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October 30, 2013 • www.theobserver.com • Vol CXXVI, No. 23

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How to ‘stomp out’ bullying

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The concept of bullying needs no explanation. We’ve all experienced it—whether being directly involved, or just a bystander—bullying has been an ongoing war in schools all across the nation. One school in particular though, located on the corner of N. 5th St. and Harrison Ave., has been “stomping out” bullying in style. Last Wednesday, Washington Middle School in Harrison hosted its first annual, community-wide Stomp Out Bullying presentation. The event began with refreshments, baked goods and wristbands provided by the P.T.A. The lobby was decorated with handcrafted posters and banners created by some of the high school students. With a little help from the middle schools’ guidance staff — who like to call themselves the C.H.I.C.A.S. (Counselors Helping Individual Children Achieve Success)—the show featured an opening statement from Student Resource Officer Charles Schimpf, expressing the nature of bullying and how to act otherwise. “We really wanted to focus on creating a positive vibe,” said Michelle Lopes, Washington Middle School’s head counselor. “We’re giving them see BULLYING page

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In the spirit of Halloween . . . By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent KEARNY – Here is something fascinating I learned Friday evening at the Kearny Public Library: Never ask a ghost, “When did you die?” This is because some ghosts do not know they’re dead.

This bit of advice was garnered during an interview with L’Aura Hladik, author, researcher and founder of the New Jersey Ghost Hunters Society (NJGHS), who was at the library for a pre-Halloween program on hauntings. I had asked Hladik for some ghost-hunting tips because, as much as I would like to, I have never encountered a

ghost. At least, to my knowledge. (Sometimes I wonder if people I shared NYC subway cars with late at night were actually among the living.) I have friends, people not given to flights of fancy, who claim to have seen a spirit, and others who have reported inexplicable experiences, such as feeling a cold breeze sweep over them in a shuttered

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HARRISON – n response to a still sluggish job market, Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and Northern NJ Inc. has opened a Career Counseling and Learning Center at its Harrison headquarters, 400 Supor Blvd., second floor. The center is being financed with a grant from the BNY Mellon Foundation. The facility will offer free career guidance and online computer training to individuals who are jobless, looking for a job, want to re-enter the job market or advance in their existing career. Those seeking assistance Photos courtesy Goodwill Industries are invited to register by Staff and guests from various agencies gather at last Wednesday’s ribboncalling 973-481-2300 or ecutting ceremony for new Goodwill Industries job counseling center in mail CCLC@goodwillnynj. Harrison.

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org. William J. Forrester, president and CEO of the New York-New Jersey Goodwill, said: “We are grateful for this award from BNY Mellon Foundation and for this partnership that will support New Jersey residents.” The center’s hours of operation will be: Monday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday, 2 to 7 p.m.; and Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Services include: online learning for typing and Office suite, resume building, interview preparation, oneon-one career counseling, career development workshops, effective job search skills, networking technique and using social media for job search. –Ron Leir

Kearny lad celebrates his prized pooch By Anthony Coelho Observer Intern Highlights for Children, a popular children’s magazine that has been circulating since 1946, will be publishing a drawing by 8-year old Gabriel Koby of Roosevelt School in Kearny in its November 2013 issue. Annually, Highlights receives more than 35,000 submissions from their readers worldwide. The company selects boys and girls of all ages and showcases a sample of their work, hoping to cultivate children’s creativity. With their motto being, “Fun with a Purpose,” Highlights has devoted itself to being the average child’s favorite magazine. The magazine recently celebrated the printing of their one-billionth copy. After reviewing children’s responses, Monica, Gabriel’s mother, decided to submit a

drawing of his that depicted his Maltese dog named Bolt. The drawing was sent by mail last summer. Months later, Monica received an e-mail congratulating Gabriel on his placement in the “What Are You Thankful For” section of the magazine. His drawing will also be featured on the front cover of the November issue. “We’re so excited for him! He’s always writing papers and drawing pictures of Bolt,” said Monica. “We plan on sending more drawings to Highlights in the future, too.” Monica—who is a professional Brazilian jazz singer— drew a lot as a little girl. She and Bolt remain Gabriel’s biggest inspirations in what he does. “I’ve always encouraged Gabriel to draw and do arts and crafts,” Monica said. “As a

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matter of fact, we have a room dedicated to arts and crafts. We even create things from recycled materials.” When Gabriel isn’t drawing or coloring, he enjoys playing Baseball for the Brady, Brady & Reilly recreational baseball team. He also spends much of his time playing soccer, and

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To honor those who served By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent

the Nutley Veterans Council, with coming up with the idea for a township-issued medal. NUTLEY – Rogers said he consulted with his executive assistant edals will be given to Courtney Johnson, a Marine veterans, a Civil War veteran who served in Iraq, battle will be reenand DelTosto to fine-tune a acted and a film about docdesign for the Nutley medal, tors on the battlefields will be inscribed with the words, screened. “Honoring veterans who And it will all be part of proudly served Nutley,” on what Public Affairs Commisthe front and an image of an sioner Steven Rogers is calling eagle – the national bird – on the “first annual Nutley Vetthe reverse. erans Day Celebration,” slated Each medal is attached to for Sunday, Nov. 10. a ribbon with a pattern of The public is invited to the maroon and gray (reflecting event, which will run from the Maroon Raiders school 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the historic uniform colors) that each Kingsland Manor, 3 Kingsland veteran can wear around his St. Visitors are also welcome or her neck. to tour the manor building K&K Trophy Mart of Lyndduring that time. hurst is providing the medals “It is an honor to work with at $6 each, Rogers said. Dorothy Greengrove, presiAs of last week, the Public dent of the Historic RestoraAffairs Department’s Military tion Trust of Nutley, and her & Veterans Affairs Bureau had staff on such an important day,” Rogers said. “Our depart- identified 15 residents who served during WW II, acment has a great partnership cording to Johnson. A survey with the Kingsland Manor.” of township residents many A highlight of the day’s months ago turned up more events will happen at 2 p.m. than 900 local veterans – of when Rogers will present Distinguished Service Medals whom 30 were listed as WWII from his department to World veterans – but since then, some have relocated and othWar II veterans who live in the township. Rogers credited ers have passed away, Johnson said. Henry DelTosto, president of

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Promising future seen for Grace Baptist By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent

itual leader and, a year later, it brought in the Rev. B.A. Bowers as its first full-time pastor BELLEVILLE – and the church took hold. However, by 1991, the conn Nov. 9, Grace Bapgregation had dwindled to tist Church of Belfive women elders who were leville will celebrate desperate to find new blood to a century-plus in the same keep Grace Baptist alive. building at Overlook Ave. and Learning of the Belleville Bremond St. church’s dilemma, the Rev. But it wasn’t that long ago that the once-thriving congre- Bernardino Martinez, the gation nearly foundered and it then-executive minister of the American Baptist Churches of took a Bergen County-based New Jersey, reached out to a Hispanic Baptist contingent fledgling Hispanic Baptist misto continue its legacy in the sion in Ridgefield Park, based community. at the home of Angel and This is a story about that Milagros (Millie) Lugo. transition and the church’s The Lugos met the Rev. Carpromising future. men Miranda and her husband Frank Chandler and his Evaristo while attending Bapwife are credited with hosting tist services in New York and, a Sunday School for Baptist after learning that Carmen children in Belleville in their was helping New York Baptist home at 18 Overlook Ave. from missions, they persuaded the 1906 to 1909 and, eventually, Mirandas to be their mission’s they raised funds to buy the spiritual leaders. A bit later, property at 89 Overlook for the mission rented space at a church which still stands the First Baptist Church of today. Ridgefield Park for services The church, founded in twice a week, and the Rev. 1911, retained the Rev. Henry Martinez asked the group to A. Buzzell as its initial spir-

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KFD lessons in fire safety By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent KEARNY –

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ctober is Fire Prevention Month. You didn’t know? Then you should have asked a Kearny schoolkid. Thanks to the Kearny Fire Department, 1,770 students in Grades 1-4 got fire-prevention lessons -- educational but also fun -- culminating in an Oct. 13 Open House at department headquarters on Midland Ave. The KFD, along with “Firefighter Phil” from Creative Safety Products of Hackensack, visited all the local public grammar schools, along with the private City of Hope School. Emphasis this year was on preventing kitchen fires. “Not an easy topic for children,” admitted Kearny Chief Fire Inspector John Donovan, who oversaw the program. To get the message across, the classroom lessons also featured a ventriloquist/ puppeteer, Magic Dave, who offered safety tips (e.g. don’t ever try to cook without a parent present, never put anything metal in a microwave, et al) and answered the youngsters’ questions with the help of Spark the Magic Dragon. Advice was directed at parents, too, and hopefully the kids carried the messages home. (Turn those pot handles away from the outer edges of the stove, Mom/ Dad.) The youngsters also had a chance to see if they could get into turnout gear (a child-

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size version was provided) within 60 seconds, which is the max for a firefighter. Coloring books, comic books and bookmarks--all with fire-safety themes--were the take-home gifts for all the kids. The Open House, the first ever for the KFD, was de-

signed for both children and adults. Held from noon to 4 on Oct. 13, it attracted a couple of hundred attendees. Not bad for an inaugural event. The kids had a chance to work a firehose, get a closeup look at firetrucks and engines, and go home with a toy or two.

