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September 25, 2013 • • Vol CXXVI, No. 18



A rift in the ranks

Iraq vet bravely soldiers on

Ron Leir Observer Correspondent LYNDHURST – Only four months after the Lyndhurst First ticket swept into office, at least two of its members and a key supporter are embroiled in a vitriolic feud that got a public airing at the Sept. 10 Township Commission meeting. Mayor Robert Giangeruso and former Mayor and current Township Attorney Richard DiLascio, once tight allies, are now bitter rivals. And, as proof of the pudding, the township has posted on its website a solicitation for Request For Proposal for “special legal services” to “provide research, advice and counsel on the appropriateness of statutory and other appointments under the Commission form of government (Walsh Act).” The successful applicant, the notice says, “shall demonstrate sufficient knowledge in New Jersey municipal law, public employment law, Shared Services Act, New Jersey Ethics law and statutory appointment law under NJSA 40 and NJSA 40A.” All RFPs must be received by 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Township Clerk’s office, “at which time they will be opened and read aloud.” A brief historical reminder: see SCHISM page


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it keeps getting more so. We first learned of Brendan in 2010, through his aunt Pat KEARNY – Collins of Kearny, who asked if The Observer could provery once in awhile, mote a fund-raiser being held someone comes into for her nephew at the Scotsyour life, by accident, American Club. At the time, by fate, by the grace of God, Brendan had been in Walter perhaps. And they have the Reed Army Medical Center power to affect your life in in Washington for a year -ways deep and significant. and he would spend another They can help you begin to 12 months there. And then see the world, and yourself, with new eyes. And the irony return. There wil be another Scotsof it all is that this life-changer is someone you’ve never met, American event next month. More about that later, but first a complete stranger who has a soldier’s story: not the slightest idea of how On Easter Sunday, April deeply he is affecting others 12, 2009, Army Spc. Brendan -- just by being himself. Marrocco, Second Battalion, Such a person is Sgt. 27th Infantry, was on active Brendan Marrocco. duty in Iraq, returning to his If you know his story, you base 130 miles from know what I mean. If you don’t know it, it’s time you learned it. It is dramatic, and see BRENDAN page


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Benefit for Sgt. Brendan Marrocco, shown with his brother Michael, will be held at Scots Club on Oct. 19. Inset: Brendan on duty in Iraq.


Funding for Owens Park seems assured NUTLEY – It was a close call for more than a year but the Nutley Township administration seems confident that the state will be releasing its allocation of state Green Acres money, after all, for improvements made at Monsignor Owens Park off Park Ave. Those improvements, which were undertaken in summer

2012 and completed by late September 2012 at a cost of nearly $1.3 million, featured the installation of a synthetic turf multipurpose playing surface accommodating two new softball fields, a football field, perimeter track and two short side soccer fields. Green Acres was to provide partial reimbursement funding through a combination of

a grant and a low interest loan totaling about $750,000. But on Aug. 9, 2012, Green Acres Project Manager Amy Sumoski wrote to Nutley Parks & Recreation Commissioner Mauro Tucci “regarding a composting facility that was discovered … at Monsignor Owens Park” – which, she said, was an inappropriate use of parkland and needed to be

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By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent LYNDHURST – f you have been were driving on Ridge Road recently, you could not help but notice the sea of small American flags adorning the lawns around St. Michael the Archangel Church at the corner of Page Ave. Officially, it is known as the Field of Flags, a project that began in Somers,Conn., in 2005 with 2,231 flags: One for each serviceman or woman killed in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Flags are added as the casualty list grows. On Sunday, the number in Lyndhurst totaled 6,759. The Field of Flags idea originated at the Somers Congregational Church, which still sponsors the memorial. Thus far, it has been displayed outside churches of various denominations across a dozen states. The Lyndhurst project was coordinated by Mary Corrao from St. Michael’s. Representatives from Somers arrived Friday morning to place the flags, with the help of local residents, including veterans and members of Scout troops, a task that took several hours. According to Somers Congregational, “The Field of Flags is a silent, patriotic and poignant reminder of the cost of war. Each flag represents not simply one casualty, but all the family members and friends who have been touched by that life now gone. “They represent our


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respect for those who have served and are currently serving in the military and our hope for peace in the future, for a time when no one is called upon by our country to give the greatest sacrifice.” To show that respect, St. Michael’s held a simple but touching interfaith memorial service Sunday afternoon. Participating clergy included Father Stanley Kostrzomb of the host parish; Father Jim Starasinich of Sacred Heart Church, Lyndhurst; Pastor Martha Day of United Presbyterian Church, Lyndhurst, and the Rev. Donald Pitchen of Carlstadt Presbyterian Church. Mayor Robert Giangeruso gave the welcoming address

to the congregation, but there were no long speeches. There were songs from the Lyndhurst High School. Chorale and Sal Russo; a POW/MIA ceremony by Lyndhurst veterans’ organizations, which also offered a rifle salute; recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance by local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts; and the haunting sound of “Taps,” by the Lyndhurst High School Buglers. And, of course, there were prayers for the fallen and for their families. But the most moving part of the ceremony was the reading of the names of the New Jersey men and women who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. The printed

program for the service listed 183, but another was noted from the altar: that of Sgt. Timothy Raymond McGill of Ramsey, whose death in Afghanistan was reported only the night before. As each name echoed through the church, it was a reminder of patriotism, grief, sacrifice and love. And, we were told, one of the 6,759 flags was for McGill. Somers Congregational always sends along extras, in case the death toll increases while the display is in place. It will be in place at St. Michael’s for three weeks. Pay a visit if you can. You owe to yourself, and to the fallen.

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BOE awards new contract for KHS work By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent

agencies that are funding most of the project – the Port Authority of New York & KEARNY – New Jersey and the Federal fter little activity since Aviation Administration – are March, the Kearny being kept in the loop on the High School construcboard’s actions, he added. tion job should be resuming They were also informed, shortly, Superintendent of Ferraro said, that Paul Otto Schools Frank Ferraro said last wasn’t the low bidder on week. the South Building job but And work on the former tire the BOE was advised by its factory building at 174 Midland construction attorney to go Ave. the BOE acquired several with the firm, as the second Photos by Ron Leir years ago to house BOE headlowest bidder, because the bid Work should start soon at Midland Ave. building (l.) and at Kearny High, says the chief school administrator. quarters and four classrooms submitted by the low bidder lawn can move back inside the Brockwell & Carrington – had BOE will draft a new agreeshould be starting up soon was deficient. been responsible for those high school and their “spots” ment with the TCU supplier also, he said. Even so, the price the firm payments but the Towaco firm to continue those payments. will be taken by students and Last Monday, Sept. 16, the submitted “was over the teachers from the North Build- was “terminated for conveniWhen the new contractor, Kearny Board of Education [BOE’s professionals’] preence” by the BOE on March 20 Paul Otto, starts work, the awarded a contract to the Paul ing where, it’s expected, the liminary estimate by several firm will be installing hallway hundred thousands of dollars,” Otto Building Co. of Cranford next stage – building a 5-story and, thereafter, the payments atrium, new classrooms and to the TCU supplier, Modceilings, re-doing floors and for $2,968,000 to complete Ferraro said. cafeteria – will begin. Space of Woodbridge, lapsed, walls, and putting in fire sprinwork on KHS’s South BuildFor that reason, he said, “we It’s fortunate that the BOE Ferraro said. klers and fire suppression ing. may bid out the next phase of So, to remedy that, the still has access to those TCUs, systems in the South Building, the job with alternates, just to Ferraro said the goal is to Ferraro said. finish that job by January 2014. given that nobody has paid the BOE voted last Monday to give us some flexibility.” pay ModSpace $31,500 – the rent due on them since April, Work specifications all comAt that point, he said, Asked to predict whether outstanding balance owed according to Ferraro. ply with current state school students and teachers now the entire job – including an through September – and, The former contractor on building codes, Ferraro said. in the trailer classroom units thereafter, Ferraro said, the the KHS construction job – And those government (TCUs) on the school’s front see BUILD page





Town: No traffic flow change for Afton St. By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent KEARNY – ith the winter – and sledding – season right around the corner, Kearny residents who live on or near Afton St. are trusting the traffic – with some adjustments – to “flow gently,” as the song goes. In the spring, some residents petitioned the town to change the flow of traffic on Afton, from the current two-way between Belgrove Drive and Passaic Ave., to one-way west, down the hill. Last Wednesday, about a dozen residents from the neighborhood gathered at Town Hall, along with Mayor Alberto Santos, several Town Council members and Police Chief John Dowie, to hash out the issues and to hear an analysis of the proposed change of


direction by consulting traffic engineer Brian Intindola. His assessment, after taking traffic counts during morning and peak hours, is that, “Afton’s functioning as it should. The overall lines [of traffic] don’t seem to make a case for oneway.” And, he said, the street’s 30foot width should offer enough clearance, with parking on both sides, for up to 3,500 cars per day – and current traffic counts show only about half that volume now. Changing Afton to one-way, Intindola said, could cause a “disproportionate hit” to Peden Terrace, a side street that drivers access to drop off and pick up children at Garfield School. Resident Judi Albrecht readily agreed, saying: “If you make [Afton] one-way, it’s going to be worse on Peden.” What the town should be doing, Albrecht added, is “pave

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Engineer Brian Intindola tells residents why Afton St. should continue two ways, as seen l., between Belgrove Drive and Passaic Ave.

more streets.” The mayor answered that the town was doing what it could but was limited by the high costs of resurfacing.

