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‘Where angels play’ By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent

By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent

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KEARNY – Last Tuesday’s heavy agenda meeting of the Kearny Town Council opened with a celebratory moment with a promotion in the Fire Department. Firefighter George C. Harris, with an impressive fire service pedigree, was appointed fire captain, effective Sept. 11, at an annual salary of $103,673. Harris, who has served 23 years with the department, is a past Firefighter of the Year. His brother, John Harris, is a deputy chief with the department and his father, George Harris Sr., is a retired deputy chief, noted Mayor Alberto Santos. Fire Chief Steven Dyl told the packed council chambers, filled with relatives and friends of the new captain, that, “The timing [of the promotion] is appropriate, since tomorrow [Sept. 11] is the anniversary of 9/11 – a big day for remembering the contributions of first responders at the World Trade Center tragedy.” And, Dyl said, “It’s appropriate that we’re showing signs of progress, moving forward with this promotion, even as the council is struggling with budgetary pressures.” “George,” said Dyl, “I know you’re going to rise to the see COUNCIL page

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t has been nearly a year since Hurricane Sandy devastated the Jersey Shore. Recovery had been progressing. And then came last week’s fire in Seaside Park, turning 30 still-struggling boardwalk businesses into a massive pile of ashes. Makes you wonder if there is any good news coming out of the beach communities. Yes there is, and there will continue to be thanks to legions of dedicated volunteers who have been helping the stricken in any and every way possible. Last December, we wrote a story about members of the Kearny firefighters union, KFMBA 18/218, who had gone down the shore within 48 hours of Sandy’s making landfall Oct. 29 -- travelling there on their own time and own dime to do whatever they could to help the residents of the decimated towns. see SANDY page

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Guilty pleas in med lab bribe scheme A physician with an office in North Arlington and a Lyndhurst man employed by a diagnostics laboratory pleaded guilty last week to their roles in a long-running bribes-fortest-referrals scheme operated by the lab, its president and various associates, U.S. Attorney Paul. J. Fishman announced. Authorities said Dr. Angelo

D. Calabrese, 56, who resides in Pine Brook and had an office in North Arlington, admitted accepting more than $130,000 in bribes to refer at least $600,000 in lab business to Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services (BLS), based in Parsippany. Also appearing Sept. 11 before U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler in Newark federal

court was 45-year-old David McCann of Lyndhurst, a salesman with BLS, who admitted paying thousands of dollars to doctors on behalf of the lab. A third defendant, Dr. Paul Ostergaard, 72, who lives and practices in Pompton Plains, also appeared last week and pleaded guilty to accepting bribes to refer lab business to BLS.

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eptember 11 is a date that will ring an unpleasant bell in anyone’s ear. But last Wednesday, I realized something else about that date, that although those horrific events—that I pray we never have to witness again—are a constant reminder of what kind of evils lurk in this world, they also let us know that through loss and tragedy, comes hope and opportunity. We received a call at the office at around 12:30 p.m. about a house located at 11 Harding Ave. in North Arlington that featured a wonderful display of memorabilia, dedicated to the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and even Shanksville, Pa., where the plane that was intended to hit Washington, had fell short. I made my way over to the area and immediately saw what the anonymous caller had mentioned. The whole front lawn was decorated with an array of small American flags that were laid out so when viewed aerially, presented the shape of the Pentagon with the two Twin Towers inside it. On the front steps of the home sat picture frames, children’s books, and antiques all paying homage to the Towers as well. I sat down with the homeowner, Irene Greenhalgh, on the front porch and she explained to me what it was like on that day in 2001. “I knew we were under at-

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It could have been so much worse . . . By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent

attached, set off the security alarms. The store “greeter” tried to stop the man at the KEARNY – door, but he kept going, police said. simple afternoon erThe Kearny officer  interrand at Walmart on ceded, blocked  the guy’s Friday, Sept. 6,  by path and asked for a receipt. an off-duty Kearny  police According to the police officer ended in what Chief report, the man became defiJohn Dowie described as a ant and asked, life-and-death struggle be“Who are you?” tween the cop and a fleeing The officer identified himrobbery suspect. self as law enforcement and Luckily, the officer managed to subdue his 6-foot -1, again asked for the receipt. To which the suspected 250-lb. assailant -- who poshoplifter reportedly replied, lice said has an adult arrest “Man, you got me. You can record dating to 1987. have it back. We good?” The drama started at 2 The officer’s obvious anp.m. as the cop -- off-duty swer was “No,” since that’s and not in uniform -- was not how suspected thefts are entering the store and handled. Police said the indiobserved another customer vidual became more aggresleaving with a large flatsive, resisted the officer’s screen TV in a shopping effort to take hold of him  cart. The TV, apparently with its anti-theft device still and then took off running

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St. Cecilia’s feeling pastoral gap By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent

Catholics. On Aug. 22, Sheyla Maldonado, a member of the parish’s KEARNY – Spanish contingent, wrote on Catholic parish in behalf of the parish to NewKearny has lost two ark Archbishop John J. Myers, key priests and many of asking to meet with him about its parishioners are unhappy the changes and to consider about that. bringing back Father Yuvan to The Rev. Yuvan Alvarez, lead the church. who served nine years as “It has been through the parochial vicar at St. Cecilia’s constant collaboration of Fr. Church, 120 Kearny Ave., Mike and Fr. Yuvan that our was reassigned in late July Church has been reconstructand now, the pastor, the Rev. ed, re-organized, have had Michael Ward, is gone. Some three different cultures mesh 300 parishioners and guests into one Holy Catholic Com-

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encouraging Nativity displays and for his “hands-on approach” to the sprucing up of the sanctuary’s appearance. Both priests were commended in the letter for introducing the Kearny community “to Processions, The Way of the Cross acted out by the members of our parish, and many other events and traditions we now hold dear.” While these efforts have led to increased church member-

ship, “most especially those in our Spanish/Latin American community,” the letter said that attendance has begun to slack off since Father Yuvan’s departure and that parishioners “fear that if this continues the church we have struggled for will cease to exist.” Archdiocesan spokesman Jim Goodness said that when Father Yuvan was reassigned to replace the Rev. Peter Wehrle as pastor of Our Lady

of Fatima in North Bergen in July, “the expectation at the time was that Father Ward was going to stay [in Kearny].” But in the interim, he said, a pastoral vacancy occurred at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Scotch Plains and Father Ward is being transferred there, as of Sept. 15. Typically, Goodness added, the Archdiocese doesn’t prosee ST. CECILIA page

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munity, but most importantly grown in Faith,” the letter said. The letter went to note that, “Fr. Mike’s constant dedication to learning both Spanish and Portuguese in order to better communicate with his nonEnglish speaking parishioners is to be commended. Fr. Yuvan came to our parish, as a freshfaced newly ordained priest and it was through his actions that he proved to be a man of character with a deep love of God and his priesthood.” The letter praised Father Yuvan, a native of Colombia, for starting the All Saints Day Parade with the CCD children,

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Game, set & match: the women prevail T

he other week, PBS ran an American Masters documentary on Billie Jean King, a ranking Wimbledon tennis champ in the ‘60s and ‘70s who was a champion of equal pay for women. Most of us probably remember her best for the “Battle of the Sexes” match pitting her against the male chauvinist Bobby Riggs, played in 1973, in which she firmly put Riggs in his place. But we should also recognize King for the leadership role she assumed in taking on the world tennis establishment and its old boy network by organizing the Women’s Tennis Association and insisting on pay parity for the ladies, even in the face of several women’s tennis stars aligning with that establishment. And, after being outed as gay, King found herself standing alone again, after several merchandising firms that had pledged endorsements abruptly dropped her from their radar. But by refusing to shrink away, King made it easier for those following in her giant footsteps like Martina Navratilova to take the court with

pride. King’s experience made me think back to my days as a cub reporter on The Jersey Journal in the late ‘60s when, essentially, another old boy network called the shots. Females on the staff tended to be relegated to what, in journalistic parlance of the day, was referred to as “the Society Page,” where women reporters wrote about such things as home decorations, recipes, women’s clubs, and the like. One of the longtime staffers there was Hilda Couch, a graduate of Columbia School of Journalism and a onetime president of the Women’s Press Club of New York, and while I never heard her complain about the clear double standard that existed in the newsroom, now I wonder whether she had ever set out to be the next muckraker like Ida Tarbell, only to be shunted off to “the women’s section” of the newspaper. Ironically, the woman who presided over our “women’s section” – Lois Fegan – started her career in journalism as a gender pioneer – the only

woman in the country covering professional ice hockey games. Starting during World War II, she was assigned to write about the Hershey Bears in the American Hockey League for a newspaper in Harrisburg, Pa. As recounted in her obituary (she died at age 97), published by NJ.com in June 2013, when she went to Cleveland to cover

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the team playing in the AHL championships in 1945, the men in the press box refused her entry. “So I took my typewriter in my lap and say my fanny down on the cold concrete steps,” Fegan said. Ultimately, the men made room for her. During her 35-year career with the Journal as its women’s

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Dentistry on wheels arrives in Kearny By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent KEARNY –

