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May 7, 2014 • • Vol CXXVI, No. 50


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By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent NUTLEY – Last week, we reported on a recent Neighborhood Watch meeting focusing on various scams -- and we put the spotlight on the information about unscrupulous homerepair “contractors.” This week, as promised, we’re reporting on other vital info that was provided, this about higher-tech fraud, the kind in which the scamsters utilize phones, ATMs, email, etc., to separate you from your money. In some cases, it’s a one-shot deal, an attempt to get a lumpsum payment by fraudulent means. In others, the criminals are engaged in identity theft, designed to drain your credit and your bank accounts. At the meeting, held April 24 at Town Hall under the auspices of the Nutley Police Department, Det. Tom Perrota covered a multitude of topics, part of the effort to circulate the warnings throughout the township via Neighborhood Watch members. “We want you to spread the word to your friends and neighbors,” Perrota said. “We need to get the information out and let everyone know what to look out for.” Mayor Alphonse Petracco introduced the program and admitted that he had been a see SCAMS page


Main photo courtesy Dan Moran; inset photo by Ron Leir

Dan Moran is enjoying a revival of his Custom Steel business thanks to an EDA grant. Meanwhile, the owner of the old Spartech plant is clearing the property (inset photo) in hopes of attracting a developer.

By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent KEARNY –


South Kearny business sent reeling by super-storm Sandy has rebounded quite well,

computer-controlled equipment and six trucks, wrecked by five feet of storm surge in late October 2012. “A very specialized drilling machine critical to our operations was destroyed,” said Daniel Moran, president

thanks, in part, to a little help from the state. Custom Steel Contractors, one of several tenants at the Kearny Point Industrial Park, on the Hackensack River Peninsula, saw much of its machinery, including

of Custom Steel, which has served a variety of corporate clients including NJ Transit, UMDNJ, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Schering Plough, the Newark Renaissance Building, along with local governsee BUSINESS page


Municipal campaign gets ugly BELLEVILLE – Belleville Raymond Kimble, who is seeking re-election in the May 13 municipal election, and his political allies have called on his opponent, Councilwoman Marie Strumolo Burke to step down in the wake of a racial slur that Kimble claims Burke uttered.

they placed in one of their elected officials has been violated in the most offensive manner. National and local revelations this week have reminded us all that racism and bigotry is alive and well, but they have also shown that it cannot and will not be tolerated, and that swift and decisive

Burke denies making the remark and has refused to resign. A press release issued by Kimble, his running mate Councilman Kevin Kennedy, and Councilman Steve Rovell on May 1 reads as follows: “It’s a sad day for the people of Belleville. The trust that

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and the paired DPW crew and five scouts (Jason Gingerelli, Joseph Pepe and Logan Pepe, all from the pack, and Tom Gingerelli and John Dec, both from the troop) set to work. “My guys dug the hole and the scouts helped with repack-

pointed out this hasn’t been the only community project in which many of his 61 scouts have participated this year. They’ve volunteered at the Kearny Community Garden, ran their own personal river cleanup project on Sept. 7 and

Maryland leaning to a major in biology, was an expert in forestry. “Gerry told me what to look for as signs of a diseased KEARNY – tree,” he explained. Of the 1,377 rees and scouts: perfect trees his team counted, they together. found “a few” dead but, of the So it would appear, rest, most were in the “1 to 3 judging from the partnership range, with 1 being the best and of the Kearny Department of 5 the worst, he said. Public Works and Cub Pack/ In recognition of the project Troop 305, Boy Scouts of he led, Lindenfelser will be America, in a tree planting honored as an Eagle Scout, as organized as part of the town’s will Troop 305 member Nick annual Arbor Day observance. Fabricatore, who led 15 colAnd, not to forget a singular leagues on a four-day project contribution made by a parre-doing hand railings around ticular member of Troop 305, St. Stephen’s Church and (based out of St. Stephen’s Parrepainting the parish garage. ish), who did a survey of trees Fabricatore, 18, in scouting on town-owned properties in since he was five, now serves the Third Ward last summer. now as an assistant scoutMore on that – plus a related master. He’s in his second endeavor – later. semester at Essex County First things first: As exCommunity College and plained by DPW Director focused on music. He sings Gerry Kerr, “Every year and plays guitar as a solo act around this time, we try to get and he performed recently at local organizations involved Michael’s Rosscommon House in a tree planting to celebrate Photo courtesy Gerry Kerr in Belleville. Arbor Day and Earth Day to Final note on trees: Kerr said encourage community involve- Scouts and DPW team up for tree planting. his department will be plantment for a greener town.” ing the soil around the tree and on April 6, 22 scouts collected ing 50 new street trees around (By the way, Kearny has applying mulch,” Kerr said. 11,000 non-perishable food town this spring. “We’ll try to been designated a national “Then my guys finished with items from donors at ShopRite, plant in those locations where Tree City for the past 36 years putting in stakes and ‘gator’ or Seabra’s and Wal-Mart which we’ve removed trees but in so that must prove something water bags that keep the plantthey distributed to four local those instances, we have to about its dedication to bening moist.” food pantries. wait for the remaining stump eficial forestry. Yes, we know The project took only about Last summer, Ken Lindenfelto decay before we plant. about the thinning out of part 30 minutes to complete but ser, 18, a member of the same Residents with tree requests of the Manor section by some that just goes to show how efSt. Stephen’s scouts unit which can call the DPW at 201-99820 trees this past fall but that ficiently it was prepped. he joined at age 7, contributed 3700 or email me at gkerr@ was recommended as a safety Kerr described the new to the cause of preserving” move by an agronomist.) planting, purchased from Nature by leading a small For those new plantings, Recalling that the scouts of Terry Nursery of Clifton, as a group of scouts and friends on Kerr said he’s ordered 10 Ruby St. Stephen’s were eager vol“good, hardy white oak – the a mission suggested by Kerr: Slippers (a type of maple), 10 unteers for the recent Passaic kind of tree more suitable to a rating the health of the street Pyramidal European HornRiver cleanup project, Kerr park and one that will produce trees spread among the town’s beams, 10 Columnar Cherrys, reached out to Scout Commita nice canopy effect.” Third Ward where he lives. It 10 Crimson Pointe Plums and tee Chairman Tom Gingerelli Planted at a height of 6 feet, was considered particularly 10 Japanese Tree Lilacs (simifor an assist from his boys and it is expected to grow to 30 to useful since, as Lindenfelser lar to the trees prevalent on they readily agreed. 40 feet at full maturity, Kerr noted, the weather conditions Kearny Ave.). So, on April 21, Kerr picked said. How long will that take? from the winter and Sandy had All should grow to a height an appropriate planting spot in “I don’t think I’ll be around to degraded many of the trees. of 20 to 25 feet over a period Riverbank Park, along Passaic see that,” he quipped. Not that Lindenfelser, now a of years and are designed to Ave., just north of the ColumScout Chairman Gingerelli freshman at Loyola University provide shade, he said. bus Day memorial statute,


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New delay for KHS renovation job By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent

BOE will pay monthly storage fees of $54,645 to B&B Iron Works of Irvington (for steel it’s holding); $2,657 to ArchiKEARNY – tectural Window of Rutherford; $6,440 to Amco Enterhe slow-moving proprises (HVAC equipment) ject to soundproof and of Kenilworth and $5,250 to remodel Kearny High School has been dealt another ModSpace (outdoor classroom trailers). setback. As for the steel, however, The lone bid received by the Bruscino said he’s recomBoard of Education on April 11 mended that the BOE arrange to complete the North Buildto relocate the beams to the ing Aircraft Noise Abatement playground at Washington Eland Renovation Project came ementary School. “That’s the in “over the budget estimate,” according to a BOE resolution biggest storage area we have rejecting the $48,747,000 offer available to use,” he added. submitted by Prismatic Devel- Once that’s done, the storage payment will be moot, he said. opment Corp. of Fairfield on Bruscino estimated that the April 22. BOE has so far spent “between Mark Bruscino, the board’s $16 million and $17 million” on operations director, said that the Noise Abatement Project five companies had picked which, along with the KHS up bid specification sheets in Exterior Renovation Project, response to the March 7 bid is being funded by a combisolicitation notice but only nation of funding from the one followed through. Federal Aviation AdministraBruscino declined to say tion, Port Authority of New by how much Prismatic’s bid York and New Jersey and state exceeded estimates for the Department of Education. work but he suggested that The BOE is still faced with one reason the contractor’s settling an arbitration brought price ended up on the high about a year ago by Brockside is because the company well & Carrington on the – and probably others – likely Exterior Renovation Project. didn’t inspect construction B&C, which had a $4.899 milmaterials still being held by lion contract, says it’s owed sub-contractors from the a balance of $2.4 million -time when the BOE ended $1,596,654 “for the increased its contract with the original general contractor (Brockwell quantities of work per& Carrington) whom the BOE formed” plus “approximately “terminated for convenience” $800,000” for “damages and increased costs” which B&C in early 2013. says resulted from “delays and To remedy that issue, the interferences caused by the BOE voted at its April 22 Board [of Education] and its meeting to “pay those subagents” that, in turn, caused contractors and suppliers the project to run 266 ad… and credit such payment ditional days, to Oct. 9, 2012, against the Noise Abatement beyond the 700 days specified contract.” To that end, the


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Instead of using a crane to hoist steel beams over the high school roof into place, there could be a way of hauling in trucking in sections of steel and assembling them from the ground up, Bruscino said. Doing the steel work that way should serve to “bring the bid price down,” he added. In any event, once a new round of bids is advertised for, received and a contract awarded, “from the notice to proceed [with work], we’re

talking two to two and a half years to complete the job,” Bruscino said. In other infrastructure-related developments, the BOE authorized its architectural consultants DiCara-Rubino of Wayne to undertake design plans and bid specifications for “partial roof replacement” of the two high school athletic field houses, for $12,000, and to do similar work for “installation of field lighting see SETBACK page


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or the latest on what Roche has done, and what it plans to do, to leave a clean site after it leaves its headquarters on the Nutley/Clifton border at the end of 2015, residents are invited to a public meeting

May 29. Roche representatives will share the findings of the environmental investigation the company has conducted over the past year and a half and will outline how it plans to address groundwater contamination in an area just south of Rt. 3. The meeting will take place at the administration building

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Bizarre behavior & 100G bail KEARNY – hat began with a report of someone obstructing rush-hour traffic on Kearny Ave. ended with the arrest of a township man on numerous charges, including aggravated assault, police reported. The suspect, 44-year-old Paul McGinnis, was remanded to the Hudson County Jail on $100,000 bail. Police Chief John Dowie


said the incident occurred April 23, after Officers Luis Moran and Giovanni Rodriguez responded to a 6 p.m. report of a man running in traffic on the avenue near the Belleville Pike. The man, later identified as McGinnis, ignored the officers’ requests to remain at the scene so they could question him about his bizarre behavior, Dowie said. He fled to an apartment in a building

on the 800 block of Kearny Ave., where Moran and Rodriguez attempted again to interview him. McGinnis, who police said was armed with a screwdriver, allegedly began to lunge and slash at the officers, who had to unholster their weapons to keep him at bay. This, the chief said, “had no deterrent effect.” With the arrival of backup -- Officer Pat Becker, Sgt.

