Issuu on Google+

October 16, 2013 • www.theobserver.com • Vol CXXVI, No. 21

COVERING: BELLEVILLE • BLOOMFIELD

Fugitives have chance to surrender

• EAST NEWARK • HARRISON • KEARNY • LYNDHURST • NORTH ARLINGTON • NUTLEY

S. Kearny gunman sought By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent

By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent

Readers of the various police blotters that appear in The Observer have likely noticed a common denominator among many of the arrestees: They’re already wanted by at least one other jurisdiction. Next month, such warrantignorers will have the chance to wipe the slate clean and, according to the authorities offering the opportunity, transform their lives. From Wednesday, Nov. 6 through Saturday, Nov. 9, Hudson County will host Fugitive Safe Surrender- North Jersey, when individuals hiding from New Jersey law can, in the words of the state Attorney General’s Office, “surrender safely at a Jersey City church, take responsibility for their offenses, and seek favorable consideration from the court.” The program, announced last week at a Newark press conference, will be the fourth Fugitive Safe Surrender (FSS) sponsored in the state. At the previous ones -- in Camden (2008), Newark (2009), Somerset/New Brunswick (2010) and Atlantic City (2012) -- a total of 13,276 people with outstanding warrants turned themselves in. Based on the stats, an estimated 3,000 to 4,000 wanted persons are expected to show up in Jersey see SURRENDER page

12

KEARNY –

P

olice are hunting a gunman who attempted to rob Tullo’s Truck Stop in South Kearny last week and reportedly shot at a customer in the gas station. Shortly after the incident, which occurred at 3:41 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, a man fitting the description of the suspect, along with his getaway driver, apparently were involved in two robberies in Newark, police said. They are also linked to two similar heists in Jersey City. Police said all five incidents occurred in rapid succession, the last at 3:46 a.m. Kearny Police Chief John Dowie said the men entered the station on the Lincoln Highway in a silver or gray Dodge Charger (similar to the one in the photo). The driver remained in the car while his passenger, armed with what appeared to be a silver automatic handgun, exited and approached a female cashier in one of the booths. Security cameras captured the image of Photos courtesy KPD

see GUNMAN page

07

Rec chief moving on to private sector By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent BELLEVILLE – Say sayonara to Township Recreation & Cultural Affairs Director Michael Wieners. Last Friday, Oct. 11, ended Wieners’ four-year tenure as the overseer of the township’s numerous child-focused play activities, for which the town-

ship will now have to seek a new monitor. As listed on the township web site, those play activities are many and varied. They are: fall bowling, baseball and softball, cheerleading clinic for grades 1-8, junior basketball for grades 3-8, Junior Bucs football cheerleading for girls in grades 3-8, Junior Bucs travel tackle football

for boys in grades 5-8, junior wrestling for boys ages 6-14, “kindergym” for boys and girls in K-grade 2, pre-school play, soccer for boys and girls in grades 1-8, touch football, tennis lessons for boys and girls ages 8-16, art workshop for grades 1-4 and Camp Belleville for grades K-6. Not to mention summer concerts and holiday events

201-991-1300 KEARNY OFFICE 213 Kearny Ave, Kearny, New Jersey

C21Semiaokearny@Century21.com

for kids and adults alike. Wieners, 27, started a new job this week as director of alumni relations for his secondary school alma mater, St. Peter’s Preparatory School of Jersey City, where he was a member of the Class of 2004. After attending the Prep, Wieners headed west to study communications at Loyola see REC BOSS page

10

201-460-8000 LYNDHURST OFFICE Semiao & Associates www.Century21Semiao.com

TO SEECENTURY OUR AD THIS PLEASEMOBILE! TURN TO PAGE 24 23 21WEEK, HAS GONE

761 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst, New Jersey

C21Semiao@Century21.com

Get CENTURY 21 Real Estate Mobile App. Visit http://87778.mobi/c21


02

THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

How did their garden grow? Fruitfully West Hudson Publishing Company’s Fastest Growing Free Weekly Newspaper Established 1887 Family Owned & Operated

Mary Tortoreti President Robert Pezzolla General Manager

ADVERTISING Natalie Rodriguez - Ulloa Classified/Asst.to GM Diana Crespo Classified Kim Pezzolla Sales Rosemary Bennett Sales EDITORIAL Jim Hague Sportswriter Melissa Bastek Copywriter Ron Leir Correspondent Karen Zautyk Correspondent Anthony Coelho Observer Intern ART DEPARTMENT Michelle Rybeck Graphic Designer

39 Seeley Ave. Kearny, N.J. 07032 Phone: 201-991-1600 Fax: 201-991-8941 www.theobserver.com

Deadlines Display Ads Thursday by 4PM Real Estate Thursday by 12PM Obituaries Monday by 10AM Classifieds Monday by 4PM

By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent KEARNY – t’s clearly been a labor of love for the cultivators of the Kearny Community Garden in Riverbank Park along Passaic Ave. As its first season winds down, with the culmination of the fall harvest, organizers Jenny and David Mach are pronouncing the new venture a big success, as evidenced by the bounty of produce that Mother Nature has yielded. So much, in fact, that the gardeners are happy to share the surplus with friendly neighbors like Skinner Brothers Automotive or dog walkers venturing in for a look. “We’ve had so many tomatoes, we couldn’t give them away fast enough,” said Jenny, a teacher by day and grower largely on weekends. “We’ve been constantly giving stuff away.” The volunteer gardeners used some 200 straw bales (placed over a base of topsoil and peat moss) as planting beds – irrigated by rows of soaker hose – to grow strawberries, watermelon, pumpkins, tomatoes (purple, plum, oxheart, grape, cherry and beefsteak), mint, rosemary, thyme, oregano, cilantro, fennel, beans (string, bush, lima and Indian), beets, turban squash, eggplant (white and purple), pepper (hot and sweet), lettuce, carrots, broccoli, spinach, celery, parsley and potatoes. When the enterprise was launched in mid-May, no one knew how things would turn out. “It was a giant experiment to see what would grow,” said Jenny. Virtually everything

I

Photos courtesy Kearny Community Garden

Gardeners strut their stuff; Jenny Mach holds a carrot and David Mach shows off pumpkins.

planted did, in fact, sprout, although some hard lessons were learned in the process. “Fruits were a big bonus,” she said. “With some of our heavier tomatoes, we now know they have to be supported by posts because, otherwise, their weight will cause them to fall,” said David. Another, more unsavory discovery, was that, “groundhogs ate a whole row of gourmet lettuce,” Jenny said. “They just mowed it down, along with broccoli and spinach, the leaves on sweet

five day weather forecast Wednesday, Oct. 16

Thursday, Oct. 17

Friday, Oct.18

Saturday, Oct. 19

Sunday, Oct. 20

potatoes and cucumbers – young stuff, anything of the newer growth.” “I was surprised to see that they climbed some trees and jumped down onto the bales,” Jenny noted. One strategy that seemed to prevent the creatures’ incursions was protecting some of the plantings with chicken wire, the Machs said.

Inside Editorial .............................06 Around Town ....................16 Then & Now ......................23 Real Estate ........................27

Cloudy

Mostly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

Mostly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

69˚ 68˚ 65˚ 64˚ 61˚

Obits ...................................31 Classifieds .........................32 Business Directory .............38

That mini-fencing will definitely be used next season, they said. Other forms of wildlife that popped up as surprise visitors, but not disruptive ones, included possums, rabbits, raccoons, turkey continued next page

We want to feature your holiday home! Turn to Page 30


THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

buzzards and snapping turtles. “We even caught a couple of field mice,” said David. Aside from the 10 or so “regulars” who formed the core group that tended the garden, the Machs credited Mayor Alberto Santos and members of the Town Council for “being super supportive of our ‘green’ initiative” by making the land and water supply available. The Machs also gave kudos to employees of the town’s Department of Public Works for their labor on the project. “They took away the trash, made our compost bins, installed the water irrigation system, provided and spread the wood chips [between the rows of bales as a sort of carpet for more efficient maneuvering by gardeners] and, in general, maintained the grounds impeccably,” David said. And some residents who happened to wander through the garden and were suitably impressed even gave cash donations for the cause, Jenny said. One core group member, Sophia Rahman, planted Indian beans, long squash and

03

Photos courtesy Kearny Community Garden

Top: A view of the garden from Passaic Ave. Above l.: A sample of goodies harvested. Above r.: Tomatoes grow atop bales irrigated by soaker hose.

pumpkins – replicating some of the produce she grows in her home garden. She said the group “enjoyed working together” for the same common goal: getting nourishing food the old-fashioned way – by growing it. Peg and Ed Bixler, a couple

who’ve also been with the project from the get-go, planted a batch of potatoes and cucumbers, using the latter to make 21 pints of bread-and-butter pickles. The Machs said the core group will be meeting during the winter to plan for next

season’s garden enterprise. They hope that the garden can expand to some extent, she said. “We’re expecting a huge sign-up for next year,” Jenny said. “We’re thinking of allowing people to sign up for up to five straw bales [for planting]

and up to 10 per family.” For updates on those plans, folks are invited to visit the garden website at kearnycommunitygarden@gmail.com or check out pictures and information about the garden at facebook.com/kearnycommunitygarden.


04

THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

At long last, BOE tackles Midland Ave. site By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent

drywalls, ceiling tiles, hallway lights, old electrical wiring and the like to prep the space KEARNY – for Mark Construction, the fter some three years of Montville contractor the BOE hired in August 2010 for about sitting idle, the former $1.6 million to reshape the tire factory and, more recently, private school, at 172- building to its current needs. The BOE will get 40% of the 174 Midland Ave. previously acquired by the Kearny Board job reimbursed through the state Department of Educaof Education as a future BOE tion’s School Development headquarters is finally showAuthority. ing signs of life. Unfortunately, since the job Last week, school maintenance staff secured the build- has been delayed for more ing’s exterior with a fence and than three years to complete state-mandated environmental green tarpaulin, positioned a remediation, the increased Dumpster on the Elm St. side price of construction materiand began limited interior als could drive up the cost by demolition work. Workers busied themselves $160,000 to $170,000, according to Superintendent of with ripping out sections of

A

Schools Frank Ferraro. “We’re trying to offset that additional cost by doing some of the preliminary work inhouse,” explained Mark Bruscino, director of school plant operations. As the job transitions to the more complex work, Bruscino said the contractor will be redeveloping a small garage on the building’s Elm St. side to accommodate the new BOE meeting room and caucus room. Mark Construction will also build a modest addition to the building, also on the Elm St. side, which will house the new first-floor front entrance and see MIDLAND page

11

WE OPEN DOORS! Kearny Federal Savings low mortgage rates can help you open the door to the home of your dreams. Our experienced loan counselors will explain all the details and help select the best loan for your needs.

15 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage 30 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage 30 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage From $417,000

3.320 4.424 % 4.550 %

%

APR

APR

APR

Payment per $1,000: $7.03

Photos by Ron Leir

Operations Director Mark Bruscino hammers out a second-floor wall in the Midland Ave. building last occupied by a private school. Remnants of lockers and classroom space will be replaced by new offices.

Payment per $1,000: $4.99

HIGHEST CASH PRICES PAID ON THE SPOT FOR 10, 14 & 18KT GOLD JEWELRY & DIAMONDS

Payment per $1,000: $5.07

Other Fixed and Adjustable Rate Mortgages Available. Gold Is Near

$1,300/oz!

Take Advantage Now!

41 Offices in New Jersey 1-800-273-3406 • kearnyfederalsavings.com

MEMBER FDIC

Effective 10/9/13. A minimum 5% down payment is required on all loans secured by one to four family owner occupied dwellings. Rates for fixed mortgage products are based on loan amounts up to $1,000,000. Mortgage loans with down payments of less than 20% will require Private Mortgage Insurance and therefore will have higher Annual Percentage Rates (APRs) and monthly payments than those shown. All Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) loans have a 2% annual and 6% lifetime caps. The interest rate on ARM loans may increase or decrease during the term of the loan. Rates are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply, please call for complete details. Not responsible for typographical errors. Kearny Federal's Nationwide Mortgage Licensing ID# (NMLS ID) 401080. Consumers may look up Kearny Federal Savings and our Mortgage Loan Originators by visiting www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org and typing in their NMLS ID#.

Arlington Jewelers, Inc. Family Operated Over 30 Years

36 Ridge Road • North Arlington • 201-998-5036

Tues - Fri 10:30AM - 6PM • Sat 10:30 - 5PM • Closed Sun & Mon


THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

05

Nov. 3 opening pegged for supermarket T president of CSR Construction Corp. of Nutley. “We’re down the home stretch.” ShopRite fills the space previously occupied by Pathmark, which was a fixture at the Washington Ave. shopping center for three decades until its closing in October 2010. LoCurcio said the new store will, essentially, be a mirror image – albeit a bit smaller – of the longtime Nutley market. It becomes the anchor tenant of the Belleville Center. Other remaining tenants are Kelly’s Liquors, Pizza

Photos by Ron Leir

Co-owner Vincent LoCurcio (l.) and construction manager Frank Salas prepare for opening of new Belleville ShopRite, as evidenced by new signage.

City tropiCs Tanning Salon

Mon-Fri 10am / 10pm • sat & sun 10aM / 8pM

$20 OFF Any Monthly Package

Cannot be combined with any other coupon, offers or discounts. Expires 10/31/13

NEW CUSTOMERS Tan in any bed with packet of lotion

FREE

Hut, O M Jewelers and United Check Cashing. The Belleville facility will be open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day, he said. The 40,000 square feet of “selling space” will feature a pharmacy, floral shop, baked foods, and the usual host of produce and household wares. Some 270 employees, including many from Belleville

FranksGMC .net

BELLEVILLE – he township’s newest supermarket at the Belleville Center at the north end of Washington Ave. is on schedule to open Nov. 3, predicted Vincent LoCurcio, who, with partner David Infusino, is co-owner of the Belleville ShopRite. They also operate the Nutley ShopRite store. “We’re ready to go,” LoCurcio told The Observer as he toured the new facility last week with his architect/construction manager Frank Salas,

and the surrounding area, have been hired to work at the supermarket, LoCurcio said. Shoppers will have access to surface and underground parking and an elevator will convey them from the garage directly to the market or to the mall lobby. Last week, workers were busy assembling grocery racks and shelving and there were

manager’s special

save $6,670 off msrp

ON ALL BEDS INCLUDING SPRAY TAN (VERSASPA ORGANIC)

96 Centre Street, Nutley, NJ 07110 • 973.320.5594 440 Ridge Road, N. arlington, NJ 07031 • 201.997.4565

www.citytr opicstanning.com

6cyl, auto, p/str/brks/abs/ wind/lock/mirr, a/c, am/fm/ cd/mp3/onstar/sat/bluetooth, 3rd row seating, trac. cont., remote start, keyless entry, roof rack, security alarm, alloy wheels. MSRP $34,665 VIN# CJ413016 Stk #22573. Vehicle color is White.

buy for

27,995

$

2012 GMC ACADIA SL 4DR

0 34,795

2013 GMC ACADIA SLE2 AWD 4DR

$

2013 GMC TERRAIN SLE1 AWD 4DR

%

apr* aVaILaBLE

buy for

6cyl, auto, p/str/brks/abs/wind/lock/mirr/seat, a/c, am/fm/cd/mp3/ onstar/sat/bluetooth, traction control, remote start, keyless entry, roof rack, 3rd row seating, security alarm, alloy whls. MSRP $38,835 VIN# DJ267088 Stk #23106. Vehicle color is Silver.

buy for

25,995

$

4cyl, auto, p/str/brks/abs/wind/lock/mirr/seat/headed, a/c, am/fm/ cd/mp3/onstar/sat/bluetooth, traction control, keyless entry, security alarm, alloy whls. MSRP $28,950 VIN# D6428852 Stk #23165. Vehicle color is Ashen Gray.

“We treat you like Family”

Does not include Spray Tan. No purchase necessary.

HaLF priCE sunDays

rows of checkout counters visible from the mall lobby. “There will be baggers at every checkout,” LoCurcio said. Belleville resident Tony Sessa, who has 35 years prior experience in the food industry, was hired six months ago as the Belleville ShopRite store manager, LoCurcio said. – Ron Leir

Proudly Serving & Supporting Our Community Since 1930

201-939-7708

325 Orient Way • lynDHUrSt, nJ

2012 Acadia: Price includes all rebates and incentives. 2.9% apr financing available to qualified buyers. 2013 Acadia: Price includes all rebates and incentives which include either $1,000 lease conquest cash which must currently have a 1999 or newer non-GM vehicle leased vehicle to qualify or $1,000 lease loyalty cash which must have a 1999 or newer GM vehicle leased vehicle to qualify. *0% apr financing available to qualified buyers in lieu of $2,000 factory rebate. 2013 Terrain: Price includes all rebates and incentives which include either $1,000 lease conquest cash which must currently have a 1999 or newer non-GM vehicle leased vehicle to qualify or $1,000 lease loyalty cash which must have a 1999 or newer GM vehicle leased vehicle to qualify. *0% apr financing available to qualified buyers in lieu of $1,000 factory rebate. Offers valid until 10/31/13 prices include all costs except tax, mv, dealer doc fee and bank fees. Vehicle photos are for display purpose only. Not responsible for typo’s, see dealer for details.


06

THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16 , 2013

thoughts&views The contents of letters do not reflect the opinion of The Observer staff. Letters must be kept to a maximum of 250 words. Any letters that exceed the maximum will be edited, at the discretion of the publisher, who reserves the right at any time to reject or edit the letters for space. Letters must include the writer’s name, address, and telephone number for verification purposes. The deadline for letters is Thursday at 5 p.m. Any letters that arrive after deadline will not be considered for the upcoming publication. Letters can be sent by e-mail to publisher@theobserver.com or mailed to 39 Seeley Ave., Kearny, N.J. 07032. Anonymous letters will not be published under any circumstances.

Tea Party: How to keep faith with America

S

ince Congress put in motion the partial government shutdown, many federal civil servants have been furloughed but that hasn’t stopped federal park rangers from volunteering for trail maintenance in Hillsborough, N.C. That gave me an idea for how members of Congress – who are still drawing their salaries – and particularly Tea Party advocates – can redeem themselves in the eyes of their constituents. To earn their pay – and to honor the virtues of patriotism – some of our more agile GOP federal lawmakers, say folks like Eric Cantor of Virginia or Marco Rubio of Florida, for example, could venture out to South Dakota and check in at the Mt. Rushmore National Memorial. The memorial – under an agreement between the federal government and South Dakota – remains open to visitors so don’t worry Congress folks, you won’t be breaking your laws by going

Now when you’re done with this chore – which should keep you busy for some time – and, thankfully, away from Congress – you should think about visiting Detroit which, you may remember, is broke. GM couldn’t save it. Federal bailout? We know the answer to that one. So here’s my proposition. Again in the interest of public service – let us recall George H. W. Bush’s “Thousand Points of Light” – why not pitch in and help do those many chores that you guys feel government has no busifor the federal government ness doing. but the maverick Jefferson – You know, stuff like pickwith James Madison – formed ing up the trash, cleaning the the Democratic-Republican streets, fixing broken street Party in 1792 as a sort of early lights, getting kids to school, states’ rights advocate. taking care of the sick and So, three out of four should infirm. be sweet enough for the Tea Or, do we just write them Party brain trust. Just don’t off as a lost cause? think about defacing George, Maybe Sarah Palin has a OK? Hey, he was the guy who thought on this? Can she look set up the mechanism so you out her window and see Mt. could have a job in the first Rushmore? I hope so. place. – Ron Leir

D E S O L C there. There, of course, are the images of four of the nation’s greatest (depending on your point of view) presidents – Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt – sculpted into the cliff face. Wouldn’t they be doing the country a great service – and, in the process, saving ‘face’ – if Eric, Marco and company were to rappel down the mountain to give our nation’s

former leaders a thorough dusting? I ask you: What could be more fitting to honor America? Now I grant you there may be some quibbling over a somewhat muddled party line among the four ex-chiefs: There are only two clear Republicans in the mix – Lincoln and Roosevelt. As a Federalist, Washington clearly favored a strong role

Don’t forget to check www.theobserver.com for news that didn’t make it into this week’s paper

Follow us on Facebook &

twitter.com/theobservernj

has MOVED!