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In any event, the engineer concluded, “I can’t come up with a compelling reason to have Afton [between Belgrove and Passaic] one-way.” “The biggest problem is when it snows,” said Brenda Sagitas, who lives on William St., one of the side streets off Afton on the hill section of the block. Sagitas was one of the

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HUD, landlords settle bias allegation By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent

Earlier this year, HUD charged Michael Pontoriero with violating the Fair Housing Act by allegedly NORTH ARLINGTON – “refusing to show aparthe landlords of two North Arlington apart- ments to or return the calls of a prospective tenant after ment buildings, who placed ads for rentals in The learning that he was AfricanObserver, have agreed to pay American.” According to the charging $21,000 to resolve allegadocument made public by tions that they violated the HUD, its investigation began Fair Housing Act by denying after the complainant, whose rental opportunities to proidentification was withheld, spective African-American tenants, the U.S. Department saw an advertisement in The of Housing and Urban Devel- Observer in July 2009 for a one-bedroom apartment in opment (HUD) announced the Beech St. building. last week. “Complainant telephoned The Observer abides by the contact number listed in Fair Housing regulations and the advertisement and left a is in no way implicated in voicemail message requestthe discrimination charges. ing to see the apartment,” Named as respondents HUD stated. According in the case were Michael to HUD, Michael PontoriPontoriero and Mary Ann ero returned the call “and Pontoriero, owners of a 15unit building at 44 Beech St. scheduled an appointment to view the vacant apartment at and a 17-unit property at 15 noon on July 29,” asking the Morgan Place. prospective tenant to meet


him outside the building entrance. Prior to the appointment, the two again spoke by phone, “and each indicated that they were minutes from the building.” HUD’s charging document states: “Complainant arrived at the agreed-upon location a few minutes before noon. Complainant waited in front of the building for 30 minutes and then placed three telephone calls to respondent . . . leaving a voicemail each time.” Michael Pontoriero reportedly “never appeared at the scheduled appointment and failed to respond to complainant telephone calls and voicemail messages.” Believing that he had been the victim of illegal discrimination, the applicant contacted the Fair Housing

Council of Northern New Jersey (FHCNNJ), a nonprofit organization that receives funding from HUD to investigate claims of discrimination. Over the course of several months, FHCNNJ conducted four paired “fair housing” tests -- involving advertised rentals at both of Pontoriero’s properties -- using a Caucasian tester and an African-American tester in each. In the tests, the landlord reportedly “repeated the discriminatory behaviors.” The charge alleged that the tests revealed that Pontoriero refused to show up for appointments and return calls after he learned that a tester was African American. “Pontoriero allegedly would drive by or arrive for apartment viewing appointments early in order to dis-

cover a prospective renter’s race,” HUD stated. “Fair housing testing” -where people of different backgrounds pose as applicants for housing -- “remains our most effective tool for exposing illegal housing discrimination that still too often occurs in this country,” stated Bryan Greene, HUD’s acting assistant secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. Under the terms of the Initial Decision and Consent Order, the owners will pay $10,000 to the AfricanAmerican complainant and $5,000 to FHCNNJ for damages arising out of the alleged discrimination. The Pontorieros must also pay a $6,000 civil penalty, and they and their employees must complete fair housing training and implement a non-


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Alarming info for sleepyheads Today’s column is prompted by a recurring event in my life: Oversleeping. I am a night person. Earlier in my journalistic career, I started work at 4 or 5 p.m., which was perfect since I didn’t have to get up until midafternoon. There were times in the dead of winter, when daylight hours are few, when I would not see the sun for days. It was like living in the Yukon without the benefit of the Northern Lights. (I kept hoping that, just like some nocturnal animal, my eyes would grow bigger, but that didn’t happen.) Now, however, I must be

among the living during the day. And once again, this week I was late for work because I slept through the alarm. Or, more accurately, I kept hitting the snooze button until it got sick of being smacked and turned itself off. I regret not having bought a clock I saw advertised years ago. It was inside a tennis ball. When the alarm went off, the only way to shut it up was to throw it against the wall. It would remain silent for several minutes and then go off again. But since it was inside a tennis ball, it could have bounced anywhere and you had to get out of bed to hunt it down,

and since you were now out of bed anyway, you’d likely stay out. After my recent snooze-in, I went online to see if I could find this clock. No luck. But I did find some others, even more diabolical. Consider the Ramos Nixie, which costs $350. But that’s not the only diabolical thing about it. The only way to turn it off is by entering a code on a keypad, located in another room. And you must change the code daily. Plus, it’s battery-operated so you can’t unplug it. Then I found a website,, which featured a list of the “most

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evil” alarm clocks. One appears to be a variant on the tennis-ball idea. It’s called the Clocky, and it’s on wheels. If you don’t turn it off immediately, it rolls off your bedside table and skitters around the room until it finds a hiding place. At $50, it’s less of a monetary nightmare than the Nixie. My two favorites, though, turned out to be merely conceptual. One is the Shredder. Apparently, you would feed it a dollar bill, or a higher denomination if you’re rich, and each time it goes off, a bit of the bill would be shredded. Keep hitting the snooze, and you’d end up with confetti.

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Time seems to be flying by faster and faster each day. With October right around the corner, and the weather dropping down to the 60s, many people are thinking about the upcoming holidays. Which holiday in particular? Well, Halloween,

of course. It’s every kid’s fantasy and we’re sure every parent is already hearing about it. The candy, the costumes, the spooky houses: the three in conjunction never fail to leave a child in awe. Well, here at The Observ-

er, we like to thank those who work hard in keeping traditions like these alive for the kids, so in the coming issues, we’ll be introducing our new “Halloween On The Horizon” section that will run until the end of October. Designed with the average

The other, reportedly just a ThinkGeek joke, is called SnuzNLuz. It would be connected to your bank account. Each time you hit the snooze button, $10 would be deducted and sent to a charity you’ve chosen -- preferably one you detest, so you are never tempted to grab that extra few minutes of zzzzz. SnuzNLuz is brilliant, and I wish ThinkGeek would actually market it. I’ve already decided on the “charity” I’d select: Any fund-raising group that thinks Chris Christie should be President. I’d never oversleep again. – Karen Zautyk

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5 firms vying for redevelopment counsel By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent

“In addition, counsel may be required to attend meetings of the Board of Commissioners, NUTLEY – the repurposing or redevelopment meetings at [Roche], and ive law firms are in the meetings with legal counsel mix to become “special and employees of the Township redevelopment counsel” for Nutley in negotiations with ….” Also, counsel “… may be asthe departing Roche Co. for the signed to advise, consult with, terms of the real estate future and/or represent the Township of that property. and/or its officials in these or The township solicited “Rerelated matters” and “… shall quests for Qualification” from also be required to assist the lawyers for the job and reTownship in obtaining a tax ceived five responses, accordor revenue sharing agreement ing to Township Clerk Evelyn with the City of Clifton, includRosario. ing negotiations with Clifton, Those firms that responded the Counties of Passaic and were: Essex and the State of New • McManimon, Scotland & Jersey.” Baumann of Roseland. The five firms’ submissions • DeCotiis, FitzPatrick & are being reviewed by the Cole of Teaneck. township’s Revenue and Fi• Waters, McPherson, McNeil nance Director, CFO and audiof Secaucus. tor and will be evaluated on the • Scarinci & Hollenbeck of basis of “management criteria, Lyndhurst. technical criteria, cost and past • Inglesino, Pearlman, Wyciskala & Taylor of Parsippany. experience. Township Attorney Alan As outlined by a posting on Genitempo said the special the township’s web site, the counsel will advise township firm that is chosen will be expected to deal with “… prepara- officials on all matters related to the Swiss-owned drug comtion of any ordinances, resolutions, contracts, proposals, and pany property’s redevelopment, specifications, written opinions such as zoning considerations, or any other documents neces- land uses, and how those considerations relate to Roche’s sary to assist the Township adjoining property in Clifton. in its efforts to redevelop the A joint repurposing commitproperty or any matters anciltee, comprised of representalary to the redevelopment.



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tives from Nutley and Clifton, along with Roche, has selected the global design firm of Perkins Eastman to come up with three redevelopment options for the property. Those conceptual plans are “still in the drafting phase,” Genitempo said. Currently, the property is zoned M1 for manufacturing uses, “but ultimately it may have to be rezoned,” Genitempo noted. Roche figures to “sell the

property to a qualified purchaser when a redevelopment plan is in place and we’re working towards that goal,” Genitempo said. No timetable has been set for the consultant to complete the design options but Roche – which employs about 1,000 fulltime workers and an additional 1,000 part-time and seasonal workers – has announced it plans to shut down New Jerseybased operations by the end of 2013 and vacate the property by

2015. Nutley, which figures to collect about $10 million in real estate taxes from Roche this year, is hoping to make up for that significant revenue loss when the redevelopment plan comes to fruition. In the meantime, Roche is proceeding with an environmental remediation effort, evaluating soil and groundwater conditions on and near its property, with the expectation of leaving a clean site.

