had

slurred speech and carried about his person the odor of alcohol. A tow truck was summoned to remove the car, and the driver, Carlos Moreno, 57, of Kearny, was taken to HQ for an Alcotest and was charged with DWI, reckless driving, driving on/across a sidewalk, and driving on/ across a sidewalk at an unsafe speed. Aug. 11 At 4 a.m., Officer Jay Ward spotted a speeding car on Schuyler Ave., followed it to

Quincy Ave. and then Davis Ave., where it was stopped. A random MDC check returned a hit on the owner/operator, and Ward confirmed that the individual had a total of $5,000 in outstanding warrants from Kearny Municipal Court, police said. Charged on those warrants and with careless driving and failure to notify the DMV of an address change was Carlos Crincev, 33, of Kearny. Aug. 12 After seeing someone secreting himself in an alley at

Belgrove Drive and Rose St. at 8:30 p.m., the Vice Squad waited for him to emerge and then questioned him, and allegedly detected the odor of marijuana. Police said Michael Petrozzino, 21, of Kearny turned over a plastic bag containing pot and was charged with possession of the drug and of paraphernalia. Aug. 14 At 11 a.m., Officer Cesar Negron responded to a report by a 17-year-old girl that a man had just exposed himself to her at Hoyt St. and Schuyler

Ave. Negron got a description of the suspect and his direction of flight, and Dets. Mark McCaffery and Michael Farinola interviewed her and developed a suspect. Taken into custody on a charge of lewdness was Michael Echevestre, 22, of Kearny. He was subsequently charged with a second count after police reportedly linked him to a similar incident on Feb. 19 at Davis Ave. and Dukes St. That complainant was also a 17-year-old girl. – Karen Zautyk

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sports&recreation THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013

Kearny moves ahead with new coach Edwards

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NA’s McCarthy preps for another high school grid season As August quickly turns into September and the summer rapidly dwindles away, Dennis McCarthy gets a little more excited. It’s not as if the North Arlington resident is not a fan of the summer months, it’s just that September means his favorite time of year – the return of high school football. You see, McCarthy is the premier surveyor of high school football talent in New Jersey. For the last 23 years, the McCarthy Report – compiled with precise detail by McCarthy and his son David – has been the must get for major college football recruiters. Plain and simple, if the recruiters want to know who to look for in New Jersey high school football, they need to look no further than the McCarthy Report. Mind you, unlike many of the new-fangled tout sites found on the Internet, the McCarthy Report is not provided to the general public. Its subscription list consists of only the top colleges in the country and no one else. The McCarthy Report for the Class of 2014 almost didn’t take place.

“The NCAA wanted to put us out of business,” said McCarthy, who works out of his North Arlington home. “The NCAA wanted to clamp down on the big sites, because they were making money on recruiting. I think I’m just a little schmuck. They wanted us to change the subscription price with everyone. What it’s done is eliminated the small schools, because let’s face it, the smaller schools can’t afford to pay what a school like Ohio State pays.” So it means that there are fewer NCAA Division II and Division III schools that subscribe to the McCarthy Report. Because of the restrictions, McCarthy has decided to give their list of top New Jersey athletes, ranked from 101 to 200, to schools at no cost. The only list that continues to be via subscription is the Top 100. “We want to help the smaller schools that have been good to us,” said McCarthy, who has already received permission from the NCAA to continue through next season. McCarthy is ecstatic see VIEW page

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The Kearny High School football team welcomes a new head coach in 2013 in Nick Edwards. From l. are linemen T.J. Witt, Nick Springer, Edwin Machuca, Edwards, Byron Quevedo, Owen Martinez and Joe Rodriguez.

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ick Edwards has been the head football coach at Kearny High School for only a few weeks now, but he’s already beginning to like what he sees. “The amount of kids we have in training camp is the biggest thing,” said Edwards, who was hired to replace Pete Llaneza, who resigned at the end of last season. “We have 70 kids in the program and 45 with the varsity. That’s a good start. That’s a positive start.” Edwards said that he wanted to change the face of Kearny football from the outset. “I think from Day 1, when we first met with the kids, that we all knew things were going to change,” Edwards said. “We want to compete and that’s the first thing we have to do. The program hasn’t done much

about competition in recent years. Right now, Kearny has a football team, but we want it to be a program.” Edwards knows that the battle ahead is not going to be easy. “It’s going to be tough,” said Edwards, a teacher at the high school who was an assistant coach for a few years. “I know Kearny is a soccer town. But the main thing is to stay on the path and keep moving forward. We can’t try to do too many things at once. It’s going to be taking it one day at a time.” Edwards said that the response to his coaching has been positive. “The attitude has been great,” Edwards said. “We always have had about 40 kids in the weight room. Training camp has been really tough, but we made it tough to give the kids some mental discipline as they move forward.”

Edwards is implementing a new offensive scheme which is taking time to learn. “We’re running the spread offense, but we’ve kept the option part of it,” Edwards said. Senior Tim Soto (5-foot-11, 165 pounds) is the starter at quarterback. “He’s used to running the option, so we’re working on throwing the ball,” Edwards said of Soto. “But he has good speed running with the ball. We want to utilize him in the pocket throwing the ball.” Soto is backed up by sophomore Christian Rodriguez (5-8, 165), who Edwards said “is going to be very good.” One position where the Kardinals don’t have to worry about being good is at running back, where senior Gabriel Xavier returns. The three-year start Xavier (6-0, 185) gained see COACH next page