We are now located at:

39 Seeley Ave. Kearny, NJ


THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

GUNMAN from

01

a black male wearing a gray hoodie, jeans and black-andwhite sneakers. Covering his face was a white T-shirt. Although threatened with the gun, the cashier did not hand over any cash. At that

point, Dowie said, the robber turned his attention to a trucker at the pumps, who, police believe, also refused the demands for money. The station attendant told police she heard the sound of gunshots, but the truck driver also fled the scene, so it is not

known if he was hit. Dowie said police have checked with area hospitals but none reported any gunshot cases. Hospitals are required by law to report them, he noted. The Charger was last seen fleeing in the direction of

07

Newark. The KPD alerted surrounding communities of the incident and were advised of the similar robberies shortly before and after the Kearny crime. In at least one of those, shots were fired, Dowie said. P.O. Jay Balogh of the KPD

was the initial responding officer at the South Kearny scene, and Det. Michael Gonzalez is handling the follow-up investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kearny Detective Bureau at 201-9981313.

Works Garage, 1 Cortland St. Formed in 2008, Nutley’s Go Green Committee comprises the mayor and Board of Commissioners, representatives from all five township departments, and community members. The committee is currently headed by Commissioner Dr. Joseph P. Scarpelli and the Department of Public

Works. Through education, events and activities, Greenutley is designed to raise awareness of the importance of green choices in everyday lives and provide simple, effective ways to save energy, recycle and reduce waste, obtain local/ organic food and reduce pollution.

Cruel” will have your entire family jumping out of their blue suede shoes! Tickets -- priced at $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and students -- can be

purchased at the Parks and Recreation building, 44 Park Ave. For further information, call 973-284-4966 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Nutley goes green in October Greenutley, the township’s “Go Green” initiative, has announced the following calendar for October:   The Nutley Farmers Market will be open for its final two Sundays this season on Oct. 20 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Municipal Parking Lot 1. On the 20th, entertainment will be provided by the

Swampgrass Jug Band. In conjunction with the market days, two recycling programs are will be held in the parking lot from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Techno Trash Day, Oct. 20, VHS tapes, CDs, DVDs and plastic cases will be collected. On Rigid Plastic Day, Oct. 27, bring your bulky rigid

plastics such as garbage cans, resin lawn furniture, laundry baskets and children’s outdoor play units for recycling. Nutley’s 2013 fall leaf collection began Oct. 15 and will continue until Dec. 15. Residents can obtain free biodegradable leaf bags, 10 per household, on weekdays from 8 a.m to 3 p.m. at the Public

Get set to ‘shake’ in Nutley The Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that tickets for its November production of the musical “All Shook Up” are now available.  It features a cast of the best and brightest Nutley youth in grades 3 through 12. Performances will be held Nov. 21-23 at the John Walker

Middle School on Franklin Ave. Show times are 7 p.m., with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. “All Shook Up” can best be described as Shakespeare meets James Dean, set to the music of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes

Let’s Talk

Real Estate Presented by Jarlynn Hyde Broker/Owner

everything and everyone he meets. This hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy, featuring such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock” and “Don’t Be

SERVING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1975

EFFECTIVE ALARM SYSTEMS

All types of alarms from the smallest home to the largest industrial complex at competitive prices Serving Northern New Jersey • Competitive Pricing • Free Estimates • Fully Insured

THE NEW HOME FOR SALE ON THE BLOCK

Once a property is priced and marketed properly, it will receive its largest number of showings during the first two to three weeks. This initial swell in interest is driven by potential buyers who have been scouring the Multiple Listing Service and Internet for the home of their dreams and are quick to identify prospects. This is why it is so important to price a house correctly. Homes that are not perceived as being overpriced will be quickly targeted by educated buyers who will be quick to act. Sometimes, these early bids lead sellers to wonder if they underpriced their properties, but the truth is that they asked what was in line with market

expectations and got what they wanted. For those of you considering selling your home, we can offer a home evaluation that will give you an accurate assessment of your home's current market value, and you can learn how effectively we can market your property. We offer competent counseling with regards to pricing strategies and market positioning. Mid-Realty, Inc. can sell your present home and help you find your new home anywhere in New Jersey. Exceptional personal service is one of our main priorities. We work hard so you don’t have to! “Our success has been built one satisfied customer at a time”.

Authorized Security Dealer

201-998-0890

Please visit our website at: www.midrealty.com HINT: It is sometimes advisable to price a home in accordance with the price parameters set by prospective buyers who conduct website searches.

Mid-Realty, Inc

572 Kearny Avenue • Kearny, NJ 07032 Office: 201-991-5719 • Cell: 201-602-7222

For a FREE Phone Consultation, Call Today at: 201.991.0067 432 Ridge Road, North Arlington NJ • www.RipostaLaw.com


08

THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

Delayed readings extended billing cycle T LYNDHURST – ownship residents wondering why their water bills for this cycle seem higher than usual are being advised it’s all in the timing. Public Works Commissioner Matthew Ruzzo explained it this way: “The current water bill usage is for the billing months of May through August. Our

normal billing cycle is based on a three-month period. The current bill is based on a four-month period. “Our [electronic] probes for the [hand-held water meter] readers had to be sent out for yearly general maintenance and calibration and took longer than expected to have them returned in proper working order.

“This resulted in a delayed and additional month of billing. The next reading will take place in November, which will consist of only a two-month reading cycle and a considerably lower bill. “From that point on we will be back on a threemonth scheduled reading as Photo courtesy Lyndhurst DPW usual.” Meter reader (l.) and probe (r.) About 5,200 residential

Alan Park fix in the works

NORTH ARLINGTON– The North Arlington Borough Council has awarded a $74,300 contract for improvements to Alan Park, it was announced by Council President Al Granell. The successful bid was submitted by Marini Brothers Construction of Hackensack last Thursday, Oct. 11. The improvements include tearing up the existing parking lot, installing a new drainage system and repaving the

lot. New safety barriers will be installed to prevent cars from being driven over the cliff that abuts the parking lot. Granell said the improvements are long overdue and he is pleased the council is taking action to improve the park before next year’s softball season begins. “This is a substantial improvement to the park that will improve the look and the safety of the park, said Granell.

In other recreation news, Mayor Peter Massa said the borough is working on improving the Little League field for next season. Approximately $27,400 is being appropriated to repair both the outfield and infield, which have been deemed unplayable by coaches. The borough engineer has applied for a grant on behalf of the borough to make improvements to the dugout at the Little League field and to

reconfigure the area around home plate so the backstop can be moved back, giving the batter, the catcher and the umpire more room. The borough is seeking a

customers were impacted by the off-kilter billing cycle. Ruzzo said the township switched to a system of remote water meter readers in 2006. Normal meter reading months are: February for first quarter; May for second quarter; August for third quarter; and November for fourth quarter.

$50,000 grant from the Bergen County Open Space Trust Fund; however, the grant application will not likely be acted on before the start of next year’s baseball season.

Ken Davie

“Your Family’s Lawyer” ● Matrimonial & Municipal Courts ● Home and Business Sales ● Wills and Estates ● Labor and Criminal Law

/theobservernj

Follow us!

Experience ● Compassion ● Results 233 Kearny Ave, Kearny

201-997-2360

Michael Symeonides www.sasinsurance.com

“Since 1965, service has been the key to our success.”

Quality Coverage at Competitive Rates!

Auto - Home - Business - Life Let us show you how to save! Se Habla Espanol • Nos Falamos Portuguese

Cifelli & Davie 334 Harrison Avenue Harrison, NJ 07029 (973) 482-1180 or (800) 303-7716 Fax (973) 482-0223


THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

09

KPD blotter: Who needs four wheels anyway? On Oct. 5, at 1:30 a.m., Kearny police received reports of a northbound SUV travelling past Applebee’s on Passaic Ave. on only three wheels. Responding Officer Tom Sumowski spotted it at Passaic and South Midland Aves. Its left rear tire was badly shredded, and there was fresh collision damage all along the driver’s side of the vehicle, police said. Detecting the odor of alcohol, police said, Sumowski and Officer Joe Martin had the driver perform field sobriety tests and then brought her to headquarters for an Alcotest. Subsequently charged with DWI and careless driving was 28-year-old April Martinello of Lyndhurst. According to police, Martinello claimed she did not know how the SUV sustained all its damage. Surrounding towns have been notified of the arrest and the condition of the vehicle “in the event there was a report of any hitand-run” in their jurisdiction, Police Chief John Dowie said. Other recent entries on the KPD blotter included the following: Oct. 7 At 5:30 p.m., Officer Giovanni Rodriguez responded to a report from Kmart that a   shoplifter had just fled the store on Passaic Ave., leaving behind the four pairs of jeans he had allegedly attempted to steal by stuffing them in his waistband. Given the suspect’s description and direction of flight, Rodriguez spotted him running south on Passaic and apprehended him in East Newark. She detained him there, and Kmart security came to the scene and identified him, police said. Arrested was Robert Harrell, 42, of Orange. Officer Brian Wisely was on patrol on the Belleville Pike at Beech St. at 6:10 p.m. when he  observed a pedestrian reportedly guzzling a 24-ounce Budweiser. Wisely, preparing to write a summons for violation of the town ordinance against drinking alcohol in public, did

a warrant check and, police said,  found that 51-year-old Miguel Gonzalez of Newark had two: one from Newark and a no-bail warrant from the Essex County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested and turned over to the other agencies.

on Bergen Ave. The driver, Michele Raia, 43, of Kearny, was given field sobriety tests, taken to HQ for an Alcotest and charged with DWI and

reckless driving. Oct. 10 A “fight” several citizen callers reported at 3 p.m.

on Bergen Ave., just west of Kearny Ave., turned out to be a confrontation bet-

Officer Pete Jahera, responding to a report of a two-car crash at Davis Ave. and Devon Terrace at 6:45 p.m., reportedly detected the odor of alcohol about the person of one driver: Susan Kasper, 62, of Kearny. After field sobriety tests, she was charged with DWI and reckless driving. Kasper was brought to HQ and her car was towed from the scene. Police said there were no injuries in the accident. After Officer Wisely reported a car parked at the deadend near the old railroad cut off North Midland Ave. at 8:30 p.m., the Vice Squad responded as back -up and reportedly observed one occupant with a hand-rolled cigarette. Fabian Arroyo, 18, of Kearny was also allegedly in possession of three plastic bags of suspected marijuana. He was charged with possession of the drug and of drug paraphernalia. Oct. 9 Vice detectives, at Hoyt St. and Davis Ave. at 8:40 p.m., observed an individual known to them in a parked vehicle with a cigar and with folded paper on the dashboard, police said. The officers followed the car into West Hudson Park, stopped it at the Schuyler Ave. entrance, and reportedly detected the odor of marijuana. After Charles Bravin, 22, of Kearny gave them the paper, which allegedly contained the drug, he was charged with possession of pot and paraphernalia. After a 9:30 p.m. hit-run crash where the Belleville Pike meets Harrison Ave., the crasher reportedly drove off, westward down Harrison, with the crashee in pursuit. The latter called the KPD, and Officers John Fabula and Jose Resua stopped the fleeing car

I’VE NEVER UNDERSTOOD WHY MY HUMAN WON’T LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT HER LEASH. I THINK SHE’S AFRAlD OF GETTING LOST. BUT IT’S OK, I KIND OF LIKE SHOWING HER AROUND. — HARPER adopted 08-18-09

see KPD page

13


10

THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

01

REC BOSS from University of Chicago and was then admitted to the university’s Graduate School of Business. In Chicago, he worked for the Mayor’s Office of Special Events from 2008 to 2009, returning to his hometown in September 2009 to tackle the rec job. During his four years of service, Wieners said he’s happy to have brought back intermediate baseball for teens. “And our soccer league has continued to grow,” he added. “One of the things I’ll miss most about the job is working with the kids in my hometown,” Wieners said. “What I enjoyed, coming back from Chicago, was interacting with the coaches and staff I hadn’t seen in quite some time. Growing up here, I had participated in the Belleville recreation program, playing in a number of sports, so it was good to reconnect. But seeing the kids having a good time was probably my favorite thing.” Another happy time was preparing for and overseeing the township’s annual Fourth of July fireworks event, he

said. “We always get a great crowd that comes out for the fireworks outside Belleville High School.” “I want to thank the mayor and [Township] Council for their support and for their trust in having given me this wonderful opportunity,” Wieners said. Township Manager Kevin Esposito characterized Wieners’ departure as “bittersweet for us. He has served the township well and we wish him well in his new venture.” Esposito said the township “will post” for a replacement and, once it has secured a list of applicants, “we will begin the interview process and, hopefully, we will find someone to fill the vacancy.” It’s the township’s intent to keep that slot as a full-time position, he said. Wieners was collecting $62,424 a year in the job, according to township records. Until someone new is found, Esposito said he plans to “reallocate some of the work staff” to continue to staff the Rec Building at 407 Joralemon St. with at least three employees to help with clerical and scheduling work.

One priority matter that Wiener’s replacement will have to deal with is the still unscheduled opening of the newly rebuilt Friendly House on Frederick St. in the township’s Silver Lake section. In 2012, three years after the original century-old recreation facility (which had an indoor pool and basketball court) was torn down for safety and health reasons – the building had numerous code violations and mold and cost too much to fix – the township used a $589,000 Community Development Block Grant to construct a smaller version with no pool. But there still remains unfinished business: a parking lot and outdoor lighting have yet to be provided and furnishings for the building haven’t yet been ordered or purchased. Esposito said it could take up to $75,000 to get that work done. “We’ll have to look at the budget to see whether there’s money available,” he said. Councilman Michael Nicosia, a private contractor, said he’s asked the township to investigate the possibility

“North Arlington’s Little Secret...”

the angry coffee bean coffeehouse & cafe

Four Seatings: 9am, 10:30am, 12 noon and 1:30 pm

Meets 2nd and 4th Monday of the month Bring a pen, paper and an open mind.... Call the Bean for details!

Don’t forget to follow The Observer on

&

Tstaeurroa’snt Re Established in 2000

SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE

EXPRESS LUNCH

Mon-Friday 11:30AM-4PM Eat In or Take Out Specials Change Every Day!

www.TerosRestaurant.com • info@TerosRestaurant.com

Reservations Recommended

Thursday 6 to 8pm Friday & Saturday 6PM to 10PM

Amy Triano’s second-grade class at Queen of Peace Elementary School, North Arlington, try out the school’s new I-pads, using a math application, “Math Facts,” designed to help them execute addition and subtraction.

222-224 Ridge Road • Lyndhurst • 201.935.8818 • Fax 201.935.8819

Large variety of Brunch items!

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

It all adds up

SPECIALS

New Sunday Brunch Buffet

OPEN MIC NIGHTS

of having township workers install a seepage pit for the purpose of collecting stormwater runoff as a drainage system under the future parking lot and “sub-contract out the curbing” around the lot. “That way,” he said, “we could cut down the cost substantially.” And, although there has been discussion about day care and/or pre-school activities, the township still hasn’t determined the official purpose of the facility or allocated funds for staffing. “I need the township Recreation Committee, in consultation with the mayor and council, to tell me what the building is being used for before I go out and order supplies,” Esposito said. Nicosia said there has been talk about setting up a morning and afternoon pre-school recreation program, which could include “some teaching” that, he added, parents “will pay for.” But none of that has been set in stone. “Certainly there’s concern here,” Esposito said. “No one intended to have a new building put up and not have it utilized.”

THEATER NIGHT

October 18th 6PM - 8PM Actors from

Rocky Horror Picture Show will perform songs from their upcoming show with the WHAT Theater in Kearny...and More!

WE SERVE:

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Desserts • Micro Roasted Coffee Catering for All Occasions! 89 ridge road - north arlington, nj - (201) 772-5554

Daniel & Linette

Mr & Mrs. Daniel McShane of Kearny are happy to announce the engagement of their son Daniel, to Linette Forfar, daughter of Mrs. Maryann Forfar and the late Mr. Eugene Forfar of Kearny. Daniel has his Bachelors degree in Graphic Design with a certification in Art Education from New Jersey City University. He is currently finishing his Masters degree in Educational Technology at NJCU, and is the Art Teacher at Washington School. Linette has earned her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison Campus and her Graduate degree in Counseling from Montclair State University. Linette is currently working at the Partnership for Children of Essex as a Care Manager for Children and Adolescents who are experiencing mental health and behavioral challenges. A February 2014 wedding is planned.


THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

MIDLAND from

11

04

reception area for visitors. The first and second floors will be reconfigured as office space for an estimated 30 BOE employees including the superintendent and all central staff who handle business, payroll, registration and special education-related duties for the school district. Another big part of the project will be the installation of an elevator to provide access to the second-floor offices and to several self-contained basement-level classrooms that, according to Ferraro, will serve special education youngsters. How many classes and numbers of children have yet to be determined. Some windows on the Midland Ave. side of the building will be replaced. The BOE meeting room and all of the BOE staff offices, except for the special education personnel who now occupy rented space on Kearny Ave., are now housed in a wing of the Franklin Elementary School campus. That space will revert back to Franklin School whose principal, Yvonne Cali, says

Photos by Ron Leir

New classrooms will occupy basement level (l.) which will be accessed by stairway and elevator. Mark Bruscino (r.) points to area where elevator shaft will be installed.

that with an enrollment of about 1,100, Franklin ranks as one of the biggest schools “in the Northeast Corridor.” Cali said she plans to move her three pre-school classes – about 75 4-year-olds – into the space now occupied by BOE administrators and staff where she can more easily monitor them from her nearby office. “They have bathrooms there,” Cali noted, so the plumbing is in place to serve toddlers’ needs, probably with some adjustments. Cali said she’d like to convert the space vacated by the pre-schoolers into computer

D ! N G A N I R G EN EW N P OUNDER

labs. As of now, Cali said that because classroom sizes are holding “pretty stable,” she doesn’t foresee using any of the newfound space to open additional sections of any grades. Back at Midland Ave., Ferraro said the contractor anticipates that once he begins the job, the building will be ready for use “within six months,” so the spring should see new life there. “We’re excited things are moving forward,” Ferraro said. Ferraro, however, won’t be

among those relocating immediately into the Midland Ave. building. He has said that he plans, instead, to make a temporary detour – along with Assistant Superintendent Debra Sheard and Bruscino – to Kearny High where they can keep tabs on the stalled construction project there. “I’m looking to keep my presence at the high school at a minimum,” he said, acknowledging that students and staff already are dealing with distractions from the ongoing work in and out of the school building, which has

prompted the BOE to move some students into classroom trailers parked on the school’s front lawn. Last month, the BOE picked a new contractor to complete the unfinished $40 million job which was to provide new soundproofed windows to block out persistent aircraft noise, along with additional classroom space, a new cafeteria and a five-story atrium. Last year, the BOE parted ways with the original contract via a “termination for convenience.” Now both parties must negotiate a settlement.

11-35 RIVER ROAD • NORTH ARLINGTON, NJ

WWW.CENTANNINJ.COM • 201.246.0100

P HI S ER N OW

BUY 1, GET 1

FREE!

Grilled Salmon Sun. thru Thurs.

Not valid on holidays. Exp. 10/31/13

BUY 1, GET 1

FREE!

Chicken Francese Sun. thru Thurs.

Not valid on holidays. Exp. 10/31/13

Coupons cannot be combined with any other offer.

BUY 1, GET 1

FREE!

Penne Vodka Sun. thru Thurs.

Not valid on holidays. Exp. 10/31/13

15% OFF Dine In or Take Out

(Alcohol not included) Not valid on holidays. Exp. 10/31/13

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL MONDAY - FRIDAY

3PM - 5:30PM

$13.95 (no coupons)

LUNCH SPECIALS MONDAY - FRIDAY 11AM - 3PM

$9.95 (no coupons)

LET US CATER YOUR EVENT!

We specialize in Repast, Anniversaries, Communions, Christening, Retirements, Christmas Parties, Office Meetings, Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal Showers, Baptism, Birthdays, Etc.


