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‘Log-in’ required at KHS


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By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent

KEARNY – When they started the fall term last Thursday, Sept. 5, Kearny High School students faced a new “test” even before they reached their classrooms. They were asked to “log in,” as Principal Al Gilson put it: running their school ID cards past a scanner which, linked to a computer laptop, senses the ID barcode and “registers” their attendance. “It’s a swipe process,” Gilson said. “You don’t need to be wireless or have an external power source. It’s very simple.” In contrast to previous years when kids could walk into the high school from any of five access points, now the only way they can “check in” is via the school’s main entrance on Devon St. At the same time, school monitors check students for compliance with the school uniform policy. Any students arriving between 7 and 8 a.m. without their ID or required attire are being sent home to get it before returning. Between 8 and 8:15 a.m. students coming into school with no ID are sent to the auditorium and given a temporary student pass. Lost IDs are replaced for a $5 fee. Reports on students without see SCANNERS page


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firefighters but the town is renewing its bid – and this time, it’s asking for a lot HARRISON – more. he federal government Harrison Fire Director has rejected an applica- Harold Stahl said the town tion by Harrison for got word last month that it funding to hire additional had been turned down in its


effort to get a $2.1 million in SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) grant to pay salaries and benefits for 12 new firefighters for two years. However, Harrison derived some consolation from being

awarded about $35,000 from another federal firefighter funding source to replace two-decade-old emergency rescue equipment. “Our men just completed four days of see SAFER page


McDonald bid to keep presidency misfires By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent

recommended the denial of McDonald’s bid to set aside the BOE’s 6-3 vote June 17 KEARNY – to replace her with Robert Bernadette McDonald’s efO’Malley. McDonald still fort to retain the presidency of keeps her board seat. the Kearny Board of Education Now the matter goes to the has been dealt a serious setstate Commissioner of Educaback, if not a near fatal blow. tion for a final resolution. The On Aug. 26, state Admincommissioner has 45 days to istrative Law Judge Evelyn affirm, reject or modify MaJ. Marose, sitting in Newark, rose’s finding.

“I’m disappointed,” McDonald said, when asked for her reaction, “but other than that, I have nothing to say about it.” McDonald, meanwhile, is focused on seeking re-election to the BOE as part of a threemember “team,” together with newcomers former Kearny Councilwoman Barbara Cifelli-Sherry and Samantha Paris, a CPA.

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an it really be 12 years already? A dozen years since the morning that changed America, and the world? Perhaps in other parts of this nation 9/11 no longer feels like only yesterday, but to those of us living within literal sight of lower Manhattan, and the place where the Twin Towers once stood, the memories are as clear and as sharp and as painful as ever. I, for one, still cannot look up at a plane soaring through a bright blue sky without being jolted from the present to the past. “September 11th blue,” I heard someone call it on a CNN documentary the other night. Those of us who were here that day know exactly what that means. We can see that blue. Just as we can see the gray of the cloud that swept down the streets and then rose to the heavens and blotted away the blue – along with our sense of security. In the days after 9/11,

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Nutley man and two from Passaic residents were arrested last Thursday, Sept. 5, by U.S. Secret Service Agents and members of the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office for allegedly running a scheme involving $160,000 in false cell-phone insurance claims, Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announced. The case against the accused will apparently be bolstered by one suspect’s Facebook page, on which he reportedly bragged about the scam. Peter Mancuso, 43, of

Nutley; Roger Davila, 32,  and Ceasar Berrios,  26, both of Passaic, are all charged with engaging in a plot to submit fraudulent cell-phone loss claims to Asurion Insurance Services. Using ficitious names, Mancuso and Davila submitted certified loss claims to Asurion,  stating  that cell phones were lost or stolen, authorities said. In return, the defendants reportedly received replacement cell phones. Photo courtesy PCPO Berrios took delivery of Peter Mancuso the replacements at a covert internet, it is alleged. address, and the defendants The prosecutor’s office said then sold the devices over the

it was Davila who “boasted about the sales and other aspects of the scheme on his Facebook page.” The three are accused of participating in the filing of more than $160,000 worth of fraudulent claims between December 2009 and August 2013. Mancuso, Davila and Berrios are each charged with: insurance fraud, theft by deception, trafficking in stolen goods, and conspiracy. Each charge carries the potential penalty of five to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison. The arrests are the result of a year-long investigation by

the Insurance Fraud Unit of the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Newark Field Office of the U.S. Secret Service. The investigation is continuing. If you have any questions, please contact Chief Assistant Prosecutor McCann at (973) 837-7616 or jmccann@passaiccountynj. org. Valdes’ office notes that a criminal complaint is merely an accusation, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. –Karen Zautyk

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several previous Domus jobs, including a 49-unit affordable senior residence in Kearny in 2005 and, more recently, a 49unit project in Dumont. The breakthrough for the Harrison project came with the recent announcement that

commitment of $1.4 million in Hudson County HOME funds and $509,000 from Harrison’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund for a total of $3.7 million to finance the development. “The building will be finished by fall 2014 and tenants

Eligibility for these units will be driven by federal AMI (Area Median Income) levels for the northeast region. According to information furnished by The Metro Company, a Jersey City-based financial consultant to Do-

advertisements “in local and regional newspapers, as well as local senior centers and HARRISON – service providers” and with a notice to be posted on the inally, after nearly five state’s Housing Resource years of scrambling and Center Website. in-fighting, all systems A lottery will be used to are go for Harrison’s long make final selections of tenproposed affordable senior ants for the apartments, Westhousing project for people age ervelt said. 62 and older. Domus entered the picture The Domus Corp., the about a year and a half ago nonprofit housing arm of the as the successor to another Catholic Charities of Newnonprofit, New Town Develark, is preparing for a fall opment Corp., which Harrison groundbreaking for the 15-unit had originally designated to do building that will rise at 774 the project back in 2009. Harrison Ave., just off SchuyThe town provided ler Ave. and adjacent to the $200,000, combined with Harrison Gardens public hous$500,000 from the Hudson ing complex. Harrison Avenue Elevation Side Elevation County Economic DevelopCatholic Charities CEO/Doment Corp., to acquire the mus President John Westervelt Rendering courtesy Steven Cohen Harrison Ave. parcel, demolish said he expected that Domus Architect’s rendering showing front and side perspectives of senior residence to be built in Harrison. a small residential building on would close on the approxiDomus had been approved for will move in by the end of 2014 mus, the gross monthly rent the site and hire an architect mately 40-by-100 square foot Westervelt said. for three apartments will be to draft plans for the new senproperty sometime this month $1.8 million in CDBG Disaster or early 2015,” PROPOSED RESIDENCE Recovery funds via the N.J. Plans call for 15 one-bedcalculated at 47.5% of AMI ior facility. It ended up donatand start construction by late Housing Mortgage & Finance room, 600 square foot apartor $687 minus a utility allowing the property to Domus for October. ments, with one of those ance of $127 for a net rent of $1. Del-Sano Contracting Co. of Agency. Two previously filed apartments to be reserved for $560; the rent for each of the But New Town fell on hard Union will undertake the pro- applications had misfired. That award, Westervelt an on-site superintendent, he remaining 12 units will be set times in 2011 after its volunteer ject, Westervelt said. Del-Sano said, will supplement a prior said. at 57.5% of AMI or $832 minus director, Michael Rodgers, was has previously worked on the same utility allowance for fired from his paid job as execa net rent of $705. utive director of the Harrison The lower rents are a Housing Authority. Rodgers requirement of the county’s subsequently sued the HHA HOME funds program, Metro and the town, claiming he was reported. punished for disciplining a When the Harrison govern- relative of the mayor. ing body voted last year to So when New Town sought award the nonprofit a PILOT the town’s endorsement to (Payment in Lieu of Taxes), apply for HMFA funding in Domus projected it would support of the senior project, collect about $107,000 in anit didn’t get it. Domus did. nual revenues. It will pay the Eventually, Rodgers agreed town about $6,800 a year; after to a settlement of his litigation 15 years, that amount will be with the HHA and the town adjusted upward. but terms of the settlement – Westervelt said Domus which reportedly involved a will get the word out about substantial payout to Rodgers the new apartments with – weren’t disclosed.


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Now this technology will be assisting the autistic. It is fairly common knowledge that a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia might wander away from home. (Just last week, an Elizabeth grandmother disappeared from her residence with her two young grandchildren; all of them, luckily, were found safe on the streets of Newark the following day.) It is less widely known, though, that ASD individuals also wander. There is even a national organization, the Autism Wandering Awareness

Alerts Response and Education (AWAARE) Collaboration, devoted to raising public consciousness of this problem. Someone who sees a senior citizen on the streets looking lost and confused will likely contact the police. But a younger person, even a child,

who may not necessarily look lost, might not catch your attention. AWAARE’s website, http://, cites a study in Pediatrics magazine indicating that “49% of children with an ASD  attempt to elope from a safe environ-

ment.” But why? According to AWAARE: “Mainly, a person with autism will wander to either get to something or away from something. Like dementia, persons with autism gravitate towards items of interest. This could be anything from a road sign they once saw to a neighbor’s pool to a merry-goround in the park. “Other times, they may want to escape an environment if certain sounds or other sensory input becomes bothersome.” AWAARE notes that outdoor gatherings are especially problematic, as are schools with unfenced/ungated play areas, and even a visit to a new, unsecured environment, such as a relative’s home. Last month, Caltabellotta and COP unit cohorts, Officers Jack Grimm and Damon Pein, see DATABASE page



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It’s like deja vu all over again Have you ever heard of Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov? I hadn’t either until the other night when, thoughts of nuclear annihilation on my mind, I did a bit of research on the times the world walked a thin red line between survival and horrific destruction. I had lived through one such time, the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 and remember vividly the hours before American warships blockading Castro’s island were expected to face off against the approaching Soviet fleet, and most people were wondering exactly how long they had left to live. On Oct. 22, President John F. Kennedy had addressed the nation, revealing the presence of nuclear missiles in Cuba and announcing: “It shall be the policy of this nation to regard any nuclear missile launched from Cuba against any nation in the Western Hemisphere as an attack by the Soviet Union on the United States, requiring a full

retaliatory response upon the Soviet Union.” Everyone knew what “full retaliatory response” meant, and it had nothing to do with “boots on the ground.” On Oct. 24, Nikita Khrushchev sent a telegram to Kennedy, stating: “If you coolly weigh the situation which has developed, not giving way to passions, you will understand that the Soviet Union cannot fail to reject the arbitrary demands of the United States” and that the Soviet Union views the blockade as “an act of aggression” and their ships will be instructed to ignore it. And so we waited. It was over by Oct. 27, thanks to a frenzy of negotiations and an agreement: Russia would remove its nukes from Cuba and the U.S. would remove its missiles in Turkey. There would be peace in our time. Or at least not nuclear war. However, that sickening stab of fear I recalled from so many years ago struck again when I read a headline

last week: “Russian Warships Cross Bosphorous En Route to Syria.” I have listened to our President and our Secretary of State and I cannot for the literal life of me accept their arguments for a (shall we label it “humanitarian”?) strike against Syria -- especially when the American people are so overwhelmingly opposed. I am also having difficulty accepting the “evidence” put forth. There is more at stake here than Barack Obama’s losing face. I am not saying there will be a repeat of the 1962 trauma. At least not initially. If we strike at Syria, the repercussions will be complex and ongoing. There are far more than two players in this game. Things will progress in steps. But progress toward what? Mock me as a doomsayer. However, deep inside there is that flicker of fear. Perhaps it comes from having been traumatized in my youth, but

in recent days I have been hearing the echoes of the language of Armageddon that I remember from 1962. And so, who was Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov? According to various sources on the internet, the Soviet officer was on duty the night of Sept. 26, 1983, in a bunker in Belarus. (Yes, ‘83, 21 years after the Cuban Missile Crisis.) Petrov was alerted by computer that one of the USSR’s warning satellites had just detected the launch of five Minuteman missiles from silos in the U.S. Midwest. According to website “In the midst of the chaos created by the attack warnings, Petrov, convinced that the alarm must be false, made an historic decision not to alert higher authorities. Had Petrov cracked and triggered a response, Soviet missiles would have rained down on U.S. cities. In turn, that would have brought a devastating response from the Pentagon.”