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off the roof and the doors to free an accident victim trapped inside. The Fire Sprinkler Association of New Jersey was on site with a trailer to demonstrate the effectiveness of sprinklers in dousing a blaze. “Some people have a fear that one sprinkler will flood their house” Donovan said. “This showed how a sprinkler actually works and how one sprinkler head can quickly put out a fire.” And, oh yes, there were free refreshments, including donuts, hot dogs, juice, soda. ShopRite donated ice and juice boxes, and Pepsi donated the soft-drinks. (A big thank you to them both.) Credit for making the Open House a success belongs to KFD Capt. Joe Mastandrea -- “It couldn’t have been done without him,” Donovan said -- and Deputy Chiefs Joe Viscuso and Frank Viscuso, who also provided much help.

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hey’re all nuts. They should be lined up against the wall and shot. With bullets. Because neither the government nor the insurgents in the awful, prolonged Syrian conflict wants to cooperate with global health authorities to get innocent children vaccinated against an outbreak of the polio virus that, according to international news reports, has reportedly reared its ugly head in the Middle East. On Sunday, Oct. 27, the British publication, The Independent, reported in its online version that the World Health Organization was investigating 22 cases of suspected polio in children who live in Deir Al-Zour, an eastern province of Syria where combatants are actively engaged. How the polio virus made its way into Syria isn’t yet clear but if left unchecked, it can spread among those yet to be immunized and, ultimately, the disease can cause irrevers-

ible paralysis, The Independent noted. Members of the Taliban are alleged to have prevented health aides from undertaking a vaccination programs in Pakistan’s Waziristan region in 2012, resulting in more than 200,000 children being left unprotected, according to reports. If all these reports are valid, it is simply unfathomable how these adults can allow children – who have espoused no political or religious dogmas, who have harmed no one – to be sacrificed as political pawns in a game certainly not of their choosing. The adults found to be responsible for such outrage should be hunted down, apprehended and tried as war criminals before an international tribunal. Before their executions, they should be confronted with visual evidence of their crimes – images of the children left forever crippled thanks to

their willful, wanton behavior. So in that part of the world, we see how children are likely to be maimed or killed through grown-up indifference and we, sitting here in the “enlightened” USA, wonder how such things can play out. But we shouldn’t be so smug. The Children’s Defense Fund reminds us that here in America, “A child is killed or injured by a gun every 30 minutes…. More children die every three days in America than died in the Newtown massacre.” Last week, a 13-year-old boy in Santa Rosa, Calif., was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies after he was spotted carrying what appeared to be an AK-47 but which, the deputies later learned, was a plastic toy. A parent of the dead boy told the cops his son got the toy from a friend. The boy was described as a trumpeter in his middle school band, smart and popular with his peers.

Mind-boggling all around. But it reminded me of a striking photo published in last Saturday’s New York Times which showed what was described as a group of Chinese kindergarteners dressed in kid-size versions of Chinese Army uniforms and carrying toy weapons as an adult accompanied them on a stroll through a park in Dongyang. Some cultures figure it’s never too early to start the process of military education. In our country, we have ROTC. Are guns inherently evil? Should we try to outright ban them? No to both questions. Just consider what Texas would do: Gun enthusiasts recently staged a rally at The Alamo in San Antonio, with special dispensation from local authorities. If we took away their toys, the Lone Star State would, I dare say, be sorely tempted to secede. But serious thought needs

to be given to how we can control the flow of guns – particularly those unregistered, defaced, etc. – into the country, between states, etc., for criminal use. Seems to me we need some type of federal controls to deal with that. And if guns are going to remain part of American culture – which, given the popularity of electronic war games among teens, they’re likely to be – we need to find a better way to train kids, early on, in their proper use. And maybe get them interested in, say, fishing or hiking as a healthy outdoor alternative. A postscript: How can our government manage to cybersnoop so well on our enemies and allies, alike, yet when it comes to setting up a software system to facilitate getting health insurance to those without, it turns into glitch city? So much for domestic priorities. – Ron Leir

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A story in last week’s Observer reported incorrectly that the Kearny Recreation Commission voted 4-3 not to rescind a written warning to coach John Leadbeater. The vote was unanimous. The commission voted 4-3 not to rescind a warning to the Little League executive board that it had failed to respond appropriately to parents’ complaint about the coach.

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One gun, two suspects, $5 heist By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent

chase in his patrol car and saw the fleeing runner jump into the passenger side of a 1996 KEARNY – Toyota parked on Webster, wo North Arlington men Dowie said. The officer blocked the were languishing in the vehicle with his car and orHudson County Jail foldered the passenger to get out, lowing their arrest in connecjust as the gas station worker tion with the Oct. 18 armed reached the scene, shoutrobbery of a Passaic Ave. gas ing that he had been robbed, station, police reported. police said. The grand haul in the heist? While Becker was patting Five dollars. down the suspect, Det. Mike Kearny Police Chief John Gonzalez and Officer Pete Dowie said Officer Pat Becker Jahera arrived as backup. Apwas on patrol near Passaic proaching the Toyota, Gonzaand Webster Aves. at 3:30 p.m. lez reportedly spotted a silver when he saw one man chashandgun on the floor on the ing another on foot south on passenger side. The detective Passaic. shouted a warning about the The pursuer called to the cop, who recognized him as an gun and removed the driver employee of the nearby Jersey from the car. Police said the station attenOil station. Becker joined the

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attendant took some cash ($5) from his pocket, Yogg grabbed it and ran. The suspect allegedly had a gun  in his waistband.

Police said the weapon was found to be loaded and its serial number had been removed. Yogg, who Dowie said has a history of a half-dozen arrests in along with a felony conviction for distribution of a CDS, was charged with robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, and conspiracy. The alleged wheelman, Nader Naffaa, 27, was charged with conspiracy to committ robbery. In court in Jersey City on Oct. 21, bail for Yogg was set at $250,000 cash or bond; for Naffaa, $100,000. If convicted, Yogg faces up to 20 years in prison; Naffaa, a maximum of 10.

Worker killed in Kearny Ave. fall  KEARNY – A 61-year-old Russian emigre, doing repair work on a Kearny building, died Oct. 19 after falling from the roof, Kearny police reported. The victim, Mikhail Korban, suffered “massive head injuries” in the accident, which was reported at 4:50 p.m.  on the 700 block of Kearny Ave. Korban had climbed a ladder to the roof and was working there when the accident occurred. He reportedly tumbled only 12 to 15 feet, but his injuries were traumatic. KPD Officer Adriano Marques responded to the scene and summoned medical assistance. Korban was taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Newark, where he died, police said.

Police said a second worker had been inside the building and heard the crash when Korban fell, but the exact cause of the accident was not known.

Cars stopped on the avenue, and drivers and passersby stopped to offer aid. Kearny Police Chief John Dowie said the department

had to reach out to the Russian An obituary in The Observer Embassy in New York for assis- notes that Korban is survived tance in notifying the victim’s by his mother and family in next-of-kin.  Korban is believed Russia. to have resided in New York. – Karen Zautyk

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Stole from charity, gets probation to disclose the income he received as a conseormer New Jersey quence of the theft and Assemblyman Almisappropriation of bert Coutinho, who foundation funds. represented Belleville in Coutinho first served the State Legislature, has in the Assembly from been sentenced to three May 1997 to January years’ probation for 1998, after being apstealing funds from pointed to fill the unexhis family’s charitable pired term of Jackie R. foundation and for filing Mattison. false financial disclosure He was first elected to forms. the Assembly in NoPhoto courtesy nj.gov Coutinho, 44, of Newvember 2007 and won Albert Coutinho ark, is also permanently reelection in 2009 and barred from holding cultural education in the 2011. public office or public Portuguese community  “When a public offiemployment in New in the Ironbound. cial engages in criminal Jersey.  He must also perform conduct involving disBefore resigning his 50 hours of community honesty, as Mr. Coutinho office in September, the service. According to did, the law rightly Demcratic pol had repActing N.J. Attorney demands that he forfeit resented the 29th LegGeneral John J. Hoffman, his public office,” said islative District, which an investigation had Director Elie Honig of covers the Ironbound revealed that, between the Division of Criminal section of Newark, in ad- January 2008 and DeJustice. “Any official who dition to Belleville. The cember 2012, Coutinho commits such a crime day after his resignation, personally cashed does so at the peril of he pleaded guilty to checks, representing theft by unlawful taking approximately $32,500 in the criminal law and and to falsifying or tam- donations and contribu- of his career in public office.” pering with records. tions to the foundation. Hoffman and Honig At his sentencing “In pleading guilty,” a noted that the DiviThursday before Supestatement from Hoffsion of Criminal Justice rior Court Judge German’s office noted, Corruption Bureau has ald Council in Mercer “Coutinho admitted to established a confidenCounty, Coutinho taking and using those tial Corruption Tipline was ordered to make donations for his own 1-866-TIPS-4CJ. The full restitution of $32,500 personal benefit and for public also can log on to to the Bernardino purposes unrelated to http://www.njdcj.org/ Coutinho Foundation, a any legitimate, foundato confidentially report nonprofit organization tion-related business.” suspected wrongdoing. devoted to commuCoutinho also admitnity development and ted that he had failed – Karen Zautyk