12

THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

SURRENDER from

01

City. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the four “window of opportunity” days, individuals wanted by New Jersey jurisdictions for non-violent offenses can surrender at Evangelismos Greek Orthodox Church, 661 Montgomery St. They will then be escorted across the street to the Jersey City Armory, where Superior Court and Municipal Court judges will adjudicate the cases. Prosecutors and public defenders will also be present. A statement issued by Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman’s office notes: “While Fugitive Safe Surrender is not an amnesty program, those who participate will receive favorable consideration from the court. This typically results in significantly reduced fines and/ or probation requirements instead of incarceration. “The vast majority of participants -- typically, more than 99% of those who surrender -- will be able to return home the same day.” The sponsoring authorities

emphasize that only the subjects of nonviolent warrants issued in New Jersey -- warrants from any state or local law enforcement agency in N.J., not just Hudson County -- are eligible for the special consideration offered by FSS. It is not intended for violent offenders or those who have “a history of violence.” “Individuals wanted for violent offenses also may surrender -- but they are more likely to be taken into custody,” Hoffman’s office noted. Fugitive Safe Surrender is also open only to U.S. citizens and legal residents. And despite Hudson County’s proximity to New York City, fugitives from New York jurisdictions may not apply. Among the law enforcement officials making last week’s joint announcement about the upcoming event was State Parole Board Chairman James Plousis, who emphasized the public-safety of FSS.  aspect “Fugitive apprehensions,” Plousis said, “are inherently dangerous for law enforcement officers, for the fugitives themselves, and for their

Photo by Ron Leir

Evangelismos Church will be surrender site.

families and communities. Every fugitive who voluntarily surrenders makes himself or herself safer. Each surrender also saves taxpayer dollars that can be better spent on other public-safety matters.” Members of the public who have questions about Fugitive Safe Surrender-North Jersey can contact the program through 855-FSS-NJ12 (855377-6512), or fssnj@lps.state.

nj.us. A fact sheet and answers to FSS frequently asked questions can be found at http:// www.fssnj.com/. That website includes information in English and Spanish, as well as video statements from

individuals who participated in prior FSS events. In addition to Hoffman and Plousis, those at the press conference included: Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Raymond Martinez; Hudson County Acting Prosecutor Gaetano T. Gregory; Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli; Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes; Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari, and Todd Clear, dean of Rutgers’ School of Criminal Justice. Also partnering in FSS are: the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, State Police, Department of Corrections, N.J. Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, N.J. Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, N.J. Office of Information Technology, and NJ Transit. Summing up, Hoffman’s counsel to fugitives with warrants hanging over their heads was: “Though not an amnesty program, this represents the best opportunity and the best deal you will ever find.”

Frequently Asked Qu estions: Fugitive Safe Surren der-North Jersey

PORTO

November 6th – 9th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Evangelismos Greek OHARRISON rthodox& C KEARNY hurch 661 Montgomery StrSERVING eet, Jersey City, NJ 07 Restaurant & Bar (A secular su 036 rrender site can be mad e available) Info Line (for members of the public): 855-FSS -NJ12 Enjoy authentic Portuguese & Italian cuisine! Website: www.FSSNJ. com

Since 1961

Facebook: http://wBest ww.facebook.com/fs snj Pizza in Twitter: http://www.tw TOWN! itter.com/fssnj1 E-mail: fssn j@lps.state.nj.us

12.

$

95

ER WE DELIV WE CATER

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

1. Can I turn myself LUNCH in at the Fugitive Saf e Surrender site even participating countie if my warrant is NO s of H ud son, Bergen, or Passa SPECIAL PASTAic•?HOT & COLD

Tuesday -Yes Friday . This Fugitive Safe S urre 369

SANDWICHES • SPECIALTY PIZZAS nd er in iti at iv e be ne enforcement agency in fits OF HOME CRUST & ar LARGEST PIZZA IN TOWN peTHE opTHIN le w ith w rants issued by any st New Jersey. If you ar a e wanted by law enforc be welcomed at this Fu em en gi tiv t in e any New Jerse Safe Surrender site. Washington Ave • Belleville

72 DAVIS AVE., KEARNY

T: 973.450.4600 • F: 973.450.4603

www.PortoRestaurante.com • facebook.com/portorestaurante 2. Will there be atto rneys

201-998-8185

on-site to assist me

when I surrender?


THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

KPD from

09

tween several Rite Aid employees and a suspected shoplifter they had pursued from the nearby pharmacy. The first cop on the scene was Chief Dowie, who had been driving in the area and saw the commotion -- along with the thief’s loot, tubes of body lotion, all over the street. When the man refused to comply with instructions and submit to arrest, a scuffle ensued, but the chief forced the man to the ground and

cuffed him. The suspect, Yasmil Lopez, 31, of Newark, was turned over to the custody of Officer Jack Corbett. Because Lopez had also reportedly struggled with employees, the charge of shoplifting was elevated to robbery, but he was also charged with shoplifting and conspiracy in connection with an earlier theft and was found to be wanted on a Newark warrant, police said. On Oct. 1, Dowie said, Lopez and Jose Perez, 33, also of Newark, were caught on security video

at the pharmacy but managed to get away. Perez returned alone to Rite Aid on Oct. 5, and was busted on a shoplifting charge. On the 10th, it was Lopez who returned solo to the store. And what was stolen? Since Oct. 1, Rite Aid reported, about $2,000 in merchandise -- mostly deodorants and body lotions -- disappeared from the shelves. If they are the culprits, Lopez and Perez must have very soft skin. And smell good, too. Allegedly.

SHOP DINE LIVE

– Karen Zautyk

Hudson, Essex, Bergen getting Sandy grants TRENTON – The Christie administration has announced that $3 million in federal Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) funds will be distributed to county public health departments to coordinate healthrelated services to individuals who were impacted by Superstorm Sandy. County health departments in the nine most impacted counties, as determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will receive $121,024 each to support ongoing recovery activities. The most affected counties include Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union. The 12 remaining county health departments and the City of Newark will receive grants of $25,000 each to conduct recovery-related activities. “Although there has been much progress made, some families and communities

are still recovering from Superstorm Sandy,” said New Jersey Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd. “This funding will strengthen the ability of county health officials to connect individuals and families to vital health, mental health and social services programs.” New Jersey local health departments have been assisting residents impacted by Sandy through case management services as well as educating homeowners and businesses about mold cleanup, disaster debris and lead-safe practices in renovation and rebuilding efforts. County health departments will use funding to: Identify outstanding recovery needs of their communities and work to address these needs; Provide education to increase awareness of programs and resources available to families and individuals; and Increase awareness

regarding “Register Ready - New Jersey’s Special Needs Registry for Disasters,” a free, voluntary and confidential on-line registry designed to identify the needs of people who may find it difficult to maintain their safety in the event of an emergency or disaster. “With this funding, county health departments will work to ensure that outstanding health and social service needs of Superstorm Sandy survivors are identified and addressed,” O’Dowd said. Other programs launched by the Department of Health to support the health-related recovery efforts include: Mold Remediation Training and Mold Guidelines for New Jersey Residents; Expanding Case Management for Children with Special Health Needs; Carbon Monoxide Outreach and Education; and Enhancing Emergency Communication and Coordination.

Enjoy shopping and dining with free 2 hour parking with validation. TEMPORARY HARRISON RETAIL PARKING Temporarily covered walkway under construction

72”

18”

Pro Cuts Tenant Logo Harrison, NJ

Single Sided 18” H x 72” W On a Coroplast Sheet With Vinyl Graphics

3-14-13

Harrison Station 300 Somerset Street Harrison, NJ 07029 (973) 484-3300

13


14

THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

5 armed robbery suspects nabbed by Nutley, Belleville cops Five individuals – three juveniles and two adults – have been arrested in connection

with the armed robbery of two Nutley P.D. said the resiBelleville residents in Nutley dents were walking on Paslast Wednesday, Oct. 9. saic Ave., near Florence St., at

There is no spokesperson with a catchy phrase to remind the driver to slow down, stop eating, quit messing with the radio or pay attention to the road. URtheSpokesperson.com

There’s Only You. Speak Up.

around 1:45 a.m., when a blue Chevrolet Equinox pulled up and three males – all juveniles – exited and sprinted toward them. One of the trio pointed a silver revolver at the pair and demanded what they had on them – a purse, two Galaxy android cellular phones, $245 in cash, house keys and car keys, police said. Pocketing those items, police said the three bandits returned to the Chevy and took off north on Passaic Ave., then east on Centre St. The residents weren’t physically harmed, police said. After arriving on the scene, Nutley P.D. broadcast a description of the vehicle via SPEN to police in surrounding municipalities and soon after, police said Belleville P.D. spotted a car matching that description, which they stopped at Franklin and Liberty Aves. Police said the residents made a positive ID of the three juveniles in the car, from which police said they recovered a silver .22 caliber Ruger revolver, and the juveniles – all age 17 and all from Irvington – were charged with robbery, theft, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and defaced firearm. The teens were taken to the Essex County Youth Detention Center to await a juvenile court hearing. Additionally, police said, two adult suspects believed to have been waiting in the car during the robbery were arrested. Shane Anderson, 19, and Michael Williams, 22, both of Irvington, were charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, promoting a juvenile in a crime, possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose and a defaced firearm. Anderson and Williams were ordered held at Essex County Jail on $250,000 bail each. Nutley Mayor/Police Director Alphonse Petracco and Chief John Holland credited the quick response by Nutley officers and the alert Belleville officers in making the arrest. Other incidents logged by

Nutley P.D. during the past week included these: Oct. 11 A motor vehicle stop, at 2:40 a.m., on Vreeland Ave. led to the arrest of Jeremy Schaefer, 19, of Lyndhurst, on a DWI charge. He was also ticketed on charges of driving while intoxicated while being under the legal age to purchase alcohol and failing to wear a seat belt. He was released to a family member pending a court appearance. Police said they found three men standing behind a trailer parked in a Dodd St. resident’s driveway at 1:27 a.m. and, as they approached, the men ran into the rear yard. A pursuit resulted in police stopping one of the men who was found to have an outstanding warrant from Hackensack. That man, Christopher Hoff, 21, of Lyndhurst, was taken to headquarters where he posted bail and was released pending his new court date, police said. Oct. 9 Police received two separate reports of fraud. One victim told police that someone used their personal information to buy three I-phones at a store in the Bronx, N.Y., charging more than $480 to their account. Verizon has suspended the three lines, police said. Another victim said they were notified by their bank that six fraudulent transactions totaling $190 had been made through their debit card which the victim had lost. The account was closed, police said. Oct. 8 At 7:57 p.m., police arrested Vincent Rondinella, 25, of Nutley, on an outstanding warrant from Wayne. Rondinella was released after posting bail, pending a court date. Police received a report of credit card fraud from a victim who told them that someone had tried to purchase items on their credit card on two occasions without their authorization. However, the victim managed to alert the credit see BLOTTER page

24


THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

15

The latest from the Lyndhurst Police blotter Oct. 11 It turned out to be a bad morning all around for Ashley Alexander, 26, of Clifton. Police pulled over Alexander as she was driving her 2007 Toyota on Riverside Ave. near Sanford Ave., at 1:26 a.m., and placed her under arrest on an outstanding $215 traffic warrant from Nutley. And she was ticketed on charges of DWI and suspended license. After posting bail, Alexander called a friend, Martin Craig, 23, of Estell Manor in Atlantic County, to pick her up. But police refused to let Craig drive Alexander home after allegedly detecting alcohol on his breath so Alexander called a Belleville friend for assistance. When the third party arrived at 4:30 a.m., police said Craig began loudly complaining and arguing with that individual so he was charged

as a disorderly person.

Oct. 9 At 11:43 p.m., police said they observed a 2000 Saturn parked on Paul St. in a no parking zone with its motor running and no driver visible but passengers in the front and rear seats and the odor of suspected marijuana detected. A bit later, police said the driver exited a nearby building and returned to the Saturn. After he was allegedly found to have marijuana on him, police charged Matthew Durante, 18, of Lyndhurst, with possession of drugs. The passengers were released, police said. Oct. 7 At 4 p.m., police responded to 9 Polito Ave. on a report of a theft. An Elizabeth contractor who had been working at the site for the past four

‘Sparky’ visits Queen of Peace

months told police someone had cut the locks off a storage container in the rear of the parking lot and removed numerous power tools. At 2:18 p.m., police said Richard Makowski, 46, of Lyndhurst, walked into the municipal court administrator’s office on the second floor of the Municipal Building on Valley Brook Ave. and began arguing about an outstanding $250 criminal warrant from another jurisdiction. Police were summoned and Makowski ended up being issued a summons charging him with disorderly conduct. He was released pending a court date. Oct. 6 At 10:50 p.m., police said Police Chief James O’Connor reported that a 2005 Honda Accord was stopped in the

middle of Lake Ave. near Stuyvesant Ave. with the driver asleep at the wheel. Officers responded and roused the driver, Richard Gonzalez, 32, of Garfield. He was issued summonses charging him with DWI and careless driving. At 7:24 a.m., police responded to a report of theft of services at an Orient Way location. Police said they were met by a New York taxi driver who told them he’d driven a passenger from New York to a Marin Ave. address in Lyndhurst but, arriving at his destination, the passenger told him he had no cash and offered to pay the $130.75 fare via credit card but the card was declined so the driver took his passenger to a nearby Seven-11 to use an ATM but that effort also failed. At this point, police said, the passen-

ger asked if the driver would settle for $80 and the driver agreed, but police said the passenger then ran off south along Orient Way. He was described as about 5-foot-eight, 180 pounds, with short brown hair. Oct. 5 At 4:48 p.m., police pulled over a 2002 Ford Explorer driven by Carlos Coronel, 58, of Newark, on Kingsland Ave. near Octavia Place, after officers allegedly spotted two open cans of Budweiser beer inside the vehicle. Police issued Coronel summonses charging him with DWI and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. His car was impounded and he was released pending a court date. – Ron Leir

Roma Ristorante Family Owned & Operated for 40 Years

NEW LOOK

TUES • WED • THURS • SUN TUES - WED - THURS

Dinner only

20% OFF Parties of 6 or less Not valid holidays Can not be combine with any other offer Exp. 11/30/13

Students at Queen of Peace Elementary School, North Arlington, were visited by “Sparky” the dog following a fire drill held during Fire Prevention Week, observed Oct. 6-12. Surrounding Sparky are members of Amy Triano’s second grade class. They are, from l.: Matthew Ferreira, Gabriella Weiss, Giovanna Taite, Julianna Almeida, Manual Naveiras, Kevin Zidiak, Sarah Cherichella, Yosuan Lopez, Casey Fitzsimmons, Emma McSorley, Gabriela Rocha, Jaylene Espinosa, Charlotte Koski, Giovanni Ramirez, Dominic Vella and Sanjay Vijaikumar.

THURSDAYS 7PM

THURSDAY 9PM - 12AM

LIVE ACOUSTIC ROCK abluemoonrevue.com

PRIVATE PARTY ROOMS Book your Party at Roma! (up to 75 people) Catering available for every occasion!

201-991-2550 • 33 Crystal St. • North Arlington

www.romaristorantenj.com


16

around town THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

Belleville

to Goodwill. For more informa- may be purchased at the door. Belleville Elks Lodge 1123, 254 tion, call 973-566-6200, ext. 507. Take out orders will be available. For more information, call Washington Ave., holds a blood Harrison the church at 201-991-1132. drive on Saturday, Oct. 19, from Harrison American LeA Halloween costume party 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donors must th gion hosts its 75 anniversary fundraiser for Cub Scout Pack be age 17 and older, weigh at celebration and awards dinner 305 will be held on Saturday, least 120 pounds, bring a signed on Nov. 9 at the Harrison-East Oct. 26, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. form of ID and social security Newark Elks, 406 Harrison at Hedges Hall at St. Stephen’s number and eat a light meal Ave. Mayor Raymond McDonChurch, 676 Kearny Ave. This before donating. For more inough, Elks Exalted Ruler Larry event is for ages 18 and over formation, call the New Jersey Bennett and Councilman Vic(BYOB). For advance tickets, Blood Center at 973-676-4700. tor Villalta will be feted for the call Beth Young at 201-600-1740 The Woman’s Club of Belleville hosts an arts, crafts and work they do for veterans. For or email kearnycubscouts@ information or reservations, gmail.com. collectibles show on Oct. 19, call Ed Marshman at 201-998from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 0662. Lyndhurst Senior Center, 125 Franklin Lyndhurst Health DepartAve. The vendor fee is $25 per Kearny ment, 601 Riverside Ave., table. Contact Kathy at garKearny High School Baseball holds a free flu vaccine clinic den07109@gmail.com or Joan Booster Club hosts a comedy on Monday, Oct. 21, from 2 to at jhneedles@gmail.com. night fundraiser, featuring Jeff 4 p.m. for ages 18 and over. High School bands, motorcyNorris and Renee DeLorenzo, Proof of township residency is cle clubs and all civic associaon Friday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m., required. Medicare recipients tions interested in participating at Copestone Ophir Masonic must present their cards. Addiin Belleville’s Veterans Day Lodge, 225 Kearny Ave. Tickets tional dates will be announced, Parade on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m., are invited to contact Bill are $30 (BYOB and snack). For depending on vaccine availticket information or to make ability. Steimel at 973-759-4692. a donation, contact Carolyn New Jersey’s “Batman” Belleville Public Library, 221 Girdwood at 551-208-6227, Joe D’Angeli presents “Bats, Washington Ave., announces: Sandy Hyde at 551-265-8969, Spiders and Snakes – Oh My!” • Halloween Bash on SaturClarence Hicks at 201-283-0515 for all ages on Sunday, Oct. day, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. or Wayne Walley at 201-37620, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., at the • Baby and Toddler StoryMeadowlands Environment 4882. time every Tuesday at 11 a.m. Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza. Kearny Rotary Club meets • Saturday Storytime and every Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Meet these creatures up close. Craft on Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. at La Fiamma Restaurant, 440 Admission is $5; $4 for MEC • Saturday Film Showing Harrison Ave., Harrison. For members. For more informa“Wall-E” on Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. more information, call Joe tion, call 201-460-8300 or visit D’ A rco at 201-9557400 or Jose www.njmeadowlands.gov/ec. Bloomfield Fernandez at 201-991-1040. Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 The Historical Society of The Senior Citizens of Valley Brook Ave., sponsors the Bloomfield (HSOB) presents Kearny meet every Thursday following children’s programs: “The History of the Ampere at the Henrietta Benstead • Fit4Kids Anti-Bulling Parkway Area of Bloomfield” Senior Center, 60 Columbia Show: Presented by Muscle on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m., Ave. Doors open at 9 a.m. Man Mike and his Super Hero at the Bloomfield Civic Center, for breakfast and socializing; Friends, for ages 3 to 10, on Fri84 Broad St. Refreshments will meetings begin at 11:30 a.m., day, Oct. 25, at 4 p.m. Registrabe served. followed by bingo at noon. For tion is required. Visit www.hsob.org to • Halloween Craft: Kids in download a membership form, more information, call Carol at 201-991-9369. grades 1 to 4 can make a witch’s or contact 973-743-8844, info@ Our Lady of Sorrows Church, cauldron on Wednesday, Oct. hsob.org or HSOB1812@gmail. 136 Davis Ave., hosts a 10-part 30, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Regiscom for information about series, “Catholicism 101.” There tration is required. membership and upcoming will be two sessions, held on • Halloween Parade: Chilmeetings. Thursdays, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. dren in grades pre-k to 3 can  Bring your clean, gently The first session will run from wear their costume and collect used Halloween costumes to Nov. 7 to Dec. 5; the second, treats on Thursday, Oct. 31, Bloomfield Public Library, 90 from Jan. 9 to Feb. 6. Contact at 3:30 p.m. Registration is Broad St., to receive a ticket Linda at 201-991-3870 to regisrequired. for a costume swap (one swap ter or for more information. To register, call the library at ticket per child). Bring your Grace United Methodist 201-804-2478, ext. 7, or e-mail tickets to the library to choose Church, 380 Kearny Ave., hosts romeo@bccls.org. a costume on Oct. 19 from 2 to a turkey dinner on Friday, Oct. • “Fact, Hoax or Something 5 p.m. No costume to donate? 18, from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Cost Else”: This event is for grades You can select a costume from is $10. There is no charge to 6 to 12 on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 4 to 5 p.m. for a donation of $3. attend the live auction, which from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Space Leftover costumes are donated begins at 7 p.m. Dinner tickets is limited, and registration is

necessary.  To register, e-mail lyndref@bccls.org or call 201804-2478, ext. 4. Lyndhurst Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3549, 527 Valley Brook Ave., hosts karaoke on Friday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. The VFW hall is available for all occasions. Call the post at 201939-3080 for more information. Lyndhurst Woman’s Club sponsors a bus trip to Crossings Outlets and Mount Airy Casino on Tuesday, Oct. 23. A bus will leave from the N.J. Transit lot by ShopRite at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $30 (receive $25 in slot play and $10 food coupon from casino.) For tickets, call Janet at 201-935-1208. Lyndhurst Disabled American Veterans will sponsor a veterans’ ward party at Chestnut Hill Extended Care Facility, Passaic, on Oct. 22 at 2:30 p.m. in memory of U.S. Marine Corps L/Cpl Frank Lopinto and Eugene and Madelyn Lopinto. To sponsor a ward party in memory of a loved one, call John Deveney, rehabilitation chairman, at 201-438-2255. The Polish American Citizens Club, 730 New Jersey Ave., hosts its 90th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Nov. 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $65. For more information, call 201-438-9723.