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t’s 37 feet long, weighs 12 tons, and takes $250 to fill the tank. That is the North Hudson Community Action Corp. mobile dental van, which made its West Hudson debut last Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Kearny Health Department to service general dental needs of uninsured/Medicaid/ Medicare area residents who would, otherwise, visit already stressed hospital ERs. Kearny became only the second community in NHCAC’s service area – the first was Englewood – to host the RVlookalike. Of the eight people who called ahead for appointments last week, six showed up: five from Kearny and one from Harrison. NHCAC acquired the “dental clinic on wheels” with the aid of a $325,000 federal American Recovery & Reinvestment Act grant, supplemented by an estimated $125,000 for dental equipment, according

to Vincent Urgola, the agency’s operations manager. The generator-equipped vehicle, manufactured by Farber Specialties of Ohio, is outfitted with two separate temperature-controlled spaces resembling typical dental offices, where patients are welcomed by Dr. Mercedes RabeiroWert, the dentist assigned to the unit, and certified dental assistant Monica Martinez. Physically challenged clients can access the van via an electronically activated wheelchair lift built into the vehicle. Patients are charged on a sliding scale fee, from $45 to full pay, based on household income for a variety of basic dental services including general checkup, x-rays, fillings, cleanings, extractions, sealants and fluoride treatments, explained Dr. Janet Lavandeira, NHCAC director of dental services. For more involved work, such as dentures or orthodontics, patients are referred to specialists, she said. Photos by Ron Leir To comply with state North Hudson CAC mobile dental van (top) came to Kearny last week. Inside, Department of Health regula- Dr. Mercedes Rabeiro-Wert, the dentist assigned to the unit, sits in her “office.” tions, NHCAC instructed the

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45-year-old Kearny man was cooling his heels in the Hudson County Jail last week after he was nabbed for allegedly burglarizing a Chestnut St. home the afternoon of Sept. 10. Police said he had gained entry by pushing in a window air conditioner. It was at 3:20 p.m. when KPD Detectives Mike Gonzalez, Ray Lopez and Steve Podolski, along with Sgt. Peter Gleason and Officer Chris Levchak responded to the report of a break-in on the 500 block of Chestnut. The residents said that prescription medications and $800 in cash had been taken. During a canvass of the area, Gleason found that the burglar had apparently discarded some of the meds under the Chestnut St. bridge at Columbia Ave. Further investigation led the detectives to develop a suspect, identified as Kearnyite Frank Fletcher, who was arrested within the hour on Shepard Place. When found, police said, he was in possession of $800 in cash.

Fletcher was charged with burglary and theft and remanded to the jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. Other recent reports from the KPD blotter included the following: Sept. 5 At 10 a.m., Sgt. Michael Cardella and Officer Ben Wuelfing responded to the 700 block of Kearny Ave. on reports of an intoxicated man urinating in public. The suspect was located near Bennett Ave. and when police attempted to interview him, he reportedly became disorderly and profane. The suspect was checked for warrants and turned out to be wanted by Kearny and Newark, police said. Arrested on those warrants and on charges of disorderly conduct, public urination, public intoxication, and littering (discarding a bag containing an open bottle of vodka) was Raymond Jurczyk, 56, of Kearny. The Vice Unit was conduct-

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ilton and W. Bennett Aves and scheduled a public discussion on proposed traffic flow changes on Afton St. for Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the chambers . *Scrapped an agreement with All Vision LLC for the placement of advertising billboards at three town-owned meadows sites in favor of consulting with the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission on that plan. Fincredit’s Carmine DeFalco said the company is operating in Bayonne, Marlboro, Highland Park, West Orange and Pequannock, with six other

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SHOP DINE LIVE 5K KHS run deemed a success KEARNY – You might say running is in their blood. That’s clearly the case for the two overall winners of the Kearny High School 5K Run that was held Sept. 7 and raised more than $6,000 in support of KHS extracurricular activities. Brian McDonald, 27, of Kearny, who was the fastest among all male runners with a time clocked at 17:38, has been serving as an assistant coach for the KHS cross country teams. And Gizette Perez, 11, [yes, all of 11] of Kearny, who was the quickest of all female runners with a time logged at 21:10, is a relative of John Vega, a former KHS cross country runner, according to 5K event co-coordinator John Millar. “She’s been running since she was [age] six,” Millar said.

A total of 238 runners – male and female – registered for the race, Millar said. “For a firstyear event, I’d say that’s pretty good.” Trophies were awarded to the two overall winners. Millar also announced the winners – both genders – of each age category as follows: For the age 9 to 12 bracket, the winners were: Ariana Perez, 9, of Kearny, who is Gizette’s sister, with a time of 23:43 and Tyan Tiele, 9, of Kearny, with a time of 29:16. For the age 13-19 bracket, the winners were: Marie Lima, 14, of Kearny, at 26:30, and James Sibrel, 16, of Kearny, at 19:28. For the age 20-29 bracket, the winners were: Sara Fernandes, 25, of Kearny, at 22:59, and Michael Moore, 23, of

Kearny, at 23:55. For the age 30-39 bracket, the winners were: Alison Ricca, 36, of Lincoln Park, at 22:39, and Sal Amenta, 35, of Kearny, at 18:37. For the age 40-49 bracket, the winners were: Wendy Kerr, 46, a KHS life skills teacher, of Hawthorne, at 21:42, and Carlos Granizo, 40, of Belleville, at 24:01. For the age 50-59 bracket, the winners were: Amelita Fabello, 53, of Kearny, at 39:39, and Tom Plaza, 51, of Kearny, at 19:52. And, for the age 65plus bracket, the lone winner was Robert Maleski, 65, of Kearny, at 27:35. There were no female entries for this age category, Millar said. More than 400 spectators watched the race, Millar estimated. – Ron Leir

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At the time of The Observer story, more than 70 KFD members had been down there, working just about every day to help people clean out their ruined houses and to begin repairs. The only days they didn’t do storm work was the day after Thanksgiving, which was set aside for their own families, and on Thanksgiving itself, when they served meals at soup kitchens. The Kearny firefighters are still at it, having recently constructed a Normandy Beach playground that replaced one washed away in the superstorm. But this is far more than just a playground. It is memorial, part of a state FMBA project to construct 26 such sites in storm-stricken areas of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. Each honors of  one of the 20 children and six adults slain in the Dec. 14, 2012, massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The effort is called “The Sandy Ground Project: Where Angels Play,” having been so named by NJ FMBA President Bill Lavin, who is also credited with originating the con-

cept and helping to bring it to fruition with the assistance of FMBA members throughout the state. Lavin sees the playgrounds as “a symbol of hope” for the Sandy-stricken communities and a way “to celebrate 26 beautiful lives.” He calls them “a gift to our children and all the children for generations to come.” Kearny firefighters had asked to take the lead on one of the projects, and it was the one in Normandy Beach, dedicated to the memory and the life of Sandy Hook victim Chase Kowalski, age 7. The Kearny FMBA raised $18,000 for the playground through school fundraisers and donations from local businesses. Additional funding (each project reportedly costs about $100,000) was provided by the Save the Jersey Shore Foundation.  The money went toward the equipment; the labor was provided by FMBA volunteers. We sat down at KFD headquarters with two of the project coordinators, but just as in December, they requested that their names not be used; they did not want to be given more credit than any of the equally deserving firefighters

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Chase Kowalski, 7, for whom ‘Chase’s Place’ playground is named. Chase was among the children slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

who performed the work. Material for “Chase’s Place” was delivered to Normandy Beach on Aug. 16, and construction was completed over the course of two days, with approximately 70 people a day participating. Work was done by the 19th, and the ribboncutting was held Aug 21.

Among those attending the ceremony were Chase’s parents, Rebecca and Steve Kowalski, and  sisters Brittany and Erin. Since the Newtown horror, fundraisers, big and small, have been held across the nation to honor the victims. However, “this [‘Sandy

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Ground’] is the only project that the 26 families have unanimously voted to be part of,” one of the Kearny coordinators told us. The Normandy Beach playground was the eighth to be built. The ninth, in Fairfield, Conn., was due to be completed Sept. 14. The victims’ families provide input into each individual project, we were told. They help select the playground equipment, since each site is geared to what sort of activities or sports were the favorites of the victim it honors. “They are close to the heart,” a firefighter commented. The Kearny FMBA members made it a point to thank “the Kearny business owners that donated, the schools that held fundraisers, and the private citizens who donated, too. This was a cooperative effort, a community effort, and we want to thank everyone.” For more information on “Sandy Ground: Where Angels Play,” visit http://www. njfmba.org.

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According to Fishman’s office, the organizers have acknowledged that the sophisticated operation “involved the payment of millions of dollars in bribes and resulted in more than $100 million in payments to BLS from Medicare and various private insurance companies.” “We are continuing to pursue those defendants, including doctors, who put personal profits ahead of patient care,” Fishman said. “Patients need to be

confident that their doctors are recommending providers who are best qualified to perform medically necessary tests. Those doctors who recommended providers in return for payoffs should know we are coming after them.” Calabrese and McCann each face up to five years in prison and a fine of $250,000 fine.  Sentencing is scheduled for March 13, 2014. Calabrese reportedly has also agreed to forfeit

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Belleville

Confidential documents will be shredded for free on Community Shred Day (Belleville residents only) 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. This event will end prior to noon if the shredding truck reaches capacity. The Woman’s Club of Belleville needs vendors for an arts, crafts and collectible show set for Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Belleville Senior Center, 125 Franklin Ave., Cost is $25 per table. Contact Kathy at garden07109@gmail.com or Joan at jhneedles@gmail.com.