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Forecast for bike fun: Fair in Kearny By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent

* Bicycle safety instruction (don’t worry; there are no classrooms, talking and chewKEARNY – ing gum will be allowed, and these “lessons” are fun); rom 1 to 4 p.m. this Sat* A cycle repair/inspection urday, Sept. 28, the parkstation; ing lot at Kearny Federal * A place to get lots of fun Savings Bank, 614 Kearny Ave. giveaways, and (just north of Midland), will * A race course, where be transformed, becoming the speed is not only the least imsite for: portant factor, but will work * An obstacle course;


against you. It’s all part of the third annual Bicycle Safety Fair conducted by the Community Policing (COP) Unit of the Kearny Police Department and designed to educate youngsters in all aspects of safe riding. This year, the police are partnering with the Hudson Transit Management Author-



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ity, which is all about improving transportation in the county, including those sometimes overlooked means of transit: walking and cycling. Co-sponsors include Kearny Federal, which will be donating two bikes -- one boy’s and one girl’s -- the winners to be selected in a free raffle. And the Kearny Optimist Club will be giving away free bike helmets to the first 85 participants who need one. If you do need one, we’d suggest showing up early. Last year, about 100 children attended the event. “By 20 minutes to 1, the line was down the block and around the bank,” noted Officer Jack Grimm of the COP unit. Grimm and COP Unit chief Sgt. Peter Caltabellotta will be at the fair again this year, along with other members of the KPD, including Officer John Fabula, who is a bike mehanic. If you like, Fabula will inspect your bicycle and make necessary adjustments and minor repairs. The police will also offer a bike-etching station. Your cycle will be given its very own number, which will be registered with the KPD and

can help recover your two(or three-) wheeled treasure if it is ever lost or stolen. Representatives from UMDNJ (University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey) will be on hand to help with helmet fitting. A helmet too loose or too tight or worn the wrong way doesn’t offer the protection it should. A new participant this year is the AAA, which will be providing general safety information, as will the Kearny Fire Department, focusing on household safety. As for the events, there will be that obstacle course, a zig-zag route through those familiar big orange traffic cones; training in proper signaling, and critically important “intersection awareness.” The thing that we don’t want to miss is the “slow race course.” This will be all about maintaining balance, not speed, and the winner will actually be the last cyclist to cross the finish line. (Children only; no tortoises or hares allowed.) And, of course, everything at the Bicycle Safety Fair is absolutely free. As Grimm noted, “All you have to do is just show up.”




The Angry Coffee Bean has so much more than just coffee By Ryan Sloan Observer Correspondent NORTH ARLINGTON – hen you hear of a place that dubs itself a coffee house and cafe, chances are you think the obvious — you can get a lot of coffee there. And while The Angry Bean Coffee House and Cafe does, indeed, have a lot of coffee and espresso-based drinks available for customers, it also has the unexpected – great homemade, fresh food. And a lot of it. The place opened about nine months ago — at 89 Ridge Road in North Arlington — when husband and wife pair Eileen and Michael Cassano came up with a compromise. Both Eileen and Michael wanted out of corporate America. And Michael wanted an Italian deli. So from those dreams the Angry Coffee Bean was born. Eileen says she and her husband were quite fortunate when they hired their first chef. She says he was trained in the culinary arts and worked for many years in Manhattan. And he had a vision for what he believed would make for great food that would keep customers coming back. And that, she says, was extremely fortuitous since she’d never been involved in cooking and food prep before now. That, coupled with the chef’s creative vision, has led to great things, food-wise, she says. “We have a motto — keep it simple, stupid,” Eileen says. “I shop for ingredients every morning. Everything is fresh, every day.” Among the favorites at the Bean is the fish-and-chips meal. For long-time residents


of West Hudson and South Bergen counties, fish-andchips have always been a local staple. But many of the fish-and-chips eateries have gone elsewhere or has closed in recent years. “The people just love it,” Eileen says. “We offer the fish-and-chips starting Thursday — and it usually sells out by Saturday. And once it sells out, it’s off the menu until the next Thursday.” And yet, it’s not just fishand-chips at the Bean. There are other specials, too, such as a bacon, Swiss and turkey panini, garlic Parmesan wings, an arugala and goatcheese salad and much more. They also serve a great breakfast, with traditional fare and specialty items like red-velvet pancakes, Irish scones and stuffed French toast. And they’re serving Sunday brunch, buffet style. And there are seasonal items, too. The menu, Eileen says, ultimately changes three times a year, depending on the season. So as the fall hits, there will be more offerings, food wise. Beyond the awesome food menu, of course, are the coffee offerings. You can get a regular cup of joe if you want — or more complex drinks, including espressobased beverages similar to at other cafes. Eileen says she also offers 10 different kinds of specialty green teas. So if it’s a caffeine rush you want, you’ll likely find what you’re looking for at the Bean. The Village comes to NA With all due respect, of course, most people don’t

think of North Arlington as a hotbed for the arts scene. It’s always been a blue-collar kind of town. But with the Bean becoming a very popular destination for people all over the area, it’s also made NA a new artsy destination. So you’ll feel like you’re somewhere in Greenwich Village, though you’ll really still be in Bergen County. Inside the coffee house, Eileen says she showcases local artists’ work on the walls. And, even further, there are all sorts of events happening in the place — from openmic nights (with plenty of music) to literary-review group meetings. “The art is all over,” she says. “And much of it is from local artists. We’ve also got a creative-writing group that meets here. At first, it was a few people at one table. Now they need three tables. It’s just incredible to see it in action.” With a corporate background, Eileen completely understands the concept of corporate responsibility. And as such, she and Michael are doing their share of giving back to the community. Sometime this fall, the Bean will have special Mondays and Tuesdays where artists will display works involving animals. And on those nights, a percentage of all sales will be donated to the Bergen County ASPCA. Combined, it all makes the Angry Coffee Bean a very special place — right in your backyard. “Michael and I both love food, art and music,” Eileen says. “We both knew this would be perfect for us. We hope the people in the community see it that way, too.”



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At 3:30 p.m., while dispersing a large group at Kearny Ave. and Afton St., Officer John Travelino recognized one individual as being wanted and confirmed that the 18-year-old had an outstanding warrant from Jersey City, police said. After being arrested, Reynaldi Sept. 15 Domenech of Kearny was reSgt. Charles Smith, on patrol portedly found to be in posat Kearny and Woodland Aves., session of marijuana and drug at 2:30 p.m., observed a Kearny paraphernalia and was also man whom he confirmed to charged on those counts. be the subject of outstanding warrants: one from Kearny and At 5:45 p.m., at Bergen Ave. two no-bail warrants out of and Maple St., Officer Jay Ward West New York. Mathias Torcompleted the outstandingres, 20, was arrested on same warrant trifecta for the day, and taken to headquarters, and taking into custody 19-year-old West New York authorities Brandon Tice of Elizabeth, were contacted to take him who police said was wanted by into their custody. Seaside Heights. Sept. 16 At 8 p.m., Sgt. Peter Gleason and Officers Chris Levchak, Sean Kelly and Jay Ward responded to a report of a woman screaming for help on the 400 block of Kearny Ave. The victim said she had been punched and that her assailant, whom she apparently knew, had run onto Maple St. Levchak engaged in a foot pursuit from Maple to Liberty St. and back to Kearny Ave., where Gleason joined the chase, and the two finally caught the man near Brother’s Bakery. Police said the suspect tried to break away and had to be wrestled to the ground and cuffed. Arrested was Angel Perez, 28, of Union City, on charges of simple assault, hindering apprehension and resisting arrest. Police said he also was

Officer Pat Becker took a report at 6:30 p.m. from an 18-year-old Kearny resident who said he had been assaulted by another teen at Kearny Ave. and Afton St. When the victim took out his cell phone to call police, the assailant grabbed the phone and fled down the avenue. The area was searched, to no avail, and the victim declined medical attention. The case has been turned over to the Detective Bureau. Sept. 19 At 7:30 a.m., Officer Tom Bannon conducted a motor vehicle stop on Rt. 7 and found that the driver, Daren Merrimon, 21, of Harrison, had a suspended license, plus two outstanding warrants from East Orange, police said. Merrimon was taken into custody. -- Karen Zautyk