Michael Ryan and several detectives -- there were continued attempts to contain and negotiate with McGinnis, who was yelling incoherently, police reported. After a vice detective who knew McGinnis began to talk to him, he “relaxed his offensive posture but would not relinquish the screwdriver,” police said. At that point, the cops “swarmed” him and were able

to take him into custody. McGinnis was charged on seven counts: aggravated assault, obstructing the administration of law, resisting arrest, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, unlawful possession of a weapon, making terroristic threats against police officers, and -- what reportedly caused all this in the first place -obstructing highways. – Karen Zautyk

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his week’s column is a thank-you to the Observer readers who have provided such positive feedback on our “Then & Now” feature. Your compliments are much appreciated. But credit really belongs to The Observer’s general manager, Bob Pezzolla, who suggested the photo feature in the first place and who asked us to take the assignment. It is an incredible amount of fun locating the old pictures. (Thanks also to Josh Humprey of the Kearny Public Library, Kristen Nelson of the North Arlington Public Library and Kearnyites Paul and Donna Rogers, all of whom have been invaluable in providing photos and postcards.) It is an adventure discovering tidbits of local history. We never knew that the Belleville Pike dated to the 1750s. Or that a reservoir once occupied the land at the corner of the Pike and Ridge Road. Or that Passaic Ave. had been so beautifully rural. Frustration sets in, too, at times, when, despite all the information available in books and online, something remains a mystery. We have a picture of a place called “The Glens,” described as being “near Arlington, N.J.,” which

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shows a woody tract and a babbling brook. Where is that brook today? We’ve been told it still exists but have yet to find it. Our education has extended into the area of antique postcards, as well. Two of these are shown here, both identified as being scenes “along [the] Passaic River near Arlington,” obviously from the very early 20th century. (But again, finding the exact “Now” location would be virtually impossible.) When we first started using postcards for the feature, we were intrigued by them. In one caption, we wrote the following: “The older image is from a 1906 postcard, ‘Made in Germany’ if you can believe it.

(Why is a European company publishing local N.J. postcards? Why is there a postcard of railroad tracks in Arlington? Perhaps because back then there was money to be made in this highly popular early version of social media.)” That particular mystery was solved thanks to Sandra McCleaster, Kearny Museum board member, who answered our questions with an essay, “A Town View Through the World of Vintage Postcards,” which we are pleased to share here. McCleaster wrote: “Colored image postcards originated in Germany in the late 1800s. Acquiring the rights to the Germany lithographic process, the U.S. government authorized the printing and sale of postcards

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here in 1898. This action launched our country’s early ‘Golden Era of Postcards’ (1898-1915). Cards were purchased and posted for 1 cent. Thus, the term ‘penny postcard’. “Postcards were a major means of communication. Mail was collected and delivered two, or sometimes three, times per day. Postcards became the cheap and entertaining way to send quick messages. (More charming than email or texts, don’t you think?) “Since that time, ‘town view’ cards have been the mainstay of this early art form. People have long gathered and traded cards of their hometowns and places they’ve visited. These views provide an historic reference to buildings, streets

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and towns which may no longer exist or that have changed significantly over the years. “The coming of the telephone marked the end of the postcard era. “In part because they are so easy to collect and don’t take up much room, postcards have always been highly collectible. Long stored in shoeboxes and vintage containers, millions still exist in pristine condition today.” The two postcards shown here are of the ilk McCleaster describes. As “Then & Now” continues, we hope to offer more images to entertain you and also to branch out to other Observer towns. –Karen Zautyk



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KEARNY – n Aug. 1, 2013, the U.S. Postal Service shuttered its West Hudson Station, a storefront faciity at 255 Kearny Ave., in the wake of a plumbing mishap in the apartment above that leaked below, causing the postal space to be enveloped in an environmentally unclean mess. But it wasn’t until several weeks later, that a USPS supervisor posted a notice to customers advising that services at the Kearny Ave. facility were “emergency suspended … due to the building being declared unsafe for human occupancy by the Town of Kearny.” And patrons with postal boxes were

directed to pick up their mail at the main Kearny Post Office on Midland Ave. The USPS said the West Hudson Station “is being studied for permanent closure.” In the months that followed, there has been no word from postal authorities about the status of the West Hudson Station. Until now, that is. A posted notice taped to the front entrance of the Midland Ave. Post Office is inviting postal customers to fill out a questionnaire, the replies to which “will be considered in the feasibility study for the West Hudson Station.” And it asks patrons to return the

questionnaires “no later than May 13.” Patrons are also afforded the opportunity to submit comments on how a “proposed discontinuance” of the West Hudson Station would impact “on the regularity or effectiveness of your postal services” and “on your community.” The questionnaire asks patrons if they use the West

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In early March, ‘Then & Now’ featured a 1906 view of the Erie Railroad Cut as seen from the Kearny Ave. bridge between Locust and Washngton Aves. This week’s photo is from 1907, looking toward that bridge from below.’The Cut,’ which served the Erie, Erie-Lackawanna, and then NJ Transit, saw its last passenger train in 2002. Today, only a portions of the tracks remain to indicate the site’s former use. It has become a virtual jungle. We would have liked to have shown the bridge in the ‘Now’ photo, but we were not about to venture through the underbrush. Not alone, anyway. As has been noted before, disused railroad tracks have become a common travel route for forest animals coming down from rural areas; animals that are being displaced by mini-malls and condos and such. We wouldn’t have minded seeing a deer or a raccoon or wild turkeys, but who knows what might be lurking in ‘The Cut’? Just last week, small packs of coyotes were reported roaming around Elmwood Park. Coyotes! In Elmwood Park? Be alert. And if you happen to hear howling some night, don’t assume it’s just your neighbor. – Karen Zautyk

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By Anthony J. Machcinski Observer Correspondent Using decades of experience gained in prior bands, Jersey Sound has become one of the area’s top oldies bands. Jersey Sound will draw upon that same experience when they perform at Lyndhurst’s Whiskey Café this Saturday. Jersey Sound was formed in 2005 by guitarist Phil Bruno, who had broken away from a prior band and was looking for a fresh start. “We [Jersey Sound members] knew each other throughout the years,” Bruno said. “We had mutual friends and said we wanted to get something new.” The band is composed of area residents vocalists Jim Cotugno and Michael Delvey, drummer Pete Del Vecchio, keyboardist Dom DiGioia, Bruno on guitar, and bass guitarist Paul Tarlow.

For both Bruno and Del Vecchio, the journey into the music industry began when they were kids. “My parents sent me for accordion lessons and I didn’t really like it,” Del Vecchio said. “A year or so later, I was playing ball and I kept hearing this guy playing drums. I told my parents and then I went back for drum lessons.” Bruno got his start listening to fellow Belleville resident Tommy DeVito with The Four Seasons. “The Four Seasons were a big influence on me,” Bruno said. “(DeVito) grew up in my neighborhood so they were huge for me.” Despite its members’ different backgrounds, the band has bonded through a common dedication towards their craft. “It’s more than just a group of musicians,” Bruno said. “This group we have is more

like a family. Everyone feels for one another.” Bruno said that what separates Jersey Sound from other bands is that dedication and the lack of overbearing personalities in the band. “The one thing about this band – there is no jealousy or egos,” Bruno said. “Everyone is on the same level and I think that’s a big part of having a successful band.” While the group performs a wide variety of songs from the 1960s and 1970s, the group hopes that it will be more known for its diversity. “We used to do a lot of ’50s music, then we decided to move on into the ’60s and ’70s, doing the music that most groups aren’t doing,” Bruno explained. “The Turtles, The Buckinghams, The Zombies. When you hear these songs, you say, ‘I remember that song,’ but not many bands are doing it. “What I want to do with

this group are things nobody else is doing.” It appears as if Jersey Sound, and their reputation as one of the best oldies bands in the area, hit the mark with their goal. In 2012, the band recorded and released its first CD, the 12-track album titled “Sandy Sessions.” While the infamous hurricane of that name battered the East Coast, Jersey Sound remained Jersey Strong and hunkered down – recording all 12 tracks of the album. “We started recording it the day Sandy hit,” said Del Vecchio. “People loved it.” The album features a wide variety of hits, including The Turtles’ “Happy Together,” Bruce Springsteen’s “Hungry Heart” and Elvis Presley’s “The Wonder of You.” Each song on the “Sandy Sessions” album is a hit, and not just because the original bands made the songs hits

years ago. Jersey Sound has its own unique sound. From the first track, “Hungry Heart,” to the final track, “Unchained Melody” by the Righteous Brothers, Jersey Sound provides all the sound anyone can ask for – from perfect harmonies to soulful background music. The band’s dedication to each track can be discerned in every note heard, whether through a set of speakers at a venue or a set of headphones in your home. While Jersey Sound continues to play gigs throughout the area, their eyes are still set on the future and bigger venues. The band is expected to record their second CD, which includes some original music. “Our goal is to be as good as we can be,” Bruno said. “We want to be one of New Jersey’s best oldies bands. We do this for the love of the music.”



