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May is Lupus Awareness Month and as usual, the Town of Kearny is lighting it up purple to bring greater awareness to residents. Last week, there was an official ribbon cutting to kick off the annual campaign which takes place every May. And thanks for the amazing photo, Denise!

Early morning fire rips through Lyndhurst home causing serious damage By Kevin Canessa kc@theobserver.com A early morning fire on Tuesday, May 7, caused extensive damage to a Summit Avenue home in Lyndhurst, Det. Sgt. Vincent Auteri, the public information officer of

the Lyndhurst Police Department, said in a statement. At approximately 1:45 a.m., the fire broke out on the second floor a two-family home, according to Auteri. According to Auteri: The home had been occupied by three adults who all

resided on the first floor. Each of them was able to escape without being harmed. One of the tenants was awoken by the sound of broken glass before learning flames were shooting out a second-floor window on the north side of the dwelling. The second floor was vacant

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It was 132 years ago — May 14, 1887 — that the first edition of this newspaper, then known as The Arlington Observer, was printed. It was one large,

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There wasn’t much by way of advertising back then. And the ads that were there were all text. There wasn’t a single photograph, though there was a graphic of some kind for the newspaper’s “columnist.”

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If you wanted a magazine, newspaper, periodical or any assortment of tobacco products — there was a lot of pipe smokin’ back then — it’s a return trip to Elm and Midland for R. E. Malloy News Dealer and Stationer. Saturday publication then became Thursday. Some might still remember when The Observer was a Thursday publication. Then it became a Wednesday publication — it still is, technically — though it does now circulate Tuesday mornings. All of this aside, one thing has remained consistent since that May day in 1887 when the first edition came off the presses — The Observer has printed every single week since that day and, as such, it is very likely the oldest business in Kearny at 132. Yes, you read that right — The Observer is a business. Over the years, there’s been a lot of confusion about how The Observer exists. In fact, many have claimed the belief that it’s owned by the Town of Kearny. That has never has been the case and never will be. It’s called The Observer, not The Kearny Observer, because the newspaper has never just covered Kearny. Our offices have always been in Kearny — most recently

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(More on that later.) There wasn’t all that much of a flow, really, either. Things just sort of appeared on the pages — with a certain randomness to it all. There were stories about the Town Council, the population of Kearny being around 1,600. Mass and service times for local churches were listed as were meeting times for “societies.” There was a column written by The Village Lounger (Kearny was apparently known as a village back then.) The Arlington Observer’s office was somewhere near Midland Avenue and Elm Street. C.H. Crombie, also at Elm Street near Midland Avenue, was the place to go to get the best beef, lamb, mutton, veal and pork. They also sold veggies and delivered locally, presumably by horse and buggy or wagon. Elm Street and Midland Avenue was a haven for commerce, apparently. You could also buy shoes from Eric Lofquist, whose store was in that area, get furniture at G.R. Taylor, also in the same vicinity. To get flowers, though, you’d have to take the stage coach or some other form of transport all the way to Schuyler Avenue near Arlington Cemetery, to get flowers.

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OBSERVER TURNS 132 TODAY Feorenzo and Kevin Canessa collaborated on bringing live video through Facebook Live to the readership. Since then, each week, Canessa recaps the news. Feorenzo and Canessa take viewers occasionally on

a journey through “the old neighborhood.” Breaking news is now instantly streamed live and/or through the Web and social media. It’s a whole new ballgame

in 2019 as The Observer turns 132. But there is a constant — The Observer strives to bring readers and advertisers only the very best. And we hope to be able to continue to do so for another 132 years and beyond.

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Continued from previous page at 39 Seeley Ave., and before that 531 Kearny Ave. As of 2019, The Observer covers eight towns — Kearny, Harrison, East Newark, North Arlington, Lyndhurst, Belleville, Nutley and Bloomfield. There once was even a bureau in Rutherford … and we did, back then, cover Rutherford. Not now, though. The Observer has been owned by a member of the Tortoreti Family since Anthony Tortoreti purchased the newspaper back in 1972. When Tony sadly died in 2002, Mary Tortoreti became the owner and matriarch of the operation. Following Mary’s untimely death late in December 2016, her daughters Lisa and Tina took over as coowners. The Observer went from being a broadsheet to a tabloid circa 2000 when Mr. Tortoreti saw a need to save money on paper and printing costs — and a need for the newspaper to be easier for readers to handle. Most other weeklies have followed suit to the current tabloid format. Since its inception, the newspaper has made its money almost exclusively

through advertising. It’s been a long time since there was a charge for the newspaper, though we do charge for early access to the e-Edition online. Back in 1996, Mr. Tortoreti saw the need to get online when the Internet as we know it was in its infancy, so he purchased the domain www.theobserver.com. While many newspapers were short-sighted about moving online — they’re no longer publishing — Mr. Tortoreti ensured there would be an online presence for the newspaper immediately — and with a very easyto-remember domain name. There are countless newspapers in the world called “The Observer,” but only one — us — has access to the newspaper’s actual name in its URL with a dot com. Now, since that time, 23 years ago, The Observer’s Web presence has grown significantly, with the inclusion of social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Former residents and those who don’t have access to the print edition are now able to keep up on their old homesteads no matter where they are in the world. In 2018, Co-owner Lisa

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CHERILYN SARKISIAN WAS at the Prudential Center in Newark on Friday May 3. I call her by her real name because that’s how I felt listening to and watching Cher perform. It was an intimate evening not only with the entertainer Cher, but with the person she really is. advertising@theobserver.com 201-991-1600 She was funny, serious

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Harrison taking active role in support of Kearny’s fight against Keegan Landfill

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THE TOWN OF HARRISON IS taking an active role in support of Kearny’s fight to close the Keegan Landfill in several ways. Last week, the Harrison Mayor and Town Council unanimously voted to approve a resolution to encourage the state of New Jersey to close the landfill. The resolution says the NJ Department of Environmental Protection should “temporarily close” the landfill. The resolution notes Kearny has requested “temporary” closure of the landfill, though it has, instead, sought complete closure of the Keegan — not just a temporary closure. The measure had an 8-0 vote. Councilwoman Carol Mandaglio did not attend the meeting. Meanwhile, also in Harrison, former Harrison Councilman Anselmo Millan is coming to Kearny’s aid. Millan spearheaded an effort to get Harrison residents to sign a petition to urge Gov. Phil Murphy to close the Keegan Landfill. More than 2,000 Harrisonians signed the petitions — and Millan, last week, delivered them to Murphy’s offices in

Trenton. Anthony Rios, Monica Miguens and Nick Azevedo delivered the petitions with Millan. The petition said: “We the undersigned petition Gov. Phil Murphy to close the Keegan Landfill located in Kearny on behalf of the residents of Harrison, Kearny and neighboring towns. The air testing conducted by the Town of Kearny confirms that the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority (NJSEA) lied about the levels of toxins being released into the air by the Keegan Landfill and the NJSEA Board of Commissioners refused at their March and April meetings the requests of residents to close the landfill or place toxic fumes collection and cleaning system in place. Gov. Murphy, we need your help to eliminate the toxins in our neighborhood caused by the Keegan Landfill.” “It is very important that the governor know that the Keegan Landfill, although located in Kearny, is affecting neighboring towns including Harrison,” Millan said in a statement. “Student Anthony Rios’s participation in obtaining signatures on the petition shows that the next generation understands the

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Pascrell, Sires demand answers Editor’s note: The following letter was written by U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell Jr. and Albio Sires to the NJDEP on behalf of residents of Kearny fighting to close the Keegan Landfill. Catherine R. McCabe Commissioner New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection 401 E. State St. 7th Floor, East Wing P.O. Box 402 Trenton, NJ 08625-0402