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more than 1,000 yards as a sophomore in 2011, but struggled through an injury-filled junior year. “He can definitely play at the next level,” Edwards said of Xavier. “He has had some very big games in the past and we’re hoping that he has big games this season.” Sophomore Richard Diaz (5-8, 165) is the backup to Xavier at running back. The top receiver looks like senior Jorge Fernandez (5-8, 175). “He is lightning fast and has tremendous hands,” Edwards said. The Kardinals have a host of talented performers at wide receiver. Senior Jax Angulo (5-7, 165) is a regular jack-of-alltrades, considering he can play a lot of positions. “We’re putting him at the slot, the wide receiver, the backfield, all over,” Edwards said. “He’s a very dynamic

player who runs well.” Senior Sonny Nash (5-9, 170), the last of the talented Nash family members who have played for Kearny High School in the past, is another quality pass catcher, along with senior Robert Silva (59, 165), junior Philip Tavares (5-8, 165) and the Benavides twins, Chris and Mike, both juniors and both 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds. The twins are so identical, right down to the braces on their teeth. “They’re both very good athletes and good kids,” Edwards said. “They’re also honors students.” Edwards explained the reason for going to the spread offense. “I saw what we had and I knew that we had to get the ball to these kids somehow,” Edwards said. “We’re going to utilize them as best as possible.” The starting offensive line doesn’t have a lot of experiPhoto by Jim Hague ence, but Edwards is hoping Senior running back/linebacker Gabriel Xavier looks to have an injury-free they come along.

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2013, trying to recapture the form that saw Xavier rush for 1,000 yards as a sophomore.

Senior Joe Rodriguez (6-2, 240) and junior Nick Springer (6-2, 250) are the tackles, with junior Owen Martinez (5-9, 200) and senior Edwin Machuca (5-9, 220) at guard. Senior Byron Quevedo (5-9, 190) is the lone returnee along the line, but he’s being moved from tackle, where he played last year, to center

this year. Senior T.J. Witt (60, 185) is the tight end. Defensively, the Kardinals will feature Giovanni Diaz (5-10, 190) and Mike Chininin (5-8, 175) at defensive end, with Springer and freshman Hebber Reyes (5-9, 250) at tackles. “The best players have to play,” Edwards said about

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year. It’s a solid group.” McCarthy seems to believe over the current crop of that New Jersey is just doing seniors that will grace local a better job of producing colhigh school football fields this lege football prospects. “I think eight or 10 years season. “It’s as good of a group that ago, Don Bosco Prep helped we’ve ever had, if not better,” to put New Jersey football on the national map,” McCarthy McCarthy said. “We should said. “Others have followed have at least 83 Division I signings this year. The goal is suit. It’s become a gusher. The advancement of our top 85, which is a complete Diviprograms into the national sion I roster.” spotlight has really helped the McCarthy said that New whole group. You also have Jersey has a good group of other factors like FieldTurf offensive linemen and wide facilities, running tracks and receivers among the current lights. You have better weight senior class. Last season, training facilities. What a big there was a drop-off among difference that has made.” defensive linemen, but not McCarthy also believes that anymore. athletes taking the time to “I don’t think there’s one better themselves at sports position that is better than training facilities and speed another,” McCarthy said. schools have also been ben“We have talent throughout. eficial. Maybe at kicker and punter, “Our athletes have become we’re a little down. But that’s advanced over the years,” it.” McCarthy said. “The developMcCarthy believes that ment of athletes has been trethere are 500 or so high mendous. Anything that can school football players in aid a youngster to become New Jersey who could play more athletic is a plus.” on the collegiate level. McCarthy said his job as a “I think there are 220 or talent evaluator has changed so who are solid college over the years because of the prospects who could receive scholarships,” McCarthy said. advances in technology. “I used to travel all over to “But you never know for sure. I love this group we have this videotape players,” McCarthy VIEW from

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said. “Now, they all have highlight videos on the Internet, so I don’t have to film anymore. I don’t have to travel the long distances anymore. Ninety-nine of our 100 have film on the Internet. That’s big news for me. But I’m still able to get out and see kids. All of the kids in the state would love to see themselves get into position to play in the NFL. They all want that

chance.” McCarthy said that there are two real standouts among the local players. “I like Nick Martin of North Arlington,” McCarthy said. “I think there’s scholarship money to be had for this kid. He has good grades and he’s a good football player. It depends on where he wants to go.” McCarthy has high grades

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Lyndhurst promises a new grid squad look By Jim Hague Observer Sports Writer In his second tenure as the head football coach at Lyndhurst High School, Joe Castagnetti guided the Golden Bears through a tumultuous time and a 4-6 overall record. Now, in his ninth year overall as head coach and the second season since his return, Castagnettti knows his team will have a different look this season, now that standout starting quarterback Danny Kesack and most of his skilled players have graduated. “I think it’s a retooling kind

of year,” Castagnetti said. “We have so many seniors in the program (20 in all), so we’re not going back to the drawing board at all. We’re just going to use different things more, like the running game. We’ll get back to what I know best, namely running the ball. We definitely adapted to the personnel last year. This year, we’re going to run the ball.” Castagnetti made a promise. “It’s going to be good, old fashioned Lyndhurst football,” Castagnetti said. Leading the way is senior Jonathan Hoff (6-foot-2, 210 pounds). Hoff got some play-

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The Lyndhurst football team opens Sept. 14 at Wood-Ridge. Front row, from l., are Jonathan Carbone, Brian Perez, Fred Rivers and Connor Clifford. Back from l., are Albert Saiti, Nick Antiorio, P.J. Urgola, head coach Joe Castagnetti, Denniz Akar and Tony Urgola.