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Gun theft tops KPD blotter news On Oct. 20, a Kearny man reported to police that, two days earlier, he had returned from work to find several items missing from his home near the Belleville Pike. Stolen were a PlayStation, several pieces of jewelry -- and a 9 mm. Browning Hi-Power automatic pistol, a weapon police said he legally possessed. Det. Scott Traynor interviewed the victim and developed suspects, and on Oct. 22, Traynor, Det. Sgt. John View and members of the Vice Unit took into custody two individuals: Daniel Tammaro, 18, and Michael Petrozzino, 21, both of Kearny. Tammaro was charged with theft, conspiracy to commit the theft of a firearm, and unlawful possession of a weapon. Petrozzino was charged with receiving stolen property, conspiracy to commit theft of a firearm, and unlawful possession of a weapon. The investigation is continuing. Police said the gun was not recovered and has been entered into National Crime Information Center database as a stolen firearm. Other recent reports from the KPD blotter included the following:

rest, police reportedly found Oct. 23 documents linking him to the Officer John Travelino was stolen property. Monocada on patrol at Chestnut  St. was charged with theft. and West Hudson Park at 3:45 p.m. when he observed Oct. 20 an individual he knew to be Responding to a report of wanted, police said. After a 3:30 a.m. multi-vehicle acci- confirming that the man had dent at Devon St. and Johnfive outstanding warrants ston Ave., Officer Michael -- four from Kearny and one Santucci found that two cars from Harrison -- he took into parked on Devon had been custody 49-year-old Arthur hit and one of them had been pushed onto the sidewalk. The vehicle that had stuck them apparently fled north on Devon and into West Hudson Park. Officer Ben Wuelfing spotted the 1998 Nissan, reportedly with recent and extensive damage, and stopped it at Schuyler Ave. and Dukes St. Police said the driver, Richard Marrero, 19, of Garfield, smelled of alcohol and that there was an odor of marijuana in the car, along with a plastic bag containing suspected pot. Marrero was charged with: Possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; operating a motor vehicle while in possession of a CDS; DWI; DWI under the age of 21; reckless driving, and leaving the scene of an accident.

Oct. 22 At 3:45 p.m., Officer Chris Oct. 18 Medina responded to the After Kearny police rereport of an unconscious ceived information from U.S. man in the area of Third St. Marshals and the N.J. State in South Kearny. Police said Parole Board that an indithe injured party, a 54-yearvidual they were seeking was old Flushing, N.Y., resident, believed to be frequenting apparently was the victim of Kearny, Det. Mike Gonzalez an ongoing turf war between located the suspect at 4:30 independent vendors who p.m. near Pleasant Place sell hats, gloves and other and West Bennett Ave. He merchandise from the trunks and Det. Ray Lopez arrested of their cars. 31-year-old Bayonne resident Words had led to blows, Jeffrey Plummer on a parole KPD Chief John Dowie said, violation warrant. Plummer and the victim was slugged was remanded to the Hudson four times with a baseball County Jail, where he was to bat. An ambulance was sumbe transferred to the custody moned and he was taken of the U.S. Marshals Service. to University Hospital in Newark. Oct. 19 Det. Lopez interviewed Pursuant to an Oct. 8 theft witnesses and, based on his of an iPad, PlayStation and investigation, developed as several power tools from a a suspect Fuzhen Pan, 44, Forest St. home, Det. Lopez of Jersey City. A warrant took into custody 28-yearfor Pan’s arrest on  charges old North Arlington resident including aggravated assault Jhoan Monocada. During a has been issued. search incident to the ar-

Smith, formerly of no known address, subsequently residing in  the Hudson County Jail. At 9:30 p.m., members of the Kearny Fire Department reported a disorderly person on Maple St. behind the  Kearny Ave. firehouse. Officer Jay Ward responded and reportedly found “a highly

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in 1992. It is listed as the No. 1 most-haunted building on the Eastern Seaboard and No. 5 in the entire U.S., she said. Hladik was on a guided tour of the 1648 building, walking up a staircase filled with other visitors, when she felt as if someone had punched her-hard. So hard, she thought she was going to be sick. Her companion, who had witnessed no punching, got her out of the crowd, and later, talking to a psychic on site, she was told that what she had felt was probably the presence of a British redcoat patrolling the stairwell.  “The punch I felt,” Hladik said, “was the flash of his energy” passing through her. Hladik began to study ghost hunting and honed her skills and, in 1998, founded the New Jersey Ghost Hunting Society, which trains people how to hunt spirits. For just $25, you can become a lifetime (or beyond) member. Full information available at NJGHS.net. Another bit of info Hladik shared about spirit encounters: Often, in a haunted place, a scent will briefly be smelled. Examples: cigar smoke, pipe smoke, perfume, lavender, etc. Even when there isn’t a cigar, pipe, perfume bottle or lavender bush within miles. Such paranormal smells, she said, are evident only briefly, “just long enough for you to recognize what it is, and then it’s gone.” So, I suggest you not go ghost hunting if you’ve got a stuffy nose. I’d write more, but -- sniff, sniff -- I think I smell White Castle cheeseburgers.


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Highlights from the Nutley Police blotter Oct. 25 A motor vehicle stop, at 2:21 a.m., on Centre St. led to the arrest of Jeffrey Jonas, 43, of Nutley, on a DWI charge. Jonas was also ticketed on charges of driving without headlamps on, failure to keep right and refusal to take an Alcotest. He was released pending a court appearance.

Ave. Police said an intruder broke the offering box and removed an undisclosed amount of money. Police are reviewing surveillance film for possible clues. A motor vehicle stop on Rt. 21, at 3:16 p.m., resulted in the arrest of Jonathon Washington, 28, of East Orange, who, police said, was wanted on outstanding warrants Oct. 24 from Mahwah, Irvington and At 4:26 p.m., a Bloomfield Greenwich Township. He Ave. business owner reported was also issued summonses that copper wire was misscharging him with speeding from one of the vehicles ing, driving while suspended parked in their lot. Nothing and unlicensed driver. Police else appeared to have been said the vehicle’s registered taken, police said. owner was ticketed for alA William St. resident lowing a suspended driver to called police at 9:36 a.m. to operate a vehicle and for alreport a burglary of their lowing an unlicensed driver storage unit. The owner told to operate a vehicle. He was police someone had removed turned over to Mahwah P.D. several Christmas decoraon the warrant. tions of unknown value given At 3:34 a.m., police arrested as gifts. The unit’s locks have Krystina Tracey-Vaughan, 21, been changed, police said. of North Arlington, for an active warrant from Elmwood Oct. 23 Park after she was stopped At 4:43 p.m., police rewhile driving on River Road. ceived a report of a theft Police also issued her tickets from a church on Brookline charging her with driving

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ing of recent transactions on that card account revealed that about $4,000 in fraudulent online charges had been made in the past week, the victim told police. The bank has launched a fraud investigation, police said. Oct. 19 A Bronx, N.Y., man was arrested at 3:02 p.m. at a lo-

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Belleville

High School bands, motorcycle clubs and all civic associations interested in participating in Belleville’s Veterans Day Parade on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m., are invited to contact Bill Steimel at 973-7594692.

Bloomfield

Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., sponsors a blood drive on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., For 30 or more donations, the library receives a $300 “Save a Life” Recognition award from the Blood Center of N.J. and $50 for each additional 10 donations.

Harrison

Harrison American Legion hosts its 75th anniversary celebration and awards dinner on Nov. 9 at the Harrison-East Newark Elks, 406 Harrison Ave. Mayor Raymond McDonough, Elks Exalted Ruler Larry Bennett and Councilman Victor Villalta will be feted for the work they do for veterans. For information or reservations, call Ed Marshman at 201-998-0662.

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Kearny UNICO meets on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in attending the meeting or learning more about Kearny UNICO should contact Chapter President Lou Pandolfi at 201-368-2409.  A fundraising bus trip for Kearny High School’s Project Graduation is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., to Sands Casino and Outlet Mall. The bus leaves from Kearny Federal Savings Bank, 614 Kearny Ave. Cost is $30 (receive $20 in slot dollars and $5 food voucher). For tickets or more information contact Judy at 201-991-5812 or e-mail her at jh519@aol.com or call Sandy at 551-265-8969. Kearny/Harrison Girls Scout service unit 14 hosts an open

house for adults interested in becoming Girl Scout troop leaders and for girls looking to join a troop on Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Kearny Scout House, 635 Kearny Ave. Meet other local Girl Scout troop leaders. For more information, e-mail amyweber363@ gmail.com.  Kearny High School Baseball Booster Club hosts a comedy night fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m., at Copestone Ophir Masonic Lodge, 225 Kearny Ave. Tickets are $30 (BYOB and snack). For tickets or to make a donation, contact Carolyn Girdwood at 551-208-6227, Sandy Hyde at 551-265-8969, Clarence Hicks at 201-283-0515 or Wayne Walley at 201-376-4882. Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 136 Davis Ave., is hosting a 10-part series, “Catholicism 101.” There will be two sessions, held on Thursdays, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The first session will run from Nov. 7 to Dec. 5; the second, from Jan. 9 to Feb. 6. Contact Linda at 201-991-3870 to register or for more information. West Hudson Christian Center, 557 Kearny Ave, hosts a free Halloween alternative event, for ages 4 to 12, from 4 to 7 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 31. Interact with Bible-time characters, explore a No-Fear interactive story and leave with lots of treats. This special walk-thru event takes about 15 minutes. For more information, visit whccag.org. St. Stephen’s Seniors of Kearny holds its annual fair on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the church basement (Hedges Hall), 141 Washington Ave. A Tricky Tray, bake sale, jewelry sale, gift certificates, George’s Kitchen, and a special raffle for a $100 gift certificate from ShopRite will be offered.   The seniors will no longer host a flea market. For more information, call Pat at 201-991-4771. The Kearny High School Class of 1983 will hold a 30-