Petrov’s decision proved correct. There had been no U.S. launches. The warnings were the result of a computer malfunction. The world had been minutes from destruction, and we never even knew it. I prefer not knowing. There are moments when one’s head finds justifiable sanctuary in the sand. Because I have no confidence whatsoever in our current chief executive, and because I, and you, have absolutely no control over an ill-advised march toward potential disaster -- be it military or political -- I shall not be watching his interviews on the major networks Monday night. Neither shall I watch his address to the nation on Tuesday night. I have decided to ignore them. This will allow me to sleep those nights. And the ones after. However many that may be. – Karen Zautyk


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n a move some might interpret as a sign of “independence,” East Newark has brought its public school pre-K program back home this fall. This marks a departure from sending its 4-year-olds to neighboring Harrison where the Board of Education

commode was installed, and a security/intercom hooked up. When the weather is bad and kids can’t go outside for a half-hour play period, they’ll have access to the Rec Center gym. Meanwhile, East Newark Superintendent/Principal William Shlala noted, “We’re soliciting prices to carve out a piece of the Rec Center parking lot into a pee-wee playground.”

hired school business administrator (replacing Paul Vizuzzo), said that the BOE had budgeted $112,000 for last year’s pre-K program. This year, factoring in rental fees assessed by the borough for use of the Rec Center, plus the cost of the building’s modifications – including a still-to-come replacement of the building’s HVAC system – Havlich estimated that, “we should be working a little

under that budget.” At the same time, having the program in the borough should make it easier for parents bringing their kids back and forth. The BOE has hired Jennifer Palumbo, who has 10 years’ experience as a pre-school instructor in Harrison, as its pre-K class teacher and Joanne Ribeiro, a candidate for a teaching degree at Drew University who is bi-lingual in

Spanish and Portuguese, as a teacher aide. As of last Friday, the first day of classes, 16 youngsters had been registered, according to Palumbo. Eight of the “younger” 4-year-olds are participating in the morning session, which runs from 8:20 to 10:50 a.m., and eight of the “older” group attend the afternoon session from 12:20 to see PRESCHOOL page


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farmed out the youngsters to a privately operated nursery center. On a separate front, East Newark’s Board of Education, which operates a single K-8 school, has been investigating the possibility of withdrawing its high school-age students from Harrison High School on the grounds that the tuition rates are onerous for borough taxpayers. For now, though, school trustees are focused on bringing the little ones under its own roof, having made modifications to the front room of the East Newark Recreation Center on Central Ave. to create a new pre-school facility. Mayor Joseph Smith said it was only a couple of weeks ago that the state Department of Education signed off on using the facility as an early childhood classroom after leaks in ceiling blocks were corrected, the room was painted, a toddler-friendly

While the borough was waiting to hear from the DOE, as a contingency plan, it sounded out the Kearny school system about the possibility of that district taking its 4-year-olds – a proposal that, Smith said, Kearny school brass would have welcomed had the state nixed the Rec Center move. For a few years, East Newark Public School managed to accommodate a pre-school class but a sudden surge in primary enrollment last year that prompted the creation of a second first-grade classroom to avoid overcrowding forced the borough to send its preschoolers to a Harrison-based nursery school at Fourth St. and Cleveland Ave. Now, Smith said, the borough will have direct control over the program, from both an educational and financial perspective. Tim Havlich, the newly

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this time for about $5.7 million – enough to pay salaries and benefits for 36 additional fire training with the new gear,” Stahl said. (More details about personnel during a two-year period to beef up the 29-memthat later.) ber department. “We feel 36 Stahl said the feds denied more is what it will take to the town’s SAFER request get us to the recommended because, even had they granted it, the extra personnel minimum,” he said. Meanwhile, the Kearny Fire still would’ve left Harrison Department – which has met shorthanded by federal fire protection standards: ensuring with two previous SAFER dethat a minimum of 15 firefight- nials, first for four, then eight ers would be “on the ground” additional firefighters – is 90% of the time to respond to now deploying a strategy similar to Harrison’s by asking for a first alarm. $1.9 million to cover the hiring Stahl declined to make of 15 additional fire personnel available a copy of the denial for two years, to supplement explanation sent to the town by the feds on the grounds he the existing complement of 83, according to Fire Chief Steven didn’t want to compromise Dyl. Even if the application is the town’s position. The town could have asked successful, however, it would still leave the department for more, Stahl said, “but we went conservative,” figuring it below its allowable ordinance would have a better chance of strength of 102, he noted. Dyl joined other fire chiefs snagging some of the federal in the region in publicly pie split up among paid and questioning Harrison’s firstvolunteer fire departments response firefighting resource around the country. capabilities and its alleged Now, having become more over-reliance on mutual aid, in savvy in the process, Stahl said local department experts the wake of a March 10 multialarm fire in the 600 block of “crunched the numbers” and Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. North the department reapplied to that left 25 residents homeless the SAFER grant program –

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on overtime costs. Santos said the town would look to cut back even more if it felt the perceived risk to its fire personnel persisted but, so far, that threat hasn’t yet materialized. Meanwhile, Harrison is thankful for its Assistance to Firefighters grant, secured through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Department of Homeland Security (which also provides SAFER grants), allowing the acquisition of rescue products from ESI Equipment Co. of Montgomeryville, Pa. Devices like a circle/flat cutter/spreader capable of cutting out windshields,

an hydraulic 1,000 PSI ram designed to push in dashboards and control panels and a heavy duty “come a long” winch (a ratchet-type tool with chain attachment) that can pull off a door or steering wheel, will all be helpful in freeing a driver from a smashed vehicle, as will “hi lo stabilizer jacks” that can raise and steady a vehicle “in a matter of minutes” prior to extricating occupants, Stahl said. And another weapon the department will now have in its arsenal, Stahl added, is a light-weight 10,000 PSI hydraulic power pack designed to operate two rescue tools at the same time.




Broken bridge hinders dredge transports By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent

of dioxin, PCBs and other contaminants in years past. CPF hired Great Lakes Dredge & Dock of Staten LYNDHURST – Island, N.Y., to excavate some ust four weeks after a 20,000 cubic yards of the contractor began dredging tainted sediment and dump a 5.6-acre section of polit into barges which transluted Passaic River mudflats at port the materials downriver River Mile 10.9 in Lyndhurst, to Clean Earth, a hazardous the $20 million job has come waste treatment facility in to a halt. South Kearny for processing The Bridge St. Bridge, one of and the toxic residue, mixed 11 bridges that must be opened with cement, is shipped by to allow for the passage of rail to a landfill in Oklahoma, barges hauling the toxic while the water from the sediment scooped up from the barges is diverted into tanker top two feet of mudflats, has trucks for transport to a New mechanical problems which England treatment plant. The could take as long as a month work has been proceeding six to fix. days a week. When the six- to Elias Rodriguez, a spokeseight-week job is finished, a man for the U.S. Environmen- cap will be placed over the tal Protection Agency, which exposed area. is overseeing the work, said But the barge movements last week that Ray Basso, EPA’s depend on a timed sequence director of the Lower Passaic of bridge openings – 10 crossRiver Cleanup project, has ing the Passaic and one span“confirmed that the bridge ning the Hackensack River isn’t working” and that, “the – and the Bridge St. Bridge, Cooperating Partners Group which carries vehicular traffic is working with the U.S. Coast along County Rt. 508 between Guard to determine a path Newark and Harrison, is the forward.” 10th bridge from the mouth of CPG spokesman Jonathan the Passaic at Newark Bay. Jaffe said: “We are eager to Built by the American continue dredging. UnfortuBridge Co. in 1913 as a swing nately, the [bridge] situation span, Bridge St. Bridge is listed is beyond our control. We will on the N.J. Register of Historic be ready to dredge when the Places and was rehabilitated in infrastructure is repaired by 1981, according to Wikipedia. the county.” Its two electric motors were CPG is an amalgam of some damaged by Hurricane Sandy 70 corporate organizations last year and were recently that have accepted responsireplaced by Hudson County, bility for the despoiling of the which has a rotating joint river from industrial disresponsibility with Essex for charges of high concentrations maintaining the bridge.


mental counsel John Scagnelli said that before the dredging began, they’d warned the CPG to be wary of the aging Passaic River bridges. “We suggested they set up an escrow account to fix these bridges if something happened,” Intindola said. “These bridges are fragile.” As a member of the Passaic River Rowing Club, the engineer has seen these structures up close many times. Scagnelli said that back in Photo by Ron Leir June, as the CPG and EPA Bridge St. Bridge can’t open for boat traffic. were drafting plans for the dredging enterprise, “we days. Hudson and Essex would But a new problem – unrewarned them about these old lated to the motors -- surfaced share the cost equally. bridges and that they haven’t And, because “maritime on Saturday, Aug. 31. been opened and closed [on a traffic cannot navigate up or On that date, “… at approxiregular basis] for many years down the Passaic River while mately 5:30 a.m., the Bridge so we had concerns about the Street bridge … experienced a the bridge is non-functional,” barge transport procedure. I’m major mechanical failure ren- Demellier said, “an emergency not surprised this happened. dering it inoperable,” reported does exist, and work shall The CPG needs to address this Hudson County Roads & Pub- commence immediately to adnow.” dress this situation.” lic Property Director Harold Asked if Lyndhurst would After the bridge got stuck in Demellier Jr. in a Sept. 4 memo be open to the possibility of the open position on Aug. 31, to the county administrator. the contractor trucking out the county reportedly brought “Subsequent inspection of the soiled sediment, Scagnelli the mechanical equipment on in two tow trucks to manually said: “The township made it return the swing span into the the bridge revealed that the clear that the dredged matedifferential gear is broken and closed position. rials cannot be trucked out It continues to accept vevarious shaft keys and a pinion through the streets of Lyndshaft sheared. Other mechani- hicular traffic – which is good hurst. Our position hasn’t cal repairs related to this event news for fans of the New York changed.” may become evident when the Red Bulls who drive across it The EPA is in the process of for the team’s home games in equipment is dismantled.” completing a “focused study Demellier said Perrello Inc., Harrison. Upcoming games at of cleanup options for the Red Bull Arena are scheduled the Lake Hopatcong firm that lower eight-mile stretch of the for Sept. 14 and 22 and Oct. 5 is contracted for welding, Passaic, from Newark Bay to and 27. structural and mechanical Belleville,” and releasing the In phone interviews last repairs for the Bridge St., Clay results for public review by week, both Lyndhurst consultSt. and Jackson St. bridges, year’s end. It’s unclear how ing engineer Brian Intindola has estimated that repairs this setback to the Lyndhurst of Neglia Engineering and could run between $100,000 project will impact those special Lyndhurst environto $150,000 and could take 30 plans.