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• Preschool Play and Story Time, for ages under 5, on Thursdays, 10:15 to 11 a.m., at the Branch Library, 759 Kearny Ave. Kearny UNICO sponsors a bus trip to Tropicana Casino, Atlantic City, on Sunday, Sept. 29, leaving at 8:30 a.m. from Kearny Federal Savings parking lot on Kearny Ave., at a cost of $30 per person ($25 back from casino). For tickets, contact Lou Pandolfi at 201368-2409. Proceeds benefit Kearny UNICO’s charitable activities. Kearny UNICO meets on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Bloomfield If interested in attending, conOakeside Bloomfield Cultact Lou Pandolfi. The chapter tural Center, 240 Belleville hosts a Columbus Day wreath Ave., will offer children’s art laying ceremony on Saturday, classes, for ages 7 to 17, beginOct. 5, at 10 a.m., at the Chrisning on Monday, Oct. 7, at Kearny topher Columbus statue in 3:30 p.m. The $95 per month Pathways to Independence Kearny Riverbank Park (at the cost includes all supplies. To sponsors a Walk-a-Thon on foot of South Midland Ave.). register, call 973-429-0960 or Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. to West Hudson Detachment visit noon, at West Hudson Park of the Marine Corps League, Bloomfield Public Library, (Schuyler Ave entrance). 286 Belgrove Dr., hosts an 90 Broad St., is collecting Proceeds benefit adults with clean, gently used Halloween disabilities. For more informa- SOS Breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to noon. costumes through Oct. 19 tion, call Pathways Executive Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for a costume swap. ParDirector Alvin Cox at 201-997for children under age 12.   For ticipants receive one swap 9371, ext. 18. more information, contact Al ticket per child to bring to Sacred Heart Church Frater at 201-906-1197 or ethe library on Oct. 19, 2 to 5 Chapel, 499 Belgrove Dr., p.m., to choose a costume. Kearny, hosts “Blessing of the mail St. Stephen’s Church, 141 Don’t have any costumes to Animals” on Saturday, Oct. 5, donate? Come during the last at 10 a.m. on the church lawn. Washington Ave., holds a coat drive on Oct. 5, 9 a.m. hour of the swap, from 4 to Kearny Public Library, 318 to 2 p.m. Donations of coats, 5 p.m., and select a costume Kearny Ave., will host these sweaters and sweatshirts for a requested donation of events: will be accepted in the lower $3. Leftover costumes will • Free screening of “Iron church hall. If you know of be donated to Goodwill. For Man 3” (PG-13), 130 mins., on a neighbor in need, stop by more information, call 973Friday, Sept. 27 at 3:30 p.m. after noon. For more informa566-6200, ext. 507. • Free Storybook Theatre tion, call 201-991-0670. Ride workshop, for all ages, East Newark celebrating Mem Fox’s book, Lyndhurst West Hudson Brave Women “The Magic Hat,” on Saturday, The New Jersey MeadowFighting Breast Cancer supSept. 28, at 11 a.m. lands Commission announces port group meets on the last • Preschool Play and Story the following programs and Friday of every month, 7 to Time, for ages 3 to 4 1/2, on events: 9 p.m., at the East Newark Tuesdays, 11 to 11:45 a.m. * Final pontoon boat cruises Senior Center, 37 President • Preschool Play and Story of the season on Sept. 26 at 5 St. For more information, call Time, for ages under 5, on p.m.; $15 per person; for ages Emma at 201-998-6828, Rosa Thursdays, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 10 and up. Departs from River 201-246-7750, Fatima 973-485- p.m. 4236 or e-mail emidura2@ • Baby Steps Story Time, for Barge Park, 260 Outwater Lane, Carlstadt. ages up to 2, on Wednesdays, tion is required. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Confidential documents will be shredded for free on Community Shred Day (Belleville residents only) on Saturday, Sept. 28, 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 banker boxes per person). No binders or magazines are accepted. This event will end before noon if the shredding truck reaches capacity.

Special guest Mayor Raymond McDonough will address the Harrison business community with an update on the township’s Redevelopment Project at a Harrison Business Connections luncheon on Oct. 8 at 11:45 a.m. at the Hampton Inn and Suites, Harrison-Newark Riverwalk in Harrison. More information can be found at Harrison East Newark Elks Lodge 2326, 406 Harrison Ave., hosts a pig roast on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. The $25 admission includes: beverage, D.J. music (country rock), pulled pork sandwiches, corn on the cob, etc.

To register, visit www., or call 201460-4640. * The Zoo Keeper’s Daughter, for all ages, at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, on Sunday, Sept. 29, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Join third-generation zoologist and author Lori Space Day and her animal friends, including snakes, turtles and tortoises. Admission: $5/person; $4/MEC members. * Autumn Watercolor Series for adults at the Science Center, 3 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, on Tuesdays, Oct. 1, 8, 15 and 22 (four sessions), 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Designed for beginners or those new to watercolors. Some drawing experience is recommended.  Basic supplies will be provided to borrow or bring your own.
Cost is $60/person; $40/ MEC members for the series. * Comets and Asteroids:
Do Rocks Really Fall from the Sky? on Saturday, Oct. 5, 1 to 2:30 p.m., for ages 8 to 12 at the NJMC Science Center. John Sloan, director of the William D. McDowell Observatory, gives a non-technical overview of comets and asteroids. Admission is free. For more information on these programs, call 201-4608300 or visit Lyndhurst Knights of Columbus hosts a communion breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 29, 10 to 11 a.m., at the Senior Building, 250 Cleveland Ave. 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, 601 Riverside Ave. , Suite 1, hosts a Women’s Health Clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 9 a.m., in conjunction with Clara Maass Medi-

cal Center. Guests will learn about breast self-examination and receive a pelvic exam and a pap smear. The clinic is open to township residents ages 18 and older.  Call 201804-2500 for appointments. Lyndhurst Public Library’s Book Club, 355 Valley Brook Ave., meets on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m., to discuss “Still Life” by Louise Penny. Call Diane Montefusco at 201804-2478, ext. 2, to get a
copy of the book. Registration is required.

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The Rosary Society of Queen of Peace Parish sponsors a Tricky Tray and luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 19, noon to 4 p.m., at San Carlo Fine Caterers, 620 Stuyvesant Ave., Lyndhurst, for ages 18 and older only. Admission is $40 per person. For tickets, call Carol at 201-991-6454 or Pegeen at 201246-1030. Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington sponsors a trip to Mount Airy Casino, Pa., on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Cost is $25 ($25 and $10 food voucher from casino). Call Florence at 201-991-3173 for more information or reservations.


Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr., hosts Saturday Story Time on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m. Registration is not required. For more information on library programs, call 973-667-0405. Padre Pio Prayer Society of Holy Name Church, Nutley, sponsors a dinner dance to honor St. Padre Pio at Hanover Manor, 16 Eagle Rock Ave., East Hanover, on Sunday, Oct. 20. Cocktail hour starts at 4 p.m. Donation is $75 per person. R.S.V.P. by Sept. 28. For more information, call President Giovanni Giacometti at 201-933-3262 or Vice President Eva Tanelli at 973-759-8692.

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Young Maroon Raider squad learning on the fly

QP girls’ soccer: Counting on veterans Mike Flynn has been the girls’ soccer coach at Queen of Peace for enough time to realize what he needs from his team this season. “We have eight seniors,” said Flynn, who has been involved with QP athletics for over a decade. “They know what to expect.” But the Golden Griffins have lost one (to Harrison) and tied one (to Dwight-Englewood) in the early going. “No doubt about it,” Flynn said. “We weren’t happy with the outcomes. These were two teams that we beat last year.” Right now, even with the experience, the Golden Griffins are still trying to find themselves. That’s because senior Marissa Dundas, who scored 37 goals last year, good for fifth in the entire state, has yet to play after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery. “She dislocated her shoulder and had surgery back in June,” Flynn said. “We’re hoping that she comes back next Saturday. I anticipated that we were going to have to play without her. I told the girls before the season that Marissa might not be back for the entire season and we had to

deal with it.” Leading the returnees is senior goalkeeper Lia Rodriguez, who never played organized soccer before high school, but has now turned herself into a top-flight net minder, among the very best in the North Jersey Interscholastic Conference. “She’s legitimate and she now wants to play soccer in college,” Flynn said. “I’m comfortable with her back there and her teammates are comfortable playing the ball back to her. She’s just a good kid. Give me 11 kids like Lia and we’d be a champion. She’s going to be a nice fit for some college team. She never misses a practice.” The team’s sweeper is junior Michaila Mastrofilippo, who has been part of the Golden Griffins’ varsity for three years. “She’s been at the position since she was a freshman and every year she gets better,” Flynn said. Michaila’s twin sister, Michele, is a standout forward who scored 17 goals last season. “I’ve known them since they were four years old,” Flynn said. “They were once my ball girls on the sidelines.” see VIEW next page

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The Nutley boys’ soccer team will try to defend the SEC divisional title they won a year ago. Front row, from l., are Yoshio Ishikawa, Tommy Melillo, Anthony DeBlasio and Jack Contini. Back row, from left, are Nick Feraco, Domenic Palumbo, Santino Gabriele, Joseph Nichols, Will Montgomery and head coach Marcellino Marra.

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chances. We just didn’t get the breaks.” Marra knows that this might he Nutley High School be considered a rebuilding boys’ soccer team is off year, but he doesn’t like using to a 1-2-2 start after five that word. games. In the eyes of some “We lost 16 seniors from last coaches, the record might be year,” Marra said. “That’s a lot alarming. to lose in one year. We don’t But that’s not the case with believe in rebuilding. We beNutley veteran head coach lieve in reloading. That’s what Marcellino Marra. The affable we’re doing this year. We’re Marra, who is in his seventh getting our players ready to season in charge of the Maroon play whoever we have on the Raiders, isn’t overly concerned schedule.” with the losses. In fact, Marra The Maroon Raiders have believes that the Maroon Raidonly three starters back from ers have played pretty well. the 12-4-5 team that won the “We lost to Belleville in a Super Essex Conference Libclose game (3-2 final) and lost erty Division championship to a good Newark Academy last year. team in double overtime,” The Raiders lost to MorMarra said. “We tied Caldwell ristown in the second round and Science Park (both by 1-1 of the NJSIAA North Jersey scores) and we beat East OrSection 2, Group III playoffs ange. The matches in the SEC last year. (Super Essex Conference) are “We discussed that,” Marra very tough, because everysaid. “That loss left a bad taste one is so equal. We had our


in our mouths, especially the returning players. But we’re working hard to have a good team and have even better teammates. Every single game, these kids are working together so hard. I told them that it’s not where you start, it’s where you end. I see these kids playing with pride.” Marra realizes that he’s fielding an extremely young team. “We’re young and inexperienced,” Marra said. “Even the seniors we have don’t have much varsity experience. But they’re stepping up and doing a good job. It was a little bit of a concern coming into the season. I know their ability and they’re keeping us in games so far.” One of those seniors with limited varsity experience is goalkeeper Joseph Nichols, who was the net minder on the see RAIDER page