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Arlington Jewelers, Inc., has a great motto: “You’ll be singing a happy tune when you shop with this Gem of a Jeweler.” Arlington Jewelers, Inc., is a family-run business established May 10, 1979, by Richard Donato Sr. and his wife Joan. Richard, Joan and their son Rick, also a trained jeweler and stained glass specialist, serve customers daily at their shop located at 36 Ridge Road, North Arlington. For 35 years the Donato family has provided custom-


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Belleville High School Music Department presents its spring music concert series, starting with a vocal concert, featuring the BHS concert choir, chorus and acapella chorus on May 13, and concluding with an instrumental music concert, featuring the BHS orchestra, chamber orchestra, concert band and wind ensemble, on May 20. Both concerts will be held at 7 p.m. at the high school’s Connie Francis Theater. Admission is free. Belleville High School will hold a new Scholarship Pageant competition for 11th-graders May 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school’s Connie Francis Theatre. The scholarship program is being funded by the Paserchia Family Scholarship Foundation. BHS educator Gary Politano, program coordinator, said competitors will learn interviewing skills and how to address an audience. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to the winners. New Jersey Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) hosts its annual Diversity Luncheon on Tuesday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nanina’s in the Park, 540 Mill St. This year’s theme is “Communicating Across Differences.” To reserve a seat, register online at or contact the NJAWBO State Office at 609-308-2530. Questions? Contact info@ and for more about NJAWBO MetroEast, visit www. For more information, contact Deb Martin at or 973953-7768 or Suzanne Buggé at or 973-9516258.


Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., hosts a talk by Reiki master/author Shirl Knobloch May 10 at 1 p.m. Knobloch will explain how Reiki is used to help animals, color therapy and

energy chakras of animals and will share information on her book and her work as an animal communicator. If pets are extremely well behaved, licensed and current on shots, they are welcome. Monday and Thursday Movies at the library resume mid-month: “Blue Jasmine” (Cate Blanchett) (PG-13) will be screened May 12; “Captain Phillips (Tom Hanks) (PG-13), May 15; “All is Lost” (Robert Redford) (PG-13), May 19; “Enough Said” (Julia LouisDreyfus) (PG-13), May 22; Memorial Day, May 26, Library closed; and “The Great Gatsby” (Toby Maguire) (PG-13), May 29.   The library accepts donations of new or slightly used DVDS, CD’s, newspaper and magazine subscriptions and Bloomfield public school yearbooks. To join Friends of the Library, download the application at friends.html or pick up a copy at the library and mail to: Friends of the Library, c/o Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., Bloomfield, N.J. 07003. Learn more about support at www.bplnj. org/giving.html. Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave., hosts a Tricky Tray fundraiser Friday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, available only in advance, are $25. To purchase tickets, call 973429-0960. St. Valentine Church, 125 N. Spring St., will hold a Spanish Mass on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, at 3 p.m. 


Kearny Cub Scouts Pack 305 hosts a beefsteak dinner fundraiser, with a Tricky Tray and comedian on Friday, May 9, at St. Stephen’s Church, 676 Kearny Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. For tickets, contact Thomas Gingerelli at or 201316-3115. Tickets will also be available at the door. Kearny High School PTA sponsors a clothing drive

on May 10, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the school. Use the King Street entrance. Curtains, blankets, clothing, belts, shoes, pocketbooks and stuffed animals will be accepted.  Bring your items in a bag.  For more information, call Denise at 201-4288572. Kearny UNICO sponsors a Super 50-50 Raffle to be drawn May 15.  Tickets are $5 each or three tickets for $10.  To purchase a ticket, contact any member of Kearny UNICO or call chapter President Lou Pandolfi at 201-368-2409.


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open for registered students taking the practice test. • Story Time for ages 2 to 5 is offered Wednesdays at 11:45 a.m. (unless otherwise noted). North Arlington • Lego Club for grades 1 North Arlington Youth and up meets Tuesday, May Center, 1 Legion Place, 13 and 27, at 6:30 p.m. Regis(behind Borough Hall) tration is required. conducts registration for • Woman’s Club Craft for the 2014 summer program K to grade 5 is held Monday, through Wednesday, June 11. May 12, at 6 p.m. RegistraPeople can sign up Monday tion is required. to Friday, from 2 to 5 p.m. • Computer Basics for This seven-week program is adults is available Mondays, for borough residents only May 12 and 19. and Thursbetween the ages of 5 and days, June 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10, costs $40 per week and from 6 to 7 p.m. Registraruns Monday to Thursdays, tion is needed. Lyndhurst 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Fridays, Call 201-955-5640, ext. 126, Lyndhurst Library Chil9 to 11:30 a.m. Space is limto register for these prodren’s Room, 355 Valley ited and registrants can pick grams. and choose their weeks of Brook Ave., holds registration for its summer science- enrollment. For more inforNutley mation, call 201-997-7709. oriented reading program, Enjoy a fun and informaNorth Arlington Health “Fizz, Boom, Read,” through tive multimedia presentaDepartment, in conjunction tion about the history of the June 14. The program is with Clara Maass Mediopen to pre-k to grade 6. Nutley Public Library, 93 cal Center, hosts a noon Activities may include sciBooth Drive, presented by luncheon talk on high blood Nutley Museum Director ence experiments, robot pressure May 15 at the borbuilding, nature exploraJohn Simko, Tuesday, May ough Senior Center (next to 13, at 7 p.m. Refreshments tions and more. For more information, call Borough Hall). will be served. North Arlington Public the library at 201-804-2480, Call the library at 973Library, 210 Ridge Road, ext. 3, or visit http://www. 667-0405 for more announces the following mation on this and other The N.J. Meadowlands events: programs. Commission and Bergen • Are you a Bruce SpringThe library also offers: County Audubon Society • Read to Dogs Saturdays, steen fan? Learn a little bit co-sponsor the sixth annual about photography, the Boss May 17 and 31, at 2 p.m., for Mother’s Day Walk Sunages 5 to 12. Registration is and the Garden State with day, May 11, at 10 a.m.
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SCAMS from victim. “One day I’m in my deli,” he said, “and I get a call from one of my credit-card companies, asking, ‘Are you at Nordstrom’s in Chicago?’” It turned out that someone had used his card info at that store to buy $800 worth of gift cards. The mayor urged all to monitor their credit cards and to “cancel the ones that you don’t use.” “Identity theft,” Perrota noted, “is an increasing epidemic in the United States.” He cited a Federal Trade Commission report showing $15.6 billion in estimated losses from ID theft in 2006, and added, “I guarantee it’s double that today.” The scamsters are looking for any personal info -- names, addresses, Social Security numbers (do NOT carry your SocSec card around with you; leave it in a secure place at home), mortgage info, etc. With the last, he noted, “they’ll take out a second mortgage in your name.” To protect yourself, Perrota

urged that, for starters, you register at freecreditreport. com, where you can get a copy of your report and begin to monitor it. Other advice: • Protect your mailbox. “Get a locked one,” Perrota said. “All they [ID thieves] need is one bill” with your info on it. If you don’t get any mail for a couple of days, go to the Post Office and demand to know where it is. • Shred any discarded paperwork with personal info. • Be aware of your surroundings when using an ATM. Cover the keyboard and your hand when entering your password. If you regularly use the same ATM, know what it looks like. If anything looks different, do not use it; go to the counter. ID thieves place tiny cameras and card “skimmers” on the machines to steal your info. • Review all your bills and credit-card statements. Check for double charges or charges made via phone. • If you are getting a new computer, do not simply discard the old one.

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DESTROY it and the hard drive. Smash it! • Do not give out personal information. For example, when applying for a store credit card, do not provide your Social Security number. (It’s a good idea NEVER to provide that number unless you absolutely have to.) Do not fill out personal info on warranty cards, sweepstakes entries, etc. Unfortunately, these days all these precautions are no

guarantee your info will be safe. Perrota noted there have been cases where ID thieves have hired conspirators who then get themselves hired as receptionists and such at medical offices, where they are privy to all manner of personal and financial information. “This is why you need to regularly check your credit records and bank accounts,” Perrota warned. If all this is not enough to cause worry, consider the

phone scams. Recently the IRS issued a nationwide warning about fraudsters pretending to be IRS agents calling people and seeking immediate payment of alleged back taxes and/or fines. In New Jersey, a similar scam involved calls from “sheriff’s officers” demanding payment of a fine for “missing jury duty.” There are many other similar frauds out there. Sometimes the callers ask for a credit card number. Sometimes they want payment via a prepaid debit/money card, money order, wire transfer, etc. These con artists are technically sophisticated. They can disguise their phone number so that your Caller ID indicates the call is, indeed, coming from the IRS or the sheriff’s office or whatever entity they claim to represent. And sometimes, they even have the last four digits of your Social Security number, the better to make you think they are legit. see SCAMS page




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QP’s Momnohin gets selected to North squad for All-Star Classic PISCATAWAY – Kevin Momnohin took his rightful place among the state’s best high school football players Sunday afternoon. The Queen of Peace senior running back had been selected to play for the North squad in the 36th annual North-South All-Star Classic, sponsored by the New Jersey Scholastic Football Coaches Association. Momnohin was among the 90 players in attendance for the press conference at Piscataway High School Sunday afternoon announcing the team and also announcing that former New York Giants Super Bowl MVP and current CBS analyst Phil Simms was now involved with the game. But Momnohin, the speedster from tiny Queen of Peace, certainly didn’t feel out of place one iota. “I knew I was going to be picked, once I found out that Coach (Bob Kearns) nominated me,” said Momnohin, who rushed for more than 2,000 yards and scored 30 touchdowns for the Golden Griffins last fall. “Once I was picked, it was up to me to do the rest. I had to prove that I’m one of the best run-

ning backs in the state. It was hard for me not to get picked for this game.” Momnohin will head to Scottsdale Community College in the fall, then perhaps move on to a NCAA Division I school such as Arizona, Arizona State or Connecticut, all of whom have shown interest. For now, he will get one last chance to represent QP as a football player in the All-Star Classic, which will be held June 23 at 7 p.m. at Piscataway High School. “It’s definitely a chance for me to show everyone that I am the best running back in the state,” Momnohin said. “People have been saying that I did it at a small school like Queen of Peace, that I played small time high school football. Well, now, I’m going to get a chance to show what I can do.” The North All-Stars will be housed for four days at Kean University and will practice at both the New York Giants and New York Jets’ practice facilities, while the field surface at Kean is redone this summer. Momnohin realizes that this All-Star game will be the first chance see VIEW page


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The captains of the Kearny and Harrison volleyball teams, namely Piero Martinez and David Penaherrera (r.) for Harrison and Brian Fonseca and Doug Chemin (l.) for Kearny, shake hands before Saturday’s big rivalry match, won by Kearny.