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ing time last year in relief of Kesack. “We got Jonathan in the game in key spots, so we think he’s ready,” Castagnetti said. “He’s been under fire in some varsity games already. He doesn’t have to do everything like Danny did and we don’t want that. We want him to be under control.” The running back contingent will be basically “by committee,” but senior Issam Hatahat (5-10, 170) will be the lead guy. “Issam played a little last year, so we know what he can do,” Castagnetti said. The others in the backfield include senior Jimmy Durkin (5-9, 175), juniors Derrick Dellafuerta (5-8, 170) and Rocco Russomano (5-9, 165) and promising sophomore Isiah Helmes (6-0, 185). Seniors Jake Estevez (6-1, 175) and Kenny McMaster (6-2, 215) serve as excellent outside targets for Hoff to throw to. Also in the wide receiver mix are seniors JoJo Morreale (5-7, 155) and Matt Wohlrab (510, 180). Senior Frank Mezzina (6-1, 200) is the tight end. The offensive line gained experience under fire last year, as three returning players were thrust into the lineup last year after injuries. The tackle slots will be filled by seniors Tony Urgola (6-2, 250), Albert Saiti (6-3, 210) and Connor Clifford (6-4, 250). The guards are seniors Nick Antiorio (5-10, 210) and

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Denniz Akar (5-10, 215), both of whom saw action last year. The center is junior P.J. Urgola (5-9, 170), Tony’s cousin. The Golden Bears will utilize a 4-3 defense, with Wohlrab and Kevin Castillo (6-1, 185) at defensive end. Clifford and Saiti will both play defensive tackle slots. Akar, who was a defensive lineman last season, has been moved to middle linebacker for this season. Hatahat and Durkin are the other two linebackers. Chris Cosenza, a 5-9, 175-pound senior, will play one cornerback, while senior Eric Ferrara (5-7, 165) will be the other corner. Estevez and McMaster will be the Golden Bears’ safeties. The Golden Bears open the 2013 season Sept. 14 at WoodRidge, so they will be tested right away. “We’re still learning the offense right now, but we’re showing signs every day,” Castagnetti said. “We have a good group of kids and they’re working very hard. They have a lot of motivation right now to earn playing time, so that has helped.” Castagnetti likes the makeup of his team. “I think so,” Castagnetti said. “I feel very confident with our progression. We want other teams to realize that they’ve faced Lyndhurst when we’re done playing. If we keep progressing, we should do fine.”


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Bloomfield actor featured in ‘Les Miserables’ Frank Hughes of Bloomfield will play Jean Valjean in a production of “Les Misérables” presented by the New Vision Players at the Fair Lawn Community Center, 10-10 20th St., Fair Lawn, on Aug. 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 17, 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults and $18 for students/seniors, and are available now at http://www.newvisionplayers. com/tickets.html. “Les Misérables,” an epic story of love, loss, and revolution in 19th century France, tells the story of Jean Valjean. Freed after years of wrongful imprisonment, Valjean breaks his parole to begin life anew. As Valjean struggles to redeem himself, he adopts the daughter of a factory worker, all the while hounded tirelessly by the policeman, Javert.

RIGHT: Teresa Whitt (l.) plays Cosette and Kate Pentek (r.) portrays Eponine. LEFT: Back row, from l., Jenna Sachs as Madame Thenadier, Sarah Lepre as Young Eponine, Scott Baird as Master Thenadier, Kate Pentek as Eponine, Justin Luciano as Marius, Teresa Whitt as Cosette. (Front row, from l.) Alessandra Baldacchino as Little Cosette, Julie Galorenzo as Fantine, Angelina Pacosa as Little Cosette, Matthew Tricarico as Javert, Frank Hughes as Jean Valjean, Jeffrey Gallup as Gavroche, Kevin Hack as Enjolras. (Not Pictured: Fiona Fatuova as Young Eponine & Bonale Fambrini as Gavroche)

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available for South Bergen communities and only a few redone.” On the other hand, he towns are going to apply for said, there’s “too much space” that pot of money,” Bianchi on either side of the first base said. and third base foul lines. “You The borough recently neneed about a foot of dirt on gotiated an agreement to pay both sides of the line – we’ve the county $7,600 in permit got two feet.” fees allowing its recreation In the outfield, Bianchi teams to use the new fields. added, “the ground is sinking So, girls’ softball and boys four to five inches – there are Little League will resume play roughs, gullies. We have to there in spring 2014. In the bring in clean fill and plant following season, that amount new grass seed.” Also, he will be cut in half when the said, “you need 200 feet down borough’s recreation football each (foul) line; we’re 40 feet team is expected to return to short.” its home at Rip Collins Field Bianchi figures it will take which the Board of Education one full season to get the job will be refitting with artifidone. “You’ve got to just leave cial turf. Work is expected to it alone for a year so everybegin this month, according thing can take hold,” he said. to Superintendent of Schools While that’s happening, he Oliver Stringham. said, the borough is arranging The Borough Council for the North Arlington 10agreed on Aug. 8 to pay the and 11-year-old Little Leagupermit fee costs for the recers to play at the county’s reation leagues and relieve Riverside Park where Bergen them of that financial burden. County is in the process of Council President Al Granell, completing upgrades to the who sponsored a resolution fields there. earlier this year to increase Meanwhile, the borough borough stipends to the likes its chances of landing leagues, also endorsed underthe Open Space matching writing the permit fees. grant. “There’s about $160,000 “The cost is modest, espe-

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Chester Blaze Chester Blaze, 73, of Kearny, died on Aug. 16 at home. Visiting was at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home on Monday, Aug. 19.  A Mass of Christian burial will be officiated on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Harrison.  Cremation will be private. Born in Poland, Mr. Blaze lived in Newark before moving to Kearny 35 years ago.  He was the owner of C.B. Industrial Contracting in Harrison for 40 years and he worked up until the time of his illness.  He was past president and member of The Polish National Home, Harrison.  He was a benefactor and avid supporter of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, where both of his sons graduated from. He was the beloved husband of Honorata Siemiatkowska Blaze; father of Ron Mark (Verna) Blaze and Clark (Tracy) Blaze; brother of Richard Blaze and grandfather of Christian Chester Blaze and

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Mackenzie Ann Blaze. In lieu of flowers, donations, to The Citadel Foundation, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston, S.C. 29409 would be appreciated.

dren and seven great-grandchildren.

ued care of hospital patients.” Each and every day there are patients – some who arrive in emergency rooms and others undergoing cancer treatment – who depend on the transfusion of red blood cells, platelets and plasma to stay alive.  Eligible donors include those people at least age 16 (with parental permission or consent), who weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, are in good health and meet all Food & Drug Administration and N.Y. or N.J. State Department of Health donor criteria. People older than 75 may donate with a doctor’s

note. Blood donors receive free mini-medical exams on site including information about their temperature, blood pressure and hematocrit level. Any company, community organization, place of worship, or individual may host a blood drive. NYBC also offers special community service scholarships for students who organize community blood drives during summer months. To donate blood or for information on how to organize a blood drive, call toll-free: 1-800-933-2566 or visit: www. nybloodcenter.org.