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$65. For more information, call 201-438-9723. Lyndhurst Health Department, 601 Riverside Ave., hosts a stroke, aneurysm, osteoporosis and vascular disease screening provided by Life Line Screening on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Price varies with each screening. Pre-registration is required.  For appointments, call Life Line at 1-888-653-6450 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners. Mention this press release and Lyndhurst receive a $10 discount off your New Jersey Meadowlands package. Commission will sponsor the Lyndhurst Library Chilfollowing events: dren’s Room, 355 Valley Brook • A drawing nature beginAve., announces the following ner/refresher course for adults programs: and teens will be held at the • Walk-in Story I is offered Science Center, 3 DeKorte every Monday, Wednesday Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, on Sat- and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for urday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 grades pre-k to 2. No registrap.m. Take-home supplies are tion is required. provided. Fee is $20/person/ • Thanksgiving Turkey Craft $15 MEC members. For more for grades 1 to 4 will be held information, call 201-460-8300 on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from or visit www.njmeadowlands. 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Registration gov/ec. is required. Note: Valley Brook Avenue will be closed on Nov. 2. ParNorth Arlington ticipants must take the alterAmerican Legion Alexander nate route to DeKorte Park via Stover Post 37, 222 River Rd., Schuyler Avenue to Disposal meets on Nov. 4 at 8 p.m.  For Road. A map of the alternate more information, call 201-214route can be found at: http:// 8253 www.njmeadowlands.gov/ North Arlington Woman’s VB_AltRte2012.pdf Club sponsors a bus trip to • New Jersey Swine – Bring- Sands Casino, Bethlehem, Pa., ing Home the Bacon will be on Saturday, Nov. 16. A bus held Thursday, Nov. 7, from 1 departs from Borough Hall to 2:30 p.m. Open to all ages. at 9 a.m. Cost is $30 ($20 slot credit and $5 food credit). New Jersey pigs were much Contact Eileen at 201-998-2501 sought after in colonial and for tickets. early America. Presenter JuThe Senior Harmony Club dith Russo explains why New of North Arlington announces Jersey swine was so special. the following trips: Admission: $5/person; $4/ • Taj Mahal on Tuesday, MEC members. 
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Kearny turns hoop reins over to local guy McDonnell In his heart of hearts, Bob McDonnell never wanted to be anywhere else than coaching the kids of Kearny. After all, being a Kearny guy is what McDonnell has been for the last 30 years. He’s lived here, raised his family here. He served as a police officer in Kearny for 15 years, as a patrolman, as a DARE officer. And McDonnell was a youth coach, volunteering his time coaching wrestling and basketball in Kearny. He spent seven years coaching the freshman, junior varsity and assistant on the varsity basketball teams at Kearny High. For nine years, McDonnell was involved with the Kearny AAU basketball program and served on the town’s basketball committee, organizing and supervising clinics and leagues for the youngsters of the town. But four years ago, after failing to secure the head coaching position at Kearny, a slot he coveted so much, McDonnell moved outside the town. McDonnell took a job as an assistant coach at Berkeley College in Newark. “I actually became more of a student of the game,” McDonnell said.

“I learned more about fundamentals, learned about the quickness of the game, the difference between high school and college. I saw different coaching styles and it really opened my eyes up.” McDonnell kept himself busy as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Berkeley. “I saw over 600 high school games over the last few years,” McDonnell said. “So I know what’s going on, especially in Hudson County.” So when Bill Schoener left Kearny after one season to take a new position at Saddle River Day School, it left the position open that McDonnell always coveted. Last week, the Board of Education officially appointed McDonnell as the new head coach at Kearny High. “I’m extremely excited,” McDonnell said. “I think the program can work. I’m willing to work to make it better.” It’s not going to be an easy task. Ever since Kearny has joined the Hudson County Interscholastic Athletic League five years ago, the Kardinals have not been at all competitive. see VIEW next page

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The Belleville girls’ volleyball team owns an impressive 19-2 record, a vast improvement from just two seasons ago, when they won just three times. Back row, from l., are Jenna Lombardi, Fiorelys Perez, Breana Nieves, Kayla Sica, Shatia Silas, Chloe Mecka, Abigail Ocaya and Gabriella Tabago. Front row, from l., are Dashel Arizmendi, Andrea Nugent, Kirsten De La Cruz, Kristan Lombardi, Barbara Jacangelo and Ariana Douglass.

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turned in our favor,” Spina said. “We were improving. We started to beat the teams that hen John Spina took were beating us.” over coaching the The Bucs ended the season girls’ volleyball team with a 14-12 record. It meant at his high school alma mater that volleyball could be a viable Belleville three years ago, the sport in Belleville. program was in disarray. “We got girls who wanted “They were 0-17 the year to play volleyball all the time,” before I took over,” Spina said. Spina said. “We had six girls “I just tried to implement com- playing club volleyball and petition.” another three who played durThe first year with Spina as ing the winter. We created an a head coach, the Buccaneers atmosphere where the expectashowed a slight improvement. tions were higher.” “We won three games,” Spina So when the 2013 season said. “It wasn’t really frustratbegan, Spina truly believed that ing, because I knew what I his program was poised to take wanted to do.” the next step. A year ago, the Buccaneers “We didn’t want to shy away were headed down the wrong from competition,” Spina said. road, losing nine of their first 11 “We wanted to create some matches. pressure to perform. They “But then the momentum

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hated it at first, but once we started to breed competition in practice, it gave us the edge that we needed. We were going to be less likely to crumble and fold. We had a lot of good players who could play a lot of positions, a lot of depth.” Spina said that the Buccaneers prepared for the coming season with a lot of diligence in the offseason. “It’s a credit to the girls, who put in the hard work during the summer,” Spina said. “If they didn’t, they would have been just an average volleyball team. The hard work is paying off.” Obviously. The Buccaneers are currently enjoying a sensational season, one of the best in the school’s history. They have a see BELLEVILLE page

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Last season, the Kardinals posted a 5-22 record. It’s an uphill climb toward respectability for McDonnell and the program. But McDonnell is not a complete newcomer to the returning players. The kids know him from the different youth teams – AAU, PAL – that McDonnell has coached, recognize him from the camps and clinics. He’s not an outsider. “I think it helps me greatly,” McDonnell said. “I have a good rapport with the kids. A lot of them went to my camps or played for me. Most of the juniors and sophomores were on my PAL

team when we won the state championship when they were in seventh and eighth grade. I believe that’s a great start. They know my coaching style and know what to expect. They know what to expect when it comes to discipline, both on and off the court. They know what’s expected of them athletically.” McDonnell was asked if he has changed over the last four years that he was away from high school basketball and coaching on the collegiate level. “What’s different about it is that I know that there’s more of a teaching aspect on the high school level,” McDonnell said. “On the college level, the players already

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McDonnell, who retired from the police department three years ago. “It’s a point of fact. This is my last coaching stint. I have a good relationship with the teachers and administrators. I also have a good relationship with the business leaders in the town who will be willing to help the program. By being here in Kearny for so long and working with the kids, I have a lot invested in this.” McDonnell wants to see if he can implement a traveling team comprised of seventh and eighth graders and perhaps add more teams at the AAU level. “Without a doubt, we can be competitive,” McDonnell said. “I have seen numerous games in the area and I know what’s coming back. We can be competitive. I’m out for the kids first. I have their best interests in mind.” So what does it mean for McDonnell to finally get the chance to have the one coaching job he always wanted? “I think I have a lot of perseverance,” McDonnell said. “I think by me waiting a long time is giving me the incentive to want to do this and want to run the program the right way. It’s going to take some time, maybe a few years, but I have that time.” And Kearny has a true Kearny guy as its new head boys’ basketball coach.

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19-2 record, suffering losses only to Nutley in the early portion of the season and Livingston in the third round of the Essex County Tournament, and they currently are on the threshold of capturing the Super Essex ConferenceColonial Division crown. Spina believes that the loss to Nutley early on was a turning point. “It was the second game of the season,” said Spina, who also coaches the Belleville boys’ volleyball team in the spring. “We lost to Nutley last year, 25-1. I never lost a game like that before. We were competitive this time. I emphasized to them that they just had to chalk that one game up, because they totally wiped us off the floor last year and now we showed so much improvement. We bounced back and won 10 straight.” The Buccaneers defeated Weequahic and Newark Academy in the Essex County Tournament before falling to perennial power Livingston in the quarterfinals. There’s one trait about the Buccaneers that stands out. Spina does not just use seven players like most teams. There are at least 12 players who get regular time in the Belleville rotation. “This is a team built to work this way,” Spina said. “Instead of just having seven, we have the ability to take players out and keep their legs fresh. They’re used to the fact that they’re all sharing their positions. It’s just another weapon we have. It’s the most depth we’ve ever had.” Leading the way is senior middle hitter Shatia Silas. The 6-foot-2 Silas is an imposing presence at the net and has collected 28 blocks, 121 kills and 31 service aces. “Anything that the other team does close to the net, she can put it back,” Spina said. “If they make a mistake, she’s going to block it. Having that much of a presence changes things. We’re able to build our game around her.” Junior Abigail Ocaya is the other Buccaneer middle hitter. Ocaya has 57 kills and 14 blocks, including eight kills and three blocks in a recent win over Hackensack. “This is only her second year of volleyball, but she’s