Dear Commissioner McCabe: We write to inquire about the actions the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is taking to address health hazards and noxious odors at the Keegan Landfill in Kearny, New Jersey. Given the proximity of this site to residential and recreational areas, all possible measures must be undertaken to protect the public against any possi-

GUEST VIEW ble negative health impacts, including prolonged exposure to hydrogen sulfide. To address our constituents’ numerous concerns, we request your staff brief our offices about the state’s plan for addressing issues at the Keegan Landfill in Kearny. We understand the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) was fined on March 1, 2019 because of a violation of the federal Air Pollution Control Act, which prohibits the emission of hydrogen sulfide in concentration levels greater than 30 parts per billion over a 30 minute-period. We have been informed that hydrogen sulfide levels above 30 parts per billion has persisted at Keegan Landfill. These levels are unacceptable, especially if there is a possibility that an infraction may affect the health and safety of citizens. Additionally, we understand DEP has entered an Administrative Order

on Consent with NJSEA to develop an action plan for addressing odor violations. This plan has included the installation of continuous air monitoring equipment. We are encouraged by news of cooperation between DEP and NJSEA and urge both parties to work quickly to address possible removal of materials causing the prevalence of hydrogen sulfide to ensure our constituents’ quality of life. Public health must be the top priority for the future of the Keegan Landfill. To that end we hope the DEP is coordinating closely with the New Jersey Department of Health to address all public health concerns. We look forward to our offices being briefed about the actions DEP is taking to remove health hazards and noxious odors at the Keegan Landfill in Kearny. Thank you very much for your attention to our request.

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MEMORIAL DAY PARADE Thursday, May 23, 2019 Belgrove Drive, Kearny On the solemn Memorial Day Weekend we remember the departed...and we honor those to whom honor meant all... with sorrow and pride, with respect and gratitude. To the valiant, who selflessly gave all, that our great nation might endure in strength and freedom, we pay heartfelt tribute. May the memory of their gallant deeds ever inspire us. Assembly on Locust Avenue at 6:30 p.m. Parade begins at 7 p.m. Proceed south from Locust Avenue to Bergen Avenue Parade reviewing stand will be on east side of Belgrove Drive between Afton and Bergen Grand Marshal

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there are trips like this one. Twenty-five Kearny High School juniors and seniors studying Latin and Italian spent a little more than a week in Italy last month thanks to the efforts of veteran Italian teacher Michele Cacciottolo. This was the sixth time Cacciottolo, who has been teaching Italian at KHS since 2009, took a group of students to Italy on an alternating-year basis. He was joined by colleagues Diogo Neto, KHS art teacher; Joanne O’Malley, an elementary school teacher at Roosevelt School; and Jenny Brodsky, an instructional coach from the Board of Education office, who served as chaperones. “We visited Taormina, Palermo and Mount Etna, Sorrento, Amalfi, Pompeii and Rome,” Cacciottolo said. “I encouraged the Italian students to try as much as they could to speak Italian while there. Just being in Italy, being surrounded by Italian things, names, chatter and shops was in itself a big value to them. Some tried their Italian and were very proud, not only to be able to understand some Italian, but also to be understood.”

We asked Cacciottolo what he saw as the best part of the trip. “This year, we got to Taormina, a small picturesque town on a hill by the sea,” he said. “At lunch time, the first day, we settled down in our hotel. As soon as I opened the door to the balcony of my room I was in awe. A warm sun, the Mediterranean Sea below me and the towering Mount Etna, with its 11,000 feet and snowy cap, in front of me. I could have stayed there the entire afternoon. “Another gorgeous part was our day on the Island of Capri. The previous day, heavy seas kept us from visiting part of the Amalfi Coast and so we had high hopes for Capri. The super-fast boat ride to Capri from Sorrento — just 25 minutes total — had 10 minutes of huge waves. All of us were outside screaming and enjoying the wind and the heavy sea. “We spent time shopping and having a nice lunch, then we took the chair lift all the way to the top of the Island. The view was gorgeous. Everyone was wild taking pictures. It was an awesome, breezy day filled with light and laughter.” Of course, it wasn’t just Cacciottolo who had a blast on the European voyage. We sampled some of the

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KPD: 2 teens nabbed in carjacking

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and money, then ordered him into the back seat of his car and drove it away. While driving, they allegedly took the victim’s cell phone, demanded the password, and once they had that, let him out of the vehicle and drove off — after threatening to kill him. KPD Det. Dan Esteves began an extensive investigation with forensic assistance from Det. Frank West and collaboration with numerous other law enforcement agencies, including

Back on Aug. 27, at 1:19 a.m., a 57-year-old Tappan Street resident reported to Kearny police that he had left his car briefly double-parked while he retrieved something from his house — and when he emerged he was confronted by two males, one of whom “pointed what he believed was a submachine gun at him.” The assailants reportedly demanded the man’s wallet

POLICE BEAT the Jersey City and Newark PDs, the Hudson and Middlesex county prosecutors’ offices, several Bergen County police departments and the N.J. State Police laboratory. Last week (on May 8), detectives identified and charged a 17-year-old Kearny boy and a 17-year-old homeless boy with robbery,

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April 21

At 11:18 a.m., Officers Nick Funk and Ryan Brady and Det. Mike Farinola responded to a residence on the 200 block of Belgrove Drive on a report of a burglary. The owner said she had arrived home to discover the glass panels on the front door shattered — and then found “extensive damage” inside. Total damages — broken doors, windows, toilets, appliances, walls — were estimated at $12,000. Police said area surveillance cameras showed four suspects unlawfully entering the home and Farinola was able to identify one as Alexander M. Dellaquila, 26, of Kearny. On May 2, Dellaquila, accompanied by his attorney, turned himself in, was charged on summonses with burglary and criminal mischief, and was later released. The incident remains under investigation.

April 25

At noon, a woman on the 300 block of Belgrove Drive reported to Officer Funk that she had heard a noise in her living room and upon investigating found two men standing there. She screamed, and they calmly walked out and fled in a car. Dets. John Fabula, Mike Gontarczuk and Steven Hroncich took over the investigation, found pry marks on the home’s front door and “were able to piece together numerous surveillance

videos which gave them a description of the men and their car and a partial car registration.” With assistance from the state’s Real Time Crime Center, they narrowed down the license plate and car description to a single Cadillac DeVille. A bulletin was sent to surrounding police departments, six of which reported similar burglaries believed to have been committed by the same suspects. A seventh, Edison PD, said they had recently arrested the registered owner of the Kearny get-away car — Dwayne A. Thorpe, 50, of Elmwood Park — and lodged him in the Middlesex County Jail. The KPD issued criminal complaints for Thorpe, charging him with burglary and conspiracy. On May 4, Officers Funk and John Donovan arrested him at the Middlesex Jail, processed him for the new Kearny warrants and transferred him to the Hudson County Jail. The identity of the second suspect remains under investigation.

May 1

Sgt. Chris Levchak and Officers Anthony Nunez, Kyle Plaugic and Alan Stickno responded to a 3:51 p.m. report of a suspicious man in the area of New Lawn and Kearny avenues. Several people who live or work in the area later gave formal statements that he was going door-todoor soliciting donations and identifying himself as a Newark police officer and a

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stop on Bloomfield Avenue resulted in the arrest of driver Konate Attila, 23, of Bordentown, on two outstanding warrants out of Warren Township and East Orange. Attila was transported to headquarters without incident, issued a motor-vehicle violation for failure to observe a trafficcontrol device, driving on a suspended license and driving an unregistered vehicle. Attila was transferred into the custody of the Warren Township Police Department who responded to Nutley on the outstanding warrant. Meanwhile, the Nutley PD also released the following reports:

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• A call of a suspicious person on Franklin Avenue resulted in the arrest of Ramon Sosa, 27, of East Orange on an outstanding Nutley warrant, according to police. A search of Sosa incident to the arrest found him to be in possession of CDS and drug paraphernalia. He was transported to headquarters, charged with failure to surrender CDS to police, a disorderly person’s offense and possession of paraphernalia, also a disorderly person’s offense. Sosa was advised of a mandatory court appearance and released on his own recognizance on the

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• Officers were dispatched to Walnut Street on a report of a man who left his shoes on a porch of a home and was walking barefoot. The party was found nearby and admitted to being on the property to which they were told from previous incidents not to return. Eric Dotoli, 30, of Nutley, was arrested and charged with trespassing, given a copy of his summons, advised of his court date and was released on his own recognizance.