Hospice training available Hudson Hospice Volunteers Inc., 93 Clerk St., Jersey City, will offer a volunteer training program, from Sept. 10 to Oct. 29. Classes will be held on

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and the late James F. Jr. Also surviving are his grandchildren Nicole, Allison, Gregg, James F. III and Daniel and his great-grandchildren Kelsey, Andrew, Tyler and Shaelynn. If you care to make a memorial contribution, please consider Wounded Warriors Project.

retiring in 1997, and was an avid supporter and volunteer at Pathways to Independence James F. Furey Sr. in Kearny. James F. Furey Sr., “The Flag  She is survived by her son Man,” died Aug. 13 in the N.J. Douglas C. Martinez, and Marie DiMichele Veterans Home in Menlo Park. one sister, Barbara “Bobbie” Marie DiMichele passed He was 86. Martin. Jean was the beloved away on Aug. 18 in Clara Born in Newark, he moved godmother and aunt of Helen Maass Hospital. She was 86. to Kearny 61 years ago when Skirptunas and her companion Born in Brooklyn, she lived he married “the Peg of his Rob and the loving aunt of Roin Rhode Island before moving Heart” Margaret (nee Rainey). Jean S. Martinez seann Katsios and her husband to Kearny 45 years ago. A funeral Mass was held in St. Jean S. Martinez (Campbell), Jim and great aunt of Rebecca Visiting will be on Wednes- Stephen’s Church, Kearny, fol- 79, died on Monday, Aug. 12, at and Adriana  Katsios. day, Aug. 21, at the Armitage lowed by burial at Holy Cross the Genesis Healthcare WaterMs. Martinez was predeand Wiggins Funeral Home, Cemetery. To leave an online view Center, Cedar Grove. ceased by her parents Nel596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, from condolence, please visit www. Arrangements were by the son and Catherine (Dowd) 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A armitagewiggins.com. Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Campbell, siblings Dorothea funeral Mass will be held on Jim served in the Army dur- Home, 585 Belgrove Dr., “Dorothy” Marion, KatherThursday, Aug. 22, at 11:30 ing World War II and was a Kearny. A funeral service was ine “Kathy” Garber, Nelson a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, past commander of American held in the funeral home, folCampbell and Harry “Dickie” Kearny. Burial will be at Legion Post 99 and the U.V.O. lowed by interment at Arling- Campbell and her dear friends Holy Cross Cemetery, North He was a member of The Old ton Cemetery, Kearny. ConAnthony and Ann Skirptunas. Arlington. To leave an online Guard and the Boxing Hall of dolences and memories may Jean was an avid bingo condolence please visit www. Fame. He was past chairman be shared at www.thiele-reid. player and thoroughly enjoyed armitagewiggins.com. of Americanism and was an com. arts and crafts.  Marie had been a food honorary member of The MiliJean was born and raised in The family would like server for Meals on Wheels.  tary Order of the Purple Heart. Newark, then lived in Kearny to thank Dr. Rowen Diano, Wife of the late John J. Ryan He was retired from Hoffman for many years before moving Genesis Healthcare Waterand the late Gene DiMichele, LaRoche. to Cedar Grove in 2004. view Center, especially Donna she is survived by her daughHusband of the late Peggy, She was a senior correCory; Hong at Evercare and ters Rosemarie Kulish and he was the father of Gail P. spondent for Blue Cross Blue the Somerset Group Home Joann Ryan, three grandchilFurey, Maureen Furey-Lunetta Shield in Newark for 43 years, staff who cared for Douglas.

Volunteer blood donors needed New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center, is asking for the public’s help to maintain an adequate summer supply of “universal” blood.   People with O-negative blood are known as “universal donors” because their blood can be transfused into anyone in emergency rooms and trauma situations when there is no time for blood typing.  “Our donor pool decreases sharply just as summer approaches,” said NYBC Vice President Rob Purvis. “Since schools are out and people are on vacation, we need others to step up for the contin-

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Tuesdays and participants can choose between a morning session from 10 a.m. to noon or an evening session from 7 to 9 p.m. Hospice volunteers provide

companionship for the patients, emotional support for the patient and family, errands and telephone reassurance. For more information, call Sister Carol at 201-433-6225.

Deadline for obituary submissions is Monday by 10AM

MARIO TEIXEIRA, JR., #2542 DIRECTOR-MANAGER

Shaw-Buyus Home for Services

138 DAVIS AVE. • KEARNY, NJ 07032

Tel: (201) 991-2265

WILFRED ARMITAGE & WIGGINS FUNERAL HOME Mark G. Wiggins, Manager N.J. Lic. #3916 John W. Armitage, Director N.J. Lic#2642

You will feel as if friends of family have taken over when you entrust funeral arrangements to the Wilfred Armitage Funeral Home. The family-owned firm has been in business for 75 years, serving generations in West Hudson and South Bergen. Its beautiful facilities, in a setting reminiscent of a colonial mansion, reflect the graciousness and tact of its understanding personnel.

Wilfred Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home

596 Belgrove Dr. • Kearny, NJ 07032 (201) 991-0657


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HOUSE FOR SALE

For sale: Corner lot, 88x95 w/existing house in developing area of Kearny. Serious inquiries only, by appoinment. Developers welcomed! (201)233-8089

North Arlington: 2- Mother/Daughter homes, to be built. Call for details. N.Newark: like new. 2 family house by Belleville Border Area. 3 bedrooms on each floor, garage and offstreet parking. $359,000 call for details

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North Arlington: 3 rooms w/heat & parking $950 2nd floor Garden Apt. 3 rooms w/ heat & parking 1st floor $950. 3 Rooms w/ heat & parking $1050. 4 Rooms w/ heat & parking $1300 Garden Apt. Lyndhurst: 3 Rooms $1050 Lovely Garden Apt.