Bloomfield

Bloomfield Public Library Book Club, 90 Broad St., discusses “The Bean Trees” by Barbara Kingsolver on Monday, Oct. 7, from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 973-566-6200, ext 502.        

Harrison

Registration is open for men’s and women’s Krav Maga Self Defense classes for ages 18 and up at Harrison Recreation Department, 401 Warren St. The cost is $75. The classes began Sept. 17 and will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks (women’s class: 7 to 8 p.m.; men’s class: 8 to 9 p.m.) For information, call the Community Center at 973-268-2469.

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Center, 156 Schuyler Ave., is holding a procession/parade at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from the Community Center to Frank Vincent Marina via Bergen Ave. For more information, call Hitesh Dogre at 908-248-1279, Amruta More at 201-998-2094 or the Community Center at 201-997-5556. Kearny UNICO sponsors 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 201-368-2409. Proceeds benefit Kearny UNICO’s charitable activities. West Hudson Detachment of the Marine Corps League, 286 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, hosts an SOS Breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children under age 12.   For more information, contact Al Frater 201-906-1197 or email teanal@optonline.net. Fall ESL and citizenship classes at Trinity Episcopal Church, 575 Kearny Ave., have been cancelled due to a family emergency involving the program coordinator. Classes resume in March. Children ages 5 and older are invited to art class at the Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19. The library will provide the art materials. Registration is not necessary, but space is limited. Calvary United Methodist Church hosts its annual Sunday school picnic at Riverbank Park, Passaic Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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., sponsors these upcoming events: * Beefsteak dinner, Sept. 22, 1 to 5 p.m. Price is $45. Contact the club at 201-438-9723 or Ted Dudek at 201-924-9848. * Dart League, starting Sept. 24, from 7:30 to 8 p.m. The league will meet every other week. For more information, call David Pecelli at 201-4270849. Lyndhurst Knights of Columbus hosts a communion breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Senior Building, 250 Cleveland Ave., from 10 to 11 a.m. Tickets are $7 each (No tickets sold at the door). Pick up tickets at Sacred Heart Rectory, 324 Ridge Rd., or call the rectory at 201-438-1147, Sal Russo at 201- 446-7244 or Nick Garafolo at 201-935-5988. Lyndhurst Health Department’s meditation class hosts a celebration of United Nation’s National Peace Day on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 11:30 to 1 p.m., in the recreation room, 601 Riverside Ave. To register, e-mail parbats@aol.com. New Jersey Meadowlands Commission sponsors these upcoming events: New Jersey’s Threatened and Endangered Wildlife – Thursday, Sept. 19, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., for all ages, at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. Admission: $5/ person; $4/MEC members. Muskrat Ramble with Don Smith – Sunday, Sept. 22, 1 to Lyndhurst 2:30 p.m., for all ages, at the Clara Maass Medical Center Meadowlands Environment hosts a breakfast forum on Center. Smith talks about vaccination options for adults growing up in the Meadow-

lands in the late 1950s. Admission: $5/person; $4/MEC members. For more information on these programs, call 201-460-8300 or visit www. njmeadowlands.gov/ec. * Final NJMC Canoe Trip of the 2013 Season – Saturday, Sept. 21, 8:30 a.m. for ages 10 and up. It’s a three-hour guided tour; cost is $15 per person.  Pre-registration is required. * Final NJMC Pontoon Boat Cruises of the Season – Sept. 24 and 26, at 5 p.m., for ages 10 and up; $15 per person. Preregistration is required. Both trips depart from River Barge Park, 260 Outwater Lane, Carlstadt. For more information or to register for either trip, visit www.njmeadowlands.gov/environment/tours.html, or call 201-460-4640. Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., hosts “Connecting With Your InnerSelf,” geared for ages 50 and over, to discuss fears, aging, and more, on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  For more information, call the library at 201-804-2478, ext. 7. A veterans’ ward party will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 24, starting at 2:30 p.m. at Chestnut Hill Extended Care Facility, Passaic, sponsored by Annette Bortone, past president of the Lyndhurst Woman’s Club. Support is  needed to keep these programs going. Call John Deveney, rehabilitation chairman at 201-438-2255

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North Arlington Public Library, 210 Ridge Rd., announces the following events: * Origami Club meets on Friday, Sept. 20, at 3:30 p.m., for grades 4 and up. * Tween Book Club meets on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 3:30 p.m., for grades 4 to 8.

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* YA Movie Day is held on Friday, Sept. 27, at 3 p.m., for grades 6 and up. Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington sponsors a trip to Mount Airy Casino, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Cost is $25 ($25 and $10 food voucher from casino). Call Florence at 201991-3173 for more information or reservations. Queen of Peace Parish will celebrate the 21st annual International Prayer and Fasting Campaign with a Day of Eucharistic Adoration at the LaSalle Center Chapel, 200 Ridge Rd., on Monday, Sept. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 pm. For more information, call the rectory at 201-997-0700.

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Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr., announces the following programs: * Piano concert by Danielle Louise on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 3 p.m. * Pajama Story Time for children of all ages on Monday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. Registration is not required. * Story Time on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m. Registration is not required. For more information on library programs, call 973667-0405. The Nutley Department of Public Affairs is 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 are invited to call 973-284-4976 and ask for Ann Marie Nicolette or e-mail her at anicolette@ nutleynj.org.

Restocking the Lyndhurst Food Pantry Lyndhurst Health Department would like to thank Shop Rite of Lyndhurst and the Woman’s Club of Lyndhurst for participating in Shop Rite’s “Partners in Caring” event

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response of the Postal Service, local emergency services, health-care providers, law enforcement and first responders to a potential hazardousmaterial alert.” In the words of USPS spokesman George B. Flood, who was on site to shepherd the media through the complex staging area (and to keep us from tripping over hoses or each other and interfering with the operation): “The point is to practice and to identify areas where we might improve our emergency preparedness.” Participating in the drill were: the Kearny Police and Fire Departments, the Hoboken, Jersey City and Bayonne Fire Departments, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Hudson County Regional Health Commission, the N.J. Department of Health and representatives from various other law enforcement/first responder agencies. It was obviously also an exercise in organization -- ensuring that all these separate entities are working as one. And from what we observed,

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everything went smoothly, without a hitch. The event was practice for the 250 postal workers on duty, too. They and the rest of the 1,652 employees at the facility receive evacuation briefings and undergo regular safety drills. During this exercise, though, some 20 to 25 postal employee volunteers were actually decontaminated, hosed down with water and scrubbed with a mild soap. (On the blistering hot day, the spraying water was most tempting, but no additional

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201-997-0600 to request Dial A Ride service. unemployment or disability As a possible backup plan, record) and proof of address Urgola said that West Hudson (utility, phone or cable bill), or South Bergen residents and then records their medical could consider checking out history. the NHCAC dental clinic at 110 If, for some reason, a paMain Ave. in Passaic. tient is unable to provide the Mayor Alberto Santos said required documentation, staff that the town has never done a will still provide the basic treat- survey to determine how many ment, Urgola said. “We never limited-income residents could turn anyone away.” And the use dental services. “But I’m cost is absorbed by the agency confident the need is there,” he which receives reimbursement added, “and it has to be adfrom the federal government. dressed.” The mobile van’s next visit Shortly after he was elected is slated for Sept. 25, from 8:30 to his first term as mayor in a.m. to 2 p.m., in front of the 2000, Santos said, he had an Kearny Health Dept. and all experience he’s never likely to eight appointment slots have forget. “A family [income-chalalready been booked, according lenged] came into my office – it to Kearny Health Officer John was a woman in her 30s and Sarnas. her mother – and the younger In Englewood, the NHCAC woman was a deaf mute who dental staff have been seeing was in horrific pain because an average of 12 patients a day, of her teeth. That story always records show. stuck with me. We were able Starting next month, the to refer her to a dental clinic in mobile van’s Kearny visits are North Hudson for help.” expected on a weekly basis. To Santos said that Kearny isn’t schedule appointments or for charged for the mobile van more information, prospecservice but the town does pay tive patients are invited to call an annual membership fee to 201-210-0200. Kearny residents NHCAC which also provides who need transportation to the WIC (Women & Infant Chilsite can call the Health Dept. at dren) service to residents.

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Depleted Kardinals off to solid start Graduation, injuries forcing Kearny girls’ soccer to regroup

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NA girls’ soccer: Improvement in record, new home The North Arlington High School girls’ soccer team won only four games in 2012, but that number is certainly going to change this season. Not only will the Vikings be improved, but they will eventually have a new and improved home, the new FieldTurf facility in Riverside County Park. There will be no more dancing around goose droppings and dealing with mud. “We’re thankful to have a legitimate field now,” said NA head coach Sharon O’Brien Romer, who begins her 11th season as head coach. “We all needed it and we’re going to share it. But it’s definitely better.” There’s another reason for eternal optimism. The Vikings welcomed a host of freshmen to the program this fall. “It’s always a good thing to have a lot of freshmen, but this is more than I have ever had,” said O’Brien Romer, who will carry six freshmen on her varsity roster. The Vikings’ top returnee is senior sweeper Christina Nardini, a

three-year starter there and one of the top defenders in the entire New Jersey Interscholastic Conference. Another top returnee is senior Tatiana Balugos, who was a forward last season and has been moved back to center midfield. Senior Joanna Seca, who didn’t play last year, has returned to the team and she will be another midfielder. “She has a lot of skill and we’re glad to have her back,” O’Brien Romer said. Those three key players give O’Brien Romer a lot of promise for the season. “I think we’ll have a better season,” O’Brien Romer said. “We have kids we can move around and that will help. We have some experience and that also helps. It’s always nice to have kids who are willing to take a chance and play different sports.” Senior Lorraine Lichtenberger is the team’s goalkeeper. She stepped into the role last year midway through the season. “She has improved a lot in goal,” O’Brien see VIEW page

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The Kearny girls’ soccer team will have almost a totally rebuilt defense this season. Front row from l. are Gisselle Blancas, Chelsea DaSilva, Lacey Burton, Ashley Castaneda, Alexis Castaneda and Amanda Eustice. Back row, from l., are Isabel Fernandez, Ryelle Seda, Amanda DeSousa, Laura Vilar, Dana Green, Eliza Rodrigues and Salma Bouzidi.