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“It was the first time we ever beat Harrison,” said Mullins, who has been the volleyball earny High School boys’ coach the last four years. volleyball coach Bill Kearny has only had a boys’ Mullins summed it up team for the last seven years. perfectly. “Harrison has been the pre“I think Kearny and Harrison mier program in the area. I told should play in every sport,” the kids that if they wanted to said Mullins, who was the long- be good, then they have to beat time boys’ basketball coach at Harrison. We were fortunate to the school. “It should be the beat them. We may get to play favorite game of the year for them again. This was just our the kids.” day. Harrison has a solid team. It’s tough for the two neighThey’re always tough.” boring schools to agree on a In fact, it marked the first lot of things, but the coaches of time that both the Kardinals the respective volleyball teams and Blue Tide had almost decided to schedule a game matching stellar records. The with each other. Kardinals, enjoying the best The match took place last season in the brief history of Saturday at Kearny, with the the program, now own a 14-2 Kardinals emerging victorious mark. The Blue Tide now owns by two set scores of 25-10 and an impressive 12-5 record. 25-21. “I have a good relationship It was a momentous victory with Nick (Landy, the Harrifor the home team.


son head coach) and Anthony (Sabia, the assistant and junior varsity coach),” Mullins said. “I told our guys to go in and play their best and see what happens. I think it’s good to have a local rivalry like this. It’s a great rivalry.” “It’s really good to play Kearny,” Landy said. “Billy and I go way back together. We’re trying to push this as a rivalry. It’s a friendly rivalry because the kids all know each other. We go to clinics together. We work together. Maybe someday, we’ll get the rivalry to the extreme that the soccer one is.” The Blue Tide had been breezing through the season, getting some good wins, especially defeating perennial Hudson County powerhouse Bayonne for the very first time. “We lost a lot of the offense see VOLLEYBALL next page




He was a mainstay in the Blue Tide’s rotation a year ago. we had last year,” said Senior Pedro Carvalho is Landy, whose team won the team’s new libero. 17 matches last year and “He’s adapted pretty well advanced two rounds in the to the role,” Landy said. NJSIAA state tournament. “I was a little bit nervous in “He’s a hard worker. We also the beginning of the season. move him around.” Senior Anthony Williams We tried to concentrate on the offense, but it was tough is one of the team’s new middle hitters. to do. We did have two set“He’s been a huge help,” ters back with experience, Landy said. “He never but it was still hard.” Sophomore Piotr Namiot- played volleyball before and picked it up pretty well.” ko is the Blue Tide’s top reSenior Rafael Diaz is turning player. The 6-foot-4 another middle hitter. At Namiotko had a sensational 6-foot-5, Diaz has some good year as a freshman and has been moved to outside hitter size at the net. “He’s a big kid,” Landy this season. said. “When he wants to hit Seniors Piero Martinez it, he hits it pretty hard. It and Vinny Yoshimoto are helps having size at the net, the team’s two returning setters. Frank Contreras is a especially when there’s a sophomore libero, but he in- double block. If you don’t have size, you can’t compete jured his back and has been with the big teams.” out of action. Sophomore Gerson Pachas Junior David Penaherrera is another opposite hitter. was moved from libero to “He’s improved greatly,” outside hitter. Landy said. “He’s surprised “He’s really been like our utility guy,” Landy said. “He us.” The Blue Tide will have to can play anywhere.” do some work to reach the Senior Ramon Madeira is finals of the Hudson County the team’s opposite hitter. Tournament like they did a VOLLEYBALL from

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The Kearny volleyball team was flying high over the net during their match Saturday against Harrison.

year ago. “We should be seeded among the top four,” Landy said. The Blue Tide remains in first place in the North Jersey Volleyball League-White Division. “We still have a lot to play for,” Landy said. “We didn’t think we’d be this successful this year, but here we are.” Mullins has been graced by the play of senior middle hitter Doug Chemin. “He’s very strong and one

of the more powerful hitters,” Mullins said. Junior Brian Rodriguez has been “one of the nicest surprises,” according to Mullins. “He has a lot of natural instincts,” Mullins said. Joel Vivas, the basketball standout, is a mainstay on the volleyball court. “He’s just a good athlete who can play both sports,” Mullins said. “I think he’s pretty equal between the two sports.”

Senior Matheus DeCastro is a “powerful player for us,” Mullins said. “He’s solidly built and powerful,” Mullins added. Senior Brian Fonseca is a strong setter and junior Gustavo Chemin, Doug’s brother, is an opposite hitter. The libero is senior Matheus Oliveira, with senior Kevin Serrano seeing time at both libero and opposite hitter. The win against Harrison has catapulted the Kardinals. “We knew we had a pretty good team,” Mullins said. “But this win helps. It’s nice to see us gain a little confidence. Harrison is a very good win for us. We are getting much better each day. We’re trying to play smart and aggressively. I’m just hoping that they can keep trying to play that way.” It’s good to have both local schools have success in one sport – and that those successful teams could face each other. It goes a long way to establish a sense of togetherness and camaraderie between the two schools and towns.

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I did it at Queen of Peace, not a big time program,” Momnohin said. “Now I have the to prove he belongs there. opportunity to play with and Stepping up the pace against the best. I’m going to “It’s definitely the first step show everybody what I can for me,” Momnohin said. “I really do. I think I have more know I can play with the big on my back because I have to boys. I first went to Don Bosco show that I can play with the Prep and things didn’t work big boys.” out well for me there. I went Momnohin expects a huge to Queen of Peace and my life local following at the game. changed.” “Oh, my God, everyone at Needless to say, Momnohin Queen of Peace is excited for was thrilled to be among the this game,” Momnohin said. state’s best. “Even though we’re a small “I’m definitely extremely school, we’ll have the highexcited,” Momnohin said. “It’s est fan base at this game. The an opportunity that I have now whole Queen of Peace commuthat I never thought I would nity is going to be there. They get.” want to see me have fun and Momnohin has kept busy compete.” during the winter and spring Simms met briefly with months, playing basketball Momnohin and posed for a in the winter and currently picture. He relayed stories participating with the Golden that he first lived in Lyndhurst Griffins’ track and field team when he signed with the Giin the spring. ants and remembers some of “But my bread and butter the great football rivalries at is football,” Momnohin said. Lyndhurst and Queen of Peace. “Everyone knows that. I know “I’m doing this because of I’m a football player.” the great high school football Momnohin said that he still coaches in New Jersey,” said hears complaints about his Simms, who still donates his achievements at QP. services to work with local “People constantly say that quarterbacks, like former

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Queen of Peace senior Kevin Momnohin (l.) poses with former New York Giants Super Bowl MVP Phil Simms at the press conference announcing the participants in the 36th Annual North-South All-Star Classic.

Lyndhurst quarterback Danny Kesack last year. “It feels good to be involved in a game like this. I’m just honored to be a part of it. I love the way the football people in New Jersey have always treated me. I talked about doing this with my wife and children and they all said that I have to do it.

They’re also all excited about it.” Simms’ son Chris played briefly in the NFL and his younger son Matt is a backup quarterback now with the Jets. “It’s a good thing they all know about high school football in New Jersey,” Simms said.

Momnohin also knows his fair share about New Jersey high school football. “I definitely know I can play in this game,” Momnohin said. “There’s no doubt in my mind.” Come June, he’ll get a chance to prove those words to be worthy.

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changed a bit. “He’s been pretty much pin point with his pitches,” said first-year Harrison head coach Jairo Mendez, who worked with Dolaghan the previous two seasons when Dolaghan’s uncle Sean was the head coach. “He’s now an actual pitcher now. He used to just throw, but now he’s smart and knows that he’s doing. He changes speeds and locations and throws all of his pitches for strikes.” Mendez, a former standout pitcher in his heyday at Kearny High and later Montclair State, said that Dolaghan has been an excellent student from the minute Mendez arrived. “From Day One, he’s always been one of the most coachable kids,” Mendez said. “He has listened to what I tell him and sticks with the things that we worked on together.” Dolaghan said that it was easy to listen to what Mendez had to say. “I knew he was a good college pitcher and he said the key is to try to stay ahead in the count,” Dolaghan said. “So that’s what I’ve focused

on, throwing strikes. It’s hard to come back in the count, because you can’t throw the pitches you want to throw. It also keeps your pitch count down and enables you to stay in games longer.” Added Dolaghan, “Throwing strikes is a big key, because if you don’t throw strikes, you lose your players behind you. If you do throw strikes, it keeps the defense on their toes and ready to make a play.” Dolaghan is not worried about trying to blow the ball past opponents. “I’m just pitching my game,” Dolaghan said. “It’s nothing special. I just go out there and do my best. I’m fine with everyone hitting the ball, as long as it is to one of my players.” Dolaghan said that he’s using four pitches – a fastball, curveball, changeup and even a knuckleball – to get batters out. A knuckleball? That’s rare for a high school kid. “I just picked it up somehow and started to use it,” Dolaghan said. “I was goofing around with my friends, continued next page


started to throw it and it worked. So I kept throwing it and now I use it in games. It’s basically when I’m ahead in the count and I know I can surprise batters with it. I’m comfortable with every one of my pitches and I’m not afraid to throw them at any time.” “I’d say the development of his knuckleball has been surprising,” Mendez said. “It’s become a good out pitch. He mixes it in here and there and it has become one of his out pitches.” Lately, Dolaghan has been getting his fair share of out pitches. In his last two starts, against local rivals Lyndhurst and Queen of Peace, Dolaghan has been devastating on the opposition. The senior right-hander threw a one-hitter against Lyndhurst, defeating the Golden Bears, 2-1. In that game, Dolaghan struck out only four, but more impor-