already a good presence at the net,” Spina said. “She’s getting much better as the season progresses. We’re getting what we need from her.” Sophomore Breana Nieves is a first-year member of the varsity at outside hitter. “She’s very versatile in every aspect of the game,” Spina said of Nieves. “She can serve, pass and hit. She can also play defense.” Nieves fills out a stat sheet. She has 58 kills, 40 digs, 83 service points and 20 service aces. Senior Kayla Sica is the Buccaneers’ jack-of-alltrades. “We use her in a lot of crazy roles,” Spina said. “Last year, she started at middle hitter, but we moved her to opposite hitter, where she can hit better. She also didn’t complain about being moved around. She’ll go anywhere she’s needed.” Sica has 49 kills, 11 blocks, 34 digs, 59 service points and 11 service aces. One setter is senior Jenna Lombardi, who transferred to Belleville last year, but she failed to join the volleyball team. “I was concerned how she would fit in,” Spina said of Lombardi, who was the pitcher on the Buccaneers’ softball team last spring. “But she leads the team in service points.” Lombardi has 149 service points, 56 of which have gone for aces, to go along with her 152 assists. Another setter is sophomore Andrea Nguyen, another newcomer to the Buccaneers’ varsity. Nguyen has 87 assists. “She’s progressing well,” Spina said of Nguyen. “I like the way the ball comes off her hands. She brings a lot of athleticism to the team.” The team’s libero is junior Barbara Jacangelo, who has been “awesome,” according to Spina. Jacangelo has 183 digs, 119 service points and 45 aces. In part of the Bucs’ rotation is senior Chloe Mecka, who spends most of her time at opposite hitter. “She’s second on the team in blocks and makes a lot of noise at the net,” Spina said. “She does everything for us. She has great hands and she’s very versatile. She’s one of the best athletes on

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oanna Seca has been playing soccer in North Arlington since she was five years old. It didn’t take long for others to notice that Seca was a player of immense talents, as she was scooped up from the regular North Arlington Recreation program to play at higher levels, like Kearny Thistle and even more impressively, the Players Development Academy (PDA) of Zarepath, N.J., an organization for strictly the elite players in the state. When it came time for Seca to enter North Arlington High School, she elected to continue to play for PDA, which meant she could not play for the Vikings. “I was a little upset and disappointed,” Seca said. “Some of my friends on the team North Arlington sophomore center midfielder Joanna Seca

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O’Brien Romer saw almost immediately that Seca would make a positive impact on her team. “I knew right away that she could handle the challenge,” O’Brien Romer said. “I saw that there was a lot of potential there.” O’Brien Romer inserted the sophomore at center midfield. There wasn’t exactly instant success. “I think it took her a little bit of time to get accustomed to everything,” O’Brien Romer said. “She had a lot of good shots and was making good plays, but she just wasn’t scoring.” “I definitely had to step up my game,” Seca said. “Playing in high school was much more aggressive than I thought it would be.” After a few games, Seca became more comfortable with her new surroundings. “Something just clicked,” Seca said. “I knew I had to do better and I did.” O’Brien Romer said that story continued next page

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Seca just took over and lived up to expectations. “She’s been contributing a lot, both on and off the field,” O’Brien Romer said. “She has a great personality and work ethic. She’s a natural leader. She has all the intangibles you need. She also has great skills and can control the ball well. She handles the game gracefully. She plays with such grace and ease.” Seca said that she changed her approach from the beginning of the season. “I’m holding the ball more,” Seca said. “I’m shooting it when I get inside the 18 (yard line). That has definitely helped. I didn’t do that earlier in the year.” The Vikings didn’t do a lot

of winning early on either. “We needed to get to a certain level of play to get into the (NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2, Group I) state playoffs,” O’Brien Romer said. “They had to prove that they belonged.” Two weeks ago, the Vikings suddenly became a vastly improved team, with Seca leading the way. They went on a streak where they won four out of five games, including three wins over NJIC opponents (Weehawken, Becton/ Wallington and St. Mary’s of Rutherford) that the Vikings lost to earlier in the season. One of the main reasons for the hot streak is the immense contributions from Seca, who has scored seven goals and

added eight assists in those games. Last week, Seca had three goals and two assists against Becton/Wallington, one goal and two assists against Weehawken and one goal and four assists against St. Mary’s. For her efforts, Seca has been selected as The Observer Athlete of the Week for the last week. O’Brien Romer is more than pleased with Seca’s performance. “She’s made the other girls on the team around her much better,” O’Brien Romer said. “Not only is she a good player, but she makes the others better. She could develop into something really special. I’ve had a lot of girls come through

the program over the years and Joanna could become one of the truly special ones.” O’Brien Romer put Seca in the same class as former standout Katie Mallack, who went on to play rugby at Sacred Heart University. “She has a chance to be better, one of our very best,” O’Brien Romer said of Seca. “She has natural leadership qualities. She keeps her cool when other teams notice her and guard her. She’s a team player who is always looking to help the team win. She’s really been a great addition to our program.” Seca likes the way she’s playing now. “I thought I could play the same way I played in PDA,

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which is focused on passing,” Seca said. “I realized that it wasn’t working in high school. I can pass it, give it to someone else to shoot, but also get the chance to get it back. It’s working better. We’re winning. I definitely feel better about it.” As for playing for North Arlington? “I like it,” Seca said. “I like representing my school and getting to know the girls. It’s good to know that I have a good relationship with them on and off the field. It’s been really exciting. I’ve gained a lot of confidence so far and I hope it just continues.” So does everyone involved with the North Arlington girls’ soccer program.

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Essex Chemical as a civilian, has been an active volunteer, guished service,” Rogers locally and around the state, added. “I think it’s good to add particularly on behalf of speveterans. And I’ll be presentcial children and adults. He ing them on behalf of the helped lead the Amvets drive people of Nutley.” for funds dedicated to the reVeterans of WWII are being furbishment of Nutley’s WWII singled out for this honor now, monument and all other local in light of the fact that the na- war monuments. He’s also tion is losing more and more coached Nutley Little League servicemen and women of that Football and served with the era every year, Rogers said. In Old Guard, VFW, AARP, Third fact, The National WWII Mu- Half Club and Our Lady of Mt. seum, based in New Orleans, Carmel Church. reckons that, “By 2036 … there Currently, Marese has been will be no living veterans of leading fundraising efforts on World War II left ….” behalf of St. Jude Children’s In future years, Rogers said, Research Hospital for youngthe hope is to honor veterans sters with cancer and other of other wars with similar diseases. His granddaughter is medals. a St. Jude survivor. But in the meantime, as anAs for the activities centered other facet of the Nov. 10 celin and around the Kingsland ebration, the Nutley Veterans Manor, which dates from the Council will present its annual late 1700s, Greengrove said the “Veteran of the Year” award manor will host the continuto lifelong Nutley resident ous playing of a documentary Dan Marese, a World War II film, “Patriots to Heroes,” veteran who serves as deputy focusing on the role played director of the local Military by physicians in various wars and Veterans Affairs Bureau. involving U.S. troops. He’s also a township health Greengrove said the film is investigator. being loaned to the Kingsland Marese, who was a mason Trust by Dr. Ligaya Prysand longtime employee of towsky, a local ophthalmoloVETERANS from

gist with a keen interest in medical history. Also, for military history enthusiasts, members of the 2nd Rhode Island Infantry, Company B will undertake a reenactment of a battle that occurred in the War Between the States and will also display some period armaments. The Trust will provide tours of the manor, a brownstone center hall colonial. According to the Trust website, the original property reportedly dates from the 1600s and was acquired in the 1790s by its namesake, Joseph Kingsland, who enlarged it to accommodate a family of 11 and servants by providing “17 rooms, 2 kitchens, ballroom, slave prison, slaughter house, smoke house and underground Indian raid cellar,” among other things. Kingsland, a Tory with strong loyalties to the King, left the New World for Nova Scotia where he stayed until the end of the Revolutionary War when he re-settled in New York where he ran a lumber yard and harvested the forests of New Jersey along the Third River, shipping the

when the township used a Green Acres grant to buy it and formed the Trust which, aided by detailed drawings by architects hired by the U.S. Dept. of the Interior in 1935, undertook extensive renovations of the building, including relocating dormers, rebuilding chimneys, repairing the roof, replacing doors and windows, repointing stone work, landscaping and restoring brick walkways. And the building’s interior was made into a museum, Photo by Ron Leir restoring the kitchen’s old An upclose view of the Nutley medal. fireplace and beehive oven timber on sloops down the and pot warmer; refinishing a Passaic River. dining room fireplace; removIn 1918, the Nutley property ing modern paneling and was acquired by the McGinreplastering walls and ceiling ity family. Daniel McGinity, in the dining room; rediscova fight promoter, used the ering and preserving silhouproperty as a training camp ettes painted by Bus McGinity for boxers like three-division depicting the life of George champion Bob Fitzsimmons. Washington and recreating Dan’s son Bernard “Bus” ran a the Kingsland mill office with speakeasy in the manor’s base- family memorabilia; refurment during Prohibition, then bishing the ballroom with as a legal club until the license its working Mason Hamilton was revoked, then as a conva- organ circa 1904 and square lescent home. grand piano; and restoring upAfter a sheriff’s sale in 1938, stairs bedrooms, installing an the manor passed through exhibition of Kingsland family various owners until 1973 artifacts.