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season. Then, Kathleen Dos Reis suffered an ankle injury that will keep Dos Reis on the sidelines t was one thing for the until the end of the month. Kearny High School girls’ Finally, there was the crushsoccer team to endure big ing blow. Defender Amanda losses to graduation. Every Eustice went down with a knee high school team loses a coninjury playing in a scrimmage siderable amount of players game in August. when Pomp and Circumstance “She was playing so well,” is played at commencement Almeida said. “We went down exercises every June. to Maryland to play some good But the Kardinals also sufteams. We were playing Good fered their fair share of losses Counsel, one of the top teams due to off-season injuries as in the country and Amanda well, making preparation for the 2013 season that much more went down. But she popped right up and ran off the field. difficult. So we didn’t think she was hurt “It’s been a lot of work,” Kearny girls’ soccer head coach that bad.” The result was a torn ACL Vin Almeida said. “It’s been as well, with surgery and the a major rebuild. It’s been an whole nine yards. Eustice, unopportunity for others to take fortunately, is also out for the advantage of the situation.” The Kardinals lost three key entire season. However, Almeida is not cryplayers to injury. ing the blues. He truly believes First, Chelsea DaSilva sufthe Kards will be in the hunt fered a torn anterior cruciate once again for county (to deligament in her knee in June, putting her out of action for the fend their four straight Hudson

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County tournament championship titles) and state honors. “We do have some good talent,” said Almeida, who will be assisted this year by former standout players Matt Sleece (Villanova) and the program’s all-time leading goal scorer Stefanee Pace (Rutgers). “Hopefully, we can just get some wins and build from there.” The Kardinals have started the 2013 season with a 3-1 record, defeating Bayonne, Memorial and Ferris, while falling short, 1-0, to Union. The Kardinals have been utilizing two goalkeepers in sophomore Laura Vilar and junior Amanda DeSousa. “Both are pushing each other,” Almeida said. Almeida is sticking to the sweeper/stopper defensive formation. “I prefer to play the conventional way,” said Almeida, recognizing that a lot of coaches see KARDINALS next page


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are virtual newcomers. “It’s still early in the season are utilizing the four-across and they’re still working to formation. build a relationship with The Kardinals have each other,” Almeida said. been using three players “They are coming along. at sweeper, namely junior Within a week or two, we Salma Bouzidi and a pair of should have the machine talented freshmen in Isabel running.” Fernandez and Sydney Pace, It means that the Kardinal the younger sister of former midfielders and forwards Kearny standouts Stefanee have to try to carry the load and Samantha. for the rest of the team. “She’s more of a midLeading the way is senfielder,” Almeida said of the ior midfielder and captain youngest Pace sister. Nicole Kelly, a three-year Almeida has faith in all starter for the Kards. three playing sweeper. “She has to be the one “They’ve all seen time back to step it up and guide us,” there and have done well,” Almeida said of Kelly. “She Almeida said. has to be the one to get us The stopper is junior Dana going.” Green. Kelly had four goals and There are four girls bat12 assists last year. Those tling for time at defender, numbers should increase this namely juniors Eliza Rodriseason. gues and Lacey Burton and Junior Taylor Munro is sophomores Alexis Castane- also a returning player in the da and Ryelle Seda. Kardinal midfield. Of the 10 girls Almeida Dos Reis, who scored eight listed at goalkeeper and goals last year, will be a force Photo by Jim Hague defender, only Bouzidi has in the midfield when she Senior midfielder Nicole Kelly is the most experienced member of the Kearny decent experience. The rest returns from injury. girls soccer team that has been ravaged by preseason injury.

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season. “I absolutely expect big things from Barbara this season,” Almeida said. Senior Melissa Pineda, who missed all of last season with an ACL, returns, as does sophomore Amber Crispin, a solid contributor up front last year. Lily Durning, a freshman and the younger sister of standout goalkeeper Haley, is another strong player on the Kardinal front line. “With those four kids, it’s definitely the strength of our team,” Almeida said. So do the Kardinals have what it takes to play for championships in late October and November? “I think so,” Almeida said. “That’s always the goal. We put them in a tough situation in preseason in Maryland and they responded well. They got to play some of the best teams in the entire nation. So that was a positive thing. I think we’re going to be alright. We’re looking to try to peak by the middle of October. That gives this team a little time to get together. But I think we’ll be fine.” The rebuilding process never seems to faze Almeida and the Kardinals, but this year might be a different story. The Kardinals are a team in transition, but the winning will continue.

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Romer said. Nardini is a fixture at sweeper. There might not be a better player at the position locally. Junior Sarah Palma is the team’s stopper. She played a defensive wing last year, but has been moved closer to the goal. “Sarah also can move up to forward when needed,” O’Brien Romer said. “I’m very comfortable with Christina and Sarah there. Sarah is an interesting player, because she can move up and give us some offense. I like having offensive minded players there and their experience back there is a key.” Senior Anna Doherty is another quality defender. The Vikings also have senior Julieta Quintero and sophomore Samantha Maglori to help out on the backline, where they appear to be very solid. Balugos and Seca head the midfield play. Sophomore Jessica Gilmour is the team’s jack-of-all-trades. “I can put her anywhere and

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The North Arlington girls’ soccer team should be improved this season. Front row, from l., are Samantha Elisiario, Sofia Faican, Julieta Quintero and Sarah Palma. Back row, from l., are head coach Sharon O’Brien Romer, Arianna Kaminski, Anna Doherty, Melissa Torres, Nicole Obrycki, Samantha Maglori and assistant coach Anne O’Brien.

she can play,” O’Brien Romer said of Gilmour. Another key addition to the Vikings’ midfield has been

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senior Bridget Mejia returning. “She has shown a lot more confidence this year,” O’Brien Romer said. Junior Taylor Barth also returns. She was the Vikings’ leading scorer last year with six goals. Senior Cristina Valente is another returnee to the forward line. Freshman Nicole Guerra will get playing time. O’Brien Romer also likes Guerra’s potential. “She’s strong and fast,” O’Brien Romer said of the newcomer. “We have a lot more options this year,” O’Brien Romer said. “The kids are pretty excited about the season.” That’s because they’ll have a spanking new facility to call home. Say sayonara to the geese. They can flock over to the old field, because they don’t necessarily like to flock to fake grass. That alone is good news for the Vikings. So are a few more wins, which appear to be headed their way this time around.

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The sweeper is senior P.J. Sirotiak, who returns for his third season in the Vikings’ starting he North Arlington High backline. School boys’ soccer “He’s very athletic and fast,” team had a stellar 2012 Dembowski said. “He knows season, winning 13 games how to handle the ball.” and advancing to the NJSIAA The stopper role is being North Jersey Section 2, Group shared by junior Conrad I semifinals before falling to Malinowski and senior Ryan Brearley Regional. McKenna. As Jesse Dembowski em“They’re splitting the time barks on his fourth season as regularly,” Dembowski said. “It the Vikings’ head coach, he depends upon the style of the wants the team to have much opponent.” higher goals in mind. Junior Ed Lozado is a return“We’re hoping each year ing starter to the Vikings’ to raise the bar,” said Dembackline. He is joined by bowski, whose team opened sophomore Moises Polanco. the 2013 season with a solid 4-2 “I think we can be pretty win over a strong Hasbrouck solid in the back,” Dembowski Heights squad. “We’re not said. asking for the stars and the The midfield is even strongNorth Arlington looks to be a threat in the NJSIAA North 2, Group I bracket this fall. Front row, from l., are Ed Lozado, moon. We just want to keep er and might be one of the Conrad Malinowski, P.J. Sirotiak and Moises Polanco. Back row, from l., are head coach Jesse Dombowski, Ryan McKmoving up. Every year, I tell strongest units in the entire enna, Ricardo Alves, Joe Cappelluti and Frank Pace. the kids my expectations and New Jersey Interscholastic Junior Joe Cappelluti has they know what I want. Their championship. because he hadn’t played goal- Conference. moved from the midfield to mindset is the same. They “If they stay together and ie in a whole, but by the end of Leading the way is center goalkeeper this season. want to reach our goal.” keep pretty calm, they can go the game (against Hasbrouck midfielder Danny Cordeiro, “It was a bit of an adjustSo this year, Dembowski a long way,” Dembowski said. Heights), he was being more who had 16 goals and 19 assists ment for him,” Dembowski is hoping the Vikings can “They ask a lot of each other. vocal and calling for the ball. I said. “At first, he was nervous, think he can handle it.” story continued next page compete for the state sectional They’re a good group.”