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AS WEEKS GO, THE LAST WAS relatively tame — but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been any developments in the saga known as the Keegan Landfill. Last week kicked off with Gov. Phil Murphy visiting the Prudential Center for a press conference to announce the Video Music Awards are coming to Newark. But before Murphy could get into the Rock, he was confronted by the Co-owner of The Observer, Lisa Feorenzo, who asked the governor why he was ignoring Kearny and the Keegan Landfill. “I’m not ignoring Kearny, ma’am,” he said in reply, taking off for the inside of the Prudential Center. As a reminder, Feorenzo sent a personal invitation to the governor to attend the NJSEA meeting this Thursday, May 16. She sent the letter directly to the governor’s Deputy Press Secretary Matthew Saidel. She also called the governor’s office to remind Saidel

Ballantyne about the meeting. Interestingly enough, though, they asked Feorenzo not to use Saidel’s personal email anymore. Of course, Saidel gave it to her just weeks earlier. Meanwhile, it’s back to Lyndhurst this week as the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority hosts its May meeting at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 16, at 2 DeKorte Park Plaza. This will mark the thirdconsecutive month residents of West Hudson will be on hand to remind John Ballantyne, Vincent Prieto and company that nothing short of closing the Keegan Landfill will suffice.

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Community College Opportunity Grant has open many closed doors By Christopher M. Reber Special to The Observer Hudson County Community College (HCCC) was fortunate to have been chosen as one of the first 13 pilot New Jersey colleges to offer the Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) to new and continuing students in spring 2019. The CCOG pilot at HCCC provides strong evidence that students greatly need this type of financial support, in addition to other forms of financial aid, in order to access higher education. Postsecondary educational credentials lead to family-sustaining wages that will eventually contribute to workforce and economic development, generating net revenue for the community by growing the base of taxpaying citizens and growing businesses and other community sectors through an increasingly skilled workforce. During the spring 2019 semester, nearly 700 HCCC stu-

dents received CCOG awards totaling more than $710,000. These included many new students who were attracted to HCCC because of the belief that tuition and fee-funding support provided by the CCOG would make their attendance possible. Additional CCOG recipients were former HCCC students who had discontinued their studies, in many cases due to financial challenges, and who were able to return this spring because of the CCOG. In addition, the CCOG funding increased the rate of return of continuing students between the fall and spring semesters, contributing to student retention and making it more likely that students would persist and complete their degree programs. The principal reason community college students do not complete their associate degree studies is related to financial pressures. With 83% of HCCC students receiving financial aid and/or scholarships, our students are

among those most in need of funding support to attend postsecondary education in the state of New Jersey. Yet thousands of current students have unmet financial need, which is a barrier to completing their degree programs, seeking good jobs and/or furthering their education through baccalaureate and graduate study at our sister colleges and universities in New Jersey. And there are clearly thousands more residents of Hudson County who want to pursue higher education and a pathway to family-sustaining wages, but do not even consider the opportunities or talk with us about how to achieve their dreams. These citizens often perceive an inability to afford the cost of college attendance as an ultimate roadblock and therefore do not come forward. For these reasons, our HCCC community fully supports continuing and expanding the Community College Opportunity Grant program. We

support expanding program eligibility for students coming from families with incomes up to the median level in New Jersey. This expansion alone would more than double the number of students participating in the program immediately, and that number would continue to grow, adding skilled workers and taxpayers who would benefit our Hudson County economy over time. Nursing and Culinary Arts are two of HCCC’s signature programs. These programs are gateways to strong careers in our county and region, but they are also among the most costly programs offered by community colleges and other postsecondary institutions. For this reason, these programs must charge program-specific fees in addition to tuition and regular fees. Unfortunately, the CCOG pilot did not cover these high-cost program fees. Had the pilot covered fees for Nursing and Culinary Arts programs, many additional students would

have benefited this spring. Every HCCC student has a story. Like those of so many HCCC students, Koral Booth’s story is inspirational. In fall 2017, after being away from the classroom for more than 20 years, Koral made the decision to pursue her passion for writing and enrolled at HCCC as an English major. As the mother of four sons (ages 6, 11, 12, and 18), her plan was to show up to class, get good grades and go home. However, that plan changed. Koral quickly found herself excelling, and received an invitation to join the National Society for Leadership and Success. That was the turning point in her involvement in the college. Since then, Koral has been active in multiple clubs on campus, participates in the federal work-study program and is a student leader. She wants to be an example for other “non-traditional” students, encouraging them

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Continued from previous page to become involved in order to enhance their college experience. Unfortunately, Koral’s time at HCCC has also been marked with extreme loss. When Koral began her studies at HCCC, her parents were her biggest cheerleaders. At that time, both of her parents were battling cancer. During the spring 2018 semester, Koral’s mother lost her battle. On a morning in February, Koral’s mom urged her to leave her bedside and go to school, as always pushing her to persist on her educational journey. While in her contemporary moral issues class, Koral received a phone call that her mom died. Rather than withdrawing from the semester, Koral persisted, finishing that term with a 3.7 GPA. Less than one year later, in January 2019, Koral lost her father to congestive heart failure. Again she persisted, and continues to do so in her six classes this semester. When asked how she managed to stay focused, she said, “I’m a fighter. I get that from my parents.” The Community College Opportunity Grant has been instrumental in Koral’s ability to remain

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enrolled and stay on course to pursue her dreams. Because financial aid covers only a small portion of her tuition and fees, she must take out student loans each semester to fill the gap. These loans are a great source of stress for her since she worries about the interest that is accruing and the pressure of paying them back. Because of CCOG, Koral did not have to take out loans this semester. She considers this a blessing and is thankful the grant is providing her the opportunity to attend college without the burden of loans.

‘Because of CCOG, Koral did not have to take out loans this semester. She considers this a blessing ...’ For students like Koral, who have so many other stressors in their lives, the grant allows them to focus on succeeding in school instead of on the financial burden of paying tuition. This week, Koral was inducted into Sigma Kappa Delta, the National English Honor Society, and she was recognized at HCCC’s

annual Student Excellence and Achievement Awards Ceremony. These events are difficult for her without her parents being present. As a reminder, she always wears something of theirs to these events — her mom’s ring and her dad’s chain — and pictures them in the front row cheering her on because that is ex-

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actly where they would be if they were here. Knowing how proud they are of her is what keeps her going. Moreover, Koral is passing this persistence on to her four children. Her oldest is a high school student who participates in HCCC’s Early College Program. He is earning credits toward an associate degree while in high school, and plans to complete his HCCC degree after high school graduation. Investments in community colleges have been demonstrated to generate financial returns to the economy that are far greater than the cost of those investments. These are investments in people, like Koral, and in the realization of their dreams. The Community College Opportunity Grant is one such potent investment that should be continued and expanded to every community college and every eligible student in New Jersey. The writer is the firstyear President of Hudson County Community College.

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KPD from 08 representative of a law firm. The officers approached the solicitor — later identified as Julio R. Cordero, 39, of Newark — who reportedly was carrying a ledger of donations and an envelope containing $30 and wearing a lanyard with a gold card purporting that he was a family member of a Bloomfield cop. Police said Cordero, who did not have a canvassing permit, denied having identified himself as a police officer, but claimed he had

NPD from 09 was completely shattered with the vehicle doors locked and the inside undisturbed. The entire vehicle was covered in pollen.  The vehicle’s owner was contacted and advised of the situation.