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6,700 Flags to fly to honor fallen war heroes Over 6,700 flags will fly at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Lyndhurst beginning on Friday, Sept. 20. The event is part of “Field of Flags,” a traveling memorial to the fallen heroes of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Each flag represents an American casualty. The Field of Flags is a silent, patriotic, and poignant reminder of the cost of war. Each flag signifies not simply

one casualty, but all the family members and friends who have been touched by that life now gone. They represent our respect for those who have served and are currently serving in the military and our hope for peace in the future, for a time when no one is called upon by our country to give the greatest sacrifice. Mary Corrao, organizer of the event, and a St. Michael’s

parishioner, who has a son and three grandsons presently serving in the military said, “My son told me that before each battle, Marines kneel and pray for peace.” Corrao further stated that Field of Flags is “to remember and revere our loved ones who understood and accepted the price that war and peace exact.” Field of Flags began in 2005 at the Somers Congregational

Church in Somers Connecticut. Members of the church’s Memorial Garden Committee placed 2,231 flags, one for each American casualty at the time, to show that those who have died and their families and friends were remembered in our prayers. Fr. Stanley Kostrzomb, pastor of St. Michael’s, stated, “As we get wrapped up in our daily schedules, we often forget those who fought and

who are fighting for us so that we can continue to live freely. Hopefully the Field of Flags will help us to appreciate all those who sacrificed their lives. Let us keep them, and their loved ones, in our daily prayers.” On Sunday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m., an interfaith service will be held at St. Michael the Archangel Church as part of the Field of Flags event. All are invited to attend.



Reports from the Kearny Police blotter A different sort of shoplifting suspect was arrested last week at Walmart. This one, Kearny police reported, walked out of the store not with stolen goods, but with cash scammed from the returns counter. At 1:30 p.m. Sept. 1, Officers Steve Hroncich and Cesar Negron responded to an alert from store security, who reported that a man had left the premises with a $63+ refund for items he had not purchased. How did he get the money? Security said he had picked up discarded receipts from the parking lot, entered Walmart and removed from the shelves the same items as were on the receipts and took it all to the returns counter, getting a “refund.” A short time later, Negron spotted a man fitting the suspect’s description just off Harrison Ave. in Harrison, took him into custody and brought him back to the store

for identification. Charged with shoplifting was 18-year-old Julian Yates of Newark, who was being held on $2,000 bail. Other recent reports from the KPD blotter included the following: Aug. 30 At 3:30 p.m., responding to complaints of drug use in the area, the Vice Squad was on Schuyler Ave. near the Kearny-Harrison border, where they observed what appeared to be a drug transaction. Arrested for alleged possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were Joseph Berl, 24, and David Herman, 21, both of Harrison. Returning to the same area at 5:45 p.m., the officers witnessed another apparent transaction and saw one suspect then enter a parked car and drive away. When he was stopped on Davis Ave. at Harrison Ave., police said they observed him remove

something from his shirt and discard it on the floor. The item was found to be a bag of suspected cocaine, police said. Two more plastic bags, containing suspected marijuana, were reportedly found in his pocket. Charged with possession of the drugs and paraphernalia was 60-year-old Dante Manzamares of Harrison. Sept. 1 Officers John Fabula and Dave Rakowski were called to Kearny Ave. and Afton St. at 2:30 p.m. to deal with a loud and disorderly group, one of whom – an 18-year-old Kearny male – appeared to be especially agitated and under the influence of some unknown substance. When the teen was asked to take a seat on the curb, onlookers gathered, and Fabula told them to disperse. Most heeded him, but one 17-year-old Kearny male pushed past, bumped him and laughed in his face. The






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sobriety tests and took her to HQ for an Alcotest. Charged with DWI and careless driving was Angie Gomez, 27, of East Newark.

P.O. Fabula responded to Walmart at 3:45 p.m. after two men reportedly tried to shoplift with a 43-inch plasma TV. Confronted in the foyer At 3:30 p.m., Rakowski, P.O. by store security, the suspects Sean Kelly and Sgt. Anthony became combative and fled, Limite responded to a twoleaving the TV behind. vehicle accident at the interPolice Chief John Dowie section of Quincy Ave. and noted that an “upstanding Devon St. One of the drivers, citizen” who had witnessed fitting the description of a the confrontation and saw the man known to police, reportmen run to a car, called police edly fled on foot down Quincy. anonymously to provide the Kelly, who knew the man’s license plate number. address, assumed he would be Fabula checked the DMV heading home and saw him photo of the registered owner arrive, reportedly carrying a and matched it to one of the plastic bag containing metal suspects, Dowie said. canisters. Police said these Because of the assault on a proved to be aerosol inhalants. guard, the crime was elevated Carlos Crincev, 33, of from shoplifting to robbery, Kearny, arrested before for and a warrant for same was isalleged “huffing” of aerosols, sued against Randolph Samuwas reportedly unsteady on el, 43, of Jersey City. his feet. He was given field sobriety tests, arrested, taken Sept. 3 to HQ , and again provided Det. Mike Gonzalez rewith Narcotics Anonymous sponded to a local health-care literature, police said. facility at 10 a.m. to follow up Crincev was charged with: on a theft and forgery investiDWI; leaving the scene of an gation involving a credit card accident; reckless driving; reported stolen from a patient being under the influence of a being treated there. CDS; possession of a CDS, and The detective had found refusal to take an Alcotest. that the card was subsequently used at five Kearny Sept. 2 stores – Discount City, Street At 2:10 a.m., Officer Ben Smart, Walmart, Wawa and Wuelfing stopped a vehicle Quick Chek – viewed their reportedly traveling at a high security videos and developed rate of speed on Passaic Ave. a suspect.  between North and South After being interviewed, Midland Aves. Police said Melissa Sheppard, 38, of Harhe detected a strong odor of alcohol, gave the driver field see KPD page


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NJMC to rededicate World Trade Center Memorial Cove The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC), Lyndhurst, will rededicate its World Trade Center Memorial Cove on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 8:46 a.m., the time that the first hijacked jetliner hit the North Tower of the Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. The memorial, located in DeKorte Park at the edge of the marsh next to the NJMC administration building, provides a clear view of the lower Manhattan skyline, including the new One World Trade Center. The memorial sustained significant damage from Superstorm Sandy and has been reconstructed. Starting around 8 p.m., there will be an informal, unofficial gathering in the Visitors Parking Lot in DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst, to view the Tribute in Light in Lower Manhattan marking the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Roughly two dozen folks were on hand a year ago to see the twin beams of light. Most were there with cameras; others were there just to reflect.     The park’s William K. McDowell Observatory will also be open that night for free

public viewing. “The World Trade Center Memorial Cove provides a tranquil place to reflect upon and honor the nearly 3,000 brave men and women who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, and it is was very important to the commission following the damage from Superstorm Sandy that this hallowed spot be restored,” said Marcia Karrow, executive director of the NJMC. “It is with heavy hearts that we commemorate this sad day in our nation’s history by rededicating this memorial.” The Memorial Cove consists World Trade Center Memorial Cove of a free-form wooden deck with two projecting piers, sug gesting shadows of the fallen towers. The piers are proportioned after the World Trade H O L I D AY S B I RT H D AY S P I C N I C S Center, and each one has 110 boards representing the 110 floors of the towers. The memorial also includes a steel silhouette of the towers and a spot from which visitors can view where the towers stood against the Manhattan skyline. The NJMC’s 9/11 Memorial was originally dedicated in March 2003. Flooding from Superstorm HASBROUCK HEIGHTS 201-727-9525 Sandy ripped the deck and HEIGHTS PLAZA 459 ROUTE 17 SOUTH



Bello twins’ garden harvest Vincent Bello III and Charlie Bello of Lyndhurst have recently begun delivering their garden-grown long Italian squash which they’ve named “cucuzzi” to their neighbors. This is the second year the twins have been growing the squash and feeding the neighborhood. The longest cucuzzi grown so far is over five feet long.

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SCANNERS from IDs or uniforms are e-mailed to first-period teachers before the first bell so that no instructional time is wasted. “It’s all about safety and accountability,” says KHS Vice Principal Pat Ragnoni. “We’ve been using IDs for more than eight years with the [school] board’s approval, so now, we’re just using them [with the scanners] for the same purpose they initially intended.” Of the six scanners acquired by the high school – each purchased at a cost that Gilson quoted as “under $100” – one has been assigned to the nurse’s office so that any student reporting ill can be logged into the system as well. Superintendent of Schools Frank Ferraro said the new protocol “is going to help with attendance and it’s not an invasion of privacy.” On Sept. 4, Ferraro talked about more changes coming this school year at the “first

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LEFT: At KHS convocation, from l., are Assistant Superintendent Debra Sheard, consultant Charles Ivory and Superintendent of Schools Frank Ferraro. RIGHT: Laptop "registers" KHS students via scanner and ID card.

annual convocation” at KHS stadium attended by several hundred teachers and staffers. The $44 million KHS renovation job will resume this year, two students will be appointed as non-voting members of the Board of Educa-

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long-range strategic planning process will be developed, Ferraro said. Charles Ivory, executive director of EIRC (Educational Information & Resources Center), hired by the BOE to draft that long-range plan, said he would moderate four 90-minute evening sessions, beginning Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at Franklin School, involving small group discussions, each around four different themes: “Kearny Pride” & what’s working well. “Envisioning the Future,” three years from now. Developing and identifying action steps to achieve goals emerging from Phases 1 and 2. “Data Night”: an analysis of student achievement, gradu-

ation rates, ratables in the community and the impact of data on what the district hopes to achieve. “Minutes will be developed after every meeting and made public,” Ivory said. “You’re the best planners we could find,” Ivory told the teachers and staff assembled at the convocation. Teachers, parents, BOE members and other members of the community will be invited to participate in these workshops, Ivory said. “No one is going to make speeches at these evening sessions,” he said. “We’ll be sitting at tables with small groups [whose mission will be] defining a common ground, building a consensus around our agenda."

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Lyndhurst Police Squad hosts its second annual 5k run on Sunday, Sept. 14, at 8:30 a.m. at the Recreation Center, 862 Valley Brook Ave. Proceeds will help the squad buy equipment and supplies to better serve the community. Registration fee is $32. Race day registration starts at 6:30 a.m. Several water stations will be set throughout the course. The race is sanctioned by USA Track and Field New Jersey. Groups will be split by gender into age categories

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Belleville residents can have their confidential documents safely shredded for free on Community Shred Day on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the Senior Center parking lot, 125 Franklin Ave. Proof of residency is required. Bring documents in paper bags or cardboard boxes weighing no more than 10 lbs. (limit: five bankers boxes per person). No binders or magazines are accepted. Arrive early as this event will end prior to noon if the shredding truck reaches capacity. Vendors are needed for an arts, crafts and collectibles show, sponsored by the Woman’s Club of Belleville. Cost is $25 per table. Contact Kathy at garden07109@gmail. com or Joan at jhneedles@ The event is set for Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Belleville Senior Center, 125 Franklin Ave.

p.m.) and health screening (9 to 11 a.m.) will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 575 Kearny Ave. Tables are still available at a cost of $15 each or two for $25.  
For more information, call the church office at 201991-5894. Kearny UNICO will hold a flea market on Saturday, Sept.15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Frank Vincent Marina at Kearny Riverbank Park; and will sponsor a bus trip to Tropicana Casino, Atlantic City, on Sunday, Sept. 29, at a cost of $30 per person ($25 back from casino). For tickets, contact Lou Pandolfi at 201368-2409. Proceeds benefit Kearny UNICO’s charitable activities.