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last season and started 2013 off with a bang, scoring two goals against Hasbrouck Heights. “I probably have to expect the same from him this year,” Dembowski said. “The only bad thing is that as soon as he steps on the field, there are two or three guys shadowing him. But somehow, he still gets off his shot and he can shoot anywhere from 35 yards and in. He has a great shot and he makes things happen. He’s a playmaker first. He’s not greedy at all and knows the game well.” Senior Derek Perez is another returning player in the midfield. Always known for his diminutive stature, Perez has bulked up over the offseason and actually grew a few inches. “He gained a little height, but he has natural ability and has great height,” Dembowski said. Junior Vinny Ribeiro transferred from Brazil to the United States and North Arlington last year during the season. He made an impact, scoring five goals, but should do more this year. Junior Jose Ruiz is another returning midfielder. Ruiz scored a goal in the win over Hasbrouck Heights. “He has a real good quick shot,” Dembowski said of Ruiz. “He can shoot the ball, then make it back to play defense.” The other midfielders are the Bajaj brothers, who transferred to NA last year from their native Albania. “We’re really a multicultural team,” Dembowski said. “We’re like the United Nations.” Senior Bestor Bajaj (pronounced BAI-YAH) is more of an offensive minded player in the midfield, while brother Juxhin is a junior who concen-

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at Midland Ave. and Forest St. at 6 p.m. when he was flagged down by a local landlord who reported having just surprised a female juvenile occupying a vacant apartment in his building. The girl had fled, but in a search of  Sept. 9 the area, P.O. Levchak found Det. Gonzalez was at her sitting on the front steps Kearny Ave. and Rose St. at 3 of a Davis Ave. home. p.m. when he saw a motorist Levchak brought her to not wearing a seatbelt. HQ , where police learned He stopped the car and she was a runaway from reportedly found that the Manhattan, who had been driver, Victor Fernandez, 30, reported missing the previof Kearny, had a suspended ous night. The NYPD prolicense. Fernandez was issued vided Kearny police with the summonses for that and the contact information, and the seatbelt violation and for opgirl’s father was contacted to erating an unregistered vehicome and take her into his cle. His car was impounded. custody. KPD from Arlington EMS to treat the victim, who sustained a leg injury. Det. Traynor is conducting the follow-up investigation.

Sgt. Gleason was on patrol

At 9:30 p.m., pursuant to

an ongoing drug-distribution investigation, members of the Vice Unit Unit approached three individuals near Washington School, when one broke from the group and ran south on Belgrove Drive. After a foot pursuit, he was overtaken by a detective at Passaic Ave. Edward Hernandez, 20, of Newark was charged with obstructing the administration of law. Police said a second member of the trio, Jorge Martinez, 27, of Kearny, who was the target of the original investigation, was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, manufacturing or distributing a CDS and doing so in proximity of a school/park.

In a search of Martinez’ residence, police reportedly recovered a number of bags of suspected pot -- a total of 52 grams -- along with a digital scale. Sept. 10 Back on Aug. 23, someone had thrown a brick through a window at the Rite Aid pharmacy on Kearny Ave. KPD officers canvassed the area and developed a suspect, and at 10 a.m. this date, arrested Anthony DaSilva, 21, of Kearny, at his home on a charge of criminal mischief. At 2 p.m., Det. Gonzalez and Det. John Plaugic were in Newark on an unrelated investigation when they observed a Kearny man

engage in an apparent drug transaction. The officers followed his car back to Kearny, stopped it at Johnston and Grant Aves., and reportedly recovered 13 bags of suspected heroin, stamped Home Run. Ernesto Rosabal, 46, was charged with possession of the drug and paraphernalia.  Vice was conducting surveillance at Schuyler and Harrison Aves. at 10:30 p.m. and witnessed an apparent drug transaction. A Harrison resident, Lawrence Anders, 22, was charged with possession of pot, of paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a prescription drug, alprazolam. – Karen Zautyk

Talk on dentistry upcoming … with a ‘Smile’ Dr. Harry Harcsztark of The Smile and Implant Center, 837 Kearny Ave., Kearny, will host a public lecture on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m. to answer dental questions and concerns. All aspects of dentistry will

be discussed, from general to more complex dentistry, including dental implants, mini dental implants, sedation for the fearful, and oral surgery. Harcsztark will outline many options available with cosmetic dentistry

including Zoom Professional Whitening, home bleaching, crowns, Lumineers, Veneers, Invisalign, Six Month Smiles, and cosmetic contouring. Harcsztark and his longtime staff have been providing dental services for over

35 years. Their advanced dental care includes the use of digital x-rays and CT scans. The Center has its own dental lab on site. Also on staff are a board-certified oral surgeon and anesthesiologist. Dr. Harcsztark also

offers a dental savings plan for patients without insurance benefits. Space is limited, so call Alexis at 201-991-1055 to reserve a seat or e-mail her at alexis@thesmileandimplantcenter.com.

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period, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2013, and running through free online service. Dec. 31, 2016. DeFalco said Fincredit Employees at the top of would provide the town the salary guide will receive with a digital record of pay increases of 1% this all rebates issued so that year, and 1.75% for each of resident homeowners’ tax the three years following. bills could be accordingly The town gained these adjusted to reflect those concessions from the ascredits. Local tenants would sociation: get a check for the credits From now on, the jobs of they earned, he said. tax collector, tax assessor The town’s only expense and recreation superintenwould be for the purchase dent will be removed from of the swipe cards, although, the unit and they’ll be part as noted by Kearny Urban of management. Enterprise Zone Director A new two-tier payment John Peneda, one local bank system will be implementhas offered to assume that ed: Full-time employees cost. hired before Dec. 31, 2012, Mayor Santos said the will have to work 12 – intown would have to exstead of seven – years to amine the legal ramificareach maximum pay and tions of undertaking such new full-time employees a program, particularly as hired on or after Jan. 1, 2013, to whether it would have will earn 10% less than their to advertise for bids for the peers in their first-year pay service or issue a vendor and 15% less in their maxilicense, for example. mum pay. The new contract with Employees hired on or the town’s Association of after Jan. 1, 2015, will no Dept. Heads and Asst. Dept. longer be entitled to longevHeads covers a four-year ity payments. COUNCIL from

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Open your home and heart to Gidget Gidget, a 5-6-year-old female Labrador Retriever, waits for the perfect forever home at the Bergen County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, 100 United Lane, Teterboro. Outspoken and full of life, Gidget is quite the Gidget adventure. Although she takes her time to warm up, she is not shy when it comes to her demands. The shelter advises that Gidget needs a confident and firm handler who can show her the ropes and be able to say “no.” Because she came in as

a stray, the shelter doesn’t know much about her history. The shelter advises that if given the proper training and guidance, Gidget will make a wonderful companion. Playtime seems to be the key to Gidget’s heart, so if you have free time and a tennis

ball is within reach, this would be a perfect opportunity to incorporate training and an opportunity to bond. For more information, call 201229-4600. Hours for adoption are 1 to 5 p.m. every day, except Monday, and from 1 to 7:30 p.m., on Thursdays. There are also many other adoptable animals that can be seen at the shelter’s website http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NJ29. html. In addition, many local towns have a Patch website where the shelter’s animals are featured. The shelter also has a page on Facebook. Please visit and “like” the Bergen County Animal Shelter.


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Belleville-$330,000 Lopatcong $278,000 1 Fam-3 Bdrms-2 Full 1 Fam-4 Bdrms-2 Full BathsBaths-Kit-LR/DR-Full Attic- LR/DR-Fam Room w FireFinished Basment-Deplace-Full Basement-Deck/ tached 1 Car Garage Patio in Large Yard!

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Kearny-$1,150 1st Fl.-2 Bedrooms-1 Full Bath- LR/DR-EIKUse of Yard

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Newark-$385,000 2 Fam-5 Bdrms-2 Full Baths-EIK-Full Basement-5 Detached Garages & Lot

Bloomfield $285,000 Kearny-$272,000 Commerical/ Lease-2 Bdrm- 2 Fam- 6 Bdrms- 3 Fbaths1 Full Bath-1st floor Office Full Fin. Bsmnt- Lots of closets! Space w/ half bath-4 Garages

Kearny $285,000 1 Fam- All Renovated3 Bdrms- 1 ½ BathsFull deck 1/above ground pool

Jersey City-$175,000 Renovated Condo-2 Bdrms1 FBath-LR/DR-StorageLaundry-Pets

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Tools for Effective Home Shopping: Pre-Qualifications versus Pre-Approvals

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Kearny- Immaculate Ranch Style Home on very desirable block! 2 or 3 bedrooms! Formal Dining Room! Hardwood Floors! Central A/C! Sliders to a Nice Deck overlooking beautiful yard! A must see home! $274,900

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Harrison- A Builders Dream! 6 connecting lots on Harrison Ave. Measuring approximately 75' wide by 135' deep. Call for more details! $459,900

Cedar Grove- DON'T MISS THIS BEAUTIFUL UPDATED HOME IN DESIRABLE CEDAR GROVE! THIS CHARMING AND BRIGHT HOME BOASTS BEAUTIFUL HARDWOOD FLOORS! ALL LARGE ROOMS! FORMAL DINING ROOM! UPDATED BATHS! CENTRAL A/C! SPOTLESS HIGH AND DRY BASEMENT WITH 1/2 BATH! DECK OFF KITCHEN OVERLOOKING A LARGE LEVEL YARD WITH PAVER PATIO! DOUBLE-WIDE DRIVEWAY AND ONE CAR GARAGE! A MUST SEE HOME WHERE PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP SHOWS!! $419,500 $419,500