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The stopper is freshman Jane Amadeo, who has had a storied career in the Kearny Recreation program. “We welcomed Jane with open arms,” Flynn said. “She’s been the standout of the team so far. She’s certainly not playing like a freshman.” Senior three-sport standout Nikki Sammartino has returned to the soccer team. Sammartino, also a fine softball and basketball player, is a defender, along with sophomore Christine Castillo. Flynn likes Castillo. “She’s extremely coachable and a lot of fun,” Flynn said. Center midfielder Maria Ruiz also returns for her senior year. “She’s the most underestimated player on the team,” Flynn said. “She distributes the ball well. She had a ton of assists to Dundas last year. But we need Maria to start taking some shots and scoring more.” Senior Dana Cotter is

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The Queen of Peace girls’ soccer team will count on solid play from the Golden Griffins’ backline, namely from l. Jane Amadeo, Nikki Sammartino, Lia Rodriguez, Michaila Mastrofilippo and Christine Castillo

another midfielder. Cotter broke her ankle and missed last season. “She’s my enforcer,” Flynn

said. “She’s a tough kid.” Sophomore Giulia Gargano is another midfielder. “She’s an up-and-comer,”

Flynn said. “She’s one of the stars of the future.” Another rising star is freshman midfielder Ashley

Ruivo. “She’ll eventually replace Marissa, but I can play her anywhere right now,” Flynn said. Freshman Kelly Lennon gives Flynn more hope and optimism for the future. Lennon also plays in the Golden Griffins’ midfield. Michele Mastrofilippo returns to her forward slot and the team has been mixing and matching with the other forward position, waiting for Dundas to return. “We have to play it out,” Flynn said. The Golden Griffins do have high hopes and aspirations for the season, but a lot of it depends on how well Dundas returns after sitting out for so long. “We’re going to get better, because the younger kids have to get a chance to play more,” Flynn said. And that’s what is happening now, waiting for the star striker to get healthy enough to play. If Dundas returns this weekend as expected, then expect the wins to return for the Golden Griffins.




junior varsity squad last year. But Nichols has been a major force thus far. “I’m really proud with what he’s been doing in goal,” Marra said. “He’s becoming a leader on the field. He’s more vocal and that’s what we needed back there.” The sweeper is junior Yoshio Ishikawa. “He’s just a fantastic player,” Marra said. “He’s been on the varsity since he’s been a freshman, but this year, he’s getting his chance to play and he’s been amazing to watch. He’s developed into a fine player and I’m so proud of him.” The stopper is sophomore Will Montgomery. “Billy didn’t start at the beginning of this season, but he’s moved his way up and has done a nice job,” Marra

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Senior center midfielder Nate Peraino is the main cog to the Nutley boys’ soccer team’s offensive attack.

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senior Nick Feraco, who is basically like a fifth defender on the field. “He’s one of the most talented defenders in the league,” Marra said. “He can play anywhere. He brings the midfielders together with the defenders, but he can score as well.” Feraco already has two goals this season. The Maroon Raiders’ main offensive threat is senior center midfielder Nate Peraino. “He is a very talented midfielder who plays with incredible pace,” Marra said. “He never quits. He’s constantly going.” Peraino also has two goals thus far. Another talented midfielder is senior Damani Walker, who has been doing a great job setting other Maroon Raider players to get in good scoring

position. Junior Haddy Abdelhady is another key contributor in the midfield. The forwards are senior Jose Calderon, who has scored two goals this season, and senior Tommy Pollitt, who is a newcomer to the program this season. The Maroon Raiders have a team that will only get better as the season moves on, but there’s no time to waste in the highly competitive SEC. “I think the SEC has such a level playing field, so anything can happen,” Marra said. “The schedule definitely gets a little easier for us now. But the opposition is always good.” It’s up to the Maroon Raiders now to play up to the level of the rest of the always competitive Super Essex Conference, a challenge that Marra feels his team can achieve.

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Harrison’s Huseinovic makes sure that Blue Tide finally gets a win By Jim Hague Observer Sports Writer

It was a driving force, a burning desire, through 18 long and excruciating losses, through t had been quite some two full seasons. time since the Harrison “All I can say is that it was High School football team pretty bad,” Huseinovic said. enjoyed a victory. “No one likes losing. It made In fact, the last time the Blue me hungry to get a win. I tried Tide won a game prior to last to bring everyone together to week was Nov. 12, 2010, when win that game. I worked very they defeated Weehawken, hard in the offseason to get 33-26. ready for the first game.” Although Adam Huseinovic Huseinovic is no foreigner was on the varsity that year to hard work. It’s actually in as a freshman, he was inhis blood. His father, Al, is a jured and didn’t play against custodian at Harrison High. Weehawken. His mother is a legal secretary. “I’ve been waiting for a win “They were positive examfor a really long time,” Huseiples,” Huseinovic said. “Worknovic said. ing hard rubbed off on me and So that was the inspiration I took it to football.” the senior running back had Huseinovic was determined before the Blue Tide opened to lead the Blue Tide to a win its season against Wallington. in their season opener. There


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Sure enough, led by the new fullback, the Blue Tide went and got one. They defeated Wallington, 27-20, to snap the brutal 18-game losing streak. Huseinovic was a major factor in the win, rushing for 196 yards on 19 carries and scoring two touchdowns. For his efforts, Huseinovic has been selected as The Observer Athlete of the Week for the past week. Huseinovic is the first recipient of the weekly honor for the 201314 scholastic sports season and it will culminate in June, 2014, with the presentations of the Observer Male and Female Athletes of the Year. Gallo knew it was going to be a special night for his team and for Huseinovic. “On the first play from scrimmage, Adam broke out and ran 45 yards for a touchdown,” Gallo said. “But the bulk of the yards, Adam got the hard way. He got his share of tough yards in the game. He was the workhorse and epitomized the role of a fullback. He had the breakaway run and he got those tough yards.”

“I didn’t mind it,” Huseinovic said. “Getting hit doesn’t bother me.” Especially when you’re winning. “It was the best feeling I had in a long time,” Huseinovic said. “Everything finally paid off. But obviously, one win isn’t enough. Without a doubt, we went right back to work. One is definitely not enough.” The Blue Tide played hard against a good Elmwood Park squad last Friday night, but fell short, 35-21. In the game, Huseinovic just missed getting 100 yards for a second straight game, collecting 92 yards and a touchdown. But he’s well on his way. So are his teammates. Gallo is pleased with what he’s received from the fledgling fullback. “He’s exceeded our expectations and my expectations of him were pretty high,” Gallo said. “Adam is a throwback kind of football player, the tough kid who puts his head down and gets the big yards. He gets the job done.” Gallo likes Huseinovic’s approach to the game.

“He’s a quiet kid, but he has quiet confidence,” Gallo said. “He’s not much of a ‘rah-rah’ kind of kid. He sets an example by how he comes out and gives his all every day. The others seem to follow that. Added Gallo, “I put a ton of faith in him and that faith has been backed up. His work ethic is second to none.” Huseinovic is also the centerfielder for the Blue Tide baseball team, but he would much rather play football in college. He’s a member of the honor roll at the school, so college is definitely a solid option. “I definitely want to play, but I haven’t really decided yet,” Huseinovic said. Maybe winning some games, collecting a bunch of yards and scoring a host of touchdowns will help that cause. “I hope so,” Huseinovic said. “That would be awesome.” Almost as awesome as his opening night performance, one that will be remembered in Harrison for a very long time to come.


Local residents earn degrees Gabrielle Guider of Nutley and Erika Pineda of Belleville graduated from the University of Delaware, Newark, Del. The following Harrison residents earned Associate Degrees from Essex County College, Newark: Daumielle Borges, Catherine Cobon, Patricia Espinoza, Steven Esteves, George Fischer, Nuvia Martins, Maria Salas, Emmanuel Tabi and Jefferson Vargas. Jessica Penaloza, of East Newark and Heather Del Vecchio and Kristy SavinoOertel, both of Lyndhurst, also graduated with Associate Degrees from Essex County College. Jonathan Navas of Bloomfield received a Master of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology of Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.

Alexis Marando of Nutley and Ivannah Flores of Belleville graduated from Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications, Ithaca, N.Y. Marando majored in integrated marketing communications and Flores majored in TV/ radio. The following students graduated from Rider University, Lawrenceville: Sean O’Connor of Nutley received a Bachelor of Science in business administration/marketing. Jessica Aufiero of Nutley received a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education. Danielle Huddleston of Kearny received a Master of Arts in organizational leadership. Alexis Przezdzeck of Bloomfield received a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education.

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its recycling operation but, “at least prior to 1970,” those locations “were never used as parkland.” However, Tucci said, “Somewhere along the line, the Parks & Recreation Department erroneously included it as part of our park roster.” And, Tucci said, on Sept. 4, Green Acres advised the township that it was persuaded that the listing of the DPW facility as part of local parkland “appears to be a bona fide error” and needn’t be disrupted, nor must the cell tower go “because it’s not part of our parkland.”