The Woman’s Club of Lyndhurst conducts a drive-by food drive for non-perishable items (no expired items) on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Food Pantry, Harrison 253 Stuyvesant Ave. (TownRegistration is open until ship Clerk’s office). Send Sept. 13 for Harrison Recreation co-ed soccer for grades 1 monetary donations payto 8 at the Community Center, able to the Woman’s Club of 401 Warren St. For more infor- Lyndhurst to: Diane Cichino c/o Town Clerk’s Office, 253 mation, call 973-268-2469. Stuyvesant Ave., Lyndhurst, N.J. 07071 or bring it to the Kearny food drive. A Flapjack Fundraiser for Woman’s Club members Pathways to Independence will be held at Applebee’s, 175 are at the Food Pantry every Passaic Ave., on Sunday, Sept. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. 15, from 8 to 10 a.m. Tickets Families in need may contact are $10. Proceeds will benefit Sarah Anderson at the Health adults with disabilities. For Center at 201-804-2500. more information, call 201The New Jersey Meadow997-9371, ext. 18. lands Commission announces A flea market (9 a.m. to 3

the following activities: * Pontoon Boat Cruise – Sept. 12, 16 and 18 at 5 p.m., $15 per person; for ages 10 and older; and final Canoe Trip of the season – Saturday, Sept. 21, at 8:30 a.m., $15 per person; for ages 10 and older. Both depart from River Barge Park, Carlstadt. Preregistration required. To register for these programs, visit html  or call 201-460-4640. * Third-Tuesday-of-theMonth Bird Walk – Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Harrier Meadow in North Arlington. You must sign a standard liability release that is good for NJMC/ BCAS events throughout the year. To R.S.V.P., contact Don Torino of the BCAS at or 201-2304983. * New Jersey’s Threatened and Endangered Wildlife: An Overview of the Garden – Thursday, Sept. 19, 2 to 3:30 p.m., for all ages,  $5/person; $4/MEC members at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. For more information, call 201-460-8300 or visit The Alzheimer’s Association hosts a two-part program, “Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Middle Stage,” at the Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., on Wednesday, Sept. 18 and 25, 6 to 8 p.m.  Registration is necessary.  To register, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 973-586-4300.

Clara Maass Medical Center hosts a breakfast forum on vaccination options for adults at the Lyndhurst Health Department, 601 Riverside Ave., Suite 1, on Friday, Sept. 20, at 10 a.m. Call 201-804-2500 to reserve a seat. Polish American Citizens Club, 730 New Jersey Ave., holds a beefsteak dinner on Sept. 22 from 1 to 5 p.m. Price is $45 per person (all you can eat and drink). Watch Giants vs. Panthers. Contact the club at 201-438-9723 or Ted Dudek at 201-924-9848. The club also sponsors a Dart League every other week, starting Sept. 24, from 7:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, call David Pecelli at 201-427-0849.

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A free Lunch and Learn program on healthy feet, conducted by Dr. Christian S. Raymond, will be held at the North Arlington Senior Center, 10 Beaver Ave. (rear of Health Department) on Thursday, Sept. 19, at noon. Bring insurance cards. The program includes treatment of bunions, calluses, vascular conditions and more. The program is open to surrounding communities. Registration is required; call the Health Department at 201-9555695. North Arlington Public Library, 210 Ridge Rd., announces the following events for children: * Storytime at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 18 and 25, for ages 2 to 5. * Pirate Craft at 6:30 p.m. on

Tuesday, Sept. 17, for grades K-5, sponsored by the NA Women’s Club. Come dressed in pirate garb. * Bedtime Story Time at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, for ages 4 to 6. The following Back-toSchool nights are scheduled at 7 p.m.: Sept. 18 – North Arlington High School; Sept. 24 – Roosevelt School; Sept. 26 – North Arlington Middle School; Oct. 1 – Washington School; Oct. 2 – Jefferson School. The Rosary Society of Queen of Peace Parish sponsors a Tricky Tray and luncheon from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at San Carlo Fine Caterers, 620 Stuyvesant Ave., Lyndhurst, for ages 18 and older only. Admission is $40 per person. For tickets, call Carol at 201-991-6454 or Pegeen at 201246-1030.


Pen to Prose Writers’ Group meets Monday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m., at Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr. The Nutley Department of Public Affairs is currently seeking volunteers to become a point of contact in their neighborhood in the event of a weather emergency or power failure.  The P.O.C. will be a component of the Nutley Public Health Reserve Corps and play a vital role during storm emergencies.  Interested residents should call 973-284-4976 and ask for Ann Marie Nicolette or email her at

West Hudson Arts & Theater Company announces 2013-2014 season An iconic musical, an endearing stage play, a holiday classic and a Disney fairytale are all part of an exciting and diverse new third season lineup from the West Hudson Arts & Theater Company (W.H.A.T.), 131 Midland Ave. The 2013–2014 season will include both main stage

and special event productions. “We tried to create a balanced season of productions that offer something for every audience in keeping with our mission statement,” said Artistic Director Joe Ferriero. The season includes the “Rocky Horror Picture Show Sing A Long”

event - a showing of the cult classic movie, costume contest and more on Oct. 26; “Disney’s Cinderella Musical,” Nov. 8-17; the classic Dickens’ holiday tale, “A Christmas Carol,” Dec. 6-14; family favorite “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” March 1-9; “Steel Magnolias,” April 4-12; and the long-running off

-Broadway musical “The Fantasticks,” June 6-14. Also this season will be the return of the 24-Hour Musical Challenge in January and a Writers Workshop Weekend in May. “Last season we welcomed audiences of all ages from across the state. We are delighted to be able to present great theater


right here in Kearny,” said W.H.A.T. President Jerry Ficeto. He added that in this season, many productions have been expanded to more than one weekend. For audition information, tickets and more about W.H.A.T. visit the website at, follow them on Twitter or like them on FaceBook.



4th annual KUEZ town wide yard & sidewalk sale next month town.” Here’s how it works: Any Kearny resident can host a yard sale that weekend at their home. There is no fee to register, no permits to obtain. Those who register before the deadline of Sept. 25 will be identified on a special Yard Sale map that will be distributed to thousands of shoppers. The KUEZ will be aggressively promoting the sale throughout the area. Peneda is reminding registrants that Yard Sale entry

“There’s unbelievable support and positive reaction to this event; it is without a doubt one of our most anticipated and successful KUEZ-sponsored programs.” As in previous years, Peneda is expecting the event to energize the town and bring new visitors and shoppers to Kearny. “We are also working on creative new ways our KUEZ member businesses can jump on board, benefit from the sale, and take advantage of the influx of visitors and shoppers to our

KEARNY– Kearny residents will once again have an entire weekend to turn their seldomused or long forgotten goods into some extra cash as part of the 4th annual KUEZ Kearny Town-Wide Yard and Sidewalk Sale, Saturday and Sunday, October 12 and 13, from 9 to 4 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine. “The Kearny Town Wide Yard Sale continues to grow each year,” said KUEZ coordinator John Peneda.

forms must be legible. “We have a lot of Registration Forms that we simply cannot read; we will not be able to include these sellers in our materials.” In addition to producing a special Yard Sale map, the KUEZ will once again provide a special interactive Google Map which will list not only the sellers’ addresses, but also some of the items they will have for sale. There is no charge to participate, but participation as a seller is only open to resi-

dents and homes in Kearny. Registration forms can be obtained at the KUEZ offices, at Town Hall, or downloaded from the Town of Kearny website at www. Completed forms may be dropped off at or mailed to the KUEZ Office, 410 Kearny Ave., Kearny, N.J. 07032, faxed (201-998-5171), or emailed to kearnyyardsale@ no later than September 25. For more information call KUEZ offices at 201-955-7985.

Alfano photo exhibit at Nutley Library Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr., hosts an opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. to showcase the photography of local resident Jim Alfano whose work will be on display at the library

this month. Alfano’s work features closeups and personal favorites taken locally and globally. Alfano is president of Tri County Camera which meets on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in the

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Nutley High School cafeteria. He also judges contests at camera clubs in the tri-state area. Alfano has been creating images for many years, capturing and recording all types of subjects, including people, nature, sports and architecture. Alfano uses a variety of analog and digital processes to create images. For more information on the exhibit or photography, email Alfano at: jimaimagery@gmail. com.



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Lyndhurst girls’ soccer: Putting lost season behind Kim Hykey has been around the sport of girls’ soccer for a while now. Even though she’s not far removed from her playing days, first at her alma mater Lyndhurst High School and then later at Seton Hall, Hykey has seen quite a bit. But nothing like what she had to endure last year as Lyndhurst’s head coach. “It was cruel,” Hykey said. “I can’t imagine anything like last year. We didn’t have a full lineup from October on. I never saw that in any sport, anywhere.” Injury, illness, personal setbacks, you name it, the Golden Bears had it in 2012. “It really was amazing,” said Hykey, who somehow managed to coach the injury-riddled Golden Bears to a 10-9-1 record and a win in the NJSIAA state playoffs against West Essex. Now, a year has passed and the Golden Bears’ returning players are finally healthy and raring to go. “We have nine seniors who have really been showing leadership,” said Hykey, who begins her fourth season as head coach. “We have three captains and last year, we didn’t have any. Of the nine seniors, four are four-year players.

That’s a lot of leadership.” Hykey also likes the influx of new blood into her program. “We had 18 freshmen come out this year and that’s a crazy total for a small Group II school,” Hykey said. “Four or five of them will see varsity time. They are talented players and they are fast. They’re going to make an impact right away. So we have a good mix of senior leadership and young players. They’re doing a great job and doing anything I ask of them.” Leading the way is senior goalkeeper Bianca Fata. It’s Fata’s third year as a goalkeeper, so the idea of her being unsteady from being moved back from the midfield isn’t even a question. “She’s not a field player playing goal anymore,” Hykey said. “She’s a true goalkeeper. She’s come a long way. She’s comfortable in goal and does a great job there.” The sweeper is senior Dina Ingenito, who has held down that position for the last three years. Senior Brittany Ferreira is the team’s stopper. The rest of the defensive unit includes senior Nicolette Carrion see VIEW page


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Harrison looks to improve on the 20-2-2 mark they had last season. From l. are head coach Mike Rusek, Modou Sowe, Carlos Yacsavilca, Rodrigo Esquivel, Nick Araujo, Manuel Vigo, Marcelo Esquivel, Abel Faler, and assistant coaches Mike Rusek and Mickey Rusek, the head coach’s brother and father.

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because the majority of this year’s team was on the field for that game last year,” Rusek he Harrison High School said. “We only lost three seniors from last year. So you can boys’ soccer team ensee already that the team has joyed a sensational seathe passion you need to win. son in 2012, winning 20 games I’m more comfortable with the and advancing all the way to the overall Group I state cham- talent we have returning from pionship game, where the Blue last year’s team. I’m comfortTide eventually lost to Haddon able with their passion.” The man who gets the job to Heights. protect the Blue Tide’s goal is But posting a 20-2-2 record junior Nick Araujo, who was a is certainly nothing to be backup net minder last season. ashamed of – unless you’re “He grew up mostly as a Harrison, where the program field player, mostly in the has a win-it-all mentality. midfield, but we made him a Veteran coach Mike Rusek th goalie,” Rusek said. “He’s doing returns for his 11 year as the a good job. He’s ready to play.” head coach and he’s certainly The Blue Tide will abanenjoyed his fair share of sucdon the traditional sweepercess during that time, winning stopper defensive formation six overall state crowns. But this year, mainly because of last year was a bit of a disapthe brilliant player they have pointment because the Blue returning on the backline. Tide came so close and came All-State Group I player Mohome from The College of dou Sowe is back for his senior New Jersey empty. year. Despite being a defender, “Our program is using that Sowe scored an astounding 18 as a motivation this year,


goals and had 10 assists last year, producing midfielder’s offensive numbers. “He’s such a great presence back there that I think he’s the reason we can go four across,” Rusek said. “He’s a physical player who gets to the ball. I think there are a lot of similarities between Modou and former Kearny player Hugh MacDonald (who was the firstever Observer Male Athlete of the Year in 2003). He’s a weapon on set pieces. We haven’t had a weapon like that in Harrison so we’re taking advantage of it.” So we already scored a goal in the Blue Tide’s 3-0 season opening win over Wallington last Friday. The other defenders are junior twin brothers Rodrigo Esquivel and Marcelo Esquivel. The two twins both started last year along the Blue Tide’s defensive line. see BLUE TIDE next page




Others in the midfield include senior Exequeil Baez, The other defender is Carlos who started last season, and Yacsavilca, who is a senior. Jorge Castro, a junior. The midfield is talented The forwards are Jose Neto, more than words can describe. who had 10 goals and 10 assists Senior Kevin Villanueva had last season, and Leonardo Truan incredible junior year at jillo, who had five goals and center midfield for the Blue four assists. Tide, scoring 11 goals, but colAs you can see, this team is lecting 28 assists, the highest absolutely loaded with talent. assist total in school history. “We have outstanding He’s joined by returning stand- juniors and seniors,” Rusek said. “We’re really hoping for a out Leandro Gonzales, who is as equally skilled with the ball. solid year. This team all has a


year under their belts and that has to help.” There is one slight problem come state tournament time. Harrison is now a school with a Group II enrollment, so the Blue Tide will have to compete in that bracket for a change. “It’s been five years since we won a state tournament,” Rusek said. “We’ve had a lot of success over the years, but this team hasn’t won one. Maybe it’s their turn.”