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

Kearny, GREAT ONE FAMILY HOME! THIS EXTREMELY WELL MAINTAINED HOME BOASTS 3 BEDROOMS! 1 WITH WALK-IN CLOSET! 1 FULL AND 2 HALF BATHS! FAMILY ROOM WITH SLIDING DOORS TO A NICE SIZE TREX DECK! BEAUTIFUL HARD WOOD FLOORS! RECESSED LIGHTING! SKYLIGHT! CEILING FANS THROUGHOUT! LONG DRIVEWAY! A MUST SEE HOME! $299,900

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

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Deadline for obituaries:

Monday by 10 AM

Helen M. Bachmann Helen M. Bachmann (nee Antonovich), 89, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Arbor Glen Center in Cedar Grove. She was born in Harrison, and was a lifelong resident. Helen was retired from Western Electric Co in Kearny, where she worked for 35 years and was a member and president of the Wekearny Club, the Pioneer Club and the Toastmistress Club. At Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Kearny, Helen was a member and officer of the Golden 60’s Club and the Rosary Society. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Anna Antonovich and dear mother of Fred and Bob. Relatives and friends are welcome to attend the funeral on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 9 a.m. at the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, followed by a funeral Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny, at 10 a.m. Interment is in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Arrangements are conducted by Shaw-Buyus Home for Services, Kearny. Visit www.buyusfuneralhome.com. Paul J. Coppola Paul J. Coppola died suddenly at home on Sept. 10. He was 34. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 597 Belgrove Dr.,

obituaries

Kearny. A funeral service was held in the funeral home, followed by a private cremation. Paul was a manager for Vita Quest in Caldwell. Son of Jane (nee Joyce) and the late Jerome F. Coppola, he is survived by his beloved daughter Brianna Leigh, his sister Dawn Leahy and her husband Jay, his niece and nephew Victoria and Tyler and his godparents Bernedette Esteves and Bernard Joyce. He was predeceased by his brother Bernard J. Coppola. Tina W. Fogarty Mrs. Tina W. Fogarty of Kearny passed away on Monday, Sept. 9, in St. Michael’s Medical Center. Arrangements were by the Condon Funeral Home (condonfuneralhome.com) 684 Kearny Ave., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, followed by entombment in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum. In her early years, Tina had been a fashion coordinator for Kresge’s Department Store. Later she worked in the town’s Branch Library and the tax collector’s office, both in Kearny. She then went to work as a bankruptcy clerk for the IRS until retiring many years ago. She then went back to the branch library as a volunteer. She had been a member of the St. Stephen’s Seniors and the Henrietta Benstead Seniors.

She was predeceased by her loving husband, Edmund P. Fogarty and her siblings, Patricia Zupko-Zenda, Beatrice and Alexander Formisano. She is survived by siblings Millie Lucariello, Ruth Foote, Edith Mastro, Joseph Formisano and Constance Durbas. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. It was Tina’s wish to have donations, in lieu of flowers, sent to the Missionaries of Charity 335 E. 145th St., Bronx, N.Y. 10451. Carmela D. Gerace Carmela D. Gerace ( nee D’Andrea ), 91, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, in Alaris Health at Belgrove in Kearny. Born in Kearny, she grew up in North Newark and lived in North Arlington since 1959. She graduated from Barringer High School, and Drake Secretarial School both in Newark. She served with the WAVES in the United States Navy during World War II, worked as a secretary for the Forest Dairy in North Arlington before retiring and was a member of a professional sorority for secretarial graduates. She was the beloved wife of the late Dominic Gerace, the devoted mother of Francine Gerace and her husband Getz Obstfeld, Anthony Gerace and his wife Miki Nagano and Marie Gerace and her husband Andrew Doherty, the cher-

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ished grandmother of Jacob, Joseph, Samuel, Daniel, Rosa, Maya and Anna and the dear sister of John D’Andrea, Louise DeStefano and the late Angelo D’Andrea. The funeral was from the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington, on Friday, Sept. 13, followed by a funeral Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. The family would appreciate donations in her memory made to the North Arlington Volunteer Emergency Squad P.O. Box 7088, North Arlington, N.J. 07031. Dana Machado Dana Machado, 61, entered into eternal rest at home in Harrison on Thursday, Sept. 5. Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave, Harrison. A funeral service was held at the funeral home. For Information or to send condolences to the fam-

ily please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org. Born in Jersey City, Dana was a lifelong resident of Harrison. She worked at Otis Elevator, Harrison, as a payroll clerk. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxilary, Unit #282, Harrison. Predeceased by her parents Armand Machado and Ruth (O’Kuniewicz), she is survived by her brother John Machado and her sister Gale Gavini. She is also survived by many nephews, her very dear cousin Sharon Campos and her dog Chloe. Denise Jo Nolden Denise Jo Nolden died on Sept. 14 at home. She was 59. Born in East Orange, she was a lifelong Kearny resident. Visiting will begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Rose Hassan at noon and the cremation will be private. To see OBITS page

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MARIO TEIXEIRA, JR., #2542 DIRECTOR-MANAGER

Shaw-Buyus Home for Services

138 DAVIS AVE. • KEARNY, NJ 07032

Tel: (201) 991-2265

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.

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t Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, we’re dedicated to giving you personalized, affordable service in a warm and caring environment. With our understanding staff and soothing décor you’ll feel the comfort of your own home when you take your first step inside ours. We invite you to experience our: www.thiele-reid.com • Attention to detail and personal care 585 Belgrove Drive | Kearny, New Jersey 07032 • Children’s activity area and family lounge • Video tribute program (201) 991-3344 | (201) 991-1031 • Online obituary and condolence program Steven R. Thiele, NJ Lic. No. 4077, Owner/Manager

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HOUSE FOR SALE

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. www.152crystal.com 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 151 Laurel Avenue. 5 bedrooms, driveway, 1 bathrooms. Basement. Totally renovated. Available immediately. (201)726-2846.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

HOUSE FOR RENT

N.ARLINGTON Well kept 2 family home, w/much character. 1st floor: LR, DR, EIK, 2 bedrooms. Finished basement w/full bath. No pets. No smoking. Half block to NY bus. Beautiful street. 1-1/2 months security. Available immediately. (201)447-0162

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

HALL FOR RENT Party Hall

Rental • Affordable • A/C • Nice Setting

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

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

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HARRISON Newly Renovated Kitchen & Bath. 2 BR, LR, DR, Sunporch. $1,350. 1-1/2 months security. Available Nov. 1st. Off street parking. No pets. References. Call Donna (973)902-5717

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

KEARNY 2 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 2nd floor, 2 Bedrooms. Washer/dryer Hook-up $1050/Month + Utilities. 1 month security. No Pets. (201)933-0650

KEARNY Arlington Section, Large 2BDRMS, LR, Dining Area, Modern Kitchen with island, dishwasher, microwave, Modern tile bath, hardwood flrs, central heat/AC, full bsmnt, washer/dryer hookup, backyard, $1400. Smoke-Free. 1-1/2 months security. (201)697-0541

KEARNY 2nd & 3rd floor apartments for rent 4 bedrooms. Separate utilities. Available now. $1100/month. (862)215-7570. KEARNYArlington section 4 rooms, 2nd floor, HT/HW supplied. No Pets. Referencesneeded. $1200/month + 1/month security. Call (201)991-5968. KEARNY1 Bedroom, Underground, very clean, Close to transportation, Hot water included. 1 1/2 security. $850/month. 201-279-8593.

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 1st floor Apt. for rent 2 bedrooms, LV/DR, Kitchen, Bathrroom. $1300/month + utilities. 2nd Floor Apt. 3 bedroom, LV, Kitchen, bath $1600/month + Utilities. Both with Backyard & patio. No pets. 646-942-7614.

KEARNY 5 Rooms. 2 bedrooms, LR/DR, Kitchen. 2nd floor. No Pets. $850 + Utilities. 1 1/2 months security. (201)401-0488. KEARNY 3 Furnished Rooms. Utilities included. Internet and Fios provided $850/month. Available now. No smoking. No pets. (201)997-6222

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

(732)859-9957

KEARNY 2 Bedroom Apt $1150. 1 month security, 3rd floor, Available Immediately. Call (201)622-8315

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

KEARNY 1 bedroom apartment. Renovated building. Wood kitchen cabinets, refrigerator, stove, ceramic tile floor, hardwood floors throughout. Laundry on-site. No Pets. Near NYC transportation. 1-1/2 months security. Arlington Section. $890 + utilities. (201)438-6241 KEARNY 1 bedroom apt 2nd floor. Available October 1st. Separate utilites. 1 month security. No pets. (201)997-0026 KEARNY 1 Bedroom. Arlington Section. Newly Renovated. Laundry on Premises. HT/HW Included. Near Transportation. No Pets. $825/month + security. (201)998-4972

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 1st floor 2 bedroom apartment. Central air. Close to Franklin school & transportation. $1100/month. Separate utilities. No pets. Parking for 1 car. Washer/Dryer. No smoking. Available November 1st. (201)725-9687

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KEARNY 2 bedroom apartment, 3rd floor $950/month. 1 month security, Utilities seperate. No pets. Available October 1st. (201)997-9087 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 2 bedrooms, airy 1st floor, newly decorated, washer/dryer hook-up. Garfield school area $1150/month plus utilities. 1-1/2 months security. 1 year lease. No pets. No smoking. (917)232-1642 KEARNY 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. KEARNY 2nd floor, 2 bedrooms. Renovated, LR/DR, Laundry room on premises. Excellent Location. $1200/month + Utilities. 1-1/2 months security (201)991-0396 (201)637-4429 KEARNY 2nd Floor, 2 family House, 2 bedroom 1 bath, LR, DR. Kitchen. $1200 1-1/2 months Security. No pets. (201)991-3223.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

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 4 Large rooms, 2 bedrooms, 1st floor. Washer/Dryer hook up. No Pets. Close to transportation. Avaible Oct. 15th. $1300/month + 1/ month Security. 201998-3063.