1030. The North Arlington Senior Activity Center, 11 York Rd., hosts a Halloween party on Friday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For information and reservations, call 201-998-5636. The North Arlington Public Library, 210 Ridge Rd., announces the following: • Tween Book Club for grades 4 to 8 meets Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 3:30 p.m. • Comics Club for grades 6 and up meets Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 3:30 p.m. * Spooky Spectacular Workshop for grades K to 5 is slated for Thursday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. Mad Science presents bubbling potions, wicked brews, and really cool special effects. * YA Movie Day for grades 6 and up is held Friday, Oct. 25, at 3 p.m. The Ironbound Irish-American Association presents “Finnegan’s Wake” on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 11 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 194 River Rd. The Michael Byrnes Band is featured. Admission is $45. For tickets, call Ted Edwards at 201-628-2069 and 973-900-3160 or Mike Batty at 201-317-6200.

Nutley

Nutley residents can safely discard unused prescription North Arlington medication by bringing it to North Arlington Woman’s Nutley Police Headquarters, Club announces the following 228 Chestnut St., on Oct. 26, events: from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., during • Pasta dinner and raffle fun- the Nutley Police Department’s draiser – Friday, Oct. 25, from 5 “Operation Take Back.” to 8 p.m., at the Senior Center, Take a musical journey 214 Ridge Rd. Tickets are $12 through Paris at the Nutley for adults and $6 for children Public Library, 93 Booth Dr., age 12 and under (raffle tickets on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 3 p.m., sold separately). For tickets, with a concert program featurcall Mary Ann at 201-997-8915. ing compositions by Chopin, • Bus trip to Sands Casino, Debussy, Liszt and more, Bethlehem, Pa. – Saturday, Nov. including information about 16. Bus departs Town Hall at 9 the composers and the pieces a.m. Cost is $30 ($20 slot credit performed. Call the library at and $5 food credit). Contact Ei- 973-667-0405 for more inforleen at 201-998-2501 for tickets. mation. The Rosary Society of Queen Holy Family Church youth of Peace Parish sponsors a group, 28 Brookline Ave., hosts Tricky Tray and luncheon, a Tricky Tray and pasta dinner Saturday, Oct. 19, from noon on Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. Tickets are to 4 p.m., at San Carlo Fine $30. Proceeds benefit youth Caterers, 620 Stuyvesant Ave., group projects and programs Lyndhurst, for ages 18 and for those in need. For tickets, older only. Admission is $40. call Anna O’Reilly at 973-661For tickets, call Carol at 2013759. No tickets will be sold at 991-6454 or Pegeen at 201-246- the door.


20

THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

17

sports&recreation Kearny’s ‘Oarsome Foursome’ tackles the Passaic River

SPORTS VIEW Contact Jim at Ogsmar@aol.com

Buccaneers remain strong with new coach Gaccione Mike Gaccione started to get the idea last spring that Belleville High School veteran head boys’ soccer coach Len Marino was considering stepping down. “He started throwing hints around,” said Gaccione, who was Marino’s top assistant and junior varsity coach the last few seasons. “I always said to him, `You have to come back.’ But in the spring, he told me that he wanted me to take over.” Gaccione was asked what it was like to take over for Marino. “Lenny was such a great mentor,” Gaccione said. “We coached together for so long that we became a good coaching team. We would bounce ideas off each other. Lenny was always such a great help to me.” With that, Gaccione’s role instantly changed. However, not much else did. “We didn’t change much,” Gaccione said. “We wanted to add on to what we did last year. Most of our key players were sophomores last year, so they were a year older, bigger, stronger and better. We won the league (the Super Essex Conference-Colonial Division) last year, so we

Crew moms band together and race in PRRA event

wanted to do the same this year and do more in the state and county tournaments.” It was time for the Buccaneers to raise the bar a bit. “It was nice to win the league,” Gaccione said. “That was fine. Now we want more. We have to have higher expectations. Last year, after we won the league, we didn’t take the state and county as seriously as we should have. I feel this year we have the ability to win the state sectional (the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 1, Group IV).” That’s saying a lot. “I really believe it,” Gaccione said. “If we just play our game, we should have a shot. We have the same amount of ability as the others.” The Buccaneers lost only three starters from the team that won the SEC title and won 17 games in 2012. “Even when we lose kids, we always have others waiting in the wings,” Gaccione said. You can’t argue with the success. The Buccaneers currently own a 9-2 record and are tied for first place in the Colonial Division race. “I’m very pleased with see VIEW page

19

Photo courtesy Paula Cavalier

The Kearny Oarsome Foursome, namely from l., Amy Beth Baptista, Cindy Springer, Paula Cavalier and Patti McCurrie, take to the Passaic River Saturday to race in the Fall Regatta. It was the first time the quartet of Kearny crew moms raced together.

By Jim Hague Observer Sports Writer

formed and the girls’ crew program at Kearny has won countless championships and ack in 1982, out of athletic even produced a United States curiosity, then-Kearny Olympian in Jen Dore. High School student “I was always fascinated by Paula Cavalier wanted to see the Passaic River,” said Cavawhat it took to become a mem- lier, who is a spin instructor at ber of the school’s prestigious King’s Court, the athletic traincrew team. ing facility located right on the At the time, Cavalier was told banks of the river in Lyndhurst. that she could not be a part of “I was always intrigued.” the program because she was It turns out that Cavalier a girl and Kearny didn’t offer wasn’t alone. crew for girls. Amy Beth Baptista is a “I wanted to see what I could Kearny High School teacher. do to start a girls’ team,” Cava“Ever since I moved to lier said. Kearny, I always watched the Fortunately for hundreds of boats racing, coming down the young ladies over the years, river,” Baptista said. “I always a girls’ team was eventually

B

loved rowing, going to camp, canoeing, row boating.” The fascination spread. Patti McCurrie is another Kearny resident with rowing curiosities. “I always wanted to do it, but I was from Harrison and we didn’t have a team,” McCurrie said. It was more of the same for Cindy Springer. “I was always curious about it,” Springer said. “I grew up in Kearny and watched the races on the river. I was always impressed by the kids who did it. I thought it was kind of cool. I knew I couldn’t do it.” see KEARNY next page


18

THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

17

Baptista was the first of the Kearny crew moms to join the The four Kearny residents program in June. also all had something in com“I guess I was the pioneer mon. They had children who for the Kearny women,” she were all part of the Kearny laughed. “I found out that the High crew program. CavaPRRA had this program and lier’s daughter, Jessica, is a that adults could do it. That sophomore on the team – the was it. I was convinced I was same for McCurrie’s daughter, doing it.” Erin, and Springer’s daughter Baptista had a major change Amanda. in lifestyle a year ago. Baptista has two children “I used to weigh more than involved, daughter Gabriella, a 300 pounds,” Baptista said. junior, and Jeremy, a freshman. “I was morbidly obese. But So the women always found through diet and exercise, themselves at Kearny crew faith and perseverance, I lost events, watching their chil160 pounds. I never imagined I dren and wondering if there could get in a boat. I thought I was somehow, someway to get probably would have sunk the on the river themselves. boat.” Enter the Passaic River Baptista, who is regularly Rowing Association, which seen running up and down instituted a “Learn to Row” Kearny Ave. with weights in program earlier this year. hand, also competed recently The PRRA, headed by Belin the Kearny 5K road race. leville High School coaches She was able to lose that much Jeff and Gail Lahm, a dediweight naturally, with no cated husband-and-wife team, surgery. has been allowing adults the “Thank God, I’m doing opportunity to first learn the things now I never would have proper techniques of rowing been able to do,” Baptista said. with extensive lessons and Soon after Baptista signed training, then giving them the up for the “Learn to Row” prochance to get on the river and gram, the other three moms race competitively. followed suit. KEARNY from

Photo courtesy Paula Cavalier

From l., Kearny crew moms Amy Beth Baptista, Cindy Springer, Paula Cavalier and Patti McCurrie get together after racing for the first time as a crew team, namely the Kearny Oarsome Foursome.

“I did it just to see if I was coordinated,” Cavalier said. “We had a picnic last year and I was allowed to go in the boat,” Springer said. “But I couldn’t even get the oar in the water. It was so embarrassing. So when I heard about the program, I signed up because I didn’t want my daughter to be

embarrassed. I found it amazing what these kids are able to do.” McCurrie was encouraged after she found out Baptista got involved. “I knew Amy Beth was doing it, so I just said, `Let’s all do it,’” McCurrie said. “Cindy, Paula and I all joined together

(in July).” The “Learn to Row” program was certainly extensive. It was not just getting together and then getting on the river. The Kearny moms got to learn about the pain of the ERG – the stationary device called an see KEARNY page

21

“The best professionals, right here in your neighborhood.”

The practice provides a wide variety of new and advanced services in all areas of medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology.

Dr. Alexander Doctoroff Medical Director

OUR TEAM: Dr. Alan Cohen • Jalpa Patel, PA-C • Amanda Tirado, PA-C Dana Smeragliulo, Esthetician • Dr. Eugene Sweeney

WWW.METROPOLITANDERM.COM 752 Kearny Ave. Kearny, NJ 07032 (201) 997-8008

1075 Central Ave. Clark, NJ 07066 (732) 574-1399

757 Teaneck Rd. Teaneck, NJ 07666 (201) 837-3939

Only some of our many services... • Patch testing for allergies • Adult dermatology • Pediatric dermatology • Melanoma detection with epiluminescent microscopy • Skin cancer screening • Common and rare skin diseases • Acne and rosacea • Psoriasis and eczema • Moles

• Hair & Nail Diseases • Photodynamic Therapy for Pre-Cancers • Warts and molluscum • Fungal, viral, and bacterial infections • Evaluation of atypical moles • Excessive sweating • Keloids • Mohs Micrographic Surgery • Laser Hair Removal


THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

VIEW from

17

the way we’re playing,” Gaccione said. The Buccaneers have been utilizing three goalkeepers. It’s rare for a team to have that much depth in goal and even rarer for a team to use three. “I told them in the summer that we were going by committee,” Gaccione said. “I’m pretty pleased with the way they’re playing. We’re going to go by committee until someone stands out. It’s good to keep them all active, because if you have poor goalkeeping, you’re going to lose games. They push each other and go hard every day.” Junior Kevin Coronel and sophomores Elias Tapia and

Jason Cadena are sharing the load in net. Cadena may be getting the edge on the other two with his play of late. The Buccaneers have a standout at sweeper in junior Marlon Rodriguez, who was the starter there last year. “He’s our quarterback back there,” Gaccione said. “He’s our leader. He’s all over the field and keeps everyone in check.” The stopper is junior Randy Fernandez, who according to Gaccione, “has stepped up big.” At one defender is junior P.J. Gencarelli, who was both a forward and a midfielder last year. “We dropped him back to help with the defense,” Gac-

cione said. “He’s doing well there. He’s just a great athlete who can play anywhere.” The other defender is junior Nelson Pichardo, who did not play last year. “He grew up playing with our core group,” Gaccione said. “He took a year off, then his friends talked him into coming back.” The Belleville midfield is deep and talented. Leading the way is junior

Max Correa, who had 17 goals last year as a sophomore and is on pace to top that total this year. “He’s our big playmaker,” Gaccione said. “He’s scoring goals and assisting a lot. We play with a lot of ball possession from the midfield.” Senior Carlos Castro is another key contributor from the midfield. “He’s able to control the flow of the game,” Gaccione

Kearny Family Health Center

19

said. “He’s able to make a run up. We play a free game with our midfield.” The other midfielders are senior Kevin Mariscal and juniors Matthew Gavidia and Francis Herrera. Gaccione has faith in all three players and uses all three. “Francis is more of an offensive midfielder,” Gaccione said. “He has a possession see VIEW page

22

General & Cosmetic Dentistry For the entire Family

DR. SOUHA HANNA D.D.S. • DR. BEYDOUN PERIODONTIST, GUM & IMPLANT SURGEON GENERAL & COSMETIC DENTISTRY SPRING SPECIAL! • Gum Treatment & Surgery • Teeth Whitening Exam, Treatment Plan • Root Canal Treatment • Bonding + 4 X-Rays & $ • Crowns & Bridges • Porcelain Laminate Veneers 00 • Extractions/ Surgery • Credit Plans Available Teeth Cleaning (Deep Cleaning not included.) • Dentures & Implants • Lumineers

79.

Ask about our crowns,implants and bridge specials! Visit us for a FREE 2nd opinion!

This offer is for new patients only. Cannot be combined Exp. 10/31/13

Dr. Souha Hanna

CALL NOW FOR FREE EXAM AND APPOINTMENT! 65 Kearny Ave. • Kearny • 201-997-7201

Mon thru Fri 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Sat. 9:00 am to 2:00 pm No Appt. Necessary

TeeTh like These are only in sTyle one day each year...

Missing teeth, unsightly spaces, loose or ill fitting dentures or partials. know the facts about dental implants and how they can help you feel more confident!

Photo by Jim Hague

Junior Max Correa is having a ball, leading the way for the Belleville boys’ soccer team. Correa, the team’s leading scorer last year, is contributing goals and assists this season as well.

neW PaTienT sPecial $18.00 (Reg $220)

includes X - ray, exam & consultation

Must be paid at time of visit. Cannot be combined with any other offer. New Patients Only. Exp. 11/02/13 OBS.

Louis J. Morrone, MD, PA Eye Physician & Surgeon

Cataract/Glaucoma/Macular Degeneration Rx Contact Lens Fitting • Eyeglass Exams

Second Opinion & Consultations Available Staff fluent in Portuguese & Spanish • Participating in most Insurance Plans

43 Ridge Road North Arlington, NJ

201-998-6900

The smile and implant center Fala-Se Portugues Se Habla Espanol

Harry Harcsztark, D.D.S., F.A.G.D. Board Certified Oral Surgeon on Staff

837 kearny ave., kearny, nJ

201-991-1055

EMERGEN CIES SEEN IMMEDIAT ELY!

www.TheSmileandImplantCenter.com • www.SedationNJ.com


20

THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

NA’s Cordeiro enjoys goal scoring explosion By Jim Hague Observer Sports Writer

more than anything else.” As much as Cordeiro is trying to downplay his incredible achievements, it is hard to lot of local soccer ignore. He managed to score a coaches, experts, folschool-record six goals in one lowers and fans were asked about the recent scoring win over St. Mary’s of Rutherford. One game later, Cordeiro explosion of North Arlington found the net four more times High School senior center in a victory over Lyndhurst. midfielder Danny Cordeiro That’s right, 10 goals in just and the answer was fairly two consecutive games. unanimous. For his efforts, Cordeiro has It was unprecedented. Never been selected as The Observer before seen. Certainly one of Athlete of the Week for the a kind. past week. “It is amazing,” North On the season now, CordArlington head coach Jesse eiro has scored 23 goals and Dombowski said. “He’s been collected nine assists in just controlling the game on both 11 games for the Vikings, who sides. It’s amazing what he’s now own a 7-3-1 record. doing.” It’s also fairly astounding Cordeiro is just letting it all that Cordeiro is gathering all fall into place. He’s certainly these goals from the center not fazed by the recent string midfield slot. Most goal scorof domination. ing opportunities are reserved “I wasn’t really amazed,” for strikers. Cordeiro said. “I just keep “He’s been involved in a lot playing and scoring. I want to keep scoring as many goals as of give-and-gos,” Dembowski said. “He comes up with the possible to help my team. I’m others and then gets the ball just happy we won the games

A

Photo by Jim Hague

North Arlington senior center midfielder Danny Cordeiro

back. But he also has the ability to take the ball all the way up. He’s had some great

opportunities to score. We knew we needed that game (St. Mary’s) and he was going to find ways to score.” Cordeiro has a method to

his goal-scoring madness. “I try to always keep the ball at my feet,” Cordeiro said. “I want to be able to control the pace of the game. I also try to get everyone involved as much as possible.” Cordeiro has already surpassed last year’s goal total. He had 16 goals for the entire season last year. “I’m happy about that,” Cordeiro said. “I want to have a lot more goals before the end of the season.” “Every year, he keeps getting better,” Dembowski said. “It’s amazing that he keeps getting marked by two or three guys every game and he keeps putting them in.” Dembowski was asked what are the main reasons why Cordeiro has been so successful. “He has talent, but he also has incredible stamina,” Dembowski said. “He has great touch with a great shot. He’s been taking our free kicks and put a few in from out there. story continued next page

INFLAMMATORY REMARKS

The levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a protein found in the blood, rise in response to inflammation. Recent research indicates that those with elevated levels of CRP are at higher risk of inflammation-related conditions such as cardiovascular disease. Most recently, researchers have found that people with high blood levels of CRP also had a 50 percent increased risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is one of the leading causes of blindness in this country. AMD causes vision loss in the central portion of the retina (macula), the part of the eye that controls central vision. Exercise and weight loss can lower elevated levels of CRP, which may help prevent AMD-related vision loss and heart disease. This column has been brought to you as a public service. We stress preventive health care for the entire family. Your eyesight is

priceless – protect it! With regular eye care by a qualified ophthalmologist, patients today can avoid vision-threatening diseases and see the world clearly – through a healthy pair of eyes. Please call 201 896-0096 (our optical shop 201 896-0007) to schedule an appointment for a comprehensive eye examination. Patient education and awareness are keys to prevention and early detection of eye health problems. We’re located at 20 Park Avenue, Lyndhurst. We're taking eye care into the new millennium. Come in and visit our optical shop. Our staff is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. Dr. DeLuca has been selected as one of the best Doctors in America and also to The America’s Top Ophthalmologists. P.S. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that individuals aged 65 years and older have a comprehensive eye exam at least every other year.


THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

But he’s able to just keep going. He never gets tired. It’s amazing to see.” Safe to say that Dembowski likes saying ‘amazing’ when it comes to Cordeiro. Cordeiro also believes that there is another key to his prowess. “I really like playing at home and I like playing on the new turf,” said Cordeiro, crediting the new FieldTurf facility at Riverside County Park. “The

21

new turf field really helps me. The game is faster and that helps me. It’s much easier than on grass.” Cordeiro wants to continue his goal scoring barrage. “It’s important that we all keep playing well,” Cordeiro said. “We want to get a good seed in the state tournament, so we have to get into a rhythm and win a few more games.” Cordeiro is motivated to get a high seed in the NJSIAA

North Jersey Section 2, Group I playoffs, so the Vikings can get a home game. Last year, the Vikings earned a home game, but couldn’t play at home due to the damage to Riverside County Park’s grass field caused by Hurricane Sandy, so instead, they had to play on the road. “We definitely want to get on the turf this year,” Cordeiro said. “Especially after what happened last year.”

While no college has officially contacted Cordeiro, he definitely wants to play on the next level. “We’re talking to colleges now,” Dembowski said. “We spoke with Drexel and Rutgers. We’re putting out some applications now. He absolutely can play on the college level. His knowledge of the game and his skill level, his athleticism are all reasons why he can. He’s the total package.”