May 7 Patrol Units responded to Howe Avenue on a property-damage complaint. The caller told police she noticed broken sidewalk near the curb. Police said they believe a large truck

gone door-to-door trying to collect $5,000 for a sick daughter.   A computer check showed he had a $2,500 shoplifting warrant out for his arrest from North Bergen, and a search incident to arrest reportedly produced one Suboxone medication packet and a Visa card embossed with the name of a female.  Cordero was charged with three counts of theft by deception, two counts of impersonating a public servant, and one count each of possession of a prescription-legend drug and credit card theft. He was then turned over to the North Bergen PD.  

drove over the sidewalk while negotiating a wide turn. The caller told police it was garbage collection day and officers were able to observe tire tracks and drips from what could be trash. Police said the homeowner already contacted the Department of Community Affairs, who are reaching out to the garbage contractor to try and resolve the sidewalk damage.

May 9 • Police intervened between two people having what appeared to

At 5:30 p.m., Dets. David Bush, Tim Castle, Jonathan Dowie and Mike Andrews observed Jose Ortiz-Forty, 43, of Newark walking toward the Five Below store on Passaic Avenue. Police said they recognized him from prior interactions and kept him under surveillance. Ortiz-Forty reportedly entered the store empty-handed and emerged 15 minutes later with a backpack. According to police, he claimed he had purchased nothing in the store and had no receipt

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“It was a refreshing change from our everyday life in Kearny. We had gelato twice a day, the best pizza we could ask for and jaw-dropping views from our hotels. It was the experience of a lifetime,” junior Margarida Souza, 17, said. “We walked down the roads and saw at every corner a beautiful view, a band paying for tips or a unique restaurant. There was always something to see, somewhere to go, something to do,” junior Maria Noberto Pereira, 16, said. Meanwhile, Cacciottolo, who has taught Italian since 1984 — first, in his native Italy and then, in the United States following a move here in 1993 — says he’ll bring yet another

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OBITUARIES JOSEPH J. DOHERTY

Joseph J. Doherty, 97, died Monday, April 29, 2019. Born in Scotland, he lived in Harrison and Kearny before moving to North Arlington over 80 years ago. Joseph worked for Rowe International in Belleville and Whippany for 45 years before retiring in 1983. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Queen of Peace Council No. 3428, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4697 and the Ironbound Irish American Club. Joseph was the beloved husband of the late Felicia (nee Adamczyk); the devoted father of Joseph, Michael and Thomas and his wife, Rosanne; the

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adored grandfather of Amanda and Robert; the doting great-grandfather of Matthew; the loving brother of Mary Nencheck and the dear brother-in-law of May Doherty. He is also survived by many cherished nieces, nephews and good friends. Joseph truly appreciated the many visits and phone calls the past few months. The funeral was from the Parow Funeral Home, North Arlington. Mass was celebrated at Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Cremation was private. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to the American Cancer Society, 986 S. Springfield Ave., Springfield, N.J. 07081.

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551-553 Kearny Ave., Kearny, NJ 07032 201-997-7860

HOUSE OF THE WEEK NORTH ARLINGTON - JUST LISTED –

Lovely 3/4 bedroom Ranch home renovated to perfection. 3 full baths, cathedral ceilings, central air, finished basement. All on a huge 75 x 138 lot. $599,000 gets you the house you have been dreaming of.

TOTAL RENOVATION – New Kitchen, 2 new T A.C. This ACcentral Bathrooms, Bedrooms ONTRand R4 C UNDESection Arlington Colonial sits on a 125 deep lot JUST REDUCED $309,000. THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX – Our office has this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with a new kitchen, finished basement, drive and garage on a quiet tree lined street in Linden. This one is special and awaits your inspection. Asking only $304,900.

COMMERCIAL BEST OF THE BEST – This prestigious professional office building contains 3/4 rental suites. Large level landscaped lot, 14 parking spaces and more. Asking $699,000.

WOW – 3 Years young East Newark 2 family one ACT contains 3 a large 42 Each TRapartment ON DEXR93Clot. N U bedrooms, and central air. Nice big driveway and garage too JUST $599,000.

KEARNY

1 Family - Single family home, perfect for first time home buyers. The property offers a good size Living/Dining room, Kitchen, 3 bedrooms and a bath. Unfinished basement and a good size driveway. Asking $259,000

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KEARNY

2 Family - 1st Floor w/ 2 Bedrooms, Living Rm, Kitchen, Dining Rm & Bath 2nd Floor w/ 1 Bedroom, Living Rm, Kitchen & Bath. Driveway w/ 1 Car Garage. Unfinished Basement. Separate Gas & Electric. Owners pays heat & hot water. Being Sold ‘as is’. Taxes $11,300. Lot size 46x100. Asking $429,000

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KEARNY

1 Family - Beautiful tree lined street in the manor section of Kearny. Basement is framed & ready to be finished. Colonial w/living Rm, dining Rm, sun porch, modern eat in kitchen, tiled bath w/skylight, large master bedroom & 2 additional bedrooms. Asking $375,000

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HARRISON

3 Family - Mixed-use building built in 2005. 2 spacious 7-room apartments with 3 bedrooms, large office and 2 full baths on 2nd & 3rd floors (about 1,700 sf each). Hardwood floors, central air and laundry hookups in apartments. Rent 1600+1650=3250 a month M/M. Store on 1st floor about 1500 sf with a large basement being offered for rent. Store used to be a hair salon, and may be used as a restaurant. Asking $739,900

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EAST ORANGE

2 Family - Absolutely Cherry Condition 2 Family Home with 4 Bedrooms and 2 Full Bath. Featuring Ceramic tiled bathrooms, Parquet flooring and tile floors, thermal windows, fenced front yard, high unfinished basement. Each apartment has sun room (possible room). Living room, Dining room, Modern eat-in-kitchen, plus walk up attic. Asking $299,500

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GARFIELD

Townhouse - 4 year old Davenport Model located at a newly developed Signature Place At Garfield with a clubhouse, gym and outdoor pool. Near Elmwood Park border. 1 car garage plus an additional parking space with keyless entry. Maple cabinets and granite countertops in kitchen & baths. Recessed lighting in kitchen, loft and master bedroom. Hardwood floors on 1st level. W/W carpeting on 2nd level. Asking $375,000

Broker/Owner

Aina Lin-Hsieh

Mario Freitas

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Augusto Neno

Neno-Rosa Agency

Steven Lartiga

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KEARNY

2 Family - Two Family House Conveniently located near High School, Hospital, Shopping and Public Transportation. Driveway and 1 Car Detached Garage. Asking $485,000

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KEARNY

2 Family - Large 2 Family Home. First unit with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Featuring hardwood floors, large living room, 2 formal dining rooms, ceramic tiled floors and fireplace. Second unit featuring front porch, living room, kitchen, 1 bedroom and full bath. Plus 1 car garage and a backyard patio. Close to everything. Owner holds a Real Estate License. Asking $599,000

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KEARNY

2 Family - 2 Family-Arlington Section-Home in good condition. Separate utilities, conveniently located near schools and public transportation plus Finished Basement. Asking $389,000

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HARRISON

2 Family - Beautiful 2 Family Home with 5 Bedrooms and 3 Full Baths, 1st Fl with 3 Bedrooms and Full Bath, 2nd Fl with 2 Bedrooms and Full Bath. Featuring Central Air, 1 Car Garage plus 2 Car Parking Spaces. Roof is only 4 years old. Close to Transportation. Asking $679,000

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EAST ORANGE

2 Family - Beautiful 2 family home with MANY renovations done! Astonishing hardwood floors throughout both units! Driveway with 2 spots in the back for privacy. Full, partially finished basement. SEPARATE utilities! Second floor has a small den off main bedroom that can be used as an office or converted into a very large walk in closet! Asking $289,000