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STORE FOR RENT N.ARLINGTON 379 Ridge Rd., 1200 square feet, full basement, off street parking, directly across from Holy Cross Cemetary, formerly used as florist. (201)674-3995.

OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT KEARNY AVE Office/Store for rent. Supply own utilities. One month security. Available Now. (201)997-0026 (201)600-8563. KEARNY AVE. Office/ Store for rent. Single Room office with half bath. Heat included, $950 per month. One month security required. Available as of September 1st. Call (973)477-0797 or (973)479-9979. Office or Store Space for Rent on 746 Kearny Avenue. Call (973)334-4202 (973)723-7494

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

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N. Arlington 1 bedroom apt. for 1 person. No Pets. $950 utilities included. Close to transportation. Available September 1st. Call 201-998-5476. N. Arlington 2 bedroom apt. For rent. 1 parking Space, laundry hook up and storage in basement. $1250/month. 732-850-8534.

KEARNY 1st or 2nd. floor apt. 2 bedrooms, LR, DR, Kitchen and bath. Separate utilities. $1300 + 1 month security. W/D hook-up. Available Immediately. Call (201)207-8029

KEARNY 4 Rooms. 3rd floor. Refrigerator. $875 plus utilities. 1-1/2 months security. References. No pets.3 (201)815-6870

BELLEVILLE 1 BR $884 H/HW Inc. No Pets. Call 201-450-1370.

HARRISON 2nd floor 1 bedroom apartment. No pets. 1-1/2 months security. Available now. (201)998-3722 (201)991-8453, day.

LYNDHURST

KEARNY

KEARNY 2 BDRM $1000/m, Util sep. Convenient location, walk to all: bank, post office, laundry, schools, pizza & eateries. Ground level apt. Carpeting throughout. Call 201-955-0001. To see apt. Available immediately.

KEARNY 2 sypialniowe mieszkanie bez zwierzat, $1,200 + oplaty, 1 1/2 miesieczny deposyt Telephone 973-309-0903. 2 bedroom apartment No pets, $1200 plus utilities, 1 1/2 months security deposit. Telephone 973-309-0903. KEARNY 3r d floor. 3 bedrooms. One month security. No pets. Call after 5:00pm (201)736-6264 (201)955-2857 KEARNY Studio for rent with furniture. Available. In good condition. No Pets. (973)219-4725 KEARNY 5 Rooms. 2nd floor. 2 BR,LR, DR, Kitchen, & Bath. $1100 +1 Month Security. Utilities not included. No pets. 973-951-7516. KEARNY BETWEEN SUSSEX ST. & KEARNY AVE. 2 BEDROOMS. LR, DR, KITCHEN. NO PETS. AVAILABLE NOW. CALL 973-477-4797. KEARNY 1 bedroom, modern big rooms, washer/dryer, dishwasher. No pets. $900/month + 1 1/2 month security. Call (973)769-4897 KEARNY 2 & 3 bedroom apts., completely renovated. Central air/heat. Close to school & transportation Parking available. (973)634-5485

KEARNY 2 bedroom apt. 1st floor. EIK, LR, AC. $1125/mo + 1-1/2 months security. Hardwood floors. W/D hook-up. Yard, Basement storage. No pets. Available immed. Close to NYC transportation. Good credit required. Call between the hrs. of 7AM-3PM, M-F (201)998-8226 for appt. KEARNY 3 bedrooms, LR, Kitchen. Central AC. Hardwood Floors. Separate utilities. 1-1/2 months security. Parking optional. (973)380-9007. KEARNY 3 bedrooms, LR, Kitchen. Central AC. Hardwood Floors. Separate utilities. 1-1/2 months security. Parking optional. (973)380-9007. KEARNY 3 LG ROOMS (ONE BEDROOM) AT BELGROVE APTS. $935 INCLUDING HEAT/HOT WATER. LAUNDRY ROOM. NO PETS. (973)493-7868 KEARNY 355 Kearny Ave. 1 bedroom, in Basement, $700/m. HT/HW included also 1 Bedroom apartment $850. (201)283-4591 (973)465-0166

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KEARNY Apartment for rent, Studio Apartment with a basement for storage in nice location, heat and hot water included, available immediately, $780.00/per month rent, 1 1/2 month security. No pets. If interested, please call Joanne 973-699-3146. KEARNY Arlington area. 5 rooms, 1 bath 1-1/2 months security. $1200 + utilities. No pets. (201)213-1871

KEARNY Arlington Section. 1 bedroom $800 + security, Heat & Hot water included. (908)696-1866 KEARNY Brand new Two Family House. 1st or 2nd floor available. 3 bedrooms, LR, kitchen, central AC/HT. Basement storage. Washer/dryer hook-up. Off-street parking. Yard. $1675/month + utilities. Available Immed. Close to NYC transportation. Good credit required. Call between the hrs. of 6AM-3PM, M-F (201)998-8226 for appt. KEARNY EXTRA LARGE APT. 4 BEDROOMS. IDEAL FOR LARGE FAMILY $1650/MONTH SHOWING BY APPTS. (732)602-4043 (201)674-1473 KEARNY Newly renovated, hardwood floors. Laundry onsite.HT/HW included. 2 BR start at $985. 1 BR start at $825. Jr.1 BR start at $750. (201)289-7096

KEARNY Small Studo $700/month Ht/Hw included 1 1/2 month security. Call Super between 11am-8pm (201)998-9006.

BELLEVILLE BELLEVILLE Updated 2nd floor Apartment. 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, LR, DR, Plus Extra Room with Many Posibilities. (973)986-7848 If No Answer Leave Message, We speak Spanish.