“I’m looking forward to hearing from schools,” Cordeiro said. Hopefully, a week where he scored 10 goals can help. “That’s what I’m hoping for,” said Cordeiro, who might want to pursue a degree in engineering in college. “We have to see.” For now, Cordeiro will just continue to have a senior season most soccer players simply dream about.

ing force. “She’s the strength,” Cavaergometer that measures the lier said. “She’s the one who amount of work and simulated pushes us. I’m more of a clown, distance. goofing around. Amy Beth “Because we were older, it takes it very seriously. She tells was definitely challenging,” me, ‘Paula, focus.’ It makes for said McCurrie, who works as a a nice blend.” paralegal and a realtor. “Start“Our daughters laugh at ing off was very tough, but we us, because we’re so corny,” stuck with it. I actually found Springer said. “We drive to the it addicting. It’s like when you girls’ meets together at 4 a.m., learned how to drive a car. You giggling and slapping each wanted to get back in the car as other silly. It’s good we get soon as you could. Well, this is along so well. We have a lot of not like joining a gym, because fun together.” there were four of us involved.” Cavalier is the eldest of the “We trained together as a group, but all four are over 40. team,” Baptista said. “We got Women’s ages should never together three days a week and be published as just common we really worked hard.” courtesy. Baptista was the team’s drivSpringer loved the attention

to detail that the team received from the PRRA coaches and instructors. “The people are so great,” Springer said. “Our first coach, Fabian (Cortez, who recently started the competitive program at North Arlington High School), was really amazing with us. Gail Lahm was awesome with us. They really taught us well.” Last Saturday, the quartet of Kearny crew moms took to the water as a team for the first time in a competitive race as part of the PRRA’s Fall Regatta. They had T-shirts made, proclaiming themselves as the “Kearny Oarsome Foursome.” “I saw the buoys in the water and I started to get a nervous

stomach,” Cavalier said. “I was excited. I was scared. I definitely feel like I’m the weakest link of the group. I didn’t want to mess it up. It was taking me the longest to get it down. I just had to get it out of my head and just do it.” It didn’t matter that there wasn’t a boat to race against. There wasn’t another novice quartet entered. “We crossed the finish line, so in my mind, we won,” Baptista said. “The goal was to row and learn the sport, learn to love it. We didn’t care about time or winning medals. We’re unified. We’re Kearny’s Oarsome Foursome.” Baptista had medals made, just so the group felt like win-

ners. “It was great fun,” Cavalier said. “It taught me how to challenge myself.” Cavalier has also taken on a recent challenge, training in cycling with a local organization, the Portuguese Cycling Group. Chances are that the “Oarsome Foursome” will be challenging each other on the Passaic River – and as dedicated Kearny crew moms – in the future as well. A new crew quartet has been formed, thanks to the PRRA. For more information about the Passaic River Rowing Association’s “Learn to Row” program, log on to www.prra. org.

KEARNY from

18


22

THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

19

VIEW from game and can move to center midfield if we need him. We don’t lose much with any of them.” The Buccaneers also have depth at forward. Junior Luis Lopez has been a great addition to the lineup. “He came in new to the program last year, but when he came, it was late

in the season and we didn’t know much about what he could do,” Gaccione said. “Now, we all know him and he’s more settled in with us.” The other forwards are seniors Diego Campoverde and Jefferson Chaury, who tallied some clutch goals a year ago down the stretch. Gaccione is encouraged by the way his team has

played recently. “We’re very happy with what we’re doing so far,” Gaccione said. “I’ve told the kids that we want to win the league, do well in the county and do some damage in the state tournament. We have the team to do it.” Time will definitely tell as the second half of the season kicks in this week.

www.theobserver.com PREMIER CARE ASSOCIATES

of West Hudson

Prakash J. Doshi, M.D. ABIM Open 7 Days Satish Madan, M.D., FACS a Week Subhathra Karunanithi, M.D., ABFM We are seeing patients from infants to adults. Longer Hours • Walk-In Appointments Available • For All Minor Medical Urgencies Preventive and Primary Medical Care • Most Major Insurances Accepted

206 Bergen Avenue Suite 201• Kearny, NJ

(201) 998-7474

518 Stuyvesant Ave | Suite 200 | Lyndhurst, NJ | T: 201-340-4656 | F: 201-340-4580 info@theraphysical.com | www.theraphysical.com

Library hosts ghost stories & ‘Nightmare’   Learn about haunted hot spots from a professional ghost hunter and see a Tim Burton movie at the Kearny Public Library’s first annual Halloween Party. The library invites everyone to the event, slated for Friday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m., on the lower level of the Main Library, 318 Kearny Ave. L’Aura Hladik, author of two books in the “America’s Haunted Road Trip” series and a 20-year researcher, will discuss “Ghost Hunting in New Jersey and New York City,” from restaurants to museums and historic sites, including Spy House, Proprietary House, Stanhope House, Manhattan Bistro and Palace Theater. The library will also screen

Tim Burton’s Halloween classic, “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (Rated PG / 76 minutes).  Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas.  But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere! This event is free and open to all.  However, due to the nature of the program, the library suggests that children in sixth grade and younger attend with an adult.  Candy and light refreshments will be served.  For more information on this or other library programs, call 201-998-2666 or visit www. kearnylibrary.org.

Apostle winners

We offer a variety of treatment sources for: • Manual Therapy • Orthopedics • Kinesio Taping • Sport Injury • Post-Surgical Care • Motor Vehicle Accidents • Work Related Injury • Balance/Vestibular • Occupational Therapy • Geriatrics • Pain Relief Treatment • Neurokinetic Therapy

We use APOLLO Cold Laser! We speak English, Polish &Spanish

Queen of Peace Elementary School, North Arlington, picked these youngsters as the winners of the school’s Apostle of the Month contest. Children wrote about bullying. From l.: Mary Elizabeth Ortel, Tanaya Perez, Lisbeth Garcia, Gabriel De Leon, Emily Tarantino, Felix Cartagena, Ariel Naranjo and Aidan Reynolds. 

EYE MART HAS CLOSED ITS KEARNY LOCATION.

Magdelena Buczek, DPT

Ewelina Taszynec, PTA

ALL RECORDS HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED TO DR. STEVEN SCHIFF WHO WILL CONTINUE TO SERVICE ALL PATIENTS AT 90 PASSAIC AVE., KEARNY, NJ TEL. 732-778-1529.


THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

Then & Now Photo courtesy Kearny Museum

23

Photo by Karen Zautyk

Finally, a photo with a date -- or at least a “circa.” According to the caption, this is a picture of a Mr. John W. Jones driving his buggy at Hickory St. and Oakwood Ave., Kearny, circa 1905. (You can’t see it without a magnifying glass, but Mr. Jones has a magnificent handlebar mustache.) The building in the back at the left was Public School No. 7, just two years old. Constructed in 1903 at the corner of Schuyler Ave. and Spruce St., it was renamed Emerson School in 1919. Emerson was closed in 1965 and then demolished after Lincoln School was rebuilt. Today, the Spruce Terrace senior citizen apartments occupy the site. The Hickory St. Playground is now at the far corner of the intersection. And that massive leafy tree is gone, although a pile of fresh-cut timber, obviously from a large, old tree, was piled curbside earlier this week. Could it have been the remnants? – Karen Zautyk

Don’t forget to follow The Observer on

& Peace of Mind. Healthy Body. Better Life! Dear Dr. E, What is the best way to help my teeth be less sensitive? There are different levels of sensitivity and also different reasons why teeth can be sensitive; so you should always discuss your concerns with your dentist. I can tell you that you should try using a toothpaste such as Sensodyne, first. If that does not solve your sensitivity then you need to try a professional application of fluoride. Fluoride treatment has been thought of as a treatment for children only, but adults can benefit from these treatments. Recently, there have been improvements in how well the fluoride can penetrate the tooth’s surface, therefore increasing the benefits. The newer fluoride

varnish allows you to have to eat or drink without a waiting period, and your saliva actually is the catalyst to activate the absorption into your tooth. Fluoride tends to calm the nerves within the tooth’s root ; alleviating the discomfort. Fluoride treatment/application will only takes minutes and then you will be back to your busy schedule without any more discomfort. Most times that will be the end of your sensitivity and no further dental work will need to be performed. There is a lot to be said for one of the easiest and quickest dental visits you can have! If you would like any further information please email me at TheSmileDesignSpecialist1�gmail.com.

www.jingazen.com 545 Kearny Avenue, Suite #11, Kearny, NJ (973) 536-2928

Make your vision picture perfect... See what you’ve been missing. Visit our office!

PINKVISION A S S O C I AT E S

Family Eye Care Come in today for:

• Eye Exams • Contact Lenses • Pediatric Care

Keep on Smilin’.

Dr. Richard Ekstein Smile Design Specialist 312 Belleville Turnpike • No. Arlington, NJ

201-991-1228

Most Insurances Accepted

Dr. Maria Domingues Dr. Carla Domingues Optometric Physician Optometric Physician Lic # 270A0063100 Lic # 270A00646200

348 Ridge Road • Lyndhurst La doctora habla Español

201.438.8668

A doutora fala Português

D


24

THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

14

BLOTTER from card company to stop the purchases, police said. Oct. 7 A report of a car fire on Rt. 21 South, at 2:54 p.m., brought police to that location where officers said they observed a vehicle in the median of an exit fully engulfed in flames. No one was inside the vehicle, they said. Police stopped traffic to await the arrival of the Nutley Fire Department

which put out the fire. Police said a vehicle was attempting to tow another vehicle when it caught fire. Police ticketed the owner of the vehicle that caught fire for driving an unsafe vehicle, reckless driving, disabling a vehicle to obstruct traffic, riding on parts not intended for passengers and failure to exhibit insurance. The owner of the towing vehicle was ticketed for reckless driving, unsafe vehicle and disabling a vehicle to obstruct traffic.

Oct. 6 A Spruce St. resident called police at 4:24 p.m. to report a theft. The resident told police that someone had siphoned about a quarter tank of gas from the fuel tank of their Toyota while it was parked in their driveway. Upon arrival, police said they found the gas tank open and the gas cap removed. A Clover St. resident reported a case of criminal mischief. Police said the resi-

AMERICA’S TIRE Best Prices in Town! NEW & USED TIRES Contact Ramon at: T: 201-955-2221 • C: 973-666-1220

Fax: 201-955-2227 • Email: americas.tires@verizon.net

290 RIVER RD., NO. ARLINGTON Want your story featured in

out&about?

SEND US YOUR STUFF! Email all copy, photos or videos to:

Entertainment@theobserver.com For more info, give us a call!

39 Seeley Ave., Kearny, NJ

(201) 991-1600

dent told them that during the night, someone stole one of their inflatable Halloween lawn decorations and damaged another. The resident placed the value of the decorations at about $150. Oct. 5 Police said a Centre St. resident called at 5:53 a.m. to report that someone had stolen their Honda Civic from its parking space during the evening. The resident told them they had locked the car

when they parked it. Police said they found no broken glass or sign of forced entry. At 2:56 a.m., police said they responded to a vehicle stuck on the railroad tracks at Kingsland and Bloomfield Aves. After investigation, police arrested the driver, Sergio Alpizar, 25, of Paterson, on a DWI charge. He was also ticketed for careless driving. Alpizar was released to a relative pending a court appearance. – Ron Leir

Essex encourages recycling of computers, electronics Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. encourages Essex County residents to participate in the Essex County Computer and Electronics Recycling Day, sponsored by the County of Essex and the Essex County Utilities Authority. Due to the ongoing construction of the Essex County Public Works Building, the collection location has been moved to 125 Fairview Avenue in Cedar Grove next to the old Essex County Hospital Center. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  “Recycling computer hardware and electronic devices helps remove lead and other dangerous chemicals from our waste stream, which is important for us and our children. With your participation, we can do our part to protect the environment,” DiVincenzo said. “Our collection days are very popular and I am glad our residents understand the importance of recycling. I encourage everyone to partici-

pate in our fall Computer and Electronics Recycling Day,” he added. Items being accepted at the event are computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, scanners, telecom equipment, speakers, televisions, keyboards, main frames, VCRs, stereos, DVD players, toasters, irons and cellular telephones. Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms won’t be accepted, however.  Under DiVincenzo’s leadership, the county’s collection program has been expanded to include household hazardous waste, old computers and electronic equipment.  The Essex County Computer and Electronics Recycling Day is for Essex County residents only. Residents are not charged when they bring materials, but they must provide proof of residency at the site. Commercial businesses may not drop off materials. For more information, please call the Essex County Utilities Authority at 973-7929060 or visit www.ecuanj. com.

To place a classified ad, please call

201.991.1600


THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

BradY, BradY & reillY

Experience. Expertise. Success. no Fees unless You recover damages. For 45 Years, BradY, BradY & reillY

has provided outstanding legal representation to citizens of North Jersey. Firm attorneys are committed to their clients, their profession and their community. They have demonstrated expertise in handling complex legal issues and high-value claims. Practice areas The firm has a strong focus on personal injury cases including motor vehicle and construction accidents, medical malpractice and criminal defense. The attorneys are expert litigators and are known for their success in the courtroom. LegaL Leaders The firm is pleased that partners Lawrence P. Brady and Kathleen M. Reilly have been selected for inclusion on the 2011 Super Lawyers list.*

Brady has 45 years of experience in representing clients who have suffered injury as a result of others’ negligence. Since 1982 he has been certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a civil trial attorney. The National Board of Trial Advocacy has also certified him in a civil trial advocacy. His practice is concentrated on plaintiffs’ personal injury, products liability and toxic torts. Reilly has 30 years experience in handling personal injury claims. She has numerous successfull verdicts including a recent $6 million verdict in a construction case and a $1.2 million verdict on behalf of a bicyclist. She is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a civil trial attorney. *No aspect of of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of NJ.

377 Kearny ave., Kearny, nJ 07032 T: 201-997-0030 • F: 201-997-7150 • www.bbr-law.com

25


26

THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

Rabbit seeks forever home Bruiser, a New Zealand adult male rabbit, seeks a forever home to call his own, at the Bergen County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center, 100 United Lane, Teterboro. Two-year-old Bruiser is medium-sized and was surrendered because of allergies in his home. The shelter recommends rabbits.org as a source of general

information about owning rabbits. For more information, call 201229-4600. Hours for adoption are 1 to 5 p.m. including weekends. The shelter is closed for adoptions on Mondays and open from 1 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays. There are also many other adoptable animals that can be

seen at the shelter’s website http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NJ29.html. In addition, many local towns have a Patch website where the shelter’s animals are featured. The shelter also has a page on Facebook. Please visit and “like” the Bergen County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center.

A FREE SERVICE FOR ALL HUDSON COUNTY RESIDENTS AT BOTH LOCATIONS!

"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

FALL

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAY

2013

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.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 9AM–1PM JERSEY CITY: JCIA, 501 ROUTE 440 KEARNY: DPW, 357 BERGEN AVENUE

What to bring:

NOW ACCEPTING THERMOSTATS!

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

Batteries

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.

Reminder:

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

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 DAY! 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.

Follow us on Twitter @HCIAonline or visit our Facebook Page HCIAonline!

For more information, please call the HCIA Environmental Hotline (201) 324-6222 x3257 or visit www.hcia.org.


THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

27

THINK YOU CAN’T REFINANCE BECAUSE VALUES ARE DOWN? THINK AGAIN!!!

“OUR SUCCESS HAS BEEN BUILT ONE SATISFIED CUSTOMER AT A TIME...” TING! NEW LIS

TING! NEW LIS

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: www.fanniemae.com/loanlookup For Freddie Mac: www.freddiemac.com/mymortgage

TING! NEW LIS

ROB PEZZOLLA • NMLS# 266181 NORTH ARLINGTON • NJ 07031

No. Arlington-$449,000 1 Fam.-4 Bdrms-2 Full Baths-LR/DR-Fam Room-Full Fin Basement-Att. 2 Car GaragePatio

ICE! NEW PR

Lyndhurst-$297,000 1 Fam.-2 Bdrms-2.5 BathsEIK-LR/DR-Finished Basment w/ French drains-Enclosed porch- Detached 2 car garage

ICE! NEW PR

Sayerville-$344,900

Kearny-$225,000 1 Fam.-3 Bdrms-1.5 Baths-LR/DR-Sun PorchEIK-Full Basement-Detached 2 Car Garage-Driveway for 3-4 Cars

ICE! NEW PR

ICE! NEW PR

Kearny $380,000

1 Fam-4 Bdrms-1.5 BathsLarge 3 Fam.- 8 Bdrms-3 LR/DR-Screened Porch-Full- Fbaths-Corner Lot- Sep. launBasement-Deck/Patio- Att. 1 dry hook-ups Great InvestCar Garage ment!!

No. Arlington $345,000 1 Fam.- 2 Bdrms- 2 Full BathsLR/DR-EIK-Fin Basement-1 Car Garage/ DrivewayDeck/Patio

ROB@KEYPOINTMORTGAGE.COM

201-998-9050 • Fax 201.820.0505

USIVE E EXCL

OFFIC

E! EXCLUSTIVING! NEW LIS

Paterson-$379,000 2 Fam-5 Bdrms & 3 Full Baths-Modern EIK-LR-Finished Basement Attached 2 Car Garage-Large Driveway!

Kearny-$385,000 1 Fam.-3 Bdrms-2 Full Baths-LR/DR-EIK-2 Car Garage-Patio-Large Deck

LYNDHURST 1 Family Renovated $339,000

LYNDHURST 4 Bedroom 2 Full Bath $455,000

LYNDHURST 2 Family 5 Bedroom, 2 Bath

$379,000

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

Tel: 201-438-9000 • www.CRSsells.com

Old Bridge-$310,000 Townhouse-3 Bdrms-2 Full Baths-LR/DR-EIK-Attached 1 Car Garge/DrivewaySliding Doors to Deck

Kearny-$309,000 2 Fam-4 Bdrms-2 Full Baths-LR/DR-EIK-Attached Garage-Park Space-Laundry Hook Ups

Kearny-$226,000 1st Floor Condo-Newly Renovated! 2 BedroomsModern EIK-Full Bathroom Washer/Dryer-Large Closets

Kearny-$135,000 Condo-1 Bdrm-1 Full BathLR-EIK-Balcony-Parking Space-Washer/Dryer-Pets Allowed

Belleville-$290,000 1 Fam-3 Bdrms-2 Full Baths-Kit-LR/DR-Full AtticFinished Basment-Detached 1 Car Garage

LET US SAVE YOU MONEY ON YOUR HOME & AUTO INSURANCE Bloomfield $285,000 2 Fam- 6 Bdrms- 3 FbathsFull Fin. Bsmnt- Lots of closets!

Hopatcong $278,000

1 Fam-4 Bdrms-2 Full BathsLR/DR-Fam Room w Fireplace-Full Basement-Deck/ Patio in Large Yard!

Harrison-$1,600-2nd Fl-3 Bdrms-2 Full BathsLR/DR-Attached 2 Car Garage-Storage-Completely Renovated

Kearny $319,000 1 Fam.- 3 Bdrms- 2 FbathsMEIK- Laundry- Lg. LotDeck&Jacuzzi- Garage

Kearny -$250,000 1 Fam. -3 Bedrooms1.5 Baths- EIK- Large Driveway on 50 x 100.

Kearny-$279,000-1 Fam.-3 Belleville-$250,000-1 Bedrooms-1.5 Baths-MEIK- Fam-3 Bdrms-1.5 BathsDen-Fam Room-Full BasEIK-Full Bsmnt-Fin Atticment-Attached 1 Car Garage Sliding Doors to w. parking for 4 cars. Deck/Patio-Must See!

HOUSE OF THE WEEK

LYNDHURST - 2 bedroom one family colonial - 100 yards from train and bus transportation and Ridge Road. Living room, dining room and kitchen on 1st, fl., The 2 bedrooms and extra special tile bath above. Gas heat. Yearly taxes $5,000. Estate sale. We have the key. Exclusive with us at only $199,000 MANOR SECTION- Traditional 3 bedroom colonial, lovely chestnut trim with 1 1/2 baths and 2 car detached garage. Sunporch, living room, dining room & kitchen on 1st. floor. The 3 bedrooms and full bath above. Gas heat, relatively new roof. Taxes under $10,000. per annum. Better be quick! EXCLUSIVELY LISTED . ASKING ONLY $279,000.