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FAIRVIEW

Condo - Fairview Heights! Modern Condo with 1 Bedroom, Den, Large Living Rm, Modern Kitchen and Modern Bath. Large Master Bedroom with Upgraded Recessed Lighting and Double Closet. Large Balcony Off Living Rm. Condo with Almost 1000 Sq Feet. Low Maintenance Fee of $279/Month. Garage Parking w/ Parking Space #7 for 1 Car. Elevator in the Building. Laundry Available. Public Transportation to NYC at the Front Lobby Door. Asking $289,900

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KEARNY

4 Family - Hard to find 4 Family Home with Two 2 Bedrooms and Two 3 Bedrooms Apartment. Vey well-kept with lots of improvements over the years. 3 Parking Spaces and Backyard. Close to Park, Shopping, Public Transportation and Schools. Excellent Cashflow Rents below Market Value. Walking distance to Harrison Path Station. Asking $799,000

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KEARNY

2 Family - Beautiful new construction 2 family home in the heart of Kearny. 3 bedroom on each floor with a full finished ground floor with high ceilings, kitchen and extra bedroom. Beautiful open floor concept on 1st and 2nd floor. 2 car garage with spacious driveway. Close to transportation, bus and the PATH train to NYC. Asking $825,000

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HARRISON

Condo - 12-year old largest Heritage Model at River Park. 1840 sf. Brand new kitchen with white Shaker cabinets, Quartz countertop and SS appliances. New vanities in all bathrooms. New sound-proof hardwood floors throughout. Central Air and heat, one for each level. 2 Story high Ceiling in Dining Rm. 2 covered parking spaces. 12-minute walk to Harrison PATH Station. Asking $519,000

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EAST NEWARK

Commercial - 446 N. 2nd St, E. Newark used to be a church hall. It is vacant and in need of total rehab. Partial roof is leaking. The lot is 60.45/68.23x98.06 sf. Being sold AS IS with the fenced-in parking lot which consists of 3 vacant lots, about 32 parking spaces. The Borough will allow the building of 12 one-bedroom condos or 24 studios on existing foundation and walls. If the building is demolished, a condo with 40 one-bedroom units can be built. Asking $1,250,000

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BELLEVILLE

2 Family - Newer Two Family with built in two car garage. fully occupied and on dead end street off Harrison St. Each apartment listed as 3 Bedrooms, combo All offers go through Auction.com for review. Occupied property, inspections not available, sold as is. Asking $434,900

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JERSEY CITY

2 Family - Legal two family handyman special with great income potential in developing part of Jersey City! Property has off street parking. Property being Sold As-Is and needs total gut. Make the house the way you want it! Close to major transportation & Shopping. Asking $249,000

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“OUR SUCCESS HAS BEEN BUILT ONE SATISFIED CUSTOMER AT A TIME...” OPEN HOUSE • SAT 5/18 & SUN 5/19 1-4PM NEW LISTING! 95 Pleasant Pl. Kearny - 638,000 1 Fam. - Immaculate home with 5 Bedrooms-3.5 Baths-Mod EIK with Island. Lr-Formal Dr-Family rm-Full Fin basement- w/ summer kitchen-2 Separate Laundry Rms-Driveway Parking-Large Yard with Large Salt water pool! A Must-see home!

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NEW LISTING! 19 Clinton Ave. Kearny - $538,000 1 Fam. - 4 Bdrms-1.5 Baths-Lr with Fire Pl-Formal Dr-EIK-Full Fin bsmnt with bar and storage-Nice yard with above ground pool-Att 1 car garage and 3 plus car parking! A must-see home!

NEW LISTING! 31 Newell Pl. N. Arlington - $369,000 1 Fam. - Lrg Lr-Dr-Kitchen-3 Bedrooms-2 Full baths-Walk up attic with room-Full fin bsmnt. Det 1 car garage-Yard

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Lyndhurst - $358,800 1 Fam. - 2 Bdrms-1.5 Bath-Hrdwd Fls-EIK-Lr/Dr Combo-Yard-Long Dr way & Det garage.

E. Newark - $269,000 Rowhouse - Restored 1920’s home- Lr-Mod Kitchen-Full bath with bear claw tub-3 Bedrooms (no closets)- Basement with Laundry-Private yard.

Kearny - $529,000 2 Fam. - Well Kept-3 Bdrms-

Kearny- $735,000 2 Fam. - Mint Condition-Well Kept-Many Updates-6 Bdrms-5 Full Baths-Lr’s-Dr’s-Mod Kitchen’sCathedral ceilings-HVAC-2 Car att garage-Yard-Laundry rm-Fam rm& Much more!

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LFD 3.5 Baths-Lr’s-Kitchen’s-Yard-Hrdwd flsSplit Ac Unit & 5 Plus car parking.

Hazlet - $426,000 Split Level - 4 Bdrms-2.5 Baths-Lr-Dr-EIK-Fam Rm-YardAtt-Garage & DrWay Prking.

Kearny - $375,000 Well Established-Liquor Store & Deli-Business Only--Approx. 2800 sq. ft-Full Kitchen-3 car parking-1$ for 1$ Inventory/Call for more information.

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Kearny - $306,000 Condo - Renovated- 2 Bedms1 Full bath-Modern Kitchen w/ Island & Granite-Open Concept-2 Car Parking.

Kearny - $629,000 2 Fam. - Renovated- 5

Kearny - $298,000 1 Fam. - Open 1st fl-Lr-EIK-Dr-1 full bath and 2 half Baths-3 Bdrms-Yard.

Kearny - $329,000 1 Fam. - 3 Bdrms-1.5 bathsLr-Dr-EIK-HVAC-Yard.

Kearny - $625,000 1 Fam. - Fully renovated colonial home

Kearny - $499,000

Nutley - $369,999 1 Fam. - Renovated 3 Bedroom home, 1.5 Baths, Hardwood floors through-Modern Kitchen-YardNew siding-New Roof- A must see home!

bdrms-4 Full baths-Lr’s-Dr’sModern Kit-2 car garage- yard.

Though 222 Summit Ave., Lyndhurst, sustained serious damage, especially on the second floor, during a fire last week, the Lyndhurst Police Department’s Det. Sgt. VIncent Auteri reports there were no injuries at the fire. Though the fire’s origin is not yet known — the fire is still under investigation — a report indicates the second floor was under renovation and it is possible improperly discarded towels, used to stain hardwood floors, may have contributed to the fire. We’ll bring updates to this story once information is available in print and online.

with Foyer-Lr-Formal Dr-Family roomM EIK and ½ bath-2nd fl-Master Br & Mater suite-2 additional Bdrms & full bath.-3rd Fl-1 Bdrm and Full Bath with Bonus rm- Basmnt is full fin with ½ bath & laundry rm - 1 Car det garage with long driveway.

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Belleville - $170,000 Co-Op - Well Kept unit with 2 Bdrms, Eat in Kitchen/Dining area, Lr, 1.5 baths. Great amenities Out door pool-Gym-Play area and much more.

Kearny - $615,000 2 Fam. - 6 Bdrms-lr’s-Dr’s Kitchen’s 2 Full baths-Sep Utilities-Parking for 4 Plus Cars.

Kearny - $339,000 1 Fam. - Corner PropertyLr-Dr-Kitchen-3 Full baths- 3 Bdrms-Walk up attic -Full fin basement- parking-Yard.

Little Egg Harbor $230,000 - Ranch Large Lot - 2 Bdrms-1 Full Bath-Lr-Dr-Lrg Kitchen-Great Location.

N. Arlington- $538,900 1 Fam. - Large Colonial-Foyer-LrFormal Dr-Modern EIK-Family RmFireplace-HVAC-Hrdwd Fls-Master Bdrm with master suite-walk in closet3 additional Bdrms- Full fin bsmentdriveway parking-fenced in yard and so much more!