Tucci said that as a result of the township having been able to amply document its claim, the state “is going to initially release 50%” of its pledged funding. The balance, he said, will come after the township conducts a survey of the Owens Park site and conducts a public hearing on the issue. Asked for the state’s position, Larry Hajna, a spokesman for the state Department of Environment Protection, which administers Green Acres programs, said that Nutley has sent documents and photos to support its contention that the properties

at issue “were never held for recreational purposes.” Hajna said the information provided by Nutley included site plans from the mid-1970s and 1980 and photos showing the area where debris was collected by the DPW, along with affadavits from former township employees supporting Nutley’s position about the separation of Owens Park from the area devoted to the “collection and dropoff of DPW materials.” Based on the evidence submitted, the state has concluded “that the township’s posi-

tion has merit,” Hajna said. So the state will release $375,000 of the committed Green Acres funding now and the rest after Nutley completes the hearing process, he said. Apparently, the cell tower [just beyond the multipurpose field] won’t be an obstacle to Nutley getting the money. Although the Owens Park field is removed from the DPW recycling staging area by a parking lot in between, Tucci said the township plans to put up a “solid wooden fence and plantings” to separate the two sites. – Ron Leir

Traveling icon coming to Lyndhurst church St. Michael the Archangel Church, Ridge Road and Page Ave., Lyndhurst, will host the traveling icon of Our Lady of Czêstochowa on Monday, Sept. 30. The icon is expected to arrive at St. Michael’s at around 11 a.m. and remain through the evening. There will be special prayers for life in English after the noon Mass, and in Polish

after the 7 p.m. Miraculous Medal Novena. This icon comes from Czêstochowa, Poland, and travels throughout the world for the purpose of praying for the intercession of Our Lady for life. Before visiting St. Michael’s, the icon will have traveled more than 40,000 miles and visited 24 countries. This traveling copy of the icon was

blessed at the monastery of Jasna Gora in Poland, where the original is kept. St. Luke the Evangelist is believed to be the original artist of the painting, also known as the “Black Madonna,” in which Mary is depicted holding the Christ Child. This sacred picture was brought from Jerusalem through Constantinople and arrived

in Poland in 1382. Miracles associated with the painting have been documented from this time onward, according to Polish Catholic tradition.. King John II Casimir Vasa crowned Our Lady of Czêstochowa as Queen and Protector of Poland in 1656, following a Polish victory over a much larger Swedish invading army.

The Rev. Stanley Kostrzomb, pastor of St. Michael’s, said: “I am happy that St. Michael’s is one of the parishes that the traveling icon will visit. Our prayers will be united with the prayers of all those people of the places where this image of Mary stopped. This will make a difference in the promotion of the culture of life.”

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as a sledding route when the snow piles up. And, Sagitas said, there are people who park “at the yellow curb at Belgrove and Afton. That’s not enforced.” That infraction, she said, makes it tougher for traffic to negotiate a right turn onto Belgrove from the south side of Afton. “If we post for [snow] emergency [no parking] earlier,” said Chief Dowie, “we’re not

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unfortunate victims of snow tows. “I’ve had longtime residents on Belgrove come to me in tears because they were out of town when it snowed and their cars were towed,” he recalled. “Let’s try to solve [the Afton traffic concerns] by using other measures and if they don’t work, I guess we’ll come back here and meet again,” Santos said. Those other measures, as


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The third annual A Taste of Fall Hudson County Community College (HCCC) West Hudson scholarship fundraiser will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m., at the HCCC Culinary Arts Institute Conference Center, 161 Newkirk St., Jersey City. Proceeds from the fundraiser, which includes a buffet dinner, entertainment and a tricky tray raffle, will go to deserving students from the communities of East Newark, Harrison, Kearny and North Arlington in the form of scholarships to HCCC. Tickets for A Taste of Fall are $60 per person. To purchase tickets or for additional information, contact Joseph Sansone, HCCC’s vice president for development, at

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Carlos Laborde, who is majoring in culinary arts; Kearny’s Jennifer Stankus, who is majoring in hospitality management; and Harrison’s Michael Goldman, who is majoring in

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Jersey shore after Sandy hit. “You are making progress,” he said. The township was fiscally hampered by the EnCap bankruptcy, he added. “EnCap is always your excuse,” Giangeruso retorted.


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telling you about them.” He reminded Giangeruso that he spent several years as a member of the Board of Education advocating for children and for construction of a new middle school to enhance the value of the township to attract new residents and ratable. And, by consolidating the jobs of township and BOE attorney, “I’ve saved $300,000,” he added. “You control the Board of Ed,” Giange-

ruso said. Harking back to the furor over selecting the Sanzari Hospital as the preferred charity to benefit from the street fair proceeds, DiLascio said he’d tried to explain that making such a choice might not be the best idea. “I didn’t want people by the river to think [the township] was abandoning them,” he added. To that, Giangeruso responded: “He was ordered by the Army

Corps of Engineers to put that barge in the middle of the river.” Residents have complained that contributed to the spread of debris and interruption of the river’s flow. As of last week, Giangeruso declined comment on his next move – other than to refer a reporter to the RFP notice – and DiLascio didn’t return a phone message. Stay tuned for further developments.

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


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call for transitioning to the new space “after the ongoing negotiated setcompletion of work at tlement of money owed the South Building,” he Brockwell & Carrington said. – can be finished with At that point, however, the remaining federal Ferraro said that he and and state funding availAssistant Superintenable, Ferraro said that’s dent Debra Sheard and still being reviewed by Operations Director D’Archangelo & Co., a Mark Bruscino would New York auditing firm temporarily relocate to hired in July. “They space at the high school will project our overall “because I want to see remaining construction first-hand what’s going cost,” he said. on with the construction During the summer, so I can report back to Ferraro said, about the community on the $19,000 was invested in work.” insulation services at “Also,” Ferraro said, “I the South Building, “in couldn’t in good conthe space between the science move to a brandsoffits and the walls to new space and leave our help with the retention students and staff in a of heating and cooling building still not yet up and this was part of the to par.” original plan for the In other developments building.” at last Monday’s meetAlthough the exterior ing, the BOE: façade work on the high • Voted 5-4 to accept school building has been the superintendent’s completed, Ferraro said recommendation to hire that Epic, the construcFrontline Technologies tion management firm of Exton, Pa., to install on the KHS project, a web-based software recommended that the package to help schedBOE “double-check” to ule substitute teachers see whether the older and to record teacher limestone is properly attendance at a cost secured to the building,” of $24,800 a year. No at a cost of $30,400. staff will be replaced As for the Midland as a result of this move, Ave. building, Ferraro Ferraro said. “Teachers said the BOE has sewill call an 800 phone cured permits to begin number when they’re renovations to accomgoing to be out,” he said. modate its central office “Then the new program and registration (now will contact a sub. An housed at the Franklin office employee will School site), along with monitor the program. the office for special The other part of this services (which now program is that teachoccupies rented space ers [when reporting for on Kearny Ave.) Plans work] will sign in on a BUILD from

computer in their classroom. No bio-metrics will be associated with this procedure.” • Tabled for further review a proposal by KHS Principal Al Gilson for a Saturday student detention program designed to eliminate the loss of instructional time and to give offending seniors, in particular, a chance to make up lost credits without going to summer session. One option being explored, he said, is assigning students detention during Adult School at night. • Deadlocked 4-4, with Dan Esteves abstaining, on a proposal to pay KHS Vice Principals Michael Barbone and Patrick Ragnoni a total of about $42,000 they’d sought for performing the duties of principal from July 1 to Nov. 30, 2012. Barbone and Ragnoni had filed an unfair labor practice complaint over the issue and an arbitrator had remanded it back to the BOE for consideration. “The matter is now closed,” said BOE Counsel Kenneth Lindenfelser. • Accepted notice of pending retirements from three veteran KHS faculty: English teachers Patricia John, leaving Dec. 1 after 40 years, and Kathleen Fiore, departing Jan. 1, 2014, after 35 years; and Life Skills teacher Joyce Testa, leaving June 30, 2014, after 37 years. Ferraro said that replacements would be sought.

Knox Prebyterian closing The Knox Presbyterian Church will be closing and having their final service on Sept. 29 at 2:00 pm in the MacMillan Chapel. Knox Church is located at 36 Kearny Ave, Kearny. Knox Church has served the local community for over 130 years. All are welcome to attend.



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Then & Now

Photo courtesy Kearny Museum

Photo by Karen Zautyk

The intersection of Kearny and Midland Aves. still resembled a rural crossroads when this photo of the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington was taken, probably sometime in the late 1800s. (The church was founded in 1879, but the photo itself is undated.) The building stood on the southeast corner of Kearny and Midland until growth of the congregation required a larger structure. The new church, still located at Kearny and Laurel Aves., was dedicated in 1914. As for the original site, it is now the home of several small businesses, including one -- a computer repair center -- that would have been a complete mystery to the children in the picture.

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Mayor Raymond McDonough speaks at Harrison 9/11 ceremonies at Library Park.