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They distinguished themselves Four area residents have been inducted into honor societies at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck. Ethan Evanchick and Vanessa Gomez, both of Kearny, are now members of the Phi Zeta Kappa junior honor society. To qualify, a student must complete at least the first 60 credits toward an undergraduate degree, of which 44 must have been earned at

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and sophomores Gabriella Franchino and Joanne Arvanitakis. “It’s a solid defensive group,” Hykey said. The center midfielder is four-year varsity starter Grace Tomko. Now, Tomko is a senior and she can make sure that this is her best year. She had 11 goals and four assists last season. “She is absolutely deadly on corner kicks,” Hykey said. Another key midfielder is senior Amanda Nowak, who scored nine goals last season, but eight came in a three-game stretch, one of which where she scored four. Nowak, an Observer Athlete of the Week honoree last year,

missed a good portion of last year’s campaign with a knee injury. Junior Giana DiTonto is a talented midfielder, as is fellow junior Jessica Sailace. But the player to watch is freshman Amanda Fulcher, who is moving right into the Golden Bears’ picture. “She can shoot righty or lefty, but she has a great leftfooted shot,” Hykey said. “She knows how to finish. She plays the running game well.” Senior Alissa Pipon is another player to watch on the Lyndhurst midfield. The forward line features senior Cassie Franchino, the older sister of Gabriella who had six goals in just five games last year, and senior Gianna DeLuca.

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The Lyndhurst girls’ soccer team will be much better this year, provided the players can stay healthty. Front row, from l., are Claudia Engels, Gabriella Franchino, Brittany Ferreira and Gianna Nerney. Back row, from l., are head coach Kim Hykey, Sara Barreiros, Dina Ingenito, Bianca Fata, Nicolette Carrion and Joanne Arvanitakis.


Others who will see time include sophomores Destiny Keith, a midfielder, and Gianna Nerney, a defender and midfielder; freshman Kelsie Kearns, an energy player who could play anywhere; freshman Claudia Engels, a defender and backup goalkeeper Sara Barreiros. Hykey likes her team’s chances. “As long as we stay healthy, I think we’ll be okay,” Hykey said. “I can’t imagine anything like last year. We have a good mix of youth with the experience of our senior class. Hopefully, we’ll jell together and make some noise later on.” The Golden Bears open up the 2013 season Thursday against Dwight-Englewood.

Local residents earn degrees Joseph Oh of Bloomfield has earned a Bachelor of Science in economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga. The following students received B.A. degrees from Drew University, Madison: Melissa Marsico, Leonidas Aliaga and Gustavo Gonzalez of Kearny; Kaitlin Kaminski of Lyndhurst; Hezekiah Sudol of North Arlington and Asha Dais and Andrew Binger, both of Bloomfield. Peter Noll of Bloomfield graduated with a degree in international business from

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started a lot of inexperienced kids and we went through a lot of ups and downs. We had so many question marks last he Nutley High School year. These kids have gone football team was 3-7 through a lot of practices and in 2012, the first year drills and we believe that it of new coach Tom Basile’s was all a learning experience regime. that hopefully will pay off on Now, with a full year under their belts and a veteran group the field this year. And I think returning, the Maroon Raiders it will.” Basile has a very modest look to be much improved as goal as the season begins. the 2013 season kicks off this “We want competitiveness,” weekend against neighboring Basile said. “Obviously, we rival Belleville. want to win, but where we’re “I think we’re very much going to show a lot of imimproved,” said Basile, a provement is in the competilong-time assistant to former tive nature. We’re not going to head coach Steve DiGregorio get our doors blown off every who took over last year after game. We’re going to be in DiGregorio stepped down. “Knowing that we have practi- games in the fourth quarter and hopefully win a few. We’re cally everyone back is a big going to be much better off. help. The offense is looking Here we go.” very smooth. Last year, we


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The Nutley football team will look to improve with the work of their front line. From l. are Gabriel Tortora, Randy Rauco, Jesse Defuria, head coach Tom Basile, Brian Devine, Mike Buckley and Chris Palma.

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180) also returns at tight end. Tortora is a fine blocker and a sure-handed pass receiver. If there is a little bit of a concern, it’s in the offensive line, where Basile has had to do some mixing and matching in the preseason to find the right combination. Senior Randy Rauco (6-2, 245) is the lone holdover from last year and he’s just been moved from guard to center. Senior Chris Palma (6-1, 255) and sophomore Devin White (5-10, 195) are the tackles, with senior Mike Buckley (5-10,

190) and junior Jesse Defuna (5-8, 245) at guard. The Raiders utilize a 4-3 alignment on defense, with Buckley and Tortora at defensive end and Rauco and Palma at defensive tackle. Iorio is a standout at middle linebacker, flanked by the promising sophomores Merkle and White and junior Frank Malanga (5-9, 165). They might not be the biggest linebacker corps in the Super Essex Conference, but they will be among the toughest.

Senior Vin Sasso (5-7, 155), another undersized player who plays bigger than his size, is at cornerback, along with Foster. Iannini, another tough customer on the defensive side, is at safety, along with junior Pete Russo (5-11, 175). Russo also serves as the team’s backup at quarterback. After the Raiders face off with the Buccaneers this week at the Nutley Oval, they have Newark Central, so it’s essential that the Raiders start off strong. Because then the Raiders


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Vikings aid Wounded Warriors North Arlington Jr. Vikings Football and Cheerleading Organization recently donated $300 to the Wounded Warriors project. The funds were raised during its annual pre-season barbecue at the Little League Field on River Road on Aug. 25. “To be able to make even this small contribution means a lot to the Wounded Warrior Project. They know this

money comes from parents and kids of North Arlington. They know we appreciate what they have done for our country,” said Coach Telly Servitis, who suggested the project. The day included many fun activities for the kids, including a Slip & Slide Water event, a Bouncy House and the Dunk Tank. More than 400 participants enjoyed the LEFT: Crowd enjoys the North Arlington Jr. Vikings Football and Cheerleading Organization annual pre-season barbecue. RIGHT: Joe Witt in the Dunk Tank. event.




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ual’s family to contact the cops and ask for their loved one’s inclusion in the database. If you would like to register someone with an ASD or Alzheimer’s/dementia for the KPD database, you can visit the COP office Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. (The office is on Forest St., around the corner from police HQ main entrance.) Please bring a recent photograph of the individual. Along with that photo and description, the database will list contact information, medical information and any special needs the person might have. For example, if the person cannot speak or has difficulty communicating, that can be noted. “The database can be accessed 24/7 by all patrol officers,” Caltabellotta said. The better to quickly write a happy ending to a missing persons story. If you would like more information on the database and how it works, contact Caltabellotta or Officer Jack Grimm at 201-997-4800. But remember, you must register in person to have someone added to the database.

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Cappiello Real Estate Services, L.L.C 437 Kingsland Ave, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

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THINK YOU CAN’T REFINANCE BECAUSE VALUES ARE DOWN? THINK AGAIN!!! STARTING MARCH 2012, HARP 2.0, a new program presented by the Federal Government, allows homeowners to refinance regardless of the equity they currently have in their house (even if you are upside down!) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have adopted changes to Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) and you may be eligible to take advantage of these changes. If your mortgage is either owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, you may be eligible to refinance your mortgage under the enhanced and expanded provisions of HARP. You can determine if your mortgage is owned by either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac by checking the following websites: For Fannie Mae: For Freddie Mac: ROB PEZZOLLA • NMLS# 266181 NORTH ARLINGTON • NJ 07031


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candidate for one 2-year seat. Christine Nee and Adeline Boyd had filed petitions to run but have since withdrawn from the race. McDonald, through her attorney Anthony D’Elia, appealed her displacement as board president to the state Department of Education and the matter was referred to the state Office of Administrative Law for review. McDonald’s petition to the state argued she could only be removed “if she failed to perform a duty expressly imposed upon her, by statue or delineated in the board by-law policies …,” the judge noted in

her 4-page opinion. McDonald said she followed the law and board policies during her tenure as president. But the BOE, represented by special counsel David Rubin, countered that McDonald failed to properly form board committees, and, additionally, based on statements submitted by four unnamed board members, she allegedly: • “dismissed the concerns” of fellow trustees with whom she differed, • “selectively excluded” unnamed board members “from receiving e-mails” on board business. • faulted the Superintendent of Schools for “circulating in-

formation to the entire Board rather than only to her,” • “refused to communicate with the Superintendent of Schools except by e-mail,” • “improperly micromanaged the Superintendent,” • “humiliated and berated the Superintendent who she was against appointing in public,” • “unilaterally and with no authority made statements to local newspapers.” Such actions, Rubin reasoned, “undermine and disrupt the functioning of the Board and merit removal.” Marose had nothing directly to say about the BOE’s allegations, but, reacting to

McDonald’s contention that she strategically voted with the majority on the motion to dump her from the presidency “so that she would be able at a later meeting to file a motion for reconsideration,” Marose wrote that McDonald “expressed different feelings” at the time the vote was taken. “She felt was being set up since January [and she] did not need that aggravation. She had personal things to attend to at home. She further noted that she was not going away. She was still on the Board [and] was still going to ask the questions that she would have always asked,” Marose wrote. Meanwhile, Marose wrote,


O’Malley has every right to remain as its president since he was “elected by the majority of the Board members in July” pending a final decision by the Commissioner of Education. The judge found that no “irreparable harm” would befall McDonald as a result of the BOE’s action because “… she may run for the Board President again, perhaps as early as January.” But the judge didn’t seem to think that McDonald had a shot at winning her case with the Commissioner. “[She] has not established the likelihood of prevailing on the merits” of her claim against the BOE, Marose concluded.

Nutley offers health fair for kids The Nutley Health Department, in partnership with the Nutley Board of Education, is hosting a free Back to School Healthy Kids Fun Fair on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the John H. Walker Middle School, 325 Franklin Ave. “We encourage parents,

grandparents, and all family members to join us with the children to learn more about what Nutley residents can do to keep their families healthy,” Public Affairs Commissioner Steven Rogers said. Attendees will benefit from a wealth of information and resources along with mini-

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workshops and exhibits from community health agencies. Exhibits and workshops will focus on backpack safety, skateboard safety inspections, (bring skateboards, helmets, and pads), dental care, concussion awareness, food allergy experts, hand washing and more.