1 Fam. - Expanded Cape- 3 Bdrms-3 Full Baths-Extra-large Kitchen-2 Bdrms have master baths-large study-Living room and 2 additional Family rooms- HVAC-Hardwood Floors-Full Finished Basement-Paved driveway to fit 3 cars.

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Kearny - $625,000 Mixed Use - Opportunity Knocks- 3 rental units and store front with offices-5 car parking-tons of foot traffic.

Kearny - $6,000 Approx. 4000 sq ft - 9 office spaces for lease/ or combine offices if desired. Two additional over flow rms-Restored original hrdwd fls-Arched door sequipped with ADA bathroom plus an additional bath. HVAC, Private 13 car parking. Close to public transportation.

N. Arlington - $1,850 Approx- 1,400 sq ft-5 individual offices with reception area 2 car parking-Great Location-Great Foot Traffic.

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Kearny - $2,000 2nd/3rd Fl. - Large BdrmsLr/Dr area- Eat in Kitchen-Full bath-lots of closets.

Bloomfield - $1,450 1st Fl. - Large 1 BdrmWalk in Closet-Lr-Eat in kitchenLrg Pantry- Full bath & parking for 1 Car-Hardwood Flrs

Newark - $1,600 2nd Fl. - 2 bedrooms1 Full Bath-kitchen-Living room- Dining room-Officeclose to trans.

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Kearny - $2,200 2nd Fl. - - Renovated-

East Newark - $1,900 2nd Fl. - 3 Bdrms-LrDr Modern Kitchen-2 Full baths-close to schools & Transportation.

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KEARNY

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Single-family house. Liv, Kit, 2 BR, 1 FB. Value is in the land. R-2 zone making it build-able for 2 family home. Lot size 5104 Sq ft.

2 Family. Each unit offers Liv, Din, 2 BR, 1 FB. 2nd unit has bonus office room. Asking $399,90

Renovated single family, Liv, Din, Kit, 3 BR, 1 FB Asking $319,000

Asking $225,000

HARRISON

KEARNY

HARRISON

New construction, 5 br, 5 fb, plus family room, 1 car garage

Single Family, LR, DR, MEIK, 1.5 BATH, 3 BR, Finished Basement

New construction, 2 family, 5 BR, 4 FB

Asking $729,000

Asking $455,000

Asking $739,000

HARRISON

Brand new construction! 2 fam, 5BR, 5 FB, balconies. Asking $709,000

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Renovated single family, Sun Rm, Liv w FP, Din, 4 BR, 2 FB, finished basement. Asking $479,000

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Single Family, Liv, Din, EIK, 3 BR, 2 FB

Asking $299,000

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‘I did find that it didn’t feel like an actual concert though. It seemed more like a Vegas show, as if I were watching her residency there.’ — Joann Barton CHER from 04 video, singing his parts and then Cher would sing her parts. “I Got You Babe” was a touching and heartfelt moment. The audience loved it and also got melancholy at that moment. Sonny also sang along on one of my favorites, “The Beat Goes On.” I thought after the ‘60s she would follow up with her ‘70s hits. I was disappointed when she didn’t sing “Dark Lady,” “Gypsies,” “Tramps and Thieve and Half Breed.” Instead, she began to sing a few Abba songs, most likely to promote the movie “Mama Mia” or to change it up a little bit — including “Waterloo,” “SOS” and “Fernando” (which she actually does sing in the movie) were just a few of the Abba hits she sang. Throughout the show, video montages would play, especially when she was doing one of her umpteen costume changes. But they were few and far between. I loved when she did her Elvis or Chelvis tribute. Cher and most musicians will tell you Elvis was the reason they are doing what they do still to this day. He was a major influence on a large number of musicians. And of course if you know me, I didn’t mind that one bit because I love Elvis. While she was changing costumes, they showed a performance she did a couple of years ago where she donned an Elvis wig and performed “Heartbreak Hotel.” After sharing with the audience how Elvis affected her career, Cher then sang Marc Cohn’s “Walking in Memphis.” I really enjoyed her rendition. She did a wonderful job and on everything she sang for that matter. The 90-minute show packed a punch throughout. Other songs sung included “All Or Nothing,” “All I Ever Need Is You,” “Welcome

to Burlesque,” “Lie to Me,” “After All,” “The Shoop Shoop Song,” “Bang Bang,” “I Found Someone,” “If I Could Turn Back Time” and the closer, “Believe.” I did find that it didn’t feel like an actual concert though. It seemed more like a Vegas show, as if I were watching her residency there — which is great — but if you were expecting a deafening, rowdy concert, that is not what you paid for. Her five-piece band was great. It sounded as though they were playing to tracks at some points in the show, especially for the bigger numbers and technical ones. There is no way a five-piece band could sound that full in certain songs. There was a lead guitar player who was great and everyone thought it was her son but I felt she meant to do that. She wanted people to think it was Elijah. Her bass player, keyboard player and drummer were fantastic. She also had two female background singers. I heard some people claim she was lip syncing. I can tell you from where I was and from what I could see, she definitely wasn’t. She may have sung along on the larger, techy songs — but it was clearly all her. Of course, the background singers sounded just like her to make Cher’s voice more on point. But when she sang by herself, it was all Cher. She was the sexiest 73-year-old I have ever seen. She wasn’t tired, her voice was never out of breath and she strutted across the stage and even did a couple of dance moves. She was simply amazing. Brava Cherilyn Sarkissian. It was an absolute pleasure spending the evening with her and I would be happy to do it again. And as long as she continues to look and sound the way she did, she’ll be performing for many, many more years to come.

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BELLEVILLE Available Now 1 bedroom garden apartment. $1,200/mth. H/HW included.No Pets Call 201-450-1370. 52W03

HARRISON 3 bedrooms, Pay own utilities. No Smoking, No Pets. Available June 1st. 1 month rent up front. 1 1/2 month security. Call after 6:00pm. $1550/MTH (973)4816028 or (973)418-6621.

KEARNY 1 BR, LR, EIK, Close to TRANS, H/ HW Included $1,000+1 month security AVAL June 8th (201)779-3317

KEARNY 2nd floor, 3 BR’S , LR , EIK, DR, Central AC, Hardwood floors, Laundry in the basement, Off street parking. No smoking, No pets $ 1,900/mth plus 1 1/2 month security , Aval July 1st 201-543-3146. 01W03

BLOOMFIELD Newly renovated 2 BR, LR, DR, EIK, driveway space 1 vehicle ,1 month security. June 1st (646)529-4292 or (862) 215-7039 52W03

BELLEVILLE Modern 3 bedroom apartment. No Smoking. No Pets. Street Parking. Tenant pays the agency rate. (201)636-2280 ext. 133 Background & credit check. Available Now or June 51W03

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KEARNY 2 Family House. Bright & spacious 2 bedrm & Garage, porch, LR, large kitchen, 1 bathroom, No pets, 1 mth security. $1650+util. Avail 6/1. Call 201-772-4896

HARRISON KEARNY

KEARNY Studio, $750/ month. No Kitchen. 1 KEARNY Arlington Sec1/2 months security. Avl. tion. 2 BR, H/W Floors. (551)580-6450. Walking HARRISON Newly Now. distance to Renovated. 2 BR, LR, 52W03 schools & Supermarket, all EIK. $1,350/month + 1 public transportation and month security. Utilitites NY bus. Avl. Now. (201) not included. Close to 657-2119. 52W03 transportation. (973) KEARNY First floor, 3 484-6155 or (973)220- BR, LR, EIK. $1900 + 1 1/2 months security. No 4030 01W03 Pets/smoking. Available June 1st Call (973)6007645 01W03 KEARNY Modern second Fl. 3 BR, LR, DR, Large EIK 2 baths, carpet & H/W floors, C/A, laundry hook HARRISON 2nd Floor. up, 1 parking space utili2 Baths, 2 BR, Big LR, Kitchen. 1 parking KEARNY Split level ties seperate. Close to space. Laundry. Close to BR, 2nd floor. 3 bed- school/transportation. PATH. No SmoKing. No rooms - kitchen, bath- No pets. No smoking. Pets. $2200/mth + 1.5 room, LR,DR. $1500/ $1,800/month. 1 month months security. Avail. mth @ 220 Laurel ave security. Avl. June 15th Now call 917-257-7383 Kearny. Please call or text Call Btw 5pm-8pm only. (201)927-1134 01W03 (201) 755-4511 01W03 01W03