KEARNY 5 rooms, 1st floor. Heat included. No pets. $1250/month. 1-1/2 months security. Available Now. (201)460-1526 after 6pm. Newly Renovated.

KEARNY 611 Elm St. 1 BR apt. Central Air. Available October 1st. No Pets. $850 + utilities, 1-1/2 months deposit. Month-Month lease. (201)993-4665 Jack KEARNY 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.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

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 Arlington Section. 1 bedroom $800 + security, Heat & Hot water included. (908)696-1866 KEARNY Arlington section. Nice newly renovated FURNISHED, 1 bedroom. Available now. No Pets. 1 month security. $775/month plus utilities. (201)955-0996 (201)889-8536 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 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 Newly renovated, hardwood floors. Laundry onsite.HT/HW included. 2 BR start at $985. 1 BR start at $825. Jr.1 BR start at $750. (201)289-7096

KEARNY 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 condo for rent. HT/HW, Gas Refrigirator, Stove & A/C included. Parking for 1 car. $1050/month. No pets. Avail. September 15th. (973)284-0904 Ask for Al.

BELLEVILLE 1 bedroom. Available now. Utilities separate. No smoking. No pets. 1-1/2 months security. Please leave message (973)202-1919 BELLEVILLE 1 BR $884 H/HW Inc. No Pets. Call 201-450-1370. BELLEVILLE 2 bedrooms, LR, kitchen, 1 car parking. 1 month security. Separate utilities. $900/month. Available October 1st. (201)306-7903 BELLEVILLE1 bedroom on 2nd Fl. Available. No pets. Call Mike 9am-6pm (201)994-5056 or (201)991-9857

THREE & FOUR WEEKS

SPECIAL MUST RUN

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


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E.NEWARK

HARRISON 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1st floor, $1300/month. •2 bedrooms, 2nd floor, $900/month. Separate utilities. Available immediately. (973)985-9177 HARRISON Modern 1 bedroom apt. Private entrance, quiet and clean. Includes refrigerator. No pets. $750 plus utilities. Security & lease (862)223-9974 HARRISON New 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2nd floor, big LR & EIK. Close to PATH. 1-1/2 months security. No pets. Available now. (973)454-6855 (973)393-8998 HARRISON Renovated 5 rooms, 2nd floor. 2-family house. $1275. + Utilities. Available October 1st. 1 month security. (973)497-2171 (973)202-9145

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 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

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 2 bedrooms, bath, DR/kitchen combo, LR. C/A, Laundry hook-up. + 1 1/2 Month Security. Utilities separate. Very close to PATH station. Available 10/1. (973)454-4536.

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. HARRISON 1st floor. 3 bedrooms, 1 month security. Available October 1st. (973)483-3569 HARRISON 2 bedroom apartment, 2nd floor Central heat, hardwood floors, close to schools & PATH. Available Now. (973)714-2368 (908)240-9302

EMPLOYMENT

LYNDHURST

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 2 bedrooms, LR, EIK. $1200/month + utilities No pets. Walk to train, bus & shops. Available 11/1 (201)452-4158 or (201)507-8817

EMPLOYMENT

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EMPLOYMENT

LYNDHURST 3 rooms, 1 BR, spacious LR, EIK, Parking off street, $875 + 1 month security. Utilities not included call (201)372-0956 LYNDHURST- Renovated 2nd floor, 5 rooms plus attic. No pets. One month security. Separate utilities. Available now. (201)933-1852.

N. ARLINGTON N.ARLINGTON 2nd Floor, 2 bedrooms. Large LV, Formal DR. hardwood floors. No pets. No Smoking. $1200/month + 1 month Security. 201-218-0756. N.ARLINGTON 1 bedroom, LR & kitchen. Heat not included. 2nd floor. $900. (201)998-8429 or (201)283-4051

N.ARLINGTON 2 room studio. HT/HW. 1 persson. $700 + security. (201)991-5938

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., 1st floor. One bedroom. HT/HW supplied. Off-street parking. Security required. $1000/month. No Smoking. Small pets ok. Suitable for single person or married couple. Call (201)991-7761.

EMPLOYMENT

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.

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

NORTH NEWARK N.NEWARK Renovated 3 bedroom Apt., kitchen, LR. $900/month Utilities included. 1-1/2 months security. Available October 1st. (973)752-6877

ROOM FOR RENT Belleville Room for rent. Share bathroom. Utilities included. 1 month security. No kitchen. No pets. No smoking. (973)759-7077 KEARNY. Room for rent, for one person, female preferred. Share kitchen. Se habla español. (201)895-8700 after 5pm.

EMPLOYMENT

DRIVER WANTED Needed Now!

Pathways to Independence, Inc., a local agency providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities is looking to fill the following positions:

Full Time position available.

Van Aide Part time - 7 to 9 am and 2-4:30pm. Experience with Developmentally disabled population a plus.

• 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 pezjo@aol.com

Van Driver Part Time - 7 to 9am and 2 to 4:30pm. Valid NJ driverʼʼs license required, clear of points or moving violations. 60 Kingsland Avenue, Kearny, NJ 07032 To complete Application (201)-997-6155 mverdelho@pathwaysnj.org

ROOM FOR RENT

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

FURNISHED ROOM BELLEVILLE Furnished renovated Room. $575/month. 1 month security. Available now. Share kitchen, renovated Bath. Utilities and cable included. Gentleman Preferred. No Smoking/Drinking Call (973)302-4447 (862)888-7290 KEARNY Be the First, Bright, Clean Room. 2nd floor. Private sink and refrigerator. Clean Bedding Weekly. Close to transportation. Positively no Smoking in or out. Gentlemen preferred. $110/weekly. 4 weeks security required. (973)228-4281 KEARNY furnished room, $500/month utilities included, No Smoking, great location 201-697-0541.

EMPLOYMENT 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

EMPLOYMENT

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Driver/Warehouse Growing manufacturing company. Duties include deliveries, receiving, shipping, and stock room. CDL Class B preferred. Apply in person at 147 N. Michigan Avenue in Kenilworth. Must have copy of driving abstact to be considered.

Groomer Needed With Experience, Must Be responsible & Love Animals Start Immediately Call (201)991-0301 (973)277-2996

Drivers/Dispatchers needed ASAP. Must know area. FT/PT Harrison Cab Co. 825 F.E.R. Blvd South, Harrison. Under PATH trains. Bilingual a plus, not necessary. Ask for Dave or call (609)709-4738

HELP WANTED FOR BUSY DELI

Drivers: Short Haul Regional CDL- A Mail Route Drivers based in Jersey City, NJ. $19.24/hr plus $4.98/hr Post Office Health & Welfare pay. Good Home-Time. Apply at: www.eagleexpresslines.com

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

EXPERIENCED WAITRESS Downtown Newark

(201)667-8692 Ask For George

Dental Assistant wanted Experience and X-ray License necessary Please call (201)955-1600

EXPERIENCED EMAILERS NEEDED

EMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT

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

ENTRY-LEVEL MANAGEMENT POSITION (NEWARK, NEW JERSEY) Cambridge Security Services is seeking candidates for an entry-level management position for our 24-hour National Command Center. The ideal applicant will have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Candidates for this position must be well organized and capable of working in a fast paced environment. Candidates must have an untarnished criminal record as well as a high school diploma. Starting Salary: Between $27,000 and $31,000. Please forward Resumes to: dschatzle@cambridgesecurityservices.com

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Hairdresser, Manicurist, Massage Therapist and Beautician Wanted. Very Good Commission. Call 973-202-6555.