BELLEVILLE 3 Bedrooms. 3rd floor. and 1 bedroom on 2nd Fl. Available. No pets. Call Mike 9am-6pm (201)994-5056 or (201)991-9857 BELLEVILLE 3 Bedrooms. 3rd floor. and 1 bedroom on 2nd Fl. Available. No pets. Call Mike 9am-6pm (201)994-5056 or (201)991-9857 BELLEVILLE 360 Washington Ave. 1 bedroom, LR, kitchen. HT/HW, refrigerator and stove included. Parking, laundry, AC wall unit. (973)932-6848 (732)493-1165 BELLEVILLE Ground floor, 1 bedroom, all utillities included. One block to Clara Maass. $1000/month. No pets. No smoking. (973)450-0767

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CONSECUTIVELY HARRISON HARRISON Available Sept. 1st. 5 Rms., 2 BDRM Apt, on Cross St., Off-St. Parking for 1 car. C/A, Washer/Dryer Hook-ups in laundry room. Newer Home 1st floor completely refinished. Fresh Paint thru-out, new Spanish tile kitchen floor, hardwood floors re-finished. No Pets. Rent $1350/month + utilities +1-1/2 month security. Call 973-485-1295.

HARRISON 3 bedroom, new carpets, refrigerator, stove, supply own utilities. Good for students. Phone 201-667-3092. HARRISON 3rd floor, 1 bedroom, heat supplied. No pets. No smoking. Close to PATH. 1 month security. $900/month. Available September 1st. (973)484-9694 HARRISON 4 room apt, near PATH, C/A,. Utilities not included, 1 month security. Available September 1st (973)563-9894 (973)428-0252. HARRISON 4 rooms, 1st floor. No pets. Smoke free. $980+ Utilities. 1 1/2 months security. References required. (973)482-9786 HARRISON 5 Large Rooms. Furnished. $1150 + Utilities. Near PATH & NJIT Shuttle. (973)484-7271 HARRISON Cross St. 3rd floor. Modern 3 bedroom w/fridge. Parking available. Available August 15th. No smoking. No pets. 1-1/2 months security. Walk to PATH. Call Susy (973)615-3765 HARRISON Large 3rd floor apt., large bedroom, LR, DR, kitchen, bathroom, large walk-in closet. $1000/month 1-1/2 months security. Separate utilities. No pets/smoking. Available now. (862)371-9418 HARRISON Modern 1 bedroom apt. Private entrance, quiet and clean. Includes refrigerator. No pets. $750 plus utilities. Security & lease (862)223-9974

HARRISON 2 bedrooms, DR, LR. Apt. on quiet street near public transportation and park. Utilities separate. $1250/mo (973)801-0603 HARRISON 2 to 4 bedroom beautiful apartments for rent. Available Aug/Sept 1st. Text or call. 201-268-2925

HARRISON Newer 3 bedrooms, LR/DR/EIK, 1 parking, A/C. Clean, Sunny. Walk to Path, Park, School. Available now. (917)306-8181 Zhang.

HARRISON 26 KINGSLAND AVE. 2nd floor 2 bedrooms, LR, DR, kitchen. 1-1/2 month security + utilities. No Pets. Available now. (973)477-4797

HARRISON- 1st Floor Apt. 2 bedrooms, LV, Kitchen. No. Pets. $950 + Utilities. 1-1/2/Month Security Deposit. Available Sept. 15th. 973-585-4113.

LYNDHURST 3 room apt. HT/HW supplied. No smoking. No pets. $1000/month. 1 month security. Available Now. (201)933-3676

N. ARLINGTON

N.ARLINGTON Studio Apt. For 1 person. Heat and Hot water Supplied. No pets. 1-1/2 months security. $600/month. (201)401-0488. N.ARLINGTON 3 bedroom, LR/DR. Kitchen, Bath. $1300 + utilities. 1 Month Security. No pets. (201)745-8132 N.ARLINGTON Recently renovated spacious 2nd floor apartment in 2 family home. Close to shops and transportation to NYC. 2-1/2 bedrooms, LR, DR w/hardwood floors, EIK. On site parking. Available immediately $1400/month plus utilities. (732)561-7474 N.ARLINGTON Recently Renovated 3 bedroom apt. $1300 + Utilities. Central Air/Heat. 1 parking space. Available Sept. 1st. (201)966-8095 N.ARLINGTON Three large modern rooms, one bedroom 2nd floor. Hardwood floors. Tile kitchen, Laundry facilities. HT/HW supplied. Close to NY trans. No dogs. (973)714-2368 N.ARLINGTON 4 Rooms. 2 bedroom. HT/HW Included. $1100/month 1-1/2 Months Security. Available October 1st. (201)998-1663

NUTLEY

NUTLEY Large 1 Bedroom apartment, EIK, large LR. 2nd Floor, private house $950 + Utilities. No pets. Call Steve (201)341-7825

NORTH NEWARK

N.NEWARK Large 3 bedroom apt, completely renovated w/new kitchen & new bath. Section 8 accepted. Available Immediately. Call (973)202-8580 Super (973)925-3812

ROOM FOR RENT

667 Chase Ave., Lyndhurst. $600 each room, 2 rooms for rent on 1st floor. Good condition. No pets. More information call (201)667-5920 or (201)933-4758.


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BELLEVILLE Nice area. Room for rent. $400. 1 month security. Call after 4:00pm (973)336-5335 (862)215-9440 Belleville Room for rent. Share bathroom. Utilities included. 1-1/2 months security. No kitchen. No pets. No smoking. (973)759-7077 HARRISON room for rent. $450/month. Internet, cable and utilities included. (973)525-3860 KEARNY Studio/Room in Kearny with Private Entrance. $600 all utilities included. Close to transportation. Call 973-981-3826. Kearny Mini Studio for rent in residential area, female preferred. Own bath. Private entrance. All utilities included. No Smoking. No Pets. Small Electric stove allowed. Rent $650 + 1 monthʼs security. Available now. (201)519-3778.