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Robert W. Balmforth Robert W. Balmforth, 67, of Ft. Myers Beach, Fla., formerly of Kearny, passed away on Sept 13. Born on July 15, 1946, in Kearny, he was a son of Robert W. and Alice L. (O’Malley) Balmforth. A Navy veteran, he retired from Troy Rubber and Engraving, West Orange, and was a member of the Liars Club, VFW, Moose Lodge of Ft Myers Beach and a former member of the Jersey Coast Shark Anglers, Brick. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda “Molly” (Moran) Balmforth, his beloved pet, Callie, his sisters, Mary Wilson (Barbara), Linda Liberta (Henry), Karen Barrett (Edward), eight nieces and nephews and numerous grandnieces and nephews.   A memorial service will be held in Florida. Donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105. Friends may sign the guest book at


1917, Tony was left to fend for himself by an absent widowed father. He entered his teens just as this country was entering into the Great Depression. Like most young men, he served as a soldier during World War II. After the war, Tony became a truck driver, handling a variety of vehicles, hauling cars and freight, and traveling to nearly every town and city in this country. It was a profession he excelled at for 40 years and it offered him both independence and the means to provide for a wife and family. For 20 of those years he drove for Yale Transport in Maspeth, N.Y., retiring in 1977. He continued working, after trucking, as a hospital security officer until he was 80. In 1949, Tony married Eva, his wife for more than 60 years, and with her gave their three children love, security, a stable family life, and all of the advantages that neither of them had. In 1959, Tony relocated the family to Newton

where he resided until moving to Atria in Cranford in 2005. Predeceased by his wife, Eva (2010), Tony is survived by his son Anthony Provine and his wife Margaret, and his daughters Frances Mulligan and her husband Dennis and Rosemary D’Avino-Jones and her husband Alan. He is also survived by two granddaughters and five great-grandchildren. Additionally, he is survived by many nephews and nieces in the United States and Italy. He was preceded in death by his sisters Rita D’Avino and Rosa Matrone. Funeral services were under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison, and his interment followed at Brigadier General W.C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown. For information or to send condolences, please visit The family kindly requests that donations be made to:

Eileen T. Petrizzo Eileen T. Petrizzo (nee Costello) died Sept. 20 at Hackensack Medical Center. She was 79. Born in Jersey City, she lived many years in North Arlington. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at St. Stephen’s Church, followed by burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit Eileen was the wife of the late Thomas M. Petrizzo.  She is survived by her daughters and their husbands Judy and Ray Sousa and Christina and Brian Theiss: her sisters Betty Young and Kate Burke; and her grandchildren Tomasina, Nuno, Jacob and Brianna. She was predeceased by her step-

Eugenia Wusyk Eugenia Wusyk (nee Cashill), 80, of Kearny, died Sept. 15, with her family by her side. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church and followed by entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence please visit She was the beloved wife of the late Adam Wusyk.; devoted mother to Denise and her husband Alan, Joseph and his wife Colleen, David, Laurie and her husband George, and the late Judith, sister of Raymond Cashill and Jane Rogacki. She is also survived by her cherished 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and her dog Toby.



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For Sale by Owner 259 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. 3BRs, 1BA, LR/DR, renovated kitchen, high end appliances, hardwood thru-out, fenced in yard. $279,900 (201)920-4514 For sale by owner. North Arlington 2 Family. $439,000. Showing by appointment, please call (646)926-0744 For sale: Corner lot, 88x95 w/existing house in developing area of Kearny. Serious inquiries only, by appoinment. Developers welcomed! (201)233-8089

North Arlington: 2- Mother/Daughter homes, to be built. Call for details.

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

HOUSE FOR RENT Kearny 151 Laurel Avenue. 5 bedrooms, driveway, 1 bathrooms. Basement. Totally renovated. Available immediately. (201)726-2846.



N.ARLINGTON Well kept 2 family home, w/much character. 1st floor: LR, DR, EIK, 2 bedrooms. Finished basement w/full bath. No pets. No smoking. Half block to NY bus. Beautiful street. 1-1/2 months security. Available immediately. (201)447-0162 0r (201)306-0130.

BUSINESS FOR SALE Hair Salon for sale operators will stay. Owner looking to retire. 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.


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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 bedroom $950/month plus Small Studio $700/mo HT/HW included 1 1/2 month security. Call Super between 11am-8pm (201)998-9006 KEARNY 1 bedroom apartment. Renovated building. Wood kitchen cabinets, refrigerator, stove, ceramic tile floor, hardwood floors throughout. Laundry on-site. No Pets. Near NYC transportation. 1-1/2 months security. Arlington Section. $890 + utilities. (201)438-6241

KEARNY 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 2nd floor, 2 bedroom apt. kitchen, LR, bath. Near West Hudson Park. $1100/month. Utilities not included. 1-1/2 months security. No pets. Smoke-free. (973)634-3927 leave message. KEARNY 2nd floor, 2 bedrooms. Renovated, LR/DR, Laundry room on premises. Excellent Location. $1200/month + Utilities. 1-1/2 months security (201)991-0396 (201)637-4429 KEARNY 2nd Floor, 2 family House, 2 bedroom 1 bath, LR, DR. Kitchen. $1200 1-1/2 months Security. No pets. (201)991-3223. KEARNY 3 bedrooms, LR, Kitchen. Central AC. Hardwood Floors. Separate utilities. 1-1/2 months security. Parking optional. (973)380-9007. KEARNY 3 room apt. in 2 fam. with private deck. $800 month plus 1 month security. Pay own Utilities. References & Credit Check. No Smoking. (201)991-8106. KEARNY 3 ROOMS (ONE BEDROOM) ON FOURTH FLOOR: 12 GRANT AVENUE. $815 PLUS UTILITIES. LAUNDRY ROOM. NO PETS (973)493-7868 KEARNY 4 BR, 139 Kearny ave 2nd Floor, Front of Bus Station, 1350 SQ.FT $1395 + 1 month Deposit. (917)369-0277 KEARNY 4 room apartment. Arlington section. Private home. $875/month. One month security + utilities. No pets. Available now.(201)998-7953 KEARNY 611 Elm St. 1 BR apt. Central Air. Available October 1st. No Pets. $850 + utilities, 1-1/2 months deposit. Month-Month lease. (201)993-4665 Jack

KEARNY Arlington 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

KEARNY1 Bedroom, Underground, very clean, Close to transportation, Hot water included. 1 1/2 security. $850/month. 201-279-8593.

HARRISON 2 bedroom apartment, 2nd floor Central heat, hardwood floors, close to schools & PATH. Available Now. (973)714-2368 (908)240-9302

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

KEARNY 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


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 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 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 2 bedroom apartment, 3rd floor $950/month. 1 month security, Utilities seperate. No pets. Available October 1st. (201)997-9087 KEARNY 2 Bedroom Apt $1150. 1 month security, 3rd floor, Available Immediately. Call (201)622-8315 KEARNY 2nd floor, 2 Bedrooms. Washer/dryer Hook-up $1050/Month + Utilities. 1 month security. No Pets. (201)933-0650


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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. $1650/month + utilities. Available Immed. Close to NYC transportation. Good credit required. Call between the hrs. of 6AM-3PM, M-F (201)998-8226 for appt. 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. $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 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. KEARNYArlington section 4 rooms, 2nd floor, HT/HW supplied. No Pets. Referencesneeded. $1200/month + 1/month security. Call (201)991-5968.

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 BELLEVILLE1 bedroom on 2nd Fl. Available. No pets. Call Mike 9am-6pm (201)994-5056 or (201)991-9857



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 Renovated 3 bedroom apt., kitchen, LR. No pets. $1700/month. HT/HW included. Available Oct. 1st. (973)818-7028.

E.NEWARK 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 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 2 bedrooms, Big LR, DR, Kitchen, Bathroom, Balcony. Newly painted. 3rd. floor. Available October 1st. (201)803-9148 HARRISON 3 Bedroom apt. w/LR and large kitchen, separate utilities, no pets, 1 month security. Easy To Get parking. Available, Nov. 1st. Se Habla Español. Call (973)268-1321 (973)580-5218 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 Newly renovated 2 bedroom, 4 room apartment. Available November 1st $1200 Includes HT/HW. 1 month security. (201)998-6683

LYNDHURST LYNDHURST 2 bedrooms, X-large LR, EIK, Hardwood floors. No pets. HT/HW included $1200/month. 1 month security. Near all NYC transportation. Available October 1st. Intense job/credit check. Call Mike (201)507-5045. LYNDHURST 1 bedroom $1200, 3 bedroom $1650. Section 8 OK. (973)227-1851 (973)760-4877.


LYNDHURST 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, modern apt., smoke-free home. $1600/month + utilities. Available November (973)877-7449


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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

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


LYNDHURST 2 bedrooms. Includes AC, kitchen w/granite & all appliances., laundry facility, parking $1275/month plus utilities. No Pets. Smoke Free Building. Close to NYC transportation. (201)970-3210. LYNDHURST Small 1 bedroom apartment. Renovated building. Wood kitchen cabinets, refrigerator, stove, ceramic tile floor, hardwood floors throughout. Laundry on-site. No Pets. Near NYC transportation. 1-1/2 months security. $865 + utilities. Credit check required. (201)438-6241 LYNDHURST- Renovated 2nd floor, 5 rooms plus attic. No pets. One month security. Separate utilities. Available now. (201)933-1852.

N. ARLINGTON N. Arlington 4 room (1 bedroom) on 2nd floor, with deck. Pet ok. Availble now. All utilities included. $1250/month. 201-772-8592. N.ARLINGTON 2 bedroom apt. 1st floor Hardwood Floors. 2 car Driveway included, available now. No pets Please call (973)393-6344


N.ARLINGTON 3-1/2 rooms. 3rd floor. One month security. Separate utilities. Available October 1st. No pets. (201)997-3238 after 5:00pm

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.ARLINGTON 4 room apt., 1st floor. One bedroom. HT/HW supplied. Off-street parking. Security required. $1000/month. No Smoking. Small pets ok. Call (201)991-7761.