Kearny $349,500 1 Fam.-4 Bdrms-3 Full BathsLR/DR-New Kit-Full Fin Basement-Large Deck-2 Car Garage-Driveway

Kearny-$875.00 3rd Fl-1 Bedroom-1 BathUtilities include heat-Available A.S.A.P-

Kearny-$272,000 Commerical/ Lease-2 Bdrm-1 Full Bath-1st floor Office Space w/ half bath-4 Garages

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

Come see the best Arlington Ridge has to offer. Townhouse style condo. T bedrooms, two CTwo T R Aend N O C baths,Dgarage. This desirable unit will not last at ER U N$219,000. just Wonderful Kearny Two Family with drive and garage. Two bedroom apartments. Gas heat. 37X100 lot.$299,000.

Kearny-$1,150 1st Fl-2 Bedrooms-1 Full Bath-Eat In Kitchen-Laundry Hookups in Basement-Clean!

Kearny-$1,200 1st Fl-2 Bedrooms-1 Full Bath-Living Room-Heat & Hot Water Included

Call (201) 991-5719 APARTMENT RENTALS AVAILABLE- 1, 2 & 3 BDRMS UNITS Call and Ask About our Reduced Rental Fee

FALAMOS PORTUGUES HABLAMOS ESPANOL PARLE FRANCAIS

Kearny-$1,100 Large Store Front Space available for multiple use opportunities-1,100 SQCentral Air

Call for a Free Market Evaluation Today!!

No. Arlington-Rental Office Space- 1,400 SQReception area-5 Separate Offices-Parking

For more properties, Visit our website WWW.MIDREALTY.COM

PARLIAMO ITALIANO MOWIMY PO POLSKU NATAKALEM EL-ARABIA

8 Year Young Kearny Two Family Home Both apartments feature three bedroom, two baths, central air. Off street parking. Immaculate. Reduced for quick sale $519,000.

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


28

THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

Real Estate

DIRECTORY The key to your new home

To advertise in this directory CALL 201-991-1600

761 Ridge Rd. Lyndhurst, NJ 201-460-8000

Semiao & Associates

213 Kearny Ave, Kearny, NJ 201-991-1300

njmls.com View thousands of listings in real time direct from REALTOR® members of the New Jersey Multiple Listing Service. Find open house dates, town facts, school data, and so much more. Visit njmls.com today!

The Bixler Group

LLC

The Bixler Group

Real Estate & Insurance Since 1891 758 Kearny Ave., Kearny 201.991.0032 BixlerEST1891.com

The Most Comprehensive Resource for Buyers and Sellers

®

Rosa Agency Realtors 551-553 Kearny Ave., Kearny 201-997-7860 www.RosaAgency.com

Exit Golden Realty 148 Midland Ave., Kearny 201-997-4425

Keypoint Mortgage

North Arlington, NJ 201-998-9050 Rob@keypointmortgage.com

Elite Realty Group Commercial & Residential 235 Harrison Ave., Harrison T: 973-268-4000 www.eliterealtyharrison.com

WELCOME HOME with

Karen DeRose TED

S JUST LI

Broker Sales Associate

NUTLEY-

BLOOMFIELD Lovely, Spacious 7 rm Colonial w/2 full & 2 half bths. 1st flr. freshly painted w/crown molding. Lrg EIK w/new countertops & Stainless Steel applncs w/ sliders to deck.& lrg yd. Encl sun parlor, Walk up attic. Fin bsmt .2 car gar. Dead End St.

Charming unique w/ cathedral ceiling in livrm w/firepl. Sunken in dining rm to lrg eat in kit w/sep dining area w/sliders to deck.1st flr. half bath, lndry hkups. 2nd flr. beautiful newer full bath.

$395,900

$359,900

Arlington Real Estate Owned & Operated by the Capobianco family since 1924

201.991.0905

SAVINO

REAL ESTATE, INC.

Savino Real Estate

251 Ridge Rd., Lyndhurst 201-438-3120 www.savinorealestate.com

21 DiSabato Inc. AN ICON IN THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1890

105 North 3rd St., Harrison T: 973-483-2081 F: 973-483-0705 www.DiSabatoInc.com

This advertisement entitles you to a “Complimentary Evaluation” of your property. Contact me, a Coldwell Banker Real Estate Professional, and I will show you how much your property is worth in today’s marketplace. 789 Clifton Ave., Clifton, NJ 07013 Office: (973)778-4500 x114 Cell: (973)580-6445 Email: karen.derose@cbmoves.com Web: www.KarenDeRose.com MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE

© 2013 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker® is a registered trademark licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Owned and Operated by NRT LLC.


THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

29

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

SMARTER. BOLDER. FASTER.

Semiao & Associates 213 Kearny Avenue, Kearny, NJ 07032

201- 991-1300 Ext. 410

Frank Riposta

Cell: 201-679-3785

Each office is independently owned and operated

CT TRA

PRICE REDUCED!

ON ER C

UND

KEARNY- DON'T MISS THIS GREAT TWO FAMILY HOME! EXTREMELY WELL MAINTAINED HOME WITH HARDWOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT! LARGE ROOMS! GAS HEAT WITH ALL SEPARATE UTILITIES! NEWER ROOF! SEMI-FINISHED BASEMENT! NICE BACK YARD! CLOSE TO SHOPPING, SCHOOLS AND ALL TRANSPORTATION! $259,900

Kearny- Large 2 Family Home on corner lot! Hardwood Floors and Natural Woodwood Throughout! Large Rooms! Separate Utilities! New Roof! 2 New Furnaces! New Sidewalk! $269,900

Kearny- Immaculate Ranch Style Home on very desirable block! 2 or 3 bedrooms! Formal Dining Room! Hardwood Floors! Central A/C! Sliders to a Nice Deck overlooking beautiful yard! A must see home! $262,500

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

CT TRA

Cedar Grove- DON'T MISS THIS BEAUTIFUL UPDATED HOME IN DESIRABLE CEDAR GROVE! THIS CHARMING AND BRIGHT HOME BOASTS BEAUTIFUL HARDWOOD FLOORS! ALL LARGE ROOMS! FORMAL DINING ROOM! UPDATED BATHS! CENTRAL A/C! SPOTLESS HIGH AND DRY BASEMENT WITH 1/2 BATH! DECK OFF KITCHEN OVERLOOKING A LARGE LEVEL YARD WITH PAVER PATIO! DOUBLE-WIDE DRIVEWAY AND ONE CAR GARAGE! A MUST SEE HOME WHERE PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP SHOWS!! $412,500

The real estate market has seen some dramatic changes in recent years – with fluctuations in income and home values, instead of providing or entertaining multiple offers for homes, buyers and sellers are now spending more time “browsing” and “showcasing”, with less urgency or willingness to execute a deal quickly. Once you’ve identified your target purchase price range, take advantage of pre-qualification or pre-approvals, helpful tools to prospective homebuyers from your lender, so that you can leverage your bargaining power, and move quickly. Sun Home Loans can help individuals that either don’t qualify yet, or aren’t commited to buy, get ready to shop for a home and be prepared to buy.

ON ER C

UND

PRE-APPROVAL FEATURES & BENEFITS

CDPE, SFR Sales Associate

Kearny 1 family attached home in desirable section of Kearny. Open floor plan, 3 bedrooms, new heating system. Great Starter Home! $139,500.

T RAC

UND

Kearny, 3 Family! Great investment Property! Call for Details! $359,900

Kearny, 3 family Don't miss this extremely well-maintained 3 family home in desirable section of Kearny. Beautiful hardwood floors, all large rooms, all apartments have front and back entrances, all separate utitlies, new timberline roof, new windows, full finished basemenl long driveway and detached garage, close to all transportation and just steps away fronm NY bus stop. $439,900

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

T RAC

T CON DER

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

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

>> A pre-approval is based on your current credit score, income, assets and debts. >> Sun Home Loans provide a FREE pre-approval so you can shop with confidence. PRE-QUALIFICATION FEATURES & BENEFITS >> By providing information on your current assets and income, a pre-qualification will provide an initial ballpark range of what home price you can target. >> Sun Home Loans provides a FREE pre-qualification so that you can understand what you can afford before you shop.

ONT ER C

Kearny Large Building suitable for many applications. Large 100'x127' lot. A builder's dream. $499,900

>> A pre-approval shows a realtor or seller that you are qualified for a specific loan amount, which strengthens your ability to negotiate an offer.

Sun Home Loans Delivers James Chu, VP - Northern NJ Regional Sales Manager NMLS# 539286 210 Park Avenue, Suite 102, Florham Park, NJ 07932 Mobile: 201-725-2800 • Office: 973-805-4141 • Fax: 973-860-2203 E-mail: Jchu@sunnb.com • Website: www.sunnb.com/jcchu

Maggie Oledzki - Sr. Mortgage Loan Officer NMLS# 485724 400 Broadacres Drive Suite 100, Bloomfield NJ 07003 824 Kearny Avenue, Kearny, NJ 07032 973- 919-5803 • Fax: 732-301-8328 E-mail: Moledzki@sunb.com

www.sunnb.com Equal Housing Lender. Sun Home Loans is a division of Sun National Bank, member FDIC. All loans subject to credit approval and programs may change at any time. Pre-approval or pre-qualification is not a commitment to lend; additional information may be required for formal loan approval. Consult a tax advisor for feasibility of tax deductions. NMLS # 429900


30

THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

Halloween on the Horizon Costumes for kids: Boys & Girls Supplies: •

• • • • • • • • •

Sheet of pink felt, 12 by 9 inches Scissors Double-sided foam tape Gray hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants Fabric glue 2 pink felt circles, 5 inches in diameter 2 white or gray felt circles, 9 inches in diameter Duct tape Thick cotton cording Face paint (optional)

Directions:

Trim the pink felt into a large oval and stick it to the front of the sweatshirt with double-sided foam tape. For ears, glue the pink felt circles to the centers of the white or gray felt circles. When dry, cut a pie-slice wedge from each ensemble. Then overlap and glue together the cut edges to create a conical ear. Attach the ears to the sweatshirt hood with

double-sided foam tape. For a tail, duct-tape a length of thick cotton cording to the back of the sweatpants and pull the hem of the sweatshirt over the taped portion. Use face paint to add a mouse nose and whiskers.

SUPPLIES: • • • • • •

old shirt tool belt hand tools brown face paint work gloves hard hat

Two-Bite Buckeye Cookies:

Directions:

Cut the sleeves off an old flannel shirt and wear it over a long-sleeved thermal shirt. Strap on a tool belt, add some old hand tools, and smudge on brown face paint for a hard-working look. Hand the builder a pair of work gloves, a hard hat, a tape measure, a toy walkietalkie, and work boots, and he’ll be ready to tool about the neighborhood.

1/2
cup heavy cream 1/4
cup smooth natural peanut butter (Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s) 1
teaspoon chipotle puree* --or more depending on your heat tolerance. 1/4
teaspoon fine sea salt, or to taste depending on the saltiness of your peanut butter

For Cookies: •

• • • • •

1 1/2
cup All purpose flour 3/4
cups natural cocoa powder 1/2
teaspoon fine sea salt 1/2
teaspoon ground ancho chiles 1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2
teaspoon cayenne

Photo courtesy www.food52.com

• • •

Photo courtesy spoonful.com

Makes roughly 2 dozen filled cookies

For Ganache Filling: • •

toy walkie-talkie

12
tablespoons unsalted • 1
teaspoon vanilla butter, room temperaPlace peanut butter, ture chipotle puree, and salt in 1
cup sugar bowl of standing mixer (with 1
egg whisk attached). Gently

warm cream in small pan over low heat. Pour cream over peanut butter mixture and whip until smooth. Taste and adjust for salt and chipotle. Chill until firm, a couple hours or even overnight. Sift together flour, cocoa, salt, pepper, ancho, and cayenne. In bowl of standing mixer, cream butter. Add vanilla, sugar, and beat thoroughly. Beat in egg and gradually add dry ingredients. Blend only until mixed. Turn dough out on lightly floured cutting board/silpat/ counter and shape dough into two cylinders about 1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter. Wrap cylinders in wax paper and place in freezer until firm, about 20 minutes.

Submit a photo of your decorated home for our annual

e s u o H d e t Haun Contest Best 3 will Be featured in the Oct. 30 issue! Photo & residency info due October 25, 2013 submit via email to entertainment@theObserver.com

Preheat oven to 375. Unwrap dough and cut into slices 1/8-inch thick. Place about 1 1/2 inches apart on parchment-lined cookie sheets. Bake about 8 minutes. Watch carefully; cookies are done when they are firm to touch. Cool. Gently spread chilled ganache on cookies and top with another cookie to make a sandwich. *Chipotle puree: empty the contents of a can of chipotle chiles in adobe sauce into your food processor or blender and pulse until smooth. The remainder will keep in a glass jar in the fridge for at least a month. Delicious stirred into scrambled eggs, mayo, hummus, and butter (to spread on corn on the cob, yum).


THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

Deadline for obituaries:

Monday by 10 AM

Send condolences to stellatofuneralhomes.com.

community, Veronica was voted Hudson County Senior Citizen of the year in 2007. Veronica ‘Tootsie’ Lutrario Veronica worked for the Veronica “Tootsie” LuWest Hudson Division trario (nee Lane) died peace- of Youth and Family Serfully at home surrounded by vice in Kearny for over 30 her loving family on Wednes- years, where she was affecday, Oct. 9. She was 84. tionately known as “Ronnie Born in East Newark, she from Family Service”. was a lifelong resident of HarVeronica is survived by her rison. She was a parishioner beloved husband of 63 years, of Holy Cross Church and a Lawrence F. Lutrario, her past member of the church’s loving children, Linda LigRosary Society and Vincenuori, Lawrence F. Jr. and his tion Society. wife Julie and Debbie Mount She was a proud member and her husband Andrew, of her community where she cherished grandchildren Dara dedicated her time caring for and her husband Nigel, Shayand helping others in need lin, Devon, Hayley, Riley and in the community. She was Jared. She is also survived a member of the Harrison by many nieces and nephCancer League and was on ews. She was predeceased by the Election Committee for her son-in-law Domenick and the Board of Elections, Harher sisters and brothers. rison. She also served as Funeral services were under a member of the Harrison the direction of the Mulligan Board of Health, retiring in Funeral Home, Harrison. A 2013. Mass to celebrate her life was In appreciation and recogheld at Holy Cross Church, nition of her service to the Harrison. Her interment took

/theobservernj

Lorraine M. Suckiel Lorraine M. Suckiel, 75, of Monroe Township, passed away at home on Oct. 3 with her loving family by her side. She was born in Jersey City and raised in Harrison. Lorraine lived in Kearny before moving to Monroe Township in 2005. She was predeceased by her husband John in 1995. Lorraine is survived by her

daughter Karen Agosta of Monroe Township; her son John of Harrison; her brother Howard McGowan; and her grandchildren Ryan, Joseph, Thomas and Julia. She was predeceased by her siblings Elaine Tuite, William McGowan and Katherine Smith. A memorial Mass was celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m., at Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Burial of her ashes followed at Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Ocean County Cremation Service, Toms River.

If the beauty on the outside of our home impresses you, imagine how impressed you’ll be by the care we offer inside. At Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, we’re dedicated to giving you a personalized, affordable service in a warm and caring environment. With our understanding staff and soothing decor, you’ll feel the comfort of your own home when you take your first step inside ours.

If the beauty on the outside of our home impresses you, imagine how impressed you’ll be by the care we offer inside.

Line at 1-888-653-6450 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/ community-partners. Mention

t Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, we’re

We invite you to experience our: dedicated to giving you personalized, • Attention to detailand andcaring personal care affordable service in a warm environment. this press release and receive With our understanding staff area and soothing décor • Children’s activity and family lounge a special $10 discount off youryou’ll feel the comfort of your own home when you • Video tribute program package. take your first step inside ours. • Online obituary and condolence program

MARIO TEIXEIRA, JR., #2542 DIRECTOR-MANAGER

Shaw-Buyus Home for Services

We invite you to experience our: www.thiele-reid.com • Attention to detail and personal care 585 Belgrove Drive | Kearny, New Jersey 07032 • Children’s activity area andwww.thiele-reid.com family lounge 585 Belgrove Drive | Kearny, 07032 • Video tribute program (201)NJ991-3344 | (201) 991-1031 • Online obituary and(201) condolence program | (201) Steven R. Thiele, NJ Lic. No. 4077, Owner/Manager 991-3344 991-1031 Philip H. Thiele, NJ Lic. No. 2383, Director Steven R. Thiele, NJ Lic. No. 4077, Owner/Manager Philip H. Thiele, NJ Lic. No. 2383, Director

138 DAVIS AVE. • KEARNY, NJ 07032

Tel: (201) 991-2265

There’s just too much that time cannot erase!

WILFRED ARMITAGE & WIGGINS FUNERAL HOME

The pain of not having you here is sometimes

Mark G. Wiggins, Manager N.J. Lic. #3916 John W. Armitage, Director N.J. Lic#2642

unbearable. You are both in our hearts and in our thoughts every day.

Valerie

fax: 201-991-8941

obituaries@theobserver.com

place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences to the family please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org

Health screening in Lyndhurst A The Lyndhurst Health Department, located at 601 Riverside Avenue, will host a stroke, aneurysm, osteoporosis and vascular disease screening provided by Life Line Screening on Wednesday, Nov. 13. The price varies with each screening. Pre-registration is required. Appointments can be made with Life

To submit an obituary:

We all love you and miss you!

April 1982 - October 2004

Danny

January 1989 - October 2011

Mom, Dad, Mike, Jonathan, Anthony, Kris

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

Wilfred Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home

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

©adfinity

Margaret Higgins Margaret Higgins, (nee Miterko), 89, of Kearny, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Beloved wife of the late Harry Higgins, predeceased by five brothers and four sisters, loving aunt of many nieces and nephews as well as many great and great-great nieces and nephews, Margaret will be missed by many family members and friends. Mrs. Higgins worked for Westinghouse in Newark for 42 years. After retirement, she provided loving childcare through the years for nine different children including her great niece Alyssa Miterko. Arrangements were by the Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home, 425 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst. A funeral Mass was held at St. Michael’s Church, followed by interment in Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Hospital, 350 Blvd, Passaic, N.J. 07055.

obituaries

31


32

THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

www.theobserver.com

The Observer is not responsible for typographical errors. Credit for errors will not be granted after the next week’s publication. No changes or refunds. Deadline for classifieds is Monday by 4:00 PM.

HOUSE FOR SALE

2 Family House for Sale in Kearny. Seven parking spaces, shed. 1 bedroom on 1st floor. 2 bedrooms on 2nd floor. $229,000 (201)998-8429 (201)283-4051 KEARNY: Large 2 Family. 6 over 6. Fin. basement. Two car garage. Fenced yard. $459,900. Nicholas Bissell Realtor (973)751-3311 or (201)997-8208 North Arlington: 2- Mother/Daughter homes, to be built. Call for details. Kearny • Brick 4 Fam., (4) 3 rm apts. Off-st parking & garages • 2 fam., all brick. 5 rms on 1st flr. 4 rms on 2nd fl. Parking & car ports in rear. Can be sold as a package w/a 4 family or by itself. OʼHARA AGENCY (201)997-6300

HOUSE FOR RENT

harrison 2 bedroom House for rent , LR, kitchen, laundry room, 1-1/2 bathrooms. Use of yard. $1500/month 1/month security. No pets. No smoking. Separate utilities. Minutes to major highways. (973)704-5532

TOWN HOUSE FOR RENT KEARNY 2 Bedroom Townhouse w/balcony & Parking, Washer/dryer, dishwasher,refridgerator, 1-1/2 baths, 2 floors, close to transportation. No Pets. $1350. Utilities Separate.1-1/2 Months Security. (551)655-1619

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

CLASSIFIEDS

To place an ad call: 201-991-1600 classified@theobserver.com

BUSINESS FOR SALE

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

Hair Salon for sale operators will stay. Owner looking to retire. Caldwell area. Call for information (201)207-7263 Ask for Vince.

HARRISON 2nd Floor, 2 bedroom Apt. Large Kitchen/LR $1400/month + Utilities. 1 1/2 Months Security. No Pets. Available Nov. 1st. 973-484-5076.