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LYNDHURST 2nd Floor. 3 BR. LR. EIK. 1 Bath. Off street Parking. $1995/ month. HT/HW included. Available June 1st. N.ARINGTON One Family Home for rent in the nice (973)760-4877 51W03 area of North Arlington. 4 Bedrooms+1Bathroom+1 Car Garage+1 Driveway. It will be available for rent LYNDHURST 2 BR Apt. starting June 1st. $2,200 Fully renovated, HW a month with a rent deFloors, Kitchen, EIK, LR, posit of 1-1/2 month and Bath & Laundry in Unit. All a 1 year lease. You can Appliances are included. contact Ana San Martin Heat/Hot water included. at 973-525-0583 or by $1900 + 1 month secu- email Harryana72@hotrity. Available May 15th. mail.com. 01W03 Call or Text 201-9541304 51W03

LYNDHURST 2 Bedrooms, 2nd Floor, 5 modern rooms. Close to NYC transportation and ShopN.ARLINGTON 1st FL, 1 ping. CLEAN AND QUIET. BR, quiet neighborhood, Avl Now. (201) 600-5180 near transportation. 52W03 $1200/mth plus utilities. One year lease. 1 & 1/2 E. NEWARK month security (973) 838-1662. 51W03

N.ARLINGTON

N.ARLINGTON 2nd fl. 3 BR, 1 Bathroom. Hardwood floors. Laundry. Close to schools & Transportation. $2,100/month + Utilities. 1 1/2 months security. No pets. NO Smoking. Available June 1st. Call or text (973) 4543281 or email sammy.bella66@gmail.com 51w03

EAST NEWARK 30 President Street 2nd floor. 2 bedrooms. $1,300/ mth and 1 month security. Kitchen, DR/LR, new stove and refridgerator included. New apartment. Available May 1st. No Pets (973)592-2893 01W01

N. NEWARK

N.NEWARK Newly renovated. Forest Hill section, 2nd fl. 4 rooms, Close to N.ARLINGTON 2 BR’s, transportation. Everything LR, Kitchen. 2nd fl. No included in rent. No pets. pets/Smoking. $910/ Avl. now. (862) 763-0797 month + 1 1/2 months 01W03 security. H/HW supplied. Available June 1st (201) NEWARK 401-0488 51W03

N. ARLINGTON 3rd floor 4 bedrooms, LR, EIK, Hardwood floors, Close to schools and transportation. $1,650/mth plus utilities. 1 1/2 month security. No Pets. Available June 1st (201)719-6006. 01W01

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KEARNY 3BR, EIK, BTH. 2nd Floor. One block from Kearny Av. No off street Parking. NO Smok51W03 ing/Pets. Separate Utilities. 1 1/2 months security. $1450/mth. Call KEARNY 2 bedroom, or Text (973) 668-8305 2nd floor, DR, LR, Kitch- 01W03 en. $1,450/mth. Close to schools. No Pets. No smoking. Available Now. (201)376-1134 Call after 3:30. 51W03

HARRISON 2 BR’s, Bath, Kitchen, LR. Close to PATH and Major high- KEARNY 3 BR, LR, Kitchways. Avl. July 1st. (973) en, Bathroom. $1,500/ 482-4324. 51W03 month + 1 month security. No Smoking. No pets. KEARNY , 1 BR apart, June 1st (201) 819-7064 3 rooms, Garden apart52W03 ment complex, 1st FL, Parking available $ 1,200 HARRISON 3rd Floor. 2 p/ month , supply own BR, 1 BATH, EIK. LR. $1350 + 1 1/2 months securty. KEARNY 5 Clean Bright utilities. 1 months secuNo Pets. Close to PATH. Rooms, 2 Bedrooms, Liv- rity. No Pets. I parking Available Now. (973)772- ing, Dining, Eat-in-Kitch- space available. Single or 3883 or (973)772-2882 en, New Cabinets, New couple preferred, Credit check Aval May 15th. 51W03 Porcelain Floor, New Car- Call beteween 10 and 7 pet, New Microwave, Tile pm only 201-997-2341. Bath, Fresh Paint, Laun- 51W03 dry Hook-Up. $1,500. 973-951-7254. 52W03 HARRISON 1 bedroom, LR, Kitchen and bath. 1 year lease. Pay your own utilities. No Pets. KEARNY 2ND Floor, 2 No Smoking. 1 and 1/2 KEARNY 2 BR, $1,050/ BR, LR, EIK. Use of backmonth deposit required. month. 1 1/2 months se- yard & use of laundry in $1,120/month. 515 curity. Utilities separate. basement. No Pets. 2 Warren St. Call (973)979- No pets. Avl. Now. (973) Parking spaces in drive1506 for appointment. 986- 6456 51W03 way. $2000 + 1 month 52W03 securtiy. Avl. June 1st (201)563-3947 52W03

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KEARNY Male Preffered. RIDGE RD N.ARLINGTON, $630/month. 1 month PARKING security. Available May MONEY MAKER 15th. Utilities & Internet $850/MTH. included. (862) 823-3331

SERVICES OFFERED

TOWNHOUSE FOR RENT

KEARNY

PARKING FOR RENT 1 Commercial parking space available in Nutley up to 24 ft. (201) 390-1729 51W03

GARAGE FOR RENT

KEARNY

9.5 x 20.5 available for storage $300 monthly 201-284-0898 or 201-280-1868 52W03

OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT

Electric Wheel Chair. Model Jazzy 1103 Purchased 2002, Never used Excellent condition. Comes with original manual, needs new battery. Must pick up. 30 Day return policy $1200. (201) 997-7222 51W03

LIQUOR LICENSE

For use in bar or restaurant in Kearny. Please call for more details. Se habla español (201)719-0714 (973)454-9483 51W09

HALL FOR

RENT KEARNY Modern townhouse for rent. Lg EIK, self-cleaning oven, dishwasher, refridgerator, central A/C, 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, full dining room, recreation rm, hardwood floors, attached garage, W/D hookups, yard & snow maintenance maintained by landlord. Rent $2,300.00 plus utilities, 1 1/2 mth security. Credit Check. Available May 15th. Call (201)991-6261 51W03

CONDO FOR SALE

NEWARK Ironbound section, Private home. single or couple preferred 1 BR modern kitchen & bath. KEARNY walking distance to Laundry & public transporta- Condo/Townhouse for tion. Utilities seperate. Sale 2 Floors, 2 BR, 1 1/2 Background and Credit Baths. 2 Parking spaces. check a must. No pets. No $289,000. Smoking Serious inquiries (551) 655-1619 only. Contact Joe (973) 52W03 943-9348 51W03

N. ARLINGTON

1 room office $550. 2 rooms $650. 3 room Suite $950. plus utilities, Nice Building w/ parking, AVAILABLE NOW !

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201-805-9023 TESTIMONIAL Our law office has placed numerous ads in The Observer over the years, and I have personally placed several ads for apartment rentals, help wanted, etc. But I have to say that the last classified ad we placed for available space was answered before the paper hit the streets! I do not know how you guys do it, but The Observer is a great vehicle to get an ad out there. Keep up the great work. Don Rinaldi

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MOVING SALE Multi family garage/moving sale. Too many items to list. Saturday, May 18, 2019 9am-3pm. 12 Morgan Place, Kearny 01W01


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SCREEN REPAIR Danny the Screen man Replaces wood and aluminum windows and doors with new screen. For more Info Call 201-303-3930 or 973-743-8574.