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‘Suspicious’ fire at First Republic site EAST NEWARK – The state Fire Marshal’s office has been called in to investigate a “suspicious” fire this past Saturday at the former First Republic industrial complex in East Newark, borough officials said. It took about two hours for more than 40 firefighters from seven area fire departments to quell the smoky blaze at the block-long complex at 900 Passaic Ave. owned by Alma Realty of New York. No injuries were reported. East Newark Police Chief Tony Mondero said one of his patrol officers called in a “smoke condition” at the complex at 8:47 a.m. – coming from a fifth-floor window, according to Borough Volunteer Fire Chief Allen Yudichak. However, firefighters arriving at the scene soon after

discovered that the fire had originated at the northeast corner of the property on the first floor of Building 39 on the Grant Ave. side of the shuttered complex near the railroad tracks at the Sherman Ave. intersection, opposite the borough garage, Mondero said. Firefighters encountered heavy smoke coming from the first floor and basement and used air packs and thermal imaging devices to make their way through the dark space while dragging hose into the building, fire officials said. Yudichak said the fire damaged a section of the building’s heavy timber floor, part of which burned through and fell into the basement. Rescue teams stood by with ropes as a precaution in case

any fire personnel fell through the weakened flooring but there was no need to deploy them, one fire official said. Mayor Joseph Smith, a former volunteer borough firefighter, was performing a couple of weddings at Borough Hall when the fire broke out but he got to the scene soon after the ceremonies had concluded. “The fire was substantial to the point where it was coming out the eaves of the roof because it had made its way up the sides of the wall,” the mayor said. Yudichak and Mondero said East Newark firefighters initially had trouble gaining access to the building because an entrance door was welded shut so they had to force it open to get inside and locate

the fire. The fire eventually went to three alarms and resulted in companies responding from Harrison, Kearny, North Arlington, Jersey City, Lyndhurst and Secaucus, Yudichak said. Kearny Fire Chief Steven Dyl said his department sent seven personnel, including a deputy chief, aboard an engine and ladder truck, to help extinguish the fire, ventilate the building and assist with coordinating efforts at the command post. Harrison units took charge of the area in the rear of the building. Yudichak said the cause of the fire remains under investigation. It will be up to state arson probers to make that determination, he said. One of the possibilities being explored, according

to police and fire officials, is whether vagrants may have somehow gotten into the building – where gas and power have been shut off – and set a fire for warmth. Holes in the fence discovered along the building’s Grant Ave. side is lending credence to that theory, although Yudichak cautioned that firefighters may have picked their way through to get access to the property. It was only a few months ago that the borough and Alma agreed to settle a longstanding dispute about alleged fire code violations at the property, with the property owners having agreed to pay a hefty fine for what the borough considered a delayed compliance. – Ron Leir


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ministries in New Jersey listed on the ABC webadults. site are Hispanic.) Sunday services are Indeed, Millie said, accompanied by a youth “there have been miramusical team whose 10 cles among several of members range in age our members for whom from seven to 16 directed our congregation by Rene Orellana and his prayed. Since we came wife Ayda. And they are to Belleville, we’ve seen broadcast online in real ladies who couldn’t have time via gracebaptistchchildren give birth and urch1@verizon.net. two people who were in “As a Spanish Christian wheelchairs have recovpopulation, our mission ered: one is a woman is to bring the Light of Je- who was crushed against sus and bless the town of a building by a taxi in Belleville in sharing the New York and the other Gospel,” Minnie said. is a man who was doing When the congregaconstruction work on the tion first arrived in Essex third floor of a building County, its members felt when the structure colsomewhat detached from lapsed.” a community with largely Because the 102-yearethnic Italian roots but, old church building was as Minnie noted, since in rough shape when the the early 1990s, “we have mission arrived, “our seen an influx of Spanish- pastors understood the speaking people living need for repairs,” Millie here, from Latin and said, and, over time, she Central America, so God added, the congregation is collecting all of his has spent about $200,000 nation. God has promised for improvements such Belleville for Christ.” as new windows, a (Forty of the American refurbished basement, Baptist Church’s 281 additional classrooms, a GRACE BAPTIST from

new boiler, new doors, a new front entrance and landscaping. Perhaps best of all, she said, the church parsonage – which was purchased by several former Grace pastors – was acquired by the new congregation in 2005. “Now we have it as a rectory and for visiting pastors and missionaries,” Millie said, and, perhaps at some point, it can be the permanent home for the church’s pastor and family. In the meantime, Grace Baptist Church is preparing to mark, belatedly, its 100-year anniversary during a special service on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 5 p.m., which will be attended by the Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, executive minister and senior regional pastor of the ABC of New Jersey. Representatives of the area’s Spanish churches, along with Belleville elected officials and township police and fire chiefs, have also been invited.

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Irene Carberry Irene Carberry, formerly of Kearny, died on Oct. 22 at The Job Haines home in Bloomfield where she lived since 2002. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A service was held in the funeral home, followed by a private cremation. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins. com. Irene was the wife of the late James H. Carberry Jr., mother of James H. III, Joyanne Chesnick and the late Dr. Thomas R. Carberry. She is also survived by four grandchildren as well as greatgrandchildren.  In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to The First Presbyterian Church Remembrance Fund in Kearny.   Muriel A. Diehl Muriel A. Diehl (nee Greatorex) died on Oct. 23 in The Seabrook Village, Tinton Falls. She was 97. Born in Kearny, she moved to Tinton Falls in 2003. Private arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins. com. Muriel was a retired Belleville school teacher. She was the wife of Donald A. Diehl and mother of Marjorie Spirito and the late Donald A. Jr., and sister of the late Olive Tomlinson. She is also survived by her grandchildren Michael and Frank and her great-grandchildren Matthew, Michael, Sophia and Victoria.

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associated with the Harrison Seniors. He was recognized as having a beautiful singing voice. Edward was selected to serve as the executor director of the Newark Housing Department for a day. Edward served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He is survived by his beloved companion of 42 years Esther Estrella, and her children Danilo Estrella and Anita Sims, cherished grandfather to four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He is also uncle to many nieces and nephews and many cousins. Funeral services were under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Harrison and his Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.

William P. Kavlick William P. Kavlick died Oct. 25. He was 51. Born in Newark, he lived in Kearny before moving to Nutley 10 years ago. Visiting will begin at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, and the service will be at 6 p.m. in the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. Cremation will be private. To leave an online condolence, please visit www. armitagewiggins.com.  Bill was a traffic coordinator with Local 472 in Newark and was a member of Queen of Peace Council Knights of Columbus.  He is survived by his parents Joseph and Barbara (nee Byrnes) Kavlick, his wife Edward Henry Kamieniecki Christine (nee Verrier) and Edward Henry Kamieniecki, his son William. He was also of Harrison, entered into the brother of Lori Kavlick, eternal rest surrounded by his Linda Landi, Karen Palamara, loving family on Monday, Oct. Joseph Kavlick Jr. and Barbara 21. He was 92. Kripetz. Born in Harrison, he was In lieu of flowers, kindly a lifelong resident and a consider a donation to St. parishioner of Our Lady of Jude Children’s Hospital.   Czestochowa Church, Harrison. Edward was a Harrison Geffrey Kerwin Jr. firefighter for 20 years. He Geffrey Kerwin Jr., of was a member of the Harrison Kearny, died Oct. 24. He was Senior Citizens, participat41. ing in many senior programs Private arrangements are by

the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home. Condolence may be left at www.armitagewiggins.com. Geff, an avid fisherman, played Kearny Recreation football and Kearny High School football which led to a football scholarship to Penn State. He is survived by his parents Geffrey Sr. and Sharon (nee Stansvaag) and his stepmother Beverly. He was the brother of Kristan Kerwin and the nephew of David and Sue Kerwin, Richard and Karin Kerwin and Douglas and Diane Tilley. He is also survived by his cousin Anmarie Narozny DeGiovanni and her daughters Kaetana, Paige and Johanna. He was predeceased by his grandparents Robert and Marianne Kerwin.  In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to K.H.S. Athletic Department scholarship fund. Mikhail Korban Mikhail Korban, formerly of Russia, died Oct. 19 in Kearny. He was 61. Arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. A funeral service for Mikhail was held in Russian Orthodox Convent, followed by burial at NovoDiveevo Cemetery, both in Nanuet, N.Y. Mikhail is survived by his loving mother and family in Russia and dear friends here in this country.

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Church in Union. To view the complete obituary, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com. Frances is survived by her husband Vasilios and her sons and daughter-in-law James and Dennis and Carolyn. Also surviving are her grandchildren Julia and William. Siobhan Speck Siobhan Speck, of Harrison, died on Oct. 25, surrounded by her loving family. She was 54. She is survived by her siblings and many nieces and nephews. Viewing hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. John Joseph Tanzini Jr John Joseph Tanzini Jr. entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Oct. 22. He was 89. Born in Harrison, he was a lifelong resident. John worked for the railroad in Kearny for 40 years retiring in

1981. He served his country in the U. S. Navy during World War II. An avid Yankee fan, in his spare time he enjoyed bowling. John is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Jean (nee Ryder), his loving children Sandy Tanzini, Barbara Correnti and her husband Patsy and John and Jean; cherished grandchildren, Kelly, Alan, Stephanie, Kate and John, and great-grandchildren Maryanna, Eddie, Alex, Beth, Bradley and Abigail, dear brother of Joseph, Louis and Louise. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Theresa. Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. His commital services were private. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org. see OBITS page

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MARIO TEIXEIRA, JR., #2542 DIRECTOR-MANAGER

Shaw-Buyus Home for Services

138 DAVIS AVE. • KEARNY, NJ 07032

Tel: (201) 991-2265

Efrosini Koukoutsis Efrosini “Frances” Koukoutsis died Oct. 24. She was 77. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral service was held at St. Demetrios A Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary (Never Known to Fail) O Most Beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show me here. You my Mother, O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart, to succor me in my necessity: (make request) There are none that can withstand your power. O Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee (3 Times) Say this prayer 3 consecutive days then you must publish and it will be granted to you. L.M.