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.

North Arlington: • 3 Rooms w/ heat & parking $1050. • 3 rooms, $950, heat included. Kearny: Mother/Daughter Apt. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

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N.NEWARK 4 Family Home. 2nd floor apt., 4 rooms. Near schools & transportation. No smoking or pets. $900 + 1 month security. Utilities separate. Speaks Portuguese/ Spanish (973)484-5878

ROOM FOR RENT Belleville Room for rent. Share bathroom. Utilities included. 1 month security. No kitchen. No pets. No smoking. (973)759-7077 E.NEWARK Room for rent. No smoking, utilities included. Available now. (973)868-7999 (973)481-0344 HARRISON Room For Rent for 1 person. Private Entrance, Cable included. $415/month + 1 month security. No smoking. No Drinking. (973)489-6668 KEARNY. Room for rent, for one person, female preferred. Share kitchen. Se habla español. (201)895-8700 after 5pm.



LYNDHURST- $650, female preferred, everything included, cable, Internet, share kitchen, one month security. Available October 1st. Call (973)592-2678. N.NEWARK Renovated Rooms for rent, kitchen, LR. $350-450/month. Utilities included. 1-1/2 months security. Available October 1st. (973)752-6877

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

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Counter Help Wanted. Must be over 18. Apply in person Arlington Pizza 25 Schuyler Ave North Arlington


Some ads may be misleading, We ask all readers to use their good judgment when responding to these type of ads in which they ask you for a fee. EMPLOYMENT


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:


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 Driver Wanted Must have clean NJ Drivers License for 3 years. Apply in person Arlington Pizza 25 Schuyler Ave North Arlington

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. 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 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:


Family owned metal distributor seeks ambitious full time warehouse worker with forklift experience to ship, receive, sort scrap metal, repackage pallets & operate a front end loader(will train). Handy in maintenance of building & equipment. Pay $15/hr with health and pension plan. Fax resume to 201-998-0769 or email:

Groomer Needed With Experience, Must Be responsible & Love Animals Start Immediately Call (201)991-0301 (973)277-2996 Hairdresser, Manicurist, Massage Therapist and Beautician Wanted. Very Good Commission. Call 973-202-6555. Help wanted sorting & packing items in boxes/bags. Full & Part time positions are available immediately and no experience is necessary. We are located near Willowbrook Mall. Please call (973)228-7700 Now Hiring! Property inspectors FT/PT in your area. Full, free training provided. msangelabove@ (732)766-4425 ask for Mel

Professional Painters Needed with experience. Valid NJ Drivers License. Start immediately. Call (201)927-0472 for interview

Gene McCarthy Masonry Help Wanted Mason Helpers/ Laborers. License & Clean Driving Record Required (201)893-4440

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





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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@

Warehouse shop work 1st and 2nd shift med/heavy duty assembly required. Must be able to lift and carry at least 50lbs. Starting Hourly Rate $10.00. Knowledge of tools helpful. Apply at Precision Escalator 147 N. Michigan Ave Kenilworth, NJ. Side of building.

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

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


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

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Kearny Garage for Rent, near Belleville Pke., $130/month. Call 908-240-9302. 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

GARAGE & YARD SALE Garage Sale 361 Schuyler Ave. And King St. Kerny. Household items & clothing. Excellent quality too many to list. Sept. 28th. 9-3pm. Garage Sale Saturday Sept. 28 & 29. 10-4pm. Furniture, Clothes, Shoes, etc. 167 Magnolia Ave. Kearny.




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2001 Oldsmobile Alero, Good Condition, 4dr, 6cylinder, power sunroof. Runs Well. $2,200 or Best Offer. (201)889-2626.


Electronics Training. Affordable, hands-on, realistic. Visit for details

ITEM FOR SALE GE Washer/Dryer for sale 10 months old $550. Must be picked up Sunday 9/29 by 2pm. Please call (201)832-4211.


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Be wary of water ‘employee’ scammers The Nutley Police Department is cautioning residents to be on the watch for individuals posing as township water department employees looking to steal items from homes. At noon on Wednesday, Sept. 18, an elderly Brian Lane female resident called police to report that a Latino in his 30s, wearing a yellow hard hat, reflective vest and ID reading “water department” around his neck, rang her bell and asked if he could check her water for possible contamination. After being admitted, the man walked through the house, turned faucets on and off, advised the woman not to drink the water and left, police said. Later, police said the woman determined that two gold bracelets were taken. Police said a similar ruse was used in two previous incidents, earlier this year, that resulted in thefts from

homes. In April, police said at least two individuals claiming to be water employees talked their way into a Ravine Ave. home and managed to get away with an unknown amount of cash, according to the elderly male resident. And in January, police said an elderly female Stager St. resident was robbed of $1,000 and credit cards by a man described as about 45, clean-shaven, wearing a green vest, hard hat and fake water department ID. It’s unclear whether an accomplice – who may have been waiting outside – was involved, police said. Both incidents occurred during the day, police said. Residents are advised not to let anyone in their home without first verifying their identity. Residents should call police at 973-284-4940 if anyone tries to get into their homes. – Ron Leir

Honoring fallen heroes

Students from Queen of Peace High School, North Arlington, recently participated in last Friday’s “Field of Flags” event at St. Michael’s Parish, Lyndhurst. The students helped place over 6,700 American flags on the church grounds, in honor of fallen heroes from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Back row: Edward Parmi, Andrew Gonzalez, Matthew Riley, Patrick O”Keefe and Anthony Burgagni; Middle Row: Nara Rodriguez, campus ministry assistant, Alina Garcia, Christian Kitzman, Gary Chen and Lia Rodriguez. Front row, from l.: Babatunde Ojo, Kyra Gil, Dana Cotter, Marissa Dudas, Michaila Mastrfilippo and Bonnie Macaluso.



Remembering Sinatra at Kearny Museum In celebration of the town’s senior community, the Kearny Museum will host a free Touch of Sinatra lunch event on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at noon. This event features the

music and life of Frank Sinatra, as presented and performed by crooner lookalike Donnie Farraro. The museum will honor Robert Neu and his company, River Terminal Development, for generous

support of the museum over the last few years. Attendees are also invited to check out some of the museum’s newly updated displays and exhibits, including our collection of antique clothes,

recently refurbished by local college student Gabriela Salvador. A light lunch will be served. This program is open to any Kearny senior, but space is limited, so R.S.V.P. by calling the Main Li-

brary at 201-998-2666. The Kearny Museum is housed on the second floor of the Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave. For more information, contact the library or visit


"Removing dangerous materials from our homes by participating in Hudson County's Household Hazardous Waste program is a smart way to protect our families and the environment.” – Tom DeGise, County Executive






What to bring:


Tires Cleaners and Corrosives Pool and Photographic Chemicals Oil-Based Paints Oil-Based Varnishes Rechargeable and Car Batteries Propane Tanks (from barbecue grills only) Solvents and Thinners Pesticides and Herbicides Formaldehyde Used Motor Oil Old Gasoline Fire Extinguishers Compact Fluorescent Bulbs & Tubes Antifreeze Marine & Auto Flares

Thomas A. DeGise County Executive Norman M. Guerra Chief Executive Officer


Alkaline Batteries now fall below federal and state hazardous waste standards, and should be disposed of in your regular trash. Rechargeable batteries, found in cordless power tools, cellular and cordless phones, laptop computers, and remote control toys must still be recycled. Prior to bringing your batteries to HHWCollection, you will need to cap or tape each terminal end of every battery.

Latex Paint

Latex paint manufactured after 1991 now falls below federal and state hazardous waste standards. It will not be accepted at HHW Days. Instead, let paint air dry, or use cat litter, sand or another absorbent, then dispose of in your regular trash (remove all lids).

Fluorescent Bulbs

To be accepted at HHW Days, you must place bulbs back in original packaging, in an air tight container or wrap the bulb in cellophane, newspaper, or duct tape.


Please DO NOT bring helium, freon or oxygen tanks to HHW Days, only propane barbecue tanks are accepted.

COMMISSIONERS John L. Shinnick, Chairman Frank Pestana, Vice Chairman Stephen J. Gallo, Treasurer Frank Lorenzo, Secretary Fred M. Bado Oren K. Dabney, Sr. James P. Doran, Ed.D. Martin T. Martinetti John A. Peneda Board of chosen freeholders

This program is sponsored, in part, by a grant from the NJDEP-Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste. Residents can drop off materials at any site. Proof of residency may be required.

Do NOT bring:

Computers/Printers/Monitors Consumer Electronics Cell Phones Alkaline batteries Latex paint Explosives Smoke detectors Compressed gas cylinders/tanks TCBs, TCCD (such as freon and helium) Woodlife Dioxin Asbestos Kepone Infectious waste Silvex 2,4,5-t Radioactive material Unknown/unidentified material Ballasts Washers/dryers/refrigerators/ air conditioners Any OTC or prescription drugs

FREE TIRE AMNESTY EVENT @ HHW DAYS! Hudson County residents are asked to bring no more than 4 tires for proper disposal. If you cannot participate in this year’s Tire Amnesty Event, either store tires indoors (in a garage or shed) or cover them until they can be disposed of properly.* *Contact your municipal DPW for disposal locations and cost.

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Sept. 25, 2013 Edition of The Observer  
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