KEARNY 2bedrooms, LR, DR, kitchen, bath. Central Air & HT. Half a block from high school $1400/month. Call after 6pm or leave message. (201)991-3896

KEARNY 3 ROOMS (ONE BEDROOM) ON FOURTH FLOOR: 12 GRANT AVENUE. $815 PLUS UTILITIES. LAUNDRY ROOM. NO PETS (973)493-7868

KEARNY Arlington Section. 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, DR, LR, & Bath. $1200. HT/HW Included. No Pets. (201)998-8138

BELLEVILLE 3 bedrooms, 5 rooms, updated apartment, 2nd floor, 2 family duplex, parking. W/D hook-up, no pets, available. December 1st, $1100 plus utilities, 1-1/2 months security (201)689-9088 or (201)697-7593

KEARNY 1 Bedroom Apartment on Liberty Street. Hard-wood floor. HT/HW Included. $900 Rent Plus 1 month Security. No Pets. For More Information Call (201)306-2994 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. (908)2445847 KEARNY 1 bedroom on 2nd fl. steps to bus stop on Kearny Ave, separate utilities (973)951-7385

KEARNY 1 bedroom apt., DR, study-area, kitchen. Newly renovated. $1000/month. 1-1/2 months security. Utilities separate. Available now. (551)358-9353 KEARNY 1 sypialnia bez zwierzat, $1000 + oplaty, 1-1/2 miesieczny deposyt, dzierzawic. 973-309-0903. • 1 bedroom, no pets, $1000/month plus utilities, 1-1/2 month deposit, yearly lease. 973-309-0903. KEARNY 1st floor, 2 bedroom, LR, kitchen, Bath. Completely renovated. Washer/dryer, hook-up, basement, $1050/month + utilities. 1-1/2 months security. 201-991-6690 KEARNY 1st floor. 3 Bedrooms, Livingroom, Kitchen. Available November 1st. 5 minutes away from Seabras. Around Oakwood Avenue. (201)259-0689 (973)578-4443 KEARNY 1st or 2nd. floor apt. 2 bedrooms, LR, DR, Kitchen and bath. Separate utilities. $1300 + 1 month security. W/D hook-up. Available Immediately. Call (201)207-8029 KEARNY 2 bedroom Apt. LR/DR, Kitchen & Bath. No Pets. 1 month security. Credit check required. Call (201)889-5733. KEARNY 2 Bedrooms LR, DR, new kitchen. Corner office. Close to NY transportation. 1 month security. $1150. Separate utilities. Available Now. (201)428-1667 (201)496-4049 KEARNY 2nd floor, 2 Bedrooms. W/D hook-up & Large Deck off of Kitchen. 1 month security. $1200 + Utilities. Available Now. (973)820-8338

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

HALL FOR RENT Party Hall

Rental • Affordable • A/C • Nice Setting

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

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

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

CONDO FOR RENT KEARNY 1 bedroom condo. $925 + utilities. Laundry facility on premises. Parking space available with a fee. 529 Kearny Ave. Call Sophia for appt. (201)998-3516.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

POLICY There are

NO REFUNDS or CHANGES with CLASSIFIED ADS Please note there will be a

$10.00

PROCESSING FEE if changes need to be made for running specials

KEARNY

KEARNY 2nd floor 5 rooms. Plus Sunroom. No Pets. HT/HW included. $1400 + 1-1/2/month security. Available 11/1 (201)998-1120. KEARNY 2nd floor, 2 bedrooms, modern kitchen, HT/HW included, No Pets. Professional People preferred. $1250/month +1 month security. Available Nov. 1st. (973)224-2911. KEARNY 1 Bdrm $975/M, Util sep. Coven. Location, Walk to banking, Post office, Laundry, Nails, pizza and deliʼs. Free overnight parking permit avail for town municipal lot. Hardwood Floors. Call 201-955-0001 to see.

There will be a $10.00 processing fee when Cancelling an ad before it is published for the first time. • $10 processing fee if changes need to be made for running specials

KEARNY 2BR Condo. $1260 + util. AC, wash/dryer, dshwshr, deck, new paint, carpet, appliances, garage. No pets. Available Nov. 1. THE APARTMENT PEOPLE. Call/Text Frank Perry 973-568-6226 Patrician Assoc. Realtors

KEARNY 2nd floor & Attic, 4 Bedroom, walk-in closet, 2 baths, Living room, dining room, kitchen, 1 parking, backyard & shed, basement, space for laundry, 1 block from Schuyler School. $1600 Call 973-908-1600. KEARNY 2nd floor 2 Family house, 2 Bedrooms. LV/DR New kitchen. Washer/dryer Hook-up. $1050/Month + Utilities. 1 month security. No Pets. (201)933-0650 KEARNY 2nd Floor, 2 family House, 2 bedroom 1 bath, LR, DR. Kitchen. $1200 1-1/2 months Security. No pets. (201)991-3223. KEARNY 2nd floor. Remodeled 3 Bedrooms, LR, Kitchen/DR Combo. Central A/C. $1250. Utilities Separate. Available November 1st. (201)401-9667 (201)246-0712 KEARNY 3 bedroom apartment, 1 garage and 1 parking space. Separate utilities. 1-1/2 months security. Available December 1st. (201)246-9690

KEARNY 3 rooms, heat/hot water supplied. one month security.$900/month (201)991-4888 KEARNY 355 Kearny Ave. 1 Bedroom apartment $850. HT/HW included. (201)283-4591 (973)465-0166 KEARNY 4 bedrooms, LV/DR kitchen with storage. $1350/month + Utilities. 1-1/2 security. No pets. Call 201-707-6365 or 201-707-6364

KEARNY 4 rooms. Heat supplied. 1-1/2 months security required. Immediate occupancy. No pets. $970/month. Call between 9am-5pm (973)303-7903 (570)746-3702

KEARNY Arlington area. 5 rooms, 1 bath 1-1/2 months security. $1200 + utilities. No pets. (201)213-1871 KEARNY Arlington Section, 2 bedrooms. Modern kitchen with island, dishwasher, granite countertop, tiled bath. Hardwood floors, basement for storage. Cental A/C & Heating. Washer/dryer hook-up, backyard, No pets. $1425. (201)697-0541 KEARNY Arlington Section. Attractive 1 BR $850 & 2 BR $1050 + security, Heat & Hot water included. (908)696-1866

KEARNY 3 bedrooms, LR, Kitchen. Central AC. Hardwood Floors. Separate utilities. 1-1/2 months security. Parking optional. (973)380-9007.

KEARNY Arlington Section. Attractive 1 BR $850 & 2 BR $1050 + security, Heat & Hot water included. (908)696-1866

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

Barbara Gerbasio RE Management Co. 201-998-8415 KEARNY

726 Elm St. Lg 1bed room (will hold king size furniture) H/HW supplied, hardwood floors. Laundry in basement close to shopping & transportation $985.00. Superintend Raz 201-889-4047 748 Devon St. (1st fl) 1 bed rm. hardwood fls. H/HW supplied $925.00. Superintend David 908-406-2083

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 Manor section, 4 Rooms. bath, 1st floor. 1 month security. No pets. Smoke-Free. Utilities not included. Next to trans & Roosevelt School. Call after 3pm. We Speak Spanish. (201)997-7720 (201)532-5561 KEARNY Modern 2 bedroom, large LR, dishwasher, washer, dryer, parking space. Available November 1st. $1275/month plus utilities. One month security. (201)259-6113 KEARNY New 3 bedroom apt, 2 full baths, L/R, kitchen, central AC/HT, hardwood floors. Basement storage with washer/dryer hook-up. Off street parking. Yard. No Pets. $1575.00 month + utilities, 1-1/2 Security + good credit. Close to NYC transportation. Call (201)998-8226, 6am-3pm, M-F for appt.

BELLEVILLE 360 Washington Ave. 1 bedroom, LR, kitchen. HT/HW, refrigerator and stove included. Parking, laundry, AC wall unit. (973)932-6848 (732)493-1165 BELLEVILLE Condo for rent. $1200/month. 2 bedrooms, refrigerator, stove w/w carpeting. HT/HW, gas & garage included. No pets (973)284-0904 Ask for Al. BELLEVILLE New House. 3 bedrooms. 2 baths, Kitchen, LV/DR Combo. W/D Hook-up. Off Street parking. No pets. $1650/month + Utilities, 1-1/2 months security. Available now. (201)507-5927

THREE & FOUR WEEKS

SPECIAL MUST RUN

CONSECUTIVELY BLOOMFIELD

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

BLOOMFIELD Renovated 3 bedroom apt., kitchen, LR. $1700/month. HT/HW included. Available Now. (973)818-7028.

KEARNY- 1st floor, 5 room apt. 2 bedrooms, 1 park space. 1 month security. No pets. $1050 + utilities. (201)991-5069

E.NEWARK 2 bedrooms. LR, Kitchen. $1,000/month, Heat Included. Available November 1st. Call Carlos at (201)274-6698

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 2nd floor, 2 bedrooms, LR, DR, kitchen, Porch. Close to NYC train, $895. Available Now. (407)569-6602 Leave message

E.NEWARK

HARRISON HARRISON 1 Bedroom, Kitchen, Bath, LR. Water Included. No Pets. Off Street Parking. Single or Couple Preferred. $950. Available Nov. 1st. (973)517-0479 (973)517-5333 HARRISON 5 Room Apartment. 2 Bedrooms, L/R, D/R, EIK. Separate Utilities. No Pets. 413 Davis Ave (973)268-1008


THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

CLASSIFIEDS

www.theobserver.com

The Observer is not responsible for typographical errors. Credit for errors will not be granted after the next week’s publication. No changes or refunds. Deadline for classifieds is Monday by 4:00 PM.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

HARRISON 1 Bedroom, Bath, EIK, LR/DR. Walking Distance To NYC Transp. $950/month 1 1/2 month security. No Pets. Parking for 1 car. Available Oct. 1st. Please Call (973)818-7414

HARRISON 3 room apt. Private entrance w/fridge. Clean, quiet environment. No pets. $750 plus utilities. Security & lease (862)223-9974

LYNDHURST 1 bedroom Plus Den Just Renovated in small Apt. building residential area. New kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Blocks to NYC train/Bus. Laudry on site. No pets. $1050 + heat/utilities. Security $1,575. Credit check required. (908)217-9047. LYNDHURST 1 bedroom. HT/HW included Clean. Private entrance. Near NYC transportation. Available now. (201)438-2761 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 3 bedrooms. Bath, Kitchen, LV/DR. W/D hook-up. No pets. $1875/month + Utilities, 1-1/2 months security. Available October 15th. (201)507-5927. LYNDHURST 3 rooms. 1 Bedroom modern apt. heat/hot water, cooking gas dishwasher & parking included. Near Train Station. $1100/month plus 1 month security. Call After 9:00am (201)991-6056 LYNDHURST Newly Renovated 1st floor, 3 bedrooms, High End Luxury Kitchen, LV, 1 car garage and driveway $1,950/month. 2nd floor, 2 bedrooms. LV, High End Luxury Kitchen, 2 car parking. Both include Finished Basement. Laundry Hook up. Backyard. $1750/month.Close to NJ/NY Transportation. Available Nov. 1st. (201)600-1211.

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 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-Large Mod 8 rooms, 2 Floors, 2 baths (1 with Jacuzzi). D/W. W/D hook-up. Off-street parking 2 cars. Use of yard. Close to transportation. $2,000 months security. $1,650/month plus utilities. Avaible Nov. 1st. (973)900-0350.

NUTLEY

HARRISON 2 bedrooms walk-thru apartment. EIK, backyard. Very clean. $1,250 plus util. Available Nov. 1st. (914)497-5489 HARRISON 3 Bedrooms, Bath, EIK, LR/DR. Walking Distance To NYC Transp. $1450/month 1 1/2 month security. No Pets. Parking for 1 car. Available Nov. 1st. Please Call (973)818-7414 HARRISON 1 bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, 3rd floor. $800. 973-412-1279 or 973-437-7019. HARRISON 1st floor, 3 bedrooms, LR, EIK, near everything, separate utilities. $1300/m No pets. (973)485-9802 (201)563-9115 Call or text. Se habla español. HARRISON 2 bedrooms, LR, DR, EIK, $1050/month. 1-1/2 months security. No Pets. Separate utilities. (973)380-9007 HARRISON 3 bedroom apt. Payown utilities. No pets. $1350/month + 1 month security. Available November 1st. (973)483-5678.

EMPLOYMENT

HARRISON 3 rooms (1 bedroom). Bergen Street. Near PATH. No pets. Pay own utilities. 1-1/2 months security. References required. Available now. Phone: (973)483-3682 or (973)809-2035 HARRISON 3rd floor. Efficiency plus, kitchen. Available immediately. 1-1/2 months security. Pay own utilities. $800/month. NO PETS. (201)955-5325 for appointment HARRISON 1st floor. 3 bedroom apt. Hardwood floors. Backyard. 5-10 mins. to PATH. Available Nov 1st. $1350. 1 month security. Separate utilities No Pets. (973)454-3281 HARRISON Newly renovated 2 bedroom, DR, LR. Utilities included. Nice area, close to PATH. 1 month security. Available November 1st. (973)483-3401

LYNDHURST LYNDHURST 1 bedroom $1200, 3 bedroom $1650. Section 8 OK. (973)227-1851 (973)760-4877.

EMPLOYMENT

Part Time position available at The Observer

Graphic Designer Needed Fast-Paced Environment Requirements: • Adobe Photoshop • Adobe Flash • Adobe InDesign •Quark • 2 yrs. Experience • Meet deadlines Resume, References & Salary Requirements No walk-ins please. Must be fluent in English Please e-mail resume to: jobs@theobserver.com

or

Lyndhurst: 3 Room Apt. $825, Heat included

N. ARLINGTON

N.ARLINGTON 2nd floor. Large 7 room Apt. Dishwasher & refridgerator, H/W floors and EIK, HT/HW included. Walking distance to NY transportation, school, and supermarket. (201)283-4958. N.ARLINGTON Available 11/1/13 1 bedroom, LR, full bath, kitchen. All utilities included. No pets. $995/month. Residential area. (201)988-8978

North Arlington: • 3 Rooms w/ heat & parking $950. • Studio w/heat & off-street parking $665.

OʼHARA AGENCY (201)997-6300

OʼHARA AGENCY (201)997-6300

MASONRY

MASONRY

ALL CONCRETE WORK

SIDEWALKS, PATIOS, DRIVEWAYS, RETAINING WALLS, STEPS

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

“LET US SHOW YOU OUR WORK”

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

NORTH NEWARK

N.NEWARK 2 bedroom duplex with deck. 1 month security. No pets. Utilities seperate. $1150/month. Available Nov. 1st. (973)986-8085 N.NEWARK 2 bedroom duplex with deck. 1 month security. No pets. Utilities seperate. $1200/month. Available Nov. 1st. (973)986-8085

ROOM FOR RENT

BELLVILLE area Room for Rent, single person, mature, resonsible. No smoking No kitchen, share bathroom, se habla espanol. (973)986-7848 E.NEWARK Room for rent. No smoking, utilities included. Available now. (973)868-7999 (973)481-0344 HARRISON Room for rent. Everything included. Share kitchen. Available now. (973)420-7451 Se habla español N.NEWARK Renovated Rooms for rent, Shared kitchen & Bath, LR. $350-450/month. Utilities included. 1 months security. Available October 1st. (973)752-6877

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

EMPLOYMENT

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 or fax resume to (973)751-1190

EXPERIENCED WAITRESS Downtown Newark

(201)667-8692 Ask For George Full time Medical Receptionist wanted for a busy Medical Practice in Nutley. Bilingual and medial experience preferred. Competitive Salary and excellent benefits. Apply via email. Send Resume to: Ana.entofnj@ gmail.com Looking for ambitious, full time warehouse employee to operate forklift, ship and receive metal, process and handle scrap, work outside, get dirty and do medium lifting. Will train. Competitive hourly wages and Overtime. Including health benefits and pension plan. Fax resumes to (201)998-0769 or e-mail mike@kuhlmetals.com.

Machine operator & warehouse work in North Newark. Permanent full time position. $8.50 to start. Call 973-482-8603 Now Hiring! Property inspectors FT/PT in your area. Full, free training provided. msangelabove@ comcast.net (732)766-4425 ask for Mel

KEARNY furnished room, w/mini refrigerator, microwave & Large Close.. All utilities included. Great location. $550/month (201)697-0541.

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

SERVICES OFFERED

SERVICES OFFERED

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

33

To place an ad call: 201-991-1600 classified@theobserver.com EMPLOYMENT

Waiter & Waitress Part-time. Will train. Inquire in person.

The San Carlo Fine Catering

620 Stuyvesant Ave Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

(201)933-3400

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.

We use E-Verify

ROOFING G & R Builders

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

N&J REMODELERS

Roofing + Siding Specialist. Windows,

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

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

(201)998-5153

HANDYMAN DO IT ALL

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

(201)991-3223

EMPLOYMENT Office Work - P/T Office work - must be fluent in Portuguese from Portugal. P/T 4:30 - 8:00 pm. Setting and confirming appointments - entry level, will train. Call 201-955-0001

HANDYMAN

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

LANDSCAPING ANDRIELLO LANDSCAPE

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

(201)939-7308 COPACABANA

LANDSCAPING • Lawn Maintenance. • Fall Clean-up •Clean Gutters • Snow plowing •Tree Service Free Est. & Fully Ins. Eder (201)997-9271

LADYBUG Landscapes Inc.

• Design • Construct • Maintain • Paving • Snow Removal Demolition-Commercial (201)804-0587 (201)655-1938

MARIO ESPOSITO

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

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

TUTORING

**MATH TUTOR** Retired Math Teacher available for tutoring. Call for appointment (201)935-3645

RUBBISH REMOVAL ANDRIELLO CLEANOUTS

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

(201)874-1577

EMPLOYMENT 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.


THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

CLASSIFIEDS

RUBBISH REMOVAL

HOME IMPROVEMENT

HOME IMPROVEMENT

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

FENIELLO CONTRACTING LLC.

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

CLEANING SERVICES

BASEMENT RENOVATIONS NO MORE WASTED SPACE. Baths, Kitchens, Decks, Painting all types of Home Improvement. Quality work fair prices fully insured. Lic.# 13vh03006100 (201)906-2422

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

Couple from Poland

Will clean houses, apartment, offices. References

201-997-4932 leave message

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

Cash Paid (201)920-8875

Top Cash paid Immediately for old Gold & Diamonds. Arlington Jewelers 36 Ridge Road N. Arlington (201)998-5036 Tues.-Fri. 10:30-6pm Saturday 10:30-5pm

MASONRY Forever Green

Custom Masonry Landscape Design Patios & Walks

201-962-0032 www.ForeverGreenNJ.org

ELECTRICAL SERVICES

Interior Stone Tile & Paint Hardwood Flooring

201-962-0032 FM Property Home Repairs & Improvements • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Doors • Floors • Windows • Painting • Decks All types of repairs Lic. # 13VH05674000

Fully Insured

201-428-7160

www.repairsbyfm.com fred@repairsbyfm.com

G & R Builders

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

(201)893-0656

Handyman Star

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

JMW CONSTRUCTION

Complete Home Improvements •Kitchens •Bathrooms •Decks •Replacement windows •Siding •Additions Lic.#13VH03156600 FREE Estimates Fully Insured!

(201)935-1975

ELECTRICAL SERVICES

EMERALD ELECTRIC

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

(201)955-2678

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

COMPUTER SERVICES J. M. Electronics Computer Repair *Free Computer Check-up *We Buy & Sell Computers *TV Repair LCD & Plasma 502 Kearny Ave. Kearny, NJ 07032 Call Jeff for more information at (201)486-2057

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

PLUMBING

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

(201)206-4845 JOSEPH V. FERRIERO

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

GARAGE & YARD SALE Garage Sale, Sun. Oct. 20th. 9am-4pm Something for Everyone. Children & adult clothing, toys, books, baby items, furniture. 85 Stewart Ave, Kearny. No early birds please. Huge Sale, Everything Must Go! 58 Magnolia Avenue, Kearny. Saturday, October 19th 9am-4pm INDOOR GARAGE SALE- Sat. Oct. 19th 9am-3pm. TheWomens Club Cleveland Ave, Senior Citizens Building. Lyndhurst. YARD SALE- 429 1/2 John St Boro of East Newark-07029 Fast Sat & Sun-Oct-19 & 20 10 am-6 pm Weather Permitting.