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Fun activities for kids of all ages will include a jump rope demonstration and contest, a Teddy Bear Clinic and magician. The first 100 students will receive free backpack sacks. The event is a one-stop shop for busy families to get free health screenings (no appointments necessary) while

connecting with local organizations that provide a wide range of health resources. There will be screenings for blood pressure and eyesight, along with flu vaccines for ages 11 and older for a $20 fee. For more information on the fair, contact the Department of Public Affairs at 973-284-4976.


MANOR SECTION- Traditional 3 bedroom colonial, lovely chestnut trim with 1 1/2 baths and 2 car detached garage. Sunporch, living room, dining room & kitchen on 1st. floor. The 3 bedrooms and full bath above. Gas heat, relatively new roof. Taxes under $10,000. per annum. Better be quick! EXCLUSIVELY LISTED . ASKING ONLY $279,000. Townhouse Style Condo Asking $339,900

Renovated 1 Family Asking $319,900



Come see the best Arlington Ridge has to offer. Townhouse style condo. Two bedrooms, two baths, garage. This desirable end unit will not last at just $219,000. KEARNY - ARLINGTON SECTION - A LITTLE GETS T hardwoord floors. YOU A LOT -Three bedroom Colonial Cwith TonRtheAthird N O C Natural D trim. Two extra rooms floor plus a drive and ER U N $219,000. garage. We have the key

2 Family Asking $349,900

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Wonderful Kearny Two Family with drive and garage. Two bedroom apartments. Gas heat. 37X100 lot.$299,000.

Kearny 2 Family on 50 x 120 lot - 2 Five room apartments. Separate gas heat, central air. Must see $339,000 2 Family Asking $309,900

2 Family Asking $349,900

RENTALS: KEARNY – 2 Br Arlington Section $1350 Per Month No Pets KEARNY – 2 Br Apt Laundry Hook Ups $1300 Per month

758 Kearny Avenue, Kearny NJ 07032 • 201-991-0032

Harrison 4 Family with Parking - 4 Three bedroom apartments and parking for 6 cars. Only $579,000



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were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit

her husband Matt; and her favorite pet, Zach. She was also an aunt to many nieces and nephews. Carol was pre-deceased by her parents, Edward and Julia (nee Ryan) Navickas; her brother, Richard Navickas; and her stepfather, Miguel A. Gonzalez Gaetano Gruttadoria. Miguel A. Gonzalez, 79, of The funeral was conducted Kearny, died Sept. 4 at St. Mifrom the Mulligan Funeral chael’s Hospital, Newark. Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Arrangements were by the Harrrison. A funeral Mass was Armitage and Wiggins Fuheld at Our Lady Queen of neral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Peace Church, North ArlingKearny. A funeral Mass was ton. held at St. Cecilia’s Church, For information, or to send Kearny. Entombment was in condolences to the family, Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave please visit www.mulliganfuan online condolence, visit In lieu of flowers, the family Mr. Gonzalez was a retired requests donations to St. Jude longshoreman and is surChildren’s Research Hospital, vived by his wife Angela and 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, his children Jackie and MiTenn.  38105 chael (Silvia)  Gonzalez and tribute in loving memory of his grandchildren Arielle and Carol. Michael.  In lieu of flowers, kindly Orlando Paredes consider a donation to St. Jude Orlando Paredes of Kearny Kenneth R. Gibbons Children’s Hospital. entered into eternal rest on Kenneth R. Gibbons, of Friday, Aug. 30, in New Vista Harrison, entered into eternal Carol Navickas Nursing Home, Newark. He rest on Tuesday, Sept. 3. He Carol Navickas of North was 47. was 77. Arlington entered into eterBorn in Lima, Peru, Orlando Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., nal rest on Friday, Aug. 30, at Kenneth was a lifelong resiClara Maass Medical Center in St. Jude dent of Harrison. He was a cab Belleville. She was 65. O Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great driver for many years for variBorn in Newark, Carol was in virtue and rich in miracles. Near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all ous local cab companies. raised in Harrison before who invoke your special patronage in time Predeceased by his wife moving to North Arlington 32 of need, to you I have recourse from the Maxine (Gilman) Gibbons, years ago. She was a shipping depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom he is survived by his children, manager for Engelhard IndusGod has given such great power to come to Anthony and Joseph Gibbons tries, Harrison, for 30 years, my assistance. Help me in my present and urgentpetition. In return, I promise to make and Michelle Matta and her retiring in 1999. your name known and cause you to be inhusband Paul. He is also surShe is survived by her voked. Saint Jude pray for us and all who invived by seven granddaughdaughter, Michele Navickas; a voke your aid. Amen. Say three Our Fathers, ters and siblings Jerome Gibgranddaughter, Victoria GonHail Mary’s and Glorias. Publication must be bons of Belleville and Evelyn calves; a great-grandson, Lucas promised. This novena has never been known to fail. I have had my request granted Izbicky of New Hampshire. Carr; siblings John Navickas, Private funeral services Maureen Frank, Gladys Bolger, R.I. Stella Benn Stella Benn (nee Majewski) died Aug. 30. She was 95. Born in Newark, she lived 75 years in Kearny. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Cecilia’s Church. Internment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Mrs. Benn was an office worker for Kresge Department Store in Newark. She was a member of St. Cecilia’s Rosary Society and Seniors Club. She loved to sing, sew and cook. She even had a published recipe. Stella volunteered for the West Hudson Board of Elections Wife of the late Frank Benn, she is survived by her daughter Frances Moscinski and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her son John and her grandson Richard John Moscinski.

Sarah Osterkorn Happy 23rd Birthday September 11, 1990 - November 17, 2010 Time changes everything... For those who knew Sarah, 9/11 will always help us to recall that joyous 9/11 that gave us such a precious gift. Memories of the 20 short years we had together will continue to make us laugh and smile as we continue on, trying to carry on her warm spirit of giving and her love of life. Happy 23rd Birthday in Heaven. We love and miss you.

With all our love, Mom, Dad, Grandpa, Pop Pop and your loving family and friends


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came to the U.S. in 2000 and resided in Harrison. He was a machine operator at L and R Manufacturing Co., Kearny. He was a member of Iglesia Advnetista del Septimo Dia, Harrison. He is survived by his loving wife, Aracely (nee Cruz); a cherished daughter, Pamela; beloved mother, Luz Mendoza; a dear brother, Carlos, of Italy; and a nephew, Christian Paredes. Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. Funeral services were held at Iglesia Adventista del Septimo

Dia (Harrison Spanish SDA Church), Harrison. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit www. Daniel T. Sansone Jr. Daniel T. Sansone Jr. of Kearny died Aug. 30 at Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville. He was 63. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at St. Stephen’s Church, followed by a private cremation. To leave an online consee OBITS page


Mulligan Funeral Home 331 Cleveland Avenue, Harrison

Licensed Funeral Directors serving your needs include:

Frank X. Mulligan III, Manager, NJ Lic. 4221 Frank X. Mulligan, Jr., NJ Lic. 2953 Private Parking at 10 Frank Rodgers Blvd. North


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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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2 Family House for Sale in Kearny. Seven parking spaces, shed. 1 bedroom on 1st floor. 2 bedrooms on 2nd floor. $229,000 (201)998-8429 (201)283-4051 For sale by owner. North Arlington 2 Family. $439,000. Showing by appointment, please call (646)926-0744 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.

OʼHARA AGENCY (201)997-6300 Kearny Large 5 BR, 2.5 Bth Col., Newly renovated kitchen, fine woodwork thruout, 2 sun rooms, bsmt w/wet bar, deck & garage on a 50x150 lot. Short sale subject to 3rd Party Approval. Alexander Anderson Real Estate Group (201)343-6640

HOUSE FOR RENT KEARNY- 1 family house near West Hudson Park. 2 bedrooms, bath, LR, DR, Kitchen + Garage. $1400/month + 1 month security. Available immediately. (201)207-8126




To place an ad call: 201-991-1600







Rental • Affordable • A/C • Nice Setting

Kearny Studio for rent for one person. $600 everything included No Pets. No Smoking. Call 201-450-2118 se habla español


KEARNY 1 sypialnia bez zwierzat, $1100 + oplaty, 1-1/2 miesieczny deposyt, dzierzawic. 973-309-0903. • 1 bedroom, no pets, $1100/month plus utilities, 1-1/2 month deposit, yearly lease. 973-309-0903.

KEARNY 1 Bedroom. Arlington Section. Newly Renovated. Laundry on Premises. HT/HW Included. Near Transportation. No Pets. $825/month + security. (201)998-4972

KEARNY 2nd floor, 2 Bedrooms. Washer/dryer Hook-up $1050/Month + Utilities. 1 month security. No Pets. (201)933-0650 KEARNY 2nd Floor, 2 family House, 2 bedroom 1 bath, LR, DR. Kitchen. $1200 1-1/2 months Security. No pets. (201)991-3223. KEARNY 2nd floor, LR, 4 bedrooms, separate utilities. Available October 1st. 1-1/2 months security. On main avenue, near schools. (201)991-3366 (201)955-2662 KEARNY 3 bedrooms, LR, Kitchen. Central AC. Hardwood Floors. Separate utilities. 1-1/2 months security. Parking optional. (973)380-9007. KEARNY 3 room $950/month Plus Small Studio $700/month HT/HW included 1 1/2 month security. Call Super between 11am-8pm (201)998-9006. KEARNY 3 ROOMS (ONE BEDROOM) ON FOURTH FLOOR: 12 GRANT AVENUE. $815 PLUS UTILITIES. LAUNDRY ROOM. NO PETS (973)493-7868 KEARNY 355 Kearny Ave. 1 bedroom, in Basement, $700/m. HT/HW included (201)283-4591 (973)465-0166 KEARNY Arlington area. 5 rooms, 1 bath 1-1/2 months security. $1200 + utilities. No pets. (201)213-1871 KEARNY Arlington Section, 1st floor. Modern kitchen & bath. 1 Lg bedroom, LR & DR. Hardwood floors washer/dryer hook up. $1075 +utilities. Call (609)425-3748

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 Renovated small studio apt., one bedroom, one bathroom and kitchen. Utilities included. $800/month. 1 month security. No Smoking. No Pets. (908)709-8939

BLOOMFIELD Big 3 bedroom apt., kitchen, LR. Updated & freshly painted. No pets. No smoking. 1-1/2 months security. $1750/month HT/HW included. Available Oct. 1st. (973)818-7028.

KEARNY Six room apartment. 3-1/2 bedrooms, 2nd floor, no pets, $1450 plus one month security. Pay your own utilities. We speak spanish. (201)424-5067 (201)991-7284 after 6pm.


Party Hall

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N.ARLINGTON 379 Ridge Rd., 600 square feet, full basement, off street parking, directly across from Holy Cross Cemetary. May be used as office (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.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT HARRISON Large 1 bedroom near west hudson park. HT/HW included. $1150/month + 1 month security with Parking Space. No pets. Available Oct. 1st. 201-401-0826.

North Arlington: • 3 Rooms w/ heat & parking $1050. • 4 Rooms w/ heat & parking $1300 Garden Apt. • 3 rooms, $950, heat included

OʼHARA AGENCY (201)997-6300 KEARNY

KEARNY 6 Family. 2 bedrooms kitchen LV and bedroom, 3rd floor $950 + Utilities. No pets. Call 201-467-1551.


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KEARNY 1st floor, 3 bedrooms, no washer/dryer. No pets. Supply own utilities. (551)580-5019 (201)998-3554

KEARNY 5 Rooms. 2 bedrooms, LR/DR, Kitchen. 2nd floor. No Pets. $850 + Utilities. 1 1/2 months security. (201)401-0488.