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

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

Wilfred Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home

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2 Family House for Sale in Kearny. Seven parking spaces, shed. 1 bedroom on 1st floor. 2 bedrooms on 2nd floor. $229,000 (201)998-8429 (201)283-4051 FOR SALE 6 UNITS. NEW ROOF & SIDING, LAMINATED FLOORS, ETC. GROSS $71,800, NET $56,900. MONTH TO MONTH LEASE. ASKING PRICE $649,000. 201-998-2153 OR 201-951-2868

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. O’HARA AGENCY (201)997-6300

$445,000 KEARNY NICHOLAS BISSELL REALTOR 973-751-3311

House for rent

Belleville House for rent . 7 Wallice St. Newly Renovated, 2 full Bathrooms. W/D included. $1800/month. 2 months deposit. 917-856-2481.

ApArtments forrent

Business forsAle Hair Salon for sale in Kearny on Kearny Ave. Open for 8 years. 6 Hair stylist station and 2 complete pedicure sections. Asking price $35,000. Call (201)719-0459

HAllforrent Party Hall

Rental • Affordable • A/C • Nice Setting

201-889-6677 201-572-1839

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For lease 2,000 sq ft of office space on Skyler ave. Call (201)997-1500

For lease 7,000 sq ft of refrigerated space USDA approved with 70ft enclosed dock and 1/2 acre of parking with 1,500 sq ft office. Call (201)997-1500.

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 forrent North Arlington: • 3 Rooms w/ heat & parking $1050. • 3 Rooms w/ heat & parking $875. • 3 Rooms w/ heat & parking $900.

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CLASSIFIEDS ApArtments forrent Kearny KEARNY 2nd floor, 2 level Apt. $1,100/month + Utilities. 1-1/2 month Security. No Laundry. No Pets. Quiet Location. Credit Check Required. Available January 1st. (201)997-2113 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 deli’s. Free overnight parking permit avail for town municipal lot. Hardwood Floors. Call 201-955-0001 to see.

KEARNY 1 bedroom $950 & $850, Efficiency apt. $750. Small Studio $700/mo HT/HW included 1 1/2 month security. Call Super between 11am-8pm (201)998-9006 KEARNY 1 bedroom apartment. Renovated building. Wood kitchen cabinets, refrigerator, stove, ceramic tile floor, hardwood floors throughout. Laundry on-site. No Pets. Near NYC transportation. 1-1/2 months security. Arlington Section. $890 + utilities. (908)2445847

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KEARNY 1 bedroom on 2nd fl. steps to bus stop on Kearny Ave, separate utilities (973)951-7385 KEARNY 1 bedroom, office room. Freshly painted Hardwood floors. HT/HW included. $1000/month. 1 month security. No pets. (201)403-5889 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: 3rd floor, 3 bedrooms. No dogs. HT/HW included. $1,100/month. 1 month security. Call after 2pm (201)9606710 KEARNY: 2 bedrooms, LR/DR, kitchen, central AC. Hardwood floors. Separate utilities. 11/2 months security. No pets. $1200/month (973)380-9007

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

KEARNYArlington section 4 rooms, 2nd floor, HT/HW supplied. No Pets. Referencesneeded. $1200/month + 1/month security. Call (201)991-5968.

HARRISON: 3 bedroom apt., 3rd floor. 97-99 Hamilton St. $1200/month + utilities. Available November 1st. Call Norma (201)921-3954

Belleville

HARRISON New Renovated 2 BR, 1LR @ Sussex St. ground Floor. $850/Month. Pay own utilities. P: 646-267-4201 HARRISON 1 bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, 3rd floor. $800. 973-412-1279 or 973-437-7019. HARRISON: 3rd floor, 1 bedroom, heat supplied. No pets. No smoking. Close to PATH. 1 month security. $975/month. Available December 1st. (973)484-9694 HARRISON: 2nd floor. 2 bedroom, 4 room apartment. Available now. $1200/month. 1 month security. HT/HW included. No smoking or pets. (201)998-6683

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 2nd floor, 4 rooms, storage space, $1100/month + Utilities. 1-1/2/months security. Call Jay (646)678-2729 KEARNY: Arlington Section. Sunny, 4-1/2 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 2nd floor. HT/HW included. Convenient location. No pets. No smoking. $1350/month 1-1/2 months security. Available December 1st. (201)991-0411 KEARNY: 3 rooms furnished. Everything included, + internet, + FIOS. $850/month. No pets. No smoking. 1 month security. (201)997-6222 KEARNY: 1 Bedroom $950/M Util separate. Hardwood floors, spacious. Walking distance to shopping, banking, post office, nail salon, great pizza and deli’s. Great for NYC commuter, close to Harrison Path Station. Free overnight parking permit avail for municipal lot. Call to see 201-9550001 avail immed.

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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 bedrooms, office room, DR, LR. Close to public transportation. 1-1/2 months security. $1125/month. No pets. Available December 1st. Credit check required. Separate utilities. (862)596-2626

KEARNY 3 ROOMS (ONE BEDROOM) ON FOURTH FLOOR: 12 GRANT AVENUE. $800 PLUS UTILITIES. LAUNDRY ROOM. NO PETS (973)493-7868 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 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 apartment available 2 family house, 3 bedrooms(2nd floor & attic) Near schools & transportation. Separate utilities. Available November. (347)735-3299 KEARNY: 4-1/2 rooms. 2nd floor apt. Good location. $1100/month plus utilities. 1-1/2 deposit security. Refrigerator & stove included. Laundry hook-up. Carpets. No pets. Available. (201)9982615

KEARNY Arlington section. 1st floor. 2 Bedrooms, LR, EIK, bath. Washer/dryer hook-up & storage in basement. Separate utilities. $1025/month. Available December 1st. No pets. (201)725-1212 KEARNY Arlington Section. 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, DR, LR, & Bath. $1200. HT/HW Included. No Pets. (201)998-8138 KEARNY ELM COURT Kearny’s 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 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 2nd floor, 2 bedrooms, LR, DR, kitchen, Porch. Close to NYC train, $895. Available Now. (407)569-6602 Leave message 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 BELLEVILLE 4 rooms, 2 bedroom, newly renovated. HT/HW included, Carpeting, AC, Convenient to NYC Transportation. $1150/month. 1-1/2 months security. NO Pets. (973)964-7105 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. BELLEVILLE1 bedroom on 2nd Fl. Available. No pets. Call Mike 9am-6pm (201)994-5056 or (201)991-9857

THREE & FOUR WEEKS

SPECIAL MUST RUN

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

CONSECUTIVELY

KEARNY Studio apt. Arlington Section. Newly Renovated. Laundry on Premises. HT/HW Included. Near Transportation. No Pets. $795/month + security. (201)998-4972

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- 1 bedroom apartment, L/R, kitchen. One month security. Utilities separate. No pets. No Smoking. (551)486-1488

HARRISON 2 bedrooms walk-thru apartment. EIK, backyard. Very clean. $1,250 plus util. Available Nov. 1st. (914)497-5489

Harrison

HARRISON: 2 bedroom apt. EIK, LR, hardwood floors. $1150/month + utilities. No pets. 1 month security. Close to PATH. Available December 1st. (973)207-5229 HARRISON: 2 bedroom, LR/kitchen combined. $1200/month. HT/HW included. Walking distance to PATH. Available immediately. (201)657-3691 HARRISON: 5 large rooms. New house, 2nd floor, 2 bedrooms, kitchen appliances. Central AC/HT. Smoke-free environment. No pets. Plenty of parking. 1-1/2 months security. Available 12/1/13. Call (973)481-1721 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 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


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HARRISON Completely renovated. 2 Bedroom apartment, dishwasher. Utilities not included. 1-1/2 months security. $1300/month. Close to transportation. Available Now. No pets. (973)992-3580 after 5pm.

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

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HARRISON: $875. Nice 1 br apt near the path. Stove, C/A/C incl. Tenant pays util. Call Ralph Giordano 973-464-9889

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

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LYNDHURST Just renovated. 1 bedroom plus den. New kitchen cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, ceramic tile floors. Hardwood floors throughout apt. Near NYC train/bus. Laundry on site. No pets. $1025/month + heat. 1-1/2 months security. Credit check required. (201)4386241 LYNDHURST 1 bedroom, large LR, kitchen. Near transportation & shopping. No pets. Smoke-free building. Credit check required. $1075/mo. HT/HW & cooking gas included. Available December 1st. (201)406-0353 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.

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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: 3 Room Apt. $825, Heat included

O’HARA AGENCY (201)997-6300 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.