AUTOMOBILES WANTED

(973)985-6644

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

SAL POLIZZOTTO

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

(201)939-8781

PAVING

J & F TOWING CA$H 4 JUNK

CAR$ $200-$500 PAID ON THE SPOT. FREE TOWING 201-428-0441 ANY CAR, VAN OR TRUCK. NO TITLE, NO KEYS, NO PROBLEM. PAVING

JAG PAVING CORP.

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

www.jagpaving.com LORENA (201)991-4165 Cell:(201)401-4525 Kearny Fax:(201)997-5783

To place an ad call: 201-991-1600 classified@theobserver.com

AUTOMOBILES FOR SALE

2009 Civic LX-S, 35106 miles, 7-year 80,000 miles Honda Care inclusive warranty expire on 3/30/16. Perfect condition, 1st owner, garage kept, gray exterior/black interior, 16" alloy wheels, VIN # 2HGFA16639H331240 $13,500 or Best Offer. Eric 201-538-4132 2000 Volkswagon Jetta, 4 door, silver. Good condition. 87,000 miles. Power, leather, heated seats, sunroof, power trunk & locks. Price to sell. $3000 (973)624-4041

EDUCATION

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

MONTESSORI Full Montessori Educational Program • Engaging & stimulating hands on lessons • Customized curriculum • Advanced context Part/Full Time Schedule Kearny (201)233-1066

ITEM FOR SALE 10-1/2ft aluminum can lock break. 24ft 12inc Heavy duty aluminum scafel and 40ft heavy duty extension ladder. Must sell as set. $1,500 firm. (201)280-7584.

201.991.1600

www.theobserver.com

The Observer is not responsible for typographical errors. Credit for errors will not be granted after the next week’s publication. No changes or refunds. Deadline for classifieds is Monday by 4:00 PM.

To place a classified ad, please call

34

Learn more at

SMOKEYBEAR.COM


THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

35

Up to 40% of businesses never recover after experiencing a major disaster. Do you have a plan to keep your business running if disaster strikes? For a free online tool that helps you develop an emergency plan, visit Ready.gov/business.

LiquidationNP_11_5x21.indd 1

5/6/11 2:41 PM


36

THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

Duquesne dean donates best-selling book Duquesne Law School Dean and Constitutional Law expert Ken Gormley recently presented an inscribed hardcover copy of his New York Times best seller “Clinton v. Starr – The Death of American Virtue” to the Kearny Public Library. The book, which was nine years in the making, is an insightful thoroughly researched, balanced, and revealing analysis of all of the events leading up to the

impeachment trail of former President Bill Clinton. Gormley interviewed Bill Clinton, Ken Starr, Monica Lewinsky, Paula Jones, Susan McDougal, and many more key players, and researched never-before-released records and documents in shedding new and exciting details on a dark and divisive chapter in American politics, the effects of which are still being felt today. “It’s an easy read,” says

Duquesne Law School Dean and Constitutional Law expert Ken Gormley presents a copy of his book for the Kearny Public Library Kearny’s assistant town attorney and law school alumnus Ken Davie at a recent dinner at the school.

Kearny assistant attorney Ken Davie, “and it transitions well from chapter to chapter. How the original investigation of the Arkansas real estate deal led to the Lewinsky affair is amazing and the partisan politics on both sides is very dramatic and surprising.” The book, which shows how affairs of sex and vindictiveness can become affairs of state, is currently available at the Main Branch, 318 Kearny Ave.

Like the stage? Join Nutley Little Theatre Nutley Little Theatre, 47 Erie Pl., invites area residents interested in community theater to attend the group’s membership meeting on Friday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m.  NLT is an all-volunteer

organization that stages five productions annually at the Barn. The group draws members from throughout North Jersey. Open auditions for its productions encourage newcomers to try out for roles,

SERVING THE COMMUNITY OVER 25 YEARS LAW OFFICE OF

ANGELA C. FEMINO, ESQ.

Real Estate Closings • Bankruptcy • Divorce & Family Court Wills & Probate • Municipal Court

and there are many important backstage roles to be filled. NLT welcomes new members in administrative and support positions as well. NLT officers and members will be on hand to welcome visitors and answer questions about NLT activities. Officers for the 2013-2014 season are: Gerry Kirschbaum of

Montclair, president; Ron Mulligan of Bloomfield, vice president; Linda Wielkotz of Fair Lawn, secretary; Linda Ribaudo of Bloomfield, treasurer; Marie Blado of Bloomfield, member at large; and Jennifer McManus of Belleville, member at large. Membership dues at NLT are $15 annually, and $20 for

two persons at one address. NLT meetings and productions are held at the NLT Barn, located off Brookfield Ave. (one block east of Franklin Ave.) in the heart of the Erie Place Historic District. Anyone with questions about NLT or its activities may email to NLTpresident@gmail. com.

NLT performs ‘Brooklyn Boy’

364 Kearny Ave. • Kearny, NJ 07032 (201) 955-0080•afemino@verizon.net

Nutley Little Theatre, 47 Erie Pl., has completed casting for its production of “Brooklyn Boy,” a drama by Donald Margulies, opening

Holy Cross Youth Ministry Presents:

Comedy Night with Uncle Floyd & Tricky Tray October 19, 2013 from 7:00pm – 11:00pm Holy Cross School Gymnasium 15 Frank E. Rodgers Blvd S. Harrison, NJ 07029 Tickets are $40.00 in advance $50.00 at the door Please contact the Rectory for Tickets at 973-484-5678 or holycrossyouthministry@hotmail.com Tickets include: Show, dinner, soda and one alcoholic beverage Also Available for purchase: Cash Bar (wine and beer), Raffles and 50/50’s 18 to enter 21 to drink Proceeds go to Holy Cross Youth Ministry and the Valerie Fund, which is an organization that has been helping children with cancer and blood disorders in New Jersey for over 36 years.

Friday, Nov. 8.  Evening performances of “Brooklyn Boy” will be on Nov. 8, 9, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23, all at 8 p.m. And 2 p.m. matinees are on Nov. 10, 17 and 23. Tickets are $15. There is a $2 discount for students and senior citizens with IDs. The Nov. 9 performance benefits the Brotherhood of Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield. To order tickets by phone, call SmartTix at 1-877-2385596. To order online, visit www.nutleylittletheatre.com

and click on the “Click for Tix” icon, or can go directly to www.SmartTix.com.
 The cast includes Christian Fernandes of Belleville. Helen Exel of Nutley is the stage manager.  “Brooklyn Boy” gives the traditional coming-of-age story a twist as it follows a suddenly successful, middleaged novelist struggling with his identity, buried deep in the Jewish neighborhoods of Brooklyn.  For directions, visit www. nutleylittletheatre.com.

SCHUYLER AUTOMOTIVE COMPLETE AUTO REPAIRS

DOMESTIC & FOREIGN CAR SPECIALIST AUTO ELECTRIC & ELECTRONICS Reasonable Rates • Reliable Service

485 Schuyler Ave • Kearny, NJ

201-998-5500


THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

37

Pink sends the message Members of Kearny EMS have changed their uniforms and Lyndhurst Police Emergency Squad (LPES) members are wearing pink gloves in October to increase breast cancer awareness and promote fundraising for research to find a cure. “This is the first year we’re doing this, but we look forward to doing this every year in order to display the importance of early detection,” said LPES Captain Tarcisio Nunes. ”This is part of our ongoing commitment to promote healthy living in the community we serve.” Medline, which provided LPES’ pink gloves, is donating a portion of the proceeds from each sale of its gloves, and other Medline pink branded products, to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). Since 2005, Medline has committed more tahan $1.2 million to the NBCF to help fund mammograms for individuals who cannot afford them as well as other educational and prevention resources. Visit www.cancer.org to learn more about self-examining for early detection.

TOP LEFT: Kearny EMS members display their October uniforms. From l.: Don Morna, Steven Taylor, Deputy Chief Joann McNeill, Kaylynn Pabon and Ryan McNeill. TOP RIGHT: A closeup of the design on Kearny EMS uniforms. BOTTOM LEFT: Members of the LPES, from l.: Mary Decarlo, Elizabeth DeCarlo, Jennifer Burns, Gabriela Pereira, Capt.Tarcisio Nunes.

Don’t Let Mortgage Problems Petrify You. When you struggle with your mortgage payments, you become frozen. Petrified. Not knowing what to do, you do nothing. But people who take action are far more likely to get the most positive outcome. So do something. Making Home Affordable is a free government program. Call to talk one-on-one with a housing expert. Real Help. Real Answers. Right Now.

888-995-HOPE

Route#

Date:

Prod

AD

Proofer/Writer

AE

CD

Studio

Billing # ADC21891 Tracking #SAME


38

THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

BUSINESS

DIRECT

RY

G&T

MASON CONTRACTORS ASPHALT / PAVING LANDSCAPING DESIGN ALL MASONRY WORK

FULLY INSURED FREE ESTIMATES

10% OFF WITH JOBS OVER $2,000

201.991.4165

Retaining Walls Dry Retaining Walls Brick Pavers Brickwork Steps Concrete Work Bluestone Patio Designs Asphalt Driveway Free Estimates • 30 Years Experience

201.401.4525 JAGPAVING.COM

973-803-0556

Mario Esposito Landscaping LLc

Divorce $339

Serving all NJ

Lic# 13VH01119300

Spring Clean-Ups Lawn Maintenance Top Soil • Mulch FREE ESTIMATES

201.438.3991 “WE FIX WINDOWS” REPAIR OR NEW SINCE 1972 WEATHERSHIELD

973-760-4877 NJ Lic# 11103

COURAGEOUS

HEATING & COOLING • CENTRAL AIR

+ Court Cost

Bankruptcy $450 + Court Cost

877 Broad St. #208 Newark, NJ 07102

(973)273-1325 www.divorcebankruptcyimmigration.com

Restaurant & Bar Specializing in Seafood & BBQ Catering for All Occasions & Takeout

973.481.3646 224 GRANT AVENUE • EAST NEWARK

www.picnicrestaurant.com

NJ Lic# 11103

COURAGEOUS

PLUMBING, HEATING, COOLING Sewer and Drain Cleaning/Rooter

RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL

RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL

50 OFF

$

Award-winning filmmakers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno will screen and discuss the Emmy-nominated film, “The Rule,” at the Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Dr., on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. This film follows a highly successful inner city school in Newark, St. Benedict’s Prep, established in the 1800s by the Benedictine Monks of Newark Abbey. The school was forced to close after inner-city riots in 1967 drove more people

from the city. It reopened in 1973 with an aim to educate young African-American and Latino males, and now has a near 100% college acceptance rate. “The Rule” presents the school’s “recipe for success” as a model for cities nationwide. A discussion with the filmmakers will follow the screening. This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, admin-

istered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs. Refreshments will be served. Call the library at 973-667-0405 for more information on this and other programs at the Nutley Public Library. The schedule of programs is available at the library and on the library’s web site at http://nutley.bccls. org    li Library hours are: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. invites Essex County dog owners to display their creativity and participate in “Strut Your Mutt”, Essex County’s annual Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest. This year, two parades have been scheduled. Participation is free. The costume parades and contests will be held as follows:

A morning parade will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m., at the Essex County Brookdale Dog Park on Grove St. in Montclair. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m. The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 27.   “The Essex County dog parks have become popular places for dog owners to bring their faithful companions. In turn, the canine costume parades are

growing into a favorite Halloween celebration for everyone to enjoy. Whether you own a dog or not, we invite you to come see creative costumes worn by dogs of all breeds,” DiVincenzo said. “Strut Your Mutt” is a free event. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places in a variety of categories. For more information, please call 973-2392485.

Parade your canine in Halloween costume

50 OFF

$

CourageousLLC.com • CourageousPlumb@aol.com

201.206.4845 • 908.387.8150

CourageousLLC.com • CourageousPlumb@aol.com

201.206.4845 • 908.387.8150

ACABANA COP

laNDScapiNG Lawn maintenance • faLL cLeanup

snow pLowing • tree service • gutter cLeaning

SpecialS

TRee SeRVice

Nutley Public Library presents screening of ‘The Rule’

average Size property

Gutter cleaning

10% OFF $75.00 FRee estimate & Fully insured

201-997-9271

DOORANDWINDOW.COM

Doors & Windows

30 YEARS EXPERIENCE!

201-889-5864

To advertise in our Business Directory Call 201-991-1600

EVERY MORNING MY HUMAN SHAVES OFF HIS FACE FUR, HE’S FUNNY LIKE THAT. —TUCK adopted 05-04-11


THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

Bellavia “Celebrating Our 40th Anniversary”

t We’re par of the

BUICK

CHEVROLET

39

CURE

NEW CLASS OF WORLD CLASS

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

MAKE IT 1 LESS IMPORT! Over 600 New & Pre-Owned Vehicles In Stock! Shop Online 24/7: BellaviaChevyBuick.com

Bellavia

Bellavia AS LOW AS

O%APR FINANCING ^

UP TO 72 MONTHS

5-YEAR POWERTRAIN

36 MPG HWY

• 2-YEAR MAINTENANCE • NAVIGATION • ONSTAR

5 YEAR/100,000 WITH THE PURCHASE OF EVERY MILE WARRANTY NEW CHEVROLET CAR AND TRUCK.

36 MPG HWY

• NAVIGATION • ONSTAR

Lease per 39mos.

NEW 2014 CHEVROLET

FREE First Payment

CRUZE LS

119

*

$

Blue, Stk#14-1040, VIN#E7128867, 4-Dr, FRWD, 4-Cyl, Auto, P/S/ABS, A/C w/Clim Cntrl, Dual Air Bags, Frt Bkt Sts, P/Winds/Lcks, R/Def, Tilt, T/Gls, Sec Sys, Keyless Entry, Satellite Radio, AM/FM/CD, Nav, On- Star. MSRP: $19,240. Based on a 39 Month Closed End Lease. Total due at inception $1,995 (includes $1,995 Down Payment, $0 1st Mo. Payment, $0 Up Front Bank Fee, & $0 Sec Deposit.) + tax. 10,000 mi/yr excess mi @ .25 thereafter. Total Payments $4,641. Residual $11,159.20. Price includes Conquest Lease Rebate if qualified.

32 MPG HWY

• 2-YEAR MAINTENANCE

• NAVIGATION • ONSTAR

199

159

NEW 2013 BUICK

VERANO

Lease per 39mos.

Red Stk#13-239, VIN#D4183624, 4-Dr, FRWD, 4-Cyl, Auto w/ OD, Trac Cntrl, ABS, A/C, Dual/Side/Curtain Air Bags, Frt Bkt Sts, P/Winds/Lcks/Mrrs, R/Def, Tilt, Telescopic, Cruise, Alloy Whls, Sec Sys, Keyless Entry, Satellite Radio, AM/FM/CD, Nav, OnStar. MSRP: $25,765. Based on a 39 Month Closed End Lease. Total due at inception $2,154 (includes $1,995 Down Payment, $159 1st Mo. Payment, $0 Up Front Bank Fee, & $0 Sec Deposit.) + tax.10,000 mi/yr excess mi @ .25 thereafter. Total Payments $6,201. Residual $14,686.05. Price includes Conquest Lease Rebate if qualified.

• • • •

22 MPG HWY

2-YEAR MAINTENANCE ONSTAR NAVIGATION 7 PASSANGER

Lease per 39mos.

*

$

NEW 2014 CHEVROLET

EQUINOX LS

Blue, Stk#14-1077, VIN#E6114820, SUV, FRWD, 4-Cyl, Auto w/OD, Trac Cntrl, P/S/ABS, A/C, Dual/Side/Curtain Air Bags, Frt Bkt Sts, P/Winds/Lcks/Mrrs, R/Def/Wpr, Tilt, Telescopic, Cruise, Alloy Whls, Sec Sys, Keyless Entry, Satellite Radio, AM/FM/CD, OnStar, Nav. MSRP: $25,315. Based on a 39 Month Closed End Lease. Total due at inception $2,194 (includes $1,995 Down Payment, $199 1st Mo. Payment, $0 Up Front Bank Fee, & $0 Sec Deposit.) + tax. 10,000 mi/yr excess mi @ .25 thereafter. Total Payments $7,761. Residual $14,682.70. Price includes Conquest Lease Rebate if qualified.

*

$

ENCLAVE AWD

369 *

$

NEW 2014 BUICK

Lease per 39mos.

Mocha, Stk#14-119, VIN#EJ124324, SUV, AWD, 6-Cyl, Auto w/OD, Trac Cntrl, P/S/ABS, Frt/Rr A/C w/Clim, Cntrl, Dual/Side/Curtain Air Bags, P/Dr St, Frt Bkt Sts, P/Winds/Lcks/Mrrs, R/Def, Tilt, Telescopic, Cruise, Alloy Whls, T/Gls, Sec Sys, Keyless Entry, Satellite Radio, AM/FM/CD, Nav, On-Star, 3rd Row Seating. MSRP: $45,755. Based on a 39 Month Closed End Lease. Total due at inception $3,364 (includes $2,995 Down Payment, $369 1st Mo. Payment, $0 Up Front Bank Fee, & $0 Sec Deposit.) + tax. 10,000 mi/yr excess mi @ .25 thereafter. Total Payments $14,391. Residual $25,622.80. Price includes Conquest Rebate if qualified.

BELLAVIA PRE-OWNED VEHICLES 2010 CHEVROLET

AVEO LS

11,495

$

Black, Stk#13298, VIN#AB084168, Hatchback, 1.6L, I4, Auto, P/S/ABS, FRWD, Tilt, AM/FM/CD, P/Winds/Lcks, 27,288mi.

2013 CHEVROLET

IMPALA LS

16,495

$

Gray, Stk#13210, VIN#D1242995, 4-Dr, FRWD, 3.6L, 6-Cyl, Auto w/OD, Trac Cntrl, P/S/ABS, A/C, Dual/Side Impact/Curtain Air Bags, P/Winds/Lcks/Mrrs, R/Def, Tilt, Cruise, Alloy Whls, T/Gls, Sec Sys, Keyless Entry, AM/FM/CD, Certified, 13,410mi.

2013 CHEVROLET

CAPTIVA SPORT LS

16,995

$

White, GM Certified, VIN#DS572903, 4-Dr, 2.4L, I4, Auto w/OD, P/S/ABS, FRWD, P/Dr St, AM/FM/CD, P/Winds/Lcks/Mrrs, Tilt, Cruise, Alloy Whls, T.Gls, Sec Sys, Keyless Entry, 19,178mi.

2012 KIA

SORENTO LX

19,999

$

Black, Stk#13300, VIN#CG272790, SUV, 3.5L, V6, Auto, Rf Rails, P/S/ABS, AWD, Tilt, AM/FM/CD/Satellite, P/Winds/Lcks/Mrrs, Cruise, 22,590mi.

2011 CHEVROLET

LACROSS CXL

22,995

$

White, Stk#13407, VIN#BF292839, 4-Dr, SUV, FRWD, 2.4L, 4-Cyl, Auto w/OD, Trac Cntrl, P/S/ABS, A/C, Dual/Side Impact/Curtain Air Bags, Lthr, P/Winds/Lcks/Mrrs, R/Def, Tilt, Cruise, Alloy Whls, T/Gls, Sec Sys, Keyless Entry, AM/FM/CD/Satellite,17,038mi.

2012 CHEVROLET

CAMARO 2LT COUPE

22,995

$

Red, Stk#12861, VIN#C9197331, 3.6L, V6, Auto, RWD, P/Winds/Lcks, AM/FM/Satellite, Tilt, Cruise, Sun Rf, 10,031mi.

199 Rt.17 South, E.Rutherford, NJ 201.939.6800

BELLAVIACHEVYBUICK.com

*Financing through the Ally Smart Lease contract. Not all buyers will qualify. See dealer for details. Price(s) includes(s) all costs to be paid by consumer, except for licensing costs, registration fees, and taxes, dealer fees. Optional equipment extra. Other restrictions may apply. Lessee responsible for excess wear, tear, and mileage charges as stated. Pictures for illustrative purposes only. Not responsible for typos. Offers expire on 10.31.13. ©2013 BOCPartners.com


40

THE OBSERVER | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

IF WE CAN’T REACH YOU . . . ! U O Y T R E L A T ’ N WE CA HUDSON COUNTY EMERGENCY ALERT REGISTRATION Register TODAY! Mobile and Home Phone Public Safety Alerts

Register at http://www.hudsoncountynj.org


Oct. 16, 2013 edition of The Observer