tantly, walked just one batter. Last week, it was more of the same against Queen of Peace. Dolaghan pitched a four-hit shutout in the Blue Tide’s 1-0 victory. In that game, it was more of the same, as Dolaghan struck out only three, but more importantly, walked just one to improve to 4-0 on the season. For good measure Friday, Dolaghan had two hits and two RBI in a 5-1 win over Wallington, helping the Blue Tide to improve to 12-5 overall. He also had two hits and two RBI in a win over New Milford. For his efforts, Dolaghan has been selected as The Observer Athlete of the Week for the past week. Mendez likes the way Dolaghan has been throwing for the Blue Tide. “He pitches to contact,” Mendez said. “He’s confident with a good defense behind him. That’s huge for a pitcher

to have confidence in the team’s defense. But more importantly, Tommy throws his pitches. He knows what’s working. We tell him before the game what to work on and he does what he has to do. That’s been a big key to his success.” Mendez said that Dolaghan has been the Blue Tide’s jackof-all-trades when he’s not on the mound. “He’s basically our utility guy,” Mendez said. “We can play him at third, shortstop, left field. We’re mixing him up, depending upon the lineup. He handles that well.” “Coach Mendez treats me well, so I’ll do whatever he needs,” Dolaghan said. “It helps a lot that he has a lot of faith in me.” Dolaghan had a no-hitter going against Lyndhurst, but it

was broken up in the seventh inning. “As long as we got the win, that’s all that mattered,” Dolaghan said. “But that was one of the biggest wins of my career. The game is coming easier to me now. I understand what I have to do in key situations. I have to make the right call.” Dolaghan isn’t sure whether Mendez will give him the ball this weekend, when the Blue Tide will play Ferris in the opening round of the Ed “Faa” Ford Memorial Hudson County Baseball Tournament. “I’m not quite sure,” Dolaghan said. “If I do, I’ll just go out there and pitch my game. I’d be thrilled if I got the chance. The county tournament will be big for us this year.” Dolaghan said that he would


love to pitch on the college level. Mendez thinks he has a shot. “He can compete at the next level,” Mendez said. “He wants to get into one of the NJAC (New Jersey Athletic Conference) schools and I believe he can pitch there. He has great composure on the mound and that’s a big plus in a pitcher. I think he could develop a little more velocity. But if you can’t throw strikes, you’re in trouble, and Tommy throws strikes.” “I’ll just see what the coaches have to say,” Dolaghan said. “I would absolutely consider it.” If a local college baseball coach wants someone who can throw strikes and get batters out, then they have to look no further than Tommy Dolaghan.

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On Friday April 25, the Harrison Lions Club held its annual Pride of the Pride fundraising awards dinner at the Harrison East Newark Elks. The Lions credited the Harrison East Newark Elks for donating the hall for the event and for providing a generous donation to help the Lions continue their good work. Diáne Cifelli received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, Anthony Comprelli was recognized as the Distinguished Citizen of the Year, Larry Kelly as Citizen of the Year, Yezenia Sanabria as Lion of the Year, and Wence Morales as Young Adult of the Year.

At the event, the Lions also honored its scholarship winners for 2014 – college-bound seniors Virginia Ferriero, Richard Lopez, Raul Acosta, Gary Wong, Meribeth Carias, and Sarai Rivera, all of Harrison High School. The HLC has been serving the community since its inception in 1951, volunteering to help the visually impaired as well as reaching out to those Harrison residents who are in need of help. The HLC is part of Lions International, the world’s largest service organization. For more information go to http://e-clubhouse. org/sites/harrisonnj/index. php or e-mail



statement.” So, after the councilwoman Township Council [and from] publicly denied that it was her her seat on the [county] voice on the tape, Grolimond Democratic Committee and said, “a couple of us chipped for an official inquiry to be in money to send the tape to launched.” [Primeau Forensics of RochesKimble, Kennedy and Rovell ter Hills, Mich.] It’s the same assert that an outside analysis guy who worked on Mayor Rob of a tape in which a woman’s Ford of Toronto.” voice is heard saying, “This To gain familiarity with the is terrible. This is terrible. councilwoman’s voice, lab This gonna be a [expletive] owner Edward J. Primeau sub[N-word] town,” offers proof mitted an Open Public Records “that the vile remarks are those Act request to the township for of Councilwoman Burke” tapes of two recent (March 24 but that Burke won’t own up and April 8) meetings of the to it. “Councilwoman Burke governing body. must step down so the healIn an April 28 letter to ing process can begin and the Grolimond, Primeau authenTownship Council can regain ticated the voicemail message the trust of [its] constituents,” from the answering machine they say. and concluded “beyond a For her part, Strumolo Burke reasonable degree of scientific characterizes the allegations certainty that the voice of the made by the Kimble team as a female caller that can be heard “desperate attempt to destroy in the background to be that of my candidacy and smear my Marie Burke,” based on “voice good name.” They are, she said, tone and accent” and “common an effort to distract voters’ word pronunciations” heard attention from what should be on the answering machine tape the real issues of the campaign: and on one of the Township higher taxes and declining Council recordings. township services. Still, Primeau qualified his A tale of the tape was offered assessment, adding: “I am 85% by Tom Grolimond, a Kimble certain that the voice [on the campaign supporter and a voicemail] is Marie Burke. In township DPW inspector who order to arrive at a 100% posisits on the Belleville Historic tive identification, I will need Preservation Commission. an exact exemplar of the voice Grolimond said Councilman of Marie Burke reading the Kennedy was “cleaning out a defamatory remark heard in room in his cellar and there the voicemail recording.” was an old answering machine. In her own statement, StruBefore throwing it out, he was molo Burke insisted: “For the playing his messages and this record, I am not the woman tape was on the machine. I on the audiotape. The fact that recorded it on my cell phone I must publically deny such a and I played it at work. Everydisgusting allegation is indicabody was really upset [Strutive of the way Belleville polimolo Burke] could make such a tics has stooped to an all-time RACIAL from

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low under the Kimble and Kennedy re-election campaign.” Strumolo Burke said this past October, Kimble and Kennedy told her they had “a four-year-old recording, which they claimed would destroy my mayoral campaign if I decided to run.” But if she agreed to endorse them, they’d suppress the tape, promised public works jobs for her supporters and further funding of the Friendly House project in Silver Lake, Strumolo Burke said. “I told them, ‘No,’ ’’ the councilwoman said.

After that, she said, Kimble and Kennedy “played the audiotape for elected officials and Democratic Party officials from the state and Essex County,” with the intent of pressuring her to get out of the race. Strumolo Burke accused Kimble and Kennedy of keeping up the pressure by ordering their operatives “to harass me at town meetings, publically calling me a racist and further threatening me with their bogus recording.” As a result, she said, “I have been charged, tried and con-


victed in the court of public opinion.” Strumolo Burke alleged that Kimble and Kennedy “have given huge raises and excessive overtime” to friends in the Public Works Department, “using them at town meetings as props in their political theater. … The Kimble and Kennedy record of raising taxes more than 64% in eight years, and the general state of disrepair that the township is in are the two main issues we face as taxpayers.” – Ron Leir

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It is impossible to personally speak to each one of you, from the bottom of our hearts, we wish to thank you for being a part of Pete’s life. This gentle man thought the world of all of you. You had a special place in his heart. To his family, friends, associated and neighbors, he felt enriched by knowing you. To the organizations he belonged to: The United Irish of West Hudson, The Ancient Order of Hibernians, North Central District Veterans Committee, and the North Arlington Elks, he was elated to be a member of these associations and humbles by the accolades he received. Pete’s pride in the accomplishments he was able to contribute made him so proud. To his dear, compassionate and spiritual advisor Father Sal DeStefano, his respect and humility for your friendship was fulfilling. Also thank you to his devoted brother Raymond, his cousin Ken Evans. Father Joe, St. Stephen’s parish family, Ken Robinson, Steve Thiele and staff, Kearny Police Department, Alaris sub-acute staff, the nurse & doctors of Clara Maass, his physicians, Dr. Jackson, Dr. Desai, Dr. Pontorero, Dr. Orsani, Dr. W. Caputo and their staff…Thank you. To those who visited, prayed, sent Mass cards, food, flowers and your valuable time, please keep him in your heart and remember with joy and prayers. God Bless you. With heartfelt thanks,

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Special needs dog needs a home Thumper (ID#8775), an adult hound mix, waits for his forever home at the Bergen County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, 100 United Lane, Teterboro. This 3-year-old gentle soul came to the shelter with six others. Thumper was fortunate enough to recover from his skin condition; however, he will still need to be on medication so his health and well-being can further

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201-229-4600. Many other adoptable animals can be seen at the shelter’s website shelters/NJ29.html. Visit the website for updated hours of operation. Many local towns have a Patch website where the shelter’s animals are featured. The shelter also has a page Thumper on Facebook. Please visit comfortable. and “like” the Bergen CounFor more information, call ty Animal Shelter.

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Another popular phone scam, often made to a senior citizen, involves a call reporting that the person’s grandchild, or some other relative or friend, has been arrested somewhere and needs bail money, or has been in an accident or has had their wallet stolen and needs cash now. These scamsters are even using Facebook and other social media sites to gather info on the relative/friend to make the call sound legitimate. Consider: If

someone pretending to be your grandson’s friend knows what kind of car he drives or the name of his dog, you’d likely believe the phony story, wouldn’t you? If you ever get a call like this, Perrota said, “before you do anything, verify!” Call the family and find out if the relative/friend is indeed in trouble somewhere. Also call your local police. They can contact the supposed jurisdiction and find out if there really has been an arrest or accident. As for email fraud, this, too, is increasing. Best advice

‘A thief doesn’t have to enter your house to take everything you have.’ – Det. Tom Perrota, Nutley PD we’ve ever been given: Don’t open emails from a sender you don’t know. And don’t EVER click on a link or attachment in a suspect email. The email con artists are able to duplicate legitmate websites, so do not rely on appearances. If you get an email supposedly from your

bank or utility company or credit-card company, etc., avoid any opening any link/ attachment. If you want to confirm the mail’s legitimacy, do not simply hit “reply” and do not call any number provided in the email; instead, call the company using a verified number from

one of your printed bills or statements. Bottom line and best line of defense in all these scams is (we can’t say it often enough): Safeguard your personal information. As Perrota said: “Lock down your information like it’s gold. A thief doesn’t have to enter your house to take everything you have.” The Nutley PD has a free reference guide full of valuable advice on preventing identity theft and what to do if you ever become a victim. For a copy, call 973-284-4947.