FURNISHED ROOM KEARNY Furnished sleeping room for single person. Smoke-free, drug-free. Close to transportation. 304 Chestnut Street. Security required. (201)207-8029

EMPLOYMENT Assistants/Bilingual Must Speak English and Spanish FT/PT Positions Co. Will Train. $18 p/hr + Benefits Call Jose 973-748-5251 X319

PAVING

EMPLOYMENT CDL Drivers A/B Call Today Start Tomorrow, Great Pay & Benefits. (201)991-1586 Driver Part time Class A Hazmat Lic 1-2 days a week Retirees Welcome Call Mike @ 201-939-1644 Family owned metal distributor seeks ambitious full time warehouse worker with forklift experience to ship, receive, sort scrap metal, repackage pallets & operate a front end loader(will train). Handy in maintenance of building & equipment. Pay $15/hr with health and pension plan. Fax resume to 201-998-0769 or email: mike@kuhlmetals.com Kearny based trucking seeks individual for part time (early evenings) loading/unloading of company trucks. A CDL is required to operate yard switcher. Flexible hours. Apply on line by going to tjmmcdermott.net, and select the employment tab.

LANDSCAPER/ DRIVER NEEDED Full-time. Experience necessary. Must have valid clean license. Call

(201)998-1262 Learn production, tubular heating elements. Strong, mechanical with basic electrical knowledge. Experienced heliarc welding a plus. Near Penn Station Nwk, Ironbound. Call (973)589-4876

PAVING

JAG PAVING CORP.

Commercial & Residential Driveways Parking Lots • Belgian Blocks • Sidewalks • Steps • Pavers • Retaining Walls • All asphalt work Lic By NJ, Member of BBB *Fully Insured * Free Estimates

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MASONRY

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BRICK PAVER DESIGNS SANTOS CONSTRUCTION CO. FREE ESTIMATES. Family Owned For Over 30 Years Fully Insured and Licensed Call Our Office: 973-589-2712

“LET US SHOW YOU OUR WORK”

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Now Hiring! Property inspectors FT/PT in your area. Full, free training provided. msangelabove@ comcast.net (732)766-4425 ask for Mel

Office Work Setting & Confirming appointments. Split shift. 9:30am -12:30 then 4:30 to 8pm. Reliable individual who pays attention to detail. Bilingual a must. Call 201-955-0001 for interview

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Full Liquor License for sale, restaurant. Kearny only. (201)991-5122 (201)803-2086

ROOFING G & R Builders

All Roofing & Siding. Also Repairs. Work guaranteed. Lic.#13VH02536200 Free Estimates 20% Senior Citizen Discounts (201)893-0656

N&J REMODELERS

Roofing + Siding Specialist. Windows,

Doors, Decks, Kitchen/ Baths. Complete Home Renovation. Quality workmanship. All work guaranteed. Free Estimate. Fully Insured Nick (201)997-7657

• New + Re-roofing • Slate Repairs • Gutters Cleaned • Flat Roofing • Also Do Painting Free Estimates Fully Insured

(201)998-5153

HANDYMAN DO IT ALL

LANDSCAPING ANDRIELLO LANDSCAPE

• Construction •Design • Maint./Clean Ups • Shrub Trimming • Grass Cutting Lic.13VH04443200

(201)939-7308

MARIO ESPOSITO

LANDSCAPING LLC Spring Clean-ups Lawn maintenance Top Soil • Mulch Free Estimates (201)438-3991

Annieʼs Cleaning Service Homes, offices. Move in-out cleaning. Gift Certificates Avail. Excellent references 973-667-6739 862-210-0681

Couple from Poland

Will clean houses, apartment, offices. References

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CONSTRUCTION

Angel Martinez Construccion LLC Chimney Specialist • Relining • Chimney Caps • Leaks • Water Proofing • Dampers • Cleanings • Flashings All types of Masonry: Chimneys • Rebuild • Repairs • Stucco Roofing, Siding & Steps: New and Repairs Gutters Service Fully Ins. and License (201)952-0076

GUTTERS D. FITZGERALD

I&C Cleaning Services. Weʼll Clean it all for you. Residential & Commercial Free Estimates. 201-772-9597 201-772-9593

Estates Bought & Sold Fine Furniture Antiques, Accessories, Gold & Silver.

Cash Paid (201)920-8875

Seamless Gutters Installed. Gutters Cleaned We-R- Also Dennieʼs Painting & Roofing Slate Roofs repaired. 1(800)479-3262

PERSONALS

HOME IMPROVEMENT

COMPUTER SERVICES

FM Property Home Repairs & Improvements

J. M. Electronics Computer Repair *Free Computer Check-up *We Buy & Sell Computers *TV Repair LCD & Plasma

Nice looking man looking for woman to marry. Must be over 60 & never had any kids. (973)715-9586

RUBBISH REMOVAL A1 Affordable Rubbish Removal Attics, Basements, Yard Cleaning. We Haul or you Can Rent 10-15 Cubic Yard Containers. We Accept Visa/Mastercard (201)998-1262 ANDRIELLO CLEANOUTS

Yards, Garages, Basements, Attics, Real Estate, Rubbish Removal/Demolition Lic.13VH04443200

(201)874-1577

ARMIN CLEANOUTS

Interior/Exterior new & repairs. All types of Carpentry.Reasonable rates,quality work, reliable, experienced. 13VH06620900

Rubbish removal garages, Basements, Attics, Demolition Weʼll match any price

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(201)991-3223

CLEANING SERVICES

(973)460-2963

Cut Your Mortgage In Half Maintain Your Current LifeStyle (201)805-4999 Free Call

• Kitchens • Bathrooms • Doors • Floors • Windows • Painting • Decks All types of repairs Lic. # 13VH05674000

Fully Insured

201-428-7160

www.repairsbyfm.com fred@repairsbyfm.com

G & R Builders

Roofing, Siding, Windows/Doors Decks, Painting, Tiles & Masonry, Sheet Rock All types of Carpentry Lic.#13VH02536200 Free Estimates 20% Senior Citizen Discounts

(201)893-0656

Handyman Star

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GARAGE & YARD SALE

ANDREAS PAINTING Professional House Painter 165 Interior & Exterior Printing-Plastering-Taping Free Estimates (201)997-0706 Speak slow on answer machine please

Garage/Moving Sale: Saturday 8/24/13 7am-3pm (rain date 8/25/13). Furniture, treadmill, slothes, toys, electronics, video games and a lot more. Everything must go. 10 Webster Ave, Kearny.