KEARNY 2 bedroom apartment w/walk in closet. Formal D/R and EIK. $1200/month. Near park and transportation to NYC. No pets. call (201)991-7207 Available October 1st.

KEARNY 3 Furnished Rooms. Utilities included. Internet and Fios provided $850/month. Available now. No smoking. No pets. (201)997-6222

KEARNY 2 bedroom apartment, 3rd floor $950/month. 1 month security, Utilities seperate. No pets. Available October 1st. (201)997-9087

KEARNY Arlington Section 2nd Floor, Large LR. Formal DR., Mod. EIK & Bath. 2 bdrmʼs. Hardwood Floors. No pets. $1350 + utilities. Available Sept. 15th

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 Studio for rent $650/month, HT & HW included. 1 month security. No Pets. No Smoking. We also have a room for rent $125/week, Female preffered. Call 201-702-9463. KEARNY 1 bedroom apt 2nd floor. Available October 1st. Separate utilites. 1 month security. No pets. (201)997-0026 KEARNY 2 Bedroom Apt $1150. 1 month security, 3rd floor, Available Immediately. Call (201)622-8315


KEARNY 2 bedrooms, large DR & LR, hardwood floor, washer/dryer hook-up available. Central Air. 1st floor. $1200/month 1 month security. No pets. Avail. Oct. 1. Call Bruno (973)495-6058 KEARNY 2nd floor, 2 bedroom apt. kitchen, LR, bath. Near West Hudson Park. $1100/month. Utilities not included. 1-1/2 months security. No pets. Smoke-free. (973)634-3927 leave message.


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KEARNY ELM COURT Kearnyʼs Best Kept secret 732 Elm St. 1 BR for $850 NYC Commuter Bldg Call Alan (201)955-4334 or PJ (973)922-1555 ext 1 Affiliated Mgmt.

KEARNY EXTRA LARGE APT. 4 BEDROOMS. IDEAL FOR LARGE FAMILY $1650/MONTH SHOWING BY APPTS. (732)602-4043 (201)674-1473 KEARNY Hickory Street. Modern 5 Room Apartment. 2nd Floor, 2 Bedrooms, Laundry. No Pets. $1200. Available Now. (973)344-5670 (973)391-5622 KEARNY Large Studio Apt. for rent utilities included. $900/month for 2 people. Available Now. 1 month Security required (908)887-2326. KEARNY New 2 Family, 1st floor, 3 bedrooms(1 master bedroom) 2 full baths, large kitchen w/dishwasher, DR/LR, laundry room. Central AC/HT. Garage included. $1650/month, 1 month security & utilities. No pets. Available October 1st. (201)772-8506

KEARNY Arlington Section. 1 bedroom $800 + security, Heat & Hot water included. (908)696-1866

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



Barbara Gerbasio RE Management Co. 201-998-8415 KEARNY 726 Elm St. 3 1/2 Lg rooms H/HW supplied, hardwood floors. laundry in basement. close to shopping & Transportation Adv. Sept 15th $985.

KEARNY 5 room, 3 bdrm. $1,200 + month sec. HT/HW separate. No pets. No smoking. Available now Call anytime (201)991-0528.

BELLEVILLE BELLEVILLE 1 bedroom. Available now. Utilities separate. No smoking. No pets. 1-1/2 months security. Please leave message (973)202-1919 BELLEVILLE 2 bedrooms, LR, kitchen, 1 car parking. 1 month security. Separate utilities. $900/month. Available October 1st. (201)306-7903 BELLEVILLE Condo for rent. HT/HW, Gas Refrigirator, Stove & A/C included. Parking for 1 car. $1050/month. No pets. Avail. September 15th. 973-284-0904. BELLEVILLE1 bedroom on 2nd Fl. Available. No pets. Call Mike 9am-6pm (201)994-5056 or (201)991-9857


E. NEWARK- 2 family house, 1st Floor. 2BR, Kitchen, DR, LR and Bath. $1090/month HW included. No pets. Available Sept. 1st. (917)952-3797 (973)951-7304 E.NEWARK Large modern 3 bedrooms. LR, EIK. Brand new kitchen and bathroom. Hardwood floors. Available October 1st. $1050/month. 1 month security. Call Carlos at (201)274-6698

HARRISON HARRISON 3rd floor. 5 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, $1000/Monthly + 1 Month Security. Utilities Separate. No pets. Laundry Facilities. Available. (973)985-7552 HARRISON 1 bedroom, utilities separate. Walking distance to PATH station. No pets. $850/month, 1-1/2 month security. Available October 1st. (973)454-4536 HARRISON 2 bedrooms, separate utilities. $1100/month. 1 month security. Available October 1st. Close to PATH. (973)558-0028 after 5:30pm HARRISON 3 bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths, LR, DR, kitchen, washer/dryer, dishwasher. Garage. No pets. $1350/month Available October (973)493-0983


HARRISON 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1st floor, $1300/month. •2 bedrooms, 2nd floor, $900/month. Separate utilities. Available immediately. (973)985-9177

BLOOMFIELD 4 Rooms 2nd floor. $775 + Utilities & 1-1/2 Months Security. No Pets. No Smoking Available October 1st. (201)998-2101

HARRISON Renovated 5 rooms, 2nd floor. 2-family house. $1275. + Utilities. Available October 1st. 1 month security. (973)497-2171 (973)202-9145




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N.ARLINGTON 2nd Floor, 2 bedrooms. Large LV, Formal DR. hardwood floors. No pets. No Smoking. $1200/month + 1 month Security. 201-218-0756.


LYNDHURST 2 bedrooms, X-large LR, EIK, Hardwood floors. Business couple preferred. 1 child O.K. No pets. HT/HW included $1200/month. 1 month security. Near all NYC transportation. Available October 1st. Intense job/credit check. Call Mike (201)507-5045. LYNDHURST 1 bedroom apt. Near NYC transportation. Nice area. $1100/month. 1 month security. No pets. Available now. (201)460-0119. LYNDHURST 2 bedrooms. Includes AC, kitchen w/granite & all appliances., laundry facility, parking $1275/month plus utilities. No Pets. Smoke Free Building. Close to NYC transportation. (201)970-3210.


N. Arlington 4 room apartment on 2nd floor of a 2 family, with deck. One bedroom. Use of backyard. Will accept a pet. All utilities included. Available Sept. 1st. 201-772-8592. N.ARLINGTON 1100 Sq. FT Mint condition, 2 Large BR, EIK, Large LR, New Hardwood Floors $1250. Utilities not included, No pets, Available October 1st (201)693-3480


N.ARLINGTON 1 bedroom, LR & kitchen. Heat not included. 2nd floor. $900. (201)998-8429 or (201)283-4051 N.ARLINGTON 3-1/2 rooms. 3rd floor. One month security. Separate utilities. Available October 1st. No pets. (201)997-3238 after 5:00pm N.ARLINGTON 4 room apt. $1100/month. Pay own utilities. Avail. Oct. 1st. 201-376-1324 or 201-955-0750. N.ARLINGTON Large modern 3 room apt. Completely renovated kitchen and bath, plenty of closets, parking, coin operated laundry. Available October 1st. $935/month + utilities. No dogs. Call landlord (201)306-5953 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. (908)240-9302.



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 LORENA (201)991-4165 Cell:(201)401-4525 Kearny Fax:(201)997-5783



DRIVER WANTED Needed Now! Full Time position available. • CDL license and clean driving record required • Job requirement is pick up and delivery of customers trucks • Light freight handling. Contact by phone or e-mail resume to: Joe Pezzolla Frankʼs Truck Center, Inc. Lyndhurst, NJ Phone: (201) 939-7708 x 202

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

NORTH NEWARK N.NEWARK 2nd floor. 1 BR, LR, Kitchen, & Bath. Everything Included. $800. 1 month security (973)484-3746 N.NEWARK Renovated 3 bedroom Apt., kitchen, LR. $900/month Utilities included. 1-1/2 months security. Available October 1st. (973)752-6877 (862)368-8076

EMPLOYMENT CDL Drivers A/B Call Today Start Tomorrow, Great Pay & Benefits. (201)991-1586 Dental Assistant wanted Experience and X-ray License necessary Please call (201)955-1600 Driving Instructor Full Time & Part time & Driving Agent Part Time. Must have NJ license for 4 years, clean driving record and pass background check. Reliable. Call Lisa 201-246-8000


(201)667-8692 Ask For George


LYNDHURST- $650, female preferred, everything included, cable, Internet, share kitchen, one month security. Available October 1st. Call (973)592-2678.

ROOMMATE WANTED KEARNY - Responsible, clean & organized. person to share 2 bedroom apt. $500/monthly & share utilities. 201-417-5078.

FURNISHED ROOM KEARNY furnished room, utilities included, No Smoking, great location 201-697-0541.


Bus Driver wanted w/CDL Class B, passenger, Air Brake, zero points, FT/PT Bus Driver Needed for adult daycare center No weekends or nights, competitive wages. Call (973)751-6000


EXPERIENCED EMAILERS NEEDED To email home business prospect lists from our N.A. office. 9am-1pm or 1pm - 5pm 5 days, $10 per hr. (201)991-7800

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:

HELP WANTED FOR BUSY DELI Full Time and Part Time Days - Evenings Weekends Apply in Person D&F Deli 396 Davis Avenue Kearny




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



Help Wanted In North Newark Near Mill Street Packing and Light Assembly. $8.50 to start. Must speak both English & Spanish Call 973-482-8603 8:30 to 5 Mon-Fri

JEWELRY FANTASY looking for workers. Near Willowbrook Mall, Route 46. Female preferred. No exp necessary. Must be legal to work in the USA. Email: raul@ to fill out an application call (973)228-7700

New Body Collision Experienced body shop worker needed. Please call Joseph (201)997-2567 Now Hiring! Property inspectors FT/PT in your area. Full, free training provided. msangelabove@ (732)766-4425 ask for Mel

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The North Arlington Board of Health is seeking to hire a part-time (25 hrs/week) professional registered nurse to perform public health duties. Prior public health experience is preferred. Please fax resume to 201-955-5696 or mail to No. Arlington Health Dept., 10 Beaver Ave., No. Arlington, NJ 07031


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& THEME: THE EIGHTIES ACROSS 1. *It reads music on CDs 6. “___ a Wonderful Life” 9. Praise or glorify 13. Domicile 14. *”The One I Love” group 15. Rid of impurities 16. Medical helper 17. Schiller’s “___ to Joy” 18. Light-footed 19. *Stone’s Oscar winner 21. *1985 London/Philadelphia Fundraiser 23. “The ___ of All Fears” 24. Ancient colonnade 25. *”Simon & Simon” network 28. “____ Was a Rollin’ Stone” 30. *MTV first began asking artists to do this in 1989 35. Nuclear fission chemist Otto ____ 37. Suspend 39. Muse of love poetry 40. UN civil aviation agency, acr. 41. Befuddle 43. Done 44. Relating to a node 46. Fake or phony 47. Balkan native 48. Be that as it may 50. Bypass 52. Do it yourself 53. Carpet style 55. Romanian money 57. *Moonwalk dancer 61. Puts in motion 65. To come into use 66. *Lots of this hair product sold in the 1980s 68. Indian monetary unit 69. Large-eyed lemur 70. Last word of “America, the Beautiful” 71. About to explode 72. Small amounts 73. *Yoda: “Do. Or do not. There is no ___.” 74. Water balloon sound DOWN 1. Often covered with a shade 2. Cain’s brother 3. *Diet Coke 4. Written corrections 5. Recover 6. Caddie’s offering 7. *One excellent adventurer 8. Extract (metals) by heating