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Stanley B. Bowell Stanley B. Bowell died May 1 at Alaris Health Care in Kearny. He was 75. Born in Carbondale, Pa., he lived in Cedar Grove and the past two years in Kearny. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A prayer service was held at the funeral home, followed by a private cremation. To leave online condolences, please visit Stanley was the husband of the late Martha (McCabe) and the late Evelyn (Windler). Father of Colleen Vieira (Dominick), he was the brother of Helen Swan, Mary Getzie, Robert Bowell and the late William Bowell and Lyda Ehler. Also surviving are his grandchildren Christine and Patrick. Evelyn Rose D’Amore Evelyn Rose D’Amore passed away at home on May 2. She was 78. Born in Austin Heights, Pa., she lived most of her life in Kearny. Visiting will be on Thursday, May 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass will be on Friday, May 9, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, followed by entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave online condolences, and view a more personal obituary, please visit Evelyn is survived by her husband Dominick, her son Glenn and his wife Mary Susan and her daughter Dianne and her husband Philip. Sister of Carol Lavery, Vincent Augustitus and the late Elaine Mougel. She is also survived by her grandchildren Kyle and Caroline. James Fraser James Fraser passed away peacefully at home on May 1. He was 93. Born in West Hartleypool, England, he lived most of his life in Kearny. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A service was held at the funeral home, followed by burial in


Arlington Cemetery. To leave online condolences, please visit www.armitagewiggins. com. Jim served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and bravely fought on Iwo Jima during his time in the South Pacific. He founded and owned Arlington Scale Company in Kearny. He was a member of the Benstead Senior Center and loved to golf and play tennis. Among his favorite days out were his trips to Atlantic City with his brother Tom. He was a very loving family man. Devoted husband of Eleanor (nee Lardier), he was the cherished father of Michele Syme (George), Patricia McMahon (William) and Nanette Wagner (Donald) and brother of Louise Eckert and the late Robert, William, Thomas, Albert and Herbert Fraser, Frances Bjorkner and Sally Lygate. He was also predeceased by his cousin Herbert Glendenning. Also surviving are his loving grandchildren Heather, Bethany, Robert, Devin, Hayley and Michele along with his great-grandchildren Emily, Katherine and Quincy. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to The Kearny Emergency Squad or The American Heart Association. Donald Galioto Donald Galioto, of Kearny, 65, passed away May 3 at Clara Maass. Private arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. To leave online condolences, please visit Don had been an auto mechanic for many years. He leaves behind his mother May, his wife Christine and son Donald. Brother of Gerard Galioto and Lucille Palmiery, he is also survived by one

grandchild, Gaige. Michael F. Killian Michael “Mickey” F. Killian, of Harrison, formerly of Kearny, died peacefully at home on April 29. He was 79. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held Monday at St. Cecilia’s Church, followed by a private cremation. Mickey was a fun loving family man who will be truly missed. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Malley), he was the father of Deirdre Pires (Adelino), Sheila Sheehy (Martin) and Mary Doris Daley (the late Donald). Brother of Mary Jane Mackaravitz and Jule Gimbel, he is also survived by eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. In lieu of flowers, please consider Compassionate Care Hospice, 66 Mt. Prospect Ave., Clifton. Jose Enrique Lopez Jose Enrique Lopez died May 2 at home. He was 72. Born in Puerto Rico, he lived in Belleville. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. A funeral service was held at the funeral home, followed by a private cremation. To leave online Prayer to St. Jude Most holy apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of difficulty and of desperate cases, of things almost despaired of Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Make use, I implore you, of that particular privilege given to you to bring visible and speedy help where help was almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly(make your request here)-and that I may bless God with you and all the elect throughout all eternity. I promise you, O blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, and I will never cease to honor you as my special and powerful patron and do all in my power to encourage devotion to you. Amen. H.A.B.

Mulligan Funeral Home 331 Cleveland Avenue, Harrison

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condolences, please visit www. Jose is survived by his wife Monserrate, his daughters Beatriz Sanfilippo and Maribel Pacheco, many brothers and sisters and his grandchildren Talisa, Isabel, Adrianna, Gabriella and Gianina.

and Millie, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Georgianna Miles Ms. Georgianna Miles, 94, of Kinnelon, passed away on April 27. “Georgie” lived with her daughter Mary and granddaughter Rachael Morrell in Giovanna Marx Charlotte, N.C., at the time of Giovanna “Jean” Marx died her passing. Georgie was born on May on May 1. She was 85. 17, 1919, in Browndale, Pa.  Born in Newark, she lived many years in Kearny.   She lived more than 50 years Visiting will be on Tuesday, in Kearny, and spent the May 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. and last years of her life in Char7 to 9 p.m., at the Armitage lotte, N.C. and Wiggins Funeral Home, Georgie loved politics, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A watching golf and spending funeral Mass will be held on time with her   grandchildren Wednesday, May 7, at 9:30 a.m. and great grandchildren.   at St. Stephen’s Church, folGeorgie is survived by three lowed by burial in Holy Cross children, Mary Dermody of Cemetery. To leave online Charlotte, Georgianna Hook of condolences, please visit www. Kinnelon and  Patrick mody of Cranford.  Georgie is Jean was the wife of the late also survived by seven grandWilliam and is survived by children and four great-grandher children Deborah Kurasz, children. Donna Dombkowski and William F. Marx, two sisters Marie see OBITS page


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

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APArtMENtS fOrrENt Belleville BELLEVILLE 2nd fl. 2 BR’s, Belleville Nutley border. W/D Hook up. HT/HW included $1300/month.Avl. Jan. 1st 862-201-6166. BELLEVILLE 1 Bedroom apt. HT/HW & Gas included. A/C, refrigerator, Stove. New carpet & cabinets. 1 Car Parking. $1000/month. No pets. Avail. immediately. (973) 284-0904. Ask for Al. BELLEVILLE 5 rooms, $1,075/month. HW included. 1 ½ month security. No pets. 732-572-6885 or 732-789-5154 BELLEVILLE 2 room Studio apt. Utilities included. $700/month. 1 month security. Available May 1st. 973-454-1002 BELLEVILLE 5 rooms, $1,075/month. HW included. 1 ½ month security. No pets. (732)572-6885 or (732)789-5154







HARRISON 3rd fl. 2 BR, LR & Kitchen. $900/month. HT included. No pets. Available now. 1 month security. (201)723-3516 (201)991-5743

KEARNY Studio Apt. HT/HW included. 2nd floor. No pets. $835/month. Also, Room for rent all utilities included. $425/month, Male preferred. (973)393-4703

HARRISON 1 BR. Walking Distance to PATH. $850/month. Avl. June 1st. Call carlos (201)988-7536

KEARNY 4-1/2 rooms. No smoking. No pets. Separate utilities. $875/month. 1-1/2 months security. (201)991-3533

E.NEWARK 2 bedroom, LR, Kitchen. HT included. $1050/m Available June 1st. Call Carlos (201)988-7536

hArrisoN HARRISON 2 bedrooms, kitchen, LR, bathroom. Recently renovated. Close to PATH. Available. (201)376-3184

HARRISON 2 BR. $1,050/ Month + Utilites. 1 ½ months security. Newly Renovated. No smoking. No pets. Avl. May 1st. Call after 5pm. (201)998-5742

HARRISON 2nd floor. 2 bedroom, 4 room apartment. Available May. $1200/month. 1 month security. HT/HW included. No smoking or pets. (201) 998-6683


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HARRISON 2nd fl. 3 bedrooms. $1,200/mo + utilities. No pets. (201)283-2063 (973)757-5355

HARRISON $880/month. Big 1 BR, 2nd Fl. 330 William st. Pay own utilities. No pets. No smoking. 1 yr lease required. (973)979-1506

KeArNy KEARNY Newly renovated, hardwood floors. Laundry onsite.HT/HW included. 2 BR start at $985. 1 BR start at $825. Jr.1 BR start at $750. (201)289-7096

KEARNY 1 ½ rooms. HT/HW included. No pets. $850/month 1 ½ security + 1 month rent. (201)997-0590 KEARNY Convenient Location Large 3R, 1BR, includes HT/HW $825/month + security. (512) 994-4986 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 1st fl. 2 BR, 1 bath. Avl. May 1st $1,200/month. 1 month security. Call (201)622-8315

KEARNY 3rd Fl. 1 bedroom, $850/month plus security. HT/HW included. Available May 1st. No pets. No smoking. (201)998-3046

KEARNY Newly renovated. 4 BR’s LV/DR, 2 full baths. Gas and hot water included. Hardwood Floors Main fl. Carpet on 2nd fl. $1,750/month. 1 month security. Avl. June 1st. (201)376-5184 KEARNY 355 Kearny Ave. 1 BR, LV & Kitchen. $850/month. HT/HW Included. (201)283-4591 or (973)465-0166 KEARNY Modern 1 BR apt. in manor section of Kearny. Hardwood floors throughout. $850/mo. Separate utilities. Avl May 1st. For Appt. Please call (201)780-1892 KEARNY 39 Halstead St. 2 bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen. HT/HW included. Near transportation and schools. Please call (201)991-4605 if interested. KEARNY 6 total room. 1st fl. Renovated apt. Large LR/DR, No pets. $1,600/mo + 1 month security. HT/HW incl. (201)306-0892 after 5pm KEARNY 2 bedroom Studio. Just renovated. All utilities included. 1-1/2 months security. No pets. No smoking. Backyard use. $1200/month. (201)452-2542 KEARNY 2nd floor 5 rooms. Plus sunroom. No pets. HT/HW included. $1400/mon + 1-1/2 months security. (201)998-1120



KEARNY 4 Large Rooms, EIK, LR, DR, Tile Bath. W/W Carpet, Heat/HW Included. No pets. Security (201)998-2584

KEARNY Modern 3 rooms, HT/HW included. $900/month. 1 ½ month’s security. No pets. Avl. Now. (201)991-2806 (973)960-3531

KEARNY 3 ROOM APT. $850/MONTH HEAT INCLUDED O’HARA AGENCY (201)997-6300 KEARNY 2 bedroom apt., LR, DR, kitchen, bathroom. No pets. $1100/month. 1 month Separate security. utilities. Avail June 1st. (201)998-3616 day (201)997-4981 after 5pm.