HVAC LLC LIC. # 11103 • Plumbing • (town inspections), violations corrected, steam boilers and hot water boilers, oil to gas conversions, Sewer Drain Cleaning, excavations. Visa & MC, Finances up to 24 payments, no interest (201) 206-4845

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Spring clean-ups, mowing, Hedge Trim, Mulch, Flower planting & more.Reasonable Rates. Dave 201-286-7224

Professional House Painter 165. Interior & Exterior Printing - Plastering Taping Free Estimates (201) 997-0706

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Interior Painting. Decks Cleaned and Coated. Cleanouts, Basements, Garages, Attics and Homes. Your junk. Our Muscle. Senior Discounts. Call William J. McGuire (201)955-2520 48W07

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PT Expereienced Mediacal assistant for OBGYN office. Must speak Spanish and Portuguese. Send resume to wperezmd@gmail.com.

Part Time College Cleaning girl wanted to clean apartment 2 days/month. All cleaning products are supplied by owner. Call Joe/leave message (973)943-9348. 01W01

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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 Mon thru Fri only between 10 AM and 5 PM. Call 973-751-6000 or Email resume to

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FULL TIME POSITION AVAILABLE in a fast-pace office. Ability to multitask, answer phone, handle inbound and outbound phone sales, in-person customer service, with computer skills a must. Must be able to work with Microsoft Word & Excel programs. Bilingual a Plus Send resume to jobs@theobserver.com. No phone calls or walk ins please.

Nutley Bakery looking for experienced all around bakers to work at 100 Centre St, Nutley NJ 07110. DaVinci Bakery. (973)667-7400. 52w03

Full time medical receptionist needed for a busy ENT office in Nutley.One evening a week a must. Highly preferred someone with experience and bilingual in Spanish. Please email resumes to: entcenterofnj. anam@gmail.com

Shop helper and Delivery helpers needed for Room Dividers. Full time and Part time We will train you. Starting pay at $12.00 and up. Please call us at 973-824-0636, or email livingspaceinc@ verizon.net. 01W03

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We are looking for an experienced and dependable truck driver to join our team Truck Driver Requirements and Qualifications

•Must have a valid and current license. •Two (2) years’ previous professional driving experience or related experience •Must have a clean driving record with no recent moving violations •Proficient at driving, maneuvering, and parking large vehicles •Candidate should be dependable, hardworking and an effective communicator •Excellent time-management and organizational skills required •Able to work night, weekends, extended hours, and holidays as needed

Job Type: Full-time, Part-time Salary: $13.00 to $15.00 /hour Send resume to driverwantedkearny@gmail.com 01W03

MASON WANTED

F/T . Employment Type: Full Time. Years Experience: 5 - 10 years. Salary: $25+ Hourly. Job Description: Apartment rental management company looking for a Mason with five years of experience working on different project types such as stone and brick to assist with renovating and repairing existing apartment complexes. MUST HAVE 5 YEARS EXPERIENCE and a valid drivers license and must have all of the appropriate paperwork to work in the US. Competitive compensation package $25/hour or more depending on level oF experience, health plan, benefits and vacation. Fax Resume to Herb: 973-992-6838. Affiliated Management, Inc. Livingston, New Jersey. 01W04


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A FREE SERVICE FOR ALL HUDSON COUNTY RESIDENTS AT ALL FOUR LOCATIONS! “Removing dangerous materials from our homes by participating in Hudson County‘s Household Hazardous Waste program is a smart way to protect our families and the environment.” – Tom DeGise, County Executive

SPRING 2019

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAYS

WHAT TO BRING:

SATURDAY MAY 18 9am –1pm Kearny:

Kearny DPW 357 Bergen Avenue

• Thermostats NOW ACCEPTED! • Tires • Cleaners & Corrosives • Pool & Photographic Chemicals • Oil Based Paints • Oil Based Varnishes • Rechargeable & Car Batteries • Propane Tanks (from barbeque grills only) • Solvents & Thinners • Pesticides & Herbicides • Formaldehyde • Compact Fluorescent Bulbs • Used Motor Oil • Old Gasoline • Fire Extinguishers • Antifreeze • Smoke Detectors NOW ACCEPTED

DO NOT BRING:

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

FREE TIRE AMNESTY EVENT AT HHW DAYS! Hudson County residents are asked to bring no more than 4 tires for proper disposal. If you cannot participate in this year’s Tire Amnesty Event, either store tires indoors (in a garage or shed) or cover them until they can be disposed of properly.* *Contact your municipal DPW for disposal locations and cost. This program is sponsored, in part, by a grant from the NJDEP-Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste. Residents can drop off materials at any site. Proof of residency may be required.

SPECIAL COMPUTER ONLY RECYCLING COLLECTION County Executive • Thomas A. DeGise

Chief Executive Officer • Norman M. Guerra

Do you have an old computer, monitor, mouse or keyboard you’d like to get rid of? Bring it to our HHW Days to safely dispose of it! Tablets and cellphones will also be accepted, but please

NO PRINTERS OR TVS. Chairman • Frank Pestana

Follow us on Twitter @HCIAonline or visit our Facebook Page HCIAonline! For more information, please call the HCIA Environmental Hotline 201-324-6222 x3257 or visit www.hcia.org.


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Manor Section 11 room, 4 bedrm, 3 bath 1 fam w/2 car garage. Aprx 3,000 sq ft! Large rms, guest suite, 2 kitchens, liv rm w/fplce, fin basement, wood floor- Solar panels!

14 yr old 2 fam w/2 garages; 6 rms, 3 bedrms, 2 bath on each unit . Fin ground level w/summer kitchen, rec rm, storage rm, bathrm.

Modern 2 bedroom, corner unit w/garage plus one exterior parking space and central air! Laundry in unit, plenty of closet space. New heating and central air system. Balcony with view of park.

Lovely 4 bedroom, 2 full bath Colonial with finished basement. Updated home w/sliding glass doors to rear deck, open front porch, built in wall a/c units and one car detached garage.

Spacious 2 fam w/5 rm & 6 rm apts. Separate entrances front/back, separate heat & utilities, fin base w/summer kitchen & bath, large fin attic, and long driveway leading to 2 car garage. Centrally located.

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2 bedroom (king & queen size) condo w/ 2 parking spaces. open concept living rm & dining rm, updated kitchen, full tile bath, laundry center. Small pets welcome!

$439,900 KEARNY

Modern style 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath colonial w/built-in 1 car garage & driveway. Large Master bedrm features tray ceiling, full bath w/whirlpool tub & walk-in closet. Spacious rooms, hardwood floors throughout.

$400,000 KEARNY

Renovated 3 bedrm, 2 bath colonial, steps to 2 different NYC bus lines! Driveway, finished basement, new heat & central ac.

One family featuring attached one car garage. Living Rm, Modern Kitchen, 2 bedrooms, full bathroom & 2nd flr features master bedrm w/bath. Full finished basement w/rec rm & laundry.

2 fam centrally located, 1 block to NYC Bus #99. 2 bedrms on 1st fl, 2nd & 3rd floor used together total 5 bedrms, 2 full baths. Sep heat & utilities.

4 bedrm 2 bath home on deep lot w/garage & heated in ground pool! Fin basement, cent a/c. Many updates!

Two family with 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, separate utili3 bedroom, 1.5 baths renovated 1 Fam w/driveway, just 1 block to NYC bus NJ Transit 192. Sits on a 53 x 108 lot. Not in a flood zone! New kitchen & baths, numerous upgrades including new hardwood flooring, tiled baths, new gas furnace & central a/c. Updated Electric & plumbing. Newly finished basement. Large kitchen w/sliders to over-sized deck.

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