CHRIS PAINTING Interior & Exterior Spray Aluminum siding • Sheetrock • Water damages • Lead safe. Fully Insured! (201)896-0292 SAL POLIZZOTTO

Painting, Decorating interior, exterior, Paper Hanging, ceiling. Full Installation, General Repairs. Over 14 years experience. FREE ESTIMATE

(201)939-8781

PLUMBING Courageous Plumbing HVAC LLC Lic. # 11103 • Plumbing • Heating • Cooling • Sewer • Complete basement pump out & Sump pumps MC/VISA and Finace Available $50 off when mention this ad.

(201)206-4845 JOSEPH V. FERRIERO

502 Kearny Ave. Kearny, NJ 07032 Call Jeff for more information at (201)486-2057

Plumbing & Heating Kitchen and bath remodeling. Carpentry. Fully Ins. Free Est. Lic# 165 (201)637-1775

PAINTING & DECORATING

ELECTRICAL SERVICES

ALEXANDER PAINTING, DECORATING Sheet rock/drywall. Skim coat, tape & spackle Water damage. Wallpaper remove. 15+years of experience. Free Estimates. (973)985-6644

25 years experience Twin Electric Quality Work. Good affordable prices. Senior discounts. Fully Insured. Bonded. Lic. 16158 (973)715-4150 (201)562-5985

AN AMERICAN PAINTER

MOVING SALE

All inside or outside repairs. Windows, painting, sheetrock, carpentry, masonry, and decks. No job too big or small. Free estimates. Tom (201)424-5042

Exterior & Interior Powerwashing & Housecleaning Decks & Siding Refinished FREE Estimates! Senior Discounts! William J. McGuire (201)955-2520

ELECTRICAL SERVICES

ELECTRICAL SERVICES

EMERALD ELECTRIC

25 years experience • All types of electrical wiring • 24 hour emergency service. Free estimate 10% off with ad Lic.# 11909 El. Insp.#7566

(201)955-2678

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Moving Sale 704 Bergen St., Harrison Every Sat/Sun First 3 weeks in August 9am-6pm. Furniture, Clothing, Appliances & more.

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p.m. on the 20th. And John Pracher, 36, of William St., East Orange, also found alive on the 19th, survived at the hospital until the night of Aug. 28, finally succumbing to burns and internal injuries. Investigators at the scene included not only the Kearny police but detectives from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, the federal Bureau of Mines (we don’t know why) and the FBI, which had seven agents on site within 90 minutes. Their concern was the plant’s involvement in the war effort. Schillon’s report notes, “We also went in among the crowds at the scene both in the yard of the plant and in the immediate vicinity trying to learn something of value pertaining to the explosion, and we also kept on the alert for suspicious persons.” As far as local law enforcement is aware, only one person was taken into custody. At 6:30 p.m., the police 2013 OFFSITE Kearny Obs collaredFall Czeslaw Leonard

Kacperowski, 27, of Highland Ave., Kearny, who was taking pictures of the scene, in violation of a national wartime prohibition against unauthorized photography at any industrial plant manufacturing war material. Kacperowski, questioned by police and the FBI at KPD headquarters, gave a signed statement explaining that photography was his hobby and he had simply grabbed his camera when he heard the blast, saw the smoke and joined the people running in that direction.  He was fingerprinted and released without charges, but the FBI confiscated his camera and film. The KPD still has the receipt. But, as Wilgus commented, “We have no idea what happened to him.” This is because the FBI took over the entire Congoleum case, and the feds have never reported back to the KPD on what, if anything, was the resolution. Which is why all this information is still on file at HQ. Plus, “we can never get rid of any record that involves deaths,” 5.95x6.5.pdf 1 8/15/13 2:21 PM Wilgus explained.

Congoleum-Nairn hired its own investigator, Dr. Harold Brown, an expert on explosives who was formerly with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In addition to heat-drying the camo netting, The Sun reported, other workers in the demolished “stove building” were manufacturing linoleum [for battleships]. Along with The Sun, AP said the cause of the blast was thought to be caused by cork and linoleum dust and noted that toxic gases generated by burning cork, linoleum and shellac had overcome several firefighters. Brown’s official finding?  He thought it began on the stove floor and “was caused by a concentration of explosive vapors ignited by a spark of unknown origin.” Succinct but hardly conclusive. Rumors of possible sabotage remained, fueled by the fact that a number of other war-material plants had been the scene of similar disasters. The FBI had also been called in on Sept. 12, 1940, more than a year before

Pearl Harbor, to investigate a munitions plant explosion that killed 51 people in Kenvil, N.J. During the war, explosions also rocked war-related factories in such places as Burlington, Iowa (one in December 1941, one in March ‘42); Versailles, Pa. (May ‘42); Stockton, Calif. (June ‘42); Coalmont, Ind. (November ‘42); Marcus Hook, Pa. (August ‘44). There were likely others. Wilgus told us that some World War II records held in Washington had been sealed for 100 years.  We do not know if the CongoleumNairn disaster is among those. If it isn’t, we (and the KPD) would be interested

in learning what the FBI’s official findings were.   Was there a conclusive resolution as to the cause? Were there any arrests or was the determination that the explosion was accidental? Last week, The Observer contacted the FBI’s Newark office, provided the names of all the federal agents who had been involved in the case and asked for any available information. We have been told that our query was forwarded to agency’s media office and history department in Washington. And we must file a FOIL (Freedom of Information Law), request which shall be done. If we learn anything, we will tell you.

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