KEARNY 5-1/2 rooms apt. Avail June 1st. 1-1/2 months security. $1250/mo. Brand new house. Pay own utilities. No dogs/cats. Laundry on premises. 6 family house. Call (201)424-5067 After 5pm. We speak Spanish.

KEARNY 1 BR + small study. Recently renovated. Hardwood floors. Coin laundry on site. No pets. $985/month + HT/HW. required Security $1477.50. $25 application fee. Call (551)226-0566

KEARNY 2nd floor. 1 bedroom, large EIK. LR $900/month + utilities. 1 month security. No pets. Smoke-free. (201)997-9468

KEARNY Arlington Section. 1st fl. 2 Bedrooms, LR, EIK, bath. Washer/Dryer hook-up & storage in basement.Seperate utilities. Available June 1st. No pets. (201)725-1212

KEARNY 4 bedrooms. $1,350/month + Utilities. 1 month security. LR/DR, Kitchen + Storage. Avl. June 1st. No pets. (201)707-6365 (201)707-6364. Hablamos Espanol.

KEARNY Arlington Area. 5 rooms, 1 bath. 1-1/2 months security. $1200 + utilities. No pets. (201) 213-1871

lyNdhurst LYNDHURST 2nd fl. 1 BR apt. Private House. H/W floors, $1000/mo + 1 month security. HT/HW included. Small pet ok. 201-575-5270.

LYNDHURST 3 rooms, 1 BR, Brand new Kitchen with ceramic tile, LV, Bathroom, Walk in Attic for storage, Near Train station & shopping. No pets. No smoking. $850/month + utilities. 1 ½ months security. (201)460-0917

To place an ad call: 201-991-1600 APArtMENtS fOrrENt

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Commercial building f/lease in Belleville. Indoor 80x80 w/office, etc. High ceilings, four 16’ doors, drive thru, joining lot 80x80 for parking or storage. Secured area. (201)310-4433

N.ARLINGTON 1 Bedroom Apt. HT/HW included. Parking space. No pets. 201-342-2206.

N.ARLINGTON 5 rms, 2nd flr, 2 bdrms HT/HW included. 1 mo security. No pets. No smoking. Avail June 1st. (201)997-1459

N.ARLINGTON Newly renovated. 2nd floor. 1 bedroom. No pets. Laundry hook-up. $1,000/month. 1-1/2 months security. Available 5/1. (201) 991-7538

N. NeWArK N.NEWARK 3 Bedroom Apt. Newly Renovated. New Bath, New Kitchen, 1st fl. 412 Woodside Ave. Section 8 Accepted. Call (973)202-8580

NeWArK NEWARK Ironbound section, 3 rooms, Bedroom, kitchen & LV. $900/month + utilities. 1 month security, Avl. Now. (973)589-7741 (973)368-2044

NEWARK Ironbound 2nd. Fl. 7 room 4 BR. 2 baths. Walking distance to Penn Station. W/D hook-up. Renovated. Tile & Hardwood floors throughout. Ideal to share. $1,700/month + utilities. No pets. Avl. May 15th. (201)697-7593 (201)689-9088

NEWARK Ironbound: 1 Bedroom, Living Room, Heat, Stove, Refrigerator included. 1 month security. $1050/month. On Jefferson St. ½ block from Ferry Street. 5 Blocks to Penn Station. No Smoking. No Pets. 201-289-0622.

N.NEWARK 2 bedrooms, LR, DR. HT/HW included. Near subway and Branch Brook park. $1350/month. 1-1/2 months security. Available May. (973)482-5468


buSiNESS fOrrENt Mechanic shop with 4 bays and 12-car parking. Compressors and lifts included. Ready to work. Bill 973-390-0763. Located on schuyler Ave. in N. Arlington.

buSiNESS fOrSALE HARRISON Liquor store for sale with parking. 219 Harrison Ave. Call (973)954-1814

CONDO fOrrENt LYNDHURST 3rd fl. Newly Renovated – 2 BR’s fresh carpet, new design tile, Kitchen, LV/DR. Master Bedroom with Walk-in closet. Bedrooms with updated features. Central Air. Laundry hook-up with vacuum cleaner. 2 parking space. Close to NY transportation. Avl. May 1st. $1,500/month call (862)201-1071



KEARNY 1 BR. Serious inquiries only. Please call 201-779-0029 After 5pm.



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HALL fOrrENt Party Hall For Rent • Affordable • A/C • Nice Setting 201-889-6677 201-572-1839 HOuSE fOrrENt KEARNY Newly renovated. 1 Family House for rent. Central AC, driveway. $2500/month. Near transportation/ shopping. 1-1/2 months security. No pets. Available June 1st. (201)637-0984

LOSt &fOuND Female puppy found on Belgrove Drive on Saturday Please Call – 201-424-7586

MErCHANDiSE fOrSALE Washer/Dryer (1 piece) Refridgerator, 3 Antique Dressers, 2 Air Conditioners, Kitchen Set w/ 4 chairs. (732)551-7892

608 Warren St. Harrison. 3x5 ft. Banners – Grand opening & Open Flea market, Electric neon signs, & Sunglasses. Pocket knives. 973268-9572. Open Sat & Sun 10-5pm.

OffiCESPACE fOrrENt KEARNY Professional. Kearny Avenue location in free standing building. Former medical office of approximately 1000 square feet $2,300. DeCamp and NJ Transit bus lines. 1 to 5 year lease. Available June 1st. Call Mary at (201)362-5028

room for reNt KEARNY Big room, shared kitchen & bath. Access to Balcony. All utilities included, Cable & WIFI. $850/month. Avl. Now. (201)991-1496 KEARNY Room for rent. Female preferred. Kitchen Use. Available now (732)207-5339 BELLEVILLE 1 room Avl. Now. Separate entrance. Shared Bathroom. No kitchen. Cable & utilities included. Serious & Mature people only. Ideal for single person. Se Habla Espanol. (973)986-7848 LYNDHURST 1 room w/ utilities included. $600/month. Shared Rathroom, LR & Kitchen. Good Area. (201)667-5920 (201)208-8354 KEARNY Furnished room for rent. 13x13. female preferred. Kitchen use. Near NY Transportation. Available July 1st. (201)428-7061

SPACE fOrrENt Truck parking and/or storage. Secured lot in Belleville. 50x100. Available now. (201)310-4433

StOrE fOrrENt NUTLEY 250 center St. 600 square feet, busy street, Currently Dry Cleaner. Owner Looking to Retire. Call Frank 973-943-3633 BLOOMFIELD Retail store for lease. Corner store avl. No food Please. Avl. June 1st. 800sq ft. private parking lot available. Call 973-566-0333. KEARNY 842 Kearny Avenue. Store for rent. (973)229-2786

persoNAls Nice looking man, looking for nice woman. Must be over 60 w/no children. (973) 715-9586

KEARNY 21 Kearny Ave. Small storefront for rent. Formerly a nail & hair salon. $1,200/month. (201)306-4051

CLASSIFIEDS YArD SALE Flea Market at Trinity Church on Saturday May 10th from 9am3pm at 575 Kearny Ave., Kearny. Vendors Wanted. 201-956-5148 Nick.

employmeNt Drivers CDL A/B Call today start tomorrow, Great Pay & Benefits. 201-991-1586. Now Hiring! Property inspectors FT/PT in your area. Full, free training provided. msangelabove@ (732)766-4425 ask for Mel

Stewarts Root Beer Now Hiring for season Cooks.

Apply in person 938 Passaic Ave Kearny, NJ (201)998-0600

Looking for Night Drivers. Full Time. Must be reliable. Start immediately. Apply in person. Schuyler Cab 505 Schuyler Ave. Kearny, NJ Midland Laundry 200-1/2 Midland Ave. Kearny. Looking for P/T Help. Including weekends, Exp preferred but will also train. Inquire within. Please call 201-991-2700

Full time Experienced Dental Receptionist in Kearny. No Fridays or Saturdays. Competitive Salary and Benefits. Please Fax Resume to 201-991-1928 Bartenders wanted. Daytime Hours. No experience needed. Apply in person. El meson de Luis 217 Harrison Ave. Harrison.