9. Winter Olympic sport 10. Cantatrice’s offering 11. Tangerine and grapefruit hybrid 12. A good one of these is often rewarded 15. Royal court dance 20. D-Day beach 22. Debtor’s note 24. Slang for urban miners 25. *Tiananmen Square country 26. *Star of 1984’s “Footloose” 27. Disreputable 29. *Shoulder accessories 31. *”The ____ and Cons of Hitch Hiking” 32. Cleansed 33. Wombs 34. *Soviet leader, affectionately 36. *Won French Open in 1983

38. Glamorous 42. Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s character 45. They’re denoted in red 49. *”The ___” charted with “You Better You Bet” in 1981 51. *Puzzle game 54. *Molly Ringwald films are full of this teen worry 56. Seize the throne 57. Leave at the altar, e.g. 58. Dwarf buffalo 59. Sour milk sign 60. Actor Kristofferson 61. Take out, as in dragon 62. October birthstone 63. Greek cheese 64. Three of these in a yard 67. Always, in verse



To relieve slowdowns near Skyway Two state agencies are partnering to expedite traffic flow on local roads when reconstruction of the Pulaski Skyway begins next year. The N.J. Meadowlands Commission will expand its Meadowlands Adaptive Signal System for Traffic Reduction – with cooperation by the state Department of Transportation – to additional sites in Kearny and Jersey City that feed into the Skyway approach. The expansion will add 15 signalized intersections to

the 128 that are already being upgraded under MASSTR throughout the heavilytraveled Meadowlands corridor in Bergen and Hudson counties – through which more than 1.7 million private, public and commercial vehicles pass daily. Seventy-four traffic signals have already been updated and 24 intersections in Jersey City and Kearny are scheduled for modernization under the original MASSTR project. The 15 intersections being updated to reduce delays re-

Academic merit

Area residents achieved academic honors at the following schools: Katherine Leigh McGonigal of Kearny and Jessi-Lynn Minneci of Nutley made the Dean’s List at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I. Shanon I. Swanson of Nutley was named to Dean’s List

at the University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt. Laura Andrews and Kristin Rempusheski, both of Nutley, and Jordan Sowinski and Jennifer Wagh, both of Lyndhurst, made the Dean’s List at Loyola University, Baltimore, Md. Kelly Nutile of Nutley, Kevin Lipat of Bloomfield,

sulting from the Pulaski Skyway reconstruction project include the critical Rt. 1 & 9 Truck, which runs through both municipalities. The MASSTR project expansion is expected to be completed by April 2014. NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson said: “Our excellent working relationship with the Meadowlands Commission will pay dividends to motorists during a critical phase of the Pulaski Skyway reconstruction project when northbound traffic

will need to be diverted to alternate routes.” MASSTR uses a network of adaptive traffic signal controllers, wireless communications, and vehicle detection devices to continuously adjust signal timings based upon the changing flows of traffic in real-time, 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Traffic conditions and signal operations are also remotely monitored and controlled by NJMC transportation engineers at the commission’s administration building.

For motorists, MASSTR will minimize the waiting time associated with traffic at a red light with little to no vehicles on other approaches. It will also reduce stopping at a red signal immediately following a green signal change at the previous intersection. To view an interactive map of all intersections included in MASSTR and its expansion, visit NJDOT will be providing funding for the expansion of the project.

Kayla Torppey of Lyndhurst, Alexander Ma of Kearny, Nathan Wong of North Arlington and Vincent Brinas of Belleville made the Dean’s List at the University of the Sciences, Philadelphia. Sarah Cirigliano, Sean O’Connor, Jessica Aufiero and Eric Faeder, all of Nut-

ley; Catherine Kilkenny of North Arlington; Glen Lane and Emily Reese, of Kearny; and Alexis Przezdzecki of Bloomfield made the Dean’s List at Rider University, Lawrenceville. The following students were named to the Honors and Dean’s Lists at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck: * Dean’s List – Angeli Mae Celestial, Hebah Elmiligi, Theresa Murante, Genesis Nadal and Maribel Reyes-Martinez, all of Belleville; Kelly Gross of Kearny; Hannah Flusk of Lyndhurst; Kevin Iacovone, Norman Lopez, Amy Lynn Melok and Carlos Montero, all of North Arlington; and

Joshua Molino of Nutley. * Honors List – Jamie Bono, Kristy Bono, Amelia Haines, Peter Mendoza and Adriane Nicole Montemayor, all of Belleville; Amalfy Cantillo, Tiffanie Cardwell and Keema George, all of Bloomfield; Jennifer Galvao and Ana Goya, both of Harrison; Ethan Evanchick, Vanessa Gomez, Kelly Hull, Yin Moreno and Carmine Robles, all of Kearny; Elizabeth Diaz, Alexa Locke, Mina Morcos, William Newby, Luis Vega and Ashley Woznak, all of Lyndhurst; Marcos Kelly and Matthew Glarner, both of North Arlington; and David Dunlay, Nancy Eda and Mayelin Pena, all of Nutley.






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grew up in Harrison. He was a graduate of Harrison High (Class of ‘71). Unfortunately, he passed away from a sudden hemorrhagic stroke on Aug 27 at the VCU Medical Center in Richmond, Va. He will be sorely missed. Cliff was a man of many talents (art, music, etc.) but his friends and family will best remember him as an accomplished musician dedicated to the trade. He was pre-deceased by both parents Clifford and Josephine (nee Goodman) and a brother Joseph. He is survived by Linda Green (a loving companion); two brothers, Tom and Pat; a sister, Veronica Robenolt, and her husband, Robert; and six nieces, Diana, Crystal, Nicole, Amber, Brittney and Tiffany. He also leaves behind several cousins and a multitude of friends (or should I say fans!) Cliff now embarks on his final journey. But he also gets to be with his mom, dad, aunts and uncles, too! He also gets to jam with some of the greatest musicians of all time (who’ve pre-deceased him)…. way to go Bro! Hope to see you again someday… Another star has been lit in the heavens! Based on Cliff ’s final wishes, internment was handled compassionately by the Crematory Society of Virginia.

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passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving wife, Janet, on Sept. 5 at dolence, please visit home. He was 75. www.armitagewiggins. Born in Newark, Ed com.   lived in North Arlington Dan worked for Hudbefore moving to Rutherson County Welfare in ford seven years ago. Jersey City. Arrangements were by Son of Evelyn (nee the Armitage and WigKaywork) and the late gins Funeral Home, 596 (former Mayor) DanBelgrove Dr., Kearny.  A iel T. Sansone Sr., he funeral Mass was held at is survived by his wife Queen of Peace Church, Jane (nee Kelly), and North Arlington, folhis daughter and her lowed by burial in Holy husband Danielle and Patrick Shaver. He is also Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, survived by his brothers please visit www.armitand their wives Charles and Heather Sansone, Ed was a technician for Larry and Virginia SanRCA for many years. He sone and Rick and Mary served in the National Sansone. He was the Guard from 1956 to 1958. beloved grandfather of He loved his trips to AtCharles, Henry and Anlantic City and Las Vegas. drew and was the proud He especially enjoyed uncle of Ashley, Brittany, Lindsay, Tony and Emma. his Wednesday Evening Card Club. He felt those card players were a true Teresa Santos extension of his family. Teresa Santos of HarHe is survived by his rison died on Aug. 30. wife Janet (nee Carrino), Arrangements were by his daughters and their the Armitage and Wigspouses Sandy and Mark gins Funeral Home in Viggiano and Cindy and Kearny. A funeral service Paul Plessel. Also survivwas held at the funeral ing are his four cherished home, followed by a prigrandchildren Sal, Gina, vate cremation. Rebecca and Vincent. She is survived by her In lieu of flowers, kindhusband Albino and her ly consider a donation to children Joao (Bela) SanMake a Wish Foundation.  tos and Cidalia Santos, five grandchildren and Clifford T. Walsh, 59 one great-granddaughter. In lieu of flowers, donations to would be appreciated.  To leave an online condolence, please visit OBITS from

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Volunteer and Lyndhurst student Chirayu Jain devoted many hours this summer teaching local children the art of origami at the Lyndhurst Public Library. To learn more about programs in the Children’s Room, visit www.lyndhurstlibrary. org or call the Library at 201-804-2478, ext. 3.


BUSINESS Highlights from the DIRECT RY Nutley Police blotter Sept. 5 Two residents of a River Road apartment complex called police at 5:41 p.m. to report that paint was found on their vehicles during the time that fire escapes at the complex were being painted by an outside contractor. At 5:46 p.m., police were called to a Park Ave. location on a report of attempted burglary to auto. The owner pointed out damage to the driver’s side rear door handle and police spotted an apparent hand print on the door. Sept. 4 A Milton Ave. resident called police at 7:34 p.m. to report that someone had damaged their property. Police said they found a shattered curb, cracked sidewalk and broken PVC drain pipe, possibly caused by a passing vehicle. At 9:17 p.m., police responded to a Franklin Ave. business on report of a shoplifting in progress by a Latino man who had allegedly placed merchandise in his backpack. Police said they found a man matching the description given by the store operator and said he had three Gillette razors, five king-size Reese’s candies and 26 regular size Reese’s candies, all valued at about $75, which were reportedly taken without payment from the store. Police said they also found on the man a glassine envelope with a white powdery residue and a pill bottle with its label ripped out, containing eight Lorazepam, one Naloxone and two Acetaminophen/ Butalbital/caffeine pills. Police listed Loraz-

epam and Naloxone as Schedule III drugs. Police charged Rafael Almodavar, 38, of Belleville, with possession of drugs, shoplifting and possession of paraphernalia. He was taken to Essex County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail with 10% cash option. At 6:30 p.m., police responded to a Newark Ave. residence on a report of an open back door. Police searched the area but nothing appeared to be disturbed or missing. At 12:28 p.m., police patrolling Municipal Lot 1 came across someone known to them to have an active warrant. After confirming the warrant, police arrested Jhad Meadows, 23, of Bloomfield, for the warrant out of Parsippany. Meadows was later turned over to Parsippany P.D. for lack of bail. Sept. 3 A report of a burglary to auto brought police to a Franklin Ave. location at 9:30 p.m. where the victim told them that while assisting with repairs to an individual’s vehicle, the individual stole their purse from inside their truck. The owner said the purse contained cash and various credit and bank cards. All the cards were later canceled, police said. At 8:20 p.m., a Clement St. resident reported a burglary to their home. The resident told police when they arrived home, they noticed several items valued at $800, plus some banking paperwork, missing. Detectives are investigating. A Cross St. resident reported an act of criminal mischief at 7:59 p.m. The resident told police someone had broken

and ripped their landscaping light, priced at about $80, from their property. At 2:06 a.m., police executed a motor vehicle stop on Glendale St. and arrested Kevin Williams, 25, of Hackensack, on two outstanding warrants from Orange. He was released on his own recognizance by Orange P.D. after being given a new court date.





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Aug. 31 Police responded to Franklin Ave. and Centre St., at 10:30 p.m., on a report of a suspicious party and, after investigation, took into custody Turman Lawson, 42, of Belleville, on an active warrant from Parsippany. He was turned over to Parsippany P.D. after failing to post bail.

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Aug. 30 Police were sent to a Franklin Ave. liquor store at 11:19 a.m. on a report of shoplifting. Police said a man described as Latino, five-feet-10 inches, in his 20s, wearing an orange hat, red-and-white shirt, blue jeans and a baseball cap had placed two bottles of Hennessy cognac in his jeans and was last seen heading south on Franklin Ave. Police said they searched the area without results. – Ron Leir


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