Full Time and Part Time Days - Evenings Weekends Apply in Person D&F Deli 396 Davis Avenue Kearny

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 CO.is looking for workers. Near Willowbrook Mall, Route 46. Female preferred. No exp necessary. Must be legal to work in the USA. Email: raul@ ultimatetrading.com 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@ comcast.net (732)766-4425 ask for Mel

EMPLOYMENT

PT Receptionist Nights and weekends for busy real estate office. Must have good phone and computer skills. Bi-lingual a plus. Office experience required. Please email your résumé to anacoelho79@ hotmail.com

Restaurant positions open. Experience required. Apply now. Bartender, Kitchen Help, Waiter. PT/FT Apply in person at 224 Ridge Road. Lyndhurst, NJ E-mail: info@ terosrestaurant.com

ROOFING G & R Builders

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

N&J REMODELERS

Roofing + Siding Specialist. Windows,

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

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

(201)998-5153

CHILD CARE

Real Estate Agents Call for a confidential interview or if interested in taking a local real estate course to obtain your license CALL Mid-Realty, Inc. (201)991-5719

Babysitter Available! Im 40, responsible and have been caring for children for 15 years. Monday-Friday 7am-5pm Call Susana (201)772-8318

SERVICES OFFERED

SERVICES OFFERED

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


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HANDYMAN DO IT ALL

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

(201)991-3223

“FAIR DEAL DAN” Handyman, Painter, Sheetrock and Plastering, Odd Jobs. Basic plumbing, repair leaky faucets, replace faucets, sinks, toilets. Replace windows and door screens. 20 years experience. (201)448-1563

LANDSCAPING ANDRIELLO LANDSCAPE

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

(201)939-7308

MARIO ESPOSITO

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

SERVICES OFFERED Appliances & Electronics Reapir. Serving NJ since 1995! Visit www.santronics.net or call Mario Santos at (908) 403-0313.

Notary Public available 24/7. All services. Bi-lingual: Spanish & English. Call (973)951-7516

RUBBISH REMOVAL

CLASSIFIEDS

RUBBISH REMOVAL

HOME IMPROVEMENT

COMPUTER SERVICES

ANDRIELLO CLEANOUTS

G & R Builders

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

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

(201)874-1577

ARMIN CLEANOUTS

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

(973)460-2963

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

Couple from Poland

Will clean houses, apartment, offices. References

201-997-4932

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

(201)893-0656

Handyman Star

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

Ranne Tile & Home Improvement Ceramic Tile Repairs • Walls & Floors • Big & Small • Regrouting • Caulking • Repair soap dishes • Tile Floors. Free Est. Fully Ins. (201)355-8489

CONSTRUCTION

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

Cash Paid (201)920-8875 HOME IMPROVEMENT

FM Property Home Repairs & Improvements

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

fred@repairsbyfm.com

MASONRY

MASONRY

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

Fully Insured

201-428-7160

www.repairsbyfm.com

ALL CONCRETE WORK

SIDEWALKS, PATIOS, DRIVEWAYS, RETAINING WALLS, STEPS

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

“LET US SHOW YOU OUR WORK”

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

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

ELECTRICAL SERVICES

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

GARAGE FOR RENT Secure Garage for rent in rear of multi-family residential home. Kearny, Arlington Section, Magnolia Ave. $130/month. Security deposit required. Call (201)736-1223

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Academic merit Area residents achieved academic honors at the following schools: The College of New Jersey, Ewing, Dean’s List: Catherine Rivas Nunez, Mark Lodato and Ryan Gilbert, all of Lyndhurst; Joseph Dispoto, Michael Ryder, Krista Gilchrist, Alexandra Patrizio, Anthony Damico, Kevin Reilly, Annette Califano and Brandon Cresci, all of Nutley; Adam Lipps, Eric Schmitt, Kristina Merced and Kristen Stefanelli, all of Belleville; John Irvine and Vanessa Silva, of Kearny; Brendan Owens, Vincent Albano, Ami Dhaduk, Cara Giordano and Eddy Ndichie, all of Bloomfield; Yohan Perera of North Arlington and John Gonzales, allof Harrison. Alexa Hasselman of Nutley was named to the Dean’s List at Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Fla. Kevin Tucker of Bloomfield, was named to the Dean’s List at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y. Villanova University, Villanova, Pa., Dean’s List: Palak Patel and Jonathan Spivack of North Arlington; Lauren Ronan of Kearny; Joelle Viscardo and Elisa Kam, from Belleville; Steven Picone and Elaine Roghanian of Nutley and Sandeena Ahmed of Bloomfield. Andrea Santasieri, of Bloomfield, earned Dean’s List honors at St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pa. George D. Avecillas of Kearny, has been named to the honor roll at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. Andrew Tarantino of Bloomfield was recognized for academic excellence at Washington College, Chestertown, Md.

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vide explanations for the movement of its priests but added that it’s important for parishioners to remember that, “Change is a regular part of the priesthood.” Commenting on Maldonado’s letter, Goodness said: “Occasionally, people will write to express a desire for a priest to stay and that’s always great to hear.” He said that “an answer was sent” expressing “appreciation for everything that the parishioner said” about the two priests’ efforts and that the Archdiocese “was certain that that good work is going to be continued with the new pastor [the Rev. John Wassell, moving to Kearny from Holy Rosary/St. Michael’s Parish of Elizabeth]. But it always takes time with a new priest.” On a personal basis, Maldonado told The Observer: “Father Mike has tried very hard to make the Spanish community welcome at St.

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armitagewiggins.com. Denise was the beloved daughter of the late Paul W. and Billie Mae Nolden. She is survived by her devoted brother Mark and some loving cousins. Denise’s ashes will be entombed with her parents at Rosedale Cemetery. If you care to make a memorial donation, please consider Trinity Episcopal Church. Catherine Spiess Catherine Spiess (nee D’Errico) entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Arizona. She was 67. She worked as a credit manager for the majority of her life, most notably for Fruehauf Trailer Corp. and CitiGroup, Inc. for many years. Catherine was a proud 5 foot 1 and a quarter inch survivor of the Harrison Gardens, where she picked up her dry sense of humor and grit and determination. Eventually she moved to Kearny and later to Peoria, Arizona. Predeceased by her siblings, Elizabeth and Michael D’Errico, Catherine is sur-

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Cecilia’s. He got the permits from the town to allow us to hold our Processions. He has become very close to us and he has been an upstanding pastor in participation with Father Yuvan. Our family is very sad to see Father Mike go.” Joe Reese, a member of the Parish Council finance committee, and Ricardo Fernandez, a Parish Council member, offered their tributes to Father Ward. “He’s a true shepherd, a leader, attentive to his parishioners, compassionate, a good influence on all of us,” Reese said. “We’ve been blessed that he’s not only a priest but a friend. And he’s a man for all the people – for the past 16 years he’s been the glue that holds all our people together. He’s demonstrated that through his demeanor, his personality. When you meet with him, you can feel his approachability.” For Fernandez, Father Ward was “someone always ready

and able to listen” to parishioners. There was the time when the priest was stopped in the church parking lot by someone who “needed to say their confession right away” and Father Ward readily obliged, Fernandez said. “He was trying very hard to make us just one community and he had some success. We responded to him because of the kind of guy he is.” Ward – whose new church happens to be across the street from his alma mater, Union Catholic High School (Class of 1982) – was a Wall Street broker before transitioning to the priesthood. Ward was ordained in 1997 after becoming “conversant in Portuguese,” as he put it. As a seminarian, “a couple of us were invited to go [to Portugal] for several summers to learn the language,” Ward recalled. His first clerical assignment was St. Cecilia’s, where he spent his first six years as parochial vicar and last 10 as

pastor. For part of that time, he performed additional clerical duties as administrator of Our Lady of Sorrows in Kearny and of St. Anthony’s in East Newark and as St. Cecilia’s representative at the shortlived Mater Dei Academy. In 2007, Ward presided over a fundraising capital campaign allowing the church – built in 1922 – to undertake substantial renovation, including new floors, marble memorial tiles, painting and a new heating system. “One key thing I’ve tried to do is build a community that doesn’t observe language barriers,” Ward said. “We say Mass in three languages, we started a June Procession for Corpus Christi five years ago, we started a bereavement ministry in conjunction with All Souls Day, celebrating the lives of people we buried in the last 12 months.” “One of my favorite things with the parish has been working with adults preparing to celebrate sacraments such

as communion and confirmation,” Ward said. During his St. Cecilia’s tenure, Ward also stayed involved with the larger Kearny community, having served as chaplain for these organizations: Council 6928, Knights of Columbus; Kearny Fire Department, United Irish Association, Kearny First Aid Squad, Optimist Club and Alliance Against Drug Abuse. One memory that won’t easily escape Ward was an event that happened seven years ago when he was prepping plantings for parish youths and came upon the lifeless body of a female infant only a few days old. “Its parents had buried the baby in one of our church gardens,” he said. “After an autopsy determined the baby had died of natural causes, the county probate court gave me guardianship to do the funeral. The church was packed for that. We called her ‘Baby Cecilia’ and buried her at Holy Cross Cemetery,” he said.

vived by her husband Larry Spiess, her son Thomas Angelli and his wife Kamila, her grandchildren Gabriel and Lucas, her Aunt Flo and Aunt Liz. She is also survived by her siblings Jane Rispo, Mary-Jo D’Errico, Michele Casale, Anthony D’Errico, Tommy D’Errico, David D’Errico and countless cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services are under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A memorial Mass will be held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison, on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. For information, directions or to send condolences to the family, please visit www. mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Rocha , Daniel Smith and five great-grandchildren, and the loving sister of Frances Whelan. The funeral was from the Parow Funeral Home, 185

Ridge Road, North Arlington, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, with a funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. The interment followed in Holy Cross

Cemetery, North Arlington. Donations in her memory may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

Kathleen Walker Kathleen Walker (nee Whelan), 83, died Sept. 8 at the Oakland Care Center, Oakland. Born in Ireland, she lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington in 1997. She was a member of the Kearny Senior Citizens. She is the beloved wife of the late Daniel E., the cherished mother of Sharon E. DiGesu and her husband Mark, and Frances M. Walker, the adored grandmother of Mark, Michael and Christopher DiGesu, Kyla

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