Auto Body Combo Tech needed. Must speak English. (201) 997-9000

employmeNt Seeking independent trucker w/Hazmat certification for Delivery & pick of Laundry Chemicals in Northern Jersey and Philadelphia Area. Please call 973-589-2800

Looking for Dental Assistant/ Front Office Receptionist at least 6 months experience, Xray license a Plus. Must speak Spanish or Portuguese. Please fax resume to 973-465-7878 or email: empiredentalcarepc@

Light assembly & warehouse work. Company located near Mill St., Belleville. Must speak Both English & Spanish. $9.00/hr. to start. Call 973-482-8603 "AUTO BODY SHOP (NEWARK,NJ) LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED BODY MAN/WOMAN TO DO FRAME & METAL WORK. FULL-TIME PLEASE CALL M-F 8:30AM - 6:00PM SATURDAY 8:30AM TO 12:00PM 973-589-2424

PACKING CO. LOCATED IN FAIRFIELD NJ. (NEAR WILLOWBROOK MALL) IS LOOKING FOR WORKERS ON ALL POSITIONS. MUST BE LEGAL TO WORK ON USA. PLEASE CALL AT 973-228-7700 Drivers: Immediate Openings, Local routes! Great Health Insurance! Paid Vacation, Holidays! 401 k Pension available! CDL-A, Doubles end, 18mos experience or 6mos with documented CDL training. Dedicated CPC Logistics Account, Short Hills & Little Falls NJ. 1-800-274-3749

Part time receptionist needed for busy eye Dr. Practice in Kearny. Some Evenings & Saturdays a must Office experience preferred. Bilingual a plus. Fax resume (201) 991-4989

employmeNt Help Wanted Belleville - Full time position for a maintenance man. Must have a Black Seal. Duties include: Cleaning, Attending to homeowners, some electrical & plumbing, general maintenance. If interested please call Joanne or Tricia 973-284-0900

Receptionist for welding company in Kearny, Full time position hours are 8am-5pm M-F Duties include (but not limited to): Typing, filing, copying/ Faxing, answering phones, and data entry on QuickBooks. Bilingual preferred. Email resume to silvasmech@ or fax resume 201-246-9605

Receptionist ( for Autobody Shop ) At least 3 years experience, motivated and a people's person, must speak and write English. Computer and Quickbooks skills required. E-mail resume to resume@ colormycar.comor fax 973-589-0071 ColorMyCar Autobody Newark (Ironbound), NJ 973-344-8095 ask for Fred or Kathya

Drivers / Chauffeur Wanted Busy limo company in North Arlington Seeks FT & PT chauffeurs to service the NJ/NYC/CT area. Must have clean license & no criminal history. Company provides Training & drug testing. Pay is Hourly/Commission + gratuities & all expenses paid. Call Avalon Transportation 201-991-1307


CDL Driver Wanted Adult Medical Day Care (Belleville) Part Time/Full Time Driver for adult medical daycare in Essex county needed. A CDL with Class B and Endorsement P a MUST!!! Spanish speaking a plus. No nights or weekends. Competitive Salary. Call Monday thru Friday only between 10 AM and 5 PM. Call 973-751-6000 or Fax resume to 973-751-1190

Drivers / CDL-A Lily Transportation, has F/T opportunities for dependable, selfmotivated, safe drivers, to work out of Clifton, NJ. We require min 2 years exp, pass all DOT req, we check all MVR’s and PSP scores. 
We offer Blue Cross med plans, prescriptions, dental, matching 401K, paid vacation and holidays. Call Pete at 732-404-8290; fax 732-283-1771; or email EOE

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CLEANiNg SErviCES Couple from Poland will clean houses, apartment, offices. References. (201)997-4932 Leave message

Annie’s Cleaning Service Homes, offices. Move in-out cleaning. Gift Certificates Avail. Excellent references 973-667-6739 862-210-0681

Polish woman will clean Home or Office. Please call Maria at 201-991-9126. References available. CLEANING LADIES RELIABLE, TRUSTWORTHY, REASONABLE NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL - WE DO IT ALL CALL KRIS 973-851-1265 OR NANCY 973-943-2430





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eleCtriCAl 25 years experience Twin Electric Quality Work. Good affordable prices. Senior discounts. Fully Insured. Bonded. Lic. 16158 (973) 715-4150 (201) 562-5985

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

hANdymAN “Chris The Handyman” For your home repairs and Outdoor Power Equipment Services (201) 694-0258 DO IT ALL Interior/Exterior new & repairs. All types of carpentry. Reasonable rates, quality work, reliable, experienced. 13VH06620900 (201)991-3223 “Fair Deal Dan” Painting, Sheetrock, Plastering, Odd Jobs, Flooring, Windows and Doors, Plumbing, replace water heater, leaky faucets, tile work for floors, bathrooms, kitchen, counter tops and granite. Lic#V203575 (201)448-1563 Man About the House Free Estimates Senior Discount Painting Interior -Trim Small Exterior All Handyman Jobs Switches-Outlets-Light Fixtures-Ceiling FansTile Screen & Glass Repair-Faucets -Toilets. If you need something NOT listed, ASK! 201-273-1955

HOME iMPrOvEMENt Handyman Star All inside or outside repairs. Windows, painting, sheetrock, carpentry, masonry, and decks. No job too big or small. Free estimates. Tom (201)4245042 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


FENIELLO CONTRACTING LLC. BASEMENT RENOVATIONS NO MORE WASTED SPACE. Baths, Kitchens, Deck, Painting. All types of Home Improvement. Quality work fair prices. Fully insured. Lic# 13vh03006100 (201) 906-2422

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

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* Lawn Maintenance * Spring Clean-up * Design Retaining Walls • Pavers * Tree Service • Fences Installed Free Estimates & fully Ins.

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Spring clean-ups, mowing, Hedge Trim, Mulch, Flower planting & more. Reasonable Rates. Sr discounts available

Dave 201-286-7224

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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

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

A1 Affordable Landscaping Weekly maintenance • Busch Trimming • CleanUps • Design For free estimates call (201)998-1262

pAiNtiNg Classic Painting Interior/Exterior Rooms start $45 Exterior Start $799 Call Don Leave Message 862-754-1789

Kevin’s Home Improvements

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Thirty-seven area residents were recognized for having achieved academic excellence at various fouryear schools. A list follows: Jorge Calle Sarango, Suzette Leroux, Susan Lourenco, Rhiannon Otayza, Diana Talavera, Ruby Zumaran, all of Kearny, achieved President’s List at Berkeley College, with five campuses spread between New Jersey and New York. Jesus Cruz of East Newark, Ashley Castillo of Harrison, and Stephany Guzman, Kevin Ortega, Chabely Ortiz, Paolo Porras, Jaime Robles, Raymond Williams, all of Kearny, were named to the Dean’s List at Berkeley College. Laura Andrews and Kristin Rempusheski, both of Nutley, and Katelyn FelieleCtriCAl

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ciano of Bloomfield made the Dean’s List at Loyola University, Baltimore, Md. Vincent Brinas of Belleville, Kevin Lipat of Bloomfield, Alexander Ma of Kearny, Kayla Torppey of Lyndhurst and Nathan Wong of North Arlington achieved Dean’s List status at University of the Sciences, Philadelphia. Kurt Espiritu, Angie Garma, Roxanne Guden and Michael Joll, all of Kearny, were named to the Dean’s List at St. Peter’s University, Jersey City. Matthew DelMauro of Nutley has been named to the Dean’s List at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa. Shannon P. Evans of Kearny achieved Dean’s List status at Neumann University, Aston, Pa. The following students have been inducted into Fairleigh Dickinson’s Phi Zeta Kappa and Phi Omega Epsilon honor societies: Derek Boyle, of Kearny (Phi Omega Epsilon senior honor society); Carla Cucinotta of Nutley, Raquel Cruz of Kearny and Allison Van Sluytman and Matthew Glarner, both of North Arlington (Phi Zeta Kappa junior honor society); and Amalfy Cantillo, of Bloomfield and Elizabeth Diaz of Lyndhurst (Phi Omega Epsilon senior honor society). Priya Dave of Kearny, was named to the Dean’s list at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. Maria Santasieri of Bloomfield, earned Dean’s List honors at Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pa.



loved to polka dance. Wife of the late NorVisitation was held on bert, she is survived Saturday, May 3, at McE- by her son Tony Sadwen’s Funeral Service, owski and her daughter Charlotte, N.C.  Funeralong with her husband al services followed at Barbara and Bernie 12:30 p.m. in the McEwen Warnock. She was the Chapel.   grandmother of Denise In lieu of flowers, me- Pais-Sotelo (Julio), Dana morial donations can be Coleman (Dane), Diane made to St. Jude’s ChilWarnock, Jason Saddren’s Hospital.  Online owski (Kristen), Chrissy condolences may be left Johnson (Anthony) and at www.McEwenPinevil- the late Danny Warnock. Also surviving are her great-grandchildren Theresa Sadowski Brice, Kyle, Faer, Keala, Theresa Sadowski Kole, Declan and Lily. (nee Kurynkiewicz) died at home on April 29. She Andrew Michael Sheldrick was 84. Andrew Michael Born in Newark, she Sheldrick, entered into lived in Kearny before eternal rest in the arms moving to Manahawkin of his beloved wife on two years ago. Saturday, May 3. He Arrangements were by was 77. the Armitage and WigBorn in Harrison, he gins Funeral Home, 596 was a lifelong resident. Belgrove Drive, Kearny. He worked as the head A funeral Mass was held of maintenance for the at St. Stephen’s Church. U.S. Postal Service in Burial was in Holy Cross Kearny for many years Cemetery. To leave onretiring in 2001. line condolences, please Andrew was a member visit www.armitagewigof the Ancient Order of Hibernians, V.F.W. Post Theresa worked at # 1302, West Hudson Hudson Lamp and the Marine Corps League RCA. She loved flowDetachment and the ers and caring for her Scots American Club, all garden and plants. She located in Kearny. He OBITS from

served his country in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War. Andrew was a soccer referee for many years in his free time. Prior to that he coached, namely with the Thistle F.C., Kearny and the Harrison Recreation. He was the beloved husband of Martha (nee Gruber) married 46 years, devoted father of Scott (Katie), Sean and Christopher, cherished grandfather of Tayler, Meghan, Colin, Logan, Summer, Zachary, Christopher and Skye. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Viewing hours will be on Wednesday, May 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Cremation will be private. For information or directions, please visit In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Autism Speaks, care of the funeral home, in loving memory of Andrew.

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Elks Exalted Ruler Larry Bennet with producer Matthew J. Boryszewski and Elks Youth Activities Chairman Larry Kelly with the cast of ‘Sweeney Todd.’

Harrison/East Newark Elks Lodge 2326 recently gave $500 to the Harrison High School Drama Club to help with production costs of the school play “Sweeney Todd.” In

March, the lodge also made these donations: $250 to Harrison Little League, $250 to Harrison Cheerleaders, $250 to the Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, $250 to

St. Anthony’s Church Tricky Tray, $500 to the Maria Coelho drive, $200 to Swamp Rats Baseball Association and $1,000 to Harrison/ East Newark Football Booster Club.



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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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