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 1 bedroom apt. HT/HW supplied. Near NYC transportation. $1050/month. 1 month security. (201)939-6081

Masonry

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E.RUTHERFORD 2 bedrooms. Walking distance to train station and center of town. Available immediately. $1300/month. (201)773-0868 or email: tonyc@ againsurance.net

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. arlinGton N.ARLINGTON: Three apts for rent. 4 room apt., 2 bedroom apt., and 3 bedroom apt. Available December 1st. No pets. HW included. 11/2 months security. Close to transportation. (973)229-2786 N.ARLINGTON 5 rooms, 2nd floor, 2 bedrooms. HT/HW included. 1 month security. No pets. No smoking. Available December 1st. (201)997-1459

rooM for rent BELLEVILLE Nice area. Room for rent. $400. 1 month security. Call after 4:00pm (973)336-5335 (862)215-9440 E.NEWARK Room for rent. No smoking, utilities included. Available now. (973)868-7999 (973)481-0344

Belleville furnished room for rent. One month security. Call (973)450-9457 after 5:00pm. Se Habla Español/Ingles. KEARNY Furnished sleeping room for single person. Smoke-free, drug-free. Close to transportation. 304 Chestnut Street. Security required. (201)207-8029

eMployMent DRIVERS: Teams up to 4,500 miles per week! .28cpm! Van freight. Full benefits after 90 days! CDL-A, 2 yr exp, clean MVR req. Call Jan: 608364-9716 or Gil 608-364-9719 Optomalogy Office. PT/FT. Office Desk/Technology. Experienced preferred. Competitive salary. Fax (201)991-8941 Mike First Class. Drivers, Movers, Office personell. PT/FT. Moving experience preferred. Call (973)255-0621 Bilingual (English/Spanish) Medical Assistant needed for busy Pediatric office. Must be able to commute between two office locations and be proactive and responsible. One or 2 years experience a must. Please fax resume to (201)998-0021

Room for rent in Kearny. Female preferred. Clean & responsible. Call (732)859-1968 Se renta cuarto para mujer sola, limpia, responsable. Hacer cita 732-859-1678

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

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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

ENTRY-LEVEL MANAGEMENT POSITION (NEWARK, NEW JERSEY) Cambridge Security Services is seeking candidates for an entry-level management position for our 24-hour National Command Center. The ideal applicant will have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Candidates for this position must be well organized and capable of working in a fast paced environment.

 Candidates must have an untarnished criminal record as well as a high school diploma.

Starting Salary: Between $27,000 and $31,000.

Please forward all resumes to:
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CDL Class A driver for 24 person bus at Kearny daycare. Monday-Friday pick up and drop off for schools in local area. Kindly contact daycare Director, Ms. Josephine. Hours and pay rate will be discussed upon interview. Call 201-998-7384.

Medical Assistant To work for medical office. P/T position, 30/hrs. Must have experience and be bilingual Portuguese-English Fax resume to (973)350-0885

SALES PERSON P/T & F/T positions available for proven salesperson. Hours will include nights and Saturdays. Must have good communicattion skills and a professional appearance and attitude. Apply in Person: Mace Bros. Furniture 512 Kearny Ave. Kearny Wanted Diesel Mechanic & Electric Technician for Heavy Duty . Needed to Start immediately, Experience reguired. 201-478-0960.

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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

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

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

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

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Machine Shop Helper/ Machinist Helper Knowledge of Manual Lathes - Helpful - Overall Manufacturing Tasks - Clean Driver’s License Apply: 75 Arlington Ave. Kearny, NJ Fax: (201)98-5650

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

(201)874-1577

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

CleAning serviCes Annie’s 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 Cleaning Service. Homes, offices. Good experiences. References available. Call Adriana (201)997-9797

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

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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)8930656


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Home improvement 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

FGLC Contracting Interior Stone Tile & Paint Hardwood Flooring

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JMW CONSTRUCTION

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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.

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1985 Chevy ’30 Series’, 14 box truck, 10,000 on motor and trans. $4,500 or best offer. (201)954-4287

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

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

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DJ equipment “Penvey”, 5 disc player w/speaker stands amplifier. $1,500 or best offer. (201)954-4287 DiVinci “Platinum Series” Home Speaker System. Professional 5.1. DV7010. Home theater system. (201)9544287

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WE RECOGNIZE BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH Mama Angelo’s 440 Ridge Rd. North Arlington (201) 997-0577

Lucky 7 Liquors 67 River Rd. North Arlington (201) 246-7497

Healthnut Vitamin & Nutrition 615 Ridge Rd. North Arlington (201) 246-0294

Honey Bee Pets 277 Main St. Belleville (973) 751-9400

Big Cheese Pizzeria 137 Stuyvesant Ave. Lyndhurst (201) 729-1111

Appetizzio’s 5 Ridge Rd. Lyndhurst (201) 939-1566

Charlie’s Nursery 275 River Rd. North Arlington (201) 998-8206

Major League Cuts 621 Ridge Rd. North Arlington (201) 772-5270

Firepit BBQ 300 Belleville Tpke. Kearny (201) 997-3473

Advance Food Stores 285 Main St. Belleville (973) 450-0900

City Tropics Tanning Salon 96 Centre St. Nutley (973) 320-5594

United Check Cashing 726 Washington Ave. Belleville (973) 751-5800

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REAL ESTATE from uct and all of its telecommunications and computers” during Superstorm Sandy. However, as Fedway Executive Vice President Robert Sansone advised the board at the Aug. 7 hearing, Fedway – with 228 employees, 85 truck routes and 25 trailers – has recovered from that loss and has recently signed a 25-year lease to stay in Kearny because its new building, after being raised to a higher elevation to prevent flooding, will be insurable. The buildings need to be connected “to provide the necessary square footage and accessibility,” the application said. The board

approved a parking variance for the project. Finally, RTL Services Inc. (now known as Kearny Point Industrial Park), based off the Hackensack River side of the Peninsula, successfully petitioned the mayor and Town Council to vote Oct. 9 to direct the Planning Board to investigate whether the area containing 77 and 90 S. Hackensack Ave. “and nearby property, if necessary” qualifies as a redevelopment area. The property, part of the old Federal Shipyard area, “was hurt very badly by Sandy,” said Andrew Feuerstein, an attorney for Kearny Point, and now the new FEMA flood elevation maps mandate

higher building elevations in the area as a precaution against possible future flooding. So, Feuerstein said, his clients “want to build a first class facility at Kearny Point Industrial Park,” a warehousing/distribution center comprising 2 million square feet of space spread among 24 buildings with 26 employees. “Now we want to grow,” he said. Asked for more details, however, Feuerstein said it would be “premature to talk about what we’re doing there while the planning process is going on. We have engaged a consultant to assist with that planning. Our hope is to attract first class tenants.”

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BULLYING from an idea of what they should be doing, instead of always telling them what not to do.” What followed Officer Schimpf’s speech was the talent-filled Poetry Slam, which under the theme of respect, featured the spoken word by Schimpf, WMS teacher Amy Morillo, students Natalie Guimmarra, Tiffany Danielian, and Raymond Pineda. The Washington Middle School Chorus then took the stage, cheering its listeners by performing their song “Brave”, before making way for Harrison’s first-ever step team. A hired step instructor choreographed the step dance with help from PE/Health teacher Uril Parrish. The routine is very similar to a uniformed military salute, but instead with an urban twist and a message behind it. “The students only had eight rehearsal practices before the actual show,” said Lopes. “The talent I saw on that stage tonight was simply remarkable.” Before the night could come to an end, the nationally recognized West Orange High School Step Team treated the Washington Middle School students to a powerful

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Students at Washington Middle School learns lessons about bullying.

performance, promoting a sense of unity and enjoyment for all. With the outcome of the Stomp Out Bullying event being a huge success, it’s no surprise that it will continue to

be a part of the Harrison community for years to come. Who knows, maybe one day, Harrison High School will have a step team dedicated to spreading a positive message. Stay tuned.

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Paul C. Trucillo

Paul C. Trucillo, of Harrison, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Oct. 23. He was 61. Born in Newark, he was a life-long resident of Harrison. He formerly worked for Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, prior to that he was a long time service manager for Newark Buick, Newark. Prior to that he worked for Goodwill Industries,

Harrison. Paul was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #402, Harrison. He also was a parishoner at Holy Cross Church, Harrison. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. Paul was married to Carol (nee DiSanto) He is survived by his siblings Louis A. and his wife Denise, Theresa Trucillo, Christopher and his wife Cidalia, and Charles and his wife Patricia, his six nieces and nephews Louis, Michael, Michael, Charles, Jessica and Nicole. He is also survived by his step-daughters Linda Coleman and Catherine Coleman, his beloved grand-daughter Mandy and his grand-nephews Jake Michael and Mi-

chael Liam. He was predeceased by his parents Louis and Elizabeth (nee Pennella) Trucillo. Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison, Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences to the family please visit mulliganfuneralhome. org. For those desiring, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association Memorial plus Honor Program, P.O. Box 11537, Alexandria, VA. 22312 in loving memory of Paul.

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Photos by Karen Zautyk On Sunday afternoon, for the first time in three years, Kearny was able to hold its annual Halloween Parade. The event had been cancelled last year due to Superstorm Sandy and in 2011 because of the “No-Name Storm.” Ghosts, goblins and ghouls, and some political leaders, lined Kearny Ave. for the celebration. Boo!

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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.

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